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Pollinator Operator

The Golden Streets contest, held by the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District, resulted in whimsical and creative pollinator gardens springing up in the downtown business district, including the K Street fairy garden tree box. The contest aimed to show us that pollinator gardens—which can boost declining bee populations—can be set up in a garden of any size.


Restaging Woodstock to Merriweather

With just three weeks before the show goes on, the beleaguered Woodstock 50 festival is setting its sights on relocating to Merriweather Post Pavilion. The grounds operators are game, but only if the musical acts are still on board which, given that Jay-Z and John Fogerty both recently dropped out, probably doesn’t warrant a benefit of the doubt.



Maryland’s political leaders and residents reacted with outrage after 45’s Saturday tweetstorm attacking Rep. Elijah Cummings and his Baltimore district. By late Saturday, #WeAreBaltimore was trending with defenses of Charm City and Cummins’ leadership, and the Baltimore Sun editorial board published a response with a truly Homerian list of epithets


First medical dispensary in Ward 7 opens this week

Our bud is the most expensive in the country. Norbert Picket, founder of the new DC Holistic Wellness, hopes to help change that. “As black people, the cannabis industry is an industry that we’ve been notoriously left out of,” said Pickett. He also plans to build a “safe use lounge” for patients who may risk losing their homes if they consume cannabis.


Love a local business?

Nominate a community champion for one of Think Local First’s annual awards.


How landlords talk when you're not listening

VICE eavesdrops at a sort of reverse-Nextdoor,, "the wildly popular forum where landlords plot to screw you over." 

Also || Kushner a Baltimore slumlord | fire at MGM Roast Beef | Pepco outage in NW halts elevators, credit cards, air conditioning, performances | climate change will kill summer fun | how SFPL reenvisioned themselves from providing books to convening community


Cane, the new spot from chef Peter Prime on H Street is getting glowing reviews: grilled jerk chicken wings, doubles, spiced potatoes, and more are found on the menu that goes for full Carribean flavor that pays no mind to the “conventional American palate.” 


Piano at the Purple Patch

“No amplifiers, no electric instruments, and no recorded music.” The Mount Pleasant Filipino restaurant has become the “unlikeliest of piano bars,” as a Wednesday night ritual enlivens the neighborhood with musical improvisation, collaboration and community


Where to play Killer Queen

AV Club wrote about the “addictive” arcade game where “two teams assume control of opposing color-coded colonies of vaguely humanoid bee creatures.” Because it requires so many players, you often end up playing with strangers—“You would have to try to not make friends.” Play at Penn Social in DC or Holy Frijoles in Baltimore.


Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler 

  • When a near-fatal illness led his doctors to prescribe narcotics, media consultant Timothy McMahan King ended up where millions of others have: addicted. The author discusses his memoir at Busboys and Poets. (6pm)

  • Join LGBTQ+ friends and allies for an evening of fun to support Trans Legal Advocates of Washington (TransLAW). All funds raised go directly to clients receiving name and gender change services at Whitman-Walker Health's Name and Gender Change Clinic! (6pm)

Also || poets on the fringe | live music at wilson plaza (every day until 9/27) | women in tech

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