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Weather: If you’re not doing everything outside this weekend, change your plans. Highs in the 70’s and lows in the 50’s have us at the edge of our front porch swing, and we’re not moving all weekend long.

Awesome events you can attend this weekend: Head over to the National Mall this weekend for “Freedom Sounds,” a three-day, two-night celebration of African American culture and history featuring The Roots, Living Colour, Public Enemy and many more; And after that stop by the Howard Theatre on Saturday night to see The Roots’ very own ?uestLove (Questlove) perform a special DJ set; Amy Schumer is hitting up the Verizon Center. You should too!; Head to the Barracks Row Fall Festival this Saturday for some food, music and fun – all in some really nice weather!; Make it a double festival day and check out VegFest at Yards Park after you visit the Marines on Barracks Row; Beer. Is. Here. DC Beer Week kicks off on Saturday!; Do some Yoga on the Mall this Sunday to help with the hangover recovery; Drink some ice cold beers and celebrate Oktoberfest with Wunder Garten in NoMa; Don’t miss funk legends George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic at the 9:30 Club this Saturday


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At FamousDC, we pay for our own walls and we don’t use tiny hands for high fives. Guess we’ve been great all along #handcrafted.


Your Instagram called. It’s ready for some fall action; Woah…this new restaurant is out of this world; Because where else would you sell advanced technological products other than a historic library?; An ordinary cocktail would’ve sufficed, but we’ll surely settle for “world-class“; Donald Trump not included, unfortunately; You’re more likely to win THIS lottery


Hillary Clinton sat down between two ferns; Calling all wannabe chefs: “Make sure your business chops rival your knife skills”; Ellen does it againFacebook wants YOU to register to vote; The baby from Nirvana’s Nevermind cover art is 25 years old now…


Famous 5: Baked & Wired

Did Somebody Say Free Breakfast? 

Can You Say Franzikaner Hefeweizen? 

Tour De Cure

Fall-Ing For Instagram


The seasons have officially changed (hi, fall!), but that doesn’t mean you have to give up on your favorite warm weather treats. If anything, you’re going to need a cold snack to stabilize yourself after all of those PSL’s. That counts as one of the major checks and balances, right?

Watch this Famous Five with Brandon Byrd of Goodies Frozen Custard & Treats to get the scoop on our new fall favorite: bread pudding à la mode. 


Famous birthday wishes to George Alafoginis, Will Allison, Brooke Brogan, Kiki Burger, Ranata DeGennaro, Missy Edwards, Jeff Eshelman, Justin Germany, Katherine Gress, Amy Harder, Gigi Helliwell, Rob Holcomb, Darren Kinnaird, Carly Lewellyn, Luke Lewis, Kelly Linder, Katie McBreen, Scott McMorris, Jacob Price, Taryn Houghton Rosenkranz, Ashley Ruggiero, Gabe Santos, Georgette Spanijich, Sean Spicer and Ericka Andersen Sylvester.


“Just keep Schwimming”

Jen Lewis


Speaker Paul Ryan loves Graeme Jennings’ new ink; Hungry Lobbyist’s Instagram game is stronger than ever; Someone spotted Thomas Edison in the Capitol this week; Happy 10th anniversary of your 21st birthday, Darren Kinnaird; Ten years ago, Blunt Force Football shocked the Congressional Co-Ed Football League; Kyle Oliver is working with Vince Young on his Congressional exploratory committee; Tell Jessica Starner and Brad Viator congratulations, and welcome Juliette Jones into our world; Forward this message to a friend if you think the Redskins will win this weekend; Will you be in Las Vegas for the final debate in October? We will; How to get things done in a Trump or Clinton Washington, DC, by Noelle Clemente; Can someone please take the phone away from Anthony Weiner?; Save the Date: NPF Annual Awards Dinner, Thursday, February 16, 2017; The Freethink videos are incredible; The POLITICO food truck was a huge hit this week; We miss Blair Milligan KossenJim Billimoria seems to be adjusting to Seattle; We live vicariously through Kristin Heather’s photos on social media; Stay strong, baby David!; Our hearts go out to Mary Katharine Ham this week; Bama will barely beat Kent State this weekend, according to Amos Snead; High fives for Sean Bonyun on his “Better call Saul” email headline; Adam Buckalew is killing the Chairman quote game; We hope President Chris Frates has a great weekend on the campaign trail; Elaina Plott took a deep dive into Roll Call; Ask Clinton Yates about the spelling bee; Thursday’s rush hour traffic made us all appreciate Metro. Think about that statement for a minute; Go Tigers! Jon Tripp can multi-task at soccer practice; Michael Tomsic is doing amazing work in Charlotte; Tell Josh Snead we’re still willing to be his Turtle; The Army Golden Knights are parachuting into RFK Saturday for the DC United game, h/t Nathan Fry; Ruth Demeter lived it up like Nelly circa 2001 this week; How many times have Becky Card and Brittany Havens watched Maggie Rose’s new music video?; TJ Tatum won the Speaker’s Balcony Sunset Picture Game this week; We hope Will Allison has the best birthday weekend ever and we can’t wait to celebrate again back in DC!; Jake Sherman isn’t wasting time on finding space for Phish references in Politico Playbook #46Days; Lisa Leonard’s birthday party this weekend will be Washington’s most exclusive affair until Inauguration; Cameron Easley is taking it back to freshman year this weekend in Chapel Hill; Hallie Williams and Will Marty are putting on their orange jumpsuits and road tripping to Knoxville this weekend for the Vols; Rebecca Mark saw a great performance; Brooks Brunson is very happy with A&M College Republicans; Gretchen Randolph for ANC Commissioner!; Lindsey Mask is enjoying Lake Como; Ashley Westby, we’ll go to Corktober Fest with you; Lenks Pentagalini has found the biggest bottle of Whispering Angel in the world; Teri Galvez, we hope you found a great dentist; Neil Chatterjee saw Bruce Smith; Stephen Martinko, our invite to the Shuster Summer Send-Off must have gotten lost in the mail; Doug Thornell is not a Trump supporter; Robin Shultz does not speak middle school; Daniel Lippman met our favorite character from House of Cards; Not surprisingly, Katie Harbath loves, ‘The West Wing’; Does Erin Veltman now commute in a race car?; Ask Ali Brennan why the DC DMV has a British accent; We can’t even with this cuteness! Vote Sumner Newsome for Washington’s cutest baby!


Clash of the Titans: The Final Presidential Debate – Las Vegas, NV

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton square off in one final debate — October 19 in Las Vegas — before Americans head to the polls on Election Day.

In celebration of what will be Donald and Hillary’s last chance to win America over, FamousDC is convening yet another one of our epic debate events on Tuesday, October 18 at the exclusive TAO Beach club at Vegas’ historic Venetian luxury hotel.

Additional details on the upcoming event can be found here.



****Partnership opportunities are available for this event to ensure that your brand name is prominently publicized amongst leading national media outlets and operatives in attendance. For more information, please email [email protected] ****


Congratulations to Angela Greiling Keane on her new role as Politico Pro’s deputy technology editor. She most recently served as a White House correspondent at Bloomberg News; Sarah Simmons joins Purple Strategies as managing director of insights and strategy. Simmons previously worked as director of strategy for McCain’s 2008 campaign and as an associate director in the White House during the George W. Bush Administration; Lindsey Fryer moves from her role on the Senate HELP Committee to the Penn Hill Group as a vice president; Congrats to Marg Bergman on his new role at Grossman Heinz. Bergman previously worked in Gov. Dannel Malloy’s office; Ted Hesson, who frequently contributes to Vice, National Journal and many others joins Politico’s Labor and Employment team; Michael Ann Thomas, former lead of Edelman’s health tech group, joins APCO Worldwide; Tarpaulin Downs & Young welcomes Pam Smith, most recently with PhRMA, as partner; Julia Mazzone has accepted a new job as Sen. Marco Rubio’s deputy director of scheduling and operations. No stranger to the operation, she previously worked on Rubio’s presidential campaign before most recently joining Politico; Policy Director for the Campaign Legal Center, Meredith McGehee, will join the Issue One team in early October; Jason Boxt joins the team at Penn Schoen Berland as executive vice president in the Washington D.C. office. Prior to this, Boxt led the research and analytics team at The Glover Park Group; The Huffington Post welcomes Emily McCombs as the new Parents Editorial Director; Congrats to Adam Cancryn, previously a senior reporter at S&P Global, on his new role at Politico on its health care team, where he will focus on providers; Lastly, ATTENTION DC journo friends, the NPF Awards Deadline is approaching. Get your applications in before October 14, 2016.