No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man
Sep
28
to Jan 21

No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

  • Smithsonian American Art Museum: Renwick Gallery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man brings the large-scale, participatory work from this desert gathering to the nation’s capital for the first time. The exhibition takes over the entire Renwick Gallery building and surrounding neighborhood, bringing alive the maker culture and creative spirit of this cultural movement.

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Making Room: Housing for a Changing America
Sep
28
to Jan 1

Making Room: Housing for a Changing America

  • National Building Musuem (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The post-World War II suburbanization of America was driven by the housing needs of nuclear families, the nation’s leading demographic. In 1950, these families represented 43% of our households; in 1970, it was 40%.

Since then, unprecedented shifts in demographics and lifestyle have redefined who we are—and how we want to live.

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THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE UNPLUGGED @ BIG CHIEF DC !!!
Dec
20
to Dec 21

THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE UNPLUGGED @ BIG CHIEF DC !!!

We winding down 2018 Thursday December 20th with our 1st Edition of THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE UNPLUGGED at Big Chief DC hosted by Media Personality STEPH LOVA and former NFL WR JOSH MORGAN SR. with LIVE LIVE performances by Tone P & District Funk Band who will be celebrating the release of their NEW single "America" Young Noochie Music will also be performing his new single along with sets by XO, Nonchalant, KingDavidDC, DH1800 and Q&A will ALL be performing LIVE & Unplugged!!! 

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Washington DC | The December Gathering
Dec
13
6:30 PM18:30

Washington DC | The December Gathering

We're stoked to gather at the Eaton Hotel to screen films around the theme of “Joy."

There will be friendship, inspiration and snacks! Drinks will be available for purchase.

There's limited space so grab a ticket early if you plan on attending.

Here's the schedule for the evening:

6:30 doors open

7:30 screening starts

9:00 films end, but keep on hanging out.

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Music Liberates Open Mic
Dec
12
7:30 AM07:30

Music Liberates Open Mic

  • Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

2018 has been a year of using our voice to become stronger together and as individuals. We sharpen our voices and thus our life decisions to make a better tomorrow. Celebrate and co-mingle with rappers, poets, musicians

Here's whats happening:

On the Decks with a Fusion of Historical and Current Protest speeches over top influential hip hop: 
DJ The Question 

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THE ADAMS MORGAN HOLIDAY MARKET
Dec
8
to Dec 9

THE ADAMS MORGAN HOLIDAY MARKET

  • Columbia Road Northwest Washington, DC United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The same volunteer crew that brings you Adams Morgan Day each September will host the Adams Morgan Holiday Market, a pop-up style market from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8 and 9, on SunTrust plaza and at Unity Park, near 18th Street and Columbia Road NW.  The holiday market will feature more than 50 local, high-quality arts and crafts vendors from across DC with unique gift items, jewelry, pottery, paintings and textiles. 

ON PLAZAS NEAR 18THSTREET AND COLUMBIA ROAD NW

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MOVA Veteran Business Startup Network
Dec
3
to Dec 12

MOVA Veteran Business Startup Network

Are you looking to Accelerate your Startup? If you dream of owning your own business or taking your business to the next level, then don’t miss an opportunity to be a part of MOVA’s Pilot Veteran Business Accelerator Program, which is open to all members of the veteran community to include spouse, caregiver, and children of veterans.




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Sketch Night
Nov
28
8:00 PM20:00

Sketch Night

  • 2438 18th Street Northwest Washington, DC 20009 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

LIT's Sketch Night is every month on Wednesday, and it's an entire show devoted to sketch comedy in Adams Morgan. Brought to you by both of LIT's house teams, Separate Beds & The Employables, each month's show is a different theme with new material.

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DC AfroBEATs Fall Fest - Culture | Music | Food | Fashion | Art
Nov
17
4:00 PM16:00

DC AfroBEATs Fall Fest - Culture | Music | Food | Fashion | Art

All Afrobeats, Hip Hop, dancehal & Soca music, food & culture day party fest to celebrate heritage, diversity, richness and vibrancy of cultures in the African Diaspora. This event will feature artists performances, top DJs representing various cultures in the Diaspora, dance performance, food vendors from various cultures, etc. Get ready for Afropolitan NYC Spring Fest at one of the finest summer vibe venues

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Türkçe Movie Night: Balik
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Türkçe Movie Night: Balik

The Yunus Emre Institute in Washington D.C. is hosting its biweekly Turkish movie night. This Friday, the movie featured will be presented in Turkish with English subtitles. This event is aimed at bridging the cultural spectrum between the American cinema and the Turkish cinema. Come and join us as we enter a Turkish cinema right in our own backyard!

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DC Inno's 50 in Fire
Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

DC Inno's 50 in Fire

Join DC Inno at our year-end awards celebration recognizing the city’s inventors, disruptors, luminaries, and newsmakers across all industries. We’ll be heating up National Union Building on November 15th to celebrate the people and organizations driving innovation in D.C. Check out the winners we'll be celebrating here and get ready for the big announcement of the Inno Blazers at the main event!

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Craft Night @ SHOP MADE IN DC
Nov
15
5:00 PM17:00

Craft Night @ SHOP MADE IN DC

A FREE NIGHT OF COMMUNITY CRAFTING @ SHOP MADE IN DC!

Join SHOP MADE IN DCGolden Triangle BID and a local maker for a night of crafting fun!

No previous art or craft-making experience necessary. Delicious Made in DC cocktails and snacks will be available for purchase to enjoy while you craft the night away.

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+Tech Makers Studio
Nov
15
4:00 PM16:00

+Tech Makers Studio

+Tech Makers Studio is a cross-sector collaboration between emerging women tech founders and women makers who are disrupting industries most impacted by female consumers, including beauty, health & wellness, social impact, art and more.

The gallery is the epicenter of the event! Enjoy live music, art installations, maker exhibitions and tech demonstrations.

The breakout sessions are designed to encourage multi-secotor engagement on topics that impact both makers and tech founders.

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Global Entrepreneurship Week 2018
Nov
12
to Nov 18

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2018

During one week each November (Nov. 12-18 this year), thousands of events and competitions in 170 countries inspire millions to engage in entrepreneurial activity while connecting them to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors. Powered by the Kauffman Foundation, the initiative is supported by dozens of world leaders and a network of more than 15,000 partner organizations. 202Creates is excited to participate this year! 

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Black Girls CODE DC Chapter Presents: Jewel Bots!
Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

Black Girls CODE DC Chapter Presents: Jewel Bots!

Black Girls CODE is thrilled to bring an exciting workshop in which you will get to program your own friendship bracelet! Join us for a fun and captivating educational experience where girls will learn about Jewel Bots. Tech Divas will program their very own friendship bracelet using Arduino IDE! Our participants will learn programming basics such as loops, variables, functions, and conditionals, as well as implementing cool features like having their bracelet light up when their friend is close.

This class is intended for girls ages 7-12.

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Emporiyum
Nov
9
to Nov 11

Emporiyum

Grab all your savvy foodie friends and join us for this one-of-a-kind food marketplace featuring the tastiest treats from around the country. Discover delicious foods and purchase thoughtful gifts and top-quality products from a lineup of artisans you won’t find anywhere else. There will be tunes, sips, and samples.

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How To Produce A Web Series Workshop
Nov
3
1:00 PM13:00

How To Produce A Web Series Workshop

  • The National League of American Pen Women, Inc (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The NLAPW DC Branch offers a crash course on How To Produce A Web Series. Have you ever wondered what it takes to make a television show? Well, this 90 minute workshop will offer attendees the basic ins and outs of what it takes to raise money through crowdfunding platforms (like Kickstarter), building a cast and crew, marketing, producing and more. Hosted by GROWN the web series. Suggested donation of $10.

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Artist Mother Studio Conference
Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

Artist Mother Studio Conference

  • Interdisciplinary Research Building, Howard University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Artist Mother Studio (AMS) Conference seeks to elevate the voices of artist mothers/caregivers and continue important conversations about communal labor and how mothers can leverage their experiences for positive societal change. The AMS Conference is a part of an artist-driven project organized by DC-based artist Amy Hughes Braden and marks the culmination of a nine week artist-in-residence for artist mothers at WPA .The conference is free to attend and includes lunch and childcare (provided on a first come first serve basis).

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Glacier & Rite of Spring, Crash of Fall
Nov
2
to Nov 10

Glacier & Rite of Spring, Crash of Fall

Called “resonant” by the Washington Post, GLACIER: A Climate Ballet is a critically-acclaimed multimedia ballet performance that turns climate change into a live emotional experience. Part of the Global Climate Action Summit, GLACIER unveils a world affected by climate change by placing a changing Arctic environment in front of the audience. The dancers ripple, crack and plunge, embodying the science behind icecap collapse in a poignant elegy to ice.

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Smithsonian Food History Weekend Roundtables
Nov
2
9:30 AM09:30

Smithsonian Food History Weekend Roundtables

  • Smithsonian National Museum of American History (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Part of the fourth annual Smithsonian Food History Weekend, the Roundtables will convene historians, writers, food entrepreneurs, activists, and practitioners to discuss regional foodways in America. Join us as we explore strong, traditional foodways alongside emerging aspects of new regional cuisines. All sessions are free with recommended registration.

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Superfine! Art Fair DC 2018
Oct
31
to Nov 4

Superfine! Art Fair DC 2018

The Art Fair DC Deserves Arrives This Fall

Fun, approachable, and chock full of art by local and global emerging artists, Superfine! DC descends on the capital from October 31st to November 4th for a fall art spectacular the likes of which the District has never before seen. The art fair that's built its chops in New York and Miami by serving up a clear, transparent, new art market friendly to both long time collectors and people interested in art who've never purchased a piece before is bringing its unique formula to DC's Union Market, and you'll never experience art the same way again.

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Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos Celebration in Petworth, DC
Oct
27
to Nov 2

Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos Celebration in Petworth, DC

Join us for our 2nd Annual Dia de los Muertos celebration in the Washington, DC neighborhood of Petworth.

On Saturday, October 27th from 9AM-1PM participate in an altar making workshop to honor our loved ones and learn the history of this rich cultural event at the Petworth Farmer's Market. Please bring a special momento such as a picture, we will have various sized boxes and decorations on hand. 

Celebrate with us on Friday, November 2nd 5:00PM-9:00PM, where we will have calavera face painting from 5:00PM-6:00PM followed by a beautiful street procession celebrating loved ones beginning at 6:15pm falong the 800 block of Upshur Street NW.

There will be live mariachi music while folks view altars made by the community on display from 6:00PM-9:00PM.

Save the date as we provide more details as the dates near.

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Corcoran Costume Ball
Oct
20
8:00 PM20:00

Corcoran Costume Ball

  • Corcoran School of the Arts & Design (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS


Current students, faculty and alumni of the Corcoran College and GW are invited to our biggest event of the fall: a costume ball in the Atrium of the Flagg Building! The event will feature a DJ, live musical performances, theatrical intervention, readings and a dessert bar. The event is free. Admission by costume only. Costumes can be fancy dress or Halloween-style, you can pick!

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COLLECTING CHANGE: Building A Thriving Social Enterprise
Oct
16
8:00 AM08:00

COLLECTING CHANGE: Building A Thriving Social Enterprise

Creatives, millennials, activists, & entrepreneurs -- this conference was made just for you! Learn how to take your passion for social change and turn it into a sustainable business. imagine yourself in a room full of like-minded go-getters whose life mission is to bring about a change in the community. Next, imagine yourself getting the financial tools you need to not only start that business but to build it into an enterprise that will last! Are you done imagining? Because this is happening for real, on October 16th.
Sessions include:

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