The third season of Homeland (pictured at top) has audiences debating its increasingly unlikely scenarios and emphasis on teen angst (poor Dana!), but the Emmy-winning series—which was recently picked up for a fourth season and just finished filming in Morocco—has gotten the ultimate tribute: a Sesame Street parody, Homelamb, performed by sheep Muppets.
The indie chain Angelika Film Center announced its second area cinema, next to DC’s Union Market, to open in 2015, following last year’s debut of Angelika Mosaic in Fairfax. Landmark Theatres launches its third DC outpost, in NoMa, in late 2016.
Waiting for Yuppie Food
Navy Yard, the neighborhood south of Capitol Hill, is getting a Whole Foods in 2017. (A branch is opening on H Street, Northeast, in 2016.) Meanwhile, developers Ken Finkelstein and Greg Fazakerley are considering opening a hotel in Navy Yard, next to Nationals Park.
February 11 marks 50 years since the Beatles’ first American concert, performed at Washington Coliseum. To commemorate the occasion, the tribute band Beatlemania Now is reenacting the show in its entirety on that date, accompanied by a 15-minute documentary about the venue. Ticket information is at beatlesyesterdayandtoday.com.
Shakespeare Theatre Company is importing Kneehigh Theatre of Cornwall’s production of Brief Encounter March 29 through April 13.The inventive stage show from Britain—adapted from the David Lean movie, itself based on a Noel Coward play—had successful runs in London and New York.
Philadelphia “Iron Chef” Jose Garces is set to open an Argentinean steakhouse in DC’s Loews Madison hotel next year, while fellow Philadelphian Stephen Starr, who owns DC’s Le Diplomate, is working on a Southeast Asian eatery with New York’s Fatty Crew.
Carl Bernstein, who with Bob Woodward won a Pulitzer for the Washington Post’s Watergate coverage, is writing The Washington Star, about his years at the Star, where he began as a 16-year-old copyboy. Publication is slated for 2016.
Two of Charleston’s hottest restaurants have landed here. Aaron Silverman, late of the city’s farm-to-table eatery McCrady’s, recently debuted the buzzy Rose’s Luxury on Capitol Hill. Now his McCrady’s colleague Jeremiah Langhorne hopes to migrate to DC’s Shaw.
A new wave of reality star has hit town. After Arlington’s Bracket Room, by The Bachelorette’s Chris Bukowski, E! network’s Giuliana and Bill Rancic are plotting a branch of their Chicago place, RPM Italian.
Photograph of Rancics by JG6/Newscom; Photograph of Angelika Mosaic by Sarah Culver; Photograph of Beatlemania Now by JD3/Newscom; Photograph of Brief Encounter courtesy of Shakespeare Theatre Company; Photograph of Garces by Barry Brecheisen/Getty Images; Photograph of Bernstein by Andy Kropa/Getty Images; Photograph of Rose’s Luxury by Lauren Joseph.
This article appears in the December 2013 issue of Washingtonian.