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From Studio Ghibli to 'Gram-able museums, here are 8 events to start your week

Monday, August 6

Yoga at Up Top Acres rooftop farm: Get in touch with your flow and Mother Earth with yoga at Up Top Acres rooftop farms. The class will be led by CorePower Yoga and participants will get a succulent at the end of class. Tickets are $15, but it's $20 for two people if you decide to bring a friend.

Geek Seeking Geek: If you're the type who thinks it's a dealbreaker if your date can't name all the planets in the Star Wars universe, you're in luck. Meet the Han to your Leia at Geek Seeking Geek, a speed dating event at Penn Social. Although tickets for men are sold out, women can still join in for $20.

Tuesday, August 7

City Bikes Pizza Ride: All you need is a bike, a helmet and an appetite for the City Bikes Pizza Ride. First you'll meet your fellow bike riders at City Bikes in AdMo and, after a 10-13 mile ride, you'll enjoy pizza at Glen's Garden Market in Dupont. The event is free, but at the end you can buy a slice of pizza and a craft beer for just $5.50.

Pop 'n Paint: Republic in Takoma Park is hosting its first ever paint-and-sip event. The $35 ticket include brushes, paint, canvas and either beer or wine, plus you'll be guided by local artist Ashley Young.

Wednesday, August 8

First Person: Conversations with Holocaust Survivors: It's hard to talk about the Holocaust, but as its survivors grow old, it's more crucial than ever to listen to their stories and consider their legacy. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will host the event, which is free and open to the public, although seats are first come, first served.

Spirited Away screening at Angelika Pop-Up: Come enjoy this Studio Ghibli classic at Angelika Pop-Up at Union Market. Tickets are $10.50 and you can reserve your seats, plus alcohol will be available for purchase. If you miss out on Wednesday night, they'll also host a matinee screening the next day.

Thursday, August 9:

52 Places: Iceland and Beyond With The New York Times at Dupont Underground: Take an immersive trip to Iceland with a cocktail in hand without ever leaving D.C. Dupont Underground will host an evening of stunning photos, VR footage and storytelling, hosted by New York Times photographers and editors. Tickets are $25.

Talk: Do It For the 'Gram: Ultra-Instagrammable art exhibits tend to blow up on social media, but there's always more to the story. Head to the National Building Museum for a conversation about social media in museum spaces and how it impacts our relationship to art, all while enjoying the new Fun House exhibition. The talk will be hosted by Holly Garner, museum professional and founder of IGDC, Cathy Frankel, vice president for Exhibitions and Collections at the National Building Museum and Amy Hutchins, head of marketing at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery. Tickets are $20, but $10 with a student ID.


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