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Going Out Gurus: June 12, 2005 - June 18, 2005

X: The Unheard Country Music

I realize Aug. 12 is a long way off, but I've already circled the date for the Knitters reunion-tour concert at the Birchmere. A countryish side project of the great L.A. punk band X, the Knitters released one wonderful album,...

By washingtonpost.com  |  June 17, 2005; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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NV Fridays Jumps Ship

Over the past year, Bar Nun found a smart niche that kept its bar registers jingling consistently. Friday night promoters realized that not everyone wants to suffer through the social engineering of upscale clubs, yet folks still want to be...

By Rhome Anderson  |  June 16, 2005; 6:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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Hungry yet?

After several delays, it appears that the fifth Summer Restaurant Week -- or Affordable Extravagance, as I like to call it -- is finally set for Aug. 1 through 7. More than 90 D.C. area restaurants, including 1789, Corduroy, DC...

By Erin  |  June 16, 2005; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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Time for Fort Reno

It may not be official until June 21, but summer in D.C. starts tomorrow night. That's when this year's Fort Reno summer concert series kicks off with performances from Gist, Sentai and the Rude Staircase. It took a long while...

By  |  June 15, 2005; 12:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Silverdocs Kicks Off

What I love most about the annual Silverdocs festival, a celebration of documentary film, are the moments when counterculture and suburban culture clash. Last year it happened during the outdoor screening of a doc about punk rock legend Joe Strummer,...

By Jen Chaney  |  June 15, 2005; 11:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Movies  
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Bob in Bowie

No offense to the fine folks of Bowie, Md., but it's not often that I find myself wanting to head out there from Arlington in the middle of rush hour. But tonight, nothing will stop me. That's because the one...

By  |  June 14, 2005; 12:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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The Bar Also Rises

After a couple of weeks of false starts, Bar Pilar finally opened Thursday night. A sister restaurant and bar to the neighboring Cafe Saint-Ex, Bar Pilar takes its name from Ernest Hemingway's fishing boat, but its menu and motif are...

By Fritz Hahn  |  June 13, 2005; 5:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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