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Wednesday May 31

Working together for DC parks!

Did you know many District parks are operated by the National Park Service. It can be hard to maintaain  and improve parks for district residents who use them day-to-day. (hmm wouldn’t statehood be nice). Come learn how we can better cooperate with the NPS to create public spaces that work best for everyone. (12pm-1pm

How does congress plan to fight record high temperatures?

By moving from fahrenheit to celsius! Anyway, come discuss the environment with other like-minded folks with green drinks DC at Public Bar! (6pm)  

Also || tunes: Matt Maeson, tunes: Goddess, Green Drinks DC, the sketch jam, beer tasting, that special agony

Thursday June 1

Edibles! (but the plant kind) (no not that plant kind) (the not weed type)

Join Wild Plant Allies in the DMV! Learn how to ethically harvest wild plants, ID’ing common plant allies, and recipes and medicines you can make at home. Taste and take home some foraged goods. Then next time you’re doing a park hang with your friends you can walk up to a tree, take a bite, and look cool! (6:30pm)  

Kayak spelled backwards is kayak

Come join Capital Riverfront BID and Ballpark Boathouse for community kayak nights! Enjoy paddling on the Anacostia at a discounted rate! (6pm and 7pm)

A poem for Europa

At the Library of Congress, US Poet Laureate Ada Limon unveils her ode to the NASA Clipper mission to Europa, the smallest of Jupiter’s Galilean moons. (7 pm)

Also ||  tunes: Native Sun, tunes: a night of guitar, Irish Theatre: Three by Yeats, NSO, Sasha Velour, intercountry adoptee voices, intercountry adoptees, Summer in the Park w/ DJ Reynolds, Disney Trivia, ChurchKeyBeethoven’s 9th, Sasha Velour, new leaders dc fundraiser, “The Revolution Will Not Be Funded”

Friday June 2

Paul Bufano! Paul Bufano! 

Are you a jazz fan! You love Roy Donk or Mookie Kramer and the  8 balls! C’mon you know them! They’re jazz stars! Anyway, come to Capital Jazz Fest and celebrate jazz and the city. (7:30pm)


Join local DC artists exploring climate change related to rising sea levels and society. (6pm-9pm)

Also ||  comedy: Brandon Wardell, Irish Theatre: Three by Yeats, Children of the Gospel, Absence of Proof, tunes: Windscour/Bonnie Kane & Tracy Lisk, Above Below Water, Beethoven’s 9th, Diverse DC, funny asians and friends comedy, tunes: Kinda Evil, tunes: Boy Meets Pearl, ABOVE BELOW WATER, WNBA: Mystics v. Sky

Saturday June 3

Sound Scene @ Hirshhorn

What comes after the end? Through interactive art installations, live performances and small group workshops, audiences may consider a future after white privilege, patriarchy, colonialism, ableism, climate catastrophe or just after breaking a habit or retiring of a particular turn of phrase. (5pm)

“It costs a lot of money to look this cheap”

Come celebraate the iconic Dolly Parton with the Gay Men’s Chorus of DC. With a career spanning over 50 years, this salute to icon Dolly will be one you don’t want to  miss. (8pm)

SW Block Party!!

It’s a block party for flood awareness week! Only in DC. Come celebrate the new SW flood resilience strategy with free King Ribs BBQ, a skate party, foam festivities, lawn games, and more! (2pm-4pm)

Art Out Loud

Three levels of art, performances, makers markets, and even craft stations, this Capital Pride x District Fray party shows off DC’s artsy side. (6pm)

Also || invasive plant removal, tunes: Rosieplay: finding Neil Patrick Harris, tunes: Subhumans, faux wedding comedy showcase, comedy karaoke trivia show, queering sound, film @ NGA: Mary Cassatt, generation hope looking for volunteers, DC brunch club w/ Emma’s Torch, Demon Dogs, DanceAfrica DC, DoubleXXComedy, Comedy at Judy, SAAM’s Pride Family DayBeethoven’s 9th, gay men’s chorus: Dolly, Journal for Wellness Workshop, tunes: Yussef Dayes, Capital Jazz Fest, launch party for a DC kid-written book, Chevy Chase Lake town square party, storytelling workshop, unwearied journey

Sunday June 4

Sundays are for parties

  • It’s Wonderland Ballroom’s annual Sundress Fest. The event of the season for millennials, girlies, gays, punks, everyone. Happy hour for anyone in a sundress! (all day)
  • It’s the Clevland Park neighborhood party. Come for an afternoon of dancing, games, food, and fun! (12pm-4pm)

Go-go on the roof-roof! Come to the rooftop garden of the MLK Jr Memorial Library  in  celebration f Black Music Month. (2pm-4pm)

Also ||  tunes: Sampha the Great, tunes: Jasper Hobbs, tunes: Kaleta & Super Tamba Band, play: finding Neil Patrick Harris, Irish Theatre: Three by Yeats, Neighbor to Neighbor Day, queering sound, tunes: Alex Zhaang Hungtai & Leo Chang, Mermaid Tales, queer roots of hip-hopgay men’s chorus: Dolly

Monday June 5


Your favorite 2015 indie-star turned current Tik Tok icon Declan McKenna makes his big return (that’s the naame of the tour) to The anthem! (8pm)

Have a beer and learn something

Join Profs & Pints for “Lost in the Middle East,” an examination of where the US approach to that region went wrong with former policy advisor Steven Simon. (6pm)

Also  || Trivia Mondays, Stage fright, dc half kickoff party, moreeee trivia, karaoke nights, volunteer at a farm, okay wow even more trivia

Tuesday June 6

Gay movie night!

Adams Morgan movie night is showing  the iconic film Birdcage for Pride Month. Plus before the movie there will be local restaurants giving out food, a dc comedian opening the show, and more! (8:30)

AIso ||  behind the canvass, Calvary DC, play: the soldier’s truth, out in STEM DC, new comedy material, chat with the Thai ambassador, Tacos and Karoeke, tunes: Caitlin Rose & Andrew  Combs

JUNE: https://www.washingtonian.com/2023/05/19/20-fun-festivals-to-check-out-around-dc-this-summer/

6/7: US-UK Day at Nats Stadium, tunes: The Jo-Go Project, Horror as Queer, tunes: sondra n arkin et al, artist reception, knife skills for beginners, found

6/8: tunes: Cinema Hearts, art: for freedoms, Untold Brewing @ ChurchKey

6/9: tunes: Jessica Lea Mayfield, Capital Pride shabbat, “Let This Radicalize You” talk (Baltimore), play: Art at Bloombars, reception for new work by Rose Jaffe, Booty Rex dance party

6/10: tunes: Pixies, tree study, invasive plant removal, jazz outside, New Kitchens on the Block, film: Tove Jansson, Capital Pride

6/11: film: Finnish shorts, Indigo & Shibori 101, Art Works Now Spring Festival, talk: DC’s war memorials, talk: Canova’s sculpture, healing/movement/sound, sketching with Carlos, art: ABOVE BELOW WATER

6/12: Death Cafe, Six Wives of Henry VIII

6/13:  Movie: Raising Arizona

6/14: talk: Elliot Page, Queering Sound, profs & pints, best of DC party maybe go and vote for us, DC Vision Zero Summit

6/15: DC DOX FEST, Prince George’s County Pride Paw-ty, vegan comfort food

6/16: queering sound, Awkward Sex…and the City, tunes: Thee Sinseers, talk: Dante, Hell and art

6/17: invasive plant removal, weeding fun at Tudor Place, doc: architect Aalto, humanomics, Seussical the Musical

6/18: tunes: Neptune / Model Home / Special World, homeless benefit show, film: I Cannot Tell You How I Feel Today, Celebrate Juneteenth, dragathon extravagayzna

6/19: Juneteenth w/ ONE DC, tunes: Panda Bear + Sonic Boom

6/20: tunes: Protomartyr, movie: Bridesmaids, Celebrate Juneteenth, tunes: Lucas Abela / Emily Gen 

6/22: tunes: Souls of Mischief, art: for freedoms, community lodgings summer soiree, jazz at SAAM, talk: art critic Jerry Saltz

6/23: tunes: Weezer, tunes: Pinkwash

6/24: One Journey Festival, Home Rule Music Festival Closing Night, national bbq battle, the Brenda and Glennda Show, Puddles pity party

6/25: tunes: Rodrigo y Gabriela

6/26: tunes: X

6/27: tunes: Shania Twain, tunes: Jeff Tweedy (Wilco), tunes: Herbie Hancock, tunes: The Golden Seas Duo, movie: Shrek, women uncorked: am I queer?

6/28: Slate Political Gabfest

6/30: tunes: Sparks, Beyonce dance party, tunes: You & Me & You record release, dance: Deep in My Bones


7/1: Silicon Valley villains in DC walking tour, best of Bulldog Comedy

7/5: tunes: Barenaked Ladies, tunes: Five for Fighting

7/6: art: for freedoms

7/7: tunes: Luke Bryan

⅞: tunes: T-Pain, art in the garden

7/11: people uncorked: am i queer?

7/12: Capital Fringe

7/14: Gasolina reggaeton party

7/20: women uncorked: self-pleasure

7/21: Shabbat in the Ballpark

8/4: tunes: Sam Smith

8/10: consent is hot

8/11: tunes: Sylvan Esso

8/12: art in the garden

8/15: tunes: Glen Hansard & Swell Season

8/17: tunes: Please Don’t Destroy

8/31: tunes: Lisa Sokolov


9/7: tunes: Arctic Monkeys

9/9: Black Cat turns 30 w/ Velocity Girl, Ted Leo, etc

9/10: tunes: Beck & Phoenix, tunes: Wave to Earth

9/13: life with the afterlife

9/14: tunes: Tove Lo

9/16: tunes: Patti Smith

9/21: healwell

9/23: Celebrate Petworth, tunes: Nick Cave, weeding fun at Tudor Place, in conversation with The Sopranos

9/24: tunes: Bully

9/28: tunes: Jungle


10/6: tunes: Tom Odell

10/6-8: Because They’re Funny BIPOC comedy festival

10/14: Gilded Lily Burlesque, tunes: Generationals

10/17: tunes: Pile

10/24: tunes: Rainbow Kitten Surprise

10/25: tunes: Genesis Owusu

10/29: tunes: Vagabon


11/1: tunes: Santiago Cruz

11/5: tunes: Tortoise

11/8: tunes: Geese

11/11: tunes: Nation of Language


12/15: tunes: Black Eyes

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