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Going Out Gurus: June 25, 2006 - July 1, 2006

Feeding at Folklife

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is up and running! As we strolled along the grounds today, it was hard to believe that rain had pelted the Mall just a few days before. The sun was shining and a good lunchtime crowd...

By Julia Beizer  |  June 30, 2006; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Museums  
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Museum Closings Update

Friday Update: The National Museum of American History reopens tomorrow, July 1! Archives is still closed and expects damages will cost $2 million to repair. **** The National Museum of Natural History and the Smithsonian Castle Information Center are back...

By Julia Beizer  |  June 29, 2006; 3:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Ladies! Drink! Free!

Ladies, if you're short on cash and looking to to party, tonight is your night. Bar and club promoters realized a long time ago that the easiest way to draw large numbers of men to a club was to make...

By Fritz Hahn  |  June 29, 2006; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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Arts Revival Downtown

It's a good weekend for the arts community in Chinatown. The Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery reopen this Saturday after a six-and-a-half-year renovation. But before it opens, you can look inside the museums' revamped home --...

By Julia Beizer  |  June 29, 2006; 9:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Rainy Day Blues for Mall Museums

Well the last few days have been a bloody disaster, eh? The rain has been torrential, the traffic's been horrendous and the downtown museums were just one of the many spots that this storm system has sacked. We've got the...

By Julia Beizer  |  June 27, 2006; 3:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Truth, Justice: The Bryan Singer Way

Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird ... it's a plane ... it's the movie vying for blockbuster status this July 4th weekend! That's right, tomorrow Superman officially "Returns" in one of the most highly anticipated movies of the...

By Jen Chaney  |  June 27, 2006; 12:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Movies  
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Rocking Out With Restaurants

Last night was the 2006 RAMMY Awards Gala presented by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington. It was a rock star-style black-tie affair recognizing favorites in the local restaurant scene. As I reported in March when the nominees were announced,...

By Erin  |  June 26, 2006; 1:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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