#HEY Are you on the list? Are your friends on the list? We’ve got happy hours coming in September.

#NATIONAL Monkey selfies; That app Secret? It’s not so secret; So true we’re not sure how this made it on the Onion; Three words: mug of bacon; the White House is giving up making its coders dress like adults; College football starts next week!; Pharrell’s giant Grammys hat is coming to the Newseum; Get yourselves ready, WINTER IS GOING TO BE DAMN COLD; Frank Underwood pranks Hillary Clinton; RIP James Foley;

#DCINSIDER Peter Cherukuri is spending the weekend in Arizona; David Plouffe didn’t send an Uber to pick up Lachlan Markay; Chad Scarborough is on to a great idea – see you in six months; Grover Norquist served “Fracking Fluid” at a party this week; Who is Michael Ramlet?; We wish Julia Williams a speedy recovery;

#BIRTHDAY Wish Bianca Prade and Ali McSherry happy birthday today; Wish Jack Barger a happy birthday week;

#DISTRICT Before Ferguson 2014, there was Mount Pleasant 1991; MAH: Pygmy Goat Found in NE DC near Costco; Calling all wonks: Test your DC knowledge with a census quiz; This is awesome: Chuck Brown Park vs. Other Musical Memorials; @Teddy26Nats got the #IceBucketChallenge. GO@Nationals!; This sunset over Nationals Park is A+; Can’t make this sh*t up: SIGN THIS SHARKNADO PETITON; Man named Stoner busted for pot in VA; Play hooky and visit the Corcoran for free!; Who complains the most about hangovers? You guessed it, DC; DC plans 850-sq-ft., $200K kinetic pocket park at Dupont Circle; Tomorrow is Bao Bao’s Birthday- she turns 1! God we love her; DC vs. Musicians; SHOCKING: It’s expensive to live and play here; how cute are these people with their paper Metro Farecard rug?;  Uber will go to the convenience store for you; Bon Appetit names Rose’s Luxury best new restaurant in America - Aaron Silverman is the best!;  DC’s man JOHN WALL takes on the GREAT WALL; Help find Georgia, the lost hound dog; The residents of ‪#DC apparently passed a trust test…lolokay;

#DCEATS New Chef at Clydes; Saveur EIC Resigns; Jose Andres takes on the #ALSChallenge; RareSweets opening at CityCenter; Crumbs Bake Shop is being pulled out of bankruptcy: expect a re-grand opening soon; Jaleo Bethesda, 2 words: Unlimited Paella; Kapnos’ George Pagonis competing on Top Chef; Restaurant from Chef and Owner of Mintwood Place coming to Shaw to be called Convivial; Michelin-star chef Daniel Boulud brings his NYC eatery to Washington; Mellow Mushroom celebrates 40 years in Adams Morgan; Get your wallets ready, CityCenter set to add Salvatore Ferragamo and Hermes by the fall; Have you heard of KLINK DC? No? Do you even like to drink, bro?; We’re excited for #ATGFallClassic at Union Market, Sept. 13; DMV Food Truck Association launches its own awards; Who is enjoying DC Beer Week 2014?!; Fancy, huh? D.C.’s Most ‘Avant-Garde’ Speakeasies ; Good luck to those stumbling around Georgetown looking for Mr. Smith’s- it’s heading to K St (and you won’t find Chadwick’s after Aug 31 no matter how hard you try;

#CONGRATS Congrats to ‪@MatthewGagnon on his new job; Congratulations Pete and Burson Snyder; Kim Castro becomes U.S. News’ Executive Director of Consumer Advice; Tell Rachel Cothran congratulations on her new gig with the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID);

#BYE Looking forward to the ladies of DC breaking out these sweet moves; summer is ending- we’ll be outside all weekend.

This roundup was brought to you by the Editors, SP+KC and Catherine Gatewood.

Have $342,552? Want a kid? [D.C. is your place to be]

American History is about to get a little more [LGBT]

Pharrell’s hat (yes that one) is about to get a little more [Newseum]

Sign of the Virginia Whale [spotted in a river]

DC’s Pokémon world championships [in photos]

Uber will go corner store shopping for you [because you need to stay in your house]

Want beer from a brewery? But also want beer in pints? [you're covered]

Rose’s Luxury named best new restaurant by Bon Appetit [but don't go there this Wednesday]

Photo by Pablo Benavente


#NATIONAL ~shark week~; RIP Robin Williams, we will miss you; Newsflash: 23 million of Twitter’s ‘active users’ are bots;

#DISTRICT Jayson Werth drives. Fast.; Yes, the Pokémon World Championships is in DC this weekend; Mid-August that feels like Mid-October makes us feel some type of way; Anyone else overindulging in #RestaurantWeek?;  MOMOFUKU; One Direction takes on DC; Booze delivery service? We like the sound of that; TaKorean opens in Navy Yard; Alphonse Italian Market & Osteria opens on U Street and it looks DELICIOUS; The best museums in DC NOT on the Nat’l Mall; Beer, beer and more beer; “cheese share“; Via NYT: More DC residents were born in New York than Maryland; Chuck Brown (the “Godfather of Go-Go”) memorial park ribbon cutting slated for Aug. 22; Wow, we love this super moon photo over the Capitol; Dacha Beer Garden is about to get a little bigger; Sweat it out: Soul Cycle is now in the District;   Deep fried… duck tonguesPHOTOS: Peaceful rally for Ferguson at Meridian Hill;

#CONGRATS Senior producer alerts: Trish Turner –> “CBS This Morning” + Jill Jackson –> “Face the Nation”; Round 2 of FishbowlDC superlative winners announced; Congrats to Bloomberg’s Jeanne Cummings, the new deputy managing editor!; David Gregory out, Chuck Todd in at #MTP;

#BYE Mixology class? Don’t mind if we do; Enjoy the sun this weekend, y’all.


#NATIONAL Most hated college football teams in each state; Cat + smart collar = free wifi; Amazon is actually serious about drone package delivery; Peter Frampton literally takes matters into his own hands; Aesop Rock > Shakespeare; stressed? listen to a bodega cat; Hunter Pence trolling is the best and we want to see it at all games for all players; Best coffee shops in each state that aren’t Starbucks; HONY goes international; this is a very strong reaction; Marvel has some serious problems on their hands;

#DISTRICT Seth Rogen has some tips for future Congressional witnesses; District Nights is awesome; Andrew WK also tries his hand at dealing with partisanship; Toddler breaches White House security; “Sketchy” areas; Someone else forgot about D.C.; House of Cards couldn’t find a National Mall substitute in Baltimore (…so they’ll be here tomorrow, get ready); goodbye Romo, goodbye forever; No photos of the Silver Line please; hey did you know we pay a lot for rent compared to the rest of the US?; Follow the @BeardedChef; Supermoon, supermoon, supermoon; we don’t 100% understand why people want Jayson Werth gnomes this badly but kudos to Ladies Who Lobby for scoring some; Congratulations to the Haverlys;

#MEDIAMOVES thanks to @StoryPartners: @Esquire Digital Editor @MikeNizza is moving to @Bloomberg Politics as Executive Editor for its Politics website. Also joining the team as Senior Producer is nine-year @TheDailyShow veteran @Patrick903 and @ABCWorldNews Senior Broadcast Producer Tom Johnson as Executive Editor.   Four year co-anchor Brianna Golodryga says goodbye to @GMA when she joins @Yahoo as News and Finance Anchor. @TheHill has unveiled its 50 Top Most Beautiful which included media folks such as @FoxNews Channel’s @BretBaier, @CNN’s @secupp, @CBSNews @NancyCordes, @NBCNews @kwelkernbc and @AJAM Associate Producer @SimoneMPerez …lookin’ good guys! House Majority Whip @SteveScalise has announced that former Communications Director for the @RepublicanStudy, @TJTatum, will join his Office as Deputy Communications Director. Also joining the @Whip is @ErikaSMcManus as Press Secretary;

#BIRTHDAY HBD week to Mike Dankler, Frank Hollowell and Jessi Calzado;

#BYE Here are all the sweet events we’re hitting up this weekend. U jelly?

Confession: I’m a serious nerd. I have seen all the Marvel movies, used to hang out in a comic book store, and even went to Comic-Con last year. So after leaving Guardians of the Galaxy (BTW: It’s freaking great!), I was shocked by the answer I received after asking my movie companion how she liked the film. “It was all over the place. What is that stone? Who was that big guy in the chair? I didn’t like it.” She had seen almost every Marvel movie; how was she confused? I explained that the stone was part of six Infinity Stones (three of which we have seen in previous movies), and that Thanos (the guy in the chair) was hoping to collect them all in preparation for the third Avengers movie in 2018. After she replied “Oh, OK,” I then realized Marvel has a potentially huge problem on its hands.

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You made it. It’s here. There’s a weekend with your name on it and we’ve got some cool things you can do like a water gun fight, wine tasting, free music, yoga, and a documentary about the ocean’s most off the chain creatures.

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