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A Beltway Battle of the Barrels is brewing

Taste and talk barrel-aging with 3 Stars Brewing, Charm City Meadworks, Don Ciccio & Figli, Oliver Brewing, One Eight Distilling & Supreme Core Cider as we unveil a special collection of beer, mead, cider and amari barrel-aged around the beltway in District Made Straight Rye Whiskey barrels.


Don't bug out

The DC Council is considering a new bill to alleviate the district's bedbug problem, ranked second worst among US metros. The "Bedbug Control Act of 2019" would establish regulations of the removal of bedbugs, and require landlords to notify tenants of past outbreaks.


“Welcome to Shaw”

Those were the words the principal greeted Ateya Ball-Lacy with in 1986, when “Chuck Brown’s “Run Joe” was in rotation, and pay phones were on every corner.” Now she, and the rest of the community, are saying goodbye to Shaw Junior High, which first opened in 1928. Ball-Lacy’s recollections are more than the history of a school—they’re the history of a neighborhood.


The shutdown is intersectional

Also || the DC chef cooking with a Vanderpump Rules star, a stadium subsidy by any other name..., why can’t we tip amazon warehouse workers?, House Republicans want to cut poor DC women off from abortions, get to know Maps Glover, the new A Creative DC fellow, petition: Bowser should sign ethics bill, Karen Pence to teach at Christian school in Springfield

Wednesday January 16

Storytelling at Big Bear

The cozy Bloomingdale bar and cafe is the perfect spot to unwind this winter (though it somehow doesn’t have a fireplace...get on that, Stu!) Cozy up for Bloomingtales storytime. (7 pm)


Art Noights!

Come to Eckington and "cultivate a communal atmosphere for artists, enthusiasts and creative people to mingle, work on projects and share ideas." (7-11 pm)


Also || School of Rock at the National Theatre, Locavore Film Series: PAPER CLIPS, AU Farmer’s Market, #MuseumSelfieDayFilm: Putin’s Witnesses, learn to make cakepops, bingo on the roof @ R&RH


Thursday, January 17

Daybreaker @ the Renwick

The trusty endorphin-inducing morning dance party is at the Renwick with kombucha and breakfast treats in tow. There’s yoga from 6-7am to get your limbs all nimble before the dancing starts. (7am)


Grand opening of Spin DC with Olympic ping pong players?!

No, this is not another boutique cycling studio. The new ping pong social hall opens with endless ping pong with a $10 donation (all proceeds go to our friends at 826DC). Word on the street page paddle is that Olympic ping pong pros are hangin’ around. What else could you want?! (7pm doors, 8:30pm ping pong show -- we don’t really know what this means either).


Also || Dan Deacon with an orchestra, daybreaker, natural wine tasting, goal setting class, oh boy, it’s dc leather weekend, tiki cocktail class, Diplo, R&RH’s free for feds show, femme fatale “NO” tees, sonic extremism @ Rhizome


Friday, January 18

Indigenous Peoples March

Before this weekend’s Women’s March, march in solidarity with Indigenous people from around the world in a call for justice—for missing and murdered indigenous women, for Standing Rock Sioux water protectors, and other human rights and environmental defense issues. Gather at the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office for prayers, then rally and march. (8am-4pm)


Hip Hop Museum launch party

Culture House (the artist formerly known as Blind Whino) is home to the Hip-Hop Museum’s first pop-up experience, a month-long gallery show and one-night concert featuring The Sugarhill Gang, Trouble Funk, Melle Mel and Grandmaster Caz to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the world’s first commercial hip-hop single, “Rapper’s Delight.” Don’t miss the kick-off. (6pm)

Also || anti-racism training, 19: The Musical, Women’s March Lobby Day, handbook for a Post-Roe America, underground comedy, ping pong party at SPIN, juggle jam


Saturday, January 19

Women’s March 2019

  • Prep on Friday at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop’s sign making workshop (6pm)

  • On Saturday, join the #WomensWave—the rally starts in Freedom Plaza (10am)

  • Then head to the after party at women-owned Republic Restoratives (2pm)

  • Or take advantage of the special free community weekend at the Museum of Women in the Arts (10am-5pm)

Also || Heather McDonald, live music @ the ugly mug, vagina monologues, A Women’s History March, The Soft Moon, ping-pong lessons, Made in the DMV conference


Sunday, January 20

DuPont Brass at KenCen

If you’ve been in DC a few years, you’ve probably seen these horn players at Metro stations around town — they were especially known for playing Dupont Circle (yeah, they capitalise the P), and they’ve been taking their act pro. Catch them at the Millenium Stage’s free show and pretend you’re in Dupont in summertime again. (6pm)


Cut! It! Off!

Ever wanted to see a Civil War medical historian amputate a fake leg using authentic 19th-century tools and techniques? Boy do we have the event for you! Atlas Obscura Society hosts a tour and demonstration on old-timey surgery, not for the faint of heart—the leg “feels and sounds” like the real thing. (5:30pm)


Also || Jazz and Freedom Festival, since everyone got engaged over the holidays, here’s a wedding expo, MLK Day of Service @ Carter Barron, HBCU museum tours, a lunar eclipse!


Monday January 21

Celebrate MLK Day

Events to honor and engage with MLK’s legacy will take place throughout the day.


Wine & Strudel

The Austrian Embassy hosts a Viennese cafe. Drink wine, eat Apfelstrudel mit Schlagobers (apple strudel with whipped cream), and listen to classy classical music. (3-5pm)


Also || readings on the pike: flash fiction, Movie night at Arc’teryx Washington D.C, winter restaurant week, daylong non-violence retreat, Mick Jenkins, DeRay McKesson


Tuesday, January 22

Coffee and a conversation about coffee

Author and Counter Culture’s East Africa supply chain manager Getu Bekele sits down for a talk about his new book, A Reference Guide to Ethiopian Coffee Varieties. Coffee will be provided followed by a Q+A session and book signing. (4:30 pm)


A classic martial arts movie and whatever Steven Seagal's doing

  • Shaolin Jazz's Can I Kick It? series returns this year for a screening of Above the Law starring Steven Seagal. Will a live hip-hop score make Seagal's movies tolerable? (6:30 pm)

  • Widely regarded as the greatest martial arts movie ever made, BloomBars will screen The Last Dragon followed by an audience discussion and Q+A. (7 pm)

Also || Cuba in 2019, effective manager training session, full moon hike, rock climbing, Roe Revisited? The Future of Reproductive Justice, Bugs, Drugs, Evolution & Medicine

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