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Seven ways to celebrate MLK

Even amidst museum closings due to the continued shutdown, you can still celebrate and honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at his Memorial and elsewhere:


Fight against furlough-driven food insecurity

The Nineteenth Street Baptist Church has been a spiritual keystone for 2 centuries and hosted President Obama. Now, federal workers are relying on the church food pantry, which ran out of food and had to restock.


Plastic straws: out. Plastic pylons: in.  

Left-hand turns cause the most collisions—and the most deadly collisions—in any city, and DC is no exception. Drivers tend to accelerate through intersections, and pedestrians aren’t visible enough. To combat this, DDOT is adding plastic curb strips and yellow pylons to the center of city streets to force drivers to slow down—along with changes to signal timing, they’re hoping it will prevent drivers from literally cutting corners.  


Can eight become nine?

Nine’s the magic number for the Council to override the mayor’s veto of their bill decriminalizing fare evasion. Bowser has repeated canards about the bill leading to “lawlessness,” when Metro Police could still escort evaders out with a fine while taking a meaningful step towards dismantling mass incarceration.

Also || the essay contest for DC natives, a few things girls are taught at Karen Pence’s Christian school, ya ok fine here’s the article about the Georgetown kitten cafe

National Museum of Women in the Arts is free this weekend

And today is included! (10 am-5 pm)


Astronomy on Tap

Learn how the sun is trying to kill us, how Saturn is losing its rings, how the Great Red Spot roars with heat, and then skygaze from the DC9 rooftop! (7:30 pm)


Night of 1000 Fridas workshop

Fia’s Fab Finds is hosting a craft night in preparation for the Night of 1000 Fridas event. They’ll provide the materials to make paper flowers for a window installation—plus snacks and refreshments. When you’re done crafting, you can shop for your Frida inspired look. (6:30pm)


Curling & Cocktails

Try out your favorite xtreme winter sport at the Wharf, complete with some liquid courage to swiffer like you’ve never swiffed before. (7 pm; sign-ups on site)


Also || experiments in sound meditation, winter restaurant week


Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler

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