Temperatures rise up to 20 degrees hotter in some DC neighborhood “heat islands” than in their more leafier, wealthier counterparts. This new podcast highlights the heat disparities among DC neighborhoods, or see DC’s heat, mapped.
The impact of DC’s heat islands is beyond summer discomfort. For folks with increased heat exposure and sensitivity, summer heat can lead to serious adverse health reactions.
Heat islands are constructed, the result of redlining and discriminatory planning, they often occur in areas where the built-environment is mostly hard-surface materials, including concrete and asphalt. Efforts to cool neighborhood temperatures must include increasing access to AC and “greening” infrastructure. Read this how to for reducing urban heat island effect.
A Good Run for Bad Saint
A DC foodie-favorite is shutting the door after seven years. Despite the hype Bad Saint received from local and national media—and its central role in DC’s food scene—the Filipino restaurant had to close due to pandemic pressures.
Restaurant culture is a fixation, due in no small part to The Bear (yes, Chef?) and other media that romanticize the realities of restaurant professionals. But the day-to-day struggle is difficult: Bad Saint owner, Genevieve Villamora, revealed they had not made a profit in over two years. And between 2020 and 2022, over 164 restaurants in DC have closed.
DC’s Racial Equity Action Plan - Share your thoughts!
Learn about the district’s Racial Equity Action Plan and share your thoughts at today’s meeting. Register here to receive an agenda and get updates about the Office of Racial Equity’s public forum series. (10am)
Shaolin Jazz presents…Enter the Dragon
At sunset, you too can experience Bruce Lee’s martial arts classic - later, find a spooky hallway of mirrors and a friend (or enemy, or frenemy) to reenact the climactic fight scene. (7:30pm)
Night Out for Safety
The Night Out for Safety and Liberation is an annual counter-event to the National Night Out (DC) focusing on non-policing interventions to issues of public safety. This event will be outdoors, open to families, and free. (4pm)
A night of stimulating visuals
DC has a Dadaist art group and they’re kicking off the Erotic August Festival’s Film Anthology Screening. View erotic art, talk sex, and see screenings of films “strung together with a hodgepodge of sexual energy” all in the safe and cozy atmosphere of Rhizome. (7pm)