After a long, cold winter, it's always great to celebrate spring once it's officially sprung. Step aboard one of National Ferry Fleet's luxurious vessels, and set sail on the Potomac, taking in the capital's glorious landmarks and the gorgeous cherry trees -- which, if you're lucky, will be in full bloom. You've only got a limited window of time to soak in the beauty of the blossoms and capture panoramic photos commemorating the occasion, so don't miss this unique way to view one of D.C.'s most popular annual events. During your hour on board, let the wind blow through your hair on an outdoor deck, or relax in the climate-controlled interior cabin, and enjoy snacks and refreshments available for purchase from two onboard bars.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 1:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 1:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 1:00pmMonday, Mar. 26, 2018 / 1:00pmTuesday, Mar. 27, 2018 / 1:00pmWednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 1:00pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 1:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 1:00pm
Everyone knows Dr. Ruth Westheimer from her career as a pioneering and straight-talking radio and TV sex therapist. But few know the truly incredible journey that preceded it, which included a desperate escape from the Nazis as a child, wartime service as an Israeli sniper and struggles as a single mother in America. In Becoming Dr. Ruth: An Unexpected Journey, Naomi Jacobsen tells Dr. Ruth Westheimer's story with warmth and humor, charting the unlikely path that led her to become America's favorite sex therapist. This revealing one-woman performance comes to Theater J at the Edlavitch DCJCC in Washington, D.C.
Thursday, Mar. 15, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 8:00pm
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Big Apple Circus, where you can "ooh!" and "ahh!" at some of the world's most celebrated circus acts in the most intimate setting. You'll be sitting ringside with your eyes trained on the skies as 10-time world record holder Nik Wallenda launches into his signature daring feats. Hailed as "The King of the High Wire," he'll lead his Fabulous Wallendas through unforgettable aerial stunts like the seven-man pyramid. Trapeze artists will leave you gulping and clowns will keep you laughing when this Big Top bonanza comes to the Washington, D.C. area.
Thursday, Mar. 15, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 10:30amFriday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 3:00pmSaturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 7:00pmSunday, Mar. 18, 2018 / NoonSunday, Mar. 18, 2018 / 4:00pm
Danceability has always been an engine of pop music, but which decade -- the '80s or the '90s -- had the songs that can still make modern feet move? That very question will be answered in one night at The Fillmore as Biz Markie and top cover bands curate a stream of hits from both glorious eras. Markie, a beatboxer and rapper known for his 1989 Top 10 song "Just a Friend," plays host and DJ while '80s and '90s cover bands Here's to the Night and The New Romance perform expert renditions of your favorite dance-worthy songs.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)
Travel through time and explore U.S. history with a musical twist at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. Learn about the origins and controversies of America's national anthem, discover the evolution of spiritual music into blues, jazz, rock n' roll, hip-hop and R&B, and live out your dream of becoming a hip-hop DJ by learning a funky beat -- all with your local guide by your side!
Friday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 1:00pmSaturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 1:00pmSunday, Mar. 18, 2018 / 1:00pmMonday, Mar. 19, 2018 / 1:00pmTuesday, Mar. 20, 2018 / 1:00pmWednesday, Mar. 21, 2018 / 1:00pmThursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 1:00pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 1:00pm
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.
Monday, Mar. 19, 2018 / 10:00pm (Eric Byrd Trio)Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2018 / 10:00pm (Roni Ben Hur Trio)Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2018 / 10:00pm (Tiffany Lloyd)Monday, Mar. 26, 2018 / 10:00pm (Akiko Yano)Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2018 / 10:00pm (Eri Yamamoto Trio)Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 10:00pm (Yoko Miwa Trio)Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 10:00pm (Senri Oe)Monday, Apr. 2, 2018 / 10:00pm (Andrew White Quartet)
Everybody wants to know what the future holds -- and now you've got the chance to actually find out! The Mystic Mix & Mingle Psychic Fair and Happy Hour brings together some of the best psychics, palm readers, mediums and other clairvoyants from all around Washington D.C., Virginia and Maryland for an electrifying evening at The Fillmore in Silver Spring. It's the perfect way to mix, mingle, enjoy a few drinks and find out what 2018 has in store for you.
A great deal of American history has attempted to take the breaths away from African Americans through rape, lynching, Jim Crow laws, KKK terror, injustice and police brutality. Breathe: the Musical is the story of the Jones family, a post-slavery family of sharecroppers in the early to mid 1900's, as they seek refuge from America's violent racial climate. Supremacy has begot rape, false allegations, lynch threats, and eventually death to the family. With the help of five timeless midwives, the ghosts of historic lynching victims and a vibrant close-knit community, they navigate through the everyday trials of the era to reformation and anti-lynch laws. The production executes this message through original dialogue, choreo-poems, negro spirituals, and many genres of dance and music. See Breathe: the Musical this March at THEARC Theater.
Friday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 3:00pmFriday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 3:00pmSaturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 18, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 3:00pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 3:00pm
Thanks to the luck of the Irish, the Clover Beer Fest is returning to Akridge Lot at Buzzard Point for 2018! Stocked with your favorite Irish beers and ciders, plus unlimited access to green beer, there's something for everyone! You don't need have a leprechaun's luck to enjoy this amazing day! We'll bring the tasty brats, bagpipes and brews while you gather all of your friends and get ready to dance a jig! We're offering tastings of over a hundred beers and ciders, unlimited full pour beverages, access to Washington, D.C. area food vendors and live entertainment all day!
From ice cream to kung fu movies to laughing so hard you shoot milk out of your nose, in Every Brilliant Thing, a young boy attempts to ease his mother's depression by creating a list of all the best things in the world. Through adulthood, as the list of things worth living for grows, he learns the deep significance it has on his own life. This interactive one-man show, created by acclaimed playwright Duncan MacMillan (1984) and comedian Jonny Donahoe, has become a worldwide hit for its poignant but funny celebration of the little things that matter in life. You might just be inspired to start your own list after seeing it at the Olney Theatre Center.
Thursday, Mar. 15, 2018 / 7:45pmFriday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 7:45pmSaturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 7:45pmSunday, Mar. 18, 2018 / 1:45pmWednesday, Mar. 21, 2018 / 1:45pmWednesday, Mar. 21, 2018 / 7:45pmThursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 7:45pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 7:45pm
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, Dolly Parton, Adele, 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 chicken & waffles, Shi-Queeta's pork ribs, vegetarian pasta, vegan options and more. Plus, your first mimosa or Bloody Mary is free.
Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 11:00am (Doors Open at 11:00am)Sunday, Mar. 18, 2018 / 11:00am (Doors Open at 11:00am)Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 11:00am (Doors Open at 11:00am)Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 11:00am (Doors Open at 11:00am)
David Alan Grier, a veteran of TV, film and stage, returns to the stage at the Arlington Drafthouse. Grier was a principal cast member for the trailblazing sketch comedy series In Living Color and has also been seen on The Carmichael Show, The Big Sick and The Wiz Live!, not to mention Broadway, where he's received a handful of Tony and Grammy nominations. Watch him take it back to his stand-up roots, flexing those expressive eyebrows and devilish grin, then digging into his signature scathing commentary.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 10:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 9:30pm
After being taken advantage of by the system all their lives, four black women from the inner city decide to take something back by robbing several banks -- only to discover that mo' money really does mean mo' problems. In Je'Caryous Johnson's adaptation of the acclaimed 1996 crime thriller Set It Off, multi-platinum rapper Da Brat stars as Cleopatra "Cleo" Sims -- the role played on the big screen by Queen Latifah. With an action-packed plot and a pulse-pounding soundtrack, this thrill ride is coming to the stage at the Warner Theater in Washington, D.C.
Transporting you from Sicilia to Bohemia and safely home once more, Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale is a spellbinding tale of jealousy, prophecy and redemption that celebrates the magic of story-telling and the power of forgiveness. Lose yourself in this fantastical play filled with love and loss at Folger Theatre in D.C.
Thursday, Mar. 15, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Mar. 21, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 7:00pm
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.
Friday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 9:00am-7:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 9:00am-7:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)Sunday, Mar. 18, 2018 / 9:00am-7:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)Monday, Mar. 19, 2018 / 9:00am-7:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2018 / 9:00am-7:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2018 / 9:00am-7:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 9:00am-7:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 9:00am-7:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)
Looking for the best laugh and fun in Washington D.C.? Look no further! With the DC Comedy Showcase, you can catch one-of-a-kind talent from Showtime, HBO, and Comedy Central on any given night! Experience the most exciting live stand-up at the spunky and hip Brass Monkey. The night will be filled with laughs and a DJ to keep the night groovy! The Brass Monkey has a slick comedy club feel and a drink menu with $4 domestic beers all night long.
Ease on down the road with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Lion as they try to figure out how to get Dorothy back to Kansas. The funky Tony Award-winning musical The Wiz is based on L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz with a score by Charlie Smalls. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and Best Original Score, The Wiz includes such numbers as "Slide Some Oil to Me," "He's the Wizard," "No Bad News" and "Mean Ole Lion." This Tony-winning musical is coming to Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C.
Monday, Mar. 19, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 2:00pmMonday, Mar. 26, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / NoonFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 7:30pm
Stories of the world come alive at the Newseum, where you can go behind the scenes to experience how and why news is made. See some of the final photographs of the only journalist who died covering the 9/11 attacks, witness the epic struggle of the civil rights movement in the '60s, marvel at a comprehensive collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs and hear never-before-told stories from the journalists and photographers who stood on the front lines of history. This high-tech museum features seven levels of galleries and exhibits, including the Berlin Wall Gallery, which features eight 12-foot-high sections of the actual wall and a three-story East German guard tower. There are also theaters, retail spaces and visitor services where you can explore electronic news, unique artifacts, photojournalism, news history and world news. And, since there's so much to see, your ticket is good for two consecutive days. Take your time and see half the first day, then return the next day to catch what you missed.
Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Sunday, Mar. 18, 2018 / 10:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Monday, Mar. 19, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)
Pentecostal passion meets Sophoclean savagery in this timely retelling of the Greek tragedy of Oedipus, set to a stirring gospel score. Blind, destitute and racked with guilt, the ill-fated Oedipus encounters more obstacles as he seeks redemption and a final resting place at the sanctuary city of Colonus. Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and filmed for TV with Morgan Freeman, The Gospel at Colonus returns to the stage in an intimate production by Avant Bard at Arlington's Gunston Arts Center.
Thursday, Mar. 15, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Mar. 18, 2018 / 2:00pmMonday, Mar. 19, 2018 / 7:30pm
Set in a local hair salon and with lines as up-to-date as the morning's news, Shear Madness is a hilarious whodunit with you as a central character. When the salon's landlady is murdered at the outset, a blend of mystery and improvisational theater ensues. Audience members are called upon to match wits with the suspects and try to catch the killer at this wildly popular comedy where "shrieks of laughter night after night" can be heard at the Kennedy Center, according to the Washington Post.
Friday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 18, 2018 / 3:00pmSunday, Mar. 18, 2018 / 7:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 3:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 6:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 9:00pm
Let freedom sing! At this yuuuuge concert, the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington pays tribute to the red, white and blue -- along with every color in between. Make America Gay Again is a special celebration of what makes us all unique and special, including hit songs like "We Are One," "Beautiful City," "It Gets Better," "Anthem" and "If We Only Have Love." The Lincoln Theatre in Washington, D.C. is the place to be for this celebration of the freedom to be whoever you want to be.
Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 4:00pm (ASL Interpretation)Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 8:00pm
A trip to an art museum can be overwhelming. What do you focus on? What are the must-see pieces? Professional museum tour guide Stephen Mead takes you through the National Gallery of Art's highlights, historical showstoppers and fan favorites. He'll stop to discuss each piece's symbols, stories and background. Mead lived in London until about six years ago, where he led exhibit tours of the Victoria and Albert Museum and gave talks for the U.K. National Arts Collection Fund. Since moving to D.C., he has combined his love of museums with his professional storytelling skills, making his tours both educational and enjoyable. Mead is a Washington, D.C. certified tour guide and part of the team at Adventures for Creative Tourists, which specializes in private tours of the arts, culture, and historically inspired sites.
Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 1:00pm (National Gallery of Art West building – Renaissance to Impressionists)Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 1:00pm (National Gallery of Art West building – Renaissance to Impressionists)Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 1:00pm (National Gallery of Art West building – Renaissance to Impressionists)Saturday, Apr. 7, 2018 / 1:00pm (National Gallery of Art West building – Renaissance to Impressionists)Saturday, Apr. 14, 2018 / 1:00pm (National Gallery of Art West building – Renaissance to Impressionists)Saturday, Apr. 14, 2018 / 1:00pm (National Gallery of Art West building – Renaissance to Impressionists)Saturday, Apr. 14, 2018 / 2:00pm (National Gallery of Art West building - Renaissance to Impressionists)Saturday, Apr. 21, 2018 / 1:00pm (National Gallery of Art West building – Renaissance to Impressionists)
From the award-winning author of Venus in Fur, this critically acclaimed, award-winning evening of six one-act comedies by David Ives combines wit, intellect, satire and just plain fun in its portrayal of relationships, language, music, a revolutionary and a Philadelphia twilight zone experience. Enjoy this entertaining show at the Silver Spring Stage.
Friday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 8:00pm
From the minds of pop erotica masters The Sweet Spot comes Good Diction, an all-male revue of hunks on hunks. Filled with Top 40 jams and thrilling games, these babes fill your lavish fantasies with steamy dance moves and arousing poetry that truly engages all the senses. Perfect for a bachelor(ette) party or girls' night out, this sexy evening definitely won't be in shortage of abs. Take the ladies out to the Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C. for a heart-racing extravaganza of hot men, great giveaways and good times.
Heidi the Ho, Vixen, Jimbo and the gang are sick of doing just porn. They wanna make a real movie, with real impact. So with "art" in mind, they enlist their Yale-educated cameraman to write the script. But when his penchant for Dylan poetry, The Jew of Malta, and other academic mumbo-jumbo doesn't quite line up with their expectations, the stage is set for the kind of comedy that can only come from the mind of Elaine May. Acclaimed director Joe Banno returns from L.A. to helm the D.C. premiere of Elaine May's Adult Entertainment at Caos on F. Banno, known for his productions of Mamet, and daring updates of Shakespeare, has a sure hand with edgy, take-no-prisoners comedy. The production will mark the second play by Elaine May to be mounted by The Klunch, which staged George Is Dead as the company's debut production, in 2015.
Friday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Mar. 18, 2018 / 2:30pmThursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 7:30pm Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 7:30pm Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 7:30pm Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:30pm Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 7:30pm
Witness the most righteous story ever told -- as you've never seen it told before. In this beloved classic at NextStop Theatre in Herndon, Oscar-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz (Wicked) uses the Gospel of Matthew and a score featuring every genre from ragtime to rock to retell the story of Jesus and his disciples. A timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love, Godspell will touch your heart and raise your spirits with its Tony-nominated score, which features "Day by Day," "Light of the World" and "Turn Back, O Man." NextStop will bring exceptional talent and creativity to this uplifting musical in their intimate space.
Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 2:00pm (Doors open at 1:00pm)Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 2:00pm (Doors open at 1:00pm) Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 2:00pm (Doors open at 1:00pm)
Rebellious drama queen Diwata, "out and proud" Howie and nerdy but intense Solomon are outcasts in their puritanical town of Salem, Oregon. Linked by a local sex scandal, the unlikely trio join forces to expose the truth. What starts as teen angst becomes a much deeper -- and funnier -- examination of the bonds between people and the need for companionship in this dark comedy by Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Karam (The Humans) at Theatre on the Run in Arlington.
Thursday, Mar. 15, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 18, 2018 / 3:00pm
It's 1833, and change is coming to rural County Donegal. While a hodgepodge group gathers at an Irish-language hedge school to study classics of Greek and Latin literature, British army engineers arrive to map the country, draw new borders and translate local place names into the King's English. Languages and histories collide, kindling romance and inciting violence. A modern classic from an Irish master, directed by Studio Theatre's Belfast-born Associate Artistic Director, Translations reminds us how personal the political can be. Watch it all unfold at Studio Theatre's Metheny Theatre in Washington, DC.
Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2018 / 8:00pm Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pm Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:00pm Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, Apr. 6, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Apr. 7, 2018 / 2:00pm
Winner of the 2008 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play, this acclaimed English-language version of a 1960s French farce follows the romantic adventures of self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancées, each a beautiful flight attendant with frequent layovers. He keeps "one up, one down, and one pending" until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris, and to Bernard's apartment, at the same time. Enjoy a buffet dinner with this raucous comedy at the Washington County Playhouse in Hagerstown.
Brooklyn: The Musical is a modern-day "sidewalk fairy tale" with a soul, R&B and pop-rock score. Named for an American city, Brooklyn is a Parisian orphan on a quest to find her father -- the only person who knows the "Unfinished Lullaby" her mother sang to her as a child. She heads to the U.S. with plans to star on New York's biggest stages, in hopes that her father will hear her. On a street corner at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge, a band of street performers known as the City Weeds narrate Brooklyn's journey. Now, see the moving Brooklyn when it makes its way to the stage at Alexandria's Ainslie Arts Center.
Thursday, Mar. 15, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 18, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, Mar. 18, 2018 / 7:30pmMonday, Mar. 19, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 8:00pmMonday, Mar. 26, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 8:00pm
Ghana-born professional tour guide Emmanuel Gogo offers new insights into Africa's sons and daughters with his two-hour tour of D.C.'s Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. This small, private tour will transport you to selected countries in Africa, where you'll learn about the continent's civilizations, cultures, and how Africans have been influential in shaping the world's developmental progress. You'll explore African art dating back to the 15th century, then travel all the way up to modern-era masterpieces.
Jokes & Jazz 8 offers up an evening of exceptional live jazz and performances by comedians from Comedy Central, HBO and Showtime, including Mike Washington, Skep Kelly, Kasaun Wilson and Laughin' Lenny. You'll hear youth jazz artists come together with seasoned special guests to form a live jazz ensemble. And these entertainers all share their talents for a good cause. This fundraising event at D.C.'s Pepco Edison Place Gallery benefits youth education initiative CTE Vision Foundation, Inc., which helps give underprivileged and at-risk youth a leg up in pursuing careers in entertainment and the arts. The VIP ticket includes early entry, plus a glass of champagne and cupcakes.
Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 6:00pm (VIP Entry at 5:30pm)
Frankenstein is the world's longest nightmare. It started on a cold, wet night in 1816, when Mary Shelley first dreamed of a "hideous phantasm," a man patched together from the parts of other men. And for 200 years, that same Creature has continued to lurch and lumber through countless more night-terrors, not to mention books, plays and movies, his bone-chilling step never halting in two centuries. Now that "phantasm" -- and the monster who created him -- mounts the stage in a brilliant theatrical adaptation at the Bowie Playhouse. Much more than a monster story, Frankenstein is a passionate romance and a brilliant tragedy about what it means to be (and *not* to be) human. This play blends moments of brooding terror and sudden shock with questions of morality and the dangers of unrestraind scientific inquiry.
Friday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 18, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:00pm
A librarian in segregation-era Alabama purchases a new children's book, The Rabbits' Wedding, for the library. But the nature of the seemingly innocent wedding draws the attention of a grandstanding, intolerant state senator, who leads a crusade against it. When the librarian stands her ground, the attention of the country focuses on the unexpected battle. Based on a true story from the '50s, this production of Alabama Story at Undercroft Theatre is an area premiere. The Washington Stage Guild, a fixture on the DC theatre scene since 1986, offers Alabama Story as part of its 1st Amendment Project.
Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 2:30pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:30pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 2:30pm
With their amazing athletic, acrobatic and clowning skills, the team of insanely talented men and women known as the Harlem Globetrotters is sort of like the greatest circus troupe you've ever seen -- but with way more slam dunks. And Hi-Lite, Too Tall, El Gato and the others know how to do more than just shoot hoops -- they'll wow you with ball-handling wizardry, rim-rattling jams and four-pointers shot from 30 feet away, not to mention their clever comedy bits. The 'Trotters have been one of the best live shows around for more than 90 years and count Henry Kissinger, Whoopi Goldberg and Pope Francis as honorary members -- though you probably won't see that trio making any under-the-knee passes on this 2018 World Tour. But the hometown Harlem team is making a stop at Washington, D.C.'s Capital One Arena to play the long-suffering Washington Generals ... and you're humming "Sweet Georgia Brown" right now, aren't you?
Sphinx Competition winner Melissa White plays Brahms' magnificent and virtuosic Violin Concerto, one of the summits of the classical violin repertoire. Composer and violinist Henryk Wieniawski once called the work "unplayable," and violin virtuoso Pablo de Sarasate refused to play it. The Symphony No. 4, written while Brahms vacationed in a mountain retreat in 1884, is one of the composer's greatest masterpieces. Piotr Gajewski conducts Spirited Brahms when the National Philharmonic takes the stage at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda.
Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 18, 2018 / 3:00pm
Hexagon is back with its annual sketch show combining politics, music and satire. This year, the nonprofit organization delivers Tweet Land of Liberty, a comedy revue that takes on the currently crazy state of political discourse. It'll be a night of 'Likes' and laughs at D.C.'s Woodrow Wilson High School Auditorium, with proceeds benefiting The Grassroot Project.
Friday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pm
Three aging opera singers, Cissy, Reginald and Wilfred worked together in the past and are now in a retirement home for musicians. Their peace is shattered when Jean arrives, a major star in her day and once unhappily married to Reginald. Is there a chance the four will ever sing together again? Quartet at Kensington Town Hall is a warm, witty and funny look at the aging process.
Friday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 18, 2018 / 2:00pm (Afterglow Performance by Puccini Society)Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pm
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, Mar. 17, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 18, 2018 / 8:00pmMonday, Mar. 19, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Mar. 21, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 8:00pmMonday, Mar. 26, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 8:00pm
When sharp-tongued queens from RuPaul's Drag Race stomp and sashay onto the stage at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C., the library will officially be open for business. Haters Roast: The Shady Tour 2018 is the ultimate reading session, where drag superstars will sound off on everything from politics to love, social media to their fellow "sisters." The all-star lineup includes Trixie Mattel and Jinkx Monsoon, as well as Aja, Willam, Latrice Royale, Thorgy Thor and Trinity Taylor, with hostess-with-the-mostess Ginger Minj.
Chris Roach is a fast-rising actor/comedian from New York. He's performed his unique and self-deprecating stand-up on some of the biggest and best-known stages across the country. Known for his work in television commercials, he's also appeared on Comedy Central, The Michael J. Fox Show, CBS' Kevin Can Wait, and had a recurring role as Rodney the lovable mental patient on the soap opera One Life to Live. Be sure to catch Roach live when he hits the stage at Drafthouse Comedy in D.C.
Friday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 9:00pmSaturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 9:00pm
The Washington Ballet (TWB) propels the art of dance forward by leaps and bounds with its latest trio of world-premiere works by three rising choreographic stars, all performed to live music. Alvin Ailey's Clifton Brown brings wit and charm to Rossini's Duet for Cello and Double Bass as part of his first-ever commission, entitled Menagerie, while American Ballet Theatre dancer Gemma Bond debuts Myriad, a piece focusing on female gender roles, set to the baroque music of Henry Purcell. The new narrative work The Outset by Brazilian-born Marcelo Gomes, a former principal dancer at the ABT, is inspired by Dvorak's "American Quartet" and explores one man's yearning to leave his tight-knit community to venture out into the world beyond. Be the first to see these three pieces, at DC's Sidney Harman Hall, and witness the birth of the future of dance as these current renowned dancers choreograph for their peers.
Friday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 1:30pmSunday, Mar. 18, 2018 / 6:30pm
With their amazing athletic, acrobatic and clowning skills, the team of insanely talented men and women known as the Harlem Globetrotters is sorta like the greatest circus troupe you've ever seen -- but with way more slam dunks. And Hi-Lite, Too Tall, El Gato and the others know how to do more than just shoot hoops -- they'll wow you with ball-handling wizardry, rim-rattling jams and four-pointers shot from 30 feet away, not to mention their clever comedy bits. The 'Trotters have been one of the best live shows around for more than 90 years and count Henry Kissinger, Whoopi Goldberg and Pope Francis as honorary members -- though you probably won't see that trio making any under-the-knee passes on this 2018 World Tour. But they are making a stop at EagleBank Arena in Fairfax to play the long-suffering Washington Generals ... and you're humming "Sweet Georgia Brown" right now, aren't you?
Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Mar. 18, 2018 / 2:00pm
The Learning Theater Ensemble tackles Hans Christian Andersen's longest and most highly acclaimed tale that has inspired numerous films and adaptations from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe to Disney's Frozen. This classic tale of bravery and friendship follows the journey of young Gerda as she attempts to rescue her best friend Kai from the clutches of the Snow Queen. With the help of some unique friends and a little magic, Gerda is determined to break the Snow Queen's spell and melt the ice that has taken hold of Kai's heart before he is lost to her forever. Let this family-friendly musical enchant you at Creative Cauldron in Falls Church.
Friday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Mar. 18, 2018 / 4:00pm
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.
A musical entertainment extravaganza celebrating the wit and wisdom of one of Britain's most beloved comedians, a tribute to the beloved toothy Joyce Grenfell is performed by the award-winning Catherine Flye. You might've last seen her at MetroStage in Christmas at the Old Bull and Bush. Now she's back a it with George, Don't Do That!", which has been called "a delightful concoction ... a glorious mixture of frivolity and seriousness, food for the spirit and the mind" by Sir Derek Jacobi. Now you can see this tribute, which has been going since 2003, at the MetroStage in Alexandria.
Thursday, Mar. 15, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 18, 2018 / 7:00pmThursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 7:00pm
Pile on the scrunchies, zip up those Bugle Boys and get jiggy with the hit songs that were "all that" in the '90s. New York City's own Saved by the Bell-inspired party band The Bayside Tigers hits up The State Theatre to revive your favorite tracks, whether you danced to C+C Music Factory, or Raged Against the Machine. There will be glow sticks, makeup and games for all, and a DJ will be on hand after the concert to keep the beats spinning late into the night. Whether playing the best of the boy bands, head-banging to some grunge gems or raising the roof with the flyest hip-hop tracks, this time machine ride will transport you right back to the Clinton era -- flannel shirts, Boy Meets World and all.
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with this wonderful trio! The Celtic Tenors have toured the world, performing in venues large and small but always delighting their audiences. Matthew Gilsenan started his classical training at age 10, and went on to work with great Irish and Scottish teachers but hasn't lost his love for the vibrant contemporary Irish music of his youth. James Nelson has played more than 50 roles in opera and operetta for companies in Portugal, Scotland, Ireland, Israel and more. And Daryl Simpson formed the Omagh Community Youth Choir, bringing young people together to promote peace and reconciliation through music. Whether it's a rendition of beautiful Celtic songs like the haunting "Danny Boy" or exhilarating classics like Puccini's "Nessun Dorma," the Celtic Tenors are known for their professional, sparkling and good humored performances. Catch them live at Washington, D.C.'s Historic Dumbarton Church.
Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 4:00pmSaturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 8:00pm
Offering a fresh and honest perspective that's rare to find, Dulcé Sloan is the newest correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. She was named one of TimeOut LA's Top Comics to Watch for 2017 and the winner of the 2016 Big Sky Comedy Festival. Dulcé's signature sass and confidence drives her hilarious views on everything from her personal relationships to the absurdities of society. She was honored as the 2015 NBC Stand Up Showcase winner and as a 2015 Montreal Just For Laughs New Face. She made her late-night debut last year on Late with Conan O'Brien and her day-time debut as a "Comedian You Should Know" on the Steve Harvey Show. Watch her live at Washington, DC's Drafthouse Comedy Theater.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 9:00pm
Junie B. Jones The Musical is a delightful adaptation of four of Barbara Park's best-selling books, brought to life in a genuinely comical (and not strictly-for-kids) musical developed by TheatreworksUSA. Awaken a young person's desire to read with the sassy little diva Junie B. Jones and her adventures in first grade. The musical is preceded by a snack lunch featuring your choice of a slice of oven-baked cheese pizza or an all-beef hotdog. Don't miss this fun show at The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children's Theater.
Make plans to see Highwood's Improv Comedy Night and get ready to laugh your tush off. Named one of the top ten comedy shows in the D.C. area by DC Thrillist, the show gathers Washington, D.C.'s best improv groups for a night of spontaneous fun at Silver Spring's The Highwood Theatre. You never know what these comedians will throw at you when they transform audience suggestions into hilarious and original sketches. Whether you're an improv newbie or veteran, these funny folks will have everything to suit your comedy palate, including political humor, pop reference jabs and silly songs.
Friday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pm
Enjoy a cruise on the luxurious vessel Odyssey, with unparalleled views of the nation's greatest landmarks from the Potomac River, as you delight in a delicious brunch, lunch or four-course dinner (with vegetarian and gluten-free options) in the spacious glass atrium dining room. Later, dance to a wide array of music provided by a live band in the decorated interior room with its enticing dance floors. This sophisticated getaway excursion offers something for everyone, whether you're looking forward to fresh and creative food prepared by a master chef, listening to music and dancing or simply relaxing with a special someone while watching the beautiful view.
Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:00pm)Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:00pm)Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:00pm)Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 5:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:00pm)Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:00pm)
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.
Friday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, Mar. 18, 2018 / 2:00pmMonday, Mar. 19, 2018 / 2:00pmThursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:00pm
Cherry blossoms are an icon of the nation's capital, gifted from Japan to Washington DC in 1912 as a sign of friendship. Thousands of visitors flock to the Tidal Basin in downtown DC every year to witness the breathtaking bloom. Join in the festivities this spring with DC Design Tours, on a Cherry Blossom Tidal Basin tour to see the bloom and learn about the design behind one of Washington's most beautiful sights. Set out from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bookstore to see and hear about the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Pentagon (from a distance), Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Potomac River and the Jefferson Memorial.
Friday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 6:00pmSaturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 10:00amSunday, Mar. 18, 2018 / 4:00pmMonday, Mar. 19, 2018 / 10:00amTuesday, Mar. 20, 2018 / 10:00amWednesday, Mar. 21, 2018 / 10:00amThursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 10:00amFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 4:00pm
Those popular singles "swiping" apps come to life at this speed-dating party, where you'll spend a few minutes chatting with each guy or gal to get an instant impression, before it's on to the next. Plus, there's nothing like face-to-face interaction to see if there's really a spark. A relaxed mix-and-mingle with a cash bar follows the event in Old Town Alexandria, then, 48 hours later, the hosts will email you a link to the online system, where you can message your favorite people from the party, without anyone's personal contact info being revealed. It's a fun, safe way to meet tons of new people in the shortest time possible.
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.
Friday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 10:00amSaturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 10:00amSunday, Mar. 18, 2018 / 10:00amMonday, Mar. 19, 2018 / 10:00amTuesday, Mar. 20, 2018 / 10:00amWednesday, Mar. 21, 2018 / 10:00amThursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 10:00amFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 10:00am
"Overture, curtain, lights!" Enjoy an evening of high-energy song and dance as Congressional Chorus' Curtain Up! celebrates 10 decades of Broadway brilliance. From George Gershwin's 1924 classic, "Fascinatin' Rhythm" to "You Will Be Found" from the 2017 Tony award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen, 80 singers and dancers, accompanied by a swingin' live band, are putting new spins on your favorite Broadway show tunes. From lush, lyrical love songs in contemporary a cappella arrangements to hilarious novelty numbers and from intimate solos to high-steppin' kick lines in bold, brassy production numbers, you'll enjoy a wide variety of music from 23 Broadway shows. Come escape the winter doldrums and lift your spirits at Church of the Epiphany in Washington, D.C.
Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 18, 2018 / 4:30pm
Ever been told you've got a great speaking voice? If you're interested in breaking into the growing world of voice acting for documentaries, cartoons, commercials and more, this popular introductory seminar is a great first step. Learn from an experienced professional what a professional voice demo sounds like, how to avoid common mistakes and what types are most in demand. Plus, you'll even get to record your own mock commercial script under the direction of the instructor-producer. Filled with practical advice rather than bogus "get rich quick" secrets, Getting Paid to Talk could be your first step towards an exciting new career, or just a fun and fascinating glimpse inside a unique industry.
Every month, comedian Tim Miller hosts Who's in Here?, a comedy show based mostly on crowd work. This unique show features local comics improvising material based on the audience. If you're a good sport and don't mind literally being a part of the show, it'll be an experience like no other. Veteran comic Miller has made D.C. his home, so he knows what buttons to push to get a laugh. Head out to the Drafthouse Comedy Theater and take part in this interactive night of comedy.
Experience the virtuosic voices of The Thirteen at DC's St. Columba's Church as they explore the music of Bach, his musical ancestors and those who were inspired by him. From the choir's founding, the music of Bach has held a special place in the hearts of The Thirteen, and they're excited to return to it as part of this yearly concert series. Anchoring the concert will be three of the Bach's Motets: Komm, Jesu, komm, Der Geist hilft and Singet dem Herrn. Illuminating the motets is repertoire separated from Bach by time, style, and language, yet exhibiting the same ardent connection to humanity as Bach achieves in his timeless and varied works. So you'll also enjoy pieces by J.C. Bach, Schütz, Brahms, Tallis, contemporary American composers David Lang and Stephen Paulus and more.
As a blizzard approaches, members of a D.C. activists' collective are planning something big. Once snowed in together, they discover that one of their dearest friends/lovers/accomplices isn't who they thought, and a great unraveling begins. That Part is True explores the ways that marginalized people -- specifically men and women of color and queer folks -- are betrayed and endangered by the institution of policing and other authoritarian political institutions against which they are organizing. D.C.'s Logan Fringe Arts Space hosts this thought-provoking play by Madeline Farrington.
Friday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 18, 2018 / 2:00pm
Michael Jons' Psychic Cabaret is a mind-boggling and hilarious new show by the talented mind reader and psychic entertainer. During his fast-paced performance, Jons astonishes with his Sherlockian style of people-reading, his Svengali-like power to persuade and, of course, his incredible ability to seemingly read the private thoughts of total strangers. But the show's highlight is the dazzling variety of psychic readings that Jons does, instantly and memorably, for lucky members of the audience. Grab some friends or bring a date and head to the DC Arts Center for this fun and unique show!
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 7:30pm
Join the StageCoach Bandits monthly for Third Friday Improv at StageCoach Theatre Company in Ashburn! Just like Whose Line Is It Anyway?, the Bandits perform short-form improv using suggestions from the audience. Shows are completely interactive. No show or game is ever the same twice!
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.
Our newest addition to the dark side walking tours, explore Capitol Hill with your guide to talk about scandals and hauntings. DC By Foot's Capitol Hill Ghost Tour is a walking tour intended to provide guests with the history of the largest historic residential neighborhood in DC, with a dark twist. The guides will discuss the deaths, ghosts, curses and often violent figures and events of Capitol Hill. You'll hear about hauntings associated with the Capitol, the Library of Congress, Old Capitol Prison, historic homes and dark parks.
Based on journalist Mitch Albom's real-life friendship with his former college professor, Tuesdays With Morrie chronicles the lessons Albom learns more than a decade after college during visits while his mentor and friend is dying from Lou Gehrig's Disease, or ALS. The two delve into the themes of life, love, wealth, aging, dependence, peace and death. It's through these weekly visits that Albom realizes just how much he still has to learn about values and priorities. Albom's 1997 book by the same name has sold more than 14 million copies worldwide to date, was adapted into a successful film in 1999, and premiered as an off-Broadway play, written by Albom himself, in 2001. ALS is near and dear to many in the local community theater community as Joel Markowitz, co-founder of DC Metro Theatre Arts, succumbed to the devastating disease late last year. Prince William Little Theatre and Director Harry Kantrovich are dedicating this production to Joel. Literature and resources about ALS will be available at each performance. Enjoy the tender Tuesdays With Morrie at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas.
Friday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 18, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:00pm
Established 50 years before Washington DC itself, Georgetown originated as a gritty port city on the banks of the Potomac River. Despite its modest beginnings, Georgetown eventually came to play host to some of the most expensive and desirable property in the District. Home to palatial mansions, elegant cemeteries, stately churches, and a world-class university, join DC Design Tours to explore the highlights of DC's most exclusive neighborhood, with a focus on architecture and urban planning.
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.
Friday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 8:00pmTuesday, Mar. 20, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pmTuesday, Mar. 27, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pmTuesday, Apr. 3, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Apr. 6, 2018 / 8:00pmTuesday, Apr. 10, 2018 / 8:00pm
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 Certified Tour Guide Terry for this neighborhood walking tour. LeDroit Park was originally a whites-only planned subdivision located just beyond the boundaries of the District of Columbia. Andrew Jackson Downing's influential Country Houses inspired the distinctive Italian villa and Gothic cottage residences, many of which can be seen on this tour. By the early 20th century, leading African-American families called the neighborhood home, many associated with nearby Howard University. The first African American to move into the subdivision in 1893 was Capitol barber Octavious Williams. Famous residents included writer Paul Laurence Dunbar (whose poem "Sympathy" featured the line "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" made famous later by Maya Angelou), as well as civil rights leaders Robert and Mary Church Terrell. This walk discusses how unique architecture and the proximity to Howard University combined to create a prestigious neighborhood for the 20th century and beyond.
A love story with a happy ending, The Actual Dance is told through the eyes and heart of a husband as he struggles with his worst fears in what everyone expects to be his wife's losing battle to breast cancer. In the hour-long performance, featuring original music, the story takes you on an emotional and uplifting journey that rewards you with an unexpected happy ending and a universal, life-affirming lesson of hope and faith. This award-winning play has toured America moving audiences to laugh, cry and then cheer. Now, it plays for one night only at the Writer's Center in Chevy Chase.
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.
Friday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 5:00pmSaturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 5:00pmSunday, Mar. 18, 2018 / 5:00pmMonday, Mar. 19, 2018 / 5:00pmTuesday, Mar. 20, 2018 / 5:00pmWednesday, Mar. 21, 2018 / 5:00pmThursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 5:00pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 5:00pm
The American Pops Orchestra brings their inaugural vocal competition NextGen: Finding The Voices of Tomorrow to the Arena Stage at the Mead Center. A talented group of finalists, including students and recent graduates from American University, Howard University, Catholic University, Shenandoah Conservatory, Ohio University and more, will sing with an APO jazz trio in front of a live audience and judges to decide the winner. The esteemed panel is set to include Baayork Lee (Tony-winning Broadway legend), Jim Caruso (Birdland Jazz Club), Kelly d'Amboise (Signature Theater and APO Resident Director), and Robert Pullen (Emmy-nominated producer and owner of Nouveau Productions).
Turn St. Patrick's Day all the way up in D.C. with the Lucky Hour on Friday the 16th. You'll be chasing the fun with no cover to some of D.C.'s best bars, plus drink specials, so you can be ready to stroll right into St. Patrick's Day.
Southern-themed Shaw's Tavern is beloved for its tasty chicken and old-timey ambiance, but now it's adding a side of big laughs to the menu with the arrival of General Shaw's Chicken Comedy Showcase. The jam-packed lineup features cutting-edge comics from across the D.C. area, and has been described as a boldly bizarre hybrid between Playboy and "network TV fun." That sounds like a hearty dose of the clean and the filthy as local jokesters regale you over tasty food and fresh cocktails.
This exhibition at The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. explores the seminal role of Swiss-born artist Paul Klee in the development of mid-20th-century American art, featuring work by Klee in dialogue with ten American artists including Adolph Gottlieb, Norman Lewis, Robert Motherwell, Kenneth Noland and Jackson Pollock. Join poets Sherwin Bitsui and Paisley Rekdal for a reading in response to this exhibition of the celebrated artist's work, and even experience the exhibition yourself beforehand.
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 voice-over 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. At Cue Recording in Falls Church, this class is a great first step for anyone interested in voice acting.
The Maryland Symphony Orchestra presents Michael Brown performing Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 2. The New York Times called Brown "one of the leading figures in the current renaissance of performer-composers." The resident composer for the New Haven Symphony, Brown will join music director and conductor Elizabeth Schulze and the orchestra for this concert at The Maryland Theatre in Hagerstown. The program will also include Schumann's Manfred Overture and Dvorak's Symphonic Variations.
Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Mar. 18, 2018 / 3:00pm
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.
Thursday, Mar. 15, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Mar. 18, 2018 / 7:30pmMonday, Mar. 19, 2018 / 7:30pmTuesday, Mar. 20, 2018 / 7:30pmWednesday, Mar. 21, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 7:30pm
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.
Friday, Mar. 16, 2018 / 3:00pmMonday, Mar. 19, 2018 / 3:00pmTuesday, Mar. 20, 2018 / 3:00pmWednesday, Mar. 21, 2018 / 3:00pmThursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 3:00pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 3:00pmMonday, Mar. 26, 2018 / 3:00pmTuesday, Mar. 27, 2018 / 3:00pm
Widely considered one of Shakespeare's greatest works, The Tempest is a lyrical play that tells the story of Prospero, an exiled duke who lives as the master of an enchanted isle where fantastical creatures, mystery, music and romance abound. He conjures a storm that shipwrecks his enemies on the island, but the plot thickens when Prospero's beloved daughter falls for his nemesis' son. This screening of The Bard's magical romance is sure to double as a trip to the cinema and to London's historic Globe Theatre. At the Sidney Harmon Hall in Washington D.C., you'll watch the play through a live recording of the performance on the other side of the globe!