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Going Out Gurus: August 22, 2010 - August 28, 2010

Something for the Weekend: Sangria on an Old Town rooftop

Old Town's Lorien Hotel and Brabo restaurant team up for a rooftop happy hour with unlimited sangria, cheese and charcuterie.

By Fritz Hahn  | August 27, 2010; 1:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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Getting Up Guide: Summer Shakespeare, Poetry in the Park

What are your plans tonight? The Getting Up Guide is here to help you answer that question. Here's what's happening on Friday: Poetry in the Park The trailblazing political spoken-word group the Last Poets headlines D.C. Poetry in the Park...

By Alex Baldinger  | August 27, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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'Housewives' Nightlife Ep. 4: Good times in 'Hollywood for ugly people'

They say Washington is "Hollywood for ugly people," and now we know why.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  | August 27, 2010; 3:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Getting Up Guide: Oyster shucking, Phillips After 5

What are your plans tonight? The Getting Up Guide is here to help you answer that question. Here's what's happening on Thursday: Rogue Ales Oyster Fest One of the most popular events at the 2009 D.C. Beer Week, this features...

By Alex Baldinger  | August 26, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hot tickets: Mary J. Blige, Deerhunter, Sheryl Crow

Mary J. Blige comes to Jiffy Lube Live on Oct. 7 (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images) Mary J. Blige has been a steady force in pop music for nearly two decades. So many acts have come and gone, so...

By Alex Baldinger  | August 25, 2010; 6:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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David Guas to open Bayou Bakery in Arlington

After a false start with the owners of The Liberty Tavern last year, pastry chef David Guas confirms that he's opening an all-day ode to his native Louisiana. Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery is scheduled to start serving pressed-to-order muffalettas, layer cakes, root beer floats, blue plate specials and more on the corner of North Courthouse Road and 15th St. in Arlington in early November.

By Justin Rude  | August 25, 2010; 1:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Restaurants  | Tags:  Bayou Bakery, David Guas  
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Last chance for food truck fans to be heard

Close of business today is not far off, and yet it's your deadline for contacting the DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) to let them know how you feel about plans to put new restrictions on our mobile food vendors. Love your curry, lobster, tacos and cupcakes on wheels? Let the DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) know in the next couple of hours.

By Justin Rude  | August 25, 2010; 1:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Tonight: Free Pho Dogs at U Street Music Hall

Check out DJs while enjoying free pho dogs at U Street Music Hall.

By Fritz Hahn  | August 25, 2010; 1:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Getting Up Guide: Green Carpet Affair and PWYC theater

What are your plans tonight? The Getting Up Guide is here to help you answer that question. Here's what's happening on Wednesday: Green Carpet Affair Eastern Market will be transformed into a destination for an exciting slate of entertainers, art...

By Stephanie Merry  | August 25, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Nightlife Agenda

Among this week's picks: Celebrate Michael Jackson's birthday with a pair of dance parties, drink in the D.C. Beer Week festivities, check out the sound of African hip-hop, pretend to be in a lost episode of "Beverly Hills 90210" at a hip pool party, judge for yourself whether Yo Majesty protege Dominique Young Unique is the next big thing, and dance to a pair of Bay Area bands that recall the Smiths and vintage pop-punk.

By Fritz Hahn  | August 24, 2010; 5:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Getting Up Guide: Ancient Ales and Rodrigo y Gabriela

What are your plans tonight? The Getting Up Guide is here to help you answer that question.

By Alex Baldinger  | August 24, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Notable Restaurant Week Extensions

Officially, yesterday was the end of restaurant week, but as expected, many restaurants are extending their promotion another week, or even till the end of the month.

By Justin Rude  | August 23, 2010; 5:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 Summer Restaurant Week, Restaurants  | Tags:  Restaurant Week  
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Getting Up Guide: Scissor Sisters 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 Monday: Scissor Sisters Here comes the ever-entertaining band behind "Laura" and "Take Your Mama." If any group can turn...

By Stephanie Merry  | August 23, 2010; 6:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Free and easy events

This week's free events include Uke Fest 2010, Canadian DJs at U Street Music Hall and an open rehearsal courtesy of the Shakespeare Theatre Company.

By Stephanie Merry  | August 22, 2010; 10:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events, Free and Cheap  
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