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Going Out Guide: January, 2012

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 01/31/2012

February art preview: ‘Next Generation,’ ‘Tim Hetherington,’ ‘Suprasensorial’

Mark your calendar for these upcoming art events, including “Chromosaturation,” an installation of colored light at the Hirshhorn.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  01:47 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 01/31/2012

Where to watch the Super Bowl

Cheering on your favorite team is more fun at these bars. Check out all-you-can-eat tailgate parties, a happy hour hosted by the Redskin Brandon Banks and a bar with award-winning microbrews.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:36 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/31/2012

Nightlife Agenda: Dubstep and Hopslam

Taste one of the country’s most sought-after beers, dance to two of the founding fathers of dubstep and check out an up-and-coming jazz vocalist without breaking the bank.

By Fritz Hahn, David Malitz and Rhome Anderson  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 01/30/2012

Theater comings and goings this week

This week is your last chance to see “Hairspray” at Signature Theatre, and it’s also a good time to get tickets for upcoming shows, including “Civilization (All You Can Eat)” at Woolly Mammoth.

By Amy Orndorff  |  05:33 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theater

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 01/30/2012

The Got Plans? recap: Vegetarian restaurants in D.C.

Highlights from the Jan. 26 Got Plans? chat about vegetarian and vegan dining options in D.C. with vegan advocate Erica Meier,

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  05:03 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Got Plans

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 01/30/2012

What to do this week: Demetri Martin, DC Shorts films, Dude Fest

A new dance piece by choreographer Margaret Jenkins, the premiere of a DC Brau beer and a show from the deadpan comedian make the Going Out Guide’s list of picks.

By David Malitz  |  04:00 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 01/30/2012

‘The Grey’ wins weekend box office

There’s something about Liam Neeson movies in winter.

By Jess Righthand  |  11:45 AM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 01/30/2012

10 Valentine’s reservations you should make

The heady, multi-course menus are set at the area’s most romantic restaurants.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  11:41 AM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants | Tags:  Valentine's Day

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 01/29/2012

Free and easy: Super Bowl viewing, film screenings and more

Free this week: Watch the Super Bowl at Arlington Cinema ‘N’ Drafthouse attend a free film screening at AFI Silver and more.

By Jess Righthand  |  04:00 PM ET, 01/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 01/27/2012

Food in focus: Evening Star Cafe

See photos of the can’t-miss dishes from the Alexandria restaurant, just reviewed by Post critic Tom Sietsema in The Washington Post Magazine.

By David Malitz  |  02:01 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 01/27/2012

Uncovering the artifacts of black history in D.C.

The most awe-inspiring markers aren’t always memorials and statues.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  01:41 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums, Misc. | Tags:  black history month, visitor's guide

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 01/27/2012

New and popular DVDs

Check out this week’s new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  11:46 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 01/27/2012

New movies: ‘Albert Nobbs,’ ‘The Grey’

In this week’s new movies, Glen Close plays a nineteenth-century Irishwoman who disguises herself as a man and Liam Neeson leads a group of oil-rig roughnecks after their plane crashes in Alaska.

By Jess Righthand  |  08:25 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 01/26/2012

Wammie nominations are heading in the right direction

Taking a look at the ballot, it’s hard not to come to the conclusion that the Washington Area Music Awards group is trying to break outside of its comfort zone and embrace newer artists.

By David Malitz  |  04:08 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music | Tags:  Fat Trel, Bluebrain, Tittsworth, Oddisee

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 01/26/2012

Plan your weekend: Chinese New Year Parade, French Galleries

The Going Out Guide recommends the French Galleries and the Chinese New Year Parade.

By Brandon Weigel  |  02:20 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 01/26/2012

Meet vegan guest Guru Erica Meier

Join us Thursday at 1 p.m. as we talk about vegetarian and vegan dining in D.C.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  09:52 AM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants | Tags:  vegan, vegetarian, Got Plans?

Posted at 08:07 PM ET, 01/25/2012

Hot Tickets: Lewis Black, Bruce Springsteen

Politically charged comedian Lewis Black will be performing in the heat of election season.

By Brandon Weigel  |  08:07 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 01/25/2012

Make a date for a couples cooking class

Get ready for Valentine’s Day with a couples cooking class at Cookology in Sterling.

By Kris Coronado  |  03:31 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Misc. | Tags:  Valentine's Day

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 01/25/2012

New bars to try: St. Arnold’s Mussel Bar and Town Hall

Glover Park’s Town Hall has doubled in size, and St. Arnold’s has expanded its beer-and-mussels empire to Cleveland Park.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:28 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 01/25/2012

Lunch Break: Fill up at Fuel

There’s a new place to go for a fill-up on K Street, provided your engine runs on pizza and buffalo wings. [Read more]

By Alex Baldinger  |  12:12 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 01/24/2012

Guru picks: What to do this week

See pay-what-you-can show at the Folger Theatre, check out an exhibit of political cartoons and take the kids to a family-friendly concert.

By Going Out Gurus  |  04:50 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 01/24/2012

Bruce Springsteen plays Verizon Center on April 1

The Boss is back.

By David Malitz  |  01:37 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 01/24/2012

Where to watch the State of the Union address

Whether you want to sip special martinis at a Capitol Hill bar, gather with Obama supporters or turn the speech into a drinking game, there’s a gathering for you.

By Fritz Hahn  |  09:54 AM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 01/24/2012

Where to watch Oscar-nominated movies

Find out what Post critics thought of the top flms, and get showtimes for the ones playing now.

By Jess Righthand  |  09:06 AM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/24/2012

Nightlife Agenda: ‘Fela!,’ Burns Night and Socket Records

Hit a late-night Afrobeat dance party featuring the stars of “Fela!,” raise a glass in honor of poet Robert Burns and hear the latest tunes from bands on the eclectic local Sockets Records label.

By Fritz Hahn, David Malitz and Rhome Anderson  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 01/23/2012

The Got Plans? recap: Tiki bars and b-ball

The Going Out Gurus were joined by sportswriter Dan Steinberg for a chat that included basketball trash talk and tiki bar suggestions.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  05:58 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs | Tags:  Got Plans

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Theater comings and goings this week

This week is your last chance to see “The Religion Thing” at Theater J, and it’s also a good time to get tickets for upcoming shows, including “Anna in the Tropics” at GALA.

By Amy Orndorff  |  05:32 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theater

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with D.C.’s Chinese eats

Today marks the first day of the Year of the Dragon. With Chinese New Year festivities on the horizon for this weekend, don’t forget to incorporate some of the city’s delicious Chinese food into your plans.

By Jess Righthand  |  01:27 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Kate Beckinsale’s ‘Underworld Awakening’ dominates box office

The latest in the ‘Underworld’ franchise made an estimated $25.4 million this weekend and took No. 1 at the box office.

By Jess Righthand  |  12:22 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 01/22/2012

Free and easy: State of the Union edition

Free this week: Noam Chomsky at the University of Maryland and a State of the Union party at Ventnor.

By Jess Righthand  |  04:00 PM ET, 01/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 01/20/2012

What to do this weekend: Explore Adams Morgan

Think Adams Morgan is only for 22-year-olds looking for cheap drinks and Jumbo Slice pizza? A new generation of hip restaurants and bars would beg to differ.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:43 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Restaurants

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 01/20/2012

Polar plunge time is here

You can slip into a bikini and run into icy waters, all for charity.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:22 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 01/20/2012

New and popular DVDs

Check out this week’s new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:18 AM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/20/2012

New movies: ‘Extremely Loud,’ ‘Haywire’

In this week’s new movies, the adaptation of Janathan Safran Foer’s novel hits bottom and a new tough-girl kicks big-screen butt.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Art in focus: Ali Kazma

Video artist Ali Kazma’s “O.K.” is a seven-channel video installation at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden that focuses on the dance-like movements of a Turkish notary public.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  04:12 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 01/19/2012

New work by Annie Leibovitz at American Art Museum

“Pilgrimage” shows a different side of the photographer known for pop culture portraiture.

By Stephanie Merry  |  02:51 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Plan your weekend: Annie Leibovitz, ‘Film|Neu’

Going Out Guide’s picks include an Annie Leibovitz show and the ”Gossip Girl” of Shakespeare.

By Brandon Weigel  |  01:49 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 07:59 PM ET, 01/18/2012

Hot Tickets: Lady Antebellum, M83

Is it too soon to think about listening to country while a warm summer breeze blows? Not at all.

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:59 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 01/18/2012

Meet the guest gurus: Sports writer Dan Steinberg and David Malitz

In Got Plans? we’ll talk college basketball and preview March Madness with the Post sportswriter.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:14 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc. | Tags:  Got Plans?

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 01/18/2012

Ask Tom: News direct from R.J. Cooper

It was an active and interesting chat this morning, highlighted by an update on R.J. Cooper’s recovery from the chef himself.

By Justin Rude  |  01:06 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 01/18/2012

Artomatic 2012 dates announced

The massive unjuried art festival returns in May after a three-year hiatus.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:17 AM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 01/17/2012

Best events for kids this week: ‘The Snowy Day,’ Spy Fest

From the stage version of a picture book to a festival for young James Bonds

By Amy Orndorff  |  02:20 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 01/17/2012

‘Contraband’ steals weekend box office

The new release “Contraband,” a smuggler movie starring Mark Wahlberg, ran away with the box office this weekend.

By Jess Righthand  |  01:41 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 01/17/2012

A new restaurant for the former Mendocino Grille space

A former sous chef from Equinox and his wife, chief of staff to Sen. Barbara Boxer, will launch their new restaurant in the former Mendocino Grille space in Georgetown.

By Tom Sietsema  |  01:16 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 01/17/2012

Theater comings and goings this week

This week is your last chance to see “Barber and Barberillo,” and it’s also a good time to get tickets for upcoming shows, including “Really Really” at Signature Theatre.

By Amy Orndorff  |  11:28 AM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theater

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/17/2012

Nightlife Agenda: Fatback, strong drinks and high school punks

Our guide to the four-day week includes Fatback’s giant anniversary party, a no-pretense night of punk rock and a beer dinner with very, very strong beers.

By Fritz Hahn  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/16/2012

Free and easy: ‘The Loving Story’ and Gertrude Stein

Free this week: “The Loving Story” screens at the Smithsonian American Art Museum before it airs on HBO this February, and the Portrait Gallery’s “Seeing Gertrude Stein” exhibit closes on Sunday.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 01/13/2012

D.C. daters love volunteering, furry animals

Data from online date site HowAboutWe.com shows top date ideas, venues.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  05:37 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Weekend update: To the hoop

We tell you where to find top-notch college hoops around town and how you can enjoy yourself, before, during and after the game.

By Brandon Weigel  |  04:29 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Got Plans? recap: Talking food trucks and last nights in D.C.

The Going Out Gurus were joined by Lynne Breaux of the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  04:01 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc. | Tags:  Got Plans?

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Another option coming for food, drinks and a movie

The pioneer in the food/drinks/movies biz plans to open an eight-screen multiplex near Dulles Airport.

By John DeFore  |  03:34 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Going Out Gurus

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Coming up: Society Fair set to open in Old Town

Five years in the making, Society Fair is finally expected to uncork its first wine, wrap its first loaf of bread, slice its first sausage and sell its first fruit vinegar at 277 S. Washington St. in Alexandria on Jan. 17.

By Tom Sietsema  |  02:18 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Food in focus: Little Serow

DC diners rejoice, for this Sunday’s dining column in the Magazine, Post food critic Tom Sietsema explores Little Serow, a new 17th Street NW Thai restaurant by the crew behind the starry Komi. The result: an eye-catching 3-star review, one of the brightest debuts in recent (and not so recent) memory.

By Justin Rude  |  01:12 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 01/13/2012

New and popular DVDs

Check out this week’s new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  11:46 AM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 01/13/2012

Art in focus: DC Arts Center Decathlon

Four local artists test their mettle in 10 forms of media.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:53 AM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/13/2012

New movies: ‘The Iron Lady,’ ‘Land of Blood and Honey’

In this week’s new movies, Meryl Streep is too good as Margaret Thatcher and Angelina Jolie’s writing/directing career is off to a good start.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 01/12/2012

Plan your weekend: ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ a dinner with Carole Greenwood

A screwball take on “Romeo and Juliet,” the return of an MLK parade and a dozen more ideas for fun.

By Brandon Weigel  |  04:30 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 01/12/2012

Ask Tom recap: Fancy wine lists, Restaurant Week with toddlers and Tom hits the airwaves

In yesterday’s Ask Tom chat, the Washington Post Food critic tackled a number of interesting local food questions. He started off with a look at plate splitting charges before reminding us of Bistro Lepic’s fancy new wine list and promoting a new gallery of his favorite cheap eats around the area.

By Justin Rude  |  12:28 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 01/12/2012

Steal free admission to a Thievery Corporation party

Going to one of Thievery Corporation’s sold-out 9:30 Club shows? Here’s how to score free admission to Eighteenth Street Lounge or pick up an autographed CD.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:00 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 08:11 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Hot Tickets: Van Halen, Blake Shelton

Van Halen reunion tour comes to Verizon Center in March.

By Brandon Weigel  |  08:11 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Got Plans? preview: Lynne Breaux talks Restaurant Week

The president of Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington dishes on the growth of the local restaurant scene and more before our chat Thursday at 1 p.m.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  04:00 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants | Tags:  Got Plans

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Tom Sietsema’s favorite cheap eats

Want to dine like a food critic while sticking to a budget? Skip the Restaurant Week reservations and check out out photo gallery of Tom Sietsema’s cheap eats.

By Alex Baldinger  |  03:30 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Martin Luther King Jr. wants you to come to the club this weekend

Club fliers for long-weekend parties use MLK’s image to promote happy hours, celebrity DJs and bottle service.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:34 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Events

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 01/11/2012

A dose of ‘Portlandia’ in D.C.

Tickets go on sale Thursday to see Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein at 9:30 Club.

By Stephanie Merry  |  11:34 AM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 01/11/2012

“Fela!” returns to D.C.’s Warner Theatre

The popular musical, which dramatizes the life of Ni­ger­ian singer and activist Fela Kuti, plays a brief run at the Warner Theatre.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  11:03 AM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theater

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 01/10/2012

Best events for kids this week: ‘Miss Electricity,’ Winter Storytelling Festival

From a 10-year-old with super powers to a parade honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

By Amy Orndorff  |  04:36 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 01/10/2012

Celebrate MLK Day in D.C.

Dance performances, talks and concerts honor the life of Martin Luther King Jr. this weekend.

By Jess Righthand  |  03:46 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 01/10/2012

Got Plans? recap: ‘40 essential eats,’ urban cowgirls

We discussed Washington’s essential eats, where urban cowgirls can get a country music fix and the new lounge the Hamilton.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  01:53 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc. | Tags:  Got Plans

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 01/10/2012

Restaurant Week options aplenty

Looking for a Restaurant Week dinner tonight? You have no shortage of options. A quick OpenTable search for a party of two tonight yields more than 200 restaurants with availability.

By Alex Baldinger  |  01:14 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/10/2012

Nightlife Agenda: Farewell, Gold Leaf Studios

This week’s nighlife highlights include one of the last shows at one of our favorite arts spaces, a hip-hop anniversary party and the uptempo sounds of Angola at U Street Music Hall.

By Fritz Hahn, David Malitz and Rhome Anderson  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Theater comings and goings this week

This week is your last chance to see “Billy Elliot the Musical” and it’s also a good time to get tickets for upcoming shows, including “The Snowy Day” and “Red.”

By Amy Orndorff  |  04:22 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theater

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Guru picks: What to do this week

Explore a new restaurant during D.C. Restaurant Week, listen to James Earl Jones talk about his career in that sonorous voice or say farewell to a hip arts space.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:35 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Weekend box office: ‘The Devil Inside,’ ‘Mission Impossible’

Box office numbers as of late have not exactly been desirable for Hollywood. But this weekend, a low-budget horror flick brought home the bacon: “The Devil Inside” grossed $34.5 million.

By Jess Righthand  |  01:15 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Restaurant Week: Share your food photos with #dishdc

Share photos of what you’re eating at Restaurant Week with #dishdc. [ Read more ]

By Bethonie Butler  |  12:47 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 01/09/2012

Looking ahead: The best of our best-of lists

The Going Out Gurus preview the restaurants, bars, exhibits and performances that everyone will be talking about in 2012.

By Fritz Hahn  |  11:49 AM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 01/08/2012

Free and easy: NSO in Your Neighborhood, ‘Warhol: Shadows’

Free this week: the National Symphony Orchestra continues its performances in Columbia Heights and the Hirshhorn’s “Andy Warhol: Shadows” exhibit comes to a close.

By Jess Righthand  |  04:00 PM ET, 01/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 06:21 PM ET, 01/06/2012

Coming soon to Clarendon: the Green Pig

Chef Scot Harlan, an Arlington native with deep local roots, hopes to do right by his home town by opening an American/French bistro in the old American Flatbread space on Fillmore Street in Clarendon.

By Justin Rude  |  06:21 PM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 01/06/2012

Something for the Weekend: Boxcar and Irish Whiskey open

Recovered from New Year’s Eve yet? There are two new bars to check out this weekend.

By Fritz Hahn  |  04:03 PM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 01/06/2012

Try This: Winemaker tastings at Northside Social

The Arlington coffeehouse and wine bar’s five-course wine tasting and mini-dinner, plus a chance to meet a winemaker, is a bargain and great for a date night.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:38 PM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Restaurants | Tags:  Try This

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 01/06/2012

This thing you should try: Acre 121’s smoked trout dip

Smoked fish is rarely something I crave on a consistent basis. I don’t think I’m alone in that, which is what makes Acre 121’s smoked trout dip such a pleasant surprise.

By Alex Baldinger  |  12:14 PM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 01/06/2012

Weekend update: Plan ahead for January, February and March

We don’t see snow on the horizon, but we can make out 20 of the can’t-miss events for the months ahead.

By Alex Baldinger  |  11:40 AM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc., Events | Tags:  Weekend Update

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 01/06/2012

New and popular DVDs

Check out this week’s new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:45 AM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/06/2012

New movies: ‘Pariah,’ ‘Norwegian Wood’

In this week’s new movies, a Haruki Murakami novel gets a melancholy adaptation and a Brooklyn-based coming of age story earns the highest marks.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 01/05/2012

Plan ahead for January, February and March

The Going Out Guide compiled a list of the best events you’ll want to know about in the months ahead.

By Alex Baldinger  |  03:34 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 01/05/2012

Tailgating returns to Jiffy Lube Live

Concertgoers will once again be allowed to hang out in the parking lot before shows.

By David Malitz  |  02:49 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 01/05/2012

Looking ahead: Must-see arts and culture in 2012

A National Cherry Blossom Festival that blooms bigger and a touchy-feely exhibition at the Hirshhorn top our list of most-anticipated cultural events.

By Stephanie Merry and Lavanya Ramanathan  |  01:25 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums, Theater

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 01/05/2012

Plan your weekend: Beauty Pill, Elvis’s Birthday Fight Club

Fests for Elvis’s birthday and a Three Kings Day celebration make the Going Out Guide’s list.

By Brandon Weigel  |  01:18 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 01/05/2012

In a sandwich-crazed city, it’s torta time

The Mexican sandwich, a staple of West Coast taquerias, is rare in D.C. Try it at these three spots. [ Read more ]

By Justin Rude  |  12:21 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/05/2012

Chat recap: The first Ask Tom of 2012

Yesterday, in his weekly Wednesday chat, Tom Sietsema started the year by tackling a typically diverse array of reader questions.

By Justin Rude  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Hot Tickets: the Ting Tings, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony

English indie-pop duo the Ting Tings hasn’t released a proper full length since their 2008 debut hit “We Started Nothing.” That’s scheduled to change in March.

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:30 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 01/04/2012

The arrival of 2012 brings ‘90s nostalgia

If you yearn for the ‘90s, cover bands and dance parties mean January is your month.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:30 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Five questions for Eater DC’s Amy McKeever

The restaurants blogger tells us her favorite dishes and forecasts the year in eating.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  02:37 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants | Tags:  Got Plans

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Looking ahead: Bars and nightlife in 2012

Coming to D.C. nightlife in 2012: rooftop taquerias, more local beers, icons expanding to suburban Virginia and the rebirth of a historic Petworth night spot.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:21 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 01/04/2012

The NSO takes up residence in Columbia Heights

The “In Your Neighborhood” initiative is the orchestra’s effort to reach out to young professionals and audiences unfamiliar to the genre.

By Alex Baldinger  |  11:54 AM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Music

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 01/03/2012

More essential eats: Readers round out our list

We showed you 40 D.C.-area dishes you just have to try, and more thoughts poured in.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  05:02 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 01/03/2012

Theater comings and goings this week

This week is your last chance to see five area shows and your chance to get tickets to two new shows.

By Amy Orndorff  |  04:04 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 01/03/2012

District Kitchen launches in Woodley Park

Chef Drew Trautmann’s new restaurant has its official opening on Jan. 4.

By Tom Sietsema  |  12:49 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 01/03/2012

Best events for kids

From mice on the move to a boy who discovers the power of poetry

By Amy Orndorff  |  12:47 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 01/03/2012

New Year’s weekend box office

Those who made it out to the movies this weekend were mostly looking for action and intrigue.

By Jess Righthand  |  12:42 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/03/2012

Nightlife Agenda: The King and you

Celebrate Elvis’ birthday, watch the college football title game or catch members of the original Wailers on U Street.

By Fritz Hahn  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

 

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