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Going Out Gurus: August 31, 2008 - September 6, 2008

Bachelorette Parties: The Possibilities are Endless

There's generally a pretty simple recipe for planning a bachelorette party: cocktails, dinner and some sort of all-night activity. Of course with so many options, the planning can get daunting. Things get even more difficult when you take into...

By Stephanie Merry  |  September 6, 2008; 12:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Events  
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Rosslyn Jazz Festival Canceled

Saturday's Rosslyn Jazz Festival has been canceled due to weather concerns related to Tropical Storm Hanna. Festival organizers considered moving the outdoor concert to an indoor venue but decided against having people drive on roads that might experience flooding. There...

By David Malitz  |  September 5, 2008; 10:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Music  
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Playtime Is Almost Over

Play, in much younger days. The Dupont club is closing after this weekend. (Linda Davidson/The Washington Post) Play Lounge, a beloved spot for bachelorettes and bottle-service devotees since 2005, will be closing after its Saturday night party for a renovation/makeover...

By Julia Beizer  |  September 4, 2008; 12:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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Ray's Hell-Burger Opens for Lunch on Fridays

Expect a line. Ray's Hell-Burger is opening for lunch on Fridays. (Leah L. Jones for The Washington Post) Fans of juicy burgers -- especially those in this Arlington office -- have been hoping for this announcement for weeks, and finally...

By Julia Beizer  |  September 4, 2008; 12:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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On Stage in September

Would you vote for this man? You can get your chance at "POTUS Among Us" at Source. (Photo by Katie Jett, courtesy of Washington Improv Theater) After the summer dry spell, this month promises a great mix of comedy and...

By Stephanie Merry  |  September 4, 2008; 11:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Theater  
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Nightlife Agenda

This week's top stops: a couple of our favorite local bands share a bill at the Black Cat, Redskins cheerleaders help kickstart the NFL season, a bhangra legend visits MCCXXIII and New York's best rocksteady/reggae band plays the State Theatre....

By David Malitz  |  September 2, 2008; 6:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Events  
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Free and Easy Events

Every week, the Going Out Gurus suggest ways to enjoy Washington's cultural scene without spending any money. Have an idea for us? Send it to events@washingtonpost.com. Tuesday Foot-Notes at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage If you'd attended barn raisings, house...

By Fritz Hahn  |  September 2, 2008; 11:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Events  
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