Social Calendar: August 7 – August 13

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Once again, I am writing this column from somewhere other than Washington. This makes me sad because, even in the doldrums of August when it seems like little is going on, I would still rather be at home. In just a few more weeks, I will be leaving, and each time I go away for a few days, I miss DC a little more.

Thursday, August 7 Commonwealth opened yesterday. Go and tell me if it lives up to the hype.

Friday, August 8:A few weeks back, our chum DJ C played the LODA event up at Gallery in Silver Spring. Unfortunately, I was alerted too late to tell you that week, so I will tell you to go this week instead. The Nouveau Riche djs will be in one room and the Disco City djs in the other.

Saturday, August 9: The charming Nick Catchdubs will be djing at DC9 under the Feedback Dance Party banner. I think this is Very Good.

Sunday, August 10: Go out to the farmer’s market of your choice and get some raspberries and plums. Enjoy summer.

Monday, August 11: This week’s NPR darling show is “Brooklyn-based experimental-folk-indie rock band” Grizzly Bear. They bring their cinematic pop to the Historic Sixth and I Synagogue. Remarkably, it is still not sold out, though that may not be the case for long.

Tuesday, August 12: Go out for Restaurant Week. Try someplace you have not been before. Please be extra nice to the waitstaff – they have to work very hard this week. After dinner, go outside and watch the Perseids Meteor Shower.

Wednesday, August 13: If you have not yet done so, swing by the District of Columbia Arts Center 1460 Wall Mountables exhibit. Local artists are allowed to display unjuried little pieces, the only requirement being that they hang on the walls within a small square. There could be something for just about any taste, sort of like a teeny Artomatic.

Thursday, August 14: The thing about Thao Nguyen & The Get Down Stay Down is that either you will really like the sweet, plucky, twee little songs, or you may find it terribly annoying. I am in the former camp for sure and will probably be smiling a lot and wiggling my head side-to-side during their show at the Black Cat.

This column will be appearing every Thursday. Know of a great event that should be featured here? Leave a comment or email me at brittany [at] I will not judge you for suggesting your own band and I will give you credit for your ideas (if you want it).

Brittany has tried to leave DC, it just never lasts. She has lived in Chicago, California, and China – but she always comes back home. Brittany is a drinks, nightlife, and style correspondent for We Love DC. Between columns, you can find her on Twitter, Tumblr, or standing by the bar. Email her at brittany(at)

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