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Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 04/17/2014

8 things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of April 18-20

Make time for Easter egg hunts and Awesome Con.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  12:45 PM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 04/10/2014

9 things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of April 11-13

See the blossoms and the annual cherry blossom parade, shop for crafts or see country spitfire Ashley Monroe.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  12:30 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 04/03/2014

Nine things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of April 3-6

The weekend’s best in nightlife, music and art.

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Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 03/27/2014

Seven things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of March 27-30

This weekend: Blossom Kite Festival, Split This Rock and the return of the Washington Nationals.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  12:58 PM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 03/20/2014

7 things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of March 21-23

Bask in the (brief) sunshine at the National Cherry Blossom Festival Family Days or by eating gelato.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  12:50 PM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 03/13/2014

9 things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of March 13-16

Pre-St. Patrick’s Day fun, singer Ellie Goulding and a new exhibition by D.C. artist Kelly Towles.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  04:03 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 03/06/2014

8 things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of March 7-9

The inaugural D.C. Craft Beer Festival or Friday Night Eclectic? Decisions, decisions.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  04:48 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 02/27/2014

8 things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of Feb. 28-March 2

“Beyond Bollywood,” a night of hip-hop heavyweights and the Oscars top our best events.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  01:10 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 02/20/2014

7 things to do in the D.C. area the weekend of Feb. 21-23

Catch the new “SNL” Weekend Update anchor, watch Oscar flicks and save room for pie.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  12:32 PM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 02/14/2014

8 things to do in the D.C. area the long weekend of Feb. 14-17

This weekend: Valentine’s Day, a chance to try Google Glass and Rosanne Cash.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  03:52 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 01/30/2014

9 things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of Jan. 31-Feb. 2

A warm weekend brings the Lunar New Year, Super Bowl watch parties and chocolate.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  02:55 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 01/23/2014

9 things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of Jan. 24-26

Stock up on vinyl, meet the Nats or take the polar plunge.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  10:22 AM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 01/16/2014

8 things to do in the D.C. area on the long weekend of Jan. 17-20

Spend Sunday rocking with Afrika Bambaataa or catch a “Fifty Shades” sendup.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  04:32 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 01/09/2014

8 things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of Jan. 9-12

Sip margaritas at El Rey on U Street and hear the best storytellers in town.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  10:59 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 01/02/2014

Eight things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of Jan. 3-5

There are plenty of choices for the frigid weekend ahead.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  11:39 AM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 12/19/2013

Six things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of Dec. 20-22

Comedy, caroling and the end of days for Alexandria’s Mango Mike’s.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  04:55 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/12/2013

8 things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of Dec. 13-15

Our sleigh is brimming with Santa bar crawls, Nerd Nite and Ms. Lauryn Hill.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 12/09/2013

The best thing I saw this weekend: Mikhail Baryshnikov in ‘Man in a Case’

In this play about love and loss, the ballet star is captivating.

By Maura Judkis  |  02:49 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 12/05/2013

9 things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of Dec. 6-8

The Repeal Day Ball, the opening of Republic and a half-dozen holiday events inspire cheer this weekend.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  12:30 PM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/29/2013

12 things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of Nov. 28-Dec. 1

The weekend’s best in nightlife, music and art.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 11/21/2013

9 things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of Nov. 22-24

Remember JFK, sip Beaujolais Nouveau or watch a quidditch game.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  11:07 AM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 11/14/2013

7 things to do in the D.C. area the weekend of Nov. 14-17

The weekend’s best in nightlife, music and art.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  03:03 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 11/07/2013

Eight things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of Nov. 8-10

The weekend’s best in nightlife, music and art.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  02:41 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 10/31/2013

Nine things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of Nov. 1-3

Pumpkin Chunkin’, a noir-themed cocktail party, the fallFRINGE festival and more.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  02:37 PM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 10/30/2013

Readers have chosen their favorite D.C. coffee shop. And the winner is

More than 2,000 votes came in during a weeklong reader poll.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  11:35 AM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Best Coffee Shops, coffee, coffee shops

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 10/10/2013

10 things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of Oct. 10-13

The Taste of D.C., Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival and a fall beer tasting top our best-of list.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  02:31 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 10/03/2013

Nine things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of Oct. 4-6

The shutdown can’t stop the Taste of Bethesda, (e)merge art fair, Capitol City Oktoberfest or the rest of our picks.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  12:51 PM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 09/26/2013

8 things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of Sept. 27-29

A late-night art party, Oktoberfest and Crafty Bastards top our list of best events.

By Going Out Guide Staff  |  10:50 AM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 09/19/2013

10 things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of Sept. 19-22

It’s a festive weekend, with the H Street Festival, the National Book Festival and the Virgin Mobile FreeFest.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  10:43 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 09/13/2013

8 things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of Sept. 12-15

A flashy Andy Warhol exhibit, beer bike tour and Brooklyn-worthy flea market top our picks.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  09:59 AM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 09/05/2013

Six things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of Sept. 6-8

Football returns to RFK, trendy bars mark opening day and competing jazz festivals bring the noise.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  04:01 PM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 08/29/2013

10 things to do in the D.C. area on Labor Day weekend

Race cars take over Baltimore, and Michael Jackson is remembered in our top events for the weekend.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  11:32 AM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 08/23/2013

Video: The making of the People's Burger

A behind-the-scenes look at the making (and eating) of D.C.'s best burger.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:56 PM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Best Burgers, Food, Weekend Section

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 08/22/2013

Eight things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of Aug. 23-25

The March on Washington anniversary and Dragon Boat Regatta top our list.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  02:45 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 08/22/2013

How about a beer with that burger?

Five burger happy hours worth checking out.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:35 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 08/22/2013

The People's Burger: You voted. We made it. And ate it.

This is what happens when the best bits of D.C.'s best burgers join together as one.

By Alex Baldinger and Maura Judkis  |  11:25 AM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 08/15/2013

Eight things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of August 16-18

The weekend's best nightlife, music and art events.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  12:35 PM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 08/08/2013

Eight things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of Aug. 8-11

The weekend's best in nightlife, music and art.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  11:21 AM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:44 AM ET, 08/02/2013

9 things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of Aug. 2-4

Topping our list is the Biebs at Verizon Center, Signature Theatre's open house and cool Rickey cocktails.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  08:44 AM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 08/02/2013

Find some of the country's best wings and dancing in D.C.

Two local restaurants make Food and Wine's national "Best Wings" list, while Rolling Stone says we have one of the top dance clubs in the county.

By Fritz Hahn  |  08:32 AM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 07/25/2013

10 things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of July 25-28

The weekend's best in nightlife, music and art.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  12:27 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 07/18/2013

Nine things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of July 18-21

Celebrate National Ice Cream Day or get lost in a silent "Midsummer Night's Dream."

By Going Out Guide staff  |  01:11 PM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 07/12/2013

8 things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of July 12-14

The weekend's best in nightlife, music and art.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  09:15 AM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 07/05/2013

12 things to do in the D.C. area the weekend of July 5-7

Don seersucker for a special bike ride, check out the last days of the Folklife Festival, or reminisce at a '90s dance party.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  10:24 AM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 06/27/2013

11 things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of June 28-30

Highlights include a reggae dance party, Tracy Morgan and the fifth annual Firefly Festival.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  12:30 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 06/20/2013

11 things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of June 21-23

The Smithsonian celebrates skateboarders; the Barbecue Battle celebrates meat.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  11:19 AM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 06/13/2013

10 things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of June 14-16

The Roots, Become a Pilot Day and comic Neal Brennan top our list of the weekend's can't-miss events.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  11:29 AM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 06/06/2013

11 things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of June 6-9

Supernova performance and Source theater festivals, Capital Pride parade and more top our list.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  12:17 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 05/30/2013

Six things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of May 31-June 2

Our top picks: The Sierra Leone Refugee All-Stars, jazz music and free admission at the Phillips Collection and other off-the-Mall museums.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  01:24 PM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 05/29/2013

Six D.C. bars make Esquire's list of "The Best Bars in America"

High-end cocktail lounges, historic hotel bars and a rough-around-the-edges dive make Esquire Magazine's annual list of the country's best bars.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:21 PM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 05/23/2013

Nine things to do in the D.C. area on Memorial Day weekend

The long weekend's best in nightlife, music and art.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  12:57 PM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 05/16/2013

Nine things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of May 17-19

The weekend's best in nightlife, music and art.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  01:05 PM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 05/09/2013

Seven things to do in D.C. on the weekend of May 10-12

The weekend's best in nightlife, music and art.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  01:53 PM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 05/02/2013

Derby Day, Tig Notaro, Koen Vanmechelen's chickens and more weekend picks

Staff picks for the weekend's best in music, comedy, events and nightlife.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  01:20 PM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 04/25/2013

"Other Desert Cities," Robyn Hitchcock and Peter Buck and No Scrubs top this weekend's best events

The weekend's best in music, nightlife and family events.

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Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 04/18/2013

A poolside slumber party, Record Store Day, Truckeroo and more picks for the weekend

The weekend's best in music, nightlife and family events.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  01:57 PM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 04/11/2013

Filmfest DC, Yuri's Night, cherry blossom parade and more weekend picks

The weekend's best in music, nightlife and family events.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  04:40 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 04/04/2013

To do this weekend: a huge pillow fight, all-you-can-eat crawfish and "Mumbo Sauce"

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out a giant pillow fight, a crawfish boil, or a new show at the Corcoran.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  11:40 AM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 03/28/2013

Aziz Ansari, re-invented margaritas and Easter at the Lincoln Memorial top this weekend's picks

Plus: A Bob Marley tribute, reinvented margaritas and Easter festivities.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  12:47 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 03/21/2013

A ritual sock-burning, cocktails at Artini, comedy madness and more weekend picks

With parties highbrow and low, concerts and Easter egg rolls, there's something for everyone.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  12:41 PM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 03/14/2013

What to do this weekend: Embassy eats, Persian new year parties and French sounds

Globally-inspired events to fill your weekend calendar.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  11:53 AM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 03/07/2013

What to do this weekend: Whiskey Walk, D.C. United and Dubfire

Catch Oscar nominee "War Witch," or a St. Patrick's bar crawl.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  01:07 PM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 02/28/2013

To do this weekend: Standard reopens, Texas Independence and an early St. Paddy's parade

Check out a new jazz club in Bethesda, grab your coffee at a pop-up or watch a St. Patrick's Day parade step off.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  04:25 PM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 02/21/2013

Weekend's best: 'Pump Me Up,' a mind-numbing Oscar marathon and barleywine

See the next generation in design at Artisphere, sip barleywine from across the country, or bring your toothbrush along for a screening of nine Oscar-nominated films in a single day.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  01:25 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 02/07/2013

Weekend's best: Chinese New Year parade and a Mardi Gras masquerade soiree

With Mardi Gras, the Chinese New Year and Valentine's Day just days away, this weekend is a weird mashup of all three.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  02:02 PM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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