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Today's forecast: F*CKING W*ND

This Will Not Be About 45

Washington Improv Theater’s exploration of the media The Fourth Estate draws inspiration from audience suggestions, not the actual depressing headlines. We won’t make it about you-know-who. Use code WITATATLAS.


Chao for now

A goodbye from the editors of 730DC en español, which is sending their last Spanish edition after two years and exactly 100 newsletters sent. See their best of list for news, culture, events, activism and more (also en español). The weekly Spanish edition may be gone, but you can still get in touch at


Food glorious food

Schools districts across the DMV are helping workers sidelined by the government shutdown get by without paychecks by offering substitute teaching positions and guaranteeing free meals for their children. (Why is this an exception, not the norm?)


Unblock us Trump

A unanimous ruling from the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals that public officials cannot block critics on social media could help set the precedent of digital social media as a modern day physical public space. *Cough*: DC Police Chief Peter Newsham blocked detractors on Twitter.


Introducing your new favorite Wizard

In this endearing profile of backup glue guy turned potential Wizard's savior, we learn that Tomas Satoransky loves Swedish crime novels, thinks our beer is too hoppy, and doesn’t realize he’s the lone bright spot on a team in perpetual disarray.


Ex Hex will blow your face off

Not on purpose. The DC punk trio just announced a new album and dropped a new single, with a tour kicking off in April. Related, from the WaPo archives: Mary Timony is a guitar genius.

Also || new craft beer sits around unable to be served, wishes it were in your belly instead, the problem with cemeteries, advice for you, whatever your age, Ovie and Crosby have the same career points, bye bye Bird(ie), all the shutdown discounts, synagogue literally picked up and moved a block - so stop complaining about moving your couch

How DC startups use tech for social impact

Learn how local social entrepreneurs and startups are leveraging their platform to create innovative solutions that help make the world a better place. (6:30pm)


Mid(ish)-week muzak

  • “Folk revival query country band” Drew Beckman + the Boundary Boys play at Songbyrd. (7pm)

  • Pop/groove band Bal Boheme serve up the tunes at Dew Drop. (8pm)

  • Dubstep OG Skream takes over at Flash. (9pm)


Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler

  • Join other aquatic critter enthusiasts at this quarterly happy hour where folks who work in a fish-related field gather for drinks and snacks (we assume fish are friends not food here). (5:30pm)

  • The author of the book “You are a Badass Every Day” is at Sixth & I to talk about staying focused and holding yourself accountable to whatever your goals are. Because you are a badass, and you gotta stay driven. (7pm)

Also || What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape, Film Screening: Backs Against The Wall: The Howard Thurman Story, Defend Democracy in Brazil, Jen Sincero, Lessons from the 2008–09 financial crisis, legacy of feminism with Eleanor Holmes Norton, shutdown protest, coastal career workshop, NSOneighbor performance, queer tango

This issue of 730DC brought to you by:
Dalton Vogler, Hayden Higgins and Colleen Shaffer.
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