Jump start 2022 with a month full of terrific things to do in DC!
From live theatre to art museums and films to food, and everything in between, January is packed with an awesome mix of popular and under-the-radar activities for you to discover new interests, local businesses and different parts of the city. There's the bi-annual Restaurant Week, the return of Winter Lanterns at the REACH, the dramatic reimagining of MLK's assassination, one-night only chef's dinner at the LINE and many more not-to-be-missed events.
Check out our guide to the biggest events coming to DC this January, below.
Happy holidays! Felices Fiestas! Joyeuses Fêtes! Chag Sameach!
Bundle up this year to celebrate the holiday season in DC! From live music, a toasty bonfire, movie marathons, and festive performances, we've curated 50-plus ways to have the best season ever.
A guide to holiday markets, where to see holiday lights + displays, and raise a glass at holiday-themed bars
With Thanksgiving officially over, let the holiday celebrations begin!
There are so many holiday markets, tree lightings and light displays, and holiday bars in DC that it can be hard to keep track of everything.
Luckily, we've done all the hard work for you and compiled a MEGA list of local markets to support area businesses and makers, spots for boozy holiday cocktails, and where to see holiday lights to make your season merry and bright.
For even more ways to get into the holiday spirit, stay tuned for our monthly Wanderlist of curated awesome things (holiday and non-holiday alike) that will be coming out in a few days.
Doesn't it feel like the leaves are just starting to turn and we're already rushing head-first into the holiday season?!
This month kicks off an open-air night market, a three-day art festival, a theatre performance on bikes, the premiere of the Britney Spears musical and numerous events to enjoy the great outdoors before the chill drives us indoors. Also on tap, DMV Black Restaurant Week, a live magazine show, tweed bike ride, and the appearance of holiday markets and decor all across the city.
Read on for all the events (30+) you need to add to your November calendar!
With a history of scandals and ne'er-do-wells, it's not surprising that DC is one of the most haunted cities in the United States.
Halloween is nearly upon us and you know what that means: Visiting spooky spots in the city to get in the spirit. From buildings brimming with paranormal activity to murder sites, here are some of the most haunted houses in DC that are sure to frighten—or at least entertain.
Don't say we didn't warn you ...
Curious? There's more!
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The time you're near the Howard Theatre, be sure to look down or you'll miss an important part of DC's history.
Black icons with a connection to the theatre have been commemorated in Howard Theatre's Walk of Fame, a series of bronze medallions that embellish the sidewalk between the Shaw-Howard Metro Station and the historic venue. The promenade is like D.C.’s version of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, You'll find names like Marvin Gaye, Chuck Brown, Moms Mabley and Ella Fitzgerald. The icons were chosen by the city for their connection to the Howard Theatre’s history.
Howard's Walk of Fame is actually the second one you'll find in downtown DC, so take that Hollywood!
The season of apple cider donuts, haunted trails, cozy sweaters, and pumpkin spice is upon us! There’s nothing quite like the season of fall, and DC is full of things to see and do!
The weather is warm enough that you can spend all day sipping glasses of vino on a rooftop deck yet with enough chill to enough a mug of mulled wine. Spooky season also means activities like ghost tours, and Halloween costume shopping are back, which we can collectively agree is one of the best things about fall.
So, from vibrant foliage to festivals and free and interactive museums to explore, we've scouted a ton of awesome things (40+!) to do this month. Outdoor movies, Porchfest and Porchfest SE music crawls, salsa under the stars, Alma Thomas happy hour, hike and hops, and more!
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Question: What do Frank Sinatra, Bonnie Raitt, Jay-Z, and Liza Minelli all have in common?
No, it's not that they're incredibly talented, though that's a fact.
Answer: Each one of them has a bronze star on the Warner Theatre's Walk of Fame which commemorates people who have performed there. The Warner Walk lets you do some stargazing and take a bit of a nostalgia trip all at the same time.
Warner is one of the oldest theaters in DC but even native Washingtonians are surprised to learn about this hidden gem and bit of local pop culture. Even lesser known is that this is actually just one of two Walks of Fame in the city, but that's another story .for another blog post!
Catch the DMV-based band live at the DITR fall music festival on Oct 9!
The Washington DC region has one of the best music scenes in the country Whether you prefer jazz, go-go, hardcore punk, hip-hop, dance or anything in between, you can go out and hear a new local band in a different genre -- and in a different venue! -- every night of the week if you're so inclined.
Back in our music journo-wannbe days with DC Music Download, we got to meet a lot of amazing local established bands and rising stars. One of our favorites continues to be RDGLDGRN who will be headlining the Down in the Reeds all-day music festival on Oct 9 at the Parks at Walter Reed. RDGLDGRN have worked with music legends Pharrell Williams and Dave Grohl, liken themselves to a hip hop-centric version of Daft Punk, and throw one hell of a KARNIVAL-like show.
Besides they're music, we love that these guys are hometown-proud and continue to live in the area and perform locally, despite having the kind of national profile that would have caused many others to leave for so-called greener pastures. For these DMV boys, there's nothing like home, jamming with friends and a Go Go beat.
We're re-sharing an interview we did with them a few years ago so that you can get to get them before checking them out for yourself at DITR!
Curious? There's more!
Ahhh, September (shout out to Earth, Wind & Fire), that magical month when you can still sip rose on a sun drenched patio yet still sense the shift to the first leaves starting to change color. It’s time to soak up the last days of summer and make the most of these final days.
We've pulled together lots of fun local activities and events to help you discover new and different things to do and see a different side of DC.
Don't waste the sun--let’s do this!
Look up, down, and all around. Adventures can be found everywhere -- if you're curious enough to look. k for it