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

What's Your Local D.C.?

Right along with bachelorette parties and romantic dinners for two, the what-should-I-do-with-my-parents question is a weekly staple in the Got Plans? diet. Yesterday, we got this subtle twist on the typical query: Hi Gurus, My mom's coming to visit for...

By Julia Beizer  |  November 9, 2007; 1:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Misc.  
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Want Some Free French Wine?

It's November, so it's time for the annual uncorking of the Beaujolais Nouveau, a young French red wine. Because it only matures for a few weeks before being bottled and consumed, it's traditionally been a wine for farmers and rural...

By Fritz Hahn  |  November 8, 2007; 3:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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Colorado Kitchen Cooks Again

Anybody who stopped by Colorado Kitchen over the weekend found that the restaurant had temporarily closed due to a massive plumbing blockage. If you've suffered uncontrollable cravings for burgers, fried chicken and ziti, jump for joy that the problems have...

By Erin  |  November 7, 2007; 5:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Check Out This 'View'

It doesn't matter if you hold season tickets to the opera or have never heard an aria -- "A View From the Bridge" is worth two hours of your time. The gritty show, set among immigrant dock workers in New...

By Erin  |  November 7, 2007; 3:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Theater  
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Book a Table for Turkey Time

Thanksgiving is coming. With it, you may have family coming to town, dinner to plan, Martha Stewart centerpieces to arrange and liters of alcohol to stock. Or you could just leave it up to the pros and book a table...

By Erin  |  November 7, 2007; 12:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Quittin' Time? Go to Matchbox

When Matchbox expanded earlier this year, I was looking forward to having more elbow room at the Chinatown pizzeria's notoriously cramped bar. Sadly, despite 7,000 additional square feet of dining space, there is little extra space. Even at 4 p.m....

By Fritz Hahn  |  November 6, 2007; 4:23 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 Flamenco Night at Cafe Citron Watch traditional Spanish dancers perform in the low-lit...

By Fritz Hahn  |  November 5, 2007; 12:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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