Check out the Library of Congress on this two-hour guided tour. You’ll start outside by getting an up-close look at the iconic fountain and the sculptures that adorn the building. Then head inside and up to the top floor of the Jefferson Building to view the Mezzanine Gallery, the Minerva Mosaic, the Great Reading Room and Thomas Jefferson’s Library. Along the way, your knowledgeable guide will tell you about the early history of the Library of Congress and how it’s maintained by Congress. Pass by the ornate Great Hall and see the classical architecture and paintings by over 50 famous American artists. Then head back to the ground floor to visit the Bob Hope Gallery, the Gershwin Room, the Graphic Arts Gallery and Library Shop. You’ll be able to view some of Bob Hope’s personal papers, his famous joke file, and other memorabilia donated by one of the most famous entertainers in American history. See the first room dedicated to musicians in the Gershwin Room, where you’ll George’s grand piano and Ira’s typewriter. Before you leave, stop in at the Library of Congress’ Gift Shop.
Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 9:30am Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 9:30am Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 / 9:30am Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 9:30am Saturday, Mar 7, 2020 / 9:30amSaturday, Mar 14, 2020 / 9:30amSaturday, Mar 21, 2020 / 9:30amSaturday, Mar 28, 2020 / 9:30am
Just try and stump the talented singer-piano duo on stage each night at Bobby McKey’s. Whether it’s Beyoncé or Beethoven, Jay Z or ZZ Top, Meatloaf or Mozart, these guys are sure to have it covered. DC’s only dueling piano bar hosts these entertaining and interactive shows, where the wait staff has been known to jump on stage to perform choreographed dance routines and where you and your friends are encouraged to get in on the action as well. Plus, Bobby McKey’s boasts a full bar with specialty drinks, beer on tap and plenty of snacks and sandwiches to order.
Friday, Feb 7, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 14, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 21, 2020 / 8:00pm
Celebrate Our Spiritual Mystery at the National Gallery of Art, and witness what renowned artists throughout the ages thought about Madonna, the Saints, the Adoration of the Magi and the Crucifixion of Jesus. Professional guides will take you through the museum’s highlights, historical showstoppers and fan favorites over the course of two hours, with stops along the way to discuss each piece’s symbols, stories and background.
Experience the DC Comedy Showcase in Adams Morgan, D.C. at Comedy Club DC. The showroom and tavern will have you feeling fresh and ready to kick back for the best laughs. Laugh Buzz Comedy hosts nationally touring comedians and showcases the hottest local comedians. Talent from HBO, Showtime and Comedy Central are known to drop in on any given night. Bask in the cool atmosphere, enjoy friendly and attentive staff, and listen to famous comedy in a range of styles. It’s the perfect idea for D.C. date night, meeting new people, or just a fun night on the town.
Friday, Feb 7, 2020 / 9:00pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 9:00pmFriday, Feb 14, 2020 / 9:00pmSaturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 9:00pmFriday, Feb 21, 2020 / 9:00pmSaturday, Feb 22, 2020 / 9:00pmFriday, Feb 28, 2020 / 9:00pmSaturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 9:00pm
A lighthearted antidote to the craziness of Washington, The Capitol Steps are a comedy institution (imagine a kinder, gentler Veep — with songs!). And since they perform in the heart of D.C., you can go for a post-show stroll through the Mall and take in the sights while you relive your favorite jokes.
Friday, Feb 7, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 14, 2020 / 7:30pm
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.
Thursday, Feb 6, 2020 / 10:00amFriday, Feb 7, 2020 / 10:00amSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 10:00amSunday, Feb 9, 2020 / 10:00amMonday, Feb 10, 2020 / 10:00amTuesday, Feb 11, 2020 / 10:00amWednesday, Feb 12, 2020 / 10:00amThursday, Feb 13, 2020 / 10:00am
On the Politics & Pints Capitol Hill Tour, you’ll explore the historic Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Discover the birthplace of American government while seeing iconic landmarks and learning fascinating history on this two-hour walking tour. Cap it all off by grabbing a drink in the city’s oldest commercial district.
Wednesday, Feb 5, 2020 / 3:00pmThursday, Feb 6, 2020 / 3:00pmFriday, Feb 7, 2020 / 3:00pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 3:00pmSunday, Feb 9, 2020 / 3:00pmMonday, Feb 10, 2020 / 3:00pmTuesday, Feb 11, 2020 / 3:00pmWednesday, Feb 12, 2020 / 3:00pm
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.
Wednesday, Feb 5, 2020 / 10:00pm (Svetlana & the Delancy Five)Thursday, Feb 6, 2020 / 10:00pm (Joel Ross)Monday, Feb 10, 2020 / 10:00pm (George Mason University Jazz Faculty)Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020 / 10:00pm (Integriti Reeves)Monday, Feb 17, 2020 / 10:00pm (Anita King)Wednesday, Feb 19, 2020 / 10:00pm (Emmaline)Monday, Feb 24, 2020 / 10:00pm (Peabody Jazz Faculty Ensemble)Wednesday, Feb 26, 2020 / 10:00pm (KW Big Band)
Tired of dinner and a movie? Magic isn’t for kids anymore. Two first-rate snarkists battle live and onstage, for the title of DC’s Best Magician in The Magic Duel. This show is full of seriously funny magic that will fool you. Badly. Audience members choose the magical challenges for the contest and then vote electronically to determine the winner of the coveted “Golden Wand.” This 5-star rated show has run continuously at the beautiful and historic Mayflower Hotel since 2016. Suggested dress is: Cocktail Attire.
Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 5:00pmFriday, Feb 14, 2020 / 5:00pm (Valentine's Day Show)Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 5:00pm
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 for a time in London, 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, Feb 8, 2020 / 1:00pm Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 1:00pm Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 / 1:00pm Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 1:00pmSaturday, Mar 7, 2020 / 1:00pmSaturday, Mar 14, 2020 / 1:00pmSaturday, Mar 21, 2020 / 1:00pmSaturday, Mar 28, 2020 / 1:00pm
City Winery strives to deliver the best culinary and cultural experience to D.C. denizens who are passionate about wine, food and music. Combining a fully functioning winery with intimate concerts, food and wine classes, and beyond, City Winery has created a compelling mix for its sophisticated clientele of foodies, and active cultural patrons — bringing the wine country experience to the middle of a large city.
Thursday, Feb 6, 2020 / 7:30pm (Tygressa Sings Natalie Cole)Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 9:00pm (Dale Watson & His Lone Stars)Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020 / 7:30pm (Drew Emmitt & Vince Herman)Wednesday, Feb 12, 2020 / 8:00pm (Fastball)Thursday, Feb 13, 2020 / 8:00pm (Christopher Paul Stelling)Wednesday, Feb 19, 2020 / 8:00pm (An Evening with Andrea Gibson)Thursday, Feb 20, 2020 / 8:00pm (An Evening with Andrea Gibson)Sunday, Feb 23, 2020 / 7:30pm (Barnes, Gordy, Walsh Trio)
The former host of BET’s Rap City, gut-busting stand-up Joe Clair — AKA “Joe Cleezy” — brings his big personality and hard-hitting jokes to Baltimore Comedy Factory. Combining college intellect with hood swagger, Clair’s irreverence, quick wit and spirited energy has seen him headline venues all over the country, including on TV shows such as HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, Comedy Central’s Comic Groove and BET’s Comic View. A Maryland native, Clair now lives in Los Angeles, where he has appeared as an actor on shows ranging from ABC Family’s Greek to Fox’s The War at Home.
Jody Watley is a Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum singer/songwriter/producer/independent label owner recognized as a style icon and one of the architects of 21st century Pop/R&B/Dance music. The Chicago native’s eclectic repertoire spanning decades includes R&B, hip-hop, house music, jazz, pop, adult contemporary, chill, smooth jazz and is built on a positive vision and a strong taste for artistic and aesthetic risk. Watley’s repertoire includes 6 Hot 100 Singles, 15 Top 40 Singles, 13 #1 Dance Singles, 2 #1 R&B Singles, Smooth Jazz Top 10; and, as an original member of Shalamar, 1 Top Ten Hot 100 Single (U.S.), 3 Top 10 R&B Singles. From her groundbreaking marriage of rap & R&B (1987’s “Friends,” a collaboration with hip-hop legends Eric B. & Rakim) to her vision-forward marriage of high fashion, street fashion and music in the ‘80s (long before it became the norm), to her fusion of jazz and underground club culture with keen pop instincts, and the ease with which she crossed and still crosses genre, Watley forged the template that is now everybody’s playbook. The Jody Watley concert experience is an energetic thoughtful music journey in any format from the full comprehensive concert, pop freestyle, 80’s, 90’s, intimate evening jazzier love and soul, to disco…there’s something for everyone.
Celebrate 75th birthday of reggae legend Bob Marley at One Love Birthday Bash featuring I&I Riddim, D.C.‘s three time award-winning Best Reggae Band! The band’s name captures the spirit of their music, “I&I” expresses Bob Marley’s “One Love” equality for all people and “Riddim” is reggae’s irresistible dance rhythm. I&I Riddim will perform Bob Marley’s classic songs as well as other reggae favorites to dance and party all evening on the spacious dance floor at this fabulous venue!
On Sunday February 9th, we’ll be rolling out the red carpet for a Fundraiser and Night of Glitz and Hollywood Glamour in order to support Washington Film Institute programs throughout the year. Join us at the elegant Saint Yves in Dupont Circle as we celebrate all the talented people in the movie industry and rally behind our favorite films of 2019! The Red Carpet – Be our VIP Guest and walk the Red Carpet to the accompaniment of camera flashes and strike a pose in front of the step-and-repeat. Mix, mingle, watch with fellow movie lovers as you watch the awards and enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne.
Seating is first come first serve!! Drafthouse Comedy Presents Attack of the Comics: DC’s longest running Stand-up Open Mic. We showcase the real. Seasoned Comics need to work things out. Young Comics need to work things out. Sometimes these Comics collide on the same stage. Come to our new show, on Friday Night’s, and get this work! Attack or The Comics, Join the Rebellion, and do something different.
Friday, Feb 7, 2020 / 10:45pmFriday, Feb 14, 2020 / 10:45pmFriday, Feb 21, 2020 / 10:45pmFriday, Feb 28, 2020 / 10:45pm
FREE SHOW! First Come Entrance!! Every Saturday Night from 10:45PM- 12:15AM Come check out local comics on the rise as they test new material. A fun evening for everyone! Hosted by Three Guys On Randolph Terrance: Originally from San Antonio, Texas and now making his home in the Washington DC area, Randolph is a consummate professional comedian with the ability to make any group of people laugh. As Randolph says, “I once read a quote from Woody Allen that sums up my feelings on stand-up: ‘If people come away relating to me as a person rather than just enjoying my jokes, if they come away wanting to hear me again no matter what I might talk about then I’m succeeding’”. His universal appeal brings insight and poise to every show he performs. Randolph’s style has been said to be “strictly for the grown and sexy” pairing a smooth delivery with sharp, funny material. Randolph has worked with some of the biggest names in stand up and continues to showcase his comedic talent across the country. His latest media appearances have been featured on XM/Sirius Satellite Radio, Comcast Comedy On Demand. Andy Kline: A Leesburg VA native, Andy has always had an interest in Comedy. After getting his comedy start in Washington DC in 1998, Andy has been able to branch out to clubs across the country. In addition to regular appearances on 98 Rock and XM Radio, Andy has performed at The DC Improv, Magooby’s Joke House, Miami Improv, Comedy Cellar in NYC, The Seattle Comedy Underground, and The Baltimore Comedy Factory. With a mixture of strong opinions, creative insight, and common sense, Andy manages to be more than just funny, he manages to be memorable. Andy’s talents have enabled him to work with some of the biggest names in the business, including Dave Chappelle, Wanda Sykes, and Emo Philips.
Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 10:45pmSaturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 10:45pmSaturday, Feb 22, 2020 / 10:45pm
In a 1950s storefront church in Harlem, Pastor Margaret Alexander rails at her congregation and her teenaged son for their vices. With a gospel choir singing of redemption in one room and her son bonding with his ailing father over their love of jazz in the next, Margaret must face the music herself when a figure from her own troubled past returns. James Baldwin’s The Amen Corner tackles the role of the church in the Black community in this landmark work, written immediately after his breakthrough novel Go Tell It on the Mountain. Whitney White, winner of the Susan Stroman Director Award, makes her STC directorial debut in this powerful production rich with music, humanity, and Baldwin’s lyrical prose.
Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020 / 7:30pmWednesday, Feb 12, 2020 / 7:30pmThursday, Feb 13, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 14, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 2:00pmSaturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 16, 2020 / 2:00pm
Jay “The Sport” Jackson dreams of being the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, but in the racially segregated world of boxing in 1905, the odds are stacked against him. When a crooked boxing promoter hatches a plan for “the fight of the century,” “The Sport” might land a place in the ring with the reigning white heavyweight champion. Inspired by the real-life experiences of Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight world champion, The Royale “captures both the beautiful frenzy of boxing and the (sadly still relevant) volatile state of race relations in America” (The Telegraph).
Wednesday, Feb 5, 2020 / 7:30pmThursday, Feb 6, 2020 / 7:30pmThursday, Feb 13, 2020 / 7:30pmThursday, Feb 20, 2020 / 7:30pm
A.J. kicked British butt, shafted the Indians and smacked down the Spaniards, all in the name of these United States — who cares if he didn’t have permission? Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson creators, Michael Friedman (Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Fortress of Solitude) and Alex Timbers (Love’s Labour’s Lost, Peter and the Starcatcher), cook up an alternate universe (and draw parallels to today’s political/populist landscape) with their musical about the seventh U.S. president. Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson follows America’s seventh president from his early days as a child on the wild frontier to his controversial reign in the White House. With the country divided into rich and poor (and with continued skirmishes with the Native Americans upsetting pieces of the new world), Jackson begins his steady climb from military strategist to populist rabble-rouser to President of the United States. Along the way, he meets his wife, Rachel, takes on the Founding Fathers — and rocks like no political figure has ever rocked before, with the help of an entourage of singing, joking cohorts. It also asks the question: is wanting to have a beer with someone reason enough to elect him? What if he’s really, really hot?
Thursday, Feb 6, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 7, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 8:00pm (ASL Interpreters & Post-Show Talkback)Thursday, Feb 13, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 14, 2020 / 8:00pm
Join us for the US premier of Agatha Christie’s Agatha Christie’s A Daughter’s A Daughter! Written under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott, this powerful story investigates the complicated relationship between a mother and her daughter. Unlike Christie’s well-known murder mysteries, this show explores jealousy and bitterness that can fester as sacrifices are made for those we love. Come join us as we witness this powerful tale of human emotion and love.
Friday, Feb 7, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 14, 2020 / 8:00pm
Don´t miss this “exquisite opportunity” to see Nilo Cruz direct his own work! Cruz’s latest play explores matters of the heart — love lost and the need to experience it once more. But to find it again, the past must be addressed. Millie, an opera singer, embarks on a quest to find the recipient of her late husband’s heart. Like the operas she performs, Millie’s journey melds fantasy and fiction, drama and heightened emotion to unleash dark family secrets. Laced with humor and pain, memories of the past are revisited as the family looks to move on. “When I came across stories about heart transplant patients, I was intrigued,” states Cruz. “Does a recipient inherit traits of the donor? Does their taste and other senses change? How does a body react when a new element becomes a part of it? My curiosity inspired me to write this play with an opera singer at the center grappling with the loss of her love and their past. I have worked a lot with classical music, and am inspired by musicians, especially singers,” continues Cruz. On a conceptual level, the play raises questions around our acceptance or rejection of “foreign” elements into the body. Performed in Spanish with English surtitles.
Thursday, Feb 6, 2020 / 8:00pm Friday, Feb 7, 2020 / 8:00pm Thursday, Feb 13, 2020 / 8:00pm Friday, Feb 14, 2020 / 8:00pm Thursday, Feb 20, 2020 / 8:00pm Friday, Feb 21, 2020 / 8:00pm Thursday, Feb 27, 2020 / 8:00pm Friday, Feb 28, 2020 / 8:00pm
Your Favorite Saturday Morning Cartoons + Brunch Cocktails + Free Cereal + a Special Menu of Valentine’s Day and Love-Themed Episodes! Everyone knows that all you need is love and the same goes for our animated friends! Experience the powerful emotions of your favorite Saturday morning cartoons maneuvering crushes, first dates and relationships…and the backswing of heartbreak, breakups and unrequited love. Hosted by SecretFormula’s Michael Austin and Nell Casey! Over 100 cartoon series from the 1940’s through the early 2000’s and YOU get to choose what we watch! Write a Valentine to send to your significant other, friend or secret crush! Free all-you-can-eat cereal bar filled with all the sugary, marshmallowy, fruity, chocolaty cereal you crave! Soy and regular milk available. Specialty cocktails like “The Sonny,” a White Russian topped with Cocoa Puffs! Cereal Shots! Drop a shot of Baileys or Kahlua to booze up your cereal bowl! Compete in onstage contests to choose which cartoons we watch and win retro cartoons, and cereal-themed prizes, plus tickets to Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse!
Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 / NoonSunday, Feb 9, 2020 / Noon
Violinist Simone Porter is the virtuoso soloist in Vivaldi’s dazzlingly imaginative evocation of the sights, sounds and sensations of the Italian seasons. The Four Seasons violin concertos are so richly detailed you can feel the sirocco of summer, hear the dancing villagers of Autumn and slip on the ice of a Venetian winter. The master of the New Tango, Ástor Piazzolla, brought the wild dance of Buenos Aires into the concert hall. There’s an apt nod to Vivaldi in Leonid Desyatnikov’s sensational string arrangements of the Estaciones Porteñas, but they have an atmosphere that’s unique to Buenos Aires — fiercely sensual in summer, hazy and melancholic in winter, all moving to the heartbeat of the tango. Vivaldi’s seasons enfold Piazzolla’s in this dance around the year.
Join Bekah, our costume designer, and an exhibition of her costumes for Chamber Dance Project. Bekah will talk about her process from concept to execution and also show her work-in-progress for guest choreographer Colin Gee for our June season. Bekah will discuss how she came to wardrobe work for ballet and demonstrate some techniques in building costumes and maybe even have a few audience members model some!
Rorschach Theatre’s first musical follows Melvin Ferd the Third, who is dumped into a vat of radioactive toxic waste, only to reemerge as The Toxic Avenger, a superhero hell-bent on cleaning up America. A seven-foot mutant freak with superhuman strength and a heart as big as Newark, he’s out to end global warming, woo the blind librarian in town, and save the world. Based on the cult classic Troma film, The Toxic Avenger, and directed by Helen Hayes Award winner Tracy Lynn Olivera, this show takes Rorschach’s one-of-a-kind aesthetic and spins it in a whole new direction. Classic B-movie tropes of monsters-run-amok, star-crossed lovers and comically evil politicians collide with an 80’s Hair Band Rock aesthetic to tell a tale that’s both gruesome and glorious. With a set design by Pointless Theatre Company’s Patti Kalil and video design by 9:30 Club VJ and American University professor Kylos Brannon, audiences will be immersed in the sights and sounds of the most polluted town in New Jersey: “If the pollution doesn’t kill you, the aroma will.”
Thursday, Feb 6, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 7, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 9, 2020 / 3:00pmThursday, Feb 13, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 14, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 16, 2020 / 3:00pm
Don’t miss this concert of great music from the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Association. Stephen Ellis of Fanfare Magazine calls WMPA Composition Competition winner Anthony Iannaccone’s colorful Third Symphony “stunning” and “one of the supreme American symphonies.” WMP pairs this outstanding work with Beethoven’s great and powerful “Emperor” Piano Concerto, performed by locally renowned pianist John Sutherland Earle.
Salutations. I live in Los Angeles, writing and telling jokes. I’ve done a half-hour for Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents and was named one of their Comedy Central’s “Comics to Watch.” I’ve performed stand-up comedy twice on Conan. I’ve also appeared on Netflix’s Cooking on High, Viceland’s Flophouse, and The Top 14 Greatest Valentine’s Day Movies of All Time on the CW. One time, I got a standing ovation for telling a single joke! I’m featured on the Holy F*ck. Live Comedy. album. I’ve been funny at SouthxSouthwest, Moontower Comedy Festival, Funny or Die’s Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, RIOT Festival, and more. A while back I made it on one of those top ten comedy lists.
Friday, Feb 7, 2020 / 7:00pmFriday, Feb 7, 2020 / 9:00pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 7:00pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 9:00pm
Having been married for 15 years, Ella and Avner seem to their friends to be the perfect couple. Avner’s faith in his marriage, however, takes a hit when he accidentally finds out that Ella is having an affair. Instead of confronting her, he starts recording her phone calls, repeatedly listening to them in an attempt to find clues, and possible reasons. The discoveries he makes about the woman he thought he knew and understood shatter his world, and his family. Superbly written, directed and acted, Echo is a suspenseful and stylish psychological thriller playing at Cafritz Hall in Washington, D.C., starring Yael Abecassis and Yoram Toledano (who both starred in the enormously popular Prisoners of War, the Israeli forerunner to Homeland).
Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 6:00pmSunday, Feb 9, 2020 / 5:20pmThursday, Feb 13, 2020 / 7:00pm
It’s Thanksgiving in the town of Bethel, North Carolina, and a family gathers together to celebrate. But underneath the pristine veneer of their lives and the loving counsel of Pastor Viola, two cousins face a crisis that threatens to expose the hidden fissures in the family’s life. Written by Kelly Renee Armstrong, M.F.A. Playwriting Candidate. Directed by Nicole Brewer.
Thursday, Feb 6, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 7, 2020 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 2:00pm Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 7:30pmSunday, Feb 9, 2020 / 2:00pm
Duncan Trussell is a comedian and podcaster. His podcast, The Duncan Trussell Family Hour, has been downloaded over 25 million times and has a global following. Duncan co-hosted Syfy’s Joe Rogan Questions Everything and appeared on TBS’s The Pete Holmes Show, Drunk History, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time, and wrote and acted in the MTV series Story Pig. He also voices the regularly occurring character, Ron James, on Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time. He is a regular on The Joe Rogan Experience Podcast and tours the US and internationally performing stand up and/or his podcast in theaters.
Friday, Feb 7, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 7, 2020 / 10:00pm Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 7:00pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 9:30pm
The Great Divorce conjures up shades of TV’s The Good Place, with its mix of witty comedy, inventive effects and philosophical explorations of heaven and hell. The Washington Post calls it “a Christian fantasy without the sermonizing,” while Broadway World says this acclaimed touring show will “delight, challenge and entertain all.”
Wednesday, Feb 5, 2020 / 7:30pmThursday, Feb 6, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 7, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 2:00pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 9, 2020 / 3:00pm
An exciting new generation of ABT’s international stars comes to D.C. for one of the world’s most cherished ballets; the company last performed it in our Opera House nearly 15 years ago. Considered a quintessential tale of unrequited love, heartbreaking loss, and triumphant forgiveness, Giselle remains a timeless favorite.
Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020 / 7:30pmWednesday, Feb 12, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 14, 2020 / 7:30pm
Performed by an all-female cast, this production of Henrik Ibsen’s classic A Doll House questions the roles that society assigns to men and women. Set in late nineteenth-century Norway, the play follows Nora, a woman who seeks self-fulfillment and slams the door on the dollhouse that is her marriage. This fresh perspective on the classic play encourages audiences to question what has changed since 19th-century Europe through the interpretations of six women actors playing male and female characters. Note: This production uses an alternative translation of the title, A Doll House, rather than the more commonly known title, A Doll’s House.
Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 7:30pmSunday, Feb 9, 2020 / 2:00pmWednesday, Feb 12, 2020 / 7:30pmThursday, Feb 13, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 14, 2020 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 2:00pmSaturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 7:30pm
Clayton LeBouef’s RS/24 makes a return visit to the Playhouse. Since its inception, the mission of the Anacostia Playhouse, nestled in the heart of the historic Anacostia community, has been to focus on producing quality and relevant works that appeal to every generation. Keeping with this tradition, we are proud to announce that kicking off 2020 will be the return of RS/24, the riveting original work of Clayton LeBouef. Recognized for his brilliant performances on TV, film and stage, with roles in NBC’s Homicide Life on the Streets, HBO’s The Wire and Something the Lord Made, Mr. LeBouef’s ethereal drama explores how the lives of characters Hubie, a record shop owner and a distressed Street Worker, collide one night on a chance meeting. Each is unaware of how this encounter will play a significant role in carving out their destinies. In reverence to the African Diaspora, RS/24 also draws upon ancestral wisdom, vintage music and the return of vinyl to show the connection of how African American music has shaped world culture. RS/24 is a must-see.
Wednesday, Feb 5, 2020 / 7:30pmThursday, Feb 6, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 7, 2020 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 2:00pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 7:30pmSunday, Feb 9, 2020 / 3:00pm
The brilliant American pianist Andrew Staupe, hailed by the Washington Post as “a fastidious player, whose imagination takes wing when playing,” joins the MSO to perform Edvard Grieg’s treasured Piano Concerto. One of the most enchanting and popular piano concerti ever written, Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor is for many the epitome of nineteenth-century Romanticism, showing the great influence of both Schumann and Liszt, as well as Grieg’s own fascination with Norwegian folk melodies. The performance also features Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture and Gipps’s Song for Orchestra. Schumann’s powerfully luminous Symphony No. 2 concludes the program.
Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 7:30pmSunday, Feb 9, 2020 / 3:00pm
Country-Ella re-envisions the classic Cinderella rags-to-riches fairy tale with a clever fish-out-of-water twist. Cinderella is an über-perky city girl who comes to visit her distant country relatives, Uncle Johnny and his wicked wife, Aunt Zilla. When her bratty twin cousins, Hilly and Billie, make her life a chore, an unexpected visit from her Country Godmother allows her to attend the Hoe-Down, where she meets the town’s most eligible deer hunter, Bubba. At midnight, naturally, she departs in haste, dropping her cellphone as she leaves. Bubba desperately searches for her, knowing that only the right person will know the passcode for the phone
Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 11:30amSaturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 11:30amSaturday, Feb 22, 2020 / 11:30amSaturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 11:30amSaturday, Mar 7, 2020 / 11:30am
If you liked the Oscar-nominated historical biopic Hidden Figures, get ready to fall in love with the theatrical experience of Silent Sky, which tells the long overdue story of Henrietta Levitt — an astronomer who spent her life charting the distant stars in the shadow of her male contemporaries.
Wednesday, Feb 5, 2020 / 7:30pmThursday, Feb 6, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 7, 2020 / 7:30pmTuesday, Feb 11, 2020 / 7:30pmWednesday, Feb 12, 2020 / 7:30pmThursday, Feb 13, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 14, 2020 / 7:30pmTuesday, Feb 18, 2020 / 7:30pm
Tolkien’s “ring" stories, which began with The Hobbit, stir the imagination and intellect of everyone they touch. Bilbo, one of the most conservative of all Hobbits, is asked to leave his large, roomy and very dry home in the ground in order to set off as chief robber in an attempt to recover an important treasure. It’s the last thing that any sensitive Hobbit would want to do, but great benefit eventually results — not only for Bilbo but for all of the Hobbits who inhabit Middle Earth — and the hearts of those children and adults who continue to enjoy this kind of magic.
Friday, Feb 7, 2020 / 7:00pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 11:00amSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 4:00pmFriday, Feb 14, 2020 / 7:00pmSaturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 11:00amSaturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 4:00pm
After moving audiences at The Clarice in 2017, trumpeter, composer and comedian Ahamefule J. Oluo returns with Susan, a memoir delivered through wry comedic monologue and live, grand-scale big-band and jazz. This vulnerable theatrical work about his childhood tells the story of how his Midwestern mother was left to raise two bi-racial babies after the sudden departure of her husband, a Nigerian doctoral student. There’s obvious chemistry between Oluo’s singular voice and the grand creation of the music; at times, when the story is too painful for him, the ensemble carries the show. Susan is a category-defying reflection on how race, class, and appearance impact everyone—and how we play the hand that we’re dealt. In 2002, after being selected as Town Hall Seattle’s first-ever artist-in-residence, Oluo realized he wanted to do something different. After years of performing and recording with prominent musicians like John Zorn, Hey Marseilles, Wayne Horvitz and Macklemore, Oluo knew he had his own story to tell—and the diverse set of skills to do it. During his time in residency, he began experimenting with blending big-band, jazz, stand-up and memoir to formulate a new musical and theatrical identity.
Friday, Feb 7, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 8:00pm
When murder roars through a small Missouri town, Ruth Hoch begins her own quest to find truth and honesty amid small town jealousies, religion, greed and lies. This tornado of a play propels you through its events like a page-turning mystery.
Friday, Feb 7, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 2:00pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 8:00pmThursday, Feb 13, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 14, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 2:00pmSaturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 8:00pm
Threads of isolation reside alongside the urge for belonging in Border, told through personal stories, movement and visual art. Individuals describe barriers experienced through career, racial, gender or ethnic prejudice. People speak of real-life: a woman working in a male dominated career, an HIV positive young adult, a black woman negotiating cultural assumptions, a Latino delayed by police, disability and employment, biracial marriage, same-sex parenthood, and the lengthy process of legal immigration. Set is by Scenic and Projections Designer for Theater and Opera, Jonathan Dahm Robertson. “Must See” guest companies perform over the three week run: Jan 25 – Forty+ by Carly Johnson Glade Dance Collective; Feb 1 – Forty+ by Emily Crews DanceArtTheater; Feb 8 – Roxann Morgan Rowley Repertory Project Contradiction Dance Theatre.
Little Cat is an ever-hopeful fluff ball who desperately wants to belong to the band of neighborhood cats. The Big Meow is a story of a Little Cat’s hope, disappointment, courage and need for belonging. These simple themes are part of every neighborhood, but in this wonderful tale told through the experiences of Little Cat, a potential weakness is a unique strength. The performance incorporates spoken word, movement, music. The Big Meow is adapted from the book by Baltimore author, Elizabeth Spires. Show opens with participatory introduction or performances by local youth groups: January 25, Interactive Participation; February 1, Students from JFD Mini-Camp: “Why Do Cicadas Scream?” February 8, Choreographer’s Collaboration Project.
A young couple meet on a walking tour of James Joyce’s Dublin, but a misunderstanding keeps them apart. Thirty-five years later, they return to retrace their steps and confront their younger selves about the missed opportunity. The area premiere of this time-bending romance. Starring Megan Anderson as Cait, Steven Carpenter as Robert, Danielle Scott as Caithleen and Josh Adams as Robbie. Directed by Kasi Campbell.
Thursday, Feb 6, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 7, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 2:30pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 9, 2020 / 2:30pm Thursday, Feb 13, 2020 / 7:30pm Friday, Feb 14, 2020 / 8:00pm Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 2:30pm
It’s hard to eclipse the lasting power of a Hitchcock thriller with a spoof, but the hysterical and lightning-paced The 39 Steps is well on its way to such hallowed ground. Don’t believe us? You will after you see this Constellation Theatre Company production at Source.
Friday, Feb 7, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 9, 2020 / 7:30pmThursday, Feb 13, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 2:00pmSaturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 16, 2020 / 2:00pmFriday, Feb 21, 2020 / 8:00pm
Named one of Paste Magazine/Daytrotter’s Top Ten Soul/R&B artists of 2017, soul sensation Remember Jones brings a 25-piece orchestra to recreate the entire 2008 acclaimed and groundbreaking Kanye West album 808s & Heartbreak, including a choir, string quartet, horn section, guest vocalists, auxiliary instruments, and other special guests. Fronted by “one of the most enthusiastic, fiercely passionate powerhouses in the game” (Live for Live Music), Remember Jones will lead the ensemble through all 12 songs and other surprises, including the hit singles “Heartless,” “Love Lockdown” “Paranoid,” “Amazing,” and more. This one-of-a-kind show is presented by a band that has sold out most previous engagements.
Thursday, Feb 6, 2020 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)
She’s worked with Lin-Manuel Miranda, writing the book for the game-changing In the Heights, and with this — her latest work — Quiara Alegria Hudes reaches all-new heights. With one finger on the pulse and the rest penning theatrical masterworks, we’re lucky to have talent like hers in our world.
Wednesday, Feb 5, 2020 / 2:00pm Wednesday, Feb 5, 2020 / 8:00pm Thursday, Feb 6, 2020 / 8:00pm Friday, Feb 7, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 2:00pm Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 8:00pm Sunday, Feb 9, 2020 / 2:00pmWednesday, Feb 12, 2020 / 8:00pm
Imagine being the parents of a male infant whose genitals are damaged in a circumcision accident. You consult an expert in the nascent field of gender identity, and are advised to raise your son as a girl. Heart-wrenching complications ensue. This real-life drama comes to the stage as Boy, in the DC premiere of a play Chicago On Stage calls “a poignant and important love story for our era.”
Friday, Feb 7, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 9, 2020 / 3:00pmTuesday, Feb 11, 2020 / 8:00pmThursday, Feb 13, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 14, 2020 / 8:00pmThursday, Feb 20, 2020 / 8:00pmThursday, Feb 27, 2020 / 8:00pm
Bereishit Dance Company is a groundbreaking Seoul-based company that approaches Korean traditional culture from a contemporary view. Judo and Balance & Imbalance, two of the company’s acclaimed works, are stunning examples of their style that merges the control and full-body excitement of break dance with sleek artistry and urban cool. Complete with live traditional pansori music, Bereishit Dance Company’s extravagant performance reaches the heights of athletic ability fused with beautiful choreography. Balance & Imbalance is an intensely physical work that features brilliant and fun interplay between five contemporary dancers, a pair of Korean traditional drummers, and one traditional pansori singer. Inspired by the martial art, Judo is a kinetic piece that embodies symbolic meaning of sports through harmonious rhythm and movement.
On a dangerous mission inside a combat zone, Sgt. Davis must work with the perpetrator of her sexual attack to get her squad home safely. Can peace ever be possible? This one-woman show written and performed by Mary Jane Wells is based on the true story of a lesbian soldier in the U.S. Army: an outsider who wouldn’t quit. She loved its challenges and thrived within that rigorous world. At the time she enlisted, before “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was repealed, she was the only woman in her entire company and went on to lead a squad into combat. A survivor of military sexual trauma, she served on the battlefield alongside her assailant. Heroine at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. is an incredible human story about one soldier’s experiences, and what healing and forgiveness really mean.
Wednesday, Feb 12, 2020 / 7:30pmThursday, Feb 13, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 14, 2020 / 7:30pm
Prologue Theatre continues to explore this season’s question “Where do we look to find ourselves?” with Craig Wright’s Recent Tragic Events. It is September 12th, 2001; the setting is the Minneapolis apartment of Waverly, a young advertising executive. Soon to venture on a blind date amidst the television news coverage of the September 11th attacks, Waverly becomes preoccupied when she discovers that her twin sister, Wendy, a student in New York, has not been heard from. Waverly reassures herself that Wendy had no reason to be at the World Trade Center. As the evening unfolds, Waverly and her blind date, Andrew, an airport bookstore manager, realize that they are connected by a succession of bizarre coincidences. As Waverly awaits word on Wendy, the date is complicated by visits from her crazed-musician neighbor, Ron, and his girlfriend, Nancy, and a startling visit from Waverly’s great aunt, Joyce Carol Oates — played by a sock puppet.
Thursday, Feb 6, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 7, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 3:00pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 9, 2020 / 3:00pmThursday, Feb 13, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 14, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 3:00pm
Nominated for Quebec’s 2016 Critic’s Awards, Huff is a daring solo show by award-winning Cree actor and playwright Cliff Cardinal, one of the most exciting new voices in Canadian theater. In this wrenching, yet darkly comic tale, Wind and his brothers are caught in a torrent of drug abuse and struggling to cope with the death of their mother. Wind’s fantastic dream world bleeds into his haunting reality, as he’s preyed on by the Trickster through the hallways at school, the abandoned motel he loves more than home, and his own fragile psyche. With his signature biting humor and raw, vivid imagery, Cardinal expertly portrays over a dozen characters.
Thursday, Feb 6, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 7, 2020 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 7:30pm
Experience the long-running, award-winning live comedy of Comedy Club DC at this special showcase in The DC Showroom at Friendship Cafe. The tavern’s signature tasty food & drink will have you feeling fresh and ready to kick back for the best laughs. Comedy Club DC Live! hosts nationally touring comedians and showcases the hottest local comedians. Talent from HBO, Showtime and Comedy Central are known to drop in on any given night. Bask in the cool atmosphere, enjoy friendly and attentive staff, and listen to famous comedy in a range of styles. It’s the perfect idea for a D.C. date night, meeting new people, or just a fun night on the town.
Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 22, 2020 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 7:30pm
In this inspiring true story from Oscar Award-winning writer David Seidler, Great Britain’s reluctant monarch finds a surprising ally in an unexpected place. A generation before the royal family we know today, Queen Elizabeth’s father George VI would ascend the throne, a most unlikely king thrust into the spotlight after his brother David gives up the crown to marry American divorcée Wallis Simpson. Struggling with a chronic stammer, Bertie (as his family knew him) must speak to his nation as it stands on the brink of World War II. Enter an unconventional speech therapist named Lionel Logue, whose methods are anything but common. With Logue’s help Bertie finds his voice, and forever changes the course of history. Portraying these two extraordinary men are Harry Hadden-Paton (Broadway’s My Fair Lady, Downton Abbey, The Crown) and James Frain (The Tudors, True Blood, The White Queen), who lead a stellar cast that brings Seidler’s drama to life on stage — as he first imagined it — in this not-to-be missed North American premiere.
Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020 / 7:30pmWednesday, Feb 12, 2020 / 7:30pmThursday, Feb 13, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 14, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 2:00pmSaturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 16, 2020 / 2:00pmSunday, Feb 16, 2020 / 7:30pm
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 American Inn of Bethesda, this class is a great first step for anyone interested in voice acting.
The Seattle Stranger calls this award-winning cross-cultural rom-com “A Romeo and Juliet story — an Annie Hall story, a West Side Story story — for Americans in the 21st century,” as it follows the twisty road to romance between an Egyptian cab driver and a New York waitress. The Mosaic Theater at The Atlas is conveniently located smack dab in the hip, happening H Street Corridor, with lots of dining and drinking options to consider.
Wednesday, Feb 5, 2020 / 8:00pmThursday, Feb 6, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 7, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 3:00pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 9, 2020 / 3:00pmSunday, Feb 9, 2020 / 7:30pmWednesday, Feb 12, 2020 / 8:00pm
Eliances provides a unique outlet for some of the most influential and intellectual individuals throughout the DMV to foster business relationships. We are not a group, village, networking, mastermind, peer group, peer advisory group, chamber, association, hub or club. Eliances is a destination “Where Entrepreneurs Align™.” The community hosts weekly ROUNDtable meetings enabling entrepreneurs and inventors alike to collaborate and help each other with ventures. The ROUNDtable is one of the puzzle pieces of Eliances where action takes place. A CEO explained that “Eliances moves networking from a passive exercise to active engagement. At its core, Eliances is as much about what can one contribute as what can one receive, and fundamentally it’s that balance between give and get that creates true value.” It brings together a “high-level community of hybrid entrepreneurs with resources, influence, skills, contacts and imagination.” There is no other community structured by the implications and operations that comprise Eliances. Eliances operates on what they refer to as the 3G methodology™: Got, Give and Get. Every week, each attendee is given a 60 second window of time in which to pitch their respective G’s. This high pressure scenario allows Eliances members to analyze and optimize the caliber of attendance each week; because regardless of an individual’s status, there is no guarantee an invite to the next event.
Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020 / 8:30amTuesday, Feb 18, 2020 / 8:30amTuesday, Feb 25, 2020 / 8:30amTuesday, Mar 3, 2020 / 8:30amTuesday, Mar 10, 2020 / 8:30amTuesday, Mar 17, 2020 / 8:30amTuesday, Mar 24, 2020 / 8:30amTuesday, Mar 31, 2020 / 8:30am
At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow went from two small-town nobodies in West Texas to America’s most renowned folk heroes and Texas law enforcement’s worst nightmares. Fearless, shameless and alluring, the Tony-nominated Bonnie & Clyde_, from the legendary Frank Wildhorn (_Jekyll & Hyde, Civil War, Dracula) is the electrifying story of love, adventure and crime that captured the attention of an entire country. Show is preceded by a buffet meal. Full service cash bar available.
Friday, Feb 7, 2020 / 6:00pm Dinner (7:45pm Show)Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 6:00pm Dinner (7:45pm Show)Friday, Feb 14, 2020 / 6:00pm Dinner (7:45pm Show)Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 / 6:00pm Dinner (7:45pm Show)Sunday, Feb 23, 2020 / 1:00pm Brunch (2:45pm Show)
This angsty musical brilliantly fuses morality, sexuality and “the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade” (Entertainment Weekly), which means you’ll have a lot to discuss after the show. Good news: You can grab a bite or a drink at Round House Theatre’s own stylish and comfortable Fourth Wall Bar & Cafe, where they rotate their regional menu to feature thematic offerings that match the shows.
Wednesday, Feb 5, 2020 / 7:30pmThursday, Feb 6, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 7, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 2:00pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 9, 2020 / 2:00pmWednesday, Feb 12, 2020 / 7:30pmThursday, Feb 13, 2020 / 7:30pm
Brian Curry has a secret. He’s a mind reader, a human behavior expert, and a LIAR. Come find out why The Good Liar show is DC’s most exciting date night out. “DC’s Most Honest Con Man” Brian will read your mind, predict your future and blow your mind. Simple. Then he will break down some of the techniques used to create these experiences. Our lies often reveal more than the truth. This is a show that will keep you talking long after the curtain closes. You know it can’t all be real, right? Come get lied to at The Good Liar.
Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 5:00pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 7, 2020 / 5:00pmSaturday, Mar 7, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 21, 2020 / 5:00pmSaturday, Mar 21, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Apr 11, 2020 / 5:00pmSaturday, Apr 11, 2020 / 8:00pm
Let’s say you’re a happily married woman and a skeezy loudmouth starts making inappropriate, unwanted advances — how would you respond? If your answer wasn’t, “Spin an elaborate web of lies so the guy dresses in humiliating costumes and gets beaten up by a gang of children,” then you’ve got a lot to learn from these merry wives.
Wednesday, Feb 5, 2020 / 7:30pmThursday, Feb 6, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 7, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 9, 2020 / 7:00pmTuesday, Feb 11, 2020 / 7:30pmWednesday, Feb 12, 2020 / 7:30pmThursday, Feb 13, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 14, 2020 / 8:00pm
The great nave of Washington National Cathedral is the perfect setting for the transcendent ars perfecta of Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina and other composers of the late Italian Renaissance. Splendid voices offer sacred motets, instruments perform canzone and dances, and all join forces for the sonorous polychoral works of Andrea Gabrieli and his nephew Giovanni, leading figures in Venetian music of the 17th century. With British vocal ensemble Stile Antico, Renaissance brass instruments, and organ.
Friday, Feb 7, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 8:00pm
It’s tough performing in the town of Scriptless Gulch. These lawless folks have to come up with everything on the spot, while the town’s Sheriff keeps them in line. Don’t miss this bunch of sharp shootin’ buckaroos who take audience suggestions and turn them into comedy gold. Load up your chuck wagon! This is one TALL TALE of a show and you don’t want to miss it. FOR AGES 14 and UP Featuring: “Silver Spurs” Sarah Akers, “Sundance” Star Bobatoon, “Bootsie” Brittani Hall, "Judi “The Outlaw” Lagnga, Scott “Doc” Pafumi, Natasha “The Sheriff” Parnian, and “Dead Eye” David Sturdevant
Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar 14, 2020 / 7:30pmSaturday, Apr 11, 2020 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 13, 2020 / 7:30pm
Join Sly as he performs a dynamic stand-up show as well as close-up magic that will have you mesmerized with his tricks. Sly has the experience and talent to keep you asking, “How did he do that?!” Keith Pass and Greg Clements will open the show with more magic and illusions to whet your appetite. Sly is a 30-year professional magician who has performed everything from children’s birthday parties to family gatherings to Fortune 500 company’s corporate events. Based in Ashburn, Virginia, Sly services the greater Washington D.C. area. He is competing for DC Magician of the Year. Employing the use of tricky boxes or props is not something he does. Everything Sly performs uses everyday objects such as cards, money, rings, string, rope, mind reading, etc. Not only will you be totally blown away, but you will laugh and talk about this show for a long time to come. Sly has earned the Order of Merlin award and shared the stage with The Amazing James Randi.
Friday, Feb 7, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar 13, 2020 / 7:30pm
Just because it’s winter, it doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors! Skiing is a great way to get outside, get some exercise and have a bunch of fun. The only question is how to get there, and Sourced Adventures has you covered. Spend a relaxing day on the slopes at Whitetail Resort with round-trip transport from Union Station, lift tickets and equipment rentals all provided. The only thing you have to worry about is having as much fun as possible. Whitetail boasts some of the best vertical on any mountain south of Vermont, and its state-of-the-art snow guarantees superb conditions on the mountain, even when Mother Nature takes a day off. Whether you’re a first-timer who wants to learn, or a seasoned pro ready to hit the black diamond runs, this package has everything you need for a perfect day trip.
Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 6:30am (Bus Departure)Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 6:30am (Bus Departure)Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 / 6:30am (Bus Departure)Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 / 6:30am (Bus Departure)Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 6:30am (Bus Departure)Saturday, Mar 7, 2020 / 6:30am (Bus Departure)
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. In a blend of mystery and improvisational theater, audience members are called upon to match wits with the suspects and try to catch the killer. According to the Washington Post, “shrieks of laughter night after night” can be heard at the Kennedy Center during this wildly popular, long-running comedy.
Thursday, Feb 6, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 7, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 9:00pmThursday, Feb 13, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 22, 2020 / 6:00pmSaturday, Feb 22, 2020 / 9:00pmSunday, Feb 23, 2020 / 3:00pm