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Wake to Washington

Turn your holiday music up

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What’s next for Hill East?

Despite plans to develop the neighborhood dating back to 2008, a shuttered DC General, old soccer stadium, inhospitable jail, and a failed Amazon HQ2 bid have left residents skeptical of the city's next proposal, a new football stadium.

 

800 heroin deaths later

DC officials are finally planning a comprehensive response to an epidemic that has disproportionately impacted older, black men. Over the last four years, a newly released investigative report found that the city misspent millions in grant funding, while ignoring life saving strategies to limit casualties.

 

What are your neighbors watching?

According to Comcast, the most-watched shows in DC are: Power, Game of Thrones, This Is Us, Westworld, and Empire. Now stop looking through their windows.

 

Pupusas + Fajitas

Ever wonder why so many Salvadoran restaurants also serve Mexican food? The early waves of immigration from El Salvador in the 80s coincided with the rise of Tex-Mex food in America, and what resulted was Salvadoran shops that leaned into that popularity, serving both cuisines to attract customers - and getting the DMV hooked on pupusas. Now a newer generation is making a bet that serving more traditional Salvadoran fare can still pay the bills.

 

Help DDOT bring inclusivity to bikeshare

The District Department of Transportation is seeking input for a pilot program that would offer adaptive bicycles and tricycles for rent. Take the survey here.


Also || what not to buy john waters for christmas, ride-hail is cannibalizing transit, the impact of the Catholic church on DC, 10 things to know about Navy Yard, there’s over 700K of us again!

A People’s Choir

Join your voice with others’ at this casual group sing-along, this time with the theme of songs from movies. (7pm)

 

Schadenfreude Neubauten

Catch some minimal synth, post-punk, wave beats at Studio Ga Ga, housed in Queen of Sheba. Pairs well with: shiro. (9pm)

 

Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler

  • Volunteer at Generation Hope’s Holiday Party, with snacks, crafts, hot chocolate, and more. Help attendees navigate the event that is expected to host more than 200 scholars and sponsors. (5:30pm)

  • It’s the holidays, and someone just got murdered on stage. Solve the crime at DC Improv, with mystery provided by Die Laughing Productions. (7:30pm)

  • If you missed seeing Jacuzzi Suit at the 730 Showcase at Bravo Bar, Thursday is your LAST CHANCE to see ‘em. They play their last show at Pie Shop on H Street, with Frend and Tuff Lover. We guarantee some bops. (7pm)

Also || Festivus, learn about Native activists, overlooked highlights at the portrait gallery, live jazz in the Kogod courtyard, skills for self-governed communal life and work

This issue of 730DC brought to you by:
Dalton Vogler, Rachel Mulbry, Hayden Higgins and Colleen Shaffer.
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