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!

December 22, 2023

A novelist vies to expose the industry that stereotypes Black characters and Black storytelling... and maybe gets in over his head. Travis Hopson reviews the hilariously and scathing satire "American Fiction."

December 15, 2023

It's not a humbug! Chris Klimek reviews the 1-man holiday production of A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas, performed by longtime DC-area actor Paul Morella!

December 8, 2023

Peter Winant reviews "The Land Carries Our Ancestors," an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art of 50 living Native artists and their contemporary works.

December 1, 2023

Some of history's most prominent female artists are getting their due just north of our nation's capital. Robert Aubry Davis takes us into "Making Her Mark: A History of Women Artists in Europe, 1400-1800" at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

November 24, 2023

A new exhibit examines the exquisitely imperfect symmetry of Steven Cushner's abstract art. Peter Winant reviews "CUSHNER" at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center.

November 17, 2023

A rewrite of Hamlet makes its way to D.C. after its rousing success on Broadway. Chris Klimek previews Fat Ham presented by Studio Theatre. 

November 10, 2023

Awkwafina and Sandra Oh shine in a zany new comedy that takes one woman's passion for quiz shows to the big screen. Tim Gordon reviews Quiz Lady, now streaming on Hulu.

November 3, 2023

If you're a political junkie disillusioned by the last several years of contentious governing, this new play might be just the catharsis you need. Jane Horwitz previews the riotous new play, POTUS.


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