Reserve Aug. 28 now — that’s when the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. monument is scheduled. To attend, you have to win an online lottery, and you have to register at DedicateTheDream.org by 11:59 p.m. on May 31 — just a month away.

But can I get a taxi when I need one? Firing the head of the DC Taxicab Commission apparently fulfilled a mayoral campaign promise to taxi owners, Mike DeBonis reports.


Beyonce performs "Single Ladies" at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in New York. (GARY HERSHORN/REUTERS)

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Now that the storms have passed, it’s one of the busiest weekends of the year for outdoor festivals. The Going Out Guide staff also offer a best events list for you, even tips tailored to your neighborhood.

There is so much more on PostLocal, I can’t even get into it this morning. There are stories about a misbehaving teacher, unsafe prison guards, traffic and subway delays... there will be video of Filene’s annual Running of the Brides shortly. Just check back, OK?