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Wednesday, October 18


Understanding DC’s coop laws

In an expensive and often isolating city, coops offer an alternative way to live. Come learn more about what you can and can’t do in DC, and the state of policies around coops. (6:30-8pm)


Tall Heights at Songbyrd

A non-traditional band at a non-traditional venue. Songbyrd is an underrated music listening spot in town, and Tall Heights is a good example of the interesting folks who come through. Boston-based, the band is on the rise and combines vocals with guitar and cello. (8pm)


Also || Amy TanPineapple DC: women in food delivery, playtime project trainingcandle making workshopmobilize for hurricane recoveryWitchy Wednesdays @SunsMonsoons over the MoonYahuali Live @Colony ClubPeriods Gone Public book talkDCBike Party - haunted alleyscuffingszn


Thursday, October 19


Go see something!

  • Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival brings 11 top documentaries to the district. (6pm)
  • Reel Affirmations is DC’s LGBTQ festival featuring a weekend of international, documentary, short and feature films. (7pm)
  • Join ONE DC for a film screening and discussion on the Attica Prison Uprising. (6pm)

From Anchor Suits to Bare-ing Arms

New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning Helene Cooper moderates a discussion at the Dupont Underground about the history and evolution of “Washington Fashion” from K Street to Michelle Obama’s glorious sleeveless shifts.(7:30pm)


Also || BauuerVan Jonesdesign & tech in gov’thistory of the Biltmorehistory & hopsChurchKey specialsUSA’s best cheese & craft beertarot vision board workshopdrunk educationpicket for airport unionizationHU homecoming kickoff @Big Chiefthe physics of InterstellarNo Muslim Ban Ever marchHaunted Secrets of National Cathedralsupporting DACA students


Friday, October 20


Tunes: Oh He Dead, 21 Savage, Natalie Prass

  • 730 fave Oh He Dead brings their soulful crew to Rock & Roll Hotel (9pm)
  • American rapper and hip hop artist 21 Savage tours his debut album, Issa Album, at Echostage. (10pm)
  • Natalie Prass brings her “radiant voice and unique performances” to Black Cat (8pm)
  • Bilingual folk rock band Elena & Los Fulanos share their second album, Volcán, at Tropicalia. (8pm)


DC Design

DC Design Week kicks off with a discussion on the intersection of Design and Activism with Emory Douglas, the ex-Minister of Culture for the Black Panthers. (7pm)


Also || Screening: Hocus Pocus (7 & 10p)Georgian National Dance CompanyCannabis in the CapitolLiterary CocktailsAllEyesOnDC: Black home ownership editionColumbia Heights youth talent showcaseGluttony improvAdult Prom fundraiser for Mariposas


Saturday, October 21


Go outside

  • Stargaze with the National Capital Astronomers in Rock Creek Park (7:30pm)
  • Join the Bike Rack for a biking/camping adventure. Earn those s’mores. (5pm)
  • Hop on a bus and head to sunset zip line, eat catered bbq, and drink beer and wine.


Dance trio LMnO3 fuses a “kaleidoscopic pageant of status and femininity” in their latest show at Dance Place. Leave with a handy feminist to-dismantle list (8 pm)


Also || DC’s history with Alzheimer’sShatterproof 5k8myles bbqadult promNamasdayRIP Bowie: Labyrinth Screeningvintage pop-up @SunsKing Krule @Black CatDIY olive oil infusionMock Turtle Reading SeriesOld City farm festival


Sunday, October 22


Zombie apocalypse survival course

If we knew more about this one we’d tell you, but suffice to say we’re intrigued. As they put it: “Don't wait for zombies to be infiltrating your grocery store before taking the right precautionary steps.” (1pm)


It’s show time

  • It’s opening weekend of Hello, My Name Is…, a multi-room art installation slash immersive theater event investigating ideas of home, self, and nationality. (2pm)
  • Or head to Capital Fringe for Safe as Houses, a play about a suburban family and natural/supernatural disasters. (6pm)

Also || Future is Feminist Autumn MeetingSpy Museum for Deaf communityLil Kimimprove your morning routineultimate frisbee watch partyslasher movie brunchjazz in the basementCenter Stage screeningColter Wall @ SongbyrdWolf Parade @ Black CatWhat Ever Happened to Baby Jane @ SunsJudah & The Lion @ 930Simba Sana @ Busboys and Poets

Monday, October 23


If you care about the planet

Green Drinks DC brings environmentally minded people together over drinks. They invite you to gather in tandem with Cultivate the City for locally sourced appetizers and happy hour specials. (5:30pm)


Laugh away the Monday blues

Capital Laughs launches a new series at The Passenger for “watching local comedians talk about their flaws and insecurities” so you can forget about your own. (8pm)


Also || LMnO3Chasing Coralmundane aight comedySpookespeare in the PubRon ChernowSketch workshopsintro to mask makingCovey, Shinji @Black CatJennifer Egan author talkGreat Women of Washington walking tour 

Tuesday, October 24


RBG's workout is better than yours

Bryant Johnson, whose grueling twice a week workouts with Justice Ginsburg nearly incapacitated a Politico reporter, dishes out the best advice for adapting her workout to your skill level. There's a reason RBG calls him "the most important person" in her life. (7 pm)


17th Street High Heel Race

A Dupont Circle tradition since 1986, the Drag Queen High Heel Race is one of DC's favorite Halloween events. Be sure to arrive early to catch the parade and get a good spot. (7 pm)


Also || Pineapple DC: DC Bombesquadwheatpasting workshopthe Bruery Black releasebike mechanics classvirtual reality and polar bearsRaid 2 screening w/Shaolin JazzAdam Braver book talkSewing Hope


Looking ahead

10/25: NoMa pumpkinpaloozaSpanish wine & cheese pairings

10/26: Jenna & Barbara BushF*CKEDsurvivors of crimethe Halloween Comedy Show

10/27: Hackathon for climate-resilient citieshalloween bash

10/28: Jenny SlateGavin DeGrawtea!Thriller Flash Mob in DupontDC Talks MusicDance of FeminismSmithsonian food history festivalDupont Underground poster party

10/29: Plantain chips

10/30: John BoyneZine Lab w DC Punk Archive

10/31: Night of the Living Alesa funeral for temperance

11/1: Pop-up MagazinePerfect Liars Club liveLore creepy history podcastDC Inno’s 50 on Fireoutward bound Oman

11/2: The Clienteleretelling the holocaustthe Final Stop Renwick talk

11/3: Parliament/FunkadelicDancEthosWhite Cloud Gallery opening

11/4: Metro tap rootscreative leap for your career

11/5: Flying Lotus in 3d

11/6: Kishi Bashi

11/7: Denis Leary

11/8: AJJReza Aslan

11/9: Colin StetsonThink Local First DC awardsDan Ariely

11/10: A. Savage (Parquet Courts)Birch & Barley’s Anderson Valley beer dinnerbuild a startup in 54 hours

11/11: Walking tour of Rock CreekCrafty Bastards @ Nats ParkThe EmporiyumLee RanaldoNothing to Lose (But Our Chains) with Second City

11/12: Crafty Bastards @ Nats ParkDavid Bazan (Pedro the Lion), Upright Citizens Brigade

11/13: Pete Souzaapps for public good

11/14: This is My Brave (Wheeling, WV)Ilana Glazer & Phoebe Robinsonhello from the magic taverncraft beer & cheese pairings

11/16: Nat Geo NightsCapitol Food FightSlowdive (in Baltimore)Muskogee (Creek) Festivalthe Minimalists podcast

11/18: Vida 5kWhat’s Going OnPerfect Liars Club podcast launch partyWomen Art RevolutionMurder in a Nutshell

11/19: Mark Mulcahy (Miracle Legion)

11/24: Family Fun Day at NMAI

11/25: Holiday marketplace @ DC BrauODESZA

11/28: Tim Ferriss on mentorshipconstructed realities

11/30: Atlas of Beer w Nat Geo

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