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Sawdust rugs and Mexican folk dance performances?

Find La Catrina at the Día de los Muertos festival at the National Museum of the American Indian, perhaps dancing with jaguars, emerging from a sawdust carpet or posing with visitors for photos.


Don’t expect ‘Baby Shark’ to get out of your head anytime soon

Fans are soaking (literally) in the glory of Wednesday’s night win, and we’re loving of all of the priceless reactions caught on camera. This is our personal favorite. The party continues this Saturday –  the Nats championship parade is scheduled for Saturday at 2 p.m, starting at 15th and Constitution and ending with a team rally on Penn and 3rd NW.


“Hands off Gianna”

More than 100 American University students protested this week to draw attention to the treatment of a black student who was forcibly removed from her apartment last month, a moment captured and shared on social media. The student was accused of assaulting another student, but this week’s hearing found the student not guilty. 


25 minutes faster

That’s the margin by which a cyclist beat a driver in a race across the city where City Paper pit a cyclist, ridesharer, scooterer, driver and transit rider against one another. (That’s the order they placed in.)

  • The challenge of finding parking cost the driver 25 minutes compared to the driver.

  • Metro’s hub-and-spoke design remains good for commuting, but not great for going crosstown. 

  • Scooting was less expensive than ridesharing and finished almost as quickly. 

  • Perhaps most incredibly, someone spends $68 at a Wendy's in this story.

A closer look at millennial wealth

A Bank of America report said 1 in 6 millennials has $100k in savings. But they defined millennials as being up to 37, and included all assets (including homes), not just savings. Even if that 1 in 6/17% number checks out, “if there’s an 83% chance of rain, you bring an umbrella.”


Phone your father

Celebrated bagelry Call Your Mother’s next steps include a South American cafe in West End, but their expansion further west is being inexplicably opposed by Georgetowners who say the deli will attract crowds and vermin (who, when you’re rich enough, apparently start to look the same).


Leftover candy? There’s a plan for that. 

Okay, we didn’t actually get this from Elizabeth Warren, but from the DC chefs Washingtonian spoke with. Try out Starburst-infused vodka, Hershey Kiss ganache, Nerd-topped brownies, Snickers cookies and more


Also || Graduate students @ William & Mary vote to unionize, Native protesters greet Washington football outside Minnesota stadium, Cheh bill would ban processed meat at hospital cafeterias, the Cleveland Park listserv lives on with, VA rejects GMU student voters, sex offender attempted to abduct boys at charter school

Thanks for 6 years. Let's keep it going.

Our celebration this weekend was amazing. Help us make our seventh year the best yet by supporting us on Patreon—much of this money goes right to publishing original work like our guide to fall flora, a look at a homegrown modern art movement, and a remembrance of a bygone deli

Reminder: Swing Virginia

You can catch a Swing Left bus to canvass in the most crucial Virginia districts over the last weekend before the election by signing up here.


Friday: Party in a graveyard

For the first time in 30 years, the Congressional Cemetery is putting on a public Halloween costume party. Open bar, music, and fundraising to preserve the cemetery. (8pm)


Saturday: Attend the promised “absolutely bananas” Nats homecoming

Here are all the details you need on the celebration. (2pm)


Sunday: Dust off your tweed jacket

It’s Tweed Ride time. Vintage styled bikes and old timey clothes are encouraged. Extra points for a penny farthing. Register for the fun times bike ride to get route information. (11am


Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler


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