What is a good opinionated list of cultural events in Washington DC?
June 17, 2007 10:41 AM   Subscribe

I've just moved to Washington DC and want to find a good opinionated list of cultural events (films, concerts, theater, galleries, etc.) in the city.

For example, Austinist's IST List and New York's flavorpill do a good job of hand-picking a short list of stuff that is worth seeing. What's the DC equivalent of these things?
posted by medpt to Society & Culture (12 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
DCist.com spotlights cultural events in the city. Not exactly the same way their sister site does, but pretty similar topics overall.
posted by ml98tu at 11:03 AM on June 17, 2007

CulturalTourismDC might be worth checking out too.
posted by ml98tu at 11:13 AM on June 17, 2007

Check out the Washington City Paper. It's not as convenient as DCist, but each section (music, arts, movies, etc.) has a list of the CP's picks.
posted by bluefly at 11:31 AM on June 17, 2007

Washington Weekend Preview is a good one, too.
posted by MrMoonPie at 3:03 PM on June 17, 2007

You can pick up the print version of The Onion which has a decent listing of events in their AV Club section. Not particularly opinionated, but it does focus on some neat, lesser known events.
posted by i love cheese at 5:35 PM on June 17, 2007

Brightest Young Things
posted by awesomebrad at 5:54 PM on June 17, 2007

The free events at the Kennedy Center, while they do not come with reviews, are reliably quality shows if only because they're at the Kennedy Center, and its dang hard to get there.
posted by l33tpolicywonk at 6:23 PM on June 17, 2007

The Washington Post's City Guide is quite good, with their own opinionated bloggers.
posted by stratastar at 7:43 PM on June 17, 2007

Also check out the WaPo's Express.
posted by Taken Outtacontext at 10:45 AM on June 18, 2007

Holy crap, thanks for the reminder, l33tpolicywonk. I just noticed who's at the Kennedy Center Tuesday evening. Anyone wanna meetup? Shoot me an email.
posted by MrMoonPie at 2:23 PM on June 18, 2007

Oh! Mr. Moon Pie, I wish I had seen your comment earlier! I totally would have gone to that show.

Also, if you're a student, it's good to get on the ATTEND mailing list at the Kennedy Center which gives you first crack at cheap (~$10) tickets to most things there.
posted by bluefly at 6:45 PM on June 19, 2007

bluefly, you would have likely enjoyed it, as I did, especially the unannounced appearance and performance by Jimmy Cliff.
posted by MrMoonPie at 6:15 AM on June 20, 2007

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