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40+ Things to Do This April in Washington, DC

Events Annual Cherry Blossom Freedom Walk – April 1 Lace up your sneakers for this stroll , which commemorates Japanese Americans and their experience during the Second World War. The walk begins and ends at the intersection of Louisiana & New Jersey Avenues NW, the site of the National...

DC Beer Festival - Events and Festivals this April - Things to do in Washington, DC
5 Jazz Venues In DC That Are The Bee’s Knees

The online etymology dictionary credits jazz sax player Lester Young with coining the use of “cool” as an adjective to describe jazz, which helped give rise to the now oft-used descriptor. Young used to flash his sax chops in Washington, DC—sometimes at Olivia Davis’ Patio Lounge. Unlike that jazz...

Howard Theatre
10 Reasons to Attend the DC Jazz Festival

One of America’s greatest art forms receives an annual summer showcase in DC. Many of the concerts are free, so no need to worry about costs piling up! For 10 more reasons why you should attend this wonderful celebration, read on. Also, make sure to visit dcjazzfest.org for full lineups, a schedule...

Performance at DC Jazz Festival - Summer Music Festival in Washington, DC
13 Theaters to See a Show in Washington, DC

Washington, DC is a theater town. With theaters big (think the Kennedy Center) and intimate (Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company), a range of performances are offered up for every taste.

Warner Theatre Washington DC
Guide to the DC Jazz Festival

This year, the DC Jazz Festival will take place from June 9-18. Head over to dcjazzfest.org for the lineup, schedule and tickets. Founded in 2005, the DC Jazz Festival brings together heritage, history, culture and music. As a city, DC has a deep, wonderful history of jazz music. Jazz great Duke...

Band Performing at the DC Jazz Festival - Summer Events and Festivals in Washington, DC
Meet Me at 9:30

9:30 Club is a beacon for live music in the nation’s capital, a place where both renowned and up-and-coming artists from nearly every musical genre come to play. The venue is legendary in DC, and 2016 marks 36 years since the original club opened at 930 F Street NW, and 20 years since the venue...

9:30 Club Washington DC - Credit Lisa A. Walker
14 Gay & Lesbian Bars to Check Out in Washington, DC

The diversity of DC’s gay population is growing by the day, resulting in a dynamic, exciting community with plenty of bars to choose from when it’s time to drink, dance and play. Read up on some of our favorites below.

Couple at Bar Dupont in Dupont Circle, Washington DC
10 Distinctly DC Music Venues You Have to Experience

When it comes to DC’s music legends, the landscape is as diverse as the city itself: Duke Ellington, Chuck Brown, Marvin Gaye, Ian MacKaye, Dave Grohl and Wale all share space atop the District’s musical Rushmore. Each artist has influenced the local landscape for years, but what’s the scene like...

Echostage - Live Music Venues in Washington, DC
13 Things to Do This Weekend in Washington, DC

Friday Filmfest DC Beginning April 20, DC’s international film festival will touch theatres all over the city, showcasing more than 60 independent and foreign films. Its varied lineup will feature quite the genre exercise: comedies, dramas, thrillers, shorts and documentaries will all be on display...

March for Science - Rally and Teach-In on the National Mall - Washington, DC
Guide to African American History & Culture in Washington, DC

With its Southern connections, Washington, DC has always had a significant African American population. Before the Civil War, the city was home to a growing number of free blacks who worked as skilled craftsmen, hack drivers, businessmen and laborers, and slave auctions were outlawed altogether in...

Jazz at The Hamilton Live - Music & Culture in Washington, DC