Now that this big ol’ rock we’re on is hurtling towards the equinox, it’s time to savor the summer mood while we can. We asked readers what their favorite DC summer activities were — if you’re looking for some inspiration this weekend or want to share yours, start here.
Earlier this week we linked to an article about how there’s been growing support for moving away from burning natural gas — even from the gas utility. Part 2 reflects on what that would look like here, from converting our stoves to induction heat to modernizing our HVAC system. As sexy as that gas stove is, did you know it’s probably creating indoor air pollution which is totally unregulated? Great!
Congress Heights, Deanwood, Dupont, H St, Minnesota Ave, North Capitol, Shaw, Tenleytown! See a whole new side of a neighborhood, delight your senses, and party till 3am at DC’s all-night arts festival. It’s honestly the best. (Sat)
Brrap Braap, Paw Paw
If you haven’t had a paw paw — an indigenous Mid-Atlantic fruit that tastes tropical — now’s your chance! Join the lovely folks at Casey Trees for their first annual Paw Paw Party! (Sat, 11am)
Reminders form the weekly scheduler
Listen to some tunes and support Immigrant Families Together at the Room for More festival, happening every weekend in September throughout the city. On day 1, catch Slokey, Faded Home, and Tavor at Dwell. (8 pm)
See your Metro daydreams come to life at Next Stop, an expedition to over 30 different destinations created by animators, illustrators, and motion designers at Dupont Underground. (6 pm)