Going Out Guide: Events


Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 01/07/2013

It’s never too early to start thinking about the Cherry Blossom Festival

The 2013 festival will take over the city from March 20 until April 14

By Stephanie Merry  |  12:40 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 01/04/2013

Panjabi MC, a Gaga vs. Madonna dance party and the best non-Redskins-related events of the weekend

Dance parties, concerts liven things up in the New Year.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  01:28 PM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Bars and Clubs

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 01/04/2013

Stay ahead of the payroll tax increase with D.C.’s best low-cost events, attractions and happy hours

Payroll taxes are going up. Here’s a guide to our favorite cheap eats, happy hours and low-cost activities.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:55 PM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap, Events

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 01/04/2013

Listen now: Ty Segall, Chelsea Wolfe and more of January’s best concerts

Before you snag tickets, check out this January playlist.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  10:31 AM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music, Events

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 01/03/2013

Best events this winter

Put these events on the calendar for January, February and March.

By Jess Righthand  |  04:21 PM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 01/03/2013

Art in focus: ‘No Strings Attached’ showcases the work of five emerging African American artists at the 39th Street Gallery

At the 39th Street Gallery, a showcase of five emerging African American artists.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  02:26 PM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 01/02/2013

Time to throw your name in the hat for Inaugural Ball tickets

There are just two official balls this year; the public can attend one.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  01:51 PM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events | Tags:  inauguration

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 12/27/2012

Art in focus: ‘Magnolia Laurie: With a Tug and a Hold’ ponders cycles of collapse and creation at VisArts

At VisArts, a painter imagines scenes of collapse and rebirth.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  01:49 PM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 12/21/2012

National Portrait Gallery to display Obama artworks during inauguration weekend

Works by Chuck Close and Shepard Fairey will be hung at the museum.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:48 PM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums | Tags:  inauguration

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 12/20/2012

Update: Even more ways to celebrate the End of the World on Dec. 21

In the event that the Mayans were right and we’re just days from our Dec. 21 oblivion, plenty of local establishments have your final hours covered.

By Alex Baldinger and Fritz Hahn  |  04:00 PM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 12/20/2012

Best and worst of D.C.’s scene in 2012? Join the Gurus for Got Plans? and weigh in

Join the Got Plans? chat Thursday at 1 p.m. to weigh in on your favorites.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  08:30 AM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Bars and Clubs, Restaurants

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 12/19/2012

Sandy Hook fundraisers at Whitlow’s, Science Club

Proceeds benefit those affected by the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

By Alex Baldinger  |  04:01 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 12/14/2012

Punching up happy hour at Union Market

Sample seasonal punch and enjoy drink specials tonight from 4 to 7 p.m.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:46 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Events

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 12/14/2012

New Heights hires a new chef

By Tom Sietsema  |  01:38 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Your weekend agenda: ‘The Hobbit,’ Grump indie market and 3 Star Brewery’s holiday bash

Don’t miss the weekend’s best films, parties and holiday events.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  12:43 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Misc.

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 12/12/2012

Alternative holiday markets for your fair-trade, locavore loved ones

Hit these three markets full of trinkets perfect for the hipster in your life.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:55 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Holiday, Events

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 12/11/2012

Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball, Peace Ball return for 2013

Two successful soirees from 2009 return, one with a hefty ticket price.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:29 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Misc. | Tags:  inauguration

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 12/05/2012

Weekend escapes for those suffering from early-onset holiday madness

The best events offer a respite from the holiday madness.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:11 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Free and Cheap, Misc., Museums

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 12/05/2012

Join the Gurus chat Thursday, talk holidays and win

We’re giving away Chopteeth tickets and a holiday trinket you need to own.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:07 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 12/04/2012

D.C. Council expected to approve Uber act

As a staff full of night owls, we agree that the mobile app-powered Uber can be a godsend for getting home after a night out.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:00 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 12/04/2012

PSA: Send us your inaugural parties and events!

The Going Out Guide is rounding up the weekend’s best balls, bashes and nightlife.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  12:03 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Misc. | Tags:  inauguration

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 12/03/2012

U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting, latkes in Bethesda and other free events this week

This week’s free events are heavy on the holidays and world music from Hawaii, Bali and Mexico.

By Jess Righthand  |  09:45 AM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 11/30/2012

Video: Christmas tree on Mall goes up in smoke

It didn’t exactly produce the ethereal effect he had intended, but artist Cai Guo-Qiang did, indeed, set off his exploding tree on the Mall Friday afternoon.

By Maura Judkis  |  05:15 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 11/29/2012

Art in focus: At the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, ‘Black Box: Democracia’ reminds us that life goes on, even in the face of death

At the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, athletes defy death with style

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  04:42 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 11/29/2012

This weekend: ice skating with a waterfront view, explosive art and Swedish Holiday Bazaar

Lighted boats, an explosive holiday and more.

By Lavanya Ramanathan and Maura Judkis  |  04:03 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Holiday, Misc.

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 11/28/2012

Santa should plan to call a taxi after these costumed holiday bar crawls

Don a Santa suit or ugly sweater to get drink specials and help charities.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:22 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 11/28/2012

Want your Christmas tree to really sparkle this year? Try adding 2,000 fireworks

The Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang will do one of his famous explosion events for the Sackler Gallery’s 25th anniversary celebration on Friday.

By Maura Judkis  |  02:23 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 11/26/2012

Hark! The 25 most cheer-inspiring holiday events in the D.C. area

The weeks ahead are filled with holiday parties, spiced ales and cocktails, along with tree lightings, parades, light displays, jazz concerts and outdoor ice rinks.

By Alex Baldinger  |  11:27 AM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 11/23/2012

Small Business Saturday is the new black (Friday)

Rather than braving the big box store crowds, tomorrow offers small-store deals.

By Stephanie Merry  |  12:18 PM ET, 11/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Holiday, Events

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 11/19/2012

Thanksgiving outings for when sitting around all fat and happy doesn’t cut it

For those who get antsy without a daily dose of exercise or culture, five pre-and-post-turkey time outings.

By Alex Baldinger  |  04:38 PM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 11/16/2012

D.C. bar says “drink like a [sic] Indian” to promote Thanksgiving party

The episode adds another chapter to the annals of cringeworthy D.C. nightlife promotion.

By Alex Baldinger  |  05:44 PM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 11/16/2012

D.C. United: Down but not out as playoff series continues at RFK Stadium on Sunday

In order to avoid elimination, United must overcome the 3-1 deficit Houston opened in last weekend’s series opener.

By Alex Baldinger  |  02:45 PM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 07:04 PM ET, 11/15/2012

Watch Jonathan Batiste rock a subway car, then see his quartet perform at Bohemian Caverns

Batiste’s live shows are all-inclusive, energetic affairs. If you’ve been intimidated by the jazz scene in the past, his quartet’s stint at Bohemian Caverns Friday and Saturday makes for a welcoming entry point.

By Alex Baldinger  |  07:04 PM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 11/15/2012

How to wow your holiday guests with the perfect museum excursion

Out of town guests coming in for the holidays? No sweat.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  03:55 PM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Holiday, Museums

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 11/14/2012

Smokey Robinson will headline free Kennedy Center concert during inauguration weekend

The annual concert will coincide with a busy weekend of inaugural events

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  11:17 AM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Free and Cheap, Music | Tags:  inauguration

Posted at 06:52 PM ET, 11/13/2012

2012 Beaujolais pickings were slim, but that won’t put a damper on Nouveau parties

Sip the young, light bodied wine to celebrate the 2012 vintage.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  06:52 PM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Misc., Events

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 11/09/2012

National Gallery of Art ice rink to open Nov. 17

Ice skating season is set to begin Nov. 17 at the District’s most famous public outdoor rink.

By Alex Baldinger  |  04:50 PM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 11/09/2012

Crafty Bastards, FotoWeek and a ‘beerathon’ top the best events of the weekend

Take advantage of the warm snap.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  01:15 PM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 11/07/2012

With the election over, it’s time to talk inauguration

Now that we know President Obama will be publicly sworn in for a second term on January 21, 2013, it’s time to look ahead to inaugural festivities.

By Alex Baldinger  |  12:26 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events | Tags:  inauguration

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 11/07/2012

FotoWeek DC 2012: What to know before you go

Biggest change for D.C. photography fest? An admission charge is in effect.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  11:59 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums, Events

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 11/07/2012

Watch tonight’s DC United playoff match at the Pug

The second leg of the home-and-away conference semifinal is Wednesday in New Jersey, and the Pug is hosting a special viewing party for the team’s fans.

By Fritz Hahn  |  10:20 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 11/06/2012

Where to watch election returns in the D.C. area

You have two options for after-work/after-voting tonight.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:26 PM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Events

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 11/06/2012

Post-election retail therapy, anyone? Four fashion events for style seekers

Just ahead of the holidays, C.Wonder and Warby Parker plan D.C. events

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  11:34 AM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Misc.

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/06/2012

Nightlife Agenda: James Bond, Movember and a DC United playoff party

A James Bond-themed party, a DC United playoff-watching party and a Movember bar crawl on H Street are among this week’s top picks.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Events

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 11/05/2012

James Bond, election night: Free and easy

One free event for every day this week.

By Jess Righthand  |  09:45 AM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap, Events

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 11/02/2012

The 2012 High Heel Race: ‘I wouldn’t miss this for anything’

Even Hurricane Sandy is powerless in the face of drag queens.

By Fritz Hahn  |  11:54 AM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 11/02/2012

Art in focus: ‘The Ripple Effect’ looks at social issues through an artistic lens

A group show at the Art Museum of the Americas tackles homelessness and other issues.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  11:23 AM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/01/2012

Reminder: The High Heel Race is tonight

Hurricane Sandy delayed — but can’t stop — one of Washington’s favorite Halloween traditions.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:00 PM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 11/01/2012

Beat cabin fever with Fall Fringe, a cask ale festival and early (kiddie) polling

After Sandy, get out of the house with these top ideas for the weekend.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  11:39 AM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 10/26/2012

Get your kicks before the storm: Halloween and more best events of the weekend

Spooky fun, Bette LaVette and art openings top our list of weekend fun

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  12:16 PM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Holiday

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 10/24/2012

Marine Corps Marathon weekend: What to know

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:45 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc., Events

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Nats fans: you’re welcome

Yes, it should have been the Nationals competing to go to the World Series. But at least the Giants beat the Cardinals.

By Jess Righthand  |  03:58 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 10/23/2012

How much would you pay to watch ‘St. Elmo’s Fire’ at Nationals Park on Nov. 8?

Would you pay up to $75 to watch “St. Elmo’s Fire” at Nationals Park on a Thursday night in November? What about $30? Or $15?

By Alex Baldinger  |  02:37 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 10/18/2012

Got Plans? preview: Give us the new YOLO, win Drake tickets

Want to spend Friday night with crooning Canadian rap sensation Drake? (Who wouldn’t?)

By Alex Baldinger  |  12:05 PM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 10/12/2012

Howard University Homecoming preview: Drake, Diddy, Meek Mill and 2 Chainz

Howard University’s homecoming weekend brings big-name artists to D.C. for concerts and events.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:40 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Events

Posted at 07:54 AM ET, 10/12/2012

Nationals Park standing room areas

The best places to watch the action if you have standing-room-only tickets.

By Alex Baldinger  |  07:54 AM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Weekend’s best: Jens Lekman, French Underground, Roy Lichtenstein and 13 other D.C. area events

You need some weekend plans, and we have plenty to recommend: concerts, beer festivals, art exhibitions and more.

By Alex Baldinger  |  05:00 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 10/08/2012

Frustrated ‘Rumble’ fans to get refund

Tech glitches that marred mock debate reportedly resolved.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  12:23 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 10/05/2012

Columbus Day weekend picks: Columbia Heights Day, Virgin Mobile FreeFest, Ai Weiwei

Good thing many of you have a three-day weekend coming up, because there’s a lot going happening this weekend.

By Alex Baldinger  |  04:29 PM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 10/05/2012

How the (e)merge art fair at the Capitol Skyline Hotel is like a hot dog eating contest

D.C.’s emerging-art fair returns to the Capitol Skyline Hotel.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  02:43 PM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 10/05/2012

Presidents hit the stage in ‘44 Plays for 44 Presidents’

Here’s an event that could offer more in the way of presidential entertainment.

By Jess Righthand  |  08:00 AM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 09/28/2012

Free admission to the Newseum, Phillips Collection, National Building Museum and more on Museum Day

More than 1,500 museums will open their doors to the public for free on Saturday, including some local sites you may not have visited.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:31 PM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums, Free and Cheap

Posted at 06:25 PM ET, 09/27/2012

Art in focus: Kevin Kepple takes a bare-bones approach to painting that’s surprisingly muscular

A new direction for a master of the glue medium.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  06:25 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 09/27/2012

Gotye, Opera in the Outfield, DC Green Festival and the 18 best things to do in D.C. this weekend

By Brandon Weigel  |  05:09 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 09/27/2012

Nats to sell $30 standing room only tickets for wild card and NLDS playoff games at Nationals Park

If you’re holding one of the limited number of cheap tickets for the NLDS, here’s where to stand.

By Alex Baldinger  |  03:52 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 09/27/2012

Fall planning calendar: 24 of the D.C. area’s best events in October, November and December

Check out our list of 24 can’t-miss happenings coming to the D.C. area in October, November and December.

By Jess Righthand  |  02:33 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 09/26/2012

Opera in the Outfield at Nats Park: What to know before’s Saturday’s ‘Don Giovanni’ show

Where to park, eat and party before the free simulcast of ‘Don Giovanni’

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  11:19 AM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Events, Music, Music, Theater

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 09/25/2012

Say yes to the dress, and help women battling breast cancer

Brides Against Breast Cancer prices donated wedding gowns at a steal

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  02:54 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Events

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 09/21/2012

Madonna, D.C. VegFest and the 18 other best things to do in D.C. this weekend

By Brandon Weigel  |  11:43 AM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 09/20/2012

Art in focus: ‘Toil’ is repetitive but not robotic

Jill Townsley gives new meaning to the term ‘art work’ at Project 4

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  03:15 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 09/18/2012

Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly to stage “The Rumble 2012” debate at Lisner Auditorium on Oct. 6

The news is only a few hours old, but by now, you’ve probably heard about the planned debate between Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly at Lisner Auditorium.

By Alex Baldinger  |  10:40 AM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 09/17/2012

DC Fashion Week: Send us your Instagram shots

See a look you like? Share your Instagram photos of DC Fashion Week with the Going Out Gurus.

By Jess Righthand  |  03:05 PM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 09/14/2012

DC Fashion Week kicks off

On the heels of New York Fashion Week, Washington shows its style at a week of fashion events beginning Saturday at the H Street Festival.

By Jess Righthand  |  11:49 AM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 09/13/2012

The Boss, H Street Festival, D.C. Fashion Week and 13 other things to do in D.C. this weekend

By Brandon Weigel  |  01:10 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 09/10/2012

September art preview

The Going Out Guide looks at September’s art offerings.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  03:50 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 09/10/2012

Small Press Expo, H Street Festival — best events in D.C. this week

Plus: Bon Iver plays at Merriweather Post Pavilion.

By David Malitz  |  01:56 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 09/07/2012

Art in focus: ‘Shadow Sites’ examines the disappearance of the body from depictions of the Middle Eastern landscape

An exhibition of aerial images of Jordan examines the theme of the body’s absence from the Middle Eastern landscape.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  11:41 AM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Weekend picks: Adams Morgan Day, Md. Seafood Festival and Stephen Strasburg’s final home start

Plans for the weekend? Check out our picks for can’t-miss happenings in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

By Brandon Weigel  |  02:00 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Fashion’s Night Out hits Georgetown, Alexandria Thursday night

This year’s fashion event expands into Alexandria, with shopping, fashion shows, block parties and more.

By Jess Righthand  |  01:30 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 08/30/2012

Page-to-Stage Festival, Annapolis Crab Derby and 18 more events in the D.C. area this weekend

Spend the weekend at a festival for theater buffs, a crab derby (yes, that’s a thing) in Annapolis and the National Symphony Orchestra’s annual Labor Day concert.

By Brandon Weigel  |  11:30 AM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 08/30/2012

Where to get your parade (and other celebrations) on during Labor Day weekend

For those staying in town, a roundup of Labor Day festivities, from wine and crafts festivals to the final Adult Swim pool party of the season.

By Jess Righthand and Lavanya Ramanathan  |  10:30 AM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 08/27/2012

Free and easy: Jazz in the Garden finale and Greenbelt Labor Day Festival

Looking for fun on the cheap? Friday marks the season’s final outdoor concert at the National Portrait Gallery; celebrate Labor Day in Greenbelt.

By Brandon Weigel  |  10:43 AM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 08/24/2012

The Battle of Bladensburg, food and wine festivals and 19 other events in the D.C. area this weekend

Going Out Guide picks: A dragon boat race, plus food and wine festivals.

By Brandon Weigel  |  09:08 AM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 08/22/2012

Opera in the Outfield at Nationals Park set for Sept. 29

Spread out on the grass and catch a free simulcast of “Don Giovanni” on the stadium scoreboard.

By Jess Righthand  |  02:39 PM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 08/22/2012

3 Stars Brewing begins tours and growler fills on Saturday

ll three brews will be available for tasting and growler fills from 1 to 6 p.m. or until the taps run dry.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:47 PM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Events

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 08/20/2012

For the Nationals-Braves series, skip the long lines at Nationals Park and eat what’s quickest

Who wants miss two innings of pennant race baseball to stand in line at Shake Shack? Here’s how to find speedier eats.

By Alex Baldinger  |  11:30 AM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 08/16/2012

New DC Brau beers, Chuck Brown Day concert: things to do in D.C. this weekend

Going Out Guide picks: New DC Brau beers, the Chuck Brown Day concert

By Brandon Weigel  |  04:02 PM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 08/13/2012

D.C. Beer Week: Make plans now

The fourth D.C. Beer Week will be the biggest yet, with more than 70 events over eight days. Our guide helps you find the essential happy hours, beer dinners and tasting parties.

By Fritz Hahn  |  11:14 AM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Events

Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 08/09/2012

Win tickets to Trillectro or 9:30 Club’s “Hot in Herre” dance party at Going Out Guide happy hour

Join us at Penn Social from 6 to 8 p.m. when we’re going to be playing our (and your) favorite no-sweat sport: the venerable bean-bag toss.

By Alex Baldinger  |  06:13 PM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 08/09/2012

County fairs, Going Out Guide’s No Sweat Olympics happy hour: things to do in D.C. this weekend

As is our weekly routine, we present to you the best outings, activities and events in the D.C. area happening this weekend.

By Brandon Weigel  |  04:16 PM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 08/08/2012

Where to watch the U.S. women’s soccer team play for Olympic gold

The match begins at 2:45 p.m. here on the East Coast, which means you need a plausible excuse to leave work mid-day and somewhere to watch. We can help you with the latter.

By Alex Baldinger  |  06:10 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 08/06/2012

Screen on the Green ends tonight with Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho’

Bid farewell to the D.C. area’s most popular annual outdoor film festival at 8 p.m.

By Alex Baldinger  |  12:50 PM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 08/02/2012

MidCity Dog Days, Signature Theatre Open House: things to do in D.C. this weekend

Going Out Guide picks: MidCity Dog Days sidewalk sale and the Signature Theatre Open House.

By Brandon Weigel  |  04:03 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 08/02/2012

Drink up: It’s National IPA Day

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:45 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Events

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 07/27/2012

Olympic viewing, a Southeast summer festival and 17 other things to do in the D.C. area this weekend

We’ve put together our list of the 19 best things to do in D.C. area this weekend, and it includes an Olympic-themed bar crawl and a summer festival in Southeast.

By Brandon Weigel  |  10:12 AM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 07/19/2012

Hot Chip at Merriweather Post Pavilion, Union Market preview and 18 other D.C. area events this weekend

Going Out Guide picks: electro-pop group Hot Chip, Summer Picnic Spectacular.

By Brandon Weigel  |  05:02 PM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 07/19/2012

Art in focus: ‘Six Degrees of Peggy Bacon’ makes invisible art-world connections visible at the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery

Art world connections form the spine of a wry exhibition at the Smithsonian’s Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  04:13 PM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 07/16/2012

Screen on the Green kicks off tonight

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:03 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 07/12/2012

Mars Day, ‘Michael Jackson: The Immortal’: Things to do in D.C. this weekend

Going Out Guide picks: ‘Michael Jackson The Immortal,’ outdoorsy activities

By Brandon Weigel  |  05:00 PM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Free Slurpee Day — and where to go for spiked treats

July 11 means it’s your chance to get an icy treat free at any 7-Eleven. Or, try a spiked snow cone.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:38 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Events

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 07/11/2012

Bastille Day parties, from French maids to jazz

From a champagne soiree at the French embassy to a wild-and-crazy block party, a guide to Washington’s best Bastille Day events.

By Fritz Hahn  |  10:09 AM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Events

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 07/09/2012

Fringe Festival, “Michael Jackson: The Immortal” — best events in D.C. this week

The King of Pop is the subject of a new Cirque du Soleil show, which comes to Verizon Center on Friday.

By David Malitz  |  05:19 PM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 07/06/2012

Beat the heat by playing mini-golf

Looking for something that’s new, exciting and air conditioned? Try the National Building Museum’s new mini-golf course — if you don’t mind the crowds.

By Fritz Hahn  |  05:18 PM ET, 07/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/06/2012

Chuck Brown tribute day, Furthur: Things to do in D.C. this weekend

Going Out Guide picks a Chuck Brown tribute at the Folklife Festival and psychedelic rockers Furthur.

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 07/05/2012

Art in focus: ‘Sculpture Now 2012’ pushes the envelope at Edison Place Gallery

The Washington Sculptors Group’s annual sculpture showcase pushes the definition of the medium.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  05:53 PM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums, Events

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 06/29/2012

The Fourth of July preview: Where to see fireworks on and off the Mall, avoid the crowds and party

By Lavanya Ramanathan and Amy Orndorff  |  02:13 PM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 06/28/2012

AT&T National, Smithsonian Folklife Festival: Things to do in D.C. this weekend

Going Out Guide picks: the return of the AT&T National, Smithsonian Folklife Festival

By Brandon Weigel  |  03:56 PM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 06/28/2012

Art in focus: Two standout shows at the A.U. Museum

“The Constant Artist” and “Mexico: Expected/Unexpected” look at their subjects from multiple angles.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  02:55 PM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums, Events

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 06/26/2012

Spend New Year’s Eve with Louis C.K. in Baltimore

Tickets are still available for the comic’s Dec. 31 performance at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.

By Alex Baldinger  |  03:00 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 06/26/2012

Folklife Festival preview: See the AIDS Quilt on the Mall and beyond

The memorial returns to Washington in the Folklife Festival.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  01:14 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Events

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 06/21/2012

Art in focus: ‘Public Property’ puts the people in the curator’s seat

A new show at the Walters Art Museum puts the people in the curator’s seat.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  05:24 PM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums, Events

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 06/21/2012

The Mynabirds, National Capital Barbecue Battle: Things to do in D.C. this weekend

Going Out Guide picks: the Mynabirds, weekend festivals

By Brandon Weigel  |  03:59 PM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 06/21/2012

D.C. swimming pools extend hours through Friday

Select D.C. pools will have extended hours through Friday to combat the Jurrassic Park-like heat out there.

By Amy Joyce  |  02:20 PM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 06/20/2012

Say hello to the summer solstice with happy hour specials, frozen ice and yoga

Today is the solstice and the longest day of the year; celebrate with day-long happy hour specials, frozen ice and yoga.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:40 AM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 06/19/2012

Outdoor movies and music this week

What’s playing under the stars in the D.C. area.

By David Malitz  |  02:53 PM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music, Movies, Events

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 06/15/2012

Flying Dog Brewery tours: Tasty and educational

During tours of Flying Dog’s Frederick brewery, guests watch beer being made from start to finish — and get to taste it along the way. .

By Fritz Hahn  |  11:39 AM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Events

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 06/15/2012

Going to watch the Nationals against the New York Yankees? Check out our best bites for Nats fans

Our handy guide and gallery will help you make the most of the weekend’s series against the New York Yankees.

By Justin Rude  |  11:30 AM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 06/14/2012

The Beach Boys, Bloomsday, Belgian beers and the weekend’s best events in the D.C. area

Going Out Guide picks: The Beach Boys, Bloomsday, Belgian Beer Festival and the first of the Going Out Guide’s free summer concerts.

By Brandon Weigel  |  05:05 PM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 06/14/2012

Art in focus: ‘Urban Decay 3’ elevates the lowbrow at the Workhouse Arts Center

At the Workhouse Arts Center, ‘Urban Decay 3’ elevates the lowbrow.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  04:27 PM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 06/14/2012

Free summer concerts at the Carter Barron Amphitheatre return Friday

The first concert in the Weekend/Going Out Guide series features jazz at Carter Barron.

By Alex Baldinger  |  12:46 PM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Music

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 06/13/2012

D.C. Flag Day: Time to celebrate (non-) state pride

Thursday’s rally is a reason to flash your flag.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  05:47 PM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Bars and Clubs

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 06/11/2012

Screen on the Green returns to the National Mall for 2012

The outdoor film festival plays on the National Mall four four weeks starting July 16.

By Alex Baldinger  |  03:24 PM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 06/11/2012

Belgian beer, ‘Memphis’ and the best things to do in D.C. this week

The Going Out Gurus’ top picks include the debut of a Tony-winning play and a dog-friendly happy hour that raises money for charity.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:48 PM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 06/11/2012

Virginia Yoga Week is underway

In other news: A new free outdoor practice gets going in Crystal City and MC Yogi comes to town.

By Stephanie Merry  |  01:11 PM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 06/08/2012

Fun and sun with the kids this weekend

Take a dip at Cunningham Falls, see ponies in Upperville and hit the fair at Celebrate Fairfax.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  04:30 PM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 06:21 PM ET, 06/07/2012

‘The History of Invulnerability,’ Capital Pride Parade and other things to do in the D.C. area this weekend

Going Out Guide picks: ‘The History of Invulnerability’ and the Capital Pride Parade

By Brandon Weigel  |  06:21 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 06/07/2012

Art in focus: ‘R(ad)ical Love: Sister Mary Corita’ plays with words at the National Museum of Women in the Arts

At the National Museum of Women in the Arts, 65 text-based prints with a spiritual message and the lurid look of rock posters.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  05:00 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 06/06/2012

Join us for Got Plans? and score Silverdocs tickets

Submit questions early now.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:30 PM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies, Events

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 06/06/2012

Get ready for Capital Pride parties with a special playlist from the Mixtape DJs

Our list of events includes parade viewing parties, jello wrestling and late-night dancing.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:48 PM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Events

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 06/01/2012

June art preview: Jasper Johns, Richard Diebenkorn, Barnett Newman and ‘Pile of Craft’

What to look out for in the museums and galleries this month.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  01:50 PM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 05/31/2012

Dupont Kalorama Museum Walk Weekend, jazz festivals: Things to do in D.C. this weekend

Going Out Guide picks a Capitol Skyline pool party, Dupont museum deals and D.C. Jazz Festival.

By Brandon Weigel  |  04:12 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 05/30/2012

Seersucker Ride and Social returns June 9

The sister to the autumn tweed ride returns to the streets of D.C. for its third year.

By Megan Buerger  |  09:48 AM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 05/29/2012

Chuck Brown memorial events begin with public viewing

The late Godfather of Go-Go’s body is on view at the Howard Theatre Tuesday until 10 p.m. and a public memorial ceremony is scheduled for Thursday at noon.

By Alex Baldinger  |  11:58 AM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 05/29/2012

Nightlife Agenda: Punk rock karaoke at the Black Cat; Afrojack at the Fillmore

The Going Out Guide’s weekly roundup of the best nightlife events in the D.C. area.

By Fritz Hahn, Rhome Anderson and David Malitz  |  10:38 AM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music, Events

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 05/24/2012

Art in focus: ‘Foon Sham’ turns a sculptor’s waste material into art at Project 4

Foon Sham makes magic out of sawdust at Project 4.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  04:07 PM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 05/24/2012

Drake, Delaplane Strawberry Festival: Things to do in D.C. this weekend

Say hello to summer with the start of Jazz in the Garden, a strawberry fest and more.

By Brandon Weigel  |  02:40 PM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 05/24/2012

Memorial Day celebrations, ceremonies abound

Memorial Day weekend in Washington, with our many military and war memorials and active military personnel and veterans, is a time of reflection and celebration.

By Jess Righthand  |  12:40 PM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 05/22/2012

Shop the Styleliner mobile boutique, nosh on ice-cream s’mores at Bar Dupont through the summer

The mobile boutique visits the bar’s ice-cream socials

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  12:08 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Bars and Clubs

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 05/21/2012

Art After Dark Apocalypse, Jazz in the Garden — best events in D.C. this week

Plus, Drake headlines the season’s biggest hip-hop tour.

By David Malitz  |  04:12 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 05/18/2012

Art in focus: ‘Artomatic’

The sprawling, no-holds-barred art festival is back again, in a vacant Crystal City office building.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  04:27 PM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 05/17/2012

‘Diverging Mediums — Photography vs. iPhoneography’ ponders the future of photography at the Torpedo Factory Art Center

At the Torpedo Factory, iPhone photographers go head to head with their fine-art counterparts.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  02:39 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 05/17/2012

Joint Service Open House, Diverging Mediums: Things to do in D.C. this weekend

Going Out Guide picks: Joint Service Open House and “Diverging Mediums” exhibit

By Brandon Weigel  |  01:42 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 05/14/2012

Mother Trucker, “The Servant of Two Masters” — best events in D.C. this week

By David Malitz  |  05:08 PM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 05/14/2012

American Craft Beer Week events on tap all over the region

The Washington area’s top beer bars offer tastes of new and rare beers — and dirt-cheap happy hours — to mark American Craft Beer Week.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:06 PM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Events

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 05/14/2012

‘The Avengers’ breaks more box office records

There were a couple anticipated movies released last Friday, but they were no match for “Marvel’s The Avengers,” which has now made more than $1 billion globally.

By Jess Righthand  |  12:40 PM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies, Events

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 05/14/2012

CityZen video showcases kitchen’s elegant dance

We’ve shed light in recent years on the splurge-worthy delights put out nightly by the Mandarin Oriental Hotel’s culinary temple CityZen. But what does it look like behind the scenes of Eric Ziebold’s 1,000 plate-per-night kitchen?

By Jess Righthand  |  11:58 AM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants, Events

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 05/11/2012

DC Yoga Week kicks off

Who’s ready for some deep breathing?

By Stephanie Merry  |  11:23 AM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/11/2012

‘Song 1: A Happening’ and the weekend’s best events

Going Out Guide picks Saturday’s family-friendly pop-up parades and a dozen more ideas for fun.

By Brandon Weigel  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 05/10/2012

Art in focus: ‘Sculpting Outside the Lines’

Art sprouts on the streets of Foggy Bottom, in an outdoor sculpture exhibition featuring the work of 15 contemporary artists.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  05:13 PM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums, Events

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 05/10/2012

Woolly Mammoth hosts Simpsons-themed trivia

Test your Springfield knowledge when the theater teams up with Trivia Kings in conjunction with the show “Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play.”

By Stephanie Merry  |  02:39 PM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theater, Events

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 05/10/2012

Passport DC opens doors to Europe

Passport DC’s Shortcut to Europe opens doors to 27 embassies across the city.

By Alex Baldinger  |  01:03 PM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 05/10/2012

Got Plans? preview: Chat with us about summer movies

Film critic Michael O’Sullivan joins today's Got Plans? chat to discuss summer movies.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  11:57 AM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Movies, Going Out Gurus

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 05/07/2012

Spiritualized, ‘Popcorn and Pasties’ — best events in D.C. this week

This week’s best entertainment options in and around the city.

By David Malitz  |  03:43 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 05/03/2012

Art in focus: ‘Spring Solos 2012’ invites close attention at the Arlington Arts Center

Five contemporary artists exhibit subtle, thought-provoking works at the Arlington Arts Center.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  06:00 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 05/03/2012

Joan Miro exhibit, Trucko de Mayo: Things to do in D.C. this weekend

Going Out Guide picks Trucko de Mayo and the opening of “Joan Miro: The Ladder of Escape.”

By Brandon Weigel  |  04:10 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 05/02/2012

Where to watch the Kentucky Derby

Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby fall on the same day. The Going Out Guide tells you where the best parties are.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:28 PM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Events

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 05/01/2012

Cinco de Mayo: Margaritas, happy hours and a burro

Whether you’re looking to taste exquisite Mexican cuisine, listen to an up-and-coming salsa band or enjoy a margarita at a rooftop happy hour, there’s a party out there for you.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:55 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Events

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 05/01/2012

Virginia Gold Cup, Passport DC and other outdoor events for a frantic May 5

The first weekend in May is always a busy time for outdoor events in the D.C. area, and this year is no different.

By Alex Baldinger  |  03:15 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 05/01/2012

Best events for kids: UniverSoul Circus and International Children’s Day

Mark your calendars for high-flying circus acts and a celebration of Maryland’s maritime history.

By Amy Orndorff  |  01:45 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 04/30/2012

“Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape,” Dan Rather — best events in D.C. this week

The National Gallery’s highly-anticipated exhibition of the Spanish artist’s work opens on Sunday.

By David Malitz  |  04:06 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 04/26/2012

‘D.O.L.L.’ at Artisphere: art in focus

There’s a reason that experimental media art is called “experimental. It doesn’t always work.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  03:58 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 04/26/2012

Things to do in D.C. this weekend: Sweetlife Food and Music Festival, St. John’s vs. Navy Croquet Match

Going Out Guide picks Sweetlife Food and Music Festival and the St. John’s vs. Navy Croquet Match.

By Brandon Weigel  |  03:56 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 04/24/2012

Washington Redskins fans hope RG3 era begins Thursday at D.C. area NFL draft parties

Join sportscasters and fellow fans to watch the Redskins pick Robert Griffin III in the 2012 NFL draft.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:02 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Events

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/24/2012

Ted Leo, the Underground Rebel Bingo Club and 95 Live: This week’s Nightlife Agenda

This week, catch a D.C. indie rock icon, play bawdy British bingo, get down to some of the area’s best DJs and celebrate the music of Madonna, Prince and Michael Jackson.

By Fritz Hahn, David Malitz and Rhome Anderson  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music, Events

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 04/23/2012

“The Big Meal,” Tim Meadows — best events in D.C. this week

The week’s best entertainment events in and around D.C.

By David Malitz  |  05:34 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 07:09 PM ET, 04/19/2012

‘Next at the Corcoran’: Art in Focus

Young photographers look back, not forward, in “Next,” a showcase of work by graduating seniors at the Corcoran College of Art and Design.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  07:09 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Things to do in D.C. this weekend: Discovery celebrations, Cherry Blast

Going Out Guide picks the Discovery festivities at Udvar-Hazy and the Cherry Blast party.

By Brandon Weigel  |  04:48 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 04/19/2012

420 ideas for April 20

From movies to beer to late-night munchies, here are our ideas for the best things to do on April 20.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:36 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Misc.

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Earth Day events

There are multiple ways to celebrate the environment this weekend, from live music to speakers and art exhibits to craft fairs.

By Stephanie Merry  |  02:16 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 04/17/2012

Cheap Trick, Dave Mason to play Earth Day event on National Mall

Music returns to the National Mall for Earth Day after a one-year hiatus.

By David Malitz  |  10:41 AM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music, Events

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 04/16/2012

All-you-can-eat oysters, Cherry Blast — best events in D.C. this week

Plus, a sculpture exhibition by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei opens at the Hirshhorn.

By David Malitz  |  05:38 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 04/12/2012

Things to Do in D.C. this Weekend: DC Brau anniversary, LUMEN8Anacostia

Going Out Guide picks: DC Brau’s first anniversary, LUMEN8Anacostia art festival

By Brandon Weigel  |  05:08 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 04/12/2012

‘Samurai’: Art in focus

Learn about the transformation of the samurai from soldier to statesman at the National Geographic Museum.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  02:07 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Movies

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Celebrate Emancipation Day in Washington D.C.

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the day slaves were freed in the District with a parade, fireworks, music and a scavenger hunt.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:52 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 04/10/2012

National Cherry Blossom Parade, Japanese Street Festival, ‘Princess Mononoke’ and more Cherry Blossom Festival events this week

The annual Anime Festival also features the films “Ponyo,” “Porco Rosso” and “Spirited Away.”

By Kathy Orton  |  12:43 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 04/10/2012

Joan Miro at Kreeger, Titanic anniversary, Nationals home opener — best events in D.C. this week

The best events in and around D.C. this week.

By David Malitz  |  10:14 AM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Jenny Mullins and Sarah Knobel: Art in focus

At Hamiltonian Gallery, artists Jenny Mullins and Sarah Knobel probe beneath the surface of things.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  05:20 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Things to do in D.C. this weekend: Local music festivals, Paper Airplane Day

Going Out Guide picks two music festivals with local ties, Pillow Fight Day and a fireworks fest .

By Brandon Weigel  |  02:42 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 04/05/2012

‘Arias With a Twist’: A drag fever dream at Woolly Mammoth

Ease into the Basil Twist Festival with a surreal romp with drag performer Joey Arias

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  10:00 AM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theater, Events

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 04/04/2012

Prince of Petworth’s Dan Silverman joins the Gurus chat

The blogger, who spots the city’s soon-to-open bars and restaurants, is our guest Guru on Thursday.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  05:36 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Restaurants, Events

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 04/03/2012

Experimental Media 2012, Visio Disco and more in the April art preview

April brings a spring shower of art happenings.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  03:13 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 04/03/2012

Best events for kids: Spring break

Wondering what to do with your kids over spring break? We have you covered.

By Amy Orndorff  |  12:46 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 03/30/2012

Nationals opening day, Silverdocs and more picks for spring events in D.C.

We mapped out the months of April, May and June with the biggest events coming to town.

By Brandon Weigel  |  02:38 PM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events | Tags:  Weekend update

Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 03/29/2012

Sculptor Jae Ko at Marsha Mateyka Gallery: Art in focus

At Marsha Mateyka Gallery, sculptor Jae Ko harnesses the tightly coiled energy of adding machine tape.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  05:51 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 03/29/2012

Blossom Kite Festival, ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ and more things to do in D.C. this weekend

Going Out Guide picks Blossom Kite Festival, “Taming of the Shrew” and a dozen more can’t-miss events.

By Brandon Weigel  |  04:40 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Blossom Kite Festival, D.C. Easter egg hunts: Best events for kids this week

From egg hunts to a kite-flying festival on the Mall, there are a number of kid-friendly events to mark on your calendar this weekend.

By Amy Orndorff  |  02:32 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 03/26/2012

Kite festival, Basil Twist and more top events in D.C. this week

Hope for a bit of a breeze on Saturday as the Kite Festival takes over the grounds near the Washington Monument.

By David Malitz  |  04:43 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 03/23/2012

A bouquet of blossom-related exhibitions

After you’ve visited the Tidal Basin, check out some of these cherry blossom-related art exhibitions.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  04:42 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 03/23/2012

Passport D.C. begins May 5

It’s no substitute for international travel, but it sure is cheaper. The month-long series of embassy tours, open houses and cultural exchanges is completely free.

By Alex Baldinger  |  01:26 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Events

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Things to do in D.C. this weekend: ‘Song 1,’ ‘Mad Men’ viewing parties

”Mad Men”’ viewing parties and art projected on the Hirshhorn make the Going Out Guide’s list.

By Brandon Weigel  |  04:38 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Art in focus: Avery Lawrence

At Heiner Contemporary, two short films by Avery Lawrence explore the theme of transition — from one place to another and from this world to the next.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  03:10 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 03/22/2012

Get the details on Kennedy Center’s street arts festival

“Look Both Ways” will take place May 6-12 at locations across the city, including Yards Park and Nationals Park.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  10:00 AM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/22/2012

Best Cherry Blossom Festival events this week: Blossom Bites by Bike Tour, Festival Family Days

A bike rental/tour company and DC Metro Food Tours team up for a three-hour food and bike tour with a cherry blossoms theme, and a kid-friendly event at the National Building Museum celebrates Japan.

By Kathy Orton  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Best events for kids this week: ‘MythBusters’ and cherry blossoms

From a live show with the MythBusters to a Cherry Blossom family festival, there are a number of kid-friendly events to mark on your calendar this weekend.

By Amy Orndorff  |  01:48 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 03/16/2012

Tips for your cherry blossom visit: Getting there, avoiding the crowds and more

Practical advice for seeing the blossoms on the basin and beyond.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  05:00 PM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 03/16/2012

Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon brings bands, runners and traffic tie-ups

The first Rock ‘N’ Roll marathon features thousands of participants and dozens of bands perfoming along the course — and traffic headaches for D.C. drivers.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:35 PM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 03/16/2012

The Got Plans? recap: Everything you need to know about St. Paddy’s

You asked, we answered.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  11:26 AM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Bars and Clubs

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Art in focus: ‘Terraforming’

At Montgomery College, six artists combine text with landscape photography to alter perceptions of place.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  12:05 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Things to do in D.C. this weekend: ‘The Art of Video Games,’ U Street Music Hall’s second anniversary

Going Out Guide picks “The Art of Video Games” and U Street Music Hall’s second anniversary.

By Brandon Weigel  |  12:00 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 03/14/2012

Pi Day means cheap pies — and beer — at District of Pi

District of Pi marks Pi Day with pizzas and beers for $3.14.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:55 PM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Events, Restaurants