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Entries by Rachel Tepper from 12/2011

Corcoran Exhibition 'Are We There Yet?' Explores Space Travel With Beer Cans, Legos (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.01.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Corcoran Gallery of Art's newest exhibition is out of this world, literally. "Are We There Yet?," the first U.S. exhibition by Austr...

Washington Ballet's 'Nutcracker' Through The Years (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.02.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- This year, The Washington Ballet's celebrated "The Nutcracker" production turns half a century old. Its first show of the season was Thu...

Weekend To-Do: Scuba Santa, Mustache Competition and A Bhangra Bone Marrow Drive (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.02.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- We can hardly believe it's already December, which means that holiday festivities are just starting to gear up. The Washington Ballet's ...

New York Public Library Collection Features Historic Menus From D.C. Restaurants (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.03.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Although the nation's capital has a grand history of swanky hotels and restaurants, quick turnover has always been a reality. Unlike som...

Casa Nonna's New Tasting Menu Tavola 12 Is An 'Italian Omakase' (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.06.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Italian restaurant Casa Nonna is venturing into tasting menu territory with its latest offering, Tavola 12, a constantly-changing 12-cou...

Union Station Earthquake Damage Repairs Continue (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.07.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If you've walked through Union Station's usually majestic Main Hall recently, there's no ignoring the jarring scaffolding that lines the...

Local Art Goes For $50 Or Less At 'Cheap Art Sale' (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.08.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Those with bare walls and empty pockets should consider dropping by the Cheap Art Sale on Saturday, an event featuring the work of local...

Clyde's Unveils Massive Restaurant, The Hamilton, To Open Dec. 18 (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.08.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If the next snowpocalypse hit without warning and we all had to shelter in place, then the lucky 1,000-plus chowing down at The Hamilton...

Weekend To-Do: Drunk Santas, LGBT Art and Roller Derby (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.09.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- With the holidays just around the corner, we're starting to see Santa pop up everywhere. This weekend, jump into a Santa suit and take p...

Coney Island Museum Hosts Creepy Homage To Victorian Horror Theater (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.11.2011 | New York

NEW YORK CITY -- When the rides stop running at Coney Island each year in October, the area takes on a desolate and decidedly creepy character. That's...

White House Christmas Tree Ornaments: 30 Years Of Photos

Posted 12.13.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If there's still a bare spot on your Christmas tree, you might want to check out the ornaments from the White House Historical Associati...

Mike Isabella's New Georgetown Restaurant: Bandolero Interior Sketches Released (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.13.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Restaurateur Jonathan Umbel's new project with "Top Chef" star Mike Isabella, Bandolero, is finally starting to come into focus. Tue...

Memphis BBQ Opens In Crystal City, Owner Plans Future Ventures (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.14.2011 | DC

ARLINGTON, Va. -- After several rounds of delays, Memphis Barbeque finally opened earlier this month at 320 S. 23rd St. in Crystal City. The eatery...

Smithsonian National Zoo Lights Up For Holiday Display (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.15.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Have you noticed the bright lights in Woodley Park? For the fifth year in a row, the Smithsonian's National Zoo is hosting ZooLights, a ...

Historic Lincoln Theatre Expected To Host Four-Week Run Of 'Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'

Posted 12.15.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities is expected to announce plans to sponsor a four-week run of David Fincher's "The Girl wit...

Weekend To-Do: A Snow Day Bar Crawl, Wale At The Washington Wizards, And Elmo (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.16.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- This weekend has something for everyone. Holiday festivities range from the more adult-themed (a snow day-inspired bar crawl) to more fa...

Eisenhower Family Unhappy With Gehry's Current Memorial Design

Posted 12.16.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Has the Dwight D. Eisenhower national memorial project hit a snag? The Washington Post reported Friday that members of the Eisenhowe...

Where To Volunteer In D.C. Over The Holidays

Posted 12.19.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- With the holiday season in full swing, many are taking time to lend a hand to less fortunate residents in the D.C. area. Several groups ...

D.C. Restaurants Whip Up Christmas And Hanukkah Dishes (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.20.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If rock-hard fruit cake isn't your cup of tea, you're in luck. Restaurants across town are cooking up holiday dishes both sweet and savo...

Whole Foods, CVS Confuse Jewish Holidays With Incorrect Displays

Posted 12.20.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Are local businesses culturally insensitive to Jews? The Washington Post's Jessica Goldstein expressed her shock Tuesday when she learne...

Head-Roc, Dead Prez Perform Free Concert For Occupy DC In McPherson Square (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.21.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A huddle of damp Occupy DC protesters were treated to an intimate, politically-minded performance by hip-hop artists Head-Roc and Dead P...

National Gallery Of Art Presses On With Costly East Building Exterior Repairs

Posted 12.22.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If you think the National Gallery of Art's 33-year-old East Building is looking a bit gaunt these days, you're right. The building, ...

Weekend To-Do Guide: Ice Skating Rinks Open, Chinese Food And Waterskiing Santa (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.23.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The holidays are finally here! There are plenty of Christmas-themed events happening this weekend, but don't feel left out if you're not...

NYE 2012: Champagne Toasts, '80s Dance Parties And 'Hairspray' (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.26.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Still without a plan for New Year's Eve? Don't watch the clock turn midnight alone at home. Whether you want to dance to '80s music or s...