Wake to Washington

Teachers are everywhere. What is wanted is a learner.

Free Virtual Indigenous Cinema Festival 

The museum’s annual event celebrates the best in Native film, and this year you can watch from home. Program features new films, fan favorite classics, and conversations with filmmakers. Check it out.


The people that made DC

Miss people? Read this, a catalogue of heroes and just plain individuals who understand that we only get through this together: From the “Mayor of Mt. Pleasant,” who hosts socially-distanced jazz jams on his porch, to the founder of community health institution Mary’s Center, to the fireman who delivers meals in his time off.


‘Substantial Community Spread’

Bowser says D.C. may need to impose new restrictions if COVID-19 cases continue to rise – D.C. is seeing the highest level of community spread since late May when stay-at-home orders were still in effect. That means we’re hitting Phase 1 triggers as we approach winter with “pandemic fatigue.”  


What’s next in the fight for statehood

Statehood leaders are starting to strategize around the 2022 midterms—a bit of a disappointment for some activists who were hoping that a clear Senate flip this year would clear a path. But with 34 seats up for grabs in 2022, D.C. Vote says that cycle will be the most conducive to creating a statehood-friendly Congress.


Paid family leave: Not just for parents

Most conversation around paid family leave has centered around new parents. But they aren’t the only ones benefiting from DC’s recent legislation--count also the chronically ill, caregivers, and even those spending time with a dying loved one


The fight for the Secret Garden

Check It Enterprises, home of the Check It LGBTQ gang-turned-entrepreneurs, says it relies on a lot behind its Southeast offices to host barbeques, concerts and get-togethers, not to mention grow vegetables and raise bees. Douglas Development says they own the lot, and they want Check It out.


Three ways to think about sidewalks

Also || Howard receives big grant for Women’s Center, rents are down a full 10%, restaurant dress codes: a redoubt for racism, summer protests helped Biden, Fauci loves Chef Geoff’s, now listening: Anthony Pirog, Pocket Poem

Emergency & You

Zoo Lights 2020 Edition

Like most big events, the annual Christmas tree lighting is adapting by going online. Zoo Lights says fuck that noise, let’s go mobile, like with a 24-foot truck touring all 8 wards mobile.


Order in, support black-owned businesses

The third annual DMV Black Restaurant Week runs through Sunday. See the list of participating restaurants and vendors here. 


Grab your gun, gumshoe

DC is full of crime fiction writers,” offering a much more diverse vision of the city’s detectives and criminals than you might have gotten in decades past, when spy novels were the only game in town. And if you love crime fiction, you’ll probably also love this weekend’s Noir City Film Festival.


Immigrant Film Fest

This year’s films span topics ranging from garment mothers in LA to DACA recipients to Italian immigrants in the 1930s, and the fest includes both shorts and feature-length films. (varies)


Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler

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