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Wednesday, March 20

Climate change & the writer’s eye

83 year-old Annie Proulx has won the Pulitzer and PEN/Faulkner awards for fiction; you probably know her short story “Brokeback Mountain” best. She is joined by Indian writer Amitav Ghosh and science writer Peter Brannen. (7-9:30 pm)

Emo Skate Night

Put on your Panic! Tshirt and skate around. Admission gets you skates, but not eyeliner (6:30pm)

Also || speaking of speakeasies, family dinner @ call your mother, radical purim party, Jose Gonzalez (sold out)

Thursday, March 21

Ending violence against Native women

Native women face disproportionately high levels of physical violence. The Safety for Our Sisters symposium dives into the causes of this issue and explores the social and legal ramifications indigenous women face with these acts of abuse. (2-5:30pm)

Exploring inclusivity in the arts and sciences

DASER (DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous) meets monthly to discuss projects at the intersection of art and science that engage the current cultural climate. This month, the forum will focus on inclusivity in the arts and sciences. (6:30pm)

Also || meek mill, the comet is coming, start yr own urban garden, Dupont Spring Fling, the humanities and the police, racial justice and homelessness, Passages/pasajes,

Friday, March 22


Dupont Underground is back and collaborating with Washington Performing Arts and 8 Arts & Culture. NW DC gets a SE takeover with music by Residence VeVe & tha Rebels and local shopping (7pm).

Warrior Women

A film screening at the National Museum of the American Indian explores what it means to balance a movement with motherhood, and how activist legacies are passed down from generation to generation. (7pm)

Also || i love beer 101, world water day, pink tie fest, haywyre, sam feldt, vhs collection, martha rosler at the national gallery

Saturday, March 23

Pup-Up Bar

The Midlands celebrates national puppy day with City Dogs Rescue. Bring your four-legged friend for dog treats, dog caricatures, and Devil’s Backbone dog swag. Or, just adopt one of the rescue dogs that will be hanging out! Don’t forget to pay your respects to AndyPants, the dog that let you bring dogs on restaurant patios in the first place. (1pm)

Jeans for All Bodies

Sew Queer DC hosts a workshop on how to tailor jeans for queer bodies. It’ll include Discussion, demos, and an open sewing sesion to work on your own pants. (1pm)

Also || Las Culturistas (live podcast recording @ Miracle Theater), Laurie Halse Anderson,  giraffes on horseback salad, gay space luxury communism dance party, clothing swap

Sunday, March 24

Inject it into my veins

Catch the solemn strains of Iceland’s Hugar as Kennedy Center’s incredible contemporary music festival, DIRECT CURRENTS, kicks off. Check our Twitter thread for some highlights from this deep, diverse programming. (6 pm)

Also || Dawoud Bey: The Birmingham Project, Fade To Black: An Improvised Movie, sweets and treats class, professional women's rugby tryouts, asking tough questions

Monday, March 25

Find Calm in Chaos

Mark Schaefer, University Chaplain at American University, discusses the reasons human beings crave certainty. It’s 2019 in Washington DC, we all could use a little zen. (6pm)

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

Alexandria’s Waterfront Park features a temporary art installation playing with reflection, refraction, and sound. The project aims to encourage visitors to experience art and explore and enjoy the new public plaza and civic space. If you’re a performing artist, you can also submit original work in response (through november).

Also || Bon Iver & TU Dance's Come Through, write a letter for your fave author,

Tuesday, March 26

Two wildly different book conversations

  • Noted nonfiction writer Bryan Washington discusses his eagerly-awaited fiction debut, Lot: Stories, a dynamic portrait of Houston's cultural diversity as well as its poverty and gentrification. (7 pm)
  • For sabermetric enthusiasts, staff writers from Baseball Prospectus help you get prepared for opening day with the release of their 24th annual book analyzing the upcoming Major League Baseball season. (7 pm)

Vent about your Xfinity and Fios connections

Join local internet choice activists for a short documentary screening of Do Not Pass Go - then learn how to get involved with providing internet access for all and what it will take to breaking up the current internet monopolies.  (5 pm)

Also || Tribute to Nujabes, outsiders in Africa, spirituality & social justice, maggie rogers, Alash Tuvan music

Looking Ahead

3/27: Write Night DC (poetry of incarcerated youth), Generation Hope Volunteering, DOEE budget briefing, political gabfest, Pack the Hearing: MPD Budget Oversight, cecile richards and lauren underwood

3/28: cherry blossom watercolor workshop + gelato fest, MBAFest, how the sausage gets made (literally), celeb chef tour, Tokyo Transect, NCAA March Madness: Eastern Regional Tourney, Big Tech & Democracy, food brands in dc,ANXO Women’s Month exhibit

3/29: Profs & Pints: outsiders wreak havoc in Africa, Gtown Women’s Forum, Mueller She Wrote: Podcast recording, take a DCPL survey

3/30: LOC tour, Bring Back the ’90s, DCPS beautification day, Julie Langsdorf - White Elephant — in conversation with Susan Coll, kite festival, arctica, a history of Chesapeake fish pepper, dinner in minutes, meet SC’s Cherry Blossom Princess, brews & brackets, earn ur doughnut

3/31: Frenemies: The Buckley-Vidal Debate, straw-ban outreach in mt. p, I’m with Her, DC Civil War History, try out for a women’s only ultimate team, strum the fox, maryjo mattea, and bal boeme,  a night of food, music, and conversation, Labor Seder, Sakura Taiko Takeover

4/1: A New Tool to Map Entire Galaxies, sign up to volunteer @ the cherry blossom 10 miler next week, How To Make Fights Funny, AIDSWatch, WE THE PEOPLE summit, Race, Class & Politics in Shaw

4/2: poker @ the pinch, The Age of Data: Visualizing the Revolution, islamophobia in america

4/3: Local Foods Impact Conference, Money Talk: A Financial Course for Women women seeking women, no to nato, The Peculiar Patriot (use code WOOLLY730 for 40% off, max 4 tickets per person), Slate Plus 5th Anniversary Party Live in DC, grit in the district, getting down w/ downton abby

4/4: dessa, After Virginia Tech: Guns, Safety, and Healing in the Era of Mass Shootings, who’s who: women in media,  let’s talk gentrification and urban planning, The Peculiar Patriot (use code WOOLLY730 for 40% off, max 4 tickets per person), GLOBAL WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP

⅘: Bethesda Documentary Film Fest, Box Brown: Cannabis, graffiti party, NextLOOK: Dimensions Contemporary Dance Festival Showcase

4/6: This is my brave, learn how to tango, BENT: LGBTQ dance party, thrift store crawl, GenOUT, Timotheos Petrin, cello, morris dancing, cherry blossom petalpalooza

4/7: Cherry Blossom 10-miler and 5K, jeremy loops, votes for women, how to kill a city, community forklift garden party, good deeds day, save the insects!

4/8: $1 empanadas for national empanada day, Taste of the nation, trivia @ highline,health angels, Red Cross in DC, house of sweden tour

4/9: Bob Dylan: Maker of Songs, Female Founder Showcase, think like shakespeare, George X Fu, piano, surviving nonprofits, workshop about surviving nonprofit work, DC Comedy Festival starts

4/10: JQA, StoryCollider: Hurdles (live podcast recording), chelsea clinton on saving endangered species

4/11: CherryPop Weekend begins, saving africa’s wildlife, OpenKing Night, Emily Bernard: Black is the Body, Easter Keg Hunt, Emancipation Day DC Tour, a time you stood up, beer, brains & burlesque

4/12: art as a voice, relating to others, flip flop fest kickoff party

4/13: Courage to Run 5K, crochet a sea turtle, march for elephants, porchfest, men’s discussion on gender and faith, stream cleanup near Deanwood, rock creek extreme cleanup

4/14: The Bard’s Bday, learn how to make donuts, Anacostia River Festival, trash & treasures chevy chase (basically rich people leave their shit out on the curb, get it while you can)

4/15: Stars Under the Microscope, silver spring podcast club

4/16: The Dip, Drag Bingo to Support Rainbow Youth Alliance

4/17: Kurt Weill Festival: Street Scene, try pole vaulting, Arbor Day Festival

4/18: Stephen Kellogg, Nat Geo Nights, audition for vienna idol (more info here)

4/19: wild sesame, therapy is not a dirty word, cannabis policy summit

4/20: national cannabis fest, learn how to make baguettes, dog n jog 5k, Women Fuck Shit Up Music Fest, A Space of Their Own, DC Beer Fest

4/22: Rough Magic: Performing Shakespeare through Gaming Technology, DC’s Sacred Spaces, earth optimism

4/23: StoryCorp Mobile Booth comes to town, Little Women at 150, Gravity, or an Homage to the Mysteries of Universal Attraction

4/24: WriteNight Takoma, smithsonian craft show, speed dating @ big chief, short story social club

4/25: DC international film fest begins, broccoli con

4/26: AwesomeCon, broccoli con, FutureCon, Say What?! Friday Night with Reese Waters, On Consent

4/27: Positive Presence, earth day fest, fona garden fair, Fair Housing Films and Panel Discussion

4/28: HEALTH, Pikes Peek 10k, Tenley Tiger Run

4/29: Big Band Jazz Fest, The DNA of Galaxies, Walking Distance to Metro

4/30: Malaka Gharib: I Was Their American Dream, make a candle, andrea gibson, julia jacklin, WSJ Health Forum, iron & wine

5/1: Joshua Furst: Revolutionaries, pun competition

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