Yates also gives a word of warning to anyone thinking of venturing into D.C. to see the cherry blossoms this weekend: “The festival, coupled with the National Marathon, means that, starting tomorrow, downtown D.C. is going to be a complete zoo. I love the trees as much as the next guy, but the abundance of fanny packs, strollers and those creepy shoes that look like gloves for your feet is a bit much for me to hit the opening weekend.”

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And for all my fellow Clinton Yates fans out there: He is hosting a trivia night Sunday at 8 p.m. at Adam’s Morgan’s Bedrock Billiards that Yates promises “will make you smarter.”