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Going Out Gurus: October 18, 2009 - October 24, 2009

Dine With Tom: Week one

Last week, we launched our Dine With Tom contest -- an easy way for you to win dinner with our critic, Tom Sietsema, and a cool way to check out where your fellow readers are dining out these days.

By Julia Beizer  |  October 23, 2009; 1:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Got Plans? Redux: Halloween dreaming

We spent yesterday's chat dishing about costume parties and scary events.

By Julia Beizer  |  October 23, 2009; 10:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Theater: Comings and goings

Of Mice and Men is coming to town.

By Stephanie Merry  |  October 22, 2009; 6:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Theater  
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Art: Comings and goings

Here's a rundown of the exhibits headed our way in the week ahead:

By Stephanie Merry  |  October 22, 2009; 5:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Museums  
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What's on tap at Birch & Barley and ChurchKey

So, as you may have read in today's chat, the long-awaited beer bar Birch & Barley and ChurchKey opens tonight. (The dual name refers to the two floors with different food and themes.) B&B&C has been promising 50 draft beers,...

By Fritz Hahn  |  October 22, 2009; 3:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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Hot tickets

We've got the deets on some of the best tickets hitting the market this weekend.

By Stephanie Merry  |  October 22, 2009; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Coming up: Got Plans?

It's almost question-and-answer time, kiddos.

By Julia Beizer  |  October 22, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Estadio adds a Spanish accent to Logan Circle

Proof's owner plans to open a Spanish restaurant in Logan Circle.

By Tom Sietsema  |  October 21, 2009; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Restaurants  | Tags: Tom Sietsema  
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Drink the flavors of fall at local beer dinners

So, you thought you got a break from beer after Oktoberfest? Wrong, wrong, wrong. There are five six tasting events going on next week that should be on the radar of any right-thinking beer-lover. Update: After this was written, I...

By Fritz Hahn  |  October 21, 2009; 2:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Restaurants  
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Nightlife Agenda

Local R&B singer (and Grammy nominee) Wayna pays tribute to Billie Holiday during a pair of shows at Blues Alley. (Courtesy of the Bloom Effect) Howard University's homecoming weekend brings a number of hip-hop and R&B stars to D.C....

By Fritz Hahn  |  October 20, 2009; 7:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Events , Music  
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Not sold out: Boo at the Zoo, Fall Fete and Hirshhorn After Hours

Wednesday morning update: Hirshhorn After Hours is now sold out. Normally, with just a few days left before the National Zoo's Boo at the Zoo, the Hirshhorn's After Hours party or the Corcoran's Fall Fete, we'd be telling readers: "Sorry,...

By Fritz Hahn  |  October 20, 2009; 12:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Quizzo's comeback is a smart idea

Rejoice, trivia fans: Quizzo, the one-time king of local quiz nights is back. Kind of. Quizzo, which ran at the Pour House from September 2001 to until ending in January 2008, became one of my favorite test-your-knowledge events thanks to...

By Fritz Hahn  |  October 20, 2009; 11:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Free & easy events

The Cherry Carry Out on Georgia Avenue NW is one of the off-the-tourist-trail images featured in Paul Feinberg's "Another Washington" exhibit. (Paul Feinberg) Every week, the Going Out Gurus suggest ways to enjoy Washington's cultural scene without spending any...

By Anne  |  October 19, 2009; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events , Free and Cheap  
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