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Famous Friday Round Up


Weather: Bundle up and head outside for a beautiful December weekend here in DC. Expect mostly sunny days with highs in the 50’s but chilly lows in the mid 30’s. Winter is almost here, but not quite yet!

Awesome events you can attend this weekend: Glen’s Garden Market opens in Shaw; Grab tickets to the production of “Bright Star” at the Kennedy Center; Get in the spirit and get a Christmas cookie milkshake from Shake Shack; Support the DC Firefighters Burn Foundation by heading over to the Christmas Tree Lot at Sixth Engine in Chinatown to see Santa and his favorite elf; Hop on over to Alexandria’s waterfront on Saturday night for their Holiday Boat Parade of LightsGet some holiday shopping done and hit up the WPA Holiday Pop-Up Shop at the Hirshhorn Museum; Don’t miss this ridiculously good Holiday Sample Sale.



Nearly 300 people joined NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal & Responsibility.org on the Hill yesterday. Shaq unveiled a new initiative to train law enforcement officers on how to detect the 4 Ds of impaired driving – drunk, drugged, drowsy and distracted. Shaq added a fifth D to sum up all types of impaired driving – dumb.



Still waiting for my car to parallel park itselfNow that’s a true fan; Use this Santa Tracker because it’s not like you’re busy with other things; Instagram filters are the hottest new Baby names #millennials; That mean tweet could now appear on a billboard; Parents may want to think twice before adding this to the bedtime story list; That’s one way to #FeelTheBern; Are millennials more basic than we thought?; The art of blowing people off; Check out those… shoes?; The incredibly depressing but then uplifting holiday commercial.


Sorry Redskins, we’ve heard this one beforeHow to make a coffee shop more popular: serve boozeFighting crime with bake sales #ThatsSoEasternMarket; We might go to Georgetown more often if they made it easier to get drunk; We’re shocked (no we’re not); Bei Bei the panda is 100 days old; Fast casual Korean burritos OMG; Someone on Capitol Hill called the cops on Jon Stewart; Austin likes it weird, and now DC does too; The Candyman can; Reese Witherspoon hosts the Christmas tree lighting- awwwwDo you Paul Ryan, do you; Drinking in a winter wonderland.



Harry Reid; Devon Workman; Emily Yanik; Attie McNamara; Mich Di Virgilio; Taylor Amico; Cameron McDonald; Katie Winovich; Henry Mitchell; Alea Cotto-Ecklund; Connor Dougherty; Rachel Solly; Benton Fogle; Greg Staley; David Meyers; Jamie Carroll; Nat Hoopes; Jackie Kucinich Allen; Emily Hines; Peter Freeman; Anthony Bedell; Adam Muhlendorf; Julie B. Riccio; Meg Little Reilly; William Dyer; Madeline Lederer; Matt James; David Anthony; Rob Schanz; Ella Dove; Anna Ewell; Mark Brady; Lauren Dayspring.




Huge thanks to Arielle Witter– the FamousDC team will miss you. Good luck in London!; Tell Eric Wilson and Rachael Dean congratulations on their engagement; Teddy Peterson and Laura Eshelman got engaged!; Surprise! High-five to Andrew Noyes and Rob Banning; Matt Lira finally met Tony Blair; Ron Bonjean might be setting his sites on releasing his own cologne line; Yup, Patrick Gavin is still making videos #89; We saw Chris Cillizza crushing on Ben Leher yesterday at the WaPo Ingenuity conference; Amos Snead is becoming a big deal #inGENuitY2015; TrumpSoho please have warm desert options for Nathan Imperiale this weekend; Brad White likes the same TV shows we do; Keep your eye on Chrys Kefalas; James Zarsadiaz please come back to DC and cook for us!; You have to make Celia Becker‘s cheesy puff pastry appetizer this holiday season… You’re welcome in advance; Taz Jones hovered over yet another holiday party cheese plate last night at Javelin’s annual throw down; Bennett Richardson is a saintly Santa Claus; Gaurav Parikh got engaged; Tell Tanner Latham, Aaron Latham, Coach Steve Smith and Chad Latta congratulations on Piedmont’s Class 3A football championship; The Washington Post asked FamousDC to be on a panel with the ice bucket challenge guy; Congrats to Megan Wilson, Gindy, and John Downs doing big things at the NCA; Can’t wait to hear Andrew Powaleny belt out our holiday favorites  at the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington’s annual holiday concert, and if you use code 35MEMBER20 you’ll save 20%; Give Caitlin Carroll a high five when you see her this weekend; Rebecca Bernbach rocks; Congrats to our friends at Mokki Media on the new hire.


ESA Announces New Directors of Federal Government Affairs, Nika Nour and Melissa Foxman. They also made an internal promotion of manager Kevin O’Hanlon to the Director position; CQ Roll Call hires new Senior Director of Digital Content, Kris Viesselman; Yamiche Alcindor joins the NYT as a political reporter from USA Today; MoKi Media announced the hire of Arienne Thompson as its director of public relations; Jeff Dufour joins the National Journal as editor of the “What We’re Following” newsfeed.


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