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Thank you for caring.

DC ranked highly in one of those silly studies whose methodologies we usually caveat, but hey, let's enjoy this one. "caring means having a connection with others and being concerned for their well-being. And it can be expressed in multiple ways — from helping an elderly person cross the street to fighting a house fire." Y'all hella nice. Keep it up. (Whether this is true or not, there's something to be said for positive self-image...)


2020 seefood diet

Here’s a roundup of the most anticipated restaurant openings this year. Bloomberg named DC the most exciting food city in America; 2020 will hopefully continue to justify that standing with new ventures like a Japanese-Spanish fusion place downtown, a pizza joint specializing in Detroit-style ‘za, and a South American-inspired cafe from the team behind Call Your Mother and Timber.

Merriam-Webster giving us feels

Many of this year’s most-searched words in the dictionary were Washington-related: “quid pro quo,” “impeach,” “exculpate” were all up there and tie back to a particular event or political affair. But beyond the zeitgeist or news headlines, popular searches can also tell the story of American life at a pinpoint in time because a word can hold particular resonance in a time of confusion, tragedy, or love. This year’s most-searched word was the pronoun “they.”

Real estate transactions “yield tidy tax bump” (WBJ)

September was a big month for real estate as companies sought to avoid an incoming increase in the deed tax. Among the bigger end-of-2019 deals: $101.5 million for the Watergate office building. 

Also || Medium Rare closes Barracks Row location | adds Ron Rivera, Washington Football Club loses incompetent Bruce Allen | Mt Pleasant laundromat to be replaced with condos + retail | Maryland automates tolls, leaving operators jobless | RIP 1994 Washingtonian of the Year, theater patron

Roaring 20s at Phillips After 5

DJ Chou Chou will be spinning 20s cabaret and electro-swing for the Phillips’ first after-hours event of the new year. Champagne cocktails will be available along with a gin tasting from Green Hat Gin, DC’s first gin distillery. Get a free drink ticket if you arrive in Gatsby garb. (5 pm)


Dance into the decade

A four-hour session at Edgewood Arts Center introduces participants to the Ecstatic Dance style where things’ll crest with some free-jazz-type flinging of hips and feet to everything from drum ‘n bass to Afro-Latin before winding down with harp-based sound meditation. Oh and you’re not allowed to talk. (6-10 pm)


Democrats and Republicans are boring. 

Where are the Whigs, the Federalists, the Socialists and Communists and Populists and Greens and Progressives and Readjusters and Bull Meese? Suffocated by our two-party system, that’s where! Hear from a senior fellow at New America on why we need more options (as if you didn’t know already; 7 pm)


Yeah Parasite was cool but have you seen Barking Dogs Never Bite? 

Take your Bong Joon-Ho fandom past Obama-level at Suns Cinema and check out his debut film, which established his characteristic mix of dark humor, satire and horror. (8 pm)

Also || Free bluegrass at Union Stage | Capital Laughs in Adams Morgan | heavy pop at Comet


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