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This is a time where many of us are learning to be alone together (or together apart), which can be challenging or downright upsetting for some, yet new and exciting for others. This week, as many large public gatherings have been cancelled, postponed, or brought online, we encourage you to do things--alone, or with others--that keep us joyful, appreciative, and safe.

Wednesday, May 26

DC Jail Food

#Don’tMuteMyHeath & Impact Justice host a community conversation on the Eating Behind Bars report and the state jail food in DC. The first of a three-part series, the talk will feature firsthand accounts of formerly incarcerated individuals (noon)

All the Hand Pies

For International Cultural Awareness Month, Immigrant Food & Plant Word team up for a comprehensive virtual tour of handheld dough. Learn about samosas, piroshkis, pupusas, pastys, empanadas,and Jamaican meat pies and finish with an Arepa cooking class. (6:30pm)

  • Restaurant workers and labor advocates are protesting outside Old Ebbitt Grill for higher wages in the field. (12:30 pm)

Also || music for the moment, black wall street, DC Pride - A Conversation with Sheila Alexander-Reid,women uncorked, persian tea talk

Thursday, May 27

Speak out for Brookland Manor

Residents with the Brookland Manor Coalition have been fighting neglect by landlords and threats of displacement for most of the past decade. In the most recent incident, owner MidCity’s private police called for MPD to break up a community film screening. They call for community support to spotlight MidCity and MPD’s behavior. (6:30 pm)

Talk about a Thursday

  • ACLU talk on statehood with local leaders including Rep. Jamie Raskin. (5 pm)
  • “Cave dweller” you don’t hear much anymore, but used to be a term for the old society families that stayed in Washington over time. It’s also the title of Christina McDonald’s new midcentury murder mystery set among the mansions of Georgetown, Kalorama and Capitol Hill. (6 pm)
  • BuzzFeed maven and poet extraordinaire Saeed Jones talks about his memoir, How We Fight for Our Lives, with DCPL for Black Pride. (7 pm)

Also || storytelling night, hiring immigrants & refugees

Friday, May 28

Alley art and artist talk

Catch Christopher Chen’s artist talk for his photo series, “Floating World,” documenting DC streetscapes which is displayed on an alley wall in Mount Pleasant, next to Elle. Photos will be on display through May 31st. (7pm)

AAPI artist exhibition and art benefit

“We Are Home” is a show curated by art boutique HOMME featuring DC-based Asian American artists. 20% of proceeds will go towards BLM DC, Collective Action for Safe Spaces, and Asian American Youth Leadership Empowerment and Development. Gallery opens today and is on view by appointment through June 6.

Also || dc impro, drive-in: bridesmaids, one acts festival, architecture, music: veronica swift, a version of La Boheme set in Columbia Heights?

Saturday, May 29

Heavyweights Comedy Show

Laugh off the woes of the week with a comedy showcase featuring Gibran Saleem, a Virginia-raised Pakistani comedian. (7:30pm)

“Sorry, I was talking on mute”

If you just can’t take any more loud keyboard sounds/lagging screen shares/random call drops, this Zoom circus gone wrong might be the laugh you need to get through the last stretch of remote work. (8pm)

Also || art: MAZES & MAPS, film: Navajo Code Talkers; carnivorous plants, jazz festival

Sunday, May 30

Get your classics on

Chill at Rhizome’s latest outdoor concert, featuring composer and bassist Thomas Helton. (7pm)

Monday, May 31

Normalize Monday brunch

Also || DuPont cookout

Tuesday, June 1

Create to stop hate

Take a stand against AAPI hate by supporting entrepreneurs, makers, and creators within the AAPI community during their weeklong artists auction. Proceeds benefit Stop AAPI Hate. (All week)  

Also || DanceAfrika, game genius design committee; yoga @ the Wharf

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