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Going Out Gurus: June 21, 2009 - June 27, 2009

For Michael Jackson Fans, the Show Must Go On

One day after Michael Jackson's sudden death, a cover band called Who's Bad performed his hits at two sold-out 9:30 club concerts. Post videographer Megan Rossman captured the scene in this report....

By Fritz Hahn  |  June 27, 2009; 12:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Music  
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DJs Pay Tribute to Michael Jackson (UPDATED AGAIN)

Local dance nights turn to the focus to playing all Michael Jackson.

By Fritz Hahn  |  June 26, 2009; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Events  
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Got Plans? Redux: Real World, Pro & (Mostly) Con

The Real World D.C.: Are you pro or con?

By Julia Beizer  |  June 26, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Misc.  
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Who's Who on Stage at the D.C. Caribbean Carnival

You know this weekend's D.C. Caribbean Carnival has a parade that can stop traffic (in more ways than one), but it also welcomes some of the biggest musical stars from the worlds of soca and calypso. Alison Hinds, Iwer George,...

By Fritz Hahn  |  June 25, 2009; 9:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events , Music  
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Got Plans for a Hot Weekend? Chat With Us at 1 p.m.

Summer is officially here, according to the 90 degrees-and-sunny forecast for Saturday. So the question is, will you be seeking refuge at the pool? Or will you brave the humidity to check out the Folklife Festival, the Caribbean Carnival or...

By Stephanie Merry  |  June 25, 2009; 10:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Misc.  
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Fringe Festival Tickets On Sale

Picks for the best shows to see at the 2009 Capital Fringe Festival, plus details on ticket options.

By Stephanie Merry  |  June 25, 2009; 9:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Theater  
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You Have to Try This: BLT Pizza at Rock Bottom

A BLT pizza hits the spot at Rock Bottom Brewery.

By Julia Beizer  |  June 24, 2009; 11:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Restaurants  
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Nightlife Agenda

"Queen of Soca" Alison Hinds performs at the Crossroads nightclub in Bladensburg on Saturday night, and at the D.C. Caribbean Carnival on Sunday. (Courtesy of the Crossroads) Caribbean music fills the air this weekend, thanks to the D.C. Caribbean...

By Fritz Hahn  |  June 23, 2009; 11:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Events , Music  
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Free and Easy Events

Jamie Foxx is Ray Charles in the Academy Award-winning film "Ray," which screens Wednesday at the NoMa Summer Series. (Universal Pictures) Every week, the Going Out Gurus suggest ways to enjoy Washington's cultural scene without spending any money. Have...

By Fritz Hahn  |  June 22, 2009; 4:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Events , Free and Cheap  
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Breadline Closed for Now

A sign on Breadline's door Monday morning. (Julia Beizer - The Washington Post) The Breadline, a simple lunch spot that had earned a place in Tom Sietsema's 2006 Dining Guide, is temporarily closed for health code violations. According to...

By Julia Beizer  |  June 22, 2009; 12:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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D.C.'s World Is About to Start Getting Real

"The Real World" begins filming in Washington this week, which means the new cast of twenty-somethings will soon be invading our streets and nightspots with their drama and camera crews. For plenty of people hoping to make a token appearance...

By Fritz Hahn  |  June 21, 2009; 1:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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