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Going Out Gurus: June 27, 2010 - July 3, 2010

Mount Vernon by bike and boat

The 3-hour weekend got a high-tech makeover this week. Weekend's Kristen Boghosian wrote about her adventures cycling from Alexandria to Mount Vernon and then taking a boat back to Old Town, but she also augmented her story with a video....

By Stephanie Merry  |  July 1, 2010; 11:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Prime Meridian: Meridian Pint opens in Columbia Heights

Meridian Pint, the new Columbia Heights beer bar opened by John Andrade (the owner of Asylum) makes its grand debut at 11th Street and Park Road tonight. Though it has tons of potential, it's obviously way too early to write a full review, but not too soon to tell you a few things you should know about the place.

By Fritz Hahn  |  July 1, 2010; 4:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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July mixtape: The Unthanks, the Love Language, Iron Maiden and more

It'll be a new wave dance party when the B-52s come to town. (Courtesy of Wolf Trap) There are plenty of reasons to head outside this month, whether it's for new wave icons the B-52s, metal heroes Iron Maiden...

By David Malitz  |  July 1, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Music  
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On stage in July

Get ready for a Broadway invasion this month. From "Mary Poppins" to "Avenue Q," big-name musicals are taking over area stages.

By Stephanie Merry  |  July 1, 2010; 10:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Theater  
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Hot tickets: Public Enemy, Signature Theatre's 2010-11 season

Chuck D and Flavor Flav hit the 9:30 Club Aug. 14. (Kyle Gustafson for the Washington Post) Okay, so this is kind of a slow sales week. But fear not: Chuck D, Flavor Flav and the rest of Public...

By Alex Baldinger  |  June 30, 2010; 6:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events , Music  
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Get ready for Folklife Festival, round two

The second portion of the Smithsonian's annual Folklife Festival kicks off Thursday with another slate of food demonstrations, musical performances, crafts, dancing and more, highlighting this year's themes: Mexico, Asian Pacific Americans and behind the scenes at the Smithsonian. On...

By Stephanie Merry  |  June 29, 2010; 10:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Events , Museums  
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Nightlife Agenda

Get ready for the long weekend and the long hours spent counting down to said three-day weekend. We've got pool parties, cookouts, an Oktoberfest beer tapping (yes, already), happy hours with cool DJs, the anniversary of super soul night Moneytown, a holiday bar crawl, DJ Dave Nada's birthday party and live performances by Rick Ross, Nobunny and U.S. Royalty.

By Fritz Hahn  |  June 29, 2010; 5:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Events , Music  
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Norman Rockwell exhibition opens this week

It turns out that Steven Spielberg and George Lucas have more in common than heaps of directing accolades; both have a significant number of works by artist Norman Rockwell. Lucky for us, the pair have decided to share their collections...

By Stephanie Merry  |  June 27, 2010; 9:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events , Free and Cheap  
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Free and easy events

This week's free events include the first Fort Reno concert of the summer, a new exhibition at the Corcoran and fireworks on the Mall. Monday Fort Reno Now that it's officially summer, the city's favorite free outdoor concert series springs...

By Stephanie Merry  |  June 27, 2010; 8:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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