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Kathryn Lyons

Kathryn Lyons

#Weekend Awesome events: Did you know that a lot of paydays strategically fall on Fridays so that you blow all your money over the weekend, forcing you to go back to work on Monday because you have none left? It’s true – we read it on the internet; Here are several …

Audrey Henson was a lot of us when we first moved to DC: eager, ambitious, ready to take on the world — and also broke. She struggled as an intern working on Capitol Hill and recognized that she wasn’t the only one. That’s why she started College to Congress — so she …

Don Ripper’s been painting for several years now. From class projects to portraits of his daughters, Don has made a name for himself in the District and surrounding DMV area. We just had one question – what came first? the art or the ‘stache? 🎨

#Weekend Awesome events: It’s time to let out your cotton-candy-lovin’ inner-kid out at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair!; Black Card Declined combines stand-up comedy and game show feels about Black culture for a night to get learnt and LOL; Lose your sanity on Friday and Saturday – and regain it on …

#ThankYou You guys – my inbox broke yesterday thanks to all of you who sent in tips for today’s newsletter. Get ready to witness what might be the largest #FamousForDC section in Round Up history. Thank you to everyone who contributed and a special thanks to my dad for always …

Whether you’re here for the mussels – or the muscles – watch our Famous Five with Chef Andre Rush who’s making it his mission to spread the comfort of cooking with service members and the world. Related: Famous Five – MPAA’s Joan Graves | Famous Five – The Voice’s Rayshun …

#FamousFollow WYD this weekend? Anything fun? Anything boring? Perfect 😎. Tag us in your pictures and use the hashtag #FamousWeekend so we can live vicariously through your fun plans and maybe even show up at the spot you’re at…or not because that’d be weird. #Weekend Awesome events: In case you missed our …

#Weekend Awesome events: People funnier than you are in town this weekend for the District of Comedy Festival. Don’t go through this weekend without a belly laugh; Janelle Monae’s at the Anthem tonight putting all our own talents to shame; You can watch Jurassic Park at Congressional Cemetery tonight which won’t …

Did you know the system in place that rates movies is 50 years old? 50! It’s called the Classification and Rating Administration (CARA) and we sat down with the wonder woman in charge – Joan Graves – to learn about how our favorite movies get rated before they hit the …

#Weekend Awesome events: Why are you still at work and not dreaming about bathing yourself in margaritas and guacamole over at Mission’s newest spot in Navy Yard?!; There are few things we love more than tequila and bad decisions – and ice cream is one of them – especially when it’s …

I’m about 12+ hours late to the game here because I got distracted by the very thing I wanted to post about 12+ hours ago – aka the best thread on Twitter and it involves – you guessed it – dogs. Hundreds of them. (And a few humans and cats to be …

#Weekend Awesome events: We’re not gonna tell you what to do, but YOU HAVE TO VISIT the Fun House Exhibit at the National Building Museum because your FOMO just can’t handle; Pusha T revealed to the world that Drake is a dad and tonight he’s at Echostage to hopefully tell us …

#Weekend Awesome events: It’s been a week. Treat yourself to a breather and a little downward dog on the Line Hotel rooftop; But if you’re looking to get folked up – the Smithsonian Folklife Festival will cater to your needs all weekend long; It’s Final Friday at Town – they’re going …

What’s buzzing on Capitol Hill? Alex Gangitano’s scoops – whether it’s on the steps of the Capitol building or inside the halls that hold it up, Roll Call’s Heard on the Hill reporter has the news you didn’t know you needed. From covering the Congressional Baseball games and Speaker Ryan’s bad dad jokes, …

#Weekend Awesome events: Welcome to your first weekend of summer! If only it could feel a little more like it, right? Head to the POV rooftop for some neat retro pop music by Ceramic Animal that’s sure to kick your weekend into the right gear; The 26th annual Giant National Capital Barbecue …