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Going Out Gurus: January 25, 2009 - January 31, 2009

Coming Soon: Bars Opening in 2009

As 2009 gets underway, there are some bright lights on the horizon: New destinations for microbrews, an international lounge and, finally, the chance to play mini-golf indoors with a beer in hand. When reading this, keep in mind that because...

By Fritz Hahn  |  January 30, 2009; 1:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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Signs of the Times

In light of a sour economy, Michel Richard Citronelle is cutting its hours and staff. Earlier this month, the modern French restaurant in Georgetown stopped serving dinner Sunday and Monday and began the process of reducing its kitchen and dining...

By Tom Sietsema  |  January 29, 2009; 6:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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DJs Are Not Rock Stars (Unless They Are)

For years, it's been all the rage to have musicians from synth/electro/dance-punk bands to DJ at concert afterparties: Ladytron, CSS, the Brazilian Girls, the DFA crew, even VHS or Beta or Stellastarr* have graced the decks at venues from the...

By Fritz Hahn  |  January 29, 2009; 5:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Music  
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Valentine's Day Reservations: Going, Going . . .

When it comes to Valentine's Day dining this year, it appears that if you snoozed, you lost. While many of us were still sleeping off the inauguration, savvy D.C. diners snapped up tables at romantic dining rooms around the region....

By Julia Beizer  |  January 29, 2009; 8:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Where to Watch the Super Bowl (Updated)

Unless you're a Steelers fan or a Cardinals fan, here's what matters on Sunday: big screens, filling food and cheap drinks. As long you you've got a better view than you would on your couch and someone's putting cold beers...

By Fritz Hahn  |  January 28, 2009; 9:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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Getting Ready for Valentine's Day

February 14 is less than three weeks away -- which means we are about to be consumed by a particularly incessant screeching echo: "He went to Jared!....Jared!....Jared!......Jared!" It's amazing how much about this holiday seems like a contrivance --- or...

By Ellen McCarthy  |  January 28, 2009; 9:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events , Misc.  
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Nightlife Agenda

Help local favorite Wayna celebrate her 2008 Grammy nomination at Liv on Thursday. (Kevin Clark/The Washington Post) Thursday | Friday | Saturday Thursday, Jan. 29 As long as there are afterparties that go until 5 a.m., there will be a...

By Fritz Hahn  |  January 27, 2009; 5:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Music  
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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. Dancing dragons and a five-story firecracker help welcome the Year of the Ox in...

By Fritz Hahn  |  January 26, 2009; 3:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Bruce Springsteen Coming to Verizon Center in May

In case you missed J. Freedom du Lac's post over on Post Rock, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are coming to the Verizon Center on May 18. Tickets go on sale Monday morning, Feb. 2. Monday morning, that's...

By David Malitz  |  January 26, 2009; 12:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Music  
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