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Drink Local, Root Local: You’ll finally be able to buy local beers from DC Brau, 3 Stars, Port City, and Mad Fox at Nationals Park—-just not tonight as initially announced, because graphics for the cart selling the brews weren’t ready yet. Tomorrow, head to section 139, grab your local beer, and then make like a local fan and heckle the Dodgers. +2
Sweatin’ Like the Oldies: “Walk on the shady side of the street and do so SLOWLY. Learn how to saunter.” Here, according to once (and future?) Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan, is how a more decorous generation coped with D.C.’s hot and sweaty months. -2
But Seriously: Stay cool, folks. Not shockingly, the area is seeing a jump in heat-related emergencies. -2
Blockheads: Whatever you do this weekend, don’t waste your time live-tweeting an ice block. -2
Yesterday’s Needle rating: 64 Today’s score: -4 Weekend Bonus: +2 Today’s Needle rating: 62