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Going Out Gurus: July 20, 2008 - July 26, 2008

A Little Bit at a Time

"Dream Sailors" is a whodunit in four parts. (Keith A. Erickson - Rorschach Theatre) Anyone who has followed a season of "24" or "Lost" knows the immense power of the cliffhanger. As soon as the hour ends, a week seems...

By Stephanie Merry  |  July 25, 2008; 1:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Events , Theater  
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Drinks With a Side of Art

I occasionally find myself thinking about all I could accomplish on weekdays if I didn't work: grocery shopping without crashing into people with my cart, hitting up the gym without having to wait for a treadmill, and going to galleries,...

By Stephanie Merry  |  July 25, 2008; 10:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Events , Museums  
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Nightlife Agenda Update

Blues guitarist Bobby Parker played with all the greats, and he's called D.C. home for more than four decades. (Chris Stanford/The Washington Post) It's pretty shocking that guitarist Bobby Parker hasn't moved beyond the D.C. blues scene in the last...

By Fritz Hahn  |  July 24, 2008; 3:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Events , Music  
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Feast of a Weekend

Flamenco dancers turn up the heat at Taberna del Alabardero this weekend. (Courtesy of the restaurant) This weekend's a great one for local food lovers. Grilling, sipping and a cocktail-making-flamenco-dancing party dot the calendar. The Glover Park location of Ceviche...

By Julia Beizer  |  July 24, 2008; 10:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events , Restaurants  
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Last Call for Fringe

With only a few days left in the Fringe Festival, there are still plenty of opportunities to catch a show or two. Most of my must-see picks have already run their course, so here are some promising shows from the...

By Stephanie Merry  |  July 23, 2008; 12:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Theater  
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Nightlife Agenda

After 30 years and 40 albums, Zimbabwean singer Oliver Mtukudzi shows no signs of slowing down. (Bill Ellison Photography) Dress as a tourist and brave the bars of Adams Morgan for charity, hear some of the top voices in hip-hop,...

By Fritz Hahn  |  July 22, 2008; 4:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Events , Music  
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Restaurant Week Restaurants Announced

Today, Destination D.C. and the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington announced the list of restaurants participating in this summer's Restaurant Week (Aug. 11-17). You can find the full list of restaurants here.Tables fill up fast for the twice-yearly promotion, so if...

By Julia Beizer  |  July 22, 2008; 1:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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After Hours in Arlington

Domaso's terrace is a pleasant place to enjoy an after-work cocktail -- if you don't mind the sound of planes overhead. (Julia Beizer/washingtonpost.com) We're fans of Arlington -- we spend most of our work week here -- so we...

By Julia Beizer  |  July 21, 2008; 4:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Restaurants  
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Ciao, San Marco

San Marco, the unpretentious Italian eatery that's operated in Adams Morgan for more than 20 years, closed its doors on Saturday night. There was short notice -- just an e-mail sent to the restaurant's regular customers that day -- leading...

By Fritz Hahn  |  July 21, 2008; 1:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Free and Easy Events

DJ Spooky's "New York is Now" caps off a day of hip-hop music and film at the National Portrait Gallery on Thursday. (Irvine Contemporary) Every week, the Going Out Gurus suggest ways to enjoy Washington's cultural scene without spending...

By Fritz Hahn  |  July 21, 2008; 12:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Events , Misc.  
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