Five Things for Today: June 7, 2020

My two marching yesterday

1. Today at 2pm, Adventure Theatre presents Black is Beautiful: A Celebration of Arts and Contributions from African-Americans. The virtual event will include readings of family-friendly poetry and stories in its Sunday Storytime, followed by honest discussions about race, racism, how to express yourself, love, bullying, and pain. Tune in on their Facebook event page. (PS: Adventure Theatre is offering Digital Musical Theatre Summer Camp beginning June 16.)

2. A KFDC reader recently requested crowdsourced recommendations for swimming holes and lakes around the area. A Facebook thread was started, and it has a few suggestions, including mine to check out the website If you know of any places to add, feel free to do so in the comments below or on that thread.

3. From Cup of Jo, five black voices to follow on IG. I also recommend Sonya Renee Taylor — start with this video.

4. If you’re thinking about getting away this summer, see these CDC considerations for travelers. National Geographic has some good advice. And Afar Magazine discusses when (and whether or not) we should start traveling again.

5. A great WTOP photo gallery of scenes from yesterday’s powerful, peaceful protest in DC. And I shared some of my pics here.

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