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Going Out Gurus: November 15, 2009 - November 21, 2009

Got Plans? Redux: Thanksgiving visitors edition

In this week's Got Plans?, we dished about hanging at the Black Cat, brunch, watching football and hockey games and where to take out-of-town visitors.

By Julia Beizer  |  November 19, 2009; 6:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Misc.  
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Where do you go for great grilled cheese?

Julia Beizer picked her favorite grilled cheeses in town. You tell us yours!

By Julia Beizer  |  November 19, 2009; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Who's behind the future DC Diner?

Chowhounds might already know there's a diner planned for the long-vacant McDonald's in Cleveland Park. Discerning types should be thrilled to hear that the owners of the popular Nooshi and Spices, chef Jessie Yan and Vanessa Lim, are behind the...

By Tom Sietsema  |  November 19, 2009; 12:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Restaurants  | Tags: Tom Sietsema  
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Play virtual tour guide and win theater tickets

It's Thursday, and we're ready to chat at 1 p.m. Looking at the dozens of questions that are already in the Got Plans? queue, people are anxious to talk about holiday parties, Thanksgiving eve destinations and places to take visitors....

By Fritz Hahn  |  November 19, 2009; 11:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Misc. , 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: • Wale and Remy, Jan. 1 ($25) • Thievery Corporation, Jan. 21-23 ($40-$50). Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster for Moody...

By Alex Baldinger  |  November 19, 2009; 9:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events , Music  
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Three more reasons to go out this week

If you're tired of the same-old nightlife destinations, take heart -- it's a big week for bar openings and re-openings in D.C.

By Fritz Hahn  |  November 18, 2009; 1:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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A movies remake

Cinemaphiles, let me direct your attention to the (computer) screen. We just launched a new look for movies in the Going Out Guide, and we'd love to get your feedback. Our new main movies page features what's opening this week...

By Anne  |  November 18, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Misc. , Movies  
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Nightlife Agenda

A hectic week starts with Beaujolais nouveau parties and a fundraiser hosted by hip-hop icons Public Enemy, but also includes a hip-hop history lesson from a cavalcade of local artists, Texas-style two-stepping with Gary P. Nunn at the Clarendon Ballroom, a tribute to the daiquiri, an appearance by highly rated DJ David Guetta, fonk from the Pimps of Joytime, a CD release party for the Jet Age and a new beer night.

By Fritz Hahn  |  November 17, 2009; 6:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Events , Music  
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The Passenger: Ready to board

If you've been looking forward to the Passenger, the new neighborhood bar in Shaw from cocktail experts Tom and Derek Brown (formerly of Cork and the Gibson, respectively), here's some good news. The Passenger is set to open at 5...

By Fritz Hahn  |  November 16, 2009; 5:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Dine With Tom: Last week to enter

The photos keep pouring in. We're up to a whopping 168 entries in the Dine With Tom contest!

By Julia Beizer  |  November 16, 2009; 4:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Misc. , Restaurants  
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Free and easy events

Our free picks this week include kids yoga, manicures and expert advice on how to be a spy. Monday, Nov. 16 'The Kalb Report' at the National Press Club Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at "60 Minutes,"...

By Anne  |  November 16, 2009; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events , Free and Cheap , Misc.  
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