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Going Out Gurus: April 9, 2006 - April 15, 2006

Quick, While the Weather is Nice!

One of the city's best patios may finally -- finally -- be ready to live up to its potential. Poste, in the historic Hotel Monaco, has a gem of a outdoor space: a private courtyard accessed through a long, covered...

By Fritz Hahn  |  April 13, 2006; 11:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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American History Update

The museum announced today that it will close on Labor Day (Sept. 4) to begin its renovation project. The museum is scheduled to reopen in summer 2008, but anyone who has ever been anywhere near a construction project knows these...

By Julia Beizer  |  April 12, 2006; 1:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Museums  
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History Hunting in the Nation's Capital

News from the National Museum of American History was a shock to my inbox yesterday: "The museum will begin closing some of its exhibition galleries this spring and summer, and the entire museum will close to the public in the...

By Julia Beizer  |  April 11, 2006; 10:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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From the Made-Up Words Department . . .

As he described the new Sant Building of the Phillips Collection today, museum director Jay Gates called the architecture "Phillipsian." That's not in any dictionary I've ever read, but I think I know what he means. The museum's new wing,...

By Julia Beizer  |  April 10, 2006; 3:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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