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[ 0 ] November 22, 2017

Forget CrossFit: Competitive ax-throwing has officially come to D.C.

Bad Axe

There’s something immensely satisfying about the thud and thwack a four-pound ax makes when it loops through the air and  sticks onto a piece of wood. Especially when it’s a bull’s eye. Ax throwing, long a sport of choice for lumberjacks and Canadians, could become Washington’s new blowing-off-steam activity of choice, with multiple ax-throwing venues […]

[ 0 ] November 22, 2017

16 things to do in the D.C. area over Thanksgiving weekend

Seasons Greetings

Holiday happenings: Here’s the best of the season. Out for a shopping spree? Break for a bite at these restaurants. Thanksgiving dining: Where to eat out and grab takeout. Wednesday, Nov. 22 ‘The Last Waltz’ at Boundary Stone: In what has become an annual Thanksgiving Eve tradition, Bloomingdale’s Boundary Stone puts the Martin Scorsese documentary “The Last […]

[ 0 ] November 21, 2017

The best holiday events in the Washington area

Tudor Place

It’s been a long year. Let’s get festive! Seasonal rejuvenation might mean escaping into a big musical like “An American in Paris” at the Kennedy Center or crafting holiday decorations in Georgetown or Brentwood. Performance touchstones abound (hallelujah) — comforting soul food to start the winter and fortify group outings. Washington Post critics offer guidance […]

[ 0 ] November 21, 2017

Going shopping? Here’s where to eat near Washington’s retail hubs.

Going shopping? Here’s where to eat near Washington’s retail hubs.

If you’re going to gift-shop till you drop, make sure it’s not from hunger. For dishes that are a step up from the typical food-court offerings, head to these restaurants — all at different price points — near Washington’s shopping hubs. Tysons Galleria After you’ve maxed out your credit card, be kind to your wallet […]

[ 0 ] November 20, 2017

10 things to do in the D.C. area the week of Nov. 20-24

Miracle on Seventh

Monday, Nov. 20 The Bridge Concert Series: Pioneering Emcees, Vol. 1 at the Kennedy Center: The performers at the Kennedy Center’s Hip-Hop Culture concert might not be household names, but they helped shape the music into an art form. Consider this a musical history lesson: Spoonie Gee began recording gangsta-tinged hip-hop in the late 1970s, Queen […]

[ 0 ] October 27, 2017

Inside the new Guinness taproom, opening in Maryland this weekend

Inside the new Guinness taproom, opening in Maryland this weekend

For the first time since the 1950s, Guinness has its own brewery in the United States, and fresh beer begins flowing from the taps this weekend in Baltimore County. Guinness Open Gate Brewery and Barrel House was announced with much fanfare back in January, promising a “Guinness visitor experience” with a full-scale production brewery, a taproom modeled […]

[ 0 ] October 26, 2017

14 things to do in the D.C. area the weekend of Oct. 27-29

The Yards

If you’re going out to celebrate Halloween this weekend, don’t forget to use the Washington Regional Alcohol Program’s SoberRide to get a free or discounted ride home on Saturday night. Friday, Oct. 27 Rosslyn Harvest Festival: This brand-new celebration of autumn is spread over two days. Friday is focused on adults, with beer gardens, food […]

[ 0 ] October 19, 2017

13 things to do in the D.C. area the weekend of Oct. 20-22

13 things to do in the D.C. area the weekend of Oct. 20-22

Friday, Oct. 20 International Yardfest at Howard University: The Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z and Drake are among the superstars that have taken the stage at Yardfest, the centerpiece of Howard University’s Homecoming celebrations that draws crowds of students, alumni and local hip-hop fans to a free day-long concert on the main quad. Performers are usually kept […]

[ 0 ] October 13, 2017

These neighborhood bars are offering free pizza tastings in October

These neighborhood bars are offering free pizza tastings in October

October is National Pizza Month, but the Pabst Brewing Company wants you to forget “contemporary, elevated pizza parlors” and artisan margherita pies. Instead, they’re looking back to those college days when you didn’t need anything more than a frozen pizza and a six-pack of PBR. Through the end of October, Pabst is hosting the “District of Pabst […]

[ 0 ] October 13, 2017

Tom Sietsema’s top 10 favorite restaurants right now

Tom Sietsema’s top 10 favorite restaurants right now

For the past few months, Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema has been hard at work assessing the District’s best restaurants for his fall dining guide. The area has seen a boom in innovative Asian restaurants, Sietsema said, but the year’s most notable developments have been in high-end dining. “The region’s more formal places are all cooking as if they’re chasing after Michelin […]

[ 0 ] October 12, 2017

Tom Sietsema’s 2017 Fall Dining Guide, by the numbers

Tom Sietsema's 2017 Fall Dining Guide, by the numbers

Much like a restaurant’s menu, The Washington Post’s dining guide is ever-changing. Compiled twice a year by food critic Tom Sietsema, the lineup is a rotating roster of where and what you should be eating in Washington. This year’s guide reflects the arrival of a few new posh restaurants, as well as an uptick in the number of stellar Asian options. For a […]

[ 0 ] October 12, 2017

11 things to do in the D.C. area the weekend of Oct. 13-15

11 things to do in the D.C. area the weekend of Oct. 13-15

Friday, Oct. 13 Fear Factory at Flying Dog Brewery: Have witches been using Flying Dog’s fermenters as cauldrons? Are there poltergeists around? Find out when a “ghost hunter” from the National Museum of Civil War Medicine leads groups of 25 beer lovers on guided tours of Flying Dog’s haunted brewery — “things that go bump in […]

[ 0 ] September 24, 2017

11 things to do in the D.C. area the week of Sept. 25-29

11 things to do in the D.C. area the week of Sept. 25-29

Monday, Sept. 25 Joggers and Lagers at Port City Brewing Company: Need an incentive to get yourself into (or back into) running? Craft beer might just be the answer. On Monday nights, Port City Brewing and Pacers Running team up for one, three and five-mile fun runs that leave the tasting room and circle through a nearby […]

[ 0 ] September 22, 2017

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is opening on 14th Street with free ice cream for all

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is opening on 14th Street with free ice cream for all

Even if you’ve never heard of Jeni Britton Bauer, you’ve probably tried her most famous ice cream flavor. The founder of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams has been credited with creating salted caramel ice cream, a sweet and savory combination that’s been extensively replicated. “I started making it my first day in business [in the early 2000s],” Britton Bauer […]

[ 0 ] September 7, 2017

U Street Music Hall’s new all-ages party welcomes even the youngest ravers

U Street Music Hall's new all-ages party welcomes even the youngest ravers

If you’ve spent weekends at Washington dance clubs since the early 2000s, you’ve probably found yourself dancing to DJs Stereo Faith and Meistro. Maybe you remember Stereo Faith dropping Britpop classics at the Black Cat, or Meistro keeping the Wonderland Ballroom’s dance floor buzzing until last call. This Sunday, though, Meistro (real name: Marc Meisnere) […]