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Going Out Gurus: June 28, 2009 - July 4, 2009

July 4th Beer Garden at the Hirshhorn

On the Fly is operating a beer garden at the Hirshhorn's plaza on July 4.

By Julia Beizer  |  July 4, 2009; 5:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Events , Restaurants  
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The Scene at the Fringe Preview

Favorites from the festival's preview night.

By Stephanie Merry  |  July 4, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Theater  
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July Arts

We have all kinds of artsy possibilities coming our way this month, including late-night parties, a rock 'n roll-inspired museum discussion and a chance to see artists in motion -- in a swimming pool. The National Gallery unveils a major...

By Stephanie Merry  |  July 4, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Museums  
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Got Plans? Redux: July 4th Hotline

We answered a ton of questions about the upcoming holiday festivities, in addition to queries about anniversary dinners, bars for first dates, Fort Reno policies and hookah smoking practices. Read the full transcript here. Got comments? Leave 'em below or...

By Julia Beizer  |  July 3, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Misc.  
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July Mixtape

We pick the best shows to see in July and give you an audio track to listen to for each.

By David Malitz  |  July 1, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Music  
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On Stage in July

A preview of top July 2009 theater and dance performances.

By Stephanie Merry  |  July 1, 2009; 10:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Theater  
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Nightlife Agenda

The Fourth of July means a long weekend with plenty of pool parties and late-night throwdowns, but we also have also Michael Jackson tributes, stellar lineups of globetrotting DJs, go-go bands and an appearance by Jay Reatard. And hey, if you couldn't get Sonic Youth tickets, the Velvet Lounge offers the next-best thing: a lineup of "noisy, out-there" artists, including a member of Animal Collective.

By Fritz Hahn  |  June 30, 2009; 5:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Music  
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Taste Test: Cheap, Domestic Cans of Beer

A blind taste test tries to determine the tastiest cheap beer to drink at backyard cookouts.

By Fritz Hahn  |  June 30, 2009; 5:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Misc.  
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Pick Up a Picnic for the Fourth

Grab a picnic to-go before watching the fireworks on the National Mall.

By Julia Beizer  |  June 30, 2009; 4:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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On the Horizon: Hill Country Cookin'

Hill County, a barbecue restaurant, will open in D.C. in July 2010.

By Tom Sietsema  |  June 30, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Restaurants  | Tags: Tom Sietsema  
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Other Places to See the Mall Fireworks

The fireworks display on the National Mall is always one of the region's most impressive, but the crowds and security restrictions can be a turn-off for some people. If you'd like to watch the festivities without the hassles, try watching...

By Fritz Hahn  |  June 29, 2009; 4:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Events  
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Free and Easy Events

Find free things to do every day this week.

By Fritz Hahn  |  June 29, 2009; 2:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Events , Free and Cheap  
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