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Posted at 9:00 AM ET, 08/10/2006

Nightlife Agenda Pick of the Week

By Fritz Hahn

A new monthly mixture of DJs, art installations and late-night dancing, the Friday debut of Mixed Signals at Duke's City has us intrigued. With techno DJs running from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. -- including the Motor City's Detroit Techno Militia -- a lack of dress code and art by Mark Jenkins, this could be a party to watch in the future, and the kind of after-the-clubs-close destination U Street could use. Admission is $10, but you can halve the cover by visiting mixedsignalsdc.com and getting on the list.

Read the rest of our weekly Nightlife Agenda column here.

By Fritz Hahn  | August 10, 2006; 9:00 AM ET
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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Great! More people getting drunk or high, then puking or urinating amid the gentrification! That's just what U Street needs....not!

Posted by: do we need afterhours? | August 10, 2006 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Oh, give me a break. If you don't want to live in the middle of an active neighborhood, go back to Fairfax!

Posted by: Daniel | August 10, 2006 11:41 AM | Report abuse

Daniel:

The neighborhood didn't begin with your move in from Dale City, or Lake Forest, or whatever exburb you grew up in before you became the ultimate hip urban dweller. The attitude always identifies the ones who look upon urban living as some kind of petri dish they can play in and not get infected.

Posted by: WC | August 10, 2006 1:43 PM | Report abuse

hey Julia (re: WP chat this afternoon):

It's not a 'meet market', but 'meat market. Aka girls who want sausages and guys that have them.

-Alec

Posted by: alec | August 10, 2006 2:53 PM | Report abuse

I was trying to keep it classy, Alec, but yeah, I think I've seen it spelled both ways. Either one gets the point across, y'know?

Posted by: Julia | August 10, 2006 5:24 PM | Report abuse

Wow, commenter #1. You talk like U Street is some sort of gated community. Long before you moved in (or were probably even born), U Street was the nightlife epicenter of DC. The recent influx of bars, clubs, and restaurants is a return to the neighborhood's true roots. And Duke-City, I believe, is African-American owned and operated, which gives it even a greater connection to the neighborhood's past. I think the addition of an after-hours club is a great addition to the neighborhood.

Posted by: Aziz | August 11, 2006 9:55 AM | Report abuse

funny i thought it was 'meat' because they women are treated like meat.

Posted by: ha | August 11, 2006 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Hey!!.. as soon as we get rid of the clubs & bars to please the Virginian/Bethesda transplant.. can you guys help me get rid of traffic noise?

Posted by: City Dweller | August 11, 2006 4:18 PM | Report abuse

I think that's awesome!

Posted by: Jake O'Malley | August 11, 2006 5:03 PM | Report abuse

oh yeah! well back when the earth was forming...

Posted by: maybe too far | August 11, 2006 5:53 PM | Report abuse

did anybody go to this event? if so, how was it?

Posted by: info | August 14, 2006 10:39 AM | Report abuse

I went and it was absolutely fantastic.

The music was beautiful all night, and different from your average night of electronic music in the city. The music was great but not overbearing so that you had to yell to be heard.

They (re)opened the kitchen at 1 a.m. so that everybody could get a bite to eat. Their hummus was out of this world :D

Most importantly, everybody was dancing and having a great time. In a city where pretentiousness tends to be the rule, not the exception, this was a true exception.

Posted by: Rob | August 14, 2006 7:51 PM | Report abuse

I went too. I was hoping it would be something different than the hun-drum bar scene or typical club scene. It was all that and more. The DJs are right there, next to you as you dance. They had this huge video screen doing all kinds of cool computer animation and other stuff. The bar tender and drinks were great. Even most of the people there were friendly. I'm going back.

Posted by: Tim | September 10, 2006 3:22 PM | Report abuse

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