Inspired by the beloved film from Adrienne Shelly and brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, the Broadway hit Waitress starts serving up treats at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. With original music and lyrics by Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles ("Brave") and direction from Tony winner Diane Paulus, this is a vibrant tale of a waitress and pie maker who dreams of leaving her small town and loveless marriage. When a baking contest and a new doctor offer a chance at a fresh start, she must summon the strength to build her new life in a play EW calls "a little slice of heaven."
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 / 7:30pmWednesday, May 23, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, May 24, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, May 25, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, May 27, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, May 27, 2018 / 7:30pm
Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm's "breathtakingly on-point" (Washington Post) comedy Hooded, Or Being Black for Dummies returns for a special encore remount after its sold-out run became one of the first breakout D.C. hits of 2017. This irreverent examination of growing up Black in America features two unlikely allies -- Marquis and Tru. Suspecting that Marquis has lost his "blackness," Tru pens a manual entitled "Being Black for Dummies," which sends the two on a whirlwind journey through a world of cheerleaders, 2Pac, Nietzsche, Apollo and Dionysus. This searing satire, which just won the Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding Original New Play, is back to challenge notions, break boundaries and leave you questioning your own perceptions of race. Catch Hooded at the Atlas Performing Arts Center's Sprenger Theatre.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, May 24, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, May 25, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 3:00pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, May 27, 2018 / 3:00pmSunday, May 27, 2018 / 7:30pmWednesday, May 30, 2018 / 8:00pm
Shakespeare's genius was omni-directional. Point him in a direction -- any direction -- and off he went, pushing the selected genre to new heights of greatness. But he didn't stop with the comedy/tragedy/history trifecta. He also gave the "Shakespeare treatment" to a genre we might today call "body horror," the stuff of midnight-movie shockers. Savage and sublime, brutal and beautiful, Titus Andronicus is Shakespeare for Tarantino fans, a blackly comic revenge story told in extremes. General Titus Andronicus returns victorious from battle with the imprisoned Queen Tamora, her lover, and her sons. Despite Tamora's pleadings, Titus hands over her eldest son for sacrifice and sets in motion a cycle of violence that races to a vicious conclusion. Now the Synetic Theater stages this rarely-seen masterwork in Crystal City.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 / 8:00pm Thursday, May 24, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, May 25, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, May 26, 2018 / 8:00pm
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, May 26, 2018 / 6:30pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 6:00pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 6:00pmSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 6:00pmSaturday, Jun 23, 2018 / 6:00pmSaturday, Jun 30, 2018 / 6:00pmSaturday, Jul 7, 2018 / 6:00pmSaturday, Jul 14, 2018 / 6:00pm
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, May 21, 2018 / 10:00pm (Sasha Masakowski "Art Center" - Vocalist)Wednesday, May 23, 2018 / 10:00pm (Miller Micheal - Vocalist/Soul/R&B)Thursday, May 24, 2018 / 10:00pm (Trio Caliente - Samba/Bossa Nova)Sunday, May 27, 2018 / 10:00pm (Akua Allrich & The Tribe "A Tribute to Mother" - Jazz Vocalist)Tuesday, May 29, 2018 / 10:00pm (Lauren White "Soul Revival")Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / 10:00pm (Peter Beets Trio - Award Winning Dutch Pianist)Monday, Jun 4, 2018 / 10:00pm (Emil Viklicky Trio)Monday, Jun 11, 2018 / 10:00pm (Ola Onabule - Jazz Vocalist)
1984 is the acclaimed stage version of George Orwell's novel of a dystopian vision of the future. This chilling play shows us a world where individualism is crushed, and challenging authority leads to torture, prison and even death. 1984 tells the story of Winston, a small cog in the giant machine state of Oceania. He's forced to confess his dangerous thought crimes before an unseen inquisitor and jury, which condemn him to unspeakable punishment. Make like Big Brother and watch this show at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, DC.
Thursday, May 24, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, May 25, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 3:00pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, May 27, 2018 / 3:00pm
Of all the many versions of the King Arthur legend, Camelot, the stage musical by Lerner and Loewe (My Fair Lady, Brigadoon, Gigi), remains one of the most popular. Pageantry, adventure and some of the most gorgeous melodies of the past century combine in this four-time Tony Award-winning show about the tumultuous love triangle between King Arthur, Queen Guenevere and Sir Lancelot. Featuring many of Broadway's most beloved songs, including "The Lusty Month of May," "How to Handle a Woman," "I Loved You Once in Silence," "If Ever I Would Leave You" and "What Do the Simple Folk Do?" Camelot continues to enchant audiences more than 50 years after it premiered. Catch this delightful Broadway classic at Sidney Harman Hall in Washington, D.C.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 / 7:30pmWednesday, May 23, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, May 24, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, May 25, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, May 27, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, May 31, 2018 / 8:00pm
Stories of the world come alive at the Newseum, where you can go behind the scenes to experience how and why news is made. See some of the final photographs of the only journalist who died covering the 9/11 attacks, witness the epic struggle of the civil rights movement in the '60s, marvel at a comprehensive collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs and hear never-before-told stories from the journalists and photographers who stood on the front lines of history. This high-tech museum features seven levels of galleries and exhibits, including the Berlin Wall Gallery, which features eight 12-foot-high sections of the actual wall and a three-story East German guard tower. There are also theaters, retail spaces and visitor services where you can explore electronic news, unique artifacts, photojournalism, news history and world news. And, since there's so much to see, your ticket is good for two consecutive days. Take your time and see half the first day, then return the next day to catch what you missed.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Wednesday, May 23, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Thursday, May 24, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Friday, May 25, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Saturday, May 26, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Sunday, May 27, 2018 / 10:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Monday, May 28, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Tuesday, May 29, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)
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.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 / 9:00am-7:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)Wednesday, May 23, 2018 / 9:00am-7:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)Thursday, May 24, 2018 / 9:00am-7:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)Friday, May 25, 2018 / 9:00am-7:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)Saturday, May 26, 2018 / 9:00am-7:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)Sunday, May 27, 2018 / 9:00am-7:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)Monday, May 28, 2018 / 9:00am-7:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)Tuesday, May 29, 2018 / 9:00am-7:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)
The martyred heroine of France fought and defeated the besieging English at Orleans, was captured and taken prisoner in Burgundy, and put on trial and burned at the stake -- all by the age of 19. Depicted as neither witch, saint nor madwoman in George Bernard Shaw's compelling story, Joan of Arc is but an illiterate farm girl whose focus on the individual rocks the church and state. Led by director Eric Tucker, four actors perform over 25 roles in Bedlam's riveting, stripped-down production of Saint Joan at Folger Theatre in Washington, DC.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 / 7:30pmWednesday, May 23, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, May 24, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, May 25, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, May 27, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, May 27, 2018 / 7:00pm
If most people found themselves abducted by militant extremists, the stock market would probably not be at the front of their minds. But that's exactly what the American investment banker at the center of Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar's The Invisible Hand is concerned with -- in fact, his life depends on it. In this taut and twisty thriller, Nick is forced to raise his own ransom -- $10 million -- and turns to Wall Street wheeling and dealing to do it. But his captors take to the lessons of the free market with terrifying results. Don't miss this timely drama at the Olney Theatre Center.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 / 7:45pmThursday, May 24, 2018 / 7:45pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 1:45pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 7:45pmSunday, May 27, 2018 / 1:45pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 1:45pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 1:45pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 1:45pm
What began as a gathering of 150 friends, vintage enthusiasts, swing dancers and fellow compatriots at the iconic Plaza Hotel on 5th Avenue in New York City quickly expanded to Washington, D.C., Atlanta and Nashville to produce a quintessentially perfect 1920's experiential picnic, garden and lawn party. Featured from the very beginning in the New York Times, Dardanella has been written up in TIME Magazine, Town & Country, the Boston Globe and the Washington Post, among other national and international publications.
Experience the DC Comedy Showcase at Club Heaven & Hell in the newly remodeled underground showroom that will have you feeling fresh! It has hosted nationally touring comedians and talent from NBC, HBO, Showtime, and Comedy Central for decades! Bask in the cool atmosphere, enjoy friendly and attentive staff, and listen to famous comedy in a range of styles. Network with other professionals, sip a sinful cocktail and enjoy heavenly food available for purchase. It's the perfect evening for date night, meeting new people, or just a fun night on the town!
Friday, May 25, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 15, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 7:30pm
Picture Chicago in 1992. If you can't (or need a refresher), The Undeniable Sound of Right Now will take you back to that moment when Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love ruled and Moby was not too far behind. The story follows Hank, a man struggling to keep his legendary rock club alive in the midst of changing times and musical tastes. As if that wasn't hard enough, his daughter Lena brings home her new DJ boyfriend. Will Hank learn to adapt or will he crumble under the destructive power of The Next Big Thing? Prepare for some outrageous comedy and major blasts from the past when The Undeniable Sound of Right Now makes its D.C. premiere at Keegan Theatre.
Monday, May 21, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, May 24, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, May 25, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, May 27, 2018 / 3:00pm
This Spring, D.C.'s favorite Fools take their first foray into the works of Anton Chekhov, with The Cherry Orchard. Complete with secret plots, wily servants, tortured lovers and a sprawling family estate on the chopping block, you'll find out why Chekhov himself insisted he wrote comedies. For almost a decade, Faction of Fools has been celebrated as D.C.'s award-winning Commedia dell'Arte Theater Company. Come see this mix of high art and low comedy, as Faction's inimitable brand of physical comedy sheds new light on a classic, at Gallaudet University Elstad Auditorium.
Friday, May 25, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, May 27, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 2:00pm
Drafthouse Comedy presents Attack of the Comics: DC's longest running stand-up open mic. Seasoned Comics work out new material, young comics hone their voices, and sometimes these comics collide on the same stage at Drafthouse Comedy Theater.
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.
Thursday, May 24, 2018 / 5:00pmThursday, May 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 9:00pmMonday, May 28, 2018 / 8:00pm
Women Empower Expo (WEX) is an experiential one-day event taking place in select cities across North America. The WEX experience is filled with workshops, panels, breakout sessions, a pitch competition, networking lounge, woman-owned marketplace, author book signing, mindset stage and much more. The mission for all of our events is to empower, educate and equip women with the knowledge and community to create and grow successful businesses. At WEX at Washington Convention Center, you'll be able to learn from industry experts and female leaders, network with entrepreneurs and change-makers, discover tools and strategies to take your business to the next level, and feel empowered to create a positive change. Whether you are passionate about wellness, interested in learning about digital marketing, ready to get funding for your business; you'll be able to choose your own sessions and explore our unique activations customizing the WEX Experience to your passions, business, and interests.
A heartwarming, uplifting adventure of three friends, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is the story of Tick, Bernadette and Adam, a glamorous Sydney-based performing trio who agree to take their show to the middle of the Australian outback. With a hit parade of dance floor favorites, including "It's Raining Men," "Hot Stuff," "Boogie Wonderland" and "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun," this wildly fresh and funny musical is a journey to the heart of fabulous. Challenge your comfort zone and visit the Queen at Kensington Town Hall.
Friday, May 25, 2018 / 8:15pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 8:15pm
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, May 25, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 7:30pm
Award-winning world percussionist Tom Teasley and Chinese hammered dulcimer virtuoso Chao Tian come together at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton to perform a mix of Chinese folk songs, classical music and jazz improvisation, featuring Teasley's unique brand of ancient futuristic drumming.
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.
Thursday, May 24, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, May 31, 2018 / 8:00pm
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, May 26, 2018 / 12:30pmSunday, May 27, 2018 / 12:30pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 12:30pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 12:30pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 12:30pmSunday, Jun 10, 2018 / 12:30pmSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 12:30pmSunday, Jun 17, 2018 / 12:30pm
After spending several years away from the spotlight, 702 has finally answered the question posed in their smash hit "Where My Girls At?" -- they're back on the road after reuniting at the 2017 Soul Train Music Awards. The platinum-selling trio of Kameelah Williams and sisters Irish Grinstead and LeMisha Fields, who named themselves 702 after their home area code in Vegas, broke big in '96 with their debut album No Doubt. After releasing hit singles like "Steelo," "All I Want" and "Get It Together," their follow-up disc featured the Missy Elliot-penned and produced "Where My Girls At?" Celebrate their return at the Howard Theater in DC.
Saturday, May 26, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
An incredibly gifted DJ known for his fast record-flipping and live remixes, Suga Ray is the ultimate party DJ! From hip-hop to reggae to rock to soul, Ray is comfortable with every genre of music and has an encyclopedic knowledge of mainstream hits and underground classics. He has rocked practically all of NYC's top clubs over the past few years (not to mention right here at State with the Bayside Tigers) and has spun tracks at parties for celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and Ludacris! With his amazing versatility and raw talent, Ray has emerged as the next big DJ in NYC. See DJ Suga Ray at the State Theatre in Falls Church for a special '90s-themed party!
Friday, May 25, 2018 / 9:30pm (Doors Open at 8:00pm)
Two of the capitol's most incredible illusionists battle for the title of Washington D.C.'s Favorite Magician in Catch Me: A Magic Duel. Witness professional magic masters Brian Curry and Mark Phillips as they go head-to-head in a contest where the audience will select which styles of magic are performed. The crowd also gets to judge the performance and decide who will go home with the coveted Golden Wand Award. Staged at the historic Mayflower Renaissance Washington, DC, this fun, awe-inspiring event is not a children's magic show and is intended for those age 15 or older.
Saturday, May 26, 2018 / 5:00pm Saturday, May 26, 2018 / 8:00pm Sunday, May 27, 2018 / 5:00pm Sunday, May 27, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 5:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 5:00pmSaturday, Jun 16, 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.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, May 27, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, May 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jun 6, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jun 13, 2018 / 8:00pm
Step aboard the Spirit ship for unparalleled cruising fun on the Potomac River. Dine on a delicious buffet meal, dance to Top 40, country and R&B hits from the DJ, and catch breathtaking views of the Potomac River and the historic sights of our nation's capital. Soak in the fresh air, sip on delicious cocktails and see the spectacular monuments of DC by day or illuminated by night on this special three-hour excursion. Keep an eye out for special holiday cruises as well.
Saturday, May 26, 2018 / 8:00pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)Saturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 8:00pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)Saturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 8:00pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)Tuesday, Jun 26, 2018 / 8:00pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)
In The Small Room at the Top of the Stairs, Grace finds herself irresistibly drawn to a mysterious and forbidden room. Ascend with her when this production from award-winning French Canadian playwright Carole Fréchette comes to D.C.'s Spooky Action Theater.
Thursday, May 24, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, May 25, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, May 27, 2018 / 3:00pmThursday, May 31, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 3:00pm
It's been ten years since Kevin and Theo's wedding -- one of the first legal same-sex marriages in the country. In celebration of their ten year anniversary, the couple hosts a dinner party for their families, inviting loved ones over to their gorgeously renovated condo for an evening of philosophical conversations and overcooked lasagna. But when Kevin and Theo reveal the secret behind their seemingly perfect relationship, their guests gain a whole new perspective on the couple's historic marriage. Star Trek: Discovery's Maulik Pancholy stars in Ken Urban's The Remains at the Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, May 23, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, May 25, 2018 / 8:00pm
Dating is hard, but the trick is to meet as many people as possible and then decide who you want to spend more time with. The first part is where this speed dating event at the fun new restaurant HalfSmoke in Washington, D.C comes in. This event aimed at single straight professionals kicks off with a brief mixer before you'll have a chance to meet all the other singles in a seated speed dating round, until you've met all participants of the opposite sex. The night closes with another mixer where you can grab a drink from the cash bar and reconnect with the person you most hit it off with. Later, Professionals in the City will send you a secure link that you can use to contact anyone that you'd like to see more of.
Elle Woods appears to have it all. But her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend dumps her so he can start getting serious about his life and attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle uses her charm to get into Harvard Law. At school, she struggles with peers, professors and Warner Huntington. With the help of Paulette and Emmett, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world. Based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical stays true to form with a peppy score and playful book. This musical with buffet dinner at Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children's Theater in Hagerstown is ridiculously enjoyable, from start to finish.
Friday, May 25, 2018 / 6:00pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 6:00pm
Before you head home for Memorial Day weekend, stay in the city for this evening yoga and wine event. Connect with your inner chi, unwind, get centered, and afterward drink wine mindfully. You'll experience the linking of movement with breath, with specific breath-synchronized movements used to transition between sustained postures, setting an intention for one's personal yoga practice and taking the necessary steps toward reaching centeredness in body, breath, mind and mindful eating. Afterward, enjoy a wine tasting and tasty bites with a local wine artisan.
An equally hilarious and savage look at how sometimes family can be our greatest adversary and faith our most powerful weapon against them. The night after their grandfather's funeral, three cousins engage in a knock-down, drag-out war over a precious family heirloom that was protected through the Holocaust. In one corner is the volatile and self-righteous "Super Jew" Daphna Feygenbaum. In the other is her entitled and proudly-secular cousin Liam, with his "shiksa" girlfriend Melody in tow. Caught in the middle is Liam's brother, Jonah, who wants nothing more than to be left out of it. Bad Jews provides an irreverent take on faith in modern America, coming to NextStop Theatre in Northern Virginia.
Thursday, May 24, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, May 24, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, May 25, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, May 25, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, May 31, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, May 31, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 7:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 7:00pm
Sail off on a fantastic musical excursion when a band of comical pirates lands at North Beach looking for an expert digger to join their crew. Braid Beard and his mates enlist young Jeremy Jacob, as they try to find the perfect spot to bury their treasure. Jeremy finds that adventuring can be lots of fun, but also learns that love and home are treasures you can't find on any map. The whole family will love this delightful and swashbuckling musical adventure at the Washington County Playhouse in Hagerstown, which includes a kid-friendly lunch of either a slice of oven-baked cheese pizza or an all-beef hot dog.
A beloved Romantic ballet, Giselle takes the stage at Wolf Trap in Vienna. Love, betrayal and forgiveness are paired with coveted virtuoso roles. This haunting and tender classic from The Washington Ballet tells the story of the promise and tragedy of young love. Watch it come to life under the stars.
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.
Monday, May 21, 2018 / 2:00pmTuesday, May 22, 2018 / 2:00pmWednesday, May 23, 2018 / 2:00pmThursday, May 24, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, May 25, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, May 27, 2018 / 2:00pmMonday, May 28, 2018 / 2:00pm
Not only does H Street have rich, cultural history, but it's also blossomed into one of the most diverse culinary scenes of the Capitol. Grab a little mix of everything, from Italian to Middle Eastern and American, on this Washington, D.C. food tour. A local guide will give you the inside scoop on the cuisines, the Corridor's sites, the juicy gossip of H Street and beyond. The fun begins at Union Station's Main Lobby.
Monday, May 21, 2018 / 10:00amTuesday, May 22, 2018 / 10:00amWednesday, May 23, 2018 / 10:00amThursday, May 24, 2018 / 10:00amFriday, May 25, 2018 / 10:00amSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 10:00amSunday, May 27, 2018 / 10:00amMonday, May 28, 2018 / 10:00am
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.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, May 25, 2018 / 8:00pmTuesday, May 29, 2018 / 8:00pmTuesday, Jun 5, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 8:00pmTuesday, Jun 12, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 15, 2018 / 8:00pmTuesday, Jun 19, 2018 / 8:00pm
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!
Monday, May 21, 2018 / 1:00pmTuesday, May 22, 2018 / 1:00pmWednesday, May 23, 2018 / 1:00pmThursday, May 24, 2018 / 1:00pmFriday, May 25, 2018 / 1:00pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 1:00pmSunday, May 27, 2018 / 1:00pmMonday, May 28, 2018 / 1:00pm
In Johnstown, Pennsylvania in 1889, the Great Flood has decimated the vibrant steel town, leaving behind a ragtag crew of survivors, aid workers and surveyors to assess the damage and speculate what, or who, could be responsible. A century later, at a bar in Johnstown, recently laid off steelworkers ponder their uncertain futures in a town when industry and the world, seems to have left them behind. Traversing time and space, Flood City is a hopeful dark comedy about disasters, corporate irresponsibility and a community's resilience in the wake of the unimaginable. The play's regional premiere comes to D.C.'s Theater Alliance at The Anacostia Playhouse.
Thursday, May 24, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, May 25, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 2:00pmThursday, Jun 7, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 8:00pm
As their mother lies in a coma in the Neuro ICU, siblings Ally, Erin, and Stephen find a home in waiting room 3. With humor and heart, Burst explores the intersection of crisis and comedy, trauma and love. Based on playwright Amy Leigh Horan's real-life experience with her own mother, the play imagines the conversations between the people speaking to a person who can't respond, going back and forth between a waiting room and an ICU room as five people discover who they are while they wait. Catch this compelling dramedy at the Parlor Room Theater in Washington, D.C.
Thursday, May 24, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, May 25, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 2:00pm Saturday, May 26, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, May 27, 2018 / 2:00pm
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.
Take a quirky tour of one of the most historic -- and underrated --buildings and museums in Washington, D.C. with Smithsonian American Art Adventures. You'll dive into American history through art while your guide regales you with amazing tales of the power players who shaped the country. At the same time, you'll be taking in one of the world's largest collections of art.
Monday, May 21, 2018 / 5:00pmTuesday, May 22, 2018 / 5:00pmWednesday, May 23, 2018 / 5:00pmThursday, May 24, 2018 / 5:00pmFriday, May 25, 2018 / 5:00pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 5:00pmSunday, May 27, 2018 / 5:00pmMonday, May 28, 2018 / 5:00pm
Monumental's annual event is back for its fourth year, but this time- with a twist. It's not about gender. Instead, it's a celebration of inclusion, diversity, acceptance, and love. Join Monumental for our revamped annual cabaret: Flip Flop. This performance at Penn Social will feature some of D.C.'s most talented millennial artists celebrating gender identity, inclusion and the LGBT community.
On the Politics & Pints Capitol Hill Tour, you'll explore the historic Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Discover the birthplace of American government while seeing iconic landmarks and learning fascinating history on this two-hour walking tour. Cap it all off by grabbing a drink in the city's oldest commercial district.
Monday, May 21, 2018 / 3:00pmTuesday, May 22, 2018 / 3:00pmWednesday, May 23, 2018 / 3:00pmThursday, May 24, 2018 / 3:00pmFriday, May 25, 2018 / 3:00pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 3:00pmSunday, May 27, 2018 / 3:00pmMonday, May 28, 2018 / 3:00pm
Comedian Tony Woods (Last Comic Standing, Conan) headlines at the next session of The Bob Sood M.D. Comedy Lounge in Silver Spring. He'll share the El Golfo bill with fellow stand-ups Sandy Bernstein, Rose Vineshank, Kandace Saunders and Jesse Rivas.
Celebrating 40-plus years of EWF, the Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute Band brings the funk, performing favorites from the original R&B group's remarkably deep catalog. This tight nine-piece ensemble of talented musicians and vocalists re-creates the unique R&B, funk and jazz sound of the six-time Grammy winners who've sold more than 100 million albums on their way to the Rock, Vocal Group and Songwriters Halls of Fame. From "Boogie Wonderland," "September" and "That's the Way of the World" to "Shining Star," "After the Love" and "Let's Groove," the EWF Tribute Band brings the biggest hits of Maurice White and company to life on the stage of D.C.'s Howard Theatre with impressive enthusiasm and plenty of musical skill.
Some say that D.C. is America's Paris -- with similar urban layouts, the Capitol's streets were actually designed by French-born American architect Pierre Charles L'Enfant. Experience this architecture, along with grandiose mansions and embassies, on a walking tour of Embassy Row and Dupont Circle. On this two-hour adventure, you'll gaze at some of the most pristine properties in D.C. ranging in styles from Neoclassical to Beaux-Arts. At the same time, you'll learn how the events that took place inside these places contributed to the nation's development. Discussed sites include the Spanish Steps, the Woodrow Wilson House, the Sheridan Circle, Brewmaster's Castle and plenty more.
Saturday, May 26, 2018 / 1:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, Jun 23, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, Jun 30, 2018 / 11:00am
This two-hour guided tour of the National Gallery of Art sculpture collection features works both inside and outside in the garden, including famous pieces by artists like Degas and Rodin. Andrew W. Mellon, founder, financier and art devotee, believed the nation deserved a collection that was open and free to the public -- one that could hold its own with the greatest art museums in the world. The National Gallery of Art opened its doors in 1941 and has more than lived up to that promise. And now you can explore the gallery's West Building and beyond with a certified museum guide in a group limited to 30 people on this intimate and informative excursion from Adventures for Creative Tourists.
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.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 / 7:30pmWednesday, May 23, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, May 24, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, May 25, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, May 27, 2018 / 7:30pmMonday, May 28, 2018 / 7:30pmTuesday, May 29, 2018 / 7:30pm
Enjoy the great outdoors without having to leave D.C. Named for the legendary soul singer, Marvin Gaye Park is not only a beautiful pocket of nature in the heart of the city, but the park has also been an important part of D.C.'s African-American culture and history. In recent years, the area's been revitalized with new greenery, trails, lighting, playgrounds, an amphitheater and a restored creek area. This two-hour walking tour begins at the eastern boundary of D.C. and follows Watts Branch Creek through the park until it reaches the Anacostia River. This gorgeous nature walk takes in historic sites and points of interest along the way, including the Nannie Helen Burroughs School, founded in 1909 to provide vocational training for young African-American women.
Both Kaveh Akbar and Kazim Ali explore the relationship between poetry and prayer, examining the silence and breath in each lyric. Kaveh Akbar is the author of the chapbook Portrait of the Alcoholic, and his debut full-length collection is Calling a Wolf a Wolf. He received the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation and the Lucille Medwick Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America. Born in Tehran, Iran, Akbar is the Visiting Professor of Poetry at Purdue University. Poet, essayist, novelist and translator Kazim Ali has published several volumes of poetry including The Far Mosque, winner of Alice James Books' New England/New York Award; Sky Ward, The Fortieth Day, and the cross-genre work Bright Felon: Autobiography and Cities. His latest book of poetry, titled Inquisition, is forthcoming. He's also authored essay anthologies, including Orange Alert: Essays on Poetry, Art and the Architecture of Silence. Their introduction and conversation will be moderated by poet and Kundiman fellow Gowri Koneswaran at Folger Theatre in Washington, D.C.
Established 50 years before Washington DC itself, Georgetown originated as a gritty port city on the banks of the Potomac River. Despite its modest beginnings, Georgetown eventually came to play host to some of the most expensive and desirable property in the District. Home to palatial mansions, elegant cemeteries, stately churches, and a world-class university, join DC Design Tours to explore the highlights of DC's most exclusive neighborhood, with a focus on architecture and urban planning.
Sunday, May 27, 2018 / 10:00amSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 10:00amSunday, Jun 10, 2018 / 10:00amSunday, Jun 17, 2018 / 10:00amSunday, Jun 24, 2018 / 10:00am
Since 2013, Speechless: The Ultimate Improvisational Gauntlet has been selling out shows at comedy clubs and conferences all over the country and the world. Armed only with a laser pointer and a deck of random slides, presenters ranging from stand up comedians to software engineers and Tony Award winners to TED presenters have put their talents to the test in the ultimate improvisational gauntlet--giving a presentation that they've never seen before. Fusing technology with comedy, Speechless is the entertainment experience for the Web 2.0 world. Speechless has entertained and trained companies all over the world including Google, Adobe, Microsoft, Uber, Twitter, Salesforce, Zynga, IDEO, eBay, Paypal, Walmart, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and many more. Speechless has been showcased at the Hollywood Improv, SF Sketchfest, Joe's Pub in New York, as well as many other comedy clubs and festivals. Speechless has been featured in Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, Inc.com, and The New York Times. Now come see Speechless, hosted by Josh Kuderna and Dylan Meyer, at Drafthouse Comedy Theater in Washington DC.
What are you willing to sacrifice? In this new adaptation of Igor Stravinsky's ballet, featuring an all-female cast, Rite of Spring imagines a future wrought by ecological collapse and human desperation, told vividly through dance, puppetry, mask and the Russian composer's iconic score. Catch this post-apocalyptic fable at DC's Dance Loft on 14.
You've never heard the blues like this before! Corky Siegel, a harmonica-slinging blues master, howls over the surprising accompaniment of a string quartet. Siegel is one of the few modern musicians who can truly claim to have forged an entirely original genre of music. This sonic experiment began in 1966 when world-renowned classical maestro Seiji Ozawa approached the blues artist and suggested a collaboration. Guiding the blues of Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters out of the smoky cavern of Big John's and onto the stages of the Chicago Symphony and beyond, this harmonica-playing mad scientist has the crowd on its feet, clamoring for more of his blues-classical alchemy. Now's your chance to experience Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues at AMP by Strathmore in North Bethesda.
This beguiling new musical version of E.B. White's beloved classic tells the story of Wilbur, the little pig who becomes famous with the help of his clever spider friend Charlotte. With music and lyrics by Broadway composer Charles Strouse (Annie, 'Bye, 'Bye Birdie) and a book by national award-winning children's playwright Joseph Robinette, this show features songs like "Eating," Wilbur's humorous yet poignant song about growing up; "Who Says We Can't Be Friends," an enchanting duet between Wilbur and Charlotte; "Welcome to the Zuckerman Barn," with all the story's unforgettable animals in a hand-clapping, toe-tapping hoe-down; and "Summer," a haunting, nostalgic chorus number which evokes a time and place from everyone's childhood. With its lessons of friendship, loyalty and truth, Charlotte's Web is a gift for audiences of all ages.
Thursday, May 24, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, May 25, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, May 27, 2018 / 2:00pmThursday, May 31, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 7:30pm
Explore Washington's most iconic landmarks through an architectural lens on a two hour walking tour of the National Mall. Take in the towering Washington Monument, sobering Vietnam Wall and awe-inspiring Lincoln Memorial while learning fro your expert guide about the designers and politicians that helped shape this monumental core of the nation's capital. Hear stories of the history, heroes and hopes of the United States on a stroll through the heart of D.C. You'll also see the White House, the WWII Memorial, and the Korean War Veterans Memorial on this informative walk.
Friday, May 25, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Jun 15, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Jun 29, 2018 / 7:00pm
Come out for stand-up comedy, great beers and bites at The Bier Baron Tavern. See a variety of killer comics, including local favorites and touring comedians. The Bier Baron is a Washington, D.C., institution with over 500 bottles, 50 taps and a huge selection of craft beer, plus aged beer in the cellar. The Bier Baron also serves tasty sandwiches, burgers and delicious pub favorites.
Thursday, May 24, 2018 / 8:00pm (Comedy Night for Veterans)