D.C.-area nightlife, events and dining

How to celebrate Independence Day in the Washington, D.C., area

Whether you're looking for concerts, parades, rooftop parties or lots of fireworks, there's something to do this weekend.

By Fritz HahnJune 29, 2022

Olney Theatre reimagines ‘The Music Man’ with a deaf Harold Hill

"Only Murders in the Building" actor James Caverly plays the slippery con man Harold Hill in a production of "The Music Man" performed in American Sign Language and spoken English.

By Thomas FloydJune 29, 2022

Pretty Bitter draws inspiration from the music of movies and TV

The band will perform at Comet Ping Pong on July 1 and Pie Shop on July 3.

By Chris KellyJune 29, 2022

Minions happily take a back seat in the ’70s-inspired ‘Rise of Gru’

A step up from 2015's "Minions," the latest "Despicable Me" spinoff is a perfectly painless romp that should enthrall kids and entertain adults.

By Thomas FloydJune 28, 2022

‘Apples’ is a movie about amnesia that’s, well, hard to forget

In the movie 'Apples,' a man enters a strange therapy program after waking up on a bus with no memory of who he is.

By Michael O'SullivanJune 28, 2022

‘Marcel the Shell With Shoes On’ is adorable (maybe too adorable?)

In 'Marcel the Shell With Shoes On,' Jenny Slate voices the title character, a talking shell with one googly eye and shoes.

By Ann HornadayJune 28, 2022

American University Museum spotlights Caribbean American art

The 20-artist showcase represents a region where African, European, Asian and Indigenous populations have both clashed and melded.

By Mark JenkinsJune 28, 2022

‘Lost Illusions’ is Balzac for the 21st century

Adaptation of Balzac's 19th-century French novel is a vividly told tale with contemporary resonance.

By Pat PaduaJune 28, 2022

Where to find free outdoor concerts in the D.C. area

Cover bands, jazz performers and popular artists take to parks and outdoor stages through the summer. Here's where to find them.

By Fritz HahnJune 28, 2022

‘Mr. Malcolm’s List’: Not quite Jane Austen, but close

The feature debut of filmmaker Emma Holly Jones is a Regency-period romance based on a novel by Suzanne Allain.

By Kristen Page-KirbyJune 27, 2022

Frank’s Burger Place in Wheaton is just the balm we need

Chef Pedro Matamoros puts his skills to work in the service of the all-American hamburger.

By Tim CarmanJune 27, 2022

District Running Collective co-founder Matt Green’s perfect day in D.C.

The Petworth resident leads weekly runs for DRC out of its H Street NE headquarters.

By Priscilla WardJune 27, 2022

Immersive King Tut exhibit looks beyond the gold mask

Immersive exhibit looks at the life and death of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun.

By Mark JenkinsJune 23, 2022

New movies to stream this week: ‘The Man From Toronto’ and more

Our weekly roundup of new movies to watch from home.

By Michael O'SullivanJune 23, 2022

The best things to do in the D.C. area the week of June 23-29

Stay up late at the Smithsonian's Solstice Celebration, sip rare craft beers or savor the sweet smell of barbecue on Pennsylvania Avenue.

By Fritz Hahn, Adele Chapin, Chris Kelly, Olivia McCormack, Michael Andor Brodeur and Thomas FloydJune 23, 2022

‘The Black Phone’ is a ghost story with one great twist

Ethan Hawke plays a serial kidnapper of young boys in this spooky ghost story with a twist.

By Michael O'SullivanJune 22, 2022

Watching ‘Elvis’ feels like being in a washing machine for 2 ½ hours

Austin Butler stars as Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann's mixed-up, muddled film portrait of the late singer.

By Ann HornadayJune 22, 2022

For Nikhil Rao and Bottled Up, making music is finding relief

The D.C.-born band will perform at Comet Ping Pong on June 25.

By Chris KellyJune 22, 2022

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

Machine Gun Kelly, Corinne Bailey Rae and Purity Ring perform.

By Chris KellyJune 22, 2022

‘Official Competition’ skewers the pretensions of cinema, hilariously

Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas and Oscar Martínez star in a sly satire of moviemaking.

By Michael O'SullivanJune 21, 2022