City Lights: Blues Alley is Back, Baby!

Live jazz returns to Georgetown with four nights of shows each week for the next month, beginning Sept. 16.

Over the last year, rumors about the future of Blues Alley have circulated. Local media outlets reported on the jazz club’s possible relocation or shuttering […]

City Lights: Suzanne Vega Transports the Birchmere to Manhattan

The singer-songwriter brings a taste of New York to D.C. when she performs her latest album live tonight.

Live from New York, it’s Suzanne Vega! As part of her return to live performances, the famed singer-songwriter is bringing a little taste of New York City to Washington, D.C. […]

City Lights: Baby Fifty’s Raw, Unfiltered Truth

With his Disregarded EP, the local rapper confirms he’s one of the area’s most respected musicians.

D.C.’s Baby Fifty released his Disregarded EP on Aug 13th, clearly demonstrating why the enigmatic 20-year-old is one of the most respected rappers in the DMV area […]

City Lights: The Party Don’t Stop When Kesha’s on Stage

The original “Tik Tok” queen performs tonight at the Anthem with Betty Who.

After a year and a half of TikTok and staying home, it’s time to hit a place downtown where the freaks all come around—a hole-in-the-wall, a dirty free-for-all—to experience the original “Tik Tok” party queen herself […]

City Lights: Let’s Get BENT Out of Shape

The queer dance party-meets-showcase returns to 9:30 Club Saturday, Sept. 4.

289 months. That’s how long Audrey Fix Schaefer, IMP’s communications director, and event producer Steve Lemmerman feel the pandemic has gone on—keeping the 9:30 Club shuttered and dark […]

City Lights: Ali Wong’s Got New Jokes, Same Raunch

The comedian’s Milk and Money tour arrives at Warner Theatre for five back-to-back nights.

In a video posted to Instagram, Ali Wong dances to OutKast’s “Hey Ya!” in a children’s playroom—stepping side to side while she fans herself with one hand, holding on to the edge of the couch as she twerks […]

City Lights: Piroshky Piroshky Brings a Taste of Russia to D.C.

Order now! Seattle’s renowned bakery pops up in Union Market on Aug. 27.

Coffee and cinnamon, onion and cabbage, jalapeno and cheddar, beef and potato: These are just some of the many flavor combinations you can find in piroshki from Seattle’s Piroshky Piroshky […]

City Lights: Great Scott! Awesome Con Is Back (to the Future)

Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci, and Adam Savage headline this weekend’s fest.

Up in the sky: It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Awesome Con! The D.C. pop culture festival returns to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Aug. 20 […]

City Lights: National Capital Virtual Puppetry Festival Returns for Year Two

The National Capital Puppetry Guild hosts the second annual event with puppeteers from all over the world on Aug. 19–22.

Like so many art forms, the pandemic caused theater artists to invent new ways of working within a virtual environment, but puppeteers were uniquely suited for the challenge […]


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