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Going Out Gurus: May 1, 2005 - May 7, 2005

System Of A Down

This just in: System Of A Down will play a long-rumored club show at the 9:30 on Wednesday. The doors open at 5 p.m. and the show will start at 8 p.m. Tickets for the show will go on sale...

By washingtonpost.com  |  May 6, 2005; 5:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Music  
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Star Wars: Return of the Line

"Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith" doesn't open at the Uptown Theatre in Cleveland Park until May 19, but the line for fans who want to see it on its first night has already formed. We obviously...

By washingtonpost.com  |  May 6, 2005; 2:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  Movies  
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Does 'Sith' Strike Out?

The Force is with "Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith" ... almost. I saw a press screening this week and am pleased to report that "Sith" is better by far than the two most recent installments in...

By washingtonpost.com  |  May 6, 2005; 10:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Movies  
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On the Record

Do you have a story to tell? The StoryCorps project is taking its public recording studio on the road in a retrofitted Airstream trailer, and D.C. is the first stop, May 19-28, outside the Library of Congress. Reservations are available...

By washingtonpost.com  |  May 6, 2005; 10:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Misc.  
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Battle of the Beats

Is there a 5th element of hip-hop? Once one acknowledges the basic four pillars of b-boying (breakdancing), dj'ing, rapping and graffiti art, it can get a bit fuzzy. Some have tried to make a case for beatboxing. Others have tried...

By washingtonpost.com  |  May 6, 2005; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Music  
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Juleps and Jump Shots

Two quick updates for fans of horse racing and Gilbert Arenas: I wrote about the Round Robin Bar's annual "Bonnets and Bowties" Kentucky Derby-watching party in the This Week in Nightlife column, but wanted to let everyone know about a...

By washingtonpost.com  |  May 5, 2005; 3:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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Summer Starts Early at Betsy Fisher

Betsy Fisher is getting a head start on summer this Friday night. And even if, as predicted, the weather will be far from summerlilke, they're still going to be mixing up the margaritas from 5 to 8 p.m. and putting...

By washingtonpost.com  |  May 5, 2005; 3:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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The Mix on M

I'm not sure whether the Duchess of Windsor had anything particular in mind when she mouthed her famous "You can never be too rich or too thin" mantra. However, if you're planning on shopping at Intermix, the newest women's clothing...

By washingtonpost.com  |  May 4, 2005; 2:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Erasure Postponed

Erasure had sold-out shows scheduled for the 9:30 club for last night and tonight but both shows have been postponed according to the 9:30's Web site. No reason is offered for the postponement, but the dates have already been rescheduled....

By washingtonpost.com  |  May 3, 2005; 2:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Music  
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'Marriage' for 2

If you're looking for some high-class entertainment on a no-frills budget, Folger Theatre is offering 2-for-1 tickets to its hilarious production of "The Clandestine Marriage," which Post reviewer Peter Marks called "a refreshment with abundant tang." The special is available...

By washingtonpost.com  |  May 2, 2005; 1:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Theater  
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Best Bets

It's that time of year again: Our annual Best Bets Readers' Choice Contest is underway. Nominations began at noon today, so pick your favorites now. Choose among happy hours and burger joints, date spots and shoe shops -- 50 categories...

By washingtonpost.com  |  May 2, 2005; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Misc.  
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