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

Christmas Eve Eats

'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, thoughts were turned to dinner. In my house, dinner is an inspired compilation of takeout from countries with red, white and green flags. My favorites are usually the spaghetti and...

By Erin  |  December 14, 2007; 2:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Your Favorite Things

For the cover story of today's Weekend section, art critic Michael O'Sullivan asked several prominent Washingtonians about their favorite objects on view in the Washington area. Each of the 13 people profiled in the story offered up something different: the...

By Julia Beizer  |  December 14, 2007; 9:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Museums  
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Nightlife Agenda Pick of the Week

Lucky Dube triumphed over oppressive socio-political realities to achieve international success as a South African reggae ambassador, and when he was senselessly murdered in October, it left fans around the world reeling with grief. Dube began his career crafting songs...

By Fritz Hahn  |  December 13, 2007; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Music  
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Five Must-See Flicks

If you've seen the dreadful trailers for "Alvin and the Chipmunks" or "P.S. I Love You" (P.S., Hilary Swank: You're a two-time Oscar winner. What are you doing in this movie?), then you may have very low expectations for this...

By Jen Chaney  |  December 12, 2007; 2:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Movies  
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News to Digest

Today's Food section lists dozens of recipes for delicious cookies. There are vegan, gluten-free, savory and low-sugar cookies alongside all the delicious, buttery unhealthy options. But if you don't have the time or prowess to bake your own treats, here...

By Erin  |  December 12, 2007; 1:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Through the Looking Glass in Petworth

Well, it looks like the cat is out of the bag about Temperance Hall. On Monday night, blogger Prince of Petworth quoted "sources" as saying that the Roaring '20s-era tavern had been sold to the owners of the Wonderland Ballroom,...

By Fritz Hahn  |  December 11, 2007; 5:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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 Eric Hutchinson at the Kennedy Center Local soul singer Eric Hutchinson, who became...

By Fritz Hahn  |  December 10, 2007; 12:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Misc.  
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