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Q: Entertainment in Washington D.C. - New to the area, Need resources ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Entertainment in Washington D.C. - New to the area, Need resources
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Restaurants and City Guides
Asked by: jgortner-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 12 Jun 2004 09:25 PDT
Expires: 12 Jul 2004 09:25 PDT
Question ID: 360040

I just moved to Herndon Northern Virginia (20171). I would like some
resources on finding out whats going on in my area and the D.C. area,
things such as
 - Concerts (From symphonies to rock bands and more ...)
 - Clubs (From comedy to night dancing and more ...)
 - Special Events (The once a year type things and more ...)
 - Museums (Art, History, Math, History, more...)
 - Famous or Particularly good restaurants
 - Particularly special or new places of interest (optional)
   (no need for the basic monuments, capitals, etc., I've toured D.C. before)
 - Shows or Circuses in town
 - Internet Cafes or other interesting cafes
 - Anything else you can think of...

I'd like the drive not to be more than 30 to 55 minutes. Anywhere in
D.C. is fine (and is probably where I'll find most entertainment.

Clarification: I am looking for resources, such as websites
(primarily), newpapers, magazines, or other documentation that I can
refer to on a regular basis that have the upcomming events, concerts,


A listing of cool places in the above categories that are cool (that
don't necessarily have a changing schedule, such as a dance club or
internet cafe. they might not have events that go on, but they are
definitly a cool place to hang out, so I'm looking for a listing of
these places too).

A great answer means I'm going to have an awsome time and I will tip
accordingly. No need for huge explanations here; things listed
categorically would be cool but is not necessary.

Thanks! Clarifications welcome...

Clarification of Question by jgortner-ga on 12 Jun 2004 09:44 PDT

Sorry for the clarification, but plays and theatrical performances are
much welcome as well. Thanks!
Subject: Re: Entertainment in Washington D.C. - New to the area, Need resources
Answered By: kriswrite-ga on 12 Jun 2004 10:29 PDT
Hello jgortner~

Here are several picks of websites that offer updated coverage on
entertainment venues in Washington, D.C. I?ve listed them from most
useful to least useful, in my opinion. Judge for yourself which are
most handy for you :)

The Washington Post Entertainment Guide is a great source for  clubs,
museums, concerts, theatre, restaurants, special events, etc. You can
find it online at:

There?s also the DC Nightlife and DC Entertainment Online Magazine:

In addition, Yahoo! Has a DC city guide, listing everything from clubs
to museums to music events and more:

Also check out the DC Social Insider:

Things To Do In Washington D.C. is handy in that it lists free and
cheap tickets to events, clubs by area, lists the major theaters, and
gives special notes on opera and dance:

I think Georgetown?s ?Where to Go? website pretty useful:

A more limited guide may be found at DC Registry:

The following Travel Guide to DC offers more touristy information
about yearly events, restaurants, and general things to see:

You can also use Dial-a-Museum (tel 357 2020) for recorded listings of
museum exhibits.

Here are a few ?must see? types of places, in no particular order:

?	Blues Alley, the nation?s oldest supper club:

?	The Johnson IMAX Theater:

?	Ford?s Theatre, ( 347 4833, 511 10th St NW; Metro Gallery Place)
where Lincoln was shot, and now presents theatre based upon American
?	The Folger Shakespeare Theater (544 7077, 210 E Capitol St SE; Metro
Capitol South), is ?a magnificent? Globe-style theater attached to the
Folger Shakespeare Library.
?	Decatur House, one of the oldest surviving houses in the area:
?	CyberSTOP, an inernet café: 
?	The Improv (comedy club):
?	D.C. Independent Film Festival:
?	The Modern bar:
?	Cherry Blossom Festival:
?	Arena Stage:
?	It would be a shame not to visit The Kennedy Center, too:
?	The Hexagon:
?	You can hardly pass by The National Gallery of Art:

?	The National Zoo:

?	Naturally, there?s also the Smithsonian:
?	The Platinum night club:

Have fun!


"D.C. entertainment"

Request for Answer Clarification by jgortner-ga on 12 Jun 2004 12:45 PDT

Thanks so much for your response! I would like a litte more information on 

- Famous or Particularly good restaurants
- Concerts (From symphonies to rock bands and more ...)

which seems to have been missed a bit. What are the major concert
halls around (i.e. for rock bands and whatnot) Where do the major
symphonies play?

What are some restaurant guides for the area (that maybe list a bunch
of good restaurants)? What are some particular restaurants in the area
that are special / unique / exceptional (optional)?

Again, thanks so much! Since my price is a little higher than most of
this type, I just though a little more information would be
appropriate. Thanks!

Clarification of Answer by kriswrite-ga on 14 Jun 2004 07:42 PDT
Hi there jgortner~

No need to ever apologize about requesting clarification :)

I did include some restaurants, but I will include more; it's always
difficult to judge other people's tastes, however. What sort of
restaurants do you prefer?

I didn't include concerts (although several of the sources I included
for finding out about entertainment do list concerts) because often
one doesn't know about them until a few months before they arrive.
However, once I have your clarification about the restaurants, I will
see what I can find in concerts, too.

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