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 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

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…
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 …
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, and a concert here i…
Comedy in Downtown & Penn Quarter

Capitol Steps

This singing troupe claims to be the only group in America that tries to be funnier than Congress. It’s composed of current and former congressional staffers, so they know their political stuff, although sometimes i…
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 …
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…
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…
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 …