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Wake to Washington

What sane person could live here and not be crazy? 

Meow. Meow! MEEEOOOOWWWW!!!!

All-female improv team Hellcat is just one of Washington Improv Theater’s fiery company ensembles. See all of them at the Atlas Performing Arts Center through Jan. 27. Save with the code WITATATLAS.

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No more overflowing trash cans...but lots of other problems

NPS will dip into fee revenue to resume trash and bathroom services in DC parks. NPS hadn’t collected trash since the shutdown began, forcing volunteers and local agencies to clean up the mess.

 

Is Ward 4 ready to move on from Brandon Todd?

Some residents and advocates think so. Todd is the Councilmember most closely aligned with the “Green Team,” Mayor Bowser’s political coalition/the ANC Commissioner-to-Councilmember-to-Mayor pipeline that started with Adrian Fenty. Many in Ward 4 are growing frustrated with Todd's lack of independence and dearth of major legislative accomplishments. They may be right to smell blood in the water: Bowser-endorsed candidates have lost five of their last six elections.

 

"I don’t want what’s happening in other cities to happen here"

Founders of DMV Black Restaurant Week are teaming up with MPD to launch a new panel series, "Beat Banter,"  where police and hospitality businesses to come together to create more constructive approaches to policing. (Cf: “The Myth of Liberal Policing.”)

First real snow. (Maybe.)

Be ready for some snow this weekend – though quantities are still a bit TBD. Capital Weather Gang says two waves are on the horizon; Saturday afternoon and evening and then on Sunday into the evening. Their best estimate is 2-4 inches.

 

Also || purple line already delayed, bike hit & run in NE, AOC AOK w/ DC statehood, Slim’s Diner hits an end in Petworth, “In High-Tech Cities, No More Potholes. But What About Privacy?” (NYT)

Opening reception for Tradition Transformed: Bojagi

The Korean Cultural Center's first exhibition of 2019 features vibrant fiber works from the traditional cloth wrapping technique, bojagi. Artists Kumjoo Ahn, Julia Kwon, and Wonju Seo will discuss the social and emotional commentary they strive to convey through their work. (6:00 pm)

 

Streets and suds

This author’s go-to grocer when TJ’s is too crowded and Aldi too far, Streets Market is opening a new location in NoMa -- and it’s going to come with a 30-tap bar and 4-7 pm happy hour. (opening tonight)

 

Godfather of Go-go, Bowie and Warhol dance parties

  • Though Chuck Brown passed away in 2012, his band continues to keep his legacy alive with a performance for the Smithsonian Year of Music. (8 pm)

  • Pick your poison: Bowie Ball, or the artist who inspired him, Andy Warhol. (9 pm)

Saturday: See the NSO in your neighborhood

There are choices all afternoon with concerts at Colony Club, St Stephen’s, Wonderland and the Lincoln Theater. (take your pick)

 

Sunday: No Pants Metro Ride 2019

It’s the region’s most honored tradition: “Maybe you forgot them. Maybe you hadn't even noticed. Maybe, despite the assertions of those around you, you're pretty sure you have them on.” (3 pm)

 

Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler

This issue of 730DC brought to you by:
Dalton Vogler, Ariana Mushnick, David Meni, Hayden Higgins
Sponsored by Washington Improv Theater

Splash text: Ursula LeGuin
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