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Going Out Guide: December, 2012

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 12/31/2012

Update: Where to have brunch on New Year’s Day

Here are a few brunch options good enough to get you out of bed on Jan. 1, 2013.

By Justin Rude and Alex Baldinger  |  12:25 PM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 12/28/2012

The “Before I Die” wall, a new Chuck Brown mural and other highlights of 2012 in street art

New murals and exhibitions made D.C. streets more colorful.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:40 PM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 12/28/2012

‘Django Unchained,’ ‘Les Miserables’ and more new movies

The Post critics weigh in on this week’s new releases.

By Jess Righthand  |  11:35 AM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 12/28/2012

National Archives to display the original Emancipation Proclamation on New Year’s Eve

The museum will display the document from Dec. 30 through Jan. 1, including a late-night viewing New Year’s Eve.

By Alex Baldinger  |  11:24 AM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/28/2012

‘Looper’ and other new DVDs

Check out this week’s new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 12/27/2012

Looking back: The best nightlife of 2012

From cocktails on tap to bars with Natitude, a look back at the year in nightlife.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:35 PM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 12/27/2012

Cabin fever? Here’s where to take the kids.

After six days in the house, take antsy kids to these post-holiday events.

By Maura Judkis  |  03:10 PM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 12:01 PM ET, 12/27/2012

Got plans for New Year’s Eve?

If you’re still wondering where you’ll welcome 2013 — or recover on Jan. 1 — the Going Out Gurus are here to help.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:01 PM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 12/27/2012

Washington theater in January

Old acquaintances are hardly being forgotten in 2013 with fresh adaptations of beloved tales.

By Stephanie Merry  |  11:59 AM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theater

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/25/2012

Nightlife Agenda: Rebirth Brass Band, Warchild and a tribute to James Brown

This week’s entertainment options include the sound of New Orleans, a tribute to James Brown and old-school heavy metal.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 12/24/2012

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ singalong and more free events this week

A free event for every day of the week.

By Jess Righthand  |  02:09 PM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 12/24/2012

‘Les Miserables,’ ‘Django Unchained’ and more best events for Christmas Day and the rest of the week

The two buzzy films open Christmas Day, but you can also find dance parties, light displays and live jazz.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  01:02 PM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 03:01 PM ET, 12/21/2012

Where to eat on Christmas Day

By Alex Baldinger  |  03:01 PM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 12/21/2012

Elliott Gould comes to town for the Washington Jewish Film Festival

Tickets are on sale for the 11-day event.

By Stephanie Merry  |  11:21 AM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 12/21/2012

‘Premium Rush’ and other new DVDs

Check out this week’s new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  09:24 AM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/21/2012

‘This Is 40,’ ‘Rust and Bone’ and more new movies

The Post movie critics weigh in on this week’s new releases.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

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 01:07 PM ET, 12/20/2012

Spend Christmas Eve at Proof with your pals nog and glogg

Bar manager Adam Bernbach is taking Proof’s basic eggnog and twisting it four ways, adding a base spirit of Madeira, bourbon, cognac or rum.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:07 PM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 12/20/2012

And the winner is . . .

Check out our winning wrapping paper entry and read about the top vote-getter.

By Amy Orndorff  |  12:49 PM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/20/2012

Poll: Which of Tom Sietsema’s 2012 restaurant picks is your favorite newcomer?

Check out the Washington Post food critic’s list and decide which of his picks is tops for 2012.

By Alex Baldinger  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

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 03:25 PM ET, 12/19/2012

Entertain (and endure) your out-of-town guests with rye cocktails, brunch and housewares

Family and friends are in town for the holidays. Maybe you feel obliged to show off some sights. Perhaps you need an escape from four walls, or simply a pick-me-up. 

By Tom Sietsema  |  03:25 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 12/19/2012

You have two days left before the world ends to see this Mayan Jade exhibition

Better get to the IBD fast — of you believe the apocalypse is coming on Dec. 21, that is.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:59 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 12/19/2012

The Coffee Bar gives Shaw neighborhood a new destination for coffee and sweets

The new cafe at 12th and S Streets NW is now serving up coffee and pastries.

By Stephanie Merry  |  11:19 AM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 12/19/2012

Taste Test: Before Astro Doughnuts pops up at Chinatown Coffee, we break down the flavors

Before the new shop hosts a pop-up at Chinatown Coffee, we tell you which ones are worth the calories.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  08:00 AM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants | Tags:  doughnuts

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 12/18/2012

The National Children’s Museum’s new home at National Harbor is open for playtime

KidsPost and Style take a look inside the Washington area’s latest landmark.

By Amy Orndorff  |  02:25 PM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 12/18/2012

More art for H Street NE as Randall Scott Gallery moves in

The former 14th Street gallery moves to H Street after a stint in New York.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:47 PM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 12/18/2012

Bryan Voltaggio’s Range opens tonight at Chevy Chase Pavilion

The “Top Chef” alum’s sprawling new restaurant in the Chevy Chase Pavilion is set to open tonight.

By Justin Rude  |  01:05 PM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/18/2012

Nightlife Agenda: Festivus, kuduro and Christmas Eve

The Going Out Gurus highlight the week’s best DJs, bands, dance nights and parties.

By Fritz Hahn  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 12/17/2012

Hogo: A new rum bar from the owners of the Passenger

Hogo, which opens Dec. 18, features 75 different types of rum and a dozen tropical cocktails.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:42 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 12/17/2012

Batter Bowl Bakery coming to H St. NE

By Tom Sietsema  |  02:59 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 12/17/2012

Ted’s Bulletin on 14th will fry up doughnuts, and where to find D.C.’s best doughnuts now

But till then, we’ve got your guide to finding the best fried dough in town.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  11:35 AM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 12/17/2012

‘The Hobbit’ easily tops box office, earns $84.8 million

Peter Jackson’s first installment of “The Hobbit” trilogy beats last “Lord of the Rings” movie.

By Jess Righthand  |  10:50 AM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 12/17/2012

Rare cuts, guest chefs coming to Graffiato in 2013

Come January, Mike Isabella is unveiling a pair of new events at his Italian-inspired Penn Quarter restaurant during which the celebrity chef will be leaving the kitchen for a seat in the dining room.

By Justin Rude  |  10:06 AM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 12/17/2012

‘A Christmas Story,’ plus more free events this week

A screening of “A Christmas Story,” the music of Stan Kenton and more free events this week.

By Jess Righthand  |  09:42 AM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 12/14/2012

John Shields scouting DC for next restaurant site

By Tom Sietsema  |  04:39 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 12/14/2012

Abraham Lincoln gets a shave

See what the president looked like without his beard at the Corcoran.

By Maura Judkis  |  02:05 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 11:46 AM ET, 12/14/2012

Want tickets to every 9:30 Club concert in 2013?

The club’s annual raffle offers tickets to hundreds of concerts in exchange for charitable donations.

By Fritz Hahn  |  11:46 AM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 12/14/2012

‘The Bourne Legacy’ and other new DVDs

Check out this week’s new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  09:51 AM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 12/14/2012

Mari Vanna brings babushka chic (and copious amounts of vodka) to Dupont Circle (PHOTOS)

The Russian restaurant chain will bring babushka chic to the District.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  08:00 AM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants, Bars and Clubs

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/14/2012

‘The Hobbit,’ ‘Hyde Park on Hudson’ and more new movies

The Post’s critics weigh in on this week’s new releases.

By Jess Righthand  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 12/13/2012

New Year’s Eve 2012: Parties with no cover charges or hassles

Don’t want to deal with overcrowded, overpriced parties on Dec. 31? These events are the way to go.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:54 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Michelangelo’s David-Apollo is your new celeb crush

This dreamy new sculpture is on an American tour.

By Maura Judkis  |  02:46 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Why does ‘The Hobbit’ look so weird?

Not everyone is a fan of the new High Film Rate technology behind Peter Jackson’s fantasy film.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  12:51 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

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 11:37 AM ET, 12/13/2012

Plan your next movie outing with the list of Golden Globe nominees

It’s time to make “Lincoln” a priority.

By Stephanie Merry  |  11:37 AM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 12/12/2012

“Father of video art” Nam June Paik gets American Art Museum exhibit (Photos)

The Korean-born artist is hailed as the father of video art.

By Maura Judkis  |  05:02 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums

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 03:16 PM ET, 12/12/2012

A frantic end to 2012 for D.C. bar and restaurant openings (Photos)

Check out the full collection of recent additions — and one huge addition that’s about to open — above.

By Justin Rude  |  03:16 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  All We Can Eat, Markets This Week

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 12/12/2012

Chris Richards unwraps Jingle Ball’s tiny pop packages

We predicted it would be one of the most cheer-inspiring events of the holiday season, and if you’re of a certain age, the Jingle Ball delivered like Santa Claus.

By Alex Baldinger  |  02:43 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 12/12/2012

Astro Doughnuts enters internet fruit fray with grapefruit-glazed dunker

Maple-bacon, banana nut, gingerbread, creme brulee, peanut butter and jelly among other flavors available at Dec. 20-21 pop-up.

By Alex Baldinger  |  10:28 AM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 12/11/2012

Benefit for Iron Cross bassist Dmitri Medvedev at the Pug tonight

The Pug hosts a fundraiser for the late musician, featuring records and good beer for sale.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:35 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 12:37 PM ET, 12/11/2012

Taylor Charles Steak & Ice opens Dec. 12 on H Street NE (PHOTOS)

The new cheesesteak spot from the owners of Taylor Gourmet recreates your Philly favorites.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:37 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/11/2012

Nightlife Agenda: Holiday cocktails, rare beers and Nerd Nite

This week’s picks include seasonal adult beverages, a final sideshow at the Red Palace and Nerd Nite’s appropriately square anniversary.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 09:03 PM ET, 12/10/2012

Bohemian Caverns closed by police after alleged sexual assault [UPDATED]

Police shuttered the landmark jazz club on Saturday, and it cannot reopen before Tuesday night.

By Fritz Hahn  |  09:03 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 12/10/2012

Try Dogfish Head’s new collaboration beer, L’Interimaire, Wednesday at ChurchKey

Seasonal beer tastings and tappings continue this week, with Dogfish Head’s Sam Calagione helping unveil a new beer at ChurchKey.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:59 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 12/10/2012

‘Skyfall’ narrowly wins slow box office weekend

The newest James Bond flick earned only $11 million, putting it just barely ahead of “Rise of the Guardians.”

By Jess Righthand  |  11:41 AM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 12/10/2012

Moby to DJ Blisspop’s second inauguration bash at U Street Music Hall

After a blackout nearly undid his first inaugural set, the DJ gets a do-over.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  10:17 AM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inauguration

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 12/10/2012

Free beer at Pizzeria Paradiso, more free events this week

A free event for every day of the week.

By Jess Righthand  |  09:57 AM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

This thing you should try, Hanukkah Edition: DGS Delicatessen’s potato latkes

In honor of the Jewish festival of lights, which begins Saturday at sundown, countless potatoes will be grated, blended with onions and thrown into tubs of oil to make potato latkes.

By Alex Baldinger  |  05:00 PM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 12/07/2012

Wrapping paper contest voting ends Saturday

Help pick the winner of our annual contest by voting for one of the 12 finalists before voting closes Saturday at midnight.

By Amy Orndorff  |  03:29 PM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 12/07/2012

Jeff Black’s Empire Oyster House won’t be built in Merrifield’s Mosaic District

Jeff Black has pulled the plug on his planned Empire Oyster House in the Mosaic District, citing an impasse with the landlord.

By Tim Carman  |  02:45 PM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 12/07/2012

What you should drink this weekend: The A&D

Shaw’s new A&D Neighborhood Bar offers a deliciously briny cocktail.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:05 PM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Looking for a taste of home for the holidays? Struffoli, sufganiyot and more.

Find holiday foods from abroad here in D.C.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 12/07/2012

Neil Patrick Harris’s D.C. restaurant tour continued last night at Range

The actor, in town for the National Christmas Tree Lighting, had a preview dinner at Bryan Voltaggio’s soon-to-open Range.

By Alex Baldinger  |  11:52 AM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 12/07/2012

‘Playing for Keeps’ flops, more new movies

The Post critics weigh in on the week’s new releases.

By Jess Righthand  |  11:17 AM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 12/07/2012

Popcorn truck full of hot air

Popped Republic is more civilized than your multiplex tub of salt and buttery topping.

By Alex Baldinger  |  11:16 AM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 12/07/2012

‘The Dark Knight Rises’ and other new DVDs

Check out this week’s new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:09 AM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

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

National Portrait Gallery’s ‘Drawing on the Edge’ looks at draftsmanship from different angles

At the National Portrait Gallery, six portrait artists rethink drawing.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  06:06 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Day of Service will kick off inauguration weekend

Presidential Inaugural Committee is announced, along with first events.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  04:44 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inauguration

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Luke’s Lobster and the gift of lobster grilled cheese

We’ll take about 20 of those, please.

By Justin Rude  |  04:38 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Your tweets become art tonight at Artisphere’s “W3fi”

Opening Thursday at Artisphere, “W3fi” examines connectivity and Internet privacy.

By Maura Judkis  |  03:16 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Neil Patrick Harris makes DC foodies proud

The star took a tour of some trendy District eateries.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:17 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 12/06/2012

It’s the most wonderful time of the year (and one of the worst nights of the year to be a commuter)

Tonight’s ceremony on the Ellipse makes this one of the worst nights of the year to be a commuter.

By Alex Baldinger  |  11:56 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 12/06/2012

Is this the most comfortable movie theater seat ever?

AMC Courthouse’s recent makeover includes new recliners and reserved seating.

By Stephanie Merry  |  11:00 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 12/06/2012

Woolly Mammoth offers on-site babysitting

Parents can see the Pajama Men without worrying what to do with the kids.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:26 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theater

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 12/05/2012

Minibar by Jose Andres 2.0: Bigger, not better

By Alex Baldinger  |  05:46 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 12/05/2012

‘A Jazz Piano Christmas’ to honor Dave Brubeck at the Kennedy Center on Saturday

Saturday’s concert at the Kennedy Center will be dedicated to the late jazz legend.

By Jess Righthand  |  04:35 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

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 02:09 PM ET, 12/05/2012

“So I had to go on right after [Dave Brubeck], playing piano — terrifying”

The jazz great and 2009 Kennedy Center honoree frequented D.C. venues throughout his decades-long career.

By Jess Righthand  |  02:09 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 12/05/2012

Celebrate the 12 beer events of Christmas

In the next week, there are 12 events that should be on any beer lover’s Advent calendar.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:02 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 12/05/2012

Video: Behind the scenes at Range with Bryan Voltaggio

The construction paper has come off the windows at chef Bryan Voltaggio’s Range, which held a walk-through and tasting at the Chevy Chase Pavilion on Monday.

By Alex Baldinger  |  11:30 AM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 12/04/2012

Taylor Charles Steak & Ice pushes the limits of cheesesteak shops

The guys behind Taylor Gourmet plan to take Taylor Charles Steak & Ice into some tasty and uncharted territory.

By Tim Carman  |  05:45 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants | Tags:  Taylor Gourmet

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 12/04/2012

So, how many times can you die in Dog & Pony’s ‘A Killing Game?’

It depends on how your cards are dealt.

By Maura Judkis  |  03:37 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theater

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 07:00 AM ET, 12/04/2012

Nightlife Agenda: Holiday beers, Repeal Day and dancing to samba bands

This week’s Nightlife Agenda includes beer tastings for charity, old-school hip-hop and a night of free Brazilian bands and dancing.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 12/03/2012

‘Twilight,’ ‘Skyfall’ extend box office streak

The two franchise films took the first and second slots at the box office, beating Brad Pitt’s new action movie.

By Jess Righthand  |  03:38 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 12/03/2012

Readers chose the D.C. area’s best coffee shop. And the winner is ...

Shaw’s Blind Dog Cafe soaks up the love in last week’s reader poll.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  02:58 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants, Misc.

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 12/03/2012

Better pregnancy gossip: Kate Middleton or panda?

This being Washington, we had to wonder.

By Alex Baldinger  |  02:15 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc.

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 12/03/2012

Looking for a lavish end to 2012? CityZen to celebrate 8 years on New Year’s Eve

Why the hoopla for an eighth anniversary? “A-t-e and e-i-g-h-t should be celebrated in the food industry,” chef Eric Ziebold figues.

By Tom Sietsema  |  01:30 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 12/03/2012

Creative kids need your vote to win the Weekend wrapping paper design contest

Voting is now open for the Weekend section’s annual wrapping paper contest.

By Amy Orndorff  |  12:30 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 12/03/2012

Listen now, children, to the legend of Dom Pedro

Dom Pedro goes on permanent display at the National Museum of Natural History on Dec. 6 at 11 a.m.

By Alex Baldinger  |  11:53 AM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums

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 03:25 PM ET, 11/30/2012

Feast your eyes on Fuego Cocina y Tequileria

According to Tom Sietsema’s review in Sunday’s dining column, Jeff Tunks snatched up the Clarendon space that would become Fuego Cocina y Tequileria before he even had a concept.

By Justin Rude  |  03:25 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 11/30/2012

Update: Pappy Van Winkle’s bourbon has hit D.C.

One of the country’s most sought-after bourbons should arrive at bars and liquor stores next week.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:41 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 11/30/2012

‘ParaNorman’ and other new DVDs

Check out this week’s new releases and see what Washington is watching.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:13 AM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies

 

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