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Going Out Gurus: November 16, 2008 - November 22, 2008

Galleries: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

While I hate to see local galleries disappear, I suppose there is something to be said for balance. And so it goes, as one gallery fetes its opening today and another holds a bittersweet closing celebration tomorrow. On the closing...

By Stephanie Merry  |  November 20, 2008; 2:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Museums  
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My New Favorite Summery Drink

In the face of bitter winds and snow flurries, I steadfastly refuse to stop drinking cocktails more suited for warm weather. Last week, I stopped into Gin & Tonic in Glover Park with some friends, and before I could order...

By Fritz Hahn  |  November 19, 2008; 4:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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Nightlife Agenda

This week, old-school hip-hop heroes like Slick Rick and Kurtis Blow meet Trouble Funk at Constitution Hall, Beaujolais Nouveau parties offer DJs, dancing and free French wine, southern hospitality comes to Penn Quarter at the Mississippi State Society's tailgate happy...

By Fritz Hahn  |  November 18, 2008; 4:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Events , Music  
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Giving FotoWeek a Shot

As the type of person who is perpetually one millisecond too late to capture that great photo, I've been amazed at the work on display during FotoWeek DC, which started Saturday and runs through the 22nd. Kendall Messick captures the...

By Stephanie Merry  |  November 18, 2008; 11:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Museums  
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Au Revoir, Les Halles

After a 15-year run, the Washington branch of Brasserie Les Halles is calling it quits. Tonight's dinner service is the restaurant's final one. Brasserie Les Halles bids Washington adieu. (Lois Raimondo/The Washington Post) "It's joyous and sad," said Philippe Lajaunie,...

By Julia Beizer  |  November 17, 2008; 7:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Bring on the Beaujolais Nouveau

Beaujolais Nouveau is one of my favorite marketing gimmicks. Because French law prohibits the young, light-bodied wine from being sold before the third Thursday in November, restaurants around the world make a big deal of staying open late on Wednesday...

By Julia Beizer  |  November 17, 2008; 4:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Restaurants  
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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 William Ayers at All Souls Church One of the most unlikely focal points...

By David Malitz  |  November 17, 2008; 1:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Events  
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