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Awesome events: Ok so the weather this weekend is a good reason to cry, but then you’ll just be adding to the water volume in this city and we can’t handle all that. It’s cool, there’s always Netflix; Be humble. Kendrick Lamar will be at Jiffy Lube tonight; The Caps are comin home! Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals takes place in DC Saturday – tickets will cost you about a month’s worth of rent so hit the bars instead; Take dance lessons at the Wharf because why not?; Jackson 20 and Port City Brewing are partnering every Sunday in June to bring you Pride Patio in Old Town Alexandria


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Hey interns, don’t dress like jerks; Calling all entrepreneurs! Can you handle a swim with the sharks?; Wonder Woman will be filming in DC this summer and they need extras; Because cycling isn’t hard enough, they’re adding water to it; An SUV was stolen from a movie set in DC only to crash and burn…just like in the movies; Move over frose, schnapsicles are a thing.


Flashback Friday: Summer means tourists, but it also means travel! DC was recently named a top destination for 2018 which means your summer is about to get a bit more crowded.


Brandon Maupin is as passionate about fitness as he is about The Dirty Bulk at Five Guys and while finding the best fit for you is part of his commitment, he simply asks one commitment of you.


The Capitol Hill Film Classic came to Miracle Theatre last night in its inaugural debut – congrats to winners Chad Eric Smith (Best local film), Ashley Deckman (Best Director) and Scarlett Urbano (Best Picture & Best International) and to founder of the festival Michael Rekola on a successful event!; Dakota Fine is living his best life; Congrats to Polly and Justin DeBron on their nuptials this past Sunday; Here’s a special shout-out to Michelle McGann; Hello Mr. Josh Grogis; Is Chris Taylor still a DC sports fan?; Matthew Faraci has been all over the place; Hip-hip-hooray to all the Caps fans that watched a hockey game at an arena in which there was no hockey team playing; Is Mollie O’Dell going to the Cat-urday Nats game?; Carl Thorsen needs the puck to drop way faster; The Askew family is crushing Disney World; Congrats to Stuart and Alison Siciliano on the arrival of daughter number three; Thanks to Hope Randall for reminding us “no day is complete without bad puns and good coffee.”; Congratulations to Erin Amsberry in her new role as Communications Manager at IER; We hope S-3 golf balls treat Alex Angelson well this weekend; Is Anton Vuljaj running the 10 miler?; Is Macey Sevcik ready for some guac?; Andrew Powaleny and Nika Nour before 9am is video gold; Parker Poling says we should retire this amazing Bravo CAPS gif. Personally, we don’t think they have the votes and we want to bring this to a floor vote; Adam Kovacevich is moving from man-to-man to zone defense; Weezer covered Toto’s Africa; Congratulations to the National Press Foundation Paul Miller fellows: Emily Baumgaertner – The New York Times, Tom Benning – The Dallas Morning News, Rachel Bluth – Kaiser Health News, Dan Cooney – PBS NewsHour, Miriam Cross – Kiplinger Washington Editors, Eugene Daniels – Newsy, Daniella Diaz – CNN, Jessica Estepa – USA Today, Reuben Fischer-Baum – The Washington Post, Sadie Gurman – The Wall Street Journal, Saba Hamedy – CNN, Molly Hensley-Clancy – BuzzFeed News, Astead Herndon – The New York Times, Arit John – Bloomberg News, Philip Lewis – HuffPost, Nolan McCaskill – Politico, Elizabeth McLaughlin – ABC News, Haley Sands – C-SPAN, Barbara Sprunt – NPR, Nikki Wentling – Stars and Stripes, Emily Wilkins – Bloomberg BNA, Jie Jenny Zou – Center for Public Integrity; Ben Droz is making hemp happen; Impressive handstand, Mattie Duppler; Don’t @ Clinton Yates while he’s eating; Was your first car as cool as AshLee Strong’s?; Haley Byrd learned a lot about her boyfriend with one single bite of a Kit-Kat; You don’t look a day over 38, CNN; #DoBigThings Nathan Brand.

#MakingMoves by S-3 Public Affairs

A big congratulations to Kaelan Dorr who is making moves to Sinclair Broadcast Group, and serving as the new Executive Political Producer, Kaelan will be working on Botton Line with @BorisEP bringing his own experience as a Trump White House alum; Natalie Ravitz is heading to Oath as chief communications officer and chief storyteller; FTI Consulting is adding Walt Cronkite IV to be their new director of public affairs and government relations; Kelsey Sutton is Adweek’s newest tech reporter after time at Mic and Politico; Brittany Shepard, a former White House correspondent, is moving to the Washingtonian; Lauren Selsky is starting a new gig with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in D.C.; Jennifer Debes Bang is now at Treasury as the deputy assistant secretary of legislative affairs; Hat tip to Playbook for the following: Kirk Wagar, former U.S. ambassador to Singapore, is the new co-chairman at Mercury; Katie Honan is making moves to the Wall Street Journal covering NYC’s city hall; Callie Beusman is the Cut’s newest news editor; CNBC.com is adding Dawn Kopecki as an editor; Sarah Toy will be joining MarketWatch to be a media reporter; Mark Lasswell heads to the Washington Post’s opinions section after time at the WSJ on the same team; Nathan Brand is heading to West Virginia to be Patrick Morrisey’s senate campaign communications director; Anthony Fisher is a new senior editor at The Week; Emily’s List is bolstering their team with Callie Fines as the new CFO and Denelle Robinson as the new chief administrative officer; And finally, congratulations to The Daily Beast who has a new Editor-in-Chief in Noah Schatman, as outgoing EIC, John Avion, heads to CNN. Congratulations to Cristiano Lima who is taking over the Morning Tech newsletter at POLITICO. Prior, he covered breaking news; Andrew Rafferty will be the new senior politics editor for Newsy. Andrew was a political reporter for NBC News.


Famous birthday wishes to Hanz Heinrichs, Jennifer Berline, Josh Gregory, Allison Bringardner, Ephraim Froehlich, Lexi Stemple Swearingen, Gina Foote, Michael Antonopoulos, Tommy McFly, Sarah Demarest, John Arundel, Steve Lombardo, Lori Ann LaRocco, Aaron Latham, Adrian Sferle, Dan Ciprari, Felicia Sonmez, Elizabeth Rojas Levi, Jeremy Rose, Brad Bosserman, Rhett Morgan and Taylor Hiegel!