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2018 Adult Play Date
1900 Crystal Drive

2018 Adult Play Date

1900 Crystal Drive
1900 Crystal Drive Arlington Virginia 22202

2018 Adult Play Date: Adult Field Day & Games

Buy Tickets $10 $20

When was the last time you played? No. I mean really played! I'm talking about those warm summer days when you couldn't wait to get outside and join your friends for some good times on your block. The sun was shining, mosquitoes were biting, and the echoes of laughter could be heard for miles. Join us in this Pop Up edition of Adult Play Date (APD) as we relive some of our favorite childhood games with a twist; accompanied with snacks, amazing people, and great music! Let's Get It.

Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 3:00pm-7:00pm

Live Music at City Winery D.C.
City Winery DC

Live Music at City Winery D.C.

City Winery DC
1350 Okie St NE Washington DC 20002

Live Music at City Winery D.C.

Buy Tickets $7.50 - $37.50 $15 - $75

City Winery strives to deliver the best culinary and cultural experience to D.C. denizens who are passionate about wine, food and music. Combining a fully functioning winery with intimate concerts, food and wine classes, and beyond, City Winery has created a compelling mix for its sophisticated clientele of foodies, and active cultural patrons -- bringing the wine country experience to the middle of a large city.

Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 8:30pm (Ian Moore "Toronto" Album Release) Monday, Sep 24, 2018 / 8:00pm (Louis Prima Jr. & The Witnesses) Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 / 8:00pm (Jump, Little Children "Album Release Party") Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 / 8:00pm (Austin Lucas) Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 8:00pm (Iris Dement) Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 8:00pm (Folk Soul Revival Album Release) Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 10:00pm (Wasabassco Burlesque) Sunday, Sep 30, 2018 / 6:30pm (Dwele - Early Show)

Blues Alley
Blues Alley

Blues Alley

Blues Alley

Blues Alley
1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW Washington DC 20007

Blues Alley: D.C.'s Premier Jazz & Supper Club

Buy Tickets $11 - $17.50 $22 - $35

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, Sep 24, 2018 / 10:00pm (Mark Guiliana) Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 / 10:00pm (Veronneau with Dave Kline & Bruno Luchini) Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 / 10:00pm (Lindsey Webster) Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 / 10:00pm (Andaiye Featuring Oshun) Monday, Oct 1, 2018 / 10:00pm (Dave Chappell & Friends) Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018 / 10:00pm (George Burton) Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018 / 10:00pm (Harold Lopez-Nussa) Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018 / 10:00pm (Swing Shift)

Trillectro
Merriweather Post Pavilion

Trillectro

2 Chainz SZA Young Thug

Merriweather Post Pavilion
10475 Little Patuxent Parkway Columbia MD 21044

Trillectro: Hip-Hop Meets Electro, With SZA, 2 Chainz & More

Buy Tickets $50 - $90 $79 - $119

Blast off with this year's all-star lineup at Trillectro music festival. A combination of "trill" (meaning "authentic" in hip-hop circles) and "electro" (short for "electronic"), the name Trillectro embodies the festival's credo. Though hip-hop and electronic music may bring to mind separate, distinct experiences, Trillectro is the sweet spot where cultures converge. Lighting up the Merriweather Post Pavilion stage in Columbia are SZA, 2 Chainz, RL Grime, Young Thug, Playboi Carti and many more, with special guest Carnage.

Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 1:00pm

"Shear Madness"
The Kennedy Center - Theater Lab

"Shear Madness"

Shear Madness

The Kennedy Center - Theater Lab
2700 F Street, NW Washington DC 20566

Shear Madness: The Hilarious Whodunit

Buy Tickets $28 $56

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.

Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 9:00pm Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 7:00pm Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 9:00pm Sunday, Sep 30, 2018 / 3:00pm

"Gloria"
Woolly Mammoth Theatre

"Gloria"

Woolly Mammoth Theatre
641 D. Street, NW Washington DC 20004

Gloria: "Whip-Smart Satire" (NYT)

Buy Tickets $32.20 - $44.80 $46 - $64

It's another normal, boring day at the office of a modern-day Manhattan magazine, where a gaggle of editorial assistants bicker and battle it out for status, success and that coveted book deal -- until it isn't. But even after surviving a shocking attack on their toxic workplace, these aspiring authors recognize an opportunity for a career-defining moment, setting off another round of cutthroat rivalry. Branden Jacobs-Jenkins black comedy was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, as the committee called Gloria "a play of wit and irony that deftly transports the audience from satire to thriller and back again." Catch it at DC's Woolly Mammoth Theatre.

Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 3:00pm Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 2:00pm Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 7:00pm Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 / 8:00pm Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 3:00pm Sunday, Sep 30, 2018 / 2:00pm Sunday, Sep 30, 2018 / 7:00pm

Helen Hong Live from "Standup in Stilettos", "Why We Laugh" and "Geek VS Geek"
Arlington Cinema 'N' Drafthouse

Helen Hong Live from "Standup in Stilettos", "Why We Laugh" and "Geek VS Geek"

Arlington Cinema 'N' Drafthouse
2903 Columbia Pike Arlington VA 22204

Comic Helen Hong (Standup in Stilettos)

Buy Tickets $10 - $12.50 $20 - $25

Helen Hong is a comedian, actor, host, and chronically single. Helen has performed stand-up comedy on Last Call with Carson Daly, The Arsenio Hall Show, Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen, Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious, Standup in Stilettos, Gotham Comedy Live and the Showtime documentary Why We Laugh: Funny Women. Helen plays Janet Fung in the Coen Brothers' film Inside Llewyn Davis and her voice can be heard as Thistle Lady in 20th Century Fox Animation's Epic. Her TV appearances include roles on Parks and Recreation, Bones, Pretty Little Liars, New Girl, The Crazy Ones and Inside Amy Schumer. Helen channels her own Asian mother as recurring character Mrs. Wong on Nickelodeon's The Thundermans. Helen is the series host of Geek VS Geek, a tech debate segment on eHow.com. She is a sharp and snappy emcee, moderator and auctioneer, and her awesome wedding emcee was featured in an episode of Cake Boss on TLC. Helen's adorable stage presence and lively accounts of her ridiculous dating life and immigrant family have landed her on Huffington Post's favorite female comedians list. She was also named by Buzzfeed as one of "18 Comedians Who Could Take Over the Late Show from David Letterman". Although she can't seem to get it together in her own romantic life, Helen is an excellent wingman/matchmaker/dating coach and put those skills to use in Logo Channel's reality series Setup Squad. Her matchmaking prowess was highlighted in a profile in The New York Times. Before launching her full-time career as a performer, Helen worked behind the scenes as a TV director/producer on such hit series as What Not To Wear, Four Weddings and Say Yes to the Dress. When she's not onstage, Helen loves to karaoke, play board games, and indulges a secret addiction to British crime dramas on Netflix. She also goes on A LOT of first dates. See Helen live at Arlington Cinema 'N' Drafthouse.

Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 7:30pm Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 10:00pm Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 7:00pm Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 9:30pm

"Lincolnesque"
Keegan Theatre

"Lincolnesque"

Keegan Theatre
1742 Church Street, NW Washington DC 20036

Political Comedy Lincolnesque

Buy Tickets $23 $46

Lincolnesque is the story of two brothers. Leo, a Capitol Hill speechwriter struggling to stay employed, and Francis, a psychiatric outpatient convinced that he is the reincarnation of Abraham Lincoln. Leo's employer, a mediocre congressman, looks headed for defeat in his re-election bid. But when Francis secretly takes over the speechwriting, the congressman starts sounding heroic, even inspiring. A seriously comic look at language and strategy, Lincolnesque quickly became an audience favorite when it first premiered in 2009. Now you can see this razor-sharp political comedy when it returns to the Keegan Theatre stage in Washington, D.C.

Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 8:00pm Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 3:00pm Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 / 8:00pm Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 8:00pm Monday, Oct 1, 2018 / 8:00pm Thursday, Oct 4, 2018 / 8:00pm

Maryland Terrapins Football
Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium

Maryland Terrapins Football

Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium
Stadium and Valley Drive College Park MD 20742

Maryland Terrapins Football: NCAA Action

Buy Tickets $5 - $14 $32.50 - $70

Few events in sports can equal the excitement of college football, and the University of Maryland Terrapins consistently deliver thrills. The Terps are taking steps to get better under young coach D.J. Durkin, and have a talented roster ready to compete in the always-tough Big 10 East. Led by explosive QB Kasim Hill and RB Ty Johnson, the Terps are looking to make some waves. So come out and cheer them to victory at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium.

Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / TBA (vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers) Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 / 12:00pm (vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights) Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 / TBA (vs. Illinois Fighting Illini)

Ghosts of Georgetown Walking Tour
The Old Stone House

Ghosts of Georgetown Walking Tour

The Old Stone House
3051 M Street, NW Washington DC 20008

Ghosts of Georgetown Walking Tour -- A Haunted Trek Through DC

Buy Tickets $10 $20

DC By Foot presents a walking tour featuring the Ghosts of Georgetown. Among the historic streets, manicured gardens and Victorian row houses of one of Washington, D.C.'s finest neighborhoods lie deep, dark secrets about a forgotten past. Come along to hear about the ghosts and spirits that still haunt the nation's capital ... if you dare. You'll hear a historian's take on all of the curses, eerie coincidences and hauntings that make up the darker side of days gone by in this pre-Revolutionary town.

Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 8:00pm Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 8:00pm Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 / 8:00pm Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, Oct 12, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 / 8:00pm

"You've Got A Friend": A Singer-Songwriter Celebration
The Mead Center

"You've Got A Friend": A Singer-Songwriter Celebration

The Mead Center
1101 Sixth Street, SW Washington DC 20024

You've Got A Friend: A Singer-Songwriter Celebration

Buy Tickets $20 - $45 $35 - $90

You've Got a Friend: A Singer-Songwriter Celebration will feature music by the greatest American singer-songwriters, including James Taylor, Nina Simone, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez and more. This will be a fresh, APO take on the songs that have woven the tapestry of American music in the classic singer-songwriter era. The event features Morgan Fairchild (TV icon), MILCK (singer-songwriter/activist), Ari Shapiro (NPR's All Things Considered), Rayshun LaMarr (NBC's The Voice), Mariand Torres (Wicked), Yasmin Williams (Rolling Stone's Next Young Gun Guitarist Competiton), Nia Savoy (APO's NextGen Vocal Competition).

Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 8:00pm

Family Fun Treasure Hunt Cruise
Boomerang Pirate Ship

Family Fun Treasure Hunt Cruise

Boomerang Pirate Ship
3100 K Street, NW Washington DC 20007

Family Treasure Hunt Cruise on the Boomerang Pirate Ship

Buy Tickets $11 $22

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.

Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 12:30pm Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 2:30pm Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 1:30pm Sunday, Sep 30, 2018 / 12:30pm Sunday, Sep 30, 2018 / 2:30pm Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 / 2:30pm Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 / 2:30pm Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 / 2:30pm

Viva V.E.R.D.I. -The Promised End
Source

Viva V.E.R.D.I. -The Promised End

Source
1835 14th Street, NW Washington DC 20009

Viva V.E.R.D.I. -The Promised End

Buy Tickets $22.50 $45

Verdi’s name became the battle-cry of an entire revolution. Verdi and Shakespeare come together in this season-opener, a unique imagining of the Bard’s King Lear, alongside the composer’s towering Requiem. Heart-stopping melodies and breathtaking choruses reveal Verdi at the moment of his death, weighing fragments of his life and telling the story of Lear. Conductor Paul Leavitt and eight singers distill this music to its fiery spiritual core, as Helen Hayes Awardee Nanna Ingvarsson takes on the title role as directed by Steven Scott Mazzola. Writer, In Series Artistic Director Timothy Nelson. Sung in Latin & English with English dialogue.

Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 8:00pm

Dueling Piano Show
Bobby McKey's Dueling Piano Bar

Dueling Piano Show

Dueling Piano Show

Bobby McKey's Dueling Piano Bar
172 Fleet Street National Harbor MD 20745

Bobby McKey's Dueling Piano Show: Hear the Hits in Fun, Interactive Show

Buy Tickets $8.50 $15

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, Sep 21, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm) Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm) Friday, Oct 5, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm) Friday, Oct 12, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm) Friday, Oct 19, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm) Friday, Oct 26, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)

"Labour of Love"
Olney Theatre Center - Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab

"Labour of Love"

Olney Theatre Center - Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab
2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd. Olney MD 20832

Comedic War of the Sexes Labour of Love

Buy Tickets $27 - $37 $54 - $74

The winner of the 2018 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, Labour of Love is a delightfully clever mashup of the political gamesmanship of The West Wing with a war of the sexes that feels straight out of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. Set in a member of Parliament's district office, this wildly witty comedy is about the ups and downs of left-wing British politics over the past 25 years.

Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 / 7:45pm Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 / 7:45pm Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 7:45pm Sunday, Sep 30, 2018 / 1:45pm Thursday, Oct 4, 2018 / 7:45pm Friday, Oct 5, 2018 / 7:45pm Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 / 1:45pm Sunday, Oct 7, 2018 / 1:45pm

"Blueberries for Sal"
Adventure Theatre MTC at Glen Echo Park

"Blueberries for Sal"

Adventure Theatre MTC at Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Blvd. Glen Echo MD 20812

Blueberries for Sal: A World Premiere Musical

Buy Tickets $10 $20

Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk! Sal and her mother are picking delicious blueberries to can for the long winter months ahead to make delicious desserts. On the other side of Maine's Blueberry Hill, a mama bear and baby bear are filling up for the long hybernation. But somehow Sal and a baby bear have a mixed-up adventure and lose their mothers. Enjoy this family-friendly musical at the Adventure Theatre MTC at Glen Echo Park.

Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 7:00pm

"TWB Welcomes"
The Kennedy Center - Eisenhower Theater

"TWB Welcomes"

The Washington Ballet

The Kennedy Center - Eisenhower Theater
2700 F Street, NW Washington DC 20566

Celebrated Ballet Masters Showcase the Evolution of Dance

Buy Tickets $48 - $64 $68.60 - $125.40

The Washington Ballet Artistic Director Julie Kent invites celebrated artists from throughout the dance world to share the stage with the company in the nation's capital. TWB Welcomes offers two distinct programs of extraordinary balletic dimension, each featuring works that showcase the evolution of classical ballet covering the last one hundred years. Program A offers the exquisite and the exotic, with Balanchine's Serenade (music by Tchaikovsky) and Ratmansky's Bolero (music by Ravel). Program B is ethereal and evocative, with Annabelle Ochoa's Sombrerisimo, set to swirling flamenco guitar and raucous Spanish rap; and Michel Fokine's Les Sylphides (music by Chopin). Each program also features three iconic pas de deux: the Black Swan pas de deux from Swan Lake, the intimate and abstract Seven Sonatas by Ratmansky and Balanchine's technically virtuosic and fast-paced Tarantella. Enjoy the excitement of dance at The Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater.

Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 8:00pm (Program A: serenade, bolero, plus three pas de deux) Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 2:00pm (Program B: les sylphides, sombrerisimo, plus three pas de deux) Sunday, Sep 30, 2018 / 2:00pm (Program B: les sylphides, sombrerisimo, plus three pas de deux) Sunday, Sep 30, 2018 / 7:00pm (Program A: serenade, bolero, plus three pas de deux)

"The Comedy of Errors"
Lansburgh Theatre

"The Comedy of Errors"

Lansburgh Theatre
450 7th Street, NW Washington DC 20004

Shakespeare's Madcap Classic The Comedy of Errors

Buy Tickets $35.50 - $54 $71 - $108

One of Shakespeare's fastest and funniest plays, The Comedy of Errors follows the wacky adventures of two sets of separated-at-birth twins, who happen to circulate in the same city over the course of one very crazy day. Multiple mistaken identities lead to confusion on a grand scale, as servants misplace their masters, wives overlook their husbands and sons forget their fathers, while slapstick, puns and clever wordplay all add up to a singularly entertaining experience. This Shakespeare Theater Company production comes to antic, anarchic life at the Lansburgh Theatre in DC.

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 / 7:30pm Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 / 7:30pm Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 / 7:30pm Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 2:00pm Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 8:00pm Sunday, Sep 30, 2018 / 7:00pm Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018 / 7:30pm

Politics & Pints Capitol Hill Tour
US Capitol Building

Politics & Pints Capitol Hill Tour

US Capitol Building
East Capitol St NE and First St SE Washington DC 20004

Politics & Pints Capitol Hill Walking Tour

Buy Tickets $15 $30

On the Politics & Pints Capitol Hill Tour, you'll explore the historic Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Discover the birthplace of American government while seeing iconic landmarks and learning fascinating history on this two-hour walking tour. Cap it all off by grabbing a drink in the city's oldest commercial district.

Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 3:00pm Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 3:00pm Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 3:00pm Monday, Sep 24, 2018 / 3:00pm Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 / 3:00pm Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 / 3:00pm Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 / 3:00pm Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 3:00pm

Private Tour National Gallery of Art East Bldg., Focus: Modern Art
National Gallery of Art East Building Information Desk

Private Tour National Gallery of Art East Bldg., Focus: Modern Art

National Gallery of Art East Building Information Desk
150 4th St NW Washington DC 20001

Modern Art Tour at National Gallery East Wing

Buy Tickets $20 $40

Professional museum tour guide Stephen Mead takes you through the National Gallery of Art's East Building, where you'll explore modern and contemporary art during this two-hour tour. He'll walk you and talk you through the stories of Pablo Picasso, Georgia O'Keefe, Claude Monet, Henri Matisse, Jackson Pollack, and Andy Warhol. View 40-plus pieces of modern art and learn what the message of each might be and get to know the artists behind them. Mead lived in London for several years, where he led exhibit tours of the Victoria and Albert Museum and gave talks for the UK National Arts Collection Fund. Since moving to DC, he has combined his love of museums with his professional storytelling skills, making his tours both educational and enjoyable.

Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 2:00pm Sunday, Sep 30, 2018 / 2:00pm

Museum of American History Through Music: Guided Tour
National Museum of American History

Museum of American History Through Music: Guided Tour

National Museum of American History
14th Street & Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington DC 20560

Explore History of U.S. Through Music: Guided Tour

Buy Tickets $15 $30

Travel through time and explore U.S. history with a musical twist at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. Learn about the origins and controversies of America's national anthem, discover the evolution of spiritual music into blues, jazz, rock n' roll, hip-hop and R&B, and live out your dream of becoming a hip-hop DJ by learning a funky beat -- all with your local guide by your side!

Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 1:00pm Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 1:00pm Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 1:00pm Monday, Sep 24, 2018 / 1:00pm Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 / 1:00pm Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 / 1:00pm Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 / 1:00pm Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 1:00pm

"The Last American Hammer"
Atlas Performing Arts Center

"The Last American Hammer"

Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H St. NE Washington DC 20002

UrbanArias' The American Hammer

Buy Tickets $22.50 $45

Holed up in the basement of a Toby Jug Museum on a deserted American Main Street, a conspiracy-theorist YouTuber awaits a visit from the FBI. Hell-bent on explaining his theory about the original 13th Amendment and bringing about justice, Milcolm Negley presents his prized possession into evidence -- and when you're holding the last American hammer, everything looks like a nail. Elizabeth Futral, Timothy Mix and Briana Elyse Hunter will star in this new short opera, the topical UrbanArias season opener, at DC's Atlas Performing Arts Center.

Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 8:00pm Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 3:00pm Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 8:00pm

StageCoach Bandits Improv Comedy
StageCoach Theatre Company

StageCoach Bandits Improv Comedy

StageCoach Theatre Company
20937 Ashburn Road, Suites 115 and 120 Ashburn VA 20147

Whose Line-Style Improv With StageCoach Bandits

Buy Tickets $7.50 $15

Join the StageCoach Bandits monthly for Third Friday Improv at StageCoach Theatre Company in Ashburn! Just like Whose Line Is It Anyway?, the Bandits perform short-form improv using suggestions from the audience. Shows are completely interactive. No show or game is ever the same twice!

Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 7:30pm Friday, Oct 5, 2018 / 7:30pm Friday, Oct 19, 2018 / 7:30pm

"Willard & Wood: An Evening of Impossibilities"
The Grand

"Willard & Wood: An Evening of Impossibilities"

The Grand
225 North Charles Street Baltimore MD 21201

Magic, Mentalism & Comedy at Willard & Wood: An Evening of Impossibilities

Buy Tickets $25 - $35 $50 - $75

Prepare to be shocked by uncanny mental feats and otherworldly occurrences at Willard & Wood: An Evening of Impossibilities, hosted by two of the Washington, DC area's top magicians. In this intended-for-adults show at The Grand, Willard Royal and Peter Wood blend magic, mentalism and a healthy dose of clean comedy for an intimate and up-close performance that harkens back to the private parlor magic shows that dazzled high society crowds more than a century ago. Come dressed in your finest cocktail attire for this extraordinarily enchanting performance, now in its third year.

Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Dec 29, 2018 / 8:00pm

"Spoons, Toons & Booze"
Arlington Cinema 'N' Drafthouse

"Spoons, Toons & Booze"

Arlington Cinema 'N' Drafthouse
2903 Columbia Pike Arlington VA 22204

Spoons, Toons & Booze: Cereal & Sat AM Faves

Buy Tickets $8 $16

Coming off a six-year sold-out run in Brooklyn, the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse is bringing your favorite childhood shows to the big screen for a weekend of cartoon, cereal and brunch cocktail fun, aka Spoons, Toons & Booze. Hosted by SecretFormula's Michael Austin and Nell Casey, you and your fellow animation aficionados will get to choose from more than 100 cartoon series from the 1940s through the early 2000s while chowing down on all the sugary, marshmallowy, fruity, chocolaty breakfast faves you crave from the included cereal bar. Don't miss specialty cocktails like "The Sonny," a White Russian topped with Cocoa Puffs, or drop a shot of Bailey's or Kahlua to booze up your bowl. And that's not all, folks -- after all, what's a cartoon-cereal celebration without a few prize giveaways? No word on whether you'll have to dig through the box, though.

Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / Noon Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / Noon

Smithsonian American Art Adventures
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Smithsonian American Art Adventures

Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th and F Streets, NW Washington DC 20004

Smithsonian American Art Adventures

Buy Tickets $15 $30

Take a quirky tour of one of the most historic -- and underrated --buildings and museums in Washington, D.C. with Smithsonian American Art Adventures. You'll dive into American history through art while your guide regales you with amazing tales of the power players who shaped the country. At the same time, you'll be taking in one of the world's largest collections of art.

Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 5:00pm Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 5:00pm Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 5:00pm Monday, Sep 24, 2018 / 5:00pm Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 / 5:00pm Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 / 5:00pm Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 / 5:00pm Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 5:00pm

Inside Embassy Row Walking Tour
Dupont Circle Metro Station

Inside Embassy Row Walking Tour

Dupont Circle Metro Station
1525 20th Street NW Washington DC 20036

Inside Embassy Row Walking Tour

Buy Tickets $10 $20

Embassy Row is a place where the women ruled and champagne flowed like water. From around 1890 'til the Great Depression, Massachusetts Ave. was the place for society, and while the men were of politicking, the women ruled and competed for the honor of being the "hostess with the mostest." Beneath the stately facades of Beaux Arts architecture was an exciting world of pleasure, leisure, scandal, gossip and above all competition. We'll see the outside of the houses of the ladies of the old guard of Washington circa 1910, and hear stories of such ladies as Cissy Patterson, whose wealth and connections made her house on Dupont Circle a place even the President would envy. Evalyn Walsh McLean, the spendthrift, exuberant and happy-go-lucky owner of the Hope Diamond. And the incomparable Alice Roosevelt Longworth, eldest daughter of Theodore Roosevelt, often called "the other Washington Monument." At the end of the tour, we'll get a special treat by going inside the one of the grand old mansions, whose formally restrained exterior masks an opulent interior.

Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 10:00am Friday, Oct 5, 2018 / 10:00am Friday, Oct 19, 2018 / 10:00am Friday, Nov 2, 2018 / 10:00am Friday, Nov 16, 2018 / 10:00am

Portugal. The Man
Merriweather Post Pavilion

Portugal. The Man

Portugal. The Man

Merriweather Post Pavilion
10475 Little Patuxent Parkway Columbia MD 21044

Portugal. The Man ("Feel It Still") with Lucius

Buy Tickets $35 - $60 $45 - $75

Grammy-winning pop-rockers Portugal. The Man continue to rally around their latest album Woodstock, bringing their concert tour to Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia. They'll bring their slinky, retro-inspired (not to mention, inescapable) hit "Feel It Still" to the stage, for your finger-snapping, head-bobbing, waist-winding pleasure. Plus, you can expect to hear new single "Live in the Moment," as well as older cuts like "Purple Yellow Red and Blue," and maybe even a few covers of iconic bands like T. Rex and Pink Floyd. L.A.-based folksy pop band Lucius ("Two of Us on the Run") opens.

Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 7:30pm

Comedian Des Bishop
Drafthouse Comedy Theater

Comedian Des Bishop

Comedian Des Bishop

Drafthouse Comedy Theater
1100 13th Street NW Washington DC 20005

Comedian Des Bishop

Buy Tickets $10 $20

Now a massive star in Ireland, native New Yorker, Des moved from Queens to Ireland in his mid-teens in 1990. He first came to prominence with his extraordinary TV series The Des Bishop Work Experience (2004), where he lived on minimum wage in a series of different jobs in Ireland. Mixing this documentary footage with stand-up, the series became one of the most talked-about of the year, and propelled Des into national stardom. In 2006, he embarked on his second critically acclaimed TV series, Joy In The Hood, where he taught stand-up comedy in disadvantaged areas in four major Irish cities. Now you can see him live at the Drafthouse Comedy Theater in Washington, D.C.

Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 7:00pm Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 9:00pm Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 7:00pm Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 9:00pm

"Hero's Welcome"
1st Stage Theater

"Hero's Welcome"

1st Stage Theater
1524 Spring Hill Road Tysons VA 22102

Dark Comedy Hero's Welcome

Buy Tickets $19.50 $39

In Hero's Welcome, a decorated military hero returns home after 17 years to a town he left amidst rumors of arson, infidelity and abandonment. With his new wife in tow, secrets and old scores emerge and are settled in bedrooms, town halls and on the shooting range. Tony Award winner Alan Ayckbourn's dark comedy gives us "warm characters and crafty storytelling" (Daily Mail, UK) as it hurtles toward a shocking and poignant conclusion. See it now at 1st Stage Theater in Tysons.

Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 8:00pm

"The Woman In Black"
The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children's Theater

"The Woman In Black"

The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children's Theater
44 North Potomac Street Hagerstown MD 21740

Ghostly Thriller The Woman In Black

Buy Tickets $20 - $32 $48

A lawyer hires an actor to help him recount to family and friends the troubling events that transpired when he attended the funeral of an elderly recluse. There he caught sight of the woman in black, the mere mention of whom terrifies the locals, for she is a specter who haunts the neighborhood where her illegitimate child was accidentally killed. Anyone who sees her dies! The lawyer has invited some friends to watch as he and the actor re-create the events of that dark and stormy night. A classic of the genre. "A real theatrical spine-chiller...A truly nerve-shredding experience" (The Daily Mail), The Woman In Black comes to The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children's Theater.

Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 6:00pm Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 6:00pm Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 6:00pm Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 6:00pm Friday, Oct 5, 2018 / 6:00pm Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 / 6:00pm Friday, Oct 12, 2018 / 6:00pm Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 / 6:00pm

Georgetown Architecture Tour
DC Design Tours - Baked & Wired

Georgetown Architecture Tour

DC Design Tours - Baked & Wired
1052 Thomas Jefferson St NW Washington DC 20007

Georgetown Architecture Tour

Buy Tickets $25 $35

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, Sep 23, 2018 / 10:00am Sunday, Sep 30, 2018 / 10:00am Sunday, Oct 7, 2018 / 10:00am Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 / 10:00am Sunday, Oct 21, 2018 / 10:00am Sunday, Oct 28, 2018 / 10:00am Sunday, Nov 4, 2018 / 10:00am Sunday, Nov 11, 2018 / 10:00am

"Black Chocolate Fantasy"
The DC Speakeasy

"Black Chocolate Fantasy"

The DC Speakeasy
12280 Wilkins Ave. Rockville MD 20852

Black Chocolate Fantasy Male Revue

Buy Tickets Sold Out n/a

Ladies, get ready to experience the hottest and wildest male revue show in the Northeast: Black Chocolate Fantasy. Come see this African-American male revue at the DC Speakeasy in Rockville.

Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 9:00pm Friday, Oct 26, 2018 / 9:00pm Friday, Nov 23, 2018 / 9:00pm Friday, Dec 28, 2018 / 9:00pm

"The Home-Buying Process"
Capital Hilton

"The Home-Buying Process"

Capital Hilton
1001 16th Street, NW Washington DC 20036

Learn All You Need to Know to Buy Your First Home

Buy Tickets COMP - $10 $20

You've saved the money for a down payment on your first home, but now what? This fun, educational class provides an overview of current market conditions and the home-buying process from a unique partnership of top professionals in the D.C. mortgage, real estate and settlement industries. During the two-hour presentation, you'll learn whether you're ready to make the leap from renter to buyer, plus all you need to know to enter the market, including mortgage and financing basics, how to navigate the short sale and foreclosure market, how to choose an agent, how to write a winning offer and make it successfully through closing. The real estate market is more competitive than ever, but these seasoned pros will help you jump in and successfully close the deal on your first home.

Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 / 7:00pm

Newseum
Newseum

Newseum

Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington DC 20001

Relive the News Stories That Have Shaped Our Lives at the Newseum

Buy Tickets $11.50 - $17 $15.81 - $26.38

Stories of the world come alive at the Newseum, where you can go behind the scenes to experience how and why news is made. See some of the final photographs of the only journalist who died covering the 9/11 attacks, witness the epic struggle of the civil rights movement in the '60s, marvel at a comprehensive collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs and hear never-before-told stories from the journalists and photographers who stood on the front lines of history. This high-tech museum features seven levels of galleries and exhibits, including the Berlin Wall Gallery, which features eight 12-foot-high sections of the actual wall and a three-story East German guard tower. There are also theaters, retail spaces and visitor services where you can explore electronic news, unique artifacts, photojournalism, news history and world news. And, since there's so much to see, your ticket is good for two consecutive days. Take your time and see half the first day, then return the next day to catch what you missed.

Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm) Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 10:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm) Monday, Sep 24, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm) Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm) Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm) Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm) Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm) Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)

"In Their Footsteps": Woman Suffrage Walking Tour
NWHM Tours - Union Square Area

"In Their Footsteps": Woman Suffrage Walking Tour

NWHM Tours - Union Square Area
Union Square Washington DC 20016

Women's Suffrage Movement Explored on Walking Tour of DC

Buy Tickets $10 $15

Explore the path that our American heroines took to give women the right to vote in the birthplace of democracy. On this guided walking tour of D.C., you'll walk in the footsteps of key figures in the women's suffrage movement as you stroll through the heart of the nation's capital to key spots, like the Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument. A knowledgeable guide from the National Women's History Museum accompanies you on the exciting path of women championing equality, from the Seneca Falls Women's Rights Convention in New York to the final passage of the 19th Amendment.

Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 10:00am Friday, Oct 12, 2018 / 10:00am Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 / 10:00am

"Summerland"
Undercroft Theatre

"Summerland"

Undercroft Theatre
900 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington DC 20001

Washington Stage Guild Presents Summerland: A Mysterious Tale Based on a True Story

Buy Tickets $25 - $30 $50 - $60

Summerland by Arlitia Jones tells the mysterious tale of William H. Mumler, a spirit photographer with a talent for capturing haunting images from the world beyond the veil. The Civil War has ended, and a grieving nation turns to spiritualism to contact the dead. Mumler sees his business boom as mourners, including a very famous one, flock to his studio. A city official makes it his mission to prove it's a fraud, but finds that harder than he hoped. Based on a true story, this area premiere of Summerland can be enjoyed at the Washington Stage Guild in the Undercroft Theatre in Washington, D.C.

Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 / 7:30pm Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 2:30pm Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 8:00pm Sunday, Sep 30, 2018 / 2:30pm Thursday, Oct 4, 2018 / 7:30pm Friday, Oct 5, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 / 2:30pm

Comedian Rae Sanni
Drafthouse Comedy Theater

Comedian Rae Sanni

Drafthouse Comedy Theater
1100 13th Street NW Washington DC 20005

Rae Sanni From The Good Place & The President Show

Buy Tickets $10 $20

Rae Sanni is an L.A.-based comedian and writer. She's currently a staff writer on Fox's Rel, and has written for NBC's The Good Place and Comedy Central's The President Show. Rae has performed stand-up on Lifetime and in the New York Comedy Festival, and her writing has appeared in New York Magazine, The Decider and Buzzfeed. In 2017, she was honored as one of Comedy Central's Up Next comedians at Clusterfest and was named a New Face at Just For Laughs Montreal. Catch her live at the Drafthouse Comedy Theater in D.C.

Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 7:00pm Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 9:00pm Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 7:00pm Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 9:00pm

Private Tour of National Gallery of Art
National Gallery of Art

Private Tour of National Gallery of Art

National Gallery of Art
Constitution Avenue, NW Washington DC 20565

National Gallery of Art Guided Tour

Buy Tickets $20 $50

A trip to an art museum can be overwhelming. What do you focus on? What are the must-see pieces? Professional museum tour guide Stephen Mead takes you through the National Gallery of Art's highlights, historical showstoppers and fan favorites. He'll stop to discuss each piece's symbols, stories and background. Mead lived in London until about six years ago, where he led exhibit tours of the Victoria and Albert Museum and gave talks for the U.K. National Arts Collection Fund. Since moving to D.C., he has combined his love of museums with his professional storytelling skills, making his tours both educational and enjoyable. Mead is a Washington, D.C. certified tour guide and part of the team at Adventures for Creative Tourists, which specializes in private tours of the arts, culture, and historically inspired sites.

Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 1:00pm Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 1:00pm Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 / 1:00pm Saturday, Nov 3, 2018 / 1:00pm Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 / 1:00pm Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 2:00pm Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 1:00pm

"Hand to God"
Maryland Ensemble Theatre

"Hand to God"

Maryland Ensemble Theatre
31 West Patrick Street Frederick MD 21701

Hand to God: Irreverent Puppet Comedy

Buy Tickets $13.50 $26.99

After his father's death, Jason seeks solace at the Christian Puppet Ministry. His quiet life is thrown into upheaval when his puppet, Tyrone, takes on a shocking and irreverent personality of his own. Darkly delightful, the Tony-nominated Hand to God explores the startlingly fragile nature of faith, morality and the ties that bind. Catch it at the Maryland Ensemble Theatre in Frederick.

Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 / 8:00pm

"Speechless"
Drafthouse Comedy Theater

"Speechless"

Drafthouse Comedy Theater
1100 13th Street NW Washington DC 20005

Speechless: Improv Meets TED Talks

Buy Tickets COMP $5

Since 2013, Speechless 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, Microsoft and Uber, has been seen at major comedy clubs, and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post and The New York Times. See Speechless live at Drafthouse Comedy Theater in Washington, D.C.

Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 / 7:00pm Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 / 7:00pm

Capitol Hill Architecture Tour
DC Design Tours - Union Station

Capitol Hill Architecture Tour

DC Design Tours - Union Station
50 Massachusetts Ave NE Washington DC 20002

Capitol Hill Architecture Tour

Buy Tickets $25 $35

This tour takes visitors through the political core of Washington, D.C. -- from the original L'Enfant city plan to the tumultuous construction of the Capitol and grounds, the rise of the magnificent Beaux Arts Library of Congress and imposing Supreme Court, and into the present day. Prolific designers like Thomas Jefferson, Robert Mills, Frederick Law Olmsted and Daniel Burnham will feature prominently. Controversy, chaos and red tape abound in this walking tour from DC Design Tours, a treat for architecture and history enthusiasts.

Monday, Sep 24, 2018 / 1:00pm Monday, Oct 8, 2018 / 11:00am Friday, Oct 12, 2018 / 11:00am Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 / 1:00pm Monday, Oct 22, 2018 / 11:00am Monday, Nov 12, 2018 / 11:00am Monday, Nov 26, 2018 / 11:00am

"Attack of the Comics"
Drafthouse Comedy Theater

"Attack of the Comics"

Drafthouse Comedy Theater
1100 13th Street NW Washington DC 20005

Attack of the Comics Comedy Show

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Drafthouse Comedy presents Attack of the Comics, Washington, D.C.'s longest-running stand-up open mic. Seasoned comics need to work things out. Young comics need to work things out. Sometimes these comics collide on the same stage. Kick off your weekend with at night of laughs at Attack of the Comics.

Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 10:45pm Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 10:45pm

"La Bohéme" in Concert
George Mason University's Center for the Arts

"La Bohéme" in Concert

La Bohème

George Mason University's Center for the Arts
4400 University Drive Fairfax VA 22030

La Bohéme in Concert With the Fairfax Symphony

Buy Tickets $26.50 - $32.50 $53 - $65

Join the Fairfax Symphony as they play Puccini's timeless opera masterpiece that has moved audiences for more than a century with its irresistible music and tale of love and loss. Soprano Danielle Talamantes and tenor Rolando Sanz lead a full cast of stellar voices at George Mason University's Center for the Arts.

Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 8:00pm

International Spy Museum: The Permanent Exhibit
International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum: The Permanent Exhibit

International Spy Museum
800 F Street, NW Washington DC 20004

International Spy Museum: Enter the World of Secret Agents

Buy Tickets $14 $24.27

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.

Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:00pm) Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:00pm) Monday, Sep 24, 2018 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:00pm) Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:00pm) Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:00pm) Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:00pm) Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:00pm) Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:00pm)

The Free Wifi Comedy Show
The Colony Club

The Free Wifi Comedy Show

The Colony Club
3118 Georgia Ave NW Washington DC 20010

Comedy Showcase Featuring Tommy Taylor Jr.

Buy Tickets $5 $10

The Free Wifi Comedy monthly showcase at The Colony Club highlights the DMV's best funny folks, and taking the stage in September is comedian Tommy Taylor Jr. Tommy has shared the stage with several great touring comedians. He also has appeared on The Proposal, The Wire, and was a comedic guest on Great Day Washington. Come see him in action. You can catch him, along with many funny folks, at this comedy showcase. We also have Shelley Kim from the Underground Comedy Festival, Romane Walters of the Romane and Lettuce Musical Comedy Band and Josh Kuderna from the Digression Sessions Podcast.

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 / 8:00pm

National Mall: Monuments & Memorials Architecture Tour
DC Design Tours - Washington Monument Lodge

National Mall: Monuments & Memorials Architecture Tour

DC Design Tours - Washington Monument Lodge
15th St NW Washington DC 20024

Tour the Monuments & Memorials of the National Mall

Buy Tickets $25 $35

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, Sep 28, 2018 / 7:00pm Friday, Oct 5, 2018 / 7:00pm Friday, Oct 19, 2018 / 7:00pm Friday, Nov 2, 2018 / 5:00pm Friday, Nov 16, 2018 / 5:00pm Friday, Nov 30, 2018 / 5:00pm

Comedian Brooks Wheelan
The Bier Baron Tavern

Comedian Brooks Wheelan

Brooks Wheelan

The Bier Baron Tavern
1523 22nd Street Northwest Washington DC 20037

Comedian Brooks Wheelan (SNL)

Buy Tickets $7.50 $15

After snagging a spot on Comedy Central's "10 Comics to Watch" list in 2012, Brooks Wheelan became a cast member of Saturday Night Live in 2013. Since then he's returned to the world of stand-up, releasing the album This Is Cool, Right?, and touring colleges and clubs all across the country. You've seen him on HBO's Girls, Late Night with Seth Myers, Conan and more -- now you can catch Wheelan live when he takes the stage of the Bier Baron Tavern and Comedy Loft in Washington, DC.

Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 7:30pm Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 9:45pm Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 7:30pm Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 9:45pm

AMP COMEDY: BENGT WASHBURN & ROBERT BARIL
AMP by Strathmore

AMP COMEDY: BENGT WASHBURN & ROBERT BARIL

AMP by Strathmore
11810 Grand Park Ave North Bethesda MD 20852

AMP COMEDY: BENGT WASHBURN & ROBERT BARIL

Buy Tickets $7 $14

Bengt Washburn takes on moments and mishaps from his life with cleverness and side-splitting hilarity. From stories about growing up in a Mormon family, to wooing his wife while living in a tent, to failing at German but perfecting a German accent, his humor is equal parts smart and self-deprecating. A winner of the prestigious San Francisco International Comedy Competition, Washburn has appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Live at Gotham on Comedy Central, and Conan.

A philosophy and political science major in college, Robert Baril opens the show with his trademark brand of smart, lacerating humor. In addition to the most talked-about issues of the day, Baril draws on his experiences as a substitute teacher for his material on the educational system, children, and society at large.

Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 / 8:00pm

"The Madwoman of Chaillot"
Dr.  A. J. Ferlazzo Building

"The Madwoman of Chaillot"

Dr. A. J. Ferlazzo Building
15941 Donald Curtis Drive Woodbridge VA 22191

Oil & Comedy Mix in Satiric Play

Buy Tickets $7.50 $15

This satiric story about contrasts in character features an eccentric Countess and her friends trying to thwart the efforts of businessmen who want to dig up the streets of Paris to get at the oil they believe is underneath. Enjoy this beautifully comedic Castaways Repertory Theatre production of The Madwoman of Chaillot at the Dr. A. J. Ferlazzo Building in Woodbridge.

Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, Oct 5, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 / 8:00pm

"Smiley Frown" Live
Drafthouse Comedy Theater

"Smiley Frown" Live

Drafthouse Comedy Theater
1100 13th Street NW Washington DC 20005

Smiley Frown Live with Ross Benoit

Buy Tickets FREE COMP

Smiley Frown is an interview podcast created and hosted by local stand up comic, Ross Benoit, since 2016. Now, once a month, the show comes to the stage at D.C.'s Drafthouse Comedy Theater, where Benoit invites some of the best comics in the area to perform, talk comedy and even field questions from the audience.

Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 / 8:45pm

"Michael Jons' Psychic Cabaret"
Eno Wine Bar

"Michael Jons' Psychic Cabaret"

Michael Jons

Eno Wine Bar
2810 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington DC 20007

Psychic Cabaret: Michael Jons' Mind-Boggling & Hysterical Show

Buy Tickets $36 $59

Michael Jons is a kind of expert safe-cracker -- but instead of bank vaults, he manages to break inside something far more secure: the human brain. Any doubters need only attend his brilliant new show, Psychic Cabaret. During this lightning-paced performance, Jons astonishes the audience with his Sherlockian style of people-reading, his Svengali-like powers to persuade and, of course, his incredible ability to seemingly read the thoughts of total strangers. But the show's highlight is the dazzling variety of psychic readings that Jons does, instantly and memorably, for lucky spectators. Be there for what NewTimes declared "one of the best date nights of all time."

Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 5:00pm Sunday, Oct 7, 2018 / 5:00pm Sunday, Nov 4, 2018 / 5:00pm Sunday, Nov 18, 2018 / 5:00pm Sunday, Dec 2, 2018 / 5:00pm Sunday, Dec 16, 2018 / 5:00pm

"The Overachievers Comedy Show"
The Bier Baron Tavern

"The Overachievers Comedy Show"

Martin Amini

The Bier Baron Tavern
1523 22nd Street Northwest Washington DC 20037

The Overachievers Comedy Show With Martin Amini

Buy Tickets $10 $20

The Overachievers Comedy Show is a monthly showcase hosted by Martin Amini from TruTV and featuring stand-up comics from Comedy Central, MTV, NBC and more. Music is provided by DJ Bo. Don't miss this night of laughs at The Bier Baron Tavern in Washington, D.C.

Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 / 8:30pm

Dupont Circle & Embassy Row Architecture Tour
DC Design Tours - Dupont Meeting Spot

Dupont Circle & Embassy Row Architecture Tour

DC Design Tours - Dupont Meeting Spot
1601 20th St NW Washington DC 20009

Discover Dupont Circle & Embassy Row on Walking Tour

Buy Tickets $25 $35

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, Sep 22, 2018 / 11:00am Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 1:00pm Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 / 11:00am Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 / 1:00pm Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 / 11:00am Saturday, Nov 3, 2018 / 1:00pm Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 / 1:00pm Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 1:00pm

Events at BlackRock Center for the Arts
BlackRock Center for the Arts

Events at BlackRock Center for the Arts

BlackRock Center for the Arts
12901 Town Commons Drive Germantown MD 20874

Concerts, Classes & More at BlackRock Center for the Arts

Buy Tickets $17.50 - $22.50 $35 - $45

BlackRock Center for the Arts, the leading venue for the performing and visual arts in Upper Montgomery County, MD, provides the community with the highest level of quality performances, free gallery exhibitions and arts education classes in a welcoming and intimate setting close to home. Reaching more than 20,000 people per year, BlackRock presents performances featuring top regional, national and international touring talent from the worlds of pop, jazz, roots, rock, blues, folk, world, and classical music, as well as contemporary circus, dance and theater for audiences of all ages.

Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 8:00pm (Keyon Harrold)

Comedian Kym Whitley
Baltimore Comedy Factory

Comedian Kym Whitley

Kym Whitley

Baltimore Comedy Factory
5625 O'Donnell Street Baltimore MD 21224

Comedian Kym Whitley

Buy Tickets $14.50 $22

You've experienced the full-throated hilarity of Kym Whitley beaming from your TV screen -- she's starred everywhere from Curb Your Enthusiasm to Young & Hungry to her OWN Network docu-series, Raising Whitley. You may even recognize her voice from kids' cartoon Pinky Malinky. Now's your chance to catch this ever-busy comedienne in the flesh. Whitley's headlining a weekend block of sets at the Baltimore Comedy Factory, where she'll deliver the kind of saucy, rapid-fire stand-up that's kept her in demand for decades.

Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 10:30pm Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 7:00pm Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 9:30pm Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 7:00pm

"Como agua para chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate)"
GALA Hispanic Theatre

"Como agua para chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate)"

GALA Hispanic Theatre
3333 14th Street NW Washington DC 20010

U.S. Premiere of Passionate Rom-Com

Buy Tickets $25 $48

A dash of romance, a sprinkle of comedy -- and lots of quail, chile, mole and rose petals -- create an intense world of passion in Como agua para chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate). A young woman trapped by tradition finds freedom in cooking so magical it inspires people to laugh, cry and burn with desire. Don't miss the U.S. premiere of this passionate play at the GALA Hispanic Theatre in Washington, DC.

Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 8:00pm Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 8:00pm Thursday, Oct 4, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, Oct 5, 2018 / 8:00pm

"The Fillmore Flashback"
The Fillmore Silver Spring

"The Fillmore Flashback"

The Fillmore Flashback

The Fillmore Silver Spring
8656 Colesville Road Silver Spring MD 20910

The Fillmore Flashback: '80s vs. '90s Dance Party Hosted by Biz Markie

Buy Tickets COMP $22

Danceability has always been an engine of pop music, but which decade -- the '80s or the '90s -- had the songs that can still make modern feet move? That very question will be answered in one night at The Fillmore as Biz Markie and top cover bands curate a stream of hits from both glorious eras. Markie, a beatboxer and rapper known for his 1989 Top 10 song "Just a Friend," plays host and DJ while '80s and '90s cover bands Here's to the Night and The New Romance perform expert renditions of your favorite dance-worthy songs.

Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 8:00pm

"Catch Me: A Magic Duel"
The Mayflower Hotel

"Catch Me: A Magic Duel"

Catch Me: A Magic Duel

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington DC 20036

Magicians Battle Head-to-Head in Catch Me: A Magic Duel

Buy Tickets $35 - $45 $50 - $70

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, Sep 22, 2018 / 5:00pm Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 / 5:00pm Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 / 5:00pm Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, Nov 23, 2018 / 5:00pm Friday, Nov 23, 2018 / 8:00pm

Tragic Tales of Georgetown Walking Tour
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

Tragic Tales of Georgetown Walking Tour

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park
1061 31st Street NW Washington DC 20007

Tragic Tales of Georgetown: Walking Tour Unearths Scary Stories

Buy Tickets $10 $20

The tragedy of Georgetown's darker side encompasses the oldest neighborhood in D.C. with local legends, ghost stories and true crime events from its past. In this evening walking tour, you will stroll the historic streets of Georgetown and hear long ago tales of tragedy, romance and lore. With its architecture, pedigree, and ambiance, Georgetown is a lovely place to visit. However, the houses, churches and cemeteries of this tiny neighborhood are still haunted by their past. Come find out why ... This tour is for adults only due to mature content.

Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 8:00pm Monday, Sep 24, 2018 / 8:00pm Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 8:00pm Monday, Oct 1, 2018 / 8:00pm Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, Oct 5, 2018 / 8:00pm Monday, Oct 8, 2018 / 8:00pm

Capitol Hill Ghost Tour
DC Metro Area - DC By Foot

Capitol Hill Ghost Tour

DC Metro Area - DC By Foot
East Capitol St NE & First St SE Washington DC 20004

Capitol Hill Ghost Tour

Buy Tickets $10 $20

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.

Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 8:00pm Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 / 8:00pm Sunday, Sep 30, 2018 / 8:00pm Thursday, Oct 4, 2018 / 8:00pm Sunday, Oct 7, 2018 / 8:00pm Thursday, Oct 11, 2018 / 8:00pm Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 / 8:00pm Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 / 8:00pm

The Capitol Steps
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

The Capitol Steps

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave Northwest Washington DC 20004

The Capitol Steps: Songs & Skits Skewer Politics

Buy Tickets $26 $36

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, Sep 21, 2018 / 7:30pm Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 7:30pm

The DC Comedy Showcase
Comedy Club DC

The DC Comedy Showcase

Comedy Club DC
2327 18th St NW Washington DC 20009

The DC Comedy Showcase

Buy Tickets COMP - $7.50 $5 - $15

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, Sep 21, 2018 / 7:30pm Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 7:30pm Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 7:30pm Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 7:30pm Friday, Oct 5, 2018 / 7:30pm Friday, Oct 12, 2018 / 7:30pm Friday, Oct 19, 2018 / 7:30pm Friday, Oct 26, 2018 / 7:30pm

"South Pacific"
Olney Theatre Center - Mainstage

"South Pacific"

Olney Theatre Center - Mainstage
2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd. Olney MD 20832

South Pacific: Broadway Musical Fave

Buy Tickets $27.50 - $47 $59 - $94

With its hothouse of emotions, lush melodies and ever-timely commentary on racial tolerance, South Pacific steams up the stage as both a romantic musical and a deeply felt drama. As Americans stationed on an island paradise during World War II, a nurse and a GI both fall in love with island residents, but a culture clash threatens their relationships. Ultimately love wins out, but the dangers of war threaten their happy endings. The unforgettable Rodgers & Hammerstein score is filled with all-time favorites like "Some Enchanted Evening," "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair," "There is Nothing Like a Dame" and "Bali Ha'i." Both a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony winner, this Broadway classic comes to the Olney Theatre Center.

Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 2:00pm Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 8:00pm Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 2:00pm Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 / 8:00pm Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 2:00pm

"The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek"
MetroStage

"The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek"

MetroStage
1201 North Royal Street Alexandria VA 22314

Athol Fugard's The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek

Buy Tickets $35 $55

You can always count on South African playwright Athol Fugard to portray mankind with powerful and poignant stories steeped in history and bound by art. In Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, "outsider artist" Nukain paints the rocks on the land that he tends, and Fugard uses them "as a powerful symbol of man's dignity in a modern day context" (Variety). Painted Rocks is a timely play "torn from the headlines," reflecting history then and now and the ongoing challenges to offer everyone the dignity they deserve. Four intriguing characters amidst the background of a South African landscape dotted with art.

Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 3:00pm Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 7:00pm Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 3:00pm Sunday, Sep 30, 2018 / 7:00pm

Highwood's Improv Comedy Night
The Highwood Theatre

Highwood's Improv Comedy Night

The Highwood Theatre
914 Silver Spring Avenue Silver Spring MD 20910

Improv Comedy at The Highwood Theatre

Buy Tickets $6 $11

Make plans to see Highwood's Improv Comedy Night and get ready to laugh your tush off. Named one of the top ten comedy shows in the D.C. area by DC Thrillist, the show gathers Washington, D.C.'s best improv groups for a night of spontaneous fun at Silver Spring's The Highwood Theatre. You never know what these comedians will throw at you when they transform audience suggestions into hilarious and original sketches. Whether you're an improv newbie or veteran, these funny folks will have everything to suit your comedy palate, including political humor, pop reference jabs and silly songs.

Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, Oct 5, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, Oct 12, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, Oct 19, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, Oct 26, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, Nov 2, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, Nov 9, 2018 / 8:00pm

The Events
Theater Alliance at The Anacostia Playhouse

The Events

Theater Alliance at The Anacostia Playhouse
2020 Shannon Place, SE Washington DC 20020

Acclaimed Drama by David Grieg: The Events

Buy Tickets $20 $40

In the wake of a mass shooting, lone survivor Claire yearns to find the compassion, understanding, and peace she needs to overcome her trauma--but thoughts and visions of the shooter haunt her every step. A timely exploration of violence, obsession, and our desire to fathom the unfathomable, The Events excavates the humanity found even in circumstances of extraordinary evil, examining the actors on both sides of an unimaginable tragedy. Written by the acclaimed David Greig and directed by Colin Hovde, see The Events at Theater Alliance at The Anacostia Playhouse in Washington DC.

Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 8:00pm Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 2:00pm Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 8:00pm Sunday, Sep 30, 2018 / 2:00pm Thursday, Oct 4, 2018 / 8:00pm

White Ford Bronco
Howard Theatre

White Ford Bronco

White Ford Bronco

Howard Theatre
620 T Street, NW Washington DC 20001

White Ford Bronco Plays '90s Hits

Buy Tickets COMP $18

Long a mere dream kicking around in the overactive imaginations of its founders, White Ford Bronco officially came into being in 2008. Since then, the five member ensemble has been sparking bouts of flannel-laden, slap-bracelet-snapping, pog-playing, big-butt-loving nostalgia across the DC area. If you're longing for the days when Danny Tanner could solve everything with a hug and presidential scandals only involved ruining a marriage, allow them to take you on a musical journey to that magical last decade of the 20th century. Whatever flavor -- be it alternative, rock, pop, R&B, hip-hop or country -- if it's 90s, they'll play it. Catch White Ford Bronco in concert at The Howard Theatre in Washington, DC.

Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 10:00pm

"An Evening With Pete Yorn"
Howard Theatre

"An Evening With Pete Yorn"

Howard Theatre
620 T Street, NW Washington DC 20001

An Evening With Pete Yorn

Buy Tickets $21.90 $36.50

Alt-rocker Pete Yorn first gained international recognition with the release of his debut record, Musicforthemorningafter, in 2001. He's the rare artist who plays most of the instruments on his albums. Still going strong today and with numerous albums under his belt, the New Jersey native's most recent release is this year's Apart, his second collaboration with actress/singer Scarlett Johansson. See him live when he comes to the stage of the Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)

The Second City: "Made in America (Some Assembly Required)"
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

The Second City: "Made in America (Some Assembly Required)"

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
1000 Constitution Ave NW (at 10th St NW) Washington DC 20560

The Second City Brings Improv to the Smithsonian

Buy Tickets $15.50 $31

A certified national comedy institution since 1959, The Second City's laughs are 100 percent American-made in their latest take on our great big dysfunctional country. The much-lauded comedy company is sending satire down the conveyor belt and celebrating what makes us all tick in a hilarious revue that will leave you ready to face the future ... and all its loose screws. Fresh, fast, and always spectacularly funny, The Second City is celebrating nearly 60 years of producing cutting-edge satirical revues and launching the careers of generation after generation of comedy's best and brightest performers. Fittingly, they'll roll out Made in America (Some Assembly Required) at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 6:30pm Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 9:00pm

"TAPE"
Gunston Arts Center

"TAPE"

Gunston Arts Center
2700 S. Lang Street Arlington VA 22206

A Drama of Shared Pasts -- TAPE

Buy Tickets $12.50 $25

Ten years after they graduated high school, Jon, Vince and Amy are re-united in a motel room in Lansing, Michigan. This play focuses of the connection and obligation we feel towards people we have a shared history and explores sexual consent and the different perceptions and impact of one event in these characters' lives.

Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 8:00pm Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 8:00pm Thursday, Oct 4, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, Oct 5, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 / 8:00pm

District Improv Festival
The Unified Scene Theater

District Improv Festival

The Unified Scene Theater
80 T St NW Washington DC 20001

Top National Improv Troupes Perform

Buy Tickets COMP - $7.50 $5 - $15

The District Improv Festival is Washington, D.C.,'s only festival devoted to longform improvisation. The festival has been covered in The Washington Post and has twice been selected as one of the best theater festivals in Washington, D.C., by readers of The Washington City Paper. The 2018 festival features local teams from D.C. and Baltimore, and teams from around the continent, including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and Toronto. Don't miss these hilarious improv troupes at The Unified Scene Theater.

Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 7:30pm Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 9:30pm Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 2:30pm Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 5:00pm

District Improv Festival
Source

District Improv Festival

Source
1835 14th Street, NW Washington DC 20009

Improv Fest Brings U.S.'s Funniest to Source

Buy Tickets COMP - $7.50 $5 - $15

The District Improv Festival is Washington, D.C.,'s only festival devoted to longform improvisation. The festival has been covered in The Washington Post and has twice been selected as one of the best theater festivals in Washington, D.C., by readers of The Washington City Paper. The 2018 festival features local teams from D.C. and Baltimore, and teams from around the continent, including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and Toronto. Don't miss these hilarious improv troupes at Source.

Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 / 7:30pm (White Privilege, Black Power (DC); Sabado Picante (DC); and Hellcat (DC)) Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 / 7:30pm (OLGA (Baltimore), Lena Dunham (DC), and The Code Switch (NYC)) Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 7:30pm (Bird & Friends - Cosmic Unity (NYC), The Hypothesis (DC), and Milk Money (Boston)) Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 9:30pm (Beautiful Dreamers (NYC), Nixon (DC), and King Crab (NYC)) Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 2:30pm (Just And (Chandler, AZ), Nox! (DC), and DMXX (NYC)) Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 7:30pm (2-MAN NO-SHOW (Toronto), Sistine Robot (DC), and Honey (NYC))

"Born Yesterday"
Ford's Theatre

"Born Yesterday"

Ford's Theatre
511 Tenth Street NW Washington DC 20004

Classic Comedy Born Yesterday

Buy Tickets $17 - $31 $34 - $62

In this sharp-edged satire, opportunistic tycoon Harry Brock arrives in Washington with his naive girlfriend, Billie Dawn, to game the political system. With the help of an idealistic reporter, Billie wisens up and fights back to end the corruption. Aaron Posner (Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) directs Edward Gero (Hello, Dolly!, A Christmas Carol) and Kimberly Gilbert (Jefferson's Garden, The Laramie Project) in this 1940s screwball comedy that shows truth and justice can win the day. See Born Yesterday in Washington DC at Ford's Theatre.

Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 / 7:30pm Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 7:30pm Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 2:00pm Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 7:30pm Sunday, Sep 30, 2018 / 2:00pm Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018 / 7:30pm Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018 / 7:30pm Thursday, Oct 4, 2018 / 12:00pm

"The Bob Sood M.D. Comedy Lounge": Sean Savoy
El Golfo

"The Bob Sood M.D. Comedy Lounge": Sean Savoy

El Golfo
8739 Flower Ave Silver Spring MD 20901

Rapid-Fire Laughs With Comedian Sean Savoy

Buy Tickets $5 $10

The Bob Sood M.D. Comedy Lounge kicks off the fall season with headliner Sean Savoy. Sean has appeared on Comedy Central, Comics Watching Comics and has toured all over the world. Savoy's high-impact, rapid-fire style of comedy always leaves audiences wanting more. This show, at El Golfo in Silver Spring, is hosted by crowd favorite Dick Satori and also features Tiara McKnight, Marlenas McMahon, Jelani Wills, and everyone's favorite doctor, Bob Sood, M.D.

Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 9:00pm

"Passion"
Signature Theatre

"Passion"

Signature Theatre
4200 Campbell Avenue Arlington VA 22206

Fiery Romance in Musical Passion

Buy Tickets Sold Out $52 - $84

Set in 1860s Italy, this gorgeous musical ignites a fiery love triangle when a handsome army captain becomes blindingly infatuated with Fosca, the ailing cousin of his superior. Fosca's fervent longing draws the captain as it threatens to upend his career in an exhilarating tangle of obsession, desire, madness and above all, passion. Starring Natascia Diaz (West Side Story), Claybourne Elder (Sunday in the Park with George) and Steffanie Leigh (Broadway's War Paint, Mary Poppins), Stephen Sondheim's lush and romantic Tony Award-winning Best Musical thrills audiences in a radiant new staging by Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner at Arlington's Signature Theatre.

Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 8:00pm Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 7:00pm

"Emilie, La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight"
Silver Spring Stage

"Emilie, La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight"

Silver Spring Stage
10145 Colesville Road Silver Spring MD 20901

Emilie, La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight

Buy Tickets $12.50 $25

Highly theatrical, fast and funny, this is a sexy rediscovery of one of history's most intriguing women, Emilie du Châtelet. Witty, unconventional, rich, and a scientific genius who advances mathematics and physics in Baroque France, Emilie and her sometime lover Voltaire engage passionate romantic battles using unusual weapons. Their tactics include publishing dueling scientific papers, as well as taking other lovers. Tonight, Emilie is back and determined to answer the one question that remained when she died: love or philosophy, head or heart? One of America's most imaginative and successful contemporary playwrights, Lauren Gunderson, revives Emilie to share her truth for audiences to enjoy!

Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 8:00pm Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 2:00pm Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 8:00pm Sunday, Sep 30, 2018 / 2:00pm Friday, Oct 5, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 / 8:00pm

"Macbeth"
Folger Theatre

"Macbeth"

Folger Theatre
201 East Capitol Street, SE Washington DC 20003

Macbeth: Adaptation of Shakespeare's Bloody Masterpiece

Buy Tickets Sold Out $42 - $64

A bloodthirsty cycle of corruption and betrayal begins when the much-loved king of Scotland is murdered by his trusted ally Macbeth. Shakespeare's murderous tragedy is seen anew in Davenant's Restoration-era adaptation, now set in London's notorious Bedlam asylum. In this violent, tragic thriller, Macbeth achieves the power he thinks he deserves, but the price is high. His conscience is nagging him, as is his ambitious wife. Not to mention the grim prophecy that doesn't exactly spell out a happy ending for Macbeth. It turns out that power achieved by bloodshed can only be maintained by more bloodshed and Macbeth hurtles towards a violent confrontation that could be his doom. This unique production of Macbeth at Washington DC's Folger Theatre, with music performed by Folger Consort, features Helen Hayes Award-winners Ian Merrill Peakes and Kate Eastwood Norris as the tragically ambitious Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 8:00pm Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 2:00pm Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 7:00pm

"Mosaic Theater Presents Marie and Rosetta"
Atlas Performing Arts Center

"Mosaic Theater Presents Marie and Rosetta"

Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H St. NE Washington DC 20002

Musical Marie and Rosetta Honors Rock Trailblazers

Buy Tickets $25 - $31.50 $50 - $63

Bringing fierce guitar playing and swing to gospel music that would become a rhythmic precursor to rock and roll, Sister Rosetta Tharpe was a pioneer of mid-20th-century music with a huge influence on Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix and Ray Charles. Set in the showroom of a funeral home, in 1946 Mississippi, Marie and Rosetta chronicles the unlikely first rehearsal between Rosetta and the prim young, Marie Knight. In this musical celebration of two extraordinary black women, they put their heads together to see if the potential protégée could summon the stuff to allow for a professional partnership that might topple the male stranglehold suppressing Rosetta's career. Delve into the roots of rock at D.C.'s Atlas Performing Arts Center.

Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 3:00pm Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 8:00pm Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 3:00pm Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 7:30pm Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 / 8:00pm Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 8:00pm

"Small Mouth Sounds"
Round House Theatre - Bethesda

"Small Mouth Sounds"

Round House Theatre - Bethesda
4545 East-West Highway Bethesda MD 20814

Small Mouth Sounds Explores Human Connection

Buy Tickets $30.50 - $45.65 $61 - $67

Have you ever wanted to just escape the noise? Six people fleeing from city life meet in the overwhelming quiet of the woods to embark on a silent retreat in the new play Small Mouth Sounds. As these strangers confront their demons, both large and small, their vows of silence collide with the human need to connect with one another. An Off-Broadway hit, the play comes from Drama Desk Award winner Bess Wohl and is directed by Ryan Rilette. Using awkward and insightful humor, this compassionate and funny work at Round House Theatre in Bethesda asks how we address life's biggest questions when there's no way to ask them.

Friday, Sep 21, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 2:00pm Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 / 8:00pm Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 / 2:00pm

Comedian Fortune Feimster
Arlington Cinema 'N' Drafthouse

Comedian Fortune Feimster

Arlington Cinema 'N' Drafthouse
2903 Columbia Pike Arlington VA 22204

The Mindy Project's Fortune Feimster

Buy Tickets Sold Out n/a

Lovable Southern comic Fortune Feimster is known to win over even the toughest audiences with her larger-than-life stage persona and winning personality. You might recognize her from 2016's Office Christmas Party or for her role on The Mindy Project. She's also an accomplished sketch/improv artist and a member of the prestigious Groundlings Sunday Company, which counts Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig and Lisa Kudrow among its alumni. Originally deemed "too low key" to sit on Chelsea Lately's panel, she started as a writer instead and soon proved herself charismatic enough to earn a place at the table. She's worked with Tina Fey on two unaired TV pilots and was featured on her own episode of Comedy Central's The Half Hour. With her lively character and charming Southern personality, Feimster puts on a show that's relatable to anyone, with stories about family, life, Hollywood, the South, being a woman, being gay and much more. Catch her hilarious act at the Arlington Drafthouse.

Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 7:30pm Friday, Sep 28, 2018 / 10:00pm Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 / 9:30pm