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Going Out Gurus: June 11, 2006 - June 17, 2006

Tiki Tumble

When did Clarendon turn into Arlington-by-the-Sea? You've got the flip-flop-covered-walls of Clare and Don's Beach Shack, Dewey favorites Love Seed Mama Jump and Kristin and the Noise performing regularly at the Clarendon Ballroom, and now Mama Quan's Tiki Hut, which...

By Erin  |  June 16, 2006; 12:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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Scorsese on Stage and a Last 'Word'

It's very rare that Martin Scorsese comes to Montgomery County, Md. Actually, I don't think it's ever happened ... unless you count the time he scouted downtown Rockville as a potential location for the "Goodfellas" shoot. Yes, I'm joking about...

By Jen Chaney  |  June 16, 2006; 10:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Movies  
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Music of the Weird and 'Waltz'

You really haven't lived until you've seen a guy playing guitar while dressed up as a tree. That's just one of the offbeat images peppered throughout "Danielson: A Family Movie," a documentary that screens Friday night at 5 p.m. as...

By Jen Chaney  |  June 15, 2006; 10:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Sweet Summer "Nothing"

For some, summertime means warm nights, fireflies, picnics and baseball. At Olney Theatre, it means Summer Shakespeare. This year, Olney hopes that summer revelers will find something to love about their production of "Much Ado About Nothing." Lasting two weeks,...

By Erin  |  June 14, 2006; 2:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Theater  
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Home Runs and Hard Rock

Did you see a guy in a penguin suit waddling down Colesville Road last night? If so, you weren't hallucinating. That was just one of several costumed characters who attended the opening night of Silverdocs, which featured a screening of...

By Jen Chaney  |  June 14, 2006; 12:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Rock on Screen

Thursday is already shaping up to be one of the busiest music nights of the year. You've got plenty of big names in town -- Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint at Wolf Trap, Sonic Youth at the 9:30 Club, Marshall...

By David Malitz  |  June 14, 2006; 12:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Music  
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Freaks Come Out on H Street

Ladies and Gentlemen! Step right up to see the remains of the last living unicorn, an amazing beast that traveled the world with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus! Gaze with wonder at the bull with two faces!...

By Fritz Hahn  |  June 13, 2006; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Silverdocs: It's Movie Time in the City (Well, Silver Spring)

The documentaries have arrived. Silverdocs, an international film festival devoted to the documentary genre, gets underway tonight in downtown Silver Spring. The opening night feature is "Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters," a look at why some Hollywood films succeed and...

By Jen Chaney  |  June 13, 2006; 11:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Finally: Fort Reno

The long-awaited Fort Reno schedule has finally been posted on the organizers' Web site, fortreno.com. It's obviously still a work in progress -- 22 of the 57 slots are TBA -- but the fleshed-out calendar features a number of bands...

By Fritz Hahn  |  June 12, 2006; 12:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Music  
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Git Along Cowgirl

Just in time for picnic season, Cowgirl Creamery will open its doors in the Chinatown area tomorrow with its sumptuous signature cheeses and a variety of gourmet food goods....

By Erin  |  June 12, 2006; 12:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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