Wake to Washington

A Show About the Media, NOT the News

Improvisers use your suggestions to explore podcasting, newspapers, Twitter, and more in Washington Improv Theater’s The Fourth Estate. Playing on H St. all month. Use code WITATATLAS.


New weed innovations afoot at the D.C. Council

It must have been a New year’s resolution to bring pot to the people that motivated Mayor Bowser and At-large Councilmember Grosso (he does this every year) to begin plans for legal weed sales in The District. Bowser hopes the D.C. weed industry is “reflective of the people who have suffered most from marijuana prohibition.”


For art and recreation

In midst of the shutdown, private museums in DC like the Phillips Collection and the National Museum of Women in the Arts have seen an influx of attendees, a portion of whom are federal employees who can get free admission with an ID at many sites. Meanwhile, the NPS is planning to take unprecedented measures to keep its parks and services open by using entrance fee funds to pay for expanded operations.


Paranoid transit androids

WMATA reissued a contract bid to metro car manufacturers, adding new cybersecurity safeguards to prevent the installation of malware or surveillance technology in the new rail cars. State-owned China Railway Rolling Stock Corp is a leading contender, winning four out of five transit rail car bids in the last five years by slashing their prices. Metro is expected to select a winner later this year.


Remembering Black Cat’s first floor

The sands of time have eroded the Red Room, Backstage, and the vegan cafe Food for Thought. “Even the people I didn’t know made us feel at home.”


DC’s salad Caesars

CNN Business profiles the three Georgetown grads who founded Sweetgreen, which has gone from a single location across campus to 90 restaurants and a $1 billion valuation.

Also || Maybe there is no retail storefront problem, new school chancellor nomination fight, chance of snow this weekend, “how Amazon Prime will change the way our cities look,” RIP Andras Fekete, local music leader

Humorous readings at DC9

Hear writers from Clickhole, Reductress, National Lampoon, Cracked, and more read their short humor pieces, which are probably not quite as short, and probably more humorous, than this sentence. $5 cover. (7pm)


Gritty comes to town

The Philadelphia Flyers play the Caps and league-leading scorer Alex Ovechkin. (7:30 pm)


Ashlee Simpson!!!!

“Pieces of Me” and it’s not even 2004. She tours with husband Evan Ross (Diana Ross’ son!) (8 pm)


Also || vision boarding @ colony club, Sierra Nevada fundraiser for Camp Fire, Tranquility Du Jour LIVE, Build a terrarium at a bike shop, Open mic at Busboys and Poets

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