April 22, 2013 |
Every Tuesday, the Going Out Gurus highlight the week's best DJs, bands, dance nights and parties. Find a longer list of events at www.goingoutguide.com. Arbor Day Beer Festival In honor of Arbor Day, all three locations of Pizzeria Paradiso will serve beers that have been aged with wood or matured in wooden barrels. Beer director Greg Jasgur has been putting kegs aside for months, so you'll find rare treats from such big-time breweries as Stone, Allagash, Glazen Toren and 3 Stars.
March 15, 2013 |
Correction: A previous version of this story misidenfitied Dan White. It also mistakenly said that Imogen Heap developed her gloves with a team at MIT. The idea for the gloves was sparked by a visit to MIT but Heap's gloves were developed by a team of researchers and artists in the U.K. This version has been corrected. The DJ had the dance floor going bananas, but Daniel Fernandez de Cordova was nonplussed: "This guy was just pecking away at his computer for about two...
December 27, 2012 |
T hey came here to dance to big sounds, deep into the tiny hours. So they peel off their bulky winter jackets at the coat check like 2,000 Clark Kents and stride onto the dance floor, faces fixed with sequins, ears pierced with golf tees, garments aglow with chemiluminescent piping. It's the second-to-last Saturday night of 2012 at Echostage , a massive new club on Queens Chapel Road NE, just north of New York Ave. In three short months, the venue has already hosted some of the...
December 18, 2012 |
When you heard Jamal Muhammad spin jazz on WPFW, you didn't simply hear music. You heard the enthusiasm and passion of a man who had lived the jazz life — and had the stories that went with it. Muhammad, who died at 77 on Feb. 5 from hepatitis, had been a fixture at the leftist-leaning, listener-supported station (89.3 FM) for more than 25 years. He often talked over the records — anticipating a hot solo with a "Yeah, yeah, come in and blow" — and between songs recounted his...
November 2, 2012 |
Congratulations, Washington. You've survived convention-viewing parties, debate-watching drinking games and endless political attack ads . The end is in sight. Now, there's just the little matter of election night. No matter whom you vote for, bars and restaurants are throwing open their doors, turning on the TVs and inviting you to watch the results roll in. The partisan and politically charged atmosphere at Capitol Hill bars can be fun, but there are plenty of other options out...
October 25, 2012 |
Walk by the corner of 14th and U streets NW on a weekend night, and you'll hear bubbly, joyful dance music blasting out of a new nightclub called Tropicalia. What makes this basement bar stand out from other recent arrivals in the neighborhood is that several times a week, the sounds drawing crowds onto the dance floor come from musicians instead of a DJ. It's easy to understand why bars shy away from live music: It's expensive to install a stage, lights and a sound system, let alone pay a group of musicians, when a DJ...