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You can’t spell healthcare without THC

Does your healthcare plan include a copay for your cannabis order? If not, Dreamy has you covered. Order now.



It’s raining cicada-eggs, hallelujah! 

While the cicadas are clearing, eggs Brood X laid into tree branches remain. And in a few short weeks (late July-August), hatching eggs will rain down nymphs that will burrow into the ground until 2038. A single female cicada can lay up to 500 eggs, and considering the number of cicadas we saw, the periodical cicadas are here to stay (burrowed). 


A chef’s best friend

Meet the dogs that helped seven DC chef’s cope through the pandemic and don’t miss their adorably extra doggy diets: including tuna confit, blueberries, porridge, and more.


Sidewalk studies

In June’s 25 community-led “Sidewalk Palooza” events, (ironically named after the Mayor’s annual car-centric Pothole Palooza) people documented 385 cases of unsafe pedestrian infrastructure—many of which have been languishing on the city’s to-do list for years. Missing curb cuts force seniors in wheelchairs into the road, uneven sidewalks send runners tumbling, and more!


Another scorcher

The heat index is expected to reach 105 in parts of the city, another in a run of too-hot-to-do-anything days defining July 2021 so far. 


Jenari Mitchell takes slam by storm

The two-time Beltway Poetry Slam winner left RPI after campus racism, returning home to Southeast DC and taking up poetry to process this and other traumas. Now she’s headed for VH1 while also starting a career in computers

Also || The top 10 subjects this week on the neighborhood listserv, DOT attempts to take equity seriously, how to build a socialist machine for DMV politics

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Emergency & You

Wednesday, July 7

Three Lions or the Red & White? 

England faces Denmark for the UEFA semifinals, and you can watch at Wundergarten—which will also show Italy facing the victor on Sunday. (3 pm)


Also || East of the River mutual aid training, speakeasy comedy, Swahili live afterwork social, #fraylife bar


Thursday, July 8


Introducing “Inside the Wardrobe”

Twirl around Design Foundry’s interactive exhibit featuring outfits and accessories made by designers across the country. What to expect? “A posh tea room with Georgetown cupcakes made of felt, a pedal-bike-powered dry cleaner, and a Parisian plaid zone with a carousel” (all day)



Learn about “Indigenous culture through music, film, dance, storytelling” all weekend long. Kick off the celebration by shopping for unique artists market finds at the REACH. (6pm)


Also || Cookbook swap, Marvel trivia, #NiUnaMenos, talk: Lucian Perkins, movie: goonies


Friday, July 9


After Hours at The Station

Celebrate summer with a friend at The Station in Riverdale Park, just outside of DC in the Hyattsville direction, featuring a “live DJ set, outdoor games, nine-hole miniature golf, a photo scavenger hunt, giveaways, prizes and more!” (6pm)


What’s there to laugh about anymore?

Ricky Valez provides comedic relief when tackling serious topics like anxiety, mental health, and society in a post-pandemic world. (9:30pm


Also || tunes: Back in Black Cat, gas leak detection in your neighborhood, theater: Homegrown, tunes: Teething Veils, Elena, Wingapo!, DACkids summer camp, movie: uncle jesse


Saturday, July 10


Sugar Rush

Bad Candy presents a brand-new DC group art exhibition featuring various art forms from pop art to multimedia art, street art to tech (?) art, etc. (5pm)


Take PRIDE in your post-pandemic bod

If your clothes are too big or too small or just simply don’t fit right anymore, then stop by Pitcher’s patio to revamp your style. 40% of the sidewalk sale proceeds will benefit No Justice No Pride, SMYAL, Mary’s House DC, Casa Ruby, Prism, and the AGLA. (10am)


Also || Exquisite Frame (dance), WWL Wingapo!, make meals for unhoused neighbors in Ward 4, exquisite frame


Sunday, July 11


What goes into the perfect berry pie?

A thoroughly guided baking lesson by master baker, Hannah Wolfman-Arent at Sonny’s Pizza. Take on the classic summertime dessert with some fun and share your masterpiece with friends and your next dinner party! (11am)


Curated finds at Dupont Underground

"Future of What will be bringing top-shelf vintage, upcycled cool stuff for your life and home to Dupont’s Basement’ (12-5 pm)


Also || talk: Shakespeare’s fairies, AfroCode DC, yoga, comedy, dupont’s basement, vegan sunday!, DC lines


Monday, July 12


Make a meaningful impact

HIAS letter writing program encourages everyone to volunteer writing letters of compassion and solidarity for refugees and people in immigration detention. (6:30pm)


A movie under the stars

AdMo is back with their summer movie series, premiering with Punk the Capital. Grab a brown bag movie meal deal from Amsterdam Falafelshop, Shibuya Eatery, Spacycloud, and more. Then cozy up with friends or yourself at the Marie Reed Soccer Field. (8pm)


Also || trivia, underground comedy, free bootcamp class, entrepreneur crash course, improve your memory, Bob Dylan whiskey hunt?!?


Tuesday, July 13


It’s coffee o’clock

Fuel your day with brews from local coffee shops every Tuesday at 10 am. First come, first serve, so get ‘em while they’re cold! Summer House is a brand-new re-envisioned coworking space at National Landing’s Gateway Green in Arlington, VA. (sign up)


Also || bingo, dance bachata, build-a-bouquet, zumba in the park, join dragon boat club, basic french convo class, Chicano movement, community & graphic arts



7/15: tunes: Elena y Los Fulanos, the Yards Cookie Jamboree, film & video resume swap

7/16: tunes: Exotiq Int’l

7/17: tunes: the North Country

7/19: Women in Film & Video watch Roma

7/20: Ceremony: A Soil-Based Performance

7/21: Physically distanced dance exhibition

7/22: film: A Tale of Samurai Cooking: A True Love Story

7/23: tunes: Junkyard Band

7/24: tunes: Thievery Corporation

7/30: ride for autism & disABILITIES

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