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Going Out Gurus: August 29, 2010 - September 4, 2010

Something for the weekend: Labor Day fun

Labor Day weekend is summer's last gasp so take in all you can, whether it's the annual Scottish Games in Virginia, festivals in Herndon and Greenbelt or the National Symphony Orchestra's free concert on The Mall. But what if you...

By Alex Baldinger  | September 3, 2010; 6:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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The Phillips to reopen after fire

The Phillips Collection has announced it will reopen Saturday, Sept. 4 following yesterday's fire. In addition, the museum will waive its usual entry fee for the rest of September, but donations will be gladly accepted. The jury is still out...

By Stephanie Merry  | September 3, 2010; 4:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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See the C&O by mule -- and boat

What's more exciting than seeing the C&O canal by boat? Seeing it by a boat that's drawn by a mule, of course. Writing alone can't do this activity justice, so along with her feature on taking a tour down the...

By Stephanie Merry  | September 3, 2010; 9:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Getting Up Guide: Story/Stereo, Jazz in the Garden

What are your plans tonight? The Getting Up Guide is here to help you answer that question. Here's what's happening Friday: Story/Stereo The return of Story/Stereo, the Writer's Center event that pairs local authors and musicians for an evening of...

By Alex Baldinger  | September 3, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fire at the Phillips Collection

The news that broke on DCist this morning is sad but true. There was a fire at the Phillips Collection.

By Stephanie Merry  | September 2, 2010; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Getting Up Guide: ACC happy hour; Labor Day warm-up

What are your plans tonight? The Getting Up Guide is here to help you answer that question. Here's what's happening Thursday: All-ACC Happy Hour Two college football games in the area Monday feature a pair of local ACC teams: Maryland,...

By Alex Baldinger  | September 2, 2010; 6:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hot tickets: The New Pornographers, Sara Bareilles, Tom Green

Carl Newman, left, Dan Bejar and the rest of The New Pornographers play the 9:30 on Oct. 17 (Brandon Wu for TWP) Something about The New Pornographers swinging through D.C. and playing the 9:30 Club guarantees a packed house,...

By Alex Baldinger  | September 1, 2010; 6:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Up next: September arts

Here's one good reason to celebrate the end of summer. This month, the region's art scene goes from sleepy to downright overwhelming with an eclectic mix of art parties, festivals and exhibitions featuring artwork new and old.

By Stephanie Merry  | September 1, 2010; 6:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Getting Up Guide: (Vitamin) Water colors, free Shakespeare

What are your plans tonight? The Getting Up Guide is here to help you answer that question. Here's what's happening on Wednesday: Liquid Soul This Vitamin Water-sponsored performance at The Fridge is as strange a promotional event as you are...

By Alex Baldinger  | September 1, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Del Merei Grille to close in September

Sad news for Del Ray diners: the Del Merie Grille is frying its last pickle Sept. 24.

By Justin Rude  | August 31, 2010; 6:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Nightlife Agenda

Staying in town for Labor Day weekend? Say goodbye to summer with pool parties and pig roasts, or welcome college football season with a happy hour for ACC alumni. DJs make the most of the extra day off with special dance nights, the Tune Inn gets its 15 minutes of Food Network fame (and celebrates with $1 beers), and Town wishes Beyonce a happy birthday with a celebration in her honor.

By Fritz Hahn  | August 31, 2010; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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On stage in September

This is a particularly wallet-friendly month for theater. Along with the usual slate of pay-what-you-can performances, free theater festivals are popping up everywhere from Harman Hall to H Street NE. For the ninth year, the Kennedy Center hosts the Page...

By Stephanie Merry  | August 31, 2010; 2:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Getting Up Guide: One last crab feast; rapid-fire beats

What are your plans tonight? The Getting Up Guide is here to help you answer that question. Here's what's happening on Tuesday: Bar Pilar Crab Feast As if you needed any more disheartening proof that summer's nearly over, here it...

By Alex Baldinger  | August 31, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Getting Up Guide: The feeling of sound, Jim Avett, Dr. John

What are your plans tonight? The Getting Up Guide is here to help you answer that question. Here's what's happening on Monday: For the Love of Sound The Goethe-Institut's month-long series of documentaries about music and the subtleties of how...

By Alex Baldinger  | August 30, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Coming to Hillyer: 'Puzzling (a) Space'

Those headed to Dupont's First Friday gallery walk should make a point of stopping by Hillyer Art Space for the eclectic new group show "Puzzling (a) Space." Members of the art collective Project Andini are curating the exhibition, which showcases...

By Stephanie Merry  | August 30, 2010; 8:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Free and easy events

This week's free events include the Kennedy Center's Page-to-Stage Festival and musician John Davis' visit to the Writer's Center.

By Stephanie Merry  | August 29, 2010; 11:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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