D.C.-area nightlife, events and dining

DJ Bri Mafia is more than just a record spinner

She’s a producer, audio engineer, curator, web designer — even a beer brewer.

By Briona ButlerAugust 17, 2022

4 concerts to catch in the D.C. area over the next several days

Shordie Shordie, Chris Stapleton, Will Butler and Peaches perform.

By Chris KellyAugust 17, 2022

Claymation pioneer is celebrated in documentary ‘Claydream’

Animator Will Vinton, the creator of the California Raisins and other stop-motion characters, is the subject of the documentary "Claydream."

By Michael O'SullivanAugust 16, 2022

How ‘disco dealer’ Libby Rasmussen would spend a perfect day in D.C.

The Mount Pleasant resident launched her LivingColorfullyShop in September 2020 and immediately found success selling disco balls.

By Stephanie WilliamsAugust 16, 2022

Yu Noodles is a small chain that will expand your universe

The trio of restaurants specializes in Chinese street foods, with an emphasis on those from Chongqing.

By Tim CarmanAugust 15, 2022

New movies to stream this week: ‘The Princess,’ ‘Day Shift’ and more

Our weekly roundup of new movies to watch from home.

By Ann Hornaday and Michael O'SullivanAugust 11, 2022

The best things to do in the D.C. area the week of Aug. 11-17

The weekend brings outdoor cultural festivals, concerts, boat races and after-hours museum events, with the Arlington County Fair on the horizon.

By Fritz Hahn, Sophia Solano, Haben Kelati and Adele ChapinAugust 11, 2022

‘Mack & Rita,’ a comedy about aging women, grows old fast

A 30-year-old (Elizabeth Lail) is transformed into her 70-year-old self (Diane Keaton) in this predictable fantasy.

By Kristen Page-KirbyAugust 10, 2022

‘Fall’: Sweaty palms and a bad screenplay at 2,000 feet

Thriller about two young women stranded atop a TV tower is effectively gut-wrenching, but dumb.

By Michael O'SullivanAugust 10, 2022

Brunch? With kids? Alfresco? How to make the most of Restaurant Week.

We've got recommendations for everyone to enjoy during summer restaurant weeks in D.C. and Alexandria.

By Fritz Hahn and Adele ChapinAugust 10, 2022

Aubrey Plaza is stellar in so-so crime thriller ‘Emily the Criminal’

Noirish drama about credit card fraud is anchored by a fierce performance by the former ‘Parks and Rec’ actress.

By Michael O'SullivanAugust 10, 2022

The Glory Fires revisit a Southern past to inspire the present

The Birmingham-based trio is performing punk rock anthems from a new album on resistance at Comet Ping Pong on Aug. 12.

By Sophia SolanoAugust 10, 2022

Clarisa Kimskii shook up her whole life; now she goes with the flow

The DJ-producer is playing the first anniversary party for Noxeema Jackson, a D.C. event series that celebrates queer and trans people of color.

By Chris KellyAugust 10, 2022

4 concerts to catch in the D.C. area over the next several days

The Kid Laroi, Hiatus Kaiyote, the Zolas and Blk Odyssy perform.

By Haben KelatiAugust 10, 2022

‘Bodies Bodies Bodies’: A slasher with some surprisingly sharp satire

A group of rich 20-somethings gather to play a party game that turns deadly (and pretty funny at times).

By Michael O'SullivanAugust 9, 2022

‘Queen of Glory’: A child of Ghanaian immigrants at sea in the Bronx

Nana Mensah wrote, directed and stars in a New York story about reconnecting with your roots.

By Pat PaduaAugust 8, 2022

How theater veteran Nova Y. Payton would spend a perfect day in D.C.

The actress is starring as Celie in Signature Theatre's production of "The Color Purple."

By Thomas FloydAugust 8, 2022

At the Renwick Gallery, craft that captures our polarized times

The Renwick Gallery's 'This Present Moment,' a major survey of contemporary craft, engages today's cultures on every front

By Kriston CappsAugust 6, 2022

4 spots where your kids can pretend they’re in Jurassic Park

Take your young dinosaur fans to one of these spots where they can see skeletons or look for fossils.

By Nevin MartellAugust 5, 2022

‘Easter Sunday’: Comedy about Filipino American culture rings true-ish

Jo Koy plays a fictionalized version of himself in the family comedy "Easter Sunday."

By Pat PaduaAugust 4, 2022