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Don’t worry it’s not for another one of your friend’s weddings – it’s for FamousDC’s pop-up shop at Union Market on Saturday, November 18th. Come by and knock out your Holiday shopping list.

More details to come.


Nicole Tieman

Press Secretary / Freelance photographer / Dog mom


Awesome events: Lovett or leave it tonight at The Anthem; It’s been more than 25 years since the Berlin Wall fell, but one Cold War icon is still chugging away: the Trabant; Raise funds for hurricane relief while celebrating Dia De Los Muertos on Saturday; The laughs continue at H Street Comedy Night on Saturday; Or maybe underground comedy is more of your thing; Contortionists, magicians, escape artists and more are taking over your Sunday at the Yards.

From Nicole: According to the Wall Street Journal, 2017’s fall foliage isn’t up to snuff, so put your Instagram to good use by posting photos of adorable sheltered dogs up for adoption while you volunteer for Lucky Dog Animal Rescue. And after you’re done doing good for the pups of DC, do some good for yourself by grabbing a craft brew at the DC Beer Festival over at Nats Park.


Flashback Friday: You thought this October was scary? Let us remind you of the spook that haunted October 2016.


No car? No problem (if you’re in these neighborhoods); Safe to say these cats and dogs would not have the same kind of experience at our Smithsonian museums; Apparently mumps are still a thing and they’re in DC; These kids at Children’s National and these kids who became U.S. citizens on Halloween won all of Halloween; Where to spot your fave carnivorous politicos;

From Nicole: DC continues to take political nerdery to new heights; T.J. Oshie’s kids won Halloween; How many tweets will the President send out while we wait for Red and Orange Line metros; High fives all around for the Houston Astros and their fans; Of course, just when I master the art of the perfect push-up, the Army wants to change its standards. Amid the dark cloud that has enveloped Hollywood, there shines a bright light named Reese Witherspoon.


Here are some of our fave concert picks for November and a few suggestions to kick off date night while you’re out with your significant other or, you know, with yourself (we’re not judging).


Introducing the Pledge of Fallegiance.


Justin Verlander just won the World Series and is marrying Kate Upton this weekend in Italy. What did you do this week?; We’re ready for Jack Gerard to take over FamousDC’s Instagram account; Ali-Jae Henke rocks; Does Brandon Neal still read this far down?; Old Ebbitt Grill’s annual sales in 2016: $32,662.051.00 (h/t Tim Ryan); Someone buy Megan Wilson a drink – the Top Lobbyists list is out ON HER BIRTHDAY; Ask Anton Vuljaj if Bubba Atkinson is making an appearance on Capitol Hill next week; Alyssa Rosenberg didn’t like House of Cards; Karen, Elena, Ray and Mike all dressed alike this week; Tell Spencer Pederson’s Grandma, Frances Pederson, that we were pulling for the Dodgers too; Gavin DeGraw was spotted at Old Ebbitt catching up with Robert CostaWolf Blitzer as a wolf is ultimate meta; Which pop icon will Alyson Chwatek be next year?  Happy 4th anniversary to John Goodwin and S.E. CuppKatie Conlon and Andrew Sheppard get major props for posing as riverdale characters this halloween AND including their dog; Just a simple shout out to Joshua Habursky for giving us a shoutout; Enjoy your new FamousDC swag Jordan DavisWhen can Hannah Mooney wear heels again?; Ask Jon Tripp about A&W root beer; Best husband award goes to Patrick Gavin for making a documentary about his wife; Michael Turk‏ nailed Halloween this year; How many races will Andrew Powaleny participate in this weekend?; Tommy McFly, Jen Richer, and Kelly Collis were two blocks away from our office on Tuesday and didn’t stop by!; We miss Ken Bone; Is Ken Spain a true Dodgers fan?; Noelle Clemente is ready for Christmas; Sean Hayes and Ruth Demeter run-ins at Capitol Hill bars are everything; Is Brittany Havens ready for a weekend of celebration?; Does Mark Ruddy still read this?; Julia Slingsby earned Thursday yoga with Sati; Doug Andres has sweet White House photography skills.

From Nicole: Congrats to Kirsten and Jacob Peterson on the birth of their son, Ian – the most beautiful Green Bay Packers fan to enter the swamp since Erik Kinney; Have you seen Mark O’Neil’s mustache lately?; Kaylee Otterbacher is an expert dog sitter; Where is Ian Martorana brunching this weekend?; Kristina Sesek is the fiercest Cruella de Vil since… ever; We heard a rumor that Second City is scouting Kathryn Lyons; Sarah Hudson looked amazing at the Junior League of Washington’s 105th Celebration; DC’s loss is Minnesota’s gain – congrats on the new gig, Becky Alery!; Has Katie Pointer been practicing her logic games?; You haven’t made it in this town until Amos Snead follows you on Instagram; Luke Barr is all about fake news; Puppy playdates with Evan Chapman are life; Ask Georgina Brewer what she thinks about Old Ebbitt; Speaker Ryan didn’t bring us back cheese curds from his recent trip to Wisconsin – how rude; Michael Shapiro’s New York City trips make us jealous; Macey Sevcik’s Halloween costume was worthy of the Silver Screen; Emily Schillinger and Lauren Aronson survived one hell of a Thursday; Exactly how many vintage blazers does The Fashionably Broke own?

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Congratulations to Laura Bonavita, who has spent the past four years crushing it on the comms team at the Chamber of Commerce, on her big move to Hyundai. #DoBigThings; From Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner’s (R-WI) office, Nicole Tieman is making moves to Sen. Chuck Grassley’s (R-IA) office as press secretary; After nine years with the Wall Street Journal, Anton Troianovski is joining the Washington Post as its new Moscow bureau chief; JPMorgan Chase adds CSIS senior fellow Lisa Samp as vice president for international policy. Samp previously was director for NATO and European strategic affairs for the NSC until 2015, and before this, was chief of staff to the assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs; Emily Leviner, legislative director and counsel for Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX), is joining Sen. Deb Fischer’s (R-NE) office as legislative director; Former chief of staff to Sen. John Boozman (R-AR) Helen Tolar is making moves to Troutman Sanders Strategies as a principal; Vox politics and policy reporter Jeff Stein is joining the Washington Post team as a policy reporter for “Wonkblog”; Senate Democratic Policy Committee alum Isaac Reyes has been promoted to vice president of government affairs at Target; Angela Styles recently joined Bracewell as a partner in the government contracts practice. Before this, Styles spent over ten years at Crowell & Moring, most recently as the firm’s chair; Young Invincibles has named Planned Parenthood alum Rachel Fleischer as its new executive director; NAM’s Lauren Wilk and Katie Rosebrook, most recently with Signal Group, have joined the Aluminum Association as vice president of policy and international trade and public affairs specialist, respectively; Most recently communications director for Gov. Sam Brownback, Melika Willoughby has accepted a new position as communications director for Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH); Former CIA and NSC spokesperson Ned Price joins the New America International Security program as a fellow; Taylor Lorenz, currently a senior editor and director of emerging platforms at The Hill, is joining The Daily Beast as a tech reporter; The CNBC tech team is adding two: Business Insider alum Jillian D’Onfro and Bloomberg News’ Alex Sherman; FP1 Strategies adds Jon Conradi, most recently political editor for LifeZette, as a managing director; Media Matters for America has hired BerlinRosen Public Affairs account executive Sam Scarrow as associate communications director; Creator and co-host of “The Pollsters,” Margie Omero, has joined GBA Strategies as a partner; From Hill + Knowlton Strategies, former communications director for Sen. Lisa Murkowski Matthew Felling has joined Burson-Marsteller as a senior director; And finally, congrats and best of luck to Joe Brettell as he starts a new venture, launching a strategic communications division at the Prosody Group. Brettell most recently was manager of external engagement at Apache Corporation


Famous birthday wishes to Matt Bisenius, Sarah Woolley, Olivia Rogine, Andrea Mitchell, Ivanka Trump, Maggie Haberman, Rebecca Schieber, Megan Wilson, Michelle Barnum, Michael Byerly, Andrew Carroll, Stacey Light, Gretchen Hahn, Betsy Woodruff, Kelly Shanahan, Amy Koren, Marissa O’Malley, Leda Williams, Katherine Cotsonas, Sean Donahue, Drew Kent, Cliff McKinney, Michael Sauri, Nu Wexler, Peter Pasi, Luke Mullins, Stephanie Fontenot Marrs, Jen Thomas, Ryan Thompson, Rachel Bauer Taylor, Lisa Miller, Michael Davis, Blair Latoff Holmes, Richard Hudson, Ryan Tracy, Brooke Saltzer Bergen and Julie Landry!

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