GOING OUT GUIDE

D.C.-area nightlife, events and dining

MoviesReview

‘Hold Me Tight’ is a meditation on grief both haunting and detached

Vicky Krieps plays a woman who only seems to have left her family without explanation.

By Michael O'SullivanOctober 6, 2022

The best things to do in the D.C. area the week of Oct. 6-12

This weekend brings D.C.'s biggest beer festival, a chance to see Biden's gardens, live music and activities for all ages.

By Fritz Hahn, Sophia Solano, Adele Chapin, Haben Kelati, Sebastian Smee, Peter Marks, Michael Andor Brodeur and Sarah L. KaufmanOctober 6, 2022
MoviesReview

‘Riotsville, USA’ is a history lesson and a meditation on policing

'Riotsville, USA’ is a history lesson and a meditation on policing

By Mark JenkinsOctober 6, 2022
MoviesReview

‘Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile’ will melt even the most coldblooded heart

Shawn Mendes voices a singing crocodile in the charming musical adaptation of Bernard Waber’s long-running picture book series.

By Thomas FloydOctober 6, 2022

Six happy hour spots that are perfect for dates, too

Dating in D.C. can be expensive. A wallet-friendly option? Happy hours that double as dates.

By Alexis SargentOctober 6, 2022

Real-life couple play make-believe lovebirds in ‘Guys and Dolls’

Phillipa Soo and Steven Pasquale play lovebirds Sarah Brown and Sky Masterson in the Kennedy Center's Broadway Center Stage production.

By Thomas FloydOctober 5, 2022

Foreign Air’s ‘emotionally true high intensity’ is back on full blast

The electro-pop duo finishes its U.S. tour at Songbyrd on Oct. 8.

By Sophia SolanoOctober 5, 2022

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

Tamino and Spellling perform, plus the Down in the Reeds and Rock the Park festivals.

By Haben KelatiOctober 5, 2022
MoviesReview

‘Amsterdam’: True-ish shaggy-dog tale from 1933 (with echoes of 2022)

Christian Bale, John David Washington and Margot Robbie headline a film that’s equal parts fact and fiction

By Ann HornadayOctober 4, 2022
MoviesReview

‘The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry’: Too much story, not enough life

Movie based on Gabrielle Zevin’s 2014 bestseller is a love letter to books that gets bogged down by plot.

By Michael O'SullivanOctober 4, 2022

Phillips Collection spotlights Jonathan Monaghan’s restless vision

‘Move the Way You Want’ is part of the museum’s ‘Intersections’ series pairing contemporary art with works from the collection

By Mark JenkinsOctober 4, 2022
Perspective

I explored D.C. for the ultimate comfort food: Jollof rice

I grew up eating jollof rice, and spent this summer checking out what local chefs are doing with the iconic West African dish.

By Natachi OnwuamaegbuOctober 4, 2022

How Design Army’s Pum Lefebure would spend a perfect day in D.C.

The industry trailblazer has crafted campaigns for such clients as Pepsi, Bloomingdale’s and the Academy Awards.

By Thomas FloydOctober 3, 2022

The best things to do in the D.C. area the week of Sept. 29-Oct. 5

This weekend is filled with fall-themed fun, including street festivals, Oktoberfest celebrations and the beginning of Halloween season.

By Fritz Hahn, Sophia Solano, Adele Chapin, Chris Kelly and Chris RichardsSeptember 30, 2022
MusicPerspective

Horns aplenty: Classical concerts to fill your weekends with music

Midori, Vikingur Olafsson, Jeremy Denk and others are coming to D.C. this fall.

By Michael Andor BrodeurSeptember 30, 2022

New movies to stream this week: ‘The Greatest Beer Run Ever’ and more

Our weekly roundup of new movies to watch from home.

By Michael O'Sullivan and Ann HornadaySeptember 29, 2022

‘More Clay’ at AU Museum proves there’s strength in numbers

At American University Museum, 'More Clay' harnesses the power of multiplicity

By Mark JenkinsSeptember 29, 2022

Museum after-hours events draw crowds with music, drinks and, yes, art

Explore the Library of Congress, Phillips Collection, National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian museums after dark.

By Fritz HahnSeptember 29, 2022
MoviesReview

Dumb ‘Blonde’: Ana de Armas plays Marilyn Monroe in misguided biopic

Andrew Dominik’s adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates novel is a morbid, leering and tasteless abasement

By Ann HornadaySeptember 28, 2022