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You’ve got questions, City Paper has answers

Meet a Banksy collaborator, visit a secret Rockefeller estate, and party with John Wall -- and that’s just within the first three questions. Keep reading to learn why our fire hydrants are green, why Metro tiles are hexagons, and whether Bowser is been a good mayor. 

 

Seeing green

The distillers of Green Hat Gin have been bought by a leading supplier of boozy beverages, marking the culmination of a local-biz success story that started all the way back in 2013. “Not much should change for drinkers.”

 

An ode, of sorts, to the plastic bag

As a New York State ban on single-use plastic bags kicked in on March 1, the New York Times took a look at the ubiquity and design of these “diaphanous, crinkly ghosts.” If the ban works, these artifacts may, slowly, become a thing of the past!

 

Police raids push out Georgetown pot shop

Or at least that seems to be the case after Mr. Nice Guys, who gifted marijuana and sold t-shirts, nailed up their “closed” sign after repeated busts.

 

Baby monuments and OG zoo animals

Sixteen thousand new images of DC were released into the public domain last week as a part of the Smithsonian's dump of 2.8 million(!) historic photos for public use. The freshly built Lincoln Memorial, a rare beaked whale, and a very fashionable but unidentified Smithsonian staff member are just a few of the newly released DC gems. All images are free to use, no permissions needed, for indie album covers, new merch, abstract art projects, or any other stock photo endeavor.


Also || Look out for this flasher Spider-Man, go outdoors to fight myopia, Milton Friedman for kids, inside DC’s ping pong club, future of DC carsharing, factsheet: DC's anti-ivory law

Wednesday, March 4


Dance performance about suffrage

Head to the Kennedy Center’s REACH Skylight Pavilion for a dance performance about Isadora Duncan and the historic suffragist movement and how it inspires civic engagement today. (6pm)

 

Also || Touchstone Gallery | Debating the Green New Deal | Perfect Liars Club | PM Comedy Showcase | Raw Hope of Humanity Rising | tunes: Live in Da Garden | tunes: Anna McClellan + Staffers

 

Thursday, March 5


Fashion of the ~ f u t u r e ~

Learn about the young Swedish designers working on sustainable fashion and visit the Swedish embassy all in one event. (6:30pm)

 

Walking tour: Under the Rainbow

A gay history walking tour of our city and capital, followed by a panel at Dumbarton. (5:30-8 pm)

 

Also || Phillips After 5 | tunes: DAN LUKE & THE RAID, MINKA/Secret Beach/Melk, Griefcat | art: GW Arts Walk, Free Parking: Communicating Vessels, Ulysses S. Grant | LGBTQ-athon film screening | Makars at Big Bear | The Eve Project | Cork Wars | Under the Rainbow Tour | book: You Are Not Alone| comedy: Mother of All Comedy Shows, Schtick BINGO | meet & greet: Working for Health Care Justice 

 

Friday, March 6


Localeworking
You know the drill! Locale is back at Eaton. Enjoy the midcentury furniture vibes and unlimitied coffee supply. Space for coworking is limited so reserve a ticket! (10am-5pm)


A Women’s History Month-themed first Friday

Hillyer, a stop on Dupont’s monthly art walk, is featuring three solo shows by artists that identify as women from Baltimore and the Czech Republic in honor of the month. (6 pm)

 

Also || tunes: Bacchae, Weed Tree | panel: Women in the Craft Beer Industry | talk: Heritage at Risk | Hirshorn/AM: Art Insight | life drawing at hillyer | ICE out of DMV!

 

Saturday, March 7


15 hours of comedy

See if you can keep pace in the Dojo with this madcap marathon of mirth. (11 am-2 am)

 

Hole in the Sky: Homecoming

Head to the Eckington underground venue for “a Multimedia show culmination of the works of Ali Salazar and Gaby Gomez that includes paintings, illustrations, and stop motion animation.” (7:30-11 pm)

 

Also || tunes: Bonnie Prince Billy + Jonathana Richman | BBQ tacos | free coffee in SW | film: All Eyes on Wet'suwet'en

 

Sunday, March 8

 

NMWA is free today

What better way to celebrate International Women’s Day? (here)

 

Beyonce Mass

“a womanist worship service that uses the music and personal life of Beyoncé as a tool to foster an empowering conversation about Black women—their lives, their bodies, and their voices.” (5 pm)

 

Also || tunes at galaxy hut | Louis CK hmmm | talk: racism + antiracism with Jason Reynolds & Ibram X Kendi

 

Monday, March 9

 

“The Slaves Who Built DC”

Learn about the enslaved individuals who built iconic buildings including the White House, Capitol, Post Office, Patent Office and more. (noon)

 

A showcase for artists in the food and service industry

Check out this art exhibition and silent auction with pieces by artists who work in the food and service industries. It’ll be held at Cotton & Reed, so there’s sure to be good drinks too. (6pm)

 

Also || tunes: Destroyer | How to pick sustainable seafood | Purim party: Such a time as this

 

Tuesday, March 10

 

Fur the critters

PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk talks about her new book Animalkind at Kramer’s. (6:30 pm)

 

A People’s Jam

DCist told you about this jam session a couple weeks ago, now join in at Pie Shop. (8 pm)


Also || Double Take | Story District: She Comes First | Mavens & Misfits | book talk: Overground Railroad | silent auction: food service industry artists | dragon boats


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