Spring Arts Preview: Performance

February 25, 2020

Noteworthy theater, music and dance happenings in D.C. this spring, assembled by Georgetowner performing arts writer Gary Tischler and cultural editor Richard Selden.

Weekend Round Up December 19, 2019

December 19, 2019

The World Squash Cup finals will take place on Saturday and the official lighting of the National Menorah on Sunday (the first night of Hanukkah).

Folger Director Shares Expansion Plans

November 25, 2019

To carry out a $50-million expansion, the Folger will close early next year for 18 months to two years, while continuing to offer programs in other venues.

Weekend Round Up October 10, 2019

October 10, 2019

Two much-admired musical acts — Over the Rhine and India.Arie — will perform on Friday night. And two classic, 400-year-old dramas — by Shakespeare and Calderón — are closing this weekend.

Weekend Round Up September 12, 2019

September 12, 2019

On Friday at noon, cartoonist Lynn Johnston will illustrate a presentation in real time. Up Wisconsin Avenue from Georgetown, 19 Tenleytown venues are participating in Art All Night on Saturday.

Coming Up: Gero’s Falstaff at the Folger

August 22, 2019

Ed Gero will be Sir John Falstaff, the bug-of-belly soldier, roustabout and kind of tutor to the young heir to the English throne, in “Henry IV, Part One” at Folger Theatre. The show runs from Sept. 9 to Oct. 13.

Weekend Round Up July 25, 2019

July 25, 2019

On Friday and Saturday, you can preview Spring/Summer 2020 fashions at DC Swim Week at the Italian Embassy. And Sunday is your last chance to get unhinged at Capital Fringe.

Weekend Round Up June 13, 2019

June 13, 2019

The 2019 DC Jazz Festival will shoot the works with free afternoon and evening shows on Saturday and Sunday at the Wharf. Also this weekend: final performances of two Shakespeare plays.

Spring Arts Preview: Performance

March 7, 2019

Our writer on the performing arts points to spring shows of special interest, covering opera, choral, classical, jazz, rock, pop and country, as well as theater.

Weekend Round Up March 7, 2019


Prepare to be smitten, as Charles II was, by Nell Gwynn at the Folger. The show, with Alison Luff playing Nell, closes this weekend.