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Going Out Gurus: August 24, 2008 - August 30, 2008

Up Next: September Arts

Tourists take over the steps of the Museum of Natural History in Lucian Perkins's photo. (Courtesy of the Artist and Hemphill Fine Arts) After the artistic drought that inevitably occurs every August, I regard fall with a mixture of hope...

By Stephanie Merry  |  August 29, 2008; 4:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Museums  
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Nightlife Agenda Update

Buy 64 ounces of beer at a DuClaw brewpub this weekend to help an adorable puppy. (Craig Herndon for The Washington Post) With a long weekend getting ready to kick off, there are plenty of nightlife events to choose from....

By Fritz Hahn  |  August 29, 2008; 12:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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Best in the Burger Biz

Mmmmm. Hell-Burger. (Julia Beizer/washingtonpost.com) When Washingtonians think back to summer 2008, we might as well just call it the season of the burger. Michael Landrum's Ray's Hell-Burger opened to food-fan raves. Top Chef's Spike opened his burger joint on the...

By Julia Beizer  |  August 29, 2008; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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September Mixtape

Love is in the air on the September Mixtape with a handful of husband-wife entries -- Wreckless Eric and Amy Rigby, Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson, and the Silver Jews (the greatest band in the world, of course). There are...

By David Malitz  |  August 28, 2008; 9:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Music  
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I Have a (Very Bad) Dream

Love wants you to honor Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy with champagne in a penthouse VIP suite on Friday night. (Click for a full-size image) When you spend as much time as I do sifting through promotional e-flyers, invitations and...

By Fritz Hahn  |  August 27, 2008; 2:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Nightlife Agenda

DJ/producer/remixer extraordinaire Tittsworth headlines a massive celebration of local DJ talent at the 9:30 club on Friday. (By Carleton Hall) Summer unofficially comes to a close with this long weekend, so make the most of it. Your top options: a...

By David Malitz  |  August 26, 2008; 5:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Events  
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A Breath of Fresh, Cold Air

Artist Michael Stebbins embraces the fridge as a medium at "The Art of Recycling." (Courtesy of ENERGY STAR® Recycle My Old Fridge Campaign) Some artists work on canvas with oil paint, some opt for marble, and then there are...

By Stephanie Merry  |  August 26, 2008; 9:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Museums  
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Queuing for Cupcakes

Customers waited in line today for a taste of Hello Cupcake. It was déjà vu all over again. Adorable shop opens hawking darling cupcakes. Washingtonians behave as if the Second Coming has arrived. Lines form out the door for the...

By Anne  |  August 25, 2008; 4:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Free and Easy Events

El Anatsui's metal sculpture is only on view for another week at the National Museum of African Art. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post) Every week, the Going Out Gurus suggest ways to enjoy Washington's cultural scene without spending any money. Have...

By Julia Beizer  |  August 25, 2008; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events  
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