D.C.-area nightlife, events and dining


‘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

Beau Young Prince is all about changing the mood

The D.C. rapper is performing at Songbyrd on Dec. 2.

By Chris KellyNovember 30, 2022

Nice Breeze isn’t an indie rock band so much as a paradox machine

The trio performs at the Runaway in support of its noisy new album ‘Divide the Sky.’

By Chris RichardsNovember 30, 2022

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

Breland, Mickey Darling, the Motet and Tauk Moore, and Maneskin perform.

By Haben KelatiNovember 30, 2022

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 latest 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