D.C.-area nightlife, events and dining

At Round House Theatre, a literally magical ‘Tempest’

Produced in collaboration with the Folger, Shakespeare’s sorcery-centric play is directed and adapted by Aaron Posner and the magician Teller.

By Celia WrenNovember 29, 2022

‘The Corridors of Power’: A devastating look at genocide and inaction

Dror Moreh’s lastest documentary examines the often disheartening political calculus that goes into decisions about how to respond to violence.

By Michael O'SullivanNovember 29, 2022

How comedian Sylvia Traymore Morrison would spend a perfect day in D.C.

The veteran comic is starring in the one-woman show “The Return of Jackie Moms Mabley” at the Carlyle Room.

By Thomas FloydNovember 28, 2022

Ghostburger, that pandemic pop-up, is now ready for its close-up

The owners behind Espita and Las Gemelas created the burger pop-up to generate income during the pandemic. Ghostburger is now a permanent part of the Shaw scene.

By Tim CarmanNovember 28, 2022

The best things to do in the D.C. area the week of Nov. 25-30

Holiday season gets underway with tree lightings, markets and concerts, but don't overlook film fests and D.C. Cocktail Week.

By Fritz Hahn, Sophia Solano, Adele Chapin and Chris KellyNovember 25, 2022

What to watch with your kids: ‘Strange World’ and more

Common Sense's Media's guide to this week's family movies and TV shows.

November 25, 2022

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

Mary Prankster, Dominic Fike, Amber Mark and Nikki Lane perform.

By Chris KellyNovember 23, 2022

A holiday-by-day guide to festive fun in D.C.

Here are some of our favorite holiday happenings — one thing to do every day between Black Friday and Christmas.

By Fritz Hahn and Sophia SolanoNovember 23, 2022

TikTok’s bass queen Blu DeTiger is on her way up

She will perform original songs like new release “Elevator” at 9:30 Club on Nov. 30.

By Sophia SolanoNovember 23, 2022

‘Strange World’: Beautiful to look at, but not much below the surface

The Disney Animation adventure is visually stunning but hamstrung by a basic story and thin characters.

By Kristen Page-KirbyNovember 22, 2022

‘The Inspection’: A lyrical, distinctive boot camp story

Elegance Bratton’s debut feature is based on his experience going through Marine Corps training as a Black gay man.

By Mark JenkinsNovember 22, 2022

‘Bones and All’: All shock and no value

Luca Guadagnino’s adaptation of a young-adult novel about teen cannibals in love is a B-picture with art house pretensions.

By Ann HornadayNovember 22, 2022

Matthew Gardiner’s ‘Into the Woods’ casts a spell decades in the making

After falling in love with the show as a child, the Signature Theatre artistic director has put a new spin on Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale musical.

By Thomas FloydNovember 22, 2022

Seven local sites where you can explore the area’s Indigenous history

From murals to museums, sites in D.C., Maryland, Virginia and Delaware highlight the Mid-Atlantic's Native American heritage.

By Nevin MartellNovember 22, 2022

‘Glass Onion’: Another fun, and scathing, Knives Out mystery

Writer-director Rian Johnson and detective Benoit Blanc, played by Daniel Craig, return in the follow-up to 2019′s “Knives Out.”

By Ann HornadayNovember 22, 2022

‘The Fabelmans’: Spielberg peels back the curtain on his youth

Filmmaker Steven Spielberg’s semi-autobiographical coming-of-age-tale is both quintessentially honest and sentimental.

By Ann HornadayNovember 21, 2022

Tom Sietsema’s 7 favorite places to eat right now

Food critic Tom Sietsema's favorite restaurants in November 2022 include Chang Chang in Dupont Circle.

By Tom SietsemaNovember 21, 2022

How Kareem ‘Mr. Bake’ Queeman would spend a perfect day in D.C.

The Maryland baker has competed on such cooking shows as "Beat Bobby Flay" and "Bake It Like Buddy."

By Rudi GreenbergNovember 21, 2022

‘Nanny’: The troubles of an immigrant caregiver are scary enough

Anna Diop plays a Senegalese nanny in the horror-adjacent drama by first-time writer-director Nikyatu Jusu.

By Michael O'SullivanNovember 21, 2022

‘Devotion’: Korean War aviator drama is slow to take off

Jonathan Majors and Glen Powell star in fact-based tale of a friendship between Korean War aviators.

By Mark JenkinsNovember 21, 2022