Author Archive for Caroline Jones

ToDo ToDay: Smoke Fairies, Charlie Murphy, and Priests

Learn something from your fellow D.C. residents this weekend.

ToDo ToDay: Belleville, Krill, and Piraguas

Head to someone else's house for live music tonight.

ToDo ToDay: Diane Birch, Pree, and Wild Photos

Pair your $20 three-course dinner with folk rock tonight.

ToDo ToDay: American Ballet Theatre, Mad Men Food, and Bleachers

Soak up some art and some air conditioning at new museum shows today.

ToDo ToDay: MetroPerforms, National Book Festival, and Ice Cream Tastings

Here's what to do if you're in town for Labor Day Weekend.

ToDo ToDay: Afternoon of a Faun, Crocodiles, and Whiskey

The story sounds straight out of a Lifetime movie: A stunning young dancer—the muse of her partner and choreographer—is stricken by a grave illness and doesn’t know if she’ll ever walk again, let alone dance. To do so, she must overcome all odds. And of course, the woman in question is gorgeous. So go see Afternoon of [...]

ToDo ToDay: Kevin Morby, Windhand, and Free Bubbly

When young indie rockers feel a sense of dislocation, they arrive in some of the same places: Bob Dylan’s basement, Laurel Canyon’s porches, Lou Reed’s headspace. Despite the geographic specificity of its title, Kevin Morby’s Harlem River is an album about drifting away from New York, not an ode to it, and while the Woods bassist has [...]

ToDo ToDay: “Postcards from the Trenches,” Third World, and Molly

If you’ve spent any time studying World War I, you’ll remember that soldiers spent much of their time hiding from the enemy in trenches. But what did they do down there when they weren’t firing weapons? Some, it turns out, were painting scenes from the front lines and sending them as postcards to loved ones [...]

ToDo ToDay: The Lost Angel, Savion Glover, and Frog Eyes

In 1966, it didn’t take much for the East German government to ban a film with possible existential themes, particularly if the film was a comment on the Nazis’ confiscation of art in the years leading up to World War II. Director Ralf Kirsten’s drama The Lost Angel, a chronicle of an artist whose memorial for [...]

ToDo ToDay: The Chuck Brown Band, Trillectro, and George Clinton

The Godfather of Go-Go would have turned 78 on Friday, Aug. 22. Tonight, two years after his death, his final album of new music, Beautiful Life, will be feted at a release concert featuring the Chuck Brown Band and special guests. True to Brown’s modus operandi, Beautiful Life incorporates songs and stylings from multiple decades of African-American popular [...]