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Going Out Gurus: April 26, 2009 - May 2, 2009

The Run for the Juleps

You don't have to be a horse racing fan to love the Kentucky Derby. Parties with delicious mint juleps and "best bonnet" hat contests make the 135th annual race an event that anyone can enjoy. If you'd like to experience...

By Fritz Hahn  | May 1, 2009; 12:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Events  
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Got Plans? Redux: Kickballers Behaving Badly

Politics gets most of the press in this town, but when it comes to hot-button issues, none is more devisive than kickball -- at least among the going-out crowd.

By Julia Beizer  | May 1, 2009; 9:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Misc.  
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On Stage in May

This month promises a slew of wallet-friendly performances, another fascinating Stoppard play and one man who dares to steal the Louvre's most famous painting. Yet another Stoppard play comes to D.C. with "Arcadia" at Folger Theatre. (James Kegley) On the...

By Stephanie Merry  | April 30, 2009; 12:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Theater  
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Up Next: May Arts

There are so many offbeat exhibitions to look forward to this month that it's hard to know where to begin. Large-scale installations made of prescription pill bottles? Anonymous, confessional postcards? A smorgasbord of works from local artists? What could be...

By Stephanie Merry  | April 30, 2009; 10:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Museums  
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Brunches a Mother Could Love

We offer a list of some of the area's best Mother's Day brunches.

By Julia Beizer  | April 29, 2009; 9:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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That Seat Better Be Taken

I'm generally a pretty tolerant person in bars. I don't correct the knuckleheads who wave $20 bills at bartenders to attract attention, and I rarely complain when someone squeezes in between my friend and me when we're sitting at the...

By Fritz Hahn  | April 29, 2009; 1:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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"Can I Hear You Say Yeah?" -- Ian Svenonious: A Video History

Chain and the Gang perform at Comet Ping Pong tonight. It marks the D.C. debut of the latest band from Ian Svenonious -- aka the Spiv -- D.C.'s finest frontman / philosopher / liberation theologist / interviewer / DJ /...

By David Malitz  | April 29, 2009; 12:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Music  
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Nightlife Agenda

They've had several huge U.K. top-10 hits remixing Beyonce, Shakira and Kelly Rowland, but the Freemasons have never performed in the U.S. -- until this weekend. (Courtesy of the Freemasons) Dance to hip-hop legend Afrika Bambaataa or sample new European...

By Fritz Hahn  | April 28, 2009; 7:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Events, Music  
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Free Theater

We've been getting tons of requests for cheap date ideas lately, so a recent announcement by the Shakespeare Theatre Company seems especially timely. This weekend, the company will host a day of free rehearsal performances of its next play "Design...

By Stephanie Merry  | April 28, 2009; 5:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Another Chance for Gold Cup

Three weeks ago, we wrote about a number of the available party options for the Virginia Gold Cup steeplechase races. Almost all of them sold out in a matter of days. If you missed your chance to join University Row,...

By Fritz Hahn  | April 27, 2009; 6:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events  
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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. Dancers and musicians perform at a Cinco de Mayo festival on the National Mall...

By Fritz Hahn  | April 27, 2009; 2:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Coming Up: Street Snacks a la Furstenberg

Three years after he sold his popular Breadline downtown, Washington baker Mark Furstenberg is getting back into the retail business, this time with a 70-seat restaurant devoted to his current passion: street food from around the world....

By Tom Sietsema  | April 27, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Restaurants  | Tags:  Tom Sietsema  
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