Good morning Washingtonians! Turning Point USA’s youth conference has taken over George Washington University; protests continue in Lafayette Square. The rain will not stop. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more through the day. And don’t forget: This is Crab Week on Washingtonian. We’re rolling out stories from our August issue’s big crustacean guide through the end of the month.
Our Things to Do picks for Wednesday, by Catherine Lewis:
CRAFTS: Grab a Burning Man-inspired drink at the Renwick. $25 (21+ only), 5:30 PM.
FOOD: National Geographic Museum hosts “Taste of the Titantic.” $60, 7 PM.
This weekend’s free fitness class, by Kim Olsen:
It’s a plan! Let’s catch up, shall we?
• Another Mike Isabella restaurant appears to have closed, this time his DC flagship Graffiato.
• Yelp began posting 0-100 scores based on DC Health Department reports.
• We love these 5 crab dishes.
• Taking your pet on vacation?
• DC’s flag is (finally) getting swag.
It’s about to get even harder to score Ivanka Trump clothing at Nordstorm Rack. (Washington Post)
Record flooding plagues the District. (DCist)
Vladimir Putin may be politely declining Trump’s dinner date invite. (The Hill)
Take a break…
The crane who fell in love with a human, via Washington Post Magazine.
News from home:
Voting has begun in our Cutest Baby Contest.
Our staff figured out the best Chesapeake Bay Crab Houses for when you’ve got a hankering for crab. Pass the Old Bay!
You can leave your questions for Ann Limpert’s Friday chat now. Miss last week’s? Here’s a transcript.
That’s your Wednesday, Washingtonians. Pack an extra umbrella. I forgot mine.