Weekend Buzz: Parks & Rec, Fast Fashion, & Election-Day Grub

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Remember when D.C. had that quick brush with greatness the celebs of Parks and Recreation? Check out a sneak peek of the episode that was filmed here, and see if you can spot yourself/us lurking awkwardly in the background. (DCist)
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It's no secret that we adore a good bargain — affordable fast-fashion sites are at the top of our bookmarks list. But, it can be a bit of a drag when you see your favorite outfit reflected on every stylish girl on the street. So, in the name of variety, check out some of these lesser-known fast fashion sites. (Washingtonian)
Thought you could turn off MSNBC and escape the election-year madness? Think again. Local restos are pulling out all the stops to keep politics at the forefront, serving up everything from election-themed cocktails to donkey- and elephant-embellished cupcakes. (Eater)
There's always room for a little culture in your weekend, so take in the "Shock of the News" exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, which explores the up-and-down relationship between art and newspapers in the last century. Plus, it'll give you conversation fodder for your next dinner party. (Washington Post)
Photos: DCist
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