Wake to Washington

Drop it like it’s hot

DC voters now have a 24-hour option for sending in their ballots. A total of 55 ballot drop-boxes plan to open this week, which will remain open until the end of Election Day. The 400-pound drop-boxes will be placed in areas with electronic surveillance, from Foggy Bottom to areas east of the Anacostia River.


Reparations for those who deserve it

Councilmember McDuffie announced efforts to study reparations for descendants of enslaved people. Other cities in the nation to follow suit include Asheville, NC; Evanston, IL.; and Providence, RI. McDuffie's bill also includes a resolution to declare racism a public health crisis. 


If you like Piña Kamalas 

Capo Deli’s done it again. After coining the Fauci Pouchy, the speakeasy/deli shop is blessing us with more Capri Sun-style cocktails infused with Don Q Rum, pineapple, orange, and nutmeg – the perfect prescription for tonight’s debate.


On this episode of (White) House

As President Trump and close advisers deal with their outbreak, the city reported the highest increase in cases since June. "The White House has refused to comply with a municipal request for help with contact tracing,” claiming yet again they’re complying with the CDC guidelines the administration has consistently hamstrung.


If we survive 2020, we might Live Forever

Bartees Cox’s day job is saving the planet from climate change. But after hours, as Bartees Strange, he’s concocted the city’s newest genre-hopping classic, Live Forever, a Pitchfork 8.2 with songs that sound like TVOTR, recent rap and the Antlers’ forever-devastating Hospice

Also || A VP debate drinking game, how a DC sign interpreter found his calling at political rallies, new-ish campaign finance allegations against Pinto, the best summer air quality on record, nationwide anti-Trump billboards planned by DC artist, Bethesda Row Art Festival sells online, work in hospitality? WCP wants to talk

The Coffee You’ve Been Waiting For…

Now Open at 1440 8th St. NW, RĀKO Coffee Roasters is here to bring you freshly roasted single-origin coffees, both in whole beans to-go & espresso drinks! More info here.


Emergency & You

Wednesday, October 7

‘Suffrage Outside’

The Woodrow Wilson House is hosting an outdoor exhibit about women’s voting in their grassy, terraced square. Today, there will be a "Vintage Game Night" with croquet, bocce, and ring toss. The exhibit will continue through November 1. (5:30pm)


Also || Make October Count, talk: Outsiders Wreak Havoc in Africa, live in da garden open mic, workers rights are human rights, the hidden world of design with Roman Mars


Thursday, October 8


Trivia Night 

Sixth & I is hosting trivia night! Come with a team of up to seven people, or join solo and get assigned to a group. (7pm)


Performance: Monumental Bodies

Performed at Dew Drop Inn, “Monumental Bodies” investigates the weight and promise of inhabiting a Black body against the backdrop of the global pandemic and social political unrest. (7pm)


Also || The Addams Family, AARP Innovation Labs, talk: What Authors Taught Presidents, talk: Water 

Friday, October 9


The Exorcist’s Power 

What is it about this movie that makes it the reigning horror champ after all these years? And what does it have to do with DC, anyway? (7pm)


Also || Scream, Creatives Helping Creatives, Oktoberfest


Saturday, October 10


Dahlia Day

Fall’s most majestic flower is available for delivery or curbside pickup from Petworth’s She Loves Me in a benefit for Ayuda, a local nonprofit serving the area’s immigrant community. 


Salon de Libertad

The amazing residents of the Love + Solidarity house are extending their annual Salon de Libertad over the course of a month, with outdoor markets and tunes each Saturday; this week it’s (9 am-3 pm)


“A duet with yourself”

O Superman! Outsider music icon Laurie Anderson recreates her “Duets on Ice” at the Hirshhorn plaza! The performance involves her wearing blocked-ice skates and playing her violin until the ice melts – the ultimate “duet with yourself.” (4pm)


Also || Oktoberfest, Hocus Pocus, “Tail Talk” at Newark, Womxn of the Wild


Sunday, October 11


Pillow, but make it spooky

Wondering how to spread Halloween cheer without the ability to gather? Check out Sew Queer’s latest class on stitching a friendly bat pillow for your friends - ticket includes free pattern & video instruction. (1pm)


Also || Torah in a truck, Sketchbook Workshop, film: Vampire in Brooklyn, Kaleidoscope


Monday, October 12


Learn beginner ASL

Edlavitch Jewish Community Center will put your hands in motion to learn ASL in one of the cities with the biggest Deaf population in the USA. (7 pm)


Also || K-Cinema at Home, Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Fight for the Vote, talk: Centuries of Financial Scandal, Food Recovery Week


Tuesday, October 13


Move DC on moveDC

The city is looking for feedback on the transit planning program that controls development across all modes. (6:30 pm)

Also || talk: Black Votes as Swing Votes, tips from Barefoot Contessa

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