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Fall Classic ticket prices increase tonight

This is your last chance to get tickets to DC's music festival before prices go up! Join us at Union Market this October for sets from CHVRCHES, Betty Who, LANY, COIN and more.


Sacred 16th

The Museum of the Bible wishes it could be as pious as 16th St, which boasts nearly 50 houses of worship. The area became a prime location to attract a congregation in the 1800s, and continued to develop thanks to a series of real estate sales and zoning laws. 

Don’t bet on it.

A DC Superior Court judge issued a two-week restraining order to prevent the city from executing their sports betting and lottery contract with gaming company Intralot. The contract became controversial when the Council suspended competitive bidding rules, which got caught up in the ongoing Jack Evans scandal, potential horse-trading by the Chair, and really a full BINGO of political drama. The lawsuit alleges that the “sole-source” contract award may have violated the Home Rule Act (essentially DC’s local constitution).


Speaking of Jack...

He was a no-show at the first Ward 2 candidates debate last night (he hasn’t filed to run yet, so maybe that’s unsurprising). We’ll have a full download on the debate and race soon, but check out #DCision20 for some snippets, or the full livestream if ya nasty.


Stay active in climate protests today

Monday’s protests were not a one-off occurrence – they’ll be part of an ongoing mobilization around the climate emergency. On Monday, 22 key intersections were blocked for the morning commute; this morning they are focusing on 4 locations that highlight “the corrupting influence of the fossil fuel industry in U.S. politics, but also fossil fuel finance.”

  • If you want to use a Lime to scoot to the sites, they’re offering a CLIMATEWEEKDC discount code. Turns out they’re also rolling out a program to charge their vehicles with clean energy in DC. Now, if scooter companies could also step up their game to advocate for more safe infrastructure, that’d be swell.

Also || EXTREMELY cursed Flickr album “Dissolving a SmarTrip”, local latte lovers despair: Trickling Springs Creamery closesWMATA rider’s council opposes fare increases, Georgetown Cupcake owner becomes a US citizen, Beach Drive fully reopens this afternoon


Errata: The Bikeshare data in yesterday's newsletter was posted by UrbanTurf, but did not originate with them, and credit should go to chart-it, which did a whole 4-part series on bikeshare data! 

Prep for peak leaf peeping season

It may not feel like fall with another weekend of near-90 temperatures, but rest assured, autumn foliage is gradually approaching. Build out your itinerary based on whether you want to leave the city, remain in the district, or even avoid leaving your house.  


Wands at the ready

Staunton, VA will turn into a Harry Potter-themed world this weekend for the 4th annual Queen City Mischief and Magic festival. There will be wand-dueling, chocolate frogs, butter brew, a costume parade, magic shows, a sorting hat dance party, and appearances by Hermione, Dumbledore, and Harry. (All weekend)


Saturday: National Trans Visibility March

Thousands are expected for a march that starts on Freedom Plaza with a rally featuring Angelica Ross (Pose) and longtime DC activist Earline Budd.


Did you know there’s a world music festival goin’ on? 

The Good Ones from Rwanda this Saturday at Rhizome is just the most recent entry in the monthslong Multiflora Fest, which brings incredible artists from around the globe. Next entry: the electro Arabic Dabke of 47Soul next Wednesday at Union Stage.

Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler


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