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Going Out Gurus: February 1, 2009 - February 7, 2009

Solly's Reopens After Crash

Unlikely as it may seem, Solly's U Street Tavern is back open for business this evening, even after a taxicab crashed into its side window last night. According to owner John Solomon, the fire department checked both upstairs and downstairs...

By Julia Beizer  |  February 7, 2009; 8:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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Restaurant Week Continued: More Days for Deals

As usual, Restaurant Week reservations have been snapped up faster than you can say prix-fixe. This is not to say that there are no more tables left across town from Feb. 16 through 22, it's just that prime times at...

By Julia Beizer  |  February 4, 2009; 10:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Nightlife Agenda

Celebrate Bob Marley's birthday with one of the Wailers, hear one of Animal Collective DJ, dance to grooves from New York godfather Timmy Regisford, listen to one of today's finest indie-pop bands, sample French wines, hit a happy hour for...

By Fritz Hahn  |  February 3, 2009; 5:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Music  
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February Mixtape

After the dreary touring months of December and January, things pick back up in February. There's plenty of variety packed into 28 days. Want blissed-out electro-pop? Check out Passion Pit at the Black Cat. A young R&B star ready to...

By David Malitz  |  February 3, 2009; 4:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Music  
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Bethesda Chevy Chase Restaurant Week Extended

Bethesda and Chevy Chase's twice-yearly Restaurant Week was supposed to end last weekend, but the restaurants and the Greater Bethesda Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce have decided to extend the promotion through this Sunday, Feb. 8. "I don't think it...

By Julia Beizer  |  February 3, 2009; 4:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events , Restaurants  
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Want to Meet Someone Before Valentine's Day?

The drugstore aisles are awash in Pepto-Bismol pink and the diamond industry is turning up the volume on its love=consumerism coercion. Valentine's Day is coming! We promised to keep you in the loop on pre-VDay events, so here are a...

By Ellen McCarthy  |  February 3, 2009; 1:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Events  
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Smoking Banned in Virginia Bars -- By Choice

It looks like yet another bill to ban smoking in Virginia's restaurants and bars is doomed to failure in the House of Delegates. But while the state is preserving patrons' right to smoke with a beer or a meal, individual...

By Fritz Hahn  |  February 3, 2009; 11:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Passion Pit Show Moved to Black Cat's Mainstage, Stardom Awaits

If you missed out on tickets for blog buzz band of the moment Passion Pit's show tomorrow night at the Black Cat's backstage, you're in luck. The show has been moved upstairs, so it's no longer sold out. If you...

By David Malitz  |  February 2, 2009; 2:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Music  
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On Stage in February

The big news this month in the theater world is the grand reopening of Ford's Theatre. Just in time for the Lincoln Bicentennial, the theater where the 16th president was shot will hold a multi-day open house from Feb. 11...

By Stephanie Merry  |  February 2, 2009; 2:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Theater  
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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 Howard Zinn at Busboys and Poets Renowned historian Howard Zinn is the author...

By Fritz Hahn  |  February 2, 2009; 1:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Up Next: February Arts

As the 200th anniversary of the 16th president's birthday rolls around this month, Lincoln-mania comes to Washington. The result is a flurry of exhibits with everything from the Emancipation Proclamation to Lincoln speeches and the Bible used during his swearing-in....

By Stephanie Merry  |  February 2, 2009; 10:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Museums  
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