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Going Out Guide: July, 2011

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 07/31/2011

Free and easy: Beauty Pill, ‘King John’

Free this week: Taffety Punk rehearses and performs Shakespeare all in one day and local rock band Beauty Pill records an album for all to see.

By Jess Righthand  |  04:00 PM ET, 07/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 07/29/2011

August’s best concerts

My Morning Jacket, Thievery Corporation and the end of the Fort Reno and Fort Dupont seasons highlight this month’s concert calendar.

By David Malitz  |  03:14 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 07/29/2011

August art preview: What to see and do this month

A month’s worth of don’t-miss art events, and a head’s up on some upcoming closings.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  12:31 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 07/29/2011

Something for the weekend: Changes at Asylum, Meridian Pint

If you’re a fan of the upstairs bar at Asylum or the draft beers at Meridian Pint, make sure you visit them this weekend, because big changes are coming on Monday.

By Fritz Hahn  |  11:31 AM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 07/29/2011

New movies: ‘Cowboys & Aliens,’ ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love,’ ‘Smurfs’

In this week’s new movies, the western and sci-fi genres manage to entertainingly coexist, and Ryan Gosling steals the show while Steve Carell makes a bid to be the next Tom Hanks.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:19 AM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Raise a glass to a Virginia day trip — and do your homework tonight at Meridian Pint

We explored Virginia’s wine country and found that it’s not just about the vino anymore. In addition to new vineyards, there are breweries offering tours and tastings and nascent distilleries producing fine small-batch whiskeys and gins. [ Read more ]

By Justin Rude  |  04:18 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Misc.

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Plan your weekend: Hipster Camp, Shark Weekend

From Hipster Camp to Shark fun, this weekend has lots of good options.

By Brandon Weigel  |  02:44 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Tradition trumps triumph

We got dozens of submissions for the Manchester United vs. Barcelona ticket contest, from recent converts to the sport of soccer to lifelong Cardiff City supporters.

By Alex Baldinger  |  02:28 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 07/28/2011

Free yoga, plus one for the dogs

There are all kinds of options for outdoor yoga, served up cost-free, at parks around town. One class even lets students bring along their dogs.

By Stephanie Merry  |  09:02 AM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 07:58 PM ET, 07/27/2011

Hot Tickets: Fillmore Silver Spring, the Nightwatchman

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:58 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Music

Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 07/27/2011

Is Zagat still relevant in an Yelp world?

The updated Zagat guide hit the streets today. Do you even care?

By Tim Carman  |  06:14 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 07/27/2011

Today in Food: Going Rogue

Today’s Food section is led by a report from Tim Carman on the growing number of area chefs abandoning a la carte selection in favor of tasting menus. This includes R.J. Cooper, who won a James Beard award for his work at Vidalia. He’s opening the doors today at his ambitious new restaurant, Rogue 24.

By Justin Rude  |  10:26 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 07/27/2011

Who’s thirsty for a Pelvic Floor Rickey?

That’s the name of the concoction bartender Josh Berner is serving up at Ripple in Cleveland Park during July’s ongoing Rickey Month.

By Alex Baldinger  |  10:10 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Restaurants

Posted at 07:49 PM ET, 07/26/2011

Nightlife Agenda: Local cover bands and a hipster pool party

Cool down this week with a post-ironic pool party, icy cocktails and a party where your knees can feel the breeze. On the other hand, you can heat up your week with jokey local cover bands at the Black Cat’s popular Run for Cover concert, get sweaty on the dance floor at the return of Cuzzin B’s True School party at Sweet Spot or join go-go legends at a funky birthday party for E.U. singer Sugar Bear.

By Fritz Hahn, David Malitz and Rhome Anderson  |  07:49 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 07/26/2011

Feeds & Reads: Kushi totally not closed, and the little farm stand that could

The Gurus round up the week’s must-read blog posts, tweets and restaurant/bar rumor-mongering.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  04:40 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants, Misc. | Tags:  Feeds and Reads

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 07/26/2011

Big Boi on new OutKast music, advice for young rappers and vacationing with Andre 3000

A new OutKast album might be in the works, but first, a cruise to the Bahamas.

By David Malitz  |  04:26 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 07/26/2011

Win tickets to see Manchester United vs. FC Barcelona

Manchester United and FC Barcelona will take to the pitch Saturday at FedEx Field. We’ve got your tickets to be there.

By Alex Baldinger  |  01:24 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Misc.

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 07/25/2011

This week’s free concerts and movies

Looking for a free movie or concert this week? Here’s a quick look at what’s ahead over the next few days.

By Alex Baldinger  |  05:33 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 07/25/2011

Drinks in focus: Tiki time

Head to the Passenger’s weekly tiki party for strong tropical drinks and a Polynesian vibe.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:51 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 07/25/2011

10 dates to try before the sun sets on summer

Outdoor concerts, festivals, and rooftop parties don’t last forever. Next month is the last dash for summer romance.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  12:40 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Events, Misc. | Tags:  dating

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 07/25/2011

‘Captain America’ tops box office with $65.8M debut to complete Marvel sweep

Marvel completes summer sweep as “First Avenger” grosses $65.8M domestically to become third Marvel film of season to win a weekend.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:40 AM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 07/24/2011

Free and easy: Title Tracks at Fort Reno, ‘Refresh’

Free this week: a free concert at Fort Reno, Jazz in the Garden and the 2nd Annual Youth Arts Festival.

By Jess Righthand  |  04:00 PM ET, 07/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 07/22/2011

Something for the Weekend: Beat the heat with a Rickey

More than two dozen bartenders around the area have put their own spin on the classic mix of gin or bourbon, soda and lime. Get out and find your favorite.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:18 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 07/22/2011

Five ways to beat the heat, from slushitos to waterslides

Where to find the best cool-down pools, cocktails and indoor diversions.

By Lavanya Ramanathan and Stephanie Merry  |  01:43 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc., Summer Guide, Bars and Clubs | Tags:  Heat wave

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 07/22/2011

Fillmore Silver Spring opens Sept. 15 with Mary J. Blige

New venue also hosts Black Star, Blondie, Primus and Cheap Trick in its first weeks.

By David Malitz  |  11:51 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 07/22/2011

Weekend Update: Old world charms

When it comes to D.C. neighborhoods, Georgetown pretty much has the market cornered on loveliness.

By Alex Baldinger  |  10:15 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

New movies: ‘Captain America,’ ‘Friends with Benefits’

In this week’s new movies, the newest comic book movie returns to its World War II-era roots, Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake ignite sparks with their on-screen anti-romance and an experiment with a chimpanzee exposes the self-absorption of the 1970s counterculture.

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

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 07/21/2011

Crafty Bastards seeking your crafty, errr ... kid

The annual Crafty Bastards festival launches a Young and Crafty area.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  05:34 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 07/21/2011

Georgetown’s gems: The Neighborhood Guide

Sample our guide to the old-world treasures hidden in the tourist traffic jam.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  02:36 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 07/21/2011

Get your free tickets to Friday’s final Going Out Guide concert of the summer

Carolyn Malachi headlines Neo Soul Beat Night. Pick up free tickets on Friday.

By David Malitz  |  12:45 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Hot Tickets: Thievery Corporation, Tori Amos, Jens Lenkman

By Brandon Weigel  |  10:00 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Music

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Lunch today: Oh Fish!

Chipotle-style sushi rolls? Sounds dangerous. But that’s the concept behind Kaz Okochi’s new casual counter-service restaurant at 19th and L. The Kaz Sushi Bistro owner officially opened Oh Fish! yesterday, and we went to check it out.

By Justin Rude  |  08:41 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 07/20/2011

Win Big Boi tickets in Thursday’s Got Plans? chat

We want you to take an Outkast song or album title and make it cleverly D.C. themed (puns welcome).

By Alex Baldinger  |  06:42 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music, Events

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 07/20/2011

Chef change for America Eats Tavern

Richard Brandenburg, the former head chef of Cafe Atlantico and America Eats Tavern, is leaving the ThinkFoodGroup to work for a development company, and his main focus will be rethinking Capital City Market in Washington.

By Tom Sietsema  |  03:53 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 07/20/2011

Bar specials: What’s hot and what’s not

H Street bars offer $2 drinks when the mercury hits 95, and Duffy’s sells beers for the low, low price of Jason Werth’s batting average.

By Fritz Hahn and Alex Baldinger  |  01:19 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 07/20/2011

Today in Food: Keep it local, honey

Today in the Food section, David Hagedorn visits Fern Hill Apiary, where he gets an inside-the-tent, under-the-netting look at what goes into making local honey.

By Justin Rude  |  10:34 AM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 06:23 PM ET, 07/19/2011

Nightlife Agenda: Belgian beer, Ernest Hemingway and poolside movies

It’s a week of celebrations: Celebrate Belgium’s independence day with rare and delicious beers, Ernest Hemingway’s birthday with daquiris and local hip-hop MC Phil Ade’s new album at a record release party.

By Fritz Hahn, David Malitz and Rhome Anderson  |  06:23 PM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 07/19/2011

Honest Tea’s exercise in social voyeurism

Bethesda’s Honest Tea is again conducting a social experiment to see which city is the most honest.

By Tim Carman  |  01:14 PM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 07/19/2011

Capital Fringe 2011: Review roundup and more tips to beat the heat

Is the Fringe Festival too hot? Too expensive? Bloggers debate.

By Maura Judkis  |  11:10 AM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 07/19/2011

Feeds & reads: Hoppy news, the Michelle O. special at Shake Shack

The Gurus round up the week’s must-read blog posts, tweets and restaurant/bar rumor-mongering.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  11:02 AM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc., Restaurants | Tags:  Feeds and Reads

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 07/18/2011

This week in free concerts and movies

Wondering what you’re going to do this week, other than sweat profusely? We’re in the middle of one of summer’s busiest periods for free arts and entertainment events.

By Alex Baldinger  |  05:41 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 07/18/2011

The winning number of pennies on the floor at Lincoln

A Capitol Hill woman won the $250 prize for correctly guessing the exact number of pennies tiling the floor at Lincoln. Want to know the winning number?

By Tom Sietsema  |  04:53 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 07/18/2011

Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club honored by Playboy

The offbeat Northeast D.C. nightspot made the list of the 14 greatest late-night bars in the United States.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:34 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 07/18/2011

‘Harry Potter’ smashes box office records with $168.5M opening weekend

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” breaks records by making an astonishing $168.5 million in its opening weekend.

By Jen Chaney  |  08:39 AM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 07/17/2011

Free and Easy: Chuck Redd, Nam June Paik

Free this week: jazz with Chuck Redd, a birthday party for the pioneer of video art and the last free Going Out Guide concert of the summer.

By Jess Righthand  |  04:00 PM ET, 07/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 07/15/2011

Food in focus: Kao Thai

Check out these mouth-watering photos of Kao Thai, a new Silver Spring restaurant that Tom Sietsema profiled in this week’s dining column.

By Justin Rude  |  03:20 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 07/15/2011

Something for the Weekend: Happy birthday parties

Shadow Room and Mad Fox Brewing Company mark their anniversaries this weekend with free drinks and special beers.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:02 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 07/15/2011

Best pre-’Potter’ dining near the Uptown

To help you plan your evening at the theater, here is our list of great pre-Potter eats.

By Justin Rude  |  12:30 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants, Movies

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 07/15/2011

Weekend Update: Water, water everywhere

In today’s Washington Post Weekend section, we head for the water. Check out six excursions worth diving into, from crab-boat tours on the Potomac to a quirky water ballet in Baltimore.

By Alex Baldinger  |  11:53 AM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

New movies: ‘Harry Potter,’ ‘Winnie the Pooh’

In this week’s new movies, the last installment of the “Harry Potter” series is a fitting finale, “Winnie the Pooh” gets a makeover and Demian Bichir gives an Oscar-worthy performance in “A Better Life.”

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

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 07/14/2011

Weekend planner: Harry Potter, Women’s World Cup and Artscape

We’re almost at the weekend! Here are some recent Going Out Guide posts that might help you plan for the occasion:

By Alex Baldinger  |  08:00 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 07/14/2011

FotoDC opens a gallery in Adams Morgan

The organizer of FotoWeek is opening a gallery in the old Design Within Reach space beginning July 22.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  05:51 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 07/14/2011

Get your free tickets to Friday’s Going Out Guide Latin Night concert

Orquesta La Leyenda, Verny Varela and His Orchestra and Rudy Gonzalez y Su Locura perform on Friday. Make sure to get your free tickets.

By David Malitz  |  02:52 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 07/14/2011

2011 Restaurant Week dates announced

It’s that time of year again. The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington has announced this summer’s Restaurant Week dates.

By Justin Rude  |  02:18 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 07/14/2011

The business of food trucks

Launching a new food truck isn’t as easy as, say, setting up a corner lemonade stand. But it is easier — and considerably less expensive — than opening a brick and mortar restaurant.

By Alex Baldinger  |  11:49 AM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 07/14/2011

More from the Capital Fringe Festival

Get the latest on reviews and news from the massive theater fest.

By Maura Judkis  |  10:25 AM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theater | Tags:  Fringe

Posted at 07:56 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Hot Tickets: Virgin Mobile FreeFest, 9:30 Club fall schedule, David Sedaris

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:56 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Today in Food: All about America

Tim Carman takes an in-depth look at America Eats Tavern and its star chef.

By Justin Rude  |  04:58 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Phillips After 5 goes weekly

The Phillips Collection’s soiree will occur on five consecutive Thursdays beginning Aug. 4. And there are just as many chances to get in and drink for free.

By Stephanie Merry  |  04:16 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Eat Local First Week events

Learn about community-supported agriculture, tour urban vegetable gardens, get a tutorial on vegan cooking and sip on "foraged" cocktails during this celebration of locally-grown food. [ Read more ]

By Stephanie Merry  |  12:09 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Restaurants

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 07/13/2011

Coming up on your food calendar: Crabs, paella and a week of Belgian eats

Belgian Restaurant Week, Jaleo’s annual paella festival and the return of Bar Pilar’s crab festival make for a busy eating schedule.

By Justin Rude  |  11:36 AM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 06:09 PM ET, 07/12/2011

Nightlife Agenda: Bastille Day, whiskey and A Tribe Called Quest

Summer doldrums? When a week includes Bastille Day parties, free whiskey tastings and a tribute to A Tribe Called Quest, there are plenty of cool ways to spend your nights out.

By Fritz Hahn, Rhome Anderson and David Malitz  |  06:09 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Events

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 07/12/2011

‘Harry Potter’ fans: Choose your poison

Prepare for a barrage of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” viewing options, including this week’s marathon of all the “Potter” films.

By Jess Righthand  |  02:40 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 07/12/2011

Bastille Day highlights: Jazz, champagne and racing maids

See our picks for the best ways to celebrate this week. [ Read more ]

By Jess Righthand and Fritz Hahn  |  12:29 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 07/12/2011

R.J. Cooper’s Rogue 24 to open July 27

Will the former Vidalia chef’s debut restaurant become a destination like Minibar and Komi? [ Read more ]

By Tim Carman  |  12:20 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 07/12/2011

Capital Fringe: Highlights from the first few days

Check out what critics are saying about "Gallantry,” “Illuminopolis” and more shows from the first few days of the festival.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  12:03 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theater, Events | Tags:  Fringe

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 07/12/2011

Galaxy Hut expands to Falls Church

Lucky Falls Church: Galaxy Hut is opening its second location on Broad Street this fall.

By Fritz Hahn  |  11:31 AM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Ecstatic over happy hours

Looking for new happy hour ideas? Our list of suggestions ranges from intern-friendly deals to heaping helpings of clams paired with upscale microbrews

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:55 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Coming to Dupont Circle: Boqueria from New York

New York is sending another restaurant our way.

By Tom Sietsema  |  03:24 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Feeds & Reads: Visions of Animal Collective and a D.C. Eataly

The Gurus round up the week’s must-read blog posts, tweets and restaurant/bar rumor-mongering.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:06 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants, Misc. | Tags:  Feeds and Reads

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 07/11/2011

Box office: ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ again triumphs

“Horrible Bosses” also doesn’t do too badly, and more fun facts about the weekend box office.

By Jen Chaney  |  11:52 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 07/10/2011

Free and easy: Folklife, fries and iced tea

Free this week: the Folklife Festival comes to a close, Et Voila! celebrates National French Fries Day and Annmarie Gardens serves iced tea for a tour of their butterfly gardens.

By Jess Righthand  |  04:00 PM ET, 07/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Weekend happy hours

Here are a few places where you can drink well for less on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:21 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 07/08/2011

The Passenger and Columbia Room in search of chef

Derek Brown, the co-owner of two of Washington’s best-known watering holes, The Passenger and Columbia Room, is looking for a chef who can match his mixologist skills.

By Tom Sietsema  |  02:37 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Restaurants

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Food in focus: Fiola

Fabio Trabocchi, late of Maestro in Tysons Corner, has returned to the area with Fiola. Tom Sietsema examines the new restaurant in this week’s magazine, and while he finds the restaurant to be superb one night, lacking the next, Scott Suchman’s photos are solid from start to finish.

By Justin Rude  |  02:17 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Where to watch the Tour de France

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:39 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 07/08/2011

Weekend Update: Harry Potter and the Summer Planning Calendar

Sometimes, even wizards need help making plans for the summer. In today’s Weekend section, we pick out the best events ahead in the months of July, August and September.

By Alex Baldinger  |  11:59 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 07/08/2011

U.S. Royalty to play free show at Foggy Bottom Sweetgreen at noon today

Local rockers play free show at opening of Sweetgreen’s newest location.

By David Malitz  |  10:49 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

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

New movies: ‘Horrible Bosses,’ ‘Cameraman’

In this week’s new movies, three men plot to kill their bosses, a boy with Tourettes Syndrome goes on a road trip and Kevin James sacrifices his body in the name of comedy.

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

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 07/07/2011

Harry Potter: The end is nearly here

Refresh your memory on past Potter flicks before the final installment. [Read more]

By Amy Orndorff  |  03:08 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 07/07/2011

Get to Know a Capital Fringe Show: ‘Twisted’

Find out more about a new Capital Fringe show inspired by greeting cards.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  11:53 AM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Theater | Tags:  Fringe

Posted at 07:45 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Hot Tickets: Kenny G, Digitalism

What’s on sale this week

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:45 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Music

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 07/06/2011

The Capital Fringe Festival Preview: What to See

Stumped by the 120-plus choices? The Gurus break it down, whether you’re looking for laughs, or a puppet musical.

By Stephanie Merry and Lavanya Ramanathan  |  05:56 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Theater | Tags:  Fringe

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Fill your belly with clams and beer at happy hour

A Bethesda lobster shack offers a heap of fried whole-belly clams and a can of microbrewed beer for $10 every day.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:22 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Chill out at Big Pickle in St. Michaels

There’s a new beachy casual restaurant in St. Michaels, and it dresses up nicely for dinner.

By Tom Sietsema  |  02:27 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 07/06/2011

Today in Food: Virtue Feed & Grain and a crepe cart

In today’s Food section, Tom Sietsema takes an early look at the casual restaurant from the Restaurant Eve team.

By Justin Rude  |  11:42 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 07/06/2011

Get to know a Capital Fringe show: ‘On the Rag to Riches’

Find out more about one of the new Capital Fringe Festival productions, put together by an angry young woman and her band.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  11:15 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Theater | Tags:  Fringe

Posted at 07:31 PM ET, 07/05/2011

Nightlife Agenda: J Dilla, jazz and Fringe Festival

This week’s picks include a tribute to hip-hop legend J Dilla, outdoor jazz across from the White House, the kickoff of the Fringe Festival and the final show for local rockets Vita Ruins.

By Fritz Hahn, David Malitz and Rhome Anderson  |  07:31 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 07/05/2011

Feeds & Reads: Gay haunt Apex closes; spoof ‘Josh Rose’ opens

The Gurus round up the week’s must-read blog posts, tweets and restaurant/bar rumor-mongering.

By Lavanya Ramanathan and Fritz Hahn  |  05:34 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Restaurants | Tags:  Feeds and Reads

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 07/05/2011

‘One Life: Ronald Reagan’

The National Portrait Gallery celebrates the centennial of the 40th president’s birth with a single-gallery showcase of portraits.

By Michael O’Sullivan  |  02:55 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 07/05/2011

Get to know a Capital Fringe show: ‘UPheaval’

Find out more about one of the Capital Fringe Festival newcomers: an aerial dance show that melds music, spoken word, opera and flamenco with airborne pyrotechnics.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  02:00 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theater, Events | Tags:  Fringe

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 07/05/2011

Get to know a Capital Fringe show: ‘Between Takeoff and Landing’

Find out more about one of the new Capital Fringe Festival productions: a true tale of being stranded in tiny Gander, Newfoundland, after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  11:24 AM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theater | Tags:  Fringe

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 07/03/2011

Free and easy: Independence Day, Indonesia Festival

Free this week: a fun and funky Fourth of July celebration, an Indonesian cultural festival and a free movie series at AFI Silver.

By Jess Righthand  |  04:00 PM ET, 07/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 07/01/2011

Food in focus: Lincoln

Scott Suchman’s photos provide a glimpse inside the sleek new downtown spot for American small plates that was the subject of last week’s dining column. [ Read more ]

By Justin Rude  |  04:45 PM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 07/01/2011

Something for the Weekend: DC Brau growlers and IPA overload

Two beer-related events that should be on your radar: DC Brau will host a growler fill at its Northeast Washington brewery, and Pizzeria Paradiso restaurants become hop-head heaven.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:46 PM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 07/01/2011

Get to know a Capital Fringe show

We get to the bottom of five new Capital Fringe shows.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:39 PM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theater, Events | Tags:  Fringe

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 07/01/2011

July art preview

July is no time to take a vacation, at least not from the art world.

By Michael O’Sullivan  |  03:18 PM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 07/01/2011

July’s best concerts

Miranda Lambert, Animal Collective, Phil Ade, Cibo Matto and Kenny Neal are among the highlights in D.C.’s concert calendar.

By David Malitz  |  02:56 PM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 07/01/2011

Weekend Update: Make your 4th sparkle

While many families will choose to spend this long Fourth of July weekend at the beach or elsewhere, there’s no place we’d rather be than right here in the nation’s capital.

By Alex Baldinger  |  11:30 AM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

New movies: ‘Transformers,’ ‘Larry Crowne’

In this week’s new movies, Tom Hanks and Julia Roberst star in a predictable romantic comedy, the new installment of “Transformers” is less than transformative and a documentary about the New York Times proves incisive and informative.

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

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 06/30/2011

First look at Folklife

A few notes on a quick roam around the National Mall on the Folklife Festival’s first afternoon.

By David Malitz  |  03:20 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music, Free and Cheap

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 06/30/2011

On stage in July

A look at the theater performances during the month ahead.

By Stephanie Merry  |  12:24 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theater

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 06/24/2011

Weekend Update: D.C. by land, by sea and by Segway

Don’t let the tourists hog the monuments, the memorials and the museums. Rediscover your city with one of these guided tours.

By Alex Baldinger  |  11:50 AM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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