Things to do in DC: exhibitions, movies, concerts

Stay dry!

Hello, neighbor.

It will rain most of the week, bring an umbrella!

So what should you do from May 23-29?

For your convenience, this newsletter includes emojis to help you during these unprecedented times:

  • The ๐Ÿ›‹ indicates that an event is happening in person inside.
  • The ๐ŸŒฒ indicates that an event is happening in person outside.
  • The ๐Ÿ’ป indicates that an event is happening virtually.
  • And finally, the ๐Ÿ†“ indicates that an event is free.

Top 5 picks of the week

  1. DC Black Pride. ๐ŸŒˆ From May 27 to May 30, party and celebrate black pride (starts Fri, $, ๐Ÿ›‹, various events)! Or watch the documentary Seeing Eyes/Sensitive Heart (Fri, ๐Ÿ†“, ๐Ÿ›‹, Mount Pleasant).
  2. Closing of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. ๐Ÿ’– Shop among over 17 artists and designers, and sample a variety of Asian restaurants, Sari-Sari pop-up market (Sun, ๐Ÿ†“, ๐Ÿ›‹/๐ŸŒฒ, Edgewood). Or consult a South Asian pop-up (Sat, $, ๐Ÿ›‹, 14th St.). There are also some film screenings, like To run away (Thursday, ๐Ÿ†“, ๐Ÿ›‹, Kennedy Center), After the month (Wed, ๐Ÿ†“, ๐Ÿ›‹ , Southwest)and Journey to the East (Thursday, ๐Ÿ†“, ๐Ÿ›‹, Takoma). This is your last week to check โ€œHung Liu: Portraits of Promised Lands, 1968-2020โ€ at the National Portrait Gallery.
  3. Remembrance Day Events. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Besides the paradeyou might be interested in a โ€œTribute to Memorial Dayโ€ (Thursday, ๐Ÿ†“, ๐Ÿ›‹ , National Mall) concert. There are also events recognizing women in the military, including a tour of Arlington National Cemetery that highlights women in front (Sat, $35, ๐ŸŒฒ, Arlington) plus a conference on Black Women in World War II (Sun, ๐Ÿ†“, ๐Ÿ›‹, Benning). The National Army Museum will host a variety of events all weekend, such as poppy-paper crafts as well as movies. Attend a LGBTQ+ Veteran Social Network (Tuesday, ๐Ÿ†“, ๐Ÿ›‹, Capitol Hill)!
  4. Outdoor movies. ๐ŸŽž Iโ€™m crossing my fingers that it doesnโ€™t rain too much this week! Some classic outdoor movies are shown, such as The princess to be married (Tuesday, ๐Ÿ†“, ๐ŸŒฒ, Adams Morgan), The Lion King (Sun, ๐Ÿ†“, ๐ŸŒฒ, home port) and The Sandlot (Mer, ๐Ÿ†“, ๐ŸŒฒ, NoMa).
  5. Other ways out. ๐ŸŽธ Try various climbing and fitness games (Sat, ๐Ÿ†“, ๐Ÿ›‹, National Landing). Attend the last of the Spring Jazz concert series with the DMV Percussion Academy (Sea, ๐Ÿ†“, ๐ŸŒฒ, Waterfront). Move your feet to 7th Annual Dance and Music Festival (Sun, ๐Ÿ†“, ๐ŸŒฒ, Silver Spring).

Everything else this week

  • Embassy events. ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡น The House of Sweden is organizing an outdoor screening on Sami artist Britta Marakatt-Labba (Wed, ๐Ÿ†“, ๐ŸŒฒ, Georgetown). The Korean Cultural Center launches an immersive art exhibition, โ€œKorea: Imagine Cubicallyโ€ (starts Friday, ๐Ÿ†“ but timed passes required, ๐Ÿ›‹, Kalorama) Tip: if you like Artechouse or the Van Gough exhibition, youโ€™ll love it! The Embassy of Guatemala (Wed, $59, ๐Ÿ›‹, Kalorama) will be open after hours for an evening of food, film and art.
  • Reflection concerts. ๐ŸŽถ Listen to Damien Geter An African-American requiem (Monday, $15+, ๐Ÿ›‹, Kennedy Center), which incorporates the traditional Latin requiem with statements relating to racial violence against African Americans. Attend a benefit concert for Ukraine (Thursday, $35, ๐Ÿ›‹/๐ŸŒฒ, Van Ness) at the Hillwood Museum โ€“ first you might want to take a look at his porcelain exhibition, closing soon.
  • Other events for reflection. ๐Ÿค Attend a discussion with the mother of Trayvon Martin (Tuesday ๐Ÿ†“, ๐Ÿ›‹, National Mall). Learn about the growing threat of voter suppression (sea, ๐Ÿ†“, ๐Ÿ›‹, downtown). Find out how language commands (Thursday, ๐Ÿ†“, โšก๏ธ) women and other marginalized genders. Find out how refugees and immigrants reinvent and revive their cultural identity (Thursday, ๐Ÿ†“, ๐Ÿ›‹, 16th St.).
  • Rediscover your neighborhood. ๐Ÿป Take a walking tour with a transport engineer to understand street design (Wed, ๐Ÿ†“, ๐ŸŒฒ, Rosslyn). Meet your neighbors with a walk in the trees of buds and mosses (Thursday, ๐Ÿ†“, ๐ŸŒฒ, Brookland).
  • A film festival for all kinks. ๐ŸŽž Watch erotic short films hosted by sex advice columnist Dan Savage (Fri-Sat, $25, ๐Ÿ›‹, 14th St.).
  • Travel in the world . . .๐Ÿท by Pink (Fri, $45, ๐Ÿ›‹, Capitol Hill).
  • Bring your dog to the bar. ๐Ÿฆฎ There is a yapping hour (Thursday, ๐Ÿ†“, ๐ŸŒฒ, Edgewood) and one Dog Day! (Sun, $5, ๐Ÿ›‹, park view).

Your neighbour,

jade (@clockoutdc)

Jade Womack is an energy economist by day and an event blogger by night. She started her blog, Clockout DC, while moonlighting as a bartender in 2019. She grew up in Arlington and currently lives in Adams Morgan with her dog.

Corina C. Butler