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Going Out Gurus: November 9, 2008 - November 15, 2008

'Punch': What to Expect

Planning on heading to dog & pony dc's show "Punch -- That's the Way We Do It" at Flashpoint over the next week? If so, I think it's fair to give you a quick rundown of what to expect from...

By Stephanie Merry  |  November 14, 2008; 3:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Theater  
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Hailing Changes for Cabs in Adams Morgan

On Friday and Saturday night, Adams Morgan grinds to a halt. Part of the problem lies with the tipsy barhoppers jaywalking for jumbo slices and the people trying to back into parking spaces in front of the Diner. But the...

By Fritz Hahn  |  November 14, 2008; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Restaurants  
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Party Like a Bond Star

This outfit might not get you past the bouncers at kstreet, so we recommend a tux. (Sony Pictures) Despite some less-than-glowing reviews for "Quantum of Solace," James Bond remains as much of a cultural force as ever. So if you're...

By Fritz Hahn  |  November 14, 2008; 12:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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Dinner & Discounts

Forget the economic stimulus. Next week, more than 150 area restaurants want you to think about stimulating your appetite. From Nov. 17 to 21, they'll be offering three-course lunches and dinners for $24 and $35, respectively. OpenTable, the company behind...

By Julia Beizer  |  November 14, 2008; 10:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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The Fundamentals of the Bar Economy Are Strong

Economic problems don't seem to be slowing down the nightlife scene. Last week, Muse Lounge made its debut in the old R 'n R/Coyote Ugly space. This weekend, new lounges from the teams behind Marvin and Tattoo will be fighting...

By Fritz Hahn  |  November 13, 2008; 3:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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In Search of Turkey and Trimmings

You ask. We deliver. Here's a selection of restaurants offering meals on Thanksgiving Day for those of you who just don't want to cook. Want takeout instead? This list is slated to run in next week's Food section, but we've...

By Julia Beizer  |  November 13, 2008; 12:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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A Food Fight for a Good Cause

More than 700 hungry people packed into the Reagan Building last night for the fifth annual Capital Food Fight, a fundraising event for DC Central Kitchen. The lights were low, the drinks were flowing and there were apps aplenty. But...

By Julia Beizer  |  November 12, 2008; 3:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Nightlife Agenda

This week features a pair of notable events at the Civilian Arts Projects, including a celebration of D.C. by Chicago-based culture magazine Stop Smiling. The Black Cat hosts a stacked lineup topped by ahead-of-the-curve DJ Diplo, and also featuring noisy...

By David Malitz  |  November 11, 2008; 3:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Events , Music  
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A Glimpse of Previously on Lost

Last night, I witnessed one of the most extraordinary things I have ever seen at the Kennedy Center. And yes, I am counting the time I saw "Les Miserables" in 1988. Previously on Lost -- the recap rock band that...

By Jen Chaney  |  November 11, 2008; 10:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Misc. , Music  
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Shuffle on Over to Bedrock

Playing shuffleboard on Bedrock Billiards' two tables will run between $12 and $20 an hour, depending on the night of the week and how many people are playing. Except on Mondays, when the weekly Shuffleboard Night means that everyone plays...

By Fritz Hahn  |  November 10, 2008; 4:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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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. Monday Previously on Lost at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage The name of this...

By Fritz Hahn  |  November 10, 2008; 3:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events  
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So You Want to Be a Guru

You read our blog and submit your own ideas to the weekly Got Plans discussion. Your friends treat you as the group's resident social expert. Now we want you to tell the entire Washington area about your favorite places and...

By Fritz Hahn  |  November 10, 2008; 9:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  FAQ  
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