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Support those impacted by the shutdown

Check out our article on why this shutdown reminds us we all need each other. Also, as federal workers continue to miss paychecks, check out 20+ local nonprofits lending a helping hand. And, first announced right now on 730, donate to support these orgs now and the Harman Family Foundation will generously match the first $10k donated. As MLK said, we can all do small things in a great way.

 

Cruise into the sunset instead?

Dan Snyder is still trying to get DC officials to give him tax breaks to woo his football team back to the city. He clearly needs the support, due to both his excellent ownership (little winning, much disgrace) and his finances—jk, he just bought a $100 million yacht with its own IMAX Theater.

 

Two years after J20

The charges were dropped, but for the 234 protesters who were arrested during the Inauguration Day protests, it was a display of unchecked prosecuting power—and, to the rest of us, a reminder that the path to judiciary reform is daunting but necessary to protect free speech.

 

Fare evasion decriminalization passes overwhelmingly

DC Council voted 11-2 to override Mayor Bowser’s veto of a bill to decriminalize fare evasion, turning the penalty from jail and a criminal record into a $50 civil fine. Opposing? Jack Evans and Phil Mendelson.

 

Errata: 4,000 total cops, not 4,000 more cops

In our writeup on Bowser’s proposal to beef up the police force yesterday, we said an extra 4,000. Her proposal is to a total of 4,000, up from about 3,800.

 

Also || Garages are cool, DC playlist, Food trucks turn 10, Nominate folks for the Wammies!, To bike lane or not to bike lane, T-Mobile CEO stays at Trump Hotel while awaiting merger ruling

Wednesday January 23

Start Your Night off Write

Write Night is a monthly volunteer opportunity hosted by Free Minds Book Club. Read and give feedback to incarcerated youth who are expressing themselves through poetry. (6:30-8pm)

 

You're so punny

Pun DMV is hosted by DC Improv, and promises a punny time. Feel free to watch or compete, all word play fans will enjoy the show. Doors open at 6:30pm. ($6)

 

Also || Author panel on incarceration feat. Tayari Jones, Popcorn & Prosecco: Jerry Maguire, hamilton’s history remix, Jason Rezaian, Banff Film Fest

 

Thursday, January 24


Get yer free crafts

Yeah, what we just said! It’s crafty, it’s free, it’s Made in DC. Seating is first come, first served, ith two time slots. (5pm, 6pm)

 

Be outdoorsy

  • Celebrate a new Patagucci store in Georgetown with food, drinks and bluegrass music. Plus you can donate to safeguard the Potomac river. (6pm)

  • Or check out the Wild & Scenic Film Festival for films on wildlife, conservation, the environment and our relationship to it. (6pm)

Also || talk on mapping eviction, Should Governments Pay Ransom to Terrorists?, DC Diary Recording HH, portrait gallery ASL tour


Friday, January 25


Be emo, be punk

Be a 90s kid. White Ford Bronco plays all the 90s hits at Rock & Roll Hotel. (9pm)

 

Night of 1,000 Fridas

An idea born of a Takoma Park artist, this participatory event is aimed at getting 1,000 likenesses of Frida Kahlo out on the street. Head to the TK hub or a participating host. (5pm on)

 

Also || "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics", Mourning [A] BLKstar @ Rhizome, Herobust @ Echo Stage, 101 works of art from DMV Locals, Overwhelmed: a comedy show

 

Saturday, January 26


Current Affairs: Live Podcast!

The monthly magazine—whose J20 writeup is in our To Know section today, and who’ve had smart, less doctrinaire lefty takes on everything from why every parent deserves a nanny state to why people who love Hamilton shouldn’t run our country—does a live recording of their lively podcast at the Rock and Roll Hotel. (7pm)

 

Dance to your own drum

  • Don’t be a square and head over to Mt. Pleasant for some square dancing. No experience, partner, or previous Texas residency required. (8pm)

  • Chill on the couch in a carriage house for experimental music at Dwell. (8pm)

  • Eat pie and jam to catharsis rock at Dangerous Pies. (7pm)

Also || masquerade ball at HITS, Neko Case, goat yoga, Girl Who Lept Through Time: Anime Screening, district warehouse sample salea Harry Potter improv show

 

Sunday, January 27


See a king in action

Witness an open rehearsal of the Shakespeare Theater Company’s Richard the Third. Thespians rejoice. (2pm, 3:30pm)

 

DC music industry open house

Network with music managers, musicians, sound folks, etc at Union Stage. Get some face time and maybe your next break. (7pm)

  • Get there earlier for an afternoon of music at the 7DrumCity fest. (4pm)

Also || how to talk about sex, congress beyond gridlock?, learn to knit a scarf with your arms, Nicole Chung author talk, Neko Case

 

Monday January 28


STOKED for Ski Movies

Penn Social hosts the touring BackCountry Film Fest. The lineup of short films include titles like “Surfer Dan” and “Ski the Wild West”. Proceeds go to the Winter Wildlands Alliance, which is dedicated to promoting & preserving winter wildlands and human-powered snowsports on public lands. (7pm)

 

So you want to be a Screenwriter?

DC’s Women in Film & Video is hosting a roundtable on screenwriting. Break down Oscar-nominated scripts and learn how to make that half-baked movie idea a real thing. (6:30pm)

 

Also || Beijing's Soft Power in Africa, DC Community Health Connect, Sheila album release party

 

Tuesday, January 29


Funk Parade community stakeholder mtg

Calling all musicians, artists, business owners, programmers, photographers, marching bands and U St corridor folks. Help support this year’s Funk Parade and make it the epic party it’s meant to be. (6:30pm)

 

Home movies and The Beatles

  • Musicologist Scott Freiman deconstructs the creative process behind The Beatles and their one-hour film, Magical Mystery Tour at E Street Cinema. (7pm)

  • Watch home videos from the DCPL vaults and viewers like you at Suns Cinema. (8pm)

Also || curling & cocktails, Ladies Only Run, trophy hunting & science, HIAS Open Meeting, protest along the SOTU motorcade


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