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Going Out Gurus: September 6, 2009 - September 12, 2009

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 Grandparents Day at the National Zoo Here's the perfect excuse for Grandma and...

By Fritz Hahn  |  September 12, 2009; 11:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events , Free and Cheap  
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Raise a Glass for Bourbon

We're gearing up for Oktoberfest celebrations in coming weeks -- the party in Munich begins Sept. 19 -- but this is also a big month for one of our favorite American spirits. Back in 2007, the U.S. Senate declared September...

By Fritz Hahn  |  September 11, 2009; 2:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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Making Friends at Last Night's Happy Hour

Game on at Public Bar. (Dakota Fine) In yesterday's chat, there was some debate about how easy it is to strike up a conversation with new people at our happy hours, so I'm curious -- what did you think?...

By Anne  |  September 11, 2009; 10:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Events , Free and Cheap , Misc.  
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Got Plans? Redux: Farewell, Summer

We bid summer adieu with a chat that touched on all of the big fall fests this weekend.

By Julia Beizer  |  September 11, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Misc.  
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Set to Sail Downtown: Kellari Taverna

Stavros Aktipis is doing everything he can to avoid the curse of two failed dining rooms at 1700 K St. NW, the address where he'll be opening Kellari Taverna as early as mid-October. "Everything you remember that was dark" and...

By Tom Sietsema  |  September 9, 2009; 3:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Restaurants  | Tags: Kellari Tavern, Tom Sietsema  
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Nightlife Agenda

Fiery Norwegian rock-and-roller Ida Maria comes to the 9:30 club on a tour sponsored by ... Perez Hilton? (File Photo) First things first, come hang out with the Going Out Gurus while giving yourself a chance to win U2...

By David Malitz  |  September 8, 2009; 10:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Misc. , Music  
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A Gastropub on D.C.'s Horizon: Againn

Move over, Eamonn's. Watch out, CommonWealth. To hear Mark Weiss describe it, fish and chips and bangers and mash have never had a home in Washington as fashionable as what the entrepreneur is prepared to unveil to the public Oct....

By Tom Sietsema  |  September 8, 2009; 2:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Restaurants  | Tags: Tom Sietsema  
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Up Next: September Arts

First on my list of great shows to see this month is Flashpoint's new exhibition of works by Bradley Chriss, entitled "Visions from the End of the World." The dreamy watercolors portray both lyrical and literal images of death and...

By Stephanie Merry  |  September 8, 2009; 1:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Museums  
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