Weather: Spring is here and damn it, it wants to be heard. This weekend brings you lots of sun with highs in the 60s and 70s. If you’re not outside this weekend, chances are you’re a vampire.
Awesome events you can attend this weekend: Catch the Shakespeare classic, Hamlet, at the Kennedy Center; Brave the tourists and hit up DC’s favorite Cherry Blossom Festival; Or better yet, the Cherry Blossom Beer and Wine festival because who wants to enjoy nature without being intoxicated?; Cheer on our Caps as they play against St. Louis here in DC; Turn Easter brunch into Easter food truck day at the Taste on Wheels; Hit up the Savages concert at the 9:30 Club on Sunday.
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Daniel Lippman is just like everyone else. He co-authors one of the most influential political digests in DC, hiked the Himalayas at the age of five, and wakes up at the crack of dawn without an alarm clock… or coffee.
Newt Gingrich, clearly angling for an administration post under President Trump; Anyone know the number to Blockbuster?; David Letterman is really thriving in retirement; Congrats to Sheryl Sandberg’s eight years at Facebook; Start practicing your keg stands- it’s the Sweet 16 of bro colleges; Support groups are popping up everywhere in wake of a Bachelor-less Monday; Animal free meat is all the rage; The Easter bunny went all New Jersey and got in a fight.
Baseball returns to the District April 7; People who hate people should get to see the cherry blossoms too; Yes, we’re still watching the 24/7 webcam of “Mr. President” and “The First Lady”; A DC 10th grader won the Google doodle contest with this incredible illustration; See how often Uber surge pricing hits your neighborhood; Don’t worry guys, they only found 189 safety defects during the Metro shutdown last week; Dance studio erupts with dozens of brawling ballerinas… sort of; Philz Coffee is here in DC and you can get it for FREE tomorrow (h/t Nick Meads); We’re not mature enough to rename Nationals Park.
Gage Lester, Ryan Grim, Rebecca Spicer, Ali Vitali, Shelby Kowalski, Michael DeRosa, Antonio Martin, Michael O’Connor, Madeline Buckley, Jim Prowse, Nick Honig, Genevieve Moralez, Danny Hasting, Eliza Orrick, Ashley Hendrix, Victoria Bosselman, Evan Zittel, Tyler Kirsch, Matt Lira, Dr. Jones, Chapin Fay, Jameson Ma, Janelle Hervig Relfe, Trevor Blair, Wurth Hosch, Will Carty, Dennis Sills, Johnny DeStefano, Margaret Atkinson.
“Overheard in the office: ‘I got big boy’d out of my Uber by Trent Lott’ – Josh Shultz“
PRO TIP: Do not drive anywhere near Rock Creek Parkway today or this weekend. The Cherry Blossom super fans are here and they’re taking group selfies in the middle of the road.
Jason Dick knows good music; Give Marissa Mitrovich a big high five when you see her; Carolina Hurley knows how to happy hour; Campbell Kaufman gets this email twice every week; Anyone know if Troy Lyons has an agent?; Welcome to the District, Cara Becker and Cody Wolk!; Austin Carson has a future in NCAA basketball trivia; Brad Forder killed it at the Environmental Film Festival; Carla Weiss needs more people to pay attention to her alligator potato from 2009; Morgan Ortagus is on TV more than anyone we know; Dave Winfield is a genius; Garry Shandling nailed it – “The Larry Sanders” show remains the most accurate depiction of what it’s like to work in television (and I mean that in a good way!) (h/t Alex Finland); For any producer, director, booker, desk assistant working in TV, or for anyone who just likes to watch… well, it’s a must watch. Targeted Victory has created an on-demand TV ad buying service… You can now blame an increase in political ads on them; It took Louisa Imperiale an entire day to write one paragraph… and it was a great paragraph; David Schnittger is a rockstar; Todd Bowers is back in DC and there should be a parade; Erin Sullivan and Gretchen Randolph are gonna have a good time Friday night; D. Archibald Smart loves chocolate chip cookies; Stefanie Petropoulos opens her mail at Molly Malone’s; Alex Finland must have a standing reservation at Rose’s Luxury; Welcome back to DC, Mike Haidet; Congrats on surviving your birthday, Will Marty; Meghan Burris has really good friends; Congrats on controlling all future Uber surge charges, Brittany Brammel; The Energy and Commerce Committee knows how to rock a hearing room; Congratulations Leighton Brown!; Ask Freddy Barnes, Lindsay Austin and Alex Schriver if they think this list is off by at least ten spots; Scott W(aynewood) makes a great bunny; Laura Nedd finds JJ Watt to be attractive; Does Kanye West still read this far down?; Emily Mueller is always traveling; Hello Ed Patru!; Nicole Nason is definitely more fit than you (and her brothers) are; Jessica Smith is feeling nostalgic; Mollymae Metheny has been in DC for seven years; We’re not tax experts but we’re pretty sure plants can be considered dependents, Christin Fernandez; 2016 could be the year of Korn according to some experts on Capitol Hill; Why so serious, Nika Nour; When will Caitlin Blocker send us a cake?; We hope the Gress family has an awesome weekend in the District; Thanks for the follow, Amy Moeller!; Tara Palmeri shares her story of covering Brussels attack; High fives to Matt Modell, Jessica Seale, Mary Kimble Bridgers, and Jason Russell for crushing our March Madness bracket pool this week; Congrats to Noelle Clemente for kicking her boot to the curb!; Josh Shultz and Nathan Imperiale know how to make a breakfast of champions; Hey, do you follow FamousDC on Instagram? What about on Twitter?
Digital consulting firm IMGE announced new hires: Shelby Williams is joining IMGE as a Corporate Senior Account Manager; Maggie Walsh joins the Political Team as an Account Manager; and Leo Lutz joins the team as IMGE’s new Operations Manager. Additionally, two graphic design fellows, Maggie Chambers and Ashley Morris were offered full-time positions at the agency; Ainsley Holyfield is the new Communications Director for Congressman Tom Marino (R-PA-10). Prior to joining Congressman Marino’s office, Ainsley served as deputy press secretary for Congressman Scott DesJarlais (R-TN-04). Pamela Stevens heads to Cleveland with the RNC to head up media affairs; Congratulations to Cory Brown, as he was just named one of the top political professionals under 40 years old by the American Association of Political Consultants!