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

Something 'Darkly' Different

Right around mid-July, many of us start to develop summer movie fatigue. The sight of superheroes in tights causes headaches, excessive special effects induce nausea and even the thought of a pirate could send blockbuster-sufferers straight to the emergency room....

By Jen Chaney  |  July 12, 2006; 11:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Movies  
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Fringe Benefits

For the first time ever, Washington is hosting a theater bonanza in the Capital Fringe Festival. Though the event will feature music and art, its primary focus is on theater and lots of it. The hub of the festival will...

By Erin  |  July 11, 2006; 5:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Theater  
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Wild World of Rousseau

I'm not much of an artist myself -- creatively clipped T-shirts are about as close as I come -- but I can't imagine painting a place I'd never seen. Colors, light, shape, line: don't you first need to see those...

By Julia Beizer  |  July 11, 2006; 2:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Museums  
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A Few More Days for Archives

Friday Update: The Archives exhibits -- including the Charters of Freedom display in the Rotunda -- will reopen tomorrow, Saturday, July 15. The William G. McGowan Theater will be closed until further notice. **** The National Archives building on the...

By Julia Beizer  |  July 11, 2006; 12:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Museums  
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Even Without the World Cup, the Party Goes On

French expats and Francophiles mourning Les Bleus' penalty-kick loss in the World Cup final will have a reason to cheer by the end of the week: Bastille Day, France's independence day, invariably brings parties that go on well into the...

By Fritz Hahn  |  July 10, 2006; 2:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Restaurants  
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