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Woodstock 50 is cancelled

Two weeks before it was supposed to go on, the show is cancelled. Hey, at least they didn’t fly everyone to an island.


We’re all sheeple

Turns out, we’re all in an algorithmic music bubble and most “generally cool restaurants” play the same music. Restaurant editor Hillary Dixler Canavan created this playlist full of those common songs and partnered with Vox’s Charlie Harding to break down LCD Soundsystem’s tune “I Can Change” chord by chord.


Don’t be so bucking cheap

Do you tip $1 per drink? You may be in the minority now. Tipping $1 per drink is still standard behavior, though it’s getting outdated. Bartenders say it's fine for a $6 beer, but a craft cocktail is another story—and 20% is always your best guide.


Deadline deals

The Nationals upgraded their woeful bullpen with not one, not two, but three trades, bringing in Hunter Strickland, Roenis Elias, and Daniel Hudson--all solid, none stars--to solidify ahead of a sprint for the pennant

Home court advantage

More in sports: local teen tennis star Hailey Baptiste grew up five minutes from the courts in Rock Creek. After years of sneaking through the fence to watch others win big on the courts she used for practice, she won her first WTA match Tuesday against the No. 2 seeded player and was rewarded by a stadium full of fans chanting her name.

The case for a radical BID

We get some pretty interesting stuff through the 730dc submissions portal. In this instance, a 20-page paper on how business improvement districts could be repurposed as multi-stakeholder cooperatives. It’s an intriguing idea that could flip local chambers of commerce that some say “ruin neighborhoods” into something more progressive. 

Also || Temporary SW Library opening, your professional peak is sooner than you think, Strathmore keeps strings, jails & justice survey, National Philharmonic stays afloat, Eleanor Holmes Norton wants to get rid of the Confederate statue near Judiciary Square (yuuuup there’s one of those!), blue crabs will flourish with climate change; this gives us mixed feelings

Looking ahead: plant some trees

Casey Trees is one of the hottest volunteering gigs around. You can secure a spot at future tree plantings (which include great snacks!) and future events by becoming a member today.


Ford’s Theater after hours

Come see the ghost of Abe Lincoln (*scary ghost noise*) or just drink complimentary drinks and mingle with the young folks at this cool historic theater. (6-8pm)


A Harry Thursday

  • Merlin’s beard! You can sip butterbeer and watch Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban at the Black Cat tonight. Look out for more Harry Potter Thursday night movie nights through August. (7pm)

  • If you’d rather show your fandom by correctly identifying who on earth Stan Shunpike was or remember all seven horcruxes, head to Harry Potter trivia at Squash on Fire. (6pm)

Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler

  • Don’t let your friends in New York get all the good rooftop bar pics this season. Kennedy Center x Smithsonian presents a summer rooftop happy hour series with Port City Brewery samples, drink specials, and live music from JP Harris and Karen Jones. (5pm)

  • A Phillips After 5 Night Market with food trucks serving global cuisine, an early preview of Hillyer’s August exhibitions, DIY activity and live music from Evergreen. (5pm)

  • WPA and Library of Congress bring #DontMuteDC vibes to the Summer Concerts on the Lawn with Anacostia’s own ENTATY Music, plus a dance workshop. (7pm

Also || Ward 5 meetup | tunes: Bad Moves | national IPA day + IPA dinner | open mic in Petworth | twilight stained glass tour of National Cathedral | local food dinner | sign up for August summer camps & fall classes @ Rhizome

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