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On Stage: The Unshakable Bond

On Stage: The Unshakable Bond

Theater J's "The Sisters Rosensweig" is an insightful take on familial bonds, especially sisters.

On Stage: Comedic Genius

On Stage: Comedic Genius

Keegan Theatre's 'Picasso at the Lapin Agile' evaluates the minds of two geniuses.

On Stage: No One Loves a Critic

On Stage: No One Loves a Critic

Shakespeare Theatre's combined plays explore the critic/actor/playwright relationship.

On Stage: Internal Conflict

On Stage: Internal Conflict

The Mosaic Theater Company's one man show tackles a difficult subject, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Hotel Watch: Putting on the Ritz

Hotel Watch: Putting on the Ritz

The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City proves that good service goes a long way, especially on a "staycation."

On Stage: Prodigal Sons

On Stage: Prodigal Sons

Theater J's 'Sons of the Prophet' is one of the year's best theatrical experiences in Washington.


On Stage: The Unshakable Bond

On Stage: The Unshakable Bond

28 January 2016

Theater J's "The Sisters Rosensweig" is an insightful take on familial bonds, especially sisters.

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On Stage: Comedic Genius

On Stage: Comedic Genius

27 January 2016

Keegan Theatre's 'Picasso at the Lapin Agile' evaluates the minds of two geniuses.

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On Stage: No One Loves a Critic

On Stage: No One Loves a Critic

21 January 2016

Shakespeare Theatre's combined plays explore the critic/actor/playwright relationship.

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Editor’s Picks: Sips & Suppers

Editor’s Picks: Sips & Suppers

19 January 2016

The eighth annual foodie fundraiser benefits DC Central Kitchen and Martha's Table.

Posted in Calendar

Health & Wellness: Get Fit with Fly

Health & Wellness: Get Fit with Fly

14 January 2016

Flywheel Sports announces 28-day fitness challenge to kick off the new year.

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On Stage: Internal Conflict

On Stage: Internal Conflict

12 January 2016

The Mosaic Theater Company's one man show tackles a difficult subject, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Hotel Watch: Putting on the Ritz

Hotel Watch: Putting on the Ritz

06 January 2016

The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City proves that good service goes a long way, especially on a "staycation."

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On Stage: Prodigal Sons

On Stage: Prodigal Sons

08 December 2015

Theater J's 'Sons of the Prophet' is one of the year's best theatrical experiences in Washington.

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Art & Auction: Winter Wonders

Art & Auction: Winter Wonders

07 December 2015

The Washington Winter Show returns to Katzen Arts Center with antiques to dazzle on January 7.

Posted in Art and Auction

Eco Chic: Organic Beauty

Eco Chic: Organic Beauty

03 December 2015

Eco-luxe beauty and skincare line Skincando pops up at Emerald Door Spa in Silver Spring.

Posted in Eco Chic

On Stage: Another Op’nin, Another Show

On Stage: Another Op’nin, Another Show

30 November 2015

Shakespeare Theatre Company's 'Kiss Me Kate' is filled with memorable songs.

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On Stage: Great Theater

On Stage: Great Theater

23 November 2015

Joseph Haj turns Shakespeare's episodic work 'Pericles' into a must see at Folger Theatre.

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FYIDC: Lou & Grey Comes to Tysons

FYIDC: Lou & Grey Comes to Tysons

20 November 2015

The retailer opens at Tyson's Corner Center this weekend.

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Editor’s Picks: Holiday Wine Class

Editor’s Picks: Holiday Wine Class

17 November 2015

Step up your holiday entertaining game with a class led by Fiola's wine director.

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On Stage: Fresh Talent

On Stage: Fresh Talent

17 November 2015

The solid performances in Arena Stage's take on 'Oliver' make it deserving of being a hit.

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FYIDC: Dec. Editor’s Pick

FYIDC: Dec. Editor’s Pick

16 November 2015

Don't miss the Folger Consort's eight holiday performances this December.

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On Stage: Uncomfortable History

On Stage: Uncomfortable History

12 November 2015

Mosaic Theater's 'Unexplored Interior' is a significant work that bit off more than it could chew.

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On Stage: Sound the Winner’s Bell

On Stage: Sound the Winner’s Bell

06 November 2015

'Winners and Losers' exemplifies the complexities of modern relationships.

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On Stage: Hauntingly Special

On Stage: Hauntingly Special

28 October 2015

Forget everything you think you know about the biblical figure for Shakespeare Theatre's 'Salome.'

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Travel: Weekend Getaways

Travel: Weekend Getaways

27 October 2015

Looking to escape the city this fall? We have the perfect trio all within driving distance of Washington, D.C.

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On Stage: Suburban Struggles

On Stage: Suburban Struggles

27 October 2015

Arena Stage's one-woman show accurately depicts the struggles of 1950s humor columnist Erma Bombeck.

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On Stage: Food Fight

On Stage: Food Fight

16 October 2015

Though amusing, Signature Theatre's 'Cake Off' bit off more than it could chew as a musical.

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On Stage: Troubled Beauty

On Stage: Troubled Beauty

14 October 2015

The talented cast of 'Beautiful: The Carole King Musical' will transport you back to the 1960s.

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Out and About: Kingman Community Nights

Out and About: Kingman Community Nights

08 October 2015

Join Living Classrooms for weekly community events like nature hikes on Kingman Island.

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FYIDC: October Picks

FYIDC: October Picks

01 October 2015

Horse shows, Halloween activities, food fests, music and more.

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Editor’s Picks: Quarry Springs’ Lifestyle Seminar

Editor’s Picks: Quarry Springs’ Lifestyle Seminar

15 September 2015

Real estate experts will discuss the realities of estate condominium living.

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Hotel Watch: Downton Abbey in America

Hotel Watch: Downton Abbey in America

02 September 2015

Enjoy a relaxing visit to the sprawling 8,000-acre Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC.

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Hotel Watch: Better than Ever

Hotel Watch: Better than Ever

01 September 2015

A recent visit to The Homestead found this Virginia resort, now owned by Omni, more than satisfactory.

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On Stage: Whatever it Takes

On Stage: Whatever it Takes

27 August 2015

'The Fix' is a scarily realistic portrayal of the lengths a family will go to during an election.

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On Stage: Teenage Angst Revisted

On Stage: Teenage Angst Revisted

13 August 2015

Arena Stage's latest musical may be birthing the next Broadway stars.

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Life of the Party: Return of the White

Life of the Party: Return of the White

04 August 2015

The world's largest secret dinner party returns to Washington August 29 with a very strict dress code.

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On Stage: Silence is Golden

On Stage: Silence is Golden

27 July 2015

Studio Theatre's 'Silence! The Musical' is an often outrageous parody, but an expected success.

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On Stage: Off the Cuff

On Stage: Off the Cuff

16 July 2015

The Second City returns to Woolly Mammoth Theatre for a night of improv in 'Let Them Eat Chaos.'

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On Stage: Dysfunction at its Best

On Stage: Dysfunction at its Best

13 July 2015

Keegan Theatre's 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' portraying the death of a family is an experience to savor.

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Health & Wellness: Ready to Fly

Health & Wellness: Ready to Fly

08 July 2015

Reenergize your summer workout plan with a two-week tune-up challenge at Flywheel.

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FYIDC: Summer Picks

FYIDC: Summer Picks

06 July 2015

A sampling of summer activities in and around the District

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Perfect Pitch: Songs of Summer

Perfect Pitch: Songs of Summer

01 July 2015

A selection of can't-miss summer concerts.

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On Stage: Rewriting History

On Stage: Rewriting History

16 June 2015

Moliere's controversial 'Tartuffe' is re-imagined with a less jarring ending.

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On Stage: Zombies in Office

On Stage: Zombies in Office

05 June 2015

The absurdity of zombies is both the highlight and stumbling point of Woolly Mammoth's latest play.

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On Stage: What Is It All About?

On Stage: What Is It All About?

02 June 2015

Inspired casting and imaginative direction make 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead' a must-see.

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On Stage: Goodbye Berlin

On Stage: Goodbye Berlin

26 May 2015

'Cabaret' simultaneously tells the tale of the Kit Kat Klub dancers and the fall of Nazi-era Berlin.

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On Stage: Loss and the Living

On Stage: Loss and the Living

12 May 2015

The all-female cast of 'The Blood Quilt' explores death and family dynamics with expertise.

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On Stage: Coming to Light

On Stage: Coming to Light

10 April 2015

Prison, a baby and friendship guide the 'Lights Rise on Grace' characters on a journey of self discovery.

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On Stage: All About Sondheim

On Stage: All About Sondheim

09 April 2015

Two veterans combine with four younger performers to give new life to Sondheim music.

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On Stage: With Don Quixote

On Stage: With Don Quixote

30 March 2015

Musical 'Man of La Mancha' will attract a variety of new audiences to Shakespeare Theatre Company.

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On Stage: Last Hurrah

On Stage: Last Hurrah

20 March 2015

Comedic timing and a carefully chosen cast make National Theatre's 'Blithe Spirit' an effortless hit.

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On Stage: A Bundle of Laughs

On Stage: A Bundle of Laughs

18 March 2015

Though the laughs in Studio Theatre's 'Laugh' may be strained at times, the quirky play is pleasant.

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On Stage: Close But No Cigar

On Stage: Close But No Cigar

04 March 2015

Tackling pedophilia in a musical is no easy feat, and makes 'Kid Victory' a bit of a miss.

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On Stage: Into the Woods

On Stage: Into the Woods

24 February 2015

Lisa D'Amour's simplistic 'Cherokee' doesn't have the same impact as her previous 'Detroit.'

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On Stage: Comedy at the Ballet

On Stage: Comedy at the Ballet

20 February 2015

The latest Synetic Theatre wordless production, 'Much Ado About Nothing,' is nothing short of genius.

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On Stage: Out of Control

On Stage: Out of Control

19 February 2015

Arena Stage's 'King Hedley II' uncomfortably portrays lives lived in crime in this dark tragedy.

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On Stage: Cell Block Tango

On Stage: Cell Block Tango

13 February 2015

The National Theatre's 'Chicago' is a hit with inventive dancing and memorable numbers.

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Wine & Spirits: V-Day For All

Wine & Spirits: V-Day For All

12 February 2015

Everyone from Sherry lovers to Valentine haters will find something that appeals to them on Feb 14.

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On Stage: Off With Her Head

On Stage: Off With Her Head

06 February 2015

'Mary Stuart' hauntingly portrays the bloody battle between Queen Elizabeth and Mary Queen of Scots.

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On Stage: Constrained by Tradition

On Stage: Constrained by Tradition

16 January 2015

'Choir Boy' highlights the duality of tradition and handling contemporary issues.

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On Stage: Reviving a Classic

On Stage: Reviving a Classic

06 January 2015

Barry Levinson and Sheryl Crow team up to turn popular movie 'Diner' into a hit Broadway musical.

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On Stage: Coming of Age

On Stage: Coming of Age

26 December 2014

Lucie Arnaz delights in the National Theatre's production of 'Pippin.'

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On Stage: Supernatural Vision

On Stage: Supernatural Vision

18 December 2014

REVIEW: Studio Theatre's grotesque yet beautiful monologue play, 'Terminus,' is mesmerizing.

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On Stage: Beyond the Puppet

On Stage: Beyond the Puppet

17 December 2014

REVIEW: 'Famous Puppet Death Scenes' takes a deeper,darker look at the humor of these wooden creatures.

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On Stage: The Beauty of It

On Stage: The Beauty of It

10 December 2014

REVIEW: Synetic Theatre delivers a creative take on the classic fairy tale 'Beauty and the Beast.'

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