Wake to Washington

You might think.

Love cities? So do we. 

If you’re passionate about urban planning, this is the program for you. Check out Georgetown’s grad degree in Urban & Regional Planning at a webinar on 9/27. RSVP here.


“It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity” 

...says every coworker you’ve struggled to make small talk with during the summer months. Thanks to climate change, it’s both the heat and the humidity that DC residents will continue to complain about. Increased flooding, storms, 90 degree heat that have already taken a toll on local businesses are expected to worsen as planet Earth continues to succumb to climate crisis.

Speaking of the environment…

The 4,635 dockless vehicles roaming DC’s streets may get some people out of their cars, but a peer-reviewed study found scooters produce more emissions per mile than a bus with high ridership, bikes both electric and conventional, electric mopeds (!) and walking. But if you're scooting instead of ridesharing, give yourself a green star!


An update on the never-ending Jack Evans drama

SackJack held a ‘Shark Tank’-themed protest yesterday morning calling for the Council to hold Jack Evans accountable for his actions, but investigations into Evans have been a stop-and-go movement. The Council’s probe is now delayed at least another month because subpoenad witnesses refuse to comply. Now, Council Chairman Phil Mendelson is considering taking the matter to the Superior Court to force compliance. 

Alexa, is this a career day?

Amazon held a “career day” in Arlington on Tuesday and “maybe thousands” attended from all over. “Everyone wants to work here,” one attendee told the Post. But the retail/tech giant wasn’t actually offering jobs yet—instead the event was an opportunity for would-be employees to “talk to recruiters, get tips on how to advance, and learn about jobs and businesses within the company.”

Also || Nina Totenberg remembers Cokie Roberts, climate change impacts food too, Local News Now expands into Alexandria, statehood pizza??, Whole Foods and Starbucks won’t support H St Fest

Wednesday, September 18

Talk: Naomi Klein

Ahead of #ClimateStrike weekend, learn up with longtime author and current climate activist Naomi Klein, who’s now following up No Logo, The Shock Doctrine, and This Changes Everything with On Fire. (7 pm)


Tunes: Rockin’ on a roof

  • Before I moved to DC, someone told me the rooftops would be great. I don’t think this is what they meant, but that doesn’t mean it’s not awesome: DC Punk Archives presents Clear Channel and Taciturn atop Woodridge library. (6:30 pm)

  • Richmond’s Ar-Kaics play Black Cat with support from our own Des Demonas. (7:30 pm)

  • INDELIBLE is a dynamic documentary project highlighting musicians in D.C. and Baltimore, with a focus on women and LBGTQIA performers. Show at Suns. (8 pm)


Also || Sketching DC | occupation free DC | A Particular Kind of Black Man by Tope Folarin | The Worst President Ever? @ UMD

Thursday, September 19

We’re co-working at Maketto

730DC and Locale are at it again, but this time at Maketto! Come co-work with us on H street this week. We’ll be on the first floor, sipping unlimited coffee and *definitely* indulging in an afternoon affogato. (9a-4p)


Statehood! Statehood! [pounding clipboard] Statehood!

The House of Representatives is holding its first hearing on DC statehood in 26 years. It’s one step toward passing H.R. 51, which delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton introduced into the legislative body in January. (10 am)


Beltway Brawl

Go see a fight between... *checks notes*... a nursing student and a Naval officer? Haymakers for Hope is a charity boxing event that raises money for cancer research and awareness. (7:30 pm)


Also ||  capital arts market | storytelling: a night with asylum seekers | new art at Murrow Park | a letter to my ex | zine party + panties


Friday, September 20

Park ur imagination, not ur car

Imagine the streets lined with little tiny parks instead of cars during DC PARK(ing) day. Pop-up parks that reimagine this public space will be located across the city. (all day)

  • If you can make it to one of these parks, make sure it’s our coworking space with MakeOffices! Featuring astroturf plant paradise, chairs and tables to do some werk, and a free day pass to check out the actual MakeOffices coworking space. (also all day)


DC Climate Strike

Inspired by Greta Thunberg, join in on a global strike to protest government and business inaction on climate change. The DC strike will start in John Marshall Park and march to Capitol Hill. Bring your signs and your anger. (11 am; there’s also a local action on the 23rd)


Also || 24-hour DJ party | BYT’s End-of-Summer Camp | DC Shorts filmmaking workshops | Showcase of young local talent | general shaw’s chicken comedy showcase 


Saturday, September 21


H Street Festival

One of the biggest street fests in the country! If you want to take full advantage of the late summer festival season (and/or you missed Adams Morgan Day), this is a can’t-miss. (12pm)


I didn’t say fuckin yee

If you want to show appreciation for delivering 1 million books to DC kids, show solidarity for The Yeehaw Agenda, or just bask in some tunes from one of the best, the American Pops Orchestra will be playing the music of Dolly Parton for their season opener at Arena Stage. (8pm)


Also || zoo fiesta | tunes: Day 3 of Room for More Festival | NSO tribute to Dolly Parton | DC coastal cleanup | car free day


Sunday, September 22

12th Annual Plant Swap

Bring your nicely labeled plants of any variety (except invasive species and orange daylilies because apparently no one wants them?? rude) and get ready for some high stakes swappin! Tthe event says it goes fast and can be over in a matter of minutes, whew. But stay to socialize and check out the arboretum! (2pm)


Aretha on the big screen

Celebrate the events and people of the Civil Rights Movement at this year’s March on Washington Film Festival. The week-long festival includes film screenings, panel discussions and even some virtual reality. (through Sept. 29)


Also || tunes: shoegaze gods Ride | talk: economic crashes | talk: Jane Goodall | design week film screening: enough white teacups | save the bees! honey harvest festival


Monday, September 23


Deaf Celebration Day

Join the Office of Disability Rights for Deaf Celebration Day at Red Bear Brewing. Learn about the history of the Deaf rights movement in the US and your rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act while seeing ASL stories and poetry. (4 pm)


Undocumented and unafraid

Screen The Unafraid, a documentary that follows three DACA students in Georgia over the course of four years as they are banned from attending their top state universities and disqualified from receiving in-state tuition at any other public college. (7 pm)


Also || An evening with Dr. Jane Goodall | tunes: Pond | talk: roaring 20s and Republican rule | death cafe | Climate Strike DC 


Tuesday, September 24

Mike Birbiglia

Funny dude from Sleepwalk with Me live at National Theater. (7:30 pm)


Tunes: Massive Attack

The trip-hop pioneers fill the Anthem with the tones of 1998’s classic Mezzanine, with help from Cocteau Twins’ singer Liz Fraser. You might recognize this as “the House theme song” but it is so much more! (8 pm)


Also || The Atlantic Festival | what do POLITICO and oral hygiene have in common? | poached! with katherine anderson howell 

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