Wake to Washington

The governing dark's begun

Comp Plan Mad Libs

Today is the last day for individual residents to submit comments on the Comprehensive Plan, the big document that guides DC development (ANCs have until Feb 14, and then there's the Council hearing). The Plan can seem intimidating, but anyone—including you—can make a meaningful comment with Comp Plan Mad Libs on our blog. If you want to make your voice heard, take 10 minutes today and do this!

Meanwhile, Tucker Carlson weighs in on the DMV’s housing conversation


Maybe now your friends will visit

The New York Times named D.C. the #1 place to visit in 2020, citing the various exhibits and events expected for the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, as well as the culture and dining scene, from historic U street concert halls to a “forward-thinking crop of restaurants.” . In the scheme of bad Times articles about visiting D.C., we’ll take it. 

Tabbed for history? 

Dupont’s Tabard Inn is applying for historic landmark status, which left us wondering if the Preservation Board would consider that Tabard has maybe the city’s longest-running jazz gig.


Not bad for a newcomer

Yilin Zhang is “the only woman running for Jack Evans’ empty Ward 2 seat,” per this DCist interview where she lays out where she falls on decrim and affordable housing (yes); her passion (healthcare) and expertise (managing big projects); and where she gets her zeal for civic service (growing up the daughter of immigrants). 

Also || Can you handle the heat? Spicy Thai coming to Union Market, bus to BWI could be cut

Free meditation class in Mt. Pleasant

Jeremy Mohler teaches mindfulness meditation Tuesday nights at Mt. Pleasant's Lamont Dharma House, 7-8pm. Beginners welcome. Donations encouraged but not required.


Fire Drill Friday

Head to the Capitol for the last D.C. protest with Jane Fonda. There will be a demonstration at the Capitol to call attention to political inaction on the climate emergency, featuring a variety of climate activists and celebs like Joaquin Phoenix and Martin Sheen; some with the privilege to may choose civil disobedience. (11am)


Bite your tongue

8 local food leaders will share hilarious and heartbreaking stories about what it takes to run shit in this town in partnership with Story District at Hook Hall. Proceeds will go to N Street Village. (Sat, 7pm)


Train minus trousers

The annual No Pants Metro Ride is this Sunday! Truly one of our most hallowed traditions. (3 pm)


Looking ahead: Locale coworking Monday!

Work from (someone else’s) home with new friends. Locale is hosting the first coworking pop-up of 2020 in 730 editor Lily(hi)’s cozy apartment. Spots are limited so nab one now! (10am-5pm)


Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler


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