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Things to do in DC: festivals, parades, art markets

Happy Pride!

Hello neighbor,

There’s the Pride Festival, March for Our Lives, Pride on the Pier, Home Rule Festival and various pop-up markets this Saturday. Expect delays crossing town.

By the way, the National Museum of Women in the Arts is inviting applications for its “As long as” feminism calls for an art installation this fall. The public is invited to submit suggestions until Wednesday.

So what should you do from June 6-12?

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

  • The 🛋 indicates that an event is happening in person inside.
  • The 🌲, indicates that an event is happening in person outside.
  • The 💻 indicates that an event is happening virtually.
  • And finally, the 🆓 indicates that an event is 🆓.

Top 5 picks of the week

1. Say Gay! 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈 This is DC Pride weekend! There is so much to do, including a block party (sat, 🆓, 🌲, Circle Dupont), festival (Sun, 🆓, 🌲, Downtown), fireworks (Sam, 🆓, 🌲, Jthe platform)and one parade (sat, 🆓, 🌲, various locations). There is also the DC Dyke Walk (Fri, 🆓, 🌲, Downtown), Rock the lot with pride (Thursday, 🆓, 🌲, national landing), and Pride of Takoma (Sun, 🆓, 🌲, Takoma).

2. Museum fun. 👑🇰🇷 Learn about the collaborative relationship between Princess Grace and fashion house Dior in a new exhibition at Hillwood (starts Saturday, $18, 🛋Vanness). Head to the National Museum of Asian Art for the after-hours kickoff of the Korean Film Festival (Fri, 🆓, 🛋/🌲, National Mall) with nightly access to museum galleries, food trucks, live painting, performances and a screening of Hot by day, cold by night.

3. March for our lives. 🤍 The student demonstration support for gun control legislation go back to dc (sat, 🆓, 🌲, Downtown).

4. Other celebrations:

  • El Salvador’s Mi Pequeño Festival. 🇸🇻 Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Month, the festival will highlight the contributions of Salvadoran community at Mount Pleasant. Enjoy artisans, cultural performances, food and more (Sun, 🆓, 🌲, Mount Pleasant) .
  • Self-Reliance Festival. 🥁 Pay homage to the jazz music and culture of Washington, DC at this free event outdoor music festival with a record fair, food trucks and craft drinks (Sat, 🆓, 🌲, Walter Reed History).
  • Platinum Jubilee. 🇬🇧 To honour Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee The courtyard of the Fairmont Hotel will host a ceremonial celebration with champagne, slices of cake and an authentic Scottish bagpiper (Wed, 🆓, 🌲, Georgetown).

5. Pop-up markets. 🛍 Shop in a Black Market Creators Showcase (sat, 🆓, 🛋Anacostia) at the Anacostia Arts Center. Visit each peach market for a Spring pop-up (sat, 🆓, 🌲, Mount Pleasant). Discover more than 50 emerging brands at DC Summer Market (Sat, $8, 🛋Union market). While enjoying the parade, stop on the main Dupont street summer pop-up (Sam, 🆓, 🌲, Smith).

Everything else this week

Your neighbor,

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.