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Going Out Gurus: September 26, 2010 - October 2, 2010

Taste Test: Pumpkin beers

Washington Post staffers and volunteers rank six popular fall pumpkin beers during a blind taste test.

By Fritz Hahn  | October 1, 2010; 1:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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Getting Up Guide: Portraits After 5; the Dance Party

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  | October 1, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Housewives Nightlife, Episode 8: Washington, by invitation only

Here we are, at the penultimate episode of "The Real Housewives of D.C.," and finally, we get a little action: the first peek of what happened the night of the state dinner, aka the night Michaele and Tareq Salahi got their Bollywood on, sans invite.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  | October 1, 2010; 6:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Tags:  Housewives Nightlife, Real Housewives of D.C.  
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The Dance Party returns to Washington with a new album and tales of sex, drugs and rock-and-roll

The Dance Party returns to D.C. on Friday with a new album and wild stories of L.A. excess. (Michelle Musikantow) After making it out to Los Angeles to record its full-length debut, D.C.'s the Dance Party took its power...

By Alex Baldinger  | September 30, 2010; 12:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Music  
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On stage in October

Along with cooler temperatures and flashy foliage, fall ushers in some big changes for local theater companies. Synetic Theater finds a new home in Crystal City, Arena Stage returns to Southwest and Washington Shakespeare Company upgrades to Artisphere in Rosslyn.

By Stephanie Merry  | September 30, 2010; 9:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Theater  
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Getting Up Guide: North Coast brews; Blitz the Ambassador

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

By Alex Baldinger  | September 30, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hot tickets: Kate Nash, Ariel Pink, Gabriel Iglesias

Kate Nash comes to 9:30 Club on Nov. 15. Don't get on her bad side. (Courtesy of Geffen) Like Lily Allen, Kate Nash is a foul-mouthed British singer dishing out kiss offs, call outs and rants in a cockney...

By Alex Baldinger  | September 29, 2010; 6:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Jeff Black to Launch Pearl Dive

Logan Circle is netting another restaurant, this time from chef Jeff Black, who announced today that he's buying the building at 1612 14th St. NW on October 20 and calling it The Pearl Dive Oyster Palace. The two-story venue, which he hopes to open in time for Valentine's Day, will feature an oyster bar and 75-seat dining room on the street level and an upstairs bar -- with a bocce ball court -- called BlackJack.

By Justin Rude  | September 29, 2010; 6:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Restaurants  | Tags:  Addies, Black Market Bistro, Black's Bar and Kitchen, BlackSalt, Jeff Black, Restaurant openings, The Pearl Dive Oyster  
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Today's food truck bonanza in the Food section

If you didn't crack the Food section today, and don't follow our friends over at the All We Can Eat blog, then you missed out on an exhaustive and crucial food truck bonanza.

By Justin Rude  | September 29, 2010; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Restaurants  | Tags:  All We Can Eat, David Hagedorn, Food Trucks, Joe Yonan  
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Inglourious (Crafty) Bastards: Highlights from Saturday's fest

Saturday's forecast calls for a high of 70 with sunny skies. What better way to spend a perfect weather day than inserting yourself into a swarm of people looking at hand-crafted treasures? Adams Morgan's annual Crafty Bastards art fair unfolds at the Marie Reed Learning Center.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  | September 29, 2010; 3:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Getting Up Guide: All Roads Film Festival; splash zone theater

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

By Alex Baldinger  | September 29, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Nightlife Agenda

The Palace of Wonders says farewell with one final night of burlesque dancers, sword swallowers, fire-breathers and sideshow performers before it merges with neighbor the Red and the Black. Next month, it will reopen as the Red Palace. (Jay...

By Fritz Hahn  | September 28, 2010; 4:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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All Roads Film Fest returns

Grandmothers come together for world peace in "For the Next Seven Generations." (Courtesy of "For the Next Seven Generations") Sick of Hollywood and movies' contrived endings? Travel the globe at National Geographic's All Roads Film Festival, which highlights the...

By Kristen Boghosian  | September 28, 2010; 10:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events, Movies, Museums  
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Getting Up Guide: Pac Div; Kim O'Donnel; Unita and the Bruery

What are your plans tonight? The Getting Up Guide is here to help you answer that question. Here's what's happening Tuesday: Pac Div Much like Little Brother before them, this trio gained the attention of hip-hop vets by not simply...

By Alex Baldinger  | September 28, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Our cups overfloweth with fall beer events

As summer winds down, beer tasting season is gearing up, with tastings, festivals and, of course, Oktoberfest. This week is busiest than usual for D.C. beer lovers.

By Fritz Hahn  | September 27, 2010; 2:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Getting Up Guide: Spoken-word showcase; Sly Fox brew tasting

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

By Alex Baldinger  | September 27, 2010; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Free and easy events

Bid farewell to summer on the Donovan House rooftop, check out the latest entry into the expanding list of after-hours museum parties and pay a visit to the annual arts smorgasbord known as Crafty Bastards. Monday Drift Mondays With the...

By Stephanie Merry  | September 26, 2010; 10:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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