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Ready, Set, Glow!

DC Fray’s Glow Leagues are back this fall! Play your favorite leagues, but with the power of glow. Elevate your social league experience and glow all night! Register by August 13 and save $$.


*squints* that’s not Helvetica Bold

The new signs for the six outdoor Metro stations south of National Airport, scheduled to reopen on September 9, were accidentally printed using Helvetica Black font weight, not Helvetica Bold per Metro’s official style guide. They’re being reprinted so the ghost of Massimo Vignelli, who picked the font in collaboration with WMATA’s architect Harry Weese, can rest peacefully again.


The next chapter for MLK Library

New public financing is a game-changer for DC elections

The new Fair Elections Program, which matches resident contributions fivefold with public funds, seriously opens the door for candidates without access to big-dollar contributions. In other words, the next election cycle is likely to be hectic, with incumbents facing many new challengers. For context, Montgomery County began allowing public financing with the last election cycle, and saw an unprecedented 33 candidates vying for 4 council seats


Former AU student president wins lawsuit against neo-Nazis

Taylor Dumpson, the first black woman student body president at American University, was awarded $725,000 in damages and attorney costs in a lawsuit against two white supremacists, including the Daily Stormer founder, who targeted an online harassment campaign at her.


August is Bad Summer

"Against all reason and fairness and good sense, it’s August now." That means we're now in Bad Summer: "Early summer is about potential; bad summer is about waste, about lost time and regret, what we have already used up, what we cannot get back. The things that once seemed infinite and forgiving are in fact ruthlessly finite."

Also || building community among local photographers, medical marijuana patients from other states can now buy at DC dispensaries, how art can inspire climate action (also, RIP Pacific Standard), #cleanfluencers

Bone apple tea, everyone

It’s DC Restaurant Week again! Which means over 100 restaurants are offering three-course, prix-fixe menus at special prices for brunch, lunch and dinner. (all week)


Asian-influenced chamber jazz at KenCen

New York-based Meg Okura & The Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble is at the Millennium Stage at Kennedy Center for a free jazz concert of “grandiloquent beauty” as described by the NYTimes. (6pm)



The summer does not last forever and neither does baseball season. With about a quarter of the year to go, the Nats are back in the race. They host the similarly-outfitted Cincinnati Reds this week. (7 pm)


Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler

  • Networking and professional goal-setting workshop for women. (6 pm)

  • The Pope-Leighey House provides the “survive-and-thrive” story of how a young yet iconic house—a tiny home before its time—ended up in DC’s backyard. (6:30 pm)

Also || Cure the Streets, go see a queer comedic play set in Restoration England 


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