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Wake to Washington

Time no longer exists but yes, today is Friday

The latest in reopening

Barring any major peaks in the number of COVID-19 cases, D.C.’s phased reopening could start as early as next Friday. Phase one means:

...just to name a few. DCist breaks down the 80 page report

 

6 feet back from life

When the pandemic struck Los Angeles, Bumdog Torres—a homeless photographer and videographer—found himself with few restrooms, scarce internet, and rare opportunities to charge his phone and camera, all documented in a photo essay for LAist

 

“I might as well download Hinge.”

The pandemic hasn’t stopped some locals from looking for love. There’s no way to ignore the weirdness of socially distant walks and first dates on FaceTime, but some lucky couples say the crisis is creating an opportunity for intimate conversations. 

 

Anti-idling regulation forces Greyhound to pay up

On Thursday, D.C. reached a $125,000 settlement with Greyhound after the company’s buses habitually idled outside Union Station. D.C. regulations limit idling to three minutes, citing concerns over air pollution. Why three minutes? According to the EPA, that’s the point when restarting an engine becomes the less polluting option

ICYMI: The space between

The lockdown has exaggerated the borders between the D, M, and V. Mikala Jamison’s new post on our blog is for all of us who usually live different parts of our lives in different parts of the region, and are now struggling with our sense of place in pandemic. 

 

Also || No Trend and other hardcore bands had it right, D.C. loses Parkscore crown, Virginia’s hiring 1,300 contact tracers, how Mumbai’s 1896 plague resonates today, enforce social distancing with...stuffed capybaras?, court throws out Unsuck DC Metro's complaint

Happy Memorial Day. 

  • Thanks to everyone who signed up for our Patreon this week.

  • We're taking next week off to chill and to work on some special projects.

  • Our summer sponsorships are now open for booking!

Emergency & You

Making quarantine bearable

Pakke presents Baby Bear, a new DIY variety show featuring comedy, belly dancing, fire spinning, Latin beats, and more. Best of all? The proceeds will support Sanctuary DMV. (8pm)

 

Ring in the Nats’ World Series victory

This Sunday, the Nationals will receive rings to celebrate their World Series championship in MLB’s first-ever virtual ring ceremony. They’re offering plenty of ways to tune in, from their website to their YouTube channel. (7pm)


Missing Songbyrd? Me too.

Take a springtime stroll through the District while listening to this DC-based playlist.

 

Siri, queue “Online Songs” by Blink-182

Book drops at DCPL are locked for now, and late fees are being extended, so hold on yours and give it another go! Or, if you want to try something new, try out their digital platform.

Also || Urban planning 101, the psychology of conspiracy theories, Sasha bruce drop-off, Annie Stokes living room session, DJ XSA with Love + Solidarity Collective, family spy night  

 

Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler

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