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Going Out Gurus: March 22, 2009 - March 28, 2009

Want to Meet for Coffee?

Much ado about lattes in yesterday's chat. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post) Coffee dates were a hot topic in yesterday's chat. A reader wrote in with a simple query about where to have one -- and unwittingly unleashed a gallon of...

By Julia Beizer  |  March 27, 2009; 4:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Misc.  
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Despite Downturn, Pricey Events Still Selling Out

Hirshhorn After Hours sold out a few days in advance -- even though the tickets cost $6 more than the November After Hours, shown here. (Courtesy of Colin S. Johnson) We keep hearing about people cutting back, spending less and...

By Julia Beizer  |  March 27, 2009; 1:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events  
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Deleted Scenes, Doing It Right

Deleted Scenes perform at the Black Cat on Saturday, March 28. (Photo by Alyssa Lesser) You've seen Dan Scheuerman before. It might not have been at a show that his band, Deleted Scenes, was playing. In fact, it was more...

By David Malitz  |  March 27, 2009; 1:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Music  
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Easter Eats

Enjoy the atmosphere in Eventide's dining room on Easter Sunday. (Julia Beizer) With Easter Sunday just a skip, jump and bunny hop away, I've pulled together a list of a few places offering brunch on April 12. A slew of...

By Julia Beizer  |  March 26, 2009; 12:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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On Stage in April

Spring may be here with all its new beginnings, but the economy continues to tank and the weather is still cold. Luckily we're bringing some spring cheer in the form of cheap theater with a rundown of plays that offer...

By Stephanie Merry  |  March 26, 2009; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Theater  
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Tweet Nothings from Cherry Picks

Cherries may not be in season, but you wouldn't know it from looking at our inboxes. Restaurants around town are offering cherry-themed cocktails and dishes to get into the Cherry Blossom Festival spirit. Every year, the festival hosts Cherry Picks,...

By Julia Beizer  |  March 25, 2009; 4:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Restaurants  
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Sushi Happy Hours: Let's Maki a Deal

While I love getting half-price burgers or wings to go along with my happy hour drinks, I'm a sucker for after-work sushi deals. There's something about using chopsticks that makes grabbing a snack seem much more urbane, even if you're...

By Fritz Hahn  |  March 25, 2009; 3:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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Post-Cherry Blossom Chow

Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor packed a lunch for the 2006 Cherry Blossoms. Should you choose not to, we offer some dining suggestions in the general vicinity of the Tidal Basin. (Alexandra Garcia - Washington Post Digital) Coming...

By Julia Beizer  |  March 25, 2009; 11:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Potenza Opens: An Italian Option in Downtown

One of the plush booths at the now-open Potenza in downtown Washington. (Julia Beizer) Today, the Italian-accented Potenza officially opens in downtown Washington, bringing a collection of pastas, pizzas and salumis to the historic Woodward Building at H and 15th...

By Julia Beizer  |  March 25, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Nightlife Agenda

Kraak and Smaak sounds like a duo, but there are actually three members of the top-notch Dutch DJ collective. See for yourself Saturday at the Eighteenth Street Lounge. (Michel Mees) Get some culture with your cocktails, celebrate a new cassingle...

By Fritz Hahn  |  March 24, 2009; 6:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Events , Music  
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We'll Drink to That

With plastic bottles of H2O available at every corner store, it's all too easy to take clean water for granted. But in many parts of the world, the need for drinkable water remains a huge issue. According to UNICEF, lack...

By Fritz Hahn  |  March 23, 2009; 5:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Events , Museums  
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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. Kids of all ages can fly kites on the Washington Monument grounds on Saturday....

By Fritz Hahn  |  March 22, 2009; 4:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events  
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