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Going Out Gurus: January 31, 2010 - February 6, 2010

Valentine's Day dancing and romancing

For some couples, the ideal Valentine's Day is dinner followed by a glass of wine or cocktail in a dimly lit lounge. For those who favor going out dancing instead of sitting still, here are three great ways to get your groove on: Bollywood tunes, a night of slow jams and three funky soul DJs.

By Fritz Hahn  |  February 6, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Valentine's Day  
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Say it with truffles

Assuming you can actually leave your house sometime during the next week, you may want to pick up a box of chocolates for your Valentine. While most people were adopting New Year's resolutions and slimming down in early January, Julia was out scarfing down sweets to bring you this brand new list of the best chocolate shops in town.

By Julia Beizer  |  February 5, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Valentine's Day  
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Snowpocalyse now: What's not happening this weekend

As the storm approaches, we're hearing about more and more Friday and Saturday events that have been canceled or postponed or places that will be completely closed this weekend. We'll keep a running list of updates on this post, but...

By Anne  |  February 4, 2010; 4:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Events , Misc.  
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Got Plans? Redux: Where to go sledding

Where are your favorite sledding spots?

By Julia Beizer  |  February 4, 2010; 4:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Bars offer super specials for the Super Bowl

Can't make it to Miami this weekend? Saints fans will be taking over multiple D.C. bars on Sunday. (Chris Graythen/Getty Images) The Saints and the Colts face off in Super Bowl XLIV on Sunday. Some people care about the...

By Fritz Hahn  |  February 4, 2010; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Restaurants  
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At H Street bars, the more it snows, the more you save

If you're able to venture out to H Street NE this weekend despite the coming Snowpocalypse, five bars are banding together to offer a wintry happy hour on both Friday and Saturday nights.

By Fritz Hahn  |  February 4, 2010; 12:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Free and Cheap  
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Hot tickets

Anytime you ride shotgun with Jay-Z on one of the year's biggest singles, as Alicia Keys did with 2009's inescapable "Empire State of Mind," it's safe to say you're riding high.

By Alex Baldinger  |  February 4, 2010; 10:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Misc. , Music  
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Brunch, served with a side of girl talk

UPDATE: This event has been postponed to Feb. 14 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. If you're going solo this Valentine's, save up your pressing dating questions -- like, "Why won't he call?" and "Dude, how did she get a ring?"...

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  February 4, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Misc. , Valentine's Day  
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Your heart thanks you

Today's Valentine's event ideas are focused on getting your heart pumping -- through exercise. And you can join in on them with your sweetie or just a pal. Remember no-pants day on Metro? On the day before Valentine's, you have...

By Anne  |  February 3, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Nightlife Agenda

Jane Birkin, known for the lounge songs she recorded with Serge Gainsbourg in the 1960s and '70s, makes a rare D.C. appearance at the French Embasssy on Tuesday. (Kate Barry) Feb 5 Update: The impending snowpacalypse is playing havoc...

By Fritz Hahn  |  February 2, 2010; 5:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Events , Music  
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Valentine's Day dining: Have you made reservations yet?

Make your Valentine's Day reservations soon. We've got the details on menus and prix-fixe deals around town.

By Julia Beizer  |  February 2, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Restaurants , Valentine's Day  
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Up next: February arts

There are some big names headed our way this month. I'm looking at shows dedicated to Georgia O'Keeffe, Mark Rothko, Josef Albers and some Cezanne and Stieglitz thrown in for good measure. Pay "Homage to the Square" during the Hirshhorn's...

By Stephanie Merry  |  February 1, 2010; 2:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Museums  
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Free and Easy events

The Silk Road Dance Company performs tradional Persian dances with authentic costumes and music. (Courtesy of the Silk Road Dance Company) This week, kick off the new season of "Lost" with a viewing party at a luau in Columbia...

By Fritz Hahn  |  February 1, 2010; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Happy hour with the Gurus: bonus edition

We've been talking about the Passenger, a bar in the Warehouse Theater space, since it opened in November. The neighborhood lounge is known for its mixologists' personalized approaches to cocktails: you tell them what kinds of drinks you like, and...

By Anne  |  January 31, 2010; 10:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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14 days of valentines from us to you

Whether you believe Valentine's Day is a sincere celebration of love or an evil conspiracy by greeting-card companies to bully you into spending, it does have a way of bringing some much-needed heat to the February social calendar. From performances...

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  January 31, 2010; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events , Valentine's Day  
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