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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DC Restaurant Week
Jan
14
to Jan 20

DC Restaurant Week

Named the coolest city in America, Bon Appetit's 2016 Restaurant City of YearZagat's Hottest Food City of 2016, and earning it's very own Michelin Guide, DC is known for its restaurants. Experience 250 of them with Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week. Try a 3 course lunch for $22 or a 3 course dinner for $35 or for the first time brunch for $22. We all know, that’s a steal.

Presented by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington, the most anticipated regional food-related promotion in the region, the Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week, has 250 participating restaurants spread out all over the DMV.

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DAYBREAKER DC // DANCE DANCE RESOLUTION 2019
Jan
17
6:00 AM06:00

DAYBREAKER DC // DANCE DANCE RESOLUTION 2019

For our FIRST sunrise of 2019, we're back at the Renwick Gallery.

Last Spring, we helped The Renwick Gallery kick off No Spectators: the Art of Burning Man and they've invited us back to inject some massive mischief to close the exhibit with a bang (the Renwick Gallery is the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s uhmazing branch for contemporary craft).

Our January Global Theme is:

DANCE DANCE RESOLUTION— Daybreaker's New Years' Eve celebration at sunrise.

Let's bring to the dance floor every resolution we want for ourselves, and dance to them with conviction.

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Digital Transitions: East Coast Tour – Featuring the IQ4
Jan
17
1:00 PM13:00

Digital Transitions: East Coast Tour – Featuring the IQ4

Digital Transitions invites you to join us as we bring infinite possibilities across the East Coast. On January 17th, the DT team will be in Washington DC at Studio 52 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM. We will review the newest features in Phase One's IQ4 150 megapixel digital back around 3:00 PM - the rest of the time is an open house. Feel free to stop by any time during the event to try it for yourself!

This event is for photographers in every field - the IQ4 150MP has unique features that make it ideal for photographers in any specialty. DT representatives will be available to discuss Commercial, Fine Art, and Cultural Heritage specialties.



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DMV Comedy Wars
Jan
17
8:00 PM20:00

DMV Comedy Wars

  • The Bier Baron Tavern and DC Comedy Loft (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Comedians from D.C., Maryland and Virginia go head-to-head to win prizes and glory. The losers end up covered in shame and Silly String.

Host Jon Yeager - who hails from Baltimore and claims to be a neutral party - officiates, with the audience picking the winner.

Even better, proceeds go to charity.

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Wild & Scenic Film Festival - Washington, D.C.
Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

Wild & Scenic Film Festival - Washington, D.C.

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival brings together incredible selections of films that inform, inspire, and ignite solutions and possibilities to restore the earth and human communities while creating a positive future for the next generation. Festival-goers can expect to see award winning films about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy and climate change, wildlife, environmental justice, agriculture, Native American and indigenous cultures.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Erin O'Grady at eogrady@allianceforthebay.org or (202) 905-4945.

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Sew Queer: My Gender is Pockets 3
Jan
26
1:00 PM13:00

Sew Queer: My Gender is Pockets 3

"My Gender is Pockets" is back! This beginner's-level class will teach you how to install pockets in clothes that have none, or turn tiny faux pockets into big functional ones. All you need to bring is a garment to alter--we provide fabric, sewing machines, and all the other supplies you need.

This event is happening in a private home in Washington, DC. Ticket holders will receive the address via email before the event.


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Fashion For Thought: TJOS Fashion Networking Event
Jan
31
6:30 PM18:30

Fashion For Thought: TJOS Fashion Networking Event

The Joy of Styling Presents Fashion For Thought (Fashion Networking Event). We love FASHION and we want to make sure that all fashion lovers in the DMV area stay connected! The purpose of this event to create a new network with people who are local in the fashion/entertainment industry. We all know the most important aspect in a entrepreneurs life is making all the right connections. Our host for the night ShaDiamond Jones will be sharing her gems with us on how she has become an expert at networking in the fashion industry.

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Sketching the District: National Portrait Gallery, Kogod Courtyard
Jan
13
11:30 AM11:30

Sketching the District: National Portrait Gallery, Kogod Courtyard

  • National Portrait Gallery: Kogod Courtyard (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

THE MUSEUM IS FREE TO ENTER!!

How It Works: We'll meet in the Kogod Courtyard of the National Portrait Gallery and huddle for about 10 minutes at 11:30 am, and then disperse until 1:15 pm. We'll meet back up in the courtyard to share what we each came up with and our reflections from our time spent sketching and observing the spaces around us. Feel free to stick around afterwards to enjoy the free exhibits at the museum.

What to Bring: Sketching/painting supplies

Follow Us On Instagram: sketching_the_district

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Atlas Obscura Society D.C.: Hidden Union Station, Jan 2019
Jan
13
10:00 AM10:00

Atlas Obscura Society D.C.: Hidden Union Station, Jan 2019

In 1907, the opening of D.C.'s opulent Union Station energized the city and forever changed how Washingtonians traveled.

Join us in partnership with the Union Station Redevelopment Corporation and the National Trust for Historic Preservation as we learn the secrets of this venerable hub of D.C. transportation and Daniel Burnham architectural masterpiece.

As we climb up steps and open doors into areas where the public is not normally granted access, we'll also learn what's being done to preserve this venerable hub of D.C. transportation for years to come.

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Learn to Play Steel Pan with the PanTones Steel Band!
Jan
12
2:30 PM14:30

Learn to Play Steel Pan with the PanTones Steel Band!

Love the sound of the steel pan? Here’s your chance to learn how to play this iconic instrument of Trinidad.

The PanTones, an award-winning adult community steel band, is offering this workshop for beginners. We’ll provide the instruments, teach you the technique for playing them, tell you a little bit about the historical and cultural background of the steel drum, and have everyone playing a couple of songs by the end of the afternoon.

This workshop is back due to popular demand, and it will sell out! The Edgewood Arts Building is right outside the Brookland Metro station and has parking available.

Feel free to email any questions or comments to PantonesBand@gmail.com.


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Cultivating Community & Leveraging Resources Workshop
Jan
12
12:00 PM12:00

Cultivating Community & Leveraging Resources Workshop

Join us for our inaugural workshop to kick off 2019! Our Cultivating Community & Leveraging Resource Workshop will focus on making impactful partnerships, the importance of community, and resources available through DC's 202Creates creative economy initiative.

The workshop will include a 3-course catered lunch, keynote address and Q&A from Maryann Lombardi - Chief Creative Economy Officer for DC Gov & 202Creates Program Manager, collaborative breakout sessions focused on your personal and professional career goals, and culminate with a champagne networking reception!

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Pattern Workshop w/ Kate Zaremba
Jan
10
7:00 PM19:00

Pattern Workshop w/ Kate Zaremba

Learn how to create repeat patterns with wallpaper and textile designer Kate Zaremba at The Lemon Collective's new space. Kate will take you through a brief history of patterns then demo a handful of repeats & layouts. You'll create your own pattern using paper cut-outs and take home a zine illustrated by Kate that recaps what you learned.

To find more cool workshops in DC check out our calendar at www.wearethelemoncollective.com

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Newseum: Photography & Photojournalism Exhibits + Optional Lunch
Jan
5
8:55 AM08:55

Newseum: Photography & Photojournalism Exhibits + Optional Lunch

During our group visit we’ll focus on Newseum exhibits related to photography and photojournalism. Your host Robert is a Newseum member and founder of the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture. This won’t be a full guided tour per se, but we’ll visit several of the exhibits together as a group, with an optional lunch discussion afterward.

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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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