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Going Out Gurus: February 20, 2005 - February 26, 2005

Country Roads

Five-concert "Mega-tickets" went on sale today for a slate of big-name country acts performing at Nissan Pavilion this summer. Nissan, as anyone who has been there already knows, is a bit of a traffic nightmare -- both getting there and...

By washingtonpost.com  |  February 25, 2005; 12:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Music  
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Party Like a Movie Star

Only two more days until the Oscars. Can you handle the excitement? (More importantly, can you handle Star Jones Reynolds's cheesy comments on E!'s red carpet preshow?) If you still haven't made plans, don't fret: There are a few Oscar...

By washingtonpost.com  |  February 25, 2005; 10:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Movies  
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Face Time With Modigliani

View Enlarged Photo and CaptionThe Modigliani retrospective that drew hordes to New York's Jewish Museum last summer has made its way to Washington, the final stop on its tour. Lucky us, the retrospective of the Italian-born, Parisian-based painter opens at...

By washingtonpost.com  |  February 24, 2005; 5:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Museums  
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Heads in the Cloud

It's one thing to open a new restaurant and lounge in Dupont Circle. It's another to transform a ho-hum restaurant-with-a-bar into some kind of sleek new nightspot with tapas. That's the challenge for restaurateur Savino Racine, who's remade his namesake...

By washingtonpost.com  |  February 24, 2005; 3:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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Photography at Hemphill

View Enlarged Photo and CaptionLogan Circle's Hemphill Fine Arts is boasting two new photography shows. The larger of the two is a collection of works by Max Hirshfeld. Entitled "One Shot," the series features single figures captured in varying urban...

By washingtonpost.com  |  February 23, 2005; 5:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Museums  
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Sam Fuller at the Freer

If you're tired of Academy Awards hype, seek out something decidedly off the Oscars path. The Freer Gallery is screening the final two films in the Sam Fuller's Asia series - "The Steel Helmet" and "Fixed Bayonets," at 7 p.m....

By washingtonpost.com  |  February 23, 2005; 4:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Movies  
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Here a British Pub, There a British Pub

We're being invaded by our neighbors from the Great White North -- not one but two Canadian pub chains are bringing their own takes on the "traditional English pub" to the Washington area. The Elephant & Castle will be the...

By washingtonpost.com  |  February 23, 2005; 3:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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Spring, Right on Schedule

The daffodils keep you guessing. The narcissus -- some currently blooming -- on the Rose Park slope along Rock Creek Parkway are my favorite harbinger of spring because of their unpredictability. It's hard to know when the green shoots will...

By washingtonpost.com  |  February 22, 2005; 4:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Misc.  
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In Remembrance of Pam Bricker

It pains us greatly to inform our readership that Washington's music scene has experienced an enormous loss. Jazz vocalist Pam Bricker took her life this past Sunday night. Bricker's career in this area extends back a couple of decades, but...

By washingtonpost.com  |  February 22, 2005; 2:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (64)
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Restaurant Week Redux

Washington's annual Restaurant Week is one of the city's most popular culinary events, with folks from around the area clamoring to take advantage of discounted meals at the city's top restaurants. This week, 10 Capitol Hill restaurants have organized the...

By washingtonpost.com  |  February 22, 2005; 1:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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