National Ferry Corporation provides a 50-minute getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. Enjoy the fresh air and stunning views of Washington, D.C.'s famous monuments from the Potomac River. On this outing, you'll pass the Washington Monument, Roosevelt Hall, Titanic Memorial and more, all accompanied by fun facts about the history of our nation's capitol. And if you find yourself hungry or thirsty, there's a full bar and snacks available for purchase on the climate-controlled interior decks.
Sunday June 25, 2017 / 1:00pmMonday June 26, 2017 / 1:00pmTuesday June 27, 2017 / 1:00pmWednesday June 28, 2017 / 1:00pmThursday June 29, 2017 / 1:00pmFriday June 30, 2017 / 1:00pmSaturday July 1, 2017 / 1:00pmSunday July 2, 2017 / 1:00pm
Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer's iconic play Amadeus, winner of multiple Olivier and Tony Awards. The scene is set in 18th-century Vienna, where rowdy young prodigy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is determined to make a splash. Awestruck by the upstart's genius, court composer Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy his name. Seized by obsessive jealousy, he begins a war with Mozart, with music and, ultimately, with God. Watch the intensity come to a head when Amadeus is performed by the National Theatre in London, broadcast in HD at D.C.'s Sidney Harman Hall, with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.
Wednesday June 28, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday July 2, 2017 / 2:00pm
Get your pirate on as you party hearty aboard this fully decked-out replica ship with plenty of music to dance to, grog to partake of, and fine sunset sights to see on the Potomac, even without your trusty spyglass. This two-hour D.C. cruise provides excitement on two decks, with an action-packed dance floor and a fully stocked galley with the requisite rum and other spirits and snacks for sale. Then there are the views -- keep your eyes peeled as you sail past Georgetown's waterfront, boathouse and university, the Watergate, Kennedy Center, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, the Pentagon, entrance to the Tidal Basin, Hains Point, the Lee Memorial, Key Bridge and the Memorial Bridge. Eye patches and gold teeth are optional.
Friday June 30, 2017 / 8:30pmFriday July 7, 2017 / 8:30pmFriday July 21, 2017 / 8:30pmFriday July 28, 2017 / 8:30pmFriday August 4, 2017 / 8:30pmFriday August 11, 2017 / 8:30pmFriday August 18, 2017 / 8:30pmFriday August 25, 2017 / 8:30pm
Two years before his death in 2005, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson wrote and starred in How I Learned What I Learned, a solo show about the power of art, poetry and possibility. Now, actor Eugene Lee -- who appeared in Wilson's famed Fences -- takes on the role of the prolific author of classics like The Piano Lesson and Two Trains Running at Round House Theatre in Bethesda. With direction by Wilson's longtime friend and collaborator Todd Kreidler, Lee steps into Wilson's shoes to share the playwright's personal stories that take him from his first kiss, to a stint in jail to life-defining encounters with racism and more. The Pittsburgh Post Gazette called it "complex and surprisingly funny ... laced with the voice of the poet he always was."
Wednesday June 28, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday June 30, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday July 1, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday July 1, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday July 2, 2017 / 2:00pm
UniverSoul Circus is a tour de force of circus artistry from around the world. A big-top spectacle of global proportions, the 2017 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 UniverSoul Circus when it raises its Big Top at the FEDEX Field - Lot D Green in Landover.
Thursday June 29, 2017 / 10:30amThursday June 29, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday June 30, 2017 / 7:00pmSunday July 2, 2017 / 12:30pmSunday July 2, 2017 / 6:30pmMonday July 3, 2017 / NoonMonday July 3, 2017 / 7:00pmTuesday July 4, 2017 / 6:00pm
The late, great Luther Vandross won eight Grammy Awards and sold more than 25 million R&B albums during his illustrious career. Now, thanks to the musical stylings of William "Smooth" Wardlaw, you can experience those great hits again live in concert. Wardlaw, who even shares a physical resemblance to Luther, shares his spot-on renditions of songs like "Always and Forever," "Here and Now," "Dance With My Father" and many more. He's appeared as the featured performer on cruise ships and at major clubs in the nation's capital, and now you can see Wardlaw on the stage of Washington DC's Howard Theatre.
Based on George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion, this witty battle of the sexes follows self-absorbed, misogynistic linguist Henry Higgins as he attempts to train Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl plucked from the street, how to speak properly -- though she's much smarter than he realizes. With a feisty leading lady and a score full of instantly recognizable songs like "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?" and "I Could Have Danced All Night," it's no wonder My Fair Lady became a huge Broadway hit and, in 1964, was turned into an Oscar-winning film starring Audrey Hepburn. Don't miss the Olney Theatre Center's intimate reimagining of this classic musical.
Wednesday June 28, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday June 29, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday June 30, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday July 1, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday July 1, 2017 / 8:00pmWednesday July 5, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday July 6, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday July 7, 2017 / 8:00pm
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.
Sunday June 25, 2017 / 9:00am-7:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)Monday June 26, 2017 / 9:00am-7:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)Tuesday June 27, 2017 / 9:00am-7:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)Wednesday June 28, 2017 / 9:00am-7:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)Thursday June 29, 2017 / 9:00am-7:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)Friday June 30, 2017 / 9:00am-7:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)Saturday July 1, 2017 / 9:00am-7:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)Sunday July 2, 2017 / 9:00am-7:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)
It's November 11, 1938, the day after Kristallnacht, when Sylvia Gellburg loses the ability to walk. Her husband Phillip desperately seeks the help of Dr. Harry Hyman to find the cause. Hyman's obsession with curing Sylvia uncovers a complex tangle of egos, resentment and guilt, as well as Phillip's own paralyzing struggle with his Jewish identity. The powerful, Olivier Award-winning and Tony-nominated psychological mystery Broken Glass is presented as part of a national celebration of the centennial of the birth of playwright Arthur Miller, at Washington D.C.'s Theater J at the Edlavitch DCJCC.
Wednesday June 28, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday June 29, 2017 / 7:30pm (Cast Talkback)Saturday July 1, 2017 / 8:00pm
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.
Sunday June 25, 2017 / 10:00pm (Wyomme Parriss & Friends)Tuesday June 27, 2017 / 10:00pm (Peter Beets Trio)Wednesday June 28, 2017 / 10:00pm (Willie Jones III Quintet)Thursday June 29, 2017 / 10:00pm (YXplainit)Wednesday July 5, 2017 / 10:00pm (The 512 Experience)Monday July 10, 2017 / 10:00pm (Robert Mwamba)Tuesday July 11, 2017 / 10:00pm (Lila Hood)Wednesday July 12, 2017 / 10:00pm (Jay Williams)
While working one Saturday at an auto repair shop in Herzliya, a Palestinian mechanic is confronted by an Israeli woman from his past, whose unexpected arrival will change both their futures forever. Five Pinteresque scenes unfold a story of love, betrayal and redemption between the play's two characters (known only as "Him" and "Her"), with the state surveillance apparatus cleverly serving as a third character. Palestinian-Israeli-American playwright Hanna Eady and Seattle-based playwright Edward Mast's gripping two-hander now makes its U.S. premiere at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in D.C.
Saturday June 24, 2017 / 8:00 PMSunday June 25, 2017 / 3:00 PMWednesday June 28, 2017 / 8:00 PMThursday June 29, 2017 / 8:00 PMFriday June 30, 2017 / 8:00 PMSaturday July 1, 2017 / 3:00 PMSaturday July 1, 2017 / 8:00 PMSunday July 2, 2017 / 3:00 PM
This powerful play at Washington D.C.'s Keegan Theatre takes you inside a shelter for women on the run in the early 1970s. Penned by House of Cards writer Sarah Treem, the drama transports you to a time before Roe v. Wade, before the Violence Against Women Act and before women had anywhere to turn in times of distress. When We Were Young and Unafraid introduces you to Agnes, who's turned her quiet B&B into one of the few spots where a woman on the run can seek refuge. To her dismay, her latest guest is having a profound influence on her teenage daughter, forcing each girl to question their destiny. And as the drums of the feminist revolution grow louder, Agnes must confront her own preconceived notions about the people she's been trying to help.
Saturday June 24, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday June 25, 2017 / 3:00pmWednesday June 28, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday June 29, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday June 30, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday July 1, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday July 2, 2017 / 3:00pmMonday July 3, 2017 / 8:00pm
One of the smoothest voices in late-'80s R&B, Al B. Sure! romanced listeners with heavy-rotation hits like "Nite and Day," "Off On Your Own" and "Misunderstanding." The charismatic crooner has worked with everyone from music mogul Quincy Jones to Jodeci to David Bowie and has been nominated for three Grammy Awards. Bring a special date for this intimate concert at D.C.'s Howard Theatre, and don't be surprised if you see fans swooning when he purrs his signature "girl."
Wednesday June 28, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
One of the most successful and popular artists on the contemporary reggae music scene, Sizzla Kalonji (but you can just call him Sizzla) makes his way to Washington DC. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, to Rastafari parents, Sizzla witnessed a dancehall explosion that heavily influenced his musical style. Over the course of his estimable career, he's released an almost otherworldly amount of albums -- more than 70 solo albums so far! Now you can see the artist responsible for hit songs like "Just One of Those Days," "Solid As a Rock" and "Smoke Marijuana" in concert at the Howard Theatre.
You'll fall overboard with laughter at this witty and wild spoof of Gilligan's Island. Cody Tanner is a sexy, internet-famous YouTuber on his first trip to Fire Island. His three-hour tour is ruined when he's knocked out and tossed into the sea by an overzealous drag queen. Cody washes up on shore only to find seven castaways suffering from island fever. Not one to brood over bad circumstances, Cody quickly turns everyone's frown upside down with his charm and feisty attitude, and in exchange, they show him a gaycation that will change his life forever. From the creator of Mommie Queerest and The Silence of the Clams comes the outrageous new parody Gilligan's Fire Island at Theatre on the Run in Arlington.
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 June 30, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday July 7, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday July 8, 2017 / 7:30pm
The No Pulp Comedy Show is cool and refreshing like a tall glass of orange juice, bringing together some of the Washington, D.C. area's best and brightest comics and blending them together for a monthly showcase that's high in vitamin C -- comedy. Don't miss this juicy lineup at The Black Squirrel in the District. This month, catch Howard alum Rallo Boykins, who's been featured on Great Day Washington and NBC4, and Haywood Turnipseed, who has performed at the Bentzen Ball.
Source Festival is the place to "catch the next big thing" (The Washington Post) in the world of theater. By bringing together D.C.-area playwrights and artists from across the country -- both rising stars and seasoned veterans -- Source Festival has become a hive of fresh thinking and creativity. In celebration of the festival's 10th anniversary, this year's lineup includes a revival of Topher Payne's 2013 hit, Perfect Arrangement, six new 10-minute pieces from across the country, and workshops and readings of three full-length plays. In addition, Source has chosen six short plays from throughout the festival's entire history for a "best of" run. Get to Source in Washington D.C. for this showcase of theatrical excellence and innovation.
Saturday June 24, 2017 / 7:00pm (Exquisite Depths: An Artistic Blind Date)Sunday June 25, 2017 / 7:00pm (Through The Wall: An Artistic Blind Date)Thursday June 29, 2017 / 8:00pm (Perfect Arrangement)Friday June 30, 2017 / 8:00pm (Covert Catalyst: 6 Ten Minute Plays)Saturday July 1, 2017 / 1:00pm (Covert Catalyst: 6 Ten Minute Plays)Saturday July 1, 2017 / 3:30pm (Through The Wall: An Artistic Blind Date)Saturday July 1, 2017 / 4:30pm (Best of 6: Ten Minute Plays)Saturday July 1, 2017 / 7:00pm (Through The Wall: An Artistic Blind Date)
The week is over and it's time to cut loose. You could celebrate happy hour with friends and drink specials on a rooftop... or even better, that rooftop could be sailing along the waters of beautiful Washington, D.C. You'll feel like you're on vacation as your weekly worries stay behind on land with the Happy Hour on the Harbor Cruise, back by popular demand. The full bar, fun music and drink specials keep the weekend in full force, whether you're on a date or kicking back with friends. The party gets going at National Ferry Corporation at the Washington Marina.
Saturday July 1, 2017 / 6:00pmSaturday July 8, 2017 / 6:00pmSaturday July 15, 2017 / 6:00pmSaturday July 22, 2017 / 6:00pmSaturday July 29, 2017 / 6:00pm
Washington Improv Theater presents Harold Night, a weekly comedy show in the finest tradition of long-form improv. Each show begins with an audience suggestion before Washington Improv Theater's teams take that idea and run, spontaneously creating worlds of vibrant characters right before your eyes. At the end of each show, you'll be invited on stage to participate in an improv free jam of your own, no experience required. Enjoy a great night of improvised comedy at the Source.
Tuesday June 27, 2017 / 8:00pmTuesday June 27, 2017 / 9:00pmTuesday July 4, 2017 / 8:00pmTuesday July 4, 2017 / 9:00pmTuesday July 11, 2017 / 8:00pmTuesday July 11, 2017 / 9:00pmTuesday July 18, 2017 / 8:00pmTuesday July 25, 2017 / 9:00pm
Lerner and Lowe's Gigi the Broadway musical is the beloved novella-turned musical set in 20th-turn-of-the-century Paris, and tells the tale of an unexpected romance between a wealthy playboy and a carefree teenage spirit in the City of Love. The original production premiered on Broadway in 1973, and was later revived in 2015 with a cast led by hit actress Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical, Spring Breakers). With a 1974 Tony Award for Best Original Score, Gigi features charming crowd favorites like "Thank Heaven for Little Girls" and "I Remember it Well." Enjoy the musical, along with a salad bar, hot buffet and dessert, at The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children's Theater.
Friday June 30, 2017 / 6:00pmSaturday July 1, 2017 / 6:00pmFriday July 7, 2017 / 6:00pmSaturday July 8, 2017 / 6:00pmFriday July 21, 2017 / 6:00pmSaturday July 22, 2017 / 6:00pmFriday July 28, 2017 / 6:00pmSaturday July 29, 2017 / 6:00pm
The L.A.-based band Rumours -- named after Fleetwood Mac's Grammy-winning, chart-shattering album -- are so great at recreating the live concert magic conjured up by the quintet in their '70s heyday, they were selected to appear on AXS-TV's The World's Greatest Tribute Bands. Rumours will now headine the latest Big 100 Throwback Bash at the Fillmore Silver Spring. From period equipment and costumes to note-perfect harmonies and instrumentation, the six members of Rumours pay homage to the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers with a show full of memorable songs like "Go Your Own Way," "Don't Stop," "The Chain," "Landslide," "Dreams," "Rhiannon" and "You Make Loving Fun," among many others.
Friday June 30, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)
Set sail for an afternoon of swashbuckling fun as you and your little mateys search for adventure and booty. This family cruise takes place aboard the Boomerang Pirate Ship, which holds the city's treasure. But the keys to the chest have been stolen by rascally scallywags, and your job is to recover them. You'll search the waterways of the Potomac, armed with water cannons and pirate bravado while having fun playing games, dancing and getting your face painted. Little buccaneers and their parents will love this creative cruise idea, complete with on-board snacks and drinks for purchase, and will be sent home with treasure and souvenirs after enjoying an afternoon on the water seeing the sights in a whole new way.
Saturday July 1, 2017 / 12:30pmSunday July 2, 2017 / 12:30pmSaturday July 8, 2017 / 12:30pmSunday July 9, 2017 / 12:30pmSaturday July 15, 2017 / 12:30pmSunday July 16, 2017 / 12:30pmSaturday July 22, 2017 / 12:30pmSunday July 23, 2017 / 12:30pm
Jude Law has lit up the big screen and he's lit up the stage and now you can see him do both as the Talented Mr. Ripley actor stars in the stage production of Luchino Visconti's 1943 film Obsession. Broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre in London, Law plays Gino, a charismatic drifter who runs into a married couple at a roadside diner, and quickly starts up a passionate affair with the wife, Giovanna. Things quickly spin out of control as the fiery adulterers begin plotting the murder of Giovanna's husband, Giuseppe, and find themselves hurtling pell-mell toward destruction. You don't have to travel across the pond to see a famous British actor in a world-class West End play -- Obsession is coming to D.C., on the screen at Sidney Harman Hall.
Tom Stoppard's acclaimed absurdist comedy Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead turns the focus on the lives and limited adventures of the doomed courtiers Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two hapless minor characters from Shakespeare's Hamlet. Now you can catch Stoppard's brilliant tragicomedy -- starring Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Joshua McGuire (The Hour) and David Haig (Four Weddings and a Funeral) -- in this high-definition screening at Sidney Harman Hall in D.C., broadcast live from The Old Vic theatre in London. Filled with witty repartee and slapstick comedy, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead won the Tony Award for Best Play in 1968. David Leveaux's new production marks the 50th anniversary of the play that made Tom Stoppard's name overnight.
Cruise from historic old town Alexandria, Virginia, past the stunning national monuments and museums, to Georgetown and back on this relaxing midday 2 1/2-hour sail on the Potomac. Soak up the sights on this narrated tour, including Washington's famous cherry blossom trees -- a gift from Japan in 1912 -- and the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials. Along the way, enjoy a three-course lunch with salad, entree and dessert served at your table. Or, set out for a champagne brunch cruise on Sunday, and you'll find a buffet filled with a variety of breakfast and lunch treats.
Sunday June 25, 2017 / Noon (Sunday Champagne Brunch)Tuesday June 27, 2017 / NoonThursday June 29, 2017 / NoonSunday July 2, 2017 / Noon (Sunday Champagne Brunch)Thursday July 6, 2017 / NoonSaturday July 8, 2017 / Noon
Strangelove is the ultimate tribute to '80s new-wavers Depeche Mode -- in fact, LA Weekly recently declared that "Strangelove's resemblance, both visually and sonically, to Depeche Mode is frightening." Strangelove performs the British synthpop band's biggest hits, from "People Are People" to "Personal Jesus" and beyond. They recreate the original group's famed theatrical concert experience with precision and style, including costume changes and multiple screen projections, to take you through the different eras of Depeche Mode's decades-spanning career. Now you can experience Strangelove at Fillmore Silver Spring.
Saturday July 1, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)
For more than two decades, D.C.'s own Twins Jazz has provided a friendly and welcoming venue for music lovers to enjoy the best local and national acts. Located in the heart of the U Street entertainment district, the club regularly features the most innovative jazz artists in the region, along with top touring musicians from across the country. Past performers at the club include Stevie Wonder, Shirley Horn, Bobby Sanchez, Amiri Baraka and many more. This warm, intimate space also showcases fine dining, with a menu that includes a combination of American, Ethiopian and Caribbean cuisines.
Saturday June 24, 2017 / 11:00pm (Kenny Rittenhouse with the Bob Murad Trio)Friday July 7, 2017 / 11:00pm (Tony Martucci)Saturday July 8, 2017 / 11:00pm (Tony Martucci)Friday July 14, 2017 / 11:00pm (Alex Snydman)Saturday July 15, 2017 / 11:00pm (Alex Snydman)Friday July 21, 2017 / 11:00pm (Ted Chubb Band)Saturday July 22, 2017 / 11:00pm (Ted Chubb Band)
Never did a career burn brighter or shorter than that of Frankie Lymon. As the lead singer of The Teenagers, one of the biggest acts in the early history of rock 'n' roll, Lymon was the angelic voice behind hits like "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?," "Goody Goody," "Little Bitty Pretty One," and "So Young." Relive Lymon's gift with Fool in Love: A Musical Night in the Life of Frankie Lymon, an astonishing live performance that re-creates the rise and fall of a teenage musical sensation. Hear all the hits performed with such talent and enthusiasm by Rayshun Lamarr in the starring role, you'll swear that Lymon is with us still, performing just for you at the Silver Spring Black Box Theatre. This show offers a sneak peek of the production coming this October 26, running through November 19.
Friday June 30, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday July 1, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday July 2, 2017 / 3:00pm
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.
Saturday June 24, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday June 25, 2017 / 8:00pmTuesday June 27, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday June 29, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday July 1, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday July 2, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday July 6, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday July 8, 2017 / 8:00pm
An explosive multimedia "live video" performance threaded through with the incredible music of jazz bassist Michael Bowie, MBowie and the Blast's You Haven't Done Nothin' explores themes of social justice and oppression at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C. With a thrilling combination of jazz, hip-hop, dance and film, this show is a theatrical cry against the oppression of a disparate American landscape. Music is an invitation to the soul to rise up, and You Haven't Done Nothin' is a stirring call to stand up -- and to keep standing until the change you're fighting for happens.
Wednesday June 28, 2017 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)
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 June 30, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday July 7, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday July 14, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday July 21, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday July 28, 2017 / 8:00pm
A rising comedy star, Kevin Barnett is poised to break out in a big way. He first honed his stand-up chops in New York clubs, with witty riffs on the black experience (limited Halloween costume options) and the awkward transition to adulthood (gleefully ripping into kids on Xbox Live). Since then, he's made the leap to TV, regularly appearing on MTV2's Guy Code, writing for The Eric Andre Show, and producing, writing and starring in the sketch series Friends of the People. He's also gone viral on the web series Homo Thugs, appeared in movies like Sleepwalk With Me, and currently co-hosts The Roundtable of Gentlemen podcast. But this busy up-and-comer still returns to his first love: stand-up. Don't miss Barnett when he hits the stage of the Arlington Cinema 'N' Drafthouse.
Bells are ringing for Broadway's Caroline Bowman (Wicked, Kinky Boots) and her beau, Austin Colby (Sound of Music national tour), and you're invited to help celebrate at this special show benefiting the Monumental Theatre Company. This adorable duo of DC favorites are set to share some of their favorite love songs in A Premarital Cabaret at the Ainslie Arts Center in Alexandria, an evening of entertainment that also features a silent auction, raffles and more.
Many think the Civil War was fought by men, but women had plenty to do in the fight for rights, trade and freedom. Alexandria was a city with Southern sympathies continuously occupied as a Northern supply depot. The women of Alexandria experienced the war not as a battle but as a day-to-day way of life. The National Women's History Museum shows how the war was not just fought with muskets and bayonets, but also with trade and supplies. You can experience the unique stories of a diverse group of women on this walking tour through history meeting at The Lyceum in Alexandria.
Friday June 30, 2017 / 10:00amFriday July 14, 2017 / 10:00amFriday July 28, 2017 / 10:00amFriday August 11, 2017 / 10:00amFriday August 25, 2017 / 10:00am
Cruise from historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, past the stunning national monuments and museums of DC, to Georgetown and back to Alexandria on Nina's Dandy Dinner Cruise. Soak in the sights, including Washington's famous cherry blossom trees -- a gift from Japan in 1912 -- and the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials while enjoying a three-course meal by candlelight, served tableside, followed by dancing on the ship's elegant marble dance floor or under the stars on the upper deck. Live music welcomes you aboard and accompanies the dining experience.
Saturday June 24, 2017 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Sunday June 25, 2017 / 6:30pm (Boarding begins at 6:00pm)Tuesday June 27, 2017 / 6:30pm (Boarding begins at 6:00pm)Thursday June 29, 2017 / 6:30pm (Boarding begins at 6:00pm)Friday June 30, 2017 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)
Celebrate America's birthday in America's capital city with this refreshing tribute to America's best beer and wine. The Red, White and Brew Festival is returning to Yards Park in Washington, D.C., where you can knock back unlimited full pours of beer, cider and sangria, sample from more than 100 wines, beers and ciders, chow down on tasty treats from some of the District's best food trucks, enjoy live music, participate in games like Boozy Bingo and get a commemorative cup to take home afterwards. Buy a Wine Lover's ticket to take home four bottles of hand-selected American wines, or a Craft Beer Connoisseur ticket to get a 12-bottle sampler of selected summer seasonal craft beers. Raise a toast to Uncle Sam and drink in the best of America's fruits of the vine and amber waves of grain at this holiday weekend celebration.
Saturday July 1, 2017 / 1:00pm - 4:00pm (Session 1)Saturday July 1, 2017 / 6:00pm - 9:00pm (Session 2)Sunday July 2, 2017 / 1:00pm - 4:00pm (Session 3)
Prepare to be shocked by uncanny mental feats and otherworldly occurrences at Willard & Wood: An Evening of Impossibilities, hosted by two of the Washington, D.C. area's top magicians. In this show at the Hyatt Place Baltimore Inner Harbour, 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.
Saturday June 24, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday July 29, 2017 / 8:00pm
Washington, D.C. has some of the richest history of any city in America -- home to museums and monuments, architectural marvels and quaint neighborhoods that trace their roots back through 200 years of urban development. Visit DC Tours offers guided walking tours of neighborhoods like Georgetown to discover the homes of historic and contemporary rich and famous; from the people who built the port city to the Kennedys.
Sunday June 25, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday July 2, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday July 9, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday July 16, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday July 23, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday July 30, 2017 / 2:00pm
This walking tour led by Washington Walks leads you around the exterior of the U.S. Capitol building, America's best-known symbol of democracy, and past the buildings housing America's legislative and judicial branches of government. While strolling through the Capitol's park-like setting, you will discover that "Capitol Hill" is indeed a high point on the Washington landscape, an appropriate setting for such important landmarks. You'll also make stops at such sights as The Library of Congress, the U.S. Botanic Garden, the U.S. Supreme Court and the memorial to General Ulysses S. Grant. The walk will conclude near the entrance to the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center, where you can explore the exhibits, browse in the bookstore or check on the availability of an interior tour.
Saturday July 1, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday July 15, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday September 2, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday November 25, 2017 / 2:00pm
Did you know that behind the history, architecture and genteel ambiance of one of D.C.'s finest neighborhoods lie deep, dark secrets about a forgotten past? DC By Foot's Haunted Georgetown Walking Tour takes you on an evening stroll through the historic streets of Georgetown, where you'll learn true tales of crime, tragedy, romance and lore. Throughout your 90-minute tour, you'll hear a historian's take on all the curses, eerie coincidences and creepy occurrences that make up the darker side of days gone by. The houses, churches and cemeteries of this now-tony neighborhood are still haunted by their past. Come find out why.
Friday June 30, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday July 7, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday July 14, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday July 21, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday July 28, 2017 / 8:00pm
Asher Fisch returns to lead the National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic in performances of Mahler's Fourth Symphony and Bartók's ballet score to The Miraculous Mandarin. As part of their new partnership with Wolf Trap Opera, the orchestra will be joined by a special guest artist, soprano Madison Leonard, who will solo on the Mahler symphony. The orchestra will also perform a Wagner overture during this concert at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park.
Brooks Wheelan knows what it's like to live the ups and downs of the comedy world. After snagging a spot on Comedy Central's "10 Comics to Watch" list in 2012 and becoming a cast member of Saturday Night Live in 2013, he saw the other side when he was fired from SNL. But he bounced back with his recently released stand-up CD, This is Cool, Right?, and his return to stand-up. Hailing from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Wheelan has been performing stand-up comedy since he was a teenager, eventually gaining traction in the stand-up-centric city of Los Angeles -- studying improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and writing for CollegeHumor. Now's your chance to catch him live at D.C.'s Drafthouse Comedy Theater doing what he does best -- delivering big laughs.
Saturday June 24, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday June 24, 2017 / 9:00pm
It was a night that changed the history of a nation forever. Journey back in time with your guide to learn about the three-pronged attack designed to decapitate the U.S. government. Shrouded in mystery, intrigue and conspiracy, the assassination of Abraham Lincoln has long fascinated Americans. Gather at St. John's Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. for this family-friendly tour to meet the characters, walk the streets and see the buildings where this great drama played out.
Thursday June 29, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday June 29, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday July 6, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday July 6, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday July 13, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday July 13, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday July 20, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday July 20, 2017 / 7:30pm
Back in the swingin' 60s, charming yet doltish Francis has just been fired from his British pop band. Soon, he finds himself with two jobs and two new bosses (one a small-time gangster and the other an upper-class criminal) who happen to be connected to each other in wildly improbable ways. Mistaken identities, outrageous farce, love triangles and inspired lunacy ensue. A dazzling smash in London and New York -- The Guardian called it "a triumph of visual and verbal comedy" -- One Man, Two Guvnors now makes its way to Silver Spring Stage in the D.C. area. Get ready for a rollicking romp through a swirl of cross-dressing twins, dead fiancés, crooked lawyers and general buffoonery backed by a score that pays homage to rockabilly and a certain Fab Four.
Friday June 30, 2017 / 8:00pm (Opening Night)Saturday July 1, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday July 7, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday July 8, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday July 14, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday July 15, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday July 16, 2017 / 2:00pmFriday July 21, 2017 / 8:00pm
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.
Sunday June 25, 2017 / 2:00pmMonday June 26, 2017 / 10:00amMonday June 26, 2017 / 2:00pmTuesday June 27, 2017 / 10:00amTuesday June 27, 2017 / 2:00pmWednesday June 28, 2017 / 10:00amWednesday June 28, 2017 / 2:00pmThursday June 29, 2017 / 10:00am
Enjoy music, art and views of the DC skyline during a fashionable rooftop soiree. Meet, network and socialize in an elegant setting, watch the sunset along with art exhibited by local artists. The DJ plays a mix of international music throughout the evening. You can even buy any art that appeals to you at Washington, DC's Cambria Suites and Hotel.
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.
Wednesday June 28, 2017 / 3:00pmThursday June 29, 2017 / 3:00pmFriday June 30, 2017 / 3:00pm
Make plans to see Highwood's Improv Comedy Night and get ready to laugh your tush off. 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 June 30, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday July 14, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday July 21, 2017 / 8:00pm
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 June 25, 2017 / 5:00pmSunday July 9, 2017 / 5:00pm
In this remarkable cross-cultural concert, renowned American pianist Simone Dinnerstein and the Havana Lyceum Orchestra cap off a three-day residency at the National Orchestral Institute and Festival with a thrilling performance of Mozart, Fariñas, Tchaikovsky and Márquez. Dinnerstein was performing at a 2015 music festival in Cuba when she was introduced to and inspired by this talented ensemble, made up of young conservatory students, recent graduates and their teachers. A Billboard-charting and groundbreaking series of concerts is the result of this collaboration. Now these young orchestral stars from Cuba will perform music from their U.S. tour before joining with NOI musicians for the second half of the concert at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park.
Comedy Night at the Beehive features comedians who have graced national stages and network TV. Lonnie Davis has performed on BET's ComicView and shared his dismay about dating young women who expect too much in bed. Big Doug Scott knows the trials of raising children all too well, especially when they want a pet and you go on a crazy expedition involving a pit bull and an ostrich. Laughin' Lenny has plenty of wisdom on the struggles of marriage, because when you get a wife, your mother becomes No. 2. Also performing are Ty Davis, Bigg Mike McIlwain and Schewitz Whichard. The roof-raising comedy hits Beehive Event Center and Library Lounge in Fredericksburg for a night of laughter to the rafters.
You can almost hear the rustle of fall leaves between the notes of Elgar's brooding Cello Concerto, the meditative final major work from the English composer of "Pomp and Circumstance." Now longtime National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic faculty member and renowned cellist Robert deMaine joins the orchestra to perform this keystone of the cello repertoire. Leading the NOI at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park is Manuel Lopez-Gomez, one of the most exciting talents to emerge from Venezuela's internationally renowned music program, "El Sistema." Rounding out this concert are performances of Strauss' Don Juan and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5.
Have you ever been told you have a great voice? Whether you're looking for a new career or just interested in making some extra money on the side, this workshop gives you a fun, realistic behind-the-scenes look at the voiceover industry. From audiobooks to training material, cartoons, documentaries, commercials and more, you'll learn the ins and outs of this growing field and how to avoid the common mistakes made by newcomers. Hear what a professional voice demo sounds like, discover which vocal types are most in demand, and record a short script under the direction of your instructor. This class is a great first step for anyone interested in voice acting.
Known for his deceptively innocent delivery and friendly demeanor that catches audiences off-guard once his edgy humor kicks in, comedian Mitch Fatel has been a correspondent for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and the star of his own Comedy Central Presents special. The most requested comedian on Sirius XM Radio and a regular guest on The Howard Stern Show, Fatel won awards at the El Mega Bowl de Comedy II in 2007, the 2006 Sirius World Series of Comedy and the prestigious Best comedian Award at the 2006 HBO Aspen Comedy Festival. His stand-up albums Miniskirts and Muffins and Public Display of Perversion hit the upper reaches of the Billboard and iTunes comedy charts. Experience him live when this meteoric talent hits the stage at Drafthouse Comedy Theater in the nation's capital.
Friday June 30, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday June 30, 2017 / 10:00pmSaturday July 1, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday July 1, 2017 / 9:00pm
After more than a century of transformation, Logan Circle is now one of the most sought-after addresses in Washington. With its beautiful Victorian homes, it has evolved from rural obscurity to an enclave of architectural splendor, where impressive restoration and renovation continue and cool restaurants and shops beckon. If you're a fan of Second Empire or High Victorian Gothic homes, this informative two-hour walking tour is definitely for you. If you're simply fascinated by the dynamics of urban neighborhoods, the residents of Logan Circle past and present will inspire you with their tenacity, vision and determination to preserve the historic district even as it teetered on the brink of decline.
If you're in the tech industry, it can sometimes feel tough to tear yourself away from the computer screen long enough to go out and meet other tech professionals in your city. But whether you're already a part of the city's thriving tech community or just want to dip your proverbial toe in the water, you'll enjoy attending this fun and relaxed startup and tech professionals' meet-up at Service Bar. A host of startup pros will be on hand for this mixer, where you can meet new people and participate in lively discussions with outstanding names in the startup and tech community. These events are happening across the country, so don't miss this special Washington D.C. edition!