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Wednesday November 30th 


Get it? Bi as in bingo. Anyway, join DC Fray and one of DC’s newest lesbian bars, as you are, for their BI-weekly BIngo game and happy hour. Your ticket comes with six to eight rounds of bingo and an evening of fun! (7pm)

Move over, Giving Tuesday

…it’s Thank You Wednesday! Catalogue for Philanthropy hosts a happy hour to celebrate the end of their inaugural Gratitude Crawl and their Give Local Together community campaign supporting 200+ small, local nonprofits. (4pm)

Also || tunes: Julian Lage, film: Battle of Chile, comedy show fundraiser, Race History and Rock Creek, knitters speaking out, Soy Candle Making, an evening at Gallery Article 15

Thursday December 1st 

We found a DIY recipe for you

Is Animal Crossing still in ~the zeitgeist~? It’s the season to collect pine needles, but Union Market has already done that part—you just need to show up and craft your wreath. (6:30pm)

Global Blackness

What do we learn when we approach the study of Blackness globally? What historical processes of racialization might we encounter and what labor regimes, modes of knowledge, creative practice, and resistance might we foreground? Bol Worker Owned Bookstore hosts a conversation considering Ghana, Trinidad, and India, opening space to think about (un)freedom, race, empire, and labor in ways that are often submerged within US centric racial discourse. (6:30pm)

Also || theater: Playing Burton, comedy: Yes Queen!, stem happy hour, Ginger's Palace / Austin Loman Group / Anthony Pirog at Rhizome, sip & shop, Shawlidays crawl, my christmas lights bring all the boys to The Yards, pentagon row ice skating, American Ice dog Yappy Hour, become em-paw-ee of the month, Ugly Sweaters & Cool Kicks

Friday December 2nd

Fire Drill Fridays

Jane Fonda! Icon, the moment, star and most importantly climate activist, will be leading this first Fire Drill Friday after the midterms, along with Greenpeace USA, other climate justice movement allies, elected officials, frontline activists, and an award-winning brass band. (11am)

Frost(y) the Cookie!

Join Union Market for their gingerbread decorating class! Make your own Gingy from Shrek 2. Anyone else remember that cinematic masterpiece where Fairy Godmother’s “Holding Out for a Hero” is playing in the background while mini-Gingy mourns hero big-Gingy’s death? Process it the right way (recreating the trauma thinking it will go differently this time)! (3:30pm)

Also ||  Handel’s Messiah, Merri Market, problematic cartoons, comedy and ugly sweaters, comedy: funny africans

Saturday December 3rd

It’s giving…friends

Femme Fatale and Sisters in Sound would like to *soul vibe* with everyone here—at this party, you’ll make gift boxes for DC KinCare Alliance and jam to live tunes, all for a great cause. (4:30pm)

It’s giving…stuff

  • Remember the shitty polymer “bowl” you made your mom in elementary school? Give her an upgrade and stop by District Clay’s Holiday Pottery Sale, running Saturday and Sunday. Stop by to browse work by over 30 District Clay potters, try some tasty snacks and drinks, and meet the community. (10am-5pm
  • The Global Holiday Market showcases the creativity of refugee entrepreneurs at St. Thomas Episcopal Church. (12-5pm)
  • Have an old 500 piece puzzle you can do with your eyes closed? Then stop by Palisades library for a puzzle and book swap! (10am-2pm)

Also ||  Flying V vs. Super Art Fight, community tree planting, Catalytic Sound Festival w/ dance, art discussion: ancestors know who we are, tunes: community orchestra, great winter gala, improv comedy, filipinabilia origins, holiday family day, tunes: Handel’s messiah at nat’l cath’dl, hot cocoa and karaoke, World Cup USA!

Sunday December 4th

So you don’t have to do all your holiday shopping last minute!

Stop by Park View’s holiday market with over 50 local artisans, makers, all in conjunction with district bridge! Instead of frantically looking up “gifts my my dad who likes, uh, ties?” buy a local print, a journal, olive oil! (4-7pm)

Why didn’t they serve ghosts didn’t the prohibition?

Because they didn’t have any spirits! It’s the 89th anniversary of the repeal of prohibition, and DC Craft Bartenders’ Guild will be celebrating with 30+ beers and cocktails! There will be food, 16 bartenders,  and a 6 piece jazz band! (7:30pm)

Do you think Edmund Pevensie (of narnia) would betray his family for Turkish Coffee? Or just Turkish Delight?

Well I guess time to find out! It’s World Turkish coffee day and the Turkish Coffee Lady foundation will be celebrating with dancing, art, coffee (of course), food, and more! (3pm)

Also || women uncorked, Handel’s Messiah, Gay Men’s Holiday Chorus, comedy (described on eventbrite as a perfect date night so i guess someone go and let us know how it is), Bluegrass Jam (do you think they’ll allow me to bring my recorder), poetry: The Great World of Days

Monday December 5th 

Rupi Kaur

      Is performing 

at            Lincoln



Tunes: Amiture

Their sound has been described as existing in the vast in-betweens of Kate Bush and Suicide, or Throbbing Gristle and Prince. Big if true! (7pm)

Also || fashion of the white house, talk: south america’s left tilt, the apocalypse could happen and Wasted Lounge would still have it’s 50c wing Mondays, drag show: drag kings

Tuesday December 6th 

Wallace celebrates the holiday season

Happy holidays from me Wallace, the founder of the war on christmas. Jk, I’m a gecko I have no concept of organizing religion or anything else for that matter. Anyway readers, come with me as I celebrate the holidays in style in DC!

  • First I head to La Cosecha for a holiday calligraphy class. I have claws so my handwriting is atrocious, lucky they provide me with all the tools for a beginner! (6:30pm)
  • I stop by the National Symphony Orchestra’s ugly sweater holiday concert! I come rocking my shirt that says “Take Me Gnome Tonight”... did I mention i’m single? (7:30pm)
  • I stop by Profs & Pints to listen to their talk about life at the poles. I learn about seals, penguins, and life in the coldest climates (read: my cage when it drops below 70) (6pm)

Also ||  Tudor Place in 1880, talk: Black women’s reproduction after slavery, tunes: Azizi Gibson, talk: the atlantic writers, tunes: jazz orchestra ”Nutcracker”


12/7: tunes: 101nderland, comedy: Bad Medicine holiday show, profs and pints, hirshhorn art talk, wreaths and wine tasting, La Noche de las Velitas

12/8: Remembering Mike Davis, talk: Maya Lin, Hollywood on the Potomac

12/9: Magical Musical Holiday Step Show

12/10: tunes: Bonny Light Horseman, Joy of Christmas, modern Nutcracker, make your own wreath, Art Enables Holiday Market, Cleveland Park holiday market

12/11: Depths of Wikipedia

12/13: tunes: Foals

12/14: Darren Criss

12/15: tunes: Slothrust, talk: race, toxicity & rise of youth activism in Baltimore, art talk: changing ideas of kinship

12/17: tunes: Austin Larkin, tunes: Dave Heumann, tunes: oh He Dead, candlelight Christmas with Washington Chorus, holiday market

12/18: tunes: Oddisee & Good Compny, holiday market

12/20: Kogod Courtyard holiday sip and shop

12/21-22: tunes: Thievery Corporation 

12/22: jam session

12/23: Festivus comedy festival

12/31: tunes: Rare Essence + Trouble Funk


⅕: DC Improv

1/7: improvised music

1/19: not another D&D podcast

1/22: MLK Day of Action

1/23: sip and craft

1/27: tunes: Greensky Bluegrass

1/31: tunes: Dry Cleaning, tunes: Suki Waterhouse, art talk: Black portraiture in history


⅔: tunes: NSO: Dvorak 7, tunes: MJ Lenderman

2/4: talk: Pete Holmes

2/9: talk: protest music and gender

2/13: tunes: Julia Wolf

2/14: Story District: Worst Date Ever

2/23: tunes: Kimbra

2/24: tunes: Junior Boys

2/25: tunes: Yelle


3/10: tunes: Betty Who

3/19: Rachmaninov, Tennyson, Poe, tunes: Yo La Tengo


4/3: tunes: Lewis Capaldi


5/2: tunes: Placebo

5/14: modern classical: Hailstork & Obama

5/16: Beetlejuice


6/27: tunes: Shania Twain


9/7: tunes: Arctic Monkeys

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