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Wake to Washington

Epistolary, ephemeral, exegetical

Beer. Bar Sports. Battling the Winter Blues.

So you’re a sports person, but not like a sports sports person. Well then, bar sports like Cornhole, Bingo, Bocce, and Shuffleboard were made for you! Escape the cold this winter and sign up here.

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Just don’t call him a ‘Night Mayor’

Shawn Townsend is the new Director of the Office of Nightlife and Culture (or DONC, as we’re now going to call it). While some in the bar, restaurant, and club industry were upset that Bowser passed over appointing someone from their own ranks for a bureaucrat from ABRA, his first few days on the job look promising.

 

Bikes all day, every day

WMATA is allowing commuters to bring their bikes on trains during rush hour, ending the 18-year policy of allowing bikes only during slow times. The change will hopefully extend the reach of Metro and is a welcome support for the biking community, particularly reverse commuters (those going from downtown to the burbs), who previously weren’t able to take bikes on often-empty trains

 

Bowser resolves housing progress

Tfw Congress furloughs your wedding

Couples looking to wed are discovering the Marriage Bureau remains closed for the shutdown. While we wait for Mayor Bowser's emergency legislation, let's hate read Washingtonian's wedding section and laugh at the fact that you can still get divorced.


Also || Let’s overthink Bryce Harper

Help our furloughed friends clean up DC

Thirteen days into the government shutdown and the trash cans along National Mall are overflowing. Lend a hand picking up loose litter to show support for government workers and prevent trash-filled storm water runoff. (8 am)

 

Elvis’ Birthday Fight Club

“The King” hosts an underground fight club in this comically lowbrow, totally venerable theater event, now in its 9th year. Elvis—accompanied by sardonic sidekick Kittie Glitter—provides a little more conversation in the form of hilarious color commentary during seven acts of Elvis’ Birthday Fight Club. (Friday, 8 pm and 10:30 pm)

 

City Paper’s fiction edition

Six stories—three in print, three online—will run from 50 entries to City Paper’s fiction edition, guest edited by Tayla Burney. The winning writers read their entries at 6 pm at Solid State Books on H St. (Sunday, 6 pm)

 

Also || 10 new restaurants to look forward to, lutes at the Line

 

Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler

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