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Going Out Gurus: April 17, 2005 - April 23, 2005

Oya Vey!

Whenever Washingtonians find themselves apoplectic over some aspect of the nightlife scene, they're likely to exclaim "This isn't New York!" as if the Big Apple had the exclusive license to long lines, velvet ropes or black-clad bouncers with earpieces. (Note...

By washingtonpost.com  |  April 22, 2005; 2:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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Double Bill Doubleheader

Update: Sonic Youth will in fact not be performing with The Pixies. Taking their place will be hipster band of the moment, Bloc Party. Tickets for this show go on sale on Saturday at 10 a.m. After two separate presales...

By washingtonpost.com  |  April 21, 2005; 3:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Music  
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Delivering the Goods News

Good news for people in Old Town if, like me, they've been longing for good Asian takeout. Asian Bistro on King Street blows a raspberry at the usual gluey offerings and, for free (with a minimum order of $17) delivers...

By washingtonpost.com  |  April 21, 2005; 10:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Modest Mouse, Superstars (Updated)

Correction: Tickets will go on sale FRIDAY at 10 a.m. Apologies for the wrong information we provided earlier. Modest Mouse is now officially a big-time act. The days when the band played local shows at the Black Cat are long...

By washingtonpost.com  |  April 20, 2005; 2:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Music  
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Happy Bard-day!

So the Bard is 441. I think this calls for a celebration and some cake. Promenade to the Folger Shakespeare Library for Medieval merriment. With activities like Shakespearean fortune-telling, felt shield-making, quill pen-writing, ivy garland-making, Renaissance dance performances and cake,...

By washingtonpost.com  |  April 19, 2005; 2:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Misc.  
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Nelly Cancels

If you have tickets for Nelly's concert tonight at Constitution Hall, you'll have to make other plans. The hip-hop star has canceled the show. No reasons have been given for scratching the performance, but the tour has been beset by...

By washingtonpost.com  |  April 18, 2005; 1:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Music  
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Lawn Games

This Saturday in a historic garden, the game is croquet. I'm not talking about spectating in Annapolis; here's an Alexandria garden party where you can aim for the wicket yourself. The afternoon is equal parts fantasy for kids and adults:...

By washingtonpost.com  |  April 18, 2005; 10:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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