Hackers published hundreds of gigs of D.C. police internal files after the city countered their $4M demand with just $100k. It’s not clear just yet how damaging the files are, but it includes documents on crimes, suspects, and investigations (including those internal 👀), and intelligence briefings, including related to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Get ready for the Jurassic Encounter, an absolutely absurd animatronic experience in Northern Virginia where you drive around a fake dinosaur enclosure...unclear if you get one of those sweet-but-not-very-safe jeeps to cruise around in. (all weekend)
Friday, May 14
Interested in visualizing your aura? Detroit-based projector, Eileen Lee captures your self portrait and overlays it with colors representative of your energy and aura. (4pm)
W(h)ine and Angst Book club
Every second Friday of the month: “Are you over 21 but you still love reading YA? Join our W(h)ine & Angst Book Club, where we drink wine and read all kinds of books about teenagers.” (6:30 pm)
In honor of AAPIHM, Samasama is hosting a one-day pop-up market at Shopkeepers to celebrate the incredible creatives and small businesses in our local AAPI community. Shop from artisans, chefs, entrepreneurs and more. (12pm)
Electronics, art and tunes
Make a day of it by swinging up to Takoma for open gallery hours for four artists’ closing exhibition at Rhizome (12-4 pm) while your partner sits in for a DIY electronics course (12 pm), then stick around for Protect-U and Soso Tharpa (6:30 pm).
March for Palestine
“Join the Palestinian Youth Movement DMV chapter on Saturday, May 15th in resisting 73 years of ongoing and Nakba and the violent continuation in Sheikh Jarrah.” (3 pm)
Ivy City is blooming with breweries, restaurants, and axe throwing. But what’s lacking is greenery, parks, and recreation. Floralscapes by Adele Yiseol Kenworthy, “aims to center art as the catalyst for change, express community power, and reject gentrification and displacement.” (Visit)
Community Yoga in Georgetown
Go with the flow and take one of Be Free Live Fully’s yoga classes virtually, at the park, or in-studio. Pay what you can. (schedule)