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Plan Your Best Fly-In Ever

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or planning your first lobby day ever, author and speaker Nicole Tisdale has the guide that'll help you hone your execution. Register for the webinar, Wednesday, February 19th at 2 PM.

Urban renewal on the chopping block

To help reach the goal of adding 36,000 new housing units in DC by 2025, Mayor Bowser wants to terminate the urban renewal plans for Shaw and Downtown D.C. These 50-year old land use plans are viewed by some as outdated, suburban-style blueprints at odds with modern demands of DC’s densest neighborhoods. 

 

A-O-C, it’s easy as B-E-C🎵

The only thing more predictable than New Yorkers bemoaning our inferior food scene is the wave of defensiveness from DC that usually comes in the form of tweet threads or listicles, touting places that disprove whatever grandiose claim ignited the storm to begin with. So when AOC said it was “impossible” to get a good bacon egg and cheese sandwich in DC, local news offered up the local spots that we prize as our bodega-esque breakfast joints.

 

Five-alarm fire rocks Alexandria

A construction site called South Alex caught fire, burning five buildings under construction and 14 unoccupied townhomes. The Fairfax fire chief said it was “the biggest fire I’ve ever seen.”

 

Two dozen dating stories

“No one else I know has been asked out on the Metro.”

“He’s being investigated by the FBI for being the leaker.”

“Please review the attached material.”

 

Georgetown divests from fossil fuels

After a yearslong campaign, the school announced their endowment would eliminate oil, gas, and coal. “Something big is shifting,” tweeted Naomi Klein.

Also || Pedestrian killed on Southern Ave, local kids dance with Alvin Ailey troupe, LGBTQ activists elevate budget asks

Light Show at National Cathedral

Add some magic to your dreary mid-winter days at Seeing Deeper, a light show at National Cathedral. Bask in the lighting experience with live music in the background as you sit or wander around the space. (5:30-9:30pm)

 

The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine

Politics & Prose hosts Rashid Khalidi in a discussion about his book on the history of settler colonialism and resistance in Palestine, from 1927 to 2017. (7pm)

 

Turn a new leaf

Solid State Books hosts a flower arranging workshop, plus wine, snacks, and advice on how to keep your house plants alive. (6:30pm)

 

Plan ahead: coworking tomorrow

Locale is posted up at ~*~Studio~*~ for another pop-up coworking day. Hang out on a fancy couch and have your quarterly phone fight with CareFirst in a fancy call booth. Space for coworking is limited so reserve a ticket! And last time there were donuts, just sayin.’ (10am-5pm)

Also || flower arranging workshop | Profs & Pints: happily ever after? | lecture: during the first congress

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