Washington Stage Guild: Theater that Stands the Test of Time

Classic theatrical pieces stand the test of time and new productions are performed by the Washington Stage Guild. One of the most established repertory companies in the country, the Washington Stage Guild’s productions are performed at the Undercroft Theater at Mount Vernon Place. The current season includes classics such as Shaw’s Pygmalion, Dante’s Inferno, and Eliot’s The Elder Statesman. The D.C. premiere of an off-Broadway production is also on the calendar. And getting tickets is easy. The best way is to become a subscriber where, for one low price, you will get tickets for each performance of the season. Per-show tickets are $40 during the week, and $50 on weekends. Students always pay half-price, and seniors get a great deal – just $10 per performance! Because shows sell out fast, it is recommended that you reserve your tickets ahead of time.

Washington Stage Guild
1901 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20712
(240) 582-0050


9:30 Club: Great Gigs in DC

The 9:30 Club delights music lovers with its superior sound system and a remarkable bill of cutting edge acts. The venue is clean and air-conditioned, serving fairly-priced food and drinks. Regulars can't stop raving about the sound quality, which makes it easy to overlook that the space is standing room only. It's the roster of performers, however, that continues to draw in the crowds. The 9:30 Club books both legends and independent bands alike. Previous performances have included Hank Williams III, Stars, Garbage, Goldfrapp, and Brazilian Girls. Upcoming shows include Man Man, Lotus, Trombone Shorty, Simple Minds, Gogol Bordello and Ani diFranco. Check the website for specific show and ticketing information.

9:30 Club
815 V Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 265-0930

Adamson Gallery: An Eclectic Mix of Styles

An eclectic mix of artistic styles – that’s the Adamson Gallery. Located near Logan Circle, the Adamson Gallery features artists from around the world, exhibiting their finest work. If you’re looking for cutting edge art, this is the place to go! Past exhibits include the photography of Chuck Close, paintings by Kelly Towles and sculpture by Yuriko Yamaguchi-Ku. New exhibits by artists such as photographer Karen Knorr are also a treat. The artists aren’t just showing their work for casual viewing – the work is also for sale as a custom lithograph or digital production, a specialty at Adamson Gallery. Just think of it, you can have a unique and original work of art direct from one of the best galleries not only in the city, but in the country. The Adamson Gallery is open is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Adamson Gallery
1515 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 232-0707


Game On at Labyrinth Games and Puzzles

Get gaming at Labyrinth Games and Puzzles in Washington D.C. This gem of a store is packed with non-electronic specialty games. Every type of gamer is welcome here. The store is known for its friendly and knowledgeable staff and has a back room with house copies of many games you can try before you buy.

Labyrinth is family-friendly with fun entertainment for all ages and even hosts birthday parties. It also offers classes for children to learn new games. If you’re planning some outdoor fun, Labyrinth also rents lawn games like Bocce, Croquet, and Tournament of Knights.

If you're a gamer and want to meet like-minded folks, come to one of Labyrinth’s frequent and regularly occurring game nights. Some sessions are quite popular, so call ahead to inquire about how early you'll need to stop by to reserve your spot.

Labyrinth Games and Puzzles
645 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 544-1059

Palisades Recreation Center: A D.C. Community Center

Located across from the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Park, the Palisades Recreation Center has everything that a busy community needs. If you’re into sports, pick one! There’s a softball field, basketball court, soccer field and tennis court. There’s also a terrific playground for the little ones. In the center you’ll find a computer room and a weight room, to exercise your body and mind, as well as a multi-purpose room for the community’s use. Lucky local kids can make use of sports classes, play programs, teen club, summer camps and an after school homework help program. And don’t miss the special events like Films with Friends, under the stars!

Palisades Recreation Center
5200 Sherier Place Northwest
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 282-2186


Fabulous Finds at Miss Pixie’s

Miss Pixie’s in Washington D.C.’s Logan Circle is known for its stock of fabulous vintage and antique finds. The large inventory is always changing and caters to those looking for items with that shabby-chic style. Miss Pixie’s carries mostly furniture and everything is reasonably priced.

Miss Pixie’s is known for great customer service and friendly staff. If there is something you absolutely must have, and it's out of your price range, try offering a lower price, and they might just negotiate. It's a fun place to browse, and you can even “window shop” online. If you see something you like, Miss Pixie’s even delivers!

Miss Pixie's
1626 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 232-8171

Boooks for Brainiacs: Reiter’s Books

Looking for a specific scholarly text or technical book? Check Reiter’s Books in Washington D.C.’s Foggy Bottom neighborhood. Since 1936 this bookstore has specialized in scientific and professional books. Their selection caters to university students and high-powered professionals that work nearby at the IMF and World Bank. The shelves are filled with books for brainiacs that want to read about law, international economic development, political science, computer science, and engineering. In addition to books, they also carry pocket medical equipment, puzzles, and games.

Reiter's Books
1900 G Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 223-3327

Peregrine Espresso: A Coffee House near D.C.’s Eastern Market

Located near Washington, D.C.'s Eastern Market, Peregrine Espresso is a top District coffeehouse offering what many regulars regard as one of the area's best lattes. On Peregrine's well curated menu, you'll find handcrafted drinks perfectly suited to showcase the flavors of artisan beans. Think espresso, macchiato, cappucino, mocha, and Americano in addition to the well-loved lattes. Peregrine also offers drip coffee, in case your tastes veer toward the delightful simplicity of an unadulterated cup of joe. If you'd like a pastry or baked good to complement your cup, Peregrine's got a nice selection of food. There's an array of whole bean coffee available, too, so you can grab some to go and brew a great cup at home.

Peregrine Espresso
660 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 629-4381

Stella’s PopKern: Crunch Time

Popcorn seems like a strange concept to hang a business around, but don’t tell that to the owner of Stella’s PopKern. She’s been producing some of the most awesome snacks in Washington, D.C., pairing fresh-popped corn with a variety of delectable flavors and winning an army of fans in the process.

Some of the best flavors include the classic salty caramel, drizzled with the perfect mixture of sweetness and savoriness, as well as the clarified butter with Brazilian sea salt that delivers a high-end take on the movie theater favorite. Cheese lovers rave about the white cheddar with Old Bay seasoning as well. In addition to the regular flavors, Stella’s rotates some special offerings throughout the year, with the white chocolate blood orange a favorite. Stella’s truck ranges all over the city, but you can keep track of it on their website or Twitter.

Stella’s PopKern
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 308-6364

Fort Dupont Ice Arena: Hit the Ice

The Fort Dupont Ice Arena is the only indoor ice skating rink in the city of Washington, and a place for cool fun, all the time. Operated by an all volunteer organization and located on the grounds of the Kimball Playground, the Fort Dupont Ice Rink is the perfect place for kids and families.

Sure there’s free skating, but there are also great structured activities for kids during non-school hours like Kids on Ice, a program that provides free lessons and provides equipment.

Visit the Ice Arena's website to find out more!

Fort Dupont Ice Arena:
3779 Ely Place SE
Washington, DC 20019
(202) 584-5007


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