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Forget to make plans for the long weekend? Here’s a list of fun things to do. Or go hog wild: Get out of dodge and take a day trip.

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  • Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans announced on Thursday that he will not seek another term as chairman of Metro’s board when his current one expires June 30. In early March, the Metro board launched a probe against Evans, after reports showed that Evans attempted to use his connections as a public official to receive work in the private sector.

  • The U.S. Attorney for D.C. indicted a former D.C. tax official for allegedly accepting more than $85,000 in bribes between 2013 and 2017, WAMU reporter Martin Austermuhle finds.

  • ThePost has a breakdown of how to navigate the weeks-long shutdown of six Metro stations along the Blue and Yellow Lines.

  • WMATA, meanwhile, is looking to buy 30 acres in Landover for a rail repair facility, which is anticipated to cost a jaw-dropping $400 million to build.

  • Meet the founders of an athleisure line dedicated to women of all body types and skin tones

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

  • Loose Lips will return after the holiday. Have a great weekend!

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

  • Adams Morgan is getting an Italian small plates restaurant from two Al Volo partners. [WCP]

  • The Columbia Heights Wawa is open. [Washingtonian]

  • One of your food editor’s favorite cheesesteak places has closed. [PoPville]

  • McDonald’s is hot water. [Eater]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen(tips? mcohen@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Film review: Booksmart flips the script on the raunchy teen movie formula. [WCP]

  • Theater review: Arena Stage’s Jubilee teaches a lesser-known piece of black history. [WCP]

  • Theater review: Signature Theatre brings Zora Neale Hurston‘s stories to life in Spunk. [WCP]

  • Last theater review: Olney Theatre Center’s Mary Stuartechoes down the centuries. [WCP]

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

  • How housing density became a central issue for urbanists across the country. [City Lab]  

  • What $3,000 rents in D.C. right now. [Curbed]

  • ICYMI: Children in Wards 7 and 8 are overwhelmingly diagnosed with asthma more frequently than their counterparts in Northwest D.C., and taken to the ER 20-25 times more than kids in affluent neighborhoods. Why? Partly because of their housing conditions. [WCP]

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

  • Dave Martinez’s time as an effective leader of the Nats is over, if it ever existed,” Post sports columnist Barry Svrluga declaredafter the Nats’ latest meltdown. Washington heads home on a five-game losing streak after being swept in a four-game series by the Mets. [Federal Baseball]

  • D.C. high school student Rajah Caruth doesn’t have a driver’s license. He’s lived in cities all his life. But the 16-year-old is determined to be a NASCAR driver. [WCP]

  • The Mystics are all over WNBA.com’s pre-season survey. General managers in the league predicted that the team will finish with the most wins in the Eastern Conference and Elena Delle Donne will earn MVP honors.

  • D.C. tennis fans are already familiar with GQ’s latest model: Frances Tiafoe. [GQ]

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


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