On Monday night, Seventh and T streets NW will fill with the familiar bustle of concertgoers queueing up for a show. They’ll file through a glamorous marble lobby, perhaps pause at a long, illuminated bar and wait excitedly for the velvet curtains to part on a performance by breakout Washington rapper Wale. But it won’t be lost on anyone what they’re also here for: to see the Howard Theatre, once the nucleus of Washington’s Black Broadway, shine again.
How to get there, where to park and what you’ll see at the majestic restored theater.
A renaissance already has begun in the Shaw, LeDroit Park and Bloomingdale neighborhoods that surround the Howard Theatre. Walk a few blocks in any direction and you’ll find several restaurants and bars, many opened in the past few years.