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Wake to Washington

“Do unto those downstream
as you would have those upstream do unto you.”

Free Virtual Indigenous Cinema Festival 

This annual event celebrates the best in Native film. This year watch from home as the museum streams new films, fan favorite classics, and conversations with filmmakers. Check it out

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Post ditches different homepage for locals

“The loss of a separate entrance for us local yokels doesn’t mean the Post has stopped covering DC, Maryland, and Virginia news," but "some readers may feel like it’s another whittling-down of the paper’s old identity as the publisher of record for articles about fires, shootouts, and neighborhood battles over political yard signs.”

 

Bubbly bubble

The champagne market exploded over the weekend, with DC liquor stores reporting champagne sales more than the last two New Years combined. No word on how fireworks sales compared with July 4th, but let's say this: You know how to celebrate.

 

All boarded up and nowhere to go

After alarmist predictions of Election Day chaos and civil unrest did not come to pass (unless you fear the Electric Slide), officials are asking DC businesses to take down plywood used to board up storefronts. Boarding up is on the rise in DC this year, especially after the summer’s protests, but indulging the anxieties of property owners doesn’t come cheap: the cost of materials and labor to create a plywood fortress can run thousands of dollars. What would you do with all that extra wood? 

 

Then as now

Protesting no-knock raids. Pot smoke-ins. Rent strike. 2020 in DC? No, it’s 1970 in Washington’s Quicksilver Times

 

“It’s DC. If you don’t have a loyal following, you’re gone.”

Restaurants grappling with the loss of thousands of diners are relying on their most loyal patrons just to stay afloat. For some eateries, die-hard regulars now account for up to 70% of business; some customers are not just dining out several times a week but also fundraising to cover operating expenses. 

 

Map how to moveDC

Survey inputs to the moveDC plan have now been extended to November 14th, so if you still want to tell the city about problematic intersections on your commute, where you’d like a bus or bike lane, and other ideas about transportation, check out our guide to submitting feedback.


Also || Nats ask Biden to throw first pitch, GW Hatchet needs funding, Central Kitchen + ThinkFood will operate MLK Library cafe, RIP Happy Stan, Council hears first day of rent control testimony with more to come

Emergency & You

Protest to save the ACA

Biden may have won, but there's still the matter of that Supreme Court seat Trump just filled, paving the way for an ACA challenge to hostile ears in the nation's highest court. (9 am-12 pm)

 

An in-person GALA

GALA Hispanic Theatre’s performance of Lope de Vega’s 17th-century Spanish play The Dog in the Manger marks the return of IRL theater—with limited seating—to DC. (Th-Su thru 11/22)

 

Seeking immigrant performers

In many cultures, October and November bring seasons of transition and transformation. KAMA DC is putting together a night of storytelling to give immigrants a platform to share their “transformative” experiences. (Register)


Queer trivia—virtuall

Do your best Alex Trebek impression and join A League of Her Own for their weekly queer trivia. (7 pm)
 

How to be an influencer 

When your friends and romantic partner don’t know how to take your pictures, you can only rely on yourself. Luckily, the blogger gods are holding a workshop to teach you how to take those grammable shots with a tripod. We're kidding...except not. (7pm)

 

Also || Through The Lens, #SealTheDeal

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