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Virginia is for Democrats

For the first time in decades, both houses in Richmond will be blue, as will be all three statewide offices. The narrow majority was precipitated in part by Trump’s unpopularity and an influx of interest-group cash, but also just because that’s what voters wanted.

New WMATA budget, and a strike in Virginia

The new Metro budget proposal includes more expensive long trips but cheaper weekend fares, and service extended to midnight on weeknights and 2 am on Fridays and Saturdays. 

Taste the culture

The second-annual, Bowser-official DMV Black Restaurant Week, takes place this week. Head to a participating business—the whole idea is to support and celebrate Black food and bev entrepreneurs. “Don’t be afraid to ask your restaurant or your waiter, ‘is this a Black establishment?’ It is okay to be identified as a Black-owned business. It is OK to be proud. We are proud to eat here,” says cofounder Chef Tate.


And now, in library news

After last week’s little free library nonsense, let’s talk libraries: Resource—the design library pop-up we loved last year—is loaning again, following the lead of a Mexico City “instagram-based library.” Check out the available selection...and don’t worry, DCPL is still queen. Find classical music scores and job training videos! Go to your ANC meeting! Read some staff picks! Donate books! Join the 179-person waitlist for that Jia Tolentino book! There is enough library to go around!

Also || CM Grosso will not run for reelection, Uber self-driving algorithm fatally didn't understand jaywalking

Wednesday, November 6

A show to take your ex to

Perfect Liars Club returns for another edition of DC's favorite storytelling show with a twist. Four storytellers tell you a story. Three are true, and one is a lie. YOU BE THE JUDGE. (5:30pm)


Out of the picture

Art critic Mary Louise Schumacher takes the stage at the SAAM discuss the changing landscape of art criticism and examines how technology impacts our relationship with art. (6:30pm)


Also || book talk: lost art of scripture | book: after the five stages of grief, find meaning | talk: civics & the future of democracy | the changing landscape of arts criticism | Surfrider Foundation


Thursday, November 7

Baila Thursdays

New Latin market La Cosecha is hosting salsa dancing on Thursdays. Take a class, or join for open dancing at 8pm. (class 7pm)


Oui oui

Phillips after 5 takes on a French theme this month, featuring French wines and pastries from Patisserie Un Je Ne Sais Quoi. (5pm)


Also || Boozy Gelato HH | tunes: Devon Welsh (Majical Cloudz) | microcinema | ONE DC happy hour | baked & wired tasting | stadium & the city | pamyua performance | anthrony pirog quartet | support Manna


Friday, November 8


Experience the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Powered by “a mix of breathtaking film, 4D technology, and immersive sensations,” this art installation near Union Market is meant to drive collective action to stop Arctic drilling for oil and gas we don’t need. (Plus, 20% off when you use our link—>here)


Go-go night with the Wizards

The Nationals and Mystics seasons are over. The Wizards may not follow in their footsteps, but the team is more interesting than expected, with rookie Rui Hachimura jumping right in. Game versus Cleveland at 7 pm, followed by a postgame concert with BYB and EU.


Also || Death Becomes Us | whoreible decisions | locale at LoC! | remembering you: a U St community archiving initiative | together unbreakable cabaret showcase 


Saturday, November 9


The rise and fall of a great Washington newspaper

Learn about 129 years of the Washington Evening Star from a librarian and archivist who just wrote a book about the paper. (12 pm)


The Lottery

Local artist Xena Ni is hosting an interactive art show on the immigration experience as the capstone of her Derek Lieu Residency at Hole in the Sky. (You might have seen Ni’s work using receipts to critique food insecurity on AOC’s Instagram or CityLab.) (7pm)

Also || Lower Georgia Ave Equitable Development Project Kickoff | From Grain To Glass: An Immersive Tour | Death Becomes Us | visit the new marine sanctuary | film: Punk the Capital | emporiyum dc | Day of the Dead concert | solidarity with Philippines 


Sunday, November 10


Sculpture collides with fashion

Th3 funktion builds “creative intimacy” between two disciplines shaped by the human form. At Studio 52. (5-9 pm)


Also || tunes: Julia Jacklin | tunes: Big Thief | Death Becomes Us | emporiyum dc


Monday, November 11


Get your nature on

Have the day off? Head to Shenandoah National Park for free free entry in honor of Veterans Day. (all day)


Also || East of the River musical, part 2 | lindy west at sixth & i


Tuesday, November 12


Study the 1619 Project

It wasn’t just slaveowners. This country’s whole economy and culture was touched and shaped by the enslavement of people, a phenomenon explored in the NYT’s 1619 project, discussed here at Potter’s House. (6 pm)


Let’s talk local architecture

Also || tunes: Downtown Boys | Arts & crafts fair | 1619 project study group | illustrator Michael Green | book talk: aftermath of an American's Clash with ICE

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