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Awesome events: Michelle Branch will help you relive all your early-2000 dreams tonight; One good way to watch the sun go down is via Del Campo at Dusk; Happy birthday, Mr. (former) President; Join George Lopez on his stand-up comedy tour The Comedy Get Down tonight at the Kennedy Center; Try and fit all this food onto your plate; We dare you not to laugh this weekend; The Citi Open is still going strong for its last weekend; View a Yoko Ono installation at the Hirshhorn; The Narwhal is basically a unicorn that can swim; Big Fish and an even bigger show at the Keegan Theatre on Sunday.


Look, we’re in no way trying to rush through the weekend, we’re just excited about Monday for once. That’s because FamousDC and Goodies are teaming up to bring some good news to Capitol Hill. The first 100 staffers get free root beer floats and new pics for Instagram.

Monday, August 7th
12 – 2 pm
Capitol South Metro


About that resurgence of small-scale groceries that cater to neighborhood residents; DC plastic surgery in the Trump era; Things you can do in DC with $1000; All. Day. Breakfast.; These DC theatres are comfortable in their own skin; The Senate GOP just wants to leave already.


This 2 year old fist-bumping passengers on a plane is everything; As always, Twitter delivers; This is literally everything you can binge watch in bed this summer; We’ll take one self-driving car with a spa treatment, please; This cow might be the animal version of Gene Simmons.


Put down that Starbucks cup. These DC Coffeehouses will make you regret the days you ever ordered a “non-fat, no-whip, two pump sugar free mocha caramel frappuccino – hold the frapp.”


Friyay is our first.



#MakingMoves by S-3 Public Affairs

All-star political veteran and communications strategist Will Allison is hitting the road to lead communications efforts for Sen. Jeff Flake’s re-election campaign. Allison currently serves as the communications director for the House Committee on the budget and recently was press secretary for Sen. Ron Johnson’s re-election bid in 2016; Kelsey Jones Art has a new job as manager of digital & social media at Business Roundtable. Kelsey most recently was a senior digital account executive at DCI Group; After eleven years with E&E News, most recently as managing editor and anchor of its video operation, Monica Trauzzi is making a move to the Nuclear Energy Institute to be senior director of external communications; The Hill has named former Conde Nast and Vice executiveRichard Beckman as its new president. Beckman will report the chairman of Capitol Hill Publishing Corporation, James Finkelstein; Lauren Sinclair, most recently director of social media at Ogilvy, is now media manager at Social Progress Imperative; The AP has named three new deputy chiefs, J.David Ake, Elizabeth Kennedy, and Kathleen Hennessey. Ake joins as the deputy for visual journalism and presentation, Kennedy as deputy for newsgathering across a wide array of issues, and Hennessey as deputy for newsgathering with a focus on politics; Marketplace has named Betsy Streisand as its new Washington bureau chief. Streisand first joined Marketplace in 2007 and most recently served as its senior editor for the wealth and poverty desk; Vicki Ward has joined HuffPost as an editor-at-large. Her first piece can be read here; Award-winning journalist, digital strategist and producer, Susie Banikarim, has joined Gizmodo Media Group to lead all editorial operations across its eight sites. Banikarim most recently served as chief content officer at Vocativ and before this, did work for The Daily Beast, ABC News and NBC News; The Clyde Group adds Sasha Bennett and Daniel Cummins as a senior associate and junior associate. Bennett comes from Edelman, where she previously served as an account executive for DC brands and Cummins most recently was an organizing fellow and data captain for Hillary for America; Lawrence Kluttz is leaving his post as communications director for Rep. David Price (D-NC) to serve as Duke University president Vincent Price’s speechwriter; In the office of Sen. Richard Burr, legislative director Natasha Hickman has been promoted to chief of staff, with former deputy legislative director Christopher Toppings assuming her previous role; Most recently deputy chief of staff to Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC), Joe Nolan has joined SAS as senior manager of federal relations; Edelman recently added Matt Bracken and Melanie Trottman to its storytelling team. Bracken comes from the Baltimore Sun and Trottman joins from the Wall Street Journal, where she most recently served as a labor and economics reporter; Matt Bisenius and Loni Hagerup have both been named co-chiefs of staff for Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI). Bisenius most recently served as director of legislative affairs at the National Propane Gas Association and Hagerup is currently Sensenbrenner’s deputy chief of staff; NAFCU has promoted Curt Long to vice president of research and added former spokeswoman of the Consumer Bankers Association Jacqueline Ortiz Ramsay as vice president of media relations and communications; WSJ White House reporter Eli Stokols has joined MSNBC as a political analyst; And finally, the New York Times recently debuted “The New Washington,” a weekly podcast focused on Trump’s Washington. The first episode features Carl Hulse and Michael Barbaro sharing tales of experience, perspectives on Washington, and can be found here.


Famous birthday wishes to Michael Tadeo, Lisa Chapman, Andrew Dill, Michael Clements, Jessica Ennis, Brad Wilson, Ivy Williams Malone, Mike Madden, Ryan Wrasse, Pete Snyder, Lindsay Bembenek, Ally Browning, Tom Brandt, Anna Sekulow, Hope Wheeler, Travis Windle, Kathleen Sain, Caitlin Huey-Burns, John OhlyCarl Sears and a belated to Juan Mejia!


Help David Bailey on his fast track to a full recovery; Juan Mejia didn’t start the fire – he put it out with his hand; Carol Memmott sees Karin Tanabe on her A-gameNeil Chatterjee and Brian Quintenz had one of the best Thursdays of their lives; MacGyver can fix anything; Is Tom Williams wearing a yellow shirt today?; Was there a rainbow in DC this week?; Amy Harder + Bubba Atkinson + Eli Sinkus + Rob Groulx = Axios video magicElaina Plott on The Greenbrier and the flood; How not to be THAT guy; Yes, but it is an artisanal antenna?; Cody Maverick was spotted in NYC yesterday; Matty Haase got the bags going last weekend; DC still misses Chris Taylor; Someone, please apologize to Lara Kline about the NE Regional; Danielle Maurer is doing London right; Jeremy Art might have the best weekend plans of all of us as he heads to Chi-Town; Next up for Kate BennettMiss America; Spotted in the FamousDC office: Taz Jones looking too relaxed; Daniel Swartz isn’t ducking around this week; Brandon Byrd’s ice cream sandwich game is strong; Lauren Pratapas should star in Pantene commercials; We like Cara Becker more than brides-to-be like wedding countdowns; Hope you don’t see this shout out until next week, Noelle Clemente; Did Kaya Singleton leave any sugar puffs for us?; How many trains has Lisa Boothe been on this week?; Lauren Zelt was made for TV; Can Zach Sentementes reel in a wicked tuna?; We’re going to include Christopher Gindlesperger on all future emails; Is Brittany Havens jamming to Will Smith before this weekend?; Life goals: grow up to be like Becky Card‘s Mom;  Will Allison has some DC swag coming his way; Stephanie Genco is about to be the most stylish cyclist.