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Going Out Gurus: January 9, 2011 - January 15, 2011

Free and Easy: Lithographs and Pirouettes

This week, see ballet and modern dance, football and Navajo art -- and all for free. Monday 'R.C. Gorman: Early Prints and Drawings, 1966-1974' More than two dozen of the Navajo artist's works have just gone on display at the...

By Alex Baldinger, David Malitz and Stephanie Merry  | January 14, 2011; 9:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Last call at the Mayflower

Saturday night, around 1 a.m., bartender Sambonn "Sam" Lek will pour the last martini at the Mayflower Hotel's Town and Country bar.

By Fritz Hahn  | January 14, 2011; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Score a table for Restaurant Week lunch

Lunch is one of the best ways to take advantage of the Restaurant Week promotion without running into service nightmares and an overwhelmed kitchen. And often, the lunch menus are just as exciting as the dinner options.

By Justin Rude  | January 14, 2011; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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On screen this week: 'Green Hornet,' 'Dilemma,' 'Summer Wars'

Here's what Post critics had to say about this week's releases:

By Anne Kenderdine  | January 14, 2011; 10:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Weekend Update: Get to know an art gallery

Ever thought about checking out one of the city's trendy art galleries, but weren't sure how to approach the experience?

By Alex Baldinger  | January 14, 2011; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events, Misc., Museums, Restaurants, Theater  
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The Phillips and Kennedy Center celebrate big anniversaries

It's a big year for two of the area's most-revered cultural institutions. The Phillips Collection kicks off "90 Years of New" proving the museum remains young at heart. Meanwhile, the Kennedy Center commemorates the 50th anniversary of its namesake's inauguration.

By Stephanie Merry  | January 13, 2011; 5:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Museums, Theater  
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H Street NE becomes D.C.'s karaoke capital

The regular karaoke nights at Sticky Rice and Little Miss Whiskey's team up to find the city's best karaoke performers and put them on the Rock and Roll Hotel's stage.

By Fritz Hahn  | January 13, 2011; 1:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Getting Up Guide: Sustainable suds and a sleazy stage act

A quick serving of today's what-and-where.

By Alex Baldinger and Lavanya Ramanathan  | January 13, 2011; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hot tickets: Janet Jackson, David Gray, the Pogues

Janet Jackson comes to D.C. in March. (Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post) With her recent acting turn in Tyler Perry's "For Colored Girls" and all the controversy surrounding the trial of the personal physician of her late-brother Michael, Janet Jackson's musical...

By Amy Orndorff and Brandon Weigel  | January 12, 2011; 7:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Coming up: a ramen restaurant from Sushiko

The creative director of Washington's oldest sushi bar is preparing to open a business that "came from my need: authentic ramen," says Daisuke Utagawa, co-owner of the 35-year-old Sushiko in Glover Park (with a younger branch in Chevy Chase)....

By Tom Sietsema  | January 12, 2011; 5:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Restaurants  | Tags:  Daisuke Utagawa, Mike Isabella, Sushiko  
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Hook catches a new chef; Tackle Box gains a bar

Hook has a new chef, and its neighbor Tackle Box is opening a bar upstairs with a great happy hour.

By Tom Sietsema  | January 12, 2011; 3:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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'Stomp' around Thursday

Jam Theatricals offer free mini-performances of "Stomp" all around town.

By Stephanie Merry  | January 12, 2011; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Restaurant Week extensions

If you failed to land a reservation for next week's big promotion, take consolation in the big restaurants extending their prix fixe menus through the end of the month.

By Justin Rude  | January 12, 2011; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Today in Food: Pho, apricot brandy and a truck from the 'Bing'

Tim Carman leads off this week's food section with a fascinating look at the slow creep of "value added" vendors that is making winter farmer's markets more resemble food courts.

By Justin Rude  | January 11, 2011; 6:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Nightlife Agenda: Parties for a long weekend

With a long weekend on the horizon, we've got a calendar full of events, including appearances by trailblazing DJs Afrika Bambaataa and Ron Trent, the 10th anniversary of the Prince Dance Party, a showcase for D.C.'s own Socket Records, a competition that sees six of the area's top bartenders crafting bourbon cocktails, a Roaring Twenties-themed evening at the Phillips Collection and a big night at U Street Music Hall starring DJ Dave Nada and his brothers-in-moombahton.

By Fritz Hahn, David Malitz and Rhome Anderson  | January 11, 2011; 5:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Previously on Click Track

This is the first installment of a weekly check-in with what's going on at Click Track, the Post's pop music blog. If you're looking for reviews of shows previewed on the Going Out Guide, you'll often find reviews over at Click Track.

By David Malitz  | January 11, 2011; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Getting Up Guide: National Geographic's cutting room floor

And now, a quick serving of today's what-and-where: Nikki Giovanni The poet and activist discusses the new anthology, "The 100 Best African American Poems." A book signing follows at the Busboys and Poets on Fifth Street NW....

By Alex Baldinger and David Malitz  | January 11, 2011; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Ardeo + Bardeo picks up a new chef

A former sous chef from Minibar is now working at Ardeo + Bardeo and changing up the menu there.

By Tom Sietsema  | January 10, 2011; 9:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Food trucks to gather today on Franklin Square

Seven different food trucks will gather at 11 a.m. today to offer Washingtonians a chance to graze from multiple menus.

By Tim Carman  | January 10, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap, Restaurants  
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Free and Easy: Civil rights and Coleridge

This week: free celebrations of Martin Luther King Jr., poetry recitations and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

By Alex Baldinger, David Malitz and Stephanie Merry  | January 9, 2011; 9:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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