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Going Out Gurus: July 25, 2010 - July 31, 2010

Best events for the weekend

Congratulations, Washington; you managed to weather the storms --and, for some of you, the darkness-- to arrive at this very hard-earned weekend. So now on to more pressing matters: how to spend your days off. Andy Roddick serves it up...

By Alex Baldinger  |  July 30, 2010; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Something for the weekend: Saturday and Sunday happy hours

Not all happy hours take place after work on weekdays; try these suggestions for discounted beers, pizza and wine on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

By Fritz Hahn  |  July 30, 2010; 2:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs , Events  
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August mixtape: Arcade Fire, Los Lobos, Beth Orton, A Tribe Called Quest and more

U.K. singer-songwriter performs at Rams Head Tavern in addition to at Lilith Fair in August. (Photo courtesy of Beth Orton) There are some welcome returns to the live music scene in August, including local punk-folk faves the Evens, anthemic...

By David Malitz  |  July 30, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Getting Up Guide: Sharks, soccer and stoner comedy

What are your plans tonight? Every weekday in the Getting Up Guide, we'll offer our picks for the day's best happenings to help you answer that question before you've even finished your morning coffee. From concerts and plays with good...

By Alex Baldinger  |  July 30, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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On stage in August

Area stages welcome a mix of old-timers and newcomers next month, as two Washington institutions of free Shakespeare balance fresh seasons at Woolly Mammoth, Signature and Theater J, among others. But first, be more than a theatrical spectator by checking...

By Stephanie Merry  |  July 29, 2010; 4:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Got Plans? chat at 1 p.m.

We have a big giveaway this week, chatters: a pair of tickets to see Arcade Fire and Spoon Aug. 6 at Merriweather. We know you want them. All we ask in return is that you help us honor this great...

By Justin Rude  |  July 29, 2010; 11:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Getting Up Guide: Musical kayaking, SEC tailgating

What are your plans tonight? Every weekday in the Getting Up Guide, we'll offer our picks for the day's best happenings to help you answer that question before you've even finished your morning coffee. From concerts and plays with good...

By Alex Baldinger  |  July 29, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Hot tickets: Marc Anthony, Of Montreal, Surfer Blood

Latin star Marc Anthony comes to the Patriot Center on Sept. 11. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan) Although he hasn't released a full album of original songs since 2004's "Amar sin Mentiras," Marc Anthony is still one of the biggest names...

By Alex Baldinger  |  July 28, 2010; 6:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Getting Up Guide: New plays and bad owners

What are your plans tonight? Every weekday in the Getting Up Guide, we'll offer our picks for the day's best happenings to help you answer that question before you've even finished your morning coffee. From concerts and plays with good...

By Alex Baldinger  |  July 28, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Nightlife Agenda

This week's nightlife happenings include birthday parties for E.U. singer Sugar Bear and longtime Black Cat bartender Chad America, Fort Reno concerts by the Evens and Soft Power, a tailgate party for fans of SEC football, a new venue for Hip-Hop Trivia Night, appearances by Biz Markie and Fantasia at the Park at 14th and plenty of DJ nights that will have you movin' and groovin',

By Fritz Hahn  |  July 27, 2010; 7:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Getting Up Guide: VOLT Night, Seu Jorge, 'Pelada'

What are your plans tonight? Every weekday in the Getting Up Guide, we'll offer our picks for the day's best happenings to help you answer that question before you've even finished your morning coffee.

By Alex Baldinger  |  July 27, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Events  | Tags: VOLT, bryan voltaggio, dc united, frederick keys, pelada, seu jorge  
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Spike Mendelsohn's We, the Pizza is officially open

Pizzas get the New York treatment at We, the Pizza (Photos by Justin Rude). Head on down to Capitol Hill today and you may see a crowd gathered at Third and Pennsylvania, where Spike Mendelsohn has opened his latest...

By Justin Rude  |  July 26, 2010; 11:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Introducing the Getting Up Guide

What are your plans tonight?

By Alex Baldinger  |  July 26, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Bootleg Shakespeare is back

The Capital Fringe Festival may be over, but you can still get your fill of inventive theater thanks to Taffety Punk. The company is back with its annual Bootleg Shakespeare production, this time staging "The Two Noble Kinsmen." For those...

By Stephanie Merry  |  July 25, 2010; 11:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Free and easy events

This week's free events include a new DJ night, yet another outdoor film series and a sneak peek at Shark Week. Monday Moombahton Mondays The Velvet Lounge's newest weekly event extends the weekend as local DJ Dave Nada spins his...

By Stephanie Merry  |  July 25, 2010; 10:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap  
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