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Going Out Gurus: September 27, 2009 - October 3, 2009

Got Plans? Redux: Did It Hurt When You Fell From Heaven?

Got Plans questioners ask: How do we approach new people?

By Julia Beizer  |  October 2, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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October Mixtape

October Mixtape There's a new look for this month's mixtape. Instead of links to individual MP3s, take a listen to songs in the embedded playlist above. It's a good month for fans of old-school pop savants as Marshall Crenshaw and...

By David Malitz  |  October 1, 2009; 5:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Music  
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New York Chef Scratches Plans to Open Scarpetta in D.C.

Forget about Scott Conant taking over the vacant Olives space at 1600 K St. NW. The New York chef has shelved his plans to open another of his popular Scarpetta restaurants in what he calls "a world-class location." "It's such...

By Tom Sietsema  |  October 1, 2009; 4:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Restaurants  | Tags: Tom Sietsema  
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Vandalism & Break-Ins at Cleveland Park Restaurants & Bars

Cleveland Park bars and restaurants were vandalized on the morning of Oct. 1.

By Julia Beizer  |  October 1, 2009; 3:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Restaurants  
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On Stage in October

This month brings a Broadway blockbuster, the musical remake of a cult classic and an eclectic festival of dance. October kicks off on a high note with the premiere of "Jersey Boys" at National Theatre. The Tony-winning musical follows the...

By Stephanie Merry  |  October 1, 2009; 2:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Theater  
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Up Next: October Arts

New exhibitions are spanning the globe this month with works from Africa, Japan, the Middle East and other locales on display at local museums and galleries. Better yet, a slew of famous faces are coming to town to discuss their...

By Stephanie Merry  |  October 1, 2009; 2:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Museums  
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Get Ready for Got Plans

If it's Thursday, that means it's ... time for another edition of Got Plans, where the Going Out Gurus and readers discuss local arts, nightlife and dining. So far, we've received questions about Oktoberfest, the best places to watch college...

By Fritz Hahn  |  October 1, 2009; 12:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Get Your Free Theater Tickets

Free Night of Theater is coming back to Washington and, if you want in on the action, you should try to snag tickets as soon as they open to the public Thursday at noon. Tickets go fast and the lineup...

By Stephanie Merry  |  September 30, 2009; 9:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Nightlife Agenda

This week is one of the busiest for live music in ages, with must-do concerts across the board: the fuzzy, lo-fi indie of Wavves, Mayer Hawthorne's throwback soul, the Pains of Being Pure at Heart's perfect guitar pop, a new album from anthemic local rockers Middle Distance Runner, and the hip-hop-meets-electron promise of the "All Killer, No Filler" showcase. But then there are Oktoberfest beers to be drunk, the revival of the once-popular Sinatra night with live swing and free martinis, multiple chances to help charities at happy hours, and a night where you can meet new people over cocktails and games of Uno and Twister.

By Fritz Hahn  |  September 30, 2009; 4:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Events , Music  
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Getting to FedEx Field for U2 Tonight

So, you're going to the U2 show at FedEx Field tonight. And you haven't left yet?! Stop reading this post and get in the car -- now! OK, I'm exaggerating a little. Is getting to and from FedEx Field a...

By David Malitz  |  September 29, 2009; 2:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Music  
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