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7 Things to Do in DC This Summer kathryn baker Hoya Staff Writer

Nat Geo Nights The National Geographic Museum opens in the evening for special programming on the third Thursday of each summer month. The activities for guests include a happy hour featuring trivia, music, food and drinks, followed by talks with National Geographic scientists, conservationists and storytellers, known as National Geographic Explorers. Nat Geo Nights kicked off May 17 with a conversation with Steve Ramirez, Jedidah Isler and David Moinina Sengeh focusing on “The Science of Genius.” The happy hour begins at 5:30 p.m., with the talks starting at 6:30 p.m. and lasting one hour. Tickets will set attendees back $20 and include free admission to the National Geographic Museum at 1145 17th St. NW for the rest of the month. Represent: Hip-Hop Photography “Represent: Hip-Hop Photography” at the National Museum of African American History and Culture draws

inspiration from the four fundamental elements of hip-hop culture: DJing, emceeing, break dancing and graffiti. The exhibit showcases images from the Eyejammie Hip Hop Photography Collection and explores how a number of political and social factors influenced the genre throughout the 1990s and its develop-


ment into a cultural tour de force, according to the Smithsonian website. “Represent: Hip-Hop and Photography” is on display until May 3, 2019, and is on the museum’s second floor. The museum, located at 1400 Constitution Ave. NW, is free of charge and open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. Jazz in the Garden Concert Series Beginning May 18, the National Gallery of Art will present performances from a variety of jazz musicians as part of its 2018 Jazz in the Garden series. This year’s lineup features a diverse collection of styles, including funk, blues, ska, Latin and hip-hop. Musicians are set to include the Michael Thomas Quintet on June 15, Black Masala on July 6, 3Divas on Aug. 17 and Speakers of the House on Aug. 24. Performances begin every Friday at 5:30 p.m. in the museum’s breathtaking Sculpture Garden. While enjoying the free concert, visitors can satisfy their hunger with chicken tacos, Argentinian sausages and more delicacies offered at the outdoor grill in addition to the typi-


cal menu offerings indoors at the museum’s Pavilion Café. The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden is located on Constitution Avenue between 3rd and 9th streets NW.


The National Geographic Museum is hosting a happy hour featuring trivia, music, food and drinks each month, followed by talks with National Geographic scientists, conservationists and storytellers. For visual art enthusiasts, the National Museum of African Art is displaying works from east African creators this summer.

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The Anderson House is showing an exhibition dedicated to the life of U.S. founding father Alexander Hamilton that features rare books and artifacts. Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens Thousands of water plants, lotuses, bamboo, flowers and more grow along the Anacostia River in Southeast Washington, D.C. Established by a 1926 act of Congress, the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens provide entertainment for a plethora of nature lovers. Visitors can say hello to the turtles and frogs that call the ponds home, take a hike on the 0.7-mile trail or enjoy birdwatching. The park is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with free admission. Ranger-guided tours are available Monday through Friday at 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. The park is located at 1900 Anacostia Ave. SE and is Metro-accessible via the Deanwood Station on the Orange line. Alexander Hamilton’s American Revolution Currently on display at the Anderson House, “Alexander Hamilton’s American Revolution” tells the story of Alexander Hamilton, a founding father who helped shape the U.S. government. The exhibition features almost 40 manuscripts, rare books, art and artifacts — including several on loan from Georgetown University. The museum, owned and operated by the Society of the Cincinnati, is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Anderson House is located along Embassy Row in Dupont Circle at 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW and is free to attend.

Henrietta Lacks After Henrietta Lacks developed cervical cancer at age 31, her cancer’s cells became the source of the world’s first immortalized cell line, a group of cells that can divide indefinitely. Her cells, called HeLa cells, have since facilitated biological research and contributed to 10,000 medical patents, including those related to polio and AIDS research. The National Portrait Gallery is now paying tribute to Lacks with a 2017 portrait by Kadir Nelson, an American illustrator and artist. The oil-on-linen painting depicts Lacks wearing a cellinspired print against a “Flower of Life” wallpaper. The portrait is on display until Nov. 4, 2018, at the gallery, which is located at 8th and F streets NW and is open from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Admission to the National Portrait Gallery is free. World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean “World on the Horizon,” a visual arts exhibition organized by the Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, explores how complex migrations, empires and travel have influenced Swahili artwork. The exhibition compares the artistic motifs of east African coastal communities by bringing together nearly 200 pieces of art from Kenya, Germany, the United States, Oman and the Netherlands to D.C. The exhibit is on display at the National Museum of African Art, located at 950 Independence Ave. SW, until Sept. 3, 2018. Admission to the National Museum of African Art is free.


Thousands of plant varieties grow in the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, pictured above. Henrietta Lacks’ portrait, below, is on display at the National Portrait Gallery.



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Escape the Summer Heat With These 4 Drink Spots Gabrielle irwin

For the wannabe beach bum:

Hoya Staff Writer

Jaco Juice & Taco Bar

For the fierce coffee fiend:

Tryst Coffeehouse

Find seasonal blends crafted to perfection and enjoy an intense cup of joe in the cozy atmosphere of Tryst. Do not be fooled by the homey interior; Tryst is an edgy, back-to-basics cafe without the Starbucks-style sugary creations that cover up the coffee’s flavor. Instead, the coffee menu is simple, unadulterated by syrup or flavoring. Tryst’s roasters, Counter-Culture Coffee, negotiate trade deals directly with the farmers who grow the beans, which allows for honest trades and a strong alliance in coffee. For the 21-plus crowd, Tryst also has a bar that serves specialty cocktails. Whether you go here to meet friends or grind out summer projects, Tryst has powerful, authentic coffee to help you power through long summer days.


The Tryst Trading Company is in its 20th year serving the Washington, D.C. area. Tryst Coffeehouse serves coffee, brunch, dessert, sandwiches and more at its Adams Morgan location.

This Pennsylvania-based restaurant is worth the trek up Wisconsin Avenue for myriad smoothies, acai bowls and fresh-pressed juices all made to order. Some standouts on the menu are the Brooklyn Smoothie, a mixture of banana, pineapple, avocado, kale, lemon, almond milk, agave and cardamom, and the Baco Juice, made from orange juice, carrot and ginger. Add in superfoods like spirulina or bee pollen to any drink for more health benefits. Jaco strives to make healthy food and drinks delicious and quick, equally perfect for an intern in a rush or someone relaxing in the summer sun. The service is cheerful and relaxed, and staff are especially welcoming to Hoyas. The bright interior and cute patio area makes Jaco a lively place any time of year, but it is especially appealing during the summer to get the full Southern California vibe.


Jaco Juice & Taco Bar serves food all day that ranges from breakfast burritos and acai bowls and smoothies to quesadillas and chips and salsa.

For the health nut:

For the chilled-out student with a sweet tooth:

Kung Fu Tea Georgetown


Since its grand opening on Wisconsin Avenue last June, Kung Fu Tea has been a hit with college students and locals alike and will continue to keep Georgetown cool and caffeinated this summer. Featuring a large menu and a cute lofted area to sit and chat, Kung Fu Tea is perfect for catching up with friends and sipping bubble tea, a Taiwanese drink with sweet cold tea and tapioca balls called boba. Every drink can be customized by toppings — including boba, jelly, pudding and more — flavor, sweetness and ice level to ensure that customers get exactly what hits the spot.

Fruitive has plenty of smoothies and bowls tailored to keep customers feeling at the top of their health game. The bowls and smoothies at Fruitive are organic, and it serves Spyhouse coffee and exclusive loose-leaf teas for anyone who is not feeling juice. Add turmeric, maca or cacao powder, which are all offered at Fruitive, to boost the smoothies even more. To reap antioxidant benefits, order the Wellness Shot boost with wheatgrass. If caffeine is the way to go, try one of the charcoal or algae lattes to keep up the health kick. Fruitive even delivers, so on boiling hot days customers do not have to venture outside for their refreshments.


Kung Fu Tea’s location on Wisconsin Avenue and variety of seating options, convenient for socializing or studying, are set to make it a prime summer spot.


At its downtown location, near Metro Center, and through delivery, Fruitive offers a wide variety of juices and other drinks that are organic and made from scratch.

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5 Tasty Restaurants to Try in the District Mac Dressman Hoya Staff Writer


Dupont Circle, $

Fans of Nordic cuisine can keep their summers fresh with smoked salmon wraps, Danish-style open-faced sandwiches and seven-seed bread at Mikko, a Finnish cafe run by chef Mikko Kosonen. Painted blue and white, the colors of the Finnish flag, the row house hosting Mikko is bright, open and comfortable. Only local and seasonal ingredients are used to ensure high-quality flavor. Mikko is open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Spice 6

Chinatown, $

Summer residents looking for a quick bite of global flavors can stop by Spice 6, a fast-casual modern Indian and Nepalese restaurant opened in May 2012. Patrons choose a base, like a naan wrap or a bowl of rice, followed by a protein such as chicken, lamb or paneer cheese, and finally add their choice of sauce, including options like tikka masala or spicy green chutney. Spice 6’s top chef is Upendra Thapaliya, who was born in Kathmandu, Nepal, and steadily climbed the culinary ranks in his home country, where he worked for 20 years, including a stint at the five-star Shangri-La Hotel and Resort in Kathmandu. Spice 6 in Chinatown is open Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

through Thursday, from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday — although the restaurant keeps serving small plates on these days until 1:30 a.m. — and from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.

Thip Khao

Columbia Heights, $$

Run by co-owners and chefs Seng Luangrath and Bobby Pradachith, Thip Khao is the perfect place to try out Laotian cuisine. The restaurant offers plenty of dishes for the adventurous eater, from fried pig ears to monkfish steamed with herbrice paste inside banana leaves. Fans of Thai food should pay a visit to Thip Khao for familiar yet distinct flavors and textures. Thip Khao is open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday; from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.


Woodley Park, $$

Decorated with colorful Day of the Dead imagery, Mayahuel Cocina Mexicana is a modern Mexican restaurant and bar. Named after the Aztec divine protector of fertility and the agave plant, Mayahuel serves its own modern interpretations of classic Mexican cuisine. Open Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., the lively restaurant is the perfect place to go out with your friends for creative cocktails and delicious dishes like fried plantains or beef tongue tacos.

Appioo Shaw, $$

Live bands and a tasty drink menu perfectly complement the Ghanaian cuisine at Appioo African Bar & Grill. Featuring classic West African dishes like jollof rice and egusi, Chef Prince Matey at Appioo offers a taste of African cuisine different from the Ethiopian restaurants spread across the District. Appioo is open from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. for lunch and from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. for dinner Monday


Washington, D.C., has great food for all budgets and tastes. Foodies can start off the summer with a taste of West African cuisine at Appioo, before trying a smoked salmon wrap at Mikko. For a quick bite of authentic Nepalese and Indian cuisine, Spice 6 is the spot.


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This Summer’s Hottest Albums Mac dressman Hoya Staff Writer

May 25

June 15

Pusha T, ‘King Push’

Culture Abuse, ‘Bay Dream’

Amid a string of announcements on Twitter, Kanye West revealed that Virginia Beach, Va. rapper Pusha T is releasing his third solo album “King Push” on May 25. Pusha T is best known for his cold-hearted cocaine kingpin raps as one-half of the rap duo Clipse, and as president of the record label G.O.O.D. Music. If “King Push” is anything like Pusha T’s recent projects, listeners should anticipate clever drug lyricism delivered with the rapper’s trademark sneer. Production-wise, Pusha T favors sparse, minimalistic beats. Kanye West is producing the entire album, so all Yeezy fans should make sure to give “King Push” a listen.


June 8 Jorja Smith, ‘Lost & Found’ At just 20 years old, English rhythm and blues singer Jorja Smith is a burgeoning superstar set to release her debut studio album “Lost & Found” on June 8. After being featured on two tracks from Drake’s 2017 album “More Life,” Smith has continued to release singles showcasing her U.K.-flavored brand of R&B. A variety of high-profile musicians have noticed Smith’s talent, including Kendrick Lamar, who featured her on “Black Panther: The Album,” and U.K. grime artist Stormzy, who collaborated with her for the track “Let Me Down.” Listeners looking for an early taste of her new album should listen to its first two singles: “Teenage Fantasy,” a cautionary tale and soulful single, and “Where Did I Go?” which features a thick head-nodding beat and Smith’s characteristic croon.


More Summer Releases June 8

Kanye West & Kid Cudi ‘Kids See Ghost’

June 15 


June 8

Yuno ‘Moodie’

Leon Vynehall ‘Nothing is Still’

Lykke Li, ‘So Sad So Sexy’ Swedish alternative pop singer Lykke Li appears to be taking her sound in a new direction with her new album “so sad so sexy,” planned for a release date of June 8. The album’s first two singles draw inspiration from hip-hop and electronic music, repurposing Li’s penetrating vocals over new types of instrumentation. On the surface, “deep end” sounds like a Britney Spears-esque track infused with trap 808 bass drums and hi-hats, but its ebbs and flows add layers of complexity. The other track, “hard rain,” has less pop sheen and more distorted vocal samples and electronic murmuring, marking a departure from the acoustic guitar strumming on the singer’s 2014 project “I Never Learn.” Fans of versatile and creative singers like Bjork and FKA Twigs should make sure to give “so sad so sexy” a listen.

Melodic punk rock band Culture Abuse is set to release its sophomore album “Bay Dream” on June 15. The album’s theme follows lead singer David Kelling’s move from San Francisco to Los Angeles. “Calm E” is the lead single from “Bay Dream” and hints at the album’s sound with wistful strumming and down-toearth lyrics such as “Driving in my beatup car / Too broke to go very far / Some days I just wanna feel ya / Other days I wanna kill ya.” The new project follows Culture Abuse’s 2017 collaboration tracks with fellow California punk rock band Wavves, “Big Cloud” and “Up and Down,” which combined Culture Abuse’s softer tone with the rough edges of Wavves’ sound. Perhaps that same rawness will rub off on Culture Abuse’s new album.

June 22

Kamasi Washington ‘Heaven and Earth’

June 29

Florence and the Machine ‘High as Hope’

July 13 Deafheaven ‘Ordinary Corrupt Human Love’ 



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DC’s Most Exciting Summer Musical Performances MAC DRESSMAN Hoya Staff Writer

July 27 Jay Z & Beyoncé at FedExField Queen B and J-Hova are coming to FedExField in Landover, Md., on July 27 and 28 to cement their reign as one of music’s biggest power couples. FedExField, a football stadium with a capacity of 82,000 people, is one of the few venues capable of hosting the combined star power of a hip-hop legend and a pop icon. Only a 10-mile drive from downtown, Landover will be hosting epic performances of hits like “Lemonade,” “The Story of O.J.” and “Drunk in Love.” Tickets start at $100. July 21 Animal Collective at Lincoln Theatre On July 21, experimental pop group Ani-

mal Collective is performing at Lincoln Theatre. Known for its diverse array of influences from Pink Floyd to J. Dilla, the band is stopping by Washington, D.C., as part of its world tour to perform quirky tracks like “My Girls” and “FloriDada.” Located in the Shaw neighborhood, Lincoln Theatre originally opened in 1922 and served the District’s black community during segregation. The venue was renovated in the 1990s and continues to host many comedians and musical artists. Tickets for Animal Collective start at $59. July 28 Arctic Monkeys at The Anthem The indie rock band Arctic Monkeys is going on a world tour to promote its new album, “Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino,” released May 11, 2018. The group is coming to The Anthem, a music venue and auditorium on the Southwest Waterfront of D.C.


British electronic music producer Mura Masa has a talent for pumping up crowds and incorporating influences from hip-hop artists like A$AP Rocky.

on July 28. Opened in October 2017, The Anthem has a moveable stage, food and drinks, shops and plenty of floor space and seating. See the Arctic Monkeys perform a distinctly modern style of rock music this July with tickets starting at $160.

expect some of his more laid-back jams like “U Never Call Me.” Renowned for its crystalclear sound system and casual atmosphere, the 9:30 Club is just the place to dance the night away. Tickets for Mura Masa start at $47.

August 17 Mura Masa at the 9:30 Club English DJ and electronic music producer Mura Masa is making a repeat appearance at the 9:30 Club on Aug. 17. Master of the party, Mura Masa crafts his electronic trap beats with immaculate attention to detail and has featured guests like A$AP Rocky and Charli XCX. His biggest hit, “Love$ick,” is sure to make an appearance, but fans should also

August 25 Beach House at The Anthem The silky-smooth voices and production of dreampop band Beach House are taking center stage at The Anthem on Aug. 25. Building on the success of its May 11 album “7,” the indie favorite will be performing alluring tracks from the 2018 project like “Lemon Glow,” as well as past hits like “Space Song” and “Master of None.” Tickets start at $48.


Indie rock band Arctic Monkeys and experimental pop group Animal Collective are both performing their biggest hits in Washington, D.C. this July.



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Summer Cinema Coming to a Theater Near You kathryn baker Hoya Staff Writer

May 25

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

Produced by Lucasfilm, “Solo: A Star Wars Story” marks the most recent installment in the new series of “Star Wars” films, following 2016’s “Rogue One.” Featuring Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, the film follows Solo’s adventures with Chewbacca and provides a glimpse of his life before the Rebel Alliance and the Millennium Falcon. The film also introduces new actors to the “Star Wars” franchise, including “Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke as Solo’s partner-in-crime Qi’ra and “Atlanta” actor Donald Glover as the smuggler Lando Calrissian.

June 18

‘Incredibles 2’

Fourteen years after Disney and Pixar released the hit animated superhero film “The Incredibles,” the powerhouse production studios are set to release “The Incredibles 2.” Picking up right where “The Incredibles” left off, the film centers on the Parr family’s struggle to maintain normalcy while Elastigirl uses her superpowers to fight crime. Brad Bird, who wrote the original film, returned to write and direct “The Incredibles 2,” and Craig Nelson, Holly Hunter and Samuel Jackson will again voice Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl and Frozone. The film also features new characters Voyd, voiced by Sophia Bush, and the Ambassador, voiced by Isabella Rossellini. The film is rated PG, making it a perfect film for young and old audiences alike.

June 22 ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’

“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” is the second installment in the “Jurassic World” trilogy and the fifth film in the “Jurassic Park” franchise. After the destruction of the dinosaurcentric Jurassic World park in Isla Nublar in the previous film, dinosaurs roam Earth as they face extinction. The film sees the return of Chris Pratt as Owen Grady, Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing and Jeff Goldblum as Dr. Ian Malcom as they team up to protect both the dinosaurs and humanity. The film is rated PG-13 because of some violent and frightening scenes.

July 6

‘Sorry to Bother You’

From rapper and director Boots Riley comes “Sorry to Bother You,” a sci-fi comedy that first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 20. The film stars Lakeith Stanfield, who has stepped into the spotlight for his roles in the critically acclaimed thriller “Get Out” and the television series “Atlanta.” Stanfield plays telemarketer Cassius Green, who adopts a “white voice” to gain career success. In scenes in which Green uses his “white voice,” the voices of actors like David Cross and Steve Buscemi are dubbed over Stanfield’s visual performance, a distinct directorial choice that sharply juxtaposes the character’s dual identities.

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This summer’s biggest projected blockbusters include “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” top, and “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” “Sorry to Bother You,” a sci-fi comedy about a telemarketer, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

‘Crazy Rich Asians’

Based on Kevin Kwan’s novel of the same name, “Crazy Rich Asians” is the story of economics professor Rachel Chu, played by Constance Wu, and her affluent boyfriend Nick Young, played by Henry Golding. When Chu accompanies her boyfriend to a wedding in Singapore, she learns of his family’s wealth and expectations for his future wife, complicating her relationship with Young. The movie marks a milestone in representation, as it is the first Hollywood film with an all-Asian cast that is not a period piece since the 1993 film “The Joy Luck Club.” The film is rated PG-13.

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6 TV Shows for Summer Binge-Watching ‘Jack Ryan,’ season 1

christian paz Hoya Staff Writer

‘Luke Cage,’ Season 2

The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Harlem hero is back for a second season after a stellar first season as Netflix’s most recent Marvel series. While season one featured a Luke Cage who sometimes shied away from using his powers and defending his community, season two will see Cage emerge as the confident leader and protective guardian of his community, as expected of Marvel heroes. Dropping on Netflix on June 22, season two is expected to continue to develop Cage’s character, aided by the outstanding on-screen performance of lead Mike Colter. Using humor and brute masculinity to communicate his character’s strength, Colter carries the show, though appearances from Alfre Woodard as Cage’s nemesis and Reg Cathey as Cage’s father will likely be series highlights.

John Krasinski, the romantic hunk we didn’t know we needed, returns to the small screen from his ventures in thrillers like “A Quiet Place” and “13 Hours” to deliver a new soft-guy-turned-secret-agent persona in “Jack Ryan,” an adaptation of author Tom Clancy’s super-analyst character. Stepping up from an office in Scranton to an office in Foggy Bottom, a clean-shaven Krasinski is set to illuminate Clancy’s Department of State employee with energy and charisma for a streaming-era action series. While appearing to tread the tried-and-true formula for spy thrillers, “Jack Ryan” may be ramping up the action and speed of older, slower paced iterations of Clancy’s story. Amazon’s latest action-packed pitch will premier Aug. 31, bringing Krasinki’s soft smiles and comforting grins to a character known more for bashing skulls and stopping terrorist attacks.

‘Cloak & Dagger,’ Season 1

Despite the damage Thanos wrought upon the universe in Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War” blockbuster this spring, the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand across the entertainment world with “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger.” The series follows the lives of two teenagers played by Aubrey Joseph and Olivia Holt, whose roads intersect when they discover their superpowers complement each other and grow stronger in a “divine pairing.” Embracing the intersection of both the teen-drama and superhero thriller genres, “Cloak & Dagger” has all the potential for a summer hit, following the formula created by DC Comic’s “Arrow,” “The Flash” and “Supergirl.” Viewers should look out for Joseph and Holt’s evident chemistry and the show’s graphics package, which makes the stars’ superpowers shine on the small screen. “Cloak & Dagger” will premiere June 7 on Freeform, a network trailblazing in young adult programming like “Grownish,” “Alone Together” and “The Bold Type.”


‘Arrested Development,’ Season 5

The fifth season of cult classic “Arrested Development” will return to the small screen this summer and feature the latest shenanigans of the dysfunctional Bluth family, as well as the unfortunate gaffes and bad luck that seem to plague the Southern Californian family. Following the Bluth family’s efforts to win a “Family of the Year” award and sister Lindsay Bluth’s congressional election campaign, this season will pick up chronologically from the cliffhangers left in season four, including questions surrounding the disappearance of a family rival, the future of the Bluth Company and the construction of a border wall between the United States and Mexico. The first half of the 16-episode season will return to Netflix on May 29 and follows the re-release of season four, which was edited from its original nonchronological, vignette-style production to fit a linear storyline. Netflix picked up the series in 2011 after three seasons of the show aired on Fox from 2003 to 2006. Though initially a ratings and viewership failure, the series has received widespread critical acclaim, securing six Primetime Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. Netflix revived the series with a fourth season in 2013. The re-edited fourth season is currently streaming on Netflix.


‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,’ Season 4

Like “Arrested Development,” the final season of the Netflix original “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” will also be split in half, with episodes streaming on Netflix starting May 30. The series follows 29-year-old kidnapping survivor Kimmy Schmidt, a rural country girl who moves to New York City after being rescued from an apocalyptic cult. Always optimistic in the face of misfortune, Kimmy navigates the challenges of adulthood, including working a job, going to school, paying bills and looking out for her mishmash of friends. A Netflix favorite, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” received rave reviews and acclaim for its first season, which premiered in 2015, and its superb performances from Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess and Jane Krakowski, who are all returning for the final season. The show has been nominated for 16 Primetime Emmy Awards, though the second and third seasons received more modest critical reception. Still, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” will navigate new water this summer, tackling issues like race and privilege and workplace harassment and the #MeToo movement. Jon Hamm, Aidy Bryant, Bobby Moynihan and Amy Sedaris are all slated to guest star.



‘Casual,’ Season 4

Operating at the intersection of comedy and tragedy, “Casual” offers the quality acting, heart-tugging storylines and sophisticated writing that seems lacking in many family-centered dramas. This trifecta of television qualities will return to Hulu for the fourth and final season of “Casual” on July 31. Zander Lehmnan’s story of a tight-knit but dysfunctional family centered on a newly divorced single mother Valerie, played by Michaela Watkins, her brother Alex, played by Tommy Dewey, and her daughter Laura, played by Tara Lynne Barr, skillfully handles issues of gender, sexuality, adolescence, adulthood, loss and self-fulfillment in a nuanced and emotionally mature tone. “Casual” benefits from Watkins, Dewey and Barr’s perfect chemistry and accessible acting, which perfectly communicates dry wit, crass humor and condescension without sacrificing emotional growth and character development. The show won Hulu its first Golden Globe nomination in 2015 and launched the streaming service’s exploration of high quality, premium content.




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Celebrate Pride, Barbecue at District Festivals Sarah cammarota Hoya Staff Writer

Capital Pride Festival

2018 marks the 43rd anniversary of Washington, D.C.’s Capital Pride Festival. The festival is sponsored by Capital Pride Alliance, a nonprofit organization based in the D.C. area that serves the LGBTQ community through educational events, community celebrations and festivals. For four days each summer, Capital Pride Alliance sponsors a celebration of the rich intersections and unique perspectives of all facets of the LGBTQ community. This year’s theme is “Elements of Us,” which celebrates the vibrant components of identity within the LGBTQ community and examines the intersections between race, sexuality, gender, spirituality and more. The District’s first annual pride celebration took place in 1975 as a one-day street festival following an increased movement in the D.C. area and nationally toward LGBTQ pride, acceptance and awareness. Following the 1975 celebration, the festival grew into a multi-day event, and it attracted up to 150,000 attendees at the 2017 festival. This year’s festival includes events like an opening party June 8 titled “Earth, Wind, Glitter and Fire” from 9 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. at Echostage featuring LGBTQ DJs such as DJ Alex Lo, DJ Kitty Glitter and Naomi Smalls. Tickets range from $20 to $30. The opening party is followed by a “Crack of Noon” Pride Brunch for 21-plus attendees from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on June 9 at the Human Rights Campaign’s D.C. head-

quarters at 1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW and the Capital Pride Block Party later that day. The block party is a festival with music, food and drink that precedes the festival’s parade and takes place at the parade’s starting place at 22nd and P streets NW from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. The parade is one of the festival’s largest events, following a 1.5-mile parade route from P Street in the Dupont neighborhood to 14th and R streets NW in the U Street corridor and starting at 4:30 p.m. and ending at roughly 7:30 p.m. The parade features over 200 LGBTQ organizations registered as “contingents” in the parade. The contingents decorate floats, march and perform while being judged for awards and celebrating their pride. Both the opening party and brunch require tickets, but the parade and block party are free for spectators. The festival culminates Sunday, June 10, with a concert festival adjacent to Capitol Hill on Pennsylvania Avenue. The festival includes free music and entertainment, as well as food, drink and local vendors and is headlined each year by concert appearances from well-known musical artists. This year’s Pride Concert features vocalist Alessia Cara, upcoming popstar Troye Sivan, soul singer MAX and Asia O’Hara of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” fame. Previous concerts have been headlined by acts like Miley Cyrus, “Crybaby” singer Melanie Martinez and “Glee” star Alex Newell.

Tickets to events including the opening concert, brunch and VIP concert access, as well as more information about locations and times, can be found at

Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle


At once a festival and competition, the Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle is set to host barbecue vendors from across the country for the weekend of June 23 and 24.


The Capital Pride Festival, a four-day annual event, is in its 43rd year of celebrating Washington, D.C.’s LGBTQ community. The festival is set to host 300 exhibits in June.

The Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle is a BBQ festival and competition set to take place in the District on June 23 and 24. This year’s battle is the 26th annual festival and will pit amateur and professional barbecue masters from around the country against each other in the unofficial “Official Start to the Summer” sponsored by Giant Food stores. The festival is also hosting a contest in which professional barbecue masters and aspiring chefs face off to become the National Barbecue Champion. This characteristically American event takes place on Pennsylvania and Constitution avenues in the heart of Capitol Hill. Tickets are required to enter the event, and general admittance tickets cost $12 online and $15 at the gate. This year, all proceeds from the festival will be donated to the USO-Metro branch and the Capital Area Food Bank. The event lasts from 11 am until 9 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Sunday. Barbecue restaurants from across the country are featured at the event as vendors serve up all things barbecue — ribs, brisket, chicken, pork and everything in between. Giant Food sponsors two sampling tents, included in the price of admission. In addition to barbecue as far as the eye can see, the event provides an array of alcoholic libations to wash down the smorgasbord of meats. There will be a wine and microbrew tent in addition to drinks provided by Anheuser-Busch. At the same time, the event is

family-friendly, with kid-oriented events including Nathan’s Famous Hotdog Eating Contest and appearances from D.C. area sports teams such as the Washington Wizards, Nationals, Redskins and D.C. United. The highlight of the festival is the National Barbecue Championship Contest, which includes participants ranging from amateur barbecue masters to the TV stars of TLC show “Pitmasters.” Other categories include the largest National BBQ Contest, the Perdue Sizzlin’ Chicken Contest, Smokin’ with Smithfield, the National Pork BBQ Competition and Military Chefs Cook-Off Benefiting USO Metro, with cash prizes ranging from $100 to the grand prize of $3,000. Contestants compete in Battle Teams with creative protein-based names like “Meat Coma,” “Aporkalypse Now” and “Hamtown Smokers.” In addition to these cholesterol-building festivities, the festival hosts an array of musical acts across genres from reggae to rock to jazz, as well as cooking demonstrations and celebrity appearances. Musical headliners for the event include internationally recognized acts like soft-rockers Plain White T’s and local D.C. metro area acts such as the funk band Clones of Funk and blues guitarist Lynwood Taylor. The festival boasts three stages and 30 bands with an impressive spread of acts to accompany an impressive spread of barbecue.

More information about the festival can be found at

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The Hoya: The Guide: May 18, 2018  
The Hoya: The Guide: May 18, 2018