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DC Reynolds closing after eight years 

If it feels like you’ve been bidding adieu to more long-standing neighborhood establishments than usual, here’s another one to add to your list of sorrowful goodbyes. With one of the best BOGO happy hour deals around town, Reynolds was hit with a steep rent hike and we’re sad to see it go. See you next door at Looking Glass?

 

Maryland goes wide

Maryland voted in favor of expanding the Beltway and I-270, in a bid to reduce congestion that may not end up working anyways because widening highways generally leads to more traffic. The state will process contractor bids and look to conduct an environmental impact assessment before anything actually changes.

Giving us a sign

Septuagenarian environmental activist Andrew Feeney posts up (no pun intended) outside the Capitol South Metro station every weekday that Congress is in session with handmade signs to spread awareness of climate change and its impact. In this interview with DCist, he explains why he believes in the power of signs, who his main enemy is (ignorance), and the futility of fatalism.

 

The architecture author

James Goode wrote the book on DC architecturein fact, he wrote many. The author and former Smithsonian curator had a fascination with DC’s historic residences, outdoor sculpture and destroyed buildings. He passed away in December.

 

Ward 2 residents, mark your calendars for June 16

A special election to fill Jack Evans’s soon-to-be-empty seat is scheduled for June 16, two weeks after the regular June 2 DC primary. ICYMI Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans resigned yesterday amidst scandal.

Also || Union Station used to have benches, new restaurant opens with no-tipping model, Dan Snyder can do more, celebrating 25 years of Step Afrika!, Loudoun County wants to attract millennials, CM Brandon Todd doesn’t answer your questions

Is meditation one of your New Year's resolutions?

DC-based meditation teacher Jeremy Mohler's new ebook How to Get Out of Your Head will help you start or stick with a regular meditation practice. Download it for free here.

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No War with Iran

Rally at the Capitol (east side) with MoveOn, About Face: Veterans Against the War, and more. (4:30 pm)

 

Boys & Sex

Now that we’ve got your attention, come to this book talk on how young men navigate sex and masculinity in the modern era. They say it’s “paradigm-shifting” so go for it. (7pm)

 

A birthday ball for Bowie 

Glam it up for David Bowie’s birthday at U Street Music Hall. DJ sets by Bowie Ball founder Heaven Malone, with a Bowie costume contests and a glitter and glam booth. $10. (8pm)

 

Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler

Also || Iron Cages art exhibit | heavy seas turns 24 | Hirshhorn artist talk: Aaron Garber-Maikovska | design a poster for social change | Danube music @ Green Zone | Caps talk mental health & suicide prevention

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