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Wednesday June 19

Trivia for people who think the T in LGBTQ stands for ‘The Troubletones were robbed’

Also the G stands for Gleeks. It's time for queer Glee trivia! Dust off your Cheerios uniform and start committing the Santana roast to memory, this is your time to shine! (7pm)

An extensive but nonexhaustive list of Juneteenth celebrations in DC!

  • Celebrate Black liberation with Bread for the City at Juneteenth for the City! (1pm)
  • Anacostia Community Museum is throwing a free day-long celebration! (10am)
  • Celebrate Juneteenth and learn how to get involved with ONE DC! (11am)
  • Music, food, and vibes await at Bryant Street Juneteenth celebration! (10am)
  • For a youth-centered community event, check out Juneteenth at Harrison Park! (3pm)
  • Free public viewing of Akili Ron Anderson’s Last Supper sculpture and exhibit ‘Art as a Cultural Mirror.’ (10am)


Juneteenth for the City, Juneteenth Freedom Celebration, Juneteenth sculpture showcase, Juneteenth with ONE DC, Juneteenth at Bryant Street, Juneeteenth celebration at Harrison Park

6/19: tunes: nation of language (ft ian sweet), Rock the Dock weekly concerts, tunes: Nick Schillace / Raven Bauer Durham / Mark Sylvester, tunes: Juniper, art: Changes, local art of Marguerite Miller, bad movie night, trivia: Glee, Green Drinks, Carly Rae Jepsen @ Nats Stadium

Thursday June 20

Collecting vinyl is sooo 2010s… anyway check out this rare HitClips I just bought!!

I guess if you’re still in the vinyl game then you should probably check out SwapDC x Hill Prince’s book and vinyl Swap Jam! Bring up to 5 books and/or vinyl to trade (but maybe leave your Tooth tunes at home). (7pm)

You tried gay pride, now how about gay sorrow?

You’ve got four more chances to see RENT at Dominion Stage in Arlington, including a matinee on Saturday. If you see me bawling during Without You, no you didn’t. (8pm)

Also || tunes: Soul Rebels w/ Ghostface Killah & GZA, virtual tour of callboxes in DC, tunes: The Hold Steady, Jazz @ Met, Jazz with Janel Leppin, Michael Bailey: Rethinking Modern Survey Research, DCFPI’s post-budget reception, free RCP summer programming, Profs & Pints: Medical Research’s Whistleblowers, film: The South Got Something to Say, this one’s for all my Mean Girls (at audi field), tunes: Last Name Legendary, Indigenous Grandmothers vs AltaGas, community health x tech, Circle and Spoke Summer Solstice ride!, artist talk with Mimi Herbert, architectural walking tour of Anacostia, bask in the splendor of Rock Creek golf course

Friday June 21

Yes I’m bi - bilingual!! 

  • That’s why I’ll be celebrating Fête de la Musique aka World Music Day, a hot new Georgetown BID x French Embassy collab with 40+ musical acts ranging from R&B to Rock in 30 locations throughout Georgetown. (5pm)
  • I’ll also be at Spanish/English Poetry open mic night at Lost City Books because tbh I am so much better at being triste en español. (7pm)

In space no one can hear you scream… but we can hear space scream?

If you’ve been reminiscing about the days of your intro astronomy lecture look no further! Presented with a Q&A by leading astronomy experts (women in STEM!), ‘Listen to the Universe’ is a unique opportunity to experience the “sonifications” of space at the Hirshhorn (4pm).

Also || art talk: Grant Wood’s New Road, standup comedy showcase, Home Rule Music Festival, art: Everybody’s Worried About Owen, tunes: Radkey

Saturday June 22

This aint Texas

But that doesn’t mean we can’t have our own country music festival!! Join Hi-Lawn on the roof of Union Market for the second annual Boot ‘N’ Scoot country music festival. Come for the music, stay for the BBQ, whiskey, and mechanical bull! (2pm)

More of a Go-Go gal?? 

Then head over to Home Rule Music Festival, a family-friendly event highlighting music and culture local to DC. In addition to legendary and emerging jazz and go-go artists, there will also be a record fair, local food trucks, and craft beverages!! (12pm)

Now I wanna hear my track, are you bumpin’ that?

  • At the Hirshhorn, solstice weekend revolves around Sound Scene, a multidisciplinary, interactive music festival where you can build solar-powered instruments, museum mosh with DC punks Clear Channel, and check out celestial installations all weekend. (Sat 10 am-11 pm, Sun 10 am-5 pm)
  • If you saw our tweet last week and are also ready to dance your Apple off to Charli’s new album, head to Cosmic Arcade Party at the Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building featuring visual art performances and live sound mixing from MasPaz, Gauche, and Black Techno Matters! (7pm)
  • Keep the party going with All My Friends dance party, where the vibe is 90s alternative/Ethel Cain over Skrillex/a ton of the new Charli XCX record. (11pm)
  • Bunker Brat

Also || BBQ in DC, Searching for Augusta Savage, book talk: E.K. Sathue, Brit Falcon/Falcon Dance, Look Around Now’s Yesterday, Sound Scene: Solstice, State of the Arts Night x Sound Scene, Lavender Days festival, book: the rise & fall of Freedman’s Bank, dance: Brit Falcon, all my friends dance party, Songbyrd Summer Soulstice, yoga in the sculpture garden, Folger Grand Reopening, plotting and thotting, Solstice Saturday at Smithsonian, immigrant owned mini market, tunes: Friends of Pluto, dc sing along, work sucks comedy show, DC Queer Pickleball tournament, a participatory grief ceremony, The Fest (RI Ave day of music)

Sunday June 23

We Have Always Been Here LGBTQ+ film series

And we have always been queer!! Join the National Gallery for a viewing of the film ‘ANHELL69’ from up-and-coming Colombian director Theo Montoya. (2pm)

Go-Go on the Rooftop with BYB!!!!

You don’t wanna miss this week’s Go-Go on the Rooftop concert series at MLK Library featuring the legendary Backyard Band! For FREE!! Be sure to check out the small biz shops at the Pop-Up Vendor Mall in front of the library! (1pm)

Also || BBQ in DC, Ghostroots by ‘Pemi Aguda’, tunes: Granny & the Boys, CCP Film Series @ Suns: State of Siege, Boot ‘N’ Scoot, Go-Go on the Rooftop with BYB!!!!!, Home Rule Music Festival, talk: Nikole Hannah-Jones on 1619 Project, Carpe Librum book/vinyl/cd popup, High Status @ metrobar

Monday June 24

*Holding back tears* It was… not good pipe

People’s Book is hosting author Dio Cramer for ‘Even the River Starts Small,’ a decade’s worth collection of anonymous writing, art, photos, and stories from the movement to stop construction of Line 3 pipeline through northern Minnesota. (6pm)

#Right2Abortion Rally

Abortion activists are rallying at the Supreme Court on the second anniversary of Dobbs v. Jackson and need your help demanding that the constitutional right to abortion be restored. (4:30pm)

Also || circling: your own experience, tunes: Kevin Murray, Dubliner golf classic, Caribbean book club: Augustown

Tuesday June 25

For the love of Funk, don’t forget to celebrate Black Music Month!

Join the DC Commission on Arts and the Humanities for the opening reception of A Toast To the Boogie: Art In The Name of Funk, an art exhibit showcasing the rich cultural tapestry of genres like funk music, psychedelic rock, and sci-fi futurism. (7pm)

Knit 1, Purl 1, Drink 1

While I admit there is something based about drinking boxed wine while knitting your cat a onesie, nothing quite beats meeting up with fellow fiber-crafters for a Stitch & Sip! BYO ID & embroidery - drinks provided!! (5:30 pm)

Are you a grate speller with something to proof?

Then boy do I have news for you, precocious reader!! Put your skills to the test with fellow word enthusiasts at BuzzWords: The Ultimate Adult Spelling Bee! (6:30pm)

Also || food justice east of the river, undesign the redline, music doc: Athens, GA, Profs & Pints: The History Behind Bridgerton, Stitch & Sip, inconceivable! princess bride trivia and discussion, tunes: Tosser, trivia at Hotel Hive, jury nullification, small press fiction book club

6/26: tunes: Hey 19 / Heather Stebbins / Jonah Parzen-Johnson, TedXLogan Circle Happy Hour, DC YIMBYs Happy Hour, author talk: Tomi Adeyemi, beginning of Smithsonian Folklife, author talk: Anna Bright, talk: Black queer feminism 101, comedy: Sketchfreak

6/27: tunes: Sarah MacLachlan, dance: Ramblin’, Cleveland Park Night Market, Crafting at Renwick, free RCP summer programming, Mother Earth Art Exhibition, Cleveland Park Night Market, rare beers @ Sovereign, Kreeger curator’s tour, tunes: Tramuntanas, arts & humanities community mtng, tunes: Marilyn Pham (RVA), New American Heroes, Do I Know You? book release party, Courtwatch DC training

6/28: Prince v. Michael at The Parks, tunes: Janel & Anthony / Ensemble Volcanic Ash, comedy: Carmen Lagala, local artist talk, Pride bracelet workshop, inside a camera obscura, tunes: Nomad the Native, AdMo comedy showcase, free concert series

6/29: tunes: Sam Newsome and Max Johnson, last day of Look Around Now’s Yesterday, dance: rose xinran qi, comedy: Carmen Lagala, Hot Joe Summer, Monet’s Table, tai chi @ Kreeger, Nu Androids Presents, tunes: the Exchange Project, Sketch Night, Mass Poor People’s & Low Wage Workers’ Assembly & Moral March, Capital Blend a cappella performance, Summer homemade food swap, solidarity economy social hour, experimental music workshop

6/30: submission deadline for short story contest, tunes: Orville Peck, the Inner Loop’s Write-A-Thon, Hellbender Brewing Land Conservation Day, Go-Go on the Rooftop, DMV Leftist Writers Social, MoCo Pride in the Plaza


7/1: tunes: Middle Kids, book talk: Liza Achilles, tunes: Abe Mamet (live recording), tunes: RawCulture Fest feat. Slump Madi

7/2: tunes: Lia Kohl + Whitney Johnson / TALsounds, undesign the redline

7/3: tunes: Rare Essence w/ Sugar Bear, National Orchestra festival Institute + Festival

7/4: Art at the Golden Triangle

7/5: tunes: Dog Scream / Earwig Deluxe / Glowhazel / Collapsing, tunes: LESSON ZERO, tunes: Fetcher

7/6: tunes: Eric Felten, tunes: Sam Elmore, tunes: Bacharach covers, art: Rauschenburg documentary, Edgewood Market

7/7: tunes: Jeremy Young / Guillermo Pizarro, tunes: Pinkhouse, film: Godard’s Contempt

⅞: book talk: Lisa Bronner, Natural Dye Workshop

7/9: book talk: America In The Borderlands, Economic Security Film Series, tunes: Dreamfeeder with Illusion Transmitter

7/10: Gabrielle Zevin at 6th and I, tunes: Anastasia Coope / Nighttime / Wheatie Mattiasich / m. cole, TedXLogan Circle Happy Hour

7/11: 2024 Capital Fringe Festival, fiber art by women lecture, Mother Earth Art Exhibition, LOTR Trivia, tunes: Good Enough for Government Work (covers), author talk: Alex Mell-Taylor, queer hyperpop night

7/12: tunes: Janet Jackson, Elemental Arts Festival, tunes: Gilsons, After Hours Karaoke, gardening & public safety

7/13: tunes: Elrow, Comedy Karoeke Trivia Funtime, Laugh Quest 2009, Jazz in The Parks: Integriti Reeves, tunes: gum.mp3

7/14: Totally Tubular Festival, book talk: Sarai Johnson, death cafe, paper quilling workshop, anticapitalist book exchange and writing workshop, tunes: Fanoplane / San Kazakgascar / Weed Tree, tunes: Massie, Anticapitalist Book Exchange, Green Way Reading Series

7/15: Spy Camp (week 1)

7/16: tunes: DIIV, art talk: Isaac Julien

7/17: The Great Donut Debate, tunes: Picture Rather Muted / TL0741 / Jeff Surak, clown: ha ha ha ha…

7/18: Jazz at SAAM, Wonka at Audi Field, tunes: Terrain + Patrick Duffy, HIPS at 30: 30 Shades of Pink

7/19: Carly Rae Jepsen @ Nats Stadium, tunes: Have a Nice Life, tunes: ETA, tunes: The North Country

7/20: live tour: Pink Collar Jobs, film: Godard’s Nouvelle Vague, arts + feminism wikithon, tunes: Austin Loman Group, workshop: Indigo & Shibori 101

7/21: tunes: Lambrini Girls w/ Pickaxe (DC), tunes: We Are Killing Pixies

7/22: author talk: Rebecca Fraimow, doc: Godard’s Cinema, circling

7/23: virtual tour: Hookers, Healers, and Heroines, comedy: Gianmarco Soresi

7/24: Clevland Night Market, tunes: Sec.

7/25: tunes: Hana Vu

7/26: line dancing at The Parks, tunes: Grex / ¡FIASCO!

7/27: SAAM Arcade 2024!, film: Hang Sangsoo’s On the Remembrance of the Turning Gate, theater: Noises Off, tunes: blink-182

7/28: film: Sangsoo’s Tale of Cinema

7/29: tunes: Jessica Pratt

7/31: Joan Baez - 6th & I


8/4: 6th & I NJB+ Pageant, film: Sangsoo’s Night & Day, tunes: "Eve Essex / Animal, Surrender! / Mary Regalado"

8/7: tunes: Black Eyed Peas 

8/8: Wild Women of Watergate

8/9: tunes: the LOX, Noam Keim at Lost City

8/10: Comedy Karaoke Trivia Funtime Show, Jazz in The Parks, film: Sangsoo’s In Another Country

8/11: live tour: Herstoric Portraits, Death Cafe

8/13: tunes: Five for Fighting

8/14: tunes: Primus

8/15: tunes: King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Jazz at SAAM, TedXLogan Circle Inaugural Event

8/16: TedXLogan Circle coffee, tunes: New Kids on the Block

8/17: film: Sangsoo’s In Front of Your Face, 6th & I: Melissa Fitzgerald and Mary McCormack

8/19: tunes: Daniel Romano

8/23: 80s night at The Parks

8/24: tunes: All Time Low, author talk: Jeffrey Everett


9/4: Jew-ish standup comedy

9/6: podcast: Old Gods of Appalachia, comedy: TaTa Sherise

9/7: live tour: Herstoric Callboxes, tunes: Nick Mulvey, Jazz in The Parks, comedy: TaTa Sherise

9/9: tunes: Nicki Minaj

9/10: book talk: Tanya Olson and Doritt Carroll

9/12: tunes: JOSEPH

9/13: Open House at The Parks, Washington Writers’ Publishing House reading,

9/14: Celebrate Petworth

9/16: author talk: Rebecca Nagle

9/17: author talk: Chris Koslowski, author talk: Richard Brady

9/19: tunes: Deerlady, Atlantic Festival

9/20: NMWA: Suchitra Mattai

9/24: virtual tour: Sculpting HERstory

9/26: tunes: Keane

9/28: book talk: Mark Swartz 

9/27-28: Avatar: The Last Airbender in Concert

9/27-29: Because They’re Funny Fest, Lady A @ Nats Stadium 


10/3: Tudor Nights: Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

10/13: Latine Representation in Literature

10/15-10/20: Mean Girls

10/22: Joan Osborne and Joshua Radin

10/23: tunes: Dehd

10/25: tunes: American Football


11/7: Rediscover Your Creative Voice

11/8: tunes: La Femme

11/14: tunes: Tokyo Police Club

11/23: tunes: Adrianne Lenker

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