Entertainment

Top Choice Performing Arts in White House Area & Foggy Bottom

Kennedy Center

Sprawled on 17 acres along the Potomac River, the magnificent Kennedy Center hosts a staggering array of performances – more than 2000 each year among its multiple venues including the Concert Hall (home to the Nati…
Top Choice Baseball in Capitol Hill & South DC

Washington Nationals

The major-league Nats play baseball at Nationals Park beside the Anacostia River. Don't miss the mid-fourth-inning ‘Racing Presidents’ – an odd foot race between giant-headed caricatures of George Washington, Abraha…
Top Choice Live Music in Logan Circle, U Street & Columbia Heights

Black Cat

A pillar of DC’s rock and indie scene since the 1990s, the battered Black Cat has hosted all the greats of years past (White Stripes, the Strokes, Arcade Fire among others). If you don’t want to pony up for $20-a-ti…
Top Choice Live Music in Capitol Hill & South DC

Rock & Roll Hotel

The R&R Hotel is a great, grotty spot to catch rockin’ live sets from the likes of Thurston Moore, Mudhoney and the Dead Kennedys. Don’t let the name fool you; this hotel hosts all kinds of music genres from Afr…
Theater in Logan Circle, U Street & Columbia Heights

Howard Theatre

Built in 1910, Howard Theatre was the top address when U St was known as 'Black Broadway.' Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and other famed names lit the marquee. Now big-name comedians, blues and jazz acts fill the …
Football in Washington, DC

Washington Redskins

Washington’s NFL team, the Redskins, play September through January at FedEx Field. The team has experienced a lot of controversy recently, and not only because of its woeful play. Many groups have criticized the Re…
Live Music in Logan Circle, U Street & Columbia Heights

DC9

DC9 is as intimate as DC’s live music venues get, and about as divey as well. Not that we’re complaining; there’s always a good edge on in this spot. Up-and-coming local bands, with an emphasis on indie rockers, pla…
Theater in Downtown & Penn Quarter

National Theatre

Washington’s oldest continuously operating theater shows flashy Broadway musicals and big-name productions. A lottery for $25 tickets (cash only) takes place two hours prior to every show; submit your name at the bo…
Live Music in Adams Morgan

Madam's Organ

Playboy magazine once named Madam's Organ one of its favorite bars in America. The ramshackle place has been around forever, and its nightly blues, rock and bluegrass shows can be downright riot-inducing. There's a …
Live Music in Adams Morgan

Columbia Station

Columbia Station is an intimate spot to listen to nightly jazz and blues, and if you're on a budget it's especially appealing – it doesn't have a cover charge. It's a good date spot (well, assuming your date likes j…