Discover a whole new world at Disney’s Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical flying into the Opera House at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.
Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Aug 7, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Aug 8, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Aug 9, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 1:30pmSaturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Aug 11, 2019 / 1:30pmSunday, Aug 11, 2019 / 7:30pm
Legally Blonde the movie is set to get another sequel next year, so it’s a great time to go back to the beginning and relive the early days of Elle’s blonde (and pink) ambition. Summer’s ending soon and this fun, bubbly show will prepare you to bend and snap your way into the new school year.
Friday, Aug 9, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Aug 11, 2019 / 3:00pmFriday, Aug 16, 2019 / 8:00pmMonday, Aug 19, 2019 / 8:00pm
From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they’ve ever met. But what will mom find when she gets home…? Find out in this fun, family friendly stage adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ beloved The Cat in the Hat at Adventure Theatre MTC at Glen Echo Park.
Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 4:30pmSunday, Aug 11, 2019 / 4:30pmSaturday, Aug 17, 2019 / 4:30pmSunday, Aug 18, 2019 / 4:30pmSaturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 4:30pm
In this outrageous satire about stereotypes, political correctness flies out the window as two Chinese-American siblings search for their authentic selves. Albert Chen is a computer programmer so modest he lets others take credit for his work. His sister Jennifer, a doctor, is so professionally driven she can’t sustain a relationship (even if she could find someone worthy of her work ethic). Despite their Ivy League educations, musical virtuosity and impeccable manners, the siblings mount a delayed adolescent rebellion against their disappointed Tiger Mother (and equally demanding Tiger Father). They embark on an “Asian Freedom Tour” that takes them to the People’s Republic of China, where the tour goes — no spoilers — terribly wrong. By Mike Lew. Directed by Natsu Onoda Power.
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 1:45pm Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 7:45pm Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019 / 7:45pm Thursday, Aug 8, 2019 / 7:45pmFriday, Aug 9, 2019 / 7:45pm Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 1:45pmSaturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 7:45pmSunday, Aug 11, 2019 / 1:45pm
The Hub Theatre (in 2019 residency at NextStop Theatre) presents American Spies and Other Homegrown Fables by Sam Hamashima, directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer. News travels across the Pacific on Dec. 7 resulting in foolhardy claims of Japanese sympathizers. As calls for war perpetrate a nation, The Ishii Family undertakes radical assimilation to calm the local police and fearful neighbors. Mixing family testimony and cartoon charm, the Japanese Americans’ response to national disaster develops into a sparkling fable on what it means to be family.
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 2:00pm (House Opens at 1:30pm)Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 8:00pm (House Opens at 7:30pm)Sunday, Aug 4, 2019 / 2:00pm (House Opens at 1:30pm)
Check out the Library of Congress on this two-hour guided tour. You’ll start outside by getting an up-close look at the iconic fountain and the sculptures that adorn the building. Then head inside and up to the top floor of the Jefferson Building to view the Mezzanine Gallery, the Minerva Mosaic, the Great Reading Room and Thomas Jefferson’s Library. Along the way, your knowledgeable guide will tell you about the early history of the Library of Congress and how it’s maintained by Congress. On the second floor, you’ll get a rare glimpse of the Gutenbergand Mainz bibles in the Bible Gallery. Pass by the ornate Great Hall and see the classical architecture and paintings by over 50 famous American artists. Then head back to the ground floor to visit the Bob Hope Gallery, the Gershwin Room, the Graphic Arts Gallery and Library Shop. You’ll be able to view some of Bob Hope’s personal papers, his famous joke file, and other memorabilia donated by one of the most famous entertainers in American history. See the first room dedicated to musicians in the Gershwin Room, where you’ll George’s grand piano and Ira’s typewriter. Before you leave, stop in at the Library of Congress’ Gift Shop.
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, Aug 17, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, Aug 31, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, Sep 7, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, Sep 14, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, Sep 21, 2019 / 9:30am
Perfect for your summer entertainment! “You are guaranteed to leave The Mollusc with a smile on your face and warmth in your heart,” raved DC Theatre Scene about QTC’s “spot-on” 2008 production of Davies’ Edwardian comedy of ill manners. A decade later, QTC restages one of its most popular productions about Dulcie Baxter, the “mollusc,” who has an unusual, yet hilarious affliction. Jack Sbarbori, who directed and designed the set for the acclaimed 2008 production, returns for the remount.
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Aug 4, 2019 / 2:00pm
Set sail for an afternoon of swashbuckling fun as you and your little mateys search for adventure and booty. This family cruise takes place aboard the Boomerang Pirate Ship, which holds the city’s treasure. But the keys to the chest have been stolen by rascally scallywags, and your job is to recover them. You’ll search the waterways of the Potomac, armed with water cannons and pirate bravado while having fun playing games, dancing and getting your face painted. Little buccaneers and their parents will love this creative cruise idea, complete with on-board snacks and drinks for purchase, and will be sent home with treasure and souvenirs after enjoying an afternoon on the water seeing the sights in a whole new way.
Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 12:45pmSunday, Aug 11, 2019 / 1:45pmSunday, Aug 18, 2019 / 1:45pmSaturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 12:45pmSunday, Aug 25, 2019 / 1:45pmSaturday, Aug 31, 2019 / 12:45pmSunday, Sep 1, 2019 / 1:45pmSaturday, Sep 7, 2019 / 12:45pm
BrickFair is the premiere LEGO fan experience! BrickFair hosts 1,000 of the most dedicated adult LEGO builders from across the USA, Canada, and Europe. See, touch, experience, learn and be inspired! Play with LEGO, play games for LEGO prizes! Enter the Derby race, jump in the moon bounce, try your hand at ring toss (or the much easier gold fish bowl game). Shop LEGO vendors, play LEGO bingo and celebrate LEGO!
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 10:00am-5:00pm (Afternoon Admission at 1:00pm)Sunday, Aug 4, 2019 / 10:00am-5:00pm (Afternoon Admission at 1:00pm)
A cultural historian and certified tour guide leads this two-hour walking tour of the murals and historic sites in the Greater U Street Historic District. Once called a “city within a city,” this neighborhood became a hub of commercial, intellectual and cultural life for African Americans at the turn of the 20th century. You’ll visit sites where important black leaders in the civil-rights movement, education, law and music made history, and you’ll see the murals that artists painted in remembrance of that heritage. You’ll also learn about those artists, the stories they tell about the neighborhood and the DC organizations who work to facilitate the creation and placement of these beautiful works of art.
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 1:00pmSunday, Aug 11, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Sep 7, 2019 / 1:00pmSunday, Sep 15, 2019 / 1:00pmSunday, Oct 6, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Oct 12, 2019 / 1:00pm
Former gang member, current comedian Shayne Smith is the winner of the 2015 Salt City Comedy Superstar contest and voted best Alternative Comedian of 2016 by City Weekly. Shayne explores the true horror stories of his life with his lighthearted surreal interpretations, proving that you can’t judge a book by its face-tattooed cover. You may have heard him on Dry Bar Comedy or co-hosting the comedy podcast Freaky Geeks. Always outgoing and overflowing with contagious positivity, Shayne Smith is someone you don’t want to miss!
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 9:45pm
Ally Theatre Company is proud to present the first show of our third season, Naomi Wallace’s The War Boys as directed by Matt Ripa. In their spare time three vigilantes, childhood friends, enjoy patrolling the U.S./Mexican border. But these youths soon learn that even the most guarded borders are permeable. When the lines between fantasy and reality become dangerously blurred, these young men are forced to decide what it means to be an American, and who has the right to belong.
Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Aug 11, 2019 / 4:00pmThursday, Aug 15, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Aug 16, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Aug 17, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Aug 17, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Aug 18, 2019 / 4:00pm
It’s happened to all of us before. You turn up at the venue for a comedy show only to find that it’s yet another speed dating event, exotic meat market, or ploy to steal your organs. That’s why here at Definitely Real Comedy, we have a 100% comedy guarantee. Certified humans telling real jokes, with microphones and everything. Don’t be fooled again. Ask your doctor about Definitely Real Comedy today.
Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019 / 7:30pmTuesday, Aug 20, 2019 / 7:30pm
A woman has been proposed for membership at a club. The exclusively, all-male, Explorers Club. In 1879, London. Are these men as progressive as they say they are? The prestigious Explorers Club is in crisis: their acting president wants to admit a woman, and their bartender is terrible. True, this female candidate is brilliant, beautiful, and has discovered a legendary Lost City, but the decision to let in a woman could shake the very foundation of the British Empire, and how do you make such a decision without a decent drink?
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 3:00pmSunday, Aug 4, 2019 / 3:00pm
Established 50 years before Washington, D.C. itself, Georgetown originated as a gritty port city on the banks of the Potomac River. Despite its modest beginnings, Georgetown eventually came to play host to some of the most expensive and desirable property in the District. Home to palatial mansions, elegant cemeteries, stately churches, and a world-class university, join DC Design Tours to explore the highlights of D.C.’s most exclusive neighborhood, with a focus on architecture and urban planning.
Some say that D.C. is America’s Paris — with similar urban layouts, the Capitol’s streets were actually designed by French-born American architect Pierre Charles L’Enfant. Experience this architecture, along with grandiose mansions and embassies, on a walking tour of Embassy Row and Dupont Circle. On this two-hour adventure, you’ll gaze at some of the most pristine properties in D.C. ranging in styles from Neoclassical to Beaux-Arts. At the same time, you’ll learn how the events that took place inside these places contributed to the nation’s development. Discussed sites include the Spanish Steps, the Woodrow Wilson House, the Sheridan Circle, Brewmaster’s Castle and plenty more.
The tragedy of Georgetown’s darker side encompasses the oldest neighborhood in D.C. with local legends and true crime events from its past. This is a tour about scandals, murder and tragedy. It is not a ghost tour, though we have a few spooky tales to share. In this evening walking tour, you will stroll the historic streets of Georgetown and hear long ago tales of tragedy, romance and lore. With its architecture, pedigree and ambiance, Georgetown is a lovely place to visit. However, the houses, churches and cemeteries of this tiny neighborhood are still haunted by their past. Come find out why! This tour is for adults only due to mature content.
Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019 / 8:30pmFriday, Aug 9, 2019 / 8:30pm
Ismo started his comedy career in 2002 in his home country of Finland. There, Ismo wrote and starred in two seasons of his own sitcom, Ismo. He filmed three DVD specials from 2008 to 2016, and has sold out numerous concert halls and theatres across the UK and Finland. He has been gaining attention at the biggest comedy festivals around the world, including Just For Laughs Montreal, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the New Zealand International Comedy Festival. Ismo made his US debut in 2014 at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood where he won the title of “The Funniest Person in the World.” In 2016, he moved to Los Angeles and performs regularly at the Laugh Factory, the Comedy and Magic Club, the Melrose Improv and the Ice House. He has appeared on NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly and became the first Finnish comedian to perform on Conan in 2018. Ismo’s clip from Conan has been viewed 45+ million times.
Thursday, Aug 8, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Aug 9, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Aug 9, 2019 / 10:00pmSaturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 9:30pm
It’s stand-up comedy with the city as your stage! A pro stand-up comedian is your guide to Washington DC in this unique tour. It’s a mostly-civilized, always fun view of the nation’s capital through the eyes of a jokester. The facts you’ll learn are true (sort of) but it’s really all about the jokes and the scenery. You’ll probably want to hire a babysitter for this tour — it’s recommended for ages 16 and over.
Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Aug 11, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Aug 17, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Aug 18, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Aug 25, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Aug 31, 2019 / 2:00pm
Jordan Raybould brings his comedy show to Shenanigan’s Irish Pub in Washington, DC, featuring professional, touring comedians based out of NYC. Jordan and his brother, Bret Raybould are two of the funniest comedians in the city. Together, they have created the popular YouTube channel The Raybould Brothers, which has been featured on Funny or Die, Huffington Post and at the top of all sorts of comedy subreddits. For the past several years, they’ve been touring up and down the East Coast as part of their NYC Comedy Invades series, performing in bars, coffee shops and small theaters — all unconventional independent venues. Their goal is to give you that comedy club side-splitting laughter without the comedy club prices. No matter the venue, they deliver.
Pennsylvania Avenue has been host to inaugurations, protests, and celebrations throughout our nation’s history. But the development of this grand boulevard, connecting the Capitol to the White House, is fraught with conflict and intrigue. Visit the White House front yard, walk Pennsylvania Ave, and learn how downtown Washington went from Murder Bay to America’s Main Street on the Presidental Neighborhood Tour. Tour kicks off at Lafayette Square at the General Rochambeau Statue.
Friday, Aug 9, 2019 / 11:00amFriday, Aug 23, 2019 / 11:00amFriday, Sep 6, 2019 / 11:00amFriday, Sep 20, 2019 / 11:00amFriday, Oct 4, 2019 / 11:00amFriday, Oct 18, 2019 / 11:00am
DC By Foot presents a walking tour featuring the Ghosts of Georgetown. Among the historic streets, manicured gardens and Victorian row houses of one of Washington, D.C.‘s finest neighborhoods lie deep, dark secrets about a forgotten past. Come along to hear about the ghosts and spirits that still haunt the nation’s capital … if you dare. You’ll hear a historian’s take on all of the curses, eerie coincidences and hauntings that make up the darker side of days gone by in this pre-Revolutionary town.
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Aug 4, 2019 / 8:00pmTuesday, Aug 6, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Aug 8, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 8:00pm
There’s only one thing that can save the earth from the clutches of evil and darkness: unscripted theater. Improv Saves the World is a medley of improv that includes performances by WIT’s company ensembles and special guests. Each show is headlined by a WIT ensemble like the ferocious ladies of Hellcat, proud weirdos of Nox!, and outlandish antics of Madeline. iMusical provides escape into the world of musical theater. Many curtains feature a performance of WIT’s interplanetary adventure Starship Odyssey, which will give audiences a dose of sci-fi. The crew of Starship Odyssey must travel 500 years in the past, to the year 2019, in an attempt to save the future. Starship Odyssey is a live summer blockbuster that spans centuries and star systems; that explores what it means to be human. Each night a new mission, that starts with your suggestion, but no one knows how it ends. Shows are held at Source, right in the heart of 14th St. NW.
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 9:30pmSunday, Aug 4, 2019 / 7:30pm
Michael Jons is a kind of expert safe-cracker — but instead of bank vaults, he manages to break inside something far more secure: the human brain. Any doubters need only attend his brilliant new show, Psychic Cabaret. During this lightning-paced performance, Jons astonishes the audience with his Sherlockian style of people-reading, his Svengali-like powers to persuade and, of course, his incredible ability to seemingly read the thoughts of total strangers. But the show’s highlight is the dazzling variety of psychic readings that Jons does, instantly and memorably, for lucky spectators. Be there for what NewTimes declared “one of the best date nights of all time.”
Sunday, Aug 4, 2019 / 5:30pmSunday, Aug 18, 2019 / 5:30pmSunday, Sep 8, 2019 / 5:30pmSunday, Sep 22, 2019 / 5:30pmSunday, Oct 6, 2019 / 5:30pmSunday, Oct 20, 2019 / 5:30pmSunday, Nov 3, 2019 / 5:30pmSunday, Nov 17, 2019 / 5:30pm
Join Meghan Hanson, certified international tour director, for an insider private tour of the Impressionism Collection at Washington, D.C.‘s National Gallery of Art. She’ll walk you through over 30 paintings, hitting museum highlights, historical show stoppers, and fan favorites of Impressionist painting. Behind each piece you will get a back story that will bring you more insight into the why these pieces have been chosen to represent Impressionism.
Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Aug 18, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Sep 8, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Sep 14, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Sep 22, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Oct 5, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Oct 13, 2019 / 2:00pm
Explore Washington’s most iconic landmarks through an architectural lens on a two hour walking tour of the National Mall. Take in the towering Washington Monument, sobering Vietnam Wall and awe-inspiring Lincoln Memorial while learning fro your expert guide about the designers and politicians that helped shape this monumental core of the nation’s capital. Hear stories of the history, heroes and hopes of the United States on a stroll through the heart of D.C. You’ll also see the White House, the WWII Memorial, and the Korean War Veterans Memorial on this informative walk.
Just try and stump the talented singer-piano duo on stage each night at Bobby McKey’s. Whether it’s Beyoncé or Beethoven, Jay Z or ZZ Top, Meatloaf or Mozart, these guys are sure to have it covered. DC’s only dueling piano bar hosts these entertaining and interactive shows, where the wait staff has been known to jump on stage to perform choreographed dance routines and where you and your friends are encouraged to get in on the action as well. Plus, Bobby McKey’s boasts a full bar with specialty drinks, beer on tap and plenty of snacks and sandwiches to order.
Friday, Aug 9, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Aug 16, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Aug 23, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Aug 30, 2019 / 8:00pm
Wreking Crue members are life-long fans of the infamous Motley Crue. As the time has come For the Crue to retire, so too has the time come for this Crue to continue the party, bringing the sound and atmosphere of a Motley Crue event to the local level. You may well never again see Motley Crue live, but with Wreking Crue you’ll be able to experience a highly energized and exciting event!
Friday, Aug 9, 2019 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:00pm)
Brookland has always been a middle-class community offering families a secure, neighborly home. Originally the farm of Colonial Jehial Brooks, the area developed as an early suburb northeast of downtown Washington following his death in 1886. Although early Brookland was mostly white — and mostly segregated in work, play and society — it always had black residents, many leaders in their field. When the Catholic University of America was established in the area in 1885, the numerous study houses, monasteries and convents that chose to locate nearby inspired the place name “Little Rome.” This stroll along Brookland’s tree-lined streets includes: The original Jehial Brooks mansion; the former home of Sterling Brown, considered the “Dean of African American Poets”; 12th Street — Brookland’s “Main Street” — which retains its 1920s look and feel; and the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America, home to beautiful gardens, an impressive Byzantine-style church, and replicas of Christian pilgrimage sites in Israel. At the monastery, participants can opt to either stay on for a docent-led tour of the church (or simply stay to explore on the building and grounds on their own) or discover a few more neighborhood sites with the guide and concluding back at the walk start point.
In this compelling play from MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grant recipient Samuel D. Hunter, uncertainty and instability are in the air. Four years earlier, Bryan abandoned his labor of love, a newspaper for truckers that he founded with his friends. Now he’s returned to small-town Idaho with no word of where he’s been, and everything has changed. One friend is gone, the other — his former lover — has traded idealism for realism, and their new-ish co-worker is emotionally invested in a paper now filled with personal ads instead of perspectives. Hunter’s play is a “compassionate, gently-hued drama about lonely lives” (The New York Times) desperately searching for a renewed faith in humanity.
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 2:00pm Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 7:30pm
Experience the DC Comedy Showcase in Adams Morgan, D.C. at Comedy Club DC. The showroom and tavern will have you feeling fresh and ready to kick back for the best laughs. Laugh Buzz Comedy hosts nationally touring comedians and showcases the hottest local comedians. Talent from HBO, Showtime and Comedy Central are known to drop in on any given night. Bask in the cool atmosphere, enjoy friendly and attentive staff, and listen to famous comedy in a range of styles. It’s the perfect idea for D.C. date night, meeting new people, or just a fun night on the town.
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 9:00pmFriday, Aug 9, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 9:00pmFriday, Aug 16, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Aug 17, 2019 / 9:00pmFriday, Aug 23, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 9:00pmFriday, Aug 30, 2019 / 9:00pm
A lighthearted antidote to the craziness of Washington, The Capitol Steps are a comedy institution (imagine a kinder, gentler Veep — with songs!). And since they perform in the heart of D.C., you can go for a post-show stroll through the Mall and take in the sights while you relive your favorite jokes.
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Aug 9, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 7:30pm
Venture into some of Washington’s most diverse residential areas in this off-the-beaten-path tour of the Columbia Heights and Adams Morgan neighborhoods. From D.C. socialites to civil rights activists, Northwest Washington has been host to castles, embassies, temples, protests and almost the Lincoln Memorial. This walking tour begins at D.C.’s Meridian Hill Park.
Monday, Aug 5, 2019 / 10:00amMonday, Aug 19, 2019 / 10:00amMonday, Sep 16, 2019 / 10:00amMonday, Oct 7, 2019 / 10:00amMonday, Oct 21, 2019 / 10:00am
Join Fiona for a private tour to see some of Washington, DC’s most recognizable sculptures in the Hirshhorn collection found outside in the beautiful, sunken Sculpture Garden. The Sculpture Garden includes sculptures by Auguste Rodin, Alberto Giacometti, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Beverly Pepper, Jeff Koons, and Yoko Ono. This walking tour will share the stories behind the sculptures and the museum’s founding while strolling through one of the most beautiful sculpture gardens on the Mall. This tour is outdoors, and does not go into the museum. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is one of the most unique museums on the National Mall, filled with modern and contemporary art, houses more than 5,000 paintings and 3,000 sculptures. The uniquely recognizable, round building was designed by Gordon Bunshaft as a modern sculpture, and was opened in 1974.
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, Aug 17, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, Aug 31, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, Sep 7, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, Sep 14, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, Sep 21, 2019 / 9:30am
Founded in 1965, Blues Alley is the nation’s oldest operating jazz supper club, having showcased such internationally renowned artists as Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, Grover Washington Jr., Ramsey Lewis, Charlie Byrd, Maynard Ferguson and Eva Cassidy. Located in the heart of historic Georgetown in an 18th century red brick carriage house, Blues Alley offers a unique and intimate ambiance, reminiscent of the jazz clubs of the 1920s and ’30s. Go for just the music and drinks, or make it an evening and choose from authentic Creole cuisine, steak and seafood dishes.
Monday, Aug 5, 2019 / 10:00pm (Shannon Gunn's Firebird Trio - Trombone/Keys/Drums)Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019 / 10:00pm (Sirius Company Featuring Scooby & Ms. Kim - GoGo Soul)Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019 / 10:00pm (Jackiem Joyner - Sax/Smooth)Thursday, Aug 8, 2019 / 10:00pm (Jazzy Blu - Jazz/Funk/Soul)Monday, Aug 12, 2019 / 10:00pm (Imani-Grace Cooper - Jazz Vocals)Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019 / 10:00pm (Traci Braxton - Vocals)Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019 / 10:00pm (Sara Gazarek - Jazz Vocals - "Release Party")Monday, Aug 19, 2019 / 10:00pm (Paul Bailey Quartet - Trumpet)
Stories of the world come alive at the Newseum, where you can go behind the scenes to experience how and why news is made. See some of the final photographs of the only journalist who died covering the 9/11 attacks, witness the epic struggle of the civil rights movement in the ‘60s, marvel at a comprehensive collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs and hear never-before-told stories from the journalists and photographers who stood on the front lines of history. This high-tech museum features seven levels of galleries and exhibits, including the Berlin Wall Gallery, which features eight 12-foot-high sections of the actual wall and a three-story East German guard tower. There are also theaters, retail spaces and visitor services where you can explore electronic news, unique artifacts, photojournalism, news history and world news. And, since there’s so much to see, your ticket is good for two consecutive days. Take your time and see half the first day, then return the next day to catch what you missed.
Sunday, Aug 4, 2019 / 10:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Monday, Aug 5, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Thursday, Aug 8, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Friday, Aug 9, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Sunday, Aug 11, 2019 / 10:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)
Award-winning magicians Brian Curry and Barry Wood will help make your weekend outrageously fun with this show, loaded with laughs and audience participation. Kids will be entertained and parents will be amazed at this entertaining hour-long magic show at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC.
Sunday, Aug 4, 2019 / NoonSunday, Aug 4, 2019 / 3:00pmSunday, Aug 25, 2019 / 3:00pm
A trip to an art museum can be overwhelming. What do you focus on? What are the must-see pieces? Professional museum tour guide Stephen Mead takes you through the National Gallery of Art’s highlights, historical showstoppers and fan favorites. He’ll stop to discuss each piece’s symbols, stories and background. Mead lived in London until about six years ago, where he led exhibit tours of the Victoria and Albert Museum and gave talks for the U.K. National Arts Collection Fund. Since moving to D.C., he has combined his love of museums with his professional storytelling skills, making his tours both educational and enjoyable. Mead is a Washington, D.C. certified tour guide and part of the team at Adventures for Creative Tourists, which specializes in private tours of the arts, culture, and historically inspired sites.
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 1:00pmFriday, Aug 9, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 1:00pmFriday, Aug 16, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, Aug 17, 2019 / 1:00pmFriday, Aug 23, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 9:30am
City Winery strives to deliver the best culinary and cultural experience to D.C. denizens who are passionate about wine, food and music. Combining a fully functioning winery with intimate concerts, food and wine classes, and beyond, City Winery has created a compelling mix for its sophisticated clientele of foodies, and active cultural patrons — bringing the wine country experience to the middle of a large city.
Sunday, Aug 4, 2019 / 7:30pm (Oweleo Lysette)Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019 / 7:30pm (Angela Johnson w/ Kenny Wesley)Thursday, Aug 8, 2019 / 8:00pm (Laurin Talese)Friday, Aug 9, 2019 / 8:00pm (Bumper Jacksons)Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 8:00pm (BJ Barham (of American Aquarium))Sunday, Aug 11, 2019 / 7:30pm (Legendary Shack Shakers w/ J.D. Pinkus)Sunday, Aug 11, 2019 / 8:00pm (Nappy Roots)Friday, Aug 16, 2019 / 8:30pm (Danger Bird - the Music of Neil Young in the Wine Garden)
Comedy legends The Second City return to the Kennedy Center with America; It’s Complicated! an all-new, all-hilarious show that reaches way, way across the aisle for non-stop equal opportunity laughs. From searing social satire to poking fun at pop culture, you won’t want to miss Second City’s hallmark mashup of sketch comedy, world famous improv and original music. No two shows are ever the same!
Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Aug 7, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Aug 8, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 9:00pmSunday, Aug 11, 2019 / 7:00pm
With its rousing melody and powerful lyrics, there’s no question that the song “Amazing Grace” is an uplifting, spiritual classic. And it comes as no surprise that the road towards its creation would be paved with romance, rebellion and redemption. Now, you can discover the inspiring true story behind one of the world’s most beloved songs with the all-new musical, Amazing Grace. Follow John Newton, a willful and musically talented Englishman who finds himself torn between following in the footsteps of his slave trader father or embracing the more compassionate views of his childhood sweetheart. Accompanied by his slave Thomas, John embarks on a harrowing journey that not only leads to a transformative moment of self-reckoning, but a blazing anthem of hope and freedom. Experience this soaring, musical saga at Museum of the Bible World Stage Theater in Washington, D.C.
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 2:00pm (Museum Admission at Noon)Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 7:00pm (Museum Admission at 3:00pm)Sunday, Aug 4, 2019 / 2:00pm (Museum Admission at Noon)Friday, Aug 9, 2019 / 2:00pm (Museum Admission at Noon)Friday, Aug 9, 2019 / 7:00pm (Museum Admission at 3:00pm)Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 2:00pm (Museum Admission at Noon)Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 7:00pm (Museum Admission at 3:00pm)Sunday, Aug 11, 2019 / 2:00pm (Museum Admission at Noon)
Kick back, relax, order a drink, chill out to some music and enjoy the enticing views of the nation’s capital on this one-hour Potomac River cruise. You can stroll the outdoor decks or take in the sights from the climate-controlled interior cabins on one of two afternoon day trips. Perfect for a weekend gathering with friends, an outing with the kids or an intimate date, this cruise offers smooth sailing as you glide past the famous historic landmarks of our nation’s capital. There’s a full on-board bar with snacks and drinks for purchase, and the ship departs from and returns to the Washington Marina on the Southwest Waterfront, a short walk from The Wharf and the Tidal Basin.
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 5:00pm Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 6:30pmSaturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 5:00pm Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 / 5:00pm Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 / 6:30pmSaturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 5:00pm Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 / 5:00pm Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 / 6:30pm
Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award-winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with irresistible songs like “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.” The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children’s Theater in Hagerstown invites you and your family on this magical journey that includes dinner before the show!
Friday, Aug 9, 2019 / Dinner at 6:00pm (Show Starts at 7:45pm)Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 / Dinner at 6:00pm (Show Starts at 7:45pm)Friday, Aug 23, 2019 / Dinner at 6:00pm (Show Starts at 7:45pm)Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 / Dinner at 6:00pm (Show Starts at 7:45pm)
Figaro, Figaro, Figaro! One of the world’s most recognizable tunes from opera’s most beloved comedy. A wily barber aids the captivating Count Almaviva in wooing the vivacious Rosina right from under her cantankerous guardian’s nose. Uproariously funny, The Barber of Seville brims with sensational music, high-flying vocal fireworks, and some of opera’s most famous arias as its story twists and turns in the quest for love.
Those popular singles “swiping” apps come to life at this speed-dating party, where you’ll spend a few minutes chatting with each guy or gal to get an instant impression, before it’s on to the next. Plus, there’s nothing like face-to-face interaction to see if there’s really a spark. A relaxed mix-and-mingle with a cash bar follows the event in Old Town Alexandria, then, 48 hours later, the hosts will email you a link to the online system, where you can message your favorite people from the party, without anyone’s personal contact info being revealed. It’s a fun, safe way to meet tons of new people in the shortest time possible.
Kimberly Congdon is a comedian and actress residing in Los Angeles. She has appeared on Comedy Central’s Roast Battle, along with several stand up showcases appearances all across the U.S. Furthermore, she has been a guest on several elite Podcasts like The Joe Rogan Experience, Getting Doug with High, Kill Tony and more.
Friday, Aug 9, 2019 / 7:00pm (Doors at 6:30pm)Friday, Aug 9, 2019 / 9:00pm (Doors at 8:40pm)Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 7:00pm (Doors at 6:30pm)Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 9:00pm (Doors at 8:40pm)
Tone Bell most recently starred opposite Nina Dobrev in CBS’s prime time comedy FAM. The show focused on what happens when a woman’s dreams of an upstanding life with her new fiancé and his upstanding family are crushed after her wild and irresponsible younger half-sister comes to live with her to escape their train-wreck of a father. The show was created by Corinne Kingsbury and produced by Aaron Kaplan. Tone Bell also starred opposite Kathy Bates in Netflix’s original comedy series DISJOINTED. He has starred in several other half-hour comedy series: TRUTH BE TOLD,BAD JUDGE and WHITNEY for NBC. As an accomplished stand-up comic who tours nationwide, Tone filmed his first one hour comedy special for Showtime, TONE BELL: CAN’T CANCEL THIS. He can be seen starring alongside Issa Rae, Regina Hall and Marsai Martin in the movie Little, produced by Will Packer. Tone can also be seen starring opposite Nina Dobrev, Vanessa Hudgens, Rob Corddry, and Adam Pally in LD Entertainment’s DOG DAYS. His character Jimmy, a former NFL player-turned-TV host is looking for more in his life and relying on his furry friend for support. Tone is originally from Atlanta and currently resides in Los Angeles.
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 9:00pm
Led by All-Ireland flute and whistle champion Joanie Madden, this female supergroup is one of the top traditional Celtic ensembles in the world. These ladies offer a spectacular blend of virtuosic musicianship, vocal harmonies, captivating arrangements, and exhilarating step dancing in a performance The New York Times hails as “passionate, tender, and rambunctious.” The group’s ability to take the best of Irish traditional music and dance and put it forth in an immensely entertaining show has won them acclaim across the globe, including a Grammy nod and gigs at the White House and the Olympics … not to mention having a street named after them in the Bronx!
With its poignant story and catchy Caribbean-flavored score, Once On This Island Jr. is a highly original theatrical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s popular fairy tale The Little Mermaid, and the Tony-nominated Broadway musical by the legendary writing team Ahrens and Flaherty. Through almost nonstop song and dance, this full-hearted musical tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. When Daniel is returned to his people, the fantastical gods who rule the island guide Ti Moune on a quest that will test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred and even death. See Once On This Island Jr. at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in the D.C. area.
Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 2:00pm Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 7:00pm
This classic coming-of-age tale follows Jane Hawkins, an orphan who longs for adventure, as she is swept up on a wild hunt for buried treasure with a ruthless band of buccaneers. Along the way, Jane’s bravery, morality, and sense of self are put to the test as she learns about her past and the path she wants to follow. Synetic’s athletic artists will bring their signature brand of bold theatricality to sword fights and high-seas battles with notorious pirates in a daring and modern adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s tale of “buccaneers and buried gold.” All ages are welcome!
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Aug 4, 2019 / 2:00pmWednesday, Aug 7, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Aug 8, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Aug 9, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Aug 11, 2019 / 2:00pmWednesday, Aug 14, 2019 / 8:00pm
Spice up your summer at Signature’s Summer Cabarets! See seven great acts over three weeks in the intimate ARK Theatre: Broadway, jazz, Motown and more, sung by talented performers from the DC area and beyond.
Sunday, Aug 4, 2019 / 2:00pm (Joe Coleman: No Boundaries)
There’s a reason Loretta Lynn is a country icon. Funny and feisty but unafraid to look sadness in the face, the Coal Miner’s Daughter has always been a complete entertainer. And this tribute show is a complete night out, serving up her greatest hits and duets plus a buffet dinner.