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Here's what to do in Washington this week

From a healthy happy hour to a film screening, there's plenty to enjoy in Washington this week. Read on for a rundown of ideas for how to fill your calendar.

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Innovations in Governance: From Thinking Politically to Working Politically

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From Thinking Politically to Working Politically: Are We Really Doing Development Any Differently? In June it will be seven years since the Center for Global Development published the Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation (PDIA) paper. Few academic papers have had such an impact on development thinking. The question is whether the paper — and subsequent debate and experimentation — have had a demonstrable and beneficial impact on development practice. Experience to date suggests thinking politically is easier than working politically.

When: Tuesday, June 18, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Urban Institute Conference Center, 500 L'Enfant Plaza SW
Admission: Free
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Fruitive & @thewellnecessities Healthy Happy Hour

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Come join us for a healthy happy hour at Fruitive Dupont with Lisa from The Well Necessities. Lisa is a registered dietitian with a master's degree in nutrition and exercise physiology from Columbia University! Featuring beats from DJ Tezrah. Fresh cocktails pairing our favorite cold-pressed juices with alcohol from locally made Republic Restoratives. Organic summer bites to snack on while you mingle.

When: Tuesday, June 18, 6-8 p.m.
Where: 1330 Connecticut Ave NW
Admission: Free
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DowntownDC & Shaolin Jazz Present Can I Kick It?: Deadpool

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Every Tuesday June 4 - July 9 at sunset, Freedom Plaza (13th and Pennsylvania) will be transformed into an outdoor movie theater featuring CAN I KICK IT? — a multimedia movie screening engagement brought to you by the DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) and produced by SHAOLIN JAZZ. This year, each event features a Marvel film that is scored with an original music soundtrack of hip-hop, soul and more mixed live by DJ 2-Tone Jones. Come early to snag limited prime seating provided by DowntownDC, see a martial arts demo, groove to a live DJ set, play outdoor games and win DowntownDC swag. Complimentary popcorn will be available, while supplies last, from Pret A Manger.

When: Tuesday, June 18, 7:30-11 p.m.
Where: Freedom Plaza
Admission: Free
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Drawn to Figures: Drawing from a Live Model

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This drawing workshop will highlight portraits in the permanent collection. In this session participants will draw from a live model. Led by artist Jill Galloway, the workshop will include instruction followed by a series of drawing sessions. Open to artists of all levels, ages 18 and up. Materials are provided.

When: Wednesday, June 19, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: National Portrait Gallery, Eighth and G streets NW
Admission: Free
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Juneteenth in DC Community Learning Event 2019

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ONE DC is excited to announce our Juneteenth in DC 2019 events celebrating black liberation and justice! Juneteenth is an annual celebration to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved black people in Texas on June 19, 1865. This is a time for us to reflect on our collective history of fighting for emancipation and equity, to celebrate and be joyful about our triumphs, and to recommit with passion and discipline to the current struggle for liberation. Our Juneteenth Community Learning Event will feature historians, community organizers and artists speaking about the history and significance of Juneteenth, as well as the current struggle for liberation today. 

When: Wednesday, June 19, 6-8 p.m.
Where: New York Ave Presbyterian Church, 1313 New York Ave. NW, Peter Marshall Hall
Admission: Free
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Parking in DC can be tough, especially during popular events. To find free or cheap parking and to book parking in advance, see this map of DC parking from SpotAngels. And to get there by public transportation, check the Metro website for nearby stations and schedules.


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