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Going Out Gurus: December 2, 2007 - December 8, 2007

Get Into the Holiday Spirits (and Tea)

It's time to dust off that reindeer sweater and velvet party dress and hit the town to get into the holiday spirit. Over the next few weeks, you can brunch with Santa, get all dolled up for tea and drink...

By Erin  |  December 6, 2007; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Fishing for a Bargain

Both Saturday and Sunday this weekend are Dollar Days at the Baltimore Aquarium, so you can get in for just $1 per person, instead of the normal $22 admission. That's a serious savings on the best aquarium in the area,...

By Anne  |  December 6, 2007; 12:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Museums  
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Nightlife Agenda Pick of the Week

A large article in Tuesday's Metro section focused on how Hanukkah is helping turn Jewish music hip, and you'll get firsthand proof Saturday at the historic Sixth and I Synagogue with the Eighth, a concert featuring the LeeVees and DeLeon....

By Fritz Hahn  |  December 6, 2007; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Music  
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Restaurant Week Is Coming

The year is coming to a close, which means January -- and its Winter Restaurant Week -- will soon be here. Yes, the $30.08 three-course dinners and $20.08 three-course lunches will be offered all around town Monday, Jan. 14 through...

By Erin  |  December 5, 2007; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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News to Digest

The ground may be covered in white, but green is what is great at a few local eating establishments. Local restaurants are emphasizing earth-friendly practices by using biodegradable takeout containers, wind-powered energy and humanely-raised meats. Also, a barbecue restaurant opens...

By Erin  |  December 5, 2007; 1:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Comings and Goings

December isn't a super busy month on the local art calendar, but a few notable shows give you reason to leave your house. Get the details on artists envisioning the future, elephants wielding brushes and a DJ-infused reception after the...

By Julia Beizer  |  December 5, 2007; 1:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Museums  
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Anne's Wish List: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

My dream holiday wish is going to sound familiar to break-up artists everywhere: I just need some space. No, not from you, of course. I need space to put people. Because I want to have a party. A really big...

By Anne  |  December 5, 2007; 12:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Museums  
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Snow Patrol

If sledding is too tame a winter sport for you, let the current snowfall inspire you to scale loftier mountains. Three regional ski resorts -- Snowshoe, Wisp and Seven Springs -- are already open for business. Here are a map...

By Anne  |  December 5, 2007; 10:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Right Said Sled

Middle schoolers, watch out. When the white stuff falls, I'm not above grabbing my 1970s McDonald's-bright red-and-yellow flying saucer and sailing down the hill at Washington International School. Got Plans? readers know that queries about favorite sledding spots are a...

By Anne  |  December 5, 2007; 10:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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A Festivus for the Rest of Us

December is a busy month for holiday celebrations: Christmas, Hanukkah, Eid al-Adha, Kwanzaa, Festivus ... Yes, Festivus. That's the theme for tonight's holiday celebration at Rustico, one of my favorite places to grab a beer in the D.C. area. And...

By Fritz Hahn  |  December 4, 2007; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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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 'Black Maps' at the National Academy of Sciences Time is running out for...

By Fritz Hahn  |  December 3, 2007; 2:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Misc.  
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Get a Clue

Breaking News: As of right now (10:40 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4) there are still spots available in the clue hunt. I am told they will accept teams that have at least three people, not just four, and that if you...

By Jen Chaney  |  December 3, 2007; 12:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Movies  
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