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Posted at 7:00 AM ET, 11/19/2010

Weekend update: 5 mixologists you should know

By Alex Baldinger

If you only ever read us on this blog, you might be missing out. Every Friday, for example, we put out something called the Weekend section, which has a ton of great ideas for, of course, your weekend, but also for every day of the week. Here's a shout-out to the highlights of the Nov. 19 issue:

A Winter Solstice, mixed by the Passenger's Alexandra Bookless (Jahi Chikwendu/The Post)

• Can you name the top mixologists in the city? Yeah, that's easy. But who are their proteges -- the new cocktail experts to watch? Fritz Hahn and Lavanya Ramanathan tell you about five people making a name for themselves in the local cocktail scene. And, we pass on some tips for how to make some drinks at home.
• Watch Againn's JP Caceres mix a masterful Genever Sour and explain the difference between shaking and stirring.
• Learn how to mix concoctions like an Old-Fashioned Paradise, a William Tell Routine or a Winter Solstice.

• Start making New Year's Eve plans now, and you won't be disappointed. Fritz Hahn picks the top New Year's Eve tickets to buy now -- before they sell out.

• Black metal crossover band? If such a thing exists, it's Liturgy, playing Friday at Comet Ping Pong. David Malitz fills you in.

Aloe Blacc has a little Bill Withers in him on his album "Good Things."

• A new exhibition at the Katzen Center looks back on 35 years of Washington Project for the Arts. Michael O'Sullivan gives you a tour.

• Ann Hornaday reviews "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part I," the beginning of the end for the beloved series.

• Lavanya Ramanathan picks out some family-friendly shows that are fresh alternatives to your typical holiday theater offerings.

• For the kids: See why Christina Barron recommends exploring sunken ships in Baltimore.

By Alex Baldinger  | November 19, 2010; 7:00 AM ET
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