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Going Out Gurus: May 24, 2009 - May 30, 2009

Up Next: June Arts

If you have energy for more art after the sensory overload that is Artomatic, then be sure to check the Sackler's version of Hirshhorn After Hours, Irvine Contemporary's look at graffiti art and the Smithsonian's celebration of Welsh culture, among...

By Stephanie Merry  |  May 29, 2009; 3:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Museums  
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Nightlife Agenda Update

This week's Nightlife Agenda column s packed with concerts and DJ nights, but with the start of the weekend just a few hours away, we thought we'd throw out a few more ideas, ranging from beer tastings to DJs spinning...

By Fritz Hahn  |  May 29, 2009; 2:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Events , Music  
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A Bit of Advice: Go to 'Hell'

In "Drag Me to Hell," Alison Lohman's not gonna take it. No, she ain't gonna take it. (Universal) Only very special movies have the ability to make us gag, guffaw, scream, snort and very nearly vomit, sometimes within the...

By Jen Chaney  |  May 29, 2009; 11:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Movies  
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Got Plans? Redux: Pros and Cons of Office Dating

One of our chatters wrote in yesterday with a tale of temptation on the other side of the cubicle wall. A "super-cute, super-sweet" girl caught this chatter's attention, but s/he wasn't sure whether to go for it and ask her...

By Julia Beizer  |  May 29, 2009; 10:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Misc.  
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Food Fetes

Food events and charitable causes often go hand in hand in this town. We take a look at a pig-focused fest, an annual gala and a grilling competition for a good cause.

By Julia Beizer  |  May 28, 2009; 2:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events , Restaurants  
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Go 'Up,' Up and Away...

The team from "Up" celebrates at Cannes with a mini-version of the movie's floating house. (Getty Images) "Up" -- yet another fun, sophisticated and beautifully animated tale from the people at Pixar -- opens in theaters tomorrow. And to...

By Jen Chaney  |  May 28, 2009; 2:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events , Movies  
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On Stage in June

This month finds a famous actor returning to D.C. for a Shakespearean role, Landless Theatre giving audiences the chance to ponder the double-meaning of Scooby Snacks and a heart-breaking autobiography-turned-play at Studio Theatre. First up though is a comedic look...

By Stephanie Merry  |  May 27, 2009; 9:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Theater  
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Free and Easy Events

Wednesday Luis Melendez: Master of the Spanish Still Life at the National Gallery Spanish still-life artist Luis Melendez had painting bowls of fruit down to a science. Check out the National Gallery's new exhibition of his works, from pears that...

By Stephanie Merry  |  May 26, 2009; 9:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Events  
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Nightlife Agenda

Brooklyn trio Au Revoir Simone plays electro-pop that never gets too perky. (Sarah Wilmer) It's not officially summer, but Brightest Young Things are getting a head start on the season with the start of its weekly pool party at...

By David Malitz  |  May 26, 2009; 6:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events , Music  
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Firing Up A Fresh Idea On the Hill

American comfort food and Art Deco accents are coming to Capitol Hill, courtesy of the owners of the two popular Matchbox eateries in Washington.

By Tom Sietsema  |  May 26, 2009; 11:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Restaurants  | Tags: Tom Sietsema  
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