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Classic Conversations

Don't miss Classic Conversations, a multi-session event featuring innovative women in music and media. Panelists include Pitchfork editor-in-chief Puja Patel, CNN White House reporter Kate Bennett and more. Free with RSVP.


Nats are Wild, Mystics move on

YIMBYism on the rise?

A recent survey released by DC’s Department of Housing and Community Development and the Office of Planning revealed that 76 percent of  residents believe the city’s current spread of subsidized housing is unfair. Northwest was the most popular area prioritized by respondents for more affordable housing, but over 60 percent of residents in every ward agreed that the current distribution of housing is unjust.

Alexandria + Arlington = <3

Arlington County and the city of Alexandria, which officially split sometime in the 1870s, are considering joining forces to address the urban planning "challenges"—affordable housing, transit and workforce issues—that are expected to accompany the arrival of Amazon HQ2. A real love story.

Oops: summer forecast edition

Capital Weather Gang is holding itself accountable for its “worst ever” summer forecast. Among the various things the weather predictors got wrong? They anticipated just 15-20 days at or above 90 degrees between June and August. We ended up getting 47. 


Support for pregnant women experiencing homelessness

Pizza Fest is lies

The Facebook event that NINETY SEVEN THOUSAND people expressed interest in has been cancelled and mysteriously postponed to June next year. We smell a pizza rat. Got any ideas on what's going on? Reach out:


Also || Woolly Mammoth announces partnership with spoken word Spit Dat, Climate Activitsts look to #ShutDownDC again on Friday, everyone wants to be an astrologer, FBI searches DCRA, no more bus rapid transit for MD, try the hangover soup, this man’s been playing a church organ for 50 years

Wednesday, September 25

March on Washington Film Festival

You’ve still got five days to catch this jam-packed film festival. Today’s selection includes an immersive film of the African American experience and a film on Shirley Chisholm. (see the schedule)


Here’s your last minute date idea

Get crafty at the Renwick with origami plant and pot-making, plus live music, drinks and snacks. Tickets required. (5:30pm)


Silent book club

Go to bar. Make friends for half an hour. Silently read your books together for an hour. The end. (6pm)

Also || Taste of uptown food walking tour | charity trivia | Diverse City Fund’s annual grantee celebration | green drinks HH | Pitango Game Night | outdoor zumba | DC Voters for Animals launch | Dupont Underground community open house | comedy at Colony Club | comedy at Sudhouse | national parks trivia

Thursday, September 26

Culture House 6th Anniversary

FKA Blind Whino, Culture House is celebrating six years. Art exhibit, artist talks, live music, food and drink. And many ~artsy~ people. (7:30pm)


Get yr comedy

  • See some standup at Seasons and Sessions. Only $2 for you, our 730DC subscribers! (8pm)

  • Kick off a few days of improv at the Source with teams from DC and beyond. (7:30pm and more)


Also || Mike Pence’s biography author talk |  brookland manor resident protest | tunes: Day 4 of Room for More Festival | youth & congress: a call for climate action | AG Racine on environmental issues 


Friday, September 27

Frederick Douglass in Capitol Hill

Learn the history of your city on this walking tour, all about Frederick Douglass and the history of Capitol Hill from the Civil War to the Gilded Age. (5:30pm)  


An art show about climate change in an old garage

PAKKE puts on a show at the Cheshire, a new arts space in Adams Morgan, with art by Rose Jaffe, live beats, and an educational/musical performance by an ocean scientist. (7pm)


Tunes: Frankie Cosmos

Catch indie singer Frankie Cosmos at the Black Cat. The red room may not be there anymore (*tear*) but you can still bop along with the best of them. (8pm)

Also ||  talk: Ta-Nehisi Coates | Halcyon Awards after party | Great Meadow Public Night & Stargazing |Look Hear: photography, community, music | DC fashion week opening night


Saturday, September 28


Love our planet and our parks

Feeling inspired after Friday's Climate Strike? Join Rock Creek Conservancy, the National Park Service, and Parks Project for a morning cleanup at Rock Creek Park in celebration of National Public Lands Day and Rock Creek Park Day. (9am)


Opera Outside

You might think of opera as stuffy--but what if it’s outside? Like, in Malcolm X Park? Washington Concert Opera puts on a casual show in the park. (11am)


Save the bees, keep the honey

Learn the ins and outs of harvesting and bottling honey and then take home your very own bottle (whether it’s bear shaped is tbd). (1pm)

Also ||  Crafty arts and makers festival (two days) | tunes: Rwandan music | volunteer at a Columbia Heights farmers’ market | tunes: Robert Glasper @ The Reach | tunes: Sudor Fest

Sunday, September 29


Profs and Pints: Understanding refugee law

Is our nation dealing with refugees in a way that violates international law? Paul Grussendorf, former director of the Immigration and Asylum Law Clinic at GW University will go over the basics of US and international law for refugee resettlement. (6pm)


Stomp out slumlords

Canvas tenants facing eviction - inform them of their rights in court, how to get a lawyer, and see if they’re interested in organizing their building. (1:30pm)


The only person I’d run through an airport go to Silver Spring for is you

Celebrate Phoebe Waller-Bridge winning 10000 Emmys for Fleabag by watching a screening of its original format as a one-woman show. This might be worth going to Silver Spring. (3pm)

Also || oktoberfest at owen’s | open jazz jam | craft arts and makers festival | CAMP at the LINE | DC free store 


Monday, September 30



Go practice your spanish, and your salsa dancing, at this two-for-one event organized by the language people at Conversational DC. Tickets are required. (6pm)



Japanese digital artist Daito Manabe will discuss how his work explores “the interrelationships and boundaries delineating the analog and digital.” (4pm)


Also || The Other Founders of the American Revolution | Reclaim DC: Shareback and Speak Out | sound meditation | Showtunes Monday at JRs


Tuesday, October 1



Baked and Wired in Georgetown is hosting a free tasting of its new menu items. Cupcake enthusiasts this one is for you. (5:30pm)


Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence released a calendar of over 30 community events, like a grassroots comedy show and a Halloween pet parade. (all month)

Also || Tom Mueller at busboys | workshop: Enduring Idealism: Surviving Nonprofits | tunes: The Obsessives | tunes: Video Age @ Pie Shop | profs & pints: The Green New Deal & Climate Colonialism


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