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Going Out Gurus: July 27, 2008 - August 2, 2008

Nightlife Agenda Update

Rising English singer Estelle performs her hit "American Boy" for free at the Hard Rock Cafe on Friday night. (estelleonline) Every Tuesday, we compile the week's top concerts, happy hours and after-dark events into the Nightlife Agenda column. Sometimes, there's...

By Fritz Hahn  |  August 1, 2008; 2:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Events , Music  
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Art Squared

Small-scale art dominates the walls of D.C. Arts Center during Wall Mountables. (Courtesy of D.C. Arts Center) As the type of person who enjoys the overwhelming immensity of a good thrift shop, I couldn't help but be intrigued by D.C....

By Stephanie Merry  |  August 1, 2008; 11:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Museums  
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The Week Goes On

Tables for the twice-yearly Restaurant Week promotion have been booking up fast. Missed your favorite spot or going out of town August 11 through 17? We've got you covered. Here's a rundown of some area restaurants that will be extending...

By Julia Beizer  |  July 31, 2008; 5:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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August Mixtape

Things get a little slow on the touring circuit at the end of summer, but there are still plenty of shows to choose from in August. So enjoy tracks from metal legends Motorhead, zydeco upstarts Pine Leaf Boys, a vulgar...

By David Malitz  |  July 31, 2008; 12:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Music  
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Nightlife Agenda

Local troubadour Justin Jones is among four familiar names playing at the Rock and Roll Hotel on Friday night. (Joel Didriksen) This week in nightlife: Local singers, including Justin Jones, take over the Rock and Roll Hotel, charitable events offer...

By Fritz Hahn  |  July 29, 2008; 5:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Events , Music  
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Drinks for a Summer Sunday

Tim Stover's version of the Orange Crush is very different than what you'll find on the Eastern Shore, but it's still refreshing on a hot summer day. (Fritz Hahn) After yesterday's dramatic thunderstorms, some friends and I were happy to...

By Fritz Hahn  |  July 28, 2008; 5:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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Free and Easy Events

The American Art Museum's retrospective of Harlem Renaissance artist Aaron Douglas, which closes this weekend, includes his 1933 painting "The Founding of Chicago." (Howard University Gallery of Art) Every week, the Going Out Gurus suggest ways to enjoy Washington's cultural...

By Fritz Hahn  |  July 28, 2008; 1:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events , Misc.  
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