POW! WOW! DC mural festival by Victoria Pickering licensed under Creative Commons.

Your vision for 2045, a chance to meet the Maryland candidates, POW! WOW! mural festival, a bike tour of RFK stadium, and more in events this week.

Tuesday, May 1

What are your regional priorities for 2045? The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments is planning a series of public forums focused on the seven initiatives that will be highlighted in their Visualize 2045 plan. These seven initiatives include the five that were developed through the TPB's Long-Range Plan Task Force, plus two bicycle and pedestrian initiatives. There are meetings coming up all around the region — find yours and attend! May 1 at 7 pm, 777 North Capitol Street NE; May 2 at 6:30 pm, 1015 North Quincy Street, Arlington, VA; May 8 at 7 pm, 3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax, VA.

Wednesday, May 2

Vision Zero in DC: Curious about how Vision Zero is being implemented in DC? Join Jonathan M. Rogers, policy analyst at the District Department of Transportation, for a talk at National Building Museum from 12:30 - 1:30 pm to hear about the successes, challenges, and plans for the future of Vision Zero. Tickets are $10 for non-members.

Thursday, May 3

Meet the Maryland candidates: The Randolph Civic Association is hosting a public meeting at 8 pm at Veirs Mill Park Activity Building (4425 Garrett Park Road at Beach Drive) with candidates for County Council District 4, County Council At-Large, State District 18 Senate, and State District 18 Delegate races. More than 50 candidates have been contacted and a majority of them plan to attend.

Saturday, May 5

POW! WOW! is back: If you've been to NoMa or biked along the Metropolitan Branch Trail, you've likely seen the murals painted by last years POW! WOW! mural festival. It's back! The kickoff event is at Wunder Garten (1101 First Street Northeast) from 12 pm to 6 pm.

What's new with RFK? Get an on-the-bike view of RFK stadium and the future planned development on a bike ride from 10 am to 12 pm with National Building Museum curator Susan Piedmont-Palladino. She will talk about RFK's current use, planned development, and ideas to improve the Anacostia watershed. Please bring your own bike and helmet. Tickets at $25 for members and $35 for non-members.

Monday, May 7:

A better city for who? A proactive approach to open government can put citizens in the center of operations by focusing on outcomes and changing the way public employees work — that's what former mayor of Indianapolis Stephen Goldsmith and New York University professor Neil Kleiman describe in their new book A New City O/S: The Power of Open, Collaborative, and Distributed Government. Hear more about this and how it relates to DC at a panel discussion at 4 pm at The Aspen Institute (2300 N Street NW Suite 700) with Goldsmith, DC Deputy Mayor Brian Kenner, and 11th St. Bridge Park director Scott Kratz.