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Going Out Gurus: March 4, 2007 - March 10, 2007

Summer Loving

In yesterday's Got Plans? discussion, an Arlington reader's thoughts turned to warmer weather. "We ladies were hoping to celebrate all things related to the bride-to-be by booking a B&B in Virginia for a weekend in July," she says. "Activities wise,...

By Anne  |  March 9, 2007; 6:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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In Bloom

The winter's odd mix of warm temperatures and lack of snow showers played havoc with plants across the region, causing daffodils to poke out of the ground in January and the cherry blossom trees by the National Zoo to sprout...

By Fritz Hahn  |  March 8, 2007; 11:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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D.C. at the Bat

It may have snowed all day yesterday, but that isn't preventing some local sports leagues from gearing up for softball season. Deadlines for starting teams are around the corner -- sadly, some have already passed -- so we pulled together...

By Julia Beizer  |  March 8, 2007; 10:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Nightlife Agenda Pick of the Week

Local drummer Keith Killgo started playing jazz at an early age. By the time he was in his teens, he'd already jammed with Miles Davis and Art Blakey and received musical education from Roberta Flack. In college, he joined the...

By Fritz Hahn  |  March 8, 2007; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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Dismemberment Plan Tickets On Sale ... NOW!!

This caught us off guard, but tickets for the Dismemberment Plan show on April 27 are on sale through Ticketmaster right now. There is a 4-ticket limit this time around. Get them while you can....

By David Malitz  |  March 7, 2007; 5:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Music  
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Get a Life

If your big Thursday night plan includes Chinese delivery and "The Office," get out and enjoy Life. Dining Out for Life offers an unbeatable excuse for splurging on a good meal out. Tomorrow, March 8, 150 local restaurants will contribute...

By Erin  |  March 7, 2007; 1:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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For All the Fantonellas

What is it about "American Idol" contestants from Washington, D.C., universities and risque conduct? A few years ago, Howard University student Frenchie Davis was unceremoniously removed from the hit show after producers learned that she posed for pictures on a...

By Fritz Hahn  |  March 7, 2007; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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The March to Madness

Spring is my favorite season -- the time of year when young men's and women's thoughts turn to basketball. Between conference championships, Selection Sunday and the NCAA tournament, passions are running high in offices all over the area, including ours....

By Fritz Hahn  |  March 6, 2007; 6:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Artomatic Is Back

It's official. Artomatic, the out-there art fair, opens in the former U.S. Patent and Trademark Building in Crystal City on Friday, April 13, and continues until Sunday, May 20. The visual and performing arts extravaganza is known for its inclusive...

By Julia Beizer  |  March 6, 2007; 4:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Museums  
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Lite-Brite at the Museum

It's been a while since the Hirshhorn rocked the night hours with DJs, gallery tours and a cash bar, but thankfully the evening events are back. This Friday, the modern art museum stays up late for Hirshhorn After Hours, an...

By Julia Beizer  |  March 5, 2007; 4:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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