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Rain, rain, (not totally) gone away: Anticipate some sun after an evening of scattered showers. The week ahead appears to be more of the same, with thunderstorms and/or cloudy skies expected most days. Memorial Day is not looking clear.


  • Tampa beat the Caps 3-2 this weekend in a very tense game. (Sound like groundhog day?) For Monday’s game, Uber has agreed to pay for the metro system to run an hour late.

  • The backlash against Washingtonian’s botched “I’m not a tourist” campaign continues. Dozens of black residents gathered at Union Market on Sunday to stage a photo shoot of their own, all wearing T-shirts that say “NATIVE.”

  • D.C. still maintains some of the highest unemployment rates for black residents in the country, topping 13 percent, a study published last week shows. A black person in the District is eight times more likely to be out of work than a white person.

  • Mayor Muriel Bowser was a no-show at a mayoral forum on Saturday, where candidates discussed gun violence, education reform, and affordable housing. One notable attendee: Attorney General Karl Racine, who isn’t running for mayor, but reportedly asked to participate anyway.

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

  • With new lawsuit, battle over valuable Congress Heights land enters next chapter. [WCP]

  • Skewed priorities? D.C. Council allocates $1.5 million to acquire … a dog park. [Post]

  • Posteditorial board: District has handled the Terrence Sterling case adeptly. [Post]

  • D.C. police charge 28-year-old man with murder of 1-year-old beaten to death. [WJLA]

  • Education advocates criticize how much the District plans to spend on schools. [Times]

  • Ward 8 Councilmember Trayon White has a lot of unread phone notifications. [Twitter]

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

  • Arena Stage’s Snow Child will no longer tour Alaska. [WCP]

  • Miss this year’s Helen Hayes Awards? Luckily, the highlights are available on video. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • At the American University Museum, Jiha Moon‘s vibrant paintings roar with energy. [WCP]

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

  • This happy hour has pimento cheese and all-you-can-drink wine. [WCP]

  • Don’t mix up food halls and food courts after reading this guide. [Washingtonian]

  • This Bethesda restaurant address can’t seem to find its footing. [Eater]

  • The list of restaurants coming to Ballston Quarter continues to grow. [WTOP]

  • Go inside a food truck. [Post]

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

  • An update on the Walter Reed site. [WBJ]

  • Apple and Amazon: Neighbors? [City Lab]

  • The state of the D.C. housing market. [Urban Turf]

  • The D.C. you see (on Flickr, that is). [GGW]

  • The Times finally recognizes that some landlords like to extort tenants living in rent-controlled units. [NYT]


  • Tune-Yards, the indie duo that blends pop, world, and avant-garde musical styles, performs at 9:30 Club. 7 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $30.

  • Folk singer-songwriter Damien Jurado performs at Rock & Roll Hotel. 8 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $18.

  • The National Portrait Gallery presents Henrietta Lacks, a 2017 Kadir Nelson portrait recognizing and celebrating the life of the icon whose cells contributed to a wealth of medical research. 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 8th and F streets NW. Free.

  • ANC 2D meets at 7:00 p.m. 2200 California St. NW.

  • ANC 3C meets at 7:30 p.m. 3000 Cathedral Ave. NW.

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