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Wake to Washington

Know your city

To be blunt

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When the game is rigged

Over the protestations of several Councilmembers, Greek gaming company Intralot won a no-bid $215 million contract to run the city’s lottery. City rules require 35% to go to a local subcontractor—which the DC Auditor just disclosed means millions go to a Maryland man and his mom, a company which “did not and cannot perform the work outlined in the subcontract agreement.”

 

Thousands left DC during pandemic

Our survey about pandemic experiences suggested many of you are taking a new direction in your lives—and for lots of Washingtonians, that’s literal: “More Than 9,000 D.C. Residents May Have Left Permanently During The Pandemic, Data Show.” The center of the city saw the most departures (gleaned from change-of-address filings with USPS).

 

“It’s a lot of love out here”

Happy scenes from Woodland Terrace, where community keystone India Blocker runs mentorship programs for kids who “have nothing to do”: a petting zoo, video games, and best of all a bounce house

 

Cities ‘n stuff


Also || Earrings for the cicada lover, listen for the weekend: Baltimore hardcore, DC Community Heritage Project Grants (deadline 7/19), two weeks left in East of the River art auction, you can now print visitor parking passes, ICYMI: “Let’s get metaphysical” at a Bethesda “aura photography” popup

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Emergency & You

Hanging out in Harper’s Ferry

Harper’s Ferry has some of the best hiking nearby (and we’ve gone down the river with river riders, too)—now it’s becoming a foodie destination, too, and Eater lists 10 places to refuel after your big day before heading back.  

 

Giveaway with Little Wild Things Farm

This Bladensburg Road, NE local farm is offering a chance to win 5 FREE weeks of District-grown salad greens + local goodies!  To enter, follow both @littlewildthingsfarm and @730dc on Instagram, and mention both in a comment or post. Enter by midnight EST on Saturday 7/10/21, winner contacted Sunday by DM. 

 

Friday, July 9

 

After Hours at The Station

Celebrate summer with a friend at The Station featuring a “live DJ set, outdoor games, nine-hole miniature golf, a photo scavenger hunt, giveaways, prizes and more!” (6pm)

 

What’s there to laugh about anymore?

Ricky Valez provides comedic relief when tackling serious topics like anxiety, mental health, and society in a post-pandemic world. (9:30pm

 

Also || tunes: Back in Black Cat, gas leak detection in your neighborhood, theater: Homegrown, tunes: Teething Veils, Elena, Wingapo!, DACkids summer camp, movie: uncle jesse

 

Saturday, July 10

 

Sugar Rush

Bad Candy presents a brand-new DC group art exhibition featuring various art forms from pop art to multimedia art, street art to tech (?) art, etc. (5pm)

 

Take PRIDE in your post-pandemic bod

If your clothes are too big or too small or just simply don’t fit right anymore, then stop by Pitcher’s patio to revamp your style. 40% of the sidewalk sale proceeds will benefit No Justice No Pride, SMYAL, Mary’s House DC, Casa Ruby, Prism, and the AGLA. (10am)

 

Also || Exquisite Frame (dance), WWL Wingapo!, make meals for unhoused neighbors in Ward 4, exquisite frame, tunes: an O’Jays tribute band!?

 

Sunday, July 11

 

What goes into the perfect berry pie?

A thoroughly guided baking lesson by master baker, Hannah Wolfman-Arent at Sonny’s Pizza. Take on the classic summertime dessert with some fun and share your masterpiece with friends and your next dinner party! (11am)

 

Curated finds at Dupont Underground

"Future of What will be bringing top-shelf vintage, upcycled cool stuff for your life and home to Dupont’s Basement’ (12-5 pm)


Also || talk: Shakespeare’s fairies, AfroCode DC, yoga, comedy, dupont’s basement, vegan sunday!, DC lines

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