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
12 Jun 2004 09:25 PDT
Expires: 12 Jul 2004 09:25 PDT
Question ID: 360040
Hi, 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, etc. AND 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...
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: http://eg.washingtonpost.com/ There?s also the DC Nightlife and DC Entertainment Online Magazine: http://www.dcnites.com/ In addition, Yahoo! Has a DC city guide, listing everything from clubs to museums to music events and more: http://dir.yahoo.com/Regional/U_S__States/Washington__D_C_/Entertainment_and_Arts/ Also check out the DC Social Insider: http://www.dcsocialinsider.com/ 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: http://www.thingstodo-washingtondc.com/brochure/content.jsp?FIELD=Entertainment I think Georgetown?s ?Where to Go? website pretty useful: http://www.georgetowndc.com/site_category.php?section=6 A more limited guide may be found at DC Registry: http://dcregistry.com/arts.html The following Travel Guide to DC offers more touristy information about yearly events, restaurants, and general things to see: http://www.vgp.com/washington_dc/english/html/frame_english.html 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: http://www.vgp.com/washington_dc/english/html/entertainment/blues_alley.htm ? The Johnson IMAX Theater: http://www.vgp.com/washington_dc/english/html/entertainment/smithsonian_theaters.htm ? ? Ford?s Theatre, ( 347 4833, 511 10th St NW; Metro Gallery Place) where Lincoln was shot, and now presents theatre based upon American history. ? ? 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: http://www.decaturhouse.org/ ? ? CyberSTOP, an inernet café: http://www.cyberstopcafe.com/ ? ? The Improv (comedy club): http://www.dcimprov.com/ ? ? D.C. Independent Film Festival: http://www.dciff.org/ ? ? The Modern bar: http://www.forbes.com/2001/07/05/dcnightclubs_5.html ? ? Cherry Blossom Festival: http://www.kidsnewsroom.org/testmember/033100/frontpage_033100.htm ? ? Arena Stage: http://www.arenastage.org/orpheus-descending.shtml ? ? It would be a shame not to visit The Kennedy Center, too: http://kennedy-center.org/ ? ? The Hexagon: http://www.hexagon.org/ ? ? You can hardly pass by The National Gallery of Art: http://www.nga.gov/ ? The National Zoo: http://www.nga.gov/ ? ? Naturally, there?s also the Smithsonian: http://dir.yahoo.com/Government/U_S__Government/Agencies/Independent/Smithsonian_Institution/ ? ? The Platinum night club: http://www.forbes.com/2001/07/05/dcnightclubs_6.html Have fun! Kriswrite RESEARCH STRATEGY: "D.C. entertainment" ://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=%22D.C.+entertainment%22&btnG=Search
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