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And you thought Halloween was fun

Celebrate Día de los Muertos at the National Museum of the American Indian this weekend with arts, crafts, music, heritage and more. Check it out this weekend.

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Your guide to DC flora this fall

We have a new seasonal guide to nature around the District. Take a peek at which leaves to peep, what to grow, and a conversation with nature writer Melanie Choukas-Bradley on what makes our urban forest so special. 

 

The game of worker rebellion

So meta: This board game designed in part by DC-based Jobs with Justice is protesting Kickstarter, on Kickstarter. Strike! can be supported on Kickstarter here.

 

In praise of just-okay restaurants

In the midst of the DC's buzzing food scene are the comfortable faves, eateries with mediocre to shitty food but the accessibility and familiarity have earned your dollars and a front-of-mind spot, and when they close, you can’t help but feel a pang of sadness and nostalgia. What’s your favorite mediocre but lovable spot?

 

The Wasteington (com)Post

Ward 3 Council member Mary Cheh introduced a bill that would require businesses and large restaurants to compost food scraps as part of a larger effort to reduce waste in DC (we’re coming up short on our goal to divert 80% of trash away from landfills by 2032). Want to get a head start? Check out the EPA’s Food Recovery Hierarchy here.

 

Reversal of fortune

The Nats final homestand couldn’t have gone worse after ace Max Scherzer woke up with a surprise injury Sunday and couldn’t start. We head back to Houston facing elimination--but also two wins away from the championship. Reason for hope: The home team has lost every game this World Series.

Maryland goes to the dogs

Also || Protest tactics escalate in DC, air pollution fell by a third after London’s new emissions rules, John Conyers dies, RIP Gypsy Sally’s

2019 Community Changemakers

If you want to find out how to get involved in the community this is the event for you. 70+ nonprofits will be on hand with options to get involved, plus food, drinks, and live music all at Arena Stage. You can also win some cool prizes, like a private Anacostia boat ride. Use code “730” to get your ticket for only $10. (6-9pm)

 

Plan ahead: The Inner Loop’s Fundraising Gala

Literary reading group The Inner Loop, recently granted official nonprofit status, is celebrating its fifth birthday with a fundraising gala on Dec 6th. The cocktail event is happening at the Newseum and will feature readings from Alice McDermott and DC's Youth Poet Laureate Gabriela Orozco. Grab your gala tickets here

 

Tuesday: Fighting For Justice with Van Jones

Join co-founder of #cut50 Van Jones and other special guests for a night of conversation about the evolution of criminal justice in America from some of the nation's most passionate leaders, public officials, activists, and people who were formerly incarcerated. Use code MOJO25 to take 25% off.

 

Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler

  • If you want to get involved locally or meet others who give a damn, then head to Arena Stage this evening. Meet 70+ local, grassroots nonprofits that you can get involved with, plus there’ll be live music, food, drinks, and prizes! Use code “730” to get a ticket for just $10. (6pm)

  • “the DMV’s premier Diane Rehm-themed Talking Heads tribute band.” That may be all you need to know. It’s at Songbyrd. Enjoy. (7pm)

Also || Free Wifi Comedy | community changemakers | financial capitalism | the science of frankenstein | dc death cafe | 29 Rooms

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