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Going Out Gurus: June 1, 2008 - June 7, 2008

Nightlife Agenda Update

The scene at Juste Lounge, which turns six on Saturday night. (Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post) The Nightlife Agenda was pretty packed this week, but we couldn't let you go into the weekend without knowing about a few more events...

By Fritz Hahn  |  June 6, 2008; 12:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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Podcast: Julie Ocean

The debut CD by Julie Ocean isn't just "local" good. It's good good. "Long Gone and Nearly There" is an adrenaline rush, a half hour of brisk indie-pop songs filled with bright guitars, big hooks and sweet harmonies. I could...

By David Malitz  |  June 6, 2008; 11:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Music  
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An H Street Update

If your living room had a wine bar, it might look a bit like Sova. (Courtesy of Sova) Julia recently posted on the opening of Sticky Rice, and there are even more new venues cropping up on H Street NE....

By Fritz Hahn  |  June 4, 2008; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Restaurants  
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Blooming in Glover Park

With shuffleboard, three pool tables, a Nintendo Wii and a great beer lineup, Breadsoda can serve as Glover Park's rec room. (Courtesy of Breadsoda) When it comes to dining and nightlife, Glover Park is often overshadowed by Georgetown, its bustling...

By Fritz Hahn  |  June 4, 2008; 12:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Restaurants  
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Nightlife Agenda

Former Mekon Jon Langford blends insurgent country and a pop edge in the Waco Brothers. (Courtesy of the Waco Brothers) This week's Nightlife Agenda features throwback hip-hop, a happy hour that involves frozen drinks and a Jacuzzi, record releases by...

By Fritz Hahn  |  June 3, 2008; 5:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Music  
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The Bar That Ruth Built

The Sign of the Yankees outside the Sign of the Whale. (Fritz Hahn/washingtonpost.com) With the Red Sox nation having taken over bars from Capitol Hill to U Street to Georgetown, cheering for Manny and Big Papi in Arlington and Bethesda...

By Fritz Hahn  |  June 3, 2008; 12:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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Free and Easy Events

The Folger Shakespeare Library's arms and armor exhibition includes this set of 16th-century Italian field armor. (Higgins Armory Museum) Every week, the Going Out Gurus suggest ways to enjoy Washington's cultural scene without spending any money. Have an idea for...

By Fritz Hahn  |  June 2, 2008; 12:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Misc.  
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June Mixtape

It's a very busy month so instead of a 20-song playlist, I've expanded this one to 25. Brace yourself. The summer concert season means plenty of big names are coming to town, but, as usual, the focus will be on...

By David Malitz  |  June 2, 2008; 9:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Music  
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