New Look for D.C. United as 2024 Season Opens at Audi Field

Audi Field in Southwest. Courtesy of D.C. United By Melissa Silverman After a disappointing end to the 2023 campaign, D.C. United is rebuilding nearly from scratch ahead of a scheduled February 24 season opener at Audi Field.  This offseason, D.C. United hired a new head coach, Troy Lesesne, and General […]

Arena Stage Brings DC History to Life with New Show

Tempestuous Elements director Psalmayene 24. Courtesy Scott Suchman By Southwester Staff The life of Anna Julia Cooper, spanning over a century from 1858, when she was born into slavery in Raleigh, North Carolina to her death in 1964 in Washington DC,  is one filled with dramatic moments.  Tempestuous Elements, opening February […]

DC Black History Celebration Committee Kicks Off Program in Southwest

By Vyllorya Evans The DC Black History Celebration Committee (DCBHCC) will mark Black History Month 2024 with the theme Black Artist as Activist. The public is invited to join the kickoff event on Saturday, February 3 at 11:00 a.m. at Westminster Church, 400 I Street SW.  The keynote speaker for […]

Stunning Retrospective Brings Simone Leigh Full Circle at the Hirshhorn 

Simone Leigh, 2021. Photo by Shaniqwa Jarvis. Courtesy of the artist. By Sheila Wickouski A remarkable new exhibit at the Hirshhorn Museum, the first museum retrospective of the work of Simone Leigh, is akin to walking through a memoir of the renowned sculptor’s life.  The exhibit, on view through March […]

Holiday Events and Things to Do In Southwest DC

Season’s Greetings is on display at the U.S. Botanic Garden. Courtesy of Devin Dotson, U.S. Botanic Garden By Southwester Staff Whether you’re entertaining visiting friends and family or enjoying a quiet staycation in the neighborhood, Southwest is brimming with holiday cheer. For special events, menus, parties and celebrations, reach out […]