Happy Friday Jr., Washingtonians. (Yes, we’re rebranding Thursdays. Get used to it.) Tribune Media has terminated its agreement with Sinclair Broadcast Group and is suing Sinclair for breach of contract; the National Park Service is considering charging free-speech demonstrators; Virginia Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency ahead of the anniversary of last year’s Unite the Right rally; and oppressive, swamp-like humidity is in your future. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more through the day.
THEATER: If we were going to turn a 1993 movie into a musical, it would be Richard Linklater’s 1970s-set high-school flick, Dazed and Confused. But we’ll settle for this new theatrical take on Dave, the charmingly goofy film about a presidential impersonator who becomes the actual commander in chief. Arena Stage, $66-$125.
Today’s free fitness class, by Kim Olsen:
Grab your mat for happy hour Pilates in the park. Register, sign the waiver, and get yourself to Farragut Park before Labor Day. Connecticut Ave. and K St., NW.
It’s a plan! Let’s catch up, shall we?
• Brennan Gilmore decided to share video footage of a car plowing into counter-protestors at last year’s Unite the Right rally. Soon after, his life was taken over by trolls.
• The inside scoop on how George Washington University tumbled off a ranking of most politically active students, and how students from rival American University stole their thunder.
• A group of distance runners wants to empower other black women on the track.
• Ever think about those apocalyptic Metro announcements? Us too. We wrote Metro some more, free of charge.
•Airbnb is willing to boot users affiliated with the upcoming Unite the Right 2 rally.
Some media companies are hiring security for their reporters. (Politico)
The DC Metro is still an absolute mess. (Washington Post)
Take a break…
Much Ado about Lettuce. (The New Yorker)
News from home:
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Pre-sale tickets for Taste of Georgetown are on sale now. Do it for the ‘gram.
Leave your Restaurant Week questions now for Ann Limpert’s weekly food-and-dining chat on Friday.