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Who is Your Congressional Valentine?

Cupid has come to Capitol Hill! Using demographic and legislative data from Quorum Federal, we’ll help you find which member of Congress has your heart. Find your match in six simple questions

 

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Bowser all in for Bloomberg

Mayor Bowser jumped to Bloomberg’s defense on stop-and-frisk, going on CNN to tell viewers he’s expressed his mistake and to try to shed light on how he’s invested in young men of color, citing things like job and educational opportunities. Bowser endorsed Bloomberg last month, and... maybe wants to be his running mate?

Dear D.C...

Feel the feels for D.C. with City Paper’s roundup of love letters to D.C., from Virginia Ali, owner of Ben’s Chili Bowl, to Maria Manuela Goyanes, artistic director of Woolly Mammoth, to activist and author Tony Lewis Jr. 

 

Lincoln Theater’s creepy Lincoln head is one in a series 

This means whenever you’re quizzically staring at the giant bust of Abraham Lincoln, somewhere else someone might be staring at a giant Frida Kahlo or Salvador Dali. Artist Kazu Hiro sculpted them while working in Hollywood prosthetics, and he just won an Oscar for transforming Charlize Theron into Megyn Kelly in Bombshell.

 

Wait, DC gave us go-go and emo?

“Let’s just blame it all on DC,” begins an account of emo’s 100 greatest songs. In response to the hyper-masculine local hardcore music of the 80s, some DC bands like Rites of Spring and Embrace began writing more introspective lyrics, seeding a genre that gave us everything from Lil Peep to “The Middle.”

 

Today in Good Things Closing

Adams Morgan jazz joint Columbia Station closed last week, but the owner is apparently just moving the music next door to Club Heaven & Hell, including the jazz trio on Wednesdays and weekends. “I want it to grow.”


Also || Support DC domestic workers (petition), “Nextdoor wants to be a one-stop shop for police,” what it’s like to run a local mortuary, McDuffie bill would add Black History to curriculum

Cinephiles, meet Cafritz

The renovation of the Edlavitch Jewish Community Center on Q St includes a big ol’ movie theater, where they say that “just about any night, you can come here and watch a movie. In that way we are an art-house cinema, and that’s really how we see ourselves.

 

Big sale for history buffs and improvisers

The Mount Pleasant Library is having a President's Day sale, where any book about a President or "President Adjacent" is $1. The definition of "adjacent" depends on how convincing you are. (11am)

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Saturday: The Women of Cedar Hill

Cedar Hill — Frederick Douglass’ historic Anacostia home — was also later a home to “poets, actresses, musicians, principals, lawyers, seamstresses, journalists and women reformists.” Learn about their history and the activism that preserved Cedar Hill in this walking tour. (11:30am)

Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler

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