Good morning, D.C. elite! Yesterday, POLITICO failed to acknowledge that D.C. is a real place with, you know, real unemployment problems, and made the sweeping generalization that people are getting that money with no trouble around here. Since that’s clearly not true, let’s reclaim their totally absurd “D.C. elite” label for ourselves, why don’t we?
Missed out on the Smithsonian’s bhangra fun at Freer Sackler? ReadySetDC has you covered. Looks like the most vibrant evening the Smithsonian has ever seen. How about Bryan Weaver‘s campaign video? Looks like Jim Graham‘s bowtie has got some stiff competition.
Prince of Petworth notes that Busboys & Poets at 5th and K got upgraded, inside and out: That amorphous yellow sculpture got some landscaping, and the restaurant itself expanded. Does this mean you’ll, for once, get a table upon entry (this reporter has doubts)? Over on H Street, Biergarten Haus is hosting its first-ever trivia night, and DCist checks in on new Hirshhorn additions.
The Guardian reports that Fugazi is making moves. Despite no official announcement from Dischord, Guy Picciotto told World of Fugazi the band has been digitizing their archive. The content—show recording—will ultimately be available for download. The Guardian speculates the release of the archive could be well-timed with another announcement: that the legendary punk group, which never officially disbanded, could be reuniting…perhaps.
Way up in our neighbor to the north (er, Baltimore), Dan Deacon announces that this year’s Whartscape will be the last. That means you should bust your corduroy- and flannel-ensconced butt to Charles Street for one last round of cassette singles—and the girl from Ponytail treating an entire parking lot to her dolphin yelps. But, there’s hope yet for Wham City devotees: Deacon mentions Whartscape could evolve into an “outdoor festival with camping.” It’s the summer camp hipsters dream about.
Here on Arts Desk, Ramon Ramirez says Rick Ross’ Teflon Don is full of “monstrous, blockhead” bangers, but that’s a good thing. Jon Fischer digs up Hitler’s downfall in the face of Nadastrom, and notes that the controversial Imagining Madoff will open this week in New York. Jason Cox discovers that, on top of, like, making phone calls and stuff, your smartphone now functions as a show flyer. How novel!