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Going Out Gurus: October 19, 2008 - October 25, 2008

Sneak Peek: Museum of American History

After two years and $85 million in renovations, the Museum of American History's reopening is almost upon us. True, as of Thursday afternoon, many of the floors and walls were still a work in progress, and Horatio Greenough's godlike statue...

By Stephanie Merry  |  October 24, 2008; 4:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Museums  
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That Funk in the Velvet Lounge Last Night

No, I'm not talking about the music, although that was certainly notable with the Japanese garage rock insanity of DMBQ. You know a show is awesome when it ends with the drummer crowd-surfing and playing drums at the same time....

By David Malitz  |  October 22, 2008; 3:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Music  
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Nightlife Agenda

Little Brother, one of the rare hip-hop acts to straddle the line between underground success and mainstream acclaim, performs Sunday at the Black Cat. (Atlantic Records) Get ready for German beer at a party celebrating David Hasselhoff, rambunctious rockabilly, big...

By Fritz Hahn  |  October 21, 2008; 7:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Events , Music  
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Pardon the Interruption

The Going Out Gurus blog will be undergoing a facelift this afternoon. It will be a good one, not like Joan Rivers' most recent one. (More like Joan Rivers' first or second.) For the next few hours you won't be...

By David Malitz  |  October 21, 2008; 3:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Free and Easy Events

The acclaimed Guarneri String Quartet opens its rehearsals to the public, which can be a fascinating way to learn about classical music. (Cory Weaver) Every week, the Going Out Gurus suggest ways to enjoy Washington's cultural scene without spending any...

By Fritz Hahn  |  October 20, 2008; 1:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Events  
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