Dave Chappelle vs. Duke Ellington School for the Arts 

December 6, 2021

Duke Ellington School for the Arts at 3500 R St. NW was supposed to name its theater after comedian Dave Chappelle but delayed the honor until April 2022. The reasoning? […]

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Weekend Roundup 

November 24, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving! For those staying in town this weekend, we put together a smorgasbord of great options for the whole family, close friends or just for a solo jaunt. Whether […]

STC Artistic Director Simon Godwin Enthralls at Cultural Leadership Breakfast

November 22, 2021

When, in his 20s, Simon Godwin decided to leave the Royal and Derngate Theatres in Northampton, England, to study clowning, mime and acrobatics at the London International School of Performing Arts, his soon-to-be-former boss declared: “Your […]

Book Launch Eats Its Own, Fabulously


Now, that was a book launch! A stack of cookbooks with a charming illustrated cover — along with matching wrapping paper and bookplates — greeted invited guests at a classic Q Street […]

Smithsonian Focuses on the Future with New Exhibit (photos)

November 21, 2021

The Smithsonian’s Arts and Industries Building came back to life on Saturday Nov. 20 with “Futures,” an exhibition scheduled to run until July 6, 2022. It will be part of […]

Holiday Arts Preview  

November 18, 2021

As a lover of all holiday season things, I was delighted to put this holiday arts preview together. This year, lots of your favorite traditions are back (Nutcracker anyone?) as well as new fun like […]

Monument Honoring Military Dogs and Their Handlers Unveiled at Navy Memorial (photos)

November 14, 2021

A larger than life sculpture honoring all the men and women of the sea services, past present and future, and all military working dog teams, was unveiled on Veterans Day, […]

Cultural Leadership Breakfasts to Return Nov. 18, Dec. 16 

November 11, 2021

The Georgetowner’s monthly Cultural Leadership Breakfast Series — which presented insider talks by 38 leaders of D.C.-area museums, theaters, performing arts venues, dance companies and other arts organizations before going on […]

Weekend Round Up, Nov. 11 – 14


Happy Veterans Day! And, the weekend is just around the corner. So many options, including the Native Cinema Showcase at the National American Indian Museum, Questlove (from the Roots) at […]

Friends of Book Hill Park Needs Your Help     

November 10, 2021

The last two years have been challenging for everyone, and the Friends of Book Hill Park is no exception. Due to the pandemic, FBHP could not host its fundraiser. In late 2020, […]