Halftime Leisure

The Halftime Report: Week of 2/1

February 1, 2016

Another week, another Halftime Report. The new entertainment never stops, and neither do we. Here’s what you have to look forward to this week.

Album Releases:

This Is Acting – Sia, Release Date: 1/29

The seventh studio album from Australian singer-songwriter Sia, This Is Acting consists largely of tracks written for other artists such as Adele and Rihanna.

Hymns – Bloc Party, Release Date: 1/29

Marking their return from a two year hiatus, Hymns is Bloc Party’s first release since 2012.

Khalifa – Wiz Khalifa, Release Date: 2/5

The latest album from the Pittsburgh rapper promises a plethora of tight beats and marijuana references.

The Psychedelic Swamp – Dr. Dog, Release Date: 2/5

A reworked version of Dr. Dog’s unreleased debut LP, The Psychedelic Swamp will provide a glimpse into the beginning of the band’s eclectic style.


Movie Premieres for 2/5:

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Jane Austen’s classic novel gets a terrifying twist in this adaptation of the work. Zombies interrupt lovers’ quarrels to make these socialites run for their lives. Cast includes Lena Headey and Matt Smith.

The Choice

Based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks, The Choice is a romantic drama about two neighbors who fall in love at first sight.

Hail, Caesar!

The Coen Brothers triumphantly return with a comedic mystery film set in 1950’s Hollywood. The film features a star-studded cast including George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes, and Channing Tatum.


TV Premieres:  

American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson (2/2, 10pm, FX)

Vice (2/5, 10pm, HBO)

Hannibal Burress: Comedy Camisado (2/5, Netflix)

Super Bowl 50 (2/7, 6:30pm, CBS)


DC Concerts:

William Shatner – 2/4, Warner Theatre, Doors open at 8:00

Fetty Wap – 2/5, Fillmore Silver Spring, Doors open at 9:00

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic – 2/6, Howard Theatre, Doors open at 6:00


DC Theater:

Between Riverside and Crazy, Studio Theatre, Closes 2/28

The Glass Menagerie, Ford’s Theatre Society, Closes 2/21

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Compass Rose Theatre, Closes 2/28

Picasso at the Lapine Agile, Keegan Theatre, Closes 2/13


DC Events:

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Skating – ends 3/13

Alexandria Restaurant Week– ends 2/7

Super Bowl Party at the Bottom Line, DC

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