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D.C. August Calendar of Stay-at-Home Events

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Dear one and all,

Oh happy August! It's time to get out the inflatable pool!!

We hope you are all enjoying the extra downtime that the pandemic is forcing upon us, and that your spirits are still strong. We are still working non-stop, (at home), with some wild splash breaks, to be sure!! We have some new openings in DC, so take advantage of all our lovely city has to offer in these challenging times; it’s good to get out and about, especially if it’s for a hike in Rock Creek Park.

NOTE: Check out the amazing listings at the end of the events below from our calendar buddies around the U.S. and Canada.

Shout out!: After years of being the rising star at Mark McInturff Architecture, Colleen Healey has started her own architecture company: check out her award-winning work here.

Send me your news if you’d like to share it in our monthly calendar.
Stay safe, wear your masks, big hugs and love,

Sheryl and Harry

P.S. Thanks you from the bottom of our hearts for your wonderful real estate referrals – we appreciate your faith and trust in us, as always! We hold you all very dear, and if there is anything we can do for any of you, please let us know.

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August 1
National Museum of Women in the Arts
A maximum of 200 people will be allowed inside when the museum reopens today(!), making this the perfect time to explore the museum’s collection of paintings, sculptures, prints and photographs. A new pop-up exhibition, “Return to Nature,” draws inspiration from “humankind’s yearning to experience the outside world, particularly after a period of confinement,” making it particularly relatable right now.

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August 2
Virtual Arcade 2020
The annual SAAM Arcade activities have been moved online! During this two-day virtual program, explore how video games act as a medium for expanding the way Americans tell and experience stories. This year’s theme, Game Changers, focuses on the role of women in affecting major change in society, in the political sphere, and in the gaming industry.

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August 3
N Street Village
N Street Village staff has been working around the clock to ensure they can meet the basic needs – meals, laundry, showers and shelter – of the hundreds of women they serve each day. Consider making a financial gift to N Street Village to help them respond to this evolving situation.

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August 4
Economics + Harry Potter
The Harry Potter novels may seem like a strange perspective from which to view economics. In a realm filled with magic, we might expect the economic problems that we Muggles face to disappear in a puff of smoke. But even the Boy Who Lived has to come to grips with fiscal reality. Delving into topics including monetary systems, black markets, corruption, labor issues, human-capital development, utility theory, and more, economist Brian O’Roark investigates how economics pervades the Potterverse.

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August 5
SOME
SOME (So Others Might Eat) has been able to rely on an incredible community to support the organization and the people it serves. If you are able, monetary donations are most helpful during times of uncertainty, as your gift will ensure they are able to meet any crucial needs that come up.

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August 6
Blues, BBQ & Bourbon
Join us for virtual Phillips after 5! Explore works from the collection, make suggested cocktails, and participate in engaging activities.

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August 7
Annapolis Crab Feast to Go
For 2020, the very popular crab feast will be modified to a carryout feast. This event is an online pre-order, drive-through pickup event only. Pre-order a bushel of crabs, half-bushel, or 1-2 dozen crabs. Crabs will be steamed onsite and packaged for travel.

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August 8
Yoga from the Garden
WithLoveDC hosts online yoga for free, courtesy of the U.S. Botanic Garden, where yogis can usually take advantage of a weekly class at the conservatory or outdoor gardens. Enjoy the one-hour meditation, but make sure you register ASAP, as this opportunity is only available to the first 500 participants.

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August 9
Hemphill Fine Arts
If you’ve dreamed of having a visual art space all to yourself, the new Hemphill Artworks gallery in Mount Vernon Square is the answer. Hemphill, which closed its Logan Circle gallery last year, is operating by appointment only, scheduling private visits for individuals and small groups for free.

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August 10
Homeward Trails Animal Rescue
Homeward Trails Animal Rescue needs help supporting sick, injured and unadopted animals during this difficult time.

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August 11
Hillwood Estate and Gardens
Marjorie Merriweather Post’s Northwest D.C. estate reopened to the public on June 27. Capacity will be limited to help with social distancing, so visitors are required to make separate timed-entry reservations for the 25-acre gardens, the mansion and exhibitions.

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August 12
Artists at Home
The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is hosting a digital, interactive program designed to engage students in hands-on art making and conversations about African American artists and genres of visual art. This session is focused on printmaking with twentieth-century artist Elizabeth Catlett.

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August 13
Love Letter, 2020: A Celebration of Black Women in Portraiture
Join the National Portrait Gallery for a virtual exploration of identity and biography through the lens of black women in portraiture. Participants will discuss how visual culture lends itself to understanding the contributions of Black women in the history of art and design, science, education, politics, and beyond.

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August 14
Artechouse
The curators of Artechouse had planned the perfect installation for cherry blossom season: “Hanami: Beyond the Blooms,” an immersive combination of hand-drawn ink illustrations and digital animation. “Hanami” opened to the public March 13. Two days later, covid-19 forced Artechouse to close. But now the gallery has reopened, and “Hanami” will run through Sept. 7, giving weary Washingtonians a chance to experience a bit of spring.

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August 15
Bike in the City
Join an evening cruise through the city! The ride begins at Union Market and goes throughout the city, including stops at Nationals Stadium, the Wharf DC, The National Museum of African American History and Culture, as well as Black Lives Matter Plaza. The ride provides a safe alternative to gathering in closed settings and promotes health and wellness while providing a scenic tour through DC.

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August 16
Miriam’s Kitchen
Timely support given to Miriam’s Kitchen will help provide a two-week supply of pantry and essential items for older residents, adapt their meal program to serve guests wherever they are, and work with community partners and the DC government to create a coordinate response that keeps guests experiencing homelessness and the wider community safe and healthy.

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August 17
Meditation and Mindfulness
To contribute to a sense of calm in this uncertain time, the Asian Art Museum is offering free 30-minute online meditations each week led by DC-based meditation teachers. These free sessions are appropriate for all levels of practitioners and include mindfulness practices and inspiration from art in the museum collection.

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August 18
America’s Blood Centers
Brings together community-based and independent blood centers across the country. You can use its website to find and schedule an appointment to make a blood donation in your area.

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August 19
Humboldt Happy Hour
Grab a drink and join an all-star group of experts for a lively virtual discussion about the massive mastodon skeleton featured in the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s exhibition Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature, and Culture. Discover unexpected connections between art, science, and history and learn why there is a mastodon in an art museum.

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August 20
#TakeTimeThursdays
Take Time Thursdays with the Anacostia Community Museum gives participants a chance to take time for wellness, health, and creativity with artists, thought leaders, performers, and issues advocates. Take a 30-minute break with us from 2:30 - 3 p.m. each Thursday to alleviate the stress from current events and boost your mind, body, and spirit.

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August 21
Art Chat @ Five: Mirror Mirror
Jumpstart your weekend with art: every Friday at 5 p.m. (EDT), join NMWA educators for informal 30-minute art chats about selected artworks from NMWA’s collection. Each week a new sampling of artworks will be considered. You can even enjoy your favorite happy hour drink or snack during the sessions.

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August 22
National Aquarium
Sharks, puffins and golden lion tamarins continue to delight generations of visitors at the National Aquarium in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The aquarium reopened July 1 with new social distancing policies.

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August 23
The Capital Area Food Bank
The Capital Area Food Bank works with over 450+ food assistance partners--like nonprofits, emergency shelters, senior programs, soup kitchens, etc.--to hand out over 30 million meals annually. There has never been a more critical moment for the community to come together and ensure no one is left behind.

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August 24
Thrive DC
Each year 25%-40% of food produced is wasted, while one in seven DC households is struggling with hunger. It doesn’t have to be this way, and you can be a part of the solution. Learn more about how to donate food and leftovers during this difficult time.

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August 25
Virtual Writing Hour
Join a virtual, creative writing hour with the National Portrait Gallery! The goal is to create a virtual space where writers can create, connect, and draw inspiration from the Portrait Gallery's online exhibitions on Google Arts and Culture.

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August 26
Art and Wellness
Join a free, 30-minute weekly meditation led by local yoga teacher Aparna Sadananda via Zoom. Each Wednesday, inspired by a calming artwork from the Phillips permanent collection, we will practice techniques for mindful looking and thinking that we can carry with us wherever we are.

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August 27
DC Central Kitchen
DC Central Kitchen is ramping up work to provide healthy meals across the city, and they need your support.

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August 28
My Lucky Stars
The Freer and Sackler teams up with 36 Chambers to bring you a live event with British-born Hong Kong action star Scott Adkins (Ip Man 4), who will break down all the action in the martial arts comedy classic My Lucky Stars as part of the Made in Hong Kong Film Festival.

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August 29
National Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center
While the National Air and Space Museum on the Mall remains closed, the much larger Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly reopened to the public on July 24. Some amenities are closed but many highlights, such as the Space Shuttle Discovery, are on view as usual.

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August 30
Martha’s Table
Nonprofit Martha’s Table has pledged more than $300,000 to assist local families and is distributing $15-per-day grocery-store gift cards. In addition, the organization is delivering online educational material so kids can keep learning from home.

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August 31
DC Design Tours
If you’re looking to get out of the house, try one of the DC Design walking tours. Examples of tours include the monuments and memorials, Dupont Circle and historic Georgetown. Walking tour groups are currently limited to 10 or fewer.

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