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tuesday again? no problem

Kick off fall with a DC music festival

It doesn't get better than live sets from CHVRCHES, Betty Who, LANY and more at Union Market. Prices increase this Friday at 11PM ET, so don't sleep on getting your tickets!


Climate rebels shut it down

On Monday morning, activists from the Shut Down DC coalition blocked several intersections around the city (strategically located near the offices of mega environmental polluters and “climate criminals”), echoing the demands of the youth-led climate strike and calling for policymakers to respond to our ongoing climate crisis. 

Tip your Bib

The Michelin Guide accidentally released their 2020 Bib Gourmand list of best affordable eateries, and three restaurants “should be elated to be left off,” according to Eater—their conspicuous absence means Doi Moi, Maydan and Bad Saint could actually be receiving Michelin stars

“A kind of PT Barnum for DC statehood”

Mark Plotkin, celebrated political analyst and longtime advocate for the D.C. statehood movement, passed away on Sunday. Plotkin will be missed for his deep institutional knowledge of the District, and his efforts to get the denizens of America’s “last colony” political representation. 

  • Listen to Vox's Today, Explained to learn how residents in the District of Columbia have been living with "taxation without representation" from Day 1. (Spotify, Apple, or Stitcher)

Also || Lame columnist leaves Post, opposing fans attacked after DC United match, downtown H/I St bus/bike lanes now permanent, Thiel tendrils in Arlington, &pizza’s $3 pizza every time Harper strikes out against Nats, what it’s like to bike in Tysons, teen murdered in Anacostia

Did you know it’s DC Design Week?

For all you fontheads and typewads, design dorks and graphics geeks, DC Design Week (thru Friday) is a bonanza: Just today, there’s a North Capital photo walk (7 am tho); a morning salon on comics, cartoons and preservation; “successfully pivoting a career in creative”; and an evening with a badass baker/designer.


An evening with Patti Smith

Jam out with the punk rock poet laureate and hear stories from her new memoir, Year of the Monkey, which documents Smith’s year of solitary wandering. Come for the anecdotes, stay for the musical performance! (7pm)


Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler

  • Funny dude Mike Birbiglia (Sleepwalk with Me) live at National Theater. (7:30 pm)

  • The trip-hop pioneers with Massive Attack fill the Anthem with the tones of 1998’s classic Mezzanine, with help from Cocteau Twins’ singer Liz Fraser. You might recognize this as “the House theme song” but it is so much more! (8 pm, sold out—check Stubhub)

Also || The Atlantic Festival | what do POLITICO and oral hygiene have in common? | poached! with katherine anderson howell


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