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Wake to Washington

A Beltway Battle of the Barrels is brewing

Taste and talk barrel-aging with 3 Stars Brewing, Charm City Meadworks, Don Ciccio & Figli, Oliver Brewing, One Eight Distilling & Supreme Core Cider as we unveil a special collection of beer, mead, cider and amari barrel-aged around the beltway in District Made Straight Rye Whiskey barrels.

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The Chairman’s non-ideology

It won’t surprise anyone that Chairman Mendelson brands himself a pragmatist, but his rejection of ideology is itself full of claims about the world: “There is very little that divides us; we are committed to the same ideals and vision. The business community wants to eradicate poverty.”

 

Art in action at the Women’s March

Tomorrow is the third annual Women’s March—what makes this year special? What have locals  been cooking up? We asked artist Rose Jaffe about the local effort to bring art and activism together for the march—read the Q&A on how local artists are are contributing to the big event  by dreaming, creating, and building community where it counts.

  • Prep on Friday at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop’s sign making workshop (6pm)

  • On Saturday, join the #WomensWave—the rally starts in Freedom Plaza (10am)

  • Then head to the after party at women-owned Republic Restoratives (2pm)

  • Or take advantage of the special free community weekend at the Museum of Women in the Arts (10am-5pm)

“A juggernaut that needs a solution”

Details are vague, but Bowser announced a commitment to fixing Dave Thomas Circle – the vexing intersection where New York and Florida Ave cross in NE. It’s one of the most dangerous in the city, and a key piece will be figuring out what to do with the Wendy’s that sits on the triangular plot; some want it gone to prioritize safety.

 

What would be your rent in 1937?

Tag yourself, I’m $30-39. Waterfront property was cheap back in the day!

 

Two reflections on geography

Very different in nature, equally thought-provoking:

Also || Metro losing $400k/day due to shutdown, Sunday will get cold af

Broccoli City Festival

Presale tickets are available now for one of the biggest music events of the year, headlined this year by Childish Gambino and Lil Wayne but also featuring names like Ella Mai and Teyana Taylor. (4/27; see also: "How Two Pals Created DC's Broccoli City")

 

Nation of drunkards

The latest in Profs & Pints will explore the role of alcohol in American culture, from the Whiskey Rebellion to the craft beer revolution, and the contradictions that make us a “nation of drunkards” while also one that embarked on the “hopeless quest of Prohibition.” (Sunday 6pm)

 

Watch the skies

For snow, yeah -- that might happen -- but also for the lunar eclipse slated for Sunday night. It’ll peak to a shade of red just after midnight (so technically Monday morning.)

 

Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler

This issue of 730DC brought to you by:
Ariana Mushnick, Colleen Shaffer, Lily Strelich, Rodrigo Duran, Hayden Higgins
Sponsored by One Eight Distilling

Splash: Mary Oliver
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