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Welcome to a glorious Friday. For the first time in the franchise’s 44-year history, the Washington Capitals won the Stanley Cup, beating the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5, 4-3. It’s also the city’s first win in the major four professional sports since 1992. We laughed. We screamed. But mostly, we cried.



LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips? agiambrone@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Ward 8’s Trayon White says D.C. students need safety to succeed, per Maslow. [WCP]

  • Once at-large councilmember David Catania endorses incumbent Anita Bonds. [Blade]

  • Bonds suggests that police should do random searches for guns to stop violence. [WCP]

  • AFRO backs first-timers Marcus Goodwin and Sheika Reid in Council races. [AFRO]

  • With Tom Udall, a majority of Senate Democrats now support D.C. statehood. [Twitter]

  • Post letter to the editor: Developers influence District pols more than activists do. [Post]

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

  • The Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival, Moonrise Festival, and other music fests to catch in the area this summer. [Post]

  • And here’s a look at some intriguing—and otherworldly—art exhibitions to check out this summer. [Post]

  • PriestsKatie Alice Greer has released an entire cover album of The Dixie ChicksFly. [Bandcamp]

  • And listen to some new tunes from Luke Stewart, Bacchae, and more. [WCP]

  • In which Dave Chappelle makes a surprise appearance to kick off the DC Jazz Festival. [Washingtonian]

  • And speaking of the DC Jazz Festival, our jazz critic picks the can’t-miss shows during its first week. [WCP]

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

  • We tackle unanswered questions about ballot initiative 77. [WCP]

  • Chef Rob Rubba is leaving his own restaurant, Hazel. [Eater]

  • Keep your happy hour streak going during the weekend. [Washingtonian]

  • Belly dancing is coming to the former Walters space in Park View. [PoPville]

  • Cacio e pepe is everywhere. [Post]

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

  • Bowser releases a new campaign ad touting her record on affordable housing. [Twitter]

  • City leaders are no longer placing families in the D.C. General homeless shelter. [WTOP]

  • A $2.5 million Shaw home. [Curbed]

  • And boutique condos are now for sale across the street from Walter Reed. [Urban Turf]

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

  • There is too much great Capitals celebration content to choose from, so just check out #ALLCAPS hashtag on Twitter. [Twitter]

  • Ready for the Capitals’ victory parade? The D.C. deputy mayor hinted that it will be held next week. [WJLA]


  • MahoganyBooks presents a book talk with Mia K. Wright, an influential pastor from Houston whose new book Unthinkable speaks to breaking out of the comfort zone to live a life of significance. It’s the kick-off event for Indie/Penned, the bookstore’s independent, self-published author series. 6:30 p.m. at 1231 Good Hope Road SE. Free.

  • D.C.-formed rock band Ted Leo and the Pharmacists perform at Black Cat in celebration of the 15th anniversary of their acclaimed album Hearts of Oak. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $25.

  • At the Atlas Performing Arts Center, youth development program City at Peace performs its original musical It’s Time We Interrupt This Program, which centers on a new television network dedicated to teens that leaves the imaginary and deals with the realities of race and culture, dating violence, and uncertain futures. 7:30 p.m. at 1333 H St. NE. $12.

  • ANC 1B meets at 6:30 p.m. 815 Florida Ave. NW.


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