Plays in the festival, which runs through July 29, are all uniformly and un-uniformly out of the mainstream, unique, fresh and original. Our writer's system is to look for companies with odd names and plays with offbeat themes.
At this year's Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Catalans stood on each other's shoulders, building towers called castells as high as eight levels over the National Mall.
Last month, the entertainment world lost a leading man and a leading lady with long, noteworthy careers: Stanley Anderson and Liliane Montevecchi.
After the 3rd U.S. Infantry Fife and Drum Corps performed, Abigail and John Adams, Ben Franklin, John Hancock, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington read the Declaration of Independence aloud.
At the 51st annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival, which runs through July 1 and from July 4 to 8, visitors are invited to engage with the traditional arts and food right on the Mall.
Founding Father Alexander Hamilton — in the form of the Broadway smash “Hamilton" — has finally landed in Washington, D.C., ensconced until Sept. 16 in the Kennedy Center Opera House.
Metropolitan Washington BBQ & Grilling Week ends Friday. Then, on Saturday and Sunday, four blocks of Pennsylvania Avenue will be smokin’ for the National Capital BBQ Battle.
What makes this type of jazz different from the traditional kind is how the Hess Is More band has no hesitation in bringing in a strongly classical influence.
The June 21, 22 and 23 performances will also feature the Washington premiere of the poignant "Vespers," the beautiful "Wild Swans" and the athletic and witty "Time Has Come."
One of the highlights of this year’s festival: drummer Terri Lyne Carrington will celebrate the life of pianist Geri Allen on Thursday, June 14, at Sixth & I.