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Going Out Guide: April, 2012

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 04/27/2012

Fringe Festival 2012: First look

The skyline of the Fort Fringe landscape will be slightly different this year.

By Stephanie Merry  |  05:02 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theater

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 04/27/2012

International markets, Avicii at Sweetlife and best patios for a long lunch: Weekend update

You’ll find tips on all these and more, along with the latest movie reviews, in today’s Weekend section.

By Brandon Weigel  |  04:53 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 04/27/2012

In search of sips and scones on Mother’s Day

The Going Out Guide offers help to a reader in search of an elegant tea for her 89-year-old mother.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  01:55 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 04/27/2012

Free for all: National Parks Week ends Sunday

One of the many perks of living in the Washington area is our access to many entrance fee-free National Parks. But this weekend we get a special treat: the handful of the parks that do charge admission fees are open for free.

By Amy Orndorff  |  12:55 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 04/27/2012

Jewel of India: Food in focus

For this Sunday’s dining column in the magazine, Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema checked out subcontinental newcomer Jewel of India. In a sparkling debut, the polished Silver Spring gem earned two-and-a-half stars from Sietsema and praise for its cooking, service and decor.

By Justin Rude  |  11:16 AM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 04/27/2012

New and popular DVDs

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

By Stephanie Merry  |  09:39 AM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 04/26/2012

‘The Five-Year Engagement’ and more new movies

In this week’s new movies, Jason Segel and Emily Blunt star in a Judd Apatow rom-com and Anna Paquin plays a teenager who fears she caused a horrific accident.

By Jess Righthand  |  06:32 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 04/26/2012

The Pretzel Bakery finds a home in Hill East

A tiny, living room-sized bakery in Southeast is churning out freshly baked pretzels.

By Alex Baldinger  |  04:39 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 04/26/2012

Gwyneth Paltrow’s guide to her favorite places in D.C.

The actress’s popular Goop Web site provides a glimpse at Washington’s hot spots. But does she get us?

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  04:28 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 04/26/2012

‘D.O.L.L.’ at Artisphere: art in focus

There’s a reason that experimental media art is called “experimental. It doesn’t always work.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  03:58 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 04/26/2012

Things to do in D.C. this weekend: Sweetlife Food and Music Festival, St. John’s vs. Navy Croquet Match

Going Out Guide picks Sweetlife Food and Music Festival and the St. John’s vs. Navy Croquet Match.

By Brandon Weigel  |  03:56 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 04/26/2012

Long lunches find a home on these patios

When the weather’s nice, nothing beats skipping out of the office for a patio lunch.

By Justin Rude  |  01:35 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 04/26/2012

D.C.’s international markets: How well do you know them?

When you need pomegranate molasses or berbere spice, do you know where to go? Read a foreign correspondent’s picks for unique shops, and test your knowledge of where to find exotic ingredients.

By Emily Wax  |  12:34 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 04/26/2012

Sweetlife Festival: Set times and a Spotify playlist

Plot your schedule and familiarize yourself with the acts at the biggest edition of the festival to date.

By David Malitz  |  10:00 AM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 07:56 PM ET, 04/25/2012

Bruce Springsteen, Modest Mouse: Hot Tickets

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have a reputation as one of the best live acts in rock music.

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:56 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 04/25/2012

Going Out Guide chat preview: What’s blooming?

Garden guru Amy Orndorff joins the chat to discuss local gardens.

By Amy Orndorff  |  04:11 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 04/24/2012

Where to watch Game 7 between the Caps and Bruins

This is it: Win and advance, or lose and hit the golf course. Here’s where to support the locals as they face the Boston Bruins on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

By Alex Baldinger  |  06:19 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 04/24/2012

Best events for kids: USA Science & Engineering Festival and ‘Haiku, HipHop and Hotdogs’

From a science festival to a poetic puppet show, there are a number of kid-friendly events to mark on your calendar this weekend.

By Amy Orndorff  |  03:10 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 04/24/2012

Washington Redskins fans hope RG3 era begins Thursday at D.C. area NFL draft parties

Join sportscasters and fellow fans to watch the Redskins pick Robert Griffin III in the 2012 NFL draft.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:02 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Events

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 04/24/2012

Helen Hayes Award winners: Where to see them now

Check out some of last night’s big winners.

By Stephanie Merry  |  09:48 AM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theater

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/24/2012

Ted Leo, the Underground Rebel Bingo Club and 95 Live: This week’s Nightlife Agenda

This week, catch a D.C. indie rock icon, play bawdy British bingo, get down to some of the area’s best DJs and celebrate the music of Madonna, Prince and Michael Jackson.

By Fritz Hahn, David Malitz and Rhome Anderson  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music, Events

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 04/23/2012

“The Big Meal,” Tim Meadows — best events in D.C. this week

The week’s best entertainment events in and around D.C.

By David Malitz  |  05:34 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 04/23/2012

Theater comings and goings this week

This week is your last chance to see “Come Fly Away” at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater,

By Amy Orndorff  |  05:01 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 04/23/2012

Grilled cheese, gumbo, ramen and other comfort foods for crummy April weather

The weather, as you may have noticed, calls for comfort food. Here are some places to warm up while the weather pretends that it’s November again:

By Alex Baldinger  |  02:35 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 04/23/2012

‘Think Like a Man’ wins No. 1 at weekend box office

After several weeks at the top of the box office, “The Hunger Games” has finally been ousted by two more romantic movies.

By Jess Righthand  |  10:57 AM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

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

Free & Easy: Georgetown French Market, Maryland Day

Free events this week.

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

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 04/20/2012

Mintwood Place: Food in focus

Peek inside the Adams Morgan restaurant that critic Tom Sietsema rates as 3 stars. Just wait until you see that brownie sundae up close.

By Justin Rude  |  04:34 PM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 04/20/2012

Devils Backbone beer arrives in Northern Virginia

In more brews news, Chocolate City unveils an H Street-only brew and bars tap special Lagunitas beers for 4/20.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:38 PM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 04/20/2012

Best gardens, Nellie McKay and more features from Weekend

If you’ve ever needed a break from the city’s concrete jungle, don't miss this guide to the area’s most gorgeous gardens. You’ll find this and more in this week’s issue of Weekend.

By Brandon Weigel  |  03:24 PM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 04/20/2012

Retro Saturday night: Yacht rock and and That ‘80s Prom

Forget the hits of 2012: Two of Saturday night’s biggest parties want to turn the clock back three or four decades.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:28 PM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 04/20/2012

Record Store Day

Where to find the exclusive vinyl releases.

By David Malitz  |  12:26 PM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 04/20/2012

New and popular DVDs

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

By Stephanie Merry  |  09:17 AM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 07:09 PM ET, 04/19/2012

‘Next at the Corcoran’: Art in Focus

Young photographers look back, not forward, in “Next,” a showcase of work by graduating seniors at the Corcoran College of Art and Design.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  07:09 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 04/19/2012

‘Goon,’ ‘Think Like a Man’ and more new movies

In this week’s new movies, Sean William Scott gives an utterly anti-“American Pie” performance and the adaptation of Steve Harvey’s bestseller turns out to be an intelligent rom-com.

By Jess Righthand  |  06:04 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Things to do in D.C. this weekend: Discovery celebrations, Cherry Blast

Going Out Guide picks the Discovery festivities at Udvar-Hazy and the Cherry Blast party.

By Brandon Weigel  |  04:48 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 04/19/2012

420 ideas for April 20

From movies to beer to late-night munchies, here are our ideas for the best things to do on April 20.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:36 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Misc.

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Waffles land on Blagden Alley

Hot on the heels of Tim Carman’s story on the District’s second-class status as a breakfast city comes news of the opening of a small waffle and smoothie bar on Bladgen Alley named, appropriately, Back Alley Waffles.

By Justin Rude  |  02:16 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Going Out Gurus, Restaurants

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Earth Day events

There are multiple ways to celebrate the environment this weekend, from live music to speakers and art exhibits to craft fairs.

By Stephanie Merry  |  02:16 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 07:38 PM ET, 04/18/2012

Hot Tickets: Summer Spirit Festival, Fiona Apple

Few festivals will have as many top-notch R&B performers this summer as the one at Merriweather Post Pavilion.

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:38 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 04/18/2012

No Age to perform at ‘Song 1’ event at the Hirshhorn

Fellow indie rock group High Places will also perform on May 11.

By David Malitz  |  04:57 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music, Museums

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 04/17/2012

Dining Out for Life set for April 26

Eat out April 26, and the restaurants will donate proceeds of sales to help serve meals to the ill.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  04:05 PM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 04/17/2012

Shaw’s Tavern: Now with beer, wine and a dinner menu

After various legal problems last year, Shaw’s Tavern has returned with a liquor license, a dinner menu and extended hours.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:55 PM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 04/17/2012

Glen Campbell Tuesday concert canceled; Wednesday show still on, 2 July dates added

His tour bus broke down in Ohio.

By David Malitz  |  01:45 PM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 04/17/2012

Cheap Trick, Dave Mason to play Earth Day event on National Mall

Music returns to the National Mall for Earth Day after a one-year hiatus.

By David Malitz  |  10:41 AM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music, Events

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/17/2012

Eleanor Friedberger, Alex Winston and Forward Festival: This week’s Nightlife Agenda

Catch indie singer-songwriters, dubstep DJs, Afro-Latin rhythms and a challenging mixology competition for bartenders.

By Fritz Hahn, David Malitz and Rhome Anderson  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 04/16/2012

Last chance: Help name Aaron Gordon’s 14th Street restaurant

As our contest to help local restaurateur Aaron Gordon name his forthcoming 14th Street tavern enters its final day, we wanted to remind you that there is still time to get involved.

By Justin Rude  |  05:43 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 04/16/2012

All-you-can-eat oysters, Cherry Blast — best events in D.C. this week

Plus, a sculpture exhibition by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei opens at the Hirshhorn.

By David Malitz  |  05:38 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 04/16/2012

Space shuttle Discovery events this week

A flyover Tuesday kicks off five days of Discovery-related events.

By Stephanie Merry  |  03:45 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 04/16/2012

Now open: Chez Billy and Town Hall’s back patio

Two much anticipated spaces opened this weekend: Chez Billy brings style and cocktails to Petworth, and Town Hall’s large courtyard gives Glover Park a place to hang outdoors.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:34 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Restaurants

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 04/16/2012

Theater comings and goings this week

This week is your last chance to see Synetic Theater’s “The Taming of the Shrew,” and it’s also a good time to get tickets for upcoming shows, including Constellation Theatre Company’s “Metamorphoses.”

By Amy Orndorff  |  12:16 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 04/16/2012

‘Hunger Games’ lives to see yet another week at No. 1

You may be tired of hearing it, but after nearly a month out in theaters, “The Hunger Games” maintains its hold on the No. 1 slot at the weekend box office.

By Jess Righthand  |  12:14 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 04/16/2012

Free & Easy: Bethesda Literary Festival, Kirkin’ o’ the Tartans

Free this week: Noted authors and book lovers descend on Bethesda Literary Festival and the St. Andrew’s Society of Washington D.C. celebrates Scottish heritage.

By Brandon Weigel  |  10:52 AM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 04/13/2012

Spas, getaways and Nationals Park: a recap of our Got Plans? chat

Spa, beauty and travel writer McLean Robbins joined the Going Out Gurus this week to discuss the area’s best massages, manicures and facials.

By Fritz Hahn  |  04:54 PM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 04/13/2012

Weekend update: Touch ‘em all!

Let us be your guide to the burgeoning neighborhood outside Nationals Park and the delicious food and drink options in it.

By Brandon Weigel  |  12:34 PM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 04/13/2012

New and popular DVDs

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

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:20 AM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/13/2012

‘The Cabin in the Woods,’ ‘Bully’ and more new movies

In this week’s new movies, a quirky horror flick offers both laughs and scares and an incisive documentary exposes the real-life face of youth bullying. Here’s what the critics have to say.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 04/12/2012

Things to Do in D.C. this Weekend: DC Brau anniversary, LUMEN8Anacostia

Going Out Guide picks: DC Brau’s first anniversary, LUMEN8Anacostia art festival

By Brandon Weigel  |  05:08 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 04/12/2012

Washington Nationals fans find more food, drink and entertainment options at Nationals Park than ever before

We’ve compiled a list of the best places to eat and drink in and around the Capitol Riverfront.

By Alex Baldinger  |  04:37 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 04/12/2012

New York Avenue Beach Bar to bring the shore to D.C.

The owner of the Passenger plans an outdoor beach bar — with 80 tons of sand — in an empty lot near Mount Vernon Square.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:14 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 04/12/2012

‘Samurai’: Art in focus

Learn about the transformation of the samurai from soldier to statesman at the National Geographic Museum.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  02:07 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Movies

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 04/12/2012

Talking Spa Week and shopping on Got Plans?

Join the Going Out Gurus and spa and travel writer McLean Robbins to discuss spa week and how to pamper yourself without spending too much cash.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:07 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 07:07 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Jimmy Buffett, Dirty Projectors and Chris Isaak concert tickets go on sale this week

Jimmy Buffett returns to Jiffy Lube Live (this time, with tailgating!) in September. Tickets go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m.

By Alex Baldinger  |  07:07 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 04/11/2012

MiG Bar to close April 30

The owners of the Adams Morgan dive bar cite problems with their landlord and are already looking for a new space in Columbia Heights or Petworth.

By Fritz Hahn  |  04:10 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

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

Garbage, Gin Blossoms, Korn, Reel Big Fish and many more — ’90s bands dominate D.C. concert calendar

If you think all the best music came from the Clinton era, then you’ll love the next few months in D.C.

By David Malitz  |  04:04 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Celebrate Emancipation Day in Washington D.C.

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the day slaves were freed in the District with a parade, fireworks, music and a scavenger hunt.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:52 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

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

Spa Week deals and tips: Five questions for guest Guru McLean Robbins

We’re talking about Spa Week during Thursday’s Got Plans? discussion, so we invited a spa and travel writer to share some tips.

By  |  01:54 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 04/11/2012

Breakfast in Washington: A thing of the past?

The Post Food section’s Tim Carman wonders what happened to the “most important meal of the day.”

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  07:30 AM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 04/10/2012

Toast to grilled cheese with Thursday’s National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day

Is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day a dubious holiday? Perhaps, but we’ll take any excuse to dive into these gooey wonders.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  05:31 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 04/10/2012

Filmfest DC: facts you need to know

This year’s theme is “The Lighter Side,” featuring comedic films from across the globe.

By Amy Joyce  |  12:52 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 04/10/2012

National Cherry Blossom Parade, Japanese Street Festival, ‘Princess Mononoke’ and more Cherry Blossom Festival events this week

The annual Anime Festival also features the films “Ponyo,” “Porco Rosso” and “Spirited Away.”

By Kathy Orton  |  12:43 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 04/10/2012

BLT Steak hires chef Jon Mathieson

Jon Mathieson is named chef at BLT Steak, replacing Victor Albisu.

By Tom Sietsema  |  11:24 AM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 04/10/2012

Joan Miro at Kreeger, Titanic anniversary, Nationals home opener — best events in D.C. this week

The best events in and around D.C. this week.

By David Malitz  |  10:14 AM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/10/2012

DC Brau’s birthday, Scream and a hip-hop bar crawl: This week’s Nightlife Agenda

Toast DC Brau’s first year of brewing, go on hip-hop and golf-themed bar crawls, catch trailblazing Wu Tang rapper Raekwon or dance to ‘80s pop queen Tiffany.

By Fritz Hahn  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 04/09/2012

Theater comings and goings this week

This week is your last chance to see ”Sucker Punch,” at Studio Theatre and it’s also a good time to get tickets for upcoming shows, including Washington Stage Guild’s “Wives and Wits.”

By Amy Orndorff  |  03:34 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 04/09/2012

‘Hunger Games’ strikes yet again at box office

Moviegoers this weekend once again spent considerably more money watching Katniss Everdeen compete in “The Hunger Games” than they did on both the “American Pie” sequel and the return of Kate and Leo in “Titanic 3D.”

By Jess Righthand  |  12:11 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 04/09/2012

Van Dyke Parks, Bluebrain and more free events this week

Free this week: Brian Wilson collaborator Van Dyke Parks performs at Millennium Stage and Ryan and Hays Holladay of Bluebrain discuss Doug Aitken’s new “Song 1” at the Hirshhorn.

By Brandon Weigel  |  11:40 AM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 04/06/2012

The return of the Howard Theatre

The Howard Theatre, once the center of Washington’s Black Broadway, is back.

By Brandon Weigel  |  03:41 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 04/06/2012

Oyster happy hour goes on forever at Blackbyrd Warehouse

Blackbyrd’s new special offers a half-dozen local oysters and a pint of stout whenever you drop in.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:21 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 04/06/2012

Frankie Rose, Stevie Jackson, the Lilys — a Chickfactor anniversary primer and playlist

Getting to know the indie-pop acts playing in Arlington this weekend.

By David Malitz  |  01:00 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 04/06/2012

Black and Orange and the Hamilton dramatically scale back hours, 24-hour city status in doubt

Sorry, late-night eaters. It turns out The District may not be such a 24-hour city after all.

By Justin Rude  |  12:07 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 04/06/2012

‘War Horse,’ ‘We Bought a Zoo’ now on DVD

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

By Anne Kenderdine  |  11:03 AM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/06/2012

‘Titanic 3D,’ ‘American Reunion’ and other new movies

In this week’s new — or, in the case of “Titanic 3D,” refurbished — movies, Kate and Leo make a 3-D comeback and so does the original cast of the “American Pie” movies.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Jenny Mullins and Sarah Knobel: Art in focus

At Hamiltonian Gallery, artists Jenny Mullins and Sarah Knobel probe beneath the surface of things.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  05:20 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Things to do in D.C. this weekend: Local music festivals, Paper Airplane Day

Going Out Guide picks two music festivals with local ties, Pillow Fight Day and a fireworks fest .

By Brandon Weigel  |  02:42 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Help Aaron Gordon name his upcoming 14th Street restaurant

Remember that new restaurant opening in the old ACKC space we told you about on Tuesday? You may remember that the forthcoming neighborhood tavern was as of yet unnamed. Well, owner Aaron Gordon is looking to change that, and he’s asking Going Out Guide readers to help.

By Justin Rude  |  01:59 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 04/05/2012

For Washington Nationals fans, opening day means happy hour specials

The Nationals may be in Chicago on opening day, but local bars are offering cut-price food and drinks at baseball viewing parties.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:48 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 04/05/2012

‘Arias With a Twist’: A drag fever dream at Woolly Mammoth

Ease into the Basil Twist Festival with a surreal romp with drag performer Joey Arias

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  10:00 AM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theater, Events

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 04/05/2012

Mike Isabella’s Bandolero will open first as a pop-up at Tackle Box in Cleveland Park

Construction work has delayed the Mexican restaurant’s opening in the former Hook space in Georgetown, so in the meantime, you’ll be able to try Bandolero in tasting menu form.

By Tom Sietsema  |  08:58 AM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 07:51 PM ET, 04/04/2012

Vans Warped Tour, the Jacksons: Hot Tickets

In what has become an annual rite of any hard-rock summer, the Vans Warped Tour is set for another go-round.

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:51 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 04/04/2012

Prince of Petworth’s Dan Silverman joins the Gurus chat

The blogger, who spots the city’s soon-to-open bars and restaurants, is our guest Guru on Thursday.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  05:36 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Restaurants, Events

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 04/04/2012

Fairgrounds opens outside Nationals Park

Fairgrounds — the replacement for the Bullpen and Das Bullpen across from Nationals Park — made a soft opening yesterday with lobster rolls, beer and a classic rock cover band.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:38 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

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

Howard Theatre in photos: 30 years after closing, a new look

The historic theater is transformed with a $29 million renovation that modern to the core.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:01 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music, Bars and Clubs, Misc.

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

Tanlines, A$AP Rocky, Of Monsters and Men and more top April concerts in D.C.

Plus, the re-opening of the Howard Theatre adds another new venue to the area’s increasingly crowded live music scene.

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

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 04/03/2012

D.C. Beer Week offers discounted brews all month long

Support the events and you’ll get discounted brews and food at 17 bars during the month of April.

By Fritz Hahn  |  04:17 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 04/03/2012

Experimental Media 2012, Visio Disco and more in the April art preview

April brings a spring shower of art happenings.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  03:13 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 04/03/2012

Best events for kids: Spring break

Wondering what to do with your kids over spring break? We have you covered.

By Amy Orndorff  |  12:46 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 04/03/2012

Red Velvet, TangySweet and Rabbit owner to open a restaurant and pub on 14th Street

The Aaron Gordon empire is about to welcome another member, as the prolific local purveyor of frozen yogurt, cupcakes and simple, healthy fare is set to open a neighborhood restaurant and pub on 14th Street.

By Justin Rude  |  12:09 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 04/03/2012

‘Titanic 3-D’: Where to watch

Moviegoers, we’re coming up on your chance to see Kate and Leo in 3-D. Here’s where to find the earlier screenings.

By Jess Righthand  |  12:01 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/03/2012

Caribbean Carnival, Windian Records and free rockabilly: This week’s Nightlife Agenda

Celebrate the kickoff of Caribbean Carnival season, rock out at a two-day festival curated by Windian Records or say farewell to J.P. McDermott, a fixture of the local rockabilly scene.

By Fritz Hahn, David Malitz and Rhome Anderson  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 04/02/2012

Theater comings and goings this week

This week is your last chance to see Tattooed Potato’s “The Nightmare Dreamer” at Flashpoint, and it’s also a good time to get tickets for upcoming shows, including “The Whipping Man” at Theater J.

By Amy Orndorff  |  02:32 PM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 04/02/2012

‘The Hunger Games’ beats box office competition, again

For the second week in a row, “The Hunger Games” has come out on top at the box office, earning an impressive $61.1 million in its second weekend in theaters.

By Jess Righthand  |  11:22 AM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

 

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