Entertainment

Top Choice Performing Arts in White House Area & Foggy Bottom

Kennedy Center

Overlooking the Potomac River, the magnificent Kennedy Center hosts a staggering array of performances – more than 2000 each year in venues including the Concert Hall (home to the National Symphony) and Opera House …
Top Choice Stadium in Capitol Hill & South DC

Nationals Park

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

Black Cat

The Black Cat is the go-to venue for music that's loud and grungy with a punk edge. The White Stripes, Arcade Fire and Foo Fighters have all thrashed here. The action divides between tiny and intimate Backstage, dow…
Top Choice Theater in Downtown & Penn Quarter

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Woolly Mammoth is the edgiest of DC’s experimental groups. For most shows, $20 ‘stampede’ seats are available at the box office two hours before performances. They're limited in number, and sold first-come, first-se…
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, gospel and jazz acts f…
Concert Venue in Capitol Hill & South DC

Anthem

The Anthem opened in 2017 and has quickly become one of DC's best live-music venues. The 6000-capacity hall books acts from Judas Priest to Lorde to Big Sean, though rock is the mainstay genre. Most tickets are gene…
Theater in Downtown & Penn Quarter

Shakespeare Theatre Company

The nation’s foremost Shakespeare company presents masterful works by the Bard, as well as plays by George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, Eugene O’Neill and other greats. The season spans about a half-dozen productions …
Live Music in Logan Circle, U Street & Columbia Heights

9:30 Club

The 9:30, which can pack 1200 people into a surprisingly compact venue, is the granddaddy of the live-music scene in DC. Pretty much every big name that comes through town ends up on this stage at some point. Headli…
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…
Football in Washington, DC

FedEx Field

Washington’s NFL team, the Redskins, plays September through January at FedEx Field. The team has experienced a lot of controversy recently, and not only because of its middling play. Many groups have criticized the…