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Tech for our times

If you’re weary of making the trek to grocery stores only to find the shelves looking like something out of the Grapes of Wrath, there may be a solution! A new app, OurStreet Supplies, provides crowd-sourced info on the availability of basic household items. Though still in development, everyone can report the findings of their next toilet paper run.

"My staff is the reason why the restaurant is so successful"

Over a week ago, restaurants and bars closed their doors for on-site service--limited only to delivery and take-out, which ultimately requires more work for less revenue for some. While small business owners can apply for loans through the SBA, online fundraisers have been launched to help support staff who are no longer working. Help out your favorite DC third place.


Love lockdown

While DC is barely one week into issuing official social distancing guidelines, NYC, the current U.S. epicenter of the outbreak, has already put out a guide to how we should be approaching sex in the age of Corona. Unfortunately, best practices seem to necessitate either making a move on your roommates or...yourself. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


The Outrage Postcard Project

Outrage DC launched their Postcard Project last week as a way to spread some love while offering employment opportunities to the community. In 30 minutes of launching, they had 100 applications for employment. Twenty-four hours later, over a thousand. If you lost your main source of income as a result of COVID-19, sign up to write a letter here. Or, type a message to have sent to someone you love.

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Emergency & You


Trivia? It's on.

A reader asked us whether any local trivia was still on. We took the question to Twitter, and heard back that Songbyrd, Cafe St. Ex, Breadsoda, Lou's City Bar, and more are still giving overachievers a chance to flaunt their esoterica.


Plan for your weekend

Scorpio Entertainment is determined not to let their 15th birthday party be crashed. This Saturday night, they’re bringing a virtual dance party to the world from the CEO’s apartment here in DC. Wear PJs or your Sunday best. (8pm on Saturday)


Lunch doodles

Join Kennedy Center’s artist-in-residence Mo Willems daily live-stream as he teaches you to draw, doodle, and get artsy as hell from your couch.


Another roundup on how we can help

Additional ways we haven’t listed yet include volunteering with the Greater Washington Community Foundation and mutual aid offered in Mt. Pleasant.


The Social Distancing Festival

Stay ~*~a patron of the arts*~ and check out this site, dedicated to all the talented work being cancelled/delayed/disrupted. Poke around for rehearsal clips, webcam performances, workshop recordings…up today: a wellness hour and a stream from the Paris Opera. (lots of times!)

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