Professional museum tour guide Stephen Mead takes you through the National Gallery of Art’s East Building, where you’ll explore modern and contemporary art during this two-hour tour. He’ll walk you and talk you through the stories of Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keefe, Claude Monet, Henri Matisse, Jackson Pollack, and Andy Warhol. View 40-plus pieces of modern art and learn what the message of each might be and get to know the artists behind them. Mead lived in London for several years, where he led exhibit tours of the Victoria and Albert Museum and gave talks for the UK National Arts Collection Fund. Since moving to DC, he has combined his love of museums with his professional storytelling skills, making his tours both educational and enjoyable.
Sunday, Sep 29, 2019 / 2:00pm Sunday, Oct 27, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Nov 24, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Dec 29, 2019 / 2:00pm
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, Sep 28, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, Oct 5, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, Oct 12, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, Nov 9, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, Nov 16, 2019 / 9:30am
Drafthouse Comedy Presents Attack of the Comics: DC’s longest running Stand-up Open Mic. We showcase the real. Seasoned Comics need to work things out. Young Comics need to work things out. Sometimes these Comics collide on the same stage. Come to our new show, on Friday Night’s, and get this work! Attack or The Comics, Join the Rebellion, and do something different.
Friday, Oct 4, 2019 / 10:45pmFriday, Oct 11, 2019 / 10:45pm Friday, Oct 18, 2019 / 10:45pmFriday, Oct 25, 2019 / 10:45pm
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, Oct 5, 2019 / 12:45pmSunday, Oct 6, 2019 / 1:45pmSaturday, Oct 12, 2019 / 12:45pmSunday, Oct 13, 2019 / 1:45pmSaturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 12:45pmSunday, Oct 20, 2019 / 1:45pmSaturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 12:45pmSunday, Oct 27, 2019 / 1:45pm
This tour takes visitors through the political core of Washington, D.C. — from the original L’Enfant city plan to the tumultuous construction of the Capitol and grounds, the rise of the magnificent Beaux Arts Library of Congress and imposing Supreme Court, and into the present day. Prolific designers like Thomas Jefferson, Robert Mills, Frederick Law Olmsted and Daniel Burnham will feature prominently. Controversy, chaos and red tape abound in this walking tour from DC Design Tours, a treat for architecture and history enthusiasts.
Monday, Sep 30, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Oct 12, 2019 / 2:00pmMonday, Oct 14, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 2:00pmMonday, Oct 28, 2019 / 11:00am
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.
Sunday, Sep 29, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, Oct 6, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, Oct 13, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, Oct 20, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, Oct 27, 2019 / 10:00am
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.
Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Oct 12, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 11:00am
By day, Capitol Hill is one of Washington, D.C.‘s busiest neighborhoods, with locals, tourists and powerbrokers alike strolling the streets of this historic area. But as the sun sets, a different, eerier vibe starts to take over. Who is that shadowy sentry in front of the Supreme Court? What’s the story behind the “whisper spot” in the Capitol? And why should you never step foot in Statuary Hall on New Year’s Eve? You’ll find out the answers to these questions and more on this decidedly unnerving — and historical — walk.
Friday, Oct 4, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Oct 5, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Oct 11, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Oct 12, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Oct 18, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Oct 25, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 7:30pm
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.
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 / 8:30pmFriday, Oct 4, 2019 / 8:30pmSaturday, Oct 5, 2019 / 8:30pmFriday, Oct 11, 2019 / 8:30pmSaturday, Oct 12, 2019 / 8:30pm
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.
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, 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, Sep 28, 2019 / 8:00pmTuesday, Oct 1, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Oct 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Oct 5, 2019 / 8:00pmTuesday, Oct 8, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Oct 10, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Oct 12, 2019 / 8:00pm
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, Oct 5, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Oct 13, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Dec 15, 2019 / 2:00pm
Washington’s best loved museums line the East side of the National Mall, laid out between the Capitol Building and the Washington Monument. Called the “Nation’s Attic,” the Smithsonian Institution is one of the largest museum complexes in the world, with 30 million annual visitors, 19 museums, and over 150 million items in the collection. Each unique building is an architectural landmark all it’s own. On this tour, explore how the Smithsonian Institution has shaped the fabric of the National Mall since 1855.
Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Oct 19, 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.
Friday, Oct 4, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Oct 11, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Oct 18, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Oct 25, 2019 / 7:00pm
Chills, thrills and intriguing mysteries crowd the haunted and historic homes of Washington’s Lafayette Park in this tour presented by Washington Walks. Violent quarrels, vicious attacks, murder, suicide — there’s a lot going on in this seven-acre stretch of the city. On this eerie tour, you’ll see the homes of Navy hero Stephen Decatur, as well as man of letters Henry Adams and his troubled wife Clover. Relive the fateful night of April 14, 1865, when the grim reaper stalked more than Abraham Lincoln. The tour begins at the house considered the most haunted home in the city: The Octagon. While this walk does not include interior visits to any of the buildings featured, the stories behind them will leave you happy to simply view them from the outside.
Friday, Oct 4, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Oct 5, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Oct 11, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Oct 12, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Oct 18, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Oct 25, 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, Sep 28, 2019 / 9:00pm Friday, Oct 4, 2019 / 9:00pm Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 / 9:00pm Friday, Oct 11, 2019 / 9:00pm Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 / 9:00pm Friday, Oct 18, 2019 / 9:00pm Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 9:00pm Friday, Oct 25, 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.
Friday, Oct 4, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Oct 11, 2019 / 7:30pm
It’s a match made in hell—a mad barber who’ll slit your throat, and “mystery meat” pies sold cheap next door. Put them together, and you’ve got Sweeney Todd, a delightfully horrific tale of obsession and revenge. There’s no mystery meat on the buffet menu, though! You’ll get a selection of warm, tasty and fresh food.
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 / 7:45pm (Dinner at 6:00pm)Friday, Oct 11, 2019 / 7:45pm (Dinner at 6:00pm)Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 / 7:45pm (Dinner at 6:00pm)Friday, Oct 18, 2019 / 7:45pm (Dinner at 6:00pm)Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 7:45pm (Dinner at 6:00pm)Friday, Oct 25, 2019 / 7:45pm (Dinner at 6:00pm)
On the Politics & Pints Capitol Hill Tour, you’ll explore the historic Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Discover the birthplace of American government while seeing iconic landmarks and learning fascinating history on this two-hour walking tour. Cap it all off by grabbing a drink in the city’s oldest commercial district.
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, Oct 5, 2019 / 10:00amSaturday, Oct 12, 2019 / 10:00amSaturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 10:00amSaturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 10:00amSaturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 10:00amSaturday, Nov 9, 2019 / 10:00amSaturday, Nov 16, 2019 / 10:00amSaturday, Nov 23, 2019 / 10:00am
Take a quirky tour of one of the most historic — and underrated —buildings and museums in Washington, D.C. with Smithsonian American Art Adventures. You’ll dive into American history through art while your guide regales you with amazing tales of the power players who shaped the country. At the same time, you’ll be taking in one of the world’s largest collections of art.
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.
Two of the capitol’s most incredible illusionists battle for the title of Washington D.C.‘s Favorite Magician in Catch Me: A Magic Duel. Witness professional magic masters Ryan Phillips and Mark Phillips as they go head-to-head in a contest where the audience will select which styles of magic are performed. The crowd also gets to judge the performance and decide who will go home with the coveted Golden Wand Award. Staged at the historic Mayflower Renaissance Washington, DC, this fun, awe-inspiring event is not a children’s magic show and is intended for those age 15 or older.
Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 / 5:00pmSaturday, Oct 5, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Oct 12, 2019 / 5:00pmSaturday, Oct 12, 2019 / 8:00pm
Sheila E. was handpicked by Prince to be his protegé and it’s easy to see why. There’s no other artist quite like her—this Queen of Percussion plays the timbales (drums), sings and dances. Every show crackles with energy, but has the casual feel of an epic jam session with friends, so be prepared to get on your feet and groove!
Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)
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, Sep 29, 2019 / 10:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Monday, Sep 30, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Friday, Oct 4, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Sunday, Oct 6, 2019 / 10:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)
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, Sep 28, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Oct 5, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Oct 12, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Nov 9, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Nov 16, 2019 / 1:00pm
The hit musical Hamilton made history on Broadway and now it’s time to discover the Ten Dollar Founding Father’s connections to the nation’s capital. On this Washington Walk, you’ll see sites associated with the historic moments depicted in the musical, and learn about “the Lancelot of the revolutionary set,” Marquis de Lafayette and D.C.‘s own association with the “Ten Duel Commandments.” Fittingly enough, you’ll finish the political and musical journey close to The Hamilton restaurant and bar, where you can quench your thirst with a Hamilton Mule and the toast the orphan immigrant-turned-legendary historical figure.
Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, Oct 6, 2019 / 10:00amSaturday, Oct 12, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, Oct 13, 2019 / 10:00amSaturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, Oct 20, 2019 / 10:00amSaturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, Oct 27, 2019 / 10:00am
Sad & Boujee- An Emo meets Trap Rap Dance Party! SPINNING: Drake • My Chemical Romance • Post Malone • Panic At The Disco • Cardi B • Fall Out Boy • Lil Uzi Vert • Taking Back Sunday • Future • Paramore • MIGOS • New Found Glory • Young Jeezy • Good Charlotte • Gucci Mane • Jimmy Eat World • 2 Chainz • The Used • Kayne West • Saves The Day • Lil Peep • Bowling For Soup • 21 Savage • Simple Plan • G-Eazy • Mayday Parade • Nicki Manaj • Blink 182 • Fetty Wap • The Wonder Years • 3oh3! • Travis Scott • The Killers + more. Mixed by: GROTZY VERSACE
Ever been told you’ve got a great speaking voice? If you’re interested in breaking into the growing world of voice acting for documentaries, cartoons, commercials and more, this popular introductory seminar is a great first step. Learn from an experienced professional what a professional voice demo sounds like, how to avoid common mistakes and what types are most in demand. Plus, you’ll even get to record your own mock commercial script under the direction of the instructor-producer. Filled with practical advice rather than bogus “get rich quick” secrets, Getting Paid to Talk could be your first step towards an exciting new career, or just a fun and fascinating glimpse inside a unique industry.
Why did America’s most popular actor assassinate the president? And how did he accomplish it? Capital Photo History Tours takes you into the mind — and the footsteps — of John Wilkes Booth as he stalked President Abraham Lincoln before murdering him at the end of the Civil War. The two-hour tour moves from the White House to Ford’s Theater, stopping at many points in between. Tour guide Rick Snider will have some special insights into this subject … he’s a distant relative both of Booth and of Booth’s co-conspirator Mary Surratt!
Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 / 10:00amSaturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 10:00am
One of Washington D.C.‘s most famous historical events, the assassination of President Lincoln comes to life on the city streets. This History on Foot walking tour is led by an actor in costume, sharing little-known facts and moment-by-moment commentary about the events of April 14 and 15, 1865. Starting outside of Ford’s Theatre, you’ll hear all about the moments leading up to Lincoln’s shooting as he and his wife watched the night’s performance. You’ll then visit a number of historical sites, ending up at the White House. As you walk, a guide portraying the detective who was on duty the night of the crime will give details about the assassination conspiracy, how the crime was carried out, and the simultaneous efforts to save Lincoln’s life and find the person who pulled the trigger.
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 / 10:15amSaturday, Oct 5, 2019 / 10:15amSaturday, Oct 12, 2019 / 10:15amSaturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 10:15amSaturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 10:15am
Ever been told you have a great voice? From audio books and cartoons to documentaries, commercials, and more, this class will introduce you to the growing field of voice over. Today, the range of voices hired has grown dramatically from the days of announcers. Learn what the pros look for, how to prepare, and where to find work in your area! We’ll discuss industry pros and cons and play samples from working voice professionals. In addition, you’ll have an opportunity to record a short professional script under the direction of your instructor. This seminar is lots of fun, realistic, and a great first step for anyone interested in the voice over field. Getting Paid To Talk is a two-hour upbeat and realistic introduction to voice-overs, also known as voice acting. During the seminar, your instructor will discuss: The different types of voice-overs, What it’s like to work in the studio, Voice types that are in demand, Where to look for work opportunities close to you, Effective demo development and examples Industry pros and cons, Everyone in the class will also have an opportunity to record a short Voice Over for playback at the end of class. Your instructor will also be more than happy to offer you some basic voice feedback at the completion of the class. Space is limited for this great introductory seminar on how to get paid to talk, so register today!
Conductor David Neely makes his debut as the UMD Symphony Orchestra’s (UMSO) new music director with Antonín Dvořák’s cheerful Symphony No. 8. The concert will also feature Jennifer Higdon’s blue cathedral, a cathartic and uplifting work the American composer wrote in memory of her younger brother, and Overture No. 3 from Ludwig van Beethoven’s only opera, Leonore, later known as Fidelio. UMSO showcases the orchestral program with uncompromising attention to musical excellence. It pushes the boundaries of the orchestral experience and presents innovative and electrifying performances of orchestral repertoire both modern and classic.
Dr. Victor Frankenstein VII, his wife Liz, and their daughter Vicky cordially invite you to Castle Frankenstein for the annual convention of the Multinational Association of Deranged Scientists (MADS). The family has an interesting evening planned, including a presentation by special guest Professor Lawrence Talbot entitled “Mating Habits of the Common North American Werewolf.” Be sure to wear your lab coat, because things may get messy—and don’t be surprised if murder is on the agenda! Preceded by a buffet meal.
Friday, Oct 4, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, Oct 5, 2019 / 6:00pm
August Wilson’s classic American drama set in segregated Pittsburgh in the 1950s, Fences depicts the life of Troy Maxson, a former Negro League baseball star now scraping by as a sanitation worker. A towering figure facing thwarted aspirations, Troy attempts to assert control in his life through his relationships with his wife and son. But even as he takes responsibility for their safety and well-being, he betrays them each in ways that will forever alter their lives. Part of August Wilson’s 10-play Century Cycle, Fences explores the walls we build around ourselves and our loved ones, while also illuminating one family’s struggles in a racist society. Craig Wallace (A Christmas Carol, Death of a Salesman) and Erika Rose (Mosaic Theater Company’s Queens Girl in Africa, Woolly Mammoth’s An Octoroon) play the roles of Troy and Rose Maxson. The production will be directed by Timothy Douglas, one of the foremost interpreters of Wilson’s work.
Sunday, Sep 29, 2019 / 7:30pmTuesday, Oct 1, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Oct 3, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Oct 4, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Oct 5, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Oct 5, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Oct 6, 2019 / 2:00pmTuesday, Oct 8, 2019 / 7:30pm
This two-hander explores the author’s real experience working for Francis Biddle at his home in Washington, DC from 1967-1968. Judge Biddle, Former Attorney General of the United States under Franklin Roosevelt and Chief Judge of the American Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, is notoriously hard on his staff as he tries to cement his legacy. Can the old, Philadelphia aristocrat and his young, Canadian assistant bridge the generational divide and come to understand one another in this “comic and touching” play (The New York Times)?
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Oct 3, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Oct 10, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Oct 17, 2019 / 7:30pm
To kick off the 30th anniversary season, Signature Theatre produces our 30th Sondheim musical with the daring and darkly funny Tony Award®-winning musical exposé – Assassins. From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, nine would-be and successful presidential assassins inspire each other to pull the trigger and change their worlds in a perverse, wry and thrillingly entertaining vaudeville. Directed by Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer, a cast of Signature favorites including Nova Y. Payton, Tracy Lynn Olivera, Evan Casey, Bobby Smith and others explore Sondheim’s stunning music and sardonic lyrics in a fascinating examination of the twisted American Dream.
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, Oct 1, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)Tuesday, Nov 5, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)Tuesday, Dec 3, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)Tuesday, Dec 17, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)
Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ’em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that’s anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know – the original storybook heroines have come to life to set the record straight. Disenchanted won the Outer Critics Circle Award for “Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical,” has played to sold-out houses around the globe, and now Creative Cauldron presents the regional premiere.
Friday, Oct 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Oct 6, 2019 / 2:00pm
Everyone loves a ghost story. This is your chance to be part of one! What better way to celebrate the Halloween season than to join mentalist Michael Jons after dark in the underground vault at Ivy Hill Cemetery for his fun and interactive new show. We’re not exactly sure what may happen when we attempt to contact the spirit world, but we can promise it’ll be a spooky good time! This event is not recommended for those who are claustrophobic, pregnant, have a heart or back problem or are under the age of 14. The hourlong performance takes place outdoors, underground in a real cemetery vault.
Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Oct 12, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Oct 18, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Oct 25, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Nov 1, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 7:30pm
Born and raised in Los Angeles, London Brown is one of L.A.‘s hottest up and coming comedians. In his first two years as a comedian, London Brown hit some of the most legendary stages. Those stages include the The Comedy Union, The Improv, The Comedy Store and Gotham Comedy Club. He was also the winner of the first ever Robin Harris Rising Star award as well as Best International Comedian for 2013 Black Comedy awards in the U.K. He has shared stages with Katt Williams, Tony Rock and Kevin Hart. London is not only known for his stand-up comedy, but he’s also known for playing the leading role of “D” on FUSE Network’s first ever scripted show, The Hustle. He is currently one of the hosts on the online radio program The Nika Simone Show. And now starring on the HBO series called Ballers, playing the character of Fat Reggie.
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 / 7:00pm (Enter through Safari)Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 / 9:30pm (Enter through Safari)
Every week, nine teenage girls on a soccer team meet to warm up. Their conversations — filled with attitude, anxiety and hope — humorously tackle the large and small challenges of their approaching adult lives. Written by Sarah DeLappe.
The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra’s 2019-2020 season opens with a program that explores war and peace and the curiosity of conversation. Starting with a grandly spunky overture from Wagner’s well-loved and only comedic opera, Die Meistersinger, the concert features three virtuosic soloists on violin, cello and piano in Beethoven’s inspired Triple Concerto. In the second half the Imaginary Symphony, composed of four movements by four different artists, depicts visions of pastoral beauty juxtaposed with a war march and a call for peace. This concert commemorates the 75th anniversary year of the D-Day invasion. ASO musician Gene Pohl’s father, Lionel Semiatin, composed Tidbit #1 while fighting on the battlefield at Normandy.
Set in Poland in the 17th century when its influence and power in Europe had waned, Life is a Dream explores tyranny, fate, and free will. Weaving together the stories of Segismundo, who was imprisoned at birth by his father King Basilio to prevent the fulfillment of a prophecy, and Rosaura, who acts to restore her honor and control her destiny, this famous Spanish Golden Age drama addresses the universal question: “Who is the master of one’s fate?"
Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Oct 4, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Oct 10, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Oct 11, 2019 / 8:00pm
In 1970, iconic drummer and activist Max Roach organized the collective known as M’Boom; a unique unit of percussionists on marimba, xylophone, tympani, vibes, bells, gongs, drum sets, and even a musical saw. For one night only, original M’Boom member Joe Chambers gathers three of today’s best percussionists—Ray Mantilla, Warren I. Smith, and Bobby Sanabria, along with the 16-piece Moving Pictures Orchestra and vocalist Mavis Swan Poole—for a lively performance.
“O Fortuna!” Carmina Burana’s towering first movement rolls in like thunder, announcing a celebration of spring, the humor of life in the tavern, and the joys and sorrows of love. Although the words were written by medieval monks, Orff’s outrageous cantata is an unstoppable force brimming with decadent debauchery. Under the baton of Maestro Gianandrea Noseda, the Orchestra is joined by two choruses and three remarkable singers for a symphonic experience sacred and profane.
It’s another day in another southern country-fried town … but something’s missing. All the Black residents have mysteriously disappeared! With unexpected holes left in the town’s daily operations, a whirlwind of panic rushes through the town, moving the remaining residents to recognize how much their Black neighbors contribute to the town’s vitality. A reverse minstrel show, Ward’s 1965 script provides a comedic and pointed commentary on systemic racism that still bears relevance today.
Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 / 8:00pm (Preview)Sunday, Oct 6, 2019 / 2:00pm (Preview)Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 / 8:00pm (Preview)Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019 / 8:00pm (Preview)Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 / 8:00pm (Preview)Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Oct 13, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Oct 17, 2019 / 8:00pm
Join Jonah Ray from Netflix’s Mystery Science Theater 3000 as he showcases a bizarre film to watch and talk over with his funny friends. Ray most recently hosted the longtime cult classic, Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return for Netflix. In addition, Ray recently wrapped the second season of his SeeSo show, Hidden America, a mock travel show that follows him on his misadventures from city to city. Previously, Ray co-hosted a weekly comedy show with Kumail Nanjiani called The Meltdown, which was acclaimed as one of the best comedy shows in Los Angeles by the LA Weekly. The show was so successful that it turned into a critically praised TV show for Comedy Central that aired for three seasons in which Ray both hosted and executive produced. Additionally, Jonah is a co-host of The Nerdist Podcast, and has a Comedy Central Half Hour stand-up special. Jonah can be seen in fun roles on IFC’s Maron, Comedy Central’s Big Time in Hollywood, FX’s The League and most recently Stan Against Evil for Starz.
Jonah Ray most recently hosted the longtime cult classic, Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return, for Netflix. In addition, Ray recently wrapped the second season of his SeeSo show, Hidden America, a mock travel show that follows him on his misadventures from city to city. Previously, Ray co-hosted a weekly comedy show with Kumail Nanjiani called The Meltdown, which was claimed as one of the best comedy shows in Los Angeles by the LA Weekly. The show was so successful that it turned into a critically praised TV show for Comedy Central that aired for three seasons in which Ray both hosted and executive produced. Additionally, Jonah is a co-host of the Nerdist podcast and has a Comedy Central half-hour stand-up special. Jonah can be seen in fun roles on IFC’s Maron, Comedy Central’s Big Time in Hollywood, FX’s The League, and most recently Stan Against Evil for Starz.
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 / 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:00pm)
Alex Edelman’s first show, Millennial – about very traumatic stock photos and young people – won the Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer, the first show by an American to do so since 1997. The follow-up, Everything Handed to You – about identity and the availability of outlets in airports – was even more acclaimed: selling out its entire Edinburgh run and garnering the second best reviews of any comedy show at the Festival. His third show, Just for Us, has cemented his reputation as a writer-performer of impressive ambition and technical skill. In its premiere run at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, it was nominated for a Barry Award for Best Show. In Edinburgh, it earned a Herald Angel Award, a nomination for Best Show, and superlative praise that made it the best reviewed comedy show of the Festival. Outside his solo shows, Edelman has been featured at JFL as a New Face (2015), written on the aforementioned’ The Great Indoors, (2016), appeared on Conan, (2018), and been a staple on those ‘comedians you should know’ type lists. He is the creator of Peer Group – a show about the Millennial generation – on Radio 4 and his hour-long special, Live at the BBC, is available on Netflix in some countries. He’s opened for comedians like Eddie Izzard, Ricky Gervais, Patton Oswalt, Gary Gulman and a handful of musicians like Ryan Adams, Beck and San Fermin.
“Andar sin Pensamiento” begins with a tango, transits through a friendship and halts when it reaches love. You will laugh, dream and recognize yourself in this humor-filled play. (This play is in Spanish with English surtitles.)
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Sep 29, 2019 / 4:00pmFriday, Oct 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Oct 5, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Oct 6, 2019 / 4:00pmFriday, Oct 11, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Oct 12, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Oct 13, 2019 / 4:00pm
An uproarious comedy about books — yes, you read that right! — and a group of friends who love them. Silver Spring Stage delights in presenting The Book Club Play by award-winning playwright Karen Zacarías. The leader of the book club has agreed to participate in a documentary by a “famous Danish filmmaker” who wishes to film them — unbeknownst to the friends. The intimate discussions that arise as they connect to different types of books, sharing their own opinions, secrets, and feelings in front of the ever-present camera lens. The result is touching moments and hilarious arguments, especially when an unexpected new member joins the group and these friends start to read between the lines. This play is smart AND fun, and everyone will feel like they are invited to join the club.
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, Sep 29, 2019 / 2:00pm Friday, Oct 4, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7pm)Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, Oct 6, 2019 / 2:00pm Friday, Oct 11, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 / 8:00pm
Born in New Jersey, raised in Atlanta, and, in 2012, the winner of Houston’s Funniest Person, Broussard isn’t exactly sure where he’s from. After earning a degree in Applied Mathematics, he started doing opens mics while dayjobbing as a Financial Analyst. He then left that job to pursue comedy full time. And also because he got fired. He has appeared on ADAM DEVINE’S HOUSE PARTY,THE LEAGUE and THE MINDY PROJECT. He was featured as a New Face at the 2015 Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival where also was runner up to Jimmy Carr in the International Roastmasters Invitational. Outside of telling jokes, he enjoys swimming, sculpting cartoon characters, using semicolons pretentiously, and working on his webcomic, mondaypunday, that you should check out if you like puzzles or puns or whatever. A Comedy Loft favorite is back!
Friday, Oct 4, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Oct 4, 2019 / 9:45pmSaturday, Oct 5, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Oct 5, 2019 / 9:45pm
Laurel Mill Playhouse is proud to present _ presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. and written by John Patrick! Directed by Larry Simmons and produced by Maureen Rogers, this engaging comedy will have you in stitches Rhoda Greenleaf (Sam David) is devoted to gardening and wants to land the presidency of the local garden club. Standing in her way is the incumbent, Lillybelle (Barbara Gasper), who peppers her speech with French phrases and is a general pain in the neck. Despite help from other club members, Rhoda’s effort to oust her is stalled, until her daughter’s boyfriend (Zach Polignone)) comes up with a novel idea — a talking plant! You will see all of your favorite actors and actresses in this show including Karen Alibrando, Becky Batt, Jim Berard, Shayna Bloom, Kiersten Harris, Phyllis Kay, Rachel Kilgallen, Penny Martin, Marge McGugan, Patti Restivo, Maia Krapcho, Maureen Rogers, Patti Seitz and Diana Simmons.
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30pm)Friday, Oct 4, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30pm)Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30pm)
Molly Austin broke into the comedy zeitgeist with her comedic music videos on TruTV’s Late Night Snacks. Working with her sometimes collaborator, Shamikah Martinez, the videos are a mix of the outright absurd and wickedly feminist. The ladies subsequently sold and shot the pilot Winks to TruTV, with Debbie Liebling executive producing. Most recently, Molly was one of 14 stand-ups selected for Comedy Central’s Up Next at this year’s Clusterfest. Her performance was wonderfully received and the select clips from it have been the most viewed of all the Up Next performers on Facebook, with over half a million views and growing. She can also be seen as one of the stand-up comics on this past season of Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks. Now this rising star makes her Comedy Loft debut!
Modern dance master Merce Cunningham found the perfect partner in work — and life — with avant-garde composer John Cage, and they would become one of the most creatively influential power couples in American arts history. For this celebration of what would’ve been Cunningham’s 100th birthday, a dance company known as the CNDC-Angers takes on a pair of pieces, which includes Beach Birds, set to a Cage composition.
Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Oct 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Oct 5, 2019 / 8:00pm
Murder on the Nile, written by Agatha Christie, is a classical murder mystery that will have you guessing to the very end. The bride is a beautiful young heiress, her groom is handsome, and their fellow passengers on their honeymoon trip down the Nile may not be who they appear to be. What could go wrong?
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Oct 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Oct 5, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Oct 11, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Oct 12, 2019 / 8:00pm
Synetic’s legendary, cinematic adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest returns – with the famed water-filled stage and visual poetry that made the original production an unforgettable sensation when it premiered in 2013, plus a new twist as Synetic co-founder Irina Tsikurishvili steps into the role of Prospero. When the magical and powerful Prospero creates a sea storm, he gets more than he bargained for as romantic drama, deception, and quests for vengeance emerge from the depths. Spirits, monsters, witches, drunken fools, and lithe lovers contort and cavort with passion and bravado in one of Shakespeare’s most high-stakes and irreverent comedies.
Sunday, Sep 29, 2019 / 2:00pmWednesday, Oct 2, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Oct 3, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Oct 4, 2019 / 8:00pm
Join us at Club Heaven for ’80s vs ’90s dance night in Adams Morgan, DC. Imagine a night where you can dance and scream at the top of your lungs while your favorite songs from the ’80s and ’90s are playing. This is exactly the party you want to be at. This is for those that want to go back in time to a period where dance and pop music ruled every second of your life. Come celebrate the beautiful lives and music of David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Prince, Whitney Houston, Madonna, Queen, Elton John, TLC, Spice Girls, Fugees, No Doubt and much, much, much more! This is the perfect night for music lovers! Tight fades and hammer pants! Let’s party!
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 / 10:30pmFriday, Oct 4, 2019 / 10:30pmSaturday, Oct 5, 2019 / 10:30pmFriday, Oct 11, 2019 / 10:30pmSaturday, Oct 12, 2019 / 10:30pmFriday, Oct 18, 2019 / 10:30pmSaturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 10:30pmFriday, Oct 25, 2019 / 10:30pm
With The Royale, Emmy-nominated playwright Marco Ramirez (Orange Is the New Black, Sons of Anarchy) takes the real-life story of Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight boxing champion, and puts it through his own powerful fictionalized lens, resulting in a “stylized, blazingly theatrical triumph.” (Miami Herald)
Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019 / 1:45pm (Doors open at 1:15pm)Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 / 7:45pm (Doors open at 7:15pm)Friday, Oct 4, 2019 / 7:45pm (Doors open at 7:15pm)Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019 / 7:45pm (Doors open at 7:15pm)Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 / 7:45pm (Doors open at 7:15pm)Friday, Oct 11, 2019 / 7:45pm (Doors open at 7:15pm)Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 / 7:45pm (Doors Open at 7:15pm)Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 / 7:45pm (Doors open at 7:15pm )
“Here she is, Miss Ghana…” Pretty, popular Paulina longs to hear those words, and she’ll do whatever it takes to seize the crown. But the queen bee of the Aburi Girls Boarding School didn’t count on her reign being threatened. Ericka arrives from America and immediately challenges the ruling class with Western sensibilities and imported beauty products. With hilarity and insight, Jocelyn Bioh’s award-winning comedy dissects how “mean girls” are created — and cured. Fresh off two sold-out, extended Off-Broadway runs, this “ferociously entertaining morality tale” (Hollywood Reporter) is sure to strike a chord with anyone, anywhere, who has ever been a teenage girl, raised a teenage girl, or met a teenage girl.
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Sep 28, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Sep 29, 2019 / 2:00pmWednesday, Oct 2, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Oct 3, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Oct 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Oct 5, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Oct 5, 2019 / 8:00pm
Woolly Mammoth continues to live up to its reputation as “Washington’s most daring theater” (The New York Times) with its latest wild and woolly season of provocative dramas and cutting-edge comedies. Score a subscription to their five-play series, which opens with the 2019 Pulitzer Prize-winning Fairview and closes with a hilariously dark adaptation of Richard III called Teenage Dick. Plus, the theater’s smack in the middle of DC’s Penn Quarter neighborhood, featuring tons of cool restaurants and shops to explore.
Two Women. A Boat. The Gulf. Kendra and Betty. They want what we all want. To find peace. Two lost and lonely people, six years into a volatile, troubled love affair, and then one night, it breaks. On a quiet summer evening, somewhere down in the Alabama Delta, Kendra and Betty troll the flats looking for red fish. They banter, they bicker, as any long time couple. As the skies darken, the ordinary fishing trip becomes an intense journey through the twists and turns brought on by the runaway mine train that is their dying relationship. Peter’s Alley is proud to present The Lammy and Edgarton Award-winning, The Gulf, by local star playwright Audrey Cefaly, as our Inaugural production at our new home in Bethesda!
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Sep 29, 2019 / 3:00pmMonday, Sep 30, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Oct 3, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Oct 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Oct 5, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Oct 6, 2019 / 3:00pm
If you spent your whole summer waiting and wishing for fall to get here, this D.C. river cruise is the perfect way to celebrate the arrival of your favorite season. Enjoy the sweater weather on deck while taking in the fall colors along the Potomac — and taking in a pumpkin beer from the bar.
Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 / 5:30pmSaturday, Oct 12, 2019 / 5:00pmSaturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 5:00pmSaturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 5:00pmSaturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 5:00pmSaturday, Nov 9, 2019 / 5:00pm
A preacher and a poet are both in love with the same woman. The former is her husband, the latter wants to woo her away and both are shocked by her ultimate choice and the reasons for it. A very “Pleasant Play” indeed by WSG’s favorite playwright, GB Shaw!
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 / 2:30pm (Pay What You Can)Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, Sep 29, 2019 / 2:30pm Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 / 7:30pm Friday, Oct 4, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 / 2:30pm Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, Oct 6, 2019 / 2:30pm
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Café Flamenco. This popular, cabaret style event features traditional flamenco dance and live music performed by dancers from Furia Flamenca Dance Company and guitarist Torcuato Zamora.
Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Oct 6, 2019 / 5:00pm
Brian Curry has a secret. He’s a mind reader, a human behavior expert, and a LIAR. Come find out why The Good Liar show is DC’s most exciting date night out. “DC’s Most Honest Con Man” Brian will read your mind, predict your future and blow your mind. Simple. Then he will break down some of the techniques used to create these experiences. Our lies often reveal more than the truth. This is a show that will keep you talking long after the curtain closes. You know it can’t all be real, right? Come get lied to at The Good Liar.
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 / 5:00pmSaturday, Sep 28, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Oct 12, 2019 / 5:00pmSaturday, Oct 12, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 5:00pmSaturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 16, 2019 / 5:00pmSaturday, Nov 16, 2019 / 8:00pm
Inspired by the erotic Hebrew text Song of Songs, the passionate drama follows one woman’s journey through a fervent love affair that threatens to destroy her life. Jumping back and forth between ancient Jerusalem and modern-day Tel Aviv, the diverse creative team brings Love Sick to Theater J, a nationally-renowned theater that celebrates and explores the complexities of the Jewish experience.
Keeping your little ones entertained on a road trip isn’t easy… Unless your traveling companions are Moana, Aladdin, Olaf, Woody, Mickey and all of their high-spirited friends. During this musical adventure on ice, you’ll hear some of your favorite Disney songs — but the one thing you won’t hear is anybody asking, “Are we there yet?”
Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 / 7:00pm Friday, Oct 4, 2019 / 7:30pm
In this play by Russian/Austrian writer Julya Rabinowich, three characters live in captivity, invisible to the world: a female refugee hiding underground, fearing deportation, and traumatized by her journey across cultures; a kidnap victim locked in a basement at the mercy of her perpetrator, and a young man imprisoned in his own home due to the threat of blood-revenge against his family. Each is trapped, isolated, and unable to surface or take part in everyday life. The play explores their mental states, survival strategies, and the way their minds work through cycles of hope, fear, anger, and desperation. In a world where millions of people are fleeing oppression and dealing with hopelessness, this thought-provoking production opens our eyes to the plight of the marginalized, dispossessed, and downtrodden.
Step into the brilliant mind of Renaissance man Machiavelli, often attributed with saying “the ends justify the means.” The writer wasn’t limited to philosophy, however, as his talents extended to plays and even composing music. Folger Consort performs some of his exceptional work, plus that of other native Italian composers.
An American writer falls in love with a singer in Berlin on the eve of the Nazis’ rise to power. The 1998 revival of Cabaret won four Tonys, boasting an unforgettable score by Kander and Ebb. Political upheaval tests the dream-like romance in this powerful production at Olney Theatre Center.
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Sep 28, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Sep 29, 2019 / 2:00pmWednesday, Oct 2, 2019 / 2:00pmWednesday, Oct 2, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Oct 3, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Oct 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Oct 5, 2019 / 2:00pm (Doors Open at 1:30pm)
CATS, the record-breaking musical spectacular by Andrew Lloyd Webber, sweeps across the country on its North American tour. The show has captivated audiences in over 30 countries and 15 languages, with breathtaking dance and music, including one of the most treasured songs in musical theater: "Memory.” Winner of seven Tony Awards including “Best Musical,” CATS tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn. Experience the original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber (Phantom, School of Rock, Sunset Boulevard), original scenic and costume design by John Napier (Les Misérables), all-new lighting design by Natasha Katz (Aladdin), new choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and direction by Trevor Nunn (Les Misérables) at The Kennedy Center Opera House.
Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Oct 2, 2019 / 1:30pmWednesday, Oct 2, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Oct 3, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Oct 4, 2019 / 7:30pm
The Bronx, 1964. Suspicions surface at a parochial school about a charismatic young priest’s interest in a Catholic school’s first and only Black student. Absent hard proof, Sister Aloysius, the school’s starched and self-assured principal, tries to protect the innocent — but is she doing God’s work or is her certitude actually pride? Anchored by Studio mainstay Sarah Marshall, Doubt is John Patrick Shanley’s masterpiece about faith, ambiguity, and the price of moral conviction.
Sunday, Sep 29, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Oct 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Oct 5, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Oct 6, 2019 / 7:00pm
COPA AIRLINES presents directly from Argentina & Uruguay, I AM TANGO by TANGO LOVERS, multiple times awarded Best Show of the Year and Best International Production. With an ensemble of 24 world-renowned professionals, dancers and musicians. I AM TANGO by TANGO LOVERS presents a distinctive tango experience by staging its artistic evolution over time. The genre is represented by a central character named “Tango” who transits through different ages and cultures evolving with the passing of the years while maintaining the essence of the music that made its mark all over the world.
The Daily Show Writers Stand-Up Show features the comics behind the jokes that make you laugh every night on Comedy Central’s premiere late-night show. These comedians tour the country performing their own material that doesn’t make it onto The Daily Show. From making fun of their failed dating lives, being a cat owner, or talking Trump, this show has something for everyone. The talented lineup for this show at Arlington Cinema ’N" Drafthouse includes current Daily Show writers David Angelo, Matt Koff, Joseph Opio and Kat Radley.
Friday, Oct 4, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Oct 4, 2019 / 10:00pmSaturday, Oct 5, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Oct 5, 2019 / 9:30pm
From sweet to savory, to locally sourced and all things artisan, this Georgetown food tour reveals where to find the best locally-produced bites in a neighbourhood that’s gone corporate. As you taste your way through one of the most historic areas in DC your local guide will regale you with tales of the neighborhood, how it has changed through the years, and where it will go in the future.
The District Improv Festival is an annual long-form improv festival designed to bring quality improvisors to D.C. from other cities, and showcase local talent. Produced in alliance with the Washington Improv Theater. The 2019 District Improv Festival presents improv teams from D.C., Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, and features headliner Rumpleteaser, a musical improv team from New York, and longtime Chicago improviser Kevin Mullaney! Our festival this year features two stages in Source Theater. Please note the Friday second stage shows are not accessible. Improv is full of uncertainty and your show will be inspired by a suggestion from the audience. The views of each show are not the views of the District Improv Festival.
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 / 2:30pm (IMNDC-Seattle, iMusical-DC, Nectar-Chicago, Featuring Mullaney Chain)Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 / 5:00pm (Cat & Vegas-NJ, Double Date-DC, The Great Old Ones-PA, Mercy Santos-NYC)Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 / 7:30pm (Bird and Friends - Cosmic Unity-NYC, Lena Dunham-DC, Milk Money-Boston)
When Angels and Devils visit us, where can we find them? Follow Stephen Mead down this dark and dreary path at the National Gallery of Art just in time for Halloween season. You’ll see the Gallery’s highlights, historical showstoppers and fan favorites — enough to fill your Halloween bucket as Mead stops to discuss each piece’s symbols, stories and background. Having 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, Mead now calls D.C. home and has combined his love of museums with his professional storytelling skills, making his tours both educational and enjoyable.
Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 1:00pm
Have you ever been told you’ve got a great speaking voice? If you’re interested in breaking into the growing world of voice acting for documentaries, cartoons, commercials and more, this popular introductory seminar is a great first step. Learn from an experienced professional what a professional voice demo sounds like, how to avoid common mistakes and what types are most in demand. Plus, you’ll even get to record your own mock commercial script under the direction of the instructor/producer. Filled with practical advice rather than bogus “get rich quick” secrets, Getting Paid to Talk could be your first step towards an exciting new career, or just a fun and fascinating glimpse inside a unique industry.
Before the Great Depression hit, Washington DC’s Embassy Row was a playground for the rich. The area’s luxe, lavishly decorated mansions, built in the late 19th century, were home to such events as a $1 million birthday for a dog, a spendthrift who carried the curse of the Hope Diamond, parties boasting two thousand guests, an iconic host whose personal life was grist for the gossip columns and much more. Learn about the high drama, fortunes and misfortunes during Sex, Scandal and Sinners Along Embassy Row. In this informative, 90-minute walking tour, Capital Photo History Tours will share insider information about the scandals, architecture and history of this tony area.
Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 2:00pm