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Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 11/14/2011

Guru picks: What to do this week


Russell Brand brings his stand-up routine to the Patriot Center on Thursday. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Every Monday, the Going Out Guide publishes an e-mail newsletter with our recommended events for the week ahead. If you don’t subscribe, here’s a peek at what you’re missing. If you’d like to sign up, you can do that on washingtonpost.com’s Newsletters page; the Going Out Guide is listed under the “Local &Sports” header.

Monday

Arresting Images

The “Art Crimes” series at the Dunes continues with two French imports — work by multimedia artist Antoine Josse and bronze sculptor Ferama Wobken. The exhibition kicks off with an opening reception featuring live music by Rachel Sberro.

Tuesday

Beer — it’s what’s for dinner

A five-course beer dinner by the Port City Brewing Company matches some of Virginia’s best local brews with beer-infused food.

No Kinks in the armor

One of rock-and-roll’s great songwriters, Ray Davies, brings his catalogue of Kinks hits to the Fillmore.

Thursday

Brand name entertainer

British comedy has an unfair reputation for being droll, understated and overly cerebral. Russell Brand is none of those things. The sinewy, leather trouser-fancying entertainer, best known as Aldous Snow from “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” performs at the Patriot Center.

Sunday

At least the tailgating will be fun

How do you make watching the Redskins and Cowboys bearable? Head to Dodge City, where there’s a cookout on the patio, local beers on tap and — if you can stand it — the game on a huge projection screen.

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