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Guest List: 5 People We’d Love to Hang Out With This June

A monthly roundup of people we’d like to have over for drinks, food, and conversation.

Photo-illustration by Lauren Bulbin

About Guest List

Guest List is Washingtonian’s fantasy cast of who we’d like to invite over for dinner each month.

Lucy Rushton

DC United’s new general manager is one of the few women to run player personnel for a men’s pro sports team.

Jared Mezzocchi

The Silver Spring projection designer has become an in-demand director for Zoom productions by theaters across the country.

Ketanji Brown Jackson

A longtime DC federal judge, she’s Biden’s nominee to replace Merrick Garland on the Court of Appeals—and is talked about as a future Supreme Court pick.

Neil King

The former Wall Street Journal reporter’s walk from DC to New York became a social-media hit.

Sugar Bear Elliot

The DC musician wasn’t even watching the Oscars when he and his band E.U. were name-checked by Glenn Close.

Disinvited! Brood X

The cicadas are driving our dinner guests inside. Go away for another 17 years, please.

Credits: Photograph of Rushton courtesy of DC United; Photograph of Jackson and Elliot courtesy of Wikimedia Commons; Photograph of others courtesy of Jared Mezzocchi and Neil King.

This article appears in the June 2021 issue of Washingtonian.