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Hungry Human Hippos at The Wharf

The fun board game from your childhood made hilariously life-size on the ice rink! The January tournament is already full, but February 8th will be your last chance to play (or watch) this winter!

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His heart was here

Stephen Strasburg, the Nationals’ homegrown ace, is now the game’s highest-paid pitcher ever (at least until Gerrit Cole signs). His 7-year, $245 million deal on the back of a clutch World Series performance will likely make him the highest-paid pitcher by career earnings, and may finally put to bed the controversy about his 2012 shutdown.

 

“A Tree Grows—and Dies—in Rock Creek Park”

In this elegiac original piece for 730, Lina Tran tells the story of an uprooted white oak on Piney Branch and 17th NW: how it lived, how it fell, and where the next chapter of its cycle through the food chain will unfold. 

The last of Chocolate City” in photos

“When I looked back on” shots he’d snapped through the 90s and 00s, photographer Steven M. Cummings realized “I realized I captured the last part of the Chocolate City.” Find them at @chocolatecityrip.

 

Street vendor solidarity goes up 95

After an altercation with police for selling food on the sidewalk in in Columbia Heights, 15-year old Genesis Lemus is joining forces with churro vendor who was pulled from the NYC subway in a viral video. The woman reached out to Lemus to take part in a joint activist effort in both cities expected to happen before the end of the month. 

 

Amazon, overlaid on Baltimore

From the musclebound shoulders of Ravens linebackers to the Ring cameras catching package thieves, Amazon has insinuated itself into every corner of our sister city. “Amazon’s presence here shows how the many-armed titan may now reach into Americans’ daily lives in more ways than any corporation in history.”

Also || Friendship Heights Giant to close, “Suburban Jobs Expanding, But Urban Jobs Pay More,” online advertising (but not ours!) is a scam

Plan ahead: Locale coworking Wednesday

Join the last pop-up coworking day of the year at Studio in Foggy Bottom. Get things done in a slick industrial common space and stick around for a low key happy hour. There were donuts last time, just sayin. (10am-5pm)

 

Plan ahead: The Heavyweights

You can get tickets to Thursday’s comedy show at the Brixton with code 730DC for $5 off. (Thursday)

 

Story District: Dick in a Box

A night of stories about memorable gifts at Black Cat. (7:30 pm)

 

Tunes: Sam Amidon and Lotion Princess

We interviewed opener Lotion Princess in January about how they transformed their sound ahead of their new EP, Take Care. Show's at Songbyrd, so plenty of options for yummy Adams Morgan eats (Donburi? Julia's Empanadas?) beforehand. (8 pm)

 

4th Annual H St Ugly Sweater Run

Jog up and down H Street caroling to local businesses. (6:45 pm)


Also || Alison Roman (sold out), 8 plays and musicals to see this month

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