These 12 D.C.-area bookstores defy naysayers. Here’s a guide to how — and why — they do it.

In addition to gatherings sponsored by the bevy of D.C. stores, here are some that flourished organically and foster friendship.

Pizzeria Paradiso's Georgetown location will be hosting a Winter Fest on Saturday with food, games and beer slushies.

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The humble canned meat, once a guilty pleasure, gets a makeover.

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See Lily & Madeleine, Mundy, Buddy and the Brothers Osborne live.

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Singer-songwriter Julia Holter performs at U Street Music Hall in support of her ambient, otherworldly new album.

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Inspired by an Italian tradition, Little Coco now offers unlimited food and drinks for $23 Monday through Thursday.

Still catching up on 2018 movies before the Oscars? Watch the nominated documentary “Minding the Gap” on Sunday at AFI Silver.

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See Thursday, Wifisfuneral, Julia Holter and Anderson .Paak live.

Also open: a beautiful new location for vegetarian tacos purveyor Chaia.

A wide mix of Valentine's Day events for couples and singles includes rum cocktails, a variety show and a special Galentine's Day screening of "Bridesmaids."

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D.C.'s annual Lunar New Year celebration in Chinatown happens on Sunday.

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‘They want to have experiences,’ says the founder of Punch Bowl Social, a national chain of arcade bars.

With video games, pinball, Skee-Ball or foosball, these are some of the most entertaining spots in the Washington region.

Get a leg up on the office Oscars pool with our preview — and picks — of the nominees.

The technical description for these treats, one imagines, is chocolate on chocolate (on chocolate).

Lunar New Year celebrations are all over the District this week, starting on Monday with ChiKo's daily “Year of the Pig Plates."

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Sure, they sell bread and milk -- but a growing number of Washington's supermarkets offer full-service bars with craft beer, wines by the glass and fancy snacks.

Also on tap: Big shows from Greensky Bluegrass, Sharon Van Etten and Vince Staples.

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Washington’s annual Groundhog Day celebration, with weather and political predictions by Potomac Phil, starts at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

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Disney celebrates Black History Month with a week of free screenings at theaters across the country.

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