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Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 12/19/2011

Guru picks: What to do this week

This “Underfull Tablecloth” will be on display as part of the Corcoran’s “The Exceptional Everyday” exhibit.( Courtesy of Kristine Bjaadal)
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’s Newsletters page; the Going Out Guide is listed under the “Local & Sports” header.


Home for Christmas

One of our favorite holiday traditions: Roots-rockers Last Train Home take to the Kennedy Center stage to perform a mix of holiday classics and country-tinged originals.


“Rubber Tramps”

Ever moved into a new neighborhood only to realize you’ve made a terrible mistake? “Rubber Tramps,” filmmaker Max Koetter’s documentary about counter-cultural icons living life on the country’s highways and byways, might offer some relocation advice.

Lena sings

Lena Seikaly has become one of Washington’s preeminent jazz singers. Take in her classic sound at Twins Jazz on Wednesday night.

Starting Wednesday

More than Malm

The Corcoran’s new show, "The Exceptional Everyday: Design Post-Process," looks beyond Ikea to spotlight Scandinavian designers with innovative approaches to crafting everyday objects.

Starting Thursday

Christmas duck

A special holiday prix-fixe duck dinner at the Source includes the restaurant’s popular Peking duck served with an array of sides and a 15-layer carrot cake for $49 per person.


Funky Christmas

The Black Cat has one last present for you on Christmas night — an evening full of music from the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, who passed away five years ago on Christmas day.

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