Arts and Music

Around Town Best Bets

Every week, WETA critics are bringing you the must-see arts in and around DC: Our best bets in film, theater, museums, and more!

September 22, 2023

The star of Black Dynamite makes his directorial debut, turning his satirical gaze to the Old West. Travis Hopson reviews Michael Jai White's Outlaw Johnny Black.

September 15, 2023

A play ripped straight from the headlines makes its way to the nation's capital. Jane Horwitz reviews the Round House Theatre and Olney Theater Center's co-production of Ink.

September 8, 2023

In 1876, the Adas Israel Congregation unveiled its first synagogue finished just before the American Centennial. Now that building is a museum that is open to all. Robert Aubry Davis gives us a tour of the new Capital Jewish Museum.

September 1, 2023

After years of jarring multiverse movies, are you ready for a fun and down-to-earth superhero film? Travis Hopson's Best Bet is Blue Beetle.

August 25, 2023

If you like airplanes or consider yourself a history buff, you must visit this historic aviation site and museum just over the border in Maryland. Robert Aubry Davis has the history of the College Park Aviation Museum.

August 18, 2023

There is a deeply troubling exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum of African Art that is beautiful, poignant, and powerful. Peter Winant takes us below the surface of "From the Deep: In the Wake of Drexciya with Ayana V. Jackson."

August 11, 2023

Robert Aubry Davis takes us through the treasures of "A Collector's Eye: Freer In Egypt" at the National Museum of Asian Art.

August 4, 2023

What happens when a bisexual Lothario tries to settle down before he is ready? Absolutely nothing good, and innocent people get hit by the romantic shrapnel. Travis Hopson spills the tea on Passages, Ira Sachs' latest film about a love triangle that goes disastrously wrong.

July 28, 2023

What defines a family? It's a beautiful and complicated question at the heart of a new exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. Peter Winant takes us through "Kinship."


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