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Fuck walls build bridges

As mayors nationwide scramble to deal with effects of the shutdown, and Trump considers calling a national emergency, it’s worth remembering why we’re here: Building walls is not a road we should go down again. Arlington used to have one to segregate blacks from whites, and it was horrible.

Anacostia Organics

Mayor Bowser and other officials gathered yesterday to celebrate the launch of the first medical marijuana dispensary east of the Anacostia River. Legislation that gave preference to minority-owned businesses hoping to enter the industry helped make it possible. Bowser said she hopes for recreational dispensaries throughout the city.


Red Rocks rooftop fire

The H St pizza joint and bar was the scene of a dramatic fire that, according to fire officials, was quickly contained with no injuries.


Planning a city budget 101

You don't need to be a policy wonk to get involved in DC's annual budgeting process. Understanding how it's funded, where the money goes, and how to advocate can help ensure that the budget properly addresses the racial, economic, and social inequities our city faces.


A rare example of bipartisanship

Democrats and Republicans in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia are all saying “no” to the ambitious proposition from Redskins owner Dan Snyder to build a snazzy new stadium in the region. Both sides recognize it’s a bad deal for taxpayers. A competition to house the stadium could be like the Amazon headquarters battle all over again.

Also || WABA’s Bikers Choice Award survey, fun facts about Chinatown, Jose Andres’ minibar “is the best restaurant in Washington”

VAULTE X-XII opening tonight

A hype new fashion collection drops at 7pm at the VAULTE X-XII flagship store at 1921 8th Street NW. Champagne, DJ sets by Foreign Air and Otherfeels, and lots and lots of florescent yellow. 

Help kids by dancing

Children’s National is hosting their 12th annual Dancing after Dark fundraiser on Saturday. It’ll be at Union Market’s Dock 5 and the evening of cocktails and dancing all helps to make sure that any child can receive the healthcare they deserve. (Saturday, 8pm)


Petal to the metal

Holley Simmons is ⅓ of the brains behind The Lemon Collective and her new flower shop She Loves Me is going live on Upshur Street with an all-day opening party, with bites and kombucha (booch?) from local businesses and 730 editor Lily (yes hello hi) painting flowers for you. (Saturday, 10am-6pm)


Friday: 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)


Tunes: Don’t freak out, you’ve got options

  • Saturday: Chic guitar god Nile Rodgers (young ‘uns might recognize him from “Get Lucky”) is offering free tickets to furloughed workers who want to have a “Good Time” at the band’s Saturday show at MGM National Harbor; non-fed disco dancers might want to check it out, too. (Saturday, 8 pm)

  • Music is too incredible not to talk about. The Diary of an R&B Classic group meets at Songbyrd to discuss New Edition’s epochal “Heart Break.” (Saturday, 1:30 pm)

  • Slacker deity Stephen Malkmus (Pavement, The Jicks) was just announced at Union Stage; tickets go on sale this morning. (Show May 5)

  • Friday: Mourning [A] BLKstar come in from Cleveland this weekend to celebrate their album release with Friday shows at Kennedy Center (6 pm) and then late at Rhizome in a triple bill with Black Folks Don’t Swim? and Lightmare; their Garner Poems is a “sonic eulogy to victims of police brutality.” (8 pm)

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

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

  • Saturday: Eat pie, jam to catharsis rock at Dangerous Pies. (7pm) 

Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler

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