When was the last time you played? No. I mean really played! I'm talking about those warm summer days when you couldn't wait to get outside and join your friends for some good times on your block. The sun was shining, mosquitoes were biting, and the echoes of laughter could be heard for miles. Join us in this Pop Up edition of Adult Play Date (APD) as we relive some of our favorite childhood games with a twist; accompanied with snacks, amazing people, and great music! Let's Get It.
City Winery strives to deliver the best culinary and cultural experience to D.C. denizens who are passionate about wine, food and music. Combining a fully functioning winery with intimate concerts, food and wine classes, and beyond, City Winery has created a compelling mix for its sophisticated clientele of foodies, and active cultural patrons -- bringing the wine country experience to the middle of a large city.
Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 8:30pm (Ian Moore "Toronto" Album Release)Monday, Sep 24, 2018 / 8:00pm (Louis Prima Jr. & The Witnesses)Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 / 8:00pm (Jump, Little Children "Album Release Party")Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 / 8:00pm (Austin Lucas)Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 8:00pm (Iris Dement)Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 8:00pm (Folk Soul Revival Album Release)Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 10:00pm (Wasabassco Burlesque)Sunday, Sep 30, 2018 / 6:30pm (Dwele - Early Show)
Founded in 1965, Blues Alley is the nation's oldest operating jazz supper club, having showcased such internationally renowned artists as Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, Grover Washington Jr., Ramsey Lewis, Charlie Byrd, Maynard Ferguson and Eva Cassidy. Located in the heart of historic Georgetown in an 18th century red brick carriage house, Blues Alley offers a unique and intimate ambiance, reminiscent of the jazz clubs of the 1920s and '30s. Go for just the music and drinks, or make it an evening and choose from authentic Creole cuisine, steak and seafood dishes.
Monday, Sep 24, 2018 / 10:00pm (Mark Guiliana)Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 / 10:00pm (Veronneau with Dave Kline & Bruno Luchini)Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 / 10:00pm (Lindsey Webster)Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 / 10:00pm (Andaiye Featuring Oshun)Monday, Oct 1, 2018 / 10:00pm (Dave Chappell & Friends)Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018 / 10:00pm (George Burton)Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018 / 10:00pm (Harold Lopez-Nussa)Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018 / 10:00pm (Swing Shift)
Blast off with this year's all-star lineup at Trillectro music festival. A combination of "trill" (meaning "authentic" in hip-hop circles) and "electro" (short for "electronic"), the name Trillectro embodies the festival's credo. Though hip-hop and electronic music may bring to mind separate, distinct experiences, Trillectro is the sweet spot where cultures converge. Lighting up the Merriweather Post Pavilion stage in Columbia are SZA, 2 Chainz, RL Grime, Young Thug, Playboi Carti and many more, with special guest Carnage.
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.
It's another normal, boring day at the office of a modern-day Manhattan magazine, where a gaggle of editorial assistants bicker and battle it out for status, success and that coveted book deal -- until it isn't. But even after surviving a shocking attack on their toxic workplace, these aspiring authors recognize an opportunity for a career-defining moment, setting off another round of cutthroat rivalry. Branden Jacobs-Jenkins black comedy was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, as the committee called Gloria "a play of wit and irony that deftly transports the audience from satire to thriller and back again." Catch it at DC's Woolly Mammoth Theatre.
Helen Hong is a comedian, actor, host, and chronically single. Helen has performed stand-up comedy on Last Call with Carson Daly, The Arsenio Hall Show, Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen, Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious, Standup in Stilettos, Gotham Comedy Live and the Showtime documentary Why We Laugh: Funny Women. Helen plays Janet Fung in the Coen Brothers' film Inside Llewyn Davis and her voice can be heard as Thistle Lady in 20th Century Fox Animation's Epic. Her TV appearances include roles on Parks and Recreation, Bones, Pretty Little Liars, New Girl, The Crazy Ones and Inside Amy Schumer. Helen channels her own Asian mother as recurring character Mrs. Wong on Nickelodeon's The Thundermans. Helen is the series host of Geek VS Geek, a tech debate segment on eHow.com. She is a sharp and snappy emcee, moderator and auctioneer, and her awesome wedding emcee was featured in an episode of Cake Boss on TLC. Helen's adorable stage presence and lively accounts of her ridiculous dating life and immigrant family have landed her on Huffington Post's favorite female comedians list. She was also named by Buzzfeed as one of "18 Comedians Who Could Take Over the Late Show from David Letterman". Although she can't seem to get it together in her own romantic life, Helen is an excellent wingman/matchmaker/dating coach and put those skills to use in Logo Channel's reality series Setup Squad. Her matchmaking prowess was highlighted in a profile in The New York Times. Before launching her full-time career as a performer, Helen worked behind the scenes as a TV director/producer on such hit series as What Not To Wear, Four Weddings and Say Yes to the Dress. When she's not onstage, Helen loves to karaoke, play board games, and indulges a secret addiction to British crime dramas on Netflix. She also goes on A LOT of first dates. See Helen live at Arlington Cinema 'N' Drafthouse.
Lincolnesque is the story of two brothers. Leo, a Capitol Hill speechwriter struggling to stay employed, and Francis, a psychiatric outpatient convinced that he is the reincarnation of Abraham Lincoln. Leo's employer, a mediocre congressman, looks headed for defeat in his re-election bid. But when Francis secretly takes over the speechwriting, the congressman starts sounding heroic, even inspiring. A seriously comic look at language and strategy, Lincolnesque quickly became an audience favorite when it first premiered in 2009. Now you can see this razor-sharp political comedy when it returns to the Keegan Theatre stage in Washington, D.C.
Few events in sports can equal the excitement of college football, and the University of Maryland Terrapins consistently deliver thrills. The Terps are taking steps to get better under young coach D.J. Durkin, and have a talented roster ready to compete in the always-tough Big 10 East. Led by explosive QB Kasim Hill and RB Ty Johnson, the Terps are looking to make some waves. So come out and cheer them to victory at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium.
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / TBA (vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers)Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 / 12:00pm (vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights)Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 / TBA (vs. Illinois Fighting Illini)
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 22, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Sep 26, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Oct 3, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Oct 6, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Oct 10, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Oct 12, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Oct 13, 2018 / 8:00pm
You've Got a Friend: A Singer-Songwriter Celebration will feature music by the greatest American singer-songwriters, including James Taylor, Nina Simone, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez and more. This will be a fresh, APO take on the songs that have woven the tapestry of American music in the classic singer-songwriter era. The event features Morgan Fairchild (TV icon), MILCK (singer-songwriter/activist), Ari Shapiro (NPR's All Things Considered), Rayshun LaMarr (NBC's The Voice), Mariand Torres (Wicked), Yasmin Williams (Rolling Stone's Next Young Gun Guitarist Competiton), Nia Savoy (APO's NextGen Vocal Competition).
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.
Verdi’s name became the battle-cry of an entire revolution. Verdi and Shakespeare come together in this season-opener, a unique imagining of the Bard’s King Lear, alongside the composer’s towering Requiem. Heart-stopping melodies and breathtaking choruses reveal Verdi at the moment of his death, weighing fragments of his life and telling the story of Lear. Conductor Paul Leavitt and eight singers distill this music to its fiery spiritual core, as Helen Hayes Awardee Nanna Ingvarsson takes on the title role as directed by Steven Scott Mazzola. Writer, In Series Artistic Director Timothy Nelson. Sung in Latin & English with English dialogue.
Just try and stump the talented singer-piano duo on stage each night at Bobby McKey's. Whether it's Beyoncé or Beethoven, Jay Z or ZZ Top, Meatloaf or Mozart, these guys are sure to have it covered. DC's only dueling piano bar hosts these entertaining and interactive shows, where the wait staff has been known to jump on stage to perform choreographed dance routines and where you and your friends are encouraged to get in on the action as well. Plus, Bobby McKey's boasts a full bar with specialty drinks, beer on tap and plenty of snacks and sandwiches to order.
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)Friday, Oct 5, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)Friday, Oct 12, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)Friday, Oct 19, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)Friday, Oct 26, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)
The winner of the 2018 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, Labour of Love is a delightfully clever mashup of the political gamesmanship of The West Wing with a war of the sexes that feels straight out of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. Set in a member of Parliament's district office, this wildly witty comedy is about the ups and downs of left-wing British politics over the past 25 years.
Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk! Sal and her mother are picking delicious blueberries to can for the long winter months ahead to make delicious desserts. On the other side of Maine's Blueberry Hill, a mama bear and baby bear are filling up for the long hybernation. But somehow Sal and a baby bear have a mixed-up adventure and lose their mothers. Enjoy this family-friendly musical at the Adventure Theatre MTC at Glen Echo Park.
The Washington Ballet Artistic Director Julie Kent invites celebrated artists from throughout the dance world to share the stage with the company in the nation's capital. TWB Welcomes offers two distinct programs of extraordinary balletic dimension, each featuring works that showcase the evolution of classical ballet covering the last one hundred years. Program A offers the exquisite and the exotic, with Balanchine's Serenade (music by Tchaikovsky) and Ratmansky's Bolero (music by Ravel). Program B is ethereal and evocative, with Annabelle Ochoa's Sombrerisimo, set to swirling flamenco guitar and raucous Spanish rap; and Michel Fokine's Les Sylphides (music by Chopin). Each program also features three iconic pas de deux: the Black Swan pas de deux from Swan Lake, the intimate and abstract Seven Sonatas by Ratmansky and Balanchine's technically virtuosic and fast-paced Tarantella. Enjoy the excitement of dance at The Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater.
Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 8:00pm (Program A: serenade, bolero, plus three pas de deux)Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 2:00pm (Program B: les sylphides, sombrerisimo, plus three pas de deux)Sunday, Sep 30, 2018 / 2:00pm (Program B: les sylphides, sombrerisimo, plus three pas de deux)Sunday, Sep 30, 2018 / 7:00pm (Program A: serenade, bolero, plus three pas de deux)
One of Shakespeare's fastest and funniest plays, The Comedy of Errors follows the wacky adventures of two sets of separated-at-birth twins, who happen to circulate in the same city over the course of one very crazy day. Multiple mistaken identities lead to confusion on a grand scale, as servants misplace their masters, wives overlook their husbands and sons forget their fathers, while slapstick, puns and clever wordplay all add up to a singularly entertaining experience. This Shakespeare Theater Company production comes to antic, anarchic life at the Lansburgh Theatre in DC.
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.
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.
Travel through time and explore U.S. history with a musical twist at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. Learn about the origins and controversies of America's national anthem, discover the evolution of spiritual music into blues, jazz, rock n' roll, hip-hop and R&B, and live out your dream of becoming a hip-hop DJ by learning a funky beat -- all with your local guide by your side!
Holed up in the basement of a Toby Jug Museum on a deserted American Main Street, a conspiracy-theorist YouTuber awaits a visit from the FBI. Hell-bent on explaining his theory about the original 13th Amendment and bringing about justice, Milcolm Negley presents his prized possession into evidence -- and when you're holding the last American hammer, everything looks like a nail. Elizabeth Futral, Timothy Mix and Briana Elyse Hunter will star in this new short opera, the topical UrbanArias season opener, at DC's Atlas Performing Arts Center.
Join the StageCoach Bandits monthly for Third Friday Improv at StageCoach Theatre Company in Ashburn! Just like Whose Line Is It Anyway?, the Bandits perform short-form improv using suggestions from the audience. Shows are completely interactive. No show or game is ever the same twice!
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Oct 5, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Oct 19, 2018 / 7:30pm
Prepare to be shocked by uncanny mental feats and otherworldly occurrences at Willard & Wood: An Evening of Impossibilities, hosted by two of the Washington, DC area's top magicians. In this intended-for-adults show at The Grand, Willard Royal and Peter Wood blend magic, mentalism and a healthy dose of clean comedy for an intimate and up-close performance that harkens back to the private parlor magic shows that dazzled high society crowds more than a century ago. Come dressed in your finest cocktail attire for this extraordinarily enchanting performance, now in its third year.
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Oct 20, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Dec 29, 2018 / 8:00pm
Coming off a six-year sold-out run in Brooklyn, the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse is bringing your favorite childhood shows to the big screen for a weekend of cartoon, cereal and brunch cocktail fun, aka Spoons, Toons & Booze. Hosted by SecretFormula's Michael Austin and Nell Casey, you and your fellow animation aficionados will get to choose from more than 100 cartoon series from the 1940s through the early 2000s while chowing down on all the sugary, marshmallowy, fruity, chocolaty breakfast faves you crave from the included cereal bar. Don't miss specialty cocktails like "The Sonny," a White Russian topped with Cocoa Puffs, or drop a shot of Bailey's or Kahlua to booze up your bowl. And that's not all, folks -- after all, what's a cartoon-cereal celebration without a few prize giveaways? No word on whether you'll have to dig through the box, though.
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.
Embassy Row is a place where the women ruled and champagne flowed like water. From around 1890 'til the Great Depression, Massachusetts Ave. was the place for society, and while the men were of politicking, the women ruled and competed for the honor of being the "hostess with the mostest." Beneath the stately facades of Beaux Arts architecture was an exciting world of pleasure, leisure, scandal, gossip and above all competition. We'll see the outside of the houses of the ladies of the old guard of Washington circa 1910, and hear stories of such ladies as Cissy Patterson, whose wealth and connections made her house on Dupont Circle a place even the President would envy. Evalyn Walsh McLean, the spendthrift, exuberant and happy-go-lucky owner of the Hope Diamond. And the incomparable Alice Roosevelt Longworth, eldest daughter of Theodore Roosevelt, often called "the other Washington Monument." At the end of the tour, we'll get a special treat by going inside the one of the grand old mansions, whose formally restrained exterior masks an opulent interior.
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 10:00amFriday, Oct 5, 2018 / 10:00amFriday, Oct 19, 2018 / 10:00amFriday, Nov 2, 2018 / 10:00amFriday, Nov 16, 2018 / 10:00am
Grammy-winning pop-rockers Portugal. The Man continue to rally around their latest album Woodstock, bringing their concert tour to Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia. They'll bring their slinky, retro-inspired (not to mention, inescapable) hit "Feel It Still" to the stage, for your finger-snapping, head-bobbing, waist-winding pleasure. Plus, you can expect to hear new single "Live in the Moment," as well as older cuts like "Purple Yellow Red and Blue," and maybe even a few covers of iconic bands like T. Rex and Pink Floyd. L.A.-based folksy pop band Lucius ("Two of Us on the Run") opens.
Now a massive star in Ireland, native New Yorker, Des moved from Queens to Ireland in his mid-teens in 1990. He first came to prominence with his extraordinary TV series The Des Bishop Work Experience (2004), where he lived on minimum wage in a series of different jobs in Ireland. Mixing this documentary footage with stand-up, the series became one of the most talked-about of the year, and propelled Des into national stardom. In 2006, he embarked on his second critically acclaimed TV series, Joy In The Hood, where he taught stand-up comedy in disadvantaged areas in four major Irish cities. Now you can see him live at the Drafthouse Comedy Theater in Washington, D.C.
In Hero's Welcome, a decorated military hero returns home after 17 years to a town he left amidst rumors of arson, infidelity and abandonment. With his new wife in tow, secrets and old scores emerge and are settled in bedrooms, town halls and on the shooting range. Tony Award winner Alan Ayckbourn's dark comedy gives us "warm characters and crafty storytelling" (Daily Mail, UK) as it hurtles toward a shocking and poignant conclusion. See it now at 1st Stage Theater in Tysons.
A lawyer hires an actor to help him recount to family and friends the troubling events that transpired when he attended the funeral of an elderly recluse. There he caught sight of the woman in black, the mere mention of whom terrifies the locals, for she is a specter who haunts the neighborhood where her illegitimate child was accidentally killed. Anyone who sees her dies! The lawyer has invited some friends to watch as he and the actor re-create the events of that dark and stormy night. A classic of the genre. "A real theatrical spine-chiller...A truly nerve-shredding experience" (The Daily Mail), The Woman In Black comes to The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children's Theater.
Established 50 years before Washington DC 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 DC's most exclusive neighborhood, with a focus on architecture and urban planning.
Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 10:00amSunday, Sep 30, 2018 / 10:00amSunday, Oct 7, 2018 / 10:00amSunday, Oct 14, 2018 / 10:00amSunday, Oct 21, 2018 / 10:00amSunday, Oct 28, 2018 / 10:00amSunday, Nov 4, 2018 / 10:00amSunday, Nov 11, 2018 / 10:00am
You've saved the money for a down payment on your first home, but now what? This fun, educational class provides an overview of current market conditions and the home-buying process from a unique partnership of top professionals in the D.C. mortgage, real estate and settlement industries. During the two-hour presentation, you'll learn whether you're ready to make the leap from renter to buyer, plus all you need to know to enter the market, including mortgage and financing basics, how to navigate the short sale and foreclosure market, how to choose an agent, how to write a winning offer and make it successfully through closing. The real estate market is more competitive than ever, but these seasoned pros will help you jump in and successfully close the deal on your first home.
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.
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 10:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Monday, Sep 24, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)
Explore the path that our American heroines took to give women the right to vote in the birthplace of democracy. On this guided walking tour of D.C., you'll walk in the footsteps of key figures in the women's suffrage movement as you stroll through the heart of the nation's capital to key spots, like the Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument. A knowledgeable guide from the National Women's History Museum accompanies you on the exciting path of women championing equality, from the Seneca Falls Women's Rights Convention in New York to the final passage of the 19th Amendment.
Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 10:00amFriday, Oct 12, 2018 / 10:00amSaturday, Oct 20, 2018 / 10:00am
Summerland by Arlitia Jones tells the mysterious tale of William H. Mumler, a spirit photographer with a talent for capturing haunting images from the world beyond the veil. The Civil War has ended, and a grieving nation turns to spiritualism to contact the dead. Mumler sees his business boom as mourners, including a very famous one, flock to his studio. A city official makes it his mission to prove it's a fraud, but finds that harder than he hoped. Based on a true story, this area premiere of Summerland can be enjoyed at the Washington Stage Guild in the Undercroft Theatre in Washington, D.C.
Rae Sanni is an L.A.-based comedian and writer. She's currently a staff writer on Fox's Rel, and has written for NBC's The Good Place and Comedy Central's The President Show. Rae has performed stand-up on Lifetime and in the New York Comedy Festival, and her writing has appeared in New York Magazine, The Decider and Buzzfeed. In 2017, she was honored as one of Comedy Central's Up Next comedians at Clusterfest and was named a New Face at Just For Laughs Montreal. Catch her live at the Drafthouse Comedy Theater in D.C.
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 22, 2018 / 1:00pmSaturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 1:00pmSaturday, Oct 6, 2018 / 1:00pmSaturday, Nov 3, 2018 / 1:00pmSaturday, Nov 10, 2018 / 1:00pmSaturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 1:00pm
After his father's death, Jason seeks solace at the Christian Puppet Ministry. His quiet life is thrown into upheaval when his puppet, Tyrone, takes on a shocking and irreverent personality of his own. Darkly delightful, the Tony-nominated Hand to God explores the startlingly fragile nature of faith, morality and the ties that bind. Catch it at the Maryland Ensemble Theatre in Frederick.
Since 2013, Speechless has been selling out shows at comedy clubs and conferences all over the country and the world. Armed only with a laser pointer and a deck of random slides, presenters ranging from stand-up comedians to software engineers and Tony Award winners to TED presenters have put their talents to the test in the ultimate improvisational gauntlet -- giving a presentation that they've never seen before. Fusing technology with comedy, Speechless is the entertainment experience for the Web 2.0 world. Speechless has entertained and trained companies all over the world, including Google, Microsoft and Uber, has been seen at major comedy clubs, and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post and The New York Times. See Speechless live at Drafthouse Comedy Theater in Washington, D.C.
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 24, 2018 / 1:00pmMonday, Oct 8, 2018 / 11:00amFriday, Oct 12, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, Oct 13, 2018 / 1:00pmMonday, Oct 22, 2018 / 11:00amMonday, Nov 12, 2018 / 11:00amMonday, Nov 26, 2018 / 11:00am
Drafthouse Comedy presents Attack of the Comics, Washington, D.C.'s longest-running stand-up open mic. Seasoned comics need to work things out. Young comics need to work things out. Sometimes these comics collide on the same stage. Kick off your weekend with at night of laughs at Attack of the Comics.
Join the Fairfax Symphony as they play Puccini's timeless opera masterpiece that has moved audiences for more than a century with its irresistible music and tale of love and loss. Soprano Danielle Talamantes and tenor Rolando Sanz lead a full cast of stellar voices at George Mason University's Center for the Arts.
From real-life spy gadgets to the stories behind the coolest secret agents in movies, the International Spy Museum is the first and only public museum in the United States dedicated solely to the world of espionage. Upon arrival, you'll be given a secret identity, which you'll use to test your spy skills throughout the experience. Then, you'll explore a series of themed rooms, where you'll hear historic tales, examine artifacts and participate in activities. Get ready for exhibits like Spies Among Us, which focuses on WWII-era German and Russian spy rings, and Exquisitely Evil, a tribute to the villains of cinema's most famous spy -- James Bond. Exquisitely Evil features more than 100 film artifacts from both old and new Bond movies, plus interactive exhibits that allow you to take over the controls of a villain's lair, brave the depths of a virtual shark tank, play spy vs. spy with other visitors, disarm a missile before time runs out and more.
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:00pm)Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:00pm)Monday, Sep 24, 2018 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:00pm)Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:00pm)Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:00pm)Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:00pm)Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:00pm)Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:00pm)
The Free Wifi Comedy monthly showcase at The Colony Club highlights the DMV's best funny folks, and taking the stage in September is comedian Tommy Taylor Jr. Tommy has shared the stage with several great touring comedians. He also has appeared on The Proposal, The Wire, and was a comedic guest on Great Day Washington. Come see him in action. You can catch him, along with many funny folks, at this comedy showcase. We also have Shelley Kim from the Underground Comedy Festival, Romane Walters of the Romane and Lettuce Musical Comedy Band and Josh Kuderna from the Digression Sessions Podcast.
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, Sep 28, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Oct 5, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Oct 19, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Nov 2, 2018 / 5:00pmFriday, Nov 16, 2018 / 5:00pmFriday, Nov 30, 2018 / 5:00pm
After snagging a spot on Comedy Central's "10 Comics to Watch" list in 2012, Brooks Wheelan became a cast member of Saturday Night Live in 2013. Since then he's returned to the world of stand-up, releasing the album This Is Cool, Right?, and touring colleges and clubs all across the country. You've seen him on HBO's Girls, Late Night with Seth Myers, Conan and more -- now you can catch Wheelan live when he takes the stage of the Bier Baron Tavern and Comedy Loft in Washington, DC.
Bengt Washburn takes on moments and mishaps from his life with cleverness and side-splitting hilarity. From stories about growing up in a Mormon family, to wooing his wife while living in a tent, to failing at German but perfecting a German accent, his humor is equal parts smart and self-deprecating. A winner of the prestigious San Francisco International Comedy Competition, Washburn has appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Live at Gotham on Comedy Central, and Conan.
A philosophy and political science major in college, Robert Baril opens the show with his trademark brand of smart, lacerating humor. In addition to the most talked-about issues of the day, Baril draws on his experiences as a substitute teacher for his material on the educational system, children, and society at large.
This satiric story about contrasts in character features an eccentric Countess and her friends trying to thwart the efforts of businessmen who want to dig up the streets of Paris to get at the oil they believe is underneath. Enjoy this beautifully comedic Castaways Repertory Theatre production of The Madwoman of Chaillot at the Dr. A. J. Ferlazzo Building in Woodbridge.
Smiley Frown is an interview podcast created and hosted by local stand up comic, Ross Benoit, since 2016. Now, once a month, the show comes to the stage at D.C.'s Drafthouse Comedy Theater, where Benoit invites some of the best comics in the area to perform, talk comedy and even field questions from the audience.
Michael Jons is a kind of expert safe-cracker -- but instead of bank vaults, he manages to break inside something far more secure: the human brain. Any doubters need only attend his brilliant new show, Psychic Cabaret. During this lightning-paced performance, Jons astonishes the audience with his Sherlockian style of people-reading, his Svengali-like powers to persuade and, of course, his incredible ability to seemingly read the thoughts of total strangers. But the show's highlight is the dazzling variety of psychic readings that Jons does, instantly and memorably, for lucky spectators. Be there for what NewTimes declared "one of the best date nights of all time."
Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 5:00pmSunday, Oct 7, 2018 / 5:00pmSunday, Nov 4, 2018 / 5:00pmSunday, Nov 18, 2018 / 5:00pmSunday, Dec 2, 2018 / 5:00pmSunday, Dec 16, 2018 / 5:00pm
The Overachievers Comedy Show is a monthly showcase hosted by Martin Amini from TruTV and featuring stand-up comics from Comedy Central, MTV, NBC and more. Music is provided by DJ Bo. Don't miss this night of laughs at The Bier Baron Tavern in Washington, D.C.
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, Sep 22, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 1:00pmSaturday, Oct 6, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, Oct 20, 2018 / 1:00pmSaturday, Oct 27, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, Nov 3, 2018 / 1:00pmSaturday, Nov 10, 2018 / 1:00pmSaturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 1:00pm
BlackRock Center for the Arts, the leading venue for the performing and visual arts in Upper Montgomery County, MD, provides the community with the highest level of quality performances, free gallery exhibitions and arts education classes in a welcoming and intimate setting close to home. Reaching more than 20,000 people per year, BlackRock presents performances featuring top regional, national and international touring talent from the worlds of pop, jazz, roots, rock, blues, folk, world, and classical music, as well as contemporary circus, dance and theater for audiences of all ages.
You've experienced the full-throated hilarity of Kym Whitley beaming from your TV screen -- she's starred everywhere from Curb Your Enthusiasm to Young & Hungry to her OWN Network docu-series, Raising Whitley. You may even recognize her voice from kids' cartoon Pinky Malinky. Now's your chance to catch this ever-busy comedienne in the flesh. Whitley's headlining a weekend block of sets at the Baltimore Comedy Factory, where she'll deliver the kind of saucy, rapid-fire stand-up that's kept her in demand for decades.
A dash of romance, a sprinkle of comedy -- and lots of quail, chile, mole and rose petals -- create an intense world of passion in Como agua para chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate). A young woman trapped by tradition finds freedom in cooking so magical it inspires people to laugh, cry and burn with desire. Don't miss the U.S. premiere of this passionate play at the GALA Hispanic Theatre in Washington, DC.
Danceability has always been an engine of pop music, but which decade -- the '80s or the '90s -- had the songs that can still make modern feet move? That very question will be answered in one night at The Fillmore as Biz Markie and top cover bands curate a stream of hits from both glorious eras. Markie, a beatboxer and rapper known for his 1989 Top 10 song "Just a Friend," plays host and DJ while '80s and '90s cover bands Here's to the Night and The New Romance perform expert renditions of your favorite dance-worthy songs.
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.
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 5:00pmSaturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Oct 20, 2018 / 5:00pmSaturday, Oct 20, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Oct 27, 2018 / 5:00pmSaturday, Oct 27, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Nov 23, 2018 / 5:00pmFriday, Nov 23, 2018 / 8:00pm
The tragedy of Georgetown's darker side encompasses the oldest neighborhood in D.C. with local legends, ghost stories and true crime events from its past. 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.
Our newest addition to the dark side walking tours, explore Capitol Hill with your guide to talk about scandals and hauntings. DC By Foot's Capitol Hill Ghost Tour is a walking tour intended to provide guests with the history of the largest historic residential neighborhood in DC, with a dark twist. The guides will discuss the deaths, ghosts, curses and often violent figures and events of Capitol Hill. You'll hear about hauntings associated with the Capitol, the Library of Congress, Old Capitol Prison, historic homes and dark parks.
Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Sep 27, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Sep 30, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Oct 4, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Oct 7, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Oct 11, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Oct 14, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Oct 18, 2018 / 8:00pm
With jokes aimed at both ends of the political spectrum -- and pretty much all of the middle, too -- musical-comedy group The Capitol Steps has been eliciting laughs at democracy's expense since 1981. If you've ever wanted to see Barack Obama sing a show tune, Donald Trump sing a rock song and Vladimir Putin dance shirtless, this is the show for you. The Steps' stage show features numerous song parodies and skits, and the cast even includes some former Congressional staffers, whose firsthand experience helps make the jokes zing that much more. This legendary troupe's recorded more than 30 albums, and their radio specials are featured on NPR stations nationwide four times a year, but there's nothing like experiencing their cutting-edge comedy live at DC's Ronald Reagan Building.
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.
With its hothouse of emotions, lush melodies and ever-timely commentary on racial tolerance, South Pacific steams up the stage as both a romantic musical and a deeply felt drama. As Americans stationed on an island paradise during World War II, a nurse and a GI both fall in love with island residents, but a culture clash threatens their relationships. Ultimately love wins out, but the dangers of war threaten their happy endings. The unforgettable Rodgers & Hammerstein score is filled with all-time favorites like "Some Enchanted Evening," "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair," "There is Nothing Like a Dame" and "Bali Ha'i." Both a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony winner, this Broadway classic comes to the Olney Theatre Center.
You can always count on South African playwright Athol Fugard to portray mankind with powerful and poignant stories steeped in history and bound by art. In Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, "outsider artist" Nukain paints the rocks on the land that he tends, and Fugard uses them "as a powerful symbol of man's dignity in a modern day context" (Variety). Painted Rocks is a timely play "torn from the headlines," reflecting history then and now and the ongoing challenges to offer everyone the dignity they deserve. Four intriguing characters amidst the background of a South African landscape dotted with art.
Make plans to see Highwood's Improv Comedy Night and get ready to laugh your tush off. Named one of the top ten comedy shows in the D.C. area by DC Thrillist, the show gathers Washington, D.C.'s best improv groups for a night of spontaneous fun at Silver Spring's The Highwood Theatre. You never know what these comedians will throw at you when they transform audience suggestions into hilarious and original sketches. Whether you're an improv newbie or veteran, these funny folks will have everything to suit your comedy palate, including political humor, pop reference jabs and silly songs.
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Sep 28, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Oct 5, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Oct 12, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Oct 19, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Oct 26, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Nov 2, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Nov 9, 2018 / 8:00pm
In the wake of a mass shooting, lone survivor Claire yearns to find the compassion, understanding, and peace she needs to overcome her trauma--but thoughts and visions of the shooter haunt her every step. A timely exploration of violence, obsession, and our desire to fathom the unfathomable, The Events excavates the humanity found even in circumstances of extraordinary evil, examining the actors on both sides of an unimaginable tragedy. Written by the acclaimed David Greig and directed by Colin Hovde, see The Events at Theater Alliance at The Anacostia Playhouse in Washington DC.
Long a mere dream kicking around in the overactive imaginations of its founders, White Ford Bronco officially came into being in 2008. Since then, the five member ensemble has been sparking bouts of flannel-laden, slap-bracelet-snapping, pog-playing, big-butt-loving nostalgia across the DC area. If you're longing for the days when Danny Tanner could solve everything with a hug and presidential scandals only involved ruining a marriage, allow them to take you on a musical journey to that magical last decade of the 20th century. Whatever flavor -- be it alternative, rock, pop, R&B, hip-hop or country -- if it's 90s, they'll play it. Catch White Ford Bronco in concert at The Howard Theatre in Washington, DC.
Alt-rocker Pete Yorn first gained international recognition with the release of his debut record, Musicforthemorningafter, in 2001. He's the rare artist who plays most of the instruments on his albums. Still going strong today and with numerous albums under his belt, the New Jersey native's most recent release is this year's Apart, his second collaboration with actress/singer Scarlett Johansson. See him live when he comes to the stage of the Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)
A certified national comedy institution since 1959, The Second City's laughs are 100 percent American-made in their latest take on our great big dysfunctional country. The much-lauded comedy company is sending satire down the conveyor belt and celebrating what makes us all tick in a hilarious revue that will leave you ready to face the future ... and all its loose screws. Fresh, fast, and always spectacularly funny, The Second City is celebrating nearly 60 years of producing cutting-edge satirical revues and launching the careers of generation after generation of comedy's best and brightest performers. Fittingly, they'll roll out Made in America (Some Assembly Required) at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
Ten years after they graduated high school, Jon, Vince and Amy are re-united in a motel room in Lansing, Michigan. This play focuses of the connection and obligation we feel towards people we have a shared history and explores sexual consent and the different perceptions and impact of one event in these characters' lives.
The District Improv Festival is Washington, D.C.,'s only festival devoted to longform improvisation. The festival has been covered in The Washington Post and has twice been selected as one of the best theater festivals in Washington, D.C., by readers of The Washington City Paper. The 2018 festival features local teams from D.C. and Baltimore, and teams from around the continent, including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and Toronto. Don't miss these hilarious improv troupes at The Unified Scene Theater.
The District Improv Festival is Washington, D.C.,'s only festival devoted to longform improvisation. The festival has been covered in The Washington Post and has twice been selected as one of the best theater festivals in Washington, D.C., by readers of The Washington City Paper. The 2018 festival features local teams from D.C. and Baltimore, and teams from around the continent, including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and Toronto. Don't miss these hilarious improv troupes at Source.
Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 / 7:30pm (White Privilege, Black Power (DC); Sabado Picante (DC); and Hellcat (DC))Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 / 7:30pm (OLGA (Baltimore), Lena Dunham (DC), and The Code Switch (NYC))Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 7:30pm (Bird & Friends - Cosmic Unity (NYC), The Hypothesis (DC), and Milk Money (Boston))Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 9:30pm (Beautiful Dreamers (NYC), Nixon (DC), and King Crab (NYC))Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 2:30pm (Just And (Chandler, AZ), Nox! (DC), and DMXX (NYC))Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 7:30pm (2-MAN NO-SHOW (Toronto), Sistine Robot (DC), and Honey (NYC))
In this sharp-edged satire, opportunistic tycoon Harry Brock arrives in Washington with his naive girlfriend, Billie Dawn, to game the political system. With the help of an idealistic reporter, Billie wisens up and fights back to end the corruption. Aaron Posner (Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) directs Edward Gero (Hello, Dolly!, A Christmas Carol) and Kimberly Gilbert (Jefferson's Garden, The Laramie Project) in this 1940s screwball comedy that shows truth and justice can win the day. See Born Yesterday in Washington DC at Ford's Theatre.
The Bob Sood M.D. Comedy Lounge kicks off the fall season with headliner Sean Savoy. Sean has appeared on Comedy Central, Comics Watching Comics and has toured all over the world. Savoy's high-impact, rapid-fire style of comedy always leaves audiences wanting more. This show, at El Golfo in Silver Spring, is hosted by crowd favorite Dick Satori and also features Tiara McKnight, Marlenas McMahon, Jelani Wills, and everyone's favorite doctor, Bob Sood, M.D.
Set in 1860s Italy, this gorgeous musical ignites a fiery love triangle when a handsome army captain becomes blindingly infatuated with Fosca, the ailing cousin of his superior. Fosca's fervent longing draws the captain as it threatens to upend his career in an exhilarating tangle of obsession, desire, madness and above all, passion. Starring Natascia Diaz (West Side Story), Claybourne Elder (Sunday in the Park with George) and Steffanie Leigh (Broadway's War Paint, Mary Poppins), Stephen Sondheim's lush and romantic Tony Award-winning Best Musical thrills audiences in a radiant new staging by Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner at Arlington's Signature Theatre.
Highly theatrical, fast and funny, this is a sexy rediscovery of one of history's most intriguing women, Emilie du Châtelet. Witty, unconventional, rich, and a scientific genius who advances mathematics and physics in Baroque France, Emilie and her sometime lover Voltaire engage passionate romantic battles using unusual weapons. Their tactics include publishing dueling scientific papers, as well as taking other lovers. Tonight, Emilie is back and determined to answer the one question that remained when she died: love or philosophy, head or heart? One of America's most imaginative and successful contemporary playwrights, Lauren Gunderson, revives Emilie to share her truth for audiences to enjoy!
A bloodthirsty cycle of corruption and betrayal begins when the much-loved king of Scotland is murdered by his trusted ally Macbeth. Shakespeare's murderous tragedy is seen anew in Davenant's Restoration-era adaptation, now set in London's notorious Bedlam asylum. In this violent, tragic thriller, Macbeth achieves the power he thinks he deserves, but the price is high. His conscience is nagging him, as is his ambitious wife. Not to mention the grim prophecy that doesn't exactly spell out a happy ending for Macbeth. It turns out that power achieved by bloodshed can only be maintained by more bloodshed and Macbeth hurtles towards a violent confrontation that could be his doom. This unique production of Macbeth at Washington DC's Folger Theatre, with music performed by Folger Consort, features Helen Hayes Award-winners Ian Merrill Peakes and Kate Eastwood Norris as the tragically ambitious Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.
Bringing fierce guitar playing and swing to gospel music that would become a rhythmic precursor to rock and roll, Sister Rosetta Tharpe was a pioneer of mid-20th-century music with a huge influence on Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix and Ray Charles. Set in the showroom of a funeral home, in 1946 Mississippi, Marie and Rosetta chronicles the unlikely first rehearsal between Rosetta and the prim young, Marie Knight. In this musical celebration of two extraordinary black women, they put their heads together to see if the potential protégée could summon the stuff to allow for a professional partnership that might topple the male stranglehold suppressing Rosetta's career. Delve into the roots of rock at D.C.'s Atlas Performing Arts Center.
Have you ever wanted to just escape the noise? Six people fleeing from city life meet in the overwhelming quiet of the woods to embark on a silent retreat in the new play Small Mouth Sounds. As these strangers confront their demons, both large and small, their vows of silence collide with the human need to connect with one another. An Off-Broadway hit, the play comes from Drama Desk Award winner Bess Wohl and is directed by Ryan Rilette. Using awkward and insightful humor, this compassionate and funny work at Round House Theatre in Bethesda asks how we address life's biggest questions when there's no way to ask them.
Lovable Southern comic Fortune Feimster is known to win over even the toughest audiences with her larger-than-life stage persona and winning personality. You might recognize her from 2016's Office Christmas Party or for her role on The Mindy Project. She's also an accomplished sketch/improv artist and a member of the prestigious Groundlings Sunday Company, which counts Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig and Lisa Kudrow among its alumni. Originally deemed "too low key" to sit on Chelsea Lately's panel, she started as a writer instead and soon proved herself charismatic enough to earn a place at the table. She's worked with Tina Fey on two unaired TV pilots and was featured on her own episode of Comedy Central's The Half Hour. With her lively character and charming Southern personality, Feimster puts on a show that's relatable to anyone, with stories about family, life, Hollywood, the South, being a woman, being gay and much more. Catch her hilarious act at the Arlington Drafthouse.