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Going Out Gurus: February 13, 2011 - February 19, 2011

Something for the weekend: Pop-up fashion and art at Garment District

The Garment District, a monthlong venture that mixes a gallery and fashion retail space opens on Seventh Street NW on Friday night.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  | February 18, 2011; 1:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Ask Tom: How much to tip on wine

Ask Tom is an occasional feature that runs in the Sunday Magazine. This week's restaurant review was accompanied by an Ask Tom column that answers an oft-raised wine question.

By Justin Rude  | February 18, 2011; 11:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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New movies: 'Unknown,' 'I Am Number Four,' 'The Last Lions'

"Unknown" reestablishes Liam Neeson in the role of middle-aged action star. (Warner Bros. Pictures) In this week's new movie releases, a deceased bride comes back to life, a lone lioness endures in the jungle, and Liam Neeson stars in...

By Jess Righthand  | February 18, 2011; 9:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Weekend Update: Get to know Eastern Market, Barracks Row

In today's Weekend section, we take a look at the heart of Capitol Hill.

By Alex Baldinger  | February 18, 2011; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Food in focus: Bluegrass Tavern

In Sunday's Magazine, Tom Sietsema visits Baltimore for a taste of the Bluegrass Tavern, a Southern charmer with potent drinks and a menu focused on "bites." Here is an expanded selection of Scott Suchman's photographs that accompany the review:

By Justin Rude  | February 18, 2011; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Gallery opening of the night: 'New Artists, New Art'

Long View Gallery is adding artists to its roster, and you can check out their work tonight.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  | February 17, 2011; 2:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Shedding the coat!

The sun is shining, the weather is unseasonably warm, you want to head out. Coatless. In February. Here's how to really enjoy the winter pick-me-up: Try one of the many great food trucks around town. Here are our picks for...

By Amy Joyce  | February 17, 2011; 11:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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James Beard Foundation announces semi-finalists

Nearly 20 Washington-area chefs and restaurants got a little closer to scoring some of the top culinary honors in the country when the James Beard Foundation, which hosts the food world's equivalent of the Academy Awards in New York May 9, released its list of semi-finalists in 19 national and regional categories this morning.

By Tom Sietsema  | February 17, 2011; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Getting Up Guide: Pay tribute to Tony Hawk, Robert Johnson

A quick look at some of Thursday evening's happenings.

By Alex Baldinger  | February 17, 2011; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hot Tickets: Lil Wayne, Vince Gill, Keith Urban

Tickets go on sale Thursday at 10 a.m. through Ticketfly for the following shows at the 9:30 Club: • Several Species: The Pink Floyd Experience April 1 ($25). • The Black Angels and Suuns April 3 ($20). • House of...

By Brandon Weigel  | February 16, 2011; 7:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Win Lady Gaga tickets in Thursday's Got Plans? chat

Imagine Lady Gaga's next great grand entrance and you could win tickets to her D.C. show next week. (Getty) We've got quite a giveaway for you in tomorrow's edition of Got Plans? Because you already saw the headline, you...

By David Malitz  | February 16, 2011; 1:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Chef Jamie Leeds to sell CommonWealth

Chef Jamie Leeds and her business partner Sandy Lewis are poised to sell CommonWealth, their two-year-old gastropub in Columbia Heights later this month.

By Alex Baldinger  | February 16, 2011; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Today in Food: Low-sodium survival and transcendent gin and tonics

Today's Food section opens with a harrowing tale of survival by Tim Carman that chronicles a week of low-salt dining.

By Justin Rude  | February 16, 2011; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Nightlife Agenda: Kid Congo, Dilla tribute and Africa Underground

Kid Congo Powers and Chain and the Gang team up for a show that will get bodies moving at Comet Ping Pong, Indulj hosts a tribute to late hip-hop producer Dilla and some go-go on the same night, and the National Museum of African Art keeps the museum parties trend going.

By Rhome Anderson and David Malitz  | February 15, 2011; 6:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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See Best New Artist Esperanza Spalding on March 4

Before she won Best New Artist at the Grammys on Sunday night, you might not have heard the name Esperanza Spalding. But don't miss the chance to see her next month.

By Jessica Righthand  | February 15, 2011; 3:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Getting Up Guide: "Kill Shakespeare" and a Tarantino twofer

A quick look at Tuesday evening's what-and-where:

By Alex Baldinger  | February 15, 2011; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Previously on Click Track

Arcade Fire, performing here at Merriweather Post Pavilion in August, won the big award at the Grammys. (Kyle Gustafson for The Washington Post) It was all about the Grammys this past week on Click Track. After a parade of...

By David Malitz  | February 14, 2011; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Get a last-minute Valentine's Day reservation

Reservations are filling up fast for this evening, but if you still don't have one, you don't have to go hungry -- or disappoint your date. You just have to be a bit flexible. Here's where -- as of posting time -- you can still get a table.

By Jess Righthand  | February 14, 2011; 1:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Coming to Bethesda: Pizzeria da Marco

When it opens in Bethesda on March 28, Pizzeria da Marco will be blistering its Neapolitan pies in the same fashionable domed brick oven used by such top chefs as Mario Batali of the new Eataly in New York.

By Tom Sietsema  | February 14, 2011; 12:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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The best of your D.C. Valentine's Day one-liners

Judging by some of these, I think it's far to say that there are some very, very good Valentine's Days ahead for you.

By Alex Baldinger  | February 14, 2011; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Flirting with warm weather

What a perfect way to celebrate Valentine's Day: Shed the coat and get some rays! We have ideas on great places for a stroll, tips on where the food carts are today and the best chocolate shops.

By Amy Joyce  | February 14, 2011; 11:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Free and easy: Valentine's songs, dance lessons, '60s photography

This week, an award-winning film screens at the Japanese Embassy, dancers take over Bethesda and the Mid-atlantic Jazz Festival descends on Rockville.

By Jess Righthand  | February 14, 2011; 7:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Last call for Adams Mill

After 11 years, the Adams Mill -- known for its large patio, game-day crowds and supertubes of beer, closed this weekend.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  | February 13, 2011; 6:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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