Sunday, September 4, 2022

Women's Volleyball: American 3 Delaware 1

American's Carle Fiske (#21) scored 16 points 

From our friends at AU Athletics...

Volleyball lmproves to 5-0 with a Four-Set Win Over Visiting Delaware

Led by graduate student Carlie Fikse and senior Zeynep Uzen, the American University volleyball team won its fifth straight match to open the 2022 season, defeating Delaware in four sets by scores of 25-21, 22-25, 25-19 and 25-22. The Eagles, who will play their next four matches away from home, stand at 5-0 overall while the Blue Hens drop to 1-3.

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Styx (The Live and UnZoomed Tour) Concert Review

Lawrence Gowan and Styx rocked Jiffy Lube Live

Are You Ready for a Rock Show?

Few things (truly) improve with age. Blue jeans, fine leather and whisky leap to mind, but legendary music acts? Usually not, with one noticeable exception... Styx. The Chicago-based rock band turns 50 this year, but showed no signs of slowing down as The Live and UnZoomed Tour (with Loverboy and REO Speedwagon) stopped at Jiffy Lube Live last night. 24 hours later, and I'm still tapping my feet.

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Bodies Bodies Bodies Movie Review

Rachel Sennott stars in Bodies Bodies Bodies

To Hurricanes (and Beyond)

Rotten Tomatoes PlotWhen a group of rich 20-somethings plan a hurricane party at a remote family mansion, a party game goes awry in this fresh and funny look at backstabbing, fake friends, and one party gone very, very wrong. Directed by Halina Reijn.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Styx Returns to Jiffy Lube Live Friday

Styx (Photo: Red Light Management)

These are the dog days of summer, but with great heat comes even hotter music. The Live & UnZoomed Tour with Styx, REO Speedwagon & Loverboy makes a stop at Jiffy Lube Live this Friday. Tickets (starting at $29.50) are still available (click here to purchase) and the show starts early at 6:45 PM. The three bands share a whopping total of 39 Top 40 hits (16, 13 and 10 respectively) so make sure to arrive early for what's destined to be an epic night of rock and roll.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Georgetown Volleyball Announces 2022 Schedule Presented by MedStar Health

From our friends at Georgetown Athletics...

Georgetown Volleyball Announces 2022 Schedule Presented by MedStar Health

Georgetown University's volleyball team has released its 2022 schedule presented by MedStar Health, as announced by Head Coach David Heller on Tuesday. Along with its traditionally-challenging BIG EAST Conference slate, the Hoyas host a pair of local tournaments in addition to competition on both coasts in non-conference play.

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Bullet Train Movie Review

Brad Pitt stars in Bullet Train


Faster (and Louder) Than a Speeding Bullet

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: In Bullet Train, Brad Pitt stars as Ladybug, an unlucky assassin determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs gone off the rails. Fate, however, may have other plans, as Ladybug's latest mission puts him on a collision course with lethal adversaries from around the globe - all with connected, yet conflicting, objectives - on the world's fastest train. From the director of Deadpool 2, David Leitch, the end of the line is only the beginning in a wild, non-stop thrill ride through modern-day Japan.

Friday, July 29, 2022

ADIFF DC Film Festival Line-Up Announced

Dancing the Twist in Bamako by Robert Guédiguian


From our friends at the African Diaspora International Film Festival
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DC African Diaspora International Film Festival, August 5-7, 2022

The African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF), in collaboration with the Africa World Now Project, will host its 15th annual film festival in Washington, DC from Friday, August 5 - Sunday, August 7. This year’s festival will take place entirely in person at George Washington University (GWU) University Student Center (800 21st Street, NW). with a selection of 16 fiction films and documentaries in the context of ADIFF DC. ADIFF DC will also offer a film selection online. Ticket prices will range from $10 for one student/senior ticket to $120 for an all-access festival pass. Mask required.

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Another CVS Bites the Dust

Chevy Chase Pavilion is practically empty. It's about to get even emptier. CVS Pharmacy is closing their 5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW location on August 25th, further reducing the once popular shopping mall to a literal ghost town in a few weeks. The next closest CVS branches are at 4555 Wisconsin Avenue, NW (close to Tenleytown-AU Metro) and 5550 Connecticut Avenue, NW (before Chevy Chase Circle.) If you need someplace closer to fill your prescriptions, Rodman's remains open at 5100 Wisconsin Avenue.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Nope Movie Review

Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer & Brandon Perea (r) star in Nope

The Oprah Shot

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: Caretakers at a California horse ranch encounter a mysterious force that affects human and animal behavior. Directed by Jordan Peele.

Monday, July 18, 2022

Contest: Win Passes to See Fire of Love


** Please note: One entry per person/household. Multiple entries will be deleted
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We're giving away 10 admit-2 passes to see an advance preview of National Geographic Documentary Films' upcoming Fire of Love, the extraordinary love story of French volcanologists Katia and Maurice Kraff and their daring quests to discover and document some of the world’s most colossal volcanoes. The screening takes place on Thursday, July 21st at Landmark E Street Cinema in Washington, DC: It starts at 7:30 PM, but seats are first-come, first-served; so winners are encouraged to show up sooner than later (ideally between 6:15 PM and 6:45 PM.) Seating is not guaranteed. Fill in the entry form below, and we'll select 10 winners to receive a pass for two (2.) Winners will be notified by e-mail. All entries must be received before July 19th at 11:59 PM EST, so act fast. Good luck!

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Free Nando’s Chicken Monday at All U.S. Locations

From our friends at Nando's PERi-PERi...

Nando’s Honors Mandela Day with Free Flame-Grilled Chicken Monday at All U.S. Locations

Bring School Supplies or Make a Donation at any Nando’s Monday, July 18 and Receive a Free Quarter Chicken and Chips to Commemorate Mandela Day!

Nando’s PERi-PERi will give out free flame-grilled chicken and chips Monday, July 18 from 3 PM to 6 PM at all U.S. locations to celebrate Mandela Day and honor the brand’s proud South African heritage. To receive Nando’s signature meal - a quarter chicken and chips (fries) - on the house, the brand is encouraging customers to donate new school supplies at Nando’s to support underserved local children and schools.

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Where the Crawdads Sing Movie Review

Daisy Edgar-Jones stars in Where the Crawdads Sing

The Outsider

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: From the best-selling novel comes a captivating mystery. Where the Crawdads Sing tells the story of Kya, an abandoned girl who raised herself to adulthood in the dangerous marshlands of North Carolina. For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" haunted Barkley Cove, isolating the sharp and resilient Kya from her community. Drawn to two young men from town, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world; but when one of them is found dead, she is immediately cast by the community as the main suspect. As the case unfolds, the verdict as to what actually happened becomes increasingly unclear, threatening to reveal the many secrets that lay within the marsh. Directed by Olivia Newman.