The best things to do in the D.C. area the week of Feb. 2-8

Get ready for events honoring Black History Month, celebrations at local breweries, pay-what-you-can theater and State of the Union viewing parties.

By Fritz Hahn, Sophia Solano, Michael Andor Brodeur, Adele Chapin, Chris Kelly and Michael O'SullivanFebruary 2, 2023

Guide to the best Black History Month events around Washington

Explore Black history through film, art, music and family events around Washington.

By Fritz HahnFebruary 2, 2023

‘Knock at the Cabin’: Politest home-invasion thriller you’ll ever see

Dave Bautista stars in M. Night Shyamalan’s provocative horror film about mild-mannered intruders spouting apocalyptic prophecy.

By Michael O'SullivanFebruary 1, 2023

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

Concert previews: Yu Su at Flash, Kaash Paige at Union Stage, Alash Ensemble at Hill Center, Gel at Comet.

By Chris KellyFebruary 1, 2023

Crystal Casino Band’s range on display in the D.C. group’s new album

The Crystal Casino Band will release its new album, "Maryland House," at 9:30 Club.

By Mark JenkinsFebruary 1, 2023

‘Baby Ruby’: Maternal ambivalence meets gothic terror

Noémie Merlant plays a new mother navigating anxiety, alienation and self-doubt in the assured directorial debut of playwright Bess Wohl.

By Ann HornadayJanuary 31, 2023

‘Close’: A story of friendship, told in a fresh and urgently new way

The Oscar-nominated Belgian drama follows the evolution of the bond between two 13-year-old boys.

By Ann HornadayJanuary 31, 2023

‘80 for Brady’: These golden girls just wanna have fun

Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno and Sally Field play Tom Brady super fans in this fluffy comedy confection.

By Mark JenkinsJanuary 31, 2023

‘One Fine Morning’: Léa Seydoux shines in an intimate character study

The French actress Léa Seydoux is superb in this tender portrait of a woman trying to balance her needs with those of others.

By Thomas FloydJanuary 31, 2023

Two breakfast ‘sandwiches’ that demand your undivided attention

Start your day right with a delicious McGriddle-esque monstrosity or Ethiopian kinche and eggs wrapped in injera.

By Tim CarmanJanuary 30, 2023

Celebrate Valentine’s (or Galentine’s) Day with these special events

Whether you're looking for a romantic date night or a good time dancing with friends, you'll find an activity to love.

By Adele Chapin and Fritz HahnJanuary 27, 2023

The best things to do in the D.C. area the week of Jan. 26-Feb. 1

Celebrate the Lunar New Year at family-friendly festivals, learn to play Native American games, or watch film fests delving into architecture and animation.

By Fritz Hahn, Sophia Solano, Adele Chapin, Haben Kelati and Chris RichardsJanuary 26, 2023

‘Infinity Pool’? More like dead-on-arrival pool.

Brandon Cronenberg's indie horror flick, 'Infinity Pool,' features battered brains, too much blood and an eye-roll-inducing plot.

By Michael O'SullivanJanuary 25, 2023

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

Greensky Bluegrass, Amir Alexander, Sara Curtin and Dry Cleaning perform.

By Haben KelatiJanuary 25, 2023

Tarotplane’s soft psychedelia might drive you quietly out of your mind

The Baltimore guitarist-producer PJ Dorsey performs at Rhizome.

By Chris RichardsJanuary 25, 2023

‘You People’: A master class in race relations, delivered as comedy

Eddie Murphy and Julia Louis-Dreyfus power the barbed humor behind Kenya Barris and Jonah Hill’s stingingly funny rom-com.

By Michael O'SullivanJanuary 24, 2023

Playwright can’t fix the world but hopes to make it a tiny bit better

‘English’ at Studio Theatre, from Iranian American writer Sanaz Toossi, centers on four Iranians who dream of opportunity.

By Vanessa H. LarsonJanuary 24, 2023

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

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with fireworks and dancing lions, sample alcohol-free beers and cocktails at a new festival, and explore new plays or operas.

By Fritz Hahn, Sophia Solano, Adele Chapin, Mark Jenkins and Chris KellyJanuary 19, 2023

These upcoming Washington film festivals showcase stories from around the world

The long-running Mother Tongue Film Festival and Festival of Films From Iran return for in-person screenings.

By Fritz HahnJanuary 19, 2023

We’re a nation of joiners, a new show at the Library of Congress says

‘Join In: Voluntary Associations in America’ looks at the roots of Americans’ desire to fraternize freely.

By Mark JenkinsJanuary 18, 2023