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Going Out Gurus: September 7, 2008 - September 13, 2008

A Second Chance for Vampire Weekend Tickets

This morning, Vampire Weekend's Dec. 1 show at the 9:30 club sold out in less than two hours. (Not bad for a band that made its D.C. debut before a couple dozen people last summer at the Red and the...

By Fritz Hahn  |  September 12, 2008; 5:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Music  
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New on Wisconsin Avenue

It was an interesting weekend on Wisconsin Avenue as Champions of Georgetown, the city's first real sports bar, made a triumphant return after a four-year hiatus, and the Late Night Shots-loving denizens of Glover Park got their first look at...

By Fritz Hahn  |  September 12, 2008; 3:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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Fall Is for Food Festivals

Chocolate, contemporary Greek cuisine, bourbon and a host of other food stuffs are being celebrated at restaurants around town this month. What does this mean for you? Special menus and a handful of freebies -- including lots of free paella....

By Julia Beizer  |  September 12, 2008; 10:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events , Restaurants  
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Wedding Photos: Picture Perfect Locations

The Arboretum has the perfect mix of nature and architecture. (Photo by Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post) After spending all that money on the dress and the hair and the makeup (among other things), there is only one thing left...

By Stephanie Merry  |  September 11, 2008; 5:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Misc.  
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Festival Frenzy

You may think kilts are funny, but the Scottish Games are no joke. Competitor Harvey Barkauskas, from Canada, threw a 28-pound iron ball 67 feet. (James A. Parcell/The Washington Post) One of the busiest weekends of the year is coming...

By Julia Beizer  |  September 10, 2008; 12:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Dinner Before the Dinner

Got oenophiles in your wedding party? Cork could be the answer to your rehearsal dinner prayers. (Michael Temchine for The Washington Post) Right before our eyes, the modern wedding has become a three-day affair. With welcome dinners and drinks...

By Julia Beizer  |  September 10, 2008; 9:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Nightlife Agenda

Feisty local punk band Partyline guarantees a good time at Phasefest on Saturday. (Michael Temchine for The Washington Post) Phasefest returns with four days of music, dance and spoken word from gay and lesbian performers, the Silver Jews play their...

By Fritz Hahn  |  September 9, 2008; 5:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Music  
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Free and Easy Events

Live salsa and blues music has couples dancing in the street at the Adams Morgan Day Festival. (Craig Herndon for The Washington Post) Every week, the Going Out Gurus suggest ways to enjoy Washington's cultural scene without spending any money....

By Fritz Hahn  |  September 8, 2008; 12:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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