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Wizards pick Unseld—Junior, that is

DC basketball teams sure like to keep coaching gigs in the family. Just as Georgetown hired John Thompson III to fill his father’s huge shoes, the Wizards have turned to the son of Bullets Hall of Famer Wes Unseld—who led the team to its only title in 1978—to change their fortunes. His mantra so far? Defense wins championships

 

Goodbye to hugs between these creatives

A DC artist alleges the Line Hotel stole his work to brand a new restaurant,” and while there are only so many ways to draw a hug, the coincidences pile up fast. 

 

Non-competes draw competition

The Council banned non-compete clauses following sympathetic testimony from—for example—a yoga teacher banned from teaching elsewhere to get the course load he’d need to pay rent. But an amendment process has opened a window for powerful interests to speak up for non-competes—including the Nats, who are worried players could simultaneously appear for opponents!

 

The needle is back in the groove

Can you kick it? Yes, you can! 

Shaolin Jazz Salutes Sammo Hung to close out the Made in Hong Kong Film Festival. Tomorrow, watch Ip Man 2 as DJ 2-Tone Jones performs live on Twitch!

 

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Emergency & You

Don’t run, walk

The air is bad and if you’re sensitive to it, you shouldn’t exercise. The air is bad because the country west of the Rockies is burning while Rome, er, Washington, er, maybe your boss? fiddles. (If your boss is fiddling, tell them to stop and do something about our climate crisis, please.)

 

Time to memorialize

If, as many of you indicated in our survey of how readers are feeling about the pandemic, you’re looking for a place to pause and think about the impact of COVID-19 on you and those around you, dip into the Outrage’s online—soon to be IRL—memorial.  where you can nominate a family and fundraise for the project through a purchase of COVID-19 memorial pin.

 

A film about the 1991 Mt. Pleasant uprising

Last year’s uprisings didn’t take place in isolation, but against a long backdrop of struggles for liberation. La Manplesa (how some Spanish-speaking residents refer to Mt. Pleasant) debuted yesterday at GALA Hispanic Theater and shows tonight at the Kennedy Center (7 pm) as part of the weekend’s Adobo Gigante; other events include comedy by UCB, go-go and bachata lessons and more.

 

Area Mormon temple will reopen—and soon admit visitors

That glimmering white palace you hallucinated from 495? It’s real, made of solid Alabama marble, even if until now you could never have gone in. The Washington DC Temple will open to the public for the first time in spring 2022.

 

Back to School Bash

Serve Your City/Ward 6 Mutual Aid kicked off its second annual Back to School Bash fundraiser aimed at providing critical support like digital devices, school supplies and other enrichment programming to Black and Brown students in the District. (donate, sponsor, request a backpack)  

 

Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler

Also || film: A Tale of Samurai Cooking: A True Love Story, art: 100 year old archive, family art moments, Rosslyn live, O Museum virtual concert, adobo gigante, tunes: robert randolph & the family band, movie: girls trip

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