In today’s Weekend section, get the inside scoop on some of the area’s best restaurants, events and deals from some of the town’s top tastemakers. Writer Kris Coronado talked to Kojo Nnamdi, Prince of Petworth’s Dan Silverman and four others to get their take on what makes D.C. great and what it needs.
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Our list of the best events this weekend includes Doug Aitken’s projections at the Hirshhorn, a soiree for Francophiles, the Annapolis Oyster Roast and Sock Burning and viewing parties for the season premiere of “Mad Men.”
You may know the name Thomas Dolby from his ‘80s hit “She Blinded Me With Science,” but he has spent much of the last two decades as a Silicon Valley CEO, among other things. For the first time in nearly 20 years, he’s back with new music. Also read record reviews from blues man Joe Louis Walker, Australian singer Grace Woodroofe, indie rockers the Joy Formidable, guitar-driven alt-rock group Sons of Bill and Minneapolis buzz band Polica.
El Centro D.F., the upscale taqueria from Richard Sandoval, offers margaritas, dancing and tacos and tortas to munch on, all under one room. Read Fritz Hahn’s review.
With the Cherry Blossom Festival upon us, we got in the mood for a little sushi. Here’s our list of some of the best sushi happy hours. But if you’d prefer to eat close to the blossoms after taking in a stroll along the Tidal Basin, we have a list of great places to eat nearby. We also have a list of the best blossom-related events going on this weekend.
After seeing the events of the Arab Spring unfold, dancer-choreographer Nejla Yatkin was puzzled. But she was also inspired. Her new work, “Oasis: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Middle East But Were Afraid to Dance,” contemplates these events and what they mean.
Read the story behind a new exhibit, on display at Heiner Contemporary, by New Orleans-based video artist Avery Lawrence, whose work is moving, though it’s hard to say why.
Speaking of “The Hunger Games,”we break down all of the ways you can gain the skills of the movie’s heroine, Katniss Everdeen.