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MONUMENTAL CITY

Tasty food and drink

Exploring North Capitol

Autumn in the nation’s capital: the newly improved Washington Monument, show-stopping theater, can’t-miss fall events


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All the city’s a stage, with top productions at venues around town

ESSENTIALS Editor’s Note 2 Ask the Expert 3 Calendar 4 Maps 30 Where Next 32 Parting Shot 33 THE GUIDE Shopping 14 Attractions 17 Dining 22 Entertainment 26 Explore 28

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COVER Closed in 2016, the Washington Monument is now open with a fully functioning elevator and a new visitor screening center. ©BILL CHIZEK PHOTOGRAPHY/ Alamy Stock Photo

This food and drinkobsessed town raises a glass to craft brews and flavors that elevate pub grub. Pull up a seat and dig in at some of D.C.’s best brewpubs.

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Beyond the Capitol building, this under-the-radar neighborhood gem is all about fun, with game rooms, BBQ and cider.

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here’s no mistaking it — the sun feels more golden; the air crisper. All signs point to fall, and the capital city is raring to go. At the top of my October must-do list is to catch a show. Thankfully, there’s plenty to choose from as area stages light up the city with stellar productions, including Elizabethan classics like William Shakespeare’s “1 Henry IV” at Folger Theatre (above) and contemporary critic’s picks like Jocelyn Bioh’s “School Girls; or The African Mean Girls Play” at Round House Theatre. You can read about all of our favorites this season on page 6. If you’re anything like me and just can’t get enough of fall, then you’ll definitely want to check out the calendar on page 4. With so much going on this month, it was downright impossible to narrow down all these great choices to just two pages, but we did our best. From immersive art happenings to one of the East Coast’s best music festivals, you won’t be bored. For the food-obsessed, October also kicks off a season of culinary indulgences. Oktoberfests around town have beer lovers raising steins to the ANNE KIM-DANNIBALE city’s growing craft brew movement. And to pair with all those great ales, Group Editor, WhereTraveler ® lagers and stouts? No peanuts here. Hybrid brewpubs are where tank-to@wheretraveler table meets farm-to-table. Find out where to sip and dig in on page 10.


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No city has the national monuments and memorials that Washington, D.C. has.

HEAD CONCIERGE, CAPITAL HILTON PAST PRESIDENT, LES CLEFS D’OR USA

Q: WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT THE CITY? A: Washington, D.C.,

Q: WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO SPEND A NIGHT ON THE TOWN? A: Every city has great

has a wide spectrum of activities to enjoy. I love the diversity of visitors, as well as the Smithsonian museums, monuments and memorials all located on the National Mall.

restaurants and clubs, but no city has the national monuments and memorials that Washington, D.C., has. These iconic sites take on new character when they’re lit up at night, so I highly recommend a guided nighttime tour of the monuments.

Q: WHAT ARE A FEW OFF-THEBEATEN TRACK SITES YOU LIKE TO RECOMMEND? A: Washington is full

of hidden gems. My suggestions are to visit President Lincoln’s Cottage and Hillwood Estate, Museum and Garden. Q: WHERE SHOULD PEOPLE GO TO CAPTURE THE QUINTESSENTIAL D.C. SELFIE? A: Good spots for selfies

would be the U.S. Capitol Building and the Lincoln Memorial. Q: WHICH RESTAURANTS DO YOU THINK PEOPLE SHOULD TRY FOR A SPECIAL MEAL? A: D.C. is now a destina-

tion for great restaurants. I love Indian cuisine, and Bombay Club is my favorite place to get delicious Indian food.

Q: WHAT ARE SOME TOP PLACES TO EXPLORE WITH KIDS? A: I would suggest taking

children to the National Zoo, the Natural History Museum, the Air & Space Museum and the Newseum. Q: HOW DO YOU LIKE TO EXPLORE D.C. ON YOUR DAY OFF? A: When I’m in town,

I like to spend my time exploring different museums and restaurants.

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When the weather is nice, I’d hang out at the redeveloped Wharf in Southwest.

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The Smithsonian Institution’s annual Craft2Wear show fills the Great Hall of the historic National Building Museum with some of the design world’s most talented makers. Seventy designers bring their eye-popping creations, among them unique clothing, whimsical hats and one-of-a-kind jewelry, like Cynthia Chuang’s richly detailed geckos, beetles and dragons (oh my!). National Building Museum, www.smith soniancraft2wear.org

As it has for the past five years, the sixth All Things Go Fall Classic music festival draws crowds who come for the top bands, tasty food and fun activities, such as last year’s 360-degree photo booth. This year, Scottish synth-pop trio Chvrches leads the party with fellow performers including Betty Who, Lany and Nasty Cherry keeping the rockin’ vibes going all weekend long. Union Market, www.allthings gofallclassic.com

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In D.C., art lovers have their pick of museums and galleries showing everything from traditional works to even all-digital creations. This month, the creators behind the website, Refinery29, bring even more options with “29Rooms: Expand Your Reality.” Nearly 30 immersive installations tap envelope-pushing artists, including D.C.’s own Trap Bob, engaging audiences with thought-provoking visuals, dance parties and hands-on projects that stir your own inner creative. DC Armory, www.29rooms.com

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Merce Cunningham at 100 Oct. 3-5 The Compagnie Centre National de Danse Contemporaine-Angers performs a tribute to the icon of modern dance. Kennedy Center, 202.467.4600 Porchfest Oct. 5 Adams Morgan becomes a neighborhood stage for D.C.’s vibrant local music scene. 202.997.0783 Sheila E. Oct. 5 The Prince protégée keeps the beat going to the delight of D.C. fans. Howard Theatre, 202.803.2899

Boo at the Zoo Oct. 18-20 Costumed kids go wild trick-or-treating among the exhibits. National Zoo, 202.633.4888 Washington International Horse Show Oct. 22-27 Top horses from around the world jump for more than $500,000 in prize money. Capital One Arena, 202.525.3679 Salvation Army Fashion Show Oct. 25 The latest trends help raise funds for the army’s 70th anniversary. The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner, www. salvationarmynca.org

The Black Keys Oct. 12 & 16 The Ohio-bred duo returns to their roots with the new album, “Let’s Rock.” The Anthem, 877.435.9849

Taste of DC Oct. 26-27 More than 50 restaurants entice festival-goers. Audi Field, www.thetasteofdc.org

Snallygaster Oct. 12 More than 150 craft brewers pour sips. Pennsylvania Avenue NW, between 3rd and 6th streets, www. snallygasterdc.com

‘Otello’ Oct. 26-Nov. 16 For the first time in nearly 20 years, Washington National Opera revisits Verdi’s epic classic. Kennedy Center, 202.467.4600

The Chainsmokers Oct. 15 The genre-mixing chart-toppers put on a smokin’ good show with guest stars. Capital One Arena, 202.628.3200

Mark Twain Prize for Humor Oct. 27 Dave Chappelle receives one of the comedy world’s highest honors. Kennedy Center, 202.467.4600

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‘Portraits of Courage’ Oct. 7-Nov. 15 Former President George W. Bush’s paintings of veterans inaugurates new buildings. Kennedy Center, 202.467.4600

Nat King Cole at 100 Oct. 17-19 Stars including Patti Austin join the NSO Pops to celebrate the legendary singer. Kennedy Center, 202.467.4600

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The Play’s the Thing This fall, D.C. stages light up with top productions, from musicals to comedies and classics. Jennifer Barger

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f you’re a stage actor, what’s the second-best city in the United States to tread the boards? According to a 2018 survey by the prestigious Actors’ Equity Association, it’s Washington, D.C. (New York City is tops), with its 70-plus active companies and generally packed theatrical calendar. “There are organizations dedicated to Shakespeare and the classics, contemporary American playwrights … new play development, theater for young audiences, musicals,” says Roy Gross, an association liaison for the nation’s capital. “If you want to do a particular type of work, chances are there is somewhere to do it.” This month, there’s a particularly rich showcase of all those talented thespians, with both resident and visiting

shows lighting up venues around town. Read on for just a few of our favorites.

THE MUSICALS

“Cats,” Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s furry, unexpectedly touching adaptation of a book of T.S. Eliot poems, struts back into the spotlight this winter with a movie version. At The Kennedy Center, a revival of the 1980 musical—known for songs like “Memory” and characters like the Rum Tum Tugger—plays through October 6. The music of Billie Holiday powers the inventive, cabaret-style “Stormy Weather” from IN Series Theater at Atlas Performing Arts Center October 18-27. Inspired

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A pair of revivals salutes the late playwright August Wilson, known for delving into African-American life in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. At Arena Stage through October 20, Wilson’s “Jitney” follows a group of cab drivers in the 1970s as they deal with gentrification and economic woes. And at historic Ford’s Theatre, the

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downtown playhouse where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in 1865, Wilson’s “Fences” continues through October 27. Set in the 1950s, the work chronicles the dashed dreams and family life of a onetime Negro League baseball star. Arlington’s Synetic Theater wins raves for its dazzling, wordless spins on classic tales like “Hamlet” and “The Picture of Dorian Grey,” which harness dance, music and Cirque du Soleil-like stagecraft. In its version of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” through Oct. 20, a 1,200-squarefoot pool serves as the watery set for a visually stunning dreamscape. “I always encourage visitors to go to Synetic, because its shows are so theatrical. They’re almost like films,” says Trainor. “It’s exciting and athletic, and even kids are engaged.”

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by Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” it uses the blues diva’s songs to tell the story of Sycorax, the mother of the Bard’s wild man Caliban. “The company has a new artistic director, Timothy Nelson, and he’s got dazzling ideas that he can carry off,” says Lorraine Trainor, the publisher and editor of DC Theatre Scene (www.dctheatrescene. com), a local theater website.

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At Bethesda, Maryland’s Round House Theatre through October 13, “School Girls; or The African Mean Girls Play” transplants the 2004 movie into a female boarding school in 1980s Ghana. The poignant-yet-funny result—a big hit off Broadway—follows five girls as they tussle with issues of beauty, race and the Miss Universe pageant. Though Shakespeare’s “1 Henry IV” is technically called a history play, the plot about the titular young prince and his friendship with good-timing lout Falstaff comes off like a good-hearted dramedy. It’s staged at the Folger Theatre through October 13, where the Elizabethan-style digs alone (think a unicorn mural-decked ceiling and tiered wooden balconies) are worth the price of admission. In the adjacent Great Hall, the exhibit “A Monument to Shakespeare: The Architecture of the Folger Shakespeare Library” explains the design and vision of the 1932 building that houses the theater. Opening October 15 at the acclaimed Shakespeare Theatre Company downtown, “Everybody” modernizes the 15th-century morality play “Everyman.” Though the source material reads grimly (it’s about death, guys), rising playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins turns the piece into a musing on mortality with witty, laughprovoking results.

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ctober brings a taste for craft beer. And this food-and-drink-obsessed city raises a glass to some of the country’s best brews and tasty dishes. Say ‘cheers’ to just a few of our favorite brewpubs.—Anne Kim-Dannibale

BIRCH & BARLEY

BLUEJACKET Opened in 2013, this massive brewery and restaurant in the Navy Yard is housed in a 1919 former munitions plant. The space, with its gleaming silver tanks and catwalks above, makes a stunning backdrop for beer guru Greg Engert’s in-demand brews, nicely paired with updated classics like Arctic char with a white soy reduction sauce, falafel burger and grilled kielbasa. 300 Tingey St. SE, 202.524.4862, www. bluejacketdc.com

CITY TAP HOUSE Two local outposts of this popular East Coast com-

pany make it easy to find good food and drink while you’re out and about in the city. Both locales are close enough to all the action and serve up can’t-resist sustenance like burgers and brick oven-baked pizzas, but also tandoori kabobs, ravioli stuffed with goat cheese and apple and fajitas filled with pork shoulder. 901 9th St. NW, 202.733.5333; 1250 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202.878.8235, www. citytap.com/location/ penn-quarter

DISTRICT CHOPHOUSE Located in a turn-of-thecentury former bank, this restaurant takes Washington’s ubiquitous steakhouse concept and adds an in-house brewery. On the menu, find prime steaks and chops with all

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With brewery Churchkey just upstairs, this Logan Circle eatery has easy access to some of the city’s best brews, thanks to beer director Greg Engert. Hop heads have a wide range of styles (555 types to be exact) to sip from, while foodies indulge in dishes like foie gras toast and whole grilled snapper, plus a tasting menu that pairs

creative fare with—what else—beer. 1337 14th St. NW, 202.567.2576, www. birchandbarley.com


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the classic accompaniments, paired with Barrett Lauer and Dave Warren’s handcrafted ales, stouts and more. 509 7th St. NW, 202.347.3434, www. districtchophouse.com

HERITAGE BREWPUB & ROASTERY This cozy spot located just across the river in Arlington does it all—it’s a brewery, a coffee roastery and a farm-totable restaurant. Suds come from the eatery’s main brewery in Manassas, Virginia, with a number of taps on location here, plus guest brews from Port City, 3 Stars and others. The brewpub’s own creations also appear on the menu in bites like Heritage beer-battered dill pickles, lager-steamed mussels, shepherd’s pie and even deviled

eggs. 1300-1398 N. Fillmore St., Arlington, Va., 571.319.0024, www.heritagebrewing.com/ arlington-brewpub-roastery

RIGHT PROPER BREWING COMPANY The self-proclaimed “crazy for yeast” founders here also come from lauded restaurant backgrounds, among them Brasserie Beck and Ris. As a result, diners can expect some good grub that goes well with the company’s in-house sips. On the seasonal menu, chef Jonatan Bohr sticks to American comfort food classics with a Southern accent in dishes like “Southern Fried Chick Filet,” his take on the fast-food favorite. But expect a few eclectic flourishes, too, like pozole and shishito peppers. 624 T St. NW, 202.607.2337,

www.rightproperbrewing.com/ shaw-brewpub

VALOR BREWPUB As its name suggests, this new spot in Capitol Hill is dedicated to members of the armed forces, with veterans behind the bar and in the kitchen. No surprise it’s also located in Barrack’s Row. The tidy space turns out small batches of tasty suds, including Commandant’s Kolsch and Hellkat Hefeweizen, and pours craft styles like Bells Two Hearted Ale. And to help soak up all those tasty pints? A globally influenced menu of dishes like Korean-style fried chicken wings, fried rice studded with D.C.’s iconic half smokes and pimento cheese perfumed with Thai flavors. 723 8th St. SE, 202.547.8459, www. valorbrewpub.com

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In this eclectic zone, there’s plenty to chow down on, from hearty Jamaican fare at Jam Doung Style to heaping platters of smoked meat at DCity Smokehouse and hand-tossed pizzas at Bacio Pizzeria.

Contemporary artworks color Morton Fine Art. With its floor-to-ceiling collection of natural wines, Domestique is an oenophile’s playground. Kuumba Kollectibles is the place to go for greeting cards and gifts.

Start the day with a cup of coffee among Big Bear Café’s gorgeous greenery. The Pub & The People is an award-winning spot for drinks. Anxo Cidery & Pintxos Bar pours drinks that are fruit-forward, rustic or structured.

When night falls, head to Showtime—a bar with live music from its as-seen-onTV house band, Granny & the Boys. The Eleanor is a nostalgic playground with Skee-Ball and mini bowling, while HopScotch’s comedy shows offer plenty of laughs.

 Domestique 10 Florida Ave. NW, www.domestique wine.com

 Anxo 300 Florida Ave. NW, 202.986.3795, www. anxodc.com  Big Bear Café 1700 1st St. NW, 202.643.9222, www. bigbearcafe-dc.com

 The Eleanor 100 Florida

 Bacio Pizzeria 81 Seaton Place NW, 202.232.2246, www.baciopizzeria.com  DCity Smokehouse 203 Florida Ave. NW, 202.733.1919, www.dcity smokehouse.com

 Jam Doung Style 1726 N. Capitol St. NW, 202.483.2445, www.jamdoung style.com

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 Kuumba Kollectibles 312 Florida Ave. NW, 202.797.8823, www.kuumba kollectibles.com  Morton Fine Art 52 O St. NW, #302, 202.628.2787, www.mortonfineart.com

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 The Pub & The People 1648 N. Capitol St. NW, 202.234.1800, www. thepubandthepeople.com

Ave. NE, 202.758.2235, www. eleanordc.com  HopScotch 1837 1st St. NW, 202.853.9115, www. hopscotchdc.com  Showtime 113 Rhode Island Ave. NW, 202.232.2971, www.facebook.com/pg/show timebardc

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Korean artist Lee Ufan’s “Open Dimension” marks his first U.S. installation and the first at Hirshhorn to take over the museum’s entire outdoor space. Independence

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SHOPPING Apparel-Men ALTON LANE Upscale tailoring shop using technology to scan the body for custom suits. Concierge service. By appointment Tu-Sa. 1506 19th St. NW, 646.896.1212 Metro: Dupont Circle (North) www.altonlane.com CHARLES TYRWHITT British menswear specialist offering classic styles. Dress shirts, ties, suits and accessories. Open daily. 1000 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202.594.3529 Metro: Farragut North www.ctshirts.com DURKL Inside Maketto, high-end hip streetwear (hoodies, baseball caps, workshirts, T-shirts). Open daily. 1351 H St. NE, 202.838.9972 www.durkl.com

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ONWARD RESERVE Hunting lodge-like digs for polos, tees, khakis, sweaters, accessories, décor and gifts, plus a bourbon bar and lounge area. Open daily. 1063 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202.838.9365 www. onwardreserve.com READ WALL Bespoke and “natural shoulder” tailored suits. Custom shirts, trousers and sportscoats. By appointment. 1875 Connecticut Ave. NW, 10th Floor, 202.733.1913 Metro: Dupont Circle (North) www. readwall.com SUITSUPPLY Dutch-based supplier of dapper jackets, subtle tweeds and richhued trousers made with Italian fabrics. Tailoring department. Open daily. 2828 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202.800.7800 Metro: Foggy Bottom-GWU www.suit supply.com

Apparel-Men & Women AMALGAMATED Vintage boutique with “class clothing and dry goods,” furniture and accessories from the turn of the century through the 1960s. Capote-era fedoras,

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flapper gowns, evening frocks. Knowledgeable staff. Open Sa. 5179 Lee Highway, Arlington, Va., 703.517.7373 www.amal gamated-clothing.com BILLY REID Renowned designer’s rugged button-ups, derby-ready suits and loose-fitting linens paired with accessories like K Swiss shoes and distressed leather handbags. Open daily. 3211 M St. NW, 202.499.6765 www. billyreid.com JOINT CUSTODY Basement-level shop with vintage clothing, shoes, instruments, records. Open daily. 1530 U St. NW, 202.643.8614 Metro: U St.-Cardozo www.jointcustody dc.com OUTDOOR VOICES The Georgetown location of this recreational activewear brand sports retro decor and a “Rec Room” where you can pick up all of your exercise essentials. Open daily. 3025 M St. NW, 202.851.4963 www.outdoor voices.com PROPER TOPPER Hat shop, plus decor, clothing, accessories, jewelry, gifts, kids’ toys, books at two locations. Hours vary by location. 1350 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202.842.3055 Metro: Dupont Circle (South) www.proper topper.com ROOTS Toronto-based outdoorsy outfitter’s “cabin-style” outpost known for “salt-and-pepper” sweaters. Rustic modern decor with customization bar, lounge, cell phone charging stations. Open daily. 3259 M St. NW, 202.821.4254 www.roots.com VINEYARD VINES New England meets Georgetown in seersucker pants, polos, oxfords, cable-knit cardigans, swimwear, accessories for men, women and kids in a range of pastel shades. Open daily. 1225 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202.625.8463 Metro: Foggy Bottom www.vineyard vines.com

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Apparel-Women ARITZIA Upscale Canadian retailer’s clean-lined aesthetics in office staples, casual looks and outerwear by in-house brands Babaton, Tna, Wilfred, plus Addidas, Frame. Check website for hours. 3210 M St. NW, 202.333.3162 www.aritzia.com BETSY FISHER Hip fashion den stocking top contemporary women’s designer clothing and shoes. Open daily. 1224 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202.785.1975 Metro: Dupont Circle www.betsyfisher. com CURRENT Upscale consignment with several locations carrying clothing, jewelry, handbags and accessories. Also new items. Designer brands like Michael Kors, Gucci, Rebecca Minkoff, Banana Republic. Open daily. 1809 14th St. NW, 202.588.7311 Metro: U St.-Cardozo www. currentboutique.com ELLA RUE High-end consignment from Palm Beach to Paris. Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent, J. Brand. Accessories, shoes. Open daily. 3231 P St. NW, 202.333.1598 www.ella-rue.com THE HIVE From hip founder of The Shoe Hive, an Old Town boutique featuring clothing by trend-setting brands (Rebecca Taylor, Current Elliott, Veronica Beard, Jenni Kayne, Equipment). Open daily. 127 S. Fairfax St., Alexandria, Va., 703.548.7110 www.shopatthehive.com HU’S WEAR Airy boutique stocking runway looks by designers like Megan Park, Bruno Grizzo, Salvor and Guilty Brotherhood. Open daily. 2906 M St. NW, 202.342.2020 Metro: Foggy Bottom-GWU www.husonline.com MINT CONDITION Edited racks of like-new consignment from designers like Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney. Open Tu-Su. 103 S. Saint Asaph St.,

Alexandria, Va., 703.836.6468 www.shopmintcondition.com MODCLOTH “Fit Shop” of the vintage clothing-inspired retailer with try-on styles in sizes XXS-4X (free shipping). Stylists by appointment. Open daily. 1924 8th St. NW, 202.804.5589 www. modcloth.com NUBIAN HUEMAN Socially responsible boutique for fashion, art and beauty products from indie designers reflecting the African Diaspora and black culture. Traditional patterns and ingredients used in modern ways. Open Tu-Su. 1231 Good Hope Road SE, 202.394.3386 Metro: Anacostia www.nubianhueman.com RELISH Minimal, contemporary styles handpicked by owner Nancy Pearlstein offering brands including Dries van Noten, Marni, Jil Sander and Marc Jacobs. Open M-Sa. 3312 Cady’s Alley NW, 202.333.5343 www. relishdc.com SECONDI Sunny upstairs shop reselling contemporary labels (Burberry, Theory, Milly and Chloe) with items arriving daily (discounts vary by tag dates). Open daily. 1702 Connecticut Ave. NW, 2nd Floor, 202.667.1122 Metro: Dupont Circle (North) www. secondi.com VIOLET Hip shop for on-trend looks at affordable prices. Personal styling also available. Open daily. 1924 8th St. NW, Suite 115, 202.621.9225 Metro: U StCardozo www.violetdc.com

Beauty BELLACARA A glam spot for luxury skincare, beauty and haircare. Lines like Bumble and Bumble, Butter London, Dermalogica, Kai, Skinceuticals, Mario Badescu. Open daily. 1000 King St., Alexandria, Va., 703.299.9652 www.bellacara.com

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BROWN BEAUTY CO-OP Kimberly Smith and Amaya Smith’s hub focusing on “brown girl approved” beauty products. Also events and incubator for new products. Open daily. 1365 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 100, 202.506.2582 Metro: Dupont Circle (South) www.brown beautyco-op.com IVY WILD Locally owned boutique for non-toxic beauty and skincare stocking hard-to-find indie brands, plus familiar natural lines. Open Tu-Su. 1328 Florida Ave NW, 202.804.5441 www. ivywildbeauty.com

VEER & WANDER Minimalist boutique with knowledgeable staff for “clean” beauty and skincare products by Goop, RMS, Kevin Murphy, Verso; salon with hair/makeup services (book online). Open daily. 1260 5th St. NE, 202.516.9770 Metro: NoMaGallaudet U www.veerand wander.com

Books BUSBOYS & POETS Happenin’ place with liberal vibes serving comfort foods with latest literary finds, author readings/events, neighborhood bar. Wireless lounge. Several locations. Open daily. 2021 14th St. NW, 202.387.7638 www. busboysandpoets.com

OLD TOWN BOOKS Indie generalist with author readings, community events (yoga, live music). Located one block from Waterfront Park. Open daily. 104 S. Union St., Alexandria, Va., 703.647.9749 www.oldtownbooks.com POLITICS AND PROSE Since 1984, niche selections and popular book signings. Coffee shop downstairs (daily from 8 am). Open daily. 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202.364.1919 www.politicsprose.com SACRED CIRCLE Dedicated to spirituality, metaphysics, holistic healing and the environment. Readings (tarot, palm). Free parking. Open Tu-Su. 919 King St., Alexandria, Va., 703.299.9309 Metro: King St www.sacredcirclebooks.com SOLID STATE BOOKS This locally owned shop has a variety of fiction and nonfiction, plus children’s/young adult. It has a coffee bar that also offers wine and beer. Open daily. 600 H St. NE, 202.897.4201 www.solidstatebooksdc.com

Crafts & Collectibles THE INDIAN CRAFT SHOP At Department of the Interior, outlet for American Indian artists to market their crafts— basketry, weavings, carvings, kachinas, beadwork. Bring I.D. Open Tu-F, third Sa each month. 1849 C St. NW, 202.208.4056 www.indiancraftshop.com LOOPED YARN WORKS Well-organized shop with more than 30 brands of yarns, patterns, and needles and notions plus weekly classes. Open TuSu. 1732 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202.714.5667 Metro: Dupont Circle (North) www.looped yarnworks.com

Home Decor & Gifts HILL’S KITCHEN A one-stop kitchen shop in a row house, steps away from Eastern Market Metro station. D.C.-themed items include etched glasses, tea towels and cookie cutters. Weekly cooking classes; see website for calendar and registration. Open Tu-Su. 713 D St. SE, 202.543.1997 Metro: Eastern Market www. hillskitchen.com HOME RULE A tiny but expertly curated den of kitchen and bath gear in bright hues. Open daily. 1807 14th St. NW, 202.797.5544 www.homerule.com KUZEH Pegah Shahghasemi and Lisa Ramber’s handmade pottery blending their cultural backgrounds with modern sensibilities. Open W-F. 716 Monroe St. NE, Studio 18, 202.770.1674 Metro: Brookland-CUA www. kuzeh.us SHOP MADE IN DC Locally made goods, from gourmet foods to jewelry, stationery and even furniture. Cafe. Open daily. 1330 19th St. NW, No phone Metro: Dupont Circle (South) www.shopmade indc.com STEADFAST SUPPLY CO. Hip warehouse-turned-store (two locations) showcasing indie, locally made gifts, home decor, fashion accessories, clothing. (Enter on Water St.) Open Tu-Sa. 301 Tingey St. SE, Suite 120, 202.308.4441 Metro: Navy Yard www.steadfast supplydc.com TABLETOP Bright subterranean shop with two locations carrying whimsical decorative items by Jonathan Adler, Lotta Jansdottir and Marimekko, plus cookbooks, stationery. Open daily. 1608 20th St. NW, 202.387.7117 Metro: Dupont Circle (North) www.tabletop dc.com

WHITE HOUSE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION Books, Christmas ornaments, jewelry and items inspired by the history of the White House. Hours vary by location. Visitor Center: Open daily. 1450 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202.208.7031 Metro: Federal Triangle www.whitehouse history.org

Galleries ALEX GALLERY Contemporary art in a multi-story Victorian townhouse north of Dupont Circle, steps from the Phillips Collection. Open Tu-Sa and by appointment. 2106 R St. NW, 202.667.2599 www.alexgal leries.com ALLEY CAT STUDIOS Working artist space converted to a temporary gallery for the duration of an exhibit in studios on Capitol Hill, a shared group studio space. Open W-Sa by appointment. 29 Kings Court SE, No phone; contact online www. alleycat-studio.com ARTIST’S PROOF International (Brussels to Beijing) inventory of contemporary art in Georgetown. Photos by Fred Maroon and acrylic and Chinese ink works by Belgian artist Jean-Francois Debongnie, among others. Acquisition talks and meet-theartists. Open Tu-Su (Closed July 1-8). 1533 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202.803.2782 www.aproof.net CAOS ON F In Penn Quarter, spacious gallery and six-studio collective founded by a painter and a furniture maker. Studio artists: Tanja North, David Harp, Mike Beman, Tsolmon Damba, Louise Colson and Chul Beom Park. Group shows in all media. By appointment. 923 F St. NW, 202.215.6993 & 410.330.2267, www.caosonf.com CROSS MACKENZIE Fine art with a focus on ceramics in Georgetown space with sculpture garden. By appointment. 1675 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202.337.7970 www.crossmac kenzie.com

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TAKE CARE SHOP Light, bright studio for all-natural beauty brands (women and men), made locally in small batches. Open daily. 1338 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202.717.2600 www.take careshopdc.com

KRAMERBOOKS & AFTERWORDS CAFE Indie shop, opened in 1976, with restaurant and bar. Hundreds of book-related events throughout the year. Open daily. 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202.387.1400 Metro: Dupont Circle (North) www. kramers.com

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BLUEMERCURY Luxe shop with multiple locations offering high-end products like NARS, Jo Malone London, Bumble and bumble and La Mer in a no-pressure environment. Hours vary by location. 1619 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202.462.1300 Metro: Dupont Circle (North) www. bluemercury.com


DTR MODERN GALLERIES In Georgetown, contemporary and 20th-century masters from a privately held collection of works by artists like Picasso, Dali, Botero, Mars, Warhol, Basquiat, Hirst. Open daily. 2820 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202.338.0625 www.dtr modern.com GALERIE BLUE SQUARE Contemporary artists out of Russia’s 1980s-1990s avant-garde. Inventory of curator/dealer Dianne Beal, based here but collaborating with Paris gallery. By appointment. 1101 30th St. NW, Suite 500, 202.957.1401 www. galeriebluesquare.com LONG VIEW GALLERY Expansive, track-lit quarters just west of the Convention Center for shows by emerging artists. Call for hours. 1234 Ninth St. NW, 202.232.4788 www.longviewgallerydc.com

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MARSHA MATEYKA In a Dupont Circle town house, contemporary art since 1983. Representing Jim Sanborn, Sam Gilliam, Jae Ko, Kitty Klaidman, Athena Tacha, William T. Wiley and estates of Nathan Oliveira and Gene Davis. Open F; other days by appointment. 2012 R St. NW, 202.328.0088 Metro: Dupont Circle (North) www. marshamateykagallery.com NEPTUNE FINE ART With Robert Brown Gallery in a Georgetown row house, works by Avery, Bochner, Frankenthaler, Kelly, Riley, et. al. Open W-Sa; Su by appointment/chance. 1530 14th St. NW, 202.986.1200 www.neptune fineart.com STRICTLY FIRST GLASS Beside the dramatic atrium lobby of the Gaylord, contemporary sculpture and accessories—jewelry (like Swarovski) for women, cuff links for men. Open daily. 201 Waterfront St., National Harbor, Md., 301.965.4000 No website TOUCHSTONE Artist-owned gallery (founded 1976) now in sleek space with rotating exhibitions. Open W-Su. 901 New York Ave. NW, 202.347.2787 www.touchstone gallery.com

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WASHINGTON PRINTMAKERS GALLERY Celebrating many years of showing original hand-pulled works on paper by fine artists. Open Th-Su and by appointment. 1641 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202.669.1497 www.washington printmakers.com ZENITH Gallery with two locations celebrating 40+ years. Whimsical, figurative work in all media, some sited in a sculpture garden in former swimming pool, where varied works create a “wonderland.” Hours vary by location. 1429 Iris St. NW, 202.783.2963 www.zenith gallery.com

Jewelry BLOOM Intimate shop for sterling silver pendants, hand-made necklaces, earrings, home decor. Some by local artists. Open daily. 1719 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202.621.9049 Metro: Dupont Circle (North) bloom-jewelrystore.business.site KICHEKO GOODS Hip, modern studio for unique jewelry designed in D.C. and handmade in Kenya. Proceeds help to fund education for children in the Democratic Republic of Congo. F-Sa and by appointment. 716 Monroe St. NE, Studio #3, hello@kichekogoods.com Metro: BrooklandCUA www.kichekogoods.com LILJENQUIST & BECKSTEAD Since 1979, watches by Cartier, Rolex, Chopard and more, plus engagement rings and jewlery from brands such as David Yurman. Custom designs. Hours vary by location. Tysons Galleria, 2001 International Drive, McLean, Va., 703.448.6731 www.liljenquist beckstead.com LENKERSDORFER In Tysons Corner Center, fine wristwatches by Patek Philippe, Breitling, Cartier, Panerai, plus jewelry from Roberto Coin, Chopard, Bulgari. Skilled technicians for repairs. Open daily. 1961 Chain Bridge Road, Tysons Corner, Va., 703.506.6712 Metro:

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Tysons Corner www.lenkers dorfer.com SHELTER D.C. designer Mallory Shelter’s minimalist storefront highlighting her hand-hewn earrings, bracelets, rings. Also custom work. Open Tu-Su. 1258 5th St. NE, 202.548.0011 www. malloryshelterjewelry.com THE SILVER PARROT Silver and gold contemporary jewelry and Native American pieces. Repairs. Open daily. 113 King St., Alexandria, Va., 703.549.8530 Metro: King Street www.silverparrot.com

Kids FAIRY GODMOTHER Charming, locally run shop near Eastern Market for children’s books and toys with play area in back. Open daily. 319 7th St. SE, 202.547.5474 Metro: Eastern Market www.fairygod mother.com LABYRINTH Games, puzzles, Pokemon, STEM. Dedicated area for younger kids. In-store tournaments, monthly kids’ night out. Open Tu-Su. 645 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, 202.544.1059 Metro: Eastern Market www.labyrinth gameshop.com LITTLE BIRDIES BOUTIQUE High-end children’s clothing, plus organic products, gifts, decor. Open T-Su. 1526 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202.333.1059 www.shop littlebirdies.com

Shoes ALDEN Family-owned manufacturer since 1884. Men’s styles from tassel moccasins to dress Oxfords and work boots. Open M-Sa. 921 F St. NW, 202.347.2308 Metro: Metro Center www.aldenshoe.com HU’S SHOES Coveted footwear from New York, Paris and Milan. Chloe, Jimmy Choo, Proenza Schouler, Roksanda. Open daily. 3005 M St. NW, 202.342.0202 Metro: Foggy Bottom-GWU www. husonline.com

THE SHOE HIVE Elegant and casual shoes plus bags and accessories. Designers: Tory Burch, Kate Spade, Sam Edelman. Open daily. 127 S. Fairfax St., Alexandria, Va., 703.548.7105 Metro: King Street www.the shoehive.com

Shopping Centers CITYCENTERDC Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Dior and Vince, plus restaurants Daniel Boulud’s DBGB Kitchen and Bar, Momofuku, Fig & Olive. Tesla dealership. Hours vary. 10th St. and H Sts. NW, 202.289.9000 Metro: Metro Center or Gallery Pl-Chinatown www.citycenterdc.com THE COLLECTION AT CHEVY CHASE High-end boutiques just north of the D.C. line. Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Saks Fifth Avenue. Hours vary. 5471-5481 Wisconsin Ave. NW 301.654.2690 Metro: Friendship Heights www.collec tionchevychase.com FASHION CENTRE AT PENTAGON CITY Light-filled mall with Nordstrom, Macy’s, 170-plus shops (J.Crew, Zara, Lego). Large food court. Open daily. 1100 S. Hayes St., Arlington, Va, 703.415.2401 Metro: Pentagon City www.fashioncentre pentagon.com TYSONS CORNER CENTER The largest mall in the metro area with 300-plus shops and restaurants plus a cineplex. Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, Sephora, Lego and Zara. Open daily. 1961 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, Va, 703.847.7300 Metro: Tysons Corner www. tysonscornercenter.com TYSONS GALLERIA Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue plus upscale shops Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Tory Burch, restaurants and upscale food court (third level). Open daily. 2001 International Drive, McLean, Va.,703.827.7730 www.tysonsgalleria.com

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ICE CREAM JUBILEE Victoria Lai’s frozen treats made from all-natural ingredients and milk from a local creamery. Inventive flavors. Hours vary by location. 301 Water St. SE, 202.863.0727 Metro: Navy Yard www.ice creamjubilee.com LADURÉE In a historic storefront on the main drag, famous Parisian sweets plus a cafe (B, L, afternoon tea) and gifts. (Union Station location to-go only). Hours vary by location. 3060 M St. NW, 202.737.0492 www. laduree.com

PENNY POST Light-filled corner shop stocking pretty paper from greeting cards to personalized stationery. Wrapping paper, office products, trendy accessories, fine/imported writing instruments. Open daily. 1201 King St., Alexandria, Va., 703.838.1515 www.shoppennypost.com REI Outdoor gear retailer’s D.C. flagship in historic Uline Arena (site of the Beatles’ first U.S. performance). Equipment for outdoor activities, plus guidebooks, maps. La Colombe coffee, courtyard with fire pit. In-store classes. Open daily. 201 M St. NE, 202.543.2040 Metro: NoMaGallaudet U www.rei.com

UNION MARKET Culinary marketplace with local artisan vendors including Salt & Sundry, Peregrine Espresso, Craft Kombucha and Rappahannock Oyster Co., plus John Mooney’s Bidwell restaurant. Hours vary by store. 1309 5th St. NE www.unionmarket dc.com

ATTRACTIONS Art Museums NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART/EAST BUILDING I.M. Pei-designed site for modern and contemporary American and European art. Skylight tower with works by Calder, Rothko. Roof terrace with views of the Capitol. Villareal LED passage to West Building. Open daily. Free. Constitution Ave. NW between 3rd & 4th sts., 202.737.4215 Metro: Archives-Navy Memorial www.nga.gov

NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART/WEST BUILDING American and European paintings and sculpture from the 13th century, including Ginevra de’ Benci,” this hemisphere’s only da Vinci painting. Open daily. Free. Sculpture garden with ice skating in winter. Constitution Ave. NW between 4th & 7th sts., 202.737.4215 Metro: Archives-Navy Memorial www.nga.gov NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS Pioneering site dedicated to female artists with 4,500plus works (Mary Cassatt, Frida Kahlo, Alma Thomas). Mezzanine Cafe. Open daily. $8-$10. Free on “Community Days,” the first Sunday of each month. New York Ave. & 13th St. NW, 202.783.5000 Metro: Metro Center www.nmwa.org THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION The country’s first museum of modern art (1921) offering an intimate setting for a renowned collection. Laib’s Wax Room, beeswax-lined niche. Open daily. Permanent collection free (Tu-F) with suggested donation. Weekends: $8-$10. Special exhibitions $10-$12. Gift shop. 21st & Q sts. NW, 202.387.2151 Metro: Dupont Circle www. phillipscollection.org

Historic Homes DUMBARTON OAKS RESEARCH LIBRARY AND COLLECTION Site of the United Nations 1944 beginnings, a 19th-century manse plus Philip Johnsondesigned pavilion. Library, formal gardens, gift shop. Open Tu-Su. Museum free. Gardens $5-$10. 1703 32nd St. NW, 202.339.6400 www.doaks.org FREDERICK DOUGLASS NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE Hilltop residence of the 19th-century orator and abolitionist, restored to its 1895 appearance. Open daily. Grounds free. Interior access by guided tour only. Reserve online ($1). 1411 W St. SE, 202.426.5961 Metro: Anacostia www.nps. org/frdo

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LEICA The German camera manufacturer’s first U.S. outpost has knowledgeable staff and an on-site gallery that features lectures, workshops and rotating photography exhibitions. Open daily. 977 F St. NW, 202.787.5900 Metro: Metro Center www. leica-camera.com

MILK BAR D.C. outpost of Christina Tosi’s whimsical NYC bakery with “crack pies,” “compost cookies,” “cereal milk” and “b’day truffles.” Special to this location: parfaits. Cookie mixes, tote bags, cookbooks. Open daily. 1090 I St. NW, 855.333.6455 www.milkbarstore.com

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HILLWOOD ESTATE, MUSEUM AND GARDEN Cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post’s mansion and gardens, her czarist treasures, jewelry, portraits. Cafe and gift shop. Open Tu-Su. $5$18 suggested donation. Onsite parking. 4155 Linnean Ave. NW (between Upton & Tilden sts.), 202.686.5807 www.hillwood museum.org

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MOUNT VERNON George Washington’s home by the Potomac River furnished per a 1799 inventory. The first couple’s tomb, gardens, a blacksmith shop. High-tech Ford Orientation Center and Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center. Open daily. $12-$20 (includes admission to Gristmill & Distillery nearby), children under 6 free. Free parking. 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, Va., 703.780.2000 www. mountvernon.org PRESIDENT LINCOLN’S COTTAGE Restored retreat where Lincoln drafted the Emancipation Proclamation, site deemed a national monument by Bill Clinton in 2000. Entry by guided tour only (tickets purchased online recommended). Open daily. $5-$15. 140 Rock Creek Church Road NW, 202.829.0436 www.lincolncottage.org THE PRESIDENT WOODROW WILSON HOUSE In the Kalorama neighborhood, former 28th president’s residence after the White House, a 1920s time capsule. Vintage game nights encouraging period attire. Open Tu-Su. $5-$10, children under 12 free. 2340 S St. NW, 202.387.4062 www. woodrowwilsonhouse.org

National Landmarks AFRICAN-AMERICAN CIVIL WAR MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM Exhibits and artifacts paying tribute to once-forgotten African-American Union soldiers and sailors. Memorial across the street. Open daily. Free. 1925 Vermont Ave. NW, 202.667.2667 Metro: U St-Cardozo www. afroamcivilwar.org ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY Interred here, thousands of veterans and government personnel. Kennedy Gravesites, Tomb of the Unknowns, Iwo Jima Memorial. Daily burials of veterans and war casualties. Open daily. $3.25-$15, uniformed military free. See website for group tour details. 214 McNair Road, Arlington, Va., 877.907.8585 www.arlingtoncemetery.mil FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT MEMORIAL Landscaped park of waterfalls and tableaux, bronze sculptures (some by George Segal) and bas-reliefs depicting Roosevelt, wife Eleanor and dog Fala, scenes from the Depression through WWII. West Potomac Park on Basin Drive SW, 202.426.6841 www. nps.gov/frde JAPANESE AMERICAN MEMORIAL TO PATRIOTISM DURING WORLD WAR II Sculpture of entrapped cranes honoring Japanese-Americans interned during WWII and soldiers who died in that war. Accessible 24 hours.

TUDOR PLACE Neoclassical home of Martha Washington’s granddaughter with gardens. National Historic Landmark with largest collection of George Washington’s personal items outside Mount Vernon. House by guided tour only: Tu-Su. $3-$10, children under 5 free. Self-guided garden-only tour $3. 1644 31st St. NW, 202.965.0400 www.tudor place.org

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Intersection of New Jersey Ave., Louisiana Ave. and D St. NW, 202.643.8204 Metro: Union Station www.njamf.org JEFFERSON MEMORIAL John Russell Pope’s neoclassical marble monument for the third U.S. president and main author of the Declaration of Independence. Rangers. Bookstore. Parking (south side). South end of 15th St. SW, 202.426.6841 www.nps. gov/thje LIBRARY OF CONGRESS World’s largest library holding more than 168 million items, among them more than 39 million books, the Gutenberg Bible, a re-creation of Thomas Jefferson’s founding collection. Dramatic Reading Room. Open M-Sa. Free. Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE, 202.707.8000 www.loc.gov MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. NATIONAL MEMORIAL On the National Mall, a nearly 30-foot-high statue of King emerging from a granite block, the Stone of Hope, and inscription walls bearing his eloquent words. Accessible 24 hours. Northwest corner of Tidal Basin at West Basin Drive SW & Independence Ave. SW, 888.484.3373 www.nps.gov/ mlkm NATIONAL ARCHIVES The “Charters of Freedom”— Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. Theater with films. David M. Rubenstein Gallery and Visitor Orientation Plaza. Open daily. Gift shop. Free. 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW (enter rotunda on Constitution Ave.

NW), 877.874.7616 Metro: Archives-Navy Memorial www. archives.gov/dc NATIONAL MALL Pierre L’Enfant’s grand landscape from the U.S. Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial, with Smithsonians, Washington Monument (check website for new access details), and tributes to war veterans and Martin Luther King Jr. Free. www.nps. gov/nama PENTAGON U.S. Dept. of Defense HQ and nerve center for command and control. On-site memorial (accessible 24 hours) dedicated to 184 lives lost there in the 9/11 attack. Tours M-F. Reserve online at least two weeks prior. Group tours available. Free. Army Navy Drive & Fern St., Arlington, Va., 703.697.1776 Metro: Pentagon pentagontours.osd.mil/tours/ SUPREME COURT The nation’s highest tribunal. Justices convene October through July in public sessions. When court isn’t sitting, lectures on the half-hour. Cafeteria, gift shop. Open M-F. Free. First St. NE between Maryland Ave. & E. Capitol St., 202.479.3030 Metro: Capitol South www.supremecourt.gov THEODORE ROOSEVELT ISLAND Bronze statue memorializes the environmentalist president. Three nature trails for spotting wildlife. No cars or bicycles. Open daily. Free. Free parking. By footbridge from George Washington Memorial Parkway, 703.289.2500 Metro: Rosslyn www.nps.gov/this

L. RON HUBBARD HOUSE MUSEUM This Dupont Circle landmark is where L. Ron Hubbard worked in the late 1950’s. See personal photographs and artifacts of his groundbreaking work and amazing life. FREE DAILY TOURS: 10am-6pm. 1812 19th St. NW, Washington DC Metro: Dupont Circle Red, 202.234.7490, www.lrhindc.org PROMOTION

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U.S. HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM America’s only national memorial to genocide designed by James Ingo Freed. More than 900 artifacts, 70 video monitors, four theaters, contemporary art and room for reflection. Gift shop, cafe and library. Open daily. Free. 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW (14th St. main entry), 202.488.0400 Metro: Smithsonian www. ushmm.org

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BELMONT-PAUL WOMEN’S EQUALITY NATIONAL MONUMENT Capitol Hill’s oldest house (1798, with parts dating to 1680), the home of suffragette Alice Paul, drafter of the Equal Rights Amendment. Gift shop. Free. 2nd St. NE & Constitution Ave. NE, 202.546.1210 Metro: Union Station www.sewall belmont.org EASTERN MARKET City’s oldest public market. Flea market each Sunday (from handmade jewelry to postcards and printing press letters). Produce, music, flowers, food. Open daily. 225 Seventh St. SE, 202.698.5253 www.eastern market-dc.org

FORD’S THEATRE Historic venue where Lincoln was assassinated. On-site museum opens one hour before curtain (and for daytime visits). Active theater for works exploring the American experience. 511 10th St. NW, 202.347.4833 Metro: Metro Center www. fords.org GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY MUSEUM AND THE TEXTILE MUSEUM Two museums housed in connected structures. In the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection, printed artifacts documenting D.C.’s history. In the Textile Museum, some 19,000 cloth objects dating from 3000 BCE to the present. Open W-M. $8 suggested donation. 701 21st St. NW, 202.994.5200 Metro: Foggy Bottom www. museum.gwu.edu INTERNATIONAL SPY MUSEUM Site dedicated to the craft, practice and history of espionage around the world with artifacts like a WWII German Enigma cipher and an East German camera for seeing through walls. Check website for hours and admission. 700 L’Enfant Plaza SW, 202.393.7798 Metro: L’Enfant Plaza www.spymuseum.org LAFAYETTE SQUARE Across from the White House, National Historic Landmark District public park popular for picnicking and protesting, bordered by Dolley Madison’s residence, Decatur House, White House Historical Association and St. John’s Episcopal Church. Open daily. Pennsylvania Ave. NW & 16th St. NW Metro: McPherson Sq

MUSEUM OF THE BIBLE High-tech site devoted to the sacred book’s history, stories and impact. Performing arts hall with 3-D projection map, “digital docent” personal tour system. Open daily. $9.99-$24.99. 400 4th St. SW, 866.430.6682 Metro: Federal Center SW www.museumofthe bible.org NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM 1887 U.S. Pension Building now showing architecture, engineering, construction trades and design. Large-scale, interactive installations in summer. Open M-Sa. Themed group tours (escape room, ghost, exhibit). Book online. Cafe, gift shop. $7-$10. 401 F St. NW, 202.272.2448 Metro: Judiciary Sq www.nbm.org NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MUSEUM At the Society’s headquarters, gallery spaces plus Explorers Hall with exhibitions and lectures. Gift shop. Open daily. $10-$15, under 5 free. 3-D movie $7. 1145 17th St. NW, 202.857.7700 Metro: Farragut North or Farragut West www. nationalgeographic.org NEWSEUM Venue to the First Amendment. Sections of the Berlin Wall, historic front pages, Pulitzer-Prize winners, 9/11 memorial, daily displays of front pages from every U.S. state. Open daily. $14.95-$24.95. 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 888.639.7386 Metro: Archives-Navy Memorial www. newseum.org STABLER-LEADBEATER APOTHECARY MUSEUM Edward Stabler’s 1792 pharmacy, serving George Washington, Robert E. Lee and James Monroe. Closed in 1933 and preserved as a museum. Original ingredients, drug mills, pill rollers, documents on display. Open daily. Call to reserve guided tour or book online. $3-$5, under 5 free. 105-107 S. Fairfax St., Alexandria, Va., 703.746.3852 www.apothecary museum.org U.S. BOTANIC GARDEN Just west of the Capitol, North America’s oldest botanic garden.

Art Deco-era conservatory, jungle area, orchid house. Rotating exhibits. Daily 10 am-5 pm. Free. 100 Maryland Ave. SW, 202.225.8333 Metro: Federal Center SW www.usbg.gov U.S. NATIONAL ARBORETUM A 446-acre site with specialty gardens, the former U.S. Capitol columns, Arbor House Gift Shop and the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum. Visitor Center. Free. Visit by car recommended. 3501 New York Ave. NE, 202.245.2726 www.usna. usda.gov

Smithsonian Institution AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE MUSEUM Edifice of glass with metal panels housing artifacts including Harriet Tubman’s hymnal, Emmett Till’s casket. Oprah Winfrey Theater, Contemplative Court. Open daily. Free, but timed tickets required. Some same-day tickets. See website for details. 1400 Constitution Ave. NW, 844.750.3012 Metro: L’Enfant Plaza or Smithsonian www. nmaahc.si.edu AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM Under renovation; check website for open exhibits. World’s largest collection of aircraft and space vehicles. Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater, Albert Einstein Planetarium, Pulseworks VR Transporter (fees). Gift shop. Food court. Open daily (extended hours late spring-early fall). 6th St. & Independence Ave. SW, 202.633.2214 Metro: L’Enfant Plaza www.airandspace.si.edu AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM UDVAR-HAZY CENTER Hangar-like facility displaying 160-plus aircraft, the Enola Gay (first to drop an atomic bomb) and an F-4 Phantom. IMAX theater, flight simulations. Parking ($15) or Fairfax Connector No. 983 between Dulles Airport and museum. Open daily. Free. 14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly, Va., 202.633.1000 www.airandspace.si.edu

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AMERICAN VETERANS DISABLED FOR LIFE MEMORIAL Landscape architect Michael Vergason’s star-shaped fountain with eternal flame book-ended by a grove of trees honoring men and women injured in combat. Accessible 24 hours. 150 Washington Ave. SW, at 2nd and C sts., No phone Metro: Federal Center SW www.avdlm.org

FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY World’s largest collection of Shakespeareana (including 82 First Folios), a multimedia exhibit hall with film, an active theater, concerts and an Elizabethan-style garden. Walk-in guided tours. Reading room tours (by reservation) Su. Library for scholars only. Gift shop. Open daily. Free. 201 E. Capitol St. SE, 202.544.4600 Metro: Capitol South www. folger.edu

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THE WHITE HOUSE Presidential residence from the time of John Adams. Photo ops from north and south gates. Self-guided public tour requests must be submitted through a member of Congress at least 21 days ahead. Tours Tu-Sa. See Visitor Centers listing. 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202.456.7041 www.white house.gov


AMERICAN ART MUSEUM Collections from folk art to LED installations and one gallery dedicated to video and time-based artwork. Gift shop. Kogod Courtyard with Norman Foster-designed canopy, free Wi-Fi and a cafe. Open daily. Free. 8th & F sts. NW, 202.633.1000 Metro: Gallery PlChinatown www.americanart. si.edu AMERICAN HISTORY MUSEUM Repository for the country’s cultural, scientific and technological heritage with artifacts, including Thomas Jefferson’s desk, Julia Child’s kitchen, a piece of Plymouth Rock and Dorothy’s slippers. Gift shops, ice cream parlor, cafeteria. Open daily. Free. 14th St. & Constitution Ave. NW, 202.633.1000 Metro: Smithsonian www.american history.si.edu

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AMERICAN INDIAN MUSEUM Curved building of golden-hued limestone facing the rising sun.

Tribal exhibitions, hands-on projects like weaving a giant basket. Gift shops, two theaters and Mitsitam Cafe. Open daily. Free. 4th St. & Independence Ave. SW, 202.633.1000 Metro: L’Enfant Plaza www.american indian.si.edu ANACOSTIA COMMUNITY MUSEUM Closed through fall 2019 for renovations. Devoted to activism, urban communities and African-American heritage, with artifacts, thought-provoking exhibitions. Open daily. Free. 1901 Fort Place SE, 202.633.4820 www.anacostia.si.edu ARTHUR M. SACKLER GALLERY In a dramatic underground building, Asian and Near Eastern artworks spanning 6,000 years. Gift shop. Open daily. Free. 1050 Independence Ave. SW, 202.633.1000 Metro: Smithsonian www.freersackler. si.edu

THE CASTLE The first Smithsonian building has an information center, James Smithson’s crypt and samples from the collection, plus exhibitions exploring the history of the institution. Haupt Garden (south side). Open daily. Free. 1000 Jefferson Drive SW, 202.633.1000 Metro: Smithsonian www.si.edu FREER GALLERY Eastern and South Asian and Islamic art in an Italian-style villa. James McNeill Whistler’s “The Peacock Room Comes to America” restored to its original 1908 appearance. Films, gift shop. Open daily. Free. Jefferson Drive and 12th St. SW, 202.633.1000 Metro: Smithsonian www.freer sackler.si.edu HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN Gordon Bunshaft’s doughnut-shaped building holding Joseph H. Hirshhorn’s gift collection plus later acquisitions. Picasso, Calder, Warhol, current stars. Sculpture Garden.

Open daily. Free. Seventh St. & Independence Ave. SW, 202.633.1000 Metro: L’Enfant Plaza-Smithsonian www.hirsh horn.si.edu NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN ART Sub-Saharan African art: masks, textiles, regalia, furniture, ceramics. Gift shop. Open daily. Free. 950 Independence Ave. SW, 202.633.4600 Metro: Smithsonian www.africa.si.edu NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY Famed likenesses throughout U.S. history. Only complete collection of presidential portraits outside the White House. Gift shop, café. Open daily. Free. Eighth & F sts. NW, 202.633.1000 Metro: Gallery Pl-Chinatown www.npg.si.edu NATIONAL POSTAL MUSEUM Former main post office, now museum of postal artifacts, stamps, multimedia stations and exhibits. Special workshops, welcome center, gift

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NATIONAL ZOOLOGICAL PARK Founded in 1889, a 163-acre zoo with more than 2,000 animals like famed giant pandas, exhibits like Elephant Trails, Asia Trail. Solar-powered carousel ($3.50). Parking $25. Check website for seasonal hours. Free. 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202.673.4888 Metro: Cleveland Park (downhill to zoo) or Woodley Park-Zoo (uphill to zoo) www.nationalzoo.si.edu

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NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM Exhibits tracking the natural world since prehistoric time and newly opened Fossil Hall delving into “deep time.” Hope Diamond, Butterfly Pavilion ($6.50-$7.50; Tu free with timed tickets). “Q?rius” learning center for teens. Cafe and gift shop. Open daily. Free. Constitution Ave. at 10th St. NW, 202.633.1000 Metro: Federal Triangle-Smithsonian www. naturalhistory.si.edu RENWICK GALLERY Revamped site across from White House designed by James Renwick Jr. in 1859. American fine crafts, plus modern works. Gift shop. Open daily. Free. 17th St. & Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202.633.1000 Metro: Farragut West www.si.edu

Visitor Centers U.S. CAPITOL VISITOR CENTER Exhibits, artifacts, an 11-foottall model of the Capitol dome and interactive kiosks. Tours. Admission to the House or Senate galleries issued by a constituent’s representative or senator. Limited same-day passes from info desk. Open M-Sa. Free. Below the East Plaza of the Capitol between Constitution & Independence aves., 202.226.8000 Metro: Capitol South www.visitthe capitol.gov

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shop and post office. Open daily. Free. 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE, 202.633.1000 Metro: Union Station www.postal museum.si.edu


WHITE HOUSE VISITOR CENTER Interactive exhibits, photos and videos about the famed residence and its occupants. Gift shop. Open daily (closed New Year’s, Thanksgiving, Christmas). Free. 1450 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202.208.1631 Metro: Farragut West www.nps.gov/whho

DINING 14th & U Corridor BEN’S CHILI BOWL Southern. The original located in a former pool hall and known for chili half-smokes, burgers and cakes since 1958. Additional locations. B (M-F); L, D (daily). 1213 U St. NW, 202.667.0909 Metro: U St.-Cardozo www.benschili bowl.com

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COMPASS ROSE Global. Colorful rowhouse by globetrotting owners for international street food favorites. Georgian khachapuri, Lebanese lamb kefta. Private dinners in glam Bedouin-style tent. D (daily), Br (Su). 1346 T St. NW, 202.506.4765 www.com passrosedc.com DUKEM Ethiopian. Expat haven for communal-style, spice-rich kitfo, tibs, vegetarian dishes to scoop with spongy injera. VIP Bar with Ethiopian art. Big-screen TVs. Live jazz. L, D (daily). 1114-1118 U St. NW, 202.667.8735 www.dukem restaurant.com MAYDAN Middle Eastern. Below-ground digs with blazing hearth for seafood, kabobs, meats, spreads and salads referencing North Africa to Iran. Bar till late. D (daily). 1346 Florida Ave. NW, 202.370.3696 Metro: U StCardozo www.maydandc.com

202.864.4190 www.theline hotel.com BROTHERS AND SISTERS American/Asian. James Beardnominated Erik Bruner-Yang’s all-day spot for Western-style food as seen through the lens of Japan and Taiwan. Octopus hot dog, uni tray service. B, L, D (daily). 1770 Euclid St. NW, 202.864.4180 www.brothers andsistersdc.com MINTWOOD PLACE American. Cedric Maupillier’s classy comfort food (sustainable and local): deviled pickled eggs, duck and pork cassoulet, key lime pie. Kids menu. Greenfriendly interior with wood from an Amish barn. D (Tu-Su), Br (Sa-Su). 1813 Columbia Road NW, 202.234.6732 www.mint woodplace.com TAIL UP GOAT American. Chefs with lauded resumes in their own laid-back Michelin-starred spot. Inventive twists on classics: smoked potato ravioli, crowd favorite lamb ribs. D (daily). 1827 Adams Mill Road NW, 202.986.9600 www. tailupgoat.com

Alexandria, Va. BASTILLE BRASSERIE & BAR French. Upscale Parisian bistro with locally inspired cuisine. Prix fixe lunch and dinner available. Artisanal cocktails, prized desserts and housemade ice creams. L (Tu-Sa), D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 606 N. Fayette St., Alexandria, Va., 703.519.3776 www.bastillerestaurant.com

Adams Morgan, D.C. A RAKE’S PROGRESS American. James Beard winner Spike Gjerde’s D.C. outpost focused on local producers and seasonal ingredients. Raw bar. D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). The Line Hotel, 1770 Euclid St. NW,

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JUNCTION BAKERY & BISTRO American. Cozy bakery and restaurant (three locations) for sweet and savory dishes, all made from scratch. “Cruffin” (croissant meets muffin), grab-and-go sandwiches, roast chicken, quinoa bowls. Beer, wine, coffee. B, L, D (daily). 1508 Mount Vernon Ave., 703.436.0025 Metro: Braddock Rd www.junctionbakery.com

VERMILION American. Lantern-lit townhouse for hand-rolled pastas, changing tasting menu. Lounge with convex bar, plasma TV and often live music. L (M, W-F), D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 1120 King St., 703.684.9669 www.vermilion restaurant.com

Capitol Hill CAFE BERLIN German & European. In three former town houses, schnitzels, pork medallions, goulasch. Housemade traditional cakes and tarts. German wines and beers. Popular sidewalk tables. L (M-F), D (daily), Br (Su). 322 Massachusetts Ave. NE, 202.543.7656 Metro: Union Station www.cafeberlindc.com

LIVE OAK Southern. Chef Justus Frank (Fiola) bringing Charleston by way of Alexandria. Upscale comfort classics (head on) shrimp and grits, smoked pork ribs, braised collard greens tortellini. Strawberry shortcake, housemade ice cream. D (Tu-Su), Br (Sa-Su). 1603 Commonwealth Ave., 571.312.0402 www.liveoakdel ray.com MOUNT VERNON INN Southern. Candlelit dining with George and Martha favorites like hoecakes, peanut and chestnut soup, plus cheddar burger, crab cakes, fried chicken, steaks. Kid’s menu. Fireplace. Live music some nights. L (M-F), D (Tu-Sa), Br (Sa-Su). George Washington Memorial Parkway, 703.799.6800 www.mount vernon.org/inn NASIME Japanese. Cozy modern dining room on bustling main drag in Old Town, pampering with high-end tasting menu highlighting fromscratch dishes at an affordable price. D (daily). 1209 King St., 703.457.0146 www.nasime restaurant.com

CHIKO Asian. Top D.C. chefs joining forces for cumin lamb stir-fry, pork and kimchi potstickers, rib eye with rice cakes. Vegetarian, gluten-free. “Kitchen Counter” with views of the action (reserve online). D (daily). 423 8th St. SE, 202.558.9934 Metro: Eastern Market www.chikodc.com GOOD STUFF EATERY American. “Top Chef ” Spike Mendelsohn’s specialty burgers, hand-cut fries, old-fashioned shakes. Modern-rustic counter service, communal table. Several locations. L, D (M-Sa); Airport B, L, D (daily). 303 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, 202.543.8222 Metro: Capitol South or Eastern Market www. goodstuffeatery.com

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE MARINE CORPS American history as seen through the eyes of Marines. Immersive and interactive exhibits with irreplaceable artifacts and the sights and sounds of Marines in action. 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle, VA 22172 1.877.653.1775 | usmcmuseum.com PROMOTION

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ROSE’S LUXURY American. In a Barracks Row “farmhouse,” Michelin-starred spot for small plates (pork and lychee salad, clams and white wine) or family-style meals (fried chicken). Upstairs bar (same food). Same-day reservations online; otherwise, walk-in. D (M-Sa). 717 Eighth St. SE, 202.580.8889 Metro: Eastern Market www.rosesluxury.com SUSHI CAPITOL Japanese. Longtime expert Minoru Ogawa’s spot for topnotch raw fish. Omakase at the bar in the back. Reservations highly recommended. L (M-F), D (M-Sa). 325 Pennsylvania Ave.

SE, 202.627.0325 www.sushi capitol.com TED’S BULLETIN American. Lively spot with vintage decor and leather booths in multiple locations. All-day breakfast, BBQ, chili, nightly specials. House-made pies, “pop tarts.” Bar with spiked milkshakes, malts and cocktails. B, L, D (daily). 505 8th St. SE, 202.544.8337 www.teds bulletin.com

Downtown AMERICAN SON American. Tim Ma’s allday cafe serving twists on American fare as seen through the eyes of an immigrant. Hudson Valley duck breast, tofu gnocchi and spaghetti squash “ssam” (wraps). B, L, D (daily). 1201 K St. NW, 202.900.8416 Metro: McPherson Sq www. americanson1978.com

EQUINOX RESTAURANT American. Conscientious, prize-winning Todd Gray pairing wines to crab cakes with grits, grass-fed veal. A la carte or multicourse tastings. Prix-fixe menus (regular and vegan) L (M-F), D (M-Sa), Br (Su). 818 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202.331.8118 Metro: Farragut North or Farragut West www. equinoxrestaurant.com OCCIDENTAL GRILL & SEAFOOD American. Legendary spot with portraits of famous faces (and presidents) of former diners. Duck breast, filet mignon, Maine lobster bisque. Valet $8 (with validation) at Willard InterContinental. L (M-F), D (MSa), Br (Sa-Su). 1475 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202.783.1475 Metro: Metro Center www.occident aldc.com PLUME American. Ralf Schlegel’s Michelin-starred restaurant decked in landscape murals on silk with fireplace

inside Jefferson Hotel. Foie gras terrine, lobster gratin. Prix fixe and chef ’s tasting. 1,300-label wine cellar. Free parking. D (Tu-Sa). 1200 16th St. NW, 202.448.3227 www.jeffersondc.com

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LITTLE PEARL American. In refurbished carriage house, James Beard Award winner Aaron Silverman’s cafe during the day (coffee, pastries, sandwiches, etc.) and fixed-price tasting menu spot at night. B, L, D (Tu-Su). 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, 202.618.1868 Metro: Eastern Market www.littlepearldc.com

SUSHI NAKAZAWA Japanese. D.C. outpost of NYC’s Daisuke Nakazawa (protegé of master chef Jiro Ono of famed “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” doc) in Trump International Hotel. Elegant surrounds for highend omakase sushi, many cuts flown in from Japan. D (daily). 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202.289.3515 Metro: Federal Triangle www.sushinakazawa. com/washington-dc

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BOQUERIA Spanish. Lively spot for zesty bites like Colorado lamb skewers with pickled shallots, bacon-wrapped dates, Ibérico ham, artisanal cheeses, churros. cava cocktail, sherries. Two locations. L, D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 1837 M St. NW, 202.558.9545 www.boqueria restaurant.com

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HANK’S OYSTER BAR Seafood. Chef Jamie Leeds with her famous “Meat and Two” (one protein with two sides). Wines and cocktails like “i know what boys like” (bacon-washed rye and blended scotch whiskey). Hours vary by location. 1624 Q St. NW, 202.462.4265 Metro: Dupont Circle www.hanks oysterbar.com PIZZERIA PARADISO Pizza. Naples-style pies from wood-burning oven, plus panini, antipasti. International craft beers, wine. Multiple locations. L, D (daily). 2003 P St. NW, 202.223.1245 Metro: Dupont Circle www.eatyourpizza.com

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ANJU Korean. The team behind Chiko in renovated spot for dishing out a mix of Korean pub fare with street foods and traditional dishes. Non-traditional sojus, Korean beer, makgeolli (rice wine); hotteok (sweet stuffed pancake). D (daily). 1805 18th St. NW, 202.845.8935 www.anjurestaurant.com


SUSHI TARO Japanese. Michelin-starred second-story spot with cherry wood walls and pristine fish (flute fish, live scallops) by master chef Nobu Yamazaki and team. Lauded “omakase” (chef’s choice). L (M-F), D (M-Sa). 1503 17th St. NW, 202.462.8999 www.sushitaro.com

Foggy Bottom/ West End BEEFSTEAK Vegetarian. From José Andrés, assembly line-style, fast-casual serving a vegetable-heavy menu of bowls (some meat, too). Fresh-pressed juices, wine and local craft beer. Multiple locations. L, D (daily). 800 22nd St. NW, 202.296.1439 www. beefsteakveggies.com

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CHALIN’S Chinese. Mandarin, Szechuan and Cantonese dishes by chefs with a “century of experience.” Contemporary takes on traditional cuisine. Vegetarian, low-sodium and low-fat items. Carryout and delivery. L, D (daily). 1912 I St. NW, 202.293.6000 www.chalins chinese.com KAZ SUSHI BISTRO Japanese. Prized chef Kazuhiro Okochi’s seared albacore tuna, pork belly lettuce wrap, grilled baby octopus. Tasting menu. Bento boxes, sakes. L (M-F), D (M-Sa). 1915 I St. NW, 202.530.5500 www.kaz sushi.com

Georgetown AMERICA EATS TAVERN American. James Beard Award winner José Andrés’ ode to American culinary roots in skillet cornbread, oyster-heavy seafood bar, BBQ, woodfire-grilled salmon. Martha Washington’s chocolate cake. L, D (daily). 3139 M St. NW, 202.450.6862 www.americaeatstavern.com BOURBON STEAK Steaks. Michael Mina’s outpost in David Rockwelldesigned space in the Four Seasons bringing FrenchMediterranean flavor to hormone-free meats, seafood,

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bar and fountains. Live seafood in tanks highlighting local fare. Tuna tartare, lobster jambalaya. D (W-M). 7100 Oxon Hill Road, 301.971.6050 www. mgmnationalharbor.com

CHEZ BILLY SUD French. Musician brothers Eric Hilton and Ian Hilton’s popular bistro. Boeuf Bourguignon, steak frites, roasted butternut squash soup served in a cozy residence-like space. L (Tu-F), D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 1039 31st St. NW, 202.965.2606 www.chez billysud.com

VOLTAGGIO BROTHERS STEAK HOUSE Steakhouse. Chef brothers Michael and Bryan Voltaggio in MGM National Harbor resort. Dry-aged USDA prime, American wagyu plus wedge salad with gorgonzola “snow.” Timeline of cocktails from 1670’s “Clarified Milk Punch” to 2005’s “5-Spice Penicillin.” D (W-Su). 101 MGM National Ave., 301.971.6060 www.mgm nationalharbor.com/en.html

DAS Ethiopian. In a light-filled town house, a favorite of diplomats and Georgetowners for its authentic spicy or mild seafood (shrimp tibs), chicken (doro wat, infillay), injera, stews, African beers, honey wine. Vegetarian entrées. Summer patio. L (W-Sa), D (daily). 1201 28th St. NW, 202.333.4710 www.dasethiopian.com DYLLAN’S RAW BAR GRILL Seafood. Clubby vibe for seafood classics with views of the historic canal. L (M-F), D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 1054 31st St. NW, 202.470.6606 www. dyllansrawbargrill.com FIOLA MARE Seafood. James Beard Awardwinner Fabio Trabocchi’s venture by the river serving up Italian coastal cuisine. Cocktails and mocktails. L (Tu-F), D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). Valet parking available. 3050 K St. NW, 202.525.1402 www.fiolamaredc.com MARTIN’S TAVERN American. Since 1933, politicos, Supreme Court justices, spies and celebs have been saying “Meet me at Martin’s” for classic fare: burger, prime rib, fish and chips, plus daily chef ’s specials. Patio. Ask to see history brochure. L (M-F), D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 1264 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202.333.7370 www.martins tavern.com

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Northeast FANCY RADISH Vegan. Lauded Philadelphia chefs Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby of Vedge bringing their skills to D.C. in creative dishes like pastrami-spiced carrots, “blt” toast. 600 H St. NE, 202.675.8341 www.fancy radishdc.com LAOS IN TOWN Laotian. Chef Ben Tiatasin (Soi 38) helming a vibrant spot for the Laotian dishes she grew up eating in her native Thailand. Crispy rice salad, “seen hang” (marinated beef jerky), herby pork sausage, steamed fish. Vegan available. L (Sa-Su), D (daily). 250 K St. NE, 202.864.6620 Metro: Union Station www.laosintown.com MASSERIA Italian. A glam patio with granite fire pits leading into Nicholas Stefanelli’s Michelinstarred ode to Italy’s Puglia region. Set-price menu of elegantly prepared seasonal dishes in four, five or six courses. Check website for latest prices. No sneakers/sportswear. D (Tu-Sa). 1340 4th St. NE, 202.608.1330 Metro: NoMa-Gallaudet U www.masseria-dc.com ST. ANSELM Steakhouse. From restaurateur Stephen Starr, rustic, handsome spot for stick-toyour-ribs cooking by Marjorie Meek-Bradley (“Top Chef ”). D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 1250 5th St.

NE, 202.864.2199 Metro: NoMaGallaudet U www.stanselm dc.com TOKI UNDERGROUND Japanese. Above the Pug, customized ramen noodles with different meats, vegetables and noodles. Dumplings, cold tofu, kimchi and Taiwanese root beer. L, D (M-Sa). Bar late. 1234 H St. NE, 202.388.3086 www. tokiunderground.com

Northwest BOMBAY STREET FOOD Indian. London Curry House founder’s DC foray highlighting the popular street foods of his native India. Vada pav (spicy potato burgers), Indo-Chinese dishes, thali platters, plus classics (chicken tikka masala), traditional breads (naan, paratha, roti). Also in Capitol Hill. Hours vary by location. 1413 Park Road NW, 202.758.2415 www.bombay streetfood.us CALL YOUR MOTHER Deli. Self-proclaimed “Jew-ish” deli for house-made bagels, pastrami sandwiches, even “Jewish” tacos with brisket. Coffee, kombucha, cocktails, Yoo-hoo. B, L (daily). 3301 Georgia Ave. NW, No phone www.callyour motherdeli.com ELLE American. Brad Deboy helming lovely digs for counter service eats during the day and a fullscale restaurant at night. Baked goods (on-site Paisley Fig bakery), plus eclectic menu ( kimchi toast, corn cacio e pepe, et. al.) B, L (daily), D (W-M). 3221 Mt. Pleasant St. NW, 202.652.0040 www.eatatelle.com QUEEN’S ENGLISH Contemporary Chinese. NYC transplants Henji Cheung and Sarah Thompson’s glam ode to Cheung’s Hong Kong childhood, with modern spins on classics. Hand-cut squid-ink noodles, duck leg with charred scallions and bean sprouts. Wine, beer, cocktails. D (TuSa). 3410 11th St. NW, No phone Metro: Columbia Heights www. queensenglishdc.com

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FIOLA Italian. James Beard Awardwinning Fabio Trabocchi in his Michelin-starred “villa.” Lobster ravioli, rib-eye, seafood. Themed tastings. Across from National Gallery of Art. L (M-F), D (daily). 678 Indiana Ave. NW, 202.628.2888 www.fioladc.com JALEO Spanish. Tapas (60 hot and cold) and paella by José Andrés and team in vibrantly decorated spot. Spanish wines, sherries. Multiple locationsL, D (daily). 480 7th St. NW, 202.628.7949 Metro: Archives-Navy Memorial www.jaleo.com LEGAL SEA FOODS Seafood. Famed for its lobster, raw bar, clam chowder and an award-winning wine list. Most locations L & D (daily). Multiple locations. 704 7th St. NW, 202.347.0007 www.legal seafoods.com MOMOFUKU Asian. Prize-winning chef David Chang’s popular NYC spot for pork buns, whole roasted pork shoulder lettuce wraps with Korean twist. L (M-F), D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 1090 I St. NW, 202.602.1832 Metro: Metro Center or Gallery Pl-Chinatown ccdc.momofuku.com

Shaw ALL-PURPOSE PIZZERIA Pizza. A selection of nine whole wheat pies. Housemade charcuterie, hot and cold antipasti. Craft cocktails. Sweets by nearby Buttercream Bakeshop. Two locations. L (M-Sa), D (daily), Br (Su). 1250 Ninth St. NW, 202.849.6174 www.allpurposedc.com

CONVIVIAL American. Star chef Cedric Maupillier’s modern take on French-style cafe food (bouillabaisse with catfish, coq au vin fried chicken). D (daily), Br (SaSu). 801 O St. NW, 202.525.2870 www.convivialdc.com THE DABNEY American. Jeremiah Langhorne’s Michelin-starred digs in Blagden Alley for openhearth cooking with ingredients from a rooftop garden. D (Tu-Su). Downstairs, Dabney Cellar pouring wines by the glass. No reservations. 122 Blagden Alley, 202.450.1015 Metro: Mt. Vernon Sq www. thedabney.com EL SOL Mexican. Lauded taqueria and restaurant by a brother and sister team, dishing up madefrom-scratch ceviches, pozole, tortas and huaraches (a popular Mexican sandwich). D (daily). 1227 11th St. NW, 202.815.4789 www.elsol-dc.com ESTUARY American. Top toque brothers Bryan and Michael Voltaggio’s ode to the Chesapeake inside the swanky Conrad Hotel. Reimagined dishes like ramen with Atlantic cod, Maryland crab roll with crispy crustacean-shaped chips. B, L, D (daily); Br (Sa-Su). 950 New York Ave. NW, 202.844.5895 www. estuarydc.com GOGI YOGI Korean BBQ. Tabletop grills (two or more people) for cooking meats with all the fixings, plus traditional-inspired soups, appetizers. Makgeolli and soju cocktails (somaek “towers”). Reservations (groups of four or more) online; walk-ins accepted. L, D (daily). 1921 8th St. NW, 202.525.4167 Metro: ShawHoward U www.gogiyogi.com

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DBGB KITCHEN AND BAR French. American accents on house-cured meats, seafood, burgers, regional produce, even a suckling pig. Glass walls, china plates signed by celeb chef pals. Good spirits, unique beers. L (M-F), D (daily), Br (SaSu). 931 H St. NW, 202.695.7660 www.dbgb.com

CHERCHER Ethiopian. Friendly, casual spot serving popular and authentic dishes like doro we’t (chicken stew) and yebeg we’t (lamb stew). Plenty of vegetarian options, Ethiopian coffee. L, D (daily). Two locations. 1334 Ninth St. NW, 202.299.9703. Metro: Mt. Vernon Sq www. chercherrestaurant.com

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KINSHIP American. Acclaimed Chef Eric Ziebold’s Michelin-starred dining room. Lobster French toast, grilled Japanese Kuroge beef, whole-roasted meat, poultry, fish. Extensive wine list. D (daily). 1015 Seventh St. NW, 202.737.7700 Metro: Mt. Vernon Sq www.kinshipdc.com TORTINO RESTAURANT Italian. Longtime D.C. chef Noé Canales turning out soulful modern Tuscan dishes in a warm and inviting environment. L (M-F), D (daily). 1228 11th St. NW, 202.312.5570 www. tortinorestaurant.com

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VINOTECA WINE BAR & BISTRO New American. Intimate space for sampling 100-plus wines from around the globe, comfort food and small plates. Daily happy hour specials and back patio with bocce court in warm months. Open Tu-Su. 1940 11th St. NW, 202.332.9463 www. vinotecadc.com ZEPPELIN Japanese. Stylish two-story digs for Minoru Ogawa’s edomae-style sushi (omakase available), plus yakitori grilled skewers and small plates. Japanese-inspired cocktails, Suntory highball machine. Late-night karaoke in dining room nightly. D (daily). 1544 9th St. NW, 202.506.1769 www. zeppelindc.com

Waterfront CHLOE Global. Chef Haidar Karoum showcasing his background with Lebanese, Western European and Southeast Asian cuisine. Included in the 2018 Michelin Guide’s Bib Gourmand list. D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 1331 4th St. SE, 202.313.7007 Metro: Navy Yard www.restaurant chloe.com DEL MAR Seafood. James Beard Awardwinner Fabio Trabocchi’s Spanish coastal cuisine. Wideranging menu, cocktails, mocktails and ciders. Spanish wine list with some from France and California. L (Tu-F), D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 791 Wharf St. SW,

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02.525.1402 Metro: Waterfront www.delmardc.com DUE SOUTH Southern. Rustic, modern setting along the Southeast waterfront for smoked, spiced chicken wings, hot chicken sandwich, Brunswick stew, ribs, shrimp ‘n grits. L (M-F), D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 301 Water St. SE, 202.479.4616 Metro: Navy Yard www.duesouthdc.com KALIWA Asian. Chef Cathal Armstrong’s outpost at The Wharf focusing on the cuisine of Thailand, the Philippines and Korea with distinct dishes from each. Large, 4,300-square-foot space with outdoor riverside dining in good weather. L, D (daily). The Wharf, 751 Wharf St. SW, 202.516.4739 Metro: Waterfront www.kaliwadc.com KITH AND KIN Caribbean. Chef Kwame Onwuachi serving updated African-accented flavors from his youth. Dry-aged ribeye with crab jollof rice, duck with ground nut stew, braised oxtails. Inside the InterContinental hotel. B, L, D (daily). 801 Wharf St. SW, 202.878.8566 Metro: Waterfront www.kithandkindc.com OFFICINA Italian. Lauded chef Nicholas Stefanelli’s glitzy all-day cafe, trattoria and marketplace at The Wharf. Salumi, hand-made pastas, dry-aged rib eye, panini. Extensive wine, spirits list. L, D (daily); Br (Sa-Su). 1120 Maine Ave. SW, 202.747.5222 www. officinadc.com OSTERIA MORINI Italian. From Michael White, rustic cuisine of the EmiliaRomagna with patio and water views. Grilled meats, baby octopus, housemade pastas. Smallbatch and sparkling wines, excellent cocktails. L (M-F), D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 301 Water St. SE, 202.484.0660 www.osteria morini.com THE SALT LINE Seafood. New England meets the Chesapeake Bay with a “sea to table” credo in lobster rolls, coddies, surf and turf. Raw bar, towers. Next to Nationals Park,

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with waterfront views, outdoor seating in good weather. D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 79 Potomac Ave. SE, 202.506.2368 Metro: Navy Yard (Ballpark) www.the saltline.com WHALEY’S RAW BAR & RESTAURANT Seafood. Airy waterfront spot for sustainably raised seafood. Raw bar, day boat scallop crudo, seafood towers. chicken fried oysters, family-style seafood risotto. Wines, local beers, craft cocktails. D (daily). Br (Sa-Su). 301 Water St. SE #115, 202.484.8800 Metro: Navy Yard www.whaleysdc.com

ENTERTAINMENT Bars & Lounges BARMINI Adjoining his experimental Minibar, celeb chef José Andrés’ sleek cocktail bar offering 100-plus original creations and fresh takes on classics. Reservations recommended. Tu-Sa from 5:30 pm. 501 9th St. NW, 202.393.4451 Metro: Archives or Gallery PlChinatown www.minibarby joseandres.com BARREL DC Rustic space with two bar areas—a main level, plus a downstairs “Rum-DMV” space with rum-focused cocktails and hip-hop beats. Full menu. Open daily. 613 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, 202.543.3622 Metro: Capitol South www.barreldc.com CANTINA BAMBINA Lively spot for snacks (frozen custard, packaged chips) and drinks (draft/can beers, cocktails, tequila) with rooftop and waterfront views. Open daily. 960 Wharf St. SW, No phone www.cantinabambina.com COLUMBIA ROOM Acclaimed cocktail bar with Tasting Room (four-course menu by reservation); Spirits Library/Punch Garden for small plates gourmet cocktails, open Tu-Sa. 124 Blagden Alley NW, 202.316.9396. Metro: Mt. Vernon Sq-Convention Center www.columbiaroomdc.com

HANUMANH Bar-forward, mural-painted spot dishing up Laotian sour pork jowl salad with toasted rice, red crab curry with banana blossoms. Cocktails by Barmini’s Al Thompson. D (W-M). 1604 Seventh St. NW, No phone www.hanumanh.com HAROLD BLACK Speakeasy bar located above Acqua al 2 restaurant in Eastern Market for cocktails and quiet conversation. Reservations required. Open Tu-Sa. 212 7th St. SE, Capitol Hill, 202.627.0994 Metro: Eastern Market www. haroldblackdc.com JACK ROSE DINING SALOON Bar with dining room, cigars and 1,400 kinds of liquor (emphasis on whiskey) lining the shelves. Open-air roof terrace with seasonal tiki bar, cellar. Open daily. 2007 18th St. NW, 202.588.7388 www.jackrose diningsaloon.com MAXWELL PARK Wine guru Brent Kroll looking out for the “adventurous imbiber” with more than 50 wines by the glass, stored in high-tech temperature-controlled environments. Charcuterie plus smoked trout pate, burrata. Open daily. 1336 Ninth St. NW, 202.792.9522 www.maxwell parkdc.com MORRIS Whimsical bar from lauded cocktail crew (Sheppard, minibar) with focused beer/wine offerings, plus extensive whiskey list. Inventive cocktails like “Caipirita” adding tequila to the Brazilian classic, “Old Pepper” with hot sauce. Open daily. 1020 7th St. NW, 202.962.0400 www. morrisbardc.com THE NEXT WHISKY BAR Inside the Watergate Hotel, bar with a large selection of spirits and a hand-picked rotating selection of cigars. Open daily. 2650 Virginia Ave. NW, 202.827.1600. Metro: Foggy Bottom www.thewatergate hotel.com THE PASSENGER Tom Brown’s popular cocktail bar in Shaw with a mural inspired by the namesake

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Road, Vienna, Va., 703.255.1900 Metro: West Falls Church (then Metro bus to venue) www. wolftrap.org

TIKI TNT Expert mixologist Todd Thrasher’s ode to Polynesia in a three-story space with riverfront views. Open daily. 1130 Maine Ave. SW, 202.900.4786. Metro: Waterfront www.tiki tnt.com

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WHISKEY CHARLIE Rooftop of the Canopy hotel serving up cocktails and bites in an upscale setting (indoor lounge, plus outdoor deck) with waterfront views. Open daily. 975 7th St. SW, 202.488.2500 www.whiskeycharlie wharf.com

THE ANTHEM Concert venue on The Wharf waterfront redevelopment for big-name rock/pop and indie stars. State-of-the-art sound system, multilevel tiers, bars. 901 Wharf St. SW, 202.888.0020 Metro: Waterfront www.the anthemdc.com

Concerts & Opera

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THE KENNEDY CENTER Living memorial to John F. Kennedy with bust by Robert Berks, flag-draped Hall of Nations and Hall of States, and venues including Opera House, Concert Hall and Millennium Stage with free shows. 2700 F St. NW, 202.467.4600 Metro: Foggy Bottom-GWU (free shuttle to/ from venue) www.kennedycenter.org STRATHMORE Scenic acres in Maryland with 2,000-seat concert hall, base of National Philharmonic and second home of Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. 5301 Tuckerman Lane, N. Bethesda, Md., 301.581.5100 Metro: Grosvenor www.strathmore.org WOLF TRAP Since 1971, America’s only national park for the performing arts featuring music and dance in Filene Center, an openair pavilion with seats plus lawn space. Winter shows in 18th-century barns. 1551 Trap

9:30 CLUB Frequent winner of nightclub of the year. Visit the Back Bar early for first entry into shows. 815 V St. NW, 202.265.0930 Metro: U St-Cardozo www.930.com

BLACK CAT Booking indie rockers for the upstairs Mainstage and the smaller downstairs Backstage (often local bands). Also DJ and theme nights, pinball machines, a bar and a cafe with vegan options. 1811 14th St. NW, 202.667.4490 Metro: U StCardozo www.blackcatdc.com BLUES ALLEY Tucked away in a Georgetown alley, legendary jazz supper club showcasing artists like Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Byrd since 1965. 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202.337.4141 www. bluesalley.com FILLMORE SILVER SPRING Outpost of legendary San Francisco venue that famously hosted ’60s acts like the Grateful Dead and The Doors. 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, Md., 301.960.9999 Metro: Silver Spring www.fillmoresilverspring.com PEARL STREET WAREHOUSE Lively, intimate space for established and emerging rock, country, folk, soul, bluegrass and R&B acts. 33 Pearl St. SW, 202.380.9620 Metro: Waterfront www.pearlstreet warehouse.com

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CAPITAL ONE ARENA Anchoring downtown’s bustling Penn Quarter, major venue for top touring musicians plus the NBA Wizards and NHL Capitals. Full schedule online. 601 F St. NW, 202.628.3200 Metro: Gallery Pl-Chinatown www.capitalonearena.com

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Iggy Pop tune and experts mixing drinks. Open daily. 1539 Seventh St. NW, 202.853.3588 Metro: Shaw-Howard U www. passengerdc.com


Sports D.C. UNITED SOCCER The capital city’s Major League Soccer club, ruling the pitch at new Audi Field in Southwest. 100 Potomac Ave. SW, 202.587.5000 www.dcunited.com WASHINGTON NATIONAL D.C.’s MLB team at bat in LEEDcertified Nationals Park. Racing Presidents, six presidential mascots who race in the fourth inning pulling tricks (yes, even Honest Abe) to win. Nationals Park, 1500 S. Capitol St. SE, 202.675.6287 Metro: Navy Yard www.mlb.com/nationals WASHINGTON REDSKINS Winner of Super Bowls XVII, XXII and XXVI, D.C.’s NFL team playing at its 79,000-seat stadium in the Maryland suburbs. FedEx Field, 1600 FedEx Way, Landover, Md., 301.276.6000 www.redskins.com

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WASHINGTON WIZARDS D.C.’s NBA team shooting for the hoop on its downtown home court. Capital One Arena, 601 F St. NW, Tickets: 202.661.5100 Metro: Gallery Pl-Chinatown www.nba.com/wizards

Theater & Dance ARENA STAGE Classic and contemporary productions in glass complex by the water. Catwalk Cafe features dishes inspired by current shows. 1101 6th St. SW, 202.554.9066 Metro: Waterfront www.arenastage.org FOLGER THEATRE At Folger Shakespeare Library (with the largest collection of Shakespeariana in the world), an Elizabethan-style theater presenting classic plays and concerts. 201 E. Capitol St. SE, 202.544.7077 Metro: Capitol South www.folger.edu FORD’S THEATRE Historic venue where Lincoln was assassinated. On-site museum opens one hour before curtain (and for daytime visits). Active theater for works exploring the American experience. 511 10th St. NW, 202.347.4833

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Metro: Metro Center www. fords.org THE KENNEDY CENTER Living memorial to John F. Kennedy with bust by Robert Berks, flag-draped Hall of Nations and Hall of States, and venues including Opera House, Concert Hall and Millennium Stage with free shows. 2700 F St. NW, 202.467.4600 Metro: Foggy Bottom-GWU (free shuttle to/ from venue) www.kennedycenter.org MOSAIC THEATER COMPANY Thought-provoking works grappling with social and political issues. Based at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. 1333 H St. NE, 202.399.7993 www. mosaictheater.org ROUND HOUSE THEATRE Modern classics plus new plays and musicals in a 400-seat Bethesda theater. 4545 EastWest Highway, Bethesda, Md., 240.644.1100 Metro: Bethesda www.roundhousetheatre.org SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY Regional Theatre Tony Award winner with two downtown stages for the Bard and other playwrights drawing big-name guest stars like Patrick Stewart and Helen Mirren. Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW, 202.547.1122 Metro: Gallery PlChinatown www.shakespeare theatre.org SIGNATURE THEATRE Contemporary plays and musicals; winner of the 2009 Regional Theater Tony Award. 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington, Va., 703.820.9771 www.sig theatre.org STUDIO THEATRE In the Logan Circle arts zone, four stages for cutting-edge plays, revivals and performance art. 1501 14th St. NW, 202.332.3300 Metro: Dupont Circle (five blocks) www.studio theatre.org WOOLLY MAMMOTH THEATRE In lively Penn Quarter, an innovative venue staging unconventional plays of ideas in an underground space with good

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EXPLORE Neighborhoods ADAMS MORGAN Restaurants, funky shops and bars in this international area known for adventurous nightlife and global cuisine. Main drags: 18th Street and Columbia Road NW. ALEXANDRIA (OLD TOWN), VA. Historic Old Town flanking the Potomac River, with restored 18th- and 19th-century row houses holding museums, galleries, boutiques, bars and restaurants. www.visitalexan driava.com

PENN QUARTER/ CHINATOWN North of Pennsylvania Avenue, with restaurants, retail, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Smithsonian art museums, Verizon Center and Chinatown’s ornate arch at 7th and H streets NW. SHAW Along 7th and 9th streets NW between Mount Vernon Square and Florida Avenue, a hot spot with top restaurants and cocktail bars, trendy boutiques and the historic Howard Theatre. 202.265.7429 Metro: Shaw/ Howard U or Mt. Vernon Sq www.shawmainstreets.org U ST./LOGAN CIRCLE/14TH ST. Bars, shops and cafes along U Street NW between 9th and 17th. Theaters, hip eateries and galleries on 14th Street NW between N and Florida.

CAPITOL HILL Marble Congressional offices and 19th-century residences. At Eastern Market, crafts and food. North of the Capitol, historic Union Station with a busy Amtrak depot, shops and restaurants.

WATERFRONT On Southeast Waterfront, the Navy museum, Yards Park and the MLB Nationals Park; on Southwest Waterfront (construction ongoing), dinner cruises and Arena Stage.

DUPONT CIRCLE Galleries, restaurants, shops and nightlife around a central fountain by Daniel Chester French, plus The Phillips Collection art gallery and Gilded Age mansions.

WOODLEY PARK Cafes, restaurants, shops, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and the Art Deco-era Uptown Theater along Connecticut Avenue from Calvert Street to Cleveland Park. 202.966.5400

FOGGY BOTTOM East of Georgetown, home to the State Department, George Washington University and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. GEORGETOWN Centered at M Street and Wisconsin Avenue NW, D.C.’s oldest neighborhood, where elegant brick row houses coexist with high-end shops, restaurants and bars. 202.298.9222 www.georgetowndc.com H STREET NE Between 3rd and 14th streets NE, an emerging zone of restaurants, music clubs and bars, plus the Art Deco-style Atlas Performing Arts Center, accessible via a new streetcar. www. hstreet.org

Tours & Transport ALEXANDRIA COLONIAL TOURS Costumed guides leading by lantern light and revealing ghost stories, legends and lore (ages 9 and older) around historic Old Town. Departs from Visitors Center. Check website for types/times. $15, children $10. Departs from 221 King St., Alexandria, Va., 703.519.1749 www.alexcolonialtours.com BIG BUS TOURS The capital from the enclosed first level or open upper deck of a hop-on, hop-off bus with narration. Buses run 15-30 minutes. $35-$49. 877.332.8689 www.bigbustours.com

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ments and memorials through the city. Group from $30; personalized outings from $60 per person. www.cityrunningtours. com/washingtondc CITY SEGWAY TOURS Excursions around D.C.’s major sites day or night. From $35. Private tours available. Depart from 502 23rd St. NW 877.734.8687 www.citysegway tours.com

CAPITAL BIKESHARE Wheels for rent at 400-plus stations in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Pick up at one station and return to any other. Single trip $2. Memberships for as short as 24 hours ($8) and three days ($17). First 30 minutes free, then ride time fees apply. 24/7, 365 days a year. 877.430.2453

DC CIRCULATOR Daily bus running six routes including east-west between Union Station and Georgetown and north-south between Woodley Park and McPherson Square, plus a National Mall loop. Buses arrive every 10 minutes. $1, children under 5 free. www.dccirculator.com

FIAT LUXE TOURS Offering customizable luxury tours of D.C., from private strolls in Georgetown to van tours of the National Mall. Also provides team building scavenger hunts. 202.922.0028 www. fiatluxetours.com

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BIKE AND ROLL Guided tours by bike and Segway, plus bike rentals. Four locations: National Mall, Union Station, Old Town Alexandria (Va.) and Smithsonian. See website for details. www.bikeand rolldc.com

NATIONAL PEDICABS City sights on three wheels for 2-3 passengers. Call for pick up and pricing for a single ride; $105 per hour-long tour; tours last 2-4 hours. 202.269.9090 www.nationalpedicabs.com

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