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Where to watch the U.S. play the Netherlands on Saturday
U.S. soccer fans at Franklin Hall watch the team play England in the opening round of the FIFA World Cup.The bar drew long lines of fans before the game.(Astrid Riecken for The Washington Post)When the screams erupted in the basement of Astro Beer Hall on Tuesday afternoon, they were born of a combination of joy, exhilaration and unbridled release of tension.
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How to survive Dec. 3, the most festive day of the holiday season
Captain Michael Bradford won "best theme" in the 2017 Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights.(E Michio for Visit Alexandria)In a season packed full of fun, Dec. 3 stands out.The sheer breadth of activities on this one Saturday boggles even the most festive souls: When faced with a list lengthier than Santa's, how do you decide where to go and what to do?
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Review | 'Emancipation': A spectacle of suffering or sanctimonious self-regard?
From left, Imani Pullum, Will Smith, Jeremiah Friedlander, Landon Chase Dubois, Charmaine Bingwa and Jordyn McIntosh in "Emancipation."(Quantrell Colbert/Apple TV Plus) StarOutline StarOutline (2 stars) Union morale was faltering in the spring of 1863, when a photograph that came to be known as " The Scourged Back " appeared in Harper's Weekly.
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Review | 'Violent Night': Deck the halls with buckets of blood
David Harbour, left, and John Leguizamo in "Violent Night."(Allen Fraser/Universal Pictures) StarOutline (2.5 stars) Ordinarily, one wouldn't judge a Christmas movie by the quality of its on-screen kills.But as yet another volatile year draws to a close, you might find yourself taking a measure of vicarious satisfaction in the spectacle of a red-suited, hammer-swinging, skull-crushing hero smiting his enemies.
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Beau Young Prince is all about changing the mood
Beau Young Prince will perform at Songbyrd.(Shaughn Cooper)Girded with a shifty rhythm, Beau Young Prince's latest single, " Oops," is a tale of concert tours that give way to house parties that end up as late-night dalliances.But the first notes of the song are lovingly borrowed from the golden era of VH1 and MTV Jams in which the D.C. rapper grew up: the warped loops that animate Tweet's 2002 smash " Oops (Oh My)."
"That was the idea behind the beat: capturing that early 2000s energy and spirit that the kids love today and showing them, hey, this is a golden sample, a golden flip," he explains.
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Nice Breeze isn't an indie rock band so much as a paradox machine
The band Nice Breeze is, from left, Andy Fox, Martha Hamilton and John Howard.(Thayden Hamilton-Howard)Nice Breeze keeps an orderly practice space.But if you descend into this tidy Arlington basement for a zigzag blab about the ideas that animate the band's music, the paradoxes start piling up fast.
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4 concerts to catch in the D.C. area over the next several days
The duo Mickey Darling will perform at DC9. (Jade Sadler)Skyler Molina and Austin Medrano, of the San Antonio-based duo Mickey Darling, make indie bedroom pop that's always in on the joke.From their song titles alone - such as "Your Looks Can't Save You," "Mom Jeans" and their breakout single, "Reverse Cowgirl" - you know Molina and Medrano are having fun.
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At Round House Theatre, a literally magical 'Tempest'
From left: Ro Boddie as Ferdinand, Eric Hissom as the sorcerer Prospero and Megan Graves as Miranda in "The Tempest: at Round House Theatre.(Scott Suchman) The magic tricks in Round House Theatre's "The Tempest" are not, to steal Prospero's phrase, an insubstantial pageant.Rather, say co-adaptors and co-directors Aaron Posner and the magician Teller (of Penn & Teller), the show's many conjuring effects serve a substantial purpose: They pull the audience into the story.
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Review | 'The Corridors of Power': A devastating look at genocide and inaction
President Barack Obama, right, and special adviser Samantha Power in an archival image from "The Corridors of Power."(National Archives/Showtime) StarOutline (3 stars) There's a giant cognitive dissonance at the heart of the documentary "The Corridors of Power," Dror Moreh's devastating and disheartening examination of genocide since the fall of the Soviet Union and the calculus that goes into the United States' decision to act - or not.
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Review | Ghostburger, that pandemic pop-up, is now ready for its close-up
Some of the options at Ghostburger in Shaw: La Hamburguesa (rear), the Frenchie burger and the Ghostburger (with a veggie patty), alongside crinkle cut fries and a Ghost Claw cocktail.(Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post)Josh and Kelly Phillips, the co-founders of Espita Mezcaleria, swear they didn't set out to cannibalize their own concept when they started searching for a permanent home for Ghostburger, their pop-up and pandemic-related tourniquet designed to stop the potentially life-threatening flow of red ink as the couple headed into the winter of 2020.
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How comedian Sylvia Traymore Morrison would spend a perfect day in D.C.
In D.C. Dream Day, we ask our favorite people in the area to tell us how they would spend a perfect day in the District.Ask But don't be fooled by the well-traveled D.C. native's exploits elsewhere: The comedian, impressionist and author never abandoned her hometown."The reason why I actually love the whole D.C. comedy scene is because it's so competitive," Morrison says, citing such local luminaries as Dave Chappelle, Martin Lawrence and Wanda Sykes.