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Going Out Gurus: October 22, 2006 - October 28, 2006

Fall Back to the Bar

It sounds like an obvious question: With Eastern Standard Time turning the clocks back on Sunday morning, do we all get an extra hour of drinking and clubbing? (I'm sure some of you are thinking about that extra hour of...

By Fritz Hahn  |  October 27, 2006; 1:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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The Thrill of the Haunt

Years ago, my friend and I decided to dress as '70s chicks for Halloween, and we hunted through thrift stores for the perfect plaid bellbottoms, wide-angle collared shirts and newsboy caps. That was, obviously, before I knew better. In my...

By Anne  |  October 27, 2006; 1:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Misc.  
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Funereal Joy

Save "Harold and Maude," I can't say that I have encountered many people who volunteer to spend a night at a funeral, but in true Cirque du Soleil fashion, "Corteo" should have audiences clamoring to get a seat. The show...

By Erin  |  October 27, 2006; 10:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Theater  
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Courting 'Corteo'

"Corteo," a traveling show by Cirque du Soleil, opens tonight under the big top at the old D.C. Convention Center site. The show follows a clown as he imagines his funeral and its attendants. I know, I know. My first...

By Erin  |  October 26, 2006; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Theater  
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Nightlife Agenda Pick of the Week

On the surface, it seems that the Baltimore-spawned and Philadelphia-based duo Spank Rock has provided hipsters a way to mold hip-hop into their own image. As part of a movement pushed by DJs like Diplo, Spank Rock has helped bring...

By Fritz Hahn  |  October 26, 2006; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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That's a Wrap

Some of you Dupont worker bees have no doubt noticed that WrapWorks on the corner of Connecticut Ave. and Q St. has closed. As one Got Plans? reader asked: Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C.: LOVE the chats! Submitting early due to...

By Julia Beizer  |  October 25, 2006; 3:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Nanny O'Brien's: Still Open

If you've been keeping an eye on our weekly Got Plans? discussion, you may have noticed a growing stream of questions about the fate of Nanny O'Brien's, the Cleveland Park pub known for its traditional Irish jam session and well-poured...

By Fritz Hahn  |  October 24, 2006; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Crystal City's New Treat

When Oyamel closed its doors last month, many feared that Crystal City would fall flat without the lively dishes that offered a small taste of Mexico. News that Roberto Donna would open a casual new trattoria with pizzas and pastas...

By Erin  |  October 24, 2006; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Cheesy Substitutes

When the beloved Guru hangout Stoney's lost its lease early this year, many of us were at a loss. What would happen to the multitude of police badges? How would we replace Stoney's Ale? And, most importantly, wherever would we...

By Erin  |  October 23, 2006; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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