The Weekly Scheduler

Wednesday, June 21

Two films against greed

  • The Studio Ghibli Festival at Angelika Pop-Up features the Academy-Award winner, magical animated masterpiece, Spirited Away. (7pm)
  • Green Drinks DC and Citizens Climate Lobby host a screening of Merchants of Doubt, about high-level scientists who use their political clout to promote false scientific propaganda. (6pm)


Congressional Women’s Softball Game

The lesser-known of the congressional sports competitions, members of Congress compete against the DC Press Corp in a game to benefit Young Survival Coalition, an organization dedicated to the issues unique to young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer (7pm)







Also ||  Margaritas and shibori, Arundhati Roy (sold out), a book about chiefs of staff, #GoSkateboardingDay, #NatSecGirlSquad, Game of Thrones pop-up bar opens,  Inside the Minds of Brilliant Designers,NoDAPL Rally, Make Music Day in Tenleytown, Bard in the Park



Thursday, June 22


Candle Light Conversation with Holly Bass As part of the If You Lived Here series, artist Holly Bass leads a discussion about community and home. What does it take to build a home? And how do we sustain home, personally and communally? You’ll also learn from historian Alcione Amos, enjoy Capitol Hill Crab Cakes, and see a dance theater production at the Anacostia Playhouse. (6 pm)


Post-punk and reggae and camp, oh my

  • Luce Unplugged features D.C. post-punk trio Flasher. This band is DOPE and incorporates “dream-pop, shoegaze, and krautrock” into their unique sound. (5:30pm)
  • Protoje is part of the “exciting resurgence of conscious, organic music in Jamaica.” Check him out at Howard Theatre as he “articulates the righteous anger of an emerging generation.” (8pm)
  • BenDeLaCreme, best known as Miss Congeniality from season six of RuPaul’s Drag Race, reimagines “Dante’s Inferno” with music, puppetry, and “her signature high-camp hijinks.” (7:30pm)


Also || Mentoring gala, Art in the queerview mirror, Pride in Preservation,, ballet/brass/song, Gov’t Taco pop-up, Capital Fringe Preview, Washington in the 60s – film screening, Cinemavista – 2 emerging Latino filmmakers, Tech and Careers: Invest in Yourself, DC InnoFest, The Marketing of Gentrification


Friday, June 23


Comedians + Comedy = LAUGHS

The DC Shorts Film Festival doesn’t mess around. At their event tonight at Columbia Height’s Gala Hispanic Theater, check out some of the funniest stand-up comedians paired with comedy shorts. Grab tix in advance for a single show or double header. (7:30 pm and 9:30 pm shows)


Journey into the far corners of the Internet

Mt. Pleasant’s Suns Cinema hosts DJ Mailer Daemon and ~*420nOtFoUnD*~ as they curate sets of wild and absurd internet videos and oversee games and giveaways for attendees in what may be the quirkiest event in town tonight. (8-11 pm; come and go as you please)


Also || : Story District Favorites, Will Eastman @ KenCen, beers for bikes HH, Be Steadwell: Live in the listening room, Soul Reggae @Slash Run, Three Man Soul Machine @Colony Club, It was all a dream – opening reception, Ultimate Caribbean pool party, Summer Solstice Arockalyptic, Nats vs Cinci


Saturday, June 24


Awkward Sex & the City

Comedian Natalie Wall leads an evening of irreverent, sexually inclusive humor that drew praise  from NY Mag. (Sizzle reel. It’s hot.) (8 pm)


Baked for Books

Stop by the Monroe Street Farmers Market for a variety of homemade treats and sweet and savory breads. All proceeds go to DC Books to Prisons, a group that provides free books to individual prisoners across the country. (10am-1pm)


Cover bands conquer

  • Check out White Ford Bronco’s: DC’s All 90s Band at 9:30 club. (8pm)
  • Or get your 90s kick at Rock and Roll Hotel for Back to the 90s: Tributes to Weezer, Blink-182, and Smashing Pumpkins (8pm)


Also || Celebrate the solstice the Polish way!, bootcamp from AdMo, UX design bootcamp, rooftop veterans comedy, rock star nun of Nepal, DC Fire & EMS Museum, 35 Days @ Hemphill, benefit for Native media,



Sunday, June 25


Doggone Fun at the Ballpark

Take yourself and your pooch out to Nats Park for Pups in the Park. Or ya know, go to watch the game. And definitely not just to ogle other people’s dogs. (11:30am)


Shepherd Park Photo Walk

Take a walk through Shepherd Park in Ward 4 with the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. After an introduction to the history of the neighborhood, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with local residents, activists, and cultural ambassadors as you fan out and take pictures of the neighborhood. (1pm)


Also || Songs:Ohia/RIP Jason Molina, Rock Hard Sunday, OverEasy Tea Dance, Dew Drop’s 2nd Anniversary, Summer Solstice Jammin Yoga, Exceptional America book talk w Mugambi Jouet



Monday, June 26


Shakespeare in the Pub

Professional DC actors read Shakespeare’s “The Gentlemen of Verona” at the Pinch. Aforementioned actors will probably not be 100% sober. (7:30pm)


Lock Picking 101

Preston Thomas, the president of the DC Chapter of the Open Organization of Lockpickers, leads a workshop on how locks work and how you can pick them. You’ll learn about handcuff and zip tie escapes, as well as how useful a bobby pin can really be. #resist (6:30pm)


Also || Healing the Artist workshop, Life Drawing @Hillyer, Talk DPRK w former CIA Dep Director,  How to shift your career, Profiles in Creativity w Bernadette Peters, Fresh out the Jungle Tour @Songbyrd, Drue Kataoka: Merging Art and Technology for Social Impact




Tuesday, June 27


Get a (Financial) Life

New York Times bestselling author Beth Kobliner joins WAMU’s Mikaela Lefrak for a conversation that tackles robo-advisors, navigating high rent prices, and how millennials can adopt healthy financial habits. (7 pm)


Popcorn & Politics

E Street Cinema’s film series continues with a timely screening of All the President’s Men followed by a Q&A with former editor of the Washington Post Len Downie and journalist Bob Woodward, known best for his investigative reporting during the Watergate scandal. (7 pm)


Also ||  Smut Slam, Queer Edition, Get Out + tacos, Zen Arcade: Improv Jam, DakhaBrakha, All the way live: Leftist



Looking ahead

6/28: Al B Sure, reviewing this season of the Supreme Court, Will Eastman + Ayes Cold, mappy hour, trivia at Solly’s, If You Lived Here art series, yoga + experimental music

6/29: Busta Rhymes, American cocktails, after hours: photo exhibition, Derek Hyra (Cappuccino City) @ Phillips, Folklife Festival! (thru July 9), women uncorked

7/1: Pains of Being Pure at Heart, ROAM XII, DC Trans Pool Party, the Graphic Sex Project (art?)

7/5: Dinner & Huddle, Do the Right Thing, Perfect Liars Club


7/6-7/30: Capital Fringe

7/7: Smithsonian@8: Night at the Circus, Comunidad, Communauté, Community, benefit for free press

⅞: Lake Street Dive, Lost Teeth

7/9: Neil Gaiman, MST3K LIVE, rooftop yoga

7/10: Guitar-building camp for kids, how to hack Amazon Alexa

7/11: Empowerment + self-defense

7/13: Woods, Churchkey + Estadio

7/14: Luce Unplugged: Ian Svenonious, Living Earth Festival

7/15: Geek Nite Out,  DC Zinefest, Nassau + Keeper + Louis Weeks

7/16: Crime and Pun-ishment

7/18: Harry Potter as sacred text, Dragonforce, Tim & Eric

7/20: HBD Nam June Paik

7/21: PJ Harvey, beer for Belgian independence

7/22: Eraserhead @ SAAM, Legend of Zelda, Aztec Sun

7/23: Des Demonas @ Fringe Music, Rebelution, Thurston Moore Group

7/26: Handi-hour @ SAAM, Yoga @ Luce, Regina Spektor + Ben Folds, Oberst + Hop Along, summer of sours, Godfather II + italian food

7/27: Jidenna, Newseum Nights

7/28: Fluent City Open House

7/29: Fleet Foxes & Animal Collective

8/1: Nashville

8/2: Chris Thile + Sarah Jarosz & Punch Brothers, Summer of Sours

8/3: Blondie

8/4: La La Land in concert, Michelle Branch

8/5: Jurassic Park in concert

8/8: Little Dragon

8/9: Foreign Oscar contenders, summer of sours

8/10: Dashboard Confessional + AAR, “Rumours Rave

8/12: Slothrust

8/16: Mark Lanegan Band, summer of sours

8/17: Bomba Estereo

8/18: Salsa lesson

8/21: Waxahatchee

9/2: Bryson Tiller

9/3: TLC + Kid ‘n Play + Montell Jordan

9/4: Downtown Boys

9/8: Brian Jonestown Massacre

9/9: Afghan Whigs, Civil War tour of Alexandria

9/12: Frankie Rose

9/16: Jazz history tour

9/17: Daddy Yankee

9/19: Broken Social Scene

9/23: Jay Som

9/25: TOPS

9/27: St Etienne

9/29: Torres, Thundercat

9/30: Pinback, Crystal Castles, Zola Jesus

10/4: The Kooks

10/5: Cigarettes After Sex

10/12: Andrew WK

10/13: Against Me!

10/14: Prohibition tour

11/2: The Clientele

11/11: Walking tour of Rock Creek

11/12: David Bazan (Pedro the Lion)

11/16: Slowdive (in Baltimore)