Wake to Washington


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As above, so below.

That's right, it's not over yet. All results are unofficial with approximately 102,000 mailed or dropped ballots yet to be counted. If our math is right, that could be very roughly a third of expected turnout.

  • Henderson, by the way, is one of the colorful candidates who used purple in their campaign materials.

'It's a temporary win'

Plans to bring high-needs elementary students back to classrooms next week have been canceled. The chancellor of D.C.’s public school system now expects D.C. Public Schools to continue virtual learning until 2021


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Feeling stressed? Watch dolphins make bubbles, the moon orbiting the earth, and drone footage of the great outdoors. During this unprecedented time in history, it’s important to take a moment for yourself to meditate and reflect on the positive things in life.


Also || Half of 2020 homicides remain unsolved, Pleasant Pops temporarily closing, former Blue Jays first baseman is not opening a restaurant here, sports venue turned to super-vote centers, other states buy guns we buy weed

Emergency & You

Wednesday, November 4


Groups will meet at Union Station and at Black Lives Matter Plaza to "shut down the attack on Democracy" and "disrupt business as usual for some of the intuitions that are most complicit in Trump’s attack on Democracy." (11am)


Demand Trump/Pence Out Now

Refuse Fascism DC will organize at Black Lives Matter Plaza in a mass, nonviolent protest to speak out against President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. (5pm


Also || talk: the Spanish-Aztec encounter, watch: Spanish film, Virtual Tour of Japan, DIY terrariums, Post-Election Mix-N-Mingle


Thursday, November 5


A Right to the City: Book Talk

Author and sociologist Andrea S. Boyles will discuss her book “You Can’t Stop the Revolution: Community Disorder and Social Ties in Post-Ferguson America” which focuses on social inequality, race, and collective action. (5:30pm)


NMAAHC x NPR: Black Diamond Queens

Despite laying the foundation for rock ‘n roll, Black women have largely been erased from the history of the genre despite being major influences. In partnership with NPR Music, and as part of the Smithsonian American Women’s HIstory Initiative, the NMAAHC is hosting this conversation on how African American shaped rock and roll between the 1950s to the present. (7pm)


Also || talk: Art Conservation


Friday, November 6


Liven up your space 

Take your apartment from drab to fab with Lily’s Flower Truck in CCDC. A portion of their profits are donated to local animal shelters, so you can feel really good about your purchase. (2pm)


Girls are made of more than sugar and spice

The National Museum of American History is opening a traveling exhibit telling the story of Girlhood (It’s complicated). The display is broken into five chapters: news and politics, education, work, wellness, and fashion. (Visit online)


Mobile paint + sip + twerk party

It’s 2020 so might as well spice up your paint and sip nights with an added bonus: twerk lessons taught by the Twerk Werk queens. (8pm


Also || Fall Fest, Foodhall for thought, Virtual Yoga, Give Thanks Hunt


Saturday, November 7


Catharsis on the Mall 

The festival for healing we’ll all certainly need is back this weekend with “a vision of haven,” replete with the Burner-esque activities we count on from them: self-cuddling, inner chakra meditation, and of course dancing and drumming. (2pm-9pm)


Raise money for Girls Rock!

Tuff Lover (last seen by this writer at the Dougout, RIP), Adriana-Lucia Cotes (Union Arts RIP), and Wanda Perkins play outside and online at Rhizome with prints and stickers also sold at the show. (2 pm)


Also || Rock-N-Roll, Gooey chewy s’mores, family cook-along


Sunday, November 8


Music that suspends time

The National Philharmonic’s string quartet and pianist play music by Part, Bach, Hildegard von Bingen, Albinoni and more. (2 pm)


Also || Immigrant Takeovers, visit murals that matter via NBM, write a letter to a refugee


Monday, November 9


Two talks to learn about local history


Tuesday, November 10


Seeking immigrant performers

In many cultures, October and November bring seasons of transition and transformation. KAMA DC is putting together a night of storytelling to give immigrants a platform to share their “transformative” experiences. (Register)


How to be an influencer (use a tripod)

When your friends and romantic partner don’t know how to take your pictures, you can only rely on yourself (and a tripod). Luckily, the blogger gods are holding a workshop to teach you how to take those grammable shots (with a tripod). (7pm)

Also || Through The Lens, #SealTheDeal

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