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Going Out Gurus: August 9, 2009 - August 15, 2009

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Pay nothing to watch "Slumdog Millionaire," visit a county fair or celebrate the Zoo's Asian elephants.

By Fritz Hahn  |  August 14, 2009; 7:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Get Your Fill During D.C. Beer Week

During D.C. Beer Week, beer lovers can get their fix of rare Belgian styles, limited-edition Dogfish Head concoctions and tasty cask ales.

By Fritz Hahn  |  August 14, 2009; 4:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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BlackSalt Is Losing A Great Catch

Scott Weinstein, the friendly fishmonger at BlackSalt, will leave his post this fall. (Charma Le Edmonds) Attention, shoppers: The city's top fishmonger is leaving his iced display case in the Palisades. BlackSalt's Scott Weinstein -- the gangly dude behind...

By Tom Sietsema  |  August 14, 2009; 3:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Happy Hour Recap

Mmmm ... Georgetown Cupcakes. (Dakota Fine) A big thanks to everyone who came to happy hour at Clarendon Ballroom last night. We hope you got there early enough to get one of those ridiculously delicious cupcakes courtesy of Georgetown...

By David Malitz  |  August 14, 2009; 2:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Got Plans? Redux: Day Trippers

Quick getaways are on everyone's minds this August. In yesterday's chat, we dished about day trips to Frederick and Charlottesville, nightlife in Warrenton, where to find sweet potato pie, unique date-night ideas and rock clubs for 15-year-olds. Read the full...

By Julia Beizer  |  August 14, 2009; 11:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Uncle Q's Living Room Moves Back Into Bourbon

Great beats and a house-party atmosphere made Uncle Q's Living Room one of the hottest hip-hop parties in D.C. in the mid-2000s. (Michael Temchine for The Washington Post) Uncle Q's Living Room, one of the city's most celebrated weekly...

By Fritz Hahn  |  August 13, 2009; 3:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Today: A Double Shot of Gurus

Today's a big day here at Going Out Gurus HQ. First, at 1 p.m., we'll have our weekly Got Plans discussion, where we'll discuss pool parties, Restaurant Week, new exhibits, upcoming concerts and other fun ways to spend the remaining...

By Fritz Hahn  |  August 13, 2009; 12:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Nightlife Agenda

Celebrate 10 years of D.C.'s busiest Britpop dance night and three years of the Rock and Roll Hotel, learn more about rum at two free tastings, explore a new H Street bar, watch "Anchorman" at a pool, get down to top-flight local DJs and join four of the Going Out Gurus at their rooftop birthday party.

By Fritz Hahn  |  August 11, 2009; 10:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Events , Music  
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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. Sunday Ecuadorian Festival at Barcroft Park The 17th annual festival features live music from...

By Fritz Hahn  |  August 9, 2009; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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