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Going Out Gurus: December 26, 2010 - January 1, 2011

New Year's Eve FAQ: Where to go for brunch

You ended 2010 with a bang. Now you need the perfect way to start 2011: Brunch. Whether you're looking for fine dining, a hangover remedy, bloody mary specials or a place to watch bowl games, we've got ideas for you.

By Justin Rude and Fritz Hahn  | December 31, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, New Year's Eve, Restaurants  
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Weekend update: New trends for 2011

In today's Weekend section, we're looking ahead to a new year and how D.C. takes on new energy in fashion, nightlife, dining and the arts. Read about the trends we hope will catch on.

By Anne Kenderdine  | December 31, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Misc.  
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New Year's Eve FAQ: Free parties, drink specials and dancing

New Year's Eve is tomorrow. And while some of the big hotel parties and all-inclusive events have sold out, we prefer celebrations that are low-key and free or relatively inexpensive.

By Fritz Hahn  | December 30, 2010; 1:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Events, Holiday, New Year's Eve  
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Family Filmgoer's Top 10 of 2010

The Family Filmgoer looked critically at the quality of films, then assessed whether families can enjoy them together, and starting from what age. So, caveats aside, here's The List of best family films of 2010, all of which are still in theaters or available in DVD.

By Jane Horwitz  | December 30, 2010; 1:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Movies  
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On stage in January

January promises a parade of visionaries on area stages. Inventive directors Mary Zimmerman, Aaron Posner and Rebecca Bayla Taichman put their imaginations on display, the National Theatre of Scotland gives new life to the war play genre and up-and-coming playwrights get a voice at Arena Stage.

By Stephanie Merry  | December 30, 2010; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Theater  
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New Year's Eve FAQ: Take the kids to Frostival

Combat cabin fever by taking kids to Celebrate Fairfax's Frostival, which packs rides, crafts and plenty of family-friendly activities into the Dulles Expo and Conference Center.

By Amy Orndorff  | December 30, 2010; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  New Year's Eve  
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Getting Up Guide: Pete Rock and an Edward Steichen doc

Tonight, see a screening of a documentary on photographer Edward Steichen, hear Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth at a reunion at the Black Cat or catch the last day of the Folger's exhibition on Henry VIII.

By Rhome Anderson and Anne Kenderdine  | December 30, 2010; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events  
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D.C. to get its third Cajun restaurant in as many months

Are we in the midst of a full blown Cajun invasion? Acadiana has been doing its thing downtown for years, and smaller spaces, like Bardia's New Orleans Cafe, have always been around, but there has been a recent streak of Cajun/Creole restaurant openings announced.

By Justin Rude  | December 29, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Restaurants  | Tags:  restaurant openings  
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Today in Food: the year in booze and a mean roast beef

Today's Food section front was dominated by casseroles and kombucha, but inside there was the usual treasure trove of going out items.

By Justin Rude  | December 29, 2010; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Extended hours at Smithsonian museums

The Smithsonian is saying happy holidays to you with the gift of extended hours.

By Stephanie Merry  | December 29, 2010; 10:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Museums  
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Brickskeller reopens tomorrow as Bier Baron

The former Brickskeller near Dupont will reopen on Wednesday, Dec. 29, as the Bier Baron, with a revamped beer list and a modified menu.

By Tim Carman  | December 28, 2010; 8:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Restaurants  
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Nightlife Agenda: Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth, hockey and hangover cures

New Year's Eve is obviously the biggest event of the week, but it's not the only thing going on -- dance your hangover away with local DJ showcases at U Street Music Hall and Science Club, reminisce over the glory days of hip-hop with Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth, cheer on the Washington Capitals at Winter Classic viewing parties, get funky with Trombone Shorty or drop into the Black Cat to watch cult movies while sipping discounted cocktails.

By Fritz Hahn, Rhome Anderson and David Malitz  | December 28, 2010; 2:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Events, Music  
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New Year's Eve FAQ: Bar hours, transportation and unlimited drinks

Our FAQ for New Year's Eve continues today with tips about going out and getting home.

By Fritz Hahn  | December 28, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Holiday, New Year's Eve  
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Your last-minute New Year's Eve questions answered

To help you get ready for one of the biggest nights of the year, we're updating our New Year's Eve FAQ. Every day this week, we'll answer even more questions. Today, we'll tell you about open-bar parties, special events for beer lovers, where to see fireworks and restaurants that will be open well after the ball drops.

By Fritz Hahn, Lavanya Ramanathan and Justin Rude  | December 27, 2010; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Holiday, New Year's Eve, Restaurants  
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Free and Easy: Futuristic funk into 2011; the Winter Classic

Slide into 2011 with futuristic funk, a commemorative wreath-laying for the only president buried in the District of Columbia and a viewing party for hockey's annual outdoor game.

By Alex Baldinger and David Malitz  | December 26, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events, Free and Cheap  
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