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Going Out Gurus: January 10, 2010 - January 16, 2010

Events to help Haiti

Local artists, restaurants and bars are coming together to donate their time and talents to benefit the victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti. We'll update this list as we get more information and events.

By Fritz Hahn  |  January 15, 2010; 6:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Last night's happy hour: An evening at Eyebar

We enjoyed good company and cheap drinks at Eyebar on Thursday night. (All photos by Evy Mages) Thanks to everyone who made it out to Eyebar last night for our monthly Going Out Guide happy hour. Did you know...

By David Malitz  |  January 15, 2010; 3:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Got Plans? Redux: Football and winter romance

The Going Out Gurus talked about playoff football, romantic activities in winter and hot wings.

By Julia Beizer  |  January 14, 2010; 4:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Bond 45 set to sail into National Harbor

Shelly Fireman is inviting 1,000 people to dine for free next week at his soon-to-open Italian steakhouse in National Harbor. That way, explains the New York restaurateur, "no one can complain!" His plans for 149 Waterfront St. sound tempting: Options...

By Tom Sietsema  |  January 14, 2010; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Today's agenda: Got Plans?, happy hour and cocktails for charity

It's Thursday, which means the Going Out Gurus will be ready to chat about anything you want at 1 p.m. (We already see questions about Restaurant Week experiences, Martin Luther King Jr. memorial events, Valentine's Day planning and the fate...

By Fritz Hahn  |  January 14, 2010; 11:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Hot tickets

No, this isn't a Comedy Central roast, but Lisa Lampanelli -- otherwise known as the Lovable Queen of Mean -- is bringing her acerbic comedy to Baltimore April 16.

By Alex Baldinger  |  January 14, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Bar openings for beer lovers

When a sign went up in late December proclaiming that Axis Bar and Grill was closed and "Bistro La Bonne will open after New Year's Eve," my friends and I were concerned that the new place -- whatever it was...

By Fritz Hahn  |  January 13, 2010; 7:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Nightlife agenda

Looking to make the most of your long weekend? We have details on DJ parties (including Fatback's second birthday blowout), concerts and an appearance by the cast of "The Jersey Shore" that's bound to get crazy. (Guys, maybe you'll want to hit a bar seminar on how to meet women before you practice your lines on JWOWW.)

By Fritz Hahn  |  January 12, 2010; 11:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Restaurant Week reviews: Tell us yours

Julia dishes on her Restaurant Week experiences; you tell us yours.

By Julia Beizer  |  January 12, 2010; 7:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Take your pick and pay what you can

Restaurant Week meals aren't your only option for savings this week. Three new plays hit the stage with pay-what-you-can previews this week. First up is Mike Daisey's heavily anticipated one-man show "The Last Cargo Cult" at Woolly Mammoth. Preview performances...

By Stephanie Merry  |  January 12, 2010; 9:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Theater  
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Free and easy events

Gregory Peck won an Oscar for portraying Atticus Finch in "To Kill a Mockingbird," screening Saturday at the National Archives. (Universal Pictures) This week brings opportunities to taste a new beer, see out-of-this-world images from the Hubble Space Telescope...

By Anne  |  January 11, 2010; 6:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Black Fox brings jazz, cocktails and a retro feel

The Black Fox, a new lounge and restaurant just north of Dupont Circle, isn't part of a hotel, but its retro styling and simplicity harken back to hotel bars of the '70s and '80s. The decor tells you this is...

By Fritz Hahn  |  January 10, 2010; 9:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Two rare beer tastings on Monday

It's a great Monday for beer lovers. For the first time in D.C., you'll be able to get draft beers from Cleveland's Great Lakes Brewery. Head to the Big Hunt on Monday, where you'll find free samples of three beers...

By Fritz Hahn  |  January 10, 2010; 8:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Restaurant Week begins: Show us your apps!

We're collecting photos from Restaurant Week. Show us where you're dining!

By Julia Beizer  |  January 10, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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