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Bad day for the Mayor

The DC Council unanimously rejected Mayor Bowser’s veto on an emergency bill that clarified that, yes, the DC Commission on Arts and Humanities is independent. (ICYMI this started when Bowser proposed replacing art grants with loans.) Attorney General Racine’s office also said the mayor’s attempt to take over the commission’s activities was against DC law. 


Ghosts? In my Potomac? It’s more likely than you think

About 30 miles south of DC there’s a “ghost fleet” of wooden steamships in the Potomac, dating back to World War I. Called Mallows Bay, it’s one of the largest collections of shipwrecks in the world, and it's now a National Marine Sanctuary. Check the drone footage and learn about em.

The sun sets on a longstanding online community

Yahoo will no longer be supporting its email listservs starting Oct 28th. Included in the casualties is DC’s biggest mailing list, the Cleveland Park Neighborhood listserv, where almost 19,000 members flocked for neighborhood updates, furniture sales, and a dedicated relationship advice column. RIP.


Where DC dogs come from

We’ve got yr cute dog doodles. This interactive, illustrated guide shows you where DC dogs come from. Many came from South Carolina, but there’s a debate about whether transporting doggos across state lines is a good or bad thing. 


Take 2

Stephen Strasburg survived an early scare to give six strong innings, and the Nats broke things open with a string of seeing-eye singles in the 7th. Now they're up 2-0 in the World Series with games coming back to DC for the weekend. 

Also || info on the Marine Corps Marathon this weekend, tips for better lawns (hint: maybe don’t rake the leaves), Nats fans in photos, what’s up with those tunnels under Capitol Hill, more Washingtonians are getting into bird watching

Plan ahead: 730DC turns six

Hang out and celebrate with us this Sunday afternoon at Dew Drop Inn. Arrive with DC Bike Party, print shirts with The Arcade, dance with This/Side, and laugh to some standup—all alongside your favorite people. (AKA us, and all the friends you can bring.) (Sunday, 2-5 pm)


Plan ahead: your weekend in LGBTQ films

The annual Reel Affirmations film festival is coming to DC this weekend. Check this write up of five notable films or look at the full lineup. (Oct 25-27 full schedule)


Spooky / Spoopy

Hallowzine brings together zinesters, comedians and storytellers to share their spooky/spoopy Halloween themed stories. Plus ghost puns. (7pm)


RAW artist showcase

Head to Silver Spring for “not your average art show”, featuring a whole slew of local DMV artists and creators from visual arts to fashion to film and more. (7pm)


It’s comedy tiiiiime

BYT’s Bentzen Ball is back with a multi-day comedy schedule. There are two shows going on tonight: An Evening With Maria Bamford (6pm) and Los Espookys Live (9:30pm). Check the full festival deets, and take $5 off Roxane, Call Your Girlfriend, Maria Bamford, DC Comedy Homecoming, Pete Holmes or The New Negroes with code BFF.


Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler

  • Franklin Hall + Hellbender is hosting their second annual pumpkin carving contest. First place gets a free four-person Hellbender Brewery tasting tour. (7pm)

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

  • 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. (7pm)

  • Frankie and the Witch Fingers (LA) join locals Taciturn at Comet Ping Pong. (9 pm)

  • Born Dad and Andrew Grossman (from The North Country) play at Dew Drop Inn with French artist Avenir. (8 pm)

Also || tunes: Rosier | pitch a friend (for love) | ICE out of DMV | pop up: capital book fest


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