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Tie the knot at this water treatment plant 

The administrative offices of DC Water may soon double as a wedding venue. The building is a glass behemoth built on top of on wastewater treatment pumps. The pipes actually heat and cool it. Technically it’s on top of sewage lines, but isn’t every building in the end?


Hitt job

“He emerged on the scene quite quickly, donating a lot of money. It was kind of unusual.” Washingtonian gives us a con story that’s part Anna Delvey, part Bernie Madoff, where the son of a local construction dynasty inflates his wealth, makes phony philanthropic contributions, and gets turned in to the FBI.


Bowser proposes 4% hike in per-student funding

The move was widely welcomed and will have to pass the Council. Schools are said to expect an 8% bump on average, but those struggling with enrollment—like the closing Washington Met—may suffer.

Bowser not alone in Bloomberg pride

After yesterday’s clusterfuck caucus, it’s too early to tell whether mayors really rule the world. “Big-city mayors favor Mike Bloomberg after his late entry into the race, while leaders in smaller cities have lined up behind Pete Buttigieg.” (The total number of mayors endorsing is still pretty low.)


GW president apologizes after moronic comment

A student asked President LeBlanc if he would sell off the university’s investments in fossil fuels and close a Koch-funded center fif a majority of the student body favored that action. He responded “What if the majority of the students agreed to shoot all the black people?”


Also || ARLnow threatened by Kabob Palace, Wiz fall to lowly Warriors, James Beard semifinalist prepares German cafe for Capitol Hill, Pittsburgh names racism an environmental hazard“Six figure earners are the city’s new normal” and you kinda have to be one to afford this paywal

Plants! Plants! Plants!

Looking to take your houseplant game to the next level? Tonight’s your night — learn the Japanese art of Kokedama at Rewild, or take a succulent terrarium building class at Shop Made in DC in Georgetown. (7pm and 6pm, respectively)


Crash course

Prof: GW professor of economic history, Trevor Jackson, walks you through the secret history of financial scandal, from the South Sea Bubble of 1720 to today. Pints: because you’ll want to drink after learning about this. (6pm)


Oscar season at E Street

Not only is the downtown indie-centric theater still showing Parasite, you can also see fellow foreign-film nominee Les Miserables and the Oscar-nominated shorts (live and animated!).

Also || Classic cocktail class | green drinks workshop | book talks: goliath, arguing with zombies

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