When you walk into Kitty Cat Klub, you might feel like you're on the set of a modern remake of a Vincent Price movie. Candelabra-style chandeliers and colored spotlights illuminate gilded mirrors and huge tropical trees that look like they were imported straight from the Copacabana. During the day, college students sit on vintage-looking, mismatched velvet furniture with laptops open, trying desperately to classify the various plant species. After the sun goes down, live music or DJ-spun tunes resounds through the cozy den's exposed-brick walls.
To complement more than 20 types of beer or a glass of wine, housemade chili and chicken noodle soup warm insides, and burgers and sandwiches zip down from Annie's Parlor upstairs. Diners can also opt to sit on the outdoor patio, which is either warmed by the sun or a resident heat lamp.
A treasure chest of hits opens to generations of music fans as two-time Grammy winner Kenny Loggins fills the Verizon Wireless Center with his warmhearted voice and venerable songbook. Since the late 1960s, Loggins’ haberdashery of musical hats has included multiplatinum pop stardom with soft-rock albums such as Celebrate Me Home, children’s lullabies, and his seminal role as Loggins in the folk duo Loggins and Messina. The charismatic performer careens through decades of introspective melodies and vigorous anthems in his resplendent live show, flooding ear canals with soundtrack staples such as “Danger Zone” from Top Gun,“I’m Alright” from Caddyshack, and “Footloose” from the film Where’s My Foot?
Currently celebrating its 45th anniversary season, the Children's Theatre Company remains among North America's premier children's theaters. Over the years, the theater has received a wealth of spirited cheers and distinguished honors, including the 2003 Special Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. In conjunction with the Kennedy Center, the Children's Theatre Company continues its current season with Barrio Grrrl!, a colorful pop musical penned by Quiara Alegria Hudes, the playwright behind the wildly successful hip-hop opus In the Heights. Ana, the plucky 9-year-old protagonist, bounces about her neighborhood with friends, family, an alter ego, and an invisible friend. However, the dynamic between Ana's projections and her person shifts when she realizes that she must deal directly with the reality of her circumstances, unlike the rest of us.