Stunning ‘Metamorphoses’ Uses Vignettes of Change for Potent Storytelling

May 16, 2024

By Hailey Wharram Everything begins with a sound like maracas. A masked figure shakes her bracelets, while gliding wordlessly through the audience’s central aisle. Adorned in a magnificent straw skirt […]

Weekend Roundup: May 16 through 19

Happy (almost) Friday! Spring is winding down and summer is almost here. Don’t miss Mount Vernon’s annual Spring Wine Festival and Sunset Tour, the Citizens Association of Georgetown’s Concert in […]

Social Scene: Ball for the Mall 2024

May 15, 2024

The 2024 Ball for the Mall featured History, Heroes & Hope Awardees musician Dave Grohl, the Mellon Foundation, and playwright and director George C. Wolfe. It also celebrated a mission with […]

Now Playing: JxJ Festival of Jewish Film and Music

May 13, 2024

“The power of storytelling is the soul of our culture,” asserts filmmaker Yael Luttwak, who became JxJ’s artistic director in 2022. JxJ stands for the Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center’s […]

Kitty Kelley Tells (Almost) All

May 9, 2024

Georgetown’s own Kitty Kelley and “America’s bestselling investigative biographer” bedazzled her audience on the sun drenched penthouse patio of Alan and Nancy Taylor Bubes that overlooks the Potomac River. The […]

Weekend Roundup: May 9 through May 12

May 8, 2024

From film festivals to new productions of old favorites like Turandot, there is something for everyone this weekend. Also, don’t forget to call mom—or take her to Mount Vernon’s Mother’s […]

‘An Unfinished Love Story: A Personal History of the 1960s’  

Reviewed by Kitty Kelley   An exquisite ode to a pivotal decade in America.   The Bible’s “Parable of the Talents” (Matthew 25:14-30) instructs on how to live a worthwhile life. A […]

Summer 2024 Arts Preview  

Summer is here! Enjoy the warm weather and outdoor performances at places like Wolf Trap and the National Mall. And don’t miss one-night-only events, like the world premiere of “Portraits” […]

Last Chance: ‘Unknown Soldier’ at Arena Stage 

May 2, 2024

“As children, we may only know our parents and other relations through the slim lens of their roles in raising and caring for us,” writes Arena Stage Literary Manager Otis […]

White House Correspondents’ Parties Talk of the Town

April 29, 2024

Washington’s annual nerd prom — the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner and its attendant parties before and after — saw a bit of revival this weekend. Some of the usual […]