SYMHM: June 1 Hump Day Edition

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Borderstan, High Heels, Luis Gomez Photos

14th and Belmont Streets NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Michelle Lancaster. Tell me what I missed on Twitter @MichLancaster.

Sex Assault Perpetrator Posing as Cab Driver

Ladies, be on the lookout. Washington Examiner is reporting that at least one woman was picked up in Dupont Circle and assaulted near 18th Street NE. Take a look at the picture, report any info you have and be careful when taking a cab home after your summer fun.

Monument Fest’s First Birthday Bash to Benefit 826DC

You know by now that I’m a big fan of drinking for charity. When the charity in question is 826DC, the local affiliate of Dave Egger’s creative writing foundation, the drinks in question are Lagunitas AND there’s music, you really have no excuse not to go. 826DC is dedicated to encouraging and promoting writing among local school-aged youth and is doing great work (check out what their support has done for one Ballou student). MonumentFest is tomorrow, June 2, at DC9 and you can get your slightly cheaper tickets in advance here ($15, $17 at the door).

Rolling Thunder Brings Palin to D.C.

The Rolling Thunder Memorial Ride is a pretty awesome display for the worthy cause of raising awareness for prisoners of war and those missing in action. This year, the event brought not only motorcycles to the nation’s capitol, it brought Sarah Palin as well. Let’s be clear — she came on her own accord. The Washington Post has great images of the event. But it’s the Oregon Olympian with the reaction of a few ‘motorcycle mamas’ at the event that was not all positive.

U Street Music: Upcoming Events

Washington Post has two things worth checking out as you plan your week on U Street NW. First, check out the inaugural edition of the ‘Sweet Tea and Pumpkin Pie Festival,’ which has over 100 bands planned for six venues on and around U Street. If you’re still ready for more, stop by the hometown hero bash on Tuesday, June 7 at U Street Music Hall with Wale and Black Cobain, his Virginia protege. Both will take the stage as Black Cobain drops his new release, “Young, Gifted and Black.”

Tunnels Around Dupont Circle: Cool Old School News

If you don’t regularly check out Greater Greater Washington, you are missing out. You wouldn’t read something like this fascinating story of a government employee with a digging habit, mysterious bootleggers or Nazis and a bizarre personal life.


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