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G.O.A.T. yoga

They had a Guinness record in sight—then nature stepped in. It was too hot last Saturday—goats like a temperate climate—so an attempt coordinated by Vida at the Yards has been reset for September 7. “Which—yep—means there will be a shit ton of goats.

 

Sunny side up for Metro

WMAATA is looking to add solar panels to some stations with underused parking lots, in an attempt to generate revenue and promote sustainability. They estimate the panels could produce enough solar energy to power 1,500 homes and say the solar arrays could protect the cars underneath. 

 

Tragedy at Naylor & Alabama

An 11-year old boy was shot and killed after a dispute broke out at a gas station. The Post noted that his death comes two days after the anniversary of 10-year old Makiyah Wilson’s shooting death.

 

Keeping Intralot in the family?

Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie’s cousin is listed in the DC Council’s records as CEO of a company receiving $3 million as part of the city’s gaming contract. The weird part? The cousin says he doesn’t work for that company, he’s just friends with its owner

 

Bye bye, Bei Bei? 

Four years after panda-monium broke out with the birth of a new giant panda, the baby Bei will probably have to move—as soon as August 22. He’d move to his native habitat in China for further research. 


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Free meditation in Mt. Pleasant

Meditation teacher and writer Jeremy Mohler teaches mindfulness meditation every Tuesday night at Mt. Pleasant's Lamont Dharma House, 7-8pm. No sign-up needed. Beginners welcome. Donations encouraged but not required.

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How to get away and still stay cool

A DC naturalist explains to Express how you can enjoy the outdoors nearby even amid this heat. Trips he recommends? Dolly Sods and Canaan Valley in West Virginia and the aptly-named Frostburg in Maryland. 

 

Chinatown block party series

Check out Chinatown Park at 6th and Mass for live performances and free activities like graffiti art, DJing, and double dutch. (Fridays until Aug 9). If you can’t get your fill of music in parks, do not sleep on the Malcom X Park Drum Circle, still going strong every Sunday after 40 years. 

 

Saturday: Get yrself a zine

The 9th Annual Zinefest celebrates creations from all sorts of local and not-so-local zinesters, writers, artists and more. (11am-5pm)

 

Saturday: Start a tenants’ union

As rent strikes became a more common tactic in DC, the next step is a citywide tenants’ union that can use our collective power to raise living standards across the city. Organizers are holding a town hall at All Souls to kick off efforts; tenants’ unions already fight for residents rights from Los Angeles to Rochester. (12-3 pm)

 

Saturday: Go for the moon

It’s the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and there’s a 17-minute long projection show on the Washington Monument to celebrate. If it’s anything like the projection show the Sackler put on in the past it should be sweet. (9:30, 10:30, 11:30pm)

  • The Air and Space Museum is hosting a late night party. (8pm)

 

Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler

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