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Going Out Gurus: March 2, 2008 - March 8, 2008

Blooming Wonderful

Take a deep breath: Spring is coming.(Arianne Starnes/washingtonpost.com) Mark your calendars: the best time to see Washington's famous cherry blossoms will be between March 27 and April 3, according to Robert DeFeo, the chief horticulturist for the National Park Service....

By Fritz Hahn  |  March 6, 2008; 11:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  Misc.  
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Bethesda Happy Hour Rundown

Last summer, I reported on happy hours at two new Bethesda bars, Gator Alley and Vegas Bar and Grill. Cheap beer was about the only thing either had going for it, so I'm not too surprised to say they've both...

By Fritz Hahn  |  March 5, 2008; 4:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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Adams Morgan's Bushy-Tailed New Restaurant

On the weekends, Adams Morgan sometimes feels like an alternate universe, where Miller Lite is king and jumbo slice, his greasy mistress. For the last week and a half, restaurant/bar Black Squirrel has been charting a slightly new course on...

By Julia Beizer  |  March 4, 2008; 11:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Rock and Roll McDonald's

Local rock club DC9 is apparently now serving food, something it hasn't done in the five years since it opened. The menu, according to the venue's Web site, includes "hamburgers named after local bands." This led to much speculation in...

By Fritz Hahn  |  March 4, 2008; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Free and Easy

Monday Voices of the 20th Century at the Kennedy Center Opera star Denyce Graves, Washington Post columnist Michael Wilbon and NPR correspondent Juan Williams are among the panelists at Voices of the 20th Century, a discussion of the African-American experience...

By Fritz Hahn  |  March 3, 2008; 12:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Something Wicked This Way Comes

I was terrified even before the lights went down. The Folger Theatre's new production of Macbeth will do that to you. The buzzed-about show is co-directed by Teller (of Penn & Teller), and while magic and cool effects were promised,...

By Anne  |  March 3, 2008; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Theater  
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