Discover a whole new world at Disney’s Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, now on stage at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Opera House. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 31, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Aug 31, 2019 / 8:00pm
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.
Calling all 2000s revivalists. Your time has come. So Fetch, DC’s supreme 2000s tribute band, has arrived. Remember your on-the-go playlist on your 1st generation iPod? The number one spot on TRL back when Carson was dating Tara Reid? We’ve got them covered and more. From Avril to Outkast, from Blink to Beyonce, from Kanye to Ke$ha, to that song you liked from the OC. Break out your low rise jeans. Pause High School Musical. Take a break from Guitar Hero. Edward, Jacob, Paris and Nicole are all coming. Your Uggs, popped collars and trucker hats are welcome here. So Fetch IS happening.
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.
Those popular singles “swiping” apps come to life at this speed-dating party at Hilton Garden Inn, 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, 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. Geared towards singles age 35 and older, this event is a fun, safe way to quickly meet tons of new people in Old Town Alexandria.
The nouveau-riche crowd has made many an eyeball roll reflexively skyward. Call them robber barons or captains of industry, dub their heyday industrial or gilded, today we can revel in the Beaux-Arts grandeur of Washington’s Massachusetts Avenue, better known as Embassy Row. Washington Walks will meet at Dupont Circle and introduce you to the families who decided to showcase their fortunes in the nation’s capital: members of the first ranks of mining, railroads, banking, publishing, politicians and speculators in the 1880s and 90s. Spendthrift offspring, the Great Depression and other misfortune eventually drained the resources of many families. Only 50 years later, embassies, clubs and other institutions were buying up their mansions for as little as 10 cents on a dollar. But in between, the high life and high architecture has made for some great stories. Alice Roosevelt Longworth delivered her famous line here — “If you don’t have anything nice to say, sit next to me” — and spirited chum Evalyn Walsh McLean lived a few doors up where she kept the Hope Diamond. The walk ends outside the magnificent Anderson House, where participants can take a free tour of the Gilded Age mansion, now headquarters to the Society of the Cincinnati, a hereditary organization founded following the Revolutionary War.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If there’s one thing you’ll immediately learn about the hardworking citizens of Washington, D.C., it’s that they love a good happy hour! Urban Adventures helps you sip your way through the Capitol’s vibing craft cocktail scene, where you’ll sample sweet libations at hidden gems and even learn how to make your own drinks. Get a history lesson too on how prohibition shaped D.C., and discover the speakeasies that still thrive here today.
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 31, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, Sep 7, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, Sep 14, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, Sep 21, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, Oct 5, 2019 / 10:00amSaturday, Oct 12, 2019 / 10:00amSaturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 10:00amSaturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 10:00am
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 Brian Curry 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.
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 1, 2019 / 10:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Monday, Sep 2, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Thursday, Sep 5, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Friday, Sep 6, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Sunday, Sep 8, 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.
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.
Thursday, Sep 5, 2019 / 8:00pm (Hot Club of Cowtown)Friday, Sep 6, 2019 / 8:00pm (BoDeans w/ Dan Tedesco)
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 31, 2019 / 5:00pm Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 / 6:30pm
You’ve tried most of the other ways to meet people — bars, set-ups, the laundromat — but now it’s time to give speed dating a try. The evening starts with a relaxed mx-and-mingle half hour, which gives you a chance to ease into things before the dating begins. Once everyone’s there, the fun will start. Women will be seated at tables around the room and men will rotate from seat to seat, spending a few minutes chatting with each person. After about an hour of table-hopping, you’ll have a chance to get up and mingle freely with the whole group, spending more time with those people with whom you felt the most connection. Then, 48 hours after the event, 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.
“INtimately” experienced, the classic story of love, hope and loss is given new force in a theatre experience that reveals the raw humanity behind this beloved music. This profoundly arresting new version, stripped to its intense emotional core, returns to the structure of the source play that inspired overwhelming music. Performed by two brilliant international young casts, one in English and one Italian, you choose how to witness an unforgettable experience of breath-taking opera as dynamic theater.
Thursday, Sep 5, 2019 / 8:00pm (Performance in English)Friday, Sep 6, 2019 / 8:00pm (In Italian w/ English supertitles)Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 / 8:00pm (In Italian w/ English supertitles)Friday, Sep 13, 2019 / 8:00pm (Performance in English)Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 / 8:00pm (Performance in English)
Get ready for this contemporary existentialist masterpiece, with some Dark Horse surprises. Hell is other people. The play begins with three characters who find themselves waiting in a mysterious room. It is hell and these characters are punished by being locked into a room together for eternity. Dark and often comedic, this play examines the human condition under such circumstances. Dark Horse boldly asks “Who is pulling the strings?” The play features: Scott D. Pafumi as Joseph Garcin, Natasha Parnian as Valet, Jane Steffen as Inez Serrano, and Arianne’ Warner as Estelle Rigault.
Join theatre makers from across the DMV at theatreWashington’s Theatre Week Kickoff Party – an afternoon of performances, demonstrations, conversations and giveaways from over 40 area theatres at Arena Stage on the SW Waterfront. Come talk to a designer or director, learn about your favorite company’s upcoming productions, and maybe even discover a theatre you didn’t know anything about! It’s all free and open to theater lovers and newcomers alike. Free food and drinks provided by: Anxo Cidery, DC Brau, Shake Shack, and Honest Tea. Children’s Area with activities (12-4pm for children ages 3-12). Performance Room Entertainment (12-4pm) featuring Helen Hayes Award recipient Felicia Curry, Performers from Ford’s Theatre’s hit spring production of Into the Woods, including Helen Hayes Award winners Hasani Allen, Erin Driscoll, and Rayanne Gonzales, Helen Hayes Award nominee Wood Van Meter, Greg Watkins, 3-time Helen Hayes Award nominee Monique Midgette, Performers from the acclaimed Synetic Theater, performance by Helen Hayes Award nominee Creative Cauldron, stage combat demonstration from Casey Kaleba – and more!
The Late Show and Comedy Central veteran Ahmed Bharoocha won the Magner’s International Comedy Festival and soon moved to Los Angeles. There he began producing weekly web shorts with Ryan O’Flanagan and Jack Robichaud for their Dead Kevin YouTube channel. The viral sketch trio has since been featured on Tosh.0, Funny or Die and named one of L.A. Weekly’s Comedy Acts to Watch. As a solo stand-up, Bharoocha’s festival performances include Just for Laughs Montreal, the Moontower Comedy Festival, Riot L.A., the Great American Comedy Festival and Scotland’s Glasgow International Comedy Festival. He’s also appeared on Adam DeVine’s House Party, Viceland’s Flophouse and currently he plays a series regular on the Adult Swim series, Dream Corp, LLC.
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Aug 31, 2019 / 9:00pm
All “people of magic” have lost their powers, and Samantha Stephens has called a special Witches’ Council. Aunt Clara still has a few spells left, and she summons a detective to help. Unfortunately, the detective she summons is the bumbling Inspector Clouseau, of Pink Panther fame. Understandably, the inspector has difficulty coping with witchcraft and murder, but perhaps he can solve the mystery — with the guests’ help. Preceded by a full buffet meal. Bar tab and gratuity not included.
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!
Did You Miss Me!? is a storytelling podcast hosted by comedians, Billy Sorrells, D’Lai and Damn Fool. Every week you will hear absolutely true stories from the ridiculous lives of Billy, D’lai, Damn Fool and occasional friends of the show, speaking on life, death, sex, marriage, divorce, drugs and sex.
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 / 7:00pm Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 / 9:30pm Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 / 11:30pmSunday, Sep 1, 2019 / 7:00pm
Mike Cannon’s debut comedy album I Think It Just Kicked In debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes comedy charts and No. 7 on Billboard comedy charts and has over 2.5 million streams on Pandora. In March of 2017 he made his television debut on AXS’s Gotham Comedy Live and recently appeared as a regular guest on Fox’s Red Eye. He was a talking head on TruTV’s Greatest Ever, a panelist on Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, appeared on Doug Benson’s Getting Doug with High, TruTV’s Top Funniest, MTV’s Failosophy, MTV’s Money From Strangers, and has been a contributing writer/performer for MTV2’s Guy Code. Comedy is his life, and he is dedicated to making the majority of you laugh and the rest of you confused at Bier Baron Tavern in Washington, D.C.
Subhah Agarwal has brought an honesty to her comedy that is refreshing, and at times a bit disturbing (but in a good way). Trust us. Currently, Subhah is writing for The Jim Jefferies Show on Comedy Central. She has previously written for Comedy Knockout on TruTv, and on the pilot for 50 Central. You can also catch her jokes live at stand-up comedy clubs across the country.
Embrace your flannel shirts, infinity scarves, and love for all things pumpkin as you sail along the Washington D.C. waters on National Ferry Corporation’s Fall Fest River Cruise. Enjoy a cider, pumpkin beer, or sip on a glass of wine or a fall cocktail. Our friendly bartenders will be serving up drinks at our full bar all cruise long. This 90-minute cruise features seasonal drinks and a full bar/concession area with snacks and beverages available for purchase. The cruise departs from and returns to the Washington Marina on the Southwest Waterfront, a short walk from The Wharf and the Tidal Basin. No on-site parking available, please arrive extra early if you plan to drive to find parking in the area.
Brews Around the World is a celebration of the very best of global beer and cuisine in our nation’s capital — we’ve found the best brews from around the world, plus delicious global wines and a variety of global cuisines to try! You’ll get your own tasting glass, and enjoy tastes of more than 55 beers — from more than 20 countries around the world, plus the best seasonal craft beers from right here at home — plus our huge Oktoberfest area, and our selection of wines and ciders means there’ll be over 100 different things to try! What more could you want? Oh, how about music, amazing ethnic food choices, outdoor games, fantastic vendors and more!
Take a trip down memory lane with six remarkable women as they celebrate the songs and the songstresses that empowered and defined a generation. A tribute to the women of 1960’s rock, pop and soul music - from the Shirelles to the Supremes, from Diana Ross to Aretha Franklin, from Tina Turner to Janis Joplin -- this musical celebrates the talent, soul and power of the women who characterized a decade and whose legacies are still celebrated around the world. Join us for this incredible tribute musical and reminisce with hit songs like “Where the Boys Are,” “Natural Woman,” “Proud Mary,” “Cry Baby,” “Chain of Fools” and more!
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.
Get ready for this contemporary existentialist masterpiece, with some Dark Horse surprises. Hell is other people. The play begins with three characters who find themselves waiting in a mysterious room. It is hell and these characters are punished by being locked into a room together for eternity. Dark and often comedic, this play examines the human condition under such circumstances. Dark Horse boldly asks “Who is pulling the strings?” The play features: Scott D. Pafumi as Joseph Garcin, Skye Lindberg (Herndon) and Natasha Parnian (The Plains) as Valet, Jane Steffen as Inez Serrano, and Arianne’ Warner as Estelle Rigault.
This is a comedy show where you pay however many dollars you want (or no dollars at all) and then you watch comedy and that is fun! The show is at 618 Cocktail & Whiskey Bar above Chinatown Garden, so come get some dinner pre-show, then head on up to giggle or whatever.
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.
Matt Bellassai was born around 1400 BC. Historians disagree on the exact date, but agree he was abandoned by his mother in a wicker basket soon after his birth and sent down the Nile wrapped only in a scratchy blanket full of grass stains, dirt and fingernails. He was eventually found and raised by a family of wealthy Egyptian royals. He grew up to lead the Israelites to freedom. Loser Matt was raised in the suburbs of Chicago and peed his pants until he was eight years old. Unsurprisingly, he went on to become Alan B. Shepard High School’s Biggest Nerd of 2008, and wore such titles as Mathletes’ Most Valuable Player, President of the Science Club, and First Place Champion in the 2006 South Suburban Science Invitational’s Insect Identifying Contest. Which is not a joke. He has a ribbon for identifying insects in an actual insect-identifying competition. What a fucking nerd, right? In 2012, Matt joined BuzzFeed as a comedy writer and was Employee of the Month for 39 straight months. In 2015, he co-created, wrote and produced the web series Whine About It, a weekly video series where he got drunk alone and violated numerous Human Resources bylaws. In January 2016, Matt was awarded the first ever People’s Choice Award for Favorite Social Media Star. Which is also not a joke. He has an actual People’s Choice Award in his apartment right now. And yes, he’s tried to masturbate with it. After three and half years with BuzzFeed, Matt left to pursue solo projects in early 2016. He has since launched a new weekly web series, To Be Honest, and a stand-up comedy tour.
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 / 7:00pm (Doors at 6:00pm)Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 / 9:30pm (Doors at 9:00pm)Sunday, Sep 1, 2019 / 7:00pm (Doors at 6:00pm)
Join us on September 7, 2019 for the 2nd Annual Maryland Vintage Wine & Jazz Festival in the beautiful park like setting at the Charles County Fairgrounds, as we welcome regional and local recording artists, wines, artisans, vendors and delicious foods. Bring an appetite for great music, great wine and food and enjoy the fresh air, summer sun and the sounds of summer. For more info, visit www.marylandvintagewine.com
Affion Crockett is one of the most versatile entertainers around, as an accomplished actor, writer, dancer, rapper, comedian, music producer, and director – his YouTube videos have become an internet sensation. Affion began his career as a dancer at age 10, winning breaking and popping contests with his older brother. Later on, he honed his impression skills by imitating anyone from his mother’s West Indian dialect or his schoolteacher’s southern drawl to the Scarface’s choppy Cuban accent. Soon after, Affion combined his dance and impressionist talents to develop his stand up act. After graduating from Fayetteville State University, with a bachelor’s degree in business, Affion set his sights on the entertainment industry. Affion was introduced to the world on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, demonstrating his crystal clear impressions and physical comedy, for which he was labeled the next Jim Carrey. He was also the break out star on MTV’s Wild’n Out with Nick Cannon. He has appeared on Curb Your Enthusiasm, black-ish, The Comedians with Billy Crystal, and The Guest Book. Crockett also co-starred in the films Dance Flick with the Wayans Brothers, Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins with Martin Lawrence, Soul Men with Samuel L. Jackson and the late Bernie Mac and more.
Orlando has a knack for finding humor in just about anything that crosses his path. With his animated demeanor, Orlando entertains the audiences through his dynamic storytelling and undeniable likeability allowing them to come along for the fun ride of his life experiences. He has been working hard… making his mark on the comedy scene. Most recently making his debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, EntreNos on HBO Latino, TruTV LaffMobb’s LaffTracks and his very own comedy special, Adorable, airing on HBO.
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Aug 31, 2019 / 9:45pm
Watch as loyalties are tested and rivals are vanquished when Shakespeare’s history play of power, honor and redemption hits the stage. This production even features acclaimed actor Edward Gero as the irrepressible Falstaff, making all the riotous comedy, political intrigue and battlefield action of this epic saga even more unforgettable!
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.
Josh Johnson is an NYC-based stand up, writer and performer who has performed at clubs, colleges and festivals across the US. He is currently a writer on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and was featured on season 1 of Kevin Hart’s Hart of the City. He is a former writer and performer on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. As a stand-up, Josh has released a Comedy Central half-hour special and album I Like You.
Let the good times roll as you experience a raunchy, raucous night of song filled with laughter, high jinks, and tears of joy. This fun-filled musical journey will take you on a ride of those unforgettable moments of that first date, first kiss, the one that got away, or maybe the one you kicked to the curb! A Nite at the Dew Drop Inn is a musical celebration and tribute to the juke joint, to those iconic nightspots that were known for good food, music and maybe a little trouble (if you weren’t careful). This cabaret-style presentation at Anacostia Playhouse highlights themes of love found, love lost and love renewed. It features songs made famous by Big Mama Thorton, Fats Waller, Etta James, and Dinah Washington, just to name a few.
Mosaic Theater Company stages Lynn Nottage’s Fabulation Or, The Re-Education of Undine, the story of a spectacular fall from grace. With Felicia Curry in the titular role, Nottage’s funny dialog and crisp observations on social and racial identities fully shines.
Set in a local hair salon and with lines as up-to-date as the morning’s news, Shear Madness is a hilarious whodunit with you as a central character. When the salon’s landlady is murdered at the outset, a blend of mystery and improvisational theater ensues. Audience members are called upon to match wits with the suspects and try to catch the killer at this wildly popular comedy where “shrieks of laughter night after night” can be heard at the Kennedy Center, according to the Washington Post.