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Going Out Gurus: February 28, 2010 - March 6, 2010

Leftbank to close Saturday after one last party

Leftbank, the modern restaurant and dance club that drew an international crowd to the heart of Adams Morgan, will close Saturday after one final party.

By Fritz Hahn  |  March 5, 2010; 11:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Restaurants  
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Warm up at the Phillips

The Phillips Collection has just what you need to warm up today. Through March 19, the museum will be giving away free hot chocolate on Fridays to anyone coming for the Georgia O'Keeffe exhibition. After buying a ticket for the...

By Stephanie Merry  |  March 5, 2010; 7:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Countdown to Spring , Museums  
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Got Plans? redux: Thawing out

In Thursday's Got Plans? more than a few chatters were excited about finally thawing out and getting to enjoy leaving the house without fear of frostbite and huge piles of snow. As we finally (hopefully) leave the winter of multiple...

By David Malitz  |  March 5, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Got Plans? We're chatting at 1

Is anybody out there thinking about anything besides this weekend's Oscars? Send us your questions about ways to while away the time between now and Sunday night (or if you're looking for ideas to burn off some of that pent-up...

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  March 4, 2010; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Misc.  
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It's about bloomin' time for cherry blossoms

The first true sign of the season for Washingtonians is the blooming of the cherry blossom trees around the Tidal Basin, and according to National Park Service horticulturalist Rob DeFeo, the delicate pink blossoms will begin blooming March 28.

By Fritz Hahn  |  March 4, 2010; 10:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Countdown to Spring , Misc.  
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Hot tickets

Legendary country duo Brooks & Dunn make what could be their final area appearance as their Last Rodeo Tour comes to Jiffy Lube Live on une 19.

By Alex Baldinger  |  March 4, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events , Music  
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Nightlife Agenda

Sip free drinks while checking out vintage record covers, enjoy Blood Feathers' old-school rock and roll, hear one of the world's top DJs at Lima, catch Norwegian troubadour Sondre Lerche at an intimate one-man show, bounce between 12 downtown watering holes during a St. Patrick's Day-themed bar crawl or celebrate First Down sports bar's first birthday with cheap drinks and cheaper wings.

By Fritz Hahn  |  March 2, 2010; 8:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Events , Music  
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Spring flowers bloom in Alexandria

There might still be snow on the ground outside, but flowers are blooming in Alexandria at the Art League. The Torpedo Factory gallery is hosting its biennial ikebana show, in which a mix of orchids and lilies mingle with art.

By Stephanie Merry  |  March 2, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Countdown to Spring , Museums  
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Free and Easy events

This week, pay nothing to laugh with seven female stand-up comics, watch clips from the early days of the film industry or escape to a Caribbean happy hour with free food and music.

By Fritz Hahn  |  March 1, 2010; 1:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Up next: March arts

Art isn't the only reason to visit your neighborhood museums this month. Dance the night away to the tunes of Parisian DJs at the Postal Museum, jump over a "fire" to celebrate the Persian New Year at the Sackler and...

By Stephanie Merry  |  March 1, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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March Mixtape

Left-field electro-pop group Yacht plays at Rock and Roll Hotel on March 15. (Photo by Sarah Meadows) If January and February are traditionally slow months on the live music circuit, March always more than makes up for it. The...

By David Malitz  |  March 1, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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A jazzy spring series

Tickets for the Montpelier Spring Jazz Series went on sale a month ago, but there are still seats available for the usually swift-selling set. Now that the weather's finally warming, don't expect that situation to last. With only 120 seats...

By Anne  |  March 1, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Countdown to Spring , Events , Music  
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