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Going Out Gurus: June 22, 2008 - June 28, 2008

Picnic Perfect

Packing up for a weekend picnic can be one of the joys of summer, but for we of little time, sometimes that whole "fixing food" thing just doesn't end up happening. Make an outdoor outing that much easier by picking...

By Julia Beizer  |  June 27, 2008; 5:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Artistic Movement

Emily Eifler's "Swell/Say" looks looks like fun but has a deeper meaning. (Photo courtesy of VSA Arts) There was a lot of commotion at the opening of Derivative Composition, an exhibition that opened last night at the Kennedy Center's Terrace...

By Stephanie Merry  |  June 27, 2008; 3:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Museums  
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Taste Test: Caribbean Beers

Which of these cold, refreshing beers would you want in your hand on a hot day? (Fritz Hahn/washingtonpost.com) When it's 98 degrees in the shade, I just want to relax with a cold, refreshing beverage, preferably on a beach somewhere....

By Fritz Hahn  |  June 27, 2008; 3:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Misc.  
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Breaking News: Five Deep-Sixed

Five, the troubled nightclub whose liquor license was suspended until June 18th because of violence inside the club, has had that suspension extended until further notice, according to the District's Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration. Because of this, a number of...

By Fritz Hahn  |  June 26, 2008; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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Nightlife Agenda

It's not surprising that Tiesto, one of the world's most famous DJs, sold out Saturday night at Ibiza, but some tickets remain for his 18-and-over Sunday performance. (File Photo) The Caribbean Carnival means we have a number of soca, reggae...

By Fritz Hahn  |  June 24, 2008; 5:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Music  
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The Sounds of Texas

The Folklife Festival is always a great place to expand your cultural horizons, and this year's edition is no different. But with Texas being one of the featured regions, it means that some of the musical entertainment is so unknown...

By David Malitz  |  June 24, 2008; 5:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Music  
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A Little Bit of Everything

I'm a big fan of movie shorts, so naturally when I heard about the theatrical equivalent--the 10-minute plays that kick off the Source Festival--I had to check it out. What I found was a variety pack of plots, tones and...

By Stephanie Merry  |  June 24, 2008; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Theater  
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Free and Easy Events

Washington Post political columnist Dana Milbank shares strange-but-true stories of Capitol Hill at the Modernist Society on Thursday. (MSNBC's "Countdown with Keith Olbermann) Every week, the Going Out Gurus suggest ways to enjoy Washington's cultural scene without spending any money....

By Fritz Hahn  |  June 23, 2008; 1:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Misc.  
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