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Going Out Gurus: July 4, 2010 - July 10, 2010

Last night's happy hour: Beating the heat at Nellie's

What heat? The patio at Nellie's was the cool place to be last night (All photos by Dakota Fine/FTWP) While several of the Going Out Gurus made the mistake of walking the 1.2 miles from Guru HQ to Nellie's...

By Alex Baldinger  |  July 9, 2010; 2:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Your passport to cooling off: Rickey Month

The Rickey Month passport. (D.C. Bartenders Guild) When temperatures like these descended, 19th-century Washingtonians found respite in a refeshing cocktail that had become all the rage across the country. The Rickey. It's said that a Democratic mover-and-shaker in the...

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  July 9, 2010; 12:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Free American Playlist tickets distributed Saturday morning

See ?uestlove for free at the Kennedy Center - as long as you get tickets. (Jennifer S. Altman/TWP) The Kennedy Center's "An American Playlist" concert series is bringing a parade of A-list talent to town for free performances: Black...

By David Malitz  |  July 8, 2010; 5:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Listen: V. Rich, Mamouna Youssef and Afi Soul

V. Rich headlines Neo-Soul night Friday at Carter Barron. (Roy Cox Photography) The third of GoingOutGuide.com's Weekend Summer Concerts is on Friday and features three of the area's best neo-soul talents - V. Rich, Mainmoua Youssef and Afi Soul....

By David Malitz  |  July 8, 2010; 2:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Got Plans? Chat with us at 1 p.m.

It's the second Thursday of the month, which means it's time for another of the Going Out Guide's monthly happy hours. Today, we're taking over the patio at Nellie's from 6 to 8 p.m. Stop by and say hello, and...

By Alex Baldinger  |  July 8, 2010; 12:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hot tickets: Crystal Castles, Scissor Sisters, Tears for Fears

Crystal Castles hit the 9:30 Club on Aug. 20 (Courtesy of Crystal Castles) Boy-girl electronic duos seem to be all the rage these days. But before Sleigh Bells burst into the collective consciousness with sing-songy pop over heavy production,...

By Alex Baldinger  |  July 7, 2010; 5:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Loteria de Amor kicks off

With the advent of a new game show night, H Street's Palace of Wonders is continuing to do what it does best -- serve up fun and games with a side of burlesque. The game, inspired by the Mexican version...

By Stephanie Merry  |  July 6, 2010; 10:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fringe Festival: What we'll be seeing

The Capital Fringe Festival is such a theatrical smorgasbord that it might seem, to the festival newbie, like a lot of rough and too few diamonds. Luckily, we're here to help.

By Stephanie Merry  |  July 6, 2010; 6:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Nightlife Agenda

Take the party to a roofdeck or a pool, catch the reunited indie-pop band Unrest, nerd out with a beer in hand or pay tribute to the late J. Dilla.

By Fritz Hahn  |  July 6, 2010; 5:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Up next: July arts

Since the opening of "Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg" has already been well documented, we'll jump right into two other openings that kick off a month of promising exhibitions and art parties....

By Stephanie Merry  |  July 6, 2010; 8:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Firefly Festival

There's something about spotting the first firefly of the summer season that evokes the same childlike wonder as winter's first snowfall. Want to learn more about the enchanting glowing insects? Pack a picnic and head to Arlington on Sunday for...

By Stephanie Merry  |  July 4, 2010; 11:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Free and easy events

This week's free events include a bike race down Pennsylvania Avenue, screenings of movies new and old and a rooftop happy hour with us. Monday Kiss My Arts Everyone's a critic. At least that's the idea at arty Vienna cafe...

By Stephanie Merry  |  July 4, 2010; 9:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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