Emergency & You
We asked readers for recommendations on what to do while we're dealing with this. Here's what you said.
Wednesday, September 30
Housing policies in the DMV
Georgetown’s urban and regional planning program, which, full disclosure, sponsors this email, is doing a talk about local and federal housing policy. (9 am)
Drive-In Comedy Night
Parking Lot Social is kicking off its multifaceted drive-in experience in the DC area with a comedy night featuring local stand-up comedians. Arrive early to secure your parking spot, check out live DJs and sample local food vendors. (7pm)
Thursday, October 1
Classes in Charcoal
Did you catch Portraits in Charcoal before the Portrait Gallery closed and wonder how to do it yourself? Take a charcoal portrait drawing class led by a local artist and next stop, Smithsonian! (6pm)
You might win free socks!
Put your DC knowledge, especially about our push for statehood (hint, hint) to the test with WAMU’s What’s With Washington trivia night. (Say that five times fast.) You might win socks! (7:30pm)
On the Table Conversations
VoicesDMV is an initiative that hopes to convene “On the Table” conversations that bring DMV residents together to discuss matters that are most important to their communities. You can join a conversation, or learn how to host on yourself here.
Friday, October 2
Dance Place DC celebrates their 40th anniversary with free virtual performances and fundraising. (6:30pm)
Our international film festival streams for your private viewing, starting with the Italian film Ordinary Happiness—something we in 2020 are certainly not taking for granted. There are films about a love affair as an invasion approaches Lebanon; a Korean crime drama; biopics about Banksy, Truman Capote, Chuck Berry, and Billie Holliday; a documentary about Argentina’s most famous bank robbery; and so much more. Check it out.
Saturday, October 3
What’s your dog trying to tell you? Find out by heading to Virginia Ave dog park with your dog and learn the basics of dog body language. (11am)
Indies and Anti-Racists: Unite!
Five local bookstores from across America (including DC’s own Politics and Prose) partner to present an anti-racist panel series featuring authors, librarians, illustrators, and more. (4pm)
Sunday, October 4
Peak Fall: Apple Picking
Classic 2020: the weather destroyed most of the apple crop near DC. A few nearby orchards are still offering pick-your-own apples on weekends with masks, but without reservation. (Baughers, Catoctin)
Tunes & History: That’s so 70s
Throw it back with the Motown sound of the 1970s through this musical history program - you’ll get to jam to the greatest Motown hits and learn their pop culture (as opposed to music theory) context. (7pm)
Monday, October 5
A 4-course meal for two, or just you.
Common Good City Farm is partnering with local restaurants for a virtual night on the farm. This is how it works: buy a ticket, pick up your Big Bear Cafe meal, and join a virtual cooking demo with the chef. (7pm)
“It’s a game. It’s a show. It’s America!”
Round House Theater is launching a week long play (and game show?) where the live audience selects which of three hopeful immigrants gets the golden ticket: citizenship. So it’s like the Hunger Games, but immigration in theater form. Interesting... and reminds of Xena Ni's recent piece The Lottery. (7pm)
Tuesday, October 6
A co-founder of Black Lives Matter shares her memoir with Politics & Prose. (4 pm)