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Wednesday, September 4


Explore “geometric abstraction” through the work of two artists at this exhibit at the Argentine Embassy. (6pm)

Communication across cultures in Shaw

Academic Natalie Hopkinson, Howard U and Humanities DC convene a focus group to talk about DC’s diverse heritage and future. (6 pm)

Also || love sick (through sept 24) | podcast garage open house | FinCon | tunes: Black Myths | free Peregrine Espresso | legal challenges for writers

Thursday, September 5


A Black Lives Matter protest in front of the US Attorney General’s office against Jesse Liu’s opposition to the sentencing-reform Second Look Act. (6 pm)

Tunes: Isabelle De Leon Experience

  • Jazz and soul drummer Isabelle De Leon is performing at the Luce Foundation Center, where artists are invited to perform among thousands of artworks. A staff-led talk about pieces chosen by the performer kicks off the evening at 5:30.
  • Tix are still available for Jenny Lewis (former frontwoman of Rilo Kiley) at The Anthem tonight! (8pm)
  • Original sadboy, possibly-toxic Morrissey is at Merriweather. (7:30 pm)

Also || Profs & Pints: Titanic | Decarcerate DC

Friday, September 6

Art in a park at Art Park

The Phillips Collection is partnering with MidCity, Nonstop Art, and the DC Public Library to create Art Park @ RIA, a year-long community arts project that will bring free, interactive art and technology events to the Rhode Island Avenue Corridor. Join them for the First Friday launch. (5:30 pm)

I made this dance and nobody cares but you

The one time peeping is encouraged: see a series of performances as the sole audience member by looking through a peephole. We’re v intrigued. Through September 8. (7 pm)

Also || Mdou Moctar | Solid State Open Mic | tunes: What Cheer? Brigate | tunes: Phantogram | walking tour: Frederick Douglass in Baltimore | unlimited pancakes and unlimited art | podcast: YMTE Live |

Saturday, September 7

Rosslyn Jazz Festival

Maybe you would never go to Rosslyn. But maybe you’re already in Rosslyn, in which case why not stop by the 29th-annual Rosslyn Jazz Fest, featuring jazz, blues, soul, funk and Caribbean, including The Suffers, a soul-funk-R&B group; Grammy-nominated New Orleans brass band Cha Wa; local fav, JoGo Project & Leyla McCalla, sings in 3 languages. (here)

REACH debuts

Go get your first look at all 72,000 square feet of the Kennedy Center’s new REACH extension. Saturday’s festivities include an official opening ceremony, comedy showcase, storytelling workshop and much more (through 9/22).

Also || tunes: Boris | The 50 States Ride | tunes: YOWLER | art at American | the Pawpaw Festival | Sneaker Con | Alexandria AFRICA Fest | east city book shop: writing strong female protagonists | La Cosecha’s Calle Latina | rosslyn jazz fest

Sunday, September 8

DC State Fair

We don’t have representation in Congress, but we do have a 10th Annual DC State Fair, complete with a sloppy joe eating contest, pie competition, pet parade and a whole buncha music, food, drink, and crafts. (11am-7 pm)

Make sure workers know their rights

The Just Pay coalition is canvassing workers in Columbia Heights to root out wage theft, stolen sick days, tipped minimum violations and more. (1-4pm)

Cultural Capital: Girlhood Interrupted

Recent research from the Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality revealed adults view black girls as less innocent and more adult-like than their white peers, and how this bias can affect quality of life. Learn more at this event, where Naomi Walder, the then-fifth grader who spoke at the 2018 March for Our Lives, is one of the featured speakers. (4:30 pm)

  • If you have experienced “adultification bias,” share your story with the Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality

Also || Deerhunter + Dirty Projectors | Silver Spring Social Ride - Lake Artemesia | Bike MS: Nation’s Capital | tunes: Shellshag | Adams Morgan Day | tunes: Americana at O Mansion | book talk: Shut It Down

Monday, September 9

Civil rights activism & Barry Farm

In the 50s and 60s, Barry Farm/Hillsdale wasn’t just organizing itself—residents were at the forefront of school integration and civil rights activism. (6:30 pm)

Tiny desk not incl

NPR’s Tiny Desk contest winner Quinn Christopherson brings his Athabaskan and Inupiaq tunes to Songbyrd. (7pm)

Also || Profs & Pints: Mueller Report | hand lettering workshop | lecture: civil war spies

Tuesday, September 10

Finnish Cinema

Go see a movie at the Embassy of Finland! No passport necessary but do RSVP in advance. (6pm)

Also || tunes: Field Mouse | Office of LGBTQ Affairs Advisory Committee Meeting | talk: Greening of Europe | Glow yoga | Green Drinks | feminist book club | illustrator Yann Kebi at Solid State



9/11: The Messthetics | talk: where the Supreme Court is headed | Graphic novelist Yann KebiAIGA office hours with Brave UX

9/12: zoo uncorked | Prana Visualized | CBC Reception

9/13: Shakey Graves & Dr. Dog | Amitav Ghosh

9/14: falls church fest | volunteer at h st farms | celebrate Petworth | AU Museum after dark | Game Genius | Diplo | Aslin turns 4 | photo tour of Baltimore’s theaters | tunes: New Inca Son | dance: ELECTROGYNOUS | Robyn Riot | tunes: Andrew Bird | tunes: The Ferns | Blagden Alley Festival | Ward 5 Day | Paw Paw Party | New Orchestra of Washington

9/15: tunes: Forgetter | lots of walks

9/16: tunes: Bloc Party

9/17: Saintseneca | Profs & Pints: Poldark | the Sapphire Sapphos | Congressional Briefing: Countering Mass Shootings in the US | Press v Politicians Spelling Bee

9/18: Sketching DC | Naomi Klein | occupation free DC | tunes: The Ar-Kaics, Des Demonas | DC Punk Archives rooftop show

9/19: the beltway brawl | giant jenga! | capital arts market | celeb boxing against cancer | storytelling: a night with asylum seekers | poet laureate: Joy Harjo

9/20: 24-hour DJ party | Climate Strike | BYT’s End-of-Summer Camp | tunes: Mac deMarco

9/21: zoo fiesta | H St Festival | tunes: Tyler, the Creator

9/22: March on Washington Film Festival | tunes: Ride | talk: economic crashes | talk: Jane Goodall

9/23: An evening with Dr. Jane Goodall | tunes: Pond | talk: roaring 20s and Republican rule | death cafe

9/24: The Atlantic Festival | Mike Birbiglia | tunes: Massive Attack

9/25: Pitango Game Night | outdoor zumba | DC Voters for Animals launch

9/26: Oh Land | beers and financial literacy | tunes: robert glasper | talk: Jonathan van Ness

9/27: Great Meadow Public Night & Stargazing | talk: Ta-Nehisi Coates

9/28: Black Owned Wine & Spirits Fest | kat wright | Opera Outside | DC Pizza Fest

9/29: open jazz jam


10/2: tunes: Die Antwoord

10/3: Life Stories Institute | happy hour comedy show | Get It Flowing: A Party for Offers and Requests

10/4: Hispanic Heritage Month Film & Discussion: Exiled, America's Deported Veterans | Xiu Xiu | tunes: Built to Spill

10/5: Annual NoVa star gaze | taste of bethesda | songs of Civil War | slowdanger dance

10/6: Takoma Park Street Fest | learn to make sangria

10/10: Double Exposure

10/11: Cristela Alonzo | tunes: Stolen Jars, The North Country | tunes: Katy Perry, Mavis Staples, Norah Jones

10/12: welcome an honor flight | All Things Go Day 1

10/13: menopause the musical | Mike Watt | All Things Go Day 2

10/16: Photoshare | tunes: Modest Mouse, Black Keys

10/17: cider dinner | Sandy G

10/18: boo @ the zoo | 29 rooms

10/19: Clubhouse Festival (feat. Madeon, Rezz) | Down in the Reeds Music Festival | tunes: Sneaks

10/22: tunes: Machine Gun Kelly + Young Thug

10/23: Write Night DC (poetry of incarcerated youth)

10/24: Bentzen Ball

10/25: night of the living zoo | Maxo Kream | Corridor | tunes: Sleater-Kinney

10/26: tunes: Alessia Cara

10/27: DIIV | helmet

10/28: Free Wifi Comedy

10/29: Big Freedia

10/30: Jay Som w/ Gia Margaret

10/31: food truck thurs | Superfine! | tunes: Umphreys McGree


11/1: supernatural, first fridays @ art underground | Angel Olsen | Sporkful podcast feat Kwame Onwuachi and Dan Pashman

11/2: Hot Cider Hustle

11/3: learn to make paella

11/5: tunes: New Pornographers

11/7: Boozy Gelato HH

11/9: From Grain To Glass: An Immersive Tour

11/10: tunes: Julia Jacklin | tunes: Big Thief

11/15: tunes: Chastity Belt | tunes: Wild Nothing

11/16: “the ultimate foodie outing” | tunes: This Will Destroy You

11/19: tunes: White Denim | tunes: Sara Bareilles

11/21: tunes: Titus Andronicus

11/22: tunes: San Fermin

11/23: tunes: Gesaffelstein

11/24: tunes: Black Marble

11/25: tunes: Brockhampton

11/29: zoo lights | tunes: deadmau5


12/6: creative coffee | happy hour flow | tunes: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong | tunes: Dark Star Orchestra

12/12: brew lights

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