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Going Out Guide: August, 2011

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 08/31/2011

New owner plans big changes for the Hawk ’n’ Dove

The man behind several other bars on Capitol Hill plans to close the famous dive bar in October for a five-month floor-to-ceiling makeover.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:20 PM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 08/31/2011

On stage in September

Can you hear that? It’s the sounds of September on local stages — from Afrobeat at Harman Hall to musical standards at the Kennedy Center. As for Synetic Theater, silence is golden.

By Stephanie Merry  |  09:00 AM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theater

Posted at 08:16 PM ET, 08/30/2011

Nightlife Agenda: The summer’s-almost-over edition

A long weekend is full of pool parties, beach-themed late-night dance parties and other ways to say goodbye to summer.

By Fritz Hahn, David Malitz and Rhome Anderson  |  08:16 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 08/30/2011

Dueling art fairs, Warhol and Basquiat make September a month to watch

The (e)merge and But Is It Art? art fairs kick off, as does a film series focusing on Jean-Michel Basquiat and New York’s early-’80s art scene. And, oh, yes, there will be parties.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  04:48 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 08/30/2011

District of Pi opening in Penn Quarter

Those who love sinking their teeth into deep-dish pies from the Pi Truck DC can have that same pizza morning, noon and night at a new brick-and-mortar location in Penn Quarter. [Read more]

By Jess Righthand  |  03:36 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 08/29/2011

Feeds & Reads: Washington’s cheapest eats and a (temporary?) farewell to Shaw’s Tavern

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

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:35 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Going Out Gurus, Restaurants | Tags:  Feeds and Reads

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 08/29/2011

District Kitchen headed to Woodley Park

Chef Drew Trautmann plans to convert the Thai-flavored Jandara into the American-themed District Kitchen in October. [Read more]

By Tom Sietsema  |  12:32 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 08/28/2011

Free and easy: Heather Raffo, Middle Eastern Food Festival

Free this week: get an in-process glimpse of actress/playwright Heather Raffo’s new libretto and stuff yourself on Middle Eastern delicacies.

By Jess Righthand  |  04:00 PM ET, 08/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 08/26/2011

Food in focus: Sundevich

This week I visited Shaw to try out the escellent gourmet sandwiches at Sundevich. Post photographer Marvin Joseph shot the restaurant for my column, and his work is too good not to share.

By Justin Rude  |  02:33 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 08/26/2011

Hurricane? What hurricane? Five things you can still do this weekend

Gas up the car, and get on your ponchos. The weekend promises beach parties, brunches and family fun — all of it indoors.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  01:21 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Misc.

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 08/26/2011

Washed Out: Jimmy Buffett postponed, Columbia Heights Day canceled (and more weekend cancellations)

The arrival of Hurricane Irene means that many of this weekend’s top events are cancelled or postponed.

By The Going Out Gurus  |  11:12 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/26/2011

New movies: ‘Our Idiot Brother,’ ‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark’

In this week’s new movies, Paul Rudd plays an endearing biodynamic farmer, Guillermo del Toro lends a creepy hand to a horror remake and a documentary about the Madoff scandal falls flat.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Playwright Deb Margolin discusses ‘Imagining Madoff’

The playwright talks about getting into the head of the Ponzi schemer, what she’ll be working on next and her unexpected clairvoyance.

By Stephanie Merry  |  05:31 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theater

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Outdoor options to close out summer, welcome fall

There might be a hurricane on the way, but that’s no reason you can’t make plans now for outdoor activities when the weather clears. We offer a roundup of recent stories on outdoor options.

By Amy Orndorff  |  04:14 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 08/25/2011

Irvine Contemporary closes with a bash; we look for a new 14th St. hotspot

A block party with kegs and DJs will mark the closure of the gallery’s 14th Street NW space. Now help us find a new hot spot for our 14th Street Neighborhood Guide.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  11:59 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums, Museums

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 08/25/2011

Silopanna Music Festival canceled due to Hurricane

By David Malitz  |  11:57 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 08/25/2011

Raise a glass: It’s wine festival season

Harvest season for wineries is a boon for us. Wine festivals abound. [Read more]

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  11:31 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc., Events, Restaurants

Posted at 07:47 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Hot Tickets: 3 Doors Down, J. Cole, Ziggy Marley

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:47 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Music

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 08/24/2011

A fond farewell to Cherry Red Productions

In honor of the wacky and debauched theater company, we look back on some of its memorable productions.

By Stephanie Merry  |  02:43 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theater

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 08/24/2011

The darkest cocktails in town

At American Ice Co’s monthly happy hour, the drinks and the soundtrack take their cues from heavy metal.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:58 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 08/24/2011

Some tourist spots still closed due to earthquake damage; Smithsonian museums reopen

By David Malitz  |  11:53 AM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 07:18 PM ET, 08/23/2011

Nightlife Agenda

The Going Out Gurus highlight the week’s best DJs, bands, dance nights and parties.

By Fritz Hahn, David Malitz and Rhome Anderson  |  07:18 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 08/23/2011

Earthquake drink specials to shake you all night long (Updated)

Soothe your frazzled nerves with discounted drinks at D.C. bars.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:28 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 08/23/2011

Last push for summer entertainment

Remember earlier in the summer, when you started planning your summer bucket list? Well, for better or worse, summer is coming to a close, and with it your chances to see free outdoor concerts and movies under the stars.

By Jess Righthand  |  11:35 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Food in Focus: Watershed

Washington Post restaurant critic Tom Sietsema wasn’t entirely thrilled with his visits to Todd Gray’s Watershed, the subject of his most recent dining column, but that’s no reason not to enjoy these photos of the space by Scott Suchman.

By Justin Rude  |  05:27 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Marrakech Lounge brings tagines to Columbia Road

The traditional Moroccan dish bisteeya will be among the featured attractions at the Columbia Road restaurant. [ Read more ]

By Tom Sietsema  |  04:09 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Fat Tire beer finally rolls into D.C.

The wait is over: Colorado’s popular Fat Tire beer arrives in the Washington area, and bars are holding parties to celebrate. [ Read more ]

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:56 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 08/22/2011

How did ‘The Help’ beat the box office competition?

The civil rights-era story outshined every new release to become No. 1 in its second week of release.

By Jen Chaney  |  12:45 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 08/22/2011

Taking it outside: U Street’s rooftop and patio explosion

U Street has gone from a desert of al fresco options to one of the most loaded neighborhoods in the city.

By Fritz Hahn  |  11:17 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Restaurants

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 08/21/2011

Free and easy: UkeFest, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

Free this week: the much-anticipated Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial opens and Strathmore goes after the Guinness World Record for largest ukukele ensemble.

By Jess Righthand  |  04:00 PM ET, 08/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 08/19/2011

Go to the Black Cat, check out a ... TV show?

The Black Cat kicks off a new “Tales From the Crypt”-themed happy hour to go along with its weekly “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” happy hour.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:53 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 08/19/2011

Best events this weekend: Mid-Atlantic Brewery Night, DC Scoop

We have lots of ideas for how to get free ice cream this week.

By Brandon Weigel  |  01:52 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 08/19/2011

When it comes to dining agreements, Rogue 24 is not alone

Rogue 24 isn’t the only local fine dining restaurant with cancellation policies and a dislike of cell phones in the dining room. [ Read more ]

By Justin Rude  |  10:07 AM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/19/2011

New movies: ‘One Day,’ ‘Fright Night’

In this week’s new movies, Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess star in the film adaptation “One Day,” Colin Farrell gleefully portrays the vampire nextdoor and a documentary about a Formula One driver is infinitely more compelling than one might think.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 08/18/2011

Win tickets to the Shakespeare Free For All

Join us for the Got Plans? chat at 1 and enter to win tickets to “Julius Caesar.”

By Stephanie Merry  |  11:44 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theater

Posted at 07:42 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Hot Tickets: Chris Brown, Zac Brown Band, John Legend

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:42 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Music

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/17/2011

Today in Food: Lost Society, Feelin’ Crabby food truck

Tom Sietsema offers an early look at the steakhouse with a rooftop deck overlooking 14th and U streets.

By Anne Kenderdine  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Nightlife Agenda: D.C. Beer Week, Estelle and the Rock and Roll Hotel

Highlights include free performances by Estelle and Amel Larrieux, the reunion of ‘80s D.C. hardcore favorites Marginal Man and the Rock and Roll Hotel’s fifth anniversary celebrations.

By Fritz Hahn, David Malitz and Rhome Anderson  |  06:31 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Bobby Flay's Burger Joint Opens on K Street

Bobby Flay’s restaurant draws long lines of fans. [ Read more ]

By Cara Kelly  |  05:38 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants | Tags:  burgers

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Anti-gay violence in play ‘Stop Kiss’ hits close to home

After Columbia Heights attack, No Rules Theatre’s season opener takes on new resonance. The theater is scheduling post-show talkbacks.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  04:51 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theater, Events

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 08/16/2011

Get a glimpse of the expanded Hank’s

Hank’s Oyster Bar’s expansion includes a new lounge space, bar area and patio in Dupont Circle. [ Read more ]

By Justin Rude  |  10:48 AM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 08/15/2011

Feeds & Reads: Debating D.C. Restaurant Week, and Eric Hilton talks Thievery

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

By Lavanya Ramanathan and Fritz Hahn  |  03:35 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Restaurants | Tags:  Feeds and Reads

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 08/15/2011

‘The Help’ edged out at box office by ‘Planet of the Apes’

The adaptation of Kathryn Stockett’s popular novel came in second place.

By Jen Chaney  |  12:32 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 08/14/2011

Free and easy: Redskins Training Camp, yoga, Disney

Free this week: the tail end of Redskins Training Camp, an ice cream festival and summer yoga.

By Jess Righthand  |  04:00 PM ET, 08/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Something for the Weekend: Where to watch soccer

Whether you support Liverpool, Barcelona, Celtic or D.C. United, there’s a bar that regularly shows your team.

By Fritz Hahn  |  04:04 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial events in D.C.

By David Malitz  |  01:25 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Riot Act Comedy Theater Opens

The two-floor club in Penn Quarter is ready to expand the city’s comedy offerings exponentially.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  01:00 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Misc. | Tags:  comedy

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Weekend Update: 25 ways to give back

Today’s Weekend section covers volunteering, an old-school sub shop, a guide to D.C. Beer Week and previews of upcoming concerts.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:10 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/12/2011

New movies: ‘The Help,’ ‘Glee’

In this week’s new movies, Emma Stone and Viola Davis star in the much-anticipated adaptation of the novel “The Help,” the stars of “Glee” shine in 3D and more.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 08/11/2011

Plan your weekend: Mandonnaramma, Irish festival and D.C. Beer Week

Our picks for the best events this weekend

By Brandon Weigel  |  04:53 PM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 08/11/2011

Plenty on tap for D.C. Beer Week

Sample new, rare and obscure brews at dozens of events during D.C. Beer Week.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:58 PM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 07:39 PM ET, 08/10/2011

Hot Tickets: Foo Fighters, Lupe Fiasco, Sunday in the Country

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:39 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Music

Posted at 06:35 PM ET, 08/10/2011

Today in Food: Virginia Chutney

Good things come in cans and jars in this week’s Food section.

By Justin Rude  |  06:35 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 08:44 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Nightlife Agenda: Madonna’s birthday, Madonna’s DJ

This weekend features one of the country’s biggest tributes to Madonna (just in time for her 53rd birthday!) and a free party starring her tour DJ.

By Fritz Hahn, David Malitz and Rhome Anderson  |  08:44 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 07:50 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Bobby Flay doesn’t sweat the burger competition

Iron Chef has faith that his menu of regional American burgers will compete well in D.C. [ Read more ]

By Tim Carman  |  07:50 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Catch ‘D.C. Cab’ at MiG Bar

A new Tuesday night film series at Adams Morgan’s Soviet-themed MiG Bar features “Red Dawn” and the cult classic “D.C. Cab,” starring Mr. T.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:22 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Last minute picks for Restaurant Week

Here are a few spots with open tables where we would gladly put down $20.11 for a three-course lunch or $35.11 for dinner. [ Read more ]

By Justin Rude  |  12:30 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 08/08/2011

Feeds & Reads: Should Good Stuff Eatery Rethink Its Name?

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

By Justin Rude and Lavanya Ramanathan  |  05:27 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Feeds and Reads

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 08/08/2011

Daniel Giusti to leave 1789 to work at Noma

A two-week stage at the famous Scandanavian restaurants turns into a job for the young chef. [ Read more ]

By Tim Carman  |  01:22 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 08/08/2011

‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ rules box office

The monkeys lured moviegoers to theaters. “The Change-Up” did not.

By Jen Chaney  |  10:06 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 08/08/2011

Ramen report: Daikaya hires chef Katsuya Fukushima

Fukushima, an alumnus of Jose Andres’s ThinkFoodGroup, Cashion’s Eat Place and Vidalia, will be chef of the authentic ramen restaurant. [ Read more ]

By Tom Sietsema  |  09:00 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

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

Free and easy: Festivals galore

Free this week: the tail end of the Comcast Film Festival, the Washington International Piano Festival and a day of splashing around at the Shenandoah Riverfest.

By Jess Righthand  |  04:00 PM ET, 08/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 08/05/2011

Something for the weekend: Cajun cooking and cocktails

A pair of cooking and bartending demonstrations give you an excuse to check out the Cajun Experience on 18th Street NW.

By Justin Rude  |  04:07 PM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Going Out Gurus, Restaurants

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 08/05/2011

Food in focus: Freddy’s Lobster and Clams

Washington Post restaurant critic Tom Sietsema went to Bethesda for his dining column this week to check out Freddy’s Lobster & Clams , a new Maine-inspired seafood shack on Cordell Ave.

By Justin Rude  |  01:24 PM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Going Out Gurus, Restaurants

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 08/05/2011

Weekend Update: 10 eye-opening art objects to ponder

In today’s Weekend section, we picked 10 amazing art objects, and we’re inviting you to choose your favorite. Possibilities range from a portrait of Kate Moss at the National Portrait Gallery to an all-orange room at the Arlington Arts Center.

By Alex Baldinger  |  12:01 PM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 08/05/2011

Bobby Flay does D.C.: New burger joint, book talk

The red-headed celebu-chef is coming to Washington. [ Read more ]

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  10:50 AM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/05/2011

New movies: ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes,’ ‘The Change-Up’

In this week’s new movies, two men in drastically different places in their lives switch places, the story of “Planet of the Apes” is revisited and two 35-year-olds adopt a cat in order to ease into the responsibilities of adulthood.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 08/04/2011

Plan your weekend, from Redskins Fan Appreciation Day to BrickFair

Looking for something to do this weekend? You’ll find over a dozen ideas on our list of the best events for Friday through Sunday.

By Brandon Weigel  |  03:58 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

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

Rock the mike at Hip-Hop Karaoke

Liv’s Hip-Hop Karaoke offers the chance to take the stage and perform more than 300 classic rap tunes, complete with your own hype man.

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

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 08/04/2011

Ten beautiful objects

Check our a photo gallery of 10 pieces that will knock your socks off. See them soon, and vote for your favorite one here.

By Michael O’Sullivan  |  12:25 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 08/04/2011

Free and cheap theater

Here's the scoop on how to enjoy theater in August for $20 or less. 

By Stephanie Merry  |  09:30 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theater

Posted at 07:59 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Hot Tickets: The Throne, Odd Future, Das Racist

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:59 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Music

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Joe Rumberger Named New Chef for the Passenger and Columbia Room

Joe Rumberger, former sous chef at Restaurant Nora, has been named the new chef for Passenger and Columbia Room. [ Read more ]

By Tom Sietsema  |  05:04 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Today in Food: Rogue 24 and an underground market

In his First Bite column, Washington Post restaurant critic Tom Sietsema takes a very early look at R.J. Cooper’s hot new experimental fine dining restaurant Rogue 24.

By Justin Rude  |  04:55 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Who serves the best coffee and pastries in D.C.?

Qualia? Peregrine? Filter? Chinatown Coffee? Tell us in our poll.

By Tim Carman  |  02:23 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Being annoyed and being annoying at the Bon Iver doubleheader at 9:30 Club

The rights and wrongs of concert etiquette based on two nights of Bon Iver.

By Click Track  |  12:34 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 08/03/2011

D.C.’s most essential eats ... redux

The love letters to the city’s gastronomic wonders are pouring in, but we’re still hungry for more. [Read more]

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  12:25 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc., Restaurants | Tags:  Essential Eats

Posted at 08:33 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Nightlife Agenda: Jamaican Independence Day, in-store shows and a birthday party

This week, we say farewell to the Fort Reno summer concert series, celebrate Jamaica’s Indepdendence Day with a reggae festival at the Crossroads, look forward to seeing singer-songwriter Nicole Atkins perform at one of D.C. finest record stores, get funky at Black Cat bartender Chad America’s annual birthday party, raise a cold beer to International IPA Day, head to the Park to see Eric Roberson perform for free and toast Wonderland’s seventh anniversary.

By Fritz Hahn, David Malitz and Rhome Anderson  |  08:33 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Free ways to beat the heat

High temperatures don’t seem so bad thanks to Washington Sports Club and Sweetgreen.

By Stephanie Merry  |  12:31 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap, Restaurants, Misc.

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 08/02/2011

Feeds & reads: Hobbit-stalking edition

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

By Lavanya Ramanathan and Fritz Hahn  |  09:38 AM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants, Misc. | Tags:  Feeds and Reads

Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 08/01/2011

On stage in August

On the local theater scene, it’s going to be a month of happy returns and fond farewells.

By Stephanie Merry  |  06:03 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theater, Theater

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 08/01/2011

Beat the heat with our list of best area milkshakes

To get you through your first mercury-pushing August week in Washington, here is our list of favorite area milkshakes. [ Read more ]

By Justin Rude  |  02:03 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 08/01/2011

‘Smurfs’ and ‘Cowboy & Aliens’ duel to photo-finish atop box office

The animated film surprises the sci-fi western as both films gross $36.2-million in their domestic debuts, according to Sunday studio estimates — finishing in a tie atop the box office.

By Michael Cavna  |  10:08 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 07/29/2011

Weekend Update: Drink it in

There’s more than just grapes growing in the Virginia countryside (though if you’re in search of a nice local cabernet franc or viognier, there are plenty of those around, too).

By Alex Baldinger  |  11:18 AM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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