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Going Out Gurus: February 21, 2010 - February 27, 2010

Countdown to spring ... and the beach

Start counting down to Memorial Day -- less than 100 days to go! -- with a Dewey Beach-themed party at the Front Page.

By Fritz Hahn  |  February 26, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Countdown to Spring  
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Hot tickets

One by one, the staple shows of the 2010 summer concert season in Washington are going on sale.

By Alex Baldinger  |  February 25, 2010; 4:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events , Music  
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Got Plans? redux: Do we need more bars?

Does Washington need more bars? You tell us.

By Julia Beizer  |  February 25, 2010; 4:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Misc.  
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On stage in March

Happenstance Theater transports audiences to the Middle East in "FarFar Oasis." (Happenstance Theater) Travel around the world in March without leaving the comfort of your theater seat: Fall in love with Tuscany at Arena Stage, take a magical tour...

By Stephanie Merry  |  February 25, 2010; 12:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Theater  
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Got Plans? We're chatting at 1

This week's Got Plans? chat is less than an hour away. It sounds like many of you have Olympic hockey on the brain with Friday's semifinal matchups looming. If you don't already know, the U.S. plays Finland at 3 p.m....

By Alex Baldinger  |  February 25, 2010; 12:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events , Misc.  
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'Unleash' the fury: Dining style

The RAMW has ginned up a dining deal for people who want to get out of the house.

By Julia Beizer  |  February 25, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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In defense of the D.C. rock scene

In the past few weeks, the D.C. rock scene has been dragged through the mud on a couple of local Web sites. The braintrust of local label Fan Death Records (one of the very best niche labels, local or otherwise)...

By David Malitz  |  February 24, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Music  
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Nightlife Agenda

Before heading to Austin for the South by Southwest music festival, local rockers Middle Distance Runner perform in Alexandria. (Helayne Seidman for The Washington Post) Hit a party for psychedelic sounds, hear two of Washington's bright musical hopes share...

By Fritz Hahn  |  February 23, 2010; 8:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Events , Music  
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Michael Landrum taps Frank Morales to raise Ray's

As he expands his Ray's restaurant brand, best known for its bargain burgers and steaks, Michael Landrum is also beefing up his team.Today he announced that Frank Morales, the short-lived chef at Jackie's in Silver Spring (and before that, Rustico...

By Tom Sietsema  |  February 23, 2010; 4:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Closed for business: Polly's and Posh

Polly's and Posh Supper Club both closed for good last weekend.

By Julia Beizer  |  February 23, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Restaurants  
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Imax, coming soon to a NoVa theater near you

"Alice" fans, you now have another option if you want to go through the looking glass, Imax-style. AMC Tysons Corner plans to open a new Imax auditorium next Friday to coincide with the release of Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland"...

By Jen Chaney  |  February 22, 2010; 2:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Movies  
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DJs remember Metro Cafe owner Nick Nichols at Saint-Ex

Panic dance night at the Metro Cafe in fall 2001. Owner Nick Nichols "gave us both a chance and a place to indulge in what we loved," Panic's DJ Pogo said. "Then miraculously, people seemed to love it, too."....

By Fritz Hahn  |  February 22, 2010; 1:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Magic in the air as Primi Piatti turns 25

Savino Recine is reaching into his bag of tricks to mark the 25th anniversary of Primi Piatti on April 17. The veteran Washington restaurateur, who says he's been practicing magic off and on for 50 years, promises "minding reading and...

By Tom Sietsema  |  February 22, 2010; 8:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Free and Easy events

Clint Eastwood plays The Man With No Name in the classic spaghetti western "Fistful of Dollars" on Wednesday at the American Art Museum. (File photo) This week, spend nothing to see Clint Eastwood in "Fistful of Dollars," hear a...

By Fritz Hahn  |  February 22, 2010; 12:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events , Free and Cheap  
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