Welcome to Thursday, D.C. It’s gonna rain.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Mitch Ryals (tips? mryals@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Events DC spent $150,000 lobbying Congress for control of the RFK campus. [WCP]

  • Rep. Andy Harris is at it again. But this time it’s sex, not weed. [Post]

  • The Washington Posthas a new ombudsman. [CJR]

  • D.C. cop charged with bribery. [Post]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips? lhayes@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Airline caterers at DCA vote on whether to strike for better pay, benefits. [WCP]

  • What did Chef Kwame Onwuachihave to say on late night TV? [Eater]

  • Critic Tom Sietsema revisits Hitching Post in Petworth. [Post]

ARTS LINKS, by Kayla Randall (tips? krandall@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • DCA welcomes a Made In D.C. retail kiosk today. [DCist]

  • Local rapper GoldLink ushers in his new album era with projections on U Street. [Washingtonian]

  • The descendants of the Smithsonian’s founding donor tour the institution for the first time. [WAMU]

  • The filming of a miniseries will shut down D.C. streets this weekend. [WTOP]

SPORTS LINKS, by Kelyn Soong (tips? ksoong@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Gonzaga high school teacher Ariel Laguilles reflects on his 400-mile run in Spain and his journey to becoming an ultramarathoner. [WCP]

  • Kevin Durant posted an Instagram photo from a hospital bed announcing that he had surgery to repair a torn right Achilles tendon. “Basketball is my biggest love and I wanted to be out there that night because that’s what I do,” Durant wrote about playing in Game 5. [USA Today]

  • Barry Svrluga at the Post examines why attendance is down at Nats Park this season. [Post]

  • With help from local partners, the U.S. State Department is promoting inclusion in sports across the world. [WCP]

HAPPENING TODAY, by Kayla Randall (tips? krandall@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Washington Performing Arts presents the 5th annual Politics & Art: District Vox, a showcase concert of local singers, vocal ensembles, bands, spoken word artists, and actors. This edition will feature local Latinx artists sharing stories and poetry at the John A. Wilson Building.5:30 p.m. at 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free.

  • Writer Dan Albert discusses his book Are We There Yet?, a meditation on car culture and its tight grip on the United States, at Solid State Books. 7 p.m. at 600 H St. NE. Free.

  • Palestinian musician Huda Asfour leads a bi-monthly improvisational jam session at Bossa Bistro. 8 p.m. at 2463 18th St. NW. $5.

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