5 Things To Know This AM — Jul 12 2012

Fred Armisen explains how he plays President Obama for SNL — take notes and perfect your POTUS impression in time for happy hour. (Politico)
Unleash your inner Francophile and celebrate Bastille Day the right way: with crepes, wine, and a swanky party at the French Embassy. Tres chic! (Washingtonian)
Keep your cool on hot days with these two techniques for mastering the ballerina bun. (La Belle Mel)
If you want to avoid the heat and humidity during happy hour (and who doesn't?), hit up these fully air-conditioned hotspots. (Drink DC)
Our beloved Washington Monument needs more than just a facelift, thanks to last summer's earthquake. The monument won't be ready for the spotlight again until 2014. (Huffington Post DC)
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