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Wake to Washington

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What are you doing next next weekend?

730Day is back, baby! We’ll be hanging at Metrobar from 1-5pm on Saturday, July 30. Come say hi to the team, enjoy some food truck nachos and/or transit-themed cocktails, see our new merch, sign up for Friendship Lab™, etc. RSVP via Eventbrite.

Historic desk drama

Proposed changes to a mahogany desk in the Library’s famed Reading Room has the DC Preservation League up in arms. They’ve added the desk—the tall one for the librarian, sitting at the center of the Beaux-Arts room’s concentric desks—to their list of Most Endangered Places and have appealed to the highest levels of government to stop this desecration. 

 

Slow roll on parole control

A vax against the pox

DC now has the highest number of monkeypox cases per capita in the country with 122 cases reported since May (likely an undercount without more widespread testing) — prompting the city to launch a robust new vaccination campaign aimed at communities currently most at-risk. It’s a tricky line to walk: the virus can infect anyone, but targeted outreach is one key strategy to prevent further spread without stigmatizing those who need care. 

 

Sayonara Soto? 

Nats star Juan Soto won the Home Run Derby last night, is just 23, and already looks poised for a Hall of Fame career as a Ted Williams for the twenty-first century. He’s still on his rookie deal, but since he rejected the Nationals’ offer for a new contract, they could decide to trade him now for a historic return—a decision that could be prudent if also entirely painful.


Also || GW Parkway’s earmark, Victoria BC has trading cards for public works vehicles, Vera: 988, mental health and mass incarceration, what kind of restaurant should open on Upshur?, endorsing Botanical Bar, Guy Fieri coming to Capitol One Center, growing questions over off-duty officer who shot, killed armed man at Wharf

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Watch The Song of the Butterflies

Come see The Song of the Butterflies at the National Museum of the American Indian this Saturday, July 23, 1 p.m. Follow Rember Yahuarcani on his journey from Peru to Colombia.

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Emergency & You

Care for some tea?

Eater rounds up "where to enjoy extravagant afternoon tea" in DC, including The Mansion on O, the St. Regis and Ching Ching Cha.

 

Spy Night! 🕵️

Join famous spy novelist Daniel Silva for a conversation about his newest book starting spy and art restorer (wow double threat) Gabriel Allon. (7:30pm)

 

Skate lessons!

Learn to be the coolest kid on the block with skate lessons! With beginner, intermediate, and advanced lessons there’s something for all sk8ters! (7pm)

 

Rescue pups & you

4,000 beagles were rescued from a breeding facility and many are now posted up at VA non-profit Homeward Trails awaiting a new home. Could it be yours? DC residents are given preference, so apply to foster or adopt a beagle in need. 

 

Dirtbag, Massachusetts

Isaac Fitzgerald is wiith Politics and Prose at Union Market to discuss his book, Dirtbag Massachusetts. The book recounts Fitzgerald’s time as “Prince of New England” and explores masculinity, family, and self. (7pm)



Also || tunes: Camp Cope, wine bar comedy, state fair bingo, visit Dumbarton Oaks


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