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Going Out Gurus: February 6, 2011 - February 12, 2011

Movies: 'Bieber,' 'Just Go With It,' 'Gnomeo and Juliet'

In this week's new movie releases: "Romeo and Juliet" as gnomes, the golden 'tween locks of pop sensation Justin Bieber. A father who keeps his children shut inside. Here's what Post critics had to say.

By Jessica Righthand  | February 11, 2011; 2:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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In the Post Magazine: Two ways to get a date

In time for Valentine's Day, Date Lab editor Amanda McGrath offers some tips for getting picked for the feature in the Post magazine.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  | February 11, 2011; 1:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Vote now: Groupons on a first date. Yea or nay?

A reader wants to know: Is using a Groupon on a first date bad form? Vote now.

By Going Out Guide staff  | February 11, 2011; 12:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Weekend Update: Step up your cocktail game

In today's Weekend section, Fritz Hahn looks at the growing number of Washington bartenders and cocktail aficionados who are willing to play the role of educators, sharing their knowledge at monthly classes that cater to newcomers, foodies and the merely curious.

By Alex Baldinger  | February 11, 2011; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Food in focus: The expanded Palena

This week in the Magazine, Tom Sietsema reviews Frank Ruta's newly renovated dining room and cafe at Palena. Here is an expanded taste of Scott Suchman's photo shoot for the article:

By Justin Rude  | February 10, 2011; 5:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Valentine's don'ts: Misguided ways to say 'I love you'

From our inboxes -- Valentine's Day ideas that will practically ensure you're single next year.

By Lavanya Ramanathan and Fritz Hahn  | February 10, 2011; 3:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Meat and heat-free fine dining at Elizabeth's Gone Raw

The raw food movement is seen by many as a culinary outlier - an extreme vegan diet far removed from mainstream dining trends. Elizabeth's Gone Raw, a new raw food kitchen hosting occasional seatings downtown, seeks to change that perception.

By Justin Rude  | February 10, 2011; 2:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Give us your best one-liner during today's Got Plans? chat

Send us your best D.C. one-liners during today's Got Plans? discussion, and you could win tickets to the Grand Tasting on Feb. 13 at the International Wine and Food Festival.

By Alex Baldinger  | February 10, 2011; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Getting Up Guide: Chinese road trips and Scottish rock stars

A quick peek at what's happening around town on Thursday.

By Alex Baldinger  | February 10, 2011; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hot Tickets: Jeff Beck, Yes, New Kids on the Block

Guitar god Jeff Beck pays tribute to Les Paul on March 24. (Courtesy of Wolf Trap). To honor what would have been the 95th birthday of Les Paul, guitar virtuoso Jeff Beck -- backed by the Imelda May Band...

By Brandon Weigel  | February 9, 2011; 7:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Food, music and a geodesic dome... welcome Sensorium

Chef Bryon Brown has become known around town for his series of supper club events held under the name Artisa Kitchen. Diners sign up or are invited and given only a time and location, frequently a gallery or art space - the menu remains a secret until service. Now, the 34-year old chef is taking his operation to a new stage (literally), as he reveals his plans to debut Sensorium, a high concept pop-up restaurant that will be located in a temporary geodesic dome just a few blocks from the Nationals Park stadium.

By Justin Rude  | February 9, 2011; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Restaurants  | Tags:  restaurant openings  
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Cheap theater in February

Just $10 gets you into Taffety Punk's "Owl Moon," which promises lots of blood and a talking bird. (C. Stanley Photography) Cheap theater is on the menu this month, and it comes in all different forms. The Fridge plays...

By Stephanie Merry  | February 9, 2011; 4:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap, Theater  
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Wood meets fire at African Art Museum

Over on Arts Post today, Going Out Guide's Jess Righthand wrote about the new "Artists in Dialogue" exhibit at the National Museum of African Art.

By Anne Kenderdine  | February 9, 2011; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Today in Food: Love is in the air -- and in the kitchen

While having your romantic dinner for two on Monday, take a moment to reflect on the love lives of the people preparing your meal. Those unforgiving restaurant hours don't make romance easy, as Kelly Dinardo reports with four tales of married life from local chefs.

By Justin Rude  | February 9, 2011; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Nightlife Agenda: World-Class DJs, Nerd Nite and slow jams

This week find three world-class DJs in D.C.: Rich Medina, Cosmo Baker and Ewan Pearson should all please the pickiest fans of dance music. Four bands you'll want to say you saw "way back when" fill the Rock and Roll Hotel this weekend, including Braids and Baths. Don't miss Hip-Hop Karaoke or some real hip-hop from up-and-coming Detroit wordsmith Black Milk. And finally, because you-know-what is Monday, we have some fun Valentine's Day ideas, ranging from shredding parties to slow jams.

By Fritz Hahn, Rhome Anderson and David Malitz  | February 8, 2011; 6:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Events, Music, Valentine's Day 2011  
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Valentine's Day and fondue: A cheesy way to say 'I love you'

Looking for a fun, kitschy date idea? Share a pot of fondue at Cafe Mozart.

By Fritz Hahn  | February 8, 2011; 4:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Abramovic, Schnabel to visit Hirshhorn this spring

A quick glance at the Hirshhorn's just-announced spring schedule reveals a couple of big-name artists who might just draw lines longer than the ones to get into the After Hours parties.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  | February 8, 2011; 4:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Valentine's Day, hold the chocolates

Valentine's Day is without doubt a great excuse to try out that new restaurant or cocktail bar that just opened around the corner. But there's also an abundance of Valentine-themed events you may not want to miss. Whether you and your date prefer art, theater, film or - yes - the ukulele, there's something to get out and do beyond pure consumption.

By Jess Righthand  | February 8, 2011; 2:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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U Street Music Hall changes its 18-and-over policy

U Street Music Hall, one of the city's most popular dance clubs, will be ending its 18-and-over all-the-time admission policy as of February 18.

By Fritz Hahn  | February 8, 2011; 9:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Previously on Click Track

Consider yourself lucky if you saw this 2003 performance by the White Stripes at GW's Smith Center. (Emilie Sommer/FTWP) It was a week of endings and new beginnings. We mourned the loss of the White Stripes but celebrated the musical...

By David Malitz  | February 7, 2011; 4:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Not your usual Valentine's deals

You can't swing around a bag of chalky candy hearts this time of year without smacking an overpriced prix fixe tasting menu for two. It seems like a waste of space to list the overabundant $75, $125, $199 dollar "deals," so its lucky that there are a few plucky places offering something a little different this Feb. 14th.

By Justin Rude  | February 7, 2011; 4:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Natural History Museum open as usual after fire

Despite this morning's fire, the National Museum of Natural History is open today.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  | February 7, 2011; 1:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Free and Easy: Native American music and Latin American art

This week is a free multicultural melange of art exhibits, book signings and concerts. Learn the history of whiskey, dance to an electronic-disco mix, see art from local Latin American and African American artists and more.

By Jess Righthand  | February 7, 2011; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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