Girls just wanna have fun(damental rights)

There’s something about watching Donald Trump interrupt the first female presidential nominee 51 times over the course of the first debate that reminds you that for every glass ceiling shattered, there’s pretty much always a sniffly mansplainer trying to keep a girl down. Celebrate what the progress we’ve made and get inspired for the battles still ahead with a number of women-centric arts events this week:

On Thursday, October 6, Still We Rise: Woman’s Wisdom Art’s 25th Anniversary goes down at the Crocker Art Museum (216 O Street) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Since its inception, more than 2,000 women have taken part in the organization, and this free celebration will kick off the current exhibit that started on September 9 and will run through December 4. Visit to find out more.

The next evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. is the last solo show of the year at WAL Public Market (1104 R Street) with the Diana Dich Art Opening. Dich started experimenting with wire sculpture at the age of 15 and you can still check out her early work on MySpace (yeah, that MySpace) at While her previous work has often been playful and cartoon-inspired, her present exhibit includes a series of female faces that reflect Dich’s trauma from abuse and depression. The exhibit will run through November 2; find out more at

On Saturday, October 8, the 37th Annual Take Back the Night event will be happening at the Sacramento Native American Health Center (2020 J Street) from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The rally is dedicated to taking action against gender-based and sexual violence and will feature speakers, performance art, live music and information on resources available to the community. The event is open to the public and attendance is free; visit for more information.

And then on Wednesday, October 12, acclaimed singer-songwriter and outspoken feminist Ani DiFranco will take the stage at the Crest Theatre (1013 K Street) for a concert, the premise of which is “Vote, dammit!” Tickets to catch this multitalented, multifaceted artist run $35-$50. More info can be found at