Wake to Washington

Glad to live in a world where there are Octobers

August Wilson’s Fences at Historic Ford’s Theatre

Fences explores the walls we build around ourselves and our loved ones, while also illuminating one family’s struggles in a racist society. Patrons 21-35 use code UNDER3520. Join us 10/11 for Generation Abe Night.


Washington takes wrestling seriously


&pizza’s living-wage goal

Bloomberg takes a look at their efforts to become the most progressive fast-food restaurant in the country. They pay an hourly mean wage of $14, and a recent store opening in DC drew over 1,000 applications. 


La Cosecha adds to bevy of Union Market options

The Latin American foods hall plans to be open every Th-Su, starting this week. Expect pop-ups and stalls with offerings from traditional (pupusas, arepas) to nouveau (Mexican-German bakery, “modernist” Colombian).


Jack Evans’ kickstarter legal defense fund may be foiled... strict new legislation which stipulates public officials can only use the fund for costs directly related to their official “governmental activities” (ie. none of these shenanigans). In case you missed the highlights of Evans’ past year of living dangerously: the Ward 2 councilmember was busted for repeatedly using his public position to shamelessly promote his private business interests. 


What places mean something to you and you alone?

This story has it all: Gorgeous photography, tons of sources, a David Carr tie-in. City Paper asks their folks about meaningful places and spaces in the city, and we learn about going under the East Capitol Street Bridge, the intimate Coolidge Auditorium at LoC, the Khalil Gibran Memorial and more.


Keep making those spare keys

Residents in on that AirBnb side hustle still operate in a legal gray zone. Following years of spicy Council debates, new regulations for locals looking to rent out their homes were supposed to take effect today—but it’s all technically illegal until a change in the zoning code is approved to allow short-term rentals in residential neighborhoods. 

Also || RIP Free Circulator, petition to Bowser: Hands off the Arts Commission!, why is regional transit in America so broken?, DCPS struggles to explain to students how 22 of their peers have been shot since school started

Sudden death for Nationals

This is it: the Nationals face the Brewers in the first game of the 2019 MLB postseason. Max Scherzer will start for the favored, hometown team looking to overcome a string of playoff misfortune. Here’s the rundown. (8:08 pm)


Scarier than a zombie or vampire: Reality

Four More Fears is a spooky-satirical-but-actually-scary art project about what happens if 45 gets four more years (get it?). They’re accepting applications from local artists (deadline Oct 2) ahead of their run later this month at the Cheshire. 


Shake and wake

This Friday, early-morning sober dance party Daybreaker hits the Arts and Industries Building--our first national museum, reopening soon! Code 730DC gets 20% off. 


Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler

  • Baked and Wired in Georgetown is hosting a free tasting of its new menu items. Cupcake enthusiasts this one is for you. (5:30pm)

  • October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence released a calendar of over 30 community events, like a grassroots comedy show and a Halloween pet parade. (all month)

Also || Tom Mueller at busboys | workshop: Enduring Idealism: Surviving Nonprofits | tunes: The Obsessives | tunes: Video Age @ Pie Shop | profs & pints: The Green New Deal & Climate Colonialism | calendar of events: domestic violence awareness month


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