D.C.-area nightlife, events and dining

At the Renwick Gallery, craft that captures our polarized times

The Renwick Gallery's 'This Present Moment,' a major survey of contemporary craft, engages today's cultures on every front

By Kriston CappsAugust 6, 2022

4 spots where your kids can pretend they’re in Jurassic Park

Take your young dinosaur fans to one of these spots where they can see skeletons or look for fossils.

By Nevin MartellAugust 5, 2022

‘Easter Sunday’: Comedy about Filipino American culture rings true-ish

Jo Koy plays a fictionalized version of himself in the family comedy "Easter Sunday."

By Pat PaduaAugust 4, 2022

These new rooftop bars feature killer cocktails, happy hours and views

Whether you’re looking for a new view or a change of happy hour scene, we’ve explored and rated the latest crop of rooftop bars in the D.C. area.

By Fritz HahnAugust 4, 2022

New movies to stream this week: ‘Prey’ and more

Our weekly roundup of new movies to watch from home.

By Michael O'SullivanAugust 4, 2022

The best things to do in the D.C. area the week of Aug. 4-10

The D.C. Funk Parade returns, the District's largest sidewalk sale offers a weekend of bargains, and 10 bars team up for tiki-themed trail.

By Fritz Hahn, Sophia Solano, Adele Chapin, Chris Kelly, Stephanie Williams and Michael Andor BrodeurAugust 4, 2022

Lena Dunham’s ‘Sharp Stick’ has a point to make. But what is it?

Film charting a young woman’s journey of sexual self-discovery is uneven, ambiguous and unnerving.

By Ann HornadayAugust 3, 2022

‘Thirteen Lives’: Thai cave rescue film offers thrills without frills

Colin Farrell and Viggo Mortensen play real-life rescuers in Ron Howard’s effective thriller, based on actual events.

By Michael O'SullivanAugust 3, 2022

Meet the musician instrumental to ‘Hamilton’ and ‘Dear Evan Hansen’

Alex Lacamoire is the arranger, orchestrator and music director behind two of Broadway's biggest recent smashes.

By Thomas FloydAugust 3, 2022

10 minutes on the telephone with the inimitable Erykah Badu

Ahead of this year’s Summer Spirit festival, the headliner talks about loyalty, empathy, twerking with Megan Thee Stallion and more.

By Chris RichardsAugust 3, 2022

Bum ‘Luck’: First film from John Lasseter’s new studio lacks charm

"Luck," an animated feature that attempts to crib from "Inside Out" and "Soul," is set in a world where good and bad fortune are manufactured, like commodities.

By Michael O'SullivanAugust 3, 2022

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

Pink Sweat$, Kehlani and Leon Bridges perform.

By Chris KellyAugust 3, 2022

‘Punk pixie’ Mundy brings an art-inspired show to the Black Cat

The DMV native is celebrating the release of their new album, 'Future Nature.'

By Chris KellyAugust 3, 2022

‘I Love My Dad’: Weird and wonderful story of catfishing your own son

Patton Oswalt plays an emotionally distant father who masquerades as a waitress online to connect to his son. It’s a comedy.

By Ann HornadayAugust 2, 2022

‘Bullet Train’: A chaotic trip to nowhere, with Brad Pitt on board

The hyperviolent yet quippy action flick "Bullet Train" is yet another example of the pernicious influence of Quentin Tarantino on cinema.

By Ann HornadayAugust 2, 2022

‘A Love Song’ is a movie of extraordinary stillness in a noisy world

Dale Dickey and Wes Studi mesmerize in this meditative masterpiece by first-time feature filmmaker Max Walker-Silverman.

By Kristen Page-KirbyAugust 2, 2022

‘Ali & Ava’: Love blooms for two immensely likable lonely hearts

Documentary-style romantic drama from British writer-director Clio Barnard centers on a couple with little in common save their solitude.

By Mark JenkinsAugust 1, 2022

Galito’s in Gaithersburg may have you wondering, ‘Nando’s who?’

The latest South African chain dedicated to piri-piri chicken may be better than Nando's.

By Tim CarmanAugust 1, 2022

How musician Aeryn Goldstein would spend a perfect day in D.C.

The Berwyn Heights native fronts the energetic, horn-laden rock band Professor Goldstein and teaches at an elementary school.

By Rudi GreenbergAugust 1, 2022

At the Hirshhorn, Sam Gilliam’s last works grab the spotlight, quietly

The Hirshhorn’s 'Full Circle’ features recent works by the late Washington artist, along with a piece from 1977.

By Kelsey AblesJuly 28, 2022