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Going Out Gurus: November 29, 2009 - December 5, 2009

'20 Bites' debuts at Poste

Poste Moderne Brasserie is poised to join the ranks of restaurants offering a gastronomic experience made up of many micro-sized dishes.

By Julia Beizer  |  December 4, 2009; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Despite ban, Wilson Boulevard is still smoking

At Whitlow's on Wilson last night, it seemed like any other Thursday -- a band played on the stage in the restaurant, patrons carried around large plastic mugs of beer that they could refill for $1.50, and friends played pool...

By Fritz Hahn  |  December 4, 2009; 2:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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'Ice!' heats up

It's only 9 degrees in the tent housing the new display "Ice!" at National Harbor -- so cold organizers actually loan you a parka before you enter -- and that's exactly why it's proving a hot attraction this winter. The...

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  December 4, 2009; 10:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events , Misc.  
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Got Plans? Redux: Ho Ho Holiday

Yesterday's chat was all about the holidays.

By Julia Beizer  |  December 4, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Misc.  
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Hot tickets

Tickets are on sale now at Ticketfly.com or 877-435-9849 for these shows at the 9:30 club: • Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven, Jan. 14 ($20) • The Cribs, Adam Green and the Dead Trees, Jan. 19 ($20) • Thievery Corporation,...

By Alex Baldinger  |  December 3, 2009; 7:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events , Music  
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Chat with us at 1, win prizes

Since we missed you all so terribly last week on chat day, we decided to show our love with some great prizes. Join us today and you could win either two tickets to the Dec. 13 performance of "A Christmas...

By Stephanie Merry  |  December 3, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Nightlife Agenda

El Vez wishes you a "Merry Mex-Mas" at the 9:30 club Thursday. (Sympathy for the Record Industry) El Vez wishes you a Merry Mex-Mas, D.C. bartenders throw a formal 1930s-themed ball to celebrate 76 years since the end of...

By Fritz Hahn  |  December 1, 2009; 7:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Events , Music  
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Uncorked: Cork Market debuts Friday

The owners of Cork Wine Bar in Logan Circle tell me they are finally ready to open Cork Market, a wine and specialty food store at 1805 14th St. NW, at 10 a.m. this Friday. Permit and other delays pushed...

By Tom Sietsema  |  December 1, 2009; 3:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Restaurants  | Tags: Tom Sietsema  
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Up next: December arts

The Sackler celebrates the work of anime artist Osamu Tezuka. (Tezuka Productions) There's a slew of events this month, from shows of album art to an anime-inspired family weekend. After the success of the exhibition of rap album cover...

By Stephanie Merry  |  December 1, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Museums  
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An opening date for Ris Lacoste's new restaurant

Ris Lacoste's long-awaited restaurant opens Dec. 7.

By Julia Beizer  |  November 30, 2009; 3:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Dine With Tom: Let the voting begin

Vote for one of ten finalists in the Dine With Tom contest.

By Julia Beizer  |  November 30, 2009; 12:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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G Street Food, Furstenberg part ways

No longer on the menu at G Street Food: Baker Mark Furstenberg. The muse behind the fledgling establishment serving street snacks from around the world (and egg salad, too) submitted his resignation to restaurateur David Choi over the weekend. "The...

By Tom Sietsema  |  November 30, 2009; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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On stage in December

There's no shortage of holiday theater and family-friendly entertainment this month. But luckily for those who find themselves needing a break from holiday revelry, there's also a string of devilish comedies and satires to keep keep us grounded. First up...

By Stephanie Merry  |  November 30, 2009; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Theater  
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Free and Easy Events

Wolf Trap's annual holiday concert features the Marine band, a 400-member chorus and a candlelight procession. (Marvin Joseph -- The Washington Post) This week's no-cost picks include holiday music, scary movies and a happy hour event that is searching...

By Fritz Hahn  |  November 30, 2009; 12:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events , Free and Cheap  
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December mixtape

Baltimore duo Wye Oak brings its hypnotic, shimmering folk-shoegaze sound to the Black Cat on Dec. 27. (Photo courtesy Billions Corporation) December Mixtape The first half of this month starts off with a bang. One of jazz's living legends...

By David Malitz  |  November 29, 2009; 10:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Music  
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