Meet the people running 2 D.C. blocks over and over to win free Chipotle

A group of devoted, Chipotle-obsessed athletes are logging hundreds of miles traversing a two-block stretch of Gallery Place in a quest for free burrito bowls.

By Zoe GlasserJanuary 19, 2024

Celebrate Lunar New Year in D.C. with art, food and dancing lions

The Lunar New Year is on the horizon, and celebrations around the D.C. area take many forms — and many dates. Here are some key events in coming weeks.

By Adele ChapinJanuary 19, 2024

What to watch with your kids: ‘Origin,’ ‘I.S.S.’ and more

Common Sense Media reviews of “Origin,” “I.S.S.,” “Night Swim” and “Dragons of Wonderhatch.”

January 19, 2024

The 18 best things to do in D.C. this weekend and next week

Explore the region’s food and beverage scene as three restaurant weeks begin; get behind the wheel at the Washington Auto Show; or groove to vintage D.C. funk.

By Fritz Hahn, Sophia Solano, Adele Chapin and Chris KellyJanuary 18, 2024

These actors use 483 shadow puppets to tell an epic story

The multimedia stage show “Song of the North” is inspired by the “Shahnameh,” a 1,000-year-old Iranian tale that has contemporary relevance.

By Celia WrenJanuary 18, 2024

Want a better resolution? Improve your life — while having fun — in D.C.

Whether you want to exercise more, drink less, become more mindful or improve your social life, we can help — with activities that involve more pleasure than discipline.

By Fritz Hahn and Sophia SolanoJanuary 18, 2024

Pinkhouse is evolving but can still evoke early-20s ennui

The D.C.-based “punk-lite” band headlines an EP release party at Songbyrd on Saturday.

By Sophia SolanoJanuary 18, 2024

‘Origin’: Ava DuVernay’s latest film is ambitious, and one of a kind

Adapting Isabel Wilkerson’s “Caste” was never going to be easy. Ava DuVernay’s “Origin” somehow made it even more human.

By Ann HornadayJanuary 17, 2024

‘The End We Start From’: Slow cinema’s version of the apocalypse

Jodie Comer shines in “The End We Start From,” a survival drama where most of the action takes place inside her head.

By Michael O'SullivanJanuary 17, 2024

Video artwork captures the sweep of Frederick Douglass’s oratory

“Lessons of the Hour — Frederick Douglass” re-creates the abolitionist’s rhetoric and life across five screens.

By Mark JenkinsJanuary 17, 2024

Hotline TNT travels through a musical time warp to air guitar nirvana

The band will play Jan. 23 at 9:30 Club.

By Chris KellyJanuary 17, 2024

Dream pop starlet Sedona finds bliss in retro melodies

Sedona will perform at Songbyrd Music House on Jan 21.

By Sophia SolanoJanuary 17, 2024

‘The Zone of Interest’: Inside the banality of evil, on-screen and off

Martin Amis’s novel “The Zone of Interest” becomes an unnerving cinematic portrait of the human capacity for self-justifying cruelty.

By Ann HornadayJanuary 16, 2024

‘I.S.S.’: Political premise elevates sci-fi thriller

International Space Station becomes a laboratory of human relations in Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s topical drama “I.S.S.”

By Michael O'SullivanJanuary 16, 2024

Vegetarian dishes from North and South India fuel Vegz in Adams Morgan

The restaurant, started by a pair of immigrants just before the pandemic, offers dosas, paneer tikka masala and a variety of chaats.

By Sonia RaoJanuary 16, 2024

What to watch with your kids: ‘Mean Girls’ and more

Common Sense Media’s guide to this week’s family movies and TV shows.

January 12, 2024

The 30 best things to do in D.C. this weekend and next week

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday with parades, concerts and events, or explore D.C.’s dining scene for less during Restaurant Week.

By Fritz Hahn, Sophia Solano, Adele Chapin and Chris KellyJanuary 11, 2024

Finally, a sweeping look at Ethiopian art

The Walters Art Museum’s impressive “Ethiopia at the Crossroads” is an extensive survey of Ethiopian art and cultural production.

By Vanessa H. LarsonJanuary 10, 2024

‘The Beekeeper’: More zzzzz than bzzzz

Jason Statham stars in “The Beekeeper,” a tired, formulaic revenge fantasy.

By Michael O'SullivanJanuary 10, 2024

‘Mean Girls’: Familiar but still pretty fetch

This sharp high-school comedy is a reboot of the “Mean Girls” film and Broadway musical.

By Michael O'SullivanJanuary 10, 2024