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Date Nights DC Itinerary: Lipstick and Firecrackers


Catch Choir Boy at Studio Theatre, which tells the story of Pharus, a talented student in a legendary school choir who deals with masculinity, tradition, coming of age and speaking truth.


Walk down 14th Street NW and make yourselves at home at the Donovan House Hotel, a Kimpton boutique hotel. Furnished in a mid-century-meets-next-century vibe, rooms straddle the line between uber-chic and ultra-cozy. Dressed up in cordovan leather and violet cotton, the king suites are anything but a drag.


Slip into Zentan, a candlelit restaurant/bar on the ground floor of the hotel. Culinary creations include imaginative standouts such as the miyazaki beef cooked at the table on a hot Japanese river rock. The sizzle is as good as the steak.


Steal away to the intimate Bar Rouge for a nightcap. Inventive cocktails flirt with the lipstick red walls for one’s attentions. Bar Rouge is one of the few Washington, DC bars to feature wine on tap.

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