Wake to Washington

multitude is an open and expansive project

Spotlight on DC’s black-owned restaurants

Take it from Bon Appetitthis city's real monuments are its Black-owned restaurants. Thanks to influences from the African diaspora and a new class of Black culinary leaders, you can get a classic Eritrean breakfast with tangy injera alongside creative Afro-Caribbean dishes that live up to the hype.


Feeling groggy today?

You’re probably not alone: the Monday after daylight saving time kicks in is a rough one. There’s some traction to the #ditchtheswitch movement advocating for a year-round daylight savings, with Washington state governor Jay Inslee signing a bill and 30 other states considering similar legislation. But until anything gets passed, help yourself to another cup of coffee.


Rest in peace, Malachi Lukes

Hundreds of people gathered at Lincoln Temple to honor the life of the 13-year old shot last Sunday in Shaw, days before his 14th birthday. Lukes appeared in multiple theater productions throughout the city, and also helped launch the Real News Camp, a youth program at the intersection of social justice and media.


Georgetown church rector first confirmed case

Along with an international visitor to DC, these are the first two COVID-19 cases in DC. No word yet on their paths before diagnosis, although the city is prepared to test dozens of cases every day at local labs as needed. 

Also || Live like the Kennedys for a cool $4.7 mil

“The Slaves Who Built DC”

Learn about the enslaved individuals who built iconic buildings including the White House, Capitol, Post Office, Patent Office and more. (noon)


A showcase for artists in the food and service industry

Check out this art exhibition and silent auction with pieces by artists who work in the food and service industries. It’ll be held at Cotton & Reed, so there’s sure to be good drinks too. (6pm)


Screening + Q&A for “13th” from Ava DuVernay

DuVernay’s Oscar-nominated documentary “13th” about the U.S. prison system will be screened with a live orchestra and a post-screening discussion with DuVernay herself. (8pm)


Tunes: Destroyer

The world might be Kaputt but Dan Bejar is still putting his suit on, drinking straight from the bottle, and asking strangers Have We Met? The new tunes from the ex-New Pornographer are up to his standard, which is to say, he’ll have you singing along to nonsense that sounds profound in no time. (7:30 pm doors)

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