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

Nightlife Agenda Update

If all the options in the usual Nightlife Agenda column weren't enough, we've got three more ideas for you. Friday, Dec. 12 Gavin Rossdale met fame in the '90s as the frontman of Bush, the post-grunge band who had huge...

By Fritz Hahn  |  December 12, 2008; 2:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Music  
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Goodbye to You, '80s Night (With Update)

It's the end of an era in Adams Morgan: The '80s Dance Party, which drew bachelorettes, retro-loving singles and generations of Madonna fans to Club Heaven for 15 awesome years, got the boot from the club this week in favor...

By Fritz Hahn  |  December 12, 2008; 1:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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A Toast to the President-Elect

We're a month away from the inauguration, and Barack Obama-related merchandise is slowly taking over the city. My favorite souvenir so far isn't sold by vendors outside Farragut North or along the Mall -- it's only available at the Capitol...

By Fritz Hahn  |  December 12, 2008; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Inauguration  
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Black Cat Kicks Out the DJs, Kicks Out the Jams

If you check out the Black Cat's schedule, you'll notice something different is going on this Saturday. Mousetrap, the King of D.C. Dance nights, will be featured upstairs on the mainstage, as is usually the case on the second Saturday...

By David Malitz  |  December 11, 2008; 5:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Music  
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Q&A: Roberta Flack

Roberta Flack's return to Washington is buoyed by a ton of history. After a stellar academic career on a full music scholarship at Howard University, she spent a number of years in local piano bars honing the balladry that made...

By Rhome Anderson  |  December 11, 2008; 3:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Music  
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Market Inn to Close This Month

Restaurant lease negotiations strike again. This week's victim: Market Inn, an institution in Southwest Washington since 1959. The restaurant was unable to negotiate a "reasonable" lease with the property owners and will close its doors for good after service on...

By Julia Beizer  |  December 11, 2008; 12:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Nightlife Agenda

The holiday season's feel-good factor extends to bars and clubs this week, with a number of happy hours and bar crawls collecting money or goods for the less fortunate. We've also got a full slate of local rock bands, a...

By Fritz Hahn  |  December 9, 2008; 6:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Music  
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Christmas for Beer Lovers

Christmas is coming early for beer lovers. Last night was the Three Floyds tasting at Birreria Paradiso, which we previewed in last week's Nightlife Agenda. Sadly, none of us made it, but there are more chances to taste some new...

By Fritz Hahn  |  December 9, 2008; 12:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Bouncer, I'm Only Dancing

At the scintillating Love Is All show Saturday night at the Rock and Roll Hotel, something happened that bothered me. The second the spunky Swedish indie-pop band hit the stage and tore into "Wishing Well" (check it out on the...

By David Malitz  |  December 8, 2008; 5:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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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 'Images from NASA: Photos by Bill Ingalls' at the Washington School of Photography...

By Fritz Hahn  |  December 8, 2008; 2:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events  
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