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Best events this winter

Jess Righthand  |  Updated 05/20/2013

It's a new year, but before hopping on the resolution bandwagon, consider this idea: Have more fun in 2013. Make this the year you hear world-class music, win your Oscars pool and bite into an airy artisanal pastry. Make this the year you see the cherry blossoms at peak bloom and revel in inaugural festivities.

From awards season to the first flutter of spring, the next few months have much to offer anyone willing to brave the cold weather. Here are the events worth committing to through March.


Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken

Washington, DC

Cupcakeries have had their day. So what will be next to satiate the region's collective sweet tooth? Doughnuts. This month, two new doughnut outposts, Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken and GBD, open in Metro Center and Dupont Circle, respectively. The gourmet answer to Krispy Kreme, these specialty shops churn out fried puffy circles and squares in flavors such as creme brulee, Brooklyn Blackout, maple bacon and panettone. Hungry yet? Neither location has given a precise opening date yet, so keep your eyes peeled to the Going Out Guide blog for updates.


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