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A Beltway Battle of the Barrels is brewing

Taste and talk barrel-aging with 3 Stars Brewing, Charm City Meadworks, Don Ciccio & Figli, Oliver Brewing, One Eight Distilling & Supreme Core Cider as we unveil a special collection of beer, mead, cider and amari barrel-aged around the beltway in District Made Straight Rye Whiskey barrels.

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Snow way

We got 6-10 inches from #Snurlough the weekend. A crowd of 3,000 had a snowball fight on the Mall while onlookers cross-country skied. There were cute snow dogs. DC Public Schools are closed today due to the snow; many offices were looking to DCPS for a signal with OPM out for the shutdown. Metrobus canceled service last night due to icy roads which claimed several lives in Virginia.    

 

Our economic Achilles

The shutdown is costing the local economy $100 million a day; more than 250,000 workers aren’t being paid, with knock-on impacts throughout the DMV. Economists say that lasting damage could be done if the closure stretches into February—something that seems at once impossible and likely.

Frequent Rider Miles

Can Loyalty Programs Reverse Declining Public Transit Ridership?” It’s been tried in Minnesota, Nashville and the Bay Area, where it was used to encourage off-peak commuting.

 

Your art here

When the MLK Library reopens next year, your art could be front and center. DCPL’s issued an open call for artists to propose 2D art for the entrance—with a $10,000 reward.   

 

The geography of fitness

There are more gyms in wealthier and more educated cities. Soulcycle and Flywheel are the gyms most likely to be in dense, educated neighborhoods, with CrossFit at the other end of the spectrum.

Also || Longtime blues society loses lease, looking for new location, Trayon White says DC should release police body cam footage of him; Bowser says they won’t

Nota bene: The snow may affect the scheduling of some of these events. They appear to be on as of press, but you should check with the organizers if you can.

 

Prepare for Restaurant Week

Participating locations have been announced for the Winter 2019 session. Not sure where to go? Washingtonian’s food critics have some thoughts on where to get the best value.

 

Soothe your climate crisis neurosis

More constructive than building your own bugout bag, Profs and Pints invites Ohio State professor Joseph Fiksel to discuss how both government and industries can strengthen our resilience to catastrophe—from oil spills to bridge collapses and hurricanes. (6pm)

 

Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler

  • Mayor Muriel Bowser talks at Gallaudet about priorities for her second term. (4 pm)

  • CSIS talks about withdrawing from Syria and Afghanistan. (5-6:30 pm)

  • Goethe Institut hosts a German-language classic biopic about Goya at West End Cinema. (6:30 pm)

  • Political messaging in the age of social media. (6:30 pm)

  • Writer Nicole Chung (Catapult) chats about her new memoir All You Can Ever Know at One More Page in Arlington. (7 pm)

  • One piano, four hands at Dumbarton Oaks, including works by Barber, Schubert and Terry Riley (!!) (8 pm)

This issue of 730DC brought to you by:
Dalton Vogler, Ariana Mushnick, David Meni, Hayden Higgins
Sponsored by Washington Improv Theater

Splash text: Ursula LeGuin
Branding and design by Composite Co.






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