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Going Out Gurus: November 8, 2009 - November 14, 2009

Slumberland celebrates its 20th

"I don't think any of us had any great ambitions or imagined putting out more than one or two singles each. We really just wanted documents of what we were doing, and putting out singles seemed to make the most...

By David Malitz  |  November 13, 2009; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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National Gallery skating rink won't open this weekend

We hyped it in Thursday's discussion, and we'd chosen it as one of our best bets for this weekend. But organizers at the National Gallery told me this morning that because of weather conditions this week, the popular skating rink...

By Anne  |  November 13, 2009; 11:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Last night's happy hour: From Russia House with love

Raise a glass to happy hour with the Gurus. (Dakota Fine) Thanks for joining us at happy hour at Russia House last night! We had a packed crowd over the lounge's multiple floors, a live violinist and from the...

By Anne  |  November 13, 2009; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Got Plans? Redux: What's nightlife worth to you?

Yesterday's chat touched on one of our favorite subjects: how much to spend on an average night out.

By Julia Beizer  |  November 13, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Two great shows for the price of none

After dropping by Russia House for a drink with us tonight, make a beeline for Flashpoint for a mix of entertaining art and theater. Kenny George's "Pacguy" bursts onto the scene tonight. (Kenny George) First up, Kenny George's exhibition "Pacguy"...

By Stephanie Merry  |  November 12, 2009; 11:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Museums , Theater  
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Hot tickets

Tickets are on sale now at Tickets.com (800-955-5566) for these shows at the 9:30 club: • Clutch, Doomriders, Lionize and Never Got Caught, Dec. 28 ($25) • The Roots, Dec. 29-30 ($45) • Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and Fitz...

By Alex Baldinger  |  November 12, 2009; 10:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Families of Fort Hood victims get a lift from Luke's Wings

The mission of Washington-based charity Luke's Wings is to help wounded members of the military in a very special way -- the group pays for service members' families to fly to the hospitals where their loved ones are recovering. The...

By Fritz Hahn  |  November 11, 2009; 11:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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Nightlife Agenda

Slumberland Records throws itself a 20th anniversary party at the Black Cat, Wale's debut album finally -- finally! -- drops and he celebrates at Ibiza, the Reef relaunches its weekly celebration of traditional beers, Lucky Strike becomes a gay nightlife destination, swing dancers go in search of new blood, and hip-hop stars Rakim and Goodie Mob hit town. Oh, and the Going Out Gurus invite you to happy hour, where the drink specials and free food are on us.

By Fritz Hahn  |  November 10, 2009; 7:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Events , Music  
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Read all about it: Fourth Estate taps new chef

Susan Delbert becomes the new executive chef of the National Press Club. (Courtesy of National Press Club) Before she applied to cook at the National Press Club, Susan Delbert had no idea there was a restaurant on the building's...

By Tom Sietsema  |  November 10, 2009; 5:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Donate a coat, see Public Enemy up close

Donate a jacket to charity and you could be this close to Chuck D and Flava Flav when Public Enemy plays at Lisner Auditorium on Nov. 18. (Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) One of the highlights of August's Virgin...

By David Malitz  |  November 9, 2009; 4:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Burger rush

BGR: The Burger Joint will be giving away free burgers on Tuesday, Nov. 10.

By Julia Beizer  |  November 9, 2009; 12:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Free and easy events

Want to ride on a zipline, learn about step dancing or hear from authors of a book on D.C.'s hardcore scene? You can do all that (and more) for free this week. Step Afrika offers a dance history lesson on...

By Anne  |  November 9, 2009; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Events , Free and Cheap  
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