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The horror film ‘Men’ is as hard to forget as it is to pigeonhole

In the aftermath of her husband's tragic death, a young widow seeking healing (Jessie Buckley) finds horror instead.

By Michael O'SullivanMay 17, 2022

Estranged siblings reconnect, fitfully, in the moody ‘Montana Story’

Haley Lu Richardson and Owen Teague play estranged siblings in moody modern-day western 'Montana Story.'

By Pat PaduaMay 16, 2022

Q&A: The Estefans on finally seeing their story onstage in Spanish

"On Your Feet!," the Gloria and Emilio Estefan jukebox musical, is making its Spanish language debut at GALA Hispanic Theatre.

By Chris KellyMay 16, 2022

How Choral Arts’ Tad Czyzewski would spend a perfect day in D.C.

Choral Arts will perform Damien Geter’s “An African American Requiem” on May 23 at the Kennedy Center.

By Thomas FloydMay 16, 2022

What to watch with your kids: ‘Sneakerella,’ ‘Heartstopper’ and more

Common Sense's Media's guide to this week's family movies and TV shows.

By Common Sense MediaMay 13, 2022

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

Our weekly roundup of new movies to watch from home.

By Michael O'SullivanMay 12, 2022

Five neighborhood ice cream shops worth going out of your way for

These new spots serve up sweet treats, creative flavors and a sense of community.

By Vanessa H. Larson and Sarah F. FischerMay 12, 2022

The best things to do in the D.C. area the week of May 12-18

Catch the return of a popular drive-in movie series and the European Union Open House, and snag tickets for next week’s Jazz in the Garden.

By Hau Chu,  Fritz Hahn,  Chris Richards,  Chris Kelly,  Michael Andor Brodeur,  Geoffrey Himes and Adele ChapinMay 12, 2022

A portrait competition that stretches the definition of a likeness

The National Portrait Gallery’s triennial portrait competition, ‘The Outwin 2022,’ suggests that identity is forever emerging.

By Mark JenkinsMay 12, 2022

In Paola Lázaro’s new play, revenge isn’t so sweet

‘There’s Always the Hudson,’ a new revenge-themed play by ’The 'Walking Dead’ actress Paola Lázaro, premieres at Woolly Mammoth.

By Geoffrey HimesMay 11, 2022

Jerrod Carmichael’s directorial debut looks for comedy in a dark place

‘On the Count of Three,’ about two suicidal friends, is several doors down from funny.

By Michael O'SullivanMay 11, 2022

Hologram is mapping out a new hardcore head space

The visceral and vivid D.C. hardcore band headlines Slash Run on May 13.

By Chris RichardsMay 11, 2022

The abortion drama ‘Happening’ is an agonizing true-life thriller

Annie Ernaux’s 2000 memoir about her illegal abortion in the 1960s is the basis of the urgent French film 'Happening.'

By Michael O'SullivanMay 11, 2022

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

Lobby Boy, Lingua Ignota, Wednesday and Griselda perform.

By Hau ChuMay 11, 2022

Jay White steps up as New Japan Pro-Wrestling looks to expand

New Japan Pro-Wrestling is coming to D.C. on May 14.

By Chris KellyMay 10, 2022

Mama Emilia pushes the Salvadoran pupusa into delicious new directions

The Rockville restaurant is run by Elsy Claros, who split from the family pupuseria chain to open a place of her own.

By Tim CarmanMay 9, 2022

How violist Jim Kelly would spend a perfect day in D.C.

The president and CEO of the National Philharmonic also co-owns Potter Violins in Takoma Park.

By Rudi GreenbergMay 9, 2022

A late-spring harvest of classical concerts; or, 10 preludes to summer

Chamber music, concert opera and a birthday party for John Williams are among the highlights.

By Michael Andor BrodeurMay 6, 2022

New movies to stream this week: ‘Black Site’ and more

Our weekly roundup of new movies to watch from home.

By Michael O'SullivanMay 5, 2022

The best things to do in the D.C. area the week of May 5-11

A busy weekend includes the Funk Parade and Broccoli City festivals, a chance to visit more than 30 embassies, and the beginning of outdoor movie season.

By Fritz Hahn,  Hau Chu,  Stephanie Williams,  Adele Chapin and Mark JenkinsMay 5, 2022