Wake to Washington

Parallel lines on a slow decline

Last call to get early bird tickets for All Things Go Fall Classic! 

Ticket prices for the DC festival increase tonight at 11PM. Don't miss out on sets from CHVRCHES, LANY, Betty Who and more.


Don’t let that go to waste

A former GW student is working to change the fact that millions of meals are wasted at restaurants while also helping college students get cheap meals. Last Call For Food, which currently has four Foggy Bottom restaurants on board, allows restaurants to sell leftover meals for around $5, helping divert waste from landfills.  


Not quite a bullet train

The announcement that Amtrak will launch a nonstop Acela train between D.C. and New York was exciting news for frequent travelers, but the reality is it’s only 15-20 minutes faster. And we’re still talking about a $130+ train. Looks like the main goal was to make more space on the regular Acela, not so much to add an “express” line. 


How the Council votes

Despite the pervasive (and still somewhat true) narrative that the DC Council is starting to show a schism between newer more progressive members and an old guard, the reality is much more complicated. Keith Ivey put together this cool heat map that shows how often councilmembers vote with each other. 


In romance, just one is “a bridge too far”

When it comes to dating, “the Potomac seems to be a psychological barrier.” Twitter respondents and professional matchmakers confirm that observation.


Zombie Gourmet coming to Dupont and Farragut

Two DC Taylor Gourmet locations will be re-opened after its assets were bought (for the low price of $260k) by a new company, beating a bid from its founder who’s starting a competing hoagie shop in Southwest.

Also || Woodstock’s 50th Anniversary might be in MD, apply for a fellowship at GGWash, how edibles are chemically different, tenants and organizers convince church not to displace affordable housing

So jazzy, you can't even hear it

Despite the name, Jazz in the Garden is not a good way to hear jazz. The Post considers whether the longstanding event—genuinely a very nice concept!—has gotten too popular for its own good.


Pro Tennis near you!

Did you know DC hosts a yearly pro tennis tournament in Rock Creek Park? The Citi Open is now in its 50th year, and will run from this Saturday through August 4th. 


Have a fun weird weekend at Rhizome

  • Saturday, check out Kid Millions (mem. Oneida) for some experimental post-punk (with saxophone!) (8pm)

  • Sunday, have a blast and let out some creative energy with some folks at Art Party (4pm)

  • While you’re in the neighborhood, check out Takoma Beverage Co. for coffee or booze, or Mark’s Kitchen for some quality, down-to-earth diner fare with an occasional Korean flourish.  

Saturday: Breaking Bread

A very special Story District brings you celebrity chefs and industry insiders—from Top Chef Kwame Onwauchi and Toli Moli co-owner Simone Jacobson to WaPo food editor Joe Yonan and Food Rescuer Angela Brown. (7pm)


History: Resisting gentrification in Adams Morgan

Panel at Mt. Pleasant Library features activists and academics talking about the “Washington’s most diverse and multicultural neighborhood during the 70s, 80s and 90s,” including grassroots efforts against gentrification that led to co-ops, anti-speculation taxes, and even political office. (Sunday, 1 pm)


Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler

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