Morning Links: Things you missed while watching Oscar movies edition

February 25, 2013
Go-Go license plate from "Pump Me Up" exhibit at the Corcoran. (Photo by Kim Le) NO SALES. ONE-TIME USE ONLY.
The Corcoran's "Pump Me Up" exhibit opened and paid homage to go-go in all kinds of relics from the 1980s. (Photo by Kim Le)

 

Didn't snag tickets to Friday's fun, very sold-out opening of the "Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s" exhibit? BYT has photos of what you missed (and what you missed was Henry Rollins, the cracked-but-still-awesome sign from the original 9:30 club, go-go and Fugazi blasting from the speakers at the Corcoran, and a lot of people getting a little misty-eyed).  [Brightest Young Things]

Speaking of the old days, license plates for District residents will soon look as they did in 1966, when they listed the city as the "District of Columbia," rather than "Washington, DC."  Mayor Vincent Gray ordered the change Friday. [DCist, D.C. Wire]

The White House Easter Egg Roll lottery began, and then closed this morning. Hope you got in, because your kids really want to see [insert name of hottest musical act on the planet here]. Now,  let the anxious wait begin. "Winners" will learn of their fate on Friday. [Obama Foodorama]

A Trolley Pub -- okay, a  "quadracycle"  -- could soon be rolling through the streets of Arlington with up to 14 passengers aboard, all sipping on beers. [Going Out Guide]

Efforts to revive the Dupont Underground are still swirling, and they focus on the idea of an "urban winery" as the cornerstone of the project. Bigger news? It might become a home to pop-ups while restoration plans are underway. (Urban Turf)

 

Lavanya Ramanathan is a professional eater/drinker/thinker for Weekend and the Going Out Guide. University of Texas. Northwestern University. Rap fan.
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