Colochita, so named for the curls in her hair, started selling mangoes in Mount Pleasant nearly three decades ago, sending money home to her four children in El Salvador; now she sells pupusas and pastelitos from a wheeled cart down the street, and serves as an elder stateswoman for the food vendors speaking up against recent police crackdowns.
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For the first time ever, the world team squash championships are being held in Washington. (The association of squash with elitism is apparently mostly a US thing?) Catch some tight, hot balls at Squash on Fire at West End today and tomorrow. (here)
La Horchata is curating a Latinx makers market at the Line. (11am-3pm)
The Black Cat’s hosting a rock’n’roll garage sale. (4-9pm)
Not really a holiday thing, but the really really free market is on again at St Stephens. Bring things and/or skills and come from the mutual aid and community. (3-7pm)
The downtown DC holiday market keeps rolling merrily along. (12-8pm)
Sunday: Hains Point 100 (the last one!)
It’s the last year for this annual celebration of fun and women on bikes. Head down to Hains Point and really do whatever you want: try for a century, try for a metric century, spend 100 minutes biking the loop, or just dress cozy, take it easy and enjoy the community. (8:45am-3pm)