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Happy Spring and welcome to the first edition of our monthly newsletter. Each month, you'll receive a roundup of our top blog posts and event highlights from each of the following categories:
  • Civic & Community
  • Food & Drinks
  • Arts & Music
  • Networking & Lectures
As always, you can find the full list of events on our main page. April alone has over 130 events to keep you busy all month long!

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Civic & Community

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The People’s March for Justice, Equity and Peace, 5:30-7:30pm at Ben's Chili Bowl (1213 U St NW). Join us for the People’s March from Howard University to Ben’s Chili Bowl for speeches, music and where do we go from here? Ain’t gonna let nobody turn us around! FREE

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Spring PoPville Happy Hour, 6:30pm at Bar Roubaix (1400 Irving St NW). Spring is finally here so let’s have a happy hour to celebrate!! This one will be at the new Bicycle themed spot, Bar Roubaix, in Columbia Heights. We’ll have select $4 beers and specialty cocktail!! FREE

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Park View Neighborhood Cleanup, 11am-12:30pm (3506 Georgia Ave NW). The first 30 volunteers will receive a free yoga class from Yoga Heights! We’ll provide all the supplies you need—gloves, trash pickers, trash bags, etc. FREE

Marvin Gaye Day, 2-5pm at Marvin Gaye Recreation Center (6201 Banks Place NE). Join us to celebrate the legacy of Marvin Gaye through the grand opening of the Marvin Gaye Recreation Center and Park! Featuring musical performances by Black Alley Band and Da Aftermath Band. First 100 to show will get a #MarvinGaye #WhatsGoingOn beanie. FREE

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Congress Heights 30th Anniversary, 12-2pm (2700 Martin Luther King Ave SE). The Ballou Knights of Ballou Senior High School present to you an eventful celebration.This will be open to the community and will contain entertainement such as bubble soccer, human chess and a game console station (PS4, Wii U, Xbox 1). Also we will display food dishes from local vendors that will be serving samples. FREE

Food & Drinks

Monday, April 2, 2018

Dyngus Day 2018, 6pm-12am at Biergarten Haus (1355 H St NE). Come celebrate our 2nd Annual Dyngus Day at the Biergarten Haus on H St NE on April 2nd! Pączki (Polish Doughnuts) from District Doughnut! Kielbasa (polish sausage)! Okocim and Zyweic Polish Beer! FREE

Dyngus Day DC 2018, 5:30-9pm at Exiles Bar (1610 U St NW). Are you ready for Smigus-Dyngus? Dyngus Day, the Polish equivalent to Saint Patrick's Day, is a celebration of the end of Lent and the rebirth of spring. We plan on celebrating the good ol' Polish way with food, drinks, polka, pussy willows and water splashing! FREE

Saturday, April 14, 2018

2018 Sakura Matsuri & Japanese Street Festival, 10:30am-6pm at the Newseum (555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW). We have 4 stages of performances and demonstrations, cultural exhibitors, food vendors, cooking demonstrations, a Childrens' Corner - and more! Children 12 and under are always free! $10

Sunday, April 22, 2018

BrunchCon, 9am-6pm at National Harbor (165 Waterfront St). Open mimosa & bloody mary bar, brunch bites from over 30 vendors, photo booth , and music. $45-85

Saturday, April 28, 2018

2018 DC Chocolate Festival, 10am-7pm at Washington Marriott, Wardman Park (2660 Woodley Rd NW). After a great sold out events in 2016 & 2017, the festival is back - bigger & better! Hosted in Washington, DC, this event seeks to bring together both chocolate makers and chocolate enthusiasts for a day of tastings, educational micro workshops, and a keynote address. $20-35

Monday, April 30, 2018

Mexico in a Bottle, 5:30-9pm at Mexican Cultural Institute (2829 16th St NW). What’s Mexico in a Bottle? It’s the biggest agave spirits tasting in the United States but it’s also a celebration of Mexican culture. We’ve been going strong for five years now starting in San Francisco. $65.39-81.24

Art & Music

Wednesdays in April

Walk-Up Wednesday @ NMAAHC, 10am-5:30pm at National Museum of African American History and Culture (1400 Constitution Ave NW). For April only, no timed-entry passes needed on Wednesdays. Just show up! FREE

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Hip-Hop Orchestra, 6-7pm at Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage (2700 F St NW). A combined force of The Hip-Hop Orchestra at UMD, Box Era,20NVR, and artists from all over the DMV, The HHO is bringing you classic medleys AND landmark originals. FREE

Monday, April 16, 2018

Karaoke Battle, 7-11pm at Penn Social (801 E St NW). Baltimore Karaoke and District Karaoke duke it out all the performances on the road to crowning a winner. FREE

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Another Dimension: Closing Reception, 5-7pm at DC Arts Center (2438 18th St NW). Another Dimension is an invitational exhibition for which we the curators have asked artists to create “nano” (no more than 6 inches) artwork in the style of the work the artist typically makes. FREE

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Art in the Alley, 6-10pm at alley behind the 1200 block of Florida Ave NE (1153 Montello Ave NE). An alley art festival. We put art in the alley. And music. And more.​ FREE

Lectures & Networking

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Fuckup Nights Washington DC Vol VII, 6:30-8:30pm at Sauf Haus Bier Hall (1216 18th St NW). Events bring together three (3) speakers ready to share their failure stories with an audience of people ready to be inspired by these. Extended Happy Hour until 8pm! Beer & pretzels available for purchase onsite! $5

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Leadership Matters: Keynote, Ted Talks, Panel + Reception, 4-5:30pm at Kimpton Hotel Palomar (2121 P St NW). Speakers and panelists will make the case for why Washington should stop obsessing about policy and start a new conversation about the importance of bold, diverse, and sustained leadership that leads to real action and better outcomes for our students. FREE

Saturday, April 14, 2018

TEDxFoggyBottom, 10am-5pm at GWU Lisner Auditorium (730 21st St NW). The TEDxFoggyBottom team is working hard to curate our best event yet. Our seventh-annual conference will be a full-day experience, featuring 16 live speakers, 1500+ attendees, interactive exhibits, networking opportunities, and more. $16-20

Monday, April 23, 2018

Profs & Pints: Speaking of Speakeasies, 6-9pm at Bier Baron (1523 22nd St NW). Profs and Pints presents: "Speaking of Speakeasies," a discussion of prohibition and its boozy effects, with Allen Pietrobon, adjunct professor of modern American history at American University and visiting professor at Trinity Washington University. $11.34

Monday, April 30, 2018

Astronomy on Tap, 8-11pm at DC9 (1940 9th St NW). , 8-11pm at DC9 (1940 9th St NW). Astronomy on Tap is a public outreach event featuring exciting talks about our Universe in a bar! Music, games, and prizes add to the festive atmosphere and foster interaction. FREE

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