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

Get the Blues This Weekend

Bluesman John Cephas died Wednesday in Richmond, Va. He was 78. (Tom Radcliffe/Courtesy of Alligator Records) Piedmont blues guitarist John Cephas passed away Wednesday -- read Post Rock's tribute and the Post's obituary -- and while memorial details are still...

By Fritz Hahn  |  March 6, 2009; 2:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Music  
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March Mixtape

You know it's a good month of shows when multiple dates present serious "which one to go to?" dilemmas. That's the case in March -- Estelle/Ryan Leslie or Crystal Stilts? Tindersticks or Black Lips/Gentleman Jesse? Morrissey or the Feelies or...

By David Malitz  |  March 4, 2009; 12:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Music  
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Nightlife Agenda

Soulful singer Alice Russell is on "an express train to mainstream attention," Rhome says. See her at Bohemian Caverns while you can. (Digby Oldridge) The first of many St. Patrick's Day events takes place this weekend, but if you're not...

By Fritz Hahn  |  March 3, 2009; 6:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Events , Music  
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Cherry Blossom Peak Dates Announced

It's hard to imagine with the arctic temperatures outside that cherry blossoms will be blooming around the tidal basin in just a month's time, but according to the National Cherry Blossom Festival, it's true. Peak dates were announced this morning,...

By Stephanie Merry  |  March 3, 2009; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events , Museums  
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Dodgeball for a Cause

If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball. If you can dodge a ball, you can give to charity this Saturday. (20th Century Fox) It's not every day that would-be philanthropists find inspiration in a Vince Vaughn...

By Julia Beizer  |  March 3, 2009; 9:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events , Misc.  
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Dining To-Dos and a Foodie Save the Date

Order the baby chicken at Posto on Thursday, and every penny you spend on the dish goes to charity. (Olivia Boinet) A diner's calendar could get pretty full this week -- Scotch dinner tonight, Tequila and Mezcal dinner on Wednesday...

By Julia Beizer  |  March 2, 2009; 4:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  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. Looking for more ideas? See the Weekend Section's guide to free events in the...

By Fritz Hahn  |  March 2, 2009; 12:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events  
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