5 Things To Know This AM — Feb 24 2012

Kick off what's sure to be a perfect weekend with tunes from hometown band Ra Ra Rasputin at Red Palace. (Brightest Young Things)
Like your cocktails with a side of poetry? If so, head to The Dunes' Louder Than a Bomb fundraiser party, featuring area high-school slam poets. (ReadysetDC)
One of our favorite grub spots in town, Standard on 14th Street, opens again next week. That must mean spring is officially here, right? (Going Out Guide)
Spend $100 on products during Neiman Marcus' Beauty Week (now through March 4) and get a bag full of sweet samples. (Washingtonian)
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The Heights is hosting a full-on Oscars shindig on Sunday with movie-inspired cocktails and food, ballots, popcorn, and happy hour specials all night. (The Heights DC)
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Photo: Via Washingtonian
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