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Wake up and smell the honeysuckle, D.C.: The Caps are one game away from winning the Stanley Cup after crushing the Vegas Knights 6-2 last night at the Capital One Arena. They play again Thursday night in Vegas, hopefully coming back to the District with a shiny new object in tow.


  • A local man charged with rioting and inciting violence during the 2017 Inauguration Day protest walked out of court free on Monday, after a jury found him not guilty on nine counts.

  • D.C. will grant its five-year, $140 million Circulator contract to a new company after years of failed management by First Transit. The city’s Department of Transportation will take over managing the contract when it goes into effect this fall.

  • Arlington Cemetery, faced with a space crisis, has managed to expand the life of its property by 30 years—it’s got 6,000 new, pre-dug graves.   


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

  • Crime comes up in Ward 3 candidates forum for at-large D.C. Council hopefuls. [Twitter]

  • The incumbent—Anita Bonds—left the forum before it was finished. [Twitter]

  • D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine comments on Supreme Court bakery ruling. [Twitter]

  • Bowser cuts ribbon on Planet Word, a new language museum in ex-school. [Bisnow]

  • Bowser’s dad and Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd rally for early votes. [Twitter]

  • What the District’s NEAR Act would do to reduce crime…were it fully implemented. [Hill]

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

  • Listen to the new solo recordings from D.C. jazz mainstay Luke Stewart. [Bandcamp]

  • Local shows to catch this week: Blacks’ Myths at Rhizome, DC Jazz Fest, Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival. [DC Music Download]

  • In which Rudy Giuliani and his fam take in a production of Shakespeare Theatre’s Camelot, and his son and daughter-in-law, uh, get passionate. [Washingtonian]

  • A lot of The Wharf is new and shiny, but Arena Stage has been there for a while—with no plans of going anywhere. [WAMU]

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

  • Owner of Garden District andEtto dies at 38. [Washingtonian]

  • Vince Gray issues statement opposing Initiative 77. [Twitter]

  • Why Supreme Core Cider should appeal to D.C.’s beer drinkers. [WCP]

  • Barracks Row restaurant ChiKo is expanding to San Diego. [Eater]

  • Behind the scenes at Mess Hall’s New Kitchens on the Block. [DC Refined]

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

  • Two residents of Howard Manor, among the few remaining, sue Howard University and its president. [WCP]

  • Georgetown’s historic streetcar trestle is sticking around (for now). [Curbed]

  • Kojo Nnamdi gets flak for dismissing a female caller’s concerns about street harassment in Mount Pleasant. [Kojo, Twitter]

  • Hotels around Nats Park continue to raise prices and fill rooms as the All-Star Game approaches. [WBJ]

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

  • On his way to the Caps’ (victorious) Game 4, T.J. Oshie fell short on Metro fare by 35 cents. Peak fares: always brutal. [Post]

  • A 15-year-old Capitals fan threw a crab onto the ice after Washington beat the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. He spoke to Scott Allen of The Post on how he pulled it off. [Post]

  • Capitals fans are spending some quality time outside the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery before and after Stanley Cup Final games. [USA Today]

  • Nationals closer Sean Doolittle will chat with radio hosts Grant Paulsen and Danny Rouhier at D.C. Improv on Wednesday, June 6 starting at 7 p.m. [106.7 The Fan]

  • A sneak peak of D.C. United’s Audi Field, the new $200-million stadium which is slated to open July 14 in Buzzard Point. [Fox 5]


  • Genre-bending Philadelphia indie rock band Hop Along performs at 9:30 Club. 7 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $20.

  • Worcester, Massachusetts rapper Joyner Lucas brings his I’m Kind of a Big Deal tour to Union Stage. 8 p.m. at 740 Water St. SW. $22–$100.

  • The Phillips Collection presents Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia, an exhibition featuring the work of nine artists, showcasing the many contemporary art practices of Aboriginal Australia. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1600 21st St. NW. $10–$12.

  • ANC 6E meets at 6:30 p.m. 1630 7th St. NW.

  • ANC 4A meets at 7:00 p.m. 6001 Georgia Ave.

  • ANC 8A meets at 7:00 p.m. 1800 MLK Jr. Ave. SE.

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