HOW GREAT IS THIS fashion film from Georgetown Optician? Created for the DC-based glasses biz by the wizards at Design Army (and shot locally in a historic house in Maryland), it's an excellent way to spend a few minutes of this rainy, rainy Friday. Wes Anderson + Addams Family vibes abound: it's a perfect way to ring in October.
THE UNLOCKED CITY: via Slate, "Once a year, Paris opens its subway tunnels and skyscrapers, its bakeries and housing projects. Every city should do this."
THERE ARE A FEW MORE EVENTS ON THE MEDIA RISE FESTIVAL CALENDAR. Promoting positive + meaningful media (online and beyond), tonight's Pitch Night event at Songbyrd sounds especially amazing: we love getting the chance to hear people speak about something they're so passionate for that they're doing what they can to make it their full-time focus. It helps brain-organize and inspire our own projects.
TONS GOING ON AT MAKETTO THIS MONTH, including our FINAL, BLOWOUT IRL of 2015 on Sunday, October 25! We've also got our eye on this Sunday's Aption Aesthetic launch – hoodie season is upon us, people. Make moves.
DC PUNK BAND HEMLINES: via WAMU bandwidth, "When you get on a stage, that's a feminist act alone." And one more bandwidth read (or listen, as the case may be), in celebration of Banned Books Week: A Playlist of Provocative DC Music (And More).
Where ever your weekend takes you we hope you STAY DRY - and before we sign off! Make sure you head to our homepage FEATURED gallery for our special Art All Night x A Creative DC lineup (featuring YOUR photos from last weekend's citywide arts festival), and if you haven't peeked it already, we announced an AMAZING roster of artists + partners this week for hEArT! Snag your tickets now – they're going fast in support of the Capital Area Food Bank and their mission of ending hunger in every neighborhood and ward in the District.