Unrelated to any shutdown deal, rides on the DC Circulator will be free for the whole month of February. It’s essentially advertising for Mayor Bowser’s “Fair Shot” budget, which will be announced in the coming months and will be previewed for public input at a series of forums.
...for $327 million of dat Bloomberg money, far below its appraised value of $622 million—which may be unsurprising given the museum’s recent financial woes. Bleak timing given least 1,000 people at BuzzFeed, HuffPo, and Gannet were laid off last week. Hopkins plans to consolidate its various graduate programs in the building, leaving the Newseum to find a new, probably smaller, home.
Former Councilmember Michael A. Brown (not to be confused with shadow senator Michael D. Brown) left DC politics in 2012, disgraced and sentenced to prison on bribery charges. Now, he’s back—and aiming to challenge David Grosso in 2020, who unseated him in 2012.
Penn Social hosts the touring BackCountry Film Fest. The lineup of short films include titles like “Surfer Dan” and “Ski the Wild West”. Proceeds go to the Winter Wildlands Alliance, which is dedicated to promoting & preserving winter wildlands and human-powered snowsports on public lands. (7pm)
DC’s Women in Film & Video is hosting a roundtable on screenwriting. Break down Oscar-nominated scripts and learn how to make that half-baked movie idea a real thing. (6:30pm)
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