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Union Market’s Drive-In Movie Series Kicks Off May 11 with ‘Indiana Jones’ – Check Out The Full Lineup

From a press release:

Union Market’s popular Drive-In Movie Series returns this Spring with a special screening of Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark on Friday, May 11 at 8pm. The Harrison Ford classic will officially kick off the annual Americana-inspired drive-in experience held in the Market’s parking lot (1309 5th Street NE) and projected onto the wall. Each family-friendly showing is free for walk-up film fans viewing in the picnic area, or costs $10 per car

While enjoying films like box office smash Black Panther (August 3) or feel-good family flick Cool Runnings (October 5), D.C.’s cinephiles and retro fanatics can munch and sip on theater-quality delectables delivered on wheels by The DC Rollergirls. Since launching in 2012, the Union Market Drive-In Series has drawn large crowds of eager moviegoers looking for communal fun with a touch of kitsch.

Union Market 2018 Drive-in Series Schedule

  • Friday, May 11, 8 p.mIndiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Friday, June 1, 8:45 p.m: Clueless
  • Friday, July 6, 8:55 p.mLike Water for Chocolate (Spanish language, English subtitles)
  • Friday, August 3, 8:45 p.mBlack Panther
  • Friday, September 7, 8 p.mThe Lion King
  • Friday, October 5, 8:15 p.m: Cool Runnings
  • Friday, November 2, 8 p.m: Hocus Pocus

1309 5th Street NE courtesy Union Market

Like the Affordable Care Act? Like Lightsabers? Have I Got an Event For You!

From a press release:

“On Friday, May 4th,  Health Care Voter is marking Star Wars Day and the one year anniversary of the date the Republican Health Care Repeal Bill passed the House with a Lightsaber Rally to Defend Health Care  in Dupont Circle. The event will occur in coordination with activists across the country who will use #StarWarsDay and #HealthCareVoter to defend the ACA.

One year ago, on May 4th 2017, the GOP forced the Republican Health Care Bill through the House of Representatives. If signed into law, the bill would have repealed and replaced major sections of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Thanks to the rise of health care voices from across the country, the bill ultimately failed in the Senate — but GOP attacks on our care have not died down.

At the event, members of Health Care Voter will gather to mobilize voters and defend Americans’ access to quality, affordable health care from the GOP Empire. Health Care Lightsabers in hand, Health Care Voters are sending a message to Congress: our health care matters, and we will not stop protecting it.

WHAT: Lightsaber Rally to Defend Health Care
WHO: Health Care Voter
WHERE: Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C.
WHEN: May 4th 2018, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Go to HealthCareVoter.org and take the pledge to defend our health care. If you take the pledge and tweet about it, WE’LL GIVE YOU A FREE LIGHTSABER AT THE RALLY–all you have to do is show us your tweet in person!””

“And what’s the best way to politely bring this up?”

Photo by PoPville flickr user Chris Williams

“Dear PoPville,

Need some suggestions from your readership. I live on the first floor of a 4 unit condo building, and my upstairs neighbor frequently enjoys playing his piano. He does have the ability to use headphones, so I don’t always hear the piano itself, but I do get the incessant pounding from him working the pedals. I believe that it already sits on a rug of some sort.

Two questions: does anybody have any particularly effective mitigation strategies? And what’s the best way to politely bring this up?”