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Going Out Gurus: September 9, 2007 - September 15, 2007

Jazz, Family Style

During yesterday's Got Plans? chat, there were a number of questions I wasn't able to answer because we ran out of time. Here's one from a reader in Arlington: Gurus, My parents and 18 year old brother are visiting the...

By Fritz Hahn  |  September 14, 2007; 2:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Munich on the Potomac

Start brushing up on your polka and the words to "Ein Prosit," because Oktoberfest season is hitting the Washington area next week. The big party in Munich begins on September 22, but many local brewpubs will be unveiling their special...

By Fritz Hahn  |  September 13, 2007; 2:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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News to Digest

This week, let's raise our forks to new Virginia offshoots of two of my favorite restaurants. Oh yes, you can now find fabulous oysters in Old Town and delicious Thai food in Ashburn. Also, an article in the Food section...

By Erin  |  September 12, 2007; 4:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Take Happy Hour Outside

Summer's almost over, but the sunshine and warm weather are lingering long to let you keep out the sundresses and sunglasses for another week. What better way to celebrate than hitting a happy hour on Thursday afternoon?...

By Fritz Hahn  |  September 12, 2007; 2:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Wine-Filled Weekends

The sweet nectar of fermented grapes flows on both sides of the Potomac this weekend. We've got the deets on this weekend's wine fests and a look ahead to some upcoming vino celebrations....

By Julia Beizer  |  September 12, 2007; 1:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Misc.  
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Vive le Georgetown

Summer -- and its requisite vacations -- may be over, but if you're looking for a quick jaunt to France, you need travel no farther than Georgetown. Sure, the Potomac is hardly a substitute for the art-laden banks of the...

By Erin  |  September 11, 2007; 6:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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New Music From Local Bands

Another week, another look at some releases from local bands. This time around: the chilled-out hip-hop of Panacea, radio-ready rock of Juniper Lane and classic pop/rock of the Beanstalk Library. Words and music, after the jump....

By David Malitz  |  September 11, 2007; 5:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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November = Old Dudes Rock Month

There's a production that opens next week at the Verizon Center called Walking With Dinosaurs. But November at the Verizon Center may as well be called Rocking With Dinosaurs, as stars of the AARP segment of the rock-and-roll circuit will...

By David Malitz  |  September 10, 2007; 4:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Free and Easy

Every Monday, the Going Out Gurus post about the best ways to spend time in Washington without spending any money. Have an idea for us? Send it to events@washingtonpost.com. Monday Black Cat 14th Anniversary Party at the Black Cat The...

By Fritz Hahn  |  September 10, 2007; 2:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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