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#Weekend

Awesome events: There’s sooooo much room for activities at DPR Rec Day; October means Shocktober for anyone willing to get ghosted; LOL alert: Brendon Walsh and Randy Liedtke from Comedy Central are bringing you the belly laughs this weekend; Bruno Mars is in DC tonight as part of his 24k Magic World Tour. Don’t believe me, just watch; Cheer on the Nats as they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates in their last regular season series – and bring your dog along on Saturday; Step into the fashion world of Washington DC showcasing a talented lineup of international and local designers at this year’s inaugural Georgetown Fashion Show; This weekend is your last chance to check out Through the African American Lens: Selections from the Permanent Collection at the National Museum of American History; Aaaaand it’s officially Halloween! DC’s Halloween pop-up bar PUB Dread opens Sunday.


#Watch

Twitter can keep its 280 character limit. We have something more un-restricting to the thoughts of the intellect and less controversial than a tweet from Donald Trump.


#NewsYouCanLose

Don’t mess with the meedeeuh wen it comz to spelleeng; Did you catch the two comedians that were in a car getting coffee in DC this week?; Yeeahh.. Somehow we think a nude statue on the National Mall isn’t gonna go over well with some people; Millennials didn’t choose the food life, the food life chose millennials; Here are the bravest politicians in Washington, DC; America’s favorite Veep is also a fighter; Meet the number one public affairs show on TV; Trader Joe, meet Glover Park; Your brain is ready for a new habit.


#EDITORSPICK

It’s National Coffee Day and we’re amped AF after having a modest 13 cups this morning. Here are some coffee houses we’ve bean to and that we think you should try this fall!


#MakingMoves by S-3 Public Affairs

Congratulations to Erik Rosedahl on his new job as head of Alliances and Stakeholder impact at advocacy technology company Phone2Action. Rosedahl recently spent the last six years with the National Association of Manufacturers, and begins this new adventure on Monday; This week Vox announced some big changes, with Ezra Klein moving to a new role as editor-at-large. Stepping into his previous role as editor-in-chief is Lauren WilliamsAllison Rockey will serve executive editor and director of digital strategy; Also at Vox, Eleanor Barkhorn has been promoted to deputy managing editor, where she will focus on the science, culture, identities, and perspectives teams; Filling in for Alyssa Farah, who recently accepted a position as press secretary for Vice President Mike Pence, is Darin Miller, who will take over as communications director for the House Freedom Caucus; Douglas Sellers has a new title, Deputy Chief Of Staff at Overseas Private Investment Corporation. Sellers makes the move from his former role as special assistant to the Director at the Office of Management and Budget; Former RNC chief data officer and deputy strategy director Jesse Kamzol has accepted a new position as head of political at Genus AI. Kamzol most recently was VP of Data at Limbik; The Wall Street Journal adds Julie Bykowicz to its Washington bureau. Bykowicz previously worked for the AP and Bloomberg, and will cover money and politics; The Journal has also adds NYT’s Michael Gordon to cover national security as both a reporter and columnist; Reuters welcomes New York Times veteran editor Damon Darlin as editor for Money and Politics in the DC bureau; As reported by Politico, the NRCC has named Ohio-based strategist Joe King as a senior adviser to the committee; The DCCC adds former HFA organizing director Anatole Jenkins as deputy national field director; Gianno Caldwell has signed with Fox News as a political analyst; From Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, Christina Connelly-Kanmaz is joining the Prism Group as a senior associate; The Rockefeller Foundation has promoted Patrick Brennan from chief of staff to chief operating officer; Will Otero, most recently director of federal government affairs for the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, has joined Volvo as government affairs director for the Americas; Demos has added Arlene Corbin Lewis as director of communications. Before this, she was vice president of communications for the Case Foundation; Megan Liberman, most recently Yahoo News editor-in-chief, is making a move to SiriusXM to serve as vice president for News, Talk & Entertainment; CNN has added Financial Times US senior finance correspondent Kara Scannell to its DC bureau; After nine months working with former Vive President Joe Biden’s foreign policy center at UPenn, political veteran Bill Russo is joining Biden’s personal office as communications director; Youth Villages welcomes former Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN) and Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) staffer Christen Glickman as its new federal policy manager. Glickman most recently was head of government relations and director of policy for the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute; The Independent Women’s Forum has added The Sweet Life creator & editor and expert freelance writer Ericka Andersen as a consultant for its digital and social media marketing operations; And finally, a very special shoutout to Niels Lesniewski, who just this week hit his ten year anniversary at CQ Roll Call. #DoBigThings

#BIRTHDAYS

Famous birthday wishes to Emily Heil, Ethan Dunkle, Chrys Kefalas, JQ Hill, Katie Linogon, Shawn Pasternak, Richie McGinniss, Jackie Atlass, KC Wassman and Zac Smith!


#FAMOUSFORDC

Cody Simmons just CRUSHED the Pacific Coast Trail and has the facial hair to prove it!; Jim Dyke is doing big things; Tip of the hat to Andrew Powaleny and his hard work this week; Jim Billimoria is a Deshaun Watson fan, which means he’s now a Texans fan; Don Seymour is thankful for London, and London is thankful for Don’s beer money; Joe Pounder loves fleece weather; According to Natalie Baker, hammerhead sharks can smell blood from one hundred miles away; Thank you, Michael Kaplan, for your efforts in Florida; Will Bryce Harper call the Tommy Show?; Our hats are off to #TeamScalise and the courage they’ve had over the past few months; Mike Morrison is an awesome brother-in-law; Is Dayton ready for the Weiner 500?!; Meghan Burrisis a great tour guide; Ready or not, Trader Joe’s on the Hill is open; Julia Slingsby had an awesome sunset view on Thursday; Congrats to Justin Germany for becoming D.C.’s Picasso; Did Benny Johnson get to keep the ‘Bone Saw’ glasses?; Happy Birthday, Chrys Kefalas!;  Tazewell Jones can sure rock a tux; Rhett Morgan likes fruity beer; How many hikes is Kyler Truba going on this weekend?; Kyle Dropp reached a big milestone on Twitter this week; Doug Heye is going to Harvard; When is the carpool karaoke video going to hit the internet, Neil Chatterjee?; Greta Van Susteren has a cat named Mike; Kristen Soltis Anderson makes 5 am look glamorous; Kate Shanahan will be having neaux fun at all this weekend; Shawna Thomas rocked the #AtlanticWOW event; We’re hearing wedding bells ringing for Katie Delzell and Taylor Haulsee!; We miss Drew Ellis, but we miss Sir Hamilton more; Ask Hillary Alvaré about her Uber ride this morning; When are we grabbing lunch with Tyler Humphrey?; Charlie Gile is still tall; Once upon a time a former FamousDC employee contacted the founder of HungryLobbyist.com to collaborate on an article. This weekend they’re collaborating on happy ever after – congratulations Morgan Gress and Brian Johnson! How much crowd surfing will Josh and Ali Rogin be doing at Wolftrap October 11?; We WILL get our lunch with Lauren Pratapas before 2018, maybe.


#BYE

Leavin’ on a (private) jet plane.