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Going Out Gurus: May 18, 2008 - May 24, 2008

Interns' Guide: Get on the Guestlist

Why pay to get into Play Lounge when you get sign up for free admission and an open bar? (Linda Davidson/The Washington Post) "I'm on the list." Those four words are magic on the nightlife scene. They can be the...

By Fritz Hahn  |  May 23, 2008; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Interns' Guide  
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Interns' Guide: Days for Deals & Everyday Steals

Capitol Hill interns, meet your lunch: Taqueria Nacionale's taco. (Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post) Many of Washington's best-known restaurants were built with expense accounts in mind -- not an intern's non-existent salary. That being said, happy hour deals make some of...

By Julia Beizer  |  May 23, 2008; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Interns' Guide , Restaurants  
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Interns' Guide: Discount Theater Tickets

Thanks to the Washington National Opera's Generation O program, it's possible to see productions like "Tamerlano" -- starring Placido Domingo -- for much less than full price. (Karin Cooper) Live theater seems like one of those lofty post-college pastimes --...

By Fritz Hahn  |  May 23, 2008; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Interns' Guide , Theater  
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Interns' Guide: Better Know a Neighborhood

Jazz musicians perform in the cosy confines of Cafe Nema. (Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post) Looking for something to do this weekend? Need date ideas? Want to get to know D.C. a little better? We've assembled step-by-step itineraries for popular...

By Fritz Hahn  |  May 23, 2008; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Interns' Guide: True Intern Favorites

The Madhatter's cheap happy hours make it a popular destination for interns and kickball teams. (Andrea Bruce Woodall/ The Washington Post) Anyone who has ever been an intern knows what it is like to try to get by on a...

By Fritz Hahn  |  May 23, 2008; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Interns' Guide: 25 Happy Hours Every Intern Should Know

Can you think of a better way to turn 21 than with cheap beers and free snacks at the Hawk and Dove? (Michel du Cille/The Washington Post) Cheap beers and bar food are an intern's lifeblood, whether for nourishment or...

By Fritz Hahn  |  May 23, 2008; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Interns' Guide  
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Interns' Guide: Free Movies

Screen on the Green shows classic movies in a picturesque setting. (Tyler Mallory) In search of a little mindless entertainment this summer? You could always go see the latest Hollywood blockbuster ($10.50) with some popcorn and a soda ($8). Or,...

By Fritz Hahn  |  May 23, 2008; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Interns' Guide , Movies  
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Blockbuster Days: 'Indiana Jones'

"Wait a second ... didn't we see this same skeleton at the Museum of Natural History?" (Paramount Pictures) Indiana Jones returns to movie screens with the opening of "Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" tonight at midnight. (Spoiler alert: Short...

By Jen Chaney  |  May 21, 2008; 11:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Movies  
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Stuck on H Street

Yeah, yeah, we know we've teased you about Sticky Rice before, but this time it looks like the H Street sushi spot is really ready to open. Co-owner Brian Deily says that Sticky Rice has invited "friends and family" for...

By Fritz Hahn  |  May 20, 2008; 6:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Nightlife Agenda

Fantasia, who's set to star in Oprah's musical version of "The Color Purple," headlines a Black Pride concert on Sunday night. (AP/RCA Music Group) Fantasia comes to town for Black Pride weekend, bicyclists and goths host their own proms, Texas...

By Fritz Hahn  |  May 20, 2008; 5:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Music  
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RAMMY Voting Underway

Chef Robert Wiedmaier is nominated for Chef of the Year. His Brasserie Beck is nominated for New Restaurant of the Year and Hottest Bar Scene of the Year. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post) Forget the national election. Yesterday the polls opened...

By Julia Beizer  |  May 19, 2008; 1:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Free and Easy Events

Gladys Knight, who performed at Radio City Music Hall earlier this month, headlines at the National Memorial Day Concert at the Capitol. (Roger Kisby/Getty Images) Every week, the Going Out Gurus suggest ways to enjoy Washington's cultural scene without spending...

By Fritz Hahn  |  May 19, 2008; 12:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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