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Going Out Gurus: February 20, 2011 - February 26, 2011

Food in focus: The Atlas Room

Ogle photos of the food and beautiful dining room at the Atlas Room, the restaurant Tom Sietsema reviews in this week's Washington Post magazine.

By Justin Rude  | February 25, 2011; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Restaurants  | Tags:  Food in focus, Tom Sietsema  
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Weekend Update: India to the max

It took the organizers of the Maximum India festival eight trips to India, each time crossing 7,800 miles, to scout the dancers, artists, cooks and other performers they thought best represented the country's 1.17 billion nationals.

By Alex Baldinger  | February 25, 2011; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Misc.  
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Ask Tom: Saturday afternoon cocktails

Washington Post restaurant critic Tom Sietsema tackles one of my favorite topics: day drinking.

By Justin Rude  | February 24, 2011; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Restaurants  | Tags:  Ask Tom  
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Where to watch the Oscars

Colin Firth is nominated for Best Actor for his performance in The King's Speech. (Laurie Sparham/AP) Still stuck on where to watch the 83rd annual Academy Awards this Sunday evening? No need to be a couch potato at home...

By Jess Righthand  | February 24, 2011; 2:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Movies  
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Intersections at Atlas: What to see

Atlas Performing Arts Center kicks off the second annual Intersections: A New America Arts Festival. Translation: For the next three weekends, the theater space is the place to be for more than 100 events, from live music to dance performances and storytelling to visual art.

By Stephanie Merry  | February 24, 2011; 1:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events, Theater  
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Getting Up Guide: 'The Red Shoes' and Nora Chipaumire

Lady Gaga at the Verizon Center is tonight's main event, but if you didn't manage to grab tickets before it sold out, here are some other Thursday evening options:

By Alex Baldinger  | February 24, 2011; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events  
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New movies: 'Hall Pass,' 'Even the Rain,' 'Nenette'

In this week's movie releases, an orangutan grows old in the Paris zoo, two wives give their husbands a week-long "hall pass" and a film crew goes to Bolivia to film the story of Christopher Columbus's American conquest. Here's what Post critics had to say:

By Jessica Righthand  | February 24, 2011; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hot Tickets: Willie Nelson, Cake, TV on the Radio

Willie Nelson plays at the Calvert Marine Museum in June. (Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times) Country music legend Willie Nelson is coming to Calvert County this summer, along with 13 bands on three stages at the Calvert Marine Museum as...

By Brandon Weigel  | February 23, 2011; 7:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events, Music  
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D.C. Fashion Week events

Throw yourself into the fashion fray with these four events at D.C. Fashion Week.

By Jess Righthand  | February 23, 2011; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Today in Food: Drafting your dinner and a 50-pound cookbook

It leads today's Food section, weighs more than a curling stone, is 2,400 pages long and was written by a team with backgrounds in physics, mathematics, biochemistry and computer technology. It's the most important cookbook to document contemporary technique.

By Justin Rude  | February 23, 2011; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Nightlife agenda: Maker's Mark dipping, Dmerit EP release, electro-funk at Liv

Dip your own bottle of Maker's Mark into a vat of red wax (it'll be fun, trust us), help Dmerit celebrate the release of its new EP at U Street Music Hall or get a taste of the Baltimore indie rock scene without taking a trip up I-95.

By Fritz Hahn and David Malitz  | February 22, 2011; 6:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Events, Music  
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Done deal: Rasika West End

For his next act, Ashok Bajaj will be extending one of his most popular brands in a neighborhood that until now has escaped his menus. The prolific restaurateur, who just signed a lease for a seventh establishment at 1177 22nd...

By Tom Sietsema  | February 22, 2011; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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See Oscar-nominated flicks

With the 83rd Academy Awards fast approaching, now's the time to get out and see some of the films you haven't gotten around to. Most Best Picture nominees - including "Black Swan," "The King's Speech," "True Grit," "127 Hours," "Blue...

By Jess Righthand  | February 21, 2011; 3:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Free and Easy: D.C. Fashion Week, orchids, Fugazi

This week, D.C. Fashion Week comes to a runway near you, the Natural History Museum hosts an orchid-themed family day and a documentary about Fugazi screens at the National Gallery of Art.

By Jess Righthand  | February 21, 2011; 10:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events, Free and Cheap  
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