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August Wilson’s Fences at Historic Ford’s Theatre

Fences explores the walls we build around ourselves and our loved ones, while also illuminating one family’s struggles in a racist society. Patrons 21-35 use code UNDER3520. Join us 10/11 for Generation Abe Night.


Consent in a collective

Local event organizers are making important strides to try and be at the leading edge of establishing a healthier culture of consent at their parties, dances, festivals, kink scenes, and  other gatherings. Meso Creso, Mischief DC, and the Interfusion Festival are trying out clearly posted consent codes and “consent rangers.” They’ve gotten some pushback (from boring creeps, imo), but the new approach has gone a long way towards establishing a healthier culture in which to find a dance partner or get freaky.

Put your trust in it

It seems like every few months, there’s a new story about how the Douglass Community Land Trust (CLT), operating in Anacostia and Congress Heights as part of the wider 11th Street Bridge Park project. This new profile is worth a read, though. Land Trusts are a fantastic tool to reduce land speculation and maintain affordability — and are getting increased attention as a result of a certain Democratic Socialist candidate — but they’re also hard to get off the ground. The Douglass CLT is now purchasing its first property, a 65-unit Congress Heights building.


Will Lyft bring a “walled garden” to Bikeshare?

Lyft bought Motivate, the company that operates Capital Bikeshare (and Citibike, and many others), in 2018. Now they’re trying to move users towards interacting with bikeshare through the Lyft app, a move the makers of the popular ‘Transit’ app argue hurts riders.


St. Elizabeth’s “has no running water”

Residents at the city’s public psychiatric hospital face declining conditions, and now had to shut off their water after Legionnaire’s bacteria was detected. (No one fell sick yet.)


Meet the band

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Luce Unplugged: Alison Crocket & Sam Prather

An appetizer ahead of your Friday night: “local bands and local beer” in one of the SAAM’s high-ceilinged, marble-floored galleries. (6 pm)


Saturday: Bring the Funk!

The District will be closing nearly three miles of Georgia Avenue to vehicular traffic for the first Open Streets Event. Check the schedule and map your day.  (10am-2pm)

  • If you want to arrive in style, DC Bike Party is doing a special ride from Dupont to Georgia Ave (10:30am)

  • Colony Club is on that stretch; they’re doing a party with natural wines, charcuterie and a tasting party tunes, food from Sonny’s, and flower crowns. (1-5pm)

  • You can still sign up to volunteer (and maybe win a year of Bikeshare).  

Saturday: Porch Fest! 

If you want to start getting in the fall spirit, Adams Morgan Porchfest is a great place to start. Stroll around the neighborhood and listen to everything from Knyves Escobar (soul) and Babies with Rabies (punk) to The Foggy Bottom Whomp Stompers (20s swing). Crowds for a popular band will also sometimes block traffic, if Open Streets has got you in the mood. (2-6pm)

  • Play it back in Takoma on Sunday: Your favorite hippy Maryland neighborhood is getting street festy. (10am-5pm)

Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler


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