Are you a fan of Panic! at the Disco? Then you won’t want to miss the mega-popular rock band when they hit Capitol One Arena on Sunday, January 20.
Panic! at the Disco is best known for their hits like "Nine in the Afternoon" and "I Write Sins Not Tragedies," and they recently released one of their biggest songs to date, "High Hopes" off their album Pray for the Wicked. This stop is part of the Pray for the Wicked Tour with Two Feet, and it’s been getting rave reviews all over the country. If you want to hit the DC tour date, the show starts at 7 p.m. at the Capital One Arena. Tickets are available online, but be sure to act fast, because this one is sure to sell out soon!
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is one of the most inspirational, honored figures in American history. Commemorate his life and legacy on Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 21 with one of these ceremonial community events and activities in the DC area.
Visit the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial. – DC residents are lucky enough to have access to the MLK memorial right in their city. The memorial is open 24 hours a day all year long, but this MLK Day, National Park Service Rangers will be on hand to discuss the civil rights movement. There will also be a wreath laying service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. starting at 8 a.m.
Participate in the MLK Day of Service. – This annual event is intended to "empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social problems, and move us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a "Beloved Community."" Join one of the community service organizations or create your own service event.
Join the Peace Walk and Parade. – The Peace Walk starts at 10 a.m. on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Milwaukee Place. The Anacostia Parade features performers and civil rights organizations, and you can register to join the parade or observe from the side.
Attend the “Let Freedom Ring” Concert. – The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will hold their annual free concert featuring Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell. Tickets are required, and will be distributed on the day of the concert at 4:30 p.m. in front of the Concert Hall.
St. Anselm, which just opened about two months ago in the Union Market neighborhood, is an American tavern specializing in grilled meats and fresh ingredients simply cooked. While steak is a specialty, Chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley’s creativity doesn’t stop there — delicious food, eclectic wines, and classic cocktails set the tone for a great experience. Try favorite dishes like the Lamb Tartare with pickled currants and grilled flatbread, or the Pork Porterhouse with apricot chutney. Sides include unique takes on traditional steakhouse fare; pair your protein with pan-fried mashed potatoes, cauliflower with tahini and puffed amaranth, or creamy kale.
The restaurant features a 120-seat dining room, 13-seat chef’s counter, a 19-seat U-shaped bar, and an 18-seat patio. The space has a vintage 1880s feel to it with warm wood paneling, ornate chandeliers, and intricately patterned rugs. St. Anselm is open daily for dinner at 5 p.m. and also serves a weekend brunch starting at 10 a.m.
You might think you know the story of The Nutcracker backward and forward, but every holiday season, The Washington Ballet puts a fresh twist on the classic tale. Their updated rendition of The Nutcracker at the Warner Theatre takes place in a mansion in 19th-century Georgetown, and it features many famous American players.
Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson are just a few of the party guests who gather at the mansion for a holiday party. George Washington is another—in fact, he takes on the role of the Nutcracker Prince, while George III stars as the Rat King. Watch American colonial history unfold with Clara at the helm and more than 100 ballet dancers setting the backdrop. Tickets to The Washington Ballet’s The Nutcracker start at $33, and the show runs through December 28th.
This year’s annual U.S. Botanic Garden holiday exhibit, Season’s Greenings: All Aboard!, opened Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2018, and will run through New Year’s Day, January 1, 2019. Plant-based recreations of iconic train stations from across the United States will be represented in the train room. Explore classic stations like New York City’s Grand Central Terminal, Detroit’s Michigan Central Station, Maui’s Lahaina Station, and many more. Thousands of poinsettias will also be on display throughout the Conservatory, including a showcase of more than 30 varieties featuring heirlooms, classics, and multiple newly developed varieties.
The U.S. Botanic Garden is open to the public, free of charge, every day of the year from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On most Tuesdays and Thursdays in December, the Conservatory will be open until 8 p.m. for live seasonal music concerts and after-dark holiday exhibit viewing.
Tthe Smithsonian African American Film Festival aims to expand people’s understanding of African American cinema by devoting attention to works to explore the culture and its history in the past, present, and the future. The four-day celebration will include historic films alongside contemporary works by some of the brightest emerging and veteran filmmakers. In addition, guests will enjoy a juried competition, discussions with filmmakers and scholars, and presentations on filmmaking and editing. Individual screening tickets are $10, Screening Passes are $125, and Festival Passes are $300. Check out the schedule of events below:
Wednesday, October 24th:
Integration Report One and Black Panthers
Malcolm X: Struggle for Freedom and Perfect Film
The Great Migration Home Movie Digitization Project
This Little Light – Competition!
Radicalism Revisited: Selections from “Say It Loud” – Guest Program
Sprinter – Competition!
Color Us Black!
This is Not a “Political” Film… Part I – Guest Program
Opening Night Film
Thursday, October 25th:
This is Not a “Political” Film… Part II – Guest Program
Say Her Name – Program
Cane River – D.C. Premiere!
Gilda Brasileiro – Against Oblivion – Competition!
A Thousand Words and The Black G.I.
Diaspora Transcendentals – Program
The Power of Place: The Pearl Bowser Collection In Action!
The Diaspora Suite
Alaska Is a Drag – Competition!
Like It Is and Still/Here
No Vietnamese Ever… – Regional Premiere!
Night at the Museum Celebration
Friday, October 26th:
Code Switch: Technology and Video Art
Solace – Competition!
Experimental & Animation – Competition!
Documentary Shorts – Competition!
Black Radical Imagination – Guest Program
Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat
United Skates – Competition!
Freer Film Fridays
Milford Graves Full Mantis – D.C. Premiere!
Narrative Shorts – Competition!
Saturday, October 27th:
Juried Competition Film Awards
This is Not a “Political” Film… Part III – Guest Program
Sankofa – 25th Anniversary!
Ali – Guest Program
Screening Truth to Power: Using the Power of Media to Influence Social Action
Not all ice cream is created equal. Nicecream is new to the Adams Morgan neighborhood, and it serves up some of the best sweet, frozen treats in the area.
It all starts with the cream sourced from grass-fed cows and local ingredients from nearby farms. It’s all frozen right before your eyes with liquid nitrogen for a difference you can taste. Inventive flavors like Cold Brew Coffee, Brown Sugar Baked Pear, and Coconut Chocolate Chunk will make it hard to choose just one, and the rotating flavor of the month will be something you dream about. Aside from being just plain delicious, Nicecream is a scoop that you can feel good about eating from a quality and purity standard.
The Maine-based Mount Desert Island Ice Cream has opened a new location in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of DC, about three miles from Monroe Street Market. The shop offers a rotating selection of ice cream flavors, both traditional and unconventional, as well as a handful of vegan options. The focus is on premium, small-batch ice cream using real ingredients – like actual vanilla beans, squeezed lemons, and the finest chocolate. If you’re feeling adventurous, try one of their more unique flavors, such as Coriander Berry Streusel or Khulfi, a more savory ice cream made with pistachios, cardamom, saffron, almond, and sweetened condensed milk.
Mount Desert Island has an old-school ice cream shop vibe with a blackboard listing the flavors, exposed white brick interior, and stool seating along the window. Enjoy your ice cream al fresco on their outdoor, dog-friendly patio. The shop also sells hand-packed pints of ice cream to-go, and will introduce drip coffee and espresso in the coming fall.
Located in D.C. and many other cities across the country, cityHUNT creates team building events that allow any group to learn to excel and solve challenges head-on with a spirit of camaraderie, whether they are an office task force, a sports team, or even a group of friends looking to mark a special occasion. See Washington D.C. in a whole new light as you explore everything from the historic landmarks and monuments to charming cobblestone neighborhoods while solving puzzles and finding clues. cityHunt offers scavenger hunts for businesses, birthday parties, bachelorette parties, weddings, and more.
Each cityHUNT team building scavenger hunt adventure is customizable and different. The staff create complex urban adventures that are unique to your needs, desires, and wishes. Most hunts last anywhere from one and a half hours to three hours followed up by an optional hour long multi-media awards show. cityHUNT can host events 24 hours a day 7 days a week, depending on availability. Since all events are customized, they prefer a minimum of two weeks lead time for planning purposes.
The Caged Bird made its grand debut this summer with a list of artisan cocktails and creative bites. Swing by for the happy hour to grab a cocktail and try some of the elevated bar snacks, like the wings tossed in jerk sauce, the Cajun-style curly fries, or the signature mac and cheese—which tends to sell out.
The mac and cheese is also available during brunch, which runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. Pay a flat rate and head to the buffet to load up on the mac and cheese, along with French toast infused with cinnamon-sugar, Cajun breakfast potatoes tossed with grilled onions and peppers, and even jerk candied bacon. You can also skip the buffet and order an entree a la carte, such as the chicken and waffle sprinkled with powdered sugar.