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Going Out Gurus: February 27, 2011 - March 5, 2011

Something for the Weekend: Tasty local brews

Six brand-new microbreweries are set to deliver beers to thirsty Washingtonians this year, and Alexandria's Port City Brewing Company has won the race to be first on taps around town.

By Fritz Hahn  | March 4, 2011; 1:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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One hot ticket: Tina Fey at Sixth & I

Tickets for Tina Fey's April 14 visit to the Sixth & I go on sale March 8.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  | March 4, 2011; 1:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Weekend update: Hear that buzz?

A guide to your March 4 Weekend section.

By Alex Baldinger  | March 4, 2011; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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New movies: 'The Adjustment Bureau,' 'Take Me Home Tonight'

In this week's movie releases, Matt Damon and Emily Blunt evade mysterious agents in "The Adjustment Bureau," Topher Grace harkens back to the 1980s in "Take Me Home Tonight" and Johnny Depp is pure neo-Western genius in the animated flick "Rango." Here's what Post critics had to say:

By Jess Righthand  | March 4, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Coming Soon: Bars to watch for

Wondering when you'll get your first taste of Jack Rose, Toki Underground and other long-awaited nightspots. We have new estimates.

By Fritz Hahn  | March 3, 2011; 4:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hear that buzz? Music from Wye Oak, La Sera, Alex Winston and Tabi Bonney

Listen to songs by Wye Oak, La Sera, Alex Winston and Tabi Bonney -- four buzzworthy acts featured on the cover of Friday's Weekend section.

By David Malitz  | March 3, 2011; 3:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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At Hirshhorn, see 'Bill Cunningham New York,' win a Schwinn

The Hirshhorn is screening a documentary on New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham -- and giving away a free bike in his honor.

By Alex Baldinger  | March 3, 2011; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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New albums from Title Tracks, Vandaveer, Deleted Scenes

Info on upcoming albums from D.C. standouts Title Tracks, Deleted Scenes and Vandaveer, plus March's best concerts.

By David Malitz  | March 3, 2011; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Tickets on sale Friday for return of Arena Stage's 'Oklahoma!'

Arena Stage is bringing its smash hit "Oklahoma!" back. Get tickets during a special $50 sale Friday.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  | March 3, 2011; 1:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Your fix for cherry blossoms

Here's a sure sign that spring is on its way: Earlier today, National Park Service Chief Horticulturalist Rob DeFeo announced the projected peak bloom dates for the famed cherry blossom trees along the Tidal Basin.

By Stephanie Merry  | March 3, 2011; 11:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hot tickets: KT Tunstall, Capital Jazz Fest

KT Tunstall performs at Sixth and I Historic Synagogue April 13 (Rahav Segev) Singer-songwriter KT Tunstall's upbeat pop has a warmth and intimacy to it that seems suited to smaller rooms rather than large arena or festival stages. So...

By Alex Baldinger  | March 2, 2011; 7:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Chris Ford of Trummer's joins R.J. Cooper's team at Rogue 24

Pastry chef Chris Ford is leaving his post at Trummer's on Main to join R.J. Cooper at the James Beard award winner's forthcoming, tasting menu-focused restaurant, Rogue 24.

By Justin Rude  | March 2, 2011; 5:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Test your cherry blossom knowledge

How much do you really know about the city's most popular trees? Take this quiz to figure out whether you're just a tourist or could be a tour guide. And for more, visit our cherry blossoms special package. This survey...

By Amy Orndorff  | March 2, 2011; 5:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Wax poetic on the cherry blossoms

It's nearly cherry blossom time, and we're soliciting haikus in honor of the humble Japanese bloom.

By Amy Hitt  | March 2, 2011; 5:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (197)
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Today in Food: Open season on king cakes

Tim Carman's piece on upgrading the classic Mardi Gras confection king cake, including a chat with Bayou Bakery's David Guas, leads this week's Food section.

By Justin Rude  | March 2, 2011; 1:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Nightlife Agenda: Mardi Gras parties, Kurt Vile and Prince Paul

Mardi Gras events feature heavily this week -- apparently some people can't wait until Tuesday to sample king cake and toss beads -- but there's much more to fill your calendar. Don't miss Philadelphia troubadour Kurt Vile, a return performance by the Dum Dum Girls, a tribute to "Glee" at Town, hip-hop visionary Prince Paul or an album release show for local rockers the Caribbean.

By Fritz Hahn, David Malitz and Rhome Anderson  | March 1, 2011; 6:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Cajun kitchens celebrate Mardi Gras

Fat Tuesday is a week away, and area Cajun restaurants are beginning their seasonal celebrations. Here are some of the most promising parties and special menus from both old favorites and fresh faces.

By Justin Rude  | March 1, 2011; 4:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Eventide losing its chefs

Executive chef Miles Vaden and chef de cuisine Justus Frank are cooking their last meals at Eventide in Arlington this weekend

By Tom Sietsema  | March 1, 2011; 3:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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New at Michel: simpler dishes and lower prices

In the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner, Michel is lowering prices and offering simpler dishes, more in keeping with the offerings at Central.

By Tom Sietsema  | March 1, 2011; 1:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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March arts: DCist photography show and BYT at the Newseum

This month marks the return of some old favorites. The Renwick's biennial Craft Invitational, DCist's annual photo exhibit and the National Gallery's In the Tower series are just a few of the promising draws at local museums and galleries.

By Stephanie Merry  | March 1, 2011; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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See Oscar winners and nominated flicks

It's not too late to get your Oscar fix. Check out our list for details on where to watch the winners in the D.C. area.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard and Jess Righthand  | March 1, 2011; 10:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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A contest to decide the best gourmet banh mi

Chefs from six different restaurants will compete for the crown of the best upscale banh mi.

By Tim Carman  | March 1, 2011; 10:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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On stage in March

With Arena Stage's celebration of playwright Edward Albee, the Kennedy Center's spotlight on India and Atlas's heaping buffet of music, theater and dance, you'd think D.C. had reached its festival quota. Yet this month promises a deep dive into the work of Irish playwright Enda Walsh and a blow-out for Tennessee Williams's 100th birthday, not to mention some promising productions that stand alone.

By Stephanie Merry  | February 28, 2011; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Free and Easy: Around the World

Find out about conflict in South Africa, arts of India and partying in Rio -- all for free. Monday 'Two Men Talking' Paul Browde and Murray Nossel were childhood enemies growing up in South Africa. Now the two are a...

By Jess Righthand  | February 27, 2011; 9:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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