Did the weeks move at this extremely fast –but also glacially slow– pace all along? It’s hard to explain how I just typed out “June 25” and were both amazed and horrified that it’s late June. What is there to do?
This week we would all be making a pilgrimage to the National Mall to take in the polychromatic and polyglot scenes at the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival. Alas, this being a pandemic year, all the fun is going to be virtual. Celebrate Brazil, the United Arab Emirates and the resilient beauty of earth through song, dance, and FOOD. Check out the whole schedule here.
This year’s Rosé All Day celebrations at Yard Park were postponed to this weekend. They are still happening on Instagram and you still have time to pick up a kit! Click here to join the fun (and learn how to make one of those fun, fancy flower crowns)!
Finally, you can celebrate Pollinator Week and show off your garden this Friday and Saturday by participating in the Pollinator Porch Parade! Educate, celebrate and just plain brag about the beauties in your garden. You can learn more by visiting the official DC Pollinator Porch Parade site and make sure you enter your garden as a stop on the tour here.
Feel like exploring a foreign culture AND drinking wine? DCanter has a great event for you! Sips@6:00: Summer Wines of Portugal. Purchase a bottle of one of their featured wines by today at 3 p.m. or just pay $10 to join the online class!
You need a little black joy (and sexiness) in your life. Watch/listen to Riri by Aminé, which was released yesterday after a long delay. “We shot this video before the murder of George Floyd & my knowledge of the Breonna Taylor case,… but I felt compelled to delay its release for obvious reasons. Activism is essential right now so I put my focus there for the past few weeks. We skipped editing sessions to march in the Black Lives Matter protests. I’m dropping the ‘Riri’ video [now] because it’s important to show black joy in a time where we’re constantly seeing imagery of pain and suffering.”
If your musical tastes lean more grunge, listen to Pearl Jam’s “Dance of the Clairvoyants” from their new release, Gigaton. This is their first live performance of the song, part of All In WA, a concert for COVID-19 relief.
Are you excited by terms such as metadata? Do you love reading? Want to celebrate Pride in a unique and, frankly, super eggheadish way? Then the Washington Blade Describe-A-Thon this Saturday, June 27, is the event you need in your life! Click here for more details and register here. The event is free but the organizers need a head count for technology purposes.