D.C.-area nightlife, events and dining

6 holiday pops concerts to make the season merry and bright

Choose from six festive shows featuring guest stars, new compositions and lots (and lots) of jingle bells.

By Sophia SolanoDecember 9, 2022

It’s not too early to start making plans for New Year’s Eve

Tickets are already on sale for family activities, concerts, dance parties and open-bar soirees.

By Adele ChapinDecember 9, 2022

The best things to do in the D.C. area the week of Dec. 8-14

Embrace the holidays with caroling, tree lightings, markets and a boat parade, but don't overlook a major new Smithsonian exhibit or Taylor Swift dance party.

By Fritz Hahn, Sophia Solano, Adele Chapin, Chris Kelly and Chris RichardsDecember 8, 2022

Mobile art gallery showcases the work of Holly Bass and Maps Glover

Inside a shipping container, ‘Cosmic Garden’ features a video archive of one veteran performance artist and one up-and-comer.

By Kriston CappsDecember 8, 2022

4 holiday date ideas for the most romantic time of year

Choose your own adventure from four festive itineraries.

By Fritz Hahn and Sophia SolanoDecember 8, 2022

Six holiday movie events to put on your calendar

From pajama parties with family favorites to art-house gore, these Christmas films provide a welcome escape during the busy holiday season.

By Fritz HahnDecember 7, 2022

‘Empire of Light’ celebrates the power of film to heal lost souls

Olivia Colman delivers a delicate yet ferocious performance at the heart of Sam Mendes’s tender and tear-soaked valentine to cinema.

By Ann HornadayDecember 7, 2022

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

AceMo, Machine Girl, Foals and Goldie perform.

By Chris KellyDecember 7, 2022

Foehammer wants to make metal sound more like magma

Marking the release of a new album, “Monumentum,” DMV metal duo Foehammer brings its slow, molten sound to Slash Run.

By Chris RichardsDecember 7, 2022

The Greeting Committee is finding peace in growing up

The indie rock group brings upbeat, lovelorn anthems to the Black Cat on Dec. 9.

By Sophia SolanoDecember 7, 2022

‘Spoiler Alert’: This tear-jerker earns its tissues

Jim Parsons and Ben Aldridge star in a romantic dramedy based on Michael Ausiello’s memoir of life with husband Kit Cowan.

By Kristen Page-KirbyDecember 6, 2022

‘Loudmouth’: Rev. Al Sharpton reflects on a career as a ‘blowup man’

The Baptist minister, civil rights activist and talk show host has made it his life’s work to call attention to racism and racially motivated violence.

By Michael O'SullivanDecember 5, 2022

‘2nd Chance’ doc is part quirky portrait, part gotcha journalism

Richard Davis, the inventor of the bulletproof vest, is the subject of Ramin Bahrani’s less than wholly satisfying film.

By Pat PaduaDecember 5, 2022

How Jason Berry of Knead Hospitality would spend a perfect day in D.C.

Berry and his husband, Michael Reginbogin, founded the hospitality conglomerate in 2015.

By Stephanie WilliamsDecember 5, 2022

Nan Goldin, through the lens of her own art and activism

In ‘All the Beauty and the Bloodshed,’ documentarian Laura Poitras presents a compelling, if one-sided, portrait of photographer Nan Goldin.

By Mark JenkinsDecember 5, 2022

Z&Z Manoushe is a family-run bakery dedicated to a taste of home

At Z&Z Manoushe Bakery, brothers Danny and Johnny Dubbaneh specialize in Levantine flatbreads.

By Tim CarmanDecember 5, 2022

Where to watch the U.S. play the Netherlands on Saturday

Here's where to watch the U.S. take on the Netherlands with passionate fans, big screens, drink specials and free hot dogs.

By Fritz HahnDecember 2, 2022

‘Emancipation’: A spectacle of suffering or sanctimonious self-regard?

Will Smith plays a man feeing the horrors of slavery in Antoine Fuqua’s Civil War chase film.

By Ann HornadayDecember 1, 2022

How to survive Dec. 3, the most festive day of the holiday season

Between parades, concerts, pop-up markets, crafting sessions and family activities, Saturday is packed with things to do. Here's a guide to your options.

By Fritz HahnDecember 1, 2022

‘Violent Night’: Deck the halls with buckets of blood

David Harbour plays a decidedly un-jolly Santa Claus in this violent, noirish and occasionally hilarious home-invasion thriller.

By Pat PaduaNovember 30, 2022