Monthly Archive: December 2011

Flickr Creative Commons

Final Boarding Call for Model Train Expo at Union Station

Little engines that could: The surprisingly realistic displays at Union Station delight with authentic locomotive sound effects, lighting and even puffs of “smoke.” As you may have guessed from the title, this post has to do with trains … well, model...

New Year's Eve celebration

Come Ring In the New Year at First Night Alexandria

There are lots of ways to ring in the New Year, and many of them involve drinking. Well, we here at ApartmentShowcase.com have found one that doesn’t … and it still looks like fun: First Night Alexandria. For those unfamiliar...

Nutcracker ballet

‘Nutcracker’ Pirouettes Onto the Strathmore Stage This Week

What screams “the holidays” louder than “The Nutcracker”? Santa Claus? Obnoxious retailers? Fruitcake of mysterious origin? OK, OK, I’ll shut up, but “The Nutcracker” has to be on the list … somewhere. This year, come out to the Music Center...

ZooLights at the National Zoo

ZooLights Shining Bright This Holiday Season

There are quite a few things to do this holiday season, but one of the neatest is happening at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park in Woodley Park in Northwest, and it’s called ZooLights. Taking place until December 11 (Friday night...

Under Kahntrol: Amir Khan (left) before last year's WBA light welterweight title bout with Paulie Malignaggi. Kahn won in the 11th round. (SportsAngle.com via Flickr)

Score a Knockout This Weekend With Khan-Peterson

Big-time boxing cards don’t come to the D.C. area that often; most of them are in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, or other places that house gambling, or even in other countries. But for the sports-fan renter in Northwest, or more...

State Theatre

State Theatre Offers Something Old, New, Borrowed and Wu

The State Theatre in Falls Church has quite a little history. Built in 1936, it operated as a movie theater until the late ’80s. It opened with a screening of “Thanks a Million” and ended with a showing of “Die...