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“Medium Food, Great Place”
On the 730dc blog: we honor the wistful nostalgia and reliability of our favorite just-okay joints. Affordability, community, and comfort appeal are key to the relationship we have with our go-to mediocre restaurants, and we rounded up some reader responses if you’re on the lookout for a new “okay” spot to try.
WMATA service improvements
But not the typical kind. Four carriers (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile) now have complete wireless coverage on three Metro lines: Green, Orange, and Blue, and the three remaining tunnels will have complete wireless service by next June.
In their report released yesterday, the DC Fiscal Policy Institute identified multiple flaws in DC Public Schools’ funding models and uncovered significant budget cuts for schools in Wards 7 and 8 to manage their underfunded overall budget. According to DCFPI’s report, DCPS has not been following school funding laws.
Michelle Obama playing Santa Claus
In this mega adorable video, Southeast DC elementary school Randle Highlands welcomes a special visitor. Michelle Obama announced some big surprises, including $100,000 for all the school’s needs, a brand new basketball court, Macbooks for teachers, and iPads for every student. This is all part of Ellen’s Greatest Night of Giveaways.
Of course, see above: philanthropy can't replace politics.
It's the surest way to make sure we don't end up in your spam—which we've noticed has been happening a bit lately. (Obviously if this is going to your spam you'll probably never see this message, but...tell your friends?)
Garage Art Party
The Cheshire is hosting an art party from artists within a five block radius. Local as it gets. (6:30pm)
Acuña Acuna. This one-man comedy show was voted Best of the Fringe Festival and it’s damn entertaining. Comedian Erick Acuña turns his Peruvian-American life into big laughs, free cookies included. (8pm)
Humans telling jokes. Didn’t make it to our birthday party this year? Don’t fret. Comedian Tom Rupprecht is hanging out at Hopscotch tonight to do some more standup. (7:30pm)
The Chris and Paul Show. Comedy duo Chris O’Neill and Paul Valenti, finalists on NBC’s “Bring the Funny” are coming to The Loft this week. (6:30pm)
Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler
With rates of anxiety and depression rising, therapy is on people’s minds, and this Profes & Pints talk will tackle some common questions about therapy, how to find a therapist, and determining whether it’s a good fit. (6pm)
Audie Cornish, host of All Things Considered, sits down with Margaret Cho (hilarious comedian) for another installment in her Women in Comedy live series. (7pm)