“Rockville, Maryland-based on-demand manufacturing marketplace Xometry officially began trading on the NASDAQ, and raised just over $300 million in the process.” What is an on-demand manufacturing marketplace? We’re not sure, but some new millionaire celebrating on 14 St this weekend will surely be able to tell you.
Even you're vaccinated, wear a mask on transit, at schools and playgrounds, in medical settings and DC government buildings, and in any business that requires them. (Plus, we'll add: Wherever else it makes you feel more comfortable).
It’s cookout season, but when did it first start? Food writer and certified barbecue judge Adrian Miller looked into how Black barbecuers and restaurateurs helped develop the cookout as a cornerstone in American culture in his new book, Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue. The writer is giving a lecture based on his findings at the Smithsonian. (6:45pm)
Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler
Kick off the long weekend early with the first night of “a three-day explosion of joy and play” from three Black women curators, featuring an arts market, film festival, wobble/electric-slide lesson, and DJ set, all outdoors on the Kennedy Center’s REACH Plaza. (Register here — then entry is first-come, first-served -- and learn more with District Fray’s coverage of Relax Relate Release).
Join Art in DC at Femme Fatale for a night of collaging and “mystery cocktails” at their brand-new location in Cleveland Park. They’ll provide materials, but feel free to bring clips from newspapers, magazines, etc. that inspire you! (4pm)