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Happy Friday, D.C. Here’s to hoping your week wasn’t as bad as Mary Cheh’s.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

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

  • A third challenger for Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans. [WCP]

  • Critics wonder what the hell the D.C. government is spending its money on. [Post]

  • D.C. Council’s funding for early childhood education falls short of advocates’ wishes. [WAMU]

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

  • A restaurant specializing in paella with Michelin ambitions will open in Glover Park this summer. [WCP]

  • D.C. has a members-only dining club that specializes in six-course meals. [Washingtonian]

  • Look at this itty bitty mayonnaise that’s driving a reporter mad. [Post]

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

  • The National Museum of Women in the Arts explores massive sculptures and multiples. [WCP]

  • Dane Figueroa Ediditells a timeless story in Theater Alliance’s Klytmnestra. [WCP]

  • The Kennedy Center will unveil its first major expansion, THE REACH, with a free fall festival. [WAMU]

  • Baltimore Symphony Orchestra cancels its summer programming. [Post]

  • Check out 21 summer concerts and festivals in the D.C. area. [Washingtonian]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Morgan Baskin (tips? mbaskin@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • These Ward 7 and 8 residents like the name “East of the River” just fine. [Urban Turf]

  • German grocer Lidl will open in the Skyland Town Center. [Curbed]

  • ICYMI: The attorney general can only do so much to prevent slumlords from letting apartments fall into miserable condition. [WCP]

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

  • From 2 to 6:30 p.m. this Saturday, the Mystics will host a block party outside their new arena prior to the home opener. [DCist]

  • Maryland’s Megan Taylor is the first goalie to become a Tewaaraton Award winner given to the best player in college lacrosse. [Lacrosse Magazine]

  • Sun-Maid has pulled it sponsorship from the Fresno Grizzlies, the Nats’ Triple-A affiliate, after the team aired a video likening Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Kim Jong Un and Fidel Castro. [Newsweek]

  • Anthony Cowan Jr. is coming back to the Terps for his senior season. [NBC Sports Washington]

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

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