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Wednesday March 22

Be a creationist (the fun type not the anti-science type)

  • Head to Doubles to learn how to create your own candle! Choose your scent and come home with new candles to make your place way sexier and more hazardous. (6:30pm)
  • Join DC Library’s gender- and size-neutral class covering tips and tricks for measuring yourself and others for sewing! Then go home and make my gecko Wallace a hat please. (6pm)

Let’s talk about bus, ba-by

Join the MetroNow Coalition and Federal City Council to talk about 50 years of MetroBus service. Don’t miss the chance to engage with transportation experts, advocates and stakeholders in a discussion about how we can build a better bus network for our region (and hopefully figure out how we can get the 90 to arrive on time). (2pm)

Also || tunes: Eyelids, Emperor X, beer!, Climate Defiance fundraiser w/ McKibben, Frederick Douglass & first ladies, carton brewing, braver angels, cooking w/ your kids, chat with your local riverkeeper, tunes: David Morris, women in planning happy hour

Thursday March 23

Moral kombat

Budgets are moral documents: DC’s resources are abundant, but they are not allocated equitably. Join Jews United for Justice to learn about DC’s budget process, past victories for social justice, and what you can do to ensure next year’s budget is moral. (6:30pm)

Enter Your Parks Era

Join a talk on how DC parks are setting a national template for building a more equitable city, including reps from the 11th Street Bridge Park and DowntownDC Foundation. Learn how parks in DC support local businesses, build stronger civic infrastructure, and more. (12pm)

Also ||  tunes: Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, tunes: Elle Varner, anime soundtracks, music makers and shakers happy hour, the womb comedy workshop, film: dear tampa bay, art: Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Walter Price, Devin Troy Strother, decolonizing our waters, talk: 20s fashion, girls to the front

Friday March 24

Beans and blooms

Join Small Planes Coffee for their peak bloom pop-up! Grab some coffee at their roastery then head to the National Arboretum to peep some peak blooms (and maybe some elongated peduncles and extended florets too, ya dirty dog). (9am-1pm)

Boogie down

  • Run to the Runaway for “songs about hard-drinking, crime, sex, heartache and the seamier side of life” from The Highballers, The Yachtsmen, Dock n Roll! and The Starlings. (8:30pm)
  • Prog out with your hog out: A Shrewdness of Apes play prog rock inspired by Tool, Queens of the Stone Age, and Alice in Chains. (7pm)
  • White Ford Bronco plays all the 90s songs you know and love and a few you have to shazam. (10pm)
  • Join the Good Times disco house dance party at DC9. (11pm)
  • Or finish off the night at FRONTIN,’ the Pharrell-inspired dance party at Songbyrd. (11pm)

Also || Angels in America opens, sidney reilly: master spy, pas musique, tunes: Iration Steppas and OBF, special order tastemakers, book signing: Picasso the Foreigner, pixelbloom at artechouse, a discussion with the aunties of Reservation Dogs

Saturday March 25

Whiskey business 

After 1093 days, DC fav Republic Restoratives distillery is back! Joining the party will be Little Miner Taco, free bottle engravings, a welcome back cocktail, and free tastings. (12pm-5pm)

It’s tunes times babyyy

  • Explore your local hip hop scene with Sounds of the DMV: Hip Hop Showcase! Featuring emcee Niaa Dinero, rapper Noonchalant, songwriter DJ Von Vargas, and rapper Fly Zyah at the Kennedy Center. (7:30pm)
  • Then head to the Howard Theater to check out the music of Skinny Fabulous (his hit song “Famalay” will get you dancing)! (10pm)
  • Try and snag a ticket to this sold out show at DC9: Medium Build’s beautiful lyricism will knock your socks off. (7:30pm)

Also || DC United, SWRK pop-up in Eckington, paddlestar galactica, tunes: chichester psalms, push the button comedy show, spring standup (plus free beer), orval day and orval day 2, a tour of her own, house rules comedy show, spring cleaning market, 5k for all, women’s history market, connection to mother earth meditation, tree planting in Glenncrest, DSA brake light repair request form

Sunday March 26

Don’t be jelly

Join the jam! Rhizome’s jam nights are an opportunity to show up and create art together. Bring a guitar, sticks, sketch pad, didgeridoo, or your dancing shoes and come vibe. Amps, speakers, and microphones are provided. Hosted by experimental rock band Spark Isle, with Kanchan Balsé as the featured artist for March. (8pm)

Climate poetry and action

Join Citizens’ Climate Lobby at the MLK Library for a poetry reading inspired by All We Can Save, an anthology of writing by women in the climate movement. This month they’re also celebrating Women’s History Month, with female-authored poetry around environmental themes. Bring a poem to read (including your own!) and sign the letter to local officials about electrification. (2pm)

Also || tunes: jason calhoun, a musical exploration celebrating women, extended play with Kai Alcé, master weaver Nilda Callañaupa, champagne, comedy and drag, tunes: Prince Daddy & the Hyena, Drug Church

Monday March 27

Read a little

  • Solid State Books Co-owner Scott leads a monthly book club with a focus on newly published fiction. This month is Trust by Hernan Diaz, describing the life of wealthy 1920s financier Andrew Bevel. (7pm)
  • Join a workshop and panel with author Prof. Rebecca Bratspies on her series The Environmental Justice Chronicles. Learn how its been used to teach basic civics, environmental justice, and cultivate a new generation of environmental leaders. (12pm)

DC’s wartime history

Before it was home to DC’s worst Brents and Ryans, Navy Yard was an important player in the defense of the capital during the Civil War (and President Abraham Lincoln was a frequent visitor! RIP Lincoln you would’ve loved Ted’s Bulletin brunch). Join Mike Galloway from the National Museum of the US Navy in a virtual program on local wartime history. (12pm)

Also || women in intelligence, get feedback on your comedy, not another drag show, adult line dance class

Tuesday March 28

Why did the tree get stumped?

It couldn’t get to the root of the problem. Anyway, join Takoma Park for their community tree planting session! All you need is a positive attitude and maybe some more tree jokes to entertain your new friends (or at least make you some new enemies). (8:30am)

Heaux Tales

Art Lennox returns home to the DMV for her Age/Sex/Location tour. A graduate of Duke Ellington High, it’s always exciting to have her back in DC. Plus, if you haven’t heard her music—LISTEN! (8pm)

Also || tunes: Combo Chimbita, scaling mount polarization, sketch comedy competition, improv mixer, spelling bee, drawing at SAAM


3/29: Bike House DC training, ballet flamenco, talk: Hilton Carter, Green Drinks DC, tunes: Bass Drum of Death, speaking truth to power, tunes: Jelani Kwesi, Melo Relo, Randy Ego, tunes: Ari Lennox

3/30: Candlelight Hans Zimmer, tunes: Elise Trouw, tunes: Etran de l'Air, life on the ocean’s surface, be a tandem captain, opening day at bluejacket, brown town comedy, tunes: patti / music mouse

3/31: How Can We Gather Now?, Women Making History, theater: The Nosebleed, vegan dumpling workshop, tunes: Shawn Mullins, Beyonce dance night, closing at the robin bell studio, kevin bartini, tunes: Ensemble Decipher, easter keg hunt, forest: a fable of america, march for translate autonomy, young professionals happy hour, Cherokee Days festival


4/1: Pink in the Park: Cherry Blossoms @ National Landing, NoMa in Bloom Festival, tunes:  Electric Kingdom, first saturdays at national gallery, spring lit festival,fort reno historic tour, tunes: light beams, personal style, making paper clay, dance: light sessions, BENT: Fools Around 

4/2: tunes: HEALTH, cheeseboard class, light sessions, Hamilton’s History Remix, tunes:  Janel Leppin’s Ensemble 

4/3: tunes: Lewis Capaldi, comedy shuffleFuji|||||||||||ta, mourning the presidents, talk: Ukraine’s peace prospets, dc sketch comedy happy hour   

4/4: tunes: Titus Andronicus, Free at Last: a choral concert, Nick Lutsko

4/5: tunes: Sleaford Mods, Whistleblowing 101, screening: neil feather

4/6: space-themed burlesque and science talks, David Menestres, power up: from acts to action

4/7: The electric nature 

4/8: tunes: Vancouver Sleep Clinic, walking tour: Frederick City, jazz & blossoms, Mt. Olivet tree planting, anti-capitalist writing salon, Easter vigil, tunes: Mike Gangloff, comedy karaoke trivia show

4/10: tunes: The Temptations, Earth Night w. Caps, Beyond Gas happy hour, comedy shuffle, class, culture, and conflict in Britain, Majid Araim & Monique Osorio

4/11: tunes: Duster

4/12: profs and pints: a new approach to Africa, competition for the best mocktail 

4/13: jackie kashian, jonah parzen-johnson

4/14: ABBA dance partycreative writing workshop forget why poetry series, first day of metropolitan beer trail, young professionals happy hour

4/15: tunes: Laura Stevenson, Daft Punk dance party, tree walk in Reservation 13, volunteer with Sakura Matsuri, life of movement, all that heaven allows

4/16: reflecting on narcissists, vital signs, joel harrison and anthony pirog quartet

4/17: comedy shuffle, profs and pints, dc mondays

4/18: tunes: Blank Hellscape

4/19: Evangelical Revelations

4/20: tunes: Pairdown / Cody Summit, bikes & bow ties

4/21: Noble (g)Asses, forget why poetry series

4/22: tunes: Darren Hayes (Savage Garden), tunes: M83, The Set R&B experience, Earth Day cleanup, Petworth Porchfest, dreaming out loud, earth day concert, imitation of life, reunion of the elements, tunes:Jeff Surak, life of movement, DIY Electonics

4/24: tunes: Sona Jobarteh

4/25: tunes: the Wailers

4/27: Greater Greater Washington turns 15

4/28: the GIZ go-go musical

4/29: Hump! Film Festival


5/1: tunes: 100 gecs & Fever Ray

5/2: tunes: Placebo

5/5: tunes: Yaeji, Sweet Spot burlesque

⅚: Theater: Murdered Men Do Bleed and Drip, Tamarindo Fest

5/7: Sundress fest, tunes: The Natural Lines

⅝: DC architecture tour from the couch

5/10: comedy: Winston Hodges

5/12: tunes: MUNA, tunes: Feist

5/13: tunes: Boz Scaggs

5/14: modern classical: Hailstork & Obama

5/16: Beetlejuice

5/17: tunes: Soulja Boy

5/18: 40 Years of Miriam’s Kitchen

5/19: tunes: The New Pornographers

5/23: tunes: OFF!, tunes: Walkmen, tunes: The National


6/4: tunes: Sampha the Great

6/10: tunes: Pixies

6/20: tunes: Protomartyr

6/22: tunes: Souls of Mischief

6/23: tunes: Weezer

6/27: tunes: Shania Twain, Herbie Hancock

6/30: tunes: Sparks


7/5: tunes: Barenaked Ladies

7/7: tunes: Luke Bryan

8/4: tunes: Sam Smith

8/11: tunes: Sylvan Esso

8/15: tunes: Glen Hansard & Swell Season


9/7: tunes: Arctic Monkeys

9/10: tunes: Beck & Phoenix

9/23: Celebrate Petworth


10/14: Gilded Lily Burlesque

10/17: tunes: Pile

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