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Going Out Gurus: December 5, 2010 - December 11, 2010

Something for the weekend: Hot drinks and eggnog at Poste

Poste's new holiday cocktail menu features an outstanding variation on hot buttered rum, a warming toddy made with hazelnut rum and mulled wine served up on a silver platter -- with gingerbread men.

By Fritz Hahn  | December 10, 2010; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Holiday  
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Banished? Productions takes theater to the streets

This weekend you can explore Columbia Heights and Mount Pleasant with theatrical tours by Banished? Productions.

By Stephanie Merry  | December 10, 2010; 1:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Theater  
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On screen this week: 'Narnia,' 'The Tourist,' 'All Good Things'

Here's how the Post critics ranked this week's releases.

By Anne Kenderdine  | December 10, 2010; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Movies  
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Weekend update: New Year's Eve FAQ

We're just three weeks from New Year's Eve, which means it's high time for you to start panicking about how you don't have any plans yet.

By Alex Baldinger  | December 10, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Misc.  
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Clark to resurrect Colorado Kitchen

The beloved Colorado Kitchen will enjoy a second life in NoMa this spring.

By Tim Carman  | December 9, 2010; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Restaurants  | Tags:  restaurants  
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Gallery opening of the week: Comics and the new ART Bus

"Party Crashers: Comic Book Culture Invades the Art World" takes over Arlington Arts Center and Artisphere.

By Michael O'Sullivan  | December 9, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Museums  
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Baby, it's cold outside: best hot chocolate, fireplaces, more

Stave off the shivers with gooey grilled cheese, hot cocoa and drinks by the fire.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  | December 9, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Misc.  
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Getting Up Guide: Torpedo Factory art night; Reel Journalism

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  | December 9, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hot Tickets: New Kids on the Block, Backstreet Boys, Miranda Cosgrove

It's the official teen/tween edition of Hot Tickets. For those yearning for pop culture nostalgia from their teenage years, New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys are getting together at the Verizon Center on June 3 for lots of...

By Amy Orndorff and Brandon Weigel  | December 8, 2010; 7:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events, Music  
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For the Brickskeller, the end is near

As the Brickskeller prepares to close later this month, we revisit the iconic bar -- once holder of the Guinness World Record for the world's largest selection -- and find that both the good and the bad remain.

By Fritz Hahn  | December 8, 2010; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Today in Food: Cookies, toddies and cocktail chemistry

Holiday cookies dominated the food front this week, and I anticipate spending a few cold days indoors satisfying my family's craving for seasonal sweets with some of the section's staggering 27 recipes. On the other hand... the issue did give me plenty of reasons to get out of the house too:

By Justin Rude  | December 8, 2010; 2:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Restaurants  
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Getting Up Guide: PWYC for Second City; D.C. history lesson

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  | December 8, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events, Holiday  
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Rebel Heroes dies, Big Cheese is born

The owners of a banh mi food truck sell their vehicle, but not their concept.

By Tim Carman  | December 8, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Nightlife Agenda: Holiday parties, EPMD and '90s dance grooves

Holiday season kicks into gear this week with Duke Ellington's "Nutcracker Suite," a seasonal cocktail class taught by top mixologists, ugly-sweater parties and a ski-themed '80s bash. But there's also hip-hop legends EPMD, a new home for popular all-'90s dance party Peach Pit, Russ Parr and DJ Sixth Sense's "Wrong Songs" party, a whiskey tasting, an appearance by DFA Records stalwart The Juan MacLean, five hours of pure funk at U Street Music Hall, voodoo at Nerd Nite and much more.

By Fritz Hahn, Rhome Anderson and David Malitz  | December 7, 2010; 5:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Meet John Critchley, Urbana's new executive chef

After Alex Bollinger left in late October, the kitchen at Urbana had been chugging along without an executive chef. That changed last Wednesday when John Critchley, most recently of Miami's Area 31, took over. Critchley, a 33-year-old native Bostonian, made a name for himself in 2005 when he opened the Bean Town tapas bar Toro.

By Justin Rude  | December 7, 2010; 5:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Rockville Matchbox (almost) ready for launch

Naysayers warned Ty Neal and his fellow Matchbox owners against opening their fourth location for burgers and pizza at 1699 Rockville Pike in Congressional Plaza. "'It's a terrible location! It's a failed site!' " Neal recalls people telling him.

By Tom Sietsema  | December 7, 2010; 12:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Restaurants  | Tags:  Restaurant openings, Tom Sietsema  
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Getting Up Guide: Norman Rockwell, 'Sunset Boulevard'

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

By Alex Baldinger  | December 7, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Going Out Guide trivia is in the books

We know, the questions were not easy. What cereal grain is used to produce injera, the spongy bread that is the staple of Ethiopian cuisine? In what subject did Marion Barry earn a Master's degree from Fisk University? What is...

By Alex Baldinger  | December 6, 2010; 1:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Getting Up Guide: Battle of the Beers tonight at Bourbon

A cheap beer showdown at Bourbon offers $3 Natty Boh and Pabst Blue Ribbon, free food and plenty of free swag. But which beer will barflies drink more of?

By Fritz Hahn  | December 6, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Free and easy: slam dunks and reggae veterans

This week's free events include a memorial for American veterans and a talk by the most punk rock of National Book Award winners.

By Alex Baldinger, David Malitz and Stephanie Merry  | December 6, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Events, Free and Cheap  
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