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#Weekend

Awesome events: Everyone has a Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and if you don’t, it’s probably you – Live! At the Lincoln Theatre; If a picture is worth a thousand words, 75 years of the BEST pictures are worth at least a billion-trillion-gazillion – See for yourself at the Newseum; The next time someone tells you they need space, tell them there’s a party for that – at the National Air and Space Museum; Petalpalooza makes its debut at The Wharf on Saturday as part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival; Try new food and drank – and jam out to live music – at Union Market District Streetfest; Sundays are for the Lorde and Pups in the Park at Nats Park!; AWESOME EVENT ALERT! Calling DC working gals: MABE Wellness presents “Digestion in the District” Wednesday at 6:30p. Check it out! 


#Watch

Move over peanuts and Cracker Jacks! Nationals Chef Vince Navarrete has something tastier in store for those taste buds 🍔🍻⚾️


#NewsYouCanUse

So many Nationals beards, so little time; The DC Public Library is now streaming video; Here are some ways to see the cherry blossoms without seeing the cherry blossoms; Say it ain’t snow! NO SERIOUSLY; Here’s a helpful guide to keep allergies from ruining your life; Quit making fun of your gluten-free friends!


#FamousForDC

A very big congratulations to our very own Managing Editor, Kathryn Lyons, on her recent engagement. We think the world of Kathryn and couldn’t be happier for her and her fiancé Mike. – JAS; ⚾️ Happy Opening Weekend to Adam Froemming and the entire Nationals organization; Is anyone happier right now than Jonathan Grella?; We live vicariously through Kristin Strobel’s travel photos; Hello Michelle Jaconi We’re sending good vibes to our friend Rayshun Lamarr in LA!; That’s a lot of people for one selfie, Kyle Dropp; Happy ✌️ years Ryan Hill and Michelle Goldchain!; Angie Goff wins “cutest kids” pic this week; Sarah Demarest’s kids might’ve been the hoppiest at the White House Easter Egg Roll; We wanna go on summer vacay with Red Schriver; Thanks for the beer tip at Smoke and Barrel, Fritz Hahn!; We dig squinty eyes, Hannah Mooney; We approve of your marriage choice too, Joanna EllisLuke Russert had a good Thursday; Bon voyage, Amber Smith ✈️Steven Smith makes the most of DC traffic; Hand over those doughnuts, Kat Orme; Shout out to the Scher Squad getting #ScherFaced in Nashville this weekend; Kate Murphy are you reading this?; We’re jealous of Karina Carlson‘s Mexican vacay; Haley Leonard met Cal Ripken and we’re freaking out about it; Bethany Almon made her modeling debut this week; Liz Walker is crushing med school and life in general; How do we get Joel Satore’s job?; Austin Courtney loves puppies!


#MakingMoves by S-3 Public Affairs

Congratulations to Jon Simons, who is leaving his post as vice president of political advocacy at the National Restaurant Association to join NCTA – The Internet & Television Association as associate vice president of digital advocacy; Politico’s Kevin Robillard is making moves to HuffPost as a senior political reporter covering the midterms and 2020; HuffPost is also adding Molly Redden to cover politics as a workplace; Yvette Cabrera as an environmental justice reporter; Michael Hobbes as an economic trends reporter; Priya Arora as front page editor; and Mike Barry as head of audience; The Washington Post has named Tim Meko as senior graphics editor and Reuben Fischer-Baum as Graphics team assignment editor; Also at the Post, long-time employee Carla Broyleshas a new role as senior editor for recruiting and training; Olivia Oran is making moves from Reuters to Business Insider as a senior editor focused on the financial services industry; Joining CNN’s “State of the Union” with Jake Tapper team is former booking producer for MSNBC’s “Hardball,” Cassie McNamara; CNN’s Ravi Agrawal has a new role as managing editor of Foreign Policy; Long-time Army Times reporter Sean Naylor is leaving to join Yahoo News as a national security correspondent; ABC News adds CNN and HLN alum Kyra Phillips as a DC-based correspondent; At the Associated Press, veteran reporter Colleen Long is shifting beats and moving to D.C. to cover the Department of Homeland Security; From The Ringer, Hannah Giorgis is joining The Atlantic as a staff writer on the culture team; Futurism Media has a new content director: former Mashable managing editor, Foster Kamer; At the White House, Eleni Roumel is joining Vice President Mike Pence’s office as deputy counsel; Joining the communications team for Speaker Paul Ryan is Maya Arrieta-Walden, who most recently was a senior associate at Hamilton Place Strategies; The Glover Park Group adds Gina Foote, most recently chief of staff to Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX), as a vice president; From the office of Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL), Taleen Mekhdjavakian is making moves to Fresenius Medical Care as director of government affairs; Former press secretary for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) Christina Mandreucci has left her most recent role as a special assistant at NASA to become press secretary for Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) focusing on the Senate HELP committee; Meguire Whitney adds Trevor Pearson, former legislative director for Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), as a principal; Nathan Smith, former director of public policy for GLSEN, is joining Civitas Public Affairs Group as a senior associate; Former managing director of The Israel Project, Omri Ceren, has a new role as national security adviser to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX); A few promotions at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Chuck Chaitovitz is now vice president for environmental affairs and sustainability; Ed Mortimer is now vice president for transportation and infrastructure; and Caroline Harris is now vice president for tax policy and economic development; Rational 360 has promoted Brian Bartlett from senior vice president to partner; From Dickinson Wright, Patrick Anderson has joined Federal Advocates as senior director; Ryan Bernstein, current chief of staff to Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) is making moves to McGuireWoods Consulting as a senior vice president, focused on energy and agriculture issues. Replacing Bernstein as chief of staff is Cassie Bladow, current vice president at the U.S. Beet Sugar Association; Caroline Tucker, previously with the McManus Group, is making moves to Jeffrey J. Kimbell & Associates as manager of health policy and reimbursement strategy; Peter Roberson,former lobbyist for the Intercontinental Exchange, has a new role as vice president of legislative and regulatory affairs for Charles Schwab; And finally, a big congrats to Olivier Knox, who has been named President of the White House Correspondents’ Association, beginning in July. Knox is also joining SiriusXM as its new chief Washington correspondent. #DoBigThings


#Birthdays

Famous birthday wishes to Dana Rubinstein, Emily Steel, Ryan Kuntz, Kelly Scher, Alex Farrand, Katya Moukhina, Dave Glauser, Greg Martin, Jonathan Martin, Daniel Lippman (Saturday!), Kayleigh Harrington, Kelle Long (Sunday!), Charles Rivkin, Alex Burns and Matt Flynn!


#BYE

Have a tariffic weekend 😎