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Wake to Washington

It's life, that's all.

“A whiter D.C. government: check. A whiter, wealthier population: check.”

Byproduct or intent? The Plan, a theory dating back to the 1970s, asserts that this change is an intentional plot by wealthy, white people to push out low-income, black residents to shift the city government and the population at large. 

 

The Covid and the City

CityLab runs down some particularly urban concerns about the virus. Some nuggets:

Showcasing survival

Right now the Renwick is showing “Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists,” which “puts Native women right where they belong... credited, contextualized and celebrated.” Down the road, the Smithsonian just acquired Joseph Young’s dozen-plus years of photographs documenting H St’s gentrification.


Also || Triad hideout on 14th, Republic Gardens remodel on U, no surprises: what we lose in Ubers and when, Scherzer has sore lat, Ward 8 wary of bus cuts

Wednesday, March 11


Lotion Princess Single Release Show

If you missed Lotion Princess’ transformation over the last two years and the hype for their new music, check out our write-up. They play at DC9 along with Jake Sherman. (8pm)

 

Talk: Saints & Harlots

You’re either the virgin Mary or the whore Mary Magdalene. Georgetown professor Amy Leonard just wrote a book about nuns in Reformation Germany and is here to tell you about women and sexuality in premodern Europe. (6 pm)

 

Also || tunes: Dead Kennedys | 311 comedy show | Saints and Horlots | Yoga in Luce | HEAART discussion series: Cannabis and holistic health


Thursday, March 12

Greater than a dozen Washingtons?

GGWash turns 12 with a party in Bloomingdale. (6:30-9 pm)

 

Evil Twin debut at Churchkey

There’ll be eight special drafts from Evil Twin’s new brewery in Queens and the names are wit(bier)-ty, like “I Doubt This Bodega Has Any of the Things on My Grocery Shopping List and Let's Wait for the Light To Turn Green Before We Cross the Street.” (Evil Twin is based in Denmark.)

 

Historical womxn and activism

Join The Outrage and The Reclaim for their second event in their Womxn’s History Month series where they’ll look at revolutionaries and activists like Marsha P Johnson, Emma Goldman, and Dolores Huerta that have shaped the world. Tix are $10. (6pm)

 

Also || tunes: Algiers | QHT reopening  | tunes: Stephen Marley

 

Friday, March 13

 

Wikipedia edit-a-thon for women artists

Correct the record with SAAM and Art + Feminism. (10 am-2:30 pm)

 

Boogie Down with KRS-One

The legendary (and political) rapper is at Howard Theatre, which has a somewhat impressive spring slate (Yasiin Bey fka Mos Def, Dead Prez). (9 pm)

  • Keep it going even later (like, til 6 am with a Boiler Room hardcore techno set. (10 pm)

 

Also || Boiler Room | FXCK SXSW | stand-up showcase | opening receptions at Touchstone Gallery | Komodo Island

 

Saturday, March 14

Release your intuition

Hone your abstract painting skills or learn a new form of self-expression at an abstract intuitive painting workshop. Immediacy and broad strokes, in the likes of Jackson Pollock, are key. (12pm)


Synesthete for an evening

21st Century Consort (the Smithsonian’s in-house orchestra) will be playing a one-night-only show that pairs music with Pat Stier’s Color Wheel exhibition at the Hirshhorn. Advance tix are sold out but they’re still accepting walk-ups. (5pm)

 

Also || a makeHER marketplace | Made in the DMV Conference | get married at &pizza lol | March150 @ Torpedo | water music @ Hirshhorn | which yesterday is tomorrow @ Transformer | Cispes DC: El Salvador Not for Sale | which yesterday is tomorrow? | Hopfest at DC Brau | NMAI dance performance: The Mush Hole | The Sovereign turns 4 | dance party at the plant store | museum of the palestinian people

 

Sunday, March 15

 

Tunes: Tough choices for a very specific kind of music fan 

Three heavy, psychedelic options: 

 

Venus Vs. 

As part of a city-wide film festival celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, The Line Hotel is screening Ava DuVernay’s documentary about Venus Williams, with a panel discussion to follow. (4pm

 

Also || The Escape Artist | queer / trans / nonbinary yoga workshop

 

Monday, March 16

 

Rhizome Death Cafe

This is a regular event but uh...you know. This isn’t grief counseling, but much more casual: eat cake, have some tea, and talk about (the concept of) death, with discussion led by a local end-of-life Doula. (6:30pm)

 

Book it.

Two titans of popular history are speaking on the same night: Erik Larson (The Devil in the White City, In the Garden of Beasts, Isaac’s Storm…) who writes narrative nonfiction with quotes from primary sources, at Smithsonian, and novelist Hilary Mantel, whose novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies have brought the Tudor era to life, at Sixth & I.

 

Also || managing a comedy writer’s room | Intro into Gaelic | El Salvador VP Ulloa at NYU DC 

 

Tuesday, March 17

 

A green kind of evening

Also || Kreeger Museum


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