Celebrations of fashion, food and wine

By: Connie George

Host of the Food Network's "Will Work for Food," and a previous finalist on "The Next Food Network Star," Adam Gertler will visit the Food & Wine Festival to demonstrate his skills at 2:15 p.m., Sunday, March 25, on the Big White Tent's Garden West Stage.High style for people — and even their pooches — and the finest in food and wine will all be ... READ MORE

Sex, lies and humor in Husbands and Lovers

By: Robert Friedman

Lies, deceit and duplicity — all those emotional contortions that create a faux fidelity between men and women in and out of love — get a wry and witty workout in a dozen vignettes by the Hungarian writer Ferenc Molnar. His Husbands & Lovers is being presented by the Washington Stage Guild through March 18.Judging by the playwright’s perception, the Central... READ MORE

Gem of a museum brims with nostalgia

By: Carol Sorgen

Geppi’s Entertainment MuseumPhoto courtesy of Geppi’s Entertainment Museum  When a museum has the word “entertainment” in its name, it has a lot to live up to.But Geppi’s Entertainment Museum (or GEM, as it’s known to its enthusiastic staff) lives up to both its name and nickname. It’s a thoroughly entertaining homage to pop culture —... READ MORE

King and I at Toby’s is like an old friend

By: Michael Toscano

When attending the production of an old-time classic — especially an enduring show such as The King and I, which has long-since blossomed beyond Broadway into popular culture — a reviewer can be forgiven for hoping to see the director tweak familiar material to bring out some new facet or to make the show speak with a new voice.But what director Shawn Kettering and his fully... READ MORE

Shakespeare’s contemporary comedy

By: Michael Toscano

One of the problems with taking the work of William Shakespeare ever so seriously, even with his comedies, is that we can forget just how youthful some of his lovers actually are.But director PJ Paparelli has not forgotten, and he makes sure we don’t either, with his production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona, now onstage at the Lansburgh Theatre of the Shakespeare Theatre Company.In... READ MORE

Jewish films address universal themes

By: Robert Friedman

The very human side of the propaganda-filled, seemingly intractable Arab-Israeli conflict is portrayed movingly in the Israeli film, For My Father, the first of four films in this year’s Jewish Film Series.The series has presented entertaining and thought-provoking films for 20 years. While films may have Jewish themes, they are “for the whole community to enjoy,” said Tom ... READ MORE