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Posted at 7:00 AM ET, 09/21/2010

Getting Up Guide: Boilermaker Jazz Band; 'Jersey Shore' in D.C.

By Alex Baldinger

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

Running Fence gallery talk
George Gurney, the curator of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's "Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Remembering Running Fence" exhibit, discusses the French duo's environmental art installation that draped 24.5 miles of California coastline in cloth fencing on the 34th anniversary of its dismantling. Meet at the exhibition entrance at 6 p.m.

Boilermaker Jazz Band
Whether you're looking for hot jazz, ragtime, boogie-woogie or dreamy ballads, the Boilermaker Jazz Band plays some of the best dance music you'll hear without cranking up a 78 RPM record player. The group's attention to detail and finely honed sound have made it a favorite of local Lindy Hoppers. On this visit to D.C., the Boilermakers visit the Jam Cellar, the weekly swing dance party at the Josephine Butler Parks Center. Admission is $10, which includes a beginner dance lesson from 9 to 9:30 p.m. and dancing until midnight.

Ronnie from 'The Jersey Shore'
You know you want to beat up the beat with Ronnie from 'The Jersey Shore' tonight. Who in their right mind wouldn't? The musclebound lothario will be at McFadden's, and as if you needed any more incentive to join him on the dance floor, $10 VIP tickets include an open bar from 9 to 10 p.m., while $20 meet-and-greet tickets earn you an up close encounter with reality television royalty. Sick, bro.

-- Alex Baldinger and Fritz Hahn

By Alex Baldinger  | September 21, 2010; 7:00 AM ET
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