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Going Out Gurus: October 12, 2008 - October 18, 2008

LiLo and SamRon at Lotus

Yes, Lindsay Lohan attended girlfriend Samantha Ronson's DJ gig at Lotus Lounge last night. But no, unless you were at the very, very front of the $1,500-a-table VIP section, you didn't see LiLo, who spent the whole night hanging out...

By Fritz Hahn  |  October 17, 2008; 2:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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Getting Into the Spirit of Halloween

Some of the colorful monsters from "The Crossing of the Creatures." (By Marta Perez Garcia, courtesy of H&F Fine Arts) Maybe it's the persistently warm weather, but I can't seem to get myself into a Halloween frame of mind....

By Stephanie Merry  |  October 17, 2008; 1:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Museums , Theater  
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Julie Ocean Calls It Quits

Julie Ocean: Long gone and, well, just gone. Whenever I wrote about local indie-pop band Julie Ocean it usually included a long list of bands that the members used to play in: Velocity Girl, Glo-Worm, Swiz, the High Back Chairs,...

By David Malitz  |  October 17, 2008; 12:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Music  
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From Sweden With Love

On Monday and Tuesday, the House of Sweden welcomes five of that country's top indie musicians for free concerts. On Monday, it's alt-country singer Hello Saferide and electropop performer (and one-woman show) Firefox AK. The next night, it's a quieter...

By Fritz Hahn  |  October 16, 2008; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Music  
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This Weekend's Food Calendar

Sample sandwiches from Jackson's Roasting and Carving at a two-day festival this weekend. (Aaron Kobilis) Maybe it's the harvest, but this weekend is shaping up to be another food-friendly one. Wine tastings, sandwich samples and cheese classes are all on...

By Julia Beizer  |  October 15, 2008; 4:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Will LiLo Show at Lotus?

Samantha Ronson (left) is DJing for charity at Lotus Lounge on Thursday. (Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images For IMG) Samantha Ronson, whom US Weekly readers know as Lindsey Lindsay Lohan's better half, is DJing at Lotus on Thursday night for Hollywood Vibes...

By Fritz Hahn  |  October 15, 2008; 3:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Another Chance for a Free Show

For those who haven't been able to secure tickets for Free Night of Theater 2008 yet, get thee to their website. They have been consistently adding tickets and a new batch just went online, including some impressive selections like Synetic...

By Stephanie Merry  |  October 15, 2008; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Theater  
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Tonight's Janet Jackson Show: It's On

Over at Post Rock, J. Freedom du Lac is reporting that tonight's Janet Jackson concert at the Verizon Center is a go. There has been much speculation as to why Ms. Janet has canceled nine consecutive shows on her Rock...

By David Malitz  |  October 15, 2008; 11:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Music  
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Nightlife Agenda

Swedish singer Theresa Andersson will have the crowd dancing at a free show at the House of Sweden. (Miranda Penn Turin) Howard Homecoming weekend means stars from Diddy to Eric Roberson to the Sugar Hill Gang are in town, the...

By Fritz Hahn  |  October 14, 2008; 6:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Events , Music  
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Where to Watch the Final Debate

The Top of the Hill, located above the Pour House on Pennsylvania Avenue SE, has shown all the presidential debates. (Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images) There's only one more presidential debate left before the election, and if you haven't made it out...

By Fritz Hahn  |  October 13, 2008; 6:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Free and Easy Events

Photographer Barbara Bosworth, whose work is the subject of an exhibition at the American Art Museum, discusses her career there on Tuesday night. (Smithsonian American Art Museum) Every week, the Going Out Gurus suggest ways to enjoy Washington's cultural scene...

By Fritz Hahn  |  October 13, 2008; 12:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events  
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