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Going Out Gurus: March 8, 2009 - March 14, 2009

Free and Easy Events

If you see elephants in the streets of D.C. on St. Patrick's Day, it's not because of the whiskey -- the circus is in town. (AP Photo/Dennis Cook) Every week, the Going Out Gurus suggest ways to enjoy Washington's cultural...

By Fritz Hahn  |  March 14, 2009; 10:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Happy Hour Redux

Free pizza, cheap beer and shuffleboard make for a fun happy hour. (Photo by Dakota Fine) Hi everyone. Thanks for coming out to our happy hour at Rocket Bar last night. We had a great time scarfing down Matchbox pizza,...

By Fritz Hahn  |  March 13, 2009; 5:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Shaw's New Mixtape

The latest stop on D.C.'s burgeoning indie-minded gay nightlife circuit: The Warehouse Theater. No, I'm not talking about some genre-busting performance art or a late-night alternative production. The draw in the Warehouse's black box theater is Mixtape, a dance party...

By Fritz Hahn  |  March 13, 2009; 2:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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What Are You Hearing?

In the cover story for today's Weekend section, I profiled six local bands and musicians looking to build a name in the city's crowded but, by most accounts, collegial music scene. If you're a regular reader of this blog, some...

By Alex Baldinger  |  March 13, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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St. Patrick's Day Survival Guide

When St. Patrick's Day falls early in the week, as it does in 2009, the holiday should really be renamed St. Patrick's Days. Since not everyone can duck out of the office early to hit the pubs, or stay out...

By Fritz Hahn  |  March 12, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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Nightlife Agenda

On Sunday, Estelle makes her first trip to D.C. since picking up a Grammy for "American Boy." (estelleonline) Join the Going Out Gurus for happy hour, visit a members-only lounge while helping the Humane Society, hear classic U.K. punk, local...

By Fritz Hahn  |  March 10, 2009; 5:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Events , Music  
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Where to Watch March Madness

When March rolls around, there's a competitive spirit in the air. Whether the game is shuffleboard or college basketball, everyone wants to win and win big. For the next few weeks, bars across the area are going to be packed...

By Fritz Hahn  |  March 10, 2009; 3:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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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 9, 2009; 7:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Gurus Happy Hour: Game On

The games begin at 6 p.m. at Rocket Bar on Thursday. Come out and play. (James M. Thresher) Beer and games -- a match made in heaven. The two have been entertaining college kids from the beginning of Quarters Era,...

By Julia Beizer  |  March 9, 2009; 2:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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