Hell, Purgatory and Heaven at the Museum of African Art

Hell, Purgatory and Heaven at the Museum of African Art

“The Divine Comedy,” the National Museum of African Art’s current exhibition, on view through Nov. 1, toys with the ...

Katrina at 10: Where Y’at?

Katrina at 10: Where Y’at?

On Monday, August 29, 2005, at 6:10 a.m., Hurricane Katrina made landfall at Buras, Louisiana ... But the greatest ...

Baltimore’s Theater Vibe

Baltimore’s Theater Vibe

Thinking about going to the theater in Baltimore? There are numerous offerings throughout the city, including the Hippodrome, which hosts ...

Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter’s Eye

Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter’s Eye

We are welcomed into the National Gallery of Art, just past its pantheonic atrium, by the paintings of Manet, Renoir ...

Diana Krall at Wolf Trap—and a Diverse Second Half to the Season

Diana Krall at Wolf Trap—and a Diverse Second Half to the Season

If you spent your whole summer catching all or many of the performances and acts at the Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, you might just ran the gamut of every kind of musical genre that exists.

Stuart Ward Stars in 'Once' at the Kennedy Center

Stuart Ward Stars in 'Once' at the Kennedy Center

The minute Ward, with that rugged-sensitive two-day beard handsome-but-shy look, picks up a guitar, the audience and the rest of the people in the play notice him.

Chefs for Equality Preview Party

Chefs for Equality Preview Party

The Human Rights Campaign and David Hagedorn chose the recently opened Fig & Olive in CityCenter as the venue to celebrate ...

D.C. Fav: the Crab Cake Contest

D.C. Fav: the Crab Cake Contest

Talk about your regional favorite here near the Chesapeake Bay: yes, it was the 10th Annual D.C. Crab Cake ...

Washington Fine Properties Celebrates New Downtown Office

Washington Fine Properties Celebrates New Downtown Office

Acknowledging the hot downtown D.C. real estate market, Washington Fine Properties opened an office on 14th Street, directly across ...

Fringe Festival, Still Crazy After All 10 Years (in a Good Way)

Fringe Festival, Still Crazy After All 10 Years (in a Good Way)

Ever since the Capital Fringe Festival—which runs from July 9 to August 2 -- appeared, it has made yearly strides to become something more than a fringe thing.  

At the New Keegan: an Intimate 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof'

At the New Keegan: an Intimate 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof'

This “Cat” is directed and laid out to the point where every word counts. It has the ability to drag you in and make you hear the music of our times. 

Will on the Hill Offers 'Summer Madness'

Will on the Hill Offers 'Summer Madness'

Now in its 13th year, Will on the Hill raised more than $500,000 for the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s ...

Keegan Theatre Comes Full (Dupont) Circle

Keegan Theatre Comes Full (Dupont) Circle

Barring unforeseen circumstances, by the time anyone reads this, the folks at the Keegan Theatre — which is to say, founders ...

Polish National Ballet Debuts in Washington

Polish National Ballet Debuts in Washington

Under the sponsorship of the Laurel Fund for the Performing Arts, the Polish National Ballet made its D.C. debut ...

Bark Ball: A Canine Cotillion

Bark Ball: A Canine Cotillion

Fashionable canines pranced into the Washington Hilton on June 20 to celebrate with their humans at the 28th annual Bark ...

Chamber Dance Project Launches Its Season

Chamber Dance Project Launches Its Season

The Chamber Dance Project celebrated its 2015 season with an opening night performance at the Lansburgh Theatre June 24. Artistic ...

Newsbabes Transformed to News Bash on Roof

Newsbabes Transformed to News Bash on Roof

The event, formerly known as Newsbabes, pulled it back to become a bash this year at the Warner Building Rooftop ...

Fig & Olive Impresses at CityCenter

Fig & Olive Impresses at CityCenter

On June 26, Fig & Olive extended an olive branch to Washington, D.C., with the public opening of its flagship ...

Paul Stuart Celebrates Jazz and Its D.C. Opening

Paul Stuart Celebrates Jazz and Its D.C. Opening

Top-drawer clothier Paul Stuart threw a grand opening party June 2 for its CityCenterDC location, at the corner of 9th ...

Kennedy Center Names Senior Artistic Veep

Kennedy Center Names Senior Artistic Veep

Robert Kellett van Leer, former managing director of European arts consulting firm Wonderbird, will fill the newly created position of senior vice president of artistic planning at the Kennedy Center.

GALA Pushes the Envelope with New Musical, 'Las Polacas'

GALA Pushes the Envelope with New Musical, 'Las Polacas'

Over the 40-some years of its existence, GALA Hispanic Theatre, under the leadership of founders Hugo and Rebecca Medrano, has ...

'Ingenue to Icon' Gala Preview at Hillwood

'Ingenue to Icon' Gala Preview at Hillwood

The current exhibition at Hillwood estate, Museum & Gardens, featuring 70 years of fashion from the collection of Marjorie Merriweather Post ...

Pierre Garçon Raises Money for BGCGW

Pierre Garçon Raises Money for BGCGW

On June 4, Redskins wide receiver and philanthropist Pierre Garçon hosted his Third Annual All-White clothing charity event, benefiting the ...

Carolina Herrera's CH Opening Party

Carolina Herrera's CH Opening Party

Carolina Herrera opened her latest CH Boutique on Tuesday, June 9, in D.C.’s CityCenter. The 2,400 square-foot ...

American News Women's Club: Everybody Loves Norah

American News Women's Club: Everybody Loves Norah

Journalists, family and fans met June 11 at the National Press Club for the American News Women’s Club’s ...

Esther Coopersmith Maintains Fight to Save Tyre

Esther Coopersmith Maintains Fight to Save Tyre

On June 4, Esther Coopersmith entertained those gathered for a five-day symposium to support Maha el-Khalil Chalabi, founder of the ...

DC Jazz Fest Hails Billy Hart and Amy Austin

DC Jazz Fest Hails Billy Hart and Amy Austin

The 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award will be going to drummer and educator Billy Hart, and the 2015 John Conyers Jr. Jazz Advocacy Award was awarded to former City Paper publisher Amy Austin.

Sinatra Tribute Concert at Kennedy Center Gathers the Old, Fans and Fun

Sinatra Tribute Concert at Kennedy Center Gathers the Old, Fans and Fun

Last weekend at the Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall, a still lively group of members of the Greatest Generation filled the hall to capacity for “Let’s Be Frank: The Songs of Frank Sinatra."

WNO's 'Cinderella': a Long, Fast-Paced Opera That Retains Its Loveliness

WNO's 'Cinderella': a Long, Fast-Paced Opera That Retains Its Loveliness

Washington National Opera's "Cinderella" is a spritely, lively, full-of-eye-candy production, blessed with musical and vocal bravado. It runs through May 21.

Bob Colacello Dishes on Andy Warhol

Bob Colacello Dishes on Andy Warhol

Pen/Faulkner Founding Friends’ luncheon hosted by Tony Podesta on Aprill 22 featured the Factory insider Bob Colacello, who spoke ...

Levine Music in the Air at Nat Geo

Levine Music in the Air at Nat Geo

Levine alumni Zak Sander, who has performed on Broadway, and Alyson Cambridge with the Metropolitan Opera headlined the program at ...

Kesha Returns at the Black Cat

Kesha Returns at the Black Cat

Where Kesha is headed beyond a slew of secret one-off American club shows is unclear. But her show at the Black Cat exemplified that she’s still got the star power America fell in love with in the first place.

White House Correspondents’ Weekend: More Mindful of Journalists, Still Fun

White House Correspondents’ Weekend: More Mindful of Journalists, Still Fun

One of Washington's biggest party weekends has come and gone. A bit dialed back, it remains a sight to see and be seen, whether in a garden in Georgetown and at the cavernous Washington Hilton.

Reflecting on 'This Town' This Weekend

Reflecting on 'This Town' This Weekend

Gary Tischler reflects on a whirlwind Washington weekend that included the White House Correspondents' Dinner, the Georgetown House Tour and the Georgetown French Market.

'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike': Audience Grabbers at Arena

'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike': Audience Grabbers at Arena

Christopher Durang's "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" brings a Chekhov world to a receptive audience at Arena Stage.

Katori Hall’s 'Blood Quilt' at Arena

Katori Hall’s 'Blood Quilt' at Arena

By almost any measure, the world premiere of “The Blood Quilt,” the new play by Katori Hall at Arena Stage ...

Turkish Fashion at Willard

Turkish Fashion at Willard

The Embassy of Turkey and Vital Voices Global Partnership, in partnership with the Willard Hotel, held Together Through Time – Turkey ...

'Veep' Premiere at Dog Tag Bakery

'Veep' Premiere at Dog Tag Bakery

Season 4 of HBO's "Veep" premiered April 11 at Dog Tag Bakery on Grace Street. Hosted by Roy and ...

'Picasso Dances' at the Kreeger

'Picasso Dances' at the Kreeger

Dana Tai Soon Burgess and his eponymous dance company culminated their three-month residence program March 26 at the Kreeger Museum ...

'Conversations' at the Museum of African Art

'Conversations' at the Museum of African Art

As titles go, “Conversations” is a perfect distillation of the sprawling body of work now on display at the Smithsonian ...

For the Education of Afghan Women

For the Education of Afghan Women

On March 24, the City Club of Washington and Christine Warnke hosted the Initiative to Educate Afghan Women celebrating International ...

Celebrating Art and Design in D.C.

Celebrating Art and Design in D.C.

Tyler Jeffrey of Beasley Real Estate, the Art Registry, Bozzuto, Havenly and Bitches Who Brunch got together March 18 at ...

31st Helen Hayes Awards: Happily Split

31st Helen Hayes Awards: Happily Split

It was an interesting first try as the Helen Hayes Awards divided honors depending on the ratio of actors in ...

D.C. CAPS: Scholars As Stars; Don Graham Honored

D.C. CAPS: Scholars As Stars; Don Graham Honored

The seventh annual D.C. Capital Stars at the Eisenhower Theater at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts April ...

Helen Hayes: Double the Awards, Double the Fun

Helen Hayes: Double the Awards, Double the Fun

At the Helen Hayes Awards held at the venerable, history-drenched Lincoln Theatre on U Street April 7 with a party ...

Scalia Comes to Arena Stage in 'The Originalist'

Scalia Comes to Arena Stage in 'The Originalist'

In his new play, “The Originalist,” now in the Kogod Cradle of Arena Stage, playwright John Strand gives us a voluble, combustible Scalia sparring loudly, with strands of mercy, with a vocal self-described liberal law clerk.

Easter Egg Hunt Gets Early Start at Evermay Estate

Easter Egg Hunt Gets Early Start at Evermay Estate

S&R Foundation opened the gardens at historic Evermay Estate on 28th Street March 29 for its annual Easter Egg ...

Shakespeare Theatre Company Impresses with 'Man of La Mancha'

Shakespeare Theatre Company Impresses with 'Man of La Mancha'

The Shakespeare Theatre Company's "Man of La Mancha" production may be the best musical take on Miguel Cervantes's classic Don Quixote story yet.

'Mingering Mike' at the American Art Museum

'Mingering Mike' at the American Art Museum

The magic of Mingering Mike is wondrous, unprecedented and seems to occupy an almost unimaginable crossroads in American art: both deeply resonant within the unmediated freeform heritage of folk art, and rooted entirely in popular culture.

A Homegrown Page-Turner

A Homegrown Page-Turner

It is always good to be the star, and in “The Bullet” – Georgetowner Mary Louise Kelly’s new thriller – we ...

Concerts in the Parks Toasts 2015 Season

Concerts in the Parks Toasts 2015 Season

Neighbors, volunteers and benefactors gathered at the George Town Club March 12 to cheer the new season of Concerts in ...

Thos. Moser Co. Fetes Return to Washington and Founder’s 80th Birthday

Thos. Moser Co. Fetes Return to Washington and Founder’s 80th Birthday

The new showroom for Thos. Moser Handmade American Furniture was celebrated March 19, as guests and clients got to meet ...

Jack and Jill of America Inc.

Jack and Jill of America Inc.

On Saturday, March 14, the Washington, DC Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. celebrated 75 years of empowering ...

Latino Student Fund 15th Annual Gala

Latino Student Fund 15th Annual Gala

Spanish Ambassador Ramón Gil-Casares, who expressed his admiration for Latino Student Fund's “commitment to the Spanish community and to ...

Celebration of Hope Gala for Cancer Survivors

Celebration of Hope Gala for Cancer Survivors

Hope Connections for Cancer Support’s annual gala was held March 18 at the Park Hyatt, where Judy Deason, a ...

Film Festivals Spring Up Around Washington

Film Festivals Spring Up Around Washington

It is the season for film fests, including the Annapolis Film Festival, Bethesda Film Fest, Environmental Film Festival and Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival.

Cristina Pato: the Joy and Passion of World Music at 6th & I Synagogue

Cristina Pato: the Joy and Passion of World Music at 6th & I Synagogue

Don’t be surprised this weekend if you should happen to be walking around downtown that you might hear the ...

In Time for Garden Tour: ‘Gardens of Georgetown’

In Time for Garden Tour: ‘Gardens of Georgetown’

The Georgetown Garden Club has published “Gardens of Georgetown: Exploring Urban Treasures,” profiling 38 neighborhood gardens. The book’s author ...

Skateboarding and Other Kennedy Center Surprises

Skateboarding and Other Kennedy Center Surprises

Deborah Rutter spent the last six months or so getting used to her role as president of the Kennedy Center ...

NGA to Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Photo Collection

NGA to Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Photo Collection

Three special exhibitions in 2015 will mark the 25th anniversary of the National Gallery of Art’s photography collection. Two ...

A Summer for All at Wolf Trap

A Summer for All at Wolf Trap

Wolf Trap Foundation announced its first group of over 50 offerings for summer 2015 at the Filene Center in Vienna ...

Embassy Series: Pianist Till Fellner

Embassy Series: Pianist Till Fellner

On March 6, the Embassy Series, a non-profit which Jerome Barry founded with the mission to unite people through musical ...

Red Cross Ball at Millionaire Playground

Red Cross Ball at Millionaire Playground

Shirley MacLaine, Wayne Newton and William Shatner headlined Palm Beach’s 58th Annual International Red Cross Ball. Highlight event of ...

GB Group Global Salutes African Women Leaders

GB Group Global Salutes African Women Leaders

The second annual Leadership Awards dinner by GB Group Global was held March 4 at the Willard Intercontinental with the ...

Voto Latino Hits 10

Voto Latino Hits 10

Voto Latino, a nonpartisan organization that empowers Latino Millennials to claim a better future for themselves and their community, celebrated ...

Cultural Ins and Outs

Cultural Ins and Outs

IN - Textile Museum

After nearly 90 years in Kalorama, the Textile Museum will open March 21 in a new Foggy ...

Spring Performances

Spring Performances

“Iberian Suite” at the Kennedy Center, March 3 – 24

The profound and far-reaching impact of Iberian culture – that is, the ...

Philanthropy, Fashion Meet at ‘An Affair of the Heart’

Philanthropy, Fashion Meet at ‘An Affair of the Heart’

The Women’s Board of the American Heart Association Greater Washington Region logged 1,000 hours in planning this year ...

Wegman at Lombardi Salutes Arts

Wegman at Lombardi Salutes Arts

William Wegman is best known for the enchanting photos of his Weimaraner dogs. On Jan. 29, he was at the ...

Concierges and an Oscars Party

Concierges and an Oscars Party

Les Clefs d’Or USA (the national professional association of hotel concierges . . . the Golden Keys Society) in conjunction with the ...

Children’s National: Helping Kids Beat Cancer

Children’s National: Helping Kids Beat Cancer

The Seventh Annual Heroes Curing Childhood Cancer Gala -- raising a record-breaking $722,130 -- was held at the Four Seasons Feb ...

Oscars 2015: 'Birdman' and Partying With Friends

Oscars 2015: 'Birdman' and Partying With Friends

Her annual Oscars excursion to the warm West Coast had Elizabeth Webster, Director of Business Outreach for At-large Councilman Vincent ...

Whimsy and Worship: the Eccentric Piero di Cosimo at the National Gallery

Whimsy and Worship: the Eccentric Piero di Cosimo at the National Gallery

The National Gallery’s retrospective makes clear that Piero di Cosimo, despite and maybe even because of his eccentricities, was a masterful painter.

Man Ray at the Phillips: Surrealism and My Discontent

Man Ray at the Phillips: Surrealism and My Discontent

I need to get something off my chest. Surrealism annoys me a little. Oddly enough, I had a damn good time at the Phillips Collection’s latest exhibition, “Man Ray – Human Equations: A Journey from Mathematics to Shakespeare,” on view through May 10.

'Widow' at Ford's: the Grief of Mary Todd Lincoln

'Widow' at Ford's: the Grief of Mary Todd Lincoln

“The Widow Lincoln” is a difficult play about a difficult person. Actress Mary Bacon portrays a Mary who is bewildered, keen, heavy with grief and charming and blustering, the White Houses bully.

Capricorn Party Honors Sarnoff

Capricorn Party Honors Sarnoff

Under heightened security, guests entered the Embassy of France Jan. 14 to attend the first Capricorn party, named after the ...

Amb. Szapary Feted at Schott Home

Amb. Szapary Feted at Schott Home

Firmly entrenched in the diplomatic community, Hungarian-born Aniko Gaal Schott and her husband Nash welcomed guests to their embassy-elegant home ...

El Greco: Transcending the Renaissance

El Greco: Transcending the Renaissance

Not much work of the 16th century survives in the realm of intellectual pop culture, yet El Greco endured centuries of obscurity to achieve a sudden transcendence in the early 20th century, and his legacy seems all but fated for the ages.

New Blood Brings New Programs, Ideas to Kennedy Center, Washington Performing Arts

New Blood Brings New Programs, Ideas to Kennedy Center, Washington Performing Arts

The Kennedy Center and Washington Performing Arts have some big initiatives for Washingtonians to look forward to in 2015.

Winter Show Sails to 'Ports of Call'

Winter Show Sails to 'Ports of Call'

The Washington Winter Show themed “Ports of Call” was held at the Katzen Arts Center at American University Jan. 8 ...

A Talk With 12-Year-Old 'Little Prince,' His Sister and Mom

A Talk With 12-Year-Old 'Little Prince,' His Sister and Mom

Henry Wager is The Prince in the Washington National Opera Company’s family holiday production of Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s “The Little Prince,” composed by Rachel Portman and originally staged by WNO Artistic Director Francesca Zambello

Last Chance to Catch Platinum Prints at NGA

Last Chance to Catch Platinum Prints at NGA

As a natural response to the rapid development of science and technology, the arena of fine art underwent many distinct mutations toward the end of the 19th century.

'The Tempest': McSweeny's Potent Brew Is Hypnotic and Fragile

'The Tempest': McSweeny's Potent Brew Is Hypnotic and Fragile

Director Ethan McSweeny manages to pull quite a bit of the play’s rich diversity together in his bewitchingly engaging production at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Sidney Harman Hall through Jan. 11.

Yuletide Cheer: Nutcrackers, Scrooges, Musicals and More Music

Yuletide Cheer: Nutcrackers, Scrooges, Musicals and More Music

Whether it's "A Christmas Carol," "Pippin" or "Black Nativity," this season is full of all things Christmas on stage or in the choir -- along with the added energy of "Five Guys Named Moe," "Diner" or "Fiddler on the Roof."

Celebrating D.C.'s Diplomat of Dance

Celebrating D.C.'s Diplomat of Dance

Ambassador of Peru Harold Forsyth and his wife Veronica hosted a lavish private reception Nov. 19 at their home to ...

Gala Honors American and Russian Luminaries of Photojournalism and Cinematography

Gala Honors American and Russian Luminaries of Photojournalism and Cinematography

On Nov. 19, The American-Russian Cultural Cooperation Foundation (ARCCF) and American University’s Initiative for Russian Culture (IRC) co-hosted a ...

National Women’s History Museum Presents 2014 Living Legacy Awards

National Women’s History Museum Presents 2014 Living Legacy Awards

The National Women’s History Museum presented the 2014 Living Legacy Awards at the 4th annual NWHM de Pizan Honors ...

UN Champions of the Earth Celebrated

UN Champions of the Earth Celebrated

The United Nations recognized innovators and policymakers with the organization’s “highest environmental accolade,” the Champions of the Earth Award ...

Donny and Marie Bring Vegas-Style Christmas Show to the Nation's Capital

Donny and Marie Bring Vegas-Style Christmas Show to the Nation's Capital

Donny and Marie bring all the energy, glamor and pizzazz of a Vegas show to the National Theatre for their Christmas-themed show.

Beloved Director Mike Nichols Passes Away at 83

Beloved Director Mike Nichols Passes Away at 83

Mike Nichols, director of stage and screen and EGOT-achiever, died Nov. 19 at the age of 83.

Holiday Arts Preview : Visual

Holiday Arts Preview : Visual

“A Tribute to Anita Reiner” at the Phillips Collection (through Jan. 4)

The career of Anita Reiner, one of Washington ...

'Fiddler' at Arena: 50 Years' Strong, True and Rich

'Fiddler' at Arena: 50 Years' Strong, True and Rich

"Fiddler on the Roof," going strong after 50 years, remains true to tradition at Arena Stage -- with a twist of intimacy from the theater-in-the-round setting of the Fichandler.

Anne-Sophie Mutter: a Musical Life in Full

Anne-Sophie Mutter: a Musical Life in Full

Anne-Sophie Mutter's Nov. 23 Kennedy Center performance, under the auspices of Washington Performing Arts, is emblematic of her passions and interests, musical and otherwise.

'Bad Jews': an Engaging Clash of Verbal Abuse

'Bad Jews': an Engaging Clash of Verbal Abuse

In this loud, cramped talkative drama, the badness and wit of "Bad Jews" hurts so good at the Studio Theatre.

Puppets and Pianist: Orion Weiss, Salzburg Marionettes in WPA Concert

Puppets and Pianist: Orion Weiss, Salzburg Marionettes in WPA Concert

The pianist Orion Weiss, the 2010 Classical Recording Foundation Young Artist of the Year, will have an unusual partner in ...

A Dark, Brooding 'Julius Caesar' at the Folger Theater

A Dark, Brooding 'Julius Caesar' at the Folger Theater

Director Robert Richmond brings a dark, brooding and modern take on 'Julius Caesar' to the Folger Theatre at the Folger Shakespeare Library on East Capitol Street.

A Toast to Hope

A Toast to Hope

Hope Connections for Cancer Support, formerly The Wellness Community before merging with Gilda’s Club, held a wine, chocolate and ...

Howl-O-Ween at the Fairmont

Howl-O-Ween at the Fairmont

The Fairmont Hotel, Washington, D.C., was canine costume central as indulgent pets enjoyed peanut butter doggie biscuits and their ...

Women Cultural Leaders

Women Cultural Leaders

With the arrival in 2013 of Jenny Bilfield, the first female president and CEO of the venerable Washington Performing Arts ...

Kennedy Center's Rutter: 'Art for Life's Sake'

Kennedy Center's Rutter: 'Art for Life's Sake'

Deborah Rutter, the new boss of the Kennedy Center, gave an informal and insightful talk at the George Town Club Nov. 6, as part of the Georgetowner's Cultural Leadership Breakfast Series.

Theater Shorts

Theater Shorts

Now Playing Julius Caesar—Director Robert Richmond fiddles with Shakespeare’s classic play about power and war in ancient Rome ...

Arts for the Aging Honors Ginsburg

Arts for the Aging Honors Ginsburg

Arts for the Aging hosted its annual fall gala at Society of the Cincinnati at Anderson House on Oct. 22 ...

OSS Society Salutes  Leon Panetta

OSS Society Salutes Leon Panetta

The OSS Society’s Gen. William Donovan Awards Dinner was held Oct. 25 at the Ritz-Carlton and gave its highest ...

'Elvis at 21' Photographer Alfred Wertheimer Dies at 84

'Elvis at 21' Photographer Alfred Wertheimer Dies at 84

Alfred Wertheimer made the scene at Govinda Gallery a few years ago in one of its last, major shows. His photos of Elvis Presley at the beginning of his career went on a national tour -- as fresh as the day they were snapped.

Georgetown Salutes Jack and Michele Evans at Annual Gala

Georgetown Salutes Jack and Michele Evans at Annual Gala

The Citizens Association's biggest party of the year always brings in the dancers and donors. This year's theme was "Fly Me to the Moon" and prompted attendees to get dolled up and decked out.

Fall Visual Arts Preview Seeing is Believing

Fall Visual Arts Preview Seeing is Believing

National Portrait Gallery

“Out of Many, One” by Jorge Rodriquez-Gerada Through Oct. 31, 2015 A grand landscape portrait by Cuban ...

Night Nouveau Transforms Halcyon House With Surrealism

Night Nouveau Transforms Halcyon House With Surrealism

The second incarnation of Night Nouveau – “Not for the Quaint of Heart” – sought to evoke a surrealistic response from its ...

Care for Kids Kick off Party at Ann Hand and Peacock Cafe

Care for Kids Kick off Party at Ann Hand and Peacock Cafe

The Care for Kids Card Program celebrated the start of its annual 10-day shopping event. The evening started off with ...

46th Annual Meridian Ball Sparkles

46th Annual Meridian Ball Sparkles

The 46th Annual Meridian Ball, held on Friday, Oct. 17, proved again to be one of Washington’s most elegant ...

Chez Billy Sud Welcomed to 31st Street

Chez Billy Sud Welcomed to 31st Street

Chez Billy Sud was standing-room-only for its opening party in the former Cafe LaRuche space at 1039 31st St., NW ...

Georgetown Gala  'Plays Among the Stars'

Georgetown Gala 'Plays Among the Stars'

As the Georgetown Gala makes the scene this Friday at the Italian Embassy, it joins other big-time soirees around the ...

Melissa Chiu: 'The Hirshhorn Wants to Lead the Conversation'

Melissa Chiu: 'The Hirshhorn Wants to Lead the Conversation'

The Hirshhorn's new director, Melissa Chiu, spoke at the Georgetowner's Cultural Leadershio Breakfast Oct. 9 about her vision for the contemporary art museum.

Weekend Round Up October 9, 2014

Weekend Round Up October 9, 2014

Here's the weekend list: Civil War tours, Taste of D.C., Night Nouveau, yoga at the library and Susquehanna Antique Gallery open house.

Wolf Trap Ball: 'Lifted By The Arts, We Soar'

Wolf Trap Ball: 'Lifted By The Arts, We Soar'

The Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts hosted its annual ball Sept. 13. The soiree was held on the stage of the Filene Center and was presented in partnership with the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates.

Chicago's Rutter Takes the Helm at the Kennedy Center

Chicago's Rutter Takes the Helm at the Kennedy Center

Deborah F. Rutter, the new president of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, its first female president, and only ...

Now Playing

Now Playing

A number of Washington area theater groups have begun their seasons. Here’s a look at what’s playing now.

Degas/Cassatt at the National Gallery of Art

Degas/Cassatt at the National Gallery of Art

The most prominently misunderstood woman in art history is probably Mary Cassatt. But when Edgar Degas first saw her paintings, he saw a like-minded artist he longed to work with. Through the pivotal first years of Impressionism, they forged a new era of artistic thought.

4th Annual Rum Day D.C. Becomes More Than Just a Day

4th Annual Rum Day D.C. Becomes More Than Just a Day

For those who love rum and love those who love rum, National Rum Day brought a nice mix of people ...

A Play, a ‘Bird’ That’s Not So ‘Stupid’

A Play, a ‘Bird’ That’s Not So ‘Stupid’

That’s some bird, that stupid f-----g bird.

That would be “Stupid F------g Bird,” the play by director-playwright Aaron Posner ...

Soccer Party: Inter Milan Feted at Brooks Brothers

Soccer Party: Inter Milan Feted at Brooks Brothers

In town to play England’s Manchester United at FedEx Field July 29, Italy’s Inter Milan soccer team elebrated ...

New Champions at Citi Open; Charlie Brotman Saluted

New Champions at Citi Open; Charlie Brotman Saluted

Canadian Milos Raonic won the men’s and Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova the women’s final at this year’s Citi ...

Cheeky Puppy Adoption Event

Cheeky Puppy Adoption Event

The Cheeky Puppy, Dupont’s pet-centric boutique, hosted a pack of adoptable pups on Aug. 2 with the aim of ...

Monaco Boy’s Choir Captivates

Monaco Boy’s Choir Captivates

Marking the 200th anniversary of "The Star-Spangled Banner," the Monaco Boys’ Choir (Les Petits Chanteurs de Monaco) gave a concert ...

Party For A Cause: Reception Benefits Knock Out Abuse Against Women

Party For A Cause: Reception Benefits Knock Out Abuse Against Women

A reception held at Teddy & Bully Bar July 10 not only raised money for Knock Out Abuse but welcomed the ...

Will on the Hill Presents ‘Lend Me Your Ears’

Will on the Hill Presents ‘Lend Me Your Ears’

Will on the Hill, the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s annual bipartisan comedic event, took over Sidney Harman Hall June 17 ...

Multi-Media Carmen Comes to Wolf Trap

Multi-Media Carmen Comes to Wolf Trap

When audience members arrive at the Wolf Trap Filene Center for the July 25 Wolf Trap Opera Company’s production ...

Friends of the Arboretum’s Cookout Celebrates Missouri

Friends of the Arboretum’s Cookout Celebrates Missouri

Friends of the National Arboretum welcomed 550 horticulturists, business leaders and members of Congress to its 20th Annual Cookout Under ...

Washington Women & Wine Toasts Italy

Washington Women & Wine Toasts Italy

Karen McMullen co-founded Washington Women & Wine 15 years ago to bring active women and more than “a few good men ...

Evanses Host ‘American Grilled’ Party for David Guas

Evanses Host ‘American Grilled’ Party for David Guas

Along with family, friends and other chefs, David Guas of Arlington's Bayou Bakery joined Councilman Jack Evans and his ...

Bastille Day Gets a Little Naughty in Adams Morgan

Bastille Day Gets a Little Naughty in Adams Morgan

Per neighborhood tradition, L’Enfant Cafe Bar on 18th Street, NW, closed down Vernon Street July 12 for Bastille Day ...

'Report to the Academy': Far Beyond 'The Planets of the Apes'

'Report to the Academy': Far Beyond 'The Planets of the Apes'

At the Fringe Festival, Scena's production of "Report to the Academy" finds its founder, Robert McNamara, playing the principal role.

Newsbabes Energize Powerhouse

Newsbabes Energize Powerhouse

The Newbabes invaded the Powerhouse event venue on Grace Street June 11. With Jill Biden as a special guest, the ...

A Heartfelt Send-Off for Diana McLellan

A Heartfelt Send-Off for Diana McLellan

Washington writer, classy gossip columnist and Capitol Hill resident Diana McLellan was laid to rest in Congressional Cemetery June 28 ...

Record $1.63 Million Raised for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Record $1.63 Million Raised for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society celebrated the close of the National Capital Area Man & Woman of the Year Campaign June 21 ...

Ford’s Fetes Dingell and Jones

Ford’s Fetes Dingell and Jones

Ford’s Theatre Society hosted a star-studded evening June 22 with appearances by VIPs of politics, business, stage and screen ...

Celebrating Self-Taught Social Realist Ralph Fasanella

Celebrating Self-Taught Social Realist Ralph Fasanella

Happy 100th birthday, Ralph Fasanella. A self-taught artist who painted for 30 years before his greatness was recognized, Fasanella (1914-1997 ...

'Sideshow' and 'Lion King,' Magical Musicals at Kennedy Center

'Sideshow' and 'Lion King,' Magical Musicals at Kennedy Center

While they may seem very different, "Sideshow" and "The Lion King" have been embraced by their audiences with similar passion.

Jay Leno: First Late Night Host to Get Twain Prize

Jay Leno: First Late Night Host to Get Twain Prize

For this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor -- to be given Oct. 19 -- the Kennedy Center selected Jay Leno.

Italian National Day Stops Traffic

Italian National Day Stops Traffic

Ambassador of Italy and Mrs. Claudio Bisogniero hosted a reception at the embassy on June 2 to celebrate Italian National ...

‘Side Show’ is Back, Bigger Than Ever

‘Side Show’ is Back, Bigger Than Ever

Once upon a time, say, Oct. 16, 1997, a musical opened at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway.

This is ...

D.C.’s ‘Experimental Orchestral Laboratory’ is Ten Years Old

D.C.’s ‘Experimental Orchestral Laboratory’ is Ten Years Old

“We’re radical subversives,” asserts Joe Horowitz, former New York Times music critic and author of eight books, including a ...

Museum Guide: Two to View

Museum Guide: Two to View

“Speculative Forms” at the Hirshhorn

Speculative realism is a philosophical notion that emphasizes equal relationships among subject, object and space ...

27th Annual Bark Ball: 'Super Bowl of Dog Events'

27th Annual Bark Ball: 'Super Bowl of Dog Events'

“Washington’s black-tie gala for the four-on-the-floor crowd” was a sellout at the Washington Hilton June 14. Washington Humane Society ...

Future Rep. Don Beyer Fundraises in Georgetown

Future Rep. Don Beyer Fundraises in Georgetown

Vicki and Roger Sant hosted a reception for the Democratic candidate for Virginia’s 8th Congressional District, Don Beyer, at ...

Friends of Volta Park Close to $50K Goal

Friends of Volta Park Close to $50K Goal

The Friends of Volta Park completed its annual festive get-together at Georgetown Visitation Prep June 6 with food and drink ...

Hillwood Bedazzles

Hillwood Bedazzles

Ambassador of France François Delattre was the honorary chair at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens on June 3 for an elegant ...

Jazz Legend Monty Alexander at the Howard Friday

Jazz Legend Monty Alexander at the Howard Friday

Monty Alexander will be at the Howard Theatre tomorrow night for a lively jazz jam. His conversation with entertainment writer Gary Tischler was just as lively.

A Lifelong Portrait of London’s River

A Lifelong Portrait of London’s River

James McNeill Whistler, perhaps America's most renowned painter of the 19th century, spent his most productive years in London, living on the River Thames and capturing its hazy, mechanical majesty.

Tudor Place Garden Party Beats the Rain

Tudor Place Garden Party Beats the Rain

There was a downpour just before the beginning of the 22th Annual Tudor Place Garden Party May 21. Partiers were ...

News Women Roast Gwen Ifill of PBS

News Women Roast Gwen Ifill of PBS

Members and friends of the American News Women roasted and toasted PBS legend Gwen Ifill for Excellence in Journalism on ...

D.C. Vote Hosts First Annual Three-Star Ball

D.C. Vote Hosts First Annual Three-Star Ball

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton and Council Chair Phil Mendelson were among the attendees at the First Annual Three-Star ...

Donghia Celebrates Grand Opening

Donghia Celebrates Grand Opening

Thursday, May 29, Donghia celebrated its grand opening of their Cady’s Alley showroom with special guest Margaret Russell, editor ...

Halcyon House Reborn: S&R’s Awards Gala Shines Atop Prospect Street

Halcyon House Reborn: S&R’s Awards Gala Shines Atop Prospect Street

Sachiko Kuno and Ryuji Ueno of S&R Foundation hosted the annual Washington Awards Gala May 31 with a stunning ...

Room to Read: Promoting Literacy for Children in Africa and Asia

Room to Read: Promoting Literacy for Children in Africa and Asia

The spring gala of the D.C. Chapter of Room to Read, a global organization seeking to transform the lives ...

Ten Years for Tetreault at Ford’s Theatre

Ten Years for Tetreault at Ford’s Theatre

When Ford’s Theatre’s co-production with Signature Theatre of “Hello Dolly!” won the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Resident ...

At The Phillips Collection: “Made in the USA”

At The Phillips Collection: “Made in the USA”

American art before 1950 is all but omitted from the Western canon. Frequently perceived as an obscure assortment of simple ...

‘Voices Against Violence’ Salutes Adrienne Arsht

‘Voices Against Violence’ Salutes Adrienne Arsht

The D.C.Volunteer Lawyers Project -- which works to protect women, litigate for them and get them out of domestic ...

Asian Republican Coalition Launches at Newseum

Asian Republican Coalition Launches at Newseum

Nearly 200 well-wishers gathered at the Newseum on Pennsylvania Avenue May 6 to help the Asian Republican Coalition celebrate its ...

Maroon Exhibit at Artist’s Proof

Maroon Exhibit at Artist’s Proof

Photographer Fred Maroon was -- and remains -- well known throughout Washington and was a friend of The Georgetowner. He allowed the ...

Senior Center Revels in Spring at Historic Home

Senior Center Revels in Spring at Historic Home

The Georgetown Senior Center -- which meets three times a week at St. John’s for lunch as well as social ...

Andrew Wyeth at the National Gallery: ‘Looking Out, Looking In’

Andrew Wyeth at the National Gallery: ‘Looking Out, Looking In’

Compared with Cubism, performance art, film and digital media, a painting of meadow grass and an old barn does not seem exactly groundbreaking. Yet Andrew Wyeth, a rural painter of American regionalist life and landscapes from Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, captured the imagination of the 20th century, and his work continues to challenge and inspire new generations today.

National Museum of Women in the Arts “Nine Thousand and Nine Hundred Nights”

National Museum of Women in the Arts “Nine Thousand and Nine Hundred Nights”

Annie Totah is a force to be reckoned with and, as the Gala Chair of the museum’s Spring Gala ...

In Series “Canzoni d’Amore”

In Series “Canzoni d’Amore”

In celebration of the 200th birthday of Giuseppe Verdi, the In Series patrons braved a spring torrent on Apr. 30 ...

Sitar Arts Center Spring Celebration and Benefit

Sitar Arts Center Spring Celebration and Benefit

Dorothy and her companions were in good company on their way to Oz as they were joined by supporters of ...

Newsbabes Bash Kickoff

Newsbabes Bash Kickoff

On Apr. 29, many faces and names familiar from TV and media gathered upstairs in the Apartments at City Center ...

MedStar National Rehabilitation Network Las Vegas Night

MedStar National Rehabilitation Network Las Vegas Night

Two stunning “showgirls” greeted guests at the National Museum of Women in the Arts on May 2 for the 5th ...

Diplomats Welcomed Back

Diplomats Welcomed Back

Former ambassadors of France, Germany and Italy were given a hearty welcome by many friends in DC as they were ...

'Smokey Joe' and Randy Johnson's Musical Universe

'Smokey Joe' and Randy Johnson's Musical Universe

Director Randy Johnson has another song fest at Arena Stage: “Smokey Joe’s Café, the Songs of Leiber and Stoller."

'Spelling Bee': Still Small-Town and Seductive

'Spelling Bee': Still Small-Town and Seductive

Arts critic Gary Tischler finds “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” as happily small-town, surprising and seductive as ever—and with Broadway verve.

Emotional Premiere: Carter and ‘Camp David’

Emotional Premiere: Carter and ‘Camp David’

Only in Washington. You go to see a play, and you’re in the middle of a historic moment about ...

Skirting Gravity’s Edge At The Hirshhorn

Skirting Gravity’s Edge At The Hirshhorn

It is mesmerizing to walk into a room occupied by raw, pure and simple color. In the same way that ...

Women Doctors Take Over  Women’s Arts Museum

Women Doctors Take Over Women’s Arts Museum

As the American Medical Women’s Association met for its national conference, it also celebrated its 99th annual gala at ...

Night of Vision April 2014

Night of Vision April 2014

The Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington, the nation’s largest local prevention of blindness agency, hosted its 28th ...

Visionaries for the  ‘Love of Sight’

Visionaries for the ‘Love of Sight’

The Foundation Fighting Blindness, a nonprofit driving sight-saving research, honored Ryuji Ueno, M.D., co-founder of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and ...

Latino Fund 14th Annual Gala

Latino Fund 14th Annual Gala

The Latino Student Fund celebrated 20 years of creating educational opportunities for Hispanic-Latino children in our area at an annual ...

It’s a Timely Woman-to-Watch Dinner

It’s a Timely Woman-to-Watch Dinner

Running Star hosted its eighth annual Women to Watch Awards Dinner April 2 at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, celebrating ...

Choral Arts ‘Ides of March’ Cocktail Party

Choral Arts ‘Ides of March’ Cocktail Party

The Choral Arts Society of Washington board member Jenny Wallace welcomed guests to the George Town Club for a mid-March ...

Celebration of Hope Gala

Celebration of Hope Gala

Hope Connections for Cancer Support’s annual Celebration of Hope Gala, chaired by Sharon Glickman and Jamie Kogod Levin at ...

Manon Cleary Exhibit at the Arts Club of Washington

Manon Cleary Exhibit at the Arts Club of Washington

At the April 4 opening reception of "Manon Cleary, Obsessive Observer" -- which presents a new perspective through her photographic studies ...

 Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company

Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company

Washington dance patrons and Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company members gathered at Cyril Brenac's Bistrot Lepic in Georgetown ...

Ninth Annual Women & Wine Raises Record Funds for Breast Cancer

Ninth Annual Women & Wine Raises Record Funds for Breast Cancer

More than 400 women gathered at the Four Seasons on April 1 for the Ninth Annual Women & Wine, benefitting the ...

Meet the Artists at the National Museum of Women in the Arts

Meet the Artists at the National Museum of Women in the Arts

NMWA Women’s Committee President Fran Usher was delighted that past president Cyd Everett arranged for four artists who are ...

Kickoff Luncheon for 'Celebrazione della Cura'

Kickoff Luncheon for 'Celebrazione della Cura'

The Washington Home and Community Hospices will celebrate the 125th anniversary of providing healthcare services for aging, chronically and terminally ...

Maureen Dowd and Alec Baldwin on the Arts

Maureen Dowd and Alec Baldwin on the Arts

Georgetowner and New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd was introduced by her friend Alec Baldwin March 24 for the Americans ...

Hal Holbrook

Hal Holbrook

Listening to Hal Holbrook in a phone interview, it’s easy to think that Mark Twain might still be alive ...

Hip-Hop at the Kennedy Center

Hip-Hop at the Kennedy Center

On the heels of “World Stages: International Theater Festival 2014,” an eclectic festival of new theater, new styles and new ...

Fine Arts: New Year’s Promises

Fine Arts: New Year’s Promises

2014 is a promising year for the fine arts in Washington, with exhibitions of European master Edgar Degas and American ...

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