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Weather: We’re not gonna rain on your weekend parade because Mother Nature already has that covered. Expect a super cloudy day with rain this afternoon and tonight. With highs in the 50s and lows in the 40s, temps today are lower than usual. You might wanna grab your umbrella for this next heads up: tomorrow won’t be much different. Rain will take up most of Saturday morning and taper off in the afternoon leaving Sunday a much brighter day with highs in the mid 70s – just in time for Mom.
Awesome events: Fly up, up and away on Saturday with the stunning performance of Madame Butterfly at the Kennedy Center; If you’re like us, you might wanna get awkward with comedian Demetri Martin at the Lincoln Theater Saturday night; Take a mental vacation at the Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival this Saturday at RFK Stadium. Nothing but good vibes included; In rooftop bar news, Top of the Gate (Watergate Hotel’s rooftop bar and lounge) opens this weekend for business and #views; Catch an advanced screening that’ll be out of this world! “Moon Landing”, from the CNN Original Series Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History, will be available for your viewing pleasure on Saturday night at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum; AWESOME ART ALERT: Stop by Georgetown’s L2 Lounge on Saturday for Fathom Art Collective’s latest installment featuring local artist and their interactive installations; Go green all weekend at the Green Festival Expo happening Saturday and Sunday at the DC Convention Center; This is the final weekend to take infinity mirror selfies at the Infinity Mirrors exhibit at the Hirshhorn Museum. Sad; Go out with a bang…or a bike… this Sunday and join in on the 20-mile 2017 DC Bike Ride through the national’s capital; Your mom wants brunch!
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Amazon is bringing a bookstore to Georgetown; Will DC be seeing more of the other Trump daughter?; A one night stand with a bar in Alexandria; This carpool service is basically like a school bus minus the school bus; Heineken wants to give Union Station a makeover; We have no beef with the best beef in DC; Meet the Bonsai Master of DC.
Comey’s goodbye letter explained; NBC has announced its next musical and it’s heavenly; North West is already smarter than all of us; This guy’s nuggets broke the internet – or at least the record for most RTs; Wine that costs a dollar, but tastes like a million; “The President is Missing” is not a headline – it’s the title of Bill Clinton’s new book; You owe Paris Hilton a thank you; This is the best prom pose we’ve seen all season or ever.
Famous birthday wishes to Rep. Vern Buchanan, Taylor Llewellyn, Kaleb Froehlich, Rep. Mike Kelly, Sen. Dean Heller, Rep. Frank LoBiondo, Jennifer Douris, Erica Farage, Rep. Jared Polis, Victoria Lion Monroe, Sen. Tom Cotton, Catherine Toner, Janie Coleman, Jackson Bratton, Wes Tetsworth, Parker Poling, Amy O’Connor, Teddy Peterson, Hannah Beth Mooney, Casey Rogers, Bryant Avondoglio, Brian J. Walsh, Sarah Gunion, Laura Cox Kaplan, Jennifer O’Shea, Ashleigh Grant, Lenwood Brooks, Louisa Imperiale, Audrey Henson and Veronica Pecnik Wilson!
Congrats to DC Scores on a great event last night!; Katy Ricalde can’t wait for the season premier of Southern Charm Savannah; Our friends at the National Confectioners Association have some fun and shareable news for all you sweet tooths out there; Robert Horne made Sonoma think about imposing a dress code; Dan Schneider is a rainy day mind reader; How many times did Becky Card & Brittany Havens listen to the new Maggie Rose this week?; Hannah Mooney had the fittest birthday Insta-story and we’re jealous; We hope Lauren Zelt enjoys an amazing trip to Belize!; Liz Bogie is a rockstar; We’re thankful for Sarah Ghessie; Congratulations to Lindsey and Dabney Hudson on their growing family!; Everything you know about brunch pales in comparison to Dan Roth’s expertise; Did McRae Lenahan enjoy her visit to the dentist? We’ll just check Facebook for an update; This week we’re all on #TeamCC; Hello Phill Herndon; Ask Scott Wilkerson who he saw on a jog earlier this week; Scott Graves is good people; We’re living vicariously through Mark and Noelle Williams; Does Tita Freeman read this far down?; How many miles is Mike Dunkle running this weekend?; You out there, Kaya Singleton?; Happy almost day of birth, Cara Becker!; Who’s going to join Todd Boulanger at Club Heaven for 80’s night?; Chris Seidel is a great American; Charles Cooper can be really serious while riding in a Jeep; Dusty Baker, will you have a drink with Brian Wohlert?; A warm hello to Alex Priest; Happy birthday, Celia Becker!; Howdy, Mike Allen; Mollie Camp, we’re going to the Land of Oz with you; David Almacy built an awesome mailbox; Don Seymour had trouble landing at 777; Stephen Martinko needs an autonomous vehicle; HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Louisa Imperiale. You’re awesome!!!; Jeremy Tunnell, should we buy Bitcoin?
Congratulations to Jenna Sakwa on her move from CBS News to Speaker Ryan’s office, where she will serve as head of media affairs; Alex Clearfield, most recently a members information researcher at CQ Roll Call, joins National Journal as a staff correspondent; The New York Times adds Shane Goldmacher, most recently Politico’s chief White House correspondent, to its metro section as chief political correspondent; The Daily Beast adds Spencer Ackerman to its team as a senior national security correspondent. Ackerman makes the move from the Guardian US; Former senior editor at The Atlantic Emily Anne Epstein joins Bustle as executive editor for news; Eater has promoted Helen Rosner from executive editor to editor-at-large; After almost five years with Horizon Media as its CIO, Marianne Gambelli has been named president of advertising sales at Fox News; Ali Watkins joins Politico as a national security correspondent. Watkins most recently covered national security and intel for BuzzFeed News; Jordan Valdés joins APCO Worldwide as a senior director. She most recently was a senior vice president at the Podesta Group; Nick Ludlum, most recently on the corporate and public affairs team at Ogilvy Public Relations, joins CTIA as senior vice president of communications and chief communications officer; From the office of Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH), Lauren O’Toole Boland joins the Association of Global Automakers as communications manager; BerlinRosen adds Ally Letsky as a vice president. Letsky previously was the direct mail director for the Hillary campaign; Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck adds hill veteran Brian McGuire to its team as policy director. McGuire most recently was chief of staff for Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY); National Geographic welcomes former vice president of international operations at Vox Media, Jonathan Hunt, to its audience development and digital strategy team. National Geographic also adds Marcus East and Marcelo Galdieri as executive vice president of product and technology and senior vice president of digital product; Mike Gwin joins American Oversight as deputy communications director. Gwin most recently served as communications director for the North Carolina Democratic Party and before this, as the North Carolina deputy press secretary for the Hillary campaign; Keith Jenkins, previously with National Geographic is rejoining NPR as director of visual journalism. Jenkins first joined NPR in 2008 when he helped establish its multimedia team and before this was with The Washington Post; The Clyde Group adds Chris Lundquist, Ryan Myers and Crosby Armstrong as manager, senior content strategist and associate; Chris Sarley joins Cornerstone Government Affairs as a vice president. Sarley most recently served as Rep. John Shimkus’ (R-IL) policy director and the policy coordinator for the subcommittees on Health, Energy and Power and Environment and Economy; Steve Kornacki has been named national political correspondent for both NBC News and MSNBC. He will also contribute to reporting on TODAY and help fill-in for Hardball with Chris Matthews as needed; MSNBC adds Washington Post columnist and Pulitzer Prize winner George Will as a contributor; The Association for Accessible Medicines adds John Billings, former chief of staff for Rep. Dan Benishek (R-MI), as a senior director for federal affairs; And finally, Eli Lilly has named Leigh Ann Pusey as its next senior vice president of corporate affairs and communications. She most recently served as President and CEO of the American Insurance Association. Congratulations!
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