Can you really make a champagne food truck?, happy anniversary to Molly and Matt Haase, according to the Jerusalem Post @BuzzFeedBen is the world’s 28th most influential Jew, Neil Chatterjee and Sen. Boxer are besties, Khristyn Brimmeier joined Global Strategy Group, it’s cannon ball time according to Sara Croom, Elise Foley has been crushing it lately, Geoff Embler is joining America Rising LLC as VP of Special Projects, Brian J. Walsh partnered up with Singer Bojean, Ashley Wolos has reason to celebrate, mmmHops happened or not, Tommy McFly laid down some wisdom, Chris Golden got the best retweet of the week, Jay Carney doesn’t look a day over 29 even though he just turned 48 and likely feels 74, Oklahomans and friends of Okies in DC with the help of Liz Eddy raised $11,200 in 3 hours for the Red Cross last night!, #FridayBurn, the sinkholes hate us for our freedom, Cap Hill Style is to blame for this cold front, Doug Heye and some new lobbyist guy outside the Majority Leader’s office, we’re learning about filters, tell Britton Clarke and Kasie Hunt happy birthday today, Red Bull is coming to the National Harbor, last chance to get a MacRib this weekend, did you see this IRS message board?, is Ryan Lytle leaving DC for good?, Anna Palmer, Diane Ronaldo, Andrew Powaleny, Jenny Sheffield Drucker, and Kate Ackley Zeller are celebrating birthdays this holiday weekend, Erica Drucker, Paul Redifer & Miriam Fry are following us on Twitter and here is how you can kick it DC style all weekend.
Photo by J. Sonder
Nothing says get this party started like a three day weekend. For those of you staying in town, we’ve got a stacked weekend of very DC things to do. And bonus, a majority of it is free because that’s how DC summer rolls.
Last night, Edelman hosted a book signing for “Front Row Seat,” a photography book by Eric Draper, the Bush Administration’s White House Photographer, and trust us the crowd that turned out was worth getting there early and grabbing a front row seat for. With many Bush Administration favorites popping in to support Draper’s work, which highlights the administration and some of it’s most memorable moments, the evening ended up being a fun get together of DC politicos, journalists, communication pros and many more. Check out a couple photos below of George W. Bush for a sneak peak and be sure to snag your own copy. Trust us, it’ll impress your mom next time she’s visiting and sees it on the coffee table.
Famously Hosting last night: Robbie Aiken, Angela Flood,Corinne & Tom Hoare, Dana Perino, David Almacy, Tony Fratto, Jennifer & Ken Lisaius, Karl Rove, Olga Arguello, Chris Frech, Jose Mallea, Rob Saliterman, Steve Atkiss, Cathy & Ed Gillespie, Jeanie Mamo, Mercy & Matt Schlapp, Brad Blakeman, Julie Goon, Anita McBride, Scott Sforza, Josh Bolten, Steve Hadley, Brian McCormack, Stuart Siciliano, Chuck DeFeo, Joe Hagin, Katy & Brian Montgomery, Margaret Spellings, Mary Diamond Stirewalt
Today is definitely not a day to walk and text while crossing the street.
Photo by Chris Paulitz
Photo by Melodious
Doug Heye pictured with Actor Rob Lowe.
Lowe also spotted chatting up other important people.
h/t Matt Lira
IRS pleads 5th in Committee hearing, but not on FamousDC. We’ll probably get audited for this.
This year, Red Bull’s Flugtag is coming to National Harbor’s Southpointe Waterfront on September 21st. If you’ve ever seen these contests where folks compete to fly their homemade flying contraptions at Red Bull’s event and wondered how you could be just as awesome, then now is your time to shine. So be a boss and APPLY by June 1st.
A few tips for first time flyers:
- First and foremost, rules.
- It is critical to remember that judging is not solely based on if you actually fly. You need a little flair. 15 pieces is recommended but we suggest you go the extra mile.
- Invest in rain gear unless you work for NASA and have this in the bag.
- Red Bull gives you wings, so this is like a guaranteed win, right?
- And remember, you only fail if you don’t try.
Photo by Noe Todorovich