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This is why blogs are important. This is why blogs should not just focus on the latest condo/fake-dive-bar opening. Please read this post from Brightest Young Things. [Yeah, I know DCist already linked it. But it’s that good]. And now for more posts on bars, art openings, and sports….

The Sports Bog notes that Philly fans really suck. One Caps fan reports: “We weren’t even 100 yards from our car before the first A-Bomb and F-Bomb hit. Can you write we were sodomized verbally? That’s the way I felt.” Still, The Caps Prevail. The Verizon Center is going to be crazy for Game 7. Having been to three Caps games in my life, I am almost starting to care. I actually checked for updates on the game several times last night!

Metrocurean reports that the Hotel Monaco Alexandria is hosting a dog-friendly happy hour every Tuesday and Thursday where pooches will get “complimentary gourmet treats and bowls of fresh water.” Humans can choose from the usual cocktails and pick food from the human menu.

The Bloomingdale blog really, really wants you to visit 52 O Street Studios this coming weekend: “TWENTY-FOUR ARTISTS, in one building, working in a wide range of media and styles open their studios for a rare glimpse into the process behind their art. This free event provides the visitor the opportunity to purchase artwork and meet the artists in a relaxed, inviting atmosphere. Occupying 28,000 square feet, over four floors, 52 O Street Studios is one of the largest and oldest buildings dedicated to the practice of Fine Arts in Washington, DC.”

Penn Quarter Living reminds readers to attend the Pennsylvania Quarter Neighborhood Association breakfast meeting tomorrow(!) at Bar Louie. Councilmember Jack Evans is the guest speaker!

Tommy Wells trumpets his Ward’s strong showing in our Best Of D.C. Issue.

Your morning wake-up song: “Walk it Off” by The Breeders (thank you Fluxblog).

*photo courtesy of Prince of Petworth.