Staff Picked Events: May 24th-30th

Dupont Underground photo via Monikerdc

Dupont Underground photo via Monikerdc

may 24th

tkay maidza

Tkay Maidza played every festival in Australia worth mentioning and now a phenomenal performance at South by Southwest has put 21-year-old Adelaide rapper Tkay Maidza on the cusp of global stardom. Come see her live at Songbyrd!

2477 18th St NW | 7 pm | More Info / Tickets

open mic night at dc improv

The Improv is proud to host an open mic night featuring local comics in the main showroom. Admission is free so make sure you RSVP.

1140 Connecticut Ave NW | 7:30 pm | Tickets / More Info

9 to 5 at dupont underground

Join us in the practice of discovery. There will be silence and sound. Painting and partying. Dont ask, just show up.

19 Dupont Circle NW | 6 pm | More Info

art & build

Prepare yourself for an evening of art and performance. This incredible space that housed the PCM art builds will now be home to a powerful evening of art, activism, and engagement. Anyone who has art builds to get done for various movements or events, there is plenty of space as well as paint, brushes and other supplies! Other performers/musicians/poets also welcome!

3412 Connecticut Ave NW | 6 pm | More Info 

two spirit documentary screening

Join locally based Native filmmakers as they share two brilliant new documentary films exploring Two Spirit and LGBTQ Native experience. The main feature is "Your Way Back To Me". Jen Deerinwater will facilitate a post-screening discussion about being Indigenous and LGBTQIA. This screenings + discussion opens an evening of art, activism, creativity, and community-building, that will continue until late Uptown Art House.  Snacks and drinks available for donation at this free event. All proceeds will be split between #NoJusticeNoPride and the filmmakers, helping to get these docs the wide audiences they deserve. 

3412 Connecticut Ave NW | 6 pm | More Info 

 

may 25th

as if, a clueless night party and screening

Dress to the nine(ties), and join EntryPointDC & the 27th Washington Jewish Film Festival for trivia, photo booths, specialty cocktails, and a rockin’ 90s soundtrack preceding the screening (6:00 pm-7:30 pm), and be sure to stay after the film for a special Q&A with legendary filmmaker Amy Heckerling (Clueless, Fast Times at Ridgemont High).

1529 16th St NW | 6 pm | Tickets / More Info

tiger tiger & electric mass

Music and burgers.

201 Upshur St | 10 pm

a-trak at soundcheck

At a time when the DJ sits firmly at the center of popular culture, A-Trak stands out as MVP, the key participant who holds together all facets of the craft. Very few share his mastery of turntablism while also sitting at the forefront of musical innovation, looking keenly to the future with history tucked in his back pocket. A true connector, Trizzy hops effortlessly from colossal festival stages to sold-out concert venues and sweaty underground clubs, building links between hip-hop and electronic music while watching genre barriers crumble.

1420 K St NW | 10 pm | Tickets / More Info

the force at 40

A long time ago (1977) in a movie theater far, far away, a film was released that taught us the ways of the Force. We’re celebrating the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope with an evening of Star Wars activities and excitement. The evening will include:
- Talks with experts about the films and their impact
- Photo opportunities with costumed characters
- A brass band celebrating the classic score

Independence Ave & 6th St SW | 5 pm | More Info

luce unplugged with bad moves

Free, monthly local concert series Luce Unplugged brings DC's best acts to perform in the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Luce Foundation Center for American Art
Bad Moves, a power pop quartet, features members of The Max Levine Ensemble, Hemlines, Booby Trap and Art Sorority For Girls. Their music, filled with collaboration and purpose, contains tight drum beats, melancholy undertones, and lyrics with a hint of reluctant opportunity.

800 G St NW | 5:30 pm | More Info

the south's best butts: luncheon with matt moore

Join food writer and Southern gentleman Matt Moore under the Garden Party tent to learn secrets from the Barbecue Belt's top pitmasters. Matt will show and share finger-licking tips for meltingly tender meals from the humble pork "butt," starting with where it's cut from. (Hint: Not the hind end.)  And he won't forget the fixin's! Learn saucy sides and savories, Southern lore, and best barbecue etiquette from a man who knows his way around a smokehouse. Your cookouts will never be the same!

1644 31st St NW | 12:15 pm | Tickets / More Info 

 

may 26th

live! at madams organ 

Schools out for summer so come get ugly at the hottest Blues Bar in DC! Half priced brew and some slick Rock n' Roll tunes on tap for you! Tune in, groove out, and drink up! 

2461 18th St NW | 7 pm | Tickets 

no scrubs: 90's dance party

NO SCRUBS: 90's Dance Party began in 2003 as a one-off concept party by friends and DJ partners Will Eastman and Brian Billion. The idea was simple: play both guilty pleasures and underground classics you listened to growing up in the 90's: Salt N Pepa and Nirvana. Ace of Base and Happy Mondays. The Prodigy and Biggie. We're pleased to announce NO SCRUBS returns to 9:30 Club! We're exercising our pleasure groove to Bell Biv Devoe, TLC, C&C Music Factory, Oasis, 2Pac and everyone 90s all night long. Be sure to get there at doors for this special event which always sells out. Look forward to seeing you there!!!

815 V St NW | 9 pm | Tickets / Info

jazz in the garden series 2

Jazz In The Garden at Pavilion Café in the National Gallery of Art features an eclectic mix of jazz is performed by top Washington-area artists. During jazz concerts, the Pavilion Café offers a special menu of creative American cuisine and refreshments, including a beer and wine menu. 

7th St & Constitution Ave | 2 pm | More Info

elf power at songbyrd


Their latest album “Twitching in Time” combines experimental arrangements and sublime songwriting with their powerful live bombast, into their strangest, most cohesive, and most exciting sounding album yet. The constant shifting of sounds and styles makes for one of the band’s most diverse and satisfying albums yet.

2477 18th St NW | 7 pm | Tickets / More Info

 

may 27th

dardanella: the great gatsby lawn party

With wishes for summer in the air, come out and join us on the grassy knoll! Return to a simpler time of music, dancing, tasty treats, and savory libations. We bring you our 3rd event in the District of Columbia! A chance to step back to the end of the 1st World War, the Volstead Act (in memoriam), Prohibition, Women’s Suffrage, and the roaring sights and sounds of the 1920’s. Sprawled out before the magnificent towers of The National Cathedral, return to an older era of flapper dresses, boater hats, and the big band scores of the 1910's, 1920's, & 1930's. Two 11 piece orchestras will warm up your feet, dance performances, lessons, and contests by the Fidgety Feet, DC's Premiere Dance Team, lawn games including croquet, bocce, and tug o' war, 2 dance floors, photo sets, food & beverage, specialty alcoholic Prohibition cocktail bars, and much more await! Period attire strongly encouraged.

3101 Wisconsin Ave NW | 11 am | Tickets / More Info

the orwells live at the black cat

1811 14th St NW | 7 pm | Tickets / More Info

vegan potluck picnic 

Join staffers from FARM for a vegan picnic in the park. This is a fun opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and try new vegan recipes and old vegan favorites. If you can, please bring a non-vegan friend to introduce them to animal-free fare!
Please bring a dish to share that contains NO animal products (no meat, no dairy, no eggs, no honey, no gelatin).

1800 Beach Dr NW | 4 pm | More Info

brunch with whiskey (an open mic)

Friends are welcome to join us at Red Rocks H street for a day party style poetry open mic featuring sounds by Little Bacon Bear, opening set by Whiskey Girl and southern hospitality from your host M Lewis.

1348 H St NE | 1 pm | Tickets / More Info

Live Action clue and dc scavenger hunt 


Time to solve a murder mystery while taking part in an incredible game and Scavenger Hunt as we bring the game of CLUE® – without a board – to DC. 
Take to the streets of Washington D.C.. Throughout the afternoon, as you compete in tasks and retrieve items and information, more cues will be revealed pointing to the murderer, the weapon and the location. The winner will be the one who earns enough points through various challenges (Clue themed) and collecting enough items that can used to help deciper the basics of the crime.
Put on your detective hats you team up and search for clues and participate in incredibly fun and exciting challenges against each other – that will become necessary to sold the crime.

425 12th St NW | 11:30 am | Tickets / More Info

 

may 28th

summer kick off all night happy hour

Featuring Jaws & Wet Hot America Summer plus FREE PINBALL

1811 14th St NW | 7 pm | More Info

memorial day summer rooftop kickoff

The weekend we’ve all been waiting for is finally here-Memorial Day Weekend, the start of summer. After you crush some bottomless brunch on our 1st and 2nd floor, head up to the rooftop for a Sunday Funday. Our roof will be open all day and night with specials including $7 Hawthorne Crushes, $5 16oz Bud Lights, $5 Rosé and $5 Grapefruit Eddy shooters!

1336 U St NW | 3 pm 

betamax video club

A celebration of 80's B movie classics and home video club culture. 
This month we follow two bumbling tabloid reporters on assignment in Transylvania. They are faced with a dilemma: find the elusive Frankenstein or find new jobs. While chasing their story our unlikely heroes encounter an oddball cast of characters including an insane doctor, clumsy butler, a nymphomaniac vampires, and the usual assortment of werewolves and mummies one encounters when exploring the Transylvanian countryside. What surprises lay in wait as the mystery unravels?

3813 Georgia Ave NW | 10:30 pm | More Info

hot 99.5 rooftop pool party with aaron carter

Join Hot 99.5 on Sunday as we kick-off summer with Aaron Carter at the Rooftop at the Embassy Row Hotel!

2015 Massachusetts Ave NW | 1 pm | Tickets / More Info

 

may 29th

memorial day music trivia

Join us at The Byrd for a fun night of drinks, eats and MUSIC TRIVIA! We're writing our own questions, so expect a few curveballs. Stay tuned for more info, and in the meantime, brush up on your music knowledge. Wikipedia is a good resource.

2477 18th St NW | 7 pm | More Info

 

we rock! camper showcase

Grab you friends and grab some tickets!! Girls Rockl! DC's 3rd annual We Rock! Camp will take the stage Monday of Memorial Weekend! Those tingles of love and adoration mean it's almost time for the show!! We Rock! Camp is just like our youth summer camp, but for women, trans, and gender non-conforming adults age 19 and up. We Rock! campers learn an instrument, form a band or DJ crew, collaborate to write an original musical expression, and perform for you, our live audience, all in one weekend! 

1811 14th St NW | 7 pm | Tickets / More Info 

e.t the extra terrestrial screening

3107 Mt. Pleasant St NW | 7:00 pm | Tickets / More Info

 

 

may 30th

pizza party at soundcheck

Welcome to our signatured Pizza Party at Soundcheck ! Free pizza for everyone while they last! On deck local talent and favored Dc Dj resident DJ RISE! 

1420 K St NW | 10 pm | Tickets / More Info

moonchild live at songbyrd

‘Voyager’ is the third full-length album from LA’s Moonchild, whose candid style of soul and new-school jazz has propelled them onto a swirling, emotionally charged journey of the heart. Since 2014 they have dedicated their time and energy into honing dreamlike and ethereal compositions which explore the intricacies of relationships with emotional nuance. The band cites influences like D’Angelo, Hiatus Kaiyote and J. Most as playing a key part in expanding the group's musical horizons which none more evident than on ‘Voyager’

2477 18th St NW | 7:30 pm | More Info / Tickets

record night

Join us at Colony Club for Record Night with the folks at Ted Onion for an evening of listening. Right Proper Brewing Company beers! $4 draft beers and $12 pitchers. BYOR! 

3118 Georgia Ave NW | 8 pm | More Info

movie and a meal: life is beautiful

Join us for an Italian dinner served buffet style and glass of wine as we screen La Vita e Bella - Life is Beautiful. The classic 1997 Italian comedy-drama film presents the bittersweet story of Guido as he creates a game out of the Holocaust in order to hold his family together and help his young son survive the horrors of the Nazi years. Directed by and starring award winner Roberto Benigni, this is the movie you definitely wouldn’t want to miss!

1525 Wisconsin Ave NW | 7:30 pm | Tickets / More Info

May 17th-23rd Staff Picked Events

                                                                                                                                     photo via the Washington Post

                                                                                                                                     photo via the Washington Post

may 17th

 

slash run karaoke with andrew herndon

201 Upshur St NW | 9 pm | More Info

rock 'n' twang live band karaoke 

Washington DC's best live band karaoke- once you go live you wont go back!

410 7th St NW | 8:30 pm | More Info

make art

Artists and the artistically declined alike can tackle amulet making at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. All skill levels are welcome for a workshop and discussion of charms used throughout Africa to bring goof fortune or protect their owner. 

950 Independence Ave SW | 1:30 pm | More Info / Tickets

painting uncorked

Create a piece of art while sipping wine! No experience required. This 2-hour class will result in an original painting on canvas using acrylics that you can take home and enjoy! Must be 21 to attend.

2100 Crystal Drive VA | 6:30 pm | Tickets / Info

 

 

may 18th

 

the weeknd starboy tour

601 F St NW | 7:30 pm | More Info

dc tour atlas brew works

Let's kick of a fun-filled summer at Atlas Brew Works in Northeast DC! Mark Szymanski has arranged a private tour of the brewery. Following the tour, mingle and build your network over appetizers.  Space is limited so make sure you register!

2052 W Virginia Ave NE Ste 102 | 6 pm | More Info / Tickets

sing-along: space

We're following up our Earth-themed sing-along with a sing-along that's out of this world. Submit your ideas for space-themed songs by the end of the day Saturday, May 6! Indicate which ones you want to sing with a "like." Songs about planets, stars, aliens, space travel, etc (or at least containing something space-related in the title or artist name) are all encouraged.

1940 9th St NW | 7 pm | More Info

free art museum day

Join us as we celebrate Art Museum Day with free admission!  This year’s theme for Art Museum Day is “Art Museums Foster Vibrant Communities.” This theme celebrates the vital role art museums play as cultural, educational, and economic anchors, helping make their communities great places to live and work. When you visit, share your Art Museum Day experiences on your social networks with the hashtag #ArtMuseumDay.

1250 New York Ave NW | 10 am | Tickets 

yes way rose! pairing cheese & pink wine

Come to “Yes Way Rosé” to learn the tasty basics of cheese and pink wine pairing; wine styles; cheese profiles; and how to differentiate between different types. We’ll delve into the story behind each cheese, as well as give advice about selecting, serving, pairing, and more. You’ll leave class with a full belly and a full brain – armed with all the info you’ll need to navigate the cheese counter and recreate your favorite wine & cheese boards at home.

1309 5th St NW | 7 pm | Tickets

 

may 19th

 

Breakfast Club, an 80's dance party: ladies of the 80's

Hey hey ladies, and gents! We're back for another edition of your favorite 80's party. This is a ladies of the 80's dance party - only female vocalists all night! 

2004 18th St NW | 9 pm | Tickets / More Info

daybreaker dc yoga & dance party

Daybreaker, the global morning movement that inspires its community to wake up and dance, is helping the Kennedy Center geat up for its upcoming #Soundhealth: Music and the Mind series of events with a morning dance party on the Kennedy Center Roof Terrace! The experience kicks off with a one-hour yoga session and then moves into a two-hour full throttle dance party with suprises and live performances.

2700 F St NW | 6 am | More Info / Tickets  

jazz in the garden free concert series

The Jazz in the Garden Series free concert features jazz artists performing a wider variety of styles- salse, blues fusion, xylophone, Afropunk, and more--every Friday evening!

700 Constitution Ave NW | 5:30 pm | More Info

rooftop silent disco

Kick off your weekend with an ultimate summer music experience at the Rooftop of the Embassy Row Hotel in Dupont Circle, DC's best kept secret. Dance into the sunset with a backdrop of spectacular city views and submerge into the world of music with
3 Live DJs, 3 Different Music Channels, and Open Air Dance Floor.

2015 Massachusetts Ave NW | 8 pm | More Info / Tickets

tipsy: 2000s hip hop/altpop dance party

All things hip hop and alt pop from the 2000s. Jay-Z, Usher, White Stripes, The Killers, you name it.

1811 14th St NW | 10 pm | More Info

smithsonian botanical symposium 

"Exploring the Natural World: Plants, People and Places" is the theme of the 15th Smithsonian Botanical Symposium, hosted by the National Museum of Natural History's Department of Botany and the United States Botanic Garden. The symposium will highlight the history of exploration undertaken by individuals and groups with an emphasis on exploration of the Americas. Several of our presentations are based on recently-published books or books in preparation.

10th St & Constitution Ave NW | 9 am | Tickets  

 

may 20th

 

lewis watson at u st music hall

1115 U St NW | 7 pm | More Info / Tickets

Yoga and whiskey

Every 2nd Sunday of each month, come for Whiskey and Yoga.

1369 New York Ave NE | 11 am | More Info

collider / big hush / wildhoney live

1811 14th St NW | 8 pm | More Info / Tickets

rescheduled cinco de MAYO running of the chihuahuas

The Running of the Chihuahuas is part of DC’s best Cinco de Mayo celebration, an afternoon that includes great food from SOL mexican grill DCRed Hook Lobster Pound DC and Captain Cookie and the Milk Man food trucks, cold beer, live music and of course, the races. The highlight of the afternoon, the races feature 128 Chihuahuas racing in groups of eight on a sixty foot “race track.” All the action is captured on a 17 foot Jumbotron screen and the winners take home $500 in cash and prizes. ALL race proceeds benefit Rural Dog Rescue – a non-profit organization dedicated to pulling dogs from high-kill rural shelters. Don’t have a Chihuahua? You can still take part in the excitement with the all breed contests for best dressed dog and best trick! There will be local vendors and giveaways from DC’s pet friendly businesses.

690 Water St NW | 1 pm | More Info / Tickets

all kids out of the pool party 2: night of 1000 ricks

Let's get Schwifty as we show you what we got! Gilt-O-Rama Productions is back with a second installment of one of their most popular productions: A tribute to Adult Swim cartoons. Stay tunes for fun games, trivia, costume contests, and so much more. 

1523 22nd St NW | 8 pm | More Info / Tickets

Movies at saam: jfk film series

Join us for two 1960s documentary films about the life and times of John F. Kennedy. 
After the screenings, please join us for a discussion with Jill Drew, daughter-in-law of director Robert Drew and General Manager of Drew Associates. Before the show be sure to check out American Visionary, SAAM's special photojournalism exhibit on JFK. 
Free admission. Seating is first come, first served. No tickets required.

800 G St NW | 3 pm | More Info

 

may 21st

 

night at the market

Join Eastern Market Main Street as we celebrate the first annual Market Week!
After a week of specials and events from neighborhood businesses, the 2017 Market Week will culminate in Night at the Market on May 21, 2017.Enjoy a "night out" with small bites, wine and beer, live music, and more – all in the historic Eastern Market North Hall. Tickets are available for purchase for $20 online and $25 at the door. All food, drink, and festivities are included with the price of the ticket. 
*Must be 21 to enter the event.

227 7th St SE | 6 pm | More Info / Tickets

rooftop silent disco in georgetown: launch night

Get ready for the ultimate music experience under the stars every Sunday at The Graham Georgetown Rooftop. Whether you are in to dance your heart out or simply sit back and relax, grooving to lounge music you are in for unforgettable night with a backdrop of spectacular city views.

1075 Thomas Jefferson St NW | 8 pm | More Info / Tickets

peace love yoga fest

Peace Love Yoga Gest was DC's very first day-long yoga, music, meditation, and art festival. Join us for our third round of community gathering and yoga festivities at the Brookland Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market 

716 Monroe St NE | 8 am | More Info / Tickets

gringo star / shantih shantih / kit & the chardonnay boys

1811 14th St NW | 7:30 pm | Tickets / More Info 

 

may 22nd

 

animal collective at 9:30 club

815 V St NW | 7 pm | Tickets

edibledc eat/drink local

Join us for the 3rd Annual EdibleDC Magazine Eat/Drink Local! Your ALL INCLUSIVE ticket gets you 15+ divine drinks and 15+ fabulous foods from the best bartenders and chefs across the DMV. VIP ticket hodlers will get exclusive access to the Columbia Room patio with additional drinks/food as well as the VIP after party at Tiger Fork. VIP ticket holders also get an exculsive EdibleDC green tote with all our local picks.

1234 9th St NW 6 pm | Tickets / More Info 

queer girl movie night: may edition

We're excited to be presenting a special edition of QGMN this May, featuring a documentary by local artist, Alexandra Dietz . Her film chronicles the journey of her partner, Hannah Sheridan, as she returns to her Native-American community following the death of her father.

1811 14th St NW | 7:30 pm | More Info

comics and cocktails

Join us for geeky talk, drinks and food! All are welcome! 

1523 22nd St NW | 6:30 pm | More Info 

 

may 23rd

 

shaolin jazz presents: can i kick it?

The creators of SHAOLIN JAZZ - The 37th Chamber proudly present a unique event catered to lovers of Martial Arts flicks, the music inspired by the films, and everything else in between...CAN I KICK IT?Every 4th Tuesday of the month we screen a classic martial arts movie while a soundtrack of Hip-Hop, Funk, Soul and cinema soundbites are mixed live by DJ 2-Tone Jones. SHAOLIN JAZZ Art and additional visuals will also be on display.Join us on Tuesday, April 25th at Songbyrd Music House for the next edition of CAN I KICK IT? as we'll be screening the '70s cult classic Black Belt Jones starring Jim Kelly.

2477 18th St NW | 6 pm | More Info

drag bingo

Come join your favorite skaters at Nellie's Sports Bar for drag bingo night! This isnt your grandmas bingo. Part of the proceeds from each Nellie Beer you drink will help support DCRG, so come early and get ready for some bingo!

900 U St NW | 7 pm | More Info

pizza party

Welcome to our signature Pizza Party at Soundcheck! Free pizza for everyone while they last! One deck local talent and favored DC dc- DC RISE!

1420 K St NW | 10 pm | More Info / Tickets 

free power yoga

Join us for a Power Flow Yoga workshop for individuals interested in becoming a yoga instructor. This class is an energetic form of vinyasa yoga where students move fluidly from one pose to the next while connecting their breathing to their movements

1325 W St NW | 7:30 pm | More Info

fuckup nights dc

FuckUpNights relaunches in Washington, DC this spring!FuckUp Nights is a global movement where stories of failed businesses and projects are shared, questioned and celebrated. Attendees and presenters are not afraid to use the f* word. Events bring together three (3) speakers ready to share their failure stories with an audience of people ready to be inspired by these.

718 7th St NW | 6 pm | Tickets / More Info 

 

 

May 11th-16th: Staff Pick Events

thursday may 11th

dESIIGNER LIVE @ 9:30 CLUB

Genre: Rap; Hip-Hop; Trap

9:30 Club 815 V St NW | 8 pm | Tickets / More Info

happy hour trivia

Teams of brainiacs square off for glory and prizes! Get your team together and see whats its all about! Doors open at 6:30 pm- dont miss out!

1140 Connecticut Ave NW | 7:05 pm | More Info

KITCHEN 101: SAUSAGE MAKING

All around the world, sausage is the food of the people. Learn to use the proper ingredients, make sausage and use various cooking methods. Eat, drink and be merry.

921 Pennsylvania Ave SE | 7 pm | Tickets

cheese & craft beer for the great outdoors

Springtime is made for picnics, and the ideal outdoor spread begs for delicious cheese, matched accompaniments, and refreshing beers to bring out their best. Spend an evening with Righteous Cheese in an intimate class discovering and savoring seasonal cheeses.  

1309 5th St NE | 7 pm | Tickets

 

friday may 12th

tei shi live @ songbyrd

2477 18th St NW | 8 pm | Tickets

suicidegirls blackheart burlesque

With a geeky twist to a classic burlesque- the SuicideGirls will amaze and pump up this fantasy spectacular with new entertainment at the Howard Theater.

620 T St NW | 6 pm | Tickets

pond live@ the black cat

1811 14th St NW | 7 pm | Tickets

Cinemsomnia: the rocky horror picture show

We continue our CinEnsomnia series with showings of the Rocky Horror Picture Show featuring the live shadow cast The Sonic Transducers. 

555 11th St NW | 11:59 pm | Tickets

art in the garden: pen and ink

Beginning and advanced artists alike will find inspiration in the historic gardens of the Tudor Place estate in the heart of Georgetown. Explore a variety of subjects, media, and locations in the histori garden. Learn tips and techniques for working in pen-and-ink by creating your own unique piece of art. 

1644 31st St NW | 12:30 pm | Tickets

 

saturday may 13th

florida ave block party 

Join us for a Block Party on Florida Ave from non to 3 pm! Mint will be hosting the adoptions team with available dogs and cats from the Humane Rescue Alliance. You can also join them for donation fitness classes at Mint DuPont all afternoon! Plesant Pops is offering $1 off every purchase.

1001 16th St NW | 12 pm | More Info 

vintage pop-up shop

Suns Cinema will be hosting  a vintage pop up featuring clothes, accessories, houseware, and vegan sweets.

3107 Mount Pleasant St NW | 11 am | More Info

gone with the wind 2: edible tasting

Welcome to High's and Hello's. We invite you to an introduction to a premium clothing company, that embraces cannabis and a 420 lifestyle. Come and be our guess at this first annual sampling event and learn more about the company...

"We are a sustainable apparel company and do not "sell" edibles, but we humbly donate edibles to our consumers when they purchase our apparel and/or merchandise. As a token of our appreciation you will be gifted with some tasty treats."

4 pm | Tickets

wavves live @ U St music hall

1115 U St NW| 6:30 pm | Tickets

movies at saam: hockney

"The documentary 'Hockney' presents such an immersive portrait of its subject—artist David Hockney—that by the end of the film it feels like we are looking at the world through his eyes." —The Washington Post
Director Randall Wright goes on an exclusive tour of Hockney's archives and studio. This film also explores his experience as a gay man during the AIDs crisis, and the British Pop Art scenes. Directed by Randall Wright; rated NR (112 minutes; 2014).  Join the Smithsonian American Art Museum for this special screening.

800 G St NW | 3 pm | More Info

 

sunday may 14th

the peoples garden: spring planting

We believe that everyone should have access to fresh healthy food. In the principle of gardens not lawns we will be working to turn a portion of our yard into a community garden to help raise fresh food for people in our neighborhood. Please come join us for a work day to help us get the ground ready and build the garden beds for the garden. Come for a part or the whole day while we build community through mutual aid.

1005 Rhode Island Ave NE | 11 am | More Info

mother's day comedy show

Do something special for your mom and bring her to DC's best Mother's Day comedy show. Come hear comics who have preformed on TV, large theaters, and comedy clubs around the country. 

1523 22nd St NW | 7:30 pm | Tickets

mother's day watercolor workshop 

Spring is here and to most that means flowers. We can't forget however that it also means moms! Join D.C. area painter and illustrator Martin Swift on mothers day for a two hour watercolor class and learn how to paint Roses. We will cover the basics of watercolor technique through a step by step process detailing how to reproduce one of natures most iconic gifts. Materials and light refreshments are provided, so all you have to bring is that special woman in your life.

1201 Brentwood Rd NW | 3 pm | More Info

wisdom in game of thrones

Be mentally prepared with Season 6 viewings every Sunday at 7pm on the big screen beginning May 14 leading up to the Season 7 premiere. Grab a bag of free popcorn and a cocktail and enjoy the show with host and GOT Guru Christina-trivia, discussion & drink specials!!

1432 Pennsylvania Ave SE | 7 pm | More Info

 

monday may 15th

dr boogie & the nuclears & dj daisy lacy

201 Upshur St NW | 10 pm | Tickets 

monday evening yoga

Join yoga instructor, Alexandra Martone, Monday evenings for a one hour Hatha/ Vinyasa flow class on the urban oasis of an Up Top Acres rooftop farm. Bend and flow with views of rows of crops and the DC skyline, while breathing in the smell of fresh herbs. This class is appropriate for all levels.

55 M St SE | 6 pm | More Info

lets play family feud

Get your team together and try to win some food and drinks at the Pinch!

3548 14th St NW | 7 pm | More Info

holy fuck live at rock & roll hotel

1353 H St NE | 8 pm | Tickets

 

tuesday may 16th

alex napping / citris / poppy patica @ songbyrd

2477 18th St NW | 7:30 pm | Tickets

Beer + yoga at wunder garden

Where our love for yoga and beer unite. Join Elyse for an all levels power flow yoga practice and beer drinking experience. We provide the yoga and beer, you bring your own mat.

1000 Florida Ave NE | 6 pm | Tickets

cocktail class: cabana cocktails

Mixologist Matt Demma will help guests prepare for summer with a class on how to make cabana cocktails. During the class, Demma will teach participants how to make five different cocktails, as well as an Oleo Saccharum, a cocktail syrup perfect for any punch or summertime drink.

1525 Wisconsin Ave NW | 7:30 pm | Tickets / More Info

 

wednesday may 17th

game of thrones the card game 

In A Game of Thrones: The Card Game, the warring factions of Westeros await your command, inviting you to engage in a life-or-death struggle. In every game, you select devious plots and challenge your opponents on the field of battle, through back alley intrigue, and in the political arena. Whether you play a against a single opponent, in a game known as a joust, or engage in a battle of three or more players, called a melee, winning challenges against your opponents is the way to victory.

645 Pennsylvania Ave SE | 6 pm | More Info

slashrun karaoke

201 Upshur St NW | 9 pm | More Info 

revenge of the nerds tour feat. PEGBOARD nerds w/ gammer

1420 K St NW | 10 pm | Tickets

the crossroads screening @ suns cinema

The US – Mexican trade relationship emerged as critical issue in the 2017 presidential election, and it remains a critical fault line in globalization. This new short documentary by Samuel George of the Bertelsmann Foundation dives into stories behind the statistics, featuring both the winners and losers of NAFTA. Shot on sight in Juarez, Oaxaca, Mexico City, Washington DC, Pennsylvania and Texas, this is the Crossroads US – Mexican Trade – let’s go inside.

3107 Mt. Pleasant St NW | 7 pm | More Info