The mental maps we cultivate of our surroundings can rely on references to neighborhood or city landmarks: everything from a quirky mailbox or the Washington Monument can orient us. But with a growing reliance on Google Maps and other smartphone tools to find our way, are our mental maps are becoming less cohesive and fragmented? Fun activity: try navigating around today without your phone.
Oh hey, did you know 30% of Pepco's energy mix for DC is still coal? Y'know, the shit that'll kill us? About 30% each also come from natural gas and nuclear, which come with their own issues, and only 6% comes from renewables (as of 2018 per Pepco).
Switching to an alternative supplier isn't that hard. If this writer can do it (wind power through Arcadia; Clean Choice is another), so can you.
Dress up like Forrest Gump if you’re a fan of obvious jokes
Fall is the worst season for everything except running outside. Luckily, there are a bunch of races happening throughout October to give you ample time to enjoy the weather and get sweaty in your Halloween costume.
Drink like a German
Even if you don’t understand why Oktoberfest happens in September, you can still celebrate with giant pretzels and even gianter (?) beers at a variety of bars and beer gardens. Prost!
Laugh for good
Put your money where your laugh is. All proceeds of this show go towards Habitat for Humanity’s hurricane relief efforts. This month’s headliner is Ryan Donahue, and will feature a live recording of Do Good Feel Good. (7:30pm)
Art for and about climate change, in an old garade