Famous Friday Round Up
A huge shout out to everyone who joined us for our Capital Summer Happy Hour event at Stanton & Greene and an even bigger thanks to our phenomenal sponsor, The Washington Examiner. It was a famously fantastic night filled with spiked lemonade, DJ Dan’s epic music, and all you beautiful people.
Weather: Mother nature is turning up the heat this weekend! Saturday is bringing DC a high of 92 with some afternoon clouds and Sunday is bumping it up to 93 with only a 20% chance of rain.
Awesome events you can attend this weekend: Bust out your best dance moves for National Dance Day at The Kennedy Center; Grab a beer at Drink the District Beer Fest; Head to Port City Brewing Company for the launch of their first barrel aged beer; Catch the outdoor screening of Mrs. Doubtfire or the Imitation Game in Bethesda; Do some shopping at the Bethesda Row Sidewalk Sale; Make your way over to the Eastern Market; Catch ArasDance’s newest show, So We Meet Again at Capital Fringe.
Micah Spangler is making us want to dive into Colombia’s epic mud volcano; If political emails held a popularity contest, Hillary’s would be the Prom Queen; Trump may be throwing a curve ball into the mix by launching a third-party candidacy; Snapchat is the #1 social media platform for the 2016 race; Does the Iran Deal have your head spinning? Us too; Screw Republicans and Democrats- are you Team Nicki or Team Taylor?; Gorgeous aesthetics have a haunting message in Pharrell’s video of his new single, Freedom; Trump– even his baby picture is kind of creepy; Sharknado 3 maintains the theme of its prequels: it’s so bad it’s good;
Gawker.com returns, but Gawker Media may not; Caitlyn Jenner has better shoes than you; American Horror Story: Hotel gets a more polished makeover for Season 5; Lindsey Graham making us lol; #Whitepeople
Bryant Row and NJI Media host Snapchat Lunch & Learn event, landing on POLITICO influence list; Urban Stems – Wow! Well played; Louisa Imperiale of Photox wowed the crowd this week at DC Tech Meetup; 8th Street, SE is the hottest block in DC; If you are a hill staffer, you’re awesome; Drink your way through Shaw; Snapchat launched the DC Snapchat story; Look out Miami, #DCSwimWeek is coming for you; If you lack these skills, you are apparently not a true Washingtonian; DC may instate a minimum wage increase to $15 an hour in 2016; Obama refuses to see Jon Stewart leave The Daily Show; El Niño is fiercely rolling through DC this year.
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Famous birthday wishes for: Paul Flaminio; John Levis; Peter B Weeks; Caryn Lester; Barbara A. Mikulski; Stephen Strasburg; Cristin Buckels Prosser; John Barrasso; James E. Clyburn; John J. Duncan Jr.; Mick Mulvaney; Phil Roe; Kara Cunningham; Taylor Schlette; Robert B. Aderholt; John B. Larson; Andy Barr; Claire McCaskill; Mary Alex Hudson; Anastasia Sauser; Matt Missentzis; Patricial Hadad; Rachel Hughes; Taylor Elizabeth; Chelsy Wagstaff; Nikki Ruh; Justin Pachoni; Eli Center; Connie Sayers; Anjulen Anderson; Meagan McArthur Neal; Rachel Kallander; Devon Richardson; Jon Tripp; Lia Seremetis.
Howard Mortman loves the Friday Round Up emails; Patrick Gavin is getting his teach on at American University; Jason Lawrence had a great run in Congressman Lynn Westmoreland’s office; Tara Palmeri talks to parrots; James Hohmann’s Instagram feed is a must follow; Congratulations to Brent Buchanan on the Campaigns & Elections award; Ask Sara and Ron Bonjean about the salmon at the Bombay Club; Caroline Wren, “Oh.”; Will Ian Sams wear his Grill-ary Clinton apron while BBQing this fall before Alabama Crimson Tide football games?; Ask Tal Kopan how many grapes one person can eat during 24 hours; Reid Porter went to the dentist today.
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Fawn Johnson is joining Michael Ramlet and Reid Wilson at the Morning Consult; Kristin Roberts is named Politico National Editor; Bill Simmons to host HBO talk show on sports and pop culture; John Temple leaves First Look Media; Hunter Schwarz joins IJReview as National Political Reporter; Peter Bhatia named editor at The Cincinnati Enquirer; PBS NewsHour names Jon Gerberg General Assignment Producer; Fox News hires Meghan McCain as Contributor; Sara Clemence is named News Director at Travel and Leisure; Cory Haik is named Executive Director of Emerging News Products at The Washington Post; Juana Summers moves to Mashable as new Political Editor.
“Thanks for stopping by. Stay classy DC.” – Congresswoman Mimi Walters