Home»Friday Round Up»Friday Round Up

Friday Round Up

Pinterest Google+


Thank you to all those who have served our country, those who continue to serve, and those that have made the ultimate sacrifice to defend her and our freedoms.

Photo: Mike Mozart


Come by and cross off your Holiday shopping list at FamousDC’s pop-up shop at Union Market on Saturday, November 18th!


Awesome events: The 10th annual FotoWeekDC is back and kicking off tonight #NoFilter; Stop by the Crafty Bastards Crafts Fair tomorrow at Nats Park to see what art made by some crafty bastards looks like; Eat your feelings and more at the Emporiyum at Union Market; Mystery Friends is jamming tomorrow night at Safari DC Restaurant and Lounge!; Tomorrow night at Wonderland Ballroom a few guys will perform stand-up comedy and then be auctioned off for a date – all for charity; Today Americans from all walks of life will visit The Wall to deliver thoughtful and patriotic speeches; Celebrate Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery tomorrow with various ceremonies including the wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns; Between Friday and Sunday, any veteran or active-duty service member who visits Fair Winds Brewing gets their first beer free; The first-ever Smithsonian Ingenuity Festival is underway – check out this month-long series of free events ft. American Ingenuity Awards honorees and other luminaries!


Coming soon: Going no faster than the legal speed limit and with our seat belts on, FamousDC’s Morning Commute is the latest reason why you might be stuck in some a.m. traffic. Sorry, not sorry.


Target is featuring TWO MONTHS worth of weekend holiday sales; The men of the TODAY show have something to say about the check; You literally have no excuse to stay home because it’s too cold; JUST KIDDING. WINTER IS COMING. STAY INSIDE; Got rotting pumpkins? We got a solution; Date night can be every night when kids aren’t allowed at the restaurant; Calling all nudists!


Flashback Friday! Arguably one of DC’s most intriguing and talented artists, John Brendan Guinan has a lot more to offer than just his works of art – and his personal story is only the beginning.


Swag on tap.


Haven’t been to the Wharf yet? Audrey Henson could tell you if it’s worth the trip; In the wise words of Beyonce: who run the world? Girls. Right Jayne Visser?; Capturing the best of DC Kenny Day; Neil Grace knows how to kill two birds with one stone; Doug Heye is cultured; A breeze or two and the leaves come falling down for Mike Woeste; Congratulations to the DeBraunsdorves!; How long until Zac Smith and Collin Ward kick Lauren Hagen out of the car?; We hope Edgar Estrada is celebrating his birthday all weekend long; Congrats to the Anheuser-Busch team for throwing an amazing 1st Annual Brew Across America event!; We’re really digging Kelsey Wessels’ and Olivia Rogine’s new hair styles; Look at the great Noelle Clemente talking with the Washington Post about integrated public affairs strategies; Was that Joe Biden in Philly hanging with Jon Tripp?; Ryan Grim loves WeWork; Katy Ricalde conquered the Great Wall of China; Josh Snead and #SECShorts are breaking the internets again; We’re reading Rogue Affairten all-new resistance romances for readers who take their happily ever afters with love, hate, and all the dirty bits in between (h/t Kelly Maher & Skye Earls); And for those of you trying to save money without even trying, check out Dollars and Sense: How Misthink Money and How To Spend Smarter by Dan Ariely and Jeff Kreisler; Shout out to Hunter Hawkins and the great work he’s doing on the Hill; Sean Spicer can judge a dance competition, but can he cut an onion?; Is Natasha Flint rocking Big K.R.I.T. 4eva?; Does Todd Wooten read this far down?; We’re ready af to cut a rug with Mark Borelli on Saturday; Congrats to Angie Goff and her family and welcome to the world Wren Goff!; We’re still waiting on an address Rob Costa.

#MakingMoves by S-3 Public Affairs

 Congratulations to Jennifer Myers, who is joining the American Hotel & Lodging Association as senior director of communications for government affairs. Myers most recently was director of policy communications at the National Corn Growers Association; Politico reporter Josh Dawsey is making moves to the Washington Post White House reporting team; After six years as Bloomberg global head of communications, Rachel Nagler has a new role at Bloomberg Philanthropies; From the New York Times video department, A.J. Chavar is joining Vox as senior producer for news; NCTA has promoted Brian Dietz to senior vice president for strategic communications and named Rob Stoddard senior vice president for industry and association affairs. Before this, Stoddard was senior vice president of communications and public affairs; Alex Sherman is joining CNBC Digital as an M&A reporter, focused on tech. Sherman most recently was an M&A reporter and host of Bloomberg’s Deal of the Week Podcast for Bloomberg; Most recently press aide for Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R-ME), Erin Collins recently joined the NRCC as deputy press secretary; From the office of Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA), Amy Surber has a new role as legislative director for Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN); Chris Hayden has joined the Senate Majority PAC as communications director. Before this, Hayden was communications director for the Center For American Progress Action Fund; Katie Oppenheim has joined Sanofi as vice president and head of federal government relations. Oppenheim most recently was executive director for U.S. policy and government relations at Merck, and before this, a legislative aide to Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID); Vice News adds the Daily Beast’s Colin Jones as director of audience development; After six years in senior roles in the Obama Administration, Victoria Esser has rejoined The Glover Park Group as a managing director in the strategic communications division; Ian Wilhite, former deputy press secretary for Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), is joining Lambda Legal as its new press secretary; The office of Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) recently added Matt Wolking, most recently a senior communications advisor and press secretary for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), as communications director; After almost two decades, New York Times financial reporter Gretchen Morgenson is leaving for the Wall Street Journal. Morgenson will work as a senior special writer for the WSJ’s investigative team; McDonald’s recently added John Monsif to its DC office as director of U.S. government relations. Before this, Monsif was vice president of government relations at First Focus; The White House has named Judd Deere, most recently communications director for Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, as the director of state and local communications; And finally, after almost 15 years, today is Tori Barnes’ last day working for General Motors. We wish Tori the best of luck as she transitions to the US Travel Association as senior vice president, where she will help lead the government relations team. #DoBigThings


Famous birthday wishes to Richard Lyons, Jim Hughes, Ana Farmer, Cameron Easley, Claire Tonneson, Joel Seidman, Trevor Eischen, Mark Snead, Nathan Imperiale (!!!), Charlotte Cruze, Edgar Estrada, Kate Murphy, Tory Newmyer, Andrew Forbes, Erin Book Mullen, Sarah Isgur Flores, Arthur Delaney, Mike Shutley, Glenn Ballard, Amanda Keating, Elizabeth Brotherton-Bunch, Sue Davis, Linda Rozett, Anna Kimsey Edwards, Jonathan Zaremba, Tucker Bounds, Bennett Richardson, Sarah Milligan, Katie Harbath and Laura Mszar Walker!

Know someone with a birthday? Let us know! [email protected]


Thank a veteran