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Going Out Gurus: September 12, 2010 - September 18, 2010

Food, music, art and Oktoberfest at the H Street Festival

Over the past few years, the H Street Festival has become one of the area's largest neighborhood block parties. About 15,000 people attended last year, according to organizers, and they expect at least 20,000 this year, despite the havoc from...

By Fritz Hahn  | September 17, 2010; 2:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Joaquin Phoenix: A movie critic's take

By now we've probably all heard the news that Joaquin Phoenix hasn't really lost his mind. As first reported in the New York Times, the documentary "I'm Still Here," directed by Phoenix's brother-in-law, Casey Affleck, isn't really a documentary after...

By Michael O'Sullivan  | September 17, 2010; 12:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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GOG straw poll: Which D.C. burger spot is tops?

Vote in our straw poll and let us know: What's your favorite burger spot in the D.C. area?

By Alex Baldinger  | September 17, 2010; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Getting Up Guide: Maison; No Age and Superchunk

What are your plans tonight? The Getting Up Guide is here to help you answer that question. Here's what's happening Friday.

By Alex Baldinger  | September 17, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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'Housewives' nightlife Ep. 6: News, househunting and male models at the W

While we looked away from the car accident that is "The Real Housewives," go figure, things went and got mildly interesting.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  | September 17, 2010; 4:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Getting Up Guide: A barman of mystery; BBC's Annie Mac

What are your plans tonight? The Getting Up Guide is here to help you answer that question. Here's what's happening Thursday: The Suffering Bastard: Joe Scialom, International Barman of Mystery The career of Joe "Joe the Bartender" Scialom sounds like...

By Alex Baldinger  | September 16, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hot tickets: The Dismemberment Plan, the Allman Brothers Band, Local Natives

The Dismemberment Plan will reunite for two D.C. shows in January. (Dave Holloway) If you didn't already know, local indie rockers the Dismemberment Plan are getting together to play a couple of shows to celebrate the vinyl re-issue of...

By Alex Baldinger  | September 15, 2010; 4:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Getting Up Guide: Afghanistan, Mexico and the Whale

What are your plans tonight? The Getting Up Guide is here to help you answer that question. Here's what's happening Wednesday: The Great Game: Afghanistan You need not be a history wonk to know that the history of Afghanistan is...

By Alex Baldinger  | September 15, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Nightlife Agenda

The Congressional Black Caucus returns to town for its annual conference, which meants happy hours, DJ parties and John Legend. Also on tap: Oktoberfest beer, righteous hip-hop from Dead Prez, a swinging night out with Doc Scantlin, BBC DJ Annie Mac, a religious experience dancing to Timmy Regisford, the final Maison pool party of the year and a big celebration for Mixtape's second anniversary.

By Fritz Hahn  | September 14, 2010; 7:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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What would you do with an extra weekend day?

How would you spend your bonus day-off if you only had to work four days each week?

By Alex Baldinger  | September 14, 2010; 4:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Move on up: DC9's rooftop deck opens tonight

DC9 debuts its rooftop deck tonight, with a DJ featured at Wednesday's grand opening party.

By Fritz Hahn  | September 14, 2010; 12:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Getting Up Guide: Reyes of Comedy, the Parlotones

What are your plans tonight? The Getting Up Guide is here to help you answer that question. Here's what's happening Tuesday: CHCI Reyes of Comedy The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute celebrates the start of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15) with...

By Alex Baldinger  | September 14, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Getting Up Guide: Broken Social Scene, Stephen Breyer

What are your plans tonight? The Getting Up Guide is here to help you answer that question. Here's what's happening Monday: Broken Social Scene Canadian indie-rockers with a new album described in last Friday's Weekend section as "epic in scope,...

By Alex Baldinger  | September 13, 2010; 10:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Free and easy events

This week's free events include Ozomatli at the Kennedy Center, a neighborhood festival on H Street and a dose of opera outdoors. Monday Gary Shteyngart The witty author of the satirical "Absurdistan" reads from his latest novel, "Super Sad True...

By Stephanie Merry  | September 12, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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