Wake to Washington

Night Out with the Nats

Round out your summer with a Nats game with DC Fray. Our Nats deal includes scoreboard seating, happy hour at Walters, and guaranteed fun! Root for the home team on August 28.


Traffic x cheap drinks = a job

Wendy’s faces competition from local drink vendors at the aptly named and infamous “Dave Thomas Circle.” Looking to take advantage of the standstill commuter nightmare, they make their living purveying at the poorly planned traffic circle, unfazed by the city’s plans to drastically renovate the intersection. 


US Attorney for DC pushes back on sentencing reform 

Since the original attempts to extend opportunities for violent offenders to apply for resentencing went ignored by federal prosecutors, the DC Council is now trying to implement new amendments. But federal power and publicity could stop those efforts before they’re passed. 


K2 overdoses rise

Compared to this time last year, overdoses from the synthetic drug K2 have doubled in DC. The drug, often called synthetic marijuana, is a mix of herbs with chemicals sprayed on, which can be super volatile and vary dose to dose. If you see someone experiencing an overdose, call 911—and check these resources for more information.


Lavender and pine for all

Prince George's County-based candle business Frères Branchiaux is expanding to Macy’s. Oh—it’s run by three brothers between the ages of eight and 14. The boys have sold 10,000 candles in the last two years and are looking to grow. Praise the youth.


File under weird retro pranks

Someone went around a Virginia neighborhood leaving old TVs on peoples’ stoops. While wearing a TV on his head. #art

Also || coffee/beer/doughnuts/chicken place opening | Baltimore’s BronyCon shuts down after nine years | there's a Cheasecake Factory opening downtown; start memorizing that 100 page menu | TIL you can get a passport at a DCPL | one gay bar on Barrack’s Row closes | what makes someone “so DC”? Submit your take | part of King St could be pedestrianized - yay! | the sad 1960s “renewal” that could have happened to AdMo


Come hang out with us at WeWork in Chinatown for the day (and come early for buttery Mason Dixie biscuits!). If you can’t make it for coworking, celebrate the productive day anyway with draft beer, cocktails made with local shrub, and a cheese board from Vaughn Cheese. Come hang! (9am-4pm, HH until 6pm)

Live salsa at the Library of Congress

Salsa musician Verny Varela will be playing the tunes tonight, made that much better with salsa dancing instruction for all. Match that with a screening of Jurassic Park on the lawn at sundown and we have your first/second/third/whateverth date covered. (7pm)


Summer’s not over yet

There’s still three more weeks of the Big Ugly Truck Party at 14th and U: “Good vibes. Mad good music.” (7pm)

  • The go-go book club with Marcus Dowling talks about Natalie Hopkinson's Go-Go Live. (7pm)

Full moon walk

Go meet new people and learn a thing or two on this group walk along the National Mall under the full moon. Bring bug spray; you’ll thank us. (7pm)


Looking ahead: Ozomatli headlines a block party

To celebrate the opening of La Cosecha, the new Latin American eatery near Union Market, we’re getting a big ass block party headlined by Ozomatli. Plus: face painting, sneak previews, food samples, and dancing. Mark your calendar for Sept 7. 


Looking ahead: get your theater on

Three area theaters are opening their doors this month for special performances or costume & prop sales. Plan ahead for your theater fix.


Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler

  • It’s a triple-header of tunes at Rhizome tonight! Need we say more? $10 suggested donation. (7pm)

  • If you’re exasperated from the seemingly endless “post-work drinks” gatherings without any alternatives, check out the SoBar happy hour: a ticket gets you into a wellness pop-up featuring breathwork, sober sips, and mindful conversation. (7pm)

Also || living and loving as an African gay man | Grease at NBM | hand lettering workshop | a drawing workshop that’s also about the surveillance state | bus lane blitz: sign up to monitor ppls driving | tunes: post-punk pop @ Dew Drop | tunes: Cumbia in Motion Concert | ecstatic dance


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