Weekend Roundup, July 4-7

July 1, 2024

Happy July 4 week! We’ve got an early weekend roundup for you with lots to do to not only celebrate Independence Day, but the whole weekend after. The Nationals will […]

‘The Kite Runner’ Pulls at the Heart at the Kennedy Center

June 27, 2024

By Hailey Wharram White paper kites pepper an azure Kabul skyline as Amir (Ramzi Khalaf) delivers the searing opening line of “The Kite Runner”: “I became what I am today […]

OnStage, Georgetown: July and August Shows

By Mark Edelman July and August offer audiences a wonderful smorgasbord of Broadway musicals, along with some top-drawer dramas and a comedy. Enjoy a summer gasp of theater in air-conditioned […]

Weekend Roundup, June 27-June 30

Happy weekend! As we gear up for Independence Day week next week, we’ve still got a weekend in between. Enjoy a photography exhibit at the City Tavern Club, celebrate the […]

Weekend Roundup, June 20-June 23

June 20, 2024

Happy Summer Solstice! We’ve got lots of things to do, including the grand reopening of the Folger Shakespeare Library, Fête De La Musique and more. Stay cool out there. It’s […]

Weekend Roundup, May 30-June 2

May 29, 2024

A short week ends, leading into another weekend. There are lots of options for things to do, including kicking off Pride Month, the Washington Performing Arts Children of the Gospel, […]

Weekend Roundup: March 28 through March 31

March 27, 2024

We hope you take a bit of a spring break this weekend and enjoy these events around town! Remember: The National Gallery of Art’s “Mark Rothko: Paintings on Paper” ends […]

Shen Wei’s Artistic Vision Knows No Limit in ‘Dongpo: Life in Poems,’ at the Kennedy Center

March 7, 2024

Shen Wei, the award-winning Chinese-American choreographer, dancer, director, painter and poet, took a break from rehearsal Tuesday afternoon for his upcoming production, “Dongpo: Life in Poems,” and spoke to me […]

Spring Performing Arts  Preview

February 14, 2024

Duke Ellington 125   Born and raised in Washington, D.C., orchestra leader and composer Edward Kennedy Ellington was nicknamed “Duke” early on for his sense of style. These events celebrate the […]

Russian Tango at French Embassy, Feb. 2

February 1, 2024

For its next concert at the French Embassy, the Russian Chamber Art Society will present an “early Valentine’s Day” program of 20th-century tango music written by Russian and Ukrainian composers […]