If you’re interested in some non-feral hogs, DCist has a roundup of local county fairs in the DC region. Depending on the fair, you can try goat yoga, judge a cute baby contest, judge a cute pet contest, pick the future Queen Nicotina, or even see the Temptations live.
The Library of Congress needs your help in transcribing over 16,000 pages of suffragist diaries, letters, speeches, and other documents. Anyone is able to participate, and they’re hoping volunteers will help in the effort to bring more suffragist stories to light.
Go-Go 4 Justice rally
Dont Mute DC brings you the latest go-go driven social justice rally, this time in support of a halfway house for returned citizens, who make up 10% of DC’s population, or about 70,000 people. (5:30pm)
Music in the museum
Grab a spot along the balcony rail and watch Colombian Carribbean group La Marvela perform at Luce Unplugged. (5:30pm)
A crash course in unionizing
Catch NYT journalist Steven Greenhouse talking about how labor unions shaped the modern day workforce, the current decline of workers’ rights and what laborers can do to reclaim their collective power. (7pm)
So much art to behold
Support local DC artists by attending the opening of a new exhibit at the W St. YMCA. Rose Jaffe will be the artist-in-residence, featuring art exploring the themes of political activism, female empowerment, natural healing, and spiritual grounding. (6:30 pm, through Oct. 11)
Start with a beginning and end with an arrival, or just join Area Woman, a multidisciplinary performance collective, for Ephemeral Fatale - a night of “trust-building meta-moments” (?), “sonic worldbuilding” (?), and murder mystery (??). (7:30 pm through Aug. 18)
Or check this one-night-only show at Holy Bones by artists Kelly Towles. (6pm)
Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler
Busboys Takoma hosts the launch of a progressive challenger for Brandon Todd’s Ward 4 council spot. (7 pm)