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Today in dystopian Peloton bike rides to nowhere

The District may have lost its status as the fittest city in America to Arlington a few years back, but it still has plenty of people willing to pay insane fees to attend boutique gyms. Notably though, as with many of the city’s other basic human services, nearly all of DC’s fitness facilities (not just the fancy ones), are disproportionately concentrated in its wealthier areas, leaving residents of neighborhoods east of the Anacostia with the least amount of access to commercial exercise options. 

 

In the Pocket

7DrumCity has carved a wonderful niche as the go-to place for learning to play instruments, especially drums. Now they’re expanding into live music with The Pocket, a venue on the top floor of their proud North Capitol St. digs. “Everyone should have some kind of creative outlet, just like everyone should exercise.”

 

High on Cats: “I lost touch with what we understand is reality.”

The Post asks the important question: what’s it like to watch the bad bizarro musical while on drugs? For the brave souls willing to take that journey, experiences varied: tears, vomit, erotically charged night terrors, and at least one feverish thought spiral into a “Cats”-based doctoral thesis on police brutality.

 

Spin doctors and Teamsters

California’s new gig-economy law is already having one impact: Spin workers (who retrieve and charge scooters) voted to join America’s fourth-largest union. The Teamsters aren’t what they were in the Hoffa days (yeah, we just watched The Irishman), but they’re already looking at ways to advocate for their new members.


Also || Amparo Fondita leaves La Cosecha market, how former NFL QB Jack Kemp became the eager champion for GOP’s ineffectual ideas on urban poverty

Free meditation class in Mt. Pleasant tonight

Jeremy Mohler teaches mindfulness meditation Tuesday nights at Mt. Pleasant's Lamont Dharma House, 7-8pm. Beginners welcome. Donations encouraged but not required.

Kusama returns

Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s installations (and their belabored relationship with selfie culture) return to the Hirshhorn for a spring/summer stint reprising two of the Infinity Mirrors (not a Marvel thing) alongside works from 1964 and 2016. Oh, and a field of phalluses. This show will apparently not have the notorious timed passes. (April 4-September 20)

 

Sayonara, Jack

Bear witness to the final days of the crumbling Jack Evans empire at D.C. Council’s expulsion hearing, ahead of their final vote on Jan. 21st. Worth attending to see if the man of the hour makes an appearance to plead his case or sing a swan song.  (12pm)

 

A different kind of Ladies’ Night

Also || An evening w Deciduous Brewing | artist talks at Hillyer | lecture: what drives dictators? | how to look at portraiture

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