Washington Improv Theater’s takeover of Atlas Performing Arts Center begins this Thursday! For three weeks, catch WIT’s thrilling ensembles and the debut of The Fourth Estate. Save with code WITATATLAS.
Union Station concourse recourse
Amtrak is looking to expand its Union Station concourse to alleviate congestion and install more bathrooms, along with a luxury lounge, set to be completed by 2022. While this as a certain improvement, this doesn’t address what many passengers view as the source of the problem: the weird boarding process where riders are forced to wait on the concourse, rather than the train platform, leading to crowded and confusing lines.
#1: One shall never utter the words “CoHi.” We kid. (*stares at camera*). But really, Columbia Heights is one of the most dynamic and diverse neighborhoods in DC with a long history. Did you know it was the original location of Columbia College, which later became GW, and you needed to be literate in Latin to gain acceptance?
Rising rents threaten DC retailers and restaurants
National Symphony Orchestra members are putting on free shows around town, this year focusing on the Shaw, U St and Columbia Heights neighborhoods. There are multiple programs every day from Tuesday, January 8 to Monday, January 14. All events are free and open to the public. (Jan 8-14)
At Rhizome, composer Pauline Oliveros’ program of deep listening involves an hour of vocal and percussive sounds. (BTW you should just listen to her anyway, she’s incredible.) (7 pm)
Sunrise over Washington
Energized by the talk of the Green New Deal? Head to the first Sunrise Movement meeting of the year to get involved with the incredible climate justice activists winning a livable future for us all. (7 pm)