The Washington Spirit were supposed to play much of the year in Loudoun County’s new Segra Field, but it’s not ready even though the season is supposed to start now—leaving the Spirit struggling to find a place to play. DC United has been obliging with Audi Field, but apparently only up to a point.
13 suggestions from local booksellers and librarians (including the Librarian of Congress, because that’s a local library too, right?) include reads from noir novelist George Pelecanos, which Busboys & Poets owner Andy Shallal says “should be required reading for DC transplants.”
Friday, May 28
Alley art and artist talk
Catch Christopher Chen’s artist talk for his photo series, “Floating World,” documenting DC streetscapes which is displayed on an alley wall in Mount Pleasant, next to Elle. Photos will be on display through May 31st. (7pm)
AAPI artist exhibition and art benefit
“We Are Home” is a show curated by art boutique HOMME featuring DC-based Asian American artists. 20% of proceeds will go towards BLM DC, Collective Action for Safe Spaces, and Asian American Youth Leadership Empowerment and Development. Gallery opens today and is on view by appointment through June 6.
Head up to Hyattsville for Pyramid Atlantic’s opening of Mazes & Maps, with live DJ and many artists on-site. “An adventuring party of cartographers assemble at the entrance to Pyramid Atlantica….Enter the Pyramid, and witness their odyssey! Twists and turns abound from our heroes' display of mazes inspired by digital and analog gaming.” (register)
Pups, Peonies & Pie
Adoptable dogs, flowers and Milk Bar pies—which one will you go home with? (12-2 pm)
Heavyweights Comedy Show
Laugh off the woes of the week with a comedy showcase featuring Gibran Saleem, a Virginia-raised Pakistani comedian. (7:30pm)
“Sorry, I was talking on mute”
If you just can’t take any more loud keyboard sounds/lagging screen shares/random call drops, this Zoom circus gone wrong might be the laugh you need to get through the last stretch of remote work. (8pm)
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