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Your friendly neighborhood grocery store

Four years after opening their first grocery in Woodridge, Good Food Markets will open a second location in Ward 8, proof that local nonprofit grocers can find success in food deserts when they factor a community's food buying decisions into the business plan.

 

Bumpy roads (and worse)

Stay safe, scooter friends

Despite a lack of publicly available data from scooter companies like Bike and Lime, a new study from UCLA is helping quantify injuries from scooters. The results won't cause a health scare, but scooters outranked bikes and walking in hospital visits. Luckily, a DC Council bill will consider extending legal protections to scooter riders.

 

"They won't help me"

On the thoughtful new site Hmm—shades of the Awl—a powerful essay about what it’s like in America to be on the waiting list for affordable housing,. It's by a journalist who herself waited over 19 months in Salt Lake City. A single mother who’s pulled herself out of addiction tells her: “low-income housing is supposed to be for people who have had a rough time, isn’t it? Well, I have had a difficult time. But they won’t help me.”


Also || Buttigieg’s appeal to millennials: I know you’ve been screwed, Bowser ups violence prevention investments, one of DC’s oldest intentional living collectives has an open room, no (real) Bryce Harper news

Wednesday January 30

Lessons from dead sheep

Profs and Pints hosts molecular biologist Dr. Adam Ruben, who will use the example of dear old Dolly to discuss public (mis)perceptions of science and technology—and how better science communication can help people understand that science isn’t so baaaaad (we had too). Bah ram you don’t want to miss this (ok we really didn’t have to). (6pm)

 

Legislating reproductive justice

A special roundtable from Platform and De Lune focuses on how to advance reproductive health rights with the new Congress underway—with strategizing, facilitated dialogue, and tips from the experts. Come learn about how your advocacy can have an impact. (6:30pm)

 

Also || Harry Potter Trivia (books, not movies!), 350 DC Kickoff MeetingPopcorn & Prosecco: Groundhog Day, clean beauty 101, free wifi comedy, , HIAS DC Open Meeting, legislating reproductive justice, The Arab Uprisings: 8 Years Later, Conscious Capitalism, Morse Code: A Benefit Concert, ERA Phone Bank,  Kennedy vs. Carter Book Talk

 

Thursday, January 31

Aretha Franklin, activist

Join historians, musicians, and fellow Aretha-appreciators at the Goethe-Institut for a special dialogue to remember Aretha Franklin’s prominent role as a social and political activist. Respect.  (6:30pm)

 

Last day to enroll in DC Health Link

Today is the last day for open enrollment in individual and family plans on the DC HealthLink insurance program.

 

Also || No Pulp Comedy w Haywood Turnipseed, DC Video Consortium’s 1st Bday (free screening + granny and the boys), Bolsonaro and the Fight Against Fascism, super spectacular comedy

 

Friday, February 1

A Long, Long Way: Race and Film, 1989–2019

The  Long, Long Way Film Weekend at the National Cathedral showcases Do the Right Thing and BlacKkKlansman, comparing historical and contemporary film to explore narratives of race and prejudice over time. Check the lineup of screenings and workshops. (7pm)

 

Ivanka vacuuming

It’s just what it sounds like. Flashpoint Gallery hosts conceptual artist Jennifer Rubell and her performance: visitors are invited to throw crumbs (provided) onto a plush pink carpet while Ivanka vacuums (and prompts us to interrogate themes of complicity, role-playing, power, and the sexualized female form, obviously). (6pm)

 

Also || greensky bluegrass, Ouroboros: Dawn of the Cabaret, Wawa Shabbawa, The Ferns, tunes at Dwell, tunes at Casa Girard

 

Saturday, February 2

Ice Yards

Your one-stop shop for ice-related shenanigans: bars, music, food,  games, axe-throwing, jousting, ice carving, and a Polar Bear Plunge to benefit the Special Olympics DC. Plus DC’s largest group shotski attempt. (1-5pm)

 

Lotion Princess EP launch

Dangerous Pie’s hosts the soulful ambient harmonies of Lotion Princess for the release of their EP, Take Care. Join them, Slow Love (ex-Baby Bry Bry) and Abby Huston and float away. (9pm)

 

Also || Sewing Machine 101, BlacKkKlansman Viewing & Panel Discussion, eat ice cream for breakfast, Stomp Out Slumlords, A Tour of Her Own, First Ladies, Women on Stage: Raising the Curtain on Washington’s Theatre Scene, Leading Ladies


Sunday, February 3

Help plan the 2019 Dyke March

Want to be involved in planning the march? Join the first general committee meeting and get to know fellow organizers, whether you want a big involvement or just want to know what’s up. Participants will be organizing committees, brainstorming themes, and dreaming big. (1:30-4:30pm)

 

Jack on Fire at Rhizome

The punk poet laureates who penned Burn Down the Brixton bring that special blend of “demented circus punk” to Rhizome with Mike Andre (of Puff Pieces) and sax and drum sounds from Amanda and Mary (of lots of good things!) (8pm)

 

Also || new moon circle Bootcamp & Brews, SpaWorld with women uncorked, ancient chinese philosophy, 10 years of femex

 

Monday February 4

Meet Muriel Bowser

The Mayor administration hosts an Open House at the Wilson Center to kick off the start of a new term. Get there for free on the Circulator. (5pm)

 

A Haiku Contest

Write a poem, win prizes,

Refrigerator.

 

Also || women’s trivia night, Sushi to die for, spies everywhere!, the mba tour, beanpot party, Roofers Union 5 year anniversary

 

Tuesday, February 5

End Gun Violence Together rally

TOMs shoes and other partnering organizations will hand-deliver 700,000+ postcards to representatives urging them to pass universal background checks. (9 am)

 

Lunar New Year ice cream party

To celebrate the Year of the Pig, Ice Cream Jubilee will serve tasting flights of Lunar New Year-inspired flavors, including boricha and sichuan peppercorn. (8 pm)

 

Also || block printing, straw ban workshop, The Sleeping Beauty private rehearsal, fireside chat at broccoli bar, LightHouse HH, transnational gangs & social order in guatemala city, green drinks


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