Illustration by Hannah Good.
We have a conference on space, new art and a Star wars screening.
Here’s what you should check out this week:
For the drama: Brandon Taylor’s new book, Dirty animals, is a collection of short stories that follow the intersecting relationships among a group of young Midwestern artists as they struggle with mental health and sexuality. In this Politics and Prose virtual book lecture, the author will speak with New Yorker editor-in-chief Vinson Cunningham. Monday 06/28/20 at 8 p.m. Free, register here.
Football fans: Not that kind. Wunder Garten is organizing a European Cup Eve party for the England-Germany football match in collaboration with the British and German Embassies and DC Scores. There will be food trucks, raffle prizes and a chance to win tickets to a DC United game in the future. Tuesday June 29 at noon; Free participation, find out more here.
Move over, Mars: This is Venus we want to talk about now. Called “the enigmatic” sister “of the Earth”, the under-explored planet is at the center of a virtual conference “Venus rediscovered: an astrobiological or astrophysical frontier? »From the Air and Space Museum. NASA scientist James B. Garvin will talk about the importance of studying Venus and why the agency is planning two new missions in the near future. Tuesday June 29 at 8 p.m. Free, register here.
Speaking of space: Meet at the National Building Museum for an outdoor screening of Solo: A Star Wars Story. Hans Solo’s origin story will be presented with live musical accompaniment from Shaolin Jazz and a 2-Tone Jones DJ set. Tuesday June 29 at 7:30 p.m .; Free, register here.
A different point of view: “No Ocean Between Us: Art of Asian Diasporas in Latin America & the Caribbean” is a new exhibit on transpacific immigration at the downtown Art Museum of the Americas. Connected to the identity and experiences of the creators, the artwork examines the connections between, for example, Japan and Brazil, China and Jamaica, and Indonesia and surname across communities. of the diaspora. Open Wednesday 6/30; Free, find out more here.
Keep swimming: It’s going to be HOT this week, so stay hydrated and see if you could find a pool near you. DC’s Public Pools have recently extended their hours of operation and if you’re headed in that direction, we’ve got some tips on what you need to know before you go.
Listen to something new: Catch an online concert by Tibetan / Australian multi-instrumentalist and composer Tenzin Choegyal from the Library of Congress. A composer and activist, Choegyal will likely play his Dranyen (a traditional Tibetan string instrument) and share his contemporary fusion work, including his collaborations with Philip Glass and Laurie Anderson. Wednesday June 30 at noon; Free, watch it on Facebook Live here.
Skate by: For those of you who joined the roller skating craze during the pandemic, you’re in luck. Mosaic Skateland is a new roller skating rink open in Fairfax this weekend with Saturday night fever vibrations. It’s open until September 12, so roll it up this summer. Learn more here.
What to watch: If you haven’t seen it already, do yourself a favor and watch Lil Nas X’s “Montero” live performance at the BET Awards last night – it was literally on fire and everyone is talking about that memorable kiss.
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