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Going Out Gurus: February 13, 2005 - February 19, 2005

Something About Texas

There have been a lot of great singer-songwriters from Texas who have come through town recently. Lyle Lovett, Joe Ely and Guy Clark (Texans all) joined Indiana's John Hiatt for a spate of shows. On Tuesday, one of their old...

By washingtonpost.com  |  February 18, 2005; 4:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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To Your Health

At 11 tonight, hundreds of thousands of revelers in Irish pubs across the country will simultaneously lift their pints and offer a toast to their friends, bartenders and the memory of Arthur Guinness. It's the annual Great Guinness Toast, a...

By washingtonpost.com  |  February 18, 2005; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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Tickets on Sale Soon

Thursday is usually a big day for concert announcements, but today was especially busy, with a little something for everyone. First, for the blogging, indie-rock loving masses, there's a slew of new shows announced at the Black Cat. I'm most...

By washingtonpost.com  |  February 17, 2005; 3:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Music  
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Italian Dreams

When it comes to the Del Ray Dreamery, I sing my song of praise over and over again. Frozen Custard and Nostalgic Treats (as owner Liz Davis taglines her exemplary "sweet shop") don't come much better than this. But I...

By washingtonpost.com  |  February 17, 2005; 12:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Neck Wear

Attention, all of you fashion-forward girls out there who want to look like a million without spending big bucks. The fashion industry is touting necklaces as the accessory du jour and encouraging all the faithful to wear several of them...

By washingtonpost.com  |  February 16, 2005; 5:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Boss Alert

It looks like Bruce Springsteen fans aren't going to have to wait until the next election cycle to hear from their favorite rocker again. The Boss will release a new album, "Devils & Dust," on April 26 and a tour...

By washingtonpost.com  |  February 16, 2005; 12:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Music  
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Keanu Goes to Hell

Do you like legions of bugs, excessive gun fire and the sight of Rachel Weisz in a wet, white T-shirt? Then you'll love "Constantine," Keanu Reeves's fire-and-brimstone-laden film based on the comic. I saw a preview screening last night at...

By washingtonpost.com  |  February 16, 2005; 11:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Movies  
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Vegging Out With DJ Dredd

DJ Dredd is one of our favorite local DJs, providing the hip-hop and old-school beats at Uncle Q's Living Room; Lovesexy, the monthly Prince dance party at Modern; and a long-running Friday residency at the Aroma lounge. Soon, he's going...

By washingtonpost.com  |  February 16, 2005; 11:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Restaurants  
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Martinis and Miniburgers at Morton's

It's usually not hard to convince co-workers to go check out a new bar, so Maura, Jen and I traveled up to the new 12-21 at the Morton's of Chicago in Bethesda. Steakhouse bars are often dinosaurs, serving jumbo-size martinis...

By washingtonpost.com  |  February 15, 2005; 2:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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To Ruscha, With Love

View Enlarged Photo and CaptionIt's true there's never a bad time to visit the National Gallery, but right now there's extra incentive with the launch of the museum's latest show "Cotton Puffs, Q-tips, Smoke and Mirrors: The Drawings of Ed...

By washingtonpost.com  |  February 14, 2005; 2:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Museums  
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Spring Colors, Not Spring, Now Available

Deepest, darkest February (especially with a few warm days thrown into the mix) makes us long for springtime. But instead of waiting until April, just glance into a store window or two. Green seems to be the flavor of the...

By washingtonpost.com  |  February 14, 2005; 2:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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