Sat., August 3 

CivicFest 

This free event combines music, dance, art, volunteer opportunities, fun and thought-provoking workshops and more on Saturday, from 12-8 pm at Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park in Columbia Heights.

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Wed.,  August 7

The Healing Power of Communication

Join us for a conversation with special guest: Katie Couric Award-winning journalist at Lohrfink Auditorium, Rafik  B. Hiriri Building Georgetown University from 5:00-6:00 p.m.

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Innovations in the Food System Shaping the Future of Food

The Food Forum will host a workshop that will explore current innovations in the food system. Workshop presenters will discuss the dimensions of food systems and how to utilize innovations to meet the needs of small and large supply chains to support decision-making. This event will be held at the National Academy of Sciences Building, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW., from 8:30 a.m., Wednesday through Thursday at noon.

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Thurs., August 8 

KanKouran West African Dance Company

KanKouran West African Dance Company was founded in 1983 to introduce the essence of traditional African dancing and drumming to American audiences. The group’s thrilling performances captivate fans of all ages with electrifying dances and rhythms at 10 First Street Southeast Washington from 7:00-8:00 p.m.

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2019 LOC Summer Movies on the Lawn

The series is part of the Library’s annual programming theme to explore America’s changemakers. It kicks off with Walt Disney’s first live-action movie to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture and ends with the first film in which computer-generated characters interacted with human actors on screen. Come out and view for free at Thomas Jefferson Building. 10 First Street SE., from 8:30 to 11:30 P.M.