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Going Out Gurus: April 25, 2010 - May 1, 2010

May mixtape: Buzzcocks, Laura Marling, Devin the Dude

Outdoor concerts begin to populate the calendar in May, but there are still plenty of club shows that deserve attention. Among them, a pair of punk-era icons, the Buzzcocks and Public Image Ltd., are in town on back-to-back days as they aim to relive past glories. TV recap rockers Previously on Lost play just before the long-awaited finale of "Lost," and soul eccentric Erykah Badu closes the month with a pair of shows at DAR Constitution Hall.

By David Malitz  |  April 30, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Music  
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Got Plans? Redux: Follow-up city

We dished about the Mayweather-Mosley fight, outdoor destinations for enjoying chips and salsa and must-see Smithsonian exhibits in today's Got Plans.

By Julia Beizer  |  April 29, 2010; 6:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Misc.  
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Up next: May arts

This month promises a parade of artistic innovation: Emilie Brzezinski offers a unique approach to framing family portraits, Yves Klein shows a worthy alternative to the paintbrush and a slew of crafty creators descend on Baltimore with art that literally moves people.

By Stephanie Merry  |  April 29, 2010; 2:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Museums  
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Got Plans? at 1

Still reeling from last night's Caps loss? We are. It's time to get outside and as far away from winter sports as possible. Besides, in addition to a surprisingly competent baseball team we also have what looks like a weekend...

By Justin Rude  |  April 29, 2010; 10:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Capital City Cheesecake to open Saturday

A pair of sisters open a dessert shop in Takoma Park. And guess what? It's not focused on cupcakes.

By Julia Beizer  |  April 29, 2010; 10:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Hot tickets: Imogen Heap, the New Pornographers and MGMT

Imogen Heap performs at the Warner Theatre May 29 (Chris Pizzello/AP). "Electro-savvy" and "chanteuse": two words that are rarely paired together, but in the case of Britain's Imogen Heap, they are apt. The songwriter who once suggested "there's beauty...

By Alex Baldinger  |  April 29, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags: Buddy Miller, Erykah Badu, Imogen Heap, Jackson Browne, Live Nation, Melissa Etheridge, Ticketmaster, William H.G. Fitzgerald Tennis Center  
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On stage in May

Adventure is the name of the game on local stages this spring: Jules Verne's globe-spanning journey gets a madcap makeover at Round House, Constellation Theatre takes on an Indian epic that's colorful in more ways than one, and Arena Stage offers up the most confounding expedition of all -- a voyage into the mind of Renaissance man Buckminster Fuller.

By Stephanie Merry  |  April 28, 2010; 3:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Theater  
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Mommy and me: Mother's Day brunches

We offer brunch suggestions for families with young children in tow and those who want a more of a culinary adventure.

By Julia Beizer  |  April 28, 2010; 12:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Nightlife Agenda

A solid week of beer drinking includes events dedicated to brews from North Carolina and Southern California, plus a five-course guided dinner. Then there's hip-hop from the reunited Reflection Eternal and locals Diamond District and Tabi Bonney, Kentucky Derby parties, an appearance by microgenre-hopping Chicago rockers Light Pollution, a warm-weather sundress festival, an Iranian post-punk band, an extremely nostalgic '80s dance party and much, much more.

By Fritz Hahn  |  April 27, 2010; 6:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Events , Music  
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Free and easy events

This week, catch "Clueless" outdoors, get a tour of embassies around town and celebrate Cinco de Mayo with mariachi and merengue performances.

By Stephanie Merry  |  April 25, 2010; 11:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events , Free and Cheap  
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