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Good morning, D.C., and welcome to Friday. Temperatures could stretch into the 80s with the possibility of scattered showers this morning. Also, the DC Bike Ride is tomorrow. Here are the streets that will be closed.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

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

  • Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans has drawn another challenger. Political newcomer Jordan Grossman is running on ethics and transparency. He plans to enroll in the District’s new publicly funded elections program. [Post]

  • Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd is silent on his campaign law violations. He’s the first incumbent to file for re-election in 2020. [WCP]

  • Council Chairman Phil Mendelson is at odds with the city’s CFO over whether he can take $30 million from the District’s sports and entertainment authority, Events DC, to make repairs to the city’s public housing stock. [WAMU]

  • Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh’s soda tax survives, and so will the nutritional programs it funds. [DC Line]

  • ICYMI: “Heller” decision was the Supreme Court’s biggest mistake in retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens’ tenure. [Washington Times]

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

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  • Enjoy a 7-course vegetarian feast including a gyro inside Komi next month. [WCP]

  • Are these the 17 best Mexican restaurants in the D.C. area? [Washingtonian]

  • The city of Alexandria is helping this cidery along. [Eater]

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

  • ICYMI: Behind the scenes of five tumultuous years inside the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. [WCP]

  • The success of Moechella and #DontMuteDC is galvanizing go-go. [WCP]

  • Theater review: Studio’s The Children makes the personal political. [WCP]

  • Theater review: Folger’s Love’s Labor’s Lost is subtly sexy. [WCP]

  • Theater review: Faction of Fools asks whodunnit in The Great Commedia Hotel Murder Mystery. [WCP]

  • Theater review: With The Oresteia, Michael Kahn leaves Shakespeare Theatre Company on a high note. [WCP]

  • Film review: John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellumis a satisfying chapter in a ridiculous franchise. [WCP]

  • Film review: Kenneth Branagh portrays a boring bard in All Is True. [WCP]

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

Housing Complex is away from her desk and will return next week.

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

  • At 48, Vienna resident Perry Shoemaker is the second oldest woman to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials. [Runner’s World]

  • The Nats won two out of three against the Mets, but welcome the NL Central leading Chicago Cubs to town starting tonight. [Federal Baseball]

  • The Mystics will finish the preseason tonight in Atlanta before their regular season starts on May 25. [Bullets Forever]

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

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