City Desk

The Needle: Panda Elites


Star Treatment: Actor Hugh Jackman was allowed to visit the baby panda at the National Zoo before the rest of the public, and taunted everyone with Instagram photos from his Bao Bao encounter. -2

Dino Redux: The owner of the soon-to-be closed Dino in Cleveland Park is opening a new restaurant, Dino's Grotto, that will likely be in Shaw. +4

No Shorties: The Nationals are looking for people to dress up as Racing Presidents for its 2014 entertainment squad. One of the only caveats: You must be at least five-foot-seven.  -3

White Christmas? Hoping for a white Christmas this year in D.C.? Hope harder. There's currently only a 10 percent chance of that happening. -3

Friday's rating: 78 Today's score: -4 Needle rating: 74

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