D.C.-area nightlife, events and dining

Bringing ‘A Monster Calls’ from the page to the stage

Director Sally Cookson talks about her theatrical adaptation of the acclaimed novel "A Monster Calls," now at the Kennedy Center.

By Geoffrey HimesMay 25, 2022

The D.C. punk family is putting on a benefit for drummer Kent Stacks

The drummer for punk pioneers Scream is undergoing treatment for lung cancer. His band will perform at Black Cat on June 2.

By Hau ChuMay 25, 2022

Contest winner Alisa Amador takes her moment at the iconic Tiny Desk

Amador's Tiny Desk Concert was the first in-person performance at NPR since 2019.

By Haben KelatiMay 25, 2022

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

LB199X, Tirzah and Anika perform, plus a Sam "The Man" Burns tribute at the Capital House Music Festival.

By Chris KellyMay 25, 2022

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ rocks, with finesse, style and genuine emotion

Tom Cruise returns as Navy flyboy Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell, in a sequel that feels familiar and new in just the right proportions.

By Ann HornadayMay 24, 2022

Documentary looks back with fresh insights on ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

'Fiddler's Journey to the Big Screen' looks back fondly and with fresh insight on the Oscar-winning 1971 film 'Fiddler on the Roof.'

By Michael O'SullivanMay 24, 2022

‘We Feed People’ spotlights the relief efforts of chef José Andrés

Filmmaker Ron Howard's documentary spotlights the work of chef José Andrés and his disaster relief organization World Central Kitchen.

By Tim CarmanMay 24, 2022

‘Bob’s Burgers’ is a rare treat: A movie as good as the TV show

‘The Bob's Burgers Movie’ preserves the animated series’s blend of the mundane and the ridiculous.

By Michael O'SullivanMay 24, 2022

The Post Pub is reborn, with touches aimed to class up the joint

The old downtown pub, thought closed forever, has been revived physically, if not spiritually.

By Tim CarmanMay 23, 2022

How a Washington TikToker would spend a perfect day in D.C.

Hannah Williams is behind the popular account "Salary Transparent Street."

By Stephanie WilliamsMay 23, 2022

Del McCoury is still going strong — and so is his festival

After two years of pandemic-related cancellations, DelFest returns to Cumberland, Md.

By Jedd FerrisMay 20, 2022

Biking for beer: A guide to the Metropolitan Beer Trail

From bike racks to kid-friendly breweries, everything you need to know about D.C.'s best new bar crawl.

By Fritz HahnMay 19, 2022

The best things to do in the D.C. area the week of May 19-25

Celebrate the warm weather with a bourbon-and-bluegrass lawn party, play mini-golf 11 stories above the ground, or practice your tango moves at the Embassy of Argentina.

By Fritz Hahn,  Hau Chu,  Adele Chapin and Haben KelatiMay 19, 2022

Cast of the Shakespeare Theatre’s ‘Our Town’ is an all-local affair

A cast entirely composed of local actors performs the Thornton Wilder classic at Sidney Harman Hall.

By Thomas FloydMay 19, 2022

Eye-catching textiles from India, at the Textile Museum

More than 150 pieces of clothing and decorative textiles are on display in the Textile Museum's expansive exhibition “Indian Textiles: 1,000 Years of Art and Design”

By Mark JenkinsMay 18, 2022

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

Alex Cameron, EarthGang, Anaïs Mitchell and Critical Condition Band perform.

By Haben KelatiMay 18, 2022

‘Emergency’ is a college party comedy with teeth

In this spring break satire, three young men of color debate the pros and cons of calling the police when they find a young White woman passed out on the floor of their apartment.

By Ann HornadayMay 18, 2022

Slayyyter is deceptively dangerous

The pop singer-songwriter is bringing her "Club Paradise" tour to a sold-out Union Stage.

By Chris KellyMay 18, 2022

‘Downton Abbey’ sequel delivers fan service of the best kind

In the second 'Downton Abbey' spinoff movie, the Crawleys visit the South of France, and a film crew sets up shop in Downton.

By Michael O'SullivanMay 18, 2022

The Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival returns for its final show

The Annapolis festival, which is folding after 24 years, features a younger lineup.

By Stuart MillerMay 18, 2022