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The Life and Lives of Alice Walker’s Celie

One is amazed by the life and lives Celie has led and embodied. She was born in triumph, often accompanied by controversy, the aura of...

Arena’s ‘Dave’ Offers ’90s Nostalgia

The world-premiere production was written by a trifecta of industry stars: Tony Award winner Thomas Meehan (“Annie”), Tom Kitt (“Next to Normal”) and Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin (“Mean Girls”).

Aug. 7 Is National Night Out

Along with music and food, this year's event at Georgetown University, 37th and O Streets NW, will feature a moon bounce, a game truck, clowns, face painters and information tables.

Georgetown Library Issues Summer Challenge

The gauntlet has been thrown down to Georgetown’s well-read adults: to read a daunting classic like “Ulysses” or “Moby Dick” for at least 20 minutes a day.

Weekend Round Up August 2, 2018

“La donna è mobile” — just ask the Duke of Mantua at Wolf Trap Opera's "Rigoletto" or Sarah Fraser at her live podcast taping on Friday. On Sunday: the Citi Open finals and Signature Theatre’s open house.

Mike Daisey’s ‘The Story of the Gun’

The one-man show, with one table, one chair and many glasses of water, opens tomorrow, July 31, at Woolly Mammoth and has already been extended through Aug. 9.      

Spicer Book Party Lights Up Trump Hotel

Past and present White House aides turned out on July 26 to fete Sean Spicer’s memoir, "The Briefing." Kellyanne Conway and Sarah Huckabee Sanders...

The Kennedy Center Honors: From Astaire to Cher

There has been no word, yea or nay, from the White House as to whether the president and the first lady will attend the Dec. 2 dinner and ceremony.        

Weekend Round Up July 26, 2018

On Saturday, after an aquatic happy hour, you can hear Willie Colón and the best of Wagner’s Ring. Recover on Sunday with glassblowing at Glen Echo and landscape-looking at Waverly Street Gallery.

‘Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World’

Reviewed by Kitty Kelley Eunice Kennedy Shriver — the subject of Eileen McNamara’s “Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World” — longed to be Daddy’s...