Writer Susan Coll writes for LitHub about loving books and bookstores — in this case, Politics and Prose, where she was in charge of book events for years. (If you just can’t get enough of this sort of story, maybe try Coll’s latest novel that seems rather reminiscent of her P&P experience?)
If you’re in the market to fall in love with a local bookstore though, this.
DC's Zero Waste initiative — with a goal to divert 80% of waste to recycling, composting, and other places by 2032 — is reportedly more of a dumpster fire, with just 13% of all city waste diverted. There's a lot of bad in the blue bins, an investigation has found. But! There are plenty of ways to bring our numbers up in coming years, including needed renovations at Fort Totten.
Whimsy and sauce guaranteed on the National Building Museum’s lawn during a free performance of “That Purple Juice,” a spinoff of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (which remains showing inside at the Playhouse through the rest of the month). (“Sauce” because there seriously will be barbeque but also because of Puck’s flower juice.) (6:30pm)
Life During the Pandemic
While some people (me) spent most of the pandemic watching Glee multiple times and learning how to do the worm, NY-based photographer Phil Penman created a stunning art exhibition called “life during the pandemic” that you can go see! (7pm)
Invasive honeysuckle? Not on OUR watch
Invasive honeysuckle on Mount Vernon Trail is actually very bad, so join Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail as they clean up and have a beer together afterwards! (5:30pm)
Pun DMV (not the driver’s license place) Contest
Contestants get a theme for a vicious pun-off. Example theme: lizards??? Iguana talk about how summer weather sucks, but it’s better than a b-lizard. From the gec-ko I’ve been a big lizard fan (s/o my gecko Wallace), but sometimes his cage skinks. Okay, I don’t want this to drag-on, but this has been a one in chameleon opportunity. Now go to the pun contest and take a shot of teq-Gila. (7:30pm)