Ragamala Dance Company Premiers ‘Fires of Varanasi’ at Kennedy Center (photos)

September 19, 2021

Theatergoers were magically transported to the banks of the Ganges River as the Ragamala Dance Company returned to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. […]

Wolf Trap Celebrating 50th Anniversary  

September 16, 2021

  This summer marked 50 years for Wolf Trap, the country’s only national park for the performing arts. The venue is unique, sitting on 117 acres of Northern Virginia landscape in Vienna. […]

2021 Fall Arts Preview


In these challenging times, the arts feed our souls, whether we’re hearing a new song for the first time, watching a dramatic scene play out on stage, or gazing at a […]

The Kennedy Center: A Fresh Look for Its 50th Anniversary 


Celebrating its 50th anniversary this September, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts deserves a fresh look. As the nation’s preeminent “national cultural center,” it has served for […]

The Smithsonian Celebrates 175 Years  


In 1846 — the year the Liberty Bell was cracked and James K. Polk was a president — a quintessential feature of our nation’s capital and of our young republic’s life […]

‘First Friends: The Powerful, Unsung (And Unelected) People Who Shaped Our Presidents’: Presidential BFFs Receive Recognition in a Romp of a Read 


Imagine you are a contestant on “Jeopardy!” and you select “Presidents and Their Female Friends” for $200. The host says: “This 20th-century president was known for his close relationships with […]

Weekend Round Up: 9/2 – 9/5

September 2, 2021

Happy Labor Day weekend! Enjoy the beautiful weather and the last waning days of summer with fun activities for the whole family. There’s a scavenger hunt at the Smithsonian, Sunset […]

17th Annual DC JazzFest Kicks Off at House of Sweden (photos)


It was stormy outside but there was magic inside the House of Sweden on the Georgetown waterfront on the evening of Sept 1. After a year off due to the […]

A Celebration of Geek Culture: Awesome Con Returns to D.C. (photos)

August 22, 2021

After a 28-month hiatus, Awesome Con, the premier pop culture festival in Washington, D.C., returned to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center this past weekend, Aug. 20 to 22. Awesome […]

‘Kings, Queens and Quarterbacks’ at Meridian 

August 19, 2021

Social secretaries from foreign embassies across Washington’s diplomatic community gathered in the opulent garden of the Meridian International Center Aug. 11 and joined in celebrating the recently arrived White House […]