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Style on the Go: Thursday, March 26, 2009

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Get tickets now for the area's best events.

This year, there will be no interminable line for tickets to the annual White House Easter Egg Roll; the first roll of the Obama administration will be handled entirely online. The family event of the season is slated for April 13 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Get free, timed-entry tickets and see rules at http://www.whitehouse.gov/eastereggroll beginning today.

After Phish split in 2004, the group became a bona fide legend, the Led Zeppelin of the jam bands. So a reunion was inevitable. This summer, Phish plays a handful of dates, among them an Aug. 15 show at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Tickets will no doubt sell out in, like, a minute, so dial quickly -- and cross your fingers. All tickets are $49.50. On sale tomorrow at 11 a.m. Get tickets through Ticketmaster, 202-397-7328 or http://www.ticketmaster.com.

Next month's performance of the prodigious Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra, which, among its other accomplishments, spawned classical music rising star (and this show's conductor) Gustavo Dudamel, is sold out. So the Washington Performing Arts Society released tickets for the rehearsal -- but it's at 4 p.m. on a Monday. Take a couple of hours off work, and catch the rehearsal at the Kennedy Center on April 6. $15. For tickets, call 202-467-4600.

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Concert Glas Vegas And Ida Maria

We love Ida Maria's catchy single, "Oh My God," and can't wait to see the rising Norwegian indie rockers open for moody Glaswegian pop band Glas Vegas at the Black Cat tonight. $15. 8 p.m. today. 1811 14th St. NW. 202-667-4490 or 202-397-7328.

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Nightlife After Hours Returns

The Hirshhorn's popular courtyard bash, with performances, exhibition tours and cocktails, has become one the best parties around. This time, Ricardo Rivera and the Klip Collective provide the projections; Lumia Ensemble and others handle the sounds. Oh, and tickets must be purchased in advance. $18. 8 p.m.-midnight tomorrow. Seventh Street and Independence Avenue SW. Visit http://hirshhorn.si.edu/afterhours or call 202-633-4629.

The District

Exhibit The First Ladies & Me

The portraits in local artist Laura Elkins's show look, on the surface, like paintings of Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Lady Bird Johnson and other first ladies, but are, in fact, the artist as the powerful women. Inspired by a trip to the White House (and portraits hanging within), this show has the artist seeing bits of herself in the first ladies. The show opens today with a reception. Free. 6:30-8:30 tonight. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 202-408-3100.


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