Hospitalizations and new COVID infections reached a new daily low (just nine new cases!) since March 2020. Undoubtedly, DC’s near 70% vaccination rate can be credited with the steady decline amidst a rapid reopening.
Ward 8 Council Member Trayon White is pleading for the “same amount of time, energy and resources” directed at the pandemic to solve DC’s other crisis: gun violence. Tuesday, Mayor Bowser announced a compehenisve $59 million public health approach to this crisis, Building Blocks DC, including a $750,000 in grant funding, $5.6 million in job creation, $11.4 for returning citizens, and $7.8 for violence interrupters.
Even you're vaccinated, wear a mask on transit, at schools and playgrounds, in medical settings and DC government buildings, and in any business that requires them. (Plus, we'll add: Wherever else it makes you feel more comfortable).
Performance Review, which explores how women of color navigate the corporate workplace, has been featured in The Atlantic, and was named a top photobook of the year by BuzzFeed and Vogue Italia. (7-8 pm)
Over 50 vendors from around the region will take to the streets of Dupont for a pride pop-up celebration. Make a day of it by starting with a boozy brunch followed by a walk through the maze of makers. (all day)
Bad Candy grand opening
NE is welcoming a brand-new art gallery featuring pop-art, street-art, photography, and more. Co-owners Bruce Allen and Henry Dotson spent the pandemic shut down making art for our community. Head over to show your support! (5pm)
East of the River show opening reception
“Dedicated to showcasing the creative brilliance East of the River, this year’s exhibit will feature thirteen unique creatives with dynamic stories to tell through visual arts.” Auction runs through late July. (6 pm)
Round House Theater turns real tragedies and traumas into performative art. Follow the stages of grief in their brand new play We’re Gonna Die. (tickets)
Live Your Life
What was diagnosed as pneumonia turned out to be the COVID-19 virus. Join Zach Braff in conversation with Amanda Kloots on her family’s experience of losing a loved one to the battle of COVID-19. (7pm)
Have you been to a crawfish boil? It’s a very summer and very southern activity. Rustico Ballston will be serving richly decadent food and refreshingly cool beers. (This Carolina-raised writer says go!) (12pm)
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