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Going Out Gurus: July 13, 2008 - July 19, 2008

Audience Disintegration

"Power House's" promise of audience participation made the show sound so appealing. (Charlie Fink and Bouncing Ball Productions) The name alone, "Power House: The Disco Energy Dance Along Show," sounded so promising. And the synopsis only intrigued me more: a...

By Stephanie Merry  |  July 18, 2008; 3:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Theater  
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Michel Richard . . . Burger?

Washington's favorite chef joins the burger bandwagon. (Bill O'Leary - The Washington Post) Sick of D.C.'s ever-expanding burger trend? What if we told you that one of our city's best-known chefs was planning on jumping into the burger game?...

By Julia Beizer  |  July 16, 2008; 3:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Coming Attractions: Fine Food, Great Wine and Cupcakes

In recent weeks, the local restaurant scene may have suffered a few big closures -- Colorado Kitchen, Restaurant K, Butterfield 9 -- but area diners can expect a rebound during the second half of summer. I talked with several chefs...

By Julia Beizer  |  July 16, 2008; 12:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Preparing for the 'Knight'

"I am Batman. And I look really good in Imax." (Warner Bros.) Batman freaks and fans of the late Heath Ledger have been quivering for months in anticipation of "The Dark Knight," and now we have less than 48...

By Jen Chaney  |  July 16, 2008; 10:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Movies  
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Nightlife Agenda

When the last time you saw Clipse perform at an Irish pub? You get your chance Friday! (AP Photo/Jim Cooper) Flash back to the '90s at the Black Cat, hear some of the area's best blues artists at an old-fashioned...

By Fritz Hahn  |  July 15, 2008; 5:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Music  
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On the Fringe: Drink Discounts and Happy Hours

Rocket Bar is just one possible happy hour spot for Fringe-goers. (James M. Thresher - The Washington Post) Grabbing a drink before or after a Fringe Festival show? Don't forget to bring your little white Fringe button, because a number...

By Stephanie Merry  |  July 14, 2008; 6:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Theater  
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Free and Easy Events

Kids of all ages can enjoy learning about the Red Planet -- and seeing its surface in 3-D -- on Mars Day. (L. William Kobelka for The Washington Post) Every week, the Going Out Gurus suggest ways to enjoy Washington's...

By Fritz Hahn  |  July 14, 2008; 12:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Misc.  
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