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The Purge: Konmari

The Kondo wave is overwhelming local thrift shops; the Gaithersburg Goodwill experienced a 372 percent increase in donations. Some attribute this boom to all of the furloughed workers with time on their hands. Check out Curbed's 2018 guide on where to donate/trash just about anything (yes, even your old floppy disks).

 

“What took you so long?”

MPD will carry naloxone

It’s a reversal from her stance that carrying the anti-overdose drug would be too expensive. After a Post investigation reported on DC’s inadequate responses to the opioid epidemic, members of the DC Council introduced the Opioid Prevention Act of 2019, which includes the measure to distribute naloxone kits, based on need.

 

Rush hour rewards: soba and tempura

To alleviate extreme crowding, the Tokyo Metro is offering riders on the city’s busiest line foffers riders on the busiest lines free noodles if they commute off-peak. (There are a few catches.) WMATA, are there any half-smokes or chili dogs for grabs?

 

Kamala Harris, Howard ‘86

That’s right: the presidential hopeful is a Bison. She announced her candidacy on MLK Day at her alma mater. (Reading over the weekend: “Harris’ problem isn’t that she was a bad prosecutor. It’s that she was a prosecutor at all.”)

 

Also || Represent DC at SXSW, when Southwest had a smallpox hospital, DC #3 in US by one measure of mass transit, VA GOP kills $15 minimum wage

Restaurant week goes for seconds

With furloughed diners staying in, eateries are extending Restaurant Week into a second week for the first time in the event's 18-year history. Now you have at least until January 27th to pursue that $35 prix-fixe dinner.

 

Help DC families get solar energy

A chance to plan ahead: Solar United Neighbors are canvassing on Saturday, February 2nd, with the goal of signing up 100 more families for DC’s solar incentives program. (2/2, 10am-2 pm)

 

“Hungry Human Hippos” on the Wharf

For those who can’t ice skate, and lovers of wacky sports, there is Hungry Human Hippos, a people-sized version of classic board game on ice. Players lay on inner tubes and try to grab as many foam balls as possible. Teams of 4-6 people are encouraged to sign up. (3pm)

 

Girls’ Night In Alexandria Book Club

The GNI Alexandria book club is meeting up to discuss Chloe Benjamin’s The Immortalists at Old Town Books. (6:30pm)

 

Animal videos on-demand

Mt. Pleasant's Suns Cinema has hot takes on history’s most contentious debate: cats vs. dogs. A curated selection of the internet’s best cat and dog videos awaits. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you might even leave covered in cat hair. (8 pm)

 

Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler

  • Author and Counter Culture’s East Africa supply chain manager Getu Bekele sits down for a talk about his new book, A Reference Guide to Ethiopian Coffee Varieties. Coffee will be provided followed by Q+A and book signing. (4:30 pm)

  • Shaolin Jazz's Can I Kick It? series returns this year for a screening of Above the Law starring Steven Seagal. Will a live hip-hop score make Seagal more tolerable? (6:30 pm)

  • Widely regarded as the greatest martial arts movie ever made, BloomBars will screen The Last Dragon, followed with discussion. (7 pm)

Also || Cuba in 2019, full moon hike, rock climbing, Roe Revisited? The Future of Reproductive Justice, Bugs, Drugs, Evolution & Medicine

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