The run-down of this week's happenings. Released every Wednesday at 7:30 AM. Available 24/7 right here.
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Climate change & the writer’s eye
83 year-old Annie Proulx has won the Pulitzer and PEN/Faulkner awards for fiction; you probably know her short story “Brokeback Mountain” best. She is joined by Indian writer Amitav Ghosh and science writer Peter Brannen. (7-9:30 pm)
Emo Skate Night
Put on your Panic! Tshirt and skate around. Admission gets you skates, but not eyeliner (6:30pm)
Ending violence against Native women
Native women face disproportionately high levels of physical violence. The Safety for Our Sisters symposium dives into the causes of this issue and explores the social and legal ramifications indigenous women face with these acts of abuse. (2-5:30pm)
Exploring inclusivity in the arts and sciences
DASER (DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous) meets monthly to discuss projects at the intersection of art and science that engage the current cultural climate. This month, the forum will focus on inclusivity in the arts and sciences. (6:30pm)
SE DC in NW DC
Dupont Underground is back and collaborating with Washington Performing Arts and 8 Arts & Culture. NW DC gets a SE takeover with music by Residence VeVe & tha Rebels and local shopping (7pm).
A film screening at the National Museum of the American Indian explores what it means to balance a movement with motherhood, and how activist legacies are passed down from generation to generation. (7pm)
The Midlands celebrates national puppy day with City Dogs Rescue. Bring your four-legged friend for dog treats, dog caricatures, and Devil’s Backbone dog swag. Or, just adopt one of the rescue dogs that will be hanging out! Don’t forget to pay your respects to AndyPants, the dog that let you bring dogs on restaurant patios in the first place. (1pm)
Jeans for All Bodies
Sew Queer DC hosts a workshop on how to tailor jeans for queer bodies. It’ll include Discussion, demos, and an open sewing sesion to work on your own pants. (1pm)
Inject it into my veins
Catch the solemn strains of Iceland’s Hugar as Kennedy Center’s incredible contemporary music festival, DIRECT CURRENTS, kicks off. Check our Twitter thread for some highlights from this deep, diverse programming. (6 pm)
Find Calm in Chaos
Mark Schaefer, University Chaplain at American University, discusses the reasons human beings crave certainty. It’s 2019 in Washington DC, we all could use a little zen. (6pm)
Mirror Mirror on the Wall
Alexandria’s Waterfront Park features a temporary art installation playing with reflection, refraction, and sound. The project aims to encourage visitors to experience art and explore and enjoy the new public plaza and civic space. If you’re a performing artist, you can also submit original work in response (through november).
Two wildly different book conversations
Vent about your Xfinity and Fios connections
Join local internet choice activists for a short documentary screening of Do Not Pass Go - then learn how to get involved with providing internet access for all and what it will take to breaking up the current internet monopolies. (5 pm)
3/27: Write Night DC (poetry of incarcerated youth), Generation Hope Volunteering, DOEE budget briefing, political gabfest, Pack the Hearing: MPD Budget Oversight, cecile richards and lauren underwood
3/28: cherry blossom watercolor workshop + gelato fest, MBAFest, how the sausage gets made (literally), celeb chef tour, Tokyo Transect, NCAA March Madness: Eastern Regional Tourney, Big Tech & Democracy, food brands in dc,ANXO Women’s Month exhibit
3/30: LOC tour, Bring Back the ’90s, DCPS beautification day, Julie Langsdorf - White Elephant — in conversation with Susan Coll, kite festival, arctica, a history of Chesapeake fish pepper, dinner in minutes, meet SC’s Cherry Blossom Princess, brews & brackets, earn ur doughnut
3/31: Frenemies: The Buckley-Vidal Debate, straw-ban outreach in mt. p, I’m with Her, DC Civil War History, try out for a women’s only ultimate team, strum the fox, maryjo mattea, and bal boeme, a night of food, music, and conversation, Labor Seder, Sakura Taiko Takeover
4/3: Local Foods Impact Conference, Money Talk: A Financial Course for Women women seeking women, no to nato, The Peculiar Patriot (use code WOOLLY730 for 40% off, max 4 tickets per person), Slate Plus 5th Anniversary Party Live in DC, grit in the district, getting down w/ downton abby
4/4: dessa, After Virginia Tech: Guns, Safety, and Healing in the Era of Mass Shootings, who’s who: women in media, let’s talk gentrification and urban planning, The Peculiar Patriot (use code WOOLLY730 for 40% off, max 4 tickets per person), GLOBAL WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP