Following weeks of negotiations, the Nationals traded Juan Soto to the San Diego Padres. It's a stunning development, resulting in various parts from the Nats' post-championship decline, pending sale, and Soto's rejection of a big-but-not-big-enough contract. He's the best young player traded this century and the return shows it -- more here -- but it's impossible to replace this young star in the Nats story.
The Nats also included Josh Bell, their slugging first baseman and other top trade chip, in the deadline deal.
Burn down this boys’ club
Four Black women are suing DC Fire and EMS over racial discrimination claims in a $10 million federal lawsuit. The lawsuit claims that the women received harsher discipline than their white counterparts and were denied opportunities and pay increases. Per their lawyer, the department is a “boys’ club” where Black women and their talents do not receive the recognition they deserve.
Learn about new vs used bikes, bike relationship goals, gears, saddles, and everything else you could want to know. After all, riding a bike on a summer night is one of life’s great joys. (6pm)
Have you been wanting to change your Nic Cage pillowcase into a dress? Or have you wanted to cut some stylish jorts out of those old jeans? Join the Upcycle Class at Femme Fatale! Have a mystery cocktail and have the upcycle experts help upgrade your wardrobe. (4:30pm)
While some people (me) spent most of the pandemic watching Glee multiple times and learning how to do the worm, NY-based photographer Phil Penman created a stunning art exhibition called “life during the pandemic” that you can go see! (7pm)
Contestants get a theme for a vicious pun-off. Example theme: lizards??? Iguana talk about how summer weather sucks, but it’s better than a b-lizard. From the gec-ko I’ve been a big lizard fan (s/o my gecko Wallace), but sometimes his cage skinks. Okay, I don’t want this to drag-on, but this has been a one in chameleon opportunity. Now go to the pun contest and take a shot of teq-Gila. (7:30pm)
The artists of the iconic “Who Let the Dogs Out,” and also other songs, are performing at the place that GW students with fake IDs go to get drunk before a baseball game? Anyway, catch this iconic group Friday. (5:00pm-10:00pm)(enough time to play “who let the dogs out” 83 times)
Funk Parade is back and better than ever! Music lovers can bounce between four different stages at this free event for charity (you can donate if you cannot attend) up and down U Street. Hosts hope to usher back the rich music history of Black Broadway with artists such as Uncle Mary, Yaj, and Naptown Brass Band. (11am-4pm)
KAMA DC and the Heurich House Museum host a mini market with 10 local small businesses in the biergarten (also home to an exhibit featuring 1,000 objects from the historic Heurich brewery)(also, beer). (3-8pm)
Activities two friends in a rom com do while they have a conversation that’s mostly just pointless exposition
Meet up at Georgetown waterfront for some yoga and after-practice vegan snacks while your best friend reminds you that you haven’t dated anyone since Greg! (10am)
Shop the Logan Circle and U Street 23rd annual sidewalk sale, featuring local businesses and amazing deals, while your coworker, who is slightly less hot than you, tells you to just ask your hot neighbor Steve to be your fake boyfriend at your sister’s wedding! (11am-4pm)
Hopeless Otis and other punks at the Public Option (7pm)
Kehlani at the Anthem (I heard Steve was going) (8pm)
Chronophage (cool, sounds like what your cool childhood babysitter would play while driving a honda accord that smells like cigs and mint gum) and Staffers at the Runaway (8:30pm)
New and aspiring organizers will get an intro to organizing concepts, determine how to make an overwhelming problem feel manageable, and learn how to build organized power in their communities as part of Rising Organizer's “Organizing for Abortion” series. (12pm)
It’s not all black and white
Gallery Underground’s Focus Gallery in Crystal City is exhibiting Courage in Color, a juried show featuring 45 artists from across the US, all of them using color in daring and innovative ways. (10am-6pm)
Go to Suns Cinema to see Tahara, an acerbic teen comedy about friends, kissing, funerals, and friends kissing at funerals. Then hang around on their patio to talk about whether you liked it. Suns Cinema: sure, it’s always there, but why not go tonight? (7pm, 9pm)
Inside you there are two wolves
Minneapolis punk band Off with Their Heads playing high-speed melodic rock (8pm)
Fleet Foxes playing indie folk designed for long drives at MPP (8pm)