News & Politics

Afternoon Shots: November 1

A guide to what you need to know for the weekend.

Bluejacket, DC's newest brewery, opened this week. Photograph by Andrew Propp.

The Washington Nationals introduced their new manager, Matt Williams, this afternoon. “I think we can play a little bit smarter baseball,” he said at a press conference. [Post]

In Virginia, it’s the last weekend of the contest between two guys nobody likes, better known as the governor’s race. Democrat Terry McAuliffe is campaigning in Northern Virginia on Sunday with President Obama, while Republican Ken Cuccinelli tours the state with Florida Senator Marco Rubio.

That seals it: The NSA can’t handle a joke. [Post]

Andrew Sullivan says New York was bringing him down. The prolific blogger is moving back to Washington to be reunited with his old barstool at The Diner in Adams Morgan, but did he really have to call us “a second Brooklyn”? [The Dish]

Sunday night is your last chance to see the Washington Monument covered in lights. [Capital Comment]

Metro plans track work on the Red, Orange, and Blue lines this weekend. [WMATA]

It might be November, but the AFI Silver Theatre’s “Halloween on Screen” series is still scaring audiences. There are less frightening things happening this weekend, too. [After Hours]

Bluejacket, DC’s newest brewery, opened this week. You should be drinking the beer at Bluejacket. [Best Bites]

Pro tip: Daylight saving time ends this weekend. Turn all your clocks and watches back an hour when you wake up on Sunday.

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Benjamin Freed joined Washingtonian in August 2013 and covers politics, business, and media. He was previously the editor of DCist and has also written for Washington City Paper, the New York Times, the New Republic, Slate, and BuzzFeed. He lives in Adams Morgan.