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Council doesn't cancel rent

With expected July ‘end’ to DC’s public health emergency declaration, the blanket eviction ban and related tenant protections will begin to gradually lift over 2021. Some eviction filings (related to significant threats or nonpayments) will be allowed in September-October, with rent increases still  prohibited until January 2022. The DC Council voted unanimously for a gradual approach, citing that “doing nothing” would allow landlords free eviction reign, claiming this a “more thoughtful end to the moratorium.”


What makes DC cool

Meet Sadeli, a DC native, muralist and art director also known as MISS CHELOVE. Read in her own words how she beautifies her community and believes the intersection of DC’s international, political, art, and graffiti art collide to make a rule-breaking city worth remaining in.


Wrong about cities

COVID didn’t kill cities. The answer isn’t so much why cities didn’t vanish—cities are among civilization’s most durable inventions—but why, early in the pandemic, so many were so easily deluded into thinking this would happen. “A distrust of urban living has persisted in America, finding different expressions over time.”


The only good cop is an IRL cop

Deranged merch/style bloggers Blackbird Spyplane make more sense than usual making the case to “COP IRL”—that is, to move past the online shopping and have the ~authentic~ experience of buying clothes that you’ve tried on, perhaps even from a merchant you’ve spoken with? (Even if it doesn’t involve custom dyes and a Tokyo side street.) 

Also || funny DC fiction; free trees and tree care!; new area tick makes people allergic to red meat, how party people No Kings Collective design an outdoor space

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Ann Hui’s Hong Kong Stories

Pioneering filmmaker Ann Hui is one of the original members of the Hong Kong New Wave. Select films streaming in the DMV; others nationwide, free through July 25. Watch now!


Emergency & You

Wednesday, July 14

F*ck the filibuster

Majority Whip James Clyburn sits in with Alliance for Justice to talk about filibuster reform. (4 pm)


Also || movie: permafrost, outdoor yoga, talk: the maze of knowledge, Bastille Day!, weekly Black-owned biz IG Live


Thursday, July 15


Shrek on the lawn

The Library of Congress is premiering their fourth annual summer movies on the lawn series, starting with Shrek! (6:30pm)


¡Viva Cultura!

This week the REACH is celebrating Latinx art and culture with live music performances, samba and merengue dance classes, and an Artesanias market featuring local artists. (7pm)


Also || tunes: Elena y Los Fulanos, the Yards Cookie Jamboree, film & video resume swap, talk: bishops, sunset cinema, Gallery Y, Rosslyn LIVE


Friday, July 16


Shoulder The Deed

Transcend mediums and generations at The Stable’s brand-new art exhibit, featuring 19 artists whose art centers the work of Black photographers and magnetic DC figures. (12pm


DC Bike Party reunion

The bicycling community is turning 9 years old and 300+ people have RSVP’d to their birthday celebration. What is DCBP? A group of urban cyclists who like to party... and create space for the community to connect, talk, and inspire one another. (7:30pm)


Also || tunes: Exotiq Int’l (mem. Priests), curbside cookout, music: La Unica, ¡Viva Cultura!, talk: “Psalm for the Wild-Built”, music: Too Free


Saturday, July 17


Wild Things

Second breakfast pop-up is serving up a wild selection of vintage clothing, accessories, and brunch cocktails, cheers! (11am)


Tent de Fromage!

Translation: Cheese Tent! Join Each Peach as they celebrate Bastille Day and walk guests through a wine, cider, and cheese tasting. #yum (11am)


Also || tunes: the North Country, zumba, ¡Viva Cultura!, opulent odyssey, improbable comedy 


Sunday, July 18


Own your magic

Head to the Common Thread for a collaborative photo pop-up - you’ll fill out a form about yourself, meet the artists & get a shoot, then you’ll choose a final image to be transformed into a mixed media piece that celebrates your magic. (1pm)


Live tunes

Comet Ping Pong kicks off their summer concert series with Oceanator. (7pm)


Also || Outdoor Storytime at Stead Park, ghosts of Georgetown, park view farmers market


Monday, July 19


The Daily Show turns 25

Meet the women who created “The Daily Show” and their first correspondents for the show’s 25th birthday - proceeds benefit the Abortion Access Front. (6pm)


Also || Women in Film & Video watch Roma, vax for kids


Tuesday, July 20


An abun-dance of fun

Hillwood is hosting Krystal Collins + the new growth collective for a dance choreographed to accompany a new sculpture installation. Come a bit early to explore the gardens + picnic before the show! (5:30pm)


Also || Ceremony: A Soil-Based Performance, maker talk: miniature paintings 




7/21: Physically distanced dance exhibition, climate & environmental justice

7/22: film: A Tale of Samurai Cooking: A True Love Story

7/23: tunes: Junkyard Band

7/24: tunes: Thievery Corporation

7/28: RIYL DJ night

7/29: sound of music singalong, tunes: Near Northeast + Teething Veils

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