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Going Out Guide: May, 2011

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 05/01/2011

Free and Easy: Alice Walker, EU embassy open house

This week, internationally renowned author Alice Walker launches her new memoir, the European Union embassies open their doors to the public and the University of Maryland jazz bands give a concert at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

By Jess Righthand  |  04:00 PM ET, 05/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 04/29/2011

Drinkin’ with Lincoln

A new restaurant off Thomas Circle honors the 16th president with well-crafted cocktails and a $5 happy hour menu.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:02 PM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 04/29/2011

Food in focus: Food, Wine & Co.

This week, Washington Post restaurant critic Tom Sietsema traveled to Bethesda to check out how the kitchen at Food, Wine and Co. is faring under its new chef, Michael Harr.

By Justin Rude  |  02:25 PM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants | Tags:  Food in focus

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 04/29/2011

‘Southern Night’ raises money for tornado victims

Southern state societies and alumni groups are banding together to raise money for the Red Cross at a southern-themed party in Glover Park.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:43 PM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 04/29/2011

Sweetlife 2011: You’ll pay for this

There’s no such thing as a free lunch, and until the tart frozen yogurt industry finds itself a Richard Branson-type benefactor, it’s back to paying for all-day music festivals — until the next Virgin FreeFest, that is.

By Alex Baldinger  |  11:52 AM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 04/29/2011

Royal wedding watching: absolutely fascinating

The Ritz-Carlton’s royal wedding watch party included a multi-tiered cake, but the real confections were on the heads of the attendees.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  09:08 AM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/29/2011

New movies: ‘Fast Five,’ ‘Prom’

In this week’s new movie releases, high school kids attend a benign prom, a man shares the spotlight with a goat and the newest incarnation of the “Fast and Furious” franchise is a surprise success.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/29/2011

Weekend Update: Get to know National Harbor

On the surface, National Harbor is as much a neighborhood as Wal-Mart is a mon-and-pop shop. So why have we chosen it to be the focus of our most recent neighborhood guide in today’s Weekend section? Lavanya Ramanathan and Fritz Hahn explain.

By Alex Baldinger  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 04/28/2011

May’s best concerts: From Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Trouble Funk and thoughts of Red Palace

Folk icon Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, local go-go greats Trouble Funk and alt-rock kingpins Weezer are among May’s live music highlights.

By David Malitz  |  04:37 PM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 04/28/2011

On stage in May

Get the scoop on what plays and performances come to area theaters this month.

By Stephanie Merry  |  03:52 PM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theater

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 04/28/2011

Last Exit: Mount Pleasant’s new cocktail den

A new cocktail lounge hidden in Tonic’s basement offers inventive infusions and food-and-drink pairings. [Read more]

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:35 PM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 04/28/2011

Mother’s Day brunch in DC

Here are a handful of spots we trust to elevate the day.

By Justin Rude  |  12:12 PM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 04/28/2011

Get ready for festival season

For the next few weekends, the fun doesn’t stop. Local festival season kicks off with the Georgetown French Market, Barracks Row’s Taste of 8th foodie fest and a Cinco de Mayo celebration on the National Mall.

By Fritz Hahn  |  10:15 AM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 07:36 PM ET, 04/27/2011

Hot Tickets: Esperanza Spalding, R. Kelly, Kings of Leon

The Best New Artist winner is moving on up in D.C.

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:36 PM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Music

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 04/27/2011

Good bagels in D.C.? Yes, believe it or not.

There are some tasty bagels born right here in the nation’s capital. You can either make the best of what we’ve got, or continue to stomp your feet and argue that the only bagels worth eating, anywhere, come from holes-in-the-wall in New York City.

By Alex Baldinger  |  03:39 PM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 04/27/2011

Today in Food: A first bite at Fiola

In today’s Food section, Tom Sietsema paid his first visit to Fabio Trabocchi’s new Penn Quarter restaurant, Fiola. He found a already smooth service and short ribs so tender they could be cut with a spoon.

By Justin Rude  |  10:30 AM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 04/26/2011

See the Helen Hayes winners

After last night’s Helen Hayes Award winners were announced, we offer chances to see some of the winners.

By Stephanie Merry  |  04:45 PM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theater

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 04/26/2011

Nightlife Agenda: Wilson Center anniversary and Rockstar DJs

This week finds at least three different musicians hosting and DJing at “offical” post-concert parties, including Of Montreal, Peter Bjorn and John and some of the artists involved in the Sweetlife Festival. Other highlights include a tribute to the famed Wilson Center concert venue, with a talk by punk icon Ian MacKaye (who played there with Minor Threat and Fugazi), the return of Hip-Hop Trivia Night, an intimate performance by Jagged Edge and a rooftop party across the street from the Capitol with performances by DJ Stereofaith and Sharkey. Oh, and the Black Squirrel has Fat Tire beer again — and this time, it’s for the whole summer!

By Fritz Hahn, David Malitz and Rhome Anderson  |  04:12 PM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 04/26/2011

The top 10 new outdoor bars for 2011

We know what you didn’t do last summer.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:38 PM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 04/26/2011

L’Auberge Chez Francois spawns a brasserie

There’s a new, 30-seat restaurant and bar -- with lower price points — downstairs from the formal restaurant.

By Tom Sietsema  |  10:45 AM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 04/25/2011

Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival kicks off

The theme of this year’s movie fest is films that feature SNL greats, from Mike Myers to Bill Murray.

By Stephanie Merry  |  04:28 PM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 04/25/2011

Africa Underground, Asia After Dark tickets now on sale

Tickets to the second ever “Africa Underground” after-hours party at the National Museum of African Art went on sale Friday, and they’re likely to sell out fast. Also likely to bring in crowds? The Freer and Sackler’s upcoming Asia After Dark, which will offer opportunities to reflect and send messages of hope to the Japanese people.

By Jess Righthand and Lavanya Ramanathan  |  02:27 PM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 04/25/2011

Hong Kong Palace chef builds his own empire

Jose Andres and Jeff Black, you have some company in the restaurant-empire-building business.

By Tim Carman  |  01:45 PM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 04/24/2011

Free and Easy: Festivals, markets and Irish film

This week’s free events include an Irish film screening (with popcorn!), a new interactive light exhibit and an arts festival.

By Jess Righthand  |  04:00 PM ET, 04/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 04/22/2011

Where to watch the royal wedding

Can’t make it to London to see William and Kate tie the knot? Local restaurants and pubs are opening their doors extra early so you can watch the ceremony.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:20 PM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Restaurants

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 04/22/2011

Weekend Update: Late night eats

D.C.’s late-night dining scene has come a long way from greasy jumbo slice and the occasional falafel splurge when you’re looking for a quick bite between bars or on your way home from a night out.

By Alex Baldinger  |  11:00 AM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/22/2011

New movies: ‘Water for Elephants,’ ‘Nostalgia for the Light’

In this week’s new movies, a poor young man falls for a circus star, Chile’s political history is unfurled and a French farce falls a bit flat.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 04/21/2011

Earth Day: An itinerary

Cheap veggie burgers, movie screenings and more ways to celebrate the planet.

By Amy Orndorff  |  05:15 PM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc., Events, Museums

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 04/21/2011

Tim Hetherington and ‘Restrepo’

Photojournalists Chris Hondros and Tim Hetherington were fatally wounded while on assignment in Libya. Hetherington is best known for his work on the Academy Award-nominated 2010 documentary “Restrepo,” which earned a 3-star rating from our film critic Ann Hornaday.

By Alex Baldinger  |  02:00 PM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 04/21/2011

Peeps to go on display at Artisphere

Those of you who came out to our happy hour at Whitlow’s on Monday got a little peep show of the winner and a few finalists in the Washington Post Peeps competition. If you’re hankering for some more eye candy, a wider selection of the Peeps finalists will be on display at Artisphere beginning May 7.

By Jess Righthand  |  01:10 PM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums

Posted at 07:19 PM ET, 04/20/2011

Hot Tickets: Animal Collective, Kid Rock, Pat Benatar

A very diverse group, but there’s a good chance you’ll want tickets to one of these shows

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:19 PM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 04/20/2011

Today in Food: Menu labels and pizza on wheels

Today’s Food section headlines include a look at the way menu labels might change our dining habits, a new food truck and the final round of Beer Madness.

By Justin Rude  |  12:15 PM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 04/19/2011

Nightlife Agenda: Pantha du Prince, Earth Day and Federico Aubele

A rock-solid week of concerts and parties includes Eighteenth Street Lounge’s Federico Aubele debuting his new album, a tribute to the late bluesman Pinetop Perkins, the one-year anniversary parties for Dodge City and P. Brennan’s Irish Pub, two appearances by up-and-coming rapper Big K.R.I.T., the soulful blues of the Holmes Brothers, Davila 666’s party punk, DJ nights dedicated to Kylie Minogue and the first ladies of ‘60s soul, a tater tot-eating contest and a night of eco-friendly cocktails.

By Fritz Hahn  |  06:46 PM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 04/19/2011

Sun, cocktails and Peeps at the Going Out Guide happy hour

Talk about a great night! Check out the photos to see our filled-to-capacity crowd.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:15 PM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Bars and Clubs

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 04/19/2011

El Centro D.F. to open in Logan Circle

Yes, it will open on Cinco de Mayo. Tom Sietsema has more details on what you’ll find at the three-floor space.

By Tom Sietsema  |  12:55 PM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 04/19/2011

Frozen coffee cubes will change your life

If you like iced coffee, you’ll really like Cafe Phillips.

By Alex Baldinger  |  10:50 AM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 04/18/2011

Local chefs put their spin on Passover

Amy Brandwein of Casa Nonna and Mark Furstenberg of Perry’s are serving up their own take on Passover traditions.

By Justin Rude  |  04:49 PM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 04/18/2011

‘Clybourne Park’: Last year’s hit, this year’s Pulitzer winner

And Bruce Norris’s biting race play is coming back to Woolly.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  04:02 PM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theater

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 04/18/2011

VegWeek: Pure, unbridled soy

VegWeek is Compassion Over Killing’s challenge to omnivores to try out vegetarianism, and it kicks off today.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  01:34 PM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 04/18/2011

Peeps party with the Gurus at Whitlow’s tonight

The Going Out Gurus host a happy hour at Whitlow’s on Wilson, with food and drink specials, giveaways and Peeps.

By David Malitz  |  12:35 PM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap, Events

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 04/18/2011

Watershed set to sail April 22

Todd and Ellen Gray, the owners of Equinox, plan to open their second restaurant this week.

By Tom Sietsema  |  10:34 AM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 04/17/2011

Free and easy: Guru happy hour, wine tasting, Mayor’s awards

This week’s free events include a wine tasting, the Mayor’s Arts Awards at the Kennedy Center and today’s happy hour with the Going Out Gurus.

By Jess Righthand  |  04:00 PM ET, 04/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:48 PM ET, 04/15/2011

Armstrong’s Virtue pub set to open next month

Restaurant Eve chef Cathal Armstrong has just finished writing the menu for Virtue Feed and Grain, his casual Irish-American pub in Old Town

By Tim Carman  |  06:48 PM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants, Bars and Clubs

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 04/15/2011

Something for the weekend: English pints and soccer on H Street NE

On the agenda for this weekend: English soccer, Scottish beers and steak and ale pie. The destination: H Street NE.

By Fritz Hahn  |  05:15 PM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 04/15/2011

Ask Tom: Parking at Carmine’s

Which do you think costs more: a garage or valet parking?

By Tom Sietsema  |  03:55 PM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 04/15/2011

Food in focus: Sabai Sabai and 3 Bar and Grill

Plenty of mouth-watering pictures from this week’s LunchBreak and dining columns.

By Justin Rude  |  02:15 PM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 04/15/2011

Weekend Update: Outdoors 101 is in session

Spring has sprung, which means it’s time to get back into the swing of the outdoors. Find out where to go kayaking, fishing, camping and more.

By Alex Baldinger  |  09:00 AM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Going Out Gurus

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/15/2011

New movies: ‘Rio,’ ‘The Conspirator,’ ‘Scream 4’

This week’s new movie releases includ a 3-D family flick set in the colorful Rio de Janeiro, a Civil War drama and the fourth installment of the ‘Scream’ slasher series.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 04/14/2011

You be the Guru: Tell us about your favorite beach hangouts

We want to hear your top stops at the shore, from beach eats to mini-golf to best date spots.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:28 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc., Restaurants, Bars and Clubs

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 04/14/2011

Calling all foodies: Go on, dish

From the quintessential half-smoke to the lobster roll to the pupusa, D.C. has some great dishes. What’s your hands-down winner?

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:14 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants, Bars and Clubs, Misc.

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 04/14/2011

Toro y Moi to play free show at Sweetgreen this afternoon

Before a sold-out Rock & Roll Hotel show tonight, catch a free show from the electro-pop standouts.

By David Malitz  |  11:51 AM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 04/14/2011

Peep this: The Gurus are hosting happy hour at Whitlow’s

Not only will you be able to celebrate the grand opening of the Clarendon bar’s brand new rooftop deck; you’ll be able to see winners of the Post’s Peeps Show V.

By Fritz Hahn  |  11:35 AM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 08:07 PM ET, 04/13/2011

UPDATED Hot Tickets: Manchester United vs. FC Barcelona, Aziz Ansari, Tim McGraw

Manchester United vs. FC Barcelona, Aziz Ansari, Tim McGraw are more are now on sale.

By Brandon Weigel  |  08:07 PM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Music

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 04/13/2011

Kehinde Wiley to speak tomorrow at American Indian Museum

Internationally-acclaimed New York-based artist Kehinde Wiley will give a talk tomorrow night at 7 p.m. in the National Museum of the American Indian’s Rasmuson Theater.

By Jess Righthand  |  05:26 PM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events | Tags:  Kehinde Wiley, African Art

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 04/13/2011

Where to watch the Caps in the playoffs

If you don’t have tickets to the games tonight and Friday, here’s where you’ll want to catch the action.

By Alex Baldinger  |  03:12 PM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 04/13/2011

Today in Food: Local lamb

In today’s Food section, get to know local food producers, an unfortunately named Japanese lounge and a start-up personal chef service that also offers healthy takeout meals.

By Justin Rude  |  09:50 AM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 08:33 PM ET, 04/12/2011

Nightlife Agenda: DC Brau, Waka Flocka Flame and Hip-Hop Karaoke

A busy week sees the debut of D.C.’s first new brewery since 1956, an appearance by Waka Flocka Flame, a turntable battle starring former U.S. champ (and current Madonna touring partner) DJ Enferno, a lunchtime date with popular electro-pop group Toro y Moi, a chance to rhyme on stage during Liv’s hip-hop karaoke, an exhibition of Baltimore’s top brews, much-hyped French rockers Jamaica and an ‘80s-style prom, complete with Rubik’s Cubes and Pop Rocks.

By Fritz Hahn, David Malitz and Rhome Anderson  |  08:33 PM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 04/12/2011

D.C. is Avenue ‘Cue

You’d think Hill Country, Standard and the relocated Chuck’s Wagon would be enough barbecue for us. You’d think wrong.

By Jim Shahin  |  01:55 PM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 04/12/2011

Remembering the Civil War in Washington

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War, the Going Out Guide presents lists of events, interactive maps and photo galleries about the war in the Washington area.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:39 PM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 04/12/2011

Getting Up Guide: Early afternoon edition

A quick look at what’s happening around D.C. on Tuesday.

By Alex Baldinger  |  12:00 PM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 04/11/2011

HR-57 opens on H Street NE

Don’t be surprised when you hear the sounds of jazz music on your next sojourn down H Street. After several months of delays, jazz club HR-57, which closed its former Logan Circle location last year will have an official grand opening this Friday at its new home, 816 H Street NE.

By Jess Righthand  |  01:55 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 04/11/2011

Soak up today’s warm weather

From picnicking in the park to visiting food trucks, here are a few of our favorite ways to enjoy today’s fleeting warm weather.

By Justin Rude  |  01:20 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 04/10/2011

Free and easy: Do the tax tango, Kronos Quartet

This week, hear from the artistic director of the Kronos Quartet, learn about western portrayals of the late 1950s “Berlin Crisis” and tango your tax worries away.

By Jess Righthand  |  04:00 PM ET, 04/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 04/08/2011

Moving up the street: Logan Cox heads to Ripple

Logan Cox is leaving the long-running New Heights in Woodley Park for the fledgling Ripple in Cleveland Park.

By Tom Sietsema  |  04:26 PM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 04/08/2011

Deals for the furloughed

Restaurants, bars plan to offer specials and even free meals to government workers.

By Lavanya Ramanathan and Fritz Hahn  |  02:00 PM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Museums, Restaurants

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/08/2011

Weekend Update: Hidden history

Rediscover D.C.’s lesser-known Civil War sites in Friday’s Weekend section.

By Alex Baldinger, Astrid Riecken Washington had a very different look during the Civil War, some 150 years ago now. As historians mark the beginning of the conflict’s sesquicentennial on April 12, we look for traces of Washington’s Civil War history, some of which is hiding in plain sight., Quiz yourself to see how well you know your Civil War statues: For example, Which former Union general and U.S. secretary of war gives his name to a park in Foggy Bottom? Then, when you’re through being stumped, check out photos of the landmarks or upload your own photos as you encounter them around town. and Here’s the rest of what you’ll find in today’s Weekend section:  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/08/2011

New movies: ‘Hanna,’ ‘Arthur,’ ‘Your Highness’

In this week’s new movies, a not-so-lovable lush tells not-so-funny jokes, a fairytale satire takes after pot comedy “Pineapple Express” and a homeschooled assassin goes on the lam.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 04/07/2011

Quiz: Do you know your Civil War statues?

Test your Civil War knowledge with a quiz on D.C. statues.

By Fritz Hahn  |  04:36 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 04/07/2011

Session beers: Low alcohol, high quality

Local brewmasters create a low-alcohol beer designed to have big taste.

By Fritz Hahn  |  11:45 AM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/07/2011

Sensorium takes shape

Bryon Brown’s pop-up sensory dining experience begins to come together on the Southeast waterfront.

By Justin Rude  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 07:48 PM ET, 04/06/2011

What will be open if there’s a federal shutdown?

The news on museums, theaters, and more.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  07:48 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Theater, Museums

Posted at 07:17 PM ET, 04/06/2011

Hot Tickets: Ke$ha, DC101 Chili Cook-Off, Mumford and Sons

Hopefully your concert budget is in order, because there are a lot of great ways you could spend your hard-earned dollars on live music this week.

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:17 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Going Out Gurus, Music

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 04/06/2011

Tell us about your favorite happy hours

Where are your favorite after-work food and drink specials? Tell us about them and you could be featured in an upcoming edition of Weekend.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:50 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 04/06/2011

Today in Food: Goat, the final frontier

Get the lowdown on goat meat, Spanish brandy, a cutting edge Baltimore barista, a restaurant that serves only steak frites and more in this week’s food section.

By Justin Rude  |  11:03 AM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 08:15 PM ET, 04/05/2011

Nightlife Agenda: Yuri’s Night, Bar Golf and the Austin Lounge Lizards

Celebrate the first man in space with two nights of parties featuring burlesque, DJs, vodka drinks and a Lego competition; dance to Caribbean hits while helping victims of Hurricane Tomas; spend Saturday afternoon playing putt-putt inside 13 D.C. bars; catch the Austin Lounge Lizards playing bluegrass at an intimate venue; or learn about the history of birth control while sipping a cold beer.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  08:15 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 08:04 PM ET, 04/05/2011

Daytime diversions for a federal shutdown

What will be open if the Smithsonian museums close.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  08:04 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Going Out Gurus, Bars and Clubs, Restaurants, Museums

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 04/04/2011

Best concerts in April

The best shows to see this month.

By David Malitz  |  02:59 PM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 04/04/2011

Jonathan Schuyler becomes wine director at 2941

Jonathan Schuyler had barely finished giving notice when he got a promotion.

By Tim Carman  |  01:54 PM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 04/04/2011

Fabio Trabocchi’s Fiola to open on Friday

Ready, set, reserve: the former master of the four-star Maestro in Tysons Corner is opening a restaurant of his own this week.

By Tom Sietsema  |  11:55 AM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 04/04/2011

Pastry chef Heather Roth moves to L’Academie de Cuisine

Pastry chef and “Top Chef: Just Desserts” participant Heather Roth is going back to school.

By Tom Sietsema  |  09:30 AM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 04/03/2011

Free and Easy: ‘Bonnie and Clyde,’ lunchtime opera

This week, catch a screening of Bonnie and Clyde with your burger and fries, pick out your favorite float at the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade and feel the beat at DJ Umek’s dance party at the U Street Music Hall.

By Jess Righthand  |  04:00 PM ET, 04/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 04/01/2011

Bojangles’ comes to Washington’s Union Station

Long lines formed for the opening of the wildly popular fried chicken restaurant.

By Brandon Weigel  |  04:30 PM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 04/01/2011

Best bathrooms

When you’re going out, here are the most unique places to go.

By Justin Rude and Alex Baldinger  |  03:45 PM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants, Bars and Clubs

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 04/01/2011

Ask Tom: To leave, or not to leave?

Washington Post restaurant critic Tom Sietsema tackles the question of how long you can occupy a table.

By Tom Sietsema  |  01:15 PM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 04/01/2011

Weekend update: Spring’s top 20

In today’s Weekend section, find everything you need to fill out your spring social calendar.

By Alex Baldinger  |  10:00 AM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/01/2011

New movies: ‘Source Code,’ ‘Super’

In this week’s new movie releases, an average Joe takes his superhero alterego a bit too far, a former soldier gets caught in a race against the clock and a group of late twenty-somethings try to find their own way into late adulthood.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 03/31/2011

Where to watch the Final Four

Bars are waiting to welcome fans and friends with big TVs and happy hour specials.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:40 PM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 03/31/2011

Win tickets to Blue Man Group in today’s Got Plans? chat

Join us for today’s Got Plans? chat and get in the running to score two tickets to the monochromatic men. All you have to do is tell us the most fun thing you’ve ever skipped work for.

By Jess Righthand  |  12:45 PM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theater, Events, Misc.

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 03/31/2011

Shake Shack or Five Guys: Who ya got?

Shake Shack’s coming to Nationals Park at the expense of Five Guys. The move has created plenty of buzz, but is the loss of a local success story in favor of a pedestrian New York import really worth cheering?

By Alex Baldinger  |  12:23 PM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 03/30/2011

Now open: Hill Country, Standard and more new bars

Between St. Patrick’s Day and the NCAA tournament, bars are often extra crowded in March. But the scene has been especially busy recently, thanks to all the new bars opening around town. These are our first impressions of five new arrivals; including Hill Country’s boot-scootin’ dance hall and the beer-garden-esque Standard.

By Fritz Hahn and Alex Baldinger  |  02:07 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

 

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