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Coronavirus, meet Capitalism

There’s now a pop-up Coronavirus supply store on Florida Ave NE, selling Purell, Clorox bleach, and face masks. But unlike sellers on Amazon, the entrepreneur behind it says she’s not trying to price gouge – she wants to help people in the community get what they need.

 

Shaw Dog Park plays dead

Only a day before the park’s annual board meeting, they received notice that it would be closed for a year as part of the new Banneker construction; that’s now been extended to a year and a half, depriving furry friends of one of the best play spaces in the densely-doggified region. 

 

Stop-and-frisk disparities continue

3/4 of the stops were of black residents, compared to 14% white people and 7% Hispanic. The police department says it’s too soon to conclude that its officers’ stops are prejudiced; black residents make up 45% of the D.C. population, and white people make up 37%. 

 

HumanitiesDC grants open

Past grantees include Voices of Brookland Manor and the Hand Dance Association, highlighting uniquely DC arts and struggles; the Washington Informer also digitized their archives with a grant. Find details here.

 

Also || Evans booed at Ward 2 candidate forum, Top Chef star opening fry bread counter in Union Market, Comcast puts solar on its DC rooftop, Takoma Park fossil free by 2045

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Watching the Overwatchers

Did you know that we have a professional e-sports team called the Washington Justice? (schedule)

 

Sing the anthem for the Nationals

It’s just spring training, but our champs are already looking for performers. Sing it solo (like Marvin), perform with a friend (like Santana) or play it with your band (like the USC Marching Band). Audition instructions are here—90 seconds to make your impression!

 

Localeworking 

You know the drill! Locale is back at Eaton. Enjoy the midcentury furniture vibes and unlimitied coffee supply. Space for coworking is limited so reserve a ticket! (10am-5pm)

 

A Women’s History Month-themed first Friday

Hillyer, a stop on Dupont’s monthly art walk, is featuring three solo shows by artists that identify as women from Baltimore and the Czech Republic in honor of the month. (6 pm)

 

Saturday: Hole in the Sky: Homecoming

Head to the Eckington underground venue for “a Multimedia show culmination of the works of Ali Salazar and Gaby Gomez that includes paintings, illustrations, and stop motion animation.” (7:30-11 pm)

 

Sunday: National Women’s Day 

 

Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler

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