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“It’s become normalized.” 

In the midst of too many vigils for their friends killed by gun violence, students at Anacostia High are organizing for change. With some help from nearby ANC Commissioners, students are demanding that the Council dedicate more funding for trauma-informed care and conflict resolution initiatives to combat the gun-related death toll.

Nats take Game 1 in Houston 

Ryan Zimmerman homered, Sean Doolittle got the save, and the Nationals came back from an early deficit to beat the planet's best pitcher 5-4. Juan Soto homered and doubled, and he doesn't even turn 21 until Friday. Game 2 is tonight at 8.


STABLE-ity for local artists 

With so few buildings dedicated to art studio space in the city, STABLE co-founders sought to fill the need and built an affordable studio and exhibit space in Northeast that fosters community and artistic collaboration. A deal with a development company scored STABLE a below-market lease with savings extended to renters to (hopefully) keep DC artists from migrating to cheaper suburbs


Go-go for official music of DC?

Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie has introduced a bill that would designate go-go music as the official music of DC. It also requires the city’s mayor to create “a program” to support and preserve the music and its history. A hearing will be held on the bill next week.


Tech startup partners with domestic violence shelter

Rockville-based startup Silent Beacon, which sells bluetooth panic button devices that call 911 and notify contacts of your GPS coordinates when activated, has donated around 80 of its devices to My Sister’s Place. The domestic violence shelter— the oldest in DC — is now giving the devices out to the survivors it supports. “It’s a device that brings a sense of safety to our clients.”

Also || Baseball history in DC, #NoPepcoPledge, finding Mitt Romney’s secret Twitter account, restaurant mirror drawing drama, Baltimore’s 99 year old brewery volunteer, hackathon for underrepresented genders in tech

Plan ahead: November 15

Co-working day with Locale at the Eaton Workshop (10a-5p)


Wednesday, October 23

How to quit your job, Wild-style

Want to hike the Pacific Coast Trail? Join Mappy Hour to learn from two who recently completed one of America’s most famous, grueling through-hikes. (6 pm)


Mass meditation

Hundreds of people can be accommodated at the Big Quiet’s meditation at National Museum of Women in the Arts. (7:15 pm)


Also || Write Night DC (poetry of incarcerated youth) | Macy Gray | pumpkipalooza | Health’s Angels | basic bike mechanics | local filmmakers night: horror edition | ¡Buen Provecho! A Taste of Columbia Heights | health’s angels | talk: the circular clothing economy | talk: protecting our vote


Thursday, October 24

‘Tis the season, I guess

  • Franklin Hall + Hellbender is hosting their second annual pumpkin carving contest - pumpkins are $7 apiece, or for $10 you can get a pint of kolsch thrown in. First place gets a free four-person Hellbender Brewery tasting tour. (7-9pm)

  • If carving isn’t your thing, head to a canning 101 workshop on making apple butter. Tickets are $35. (6-8pm)

  • Hallowzine!!! 

Amanda Seales at Eaton

Join MahoganyBooks for a conversation with comedian, actress, activist, producer, and now author, Amanda Seales, on her debut book, Small Truths: Potent Truths for Everyday Use. (7-8:30pm)


Also || Bentzen Ball | tunes: Born Dad | tunes: Rosier | pitch a friend | ICE out of DMV | pop up: capital book fest


Friday, October 25

Awesome Foundation DC’s Birthday

The Awesome Foundation DC has been making small grants to awesome stuff for a decade. From the Funk Parade to DC Bike Party’s Sound Bike, the effort has driven community innovation and engagement. Come celebrate at Penn Social and learn more. (6pm)


Night of the Living Zoo

Beer, dance party, costume competition, performances AND animals after hours. I mean, yes. (7pm)


Also || tunes: Maxo Kream | Corridor | tunes: Sleater-Kinney | still Bentzen Ball | making pumpkin milk | schtick: a comedy show | Suns Cinema halloween party


Saturday, October 26


Tenets of Tenants

DC is currently due for a regular re-authorization of local rent control laws. A coalition of local orgs and advocates are looking to use that as an opportunity to expand and strengthen the law. Join them for a rally in Mt. Pleasant’s Lamont Park. (3pm)


Halloweekend Pt. I

Lots of options!

  • Bonfire and house Show at ~Scooby Doo Mansion~ in Mt. P, where you can check out the Meat Sweats and Cocina Collective and take a photo booth pic with a skeleton. (7:30pm)

  • Queer dance night and costume contest at Sattelite Room. (10pm)

  • Beats and burlesque and drag and fire-spinning at Meso Creso’s Benning Road palace (9pm)

  • Party at Love + Solidarity Collective, transformed into a human body (8pm)

Also || tarot card reading at the outrage | Day of the Dead @ The Wharf | artsounds: color wheel | otsukimi moon viewing | the wing open house


Sunday, October 27


Come to Dew Drop Inn to celebrate with us, and bring a friend or two! We’ll have a caravan from DC Bike Party, a historical walking tour of Brookland, live DJs, art, zines, and more. (2-5 pm)


Tunes: DIIV, Helmet, Girls Rock! cover show

Once you’re done hanging out with us, head to Black Cat to see psych-rockers DIIV, Union Stage to see 90s punks Helmet, or―best of all―the classic Halloween cover show for Girls Rock!, held this year at Slash Run. (One can only hope Gnarly Rae Jepsen returns.)  


Also || pumpkin fest @ wunder garten


Monday, October 28


Community Changemakers

If you want to get involved locally or meet others who give a damn, then head to Arena Stage this evening. Meet 70+ local, grassroots nonprofits that you can get involved with, plus there’ll be live music, food, drinks, and prizes! Use code “730” to get a ticket for just $10. (6pm)


“the DMV’s premier Diane Rehm-themed Talking Heads tribute band”

That may be all you need to know. It’s at Songbyrd. Enjoy. (7pm)


Also || Free Wifi Comedy | community changemakers | financial capitalism | the science of frankenstein | dc death cafe


Tuesday, October 29


The war on warlocks

File under Halloween topical. Get yrself some learning on the hunt for male witches in 16th and 17th century France. (6pm)


17th Street High Heel Race

If you haven’t taken part in this DC institution give it a go. Dress up and participate or get there early to get a good spot along 17th street to watch some beautiful drag queens sashay and race for fame and glory. (7pm)

Also || tunes: Big Freedia | tunes: Russian Circles | Little Salon | intro to block printing | film screening: The Warrior Tradition | discussion: are stadiums good for cities?

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