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Going Out Gurus: August 2, 2009 - August 8, 2009

Got Plans Redux?: Your First CD

During our chat, we asked you to tell us about your first CD. The response was overwhelming.

By Julia Beizer  |  August 7, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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It's Dark and Stormy on U Street

On a warm day, there's nothing like a Dark and Stormy: The Bermudan drink hits all the right notes with its mixture of dark, molasses-y rum and jarringly sweet ginger beer, a soft drink with a kick of ginger. My...

By Fritz Hahn  |  August 6, 2009; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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Five Things to Know About ... 'Julie & Julia'

Meryl Streep gets things cooking in "Julie & Julia." (Jonathan Wenk) Thanks to the trailers and commercials, you've already seen portions of Meryl Streep's nearly dead-on portrayal of Julia Child in "Julie & Julia," opening in theaters tomorrow. You...

By Jen Chaney  |  August 6, 2009; 1:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Movies  
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Julies and Julias

We've got "Julie & Julia" on the mind this weekend. So much so that we're seeing those names (and variations of them) everywhere we look. But that's a good thing, since it nicely corresponds with some of the best entertainment...

By Fritz Hahn  |  August 6, 2009; 1:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events  
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Name That Tune

We're just about to start our weekly chat today, but before we do, we wanted to give you a little extra time to prep. We're giving away a $75 gift card to Legal Sea Foods, and to win it, you'll...

By Anne  |  August 6, 2009; 12:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap , Misc.  
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Nightlife Agenda

Spend the weekend rocking out at Velvet Lounge, catch "the best hip-hop group of all time" (according to Rhome), celebrate Wonderland Ballroom's five-year anniversary with music and drink specials, hit a surfing-themed party to raise money for charity, bring your dog to happy hour and hear soul goddess Erykah Badu as she joins Godfather of Go-Go Chuck Brown.

By Fritz Hahn  |  August 4, 2009; 9:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Events , Music  
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Nicaro Reopens: Same Name, Very Different Place

Silver Spring's Nicaro restaurant reopened today, under new management and with a new executive chef at the helm. Luis E. Martinez, a veteran of restaurants like Potomac Grill, Red Rock Canyon, the Cheesecake Factory and McCormick & Schmick's, and his...

By Julia Beizer  |  August 4, 2009; 1:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Free and Easy

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. Sunday Asian Festival at the Lake Newport Tennis Facility The pan-Asian festival offers three...

By Anne  |  August 2, 2009; 3:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Events , Free and Cheap  
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