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Wake to Washington

A Beltway Battle of the Barrels is brewing

Taste and talk barrel-aging with 3 Stars Brewing, Charm City Meadworks, Don Ciccio & Figli, Oliver Brewing, One Eight Distilling & Supreme Core Cider as we unveil a special collection of beer, mead, cider and amari barrel-aged around the beltway in District Made Straight Rye Whiskey barrels.

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The hip-hop pop-up

Forty years after "Rapper's Delight" changed the landscape of the music industry, a temporary hip-hop museum at Culture House will give fans an opportunity to understand how the genre has impacted the world. Live performances accompanied by DC go-go band Trouble Funk will kick-off the month long exhibit on Friday.

 

Mayor Bowser's busy week

44 percent of DC students are “at-risk”

DCPS allocates an extra $2,000 per such student, to be spent expressly for addressing their particular needs. A year after the Post exposed these funds were being used to cover general costs, Councilmember Allen introduced legislation changing their administration and requiring greater transparency.

 

Skunked by the shutdown

Atlas Brew Works is using a free-speech argument to sue the government. "We’re not even going to look at [your label]. We don’t have funding to review your label, so if you publish it, it’s a crime," says their lawyer; it doesn't totally scan to our non-legal experts, but the guy did win the challenge on DC's concealed carry ban. 

Trump Resigns! JK.

A faux Washington Post with a front page detailing Trump’s sudden resignation was passed out near the White House yesterday; the insides contained resources on resistance. From the creators: “This paper is a dream; it's not a deception."

 

Also || Metro wants to sell dog park land, black local hockey player meets Caps after racist taunts, parking should be more expensive

Teach-in for the poor

Before his assassination, MLK was planning a Poor People’s March to demand better jobs, homes, and education. The DC Chapter of the Poor People’s Campaign is hosting a teach-in for those who want to get involved in the revival of his vision. (6:30pm)

 

Tropic like it’s hot

Learn to make tiki cocktails, because nothing says January like a mai tai. (6:30 pm)

 

Tunes: Daybreaker, Dan Deacon, Diplo

  • Show up at 6 am for yoga, or 7 to dance at Daybreaker.

  • Baltimore’s wizard of electro-ecstatic music, Dan Deacon, might seem like an unlikely pairing with classical musicians—but peep the way America I-IV could sound awesome with an orchestra behind it, nah? (7 pm)

  • Does “sonic extremism” sound fun? Do microtonal fiddles get you groovin? Head to Rhizome! (8 pm)

  • The moment when Diplo seemed to rule pop music seems to be mostly past, but his imprint remains all over EDM and pop. (9 pm)

 

Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler

  • A new ping pong social hall opens with endless ping pong with a $10 donation (all proceeds go to our friends at 826DC) and Olympic ping pong pros. (8:30pm)

  • Natural wine tasting in Georgetown. (7:30 pm)

  • Make your own "NO" tee ahead of the Women's March. (7 pm)

  • Fed Up! is a special show at Rock & Roll Hotel for feds and their friends. (8 pm)

This issue of 730DC brought to you by:
Rahwa Fessehatzion, Colleen Shaffer, Matt Gayer, Rachel Mulbry, Hayden Higgins
Sponsored by One Eight Distilling

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