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Wake to Washington

We cannot comprehend what comprehends us.

Watch the best in Native film from home

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with Indigenous cinema. See more than 60 films that showcase people and stories from the Western Hemisphere and the Arctic. More here

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Most houses sold for over a million last month

Single-family homes “crossed the $1 million threshold for the first time last month. Prices rose 24% year-over-year to a median of $1.1 million. It was a jump of more than $200,000 in just 12 months.” Normal economy we have here!

 

History never stops

The pandemic slowed but didn’t stop the city’s annual history conference, whose opening event about the racial aesthetics of H St is listed in our to-dos. Other research includes the lives of Heurich brewers and neglected historic sites in DC.

 

Union Station updates

Bringing Union Station the updates it badly needs is a mess of bureaucracy and many hands in the pot, from Amtrak to federal agencies to local ANCs to private developers. Proposals are in both for the Union Station site and for development atop the rail tracks.

 

MAGA rallies this weekend

Pro-Trump groups have been trying to organize protests and rallies in DC for this Saturday. History shows white nationalist rallies here usually end up being dwarfed by counter-protests, but just a heads up this weekend if you’re downtown. 

 

Housing, climate, and transportation under a Biden presidency

Here’s an early look at how a Biden administration could shape land use, transportation, and climate policy based on his campaign messaging:

 

Concerts will come back. They won’t be the same.

LiveNation is already making contingency plans to check attendees’ vaccine status.


Also || Roads shutter for deer culls in Rock Creek, COVID cancels UMD football, “the worst day of the pandemic since May,” Bethesda bike lanes, new wine & cheese in Park View, coup or farce? pretend it’s both

Emergency & You

Peruse the Catalogue for Philanthropy

The list of more than 400 community-based nonprofits was released yesterday to match the start of the annual holiday giving season. You may have even found a print edition in your mailbox. Learn more tonight with “Community Changemakers 2020” highlighting how nonprofits are navigating major challenges related to the pandemic. (6:30 pm)

 

“Women, Their Voices” Opera

In honor of the 100th Anniversary of (white) women’s suffrage, the Washington Concert Opera posted a concert online. It was filmed at the National Museum of Women in the Arts and is dedicated to RBG. (Thru 12/1)

 

Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler: 

Also || Ladies Lounge: health and wellness, art talk: race, appropriation and the Black body, talk: asteroids!, Eric Deggans on what to watch, Bryan Washington in conversation with Kristen Arnett

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