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Going Out Gurus: August 16, 2009 - August 22, 2009

Free and Easy Events

During Columbia Heights Day, you can try your hand at Guitar Hero, sample treats from local restaurants and visit a petting zoo. (Sergio Herrera) Every week, the Going Out Gurus suggest ways to enjoy Washington's cultural scene without spending...

By Fritz Hahn  |  August 22, 2009; 2:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events , Free and Cheap  
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Midtown Loft: Taking Cheap Drinks in a New Direction

If you needed a barometer for the current economic climate consider this: Midtown Loft, the latest nightspot from Michael Romeo, the owner of velvet rope-and-bottle service places like Lotus Lounge, gives out free beer for an hour every weekday, and...

By Fritz Hahn  |  August 21, 2009; 1:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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Got Plans? Redux: Twinkle Toes

Yesterday, we dished about dining in Dewey, seats at Nats Park, single-gal excursions and bars with '80s music. We also talked tap dancing.

By Julia Beizer  |  August 21, 2009; 12:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Misc.  
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Change in Your Inbox

We've heard a bunch of you tell us that one of the main ways you use the Going Out Guide is through our e-mail newsletter (see a sample). Today, we're changing up our e-mail to make it quicker to read...

By Anne  |  August 20, 2009; 3:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Chat With Us, Soon

My Outlook reminder tells me that we're creeping up on Thursday, 1 p.m., which, of course, is Got Plans? time. Not that I actually need the Outlook reminder, but I have one set anyway. We'll be here to answer questions...

By David Malitz  |  August 20, 2009; 12:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Double Talk: Vandaveer and Roofwalkers

Mark Charles Heidinger and Rose Guerin celebrate the release of the new Vandaveer album Thursday at the Black Cat. (Courtesy Romo PR) On Thursday the Black Cat hosts a mighty fine all-local bill. Two of those bands, Vandaveer (above)...

By David Malitz  |  August 20, 2009; 8:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Music  
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Nightlife Agenda

Will Eastman's Bliss dance party -- shown here back in the heady pre-laptop/iPod days of 2001 -- celebrates its ninth anniversary on Saturday night. (Mark Finkenstaedt - For The Washington Post) Chuck Brown gets a street named after him,...

By Fritz Hahn  |  August 18, 2009; 10:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Events , Music  
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