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Heavy Metal Parking Lot

Among the stupidest ways you can ever spend 16 minutes is this cult classic, a stupefying sociological document of mid-80s hairmetal DMV suburbia with the magical ability to kill your brain cells just by watching. WAMU called it "viral before the Internet existed." We cannot recommend this lifestyle. 

 

If you build it, they will pee

Despite efforts to address the stark disparities in bathroom access and wait-times between men and women, progress towards “potty parity” remains slow. Why? Ancient building codes, sexism, and, well, extra toilets don’t make developers rich. DC Council’s recent decision to fund more public restrooms is a step in the right direction; in the interim, peep this plumber-endorsed map of metro bathrooms.

 

You get a museum, we.all.get.museums!

Our long national nightmare is (provisionally) over: following Trump’s announcement that the government would reopen for three weeks, the Smithsonian’s 19 museums, the National Gallery of Art, and the National Zoo, are welcoming back visitors starting today. Get reacquainted with all of your furry friends, but maybe skip the hedgehogs—the CDC says they’re salmonella vectors.

 

Case not closed

Shooters are rarely caught, and unsolved shootings disproportionately affect communities of color, per a year-long joint investigation between BuzzFeed and The Trace. In major cities across the US, chances police clear a case are “abysmally low,” and even lower if the victim survives. Emblematic: Flint detectives are assigned an average of 927 cases, including violent crimes.

 

Alligator found in house that organized animal fights

Police and the Humane Rescue Alliance arrested a Congress Heights resident on charges of running animal fights in his home. The authorities obtained search warrants and found 12 dogs, some with injuries indicative of dogfighting, and a five-foot-long alligator. Officers also collected electronics with footage documenting animal cruelty, and ugh this is horrible.

Funk Parade community stakeholder mtg

Calling all musicians, artists, business owners, programmers, photographers, marching bands and U St corridor folks. Help support this year’s Funk Parade and make it the epic party it’s meant to be. (6:30pm)

 

Workshop on surviving your non-profit

Non-profit industrial complex got you down? Potter’s House is hosting a workshop where you can learn strategies to rise above the rampant dysfunction of DC’s brutal nonprofit landscape, and rant (confidentially) about how much you hate the word “synergy.” Win, win! (6:30pm)

 

Home movies and The Beatles

  • Musicologist Scott Freiman deconstructs the creative process behind The Beatles and their one-hour film, Magical Mystery Tour, at E Street Cinema. (7pm)

  • Watch home videos from the DCPL vaults and viewers like you at Suns Cinema. (8pm)

Also || curling & cocktails, Ladies Only Run, trophy hunting & science, HIAS Open MeetingYPT hh, learn embroidery, Bingo at Pizzeria Paradiso, Meat the Farmer at St. Anselm’s

This issue of 730DC brought to you by:
Nina Kanakarajavelu, Jessica Sheng, Rodrigo Duran, Hayden Higgins
Sponsored by Georgetown University

Splash: Heavy Metal Parking Lot
Branding and design by Composite Co.






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