With its rousing melody and powerful lyrics, there’s no question that the song “Amazing Grace” is an uplifting, spiritual classic. And it comes as no surprise that the road towards its creation would be paved with romance, rebellion and redemption. Now, you can discover the inspiring true story behind one of the world’s most beloved songs with the all-new musical, Amazing Grace. Follow John Newton, a willful and musically talented Englishman who finds himself torn between following in the footsteps of his slave trader father or embracing the more compassionate views of his childhood sweetheart. Accompanied by his slave Thomas, John embarks on a harrowing journey that not only leads to a transformative moment of self-reckoning, but a blazing anthem of hope and freedom. Experience this soaring, musical saga at Museum of the Bible World Stage Theater in Washington, D.C.
Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 2:00pm (Museum Admission at Noon)Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 7:00pm (Museum Admission at 3:00pm)Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 2:00pm (Museum Admission at Noon)Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 7:00pm (Museum Admission at 3:00pm)Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 2:00pm (Museum Admission at Noon)
Take a second and picture your perfect summer escape from the hustle and bustle of D.C. Now, we’re not mind readers, but it’s probably a fair guess that your summer fantasy included cold beer, barbecue and an afternoon of lazy shenanigans on a major body of water. And if that’s the case, you’re in luck — because that fantasy can become a reality on the River Tubing and Brewery Tour. On the day of the trip, your only responsibility is meeting the bus at one of the pickup locations — and after that, all you’ve got to do is take it easy. The bus will whisk you away to a three-hour river tubing experience where you — and your floating cooler, if you want to bring one — will drift down the beautiful Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers. Once you’ve had your fill, hop out of the river for a hearty BBQ lunch, followed by a quick drive over to the award winning Vanish Farmhouse Brewery.
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.
Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 9:15pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 9:15pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / 9:15pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 9:15pm
From the secret diary of Anna Gordy Gaye comes the greatest Motown love story never told: Pride & Joy. The tumultuous and passionate journey of one of music’s most intriguing power couples, iconic R&B singer Marvin Gaye and Anna Gordy — who just happened to be a songwriter/producer and the sister of Motown founder Berry Gordy — comes to the Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric in Baltimore. This new musical features 28 songs from the legendary Motown catalog, including major hits from the “Prince of Soul” himself.
Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 3:00pm
A priestess enters a cemetery suffused with the shades and apparitions of black culture. Yet she conjures the spirits of a different sort — Orestes, Iphigenia and Klytmnestra. This dynamic one-woman slam poem, presented at D.C.’s Anacostia Playhouse, is a saga of strong women, the men who seek to destroy them, and the dangerous extremes this kind of society can reach if left unchecked. Fusing Kabuki, African dance and Greek myth, Klytmnestra: An Epic Slam Poem is a dynamic retelling of the classic tale written to vindicate a mother slain by her own son’s hand.
Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 2:00pm
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.
Monday, Jun 10, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 8:00pmTuesday, Jun 18, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 8:00pm
The Old Time Music Hall arrives this June to celebrate 55 years of The British Players, featuring a selection of songs and dances that have brought joy, laughter, and even tears to our audiences throughout the years. Performed by breath-taking Bow Belles, enchanting Edwardians, spectacular soloists, and our very own Cheeky Chappie, Albert Coia, all kept in line by the mischievous Mr. Chairman, Malcolm Edwards, it’s a show you don’t want to miss!
Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm )Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 2:00pm (Doors Open at 1:30pm)Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm )Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 2:00pm (Doors Open at 1:30pm)Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm )Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm )Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm )
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, Jun 15, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 10:00amSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 10:00amSaturday, Jun 29, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, Jun 30, 2019 / 10:00am
The Men in Motion bring their Magic Mike-style moves to the Bier Baron in DC. Designed to fuel your fantasies and feed your desires, this talented troupe of hard-bodied dancers is ready to heat things up with thumping music, swiveling hips and seductive theatrics. Whatever your special occasion — birthday, bachelorette, divorce party — or no occasion at all, this show is specially designed to provide you with the perfect girls’ night out. VIP tickets guarantee you a seat closer to the action.
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 10:30pm
Michael Jons is a kind of expert safe-cracker — but instead of bank vaults, he manages to break inside something far more secure: the human brain. Any doubters need only attend his brilliant new show, Psychic Cabaret. During this lightning-paced performance, Jons astonishes the audience with his Sherlockian style of people-reading, his Svengali-like powers to persuade and, of course, his incredible ability to seemingly read the thoughts of total strangers. But the show’s highlight is the dazzling variety of psychic readings that Jons does, instantly and memorably, for lucky spectators. Be there for what NewTimes declared “one of the best date nights of all time.”
Jordan Raybould brings his comedy show to Shenanigan’s Irish Pub in Washington, DC, featuring professional, touring comedians based out of NYC. Jordan and his brother, Bret Raybould are two of the funniest comedians in the city. Together, they have created the popular YouTube channel The Raybould Brothers, which has been featured on Funny or Die, Huffington Post and at the top of all sorts of comedy subreddits. For the past several years, they’ve been touring up and down the East Coast as part of their NYC Comedy Invades series, performing in bars, coffee shops and small theaters — all unconventional independent venues. Their goal is to give you that comedy club side-splitting laughter without the comedy club prices. No matter the venue, they deliver.
Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jul 12, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Aug 9, 2019 / 9:00pm
An audience favorite since the first season, Francesca is a choreographer’s dream — she is a true collaborator in creating new works. She goes at all of her dancing with tremendous passion and commitment. Born in Venezuela, she has had an international career and many awards. She was a member of The Washington Ballet and now with BalletMet in Columbus and returns to Chamber Dance Project for her fifth season. Francesca will share her life as a dancer from her early training through her career and what the life of a professional ballet dancer is like. She will discuss how she approaches the creation and performance of new roles including her upcoming premieres in Alejandro Cerrudo’s Extremely Close duet and her featured role in Diane Coburn Bruning’s new ballet Prufrock, both in June. Don’t miss Francesca Dugarte in Life of a Dancer at the Scotch Lounge.
Hari Kondabolu is a comedian, writer and podcaster based in Brooklyn, NY. He has been described by The NY Times as “one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today.” In 2018, his Netflix special Warn Your Relatives was released and Variety called him one of “Top 10 Comics To Watch.” Hari has released two comedy albums, Waiting for 2042 and Mainstream American Comic with the legendary indie rock label Kill Rock Stars. He has performed on The Late Show with David Letterman, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, John Oliver’s NY Stand-Up Show, @Midnight and has his own half-hour special on Comedy Central. He’s a former writer and correspondent on the Chris Rock-produced FX TV show Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. In 2017, he released his critically acclaimed documentary The Problem with Apu on truTV. Hari is a regular on the public radio gameshow Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me. Hari has also appeared on such notable radio shows and podcasts as Fresh Air with Terry Gross, WTF with Marc Maron, 2 Dope Queens, Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Prairie Home Companion, Wits, Studio 360 and Bullseye. He co-hosted the popular Politically Reactive podcast with W. Kamau Bell and currently co-hosts The Kondabolu Brothers Podcast with his brother Ashok on Earwolf. In the UK, Hari has established himself with appearances on BBC 3’s Russell Howard’s Good News, live at the Electric, and Channel 4’s 8 out of 10 Cats. He also performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2011.
Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 7:30pm (Doors at 615pm)Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 10:00pm (Doors at 930pm)Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 7:00pm (Doors at 6:00pm)Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 9:30pm (Doors at 9:00pm)
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.
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.
Monday, Jun 10, 2019 / 5:00pm Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 / 5:00pm Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 5:00pm Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 5:00pm Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 5:00pm Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 5:00pm Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 5:00pm Monday, Jun 17, 2019 / 5:00pm
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.
Monday, Jun 17, 2019 / 10:00amFriday, Jul 26, 2019 / 11:00amFriday, Aug 9, 2019 / 11:00amFriday, Aug 23, 2019 / 11:00amFriday, Sep 6, 2019 / 11:00amFriday, Sep 20, 2019 / 11:00amFriday, Oct 4, 2019 / 11:00amFriday, Oct 18, 2019 / 11:00am
A walk through Washington’s tony Georgetown neighborhood is truly a trip through time — of 200-year-old mansions and their eccentric owners, of fortunes in trade won and lost, of marvelous architecture from Federal to Victorian. In the 1950s, John and Jackie Kennedy almost single-handedly turned the neighborhood into the city’s politically fashionable place to live. Throughout this two-hour, two-mile tour, you’ll see the houses of the city’s movers and shakers and a remarkable historic property that’s open to the public.
Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 10:00amFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 10:00amFriday, Jun 28, 2019 / 10:00am
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.
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 / 10:30amWednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 10:30amThursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 10:30amFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 10:30amSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 10:30amSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 10:30amMonday, Jun 17, 2019 / 10:30amTuesday, Jun 18, 2019 / 10:30am
In 1945 rural Georgia, the long, hot days of summer bring struggle, longing, and opportunity for 12-year-old Frankie Addams and her family’s housekeeper Bernice Sadie Brown. Frankie longs to escape with her newlywed brother on adventures in the Alaskan wilderness. Bernice struggles to balance enduring the deeply entrenched racism of the rural South with her role as surrogate mother to Frankie and her 6-year-old cousin. Adapted from the beloved novel of the same name, this evocative, poetic coming of age drama explores the pains of youth and the meaning of family.
Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 2:00pm
The National Symphony Orchestra pays tribute to Mozart with a three-part concert series, and first up under the baton of Nathalie Stutzmann is the upbeat and instantly recognizable Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, which has been heard in films as varied as The King’s Speech, Willy Wonka and Zombieland. Several of the NSO’s esteemed principal musicians take the lead on Mozart’s Sinfonia concertante for violin and viola, as well as the bassoon concerto. The finale for this Kennedy Center Concert Hall show is set to feature the fiery and fast Symphony No. 35, “Haffner,” written for a friend of Mozart’s father’s and performed in Vienna in 1783 for an appreciative audience including the Austrian emperor.
Venture into some of Washington’s most diverse residential areas in this off-the-beaten-path tour of the Columbia Heights and Adams Morgan neighborhoods. From D.C. socialites to civil rights activists, Northwest Washington has been host to castles, embassies, temples, protests and almost the Lincoln Memorial. This walking tour begins at D.C.’s Meridian Hill Park.
Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 2:00pmMonday, Jul 22, 2019 / 10:00amMonday, Aug 5, 2019 / 10:00amMonday, Aug 19, 2019 / 10:00amMonday, Sep 16, 2019 / 10:00amMonday, Oct 7, 2019 / 10:00amMonday, Oct 21, 2019 / 10:00am
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.
How to Get Away With Murder’s Jack Falahee stars in this new Kennedy Center production of playwright Evan Linder’s uncompromising exploration of race, family and betrayal in the American South, which won Chicago’s prestigious Jefferson Award in 2016 for Best New Work. Jim and Laurel Parker are about to become new parents. They’re broke. They’re loud. They’re proud Southerners. When Laurel gives birth to their long overdue child, she and Jim are faced with the biggest challenge of their lives. Byhalia, Mississippi explores a couple in the midst of turmoil — and a town with a racially charged past that finds its way into the present. Find out for yourself why the Chicago Tribune says “we need this story of interracial friendship even more now.” This incredible production is directed by Kimberly Senior, director of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Disgraced on Broadway.
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 7:30pm
A brisk, biting comedy about a cynic who thinks insincerity is a sin. But the joke’s on him when he falls for an ingenue who’s more than his match. Matt Minnicino’s A Misanthrope distills Molière’s best-known farce into quippy rhyming couplets. And it pokes social flattery with a hot take on the absurdity of modern hot airs. Hypocrisy has never been more hilarious. If we got snarky tweets from 17th-century France, they would sound something like this.
Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 2:00pmMonday, Jun 17, 2019 / 7:30pm
Woodley Park, situated on a peak of land rising from the valley of Rock Creek, originally attracted Washingtonians seeking relief from the heat and bustle of the city. By 1918, both visitors and locals could book a room at the elegant Wardman Park Hotel, which quickly attracted a well-heeled and well-connected clientele. Now known as the Wardman Tower, the building contains some of the most expensive luxury condominiums in D.C. A stroll along the neighborhood’s winding streets reveals city living on a smaller scale, with English Village-inspired houses built around the eponymous estate of Woodley, the current campus of the Maret School and once home to attorney Philip Barton Key and President Grover Cleveland. Architectural gems such as the Art Deco Kennedy-Warren apartments and the ultra-Modern Swiss chancery contrast with the “lions and tigers and bears” (pandas, that is) at the Smithsonian National Zoo, who roar their approval of this emerald locale!
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.
When teenage Lexie helps her reluctant single mother Nora re-enter the dating scene, an unlikely suitor emerges in Griff – the guy at the coffee shop who has inadvertently witnessed Nora’s string of unsuccessful dates. As choices collide with coincidences and longing mixes with reality, each character must face the complications that always arise while trying to balance the search for intimacy with the closeness of family. This captivating world premiere with a metaphysical twist navigates the paths of romance, marriage and parenting while exploring the pains and pleasures of all three. See it at Atlas Performing Arts Center courtesy of the Mosaic Theater Company of DC.
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 3:00pm
The tragedy of Georgetown’s darker side encompasses the oldest neighborhood in D.C. with local legends and true crime events from its past. This is a tour about scandals, murder and tragedy. It is not a ghost tour, though we have a few spooky tales to share. In this evening walking tour, you will stroll the historic streets of Georgetown and hear long ago tales of tragedy, romance and lore. With its architecture, pedigree and ambiance, Georgetown is a lovely place to visit. However, the houses, churches and cemeteries of this tiny neighborhood are still haunted by their past. Come find out why! This tour is for adults only due to mature content.
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 / 8:30pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:30pmTuesday, Jun 18, 2019 / 8:30pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:30pmTuesday, Jun 25, 2019 / 8:30pmFriday, Jun 28, 2019 / 8:30pmTuesday, Jul 2, 2019 / 8:30pmFriday, Jul 5, 2019 / 8:30pm
A big-top spectacle of global proportions featuring the best artists from around the world, the 2019 production of UniverSoul Circus takes fans of all ages on an unforgettable journey of light, sound and soul. Get ready for electrifying, edge-of-your-seat performances, including extreme motorsports, mind-bending acrobatics, back-flipping canines, disco-dancing pachyderms, free-flying aerial acts and much, much more. It’s hailed as the most interactive circus in the world, and now you can catch this spectacular show — which is celebrating 25 years of fun under the big top — when it raises its tent at the Security Square Mall in Baltimore.
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 10:30amWednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 7:00pm
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.
Monday, Jun 10, 2019 / 3:00pm Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 / 3:00pm Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 3:00pm Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 3:00pm Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 3:00pm Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 3:00pm Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 3:00pm Monday, Jun 17, 2019 / 3:00pm
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.
In 1920, Russian Jewish writer Isaac Babel starts a diary while wandering the countryside with the Red Cavalry. In 2010, after the crash of an aircraft carrying the Polish president, his diary is discovered among the wreckage. What did Babel write, and why does it matter so much to one ruthless KGB agent destined to become one of the most powerful figures in the world? Describe the Night uncovers the mystery by tracing the stories of seven lost souls connected across decades by history, fiction, lies and blood. Pulitzer Prize-finalist Rajiv Joseph returns to Woolly after hit productions of Guards at the Taj and Gruesome Playground Injuries. This new piece has been described as a “work of major ambition” (The New York Times) that will feel both timeless and tuned in to the age of #FakeNews.
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 7:00pm
A young king and his three compatriots renounce the company of women in favor of scholarly pursuits. Their pact is immediately jeopardized, however, when the Princess of France and her companions arrive. Will the men stand resolute and keep their monastic vows, or surrender to the charms of the opposite sex? Shakespeare’s delicious comedy is full of lovers and clowns, foolery and the follies of the heart — and there’s nothing quite like seeing it live. Experience Love’s Labor’s Lost Folger Theatre in D.C.
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 3:00pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 7:00pm
Not only does H Street have rich, cultural history, but it’s also blossomed into one of the most diverse culinary scenes of the Capitol. Grab a little mix of everything, from Italian to Middle Eastern and American, on this Washington, D.C. food tour. A local guide will give you the inside scoop on the cuisines, the Corridor’s sites, the juicy gossip of H Street and beyond. The fun begins at Union Station’s Main Lobby.
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 / 10:00am Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 10:00am Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 10:00am Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 10:00am Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 10:00am Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 10:00am Monday, Jun 17, 2019 / 10:00am Tuesday, Jun 18, 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.
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.
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.
Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 28, 2019 / 7:30pm
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, Jun 15, 2019 / 12:45pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 1:45pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 12:45pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 1:45pmSaturday, Jun 29, 2019 / 12:45pmSunday, Jun 30, 2019 / 1:45pmSaturday, Jul 6, 2019 / 12:45pmSunday, Jul 7, 2019 / 1:45pm
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, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Jun 28, 2019 / 8:00pm
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.
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 10:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Monday, Jun 17, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)
The DC Comedy Loft’s Official Weekly Showcase! A FREE comedy show featuring some of the DMV’s funniest comics. Along with the comedy show you can order dinner and drinks from our renowned beer selection! Come enjoy the show!
This early show is perfect for a fun night out in Dupont Circle. Support the latest graduates from The DC Comedy Loft’s ABCs of Comedy stand-up class, with professor Robert Mac (Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing), and some former graduates performing alongside the new class. Support the purest art form on the planet and get some laughs to boot.
Non-profit arts organization brings together eight classically trained Black men to perform a family-friendly variety of selections including opera, classical, musical theater, jazz, and Motown with fun narration throughout. The multi-genre musical event features internationally known Black classical musicians including tenors Colby Mullen, Edward Washington II, Marcel Sawyer, and Darnell Roulhac, with baritones Jim Williams, Terriq White, Louis Davis and Vashawn Mcllwain – Lightfoot. Dr. Lester Green serves as the Artistic Director and pianist; and featuring Nexxt Step.
For Pride Month, the Shakespeare Theatre Company will close its 2018–2019 ReDiscovery Series with one of the earliest depictions of gay life on the American stage: a 1927 melodrama about the murder of a closeted gay man who is married to the daughter of a famous gay conversion therapist. Written by the outrageous performer Mae West, the play is complete with a raucous drag ball that featured West herself as a guest. The reading will be followed by a post-show discussion with the director, actors and experts from across the LGBTQ+ community here in Washington, D.C. The ReDiscovery Series introduces audiences to new adaptations and great but lesser-known classic plays under consideration for STC’s mainstage seasons. Written by notable playwrights and performed by some of D.C.’s most talented actors, these one-night-only readings are often the first step in bringing a new adaptation or an under-produced classic back into the spotlight worldwide.
Each year, Annapolis Shakespeare Company produces a show in the outdoor courtyard of Reynolds Tavern. This year’s production is the very fun and very funny Tartuffe (directed by Sally Boyett), written by Moliere. The ASC has designed a bawdy and fun romp wonderfully acted by a team of talented comedic actors — an evening that’s perfectly enjoyed with a cocktail and friends. Enjoy an evening on the town watching a very talented cast recreate 18th century France under the stars.
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 / 7:30pm (Courtyard seating begins at 6:00pm)Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 / 7:30pm (Courtyard seating begins at 6:00pm)Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019 / 7:30pm (Courtyard seating begins at 6:00pm)
Based on three short stories of Zora Neale Hurston (Their Eyes Were Watching God) and adapted by Jelly’s Last Jam writer George C. Wolfe, Spunk sets the human ability to endure to the strums of a guitar in a stirring musical fable. An unearthly Guitar Man and Blues Speak Woman tantalizingly interweave three tales of the early 20th century African American experience, from the fierce determination of a resilient washerwoman, to the zoot suit struts of 1940s Harlem, to the bittersweet innocence of young married love. Glowing with wit, humor and energy, resonating with evocative staging and soulful music, three tales of survival are told in the key of the blues.
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 8:00pm
The world premiere of a new play written for the DC theatre company Nu Sass Productions. This raw, powerful play demands satisfaction from artist and audience alike, urging you to look beyond the facades of meaning to the deeper truths of love, art and cats. The imagined meeting of three very real people: Gwen John, Ida Lupino and Jack Warner. Gwen John (Aubri O’Connor) is a well regarded but little known artist from Wales who lived a dizzying life between the UK and France, as a mistress to Rodin and a reclusive cat lady, as an open bisexual and a faithful Catholic, as a wandering bohemian and a child of society. Gwen is matched by the brilliant actress Rebecca Ellis, who portrays the fierce, powerful, and disregarded Ida Lupino – a tour de force actor/writer/director/producer in the early to mid 1900s. She demanded room at the table in a time no one believed a woman belonged in the rooms where it happens. The cast is rounded out by Matty Griffiths, who delights as a confounded Jack Warner, equal parts commanding and complacent as events outside his control unravel. Only 30 audience members can attend any performance, as this show is presented as part of the Small Batch Audience Series. You will hear every word, see every tear, and feel every minute of tension as you share a uniquely intimate experience at Caos on F.
Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 2:00pmMonday, Jun 17, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 2:00pm
Joel Kim Booster is a Chicago-bred, Los Angeles-based comedian and writer. This fall you can catch him starring in the new NBC sitcom Sunnyside. Other TV and film credits include Shrill (Hulu), Search Party (TBS), BoJack Horseman, Big Mouth, The Week Of (Netflix) and Viper Club (YouTube Premium). Alongside Patti Harrison, Joel co-hosts Unsend, a Comedy Central digital series where they sift through social media and highlight the weirdest and most shame-worthy stuff out there. As a comedian he has appeared on Conan, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Netflix’s The Fix, Comedy Central’s The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, This Is Not Happening and @midnight, Logo’s Comedy Cabaret and truTV’s Comedy Knockout. In 2017, Joel recorded a stand-up special for Comedy Central’s The Half-Hour, a full-length stand-up album called Model Minority and was listed as one of Esquire’s “10 Comedians to Watch.” Joel recently had the honor of making the Wall Street Journal’s “Young Hollywood Portfolio” highlighting rising stars in Hollywood, Forbes’ 2018 “30 Under 30” list in their Hollywood and Entertainment category spotlighting the next generation of talent, Variety’s 2018 “10 Comics to Watch,” Vulture’s “20 Comedians You Should and Will Know,” and TimeOut’s “L.A. Comedians to Watch in 2018.” His writing credits include Billy on the Street (truTV), Big Mouth (Netflix), The Other Two (Comedy Central) and the pilot for Comedy Central’s Problematic with Moshe Kasher. Follow Joel on Twitter @ihatejoelkim.
Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 7:00pm Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 9:00pm Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 7:00pm Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 9:00pm
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, Jun 15, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Jun 29, 2019 / 1:00pm
A charmingly madcap adventure about love, life, and man’s eternal love affair with … golf. Ludwig’s play will take you on a hilarious romp that pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors and romantic missteps, this furious paced comedy recalls the best of the Marx Bothers’ classics.
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jun 26, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jun 27, 2019 / 8:00pm
“…rarely do so many qualities find themselves in one musician.” — Chick Corea. He’s performed throughout the United States and more than 60 countries. He’s played with the Tonight Show Band, Chick Corea, Chuck Mangione, Woody Herman, as well as symphony orchestras in Tokyo, Germany, Slovenia, St. Louis, and Seattle … just to name a few. And he’s recorded on more than 150 motion picture soundtracks. Come join Loudoun Symphonic Winds for a night you won’t soon forget!
A unique, instantly identifiable vocal sound encompassing both jazz and R&B. Grammy-nominated soul/jazz singer Maysa celebrates her 25th year as a solo recording artist this year. Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, Maysa Leak knew early on that she would be a musician. “I was six years old when my mom took me to see Purlie,” she recalls. “When Melba Moore came on stage and sang her heart out, I knew at that moment I wanted to make people feel the way she made me feel.” Maysa’s journey took her from singing with Stevie Wonder for a year to becoming the lead singer for Incognito in the ‘90s. In 1995 she recorded her first solo album. After celebrating her 26th year as a solo artist, Maysa kicks off the summer with her new album, Love Is a Battlefield, a hand-picked collection of Maysa’s favorite songs, redone with her own unique soulful twist. As the greatest soul-jazz singer of her generation, Maysa is the latest in a distinguished line of singers including Anita Baker, Chaka Khan, Will Downing, Angela Bofill, Marlena Shaw and more recently, Ledisi and Chrisette Michele.
An American mother and a Tibetan father must make a life-altering choice that will test their strength, their marriage and their hearts. Two Tibetan monks want the couple’s three-year-old son. The boy, according to them, is the reincarnation of a revered Buddhist lama, and the monks propose to take the child away for a life of spiritual training in India. See this moving story when it comes to Spooky Action Theater in DC.
Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 3:00pmThursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 3:00pm
Fast paced, funny and charming, Leaving Iowa portrays a son’s journey to return his father’s ashes to his childhood home, only to discover that Grandma’s house is now a grocery store. This father-and-son road trip shifts smoothly from the present to Don’s memories of the annual, torturous vacations of his childhood: the classic American summer vacation, which often meant being trapped in the back seat of a station wagon. Don’s memories bring to life the people of his past and present, weave a tale of reconciling idealism with reality, and ultimately show us what it means to love one’s family. This inventively staged Providence Players production is simultaneously hilarious and touching.
Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 7:30pm
Celebrate our 40th season! A story of medieval women’s liberation. Princess Ida and her band of maidens decide to abandon men and form their own women’s university. Great fun, and some of the best music and lyrics from Gilbert & Sullivan.
Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pm
Best known for her unconventional portrayal of Chloe on the highly rated 24 for Fox, Mary Lynn Rajskub can be seen in Universal’s comedy film Night School alongside Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish. She recently appeared in the Amazon pilot Highston, on Brooklyn 99, and on the critically lauded The Girlfriend Experience for Starz. On the big screen, Mary Lynn was seen this summer as a lead in the indie In Search of Fellini with Maria Bello and Wilson with Woody Harrelson and Judy Greer. Other films include the Duplass Brothers’ Safety Not Guaranteed and The Kings of Summer which she starred in with Alison Brie, Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally. Additional credits include Arrested Development, Little Miss Sunshine, Mr. Show, Larry Sanders, Julie and Julia, Paul Thomas Anderson’s Punch Drunk Love and Sunshine Cleaning.
Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 9:45pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 9:45pm
Arturo Ui is a tale of the meteoric rise of a small-time Brooklyn hoodlum who takes over the cauliflower racket in 1930s Chicago. Ui ruthlessly disposes of his competitors to enrich himself and gain power. Both entertaining and provocative, this play is a powerful parable to Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in Germany. It also elicits comparisons to members of our government who aim to seize more power and control over us. Don’t miss this spellbinding play, which depicts evil fascism on the march while portraying the dark sides of human nature. This story reminds us how those who lust for power and expand the grips of government often lead us to tyranny. Arturo Ui at D.C.’s Atlas Performing Arts Center is fourth play by Bertolt Brecht that Scena Theatre has produced in its 32-year history. It contains some scenes depicting violence. It’s suitable for patrons ages 14 and older and parental discretion is advised.
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pm (Opening Night)Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 3:00pmThursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pm
Frances McDormand took home a Tony and Nicole Kidman was nominated for an Oscar for starring in the dramatic works of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire (Good People, Rabbit Hole). But it turns out he’s equally adept at writing great comic roles for women, like in his latest Ripcord, now receiving its regional premiere at the Keegan in hip and happening Dupont Circle.
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 3:00pmTuesday, Jun 18, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 3:00pmThursday, Jun 27, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 28, 2019 / 8:00pm
The latest installment of the all-star edition of Jokes & Jazz brings live music, national comedians and special guests together for a full night of entertainment. Past shows have included national music recording artists and comics from HBO, Showtime and Comedy Central. Special guest performers for this show include: actor-comedian Tony Rock, Joe Clair (WPGC), Talent (New York Kings of Comedy), Rob Maher (Hart of the City), musical guest Frank McComb and more to be added. VIP tickets include guaranteed seating, wine and champagne, hors d’oeuvres and giveaways. Proceeds from the event support CTE Vision Foundation, Inc. programs for disadvantaged and at-risk youth. Enjoy Jokes & Jazz at Pepco Edison Place Gallery in Washington, D.C.
If you’re looking for a fun night out with the girls featuring entertainment from handsome male performers, look no further than Fifty Shades Male Revue — the ultimate Magic Mike XXL male performance! Designed exclusively for women, this two-hour long show at Karma DC blends music, hot dance moves and sensual theatrics to provide a sensuous and fast-paced performance that meets every female fantasy. It’s the perfect event for bachelorette parties, birthday parties or a ladies’ night out with friends!
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, Jun 15, 2019 / 1:00pm Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 5:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 6:30pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 5:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 1:00pm Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 5:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 6:30pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 1:00pm
Renowned masters and emerging artists from across the jazz spectrum will unite for Great Masters of Jazz, an evening celebrating some of the most beloved and influential titans of jazz like Quincy Jones, Roy Hargrove and Nancy Wilson. Nick Cannon hosts this special concert event featuring tributes by a who’s who of contemporary jazz performers including Patti Austin, the Roy Hargrove Big Band, Justin Kauflin, Kenny Garrett, Joshua Redman, Princess Mhoon Dance Project and many, many more. They’ll all share the Kennedy Center stage for just one night only, so don’t miss your chance to experience this awesome lineup of jazz luminaries.
Come out to the National Mall for an awesome evening tour where you can explore the monuments, meet new people, and compete to win prizes! This public walking tour is perfect for visitors who are traveling solo. It’s also perfect for locals looking for an excuse to get out and have fun exploring their own city! After meeting at the Jefferson Memorial, your tour guide and trivia host will lead the group on an efficient walking route to see the major monuments and memorials on the National Mall, including the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, District of Columbia War Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial and World War II Memorial. Over the course of the tour, your guide will ask trivia questions “Jeopardy-style," and the first person to answer correctly gets a point. However, answer incorrectly and you can’t guess again unless no one gets it right, and the host offers up a clue. Trivia questions will be a mix of history and current events. At the end of the tour the person with the most points wins!
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 6:30pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 6:30pm
Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley stars in Hello, Dolly! at Washington DC’s Kennedy Center — the universally acclaimed smash hit that NPR calls “the best show of the year!” Winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, director Jerry Zaks’ “gorgeous” new production (Vogue) is “making people crazy happy!” (The Washington Post). See the show that broke box office records and received unanimous raves on Broadway. This Hello, Dolly! revival pays tribute to the original work of legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion — hailed both then and now as one of the greatest stagings in musical theater history. Rolling Stone calls it “a must-see event. A musical comedy dream. If you’re lucky enough to score a ticket, you’ll be seeing something historic. Wow, wow, wow, indeed!”
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 1:30pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 1:30pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 7:30pm
Fresh off its Tony-nominated Broadway revival, Falsettos arrives at the Kennedy Center in DC as “an exceptional production of a perfect musical” (The New York Times). The story revolves around a charming, intelligent, neurotic gay man named Marvin, his wife, his lover, his about-to-be-Bar-Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door. At times both hilarious and achingly poignant, Falsettos shines an ahead-of-its-time spotlight on the infinite possibilities that make up a modern family … and a beautiful reminder that love can tell a million stories. A hit when it premiered on Broadway in 1992, this ever-relevant show won Tony Awards for its book by James Lapine and William Finn (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) and its score, also by Finn.
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 8:00pm
Raise a pint to the interwoven history of the District of Columbia and American beer on this guided walking tour, which kicks off with an exploration of the stately homes of Dupont Circle’s Embassy Row. You’ll sample craft brews at multiple bars and pay homage to the trailblazer of DC beer, Christian Heurich. His home, Heurich House aka The Brewmaster’s Castle, provides the perfect backdrop for the fascinating story of the decline and recent revival of American beer, thanks to local breweries. Your friendly and knowledgeable guide will escort you back to the nearest Metro station and bid farewell … or stick around for another beer if the party continues.
Monday, Jun 10, 2019 / 4:00pmTuesday, Jun 11, 2019 / 4:00pmWednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 4:00pmThursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 4:00pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 4:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 4:00pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 4:00pmMonday, Jun 17, 2019 / 4:00pm
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.
Nationally recognized comedians travel the country tasting local wine and making new fans in this new comedy circuit that brings quality comedy to folks for a fraction of what antiquated comedy clubs demand. Come for the wine and laughs at Hidden Brook Winery in Leesburg.
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.
Well ahead of its time for its depiction of Nora, a wife and mother whose search for self-worth leads her to leave her unhappy marriage, Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House signaled a move toward realism and feminism in theater. Now in Part 2, we’ll witness what happens 15 years later when Nora shows up on that same doorstep, courtesy of up-and-coming playwright Lucas Hnath (Obie-winning The Christians, Red Speedo). Called “explosively funny” by the Hollywood Reporter, the play earned eight 2017 Tony nominations, along with raves from The New York Times as “the best play of the year.” See the hit Broadway sequel to Ibsen’s groundbreaking 19th-century drama, presented by Round House Theatre, directed by Nicole A. Watson, when it comes to the Lansburgh Theatre in Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 2:00pmWednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 7:30pm
Award-winning magicians Brian Curry and Barry Wood will help make your weekend outrageously fun with this show, loaded with laughs and audience participation. Kids will be entertained and parents will be amazed at this entertaining hour-long magic show at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC.
Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 / NoonSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 3:00pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / NoonSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 3:00pmSunday, Jun 30, 2019 / NoonSunday, Jun 30, 2019 / 3:00pmSunday, Jul 28, 2019 / NoonSunday, Jul 28, 2019 / 3:00pm
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, Jun 16, 2019 / 7:30pm (Hazel Mitchell-Bell)Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pm (Got My Own Sound Band)Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 8:00pm (Joey Landreth)Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019 / 7:30pm (The Woggles w/ The Stents)Friday, Jun 28, 2019 / 8:00pm (Dan Baird & Homemade Sin)Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 / 8:00pm (Terisa Griffin)
Shi-Queeta Lee and her Divas of Illusion serve you fierce impersonations of singing legends like Mary J. Blige, Whitney Houston, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Tina Turner, Jill Scott, Cardi B., Lauren Hill, Sza, Marvin Gaye and the list goes on. As they slay the stage at D.C.’s Chateau Inc., you can enjoy a bunch buffet featuring a waffle station, eggs, bacon, turkey sausage, mac & cheese, cheesy grits, fried whiting fish, chicken stir fry & Mexican rice, salads, fresh seasonal fruit, some vegan options, and desserts. Plus, your first mimosa or Bloody Mary is free.
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 11:00amSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 11:00amSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Jun 29, 2019 / 11:00amSunday, Jun 30, 2019 / 11:00am
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.
Monday, Jun 10, 2019 / 7:30pm Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 / 7:30pm Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 7:30pm Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 7:30pm Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 7:30pm Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 7:30pm Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 7:30pm Monday, Jun 17, 2019 / 7:30pm
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.
Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 1:00pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 1:00pmFriday, Jun 28, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, Jun 29, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Jul 6, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Jul 13, 2019 / 1:00pm
For fifteen years, Four Seasons Dancers have impressed D.C. audiences with their complex choreography, colorful costumes and wide-ranging repertoire, with global influences that reach from Bollywood to Broadway, Israel to Ireland, Armenia to Uzbekistan and way beyond — even to the Arctic. The troupe’s artistic director-choreographer Elena Indrokova Jones received dance training in her native Russia, and creates works in folk-inspired styles including gypsy, flamenco, polka, tarantella, mambo and more. They’ll perform Dances of the World at Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center in Silver Spring.
Now in its third year, Women Empower X (WEX) is the premier event for entrepreneurs, go-getters, industry leaders, executives and any woman who has a dream and a mission to turn her ideas into reality. The WEX experience at Washington Convention Center is filled with workshops, panels, breakout sessions, a pitch competition, woman-owned marketplace, a mindset stage and much more. You’ll be able to learn from industry experts and female leaders, network with entrepreneurs and change-makers, discover tools and strategies to take your business to the next level and feel empowered to create a positive change. Whether you’re passionate about wellness, interested in learning about digital marketing or ready to get funding for your business, you’ll be able to choose your own sessions and explore the unique activations customizing the WEX Experience to your passions, business and interests.
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, Jun 10, 2019 / 10:00pm (Capitol Lab Band (Big Band))Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 / 10:00pm (Ari Hoenig Trio (Acclaimed Drummer))Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 10:00pm (Chuck Redd Quartet (Vibes) "Album Release Party")Monday, Jun 17, 2019 / 10:00pm (Marshall Keys & The Soulful Path featuring The Washington National Cathedral Band)Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 / 10:00pm (Gunhild Carling "Sweden's Queen of Swing" (Trombone/Trumpet/Bagpipes/Tap/Vocals & More))Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / 10:00pm (Tamara Wellons (Vocals) featuring Kinard Cherry)Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 10:00pm (Integriti Reeves (Vocals))Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 10:00pm (Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. (Award Winning Vocalist))
If a full day of walking the National Mall and visiting the D.C. monuments sounds exhausting, skip the crowded sidewalks and cruise around in a slick electric roadster. You’ll get to visit all the sites on your list while getting first-class treatment as your Urban Adventures tour guide shuttles you between the Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Abraham Lincoln memorials, while providing the inside scoop on the White House, Capitol Building and Smithsonian Museum. During your guided tour of just over two hours, you’ll also get great tips on other things to see in D.C., plus suggestions for the best places to eat and drink in the capital.
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 / 2:00pmWednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 10:00am Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 10:30am Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 10:00am Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 10:30am Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 10:00am
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.