DC forests turned dumping grounds are getting a much needed deep cleaning by a local non-profit paying low-income residents who have had difficulty finding traditional jobs to pick up litter and remove invasive species. Ward 8 Woods, founded in 2011, shared how they are working to overcome environmental racism in the district—and the weirdest things they’ve found in the foliage.
Should you be adding CBD to your coffee or tea? The legal compound found in cannabis is now gracing the menu at many a DC establishment. But will the cited calming effects of CBD help or hurt your caffeine buzz? Local baristas weigh in.
The man Bob Boilen called the ultimate birthday hype dad is playing a DJ set during a free show at U Street Music Hall, with backup from hometown hero DJ Baby Alcatraz. All you have to do is RSVP. (10:30pm)
The art fair where you can both meet the artists and buy their affordable work is back at Union Market this weekend, and opening night is tonight. There’s lots going on each day of the show, and you can buy day passes, a weekend pass, or somewhere in between.
Embassy trick or treating
Brave the rainy forecast, don a costume and be a kid again with trick or treating along Embassy Row. (6:45pm)
Happy U Halloween
Weiss is headlining at U Hall for a spooky techno bash. There’s also a costume contest with first place getting free admission to U Hall for a year ⚡️ ⚡️ ⚡️ (10:30pm)