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Going Out Gurus: May 31, 2009 - June 6, 2009

New York Accents for a D.C. Steakhouse

Philippe Reininger has been named chef de cuisine at the new J & G Steakhouse, opening July at the W Hotel.

By Tom Sietsema  |  June 5, 2009; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Got Plans? Redux: Hangover Cures & Marriage Proposals

"The Hangover" opens in theaters today, but oddly enough, that wasn't what got us talking about these two topics in yesterday's Got Plans? You wanted to know where to pop the question and how to cure those post-indulgence blues. We...

By Julia Beizer  |  June 5, 2009; 10:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Misc.  
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Dive in to Summer Pool Parties

When the temperature rises, the Capitol Skyline's pool is the coolest place in D.C. (Dakota Fine/dakotafine.com) Even at summer happy hours, Washington enjoys a somewhat stuffy reputation. When the Euronet International group threw a series of after-work pool parties...

By Fritz Hahn  |  June 4, 2009; 11:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Events  
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Time to Join the H Street Country Club

Golf meets half smokes on the first hole. (Fritz Hahn - The Washington Post) The Lincoln Memorial had me tearing my hair out. It was just sitting there. All I had to do was knock a little ball up...

By Fritz Hahn  |  June 3, 2009; 4:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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Win Tickets to Saturday's Doves Show

Look at those 9:30 club listings. Starting Saturday there's a string of six consecutive sold-out shows. But we have your ticket into the first of those sold-out shows, by Doves (listen), the trio known for its soaring Brit-rock anthems....

By David Malitz  |  June 3, 2009; 11:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  Misc. , Music  
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Highlights from Artomatic

Artomatic got started on Friday with an evening of live music and theater to complement nine floors of art. Yes, nine floors. And over that vast expanse of wall space, you can see the work of 1,500 artists, from graffiti...

By Stephanie Merry  |  June 3, 2009; 9:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Museums  
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Nightlife Agenda

2008 Miss D.C. Kate Marie Grinold (left) and Miss Virginia Tara Wheeler are hosting a happy hour with free vodka to raise money for the Race for the Cure. (Courtesy of Discovery Communications) This is a big weekend for...

By Fritz Hahn  |  June 2, 2009; 7:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Events , Music  
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Wale, David Byrne, Amadou & Mariam, Frodus and more: June Mixtape

This month's mixtape is oversized, with 25 songs instead of 20. That's because almost half of it is devoted to shows on a single day. I'm going to declare June 11 as the most packed day of music this area...

By David Malitz  |  June 2, 2009; 4:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Music  
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Interns, Hop a Bus for Happy Hour

A new happy hour shuttle ferries interns from Capitol Hill to Glover Park every Tuesday, where there are two-for-one drinks all night at Gin and Tonic.

By Fritz Hahn  |  June 2, 2009; 1:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Free and Cheap  
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A Simple Addition to Glover Park

A preview of Blue Ridge, Barton Seaver's new restaurant in Glover Park.

By Julia Beizer  |  June 1, 2009; 4:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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. Everybody: Chaka Khan is performing for free on Woodrow Wilson Plaza this Wednesday. (Stephen...

By Fritz Hahn  |  June 1, 2009; 2:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Events , Free and Cheap  
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Seismic Changes at Buck's and Comet Ping Pong

Here's former chef Carole Greenwood making a rutabaga stew in the kitchen at Buck's Fishing & Camping. (Katherine Frey for The Washington Post) Rumors about a certain chef leaving her roost have now been confirmed: As of today, chef...

By Tom Sietsema  |  June 1, 2009; 2:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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