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Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 02/17/2012

Weekend update: Monstrous eats


If you’ve seen “Man vs. Food,” the show pitting Adam Richman against some of the nation’s biggest sandwiches, hottest wings and other food challenges, welp, now it’s your turn, and you don’t have to travel across the country the way Richman does. We’ve rounded up the challenges — from a nine pound burger to a 28-inch pizza — being served up at local restaurants.

Also in Weekend:

Our picks for the best events going on this weekend, including the Wammies, an awards show and concert for local musicians; a new exhibit at the Newseum on presidential campaign coverage and comedy from former “Chappelle’s Show” writer Neal Brennan.

You may not be able head to New Orleans for Mardi Gras and all of that delicious Cajun food, but a group of area restaurants and bars will have your Crescent City cravings covered.

At 33, singer-songwriter Ben Lee is already a 20-year veteran who has become internationally famous and toured with some of his idols. But he’s also re-examining his place in music and, with his latest, “Deeper Into Dream,” exploring the unknown. Get the story on his new album here. Also read record reviews for blues man Otis Taylor, local hard rockers Since Antarctica, hip-hop artist Saul Williams, emotional rockers the Twilight Sad and saxophonist Kim Waters.

Get the latest movie reviews, including the four-star review for “Coriolanus,” the modern take on the Shakespeare play starring and directed by Ralph Fiennes.

Washington may have recently lost the Pinball Museum, but John’s Place in Fairfax is a suitable fill-in. Every Monday, pinball enthusiasts pile in to play the bar’s many machines.

Shrove Thursday, the first day of Lent, is often associated with eating pancakes. Here’s our list of the best places in town to do just that.

According to the members of Eiko & Koma, there’s a difference between being nude and being naked. The contemporary dance couple explores this difference in their latest work, “Fragile,” at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts.

Into the Dollhouse” at Flashpoint’s Mead Theatre weaves together music, dance and spoken word into an hour-long show about modern women. Find out how the cast used personal and bonding expriences to pull it off.

War is many things, but in the new exhibit “Sleeping Soldiers,” the late photojournalist Tim Hetherington caputured soldiers with their defenses down, merely trying to come to terms with the chaos surrounding them.

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