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Wednesday January 23

Start Your Night off Write

Write Night is a monthly volunteer opportunity hosted by Free Minds Book Club. Read and give feedback to incarcerated youth who are expressing themselves through poetry. (6:30-8pm)

Get punny

Pun DMV is hosted by DC Improv, and promises a punny time. Feel free to watch or compete, all word play fans will enjoy the show. Doors open at 6:30pm. ($6)

Also || Author panel on incarceration feat. Tayari Jones, Popcorn & Prosecco: Jerry Maguire, hamilton’s history remix, Jason Rezaian, Banff Film FestHORN FROM THE HEART: THE PAUL BUTTERFIELD STORY, pineapple presents: grape expectations, interactive butchering demo, “The Young Juggler” film screening, Cold War Espionage (sold out),  Parks & Rec Trivia

Thursday, January 24

Get yer free crafts

Yeah, what we just said! It’s crafty, it’s free, it’s Made in DC. Seating is first come, first served, ith two time slots. (5pm, 6pm)

Be outdoorsy

  • Celebrate a new Patagucci store in Georgetown with food, drinks and bluegrass music. Plus you can donate to safeguard the Potomac river. (6pm)
  • Or check out the Wild & Scenic Film Festival for films on wildlife, conservation, the environment and our relationship to it. (6pm)

Also || talk on mapping eviction, Should Governments Pay Ransom to Terrorists?, DC Diary Recording HH, portrait gallery ASL tour

H for H HH, empowerdc, Con Davison @ Dangerous Pies, Beatlab DC @ U Hall, theater: premium of Submission, Gleb Kanasevich @ rhizome

Friday, January 25

Be emo, be punk

Be a 90s kid. White Ford Bronco plays all the 90s hits at Rock & Roll Hotel. (9pm)

Night of 1,000 Fridas

An idea born of a Takoma Park artist, this participatory event is aimed at getting 1,000 likenesses of Frida Kahlo out on the street. Head to the TK hub or a participating host. (5pm on)

Also || "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics", Mourning [A] BLKstar @ Rhizome, Herobust @ Echo Stage, 101 works of art from DMV Locals, Overwhelmed: a comedy show,

Friday night Lights workout, DesiGroves dance workshop, standup @ Flash, DJs @ Ten Tigers, Lost Origins Gallery talk, non-metal music @ Atlas, funk disco boogie soul @ Songbyrd, House of Boom disco, house, rnb,

Saturday, January 26

Current Affairs: Live Podcast recording

The monthly magazine—whose J20 writeup is in our To Know section today, and who’ve had smart, less doctrinaire lefty takes on everything from why every parent deserves a nanny state to why people who love Hamilton shouldn’t run our country—does a live recording of their lively podcast at the Rock and Roll Hotel. (7pm)

Dance to your own drum

  • Don’t be a square and head over to Mt. Pleasant for some square dancing. No experience, partner, or previous Texas residency required. (8pm)
  • Chill on the couch in a carriage house for experimental music at Dwell. (8pm)
  • Eat pie and jam to catharsis rock at Dangerous Pies. (7pm)

Also || masquerade ball at HITS, Neko Case, goat yoga, Girl Who Lept Through Time: Anime Screening, district warehouse sample sale

the gifts of tony podesta gallery talk, katzen winter reception, Sarah Glenn Marsh: Song of the Dead, Bumper Jacksons, AU museum reception, CARIB saxophone, a Harry Potter improv show, She Loves Me store opening, special olympics charity bar crawl, district warehouse sample sale, DMV interfaith youth leader summit, Otherfeels DJ set

Sunday, January 27

See a king in action

Witness an open rehearsal of the Shakespeare Theater Company’s Richard the Third. Thespians rejoice. (2pm, 3:30pm)

DC music industry open house

Network with music managers, musicians, sound folks, etc at Union Stage. Get some face time and maybe your next break. (7pm)

  • Get there earlier for an afternoon of music at the 7DrumCity fest. (4pm)

Also || how to talk about sex, congress beyond gridlock?, learn to knit a scarf with your arms, Nicole Chung author talk, Neko Case

Your Best 2019! Vision Boarding & Intention Setting, bossed up bootcamp, wedding expo, fitbit yoga, Fyre Festival film screening

Monday January 28

STOKED for Ski Movies

Penn Social hosts the touring BackCountry Film Fest. The lineup of short films include titles like “Surfer Dan” and “Ski the Wild West”. Proceeds go to the Winter Wildlands Alliance, which is dedicated to promoting & preserving winter wildlands and human-powered snowsports on public lands. (7pm)

So you want to be a Screenwriter?

DC’s Women in Film & Video is hosting a roundtable on screenwriting. Break down Oscar-nominated scripts and learn how to make that half-baked movie idea a real thing. (6:30pm)

Also || Beijing's Soft Power in Africa, DC Community Health Connect, Sheila album release party

Tuesday, January 29

Funk Parade community stakeholder mtg

Calling all musicians, artists, business owners, programmers, photographers, marching bands and U St corridor folks. Help support this year’s Funk Parade and make it the epic party it’s meant to be. (6:30pm)

Home movies and The Beatles

  • Musicologist Scott Freiman deconstructs the creative process behind The Beatles and their one-hour film, Magical Mystery Tour at E Street Cinema. (7pm)
  • Watch home videos from the DCPL vaults and viewers like you at Suns Cinema. (8pm)

Also || curling & cocktails, Ladies Only Run, trophy hunting & science, HIAS Open Meeting, protest along the SOTU motorcade

Looking Ahead

1/17: Art Trivia night, Pre-Womens March Meet Up, glockenspiel solos, 20 Imperial Stouts, contemporary nigerian politics

1/18: Juggle Jam, ping pong pros night, big band version of West Side Story Laurie Halse Anderson

1/19: Images of Protest & Dissent, Bollywood fitness, Documented (interactive art exhibition)

1/20: dumplings & wine pairings, feminist writing workshop, intro to tarot cards

1/21: building museum tour

1/22: Mic Jenkins

1/23: MLK’s Political Legacy, Jason Rezaian, Popcorn & Prosecco: Jerry Maguire ,Banff Film Fest, Pun DMV, Write Night DC (poetry of incarcerated youth), HORN FROM THE HEART: THE PAUL BUTTERFIELD STORY, pineapple presents: grape expectations, interactive butchering demo, “The Young Juggler” film screening, heavy seas celebration, hamilton’s history remix

1/24: U Up? The Podcast, Journalists Held Hostage: Should Governments Pay Ransom to Terrorists?, DC Diary Recording HH, mapping eviction, DesiGroves dance workshop, House of Boom,

1/25: Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, Leah Daughtry, and Minyon Moore - For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics, Friday night Lights workout

1/26: Neko Case, Current Affairs: Live Podcast recording, the gifts of tony podesta, katzen winter reception, interfaith summit, district warehouse sale, Girl Who Lept Through Time: Anime Screening, square dance, Sarah Glenn Marsh: Song of the Deadspecial olympics charity bar crawl, bumper jackson, AU museum reception, CARIB

1/27: Unveiled, Nicole Chung: All You Can Ever Know - Lit on H Street, bootcamp detox, Neko Case, Your Best 2019! Vision Boarding & Intention Setting, bossed up bootcamp, how to talk about sex, congress beyond gridlock?, learn to knit a scarf!

1/28: DC Music Industry Open House, China's Battle for Hearts and Minds in Africa: Reflections on Beijing's Soft Power in the "Hopeless Continent", Do's and Don'ts of Screenwriting , back country film fest

1/29: curling & cocktails, deconstructing the beatles, Ladies Only Run, DCPL Presents: Home Movie Day

1/30: Popcorn & Prosecco: Groundhog Day, clean beauty 101, free wifi comedy

1/31: Moshe Kasher, Is America ready for a Third Party?, FeminismToMe: Respect - Aretha Franklin and Political Activism, NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: I’M NOT RUNNING, night of ideas, party w/ the nuns on the bus, No Pulp Comedy w Haywood Turnipseed

2/1: peace run, greensky bluegrass, Ouroboros: Dawn of the Cabaret

2/2: Sewing Machine 101, comedian Steven Wright, Stepping Up, Speaking Out, A Tour of Her Own, First Ladies, Women on Stage: Raising the Curtain on Washington’s Theatre Scene, Leading Ladies, I Spy, Lotion Princess EP launch


2/4: Sushi to die for

⅖: block printing, The Sleeping Beauty Private Rehearsal @ The Washington Ballet

2/6: Congressional Hockey Challenge, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Popcorn & Prosecco: Pitch Perfect

2/7: Mandolin Orange, VDay Soiree, pretty ugly documentary screening, Phillips After 5

2/8: DBT & Lucinda Williams, CinEsomnia: La La Land

2/9: cupid’s undie run, jen kirkman, trees 101, wine tasting, hungry hippo IRL, Pop-Up Magazine

2/10: School of Rock, Beatles Love Songs, VDay Pub Crawl, Magic Mike Valentine’s Day Revue, Bjarki, The Lil Smokies, Gay Men's Speed Dating Crunch & Brunch

2/11: Silent Star, All Politics is Local with Tom Sherwood & Mark Segraves: Elissa Silverman

2/12: A Conversation with Author Dr. Jennifer Natalya Fink , Abe’s Bday, deafspace

2/13: support dc statehood on the hill, saymyname, PIECED TOGETHER & LIFE IS RICH , cherry glazerr, Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness, Cherry Glazerr, Affair of the Heart fashion show

2/14: Sucker for Love, the art of seduction, Populism in Europe: An Illiberal Democratic Response to Undemocratic Liberalism, Free rock and roll dance party @ black cat, vday concert

2/15: Dulce Sloan, Mortified! Live Podcast Recording, katsucon, polar plunge

2/16: your name,  ‘80s Prom, yoga w/ bae, Valentine’s Ball @ Italian Embassy

2/17: Twelve Angry Men, the knocks, so fetch, for all those that got engaged on vday: a bridal showcase, deerhoof, dante elephante

2/18: Post-conflict Liberia: How Trade Makes the Modern State, Empress Of

2/19: jacob banks, julia holter, take your mom to michael buble, learn how to fix a flat tire

2/20: parcels

2/21: Mosaics of Power: Relations between State and Non-state Actors in the Syrian War,  Gang of Four

2/22: Kat Wright, Three Cheers to Grace, Schitt's Creek: Up Close & Personal

2/23: Snowed Inn, Academy Award–Nominated Animated Short Films, Play in a Day

2/24: Academy Award–Nominated Documentary Short Subject Films, Three Cheers to Grace

2/25: free improv workshop


2/27: WriteNight Takoma, Nightmares on Wax, Soul Coughing

2/28: They Said No to Nixon: Republicans Who Stood Up to the President’s Abuses of Power,

Flirting with Chaos: The Challenges of Post-Communist Regime Transformation in Central and Eastern Europe

3/1: Three Cheers to Grace, Capital Irish Film Fest

3/2: Sasheer, The Artless Bards: An Improvised Shakespeare Show, Three Cheers to Grace, http://www.ballyshaners.org/parade/

3/3: Citizen Cope comes home, twolves @ wizards, free community day @ nmwa, intro to fencing, mass appeal

⅗: wet

3/6: open mic comedy, queen of basel

3/7: Matthew Dear, The Women Who Animated the Movies: Uncovering a Colorful History

3/9: Beatles & Beethoven, Robyn, YouTube show takeover, bellows

3/11: Trace of Stones, readings @ folger

3/12: make a plant hanger, Slate Presents: Dear Prudence and Friends Live in D.C., comic illustrators in DC

3/13: Wine Club, Locavore Film Series: Shorts Program

3/14: Pi Day: Math and Poetry

3/16: Irish stroll bar crawl, Maggie Rose

3/18: free improv workshop

3/20: Jose Gonzalez

3/21: Work Smart, josh garrels, meek mill, DASER: Representing the invisible, houses & jungle, the comet is coming

3/22: pink tie fest, haywyre, sam feldt, vhs collection

3/23: Las Culturistas (live podcast recording @ Miracle Theater),  Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix In Concert, improv

3/24: Dawoud Bey: The Birmingham Project, Fade To Black: An Improvised Movie

3/25: Maggie Rogers

3/26: Tribute to Nujabes

3/27: Write Night DC (poetry of incarcerated youth), Generation Hope Volunteering

3/28: MBAFest, celeb chef tour, NCAA March Madness: Eastern Regional Tourney

3/30: LOC tour, Bring Back the ’90s

3/31: Frenemies: The Buckley-Vidal Debate, straw-ban outreach in mt. p

4/3: Local Foods Impact Conference

4/4: After Virginia Tech: Guns, Safety, and Healing in the Era of Mass Shootings

⅘: Bethesda Documentary Film Fest

4/6: This is my brave, learn how to tango

4/7: Cherry Blossom 10-miler and 5K, jeremy loops, NMWA community day

4/8: Taste of the nation

4/13: Courage to Run 5K, crochet a sea turtle

4/16: The Dip

4/18: Stephen Kellogg

4/23: StoryCorp Mobile Booth comes to town

4/24: WriteNight Takoma

4/25: DC international film fest begins

4/26: AwesomeCon

4/27: Positive Presence, earth day fest

4/28: HEALTH

4/29: Big Band Jazz Fest

5/2: Shut Up and Write

5/4: Steve Gunn + Gun Outfit

5/7: Poetry Reading

5/11: Good Hope Gala, march for moms

5/16: My Brightest Diamond, DASER: Movement

5/17: All ‘80s all night

5/19: Night at the Market

5/22: Write Night DC (poetry of incarcerated youth), Lady Lamb

6/8: lawyers have heart, pride parade

6/14: Newseum Exhibit Seriously Funny: From the Desk of ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’ Opens, CinESomnia: Rocky Horror Picture Show

6/15: By the People begins, CineSomnia: The Room

6/20: Make It & Take It: Art Happy Hour

6/23: By the people ends

6/25: Babysit some QTs for Generation Hope

6/26: WriteNight Takoma

7/1: hugh jackman?!

7/24: Write Night DC (poetry of incarcerated youth)

7/29: poets on the fringe

8/7: evening meditation in rock creek park

8/19: Brain Injury Families & Friends Support Group

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

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