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After Hours Items: The Best Links of the Week

Every Friday afternoon, we here at After Hours round up the best local links for entertainment and nightlife coverage from this week.

The Washington Times goes a bit off the beaten path and finds that women in DC are interested in events that will let them “have their cake and throw it in someone’s face, too.” From female arm-wrestling at the downtown Palace of Wonders to the rough-and-tumble DC Rollergirls, the article chronicles the new line of rather unusual women’s activities. 

Check out this nifty picture from the Smithsonian’s Eye Level blog that shows the construction progress at the Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard in the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The intricate canopy roof by Norman Foster should be finished later this year.

Panda Head, the fashion blogger, posts snapshots of the scene at the Betsey Johnson show last night (including our own fantastic intern, Brynja!). For our take on DC Fashion Week, click here

The AFI Silver Theatre has some great films playing this spring, and DC Metblogs reminds us about the theater's triple-feature show of the Infernal Affairs trilogy of Hong Kong thrillers—the movies on which Martin Scorsese based his Oscar-winning The Departed. That’ll happen Friday, March 9. 

Looking to prove your mental worth? The DC Concierge lists trivia nights at local pubs. Though lots of fun, these can get pretty competitive. As the DC Concierge notes, “This is the city of all the kids who sat in the front row in class.”

And last but certainly not least, the Going Out Gurus reveal the news that the Dismemberment Plan will be adding a second benefit show. For those of us who could only despair at Ticketmaster's odd word verification codes and didn't manage to snag tickets, this is good news, and hopefully a second chance. 

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