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Going Out Gurus: August 15, 2010 - August 21, 2010

Something for the Weekend: Make your own cocktails at Fruit Bat

A new H Street cocktail lounge allows customers to invent their own cocktails by picking from a list of house-infused spirits and other ingredients.

By Fritz Hahn  |  August 20, 2010; 1:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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Relive winter with the Phillips

With the brutally hot summer it's almost easy to forget about all the shoveling, trudging and hot cocoa drinking we did earlier in the year during Snowmageddon.

By Stephanie Merry  |  August 20, 2010; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events , Museums  
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Getting Up Guide: Curated YouTube clips and Beer Week

What are your plans tonight? The Getting Up Guide is here to help you answer that question. Here's what's happening on Friday: The YouTube Salon YouTube is kind of an overwhelming place. For every great video -- the slightly impaired...

By Stephanie Merry  |  August 20, 2010; 6:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Housewives Nightlife, Episode 3: Virginia wine and D.C. Fashion?

How to sip (and dress) like one of the D.C. Housewives.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  August 20, 2010; 3:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
 
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Getting Up Guide: Billy Dee Williams and Erin McKeown

What are your plans tonight? The Getting Up Guide is here to help you answer that question. Here's what's happening on Thursday: Shakespeare Free for All In case you somehow missed our plethora of reminders, the annual Shakespeare Free for...

By Stephanie Merry  |  August 19, 2010; 6:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hot tickets: Big Boi, The xx, The Hold Steady

Big Boi steps out on his own and visits the 9:30 on Sept. 8 (Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) Near the beginning of the aughts, the rap duo OutKast had everyone and their mom singing their apologies to Ms....

By Alex Baldinger  |  August 18, 2010; 6:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events , Music  
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Old favorites show up for Restaurant Week

We all know restaurant week is a great way to check out a restaurant that you haven't gotten around to yet. But since many restaurants like to feature signature items from their regular menu during the promotion, its also a great way for familiar diners to check out how a dish they may have not tried in a while is doing.

By Justin Rude  |  August 18, 2010; 4:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 Summer Restaurant Week  | Tags: restaurant week, westend bistro  
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Getting Up Guide: Flowery cocktails and retro fun

What are your plans tonight? The Getting Up Guide is here to help you answer that question. Here's what's happening on Wednesday: Flower Cocktail Hour Craft bartenders Kathryn Bangs of Komi and Jon Harris of the Gibson have just the...

By Stephanie Merry  |  August 18, 2010; 6:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Nightlife Agenda

The Vivian Girls and the Paul Collins Beat turn Comet Ping-Pong into the area's most rocking club, D.C. Beer Week gets off to a cerebral start, Dogfish Head and the Tortoise & Hare mark their anniversaries with multi-day celebrations, Andray Blatche's 24th birthday is so good he has to celebrate it twice, the Textile Museum hosts a mod party and a "Jersey Shore" viewing-meets-costume party raises money for the Gulf Coast Oil Spill Fund.

By Fritz Hahn  |  August 17, 2010; 4:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Events , Music  
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Restaurant Week - It's not to late to make your reservation

Restaurant Week started yesterday -- surely by now all the prime seats are taken, right? Yes and no. It may be hard to find a great spot during prime time dining hours, but if you are willing to dine on the early or late side there are still some great tables to be had.

By Justin Rude  |  August 17, 2010; 2:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 Summer Restaurant Week , Restaurants  | Tags: reservations, restaurant week  
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Getting Up Guide: Redskins and zombies

What are your plans tonight? The Getting Up Guide is here to help you answer that question. Here's what's happening on Tuesday: Redskins Training Camp If last Friday's decisive victory over the Bills has you chanting "Hail victory," maybe a...

By Stephanie Merry  |  August 17, 2010; 6:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Getting Up Guide: Restaurant Week and outdoor movies

What are your plans tonight? The Getting Up Guide is here to help you answer that question. Here's what's happening on Monday: 2010 Summer Restaurant Week At its worst, the twice-yearly event can be a debacle of bad service and...

By Stephanie Merry  |  August 16, 2010; 6:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Free and easy events

This week's free events include free ice cream for wimps, the chance to play Twister at the Textile Museum and a lovable thriller starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn.

By Stephanie Merry  |  August 15, 2010; 10:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events , Free and Cheap  
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