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With Memorial Day in sight, you may have started planning your summer vacation to somewhere it doesn’t rain. But if you’re sticking around D.C. for any part of the season, read our summer guide to music, street festivals, and more.


  • Homicides in Ward 7 have tripled so far in 2016 as compared with this time last year. [Post, NBC4]
  • Metro’s boss fired 20 managers on Friday; many worked on the subway. [City Desk, WAMU, Post, NBC4]
  • Vince Gray’s ex-girlfriend says she told him her concerns about “something off the books” in 2010. [Post]
  • Rain be damned: Nearly 8,000 cyclists came out for the first-ever “DC Bike Ride” yesterday. [NBC4, Post]
  • D.C. Circulator operators won a new contract that includes higher wages and safety guarantees. [City Desk] 


  • Game of Thrones: The Sunday show is apparently leading to less wait-time at Filipino eatery Bad Saint.
  • Bike Safety: D.C. Councilmember Charles Allen wants to make riding a bike safer…with license plates.
  • R.I.P. Michael Mariotte: Washington City Paper’s first editor, also a drummer, died last week. He was 63. 

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Colby KingMuriel Bowser risks following the Adrian Fenty path towards a one-term mayoralty. [Post]
  • Businesses mostly don’t care about security camera rebates. [WBJ]
  • David Garber gets a tough time from callers on The Politics Hour. [WAMU]
  • Parents steamed over school renovations funding move. [Post]
  • Post ed board: when will Bowser and Phil Mendelson get along on homelessness? [Post]
  • Metro GM shakes up management. [Times]

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

  • R.I.P. Michael Mariotte, WCP’s first editor. [WCP]
  • Martin Puryear exhibition comes to American Art Museum. [Post]
  • In honor of tonight’s Helen Hayes Awards, honoring nominee Kelli Rambow. [DC Theatre Scene]
  • On the rise of porch music festivals in D.C. and Takoma Park. [DCist]
  • The National Theatre announces next season with Fun Home and Once. [DC Theatre Scene]
  • Live music returns to the Washington Monument. [WCP]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • D.C. museums that actually have delicious food options [Washingtonian]
  • The Majestic reopens Tuesday with a new menu and new look. [Post]
  • The Riggsby launches a new nightcap food menu. [Eater]
  • Meet the woman who went to Blaguard for 28 days straight. [Borderstan]
  • Drink diary from Espita Mezcaleria‘s Megan Barnes [BYT]
  • Capitol Hill pub receives liquor license after agreeing to bar former partner. [Hill Now]