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Wednesday, March  21

Carving out the commons

Learn about tenant organizing with UDC lecturer and badass drummer Amanda Huron. She’ll discuss the state of DC cooperatives and how they’ve helped respond to rising prices and gentrification. (6:30pm)

Fly fishing film tour

Tired of typical sports movies? Try a new videographed sport--fly fishing. The fly fishing film tour (it’s real?!) is “an event you look forward to every year.” (6pm)

Rio to DC

Cities from Madrid to Montevideo have stood in solidarity to protest the murder of Rio councilwoman and activist Marielle Franco. Join activists in DC at the Brazilian Embassy to celebrate her life and legacy. #MariellePresente (6pm)

Also || Test drive a new career, black and gold bash, Israeli folk-dancing, Justine Skye, women founders, grassroots & direct lobbying, Univ of Calif. System schools alumni happy hour, Better Together, women in science, betty who (sold out), free standup, UDC: starting a small farm workshop, for first time homebuyers, WePower briefing, Meet the Maker, Pleasure Train, Nah.

Thursday, March 22

The J20 cases, in a legal light

Gather for dinner and a panel discussion on the ongoing J20 case in which more than 230 activists were arrested during Trump’s inauguration. (6:30pm)

“Truthers” doc screening

Newsy and National Press Club are hosting a screening of a conspiracy theory documentary, “Truthers” followed by a panel discussion with Suzanna Barna, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High. The discussion will focus on tech policy solutions to online harassment to target victims in conspiracy movements. (6:30pm)

Also || Lightning Bolt @ DC9, women uncorked, Active Shooter survival training, DC Streetlight Hearings, dance jam, Public meeting for Union Station expansion, MoCo exec forum, grad school fair, NMAI After Hours, jazz in Van Ness, poetry and Paul Klee, understanding self-managed abortion, Women's March documentary screening, justice trivia: women's history month, an artspace for Arlington artists, housing coops in dc, Lysistrata in Jerusalem, coming together against gun violence, coffee science, NPC doc on conspiracy theories, Challenge Cup: Global Finals, poet laureate of utah, Dupont Spring Fling, Pizza and Passover Prep

Friday,  March 23

Cowork and then drink with us (again)

Freelancers! We’re back with your excuse to put on pants this month! We’ll be at Carr Workplaces in Dupont which means: a big fancy space, complementary lunch, and a happy hour if you can’t join us during the day. Come hang. (10am-4pm, happy hour 4-6pm)

Get Ready for March for Our Lives

  • With G- Eazy and Fallout Boy at Anthem theater (7:30 pm)
  • Make signs with The Stew 202 (6- 9 pm)
  • Attend a teach in at Trinity DC (10:30 am -7:30 pm)
  • Listen to spoken word at Busboys and Poets’ Louder than a Gun (5- 7pm)

Also || Palm, Beehive, adult easter egg hunt, Luce Unplugged: Governess + Antonia, pineapple presents: wine all the time, cherry blossom beers, morning marketing, Distill Creative Year of Yes book club, Fiesta Peruana, The Strypes, Bloomia's field of tulips, Monogold at the Scooby Doo Mansion, Stop Corporate Greed, comedians present: colonial history, Palm, DJ RBI @ Backbar

Saturday,  March 24

March For Our Lives

The march itself will be more like a rally since the city is expecting 500,000 people (and 2000 portapotties, don’t worry), from Pennsylvania Ave from 12th to 3rd NW, where activists and students from local schools will be speaking. You should be a pro at this but here’s a list of things you can and cannot bring. (12pm)

Hispanic community health fair

The National Hispanic Medical Association is hosting a health fair to raise awareness of local health disparities, and offer free screenings. Free shuttle service from Oxon Hill Park is available as well to the event. (7:30am-4:30pm)

Also || Code Red, Arlandia Eggstravaganza, March for Our Lives, SAAM Cherry Blossom, March Madness bootcamp, laugh at your finances, cabaret, Haywood Turnipseed comedy, soul writing, Warriors of Wakanda, DC Youth Slam, 2018 Food Waste and Hunger Summit, Jeremiah Lowery/White Ford Bronco, Fale University, plant bazaar x CulturalDC, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, March Madness Bootcamp, electronic music @ 930

Sunday, March 25

One big-ass meditation

The National Building Museum is hosting a huge, communal meditative event, with 1.7 thousand people marked interested. Connect with the people around you, take a big exhale for the start of spring and sink into peaceful sound meditation. (8:30am)


No, it’s not a hipster bar. Arena Stage will put on a benefit reading of the political dramedy CHURCH & STATE, exploring the issues of guns, politics, faith and hope in America. Proceeds benefit gun safety advocacy. (2pm)

Also || Cherry Blossom Opening Ceremony (sold out, they might take walk-ins),BAM! POW! Burlesque, Forbes Symposium, beer yoga, protest posters: history + workshop, OWN IT, H St book club, open mic literature, Warriors of Wakanda, black leaders, NW clothing swap, How to pour libations, Black Girls Lift, Kerry Lee Owens, folk/bluegrass @ Atlas, Kelly Lee Owens, Cezanne exhibit opening, queer book club, DIY zine workshop, Lo Moon @ DC9, Vinyl Theater/Vesperteen, Of Montreal @ 930

Monday, March 26

Say Her Name

Join the African American Policy Forum for an activist happy hour and updates on movements like #SayHerName and #BlackGirlsMatter. First 50 guests will get a free drink. (5:30pm)

Ladies comedy night

Laugh off the Monday blues with a host of performances from local female talent—Broken Mic Comedy comes to Adams Morgan for their monthly “Give It Up For The Ladies” comedy show. (8pm)

Also ||Hollie Cook @ U Hall, Blockchain & clean energy, 2018 election prediction, SayHerName, Music and Melodies, SummerSet Auditions, Second responder training, Southwest community meeting, the ethnography of ratchet, The Fight for Fair Housing, Ratf**cked fireside chat, rare drafts at Churchkey

Tuesday, March 27

Out in Tech Panel

Join 200 LGBTQ+ techies for a panel discussion on how to best navigate gender and sexual identity in workplaces that aren't known for inclusivity. (6pm)

Book swaps and Kurdish literature

  • Find your bibliophile soulmate during Lemon Collective's first book swap, with a portion of the proceeds going to 826 DC. (7pm)
  • Author Kareem Abdulrahman sits down with Slate writer Joshua Keating for a conversation on his novel, I Stared at the Night of the City, the first major contemporary novel to be translated from Kurdish. (7pm)

Also || Movie and a meal: Pinocchio, Agroecology in Sustainable Landscapes, lessons from WV teachers’ strike, Heineken AfterWork party, Wulu, Syria and the American War on Terror, SummerSet Auditions,  Second responder training, Painting L'Enfant's DC, Mental Health Inc., Albert Hammond Jr. @ U Hall, Mock Identity @ Rhizome, Patsy Rats @ Slash Run, Vinyl lounge open mic

Looking Ahead

3/28: Origami for adults, Out of the darkness info session,Distill Creative Book Clubmodern loss: redefining mourning, welcome to National Museum of Women in the Arts, YAP town hall

3/29: The Secret Lives of Dinosaurs, Burning Man Renwick opening party, singalong, Fisherman's Blues: Book talk, Entrepreneur's Town Hall, CFP & 730DC present: Community Conversations: Women & Girls in DC, Observe an MBA class, Den-Mate

3/30: April Fools Fest, San Fermin, meet the artists of Burning Man whose work is in Renwick, REI Co-Op Member Jam, women in crypto, Thai massage workshop, chocolate making class, Rock n' Roll at the haus, flavors of Africa,Shefighter

3/31: Easter Vigil, DCA Honor Flight, Poetry Reading, free STI testing, Rise of the NMWA

Kiwis/Revenge of the Aussies, Potomac River Cleanup, Georgetown history & cupcakes, shefighter class

4/1: Laurel Halo, boozy board games, reclaiming ritual applications due, Community Day at

4/2: “Ethnic Gangster Cinema”

4/3: Wear teal to support sexual assault survivors, history of community policing in DC, career change 101

4/4: Start by believing Sexual Assault Survivors Day, Global Summit on ending sexual exploitation, Rally to end Racism, herbalism 101, spring grad fair at GMU, contemporary art & civil rights, perfect liars club

⅘: Damaged City, ByteBack volunteering, Anacostia boat tour (free!), Clarence Page on MLK, DCPL book club / Kamau Bell, Bike House fundraiser

4/6: Porter Colloquium on African Art, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend LIVE, PACS, Politics & Grassroots, Cecile Richards @ Sixth & I, Turtle Recall, dance @ Dupont Underground, Diane Arbus preview

4/7: Journalism Job Fair, Ta-Nehisi Coates's book, but live, free STI testing, petalpalooza , The Wiz, learn to scull, petalpalooza, DC Schools Refresh-a-thon, project clean stream

4/8: Sunday Skate, Health & Fitness Summit, EU + Sugar Bear: Go-go returns to U St, when Washington burned

4/9: David Sedaris, Maker Meetup Monday, Castles Burned, a really trippy play

4/10: MoCo College Fair, how FBI infiltrated civil rights, Harvard Business Review: Women’s Discussion, DC comedy festival

4/11 Conversation with Nate Brown and Cynan Jones, yoga in Luce, Burning Man handi-hour

4/12: Black Millennial Convention, Silver Spring health fair, Walls That Bleed

4/13: Latin Dance Night, Giving Voice, Sweeney Todd, Judge a career fair for college students, Collage & Cocktails, sip savor & stroll, Being Boss

4/14: DC WineFest, TEDxFoggyBottom, From the Heart Gala, Potomac River cleanup, Arlington Bunny Hop, human trafficking hackathon, Chevy Chase Horse Show, tranquility retreat, creative writing-a-thon, March for Science

4/15: U.S. Girls, Sole Celebration

4/16: Keegan Theatre Season Sampler, jazz masters w Pat Metheny, founding fathers & the “friend zone”

4/17: Bea Johnson at the sierra Club, Bring Your Own Cocktail, emotional labor union: motherhood

4/18: MS Walk, Russian Circles, free lifeguard certification training, is religion obsolete?

4/19: Invisibilia Live, Samuel Beckett’s “Film”

4/21: One Day Hike - C&O Towpath, Kitten Yoga, watchdog workshop, A Touch of Drama, Purple Rain 5K, Dogwood Blossom Cup, WPA Auction, Wharf fish market

4/22: How to recycle your beauty products, yoga @ NBM

4/23: Safe Space Jam

4/24: Spring Soiree, free yoga

4/25: South African wine

4/26:bassist Meshell Ndegeocello, arts walk at Monroe St Market, Rosslyn Spring Reads Book Festival, folk & self-taught art at SAAM

4/27: Read to Lead, Beck, 36-hour Ethereum hackathon

4/28: Art Hop Takoma, BROCCOLI CITY FEST, Crazylegs World, deliver groceries to senior citizens in CoHi, Sweeney Todd

4/18: The Suffers

4/20: Small Biz Expo, Tracy Morgan, DanceTrance Instructor Training, it’s 420 cmon

4/21: AmericaSings! Performance @ Lincoln Memorial, DC Beer Fest, Potomac River cleanup, historic fish market tour,

4/22: Washington City Choir Concert, women uncorked goes to spa world, asana and architecture

4/24-4/25: Secular Values Summit, DC wedding week

4/25: South African Wine, No Spectators gallery talk

4/26: Global Game Jam, Urban Salon,

4/27: Spring Splash

4/28: Kids CookOff, Broccoli City Festival, Arlington Obstacle Race, NE Eats, DC wedding week

5/3: Suited for the future

5/4: RBG doc in theatres

5/5: Casting Call: A Free Learn to Fish event, Black & White Ball, Fashion for Paws, GoRuck Light Challenge, Cheesemaking Class, supper at Bub’s, gun violence conference

⅚: Get your certification in wedding planning

5/7: Grace in Darkness, cheesemaking class, New Play Festival

5/9: Wine Down Wednesday

5/10: Brighter Futures Tour

5/11: Bear Happy Hour

5/12: Funk Parade, Police Week 5K, David Byrne, woods in your backyard

5/13: Preakness Hot Air Balloon Fest, Tiny House Expo

5/14: New Play Festival

5/16: Singing for Healing workshop

5/17: The Body Keeps the Score: Trauma Healing

5/18: Master class in dance, Bike to Work Day, Fleet Foxes, The Body Keeps the Score: Trauma Healing, Echelon the Seeker

5/19: DC Bike Ride, safeTALK training (more info here), Pups in the Park, bereavement support group

5/20: Flea Market, Green Expo, chai tea & tai chi

5/21: Shot in the Dark golf, New Play Festival

5/22: Security through Innovation

5/23: Going the Extra Mile: Cocktails for Whitman-Walker Health, Aizuri Quartet

5/25: LGBQT speed dating, Science Fair volunteering

6/10: Lamb Jam, historic homebrewing

6/16: Connecting Up In Out, Outlander & tea

6/17: AKC Agility Trials

6/21: Buy a mini donkey (for real), Campaign Expo

6/22: Skate of the Union

7/10: Non-obvious idea dinner, a conference on serious games

7/12: Hatsune Miku

7/13: Rivals Football Tryouts

7/18: Virginia Commonwealth Games

7/22: Sleep

7/24: Harvard Business Review: Women’s Discussion

8/9: NextGen Gov’t

8/25: Maryland Renaissance Faire

8/28: Jewish Outdoor Escape

9/1: Nat’l Book Fest

9/16: One Day University

9/18: Takoma Park Folk Fest

9/20: Inferno Pilates Teacher Training

9/22: Dance to end sexual violence, step out diabetes

9/25: Lights of Hope

10/2: Raise the Roof

10/12: Mug Night

10/16: Harvard Business Review: Women’s Discussion

10/17: Celebrate Home

10/18: Great Southeast ShakeOut

10/20: Out of the darkness

10/21: 5K & FunRun

10/31: Halloween Skate

11/1: Fight Night, Diversity Job Fair

11/15: CLEO Gala

12/1: MetroCooking Show, bereavement support group

12/5: Yann Tiersen

12/9: Austrian Research & Innovation Talk

12/15: Lay wreaths at Arlington Nat’l cemetery

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