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Going Out Gurus: October 21, 2007 - October 27, 2007

The Real Deal on Real Ale

We don't usually talk about articles in other newspapers, but the New York Times had an excellent story about real ale in its Food section Wednesday, and we've had a number of readers write in to ask where they can...

By Fritz Hahn  |  October 26, 2007; 4:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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Turn That Costume Into Cash

Okay, so this year, you're positive you've created the best costume ever. You spent hours finding just the right pieces, and now you look down with pity and scorn at the folks wandering through Georgetown in their George Bush masks...

By Fritz Hahn  |  October 26, 2007; 2:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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Steal a (Chance to Talk About a) Taco

Anybody who is watching the World Series -- or likes tacos -- has heard of the Taco Bell promotion "Steal a Base, Steal a Taco." The promotion went like this: If any player were to steal a base during the...

By Erin  |  October 26, 2007; 11:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Flick or Treats? The Choice is Obvious

Today I pose a question originally asked by one of the most revered figures of the 1990s: the knife-wielding killer from Wes Craven's "Scream." "Do you like scary movies?" If the answer to that question is yes -- and since...

By Jen Chaney  |  October 26, 2007; 11:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Movies  
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Pumpkin Carving Still On

Despite the truly miserable weather, Helix Lounge's Pumpkin Carving Contest and Happy Hour is still on tonight -- it will just take place inside the hotel rather than on the patio. If you've never been to the annual event --...

By Fritz Hahn  |  October 25, 2007; 4:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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The Costume Conundrum

Okay, so you waited and waited and now there are a ton of costume parties this weekend -- some offering fat cash prizes -- and you've got no costume. It would take some pretty serious creative inspiration for a last-minute...

By Julia Beizer  |  October 25, 2007; 12:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Nightlife Agenda Pick of the Week

TV on the Radio isn't quite big time but they are at least big time. A featured slot at Virgin Festival, sold-out two night stand at the 9:30 Club, major articles in magazines that your parents might have even heard...

By Fritz Hahn  |  October 25, 2007; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Music  
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Dead-On Celebrations

Sure, Halloween is the chance to dress up (or undress) and prance about alongside witches and superheroes. But if it's the ghostly theme that excites you, Mexico's Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is your kind of...

By Erin  |  October 24, 2007; 5:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Misc.  
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New Nightlife Agenda Podcast

Got a free night this week? David, Rhome and I suggest going out to see some live music. The latest episode of our Nightlife Agenda Podcast includes audio clips from six artists playing in Washington over the next seven days:...

By Fritz Hahn  |  October 24, 2007; 12:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Music  
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Audience Partici . . . pation

While you can find Dr. Frank N. Furter, Brad, Janet and Rocky in the Washington suburbs every weekend, Halloween seems to bring the "Rocky Horror Picture Show" fans out of the woodwork. There's no movie better suited for Halloween viewing...

By Fritz Hahn  |  October 23, 2007; 12:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Movies  
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All Hallows Eat

Though it may be 80 degrees outside, it is late October, which means that Halloween is near. To get you into the spirit, we'll bewitch you with daily posts on events, parties and themed destinations leading up to the 31st....

By Erin  |  October 22, 2007; 3:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Free and Easy

Every Monday, the Going Out Gurus suggest ways to enjoy Washington's cultural scene without spending any money. Have an idea for us? Send it to events@washingtonpost.com. Monday Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra at the Library of Congress The concert includes Mozart's...

By Fritz Hahn  |  October 22, 2007; 1:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Misc.  
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