D.C.-area nightlife, events and dining


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

‘Bros,’ the first big-studio R-rated gay rom-com, is for everyone

Star and co-writer Billy Eichner delivers a stream of wry (and relatable) one-liners out a fire hose filled with vinegar

By Ann HornadaySeptember 28, 2022

Sophia Lillis shifts from scary movies to the panic of live theater

The 20-year-old screen actress is wading into unfamiliar territory — live theater — with "Heroes of the Fourth Turning" at Studio Theatre.

By Thomas FloydSeptember 28, 2022

Milton Nascimento says goodbye to the stage, but ‘never to the music’

The colossal Brazilian singer-songwriter’s farewell tour comes to the Birchmere

By Chris RichardsSeptember 28, 2022

Melan is here for you, whether you want to dance or cry

The singer-songwriter is hosting a record release party at the Eaton DC.

By Briona ButlerSeptember 28, 2022

A Disney scion takes on the Mouse House in ‘The American Dream’

Filmmaker Abigail Disney, great-niece of Walt Disney, uses the power of documentary to shame the company into treating its workers better.

By Michael O'SullivanSeptember 28, 2022

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

MK, L'Rain and the Mars Volta perform, plus All Things Go returns to Merriweather.

By Chris KellySeptember 28, 2022

At Ford’s Theatre, a director takes a return ‘Trip to Bountiful’

Michael Wilson, known for multiple interpretations of Horton Foote’s 1953 play, is back with a new version.

By Thomas FloydSeptember 27, 2022

Not-so-great ‘The Good House’ plays like an alcoholism-themed rom-com

The charms of Sigourney Weaver and Kevin Kline are not enough to elevate this adaptation of author Ann Leary’s 2013 bestseller.

By Pat PaduaSeptember 27, 2022

‘Young Plato’: An educator uses old philosophy to inspire young minds

Documentary looks at the powerful curriculum, inspired by critical thinking, of Belfast’s Holy Cross Boys’ Primary School.

By Michael O'SullivanSeptember 27, 2022

How Sixth & I CEO Heather Moran would spend a perfect day in D.C.

Moran's career and personal life have been defined, in part, by the entertainment industry and the D.C. Jewish community.

By Rudi GreenbergSeptember 26, 2022

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

Our weekly roundup of new movies to watch from home.

By Michael O'SullivanSeptember 22, 2022

The best things to do in the D.C. area the week of Sept. 22-28

Stay up late to experience arts and culture across the District, celebrate Fiesta D.C. with a street party and parade, or toast the city's beer scene.

By Fritz Hahn, Sophia Solano, Adele Chapin and Chris KellySeptember 22, 2022

Hiroshima, seen through the eyes of innocence and experience

At the Phillips Collection, ‘Jacob Lawrence and the Children of Hiroshima’ looks at nuclear devastation through a lens of hope, and one of despair.

By Mark JenkinsSeptember 22, 2022

New at the zoo

Take a closer look at these 19 animals that arrived at the National Zoo since the pandemic.

By Matt McClain, Annaliese Nurnberg and Sophia SolanoSeptember 22, 2022

NextFest returns with a two-day celebration of D.C.’s music culture

The festival, in its second year, features a full day of jazz, funk and go-go performances on Saturday and performances, discussions and films on Sunday.

By Chris KellySeptember 21, 2022

City of Caterpillar reunited without having to rebuild its sound

The Virginia screamo heroes return with their first album in 20 years.

By Chris RichardsSeptember 21, 2022

‘Catherine Called Birdy’ is a sprightly critique of the patriarchy

Lena Dunham’s adaptation of the Newbery Medal-winning novel centers on a 13th-century teenage girl who just isn’t having it.

By Ann HornadaySeptember 21, 2022

‘Don’t Worry Darling’: Trouble in paradise, close by ‘Twilight Zone’

Olivia Wilde’s over-hyped and under-baked thriller is a forgettable flash in the pan.

By Ann HornadaySeptember 20, 2022

A new Kennedy Center exhibition shows JFK’s love of the arts

“Art and Ideals,” a permanent exhibition on the Kennedy Center’s second floor, puts a spotlight on John and Jacqueline Kennedy’s embrace of the arts.

By Fritz HahnSeptember 20, 2022