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Going Out Gurus: April 1, 2007 - April 7, 2007

Helix Lounge Closes, and a New Margarita Arrives

Helix Lounge's trippy patio, sweet cocktails and budget-saving All-American Happy Hour have earned it a legion of fans since it opened in 2002, but change is in the air: The Hotel Helix's popular bar will be closed for the next...

By Fritz Hahn  |  April 6, 2007; 12:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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The Bus to the Ballgame

The Nationals are back at RFK, and so is my favorite way to get to the game: the Kegbus. Offered before and after every Friday and Saturday home game, the free shuttle runs between the stadium and seven Capitol Hill...

By Fritz Hahn  |  April 5, 2007; 10:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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Nightlife Agenda Pick of the Week

Wrapping up a stellar week for DJ lovers is Wednesday's appearance by Kid Koala at Rock and Roll Hotel. This inventive Canadian DJ started out in the early '90s like many aspiring turntablists, making his name on the battle scene...

By Fritz Hahn  |  April 5, 2007; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Nibbles of Food News

Wednesday usually shines as the midway point of the work week, but this dreary day, responsible for washing away the cherry blossoms, feels particularly gloomy. To add some sun to the day, here are a few nuggets of food news....

By Erin  |  April 4, 2007; 1:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Are You Ready for Carnival?

In a city crowded with cultural events and festivals, the D.C. Caribbean Carnival stands out as one of the parties of the year. One Saturday every June, elaborately costumed dancers and steel pan bands wind down Georgia Avenue from Missouri...

By Fritz Hahn  |  April 4, 2007; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Comings and Goings

Local art fans, start your engines. April is shaping up to be a bacchanalia for the eyes. We have Artomatic coming up, in addition to a citywide celebration of color field painting and D.C.'s first international art fair. We'll run...

By Julia Beizer  |  April 2, 2007; 3:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Museums  
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On Stage in April

April brings with it a slew of new plays, and since here are too many to list here, these are some of my most anticipated debuts. The Shakespeare in Washington festival ambles on, most notably with a play by the...

By Erin  |  April 2, 2007; 11:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Theater  
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