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, Oct 27, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Nov 24, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Dec 29, 2019 / 2:00pm
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. On the second floor, you’ll get a rare glimpse of the Gutenbergand Mainz bibles in the Bible Gallery. 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, Nov 2, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, Nov 9, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, Nov 16, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, Nov 23, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, Nov 30, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, Dec 14, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, Dec 21, 2019 / 9:30am
Established 50 years before Washington, D.C. 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 D.C.’s most exclusive neighborhood, with a focus on architecture and urban planning.
By day, Capitol Hill is one of Washington, D.C.‘s busiest neighborhoods, with locals, tourists and powerbrokers alike strolling the streets of this historic area. But as the sun sets, a different, eerier vibe starts to take over. Who is that shadowy sentry in front of the Supreme Court? What’s the story behind the “whisper spot” in the Capitol? And why should you never step foot in Statuary Hall on New Year’s Eve? You’ll find out the answers to these questions and more on this decidedly unnerving — and historical — walk.
“Their devotion, their valor and their sacrifice will live forever in the hearts of their grateful countryman,” declared General of the Armies John J. Pershing, referring to the over 100,000 Americans who died in World War I. Arlington Cemetery is the final resting place for not only their revered leader, General Pershing, but also for a lone soldier whose anonymous, though not forgotten, death prompted erection of one of the cemetery’s most powerful sites: The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Join this walk to pay tribute to them and to heroic battlefield nurses, the “Buffalo Soldiers” who were transformed into “Doughboys,” and thousands who died near the Forest of Argonne. Honoring the sites associated with World War I affords the opportunity to see both the most famous and least visited places in our national burial ground. Be prepared to walk long distances.
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, Oct 26, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Oct 27, 2019 / 8:30pmMonday, Oct 28, 2019 / 8:00pm
Get ready for famous live comedy at Glover Park’s Arcuri, where you can catch one-of-a-kind comedic talent from Showtime, HBO and Comedy Central on any given night. Experience the most exciting live stand-up comedy as you enjoy Arcuri’s menu of Italian cuisine and brick-oven pizza. Perfect idea for DC Date Night, meeting new people, or just a fun night out on the town!
Friday, Nov 1, 2019 / 9:00pmFriday, Nov 22, 2019 / 9:00pmFriday, Dec 20, 2019 / 9:00pm
Join Meghan Hanson, certified international tour director, for an insider private tour of the Impressionism Collection at Washington, D.C.‘s National Gallery of Art. She’ll walk you through over 30 paintings, hitting museum highlights, historical show stoppers, and fan favorites of Impressionist painting. Behind each piece you will get a back story that will bring you more insight into the why these pieces have been chosen to represent Impressionism.
Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Dec 15, 2019 / 2:00pm
If you like the internet, you are going to like this show! The Free Wifi Comedy Show is bringing together some of the Washington, D.C. area’s best and brightest comics and blending them together for a great monthly showcase. Don’t miss this juicy lineup at the Colony Club in the District.
Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 / 8:00pm Andrew Cook (Underground Comedy)
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, Nov 1, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Nov 8, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Nov 15, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Nov 22, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Nov 29, 2019 / 8:00pm
It’s December of 1939. Gone with the Wind is having its world premiere, and Hitler is invading Poland, but Atlanta’s elitist German Jews are much more concerned with who is going to Ballyhoo, the social event of the season. Especially concerned is the Frietag family. The family gets pulled apart and then mended together with plenty of comedy, romance, and revelations along the way. Events take several unexpected turns as the characters face where they come from and are forced to deal with who they really are.
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Oct 27, 2019 / 2:00pm
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.
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 9:00pm Friday, Nov 1, 2019 / 9:00pm Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 9:00pm Sunday, Nov 3, 2019 / 7:30pmMonday, Nov 4, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Nov 7, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Nov 8, 2019 / 9:00pm Saturday, Nov 9, 2019 / 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.
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Nov 1, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 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.
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, Oct 27, 2019 / 10:00amMonday, Oct 28, 2019 / 10:00amTuesday, Oct 29, 2019 / 10:00amWednesday, Oct 30, 2019 / 10:00amThursday, Oct 31, 2019 / 10:00amFriday, Nov 1, 2019 / 10:00amSaturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 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.
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 3:00pm Sunday, Oct 27, 2019 / 3:00pm Monday, Oct 28, 2019 / 3:00pm Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019 / 3:00pm Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 / 3:00pm Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 / 3:00pm Friday, Nov 1, 2019 / 3:00pm Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 3:00pm
If there’s one thing you’ll immediately learn about the hardworking citizens of Washington, D.C., it’s that they love a good happy hour! Urban Adventures helps you sip your way through the Capitol’s vibing craft cocktail scene, where you’ll sample sweet libations at hidden gems and even learn how to make your own drinks. Get a history lesson too on how prohibition shaped D.C., and discover the speakeasies that still thrive here today.
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Oct 27, 2019 / 7:30pmMonday, Oct 28, 2019 / 7:30pmTuesday, Oct 29, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Oct 30, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Oct 31, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Nov 1, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 7:30pm
Join Fiona for a private tour to see some of Washington, DC’s most recognizable sculptures in the Hirshhorn collection found outside in the beautiful, sunken Sculpture Garden. The Sculpture Garden includes sculptures by Auguste Rodin, Alberto Giacometti, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Beverly Pepper, Jeff Koons, and Yoko Ono. This walking tour will share the stories behind the sculptures and the museum’s founding while strolling through one of the most beautiful sculpture gardens on the Mall. This tour is outdoors, and does not go into the museum. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is one of the most unique museums on the National Mall, filled with modern and contemporary art, houses more than 5,000 paintings and 3,000 sculptures. The uniquely recognizable, round building was designed by Gordon Bunshaft as a modern sculpture, and was opened in 1974.
Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 10:00amSaturday, Nov 9, 2019 / 10:00amSaturday, Nov 16, 2019 / 10:00amSaturday, Nov 23, 2019 / 10:00amSaturday, Nov 30, 2019 / 10:00amSaturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 10:00amSaturday, Dec 14, 2019 / 10:00amSaturday, Dec 21, 2019 / 10:00am
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.
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, Oct 28, 2019 / 10:00pm (Feedel Band (Ethio-Jazz))Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019 / 10:00pm (Richie Goods "The Goods Project" )Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 / 10:00pm (Bob Israel & Eddie Czerwinski's )Monday, Nov 4, 2019 / 10:00pm (Dave Chappell & Friends )Tuesday, Nov 5, 2019 / 10:00pm (Graeme James - Solo Guitar/Vocals)Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019 / 10:00pm (Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio)Monday, Nov 11, 2019 / 10:00pm (Micahel Bowie)Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019 / 10:00pm (Daisy Castro - Violin/Gypsy Jazz)
Two of the capital city’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 Ryan Phillips 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 ages 15 and older.
Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 5:00pmSaturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 9, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 23, 2019 / 5:00pmSaturday, Nov 23, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Nov 29, 2019 / 5:00pmFriday, Nov 29, 2019 / 8:00pm
While a cemetery might not seem like the ideal place for a stroll or a picnic, in the 19th century, places like the Rock Creek Church Yard and Cemetery offered visitors tranquil settings in which they could escape city life. In this walking tour from Washington Walks, you’ll get a chance to reconsider cemeteries for their aesthetic beauty. First established in 1719, Rock Creek was later expanded and today features a rolling landscape and pathways that wind beneath groves of trees. You’ll stop to admire the artfully crafted sculptures, tombstones and mausoleums of some of the most prominent citizens in the city’s history, including writer Gore Vidal, brewer and philanthropist Christian Heurich, and Henry and Marian Adams, whose stunning memorial was designed by August Saint-Gaudens.
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.
Sunday, Oct 27, 2019 / 10:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Monday, Oct 28, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Friday, Nov 1, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Sunday, Nov 3, 2019 / 10:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)
A trip to an art museum can be overwhelming. What do you focus on? What are the must-see pieces? Professional museum tour guide Stephen Mead takes you through the National Gallery of Art’s highlights, historical showstoppers and fan favorites. He’ll stop to discuss each piece’s symbols, stories and background. Mead lived in London until about six years ago, where he led exhibit tours of the Victoria and Albert Museum and gave talks for the U.K. National Arts Collection Fund. Since moving to D.C., he has combined his love of museums with his professional storytelling skills, making his tours both educational and enjoyable. Mead is a Washington, D.C. certified tour guide and part of the team at Adventures for Creative Tourists, which specializes in private tours of the arts, culture, and historically inspired sites.
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Nov 9, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Nov 16, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Nov 23, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Nov 30, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Jan 4, 2020 / 1:00pmSaturday, Jan 11, 2020 / 1:00pm
The hit musical Hamilton made history on Broadway and now it’s time to discover the Ten Dollar Founding Father’s connections to the nation’s capital. On this Washington Walk, you’ll see sites associated with the historic moments depicted in the musical, and learn about “the Lancelot of the revolutionary set,” Marquis de Lafayette and D.C.‘s own association with the “Ten Duel Commandments.” Fittingly enough, you’ll finish the political and musical journey close to The Hamilton restaurant and bar, where you can quench your thirst with a Hamilton Mule and the toast the orphan immigrant-turned-legendary historical figure.
You’ve tried most of the other ways to meet people — bars, set-ups, the laundromat — but now it’s time to give speed dating a try. The evening starts with a relaxed mx-and-mingle half hour, which gives you a chance to ease into things before the dating begins. Once everyone’s there, the fun will start. Women will be seated at tables around the room and men will rotate from seat to seat, spending a few minutes chatting with each person. After about an hour of table-hopping, you’ll have a chance to get up and mingle freely with the whole group, spending more time with those people with whom you felt the most connection. Then, 48 hours after the event, the hosts will email you a link to the online system, where you can message your favorite people from the party, without anyone’s personal contact info being revealed. It’s a fun, safe way to meet tons of new people in the shortest time possible.
Why did America’s most popular actor assassinate the president? And how did he accomplish it? Capital Photo History Tours takes you into the mind — and the footsteps — of John Wilkes Booth as he stalked President Abraham Lincoln before murdering him at the end of the Civil War. The two-hour tour moves from the White House to Ford’s Theater, stopping at many points in between. Tour guide Rick Snider will have some special insights into this subject … he’s a distant relative both of Booth and of Booth’s co-conspirator Mary Surratt!
Spanish conductor José Colomé leads a cast of zarzuela performers that features soprano Cara González, baritones Alex Alburqueque and José S. Teatro Lirico of DC’s annual zarzuela production, a classic for the Washington Spanish community, brings a double-bill program that includes Fernández Caballero’s zarzuela, Chateau Margaux, paired with a zarzuela anthology of some of the most popular numbers in the Spanish lyric repertoire. For this production, Teatro Lírico of DC features Spanish conductor and zarzuela expert Jose Colomé, along a cast that includes soprano Cara González, baritones Alex Alburqueque and Jose Sacin, and tenor Nelson Ebo among others. The production is staged with chorus, dancers and a chamber orchestra.
Playwright Alesha Harris has described her acclaimed new work as a ritual, a dance party, and “a space in the theater that is unrepentantly for and about Black people.” While this cathartic, participatory experience is open to people of all races, it boldly challenges participants to face the injustices committed against Black people in our society.
In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad and Janet get stuck with a flat tire during a storm and discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.”
Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 / 6:30pm (Doors Open - Halloween Blowout)Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 / 10:00pm (Doors Open - Midnight Madness Party!)
Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize winner is a nuanced and powerful drama filled with warm humor and heart that exposes the American dream is still out of reach for many Americans. Set in Reading, PA, a group of friends and factory co-workers have to defend their way of life when layoffs and picket lines threaten them. The crashing economy pits friends against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat. The eloquence of Sweat resonates in today’s challenging times.
Friday, Nov 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Nov 8, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 9, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Nov 10, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Nov 15, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 16, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Nov 17, 2019 / 2:00pm
We’re hosting the first Comedy Show of its kind at DC Brau and would love for you to come and laugh with us. We’re featuring the best comedians in the DMV. Jacques Kindle, Dwain Watts, Anthony Oakes are performing alongside your host Lawrence Owens. Come ready to laugh and enjoy DC’s Best Brewery. Jokesonjacq is the producer of this comedy event.
When CB’s dog dies from rabies, CB begins to question the existence of an afterlife. His best friend is too burnt out to provide any coherent speculation; his sister has gone goth; his ex-girlfriend has recently been institutionalized; and his other friends are too inebriated to give him any sort of solace. But a chance meeting with an artistic kid, the target of this group’s bullying, offers CB a peace of mind and sets in motion a friendship that will push teen angst to the very limits. Drug use, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, rebellion, and sexual identity collide and careen toward an ending that’s both haunting and hopeful. The performance begins promptly at curtain time; for the safety of our actors, there is no late seating; no intermission. The performance runs 90 minutes. *Note: The venue is a historic Art Deco building with stair access only. Mature content and language: Recommended for ages 16 and up.
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 3:00pm (No late seating; No intermission)Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 8:00pm (No late seating; No intermission)Sunday, Oct 27, 2019 / 7:00pm (No late seating; No intermission)Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 / 8:00pm (No late seating; No intermission)
Join the voyage of a shipmaster who guides a bizarre band of travelers through a modern-day Hades. Six unassuming travelers face riveting challenges on the quest for ultimate salvation. Sea is an episodic tale of lost love in the otherworld that unfolds as past relationships meet present realities. This powerful play is written by Norway’s preeminent writer Jon Fosse, the most performed living writer in Europe and 2010 winner of the International Ibsen Award.
Friday, Nov 1, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Nov 3, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Nov 6, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Nov 8, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Nov 9, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Nov 10, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Nov 13, 2019 / 7:30pm
Your favorite songs probably have more layers of music than you even realize, so The Manganiyar Seduction makes it visual. Using illuminated pods, you will see the intricate, interweaving layers of music as they create something even greater than the sum of its parts. Known for their folk music, the Manganiyar are groups of hereditary musicians who have passed their songs on from generation to generation as a form of oral history of the desert.
Friday, Nov 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 8:00pm
A child’s obsession about opera — and her perception of the difference between love and pain — pulls her into the secrets of her great grandmother and the hardships of her mother, who debate divorce and survival. These three generations of females are touched by upheaval, heartbreak and struggles focused on the past. Martirio is challenged to learn to elucidate her human pain, her ancestral sense of loneliness and her separation from her homeland as she advances the illusion, she will one day sing opera. She travels a rough and delicate road marked by humor and innocence as she practices her operatic repertory and rediscovers the power of passion.
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Oct 27, 2019 / 4:00pm
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, Oct 29, 2019 / 8:30amTuesday, Nov 5, 2019 / 8:30amTuesday, Nov 12, 2019 / 8:30amTuesday, Nov 19, 2019 / 8:30amTuesday, Dec 3, 2019 / 8:30amTuesday, Dec 10, 2019 / 8:30amTuesday, Dec 17, 2019 / 8:30amTuesday, Jan 7, 2020 / 8:30am
Official Bio for the Human Person Known as Alice Wetterlund.Alice Wetterlund is a stand-up comedian and actor originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. She performs regularly at all the UCBees as well as San Francisco’s Punchline, and LA’s Largo and The Hollywood Improv as well as festivals and clubs throughout the continent. She currently resides in LA with her two feline sons, Biscuit and Birdie. In addition to her tv appearances doing stand up on Conan, Adam Divine’s House Party, and Viceland, you can see Alice as Carla Walton in seasons two and three of HBO’s Silicon Valley, as Kelly Grady on TBS’s People of Earth, and as Darcy in SYFY’s upcoming series Resident Alien. Her first full length hour special My Mama is a Human and So Am I is now streaming on Amazon Prime.
Friday, Nov 1, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Nov 1, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 9:00pm
The British Express, the most elegant train of the 1950s, is bound from Northern England to London when the train comes to a sudden halt. On board are passengers, a mummy and the renowned detective, Hemlock Holmes. As passengers begin to mysteriously die, the famed detective must walk in the steps of the pharaoh to find a murderer most foul. All aboard!
Free Attendance! Flint Hill’s biggest costume party. Ultimate Spectacle: Multitude, Costumes, Fire (bonfire, torches), Stone (amphitheater, circle, walls), Music (120 musicians) & Procession. Awards for Scariest, Funniest, Best Historical, Political, Animal, Environmental, Fantasy & Best Overall costume. Featuring: Ricky Gordon’s 10-piece New York City “Peace Brass & Woodwind” Jazz band, Dr. Nix & The Green Machine, Dr. Glenn Smith Healing Arts Ensemble Tabla for Two. After sunset, a 300-torch parade will lead to the Circle of Standing Stone. Healing Arts Ensemble and Peace Brass & Woodwind will play to the light of giant bonfire. Bring your camera — your images go into 2019 photography book Etlan’s Little Country Store will be selling barbecue pork, steak sandwiches, sausages, hamburgers, hot dogs, cole slaw, baked beans & cold beverages.
Home. When do you leave home? Have you ever been forced to leave home? What reminds you of home? As war, violence, and the climate crisis continue to force people around the world to migrate and leave their homes behind, Dhana and the Rosebuds explores these themes through a poetic lens. Dance, movement, and sound reveal the intimate history of Dhana — a young Syrian woman, now a career scientist living in New York — who forgot about her past. When she thinks she sees her estranged grandmother on television among the refugees crossing the border in the Balkans, she decides to go and find her. Join Ally this November for a spiritual journey into place and time as Dhana makes her way to the heart of the migration emergency — through refugee camps, airports and train stations — to find her grandmother, her roots and ultimately herself. Devised and created by Federica Cellini based on a screenplay by Federica Cellini and Giulia Corda
Friday, Nov 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Nov 3, 2019 / 4:00pmFriday, Nov 8, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 9, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Nov 9, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Nov 10, 2019 / 4:00pmThursday, Nov 14, 2019 / 8:00pm
Mark Twain’s classic The Prince and the Pauper is reimagined as a digital age American Hip Hop story by playwright Brian Quijada, with direction by Pirronne Yousefzadeh and music by Marvin Quijada. In the divided Capital City, the ruling class called The Promised has banned rap and dance after an attempted revolution by the progressive New Wave people. Royal Kid Prince is set to inherit the throne — until he meets Pablo, a New Wave drummer who performs for underground rap battles. When the two switch identities, mayhem and confusion follow. But by standing in one another’s shoes, Kid Prince and Pablo unearth discoveries that could start a whole new revolution. Nab your $12 tickets now with this exclusive Goldstar offer.
Friday, Nov 1, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 1:30pm (Sensory Friendly)Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 4:00pmSunday, Nov 3, 2019 / 1:30pmSunday, Nov 3, 2019 / 4:00pm
In 1691, Puritan New England, fear and superstition were rampant. Singing, dancing and amusement of any kind was forbidden. The devil was everywhere. Five girls coming of age in Salem Village, desperate for release of their thoughts and feelings, find an ally in Tituba, a slave who longs for freedom. Deep in the woods the girls make a pact and build a sisterhood, then alliances are formed, promises are made and broken, and power is taken. Afflicted: Daughters of Salem tells the story of the Salem girls — Abigail Williams, Ann Putnam, Mercy Lewis, Mary Warren and Betty Parris — and the events that led up to the infamous Salem witch trials. This origin story examines how these teenage girls became accusers and caused 20 people to be put to death for witching.
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Nov 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Nov 3, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Nov 8, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 9, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Nov 10, 2019 / 8:00pm
From the producer of May the 4th, an outer space dance party at Reagan National Airport, comes our next epic night on the dance floor. The Haunted Disco, a pop-up Halloween Night dance party at the new HQO in Navy Yard, features 2 DJs on two levels of a 17,000 square foot space, filled with open bar, food, light show, special FX, and a midnight abduction! “It will be haunted house meets nightclub,” says DJ and producer Edward Daniels. “Let’s just say that not all guests will make it home that night.” “At midnight, seven of our best-dressed partiers will be abducted from the crowd and taken to an undisclosed location where they’ll spend the night, with their choice of friends, enjoying a few parting gifts."… and by ‘spend the night’ we mean in LUXURY! The Midnight Abduction includes THREE complimentary hotel stays for costume contest winners in the following categories: Best Costume (Individual) Best Costume (Duo) and Best Costume – (Group of 3 or more). Overnight essentials provided. The use of strobe, LED, black lighting, and lasers will be in effect during this event.
Relive the music of ABBA with Arrival From Sweden as they perform the group’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “Mamma Mia,” “Take a Chance,” “Waterloo,” “Fernando,” and “Knowing Me, Knowing You” with the National Philharmonic! The production has all the features a great ABBA show needs, talented musicians and breathtaking singers … you will quickly see why Arrival From Sweden is the No. 1 ABBA tribute band in the world.
This is Washington, DC’s oldest costumed ghost tour, featuring a costumed tour guide. You will walk in the area near Lafayette Square and hear ghost stories. You will feel as though you can “meet” the spirits of Lafayette Square on this most unusual tour. And someone on the tour will win a prize! As we stroll to the most haunted Lafayette Square, you’ll hear local lore from over 200 years of Washington haunting plus recent (20th and 21st century) eyewitness accounts. Marvel as the ghosts regale you with their tragic tales, including the haunting of the Hay Adams Hotel, Edgar A. Poe’s unfortunate Washington visit, Decatur House stories, White House disturbances and much more. As seen in The Washington Post, DCist and more. No tricks on this tour, only treats.
Testy neighbors learn that friendship, diversity, and tolerance are key to building a home. A delightful BILINGUAL play for children (and the entire family!) by one of Argentina’s leading authors of children’s literature.
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 3:00pm
Bobby Lee is an actor, comedian, ping-pong aficionado and glue-thumb artist. Shape-wise he is a genetic cross between a scallop and a panda, making him one of the softest and cutest hybrids in existence — a complete juxtaposition to his irreverent brand of comedy where unforgivable things are said but no apologies are made. He is Toki Fong, Connie Chung, Kim Jong … and sometimes just a strange little man who likes to dance around in panties drinking milkshakes. See him live at Arlington Cinema ‘N’ Drafthouse.
Friday, Nov 1, 2019 / 7:30pm Friday, Nov 1, 2019 / 10:00pm Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 7:00pm Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 9:30pm
Lloyd first saw success with 2007’s Street Love. The Certified Gold sophomore album debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 Chart, propelled by the massive hits "You” and “Get It Shawty – Main”. Over the past decade–plus, Lloyd’s voice has graced countless chart-topping smashes, including “Southside” [feat. Ashanti] and Young Money’s “BedRock,” among others. Multi-platinum R&B singer-songwriter Lloyd made a spectacular comeback – after a five year hiatus – with 2016’s Tru EP, helmed by his heartfelt RIAA Certified Platinum single of the same name, which Billboard called “ the most introspective and honest material he’s ever presented.” The single charted Top 20 on urban radio and has more than 100 million cumulative streams, while the official music video is currently sitting atop over 84 million view on YouTube.
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)
After years of oppression and stagnation, unprecedented progress is being made in America in the fight to fix the broken criminal justice system. Still, progress has been slow and the work is far from done. Now, candidates, voters, and lawmakers appear to care more than ever before about reforming an unjust system of punishment and criminality. Join Co-founder of #cut50 and Founding CEO of the REFORM Alliance Van Jones and other special guests for a night of conversation about the evolution of criminal justice in America from some of the nation’s most passionate leaders, public officials, activists, and people who were formerly incarcerated who have fought for justice and won. Sponsored by Ben & Jerry’s.
New York’s renown SITI, a collaboration between theatre and opera director Anne Bogart and Japanese director Tadashi Suzuki, takes on one of Euripides’ greatest surviving works, The Bacchae. Nine actors will tackle Aaron Poochigian’s new translation with unbridled energy, navigating the lyrical text of the play with evocative set design and choral moments full of swagger and bluster. Ellen Lauren, who served for many years as one of SITI Company’s lead actors, reimagines the God Dionysus as a wine-slinging, gender-bending trickster from whose hands destruction and debauchery flow. Though the story is more than 2,400 years old, this dramatic exploration of cult versus society, tyranny versus populism, and restraint versus excess feels just as relevant in modern-day America as it might have in Ancient Greece. The result is a poetic intimacy between script and stage. For nearly three decades, SITI has been at the helm of energizing and evolving American contemporary theater through the creation of new works, the training of new talent and an unwavering emphasis on cultural exchange. The self-described “gymnasium for the soul” has ongoing relationships with the Wexner Center for the Arts, University of California, Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon and Columbia University. “SITI recited The Bacchae like a spell; the effect was hair-raising” (The Los Angeles Review of Books).
Any Elvis tribute artist worth his blue suede shoes will tell you that the highest honor a Presley impersonator can receive is to be named winner of the Ultimate Elvis Competition, held on the hallowed grounds of Graceland. And Jeff Krick Jr. made it into the finals of this prestigious contest in 2016 before he even turned 20. You’ll enjoy his spot-on rendering of the King of Rock and Roll after partaking of a hot dinner buffet, including salad bar and dessert.
Friday, Nov 1, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 6:00pmSunday, Nov 3, 2019 / 1:00pm
Rainbow Theatre Project Presents a world premiere production of the drama Blue Camp, written by Tim Caggiano and Jack Calvin, directed by Christopher Janson. In 1964, gay soldiers and criminals await dishonorable discharge as the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution seals their fate. A story of discrimination in the military, as relevant now as it was then.The Rainbow Theatre Project is committed to being a premier theater for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer (LGBTQ) community in the Nation’s Capital.
Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Nov 3, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Nov 7, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Nov 8, 2019 / 7:30pmMonday, Nov 11, 2019 / 7:30pm
Although not often spoken about for it’s nightlife scene, the city of Arlington is definitely a hidden gem known for throwing some wild parties. Arlington and more specifically, the area of Clarendon, is without a doubt one of the hottest party destinations on the east coast. Don’t be fooled into thinking a journey out here wouldn’t be worth your time. Take a trolley to Wilson Avenue and get the party started. This year for Halloween, gather your friends and come out for a night to remember. Be a part of the fun and join people as we flood the streets in all types of sexy and scary costumes. Goblins, goons, and sexy teachers alike are all welcome at the annual HalloWeekend pub crawl celebration. There are countless numbers of bars to visit in the historic city of Arlington. We put together the most comprehensive party map giving you access to the towns top rated drink specials and locations. It’s the one night of the year where you can wear absolutely anything you want and blend right in! Take joy in Halloween and let the inner freak in you come out to play.
Emma Willmann is an American stand-up comedian and actress. She made her televised stand-up debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Emma Willmann was born in Blue Hill, Maine. She is a graduate of Georges Stevens Academy and currently resides in New York City.
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 7:00pm (Doors at 6:30pm)Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 9:00pm (Doors at 8:40pm)
August Wilson’s classic American drama set in segregated Pittsburgh in the 1950s, Fences depicts the life of Troy Maxson, a former Negro League baseball star now scraping by as a sanitation worker. A towering figure facing thwarted aspirations, Troy attempts to assert control in his life through his relationships with his wife and son. But even as he takes responsibility for their safety and well-being, he betrays them each in ways that will forever alter their lives. Part of August Wilson’s 10-play Century Cycle, Fences explores the walls we build around ourselves and our loved ones, while also illuminating one family’s struggles in a racist society. Craig Wallace (A Christmas Carol, Death of a Salesman) and Erika Rose (Mosaic Theater Company’s Queens Girl in Africa, Woolly Mammoth’s An Octoroon) play the roles of Troy and Rose Maxson. The production will be directed by Timothy Douglas, one of the foremost interpreters of Wilson’s work.
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 7:30pm
The Django Festival All-Stars return to the Kennedy Center to honor the swinging style of fleet-fingered Belgian guitarist Django Reinhardt. Credited with popularizing European “hot jazz” — the kind of energetic rhythms that reverberated globally throughout the 1930s and ‘40s — Reinhardt’s legacy lives on through this retro-loving ensemble, led by legendary gypsy guitarist and violinist Dorado Schmitt.
Friday, Nov 1, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Nov 1, 2019 / 9:00pm
When it comes to hot-button issues, this show’s subject matter is somewhere around “Active Volcano” status. This explosive look at campus culture, freedom of speech, political correctness, privilege and intersectionality is not afraid to tackle controversial topics, so you can expect some fascinating conservations on the way home.
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Oct 27, 2019 / 3:00pmThursday, Oct 31, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Nov 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Nov 3, 2019 / 3:00pmThursday, Nov 7, 2019 / 8:00pm
This two-hander explores the author’s real experience working for Francis Biddle at his home in Washington, DC from 1967-1968. Judge Biddle, Former Attorney General of the United States under Franklin Roosevelt and Chief Judge of the American Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, is notoriously hard on his staff as he tries to cement his legacy. Can the old, Philadelphia aristocrat and his young, Canadian assistant bridge the generational divide and come to understand one another in this “comic and touching” play (The New York Times)?
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Oct 31, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Nov 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 2:00pm
Based on Disney’s epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough’s Tarzan of the Apes, Tarzan features heart-pumping music by rock legend, Phil Collins, and a book by Tony Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang. High-flying excitement and hits like the Academy Award-winning “You’ll Be in My Heart,” as well as “Son of Man” and “Two Worlds,” make Tarzan an unforgettable theatrical experience.
Friday, Nov 1, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 4:00pmFriday, Nov 8, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Nov 9, 2019 / 4:00pmFriday, Nov 15, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Nov 16, 2019 / 4:00pm
In his much-anticipated return to the NSO, electrifying young conductor Krzysztof Urbanski unleashes the full force of Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony. Witness the composer’s magnificent journey from darkness to light: an evolution of emotion ranging from wistful poetry to commanding optimism and ultimately, renewed love of life. Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 is performed by young French pianist Lise de la Salle, whose playing inspired a Washington Post critic to write, “For much of the concert, the audience had to remember to breathe… the exhilaration didn’t let up for a second until her hands came off the keyboard.”
Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Nov 1, 2019 / 11:30am
It’s the classic romance set-up: boy meets girl, boy meets plant, plant eats world. The twisted humor and catchy Motown-inspired score of Little Shop of Horrors are pure fun from start to finish. This feisty little musical is part sci-fi B-movie, part comedy with a healthy dose of campy charm and a ravenous thirst for blood.
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Oct 27, 2019 / 2:00pm Sunday, Oct 27, 2019 / 7:30pm Monday, Oct 28, 2019 / 7:30pm Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 / 7:30pm Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Nov 3, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Nov 6, 2019 / 7:30pm
Everyone loves a ghost story. This is your chance to be part of one! What better way to celebrate the Halloween season than to join mentalist Michael Jons after dark in the underground vault at Ivy Hill Cemetery for his fun and interactive new show. We’re not exactly sure what may happen when we attempt to contact the spirit world, but we can promise it’ll be a spooky good time! This event is not recommended for those who are claustrophobic, pregnant, have a heart or back problem or are under the age of 14. The hourlong performance takes place outdoors, underground in a real cemetery vault.
Friday, Nov 1, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 7:30pm
Get the most out of your visit to the National Law Enforcement Museum with a guided tour and a presentation of items that are not usually on display. Members of our curatorial team will take you through the history of law enforcement in the United States highlighting key items from our collection of over 21,000 objects, of which 800 are on permanent display. After your 60-minute tour, you will be free to engage with the highly immersive and interactive Museum. You can enjoy the signature film in the Theater or get hands-on experience of the forensics used in crime scene investigations. You could participate in an immersive training scenario and experience the split-second decisions that officers make on the job in our Training Simulator at no extra cost.
Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 12:00pmSaturday, Nov 16, 2019 / 12:00pmSaturday, Nov 30, 2019 / 12:00pm
The 2014 hit returns! A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all. “The production, directed with some clever touches by Randy Baker, is enveloped in a cheeky, pop-cultural nostalgia… [But] the affecting conclusion of “She Kills Monsters” affirms it as more than a glib riff on nerd culture. Agnes may have to become immersed in make-believe to connect with Tilly, but what she gains through all the shenanigans feels real.” — The Washington Post (about the 2014 production). Reimagined for 2019, this production will include site-specific elements that bring audiences into unseen places throughout the Atlas Performing Arts Center — in the elevator, to the basement, and well beyond the limits of the theatre.
Sunday, Oct 27, 2019 / 3:30pmWednesday, Oct 30, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Oct 31, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Nov 1, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, Nov 3, 2019 / 3:30pmWednesday, Nov 6, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Nov 7, 2019 / 7:00pm
Inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest, the story of colonization and subjugation is retold from the perspective of Sycorax, mother of Caliban and mistress of Ariel. Without voice in the original, here she has the agency to present her own journey. Told with the music of Billie Holiday in poetic-prose written by Sybil Williams, this cabaret-club evening of song, word, and beat explores the experience of peoples enslaved by privilege and love.
Sunday, Oct 27, 2019 / 3:00pmSunday, Oct 27, 2019 / 7:00pm
It’s another day in another southern country-fried town … but something’s missing. All the Black residents have mysteriously disappeared! With unexpected holes left in the town’s daily operations, a whirlwind of panic rushes through the town, moving the remaining residents to recognize how much their Black neighbors contribute to the town’s vitality. A reverse minstrel show, Ward’s 1965 script provides a comedic and pointed commentary on systemic racism that still bears relevance today.
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Oct 27, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Oct 31, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Nov 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Nov 3, 2019 / 2:00pm
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of four), an onstage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance!
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 8:00pm
Syracuse native, Jessimae Peluso, from MTV’s Girl Code, can be heard weekly on her Sharp Tongue & Highlarious podcasts. You may have seen Jessimae on MTV’s Safe Word, TBS’s Deal With It, NBC’s Last Call w/Carson Daly, E!’s Chelsea Lately, AXS’ Gotham Live, TruTV’s Comedy Knockout and multiple appearances on Comedy Central’s @Midnight. Chick be workin’! Jessimae was featured in the Moontower Comedy Festival, New York Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Festival, North Carolina Comedy & Arts Festival, Women in Arts Comedy Festival, and Just For Laughs and featured on Kevin Hart’s LOL Live network.
Friday, Nov 1, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Nov 1, 2019 / 9:45pmSaturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 9:30pm
Join The Thirteen for an exploration of our most beloved English-language composers. Featuring Tallis’ symphonic-in-scope Gaude gloriosa Dei mater, Britten’s touching and powerful Hymn to St. Cecilia, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw’s Fly Away I, selected repertoire from distinctly-American Sacred Harp repertoire and more, this concert promises to be a display of virtuosity and artistry.
Billy Sorrells is a writer/performer who is not shy about bringing sexy back to comedy. After a few years of consistently creating digital content in his native city of Houston, Billy got his break when a collection of sketches with his character “Peaches” attracted over 17 million views, including the viral hit Sh*t Black Girls Say. Since moving to Los Angeles in 2012, Billy created the series Office Code (BET Digital), became a series regular on the series Funniest Wins (TBS), hosted the pilot Swipe for Love (Oxygen), and played “Chester Rich” in the feature Lucky Girl (eOne/BET). Additionally, Billy appeared in the VH1 pilot Dirty 30s from the producers of Guy Code and did a cameo in the Yo Gotti music video “Down in the DM” that to date has over 64 million views. In Season 8 of the hit MTV series Wild’n Out, Billy became a regular cast member. Most recently, Billy taped a half-hour comedy special for Kevin Hart’s LOL Network. Now see him live at DC Comedy Loft and Bier Baron Tavern.
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 9:30pm
American opera star Russell Thomas, whose social media handle is @travelingtenor, has definitely racked up some frequent flyer miles, with recent performances in Berlin and Salzburg. But he’s only recently tackled the title role of the tragic hero Otello, in a Canadian Opera Company production. Now he’s coming to the Kennedy Center stage with his acclaimed characterization, which the Wall Street Journal says “imbues Otello with vocal and psychological nuance” with “a voice that marries Wagnerian stamina and Italianate beauty.”
Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Nov 8, 2019 / 7:30pmMonday, Nov 11, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Nov 16, 2019 / 7:00pm
Join us at Club Heaven for ’80s vs ’90s dance night in Adams Morgan, DC. Imagine a night where you can dance and scream at the top of your lungs while your favorite songs from the ’80s and ’90s are playing. This is exactly the party you want to be at. This is for those that want to go back in time to a period where dance and pop music ruled every second of your life. Come celebrate the beautiful lives and music of David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Prince, Whitney Houston, Madonna, Queen, Elton John, TLC, Spice Girls, Fugees, No Doubt and much, much, much more! This is the perfect night for music lovers! Tight fades and hammer pants! Let’s party!
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 10:30pmFriday, Nov 1, 2019 / 10:30pmSaturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 10:30pmFriday, Nov 8, 2019 / 10:30pmSaturday, Nov 9, 2019 / 10:30pmFriday, Nov 15, 2019 / 10:30pmSaturday, Nov 16, 2019 / 10:30pmFriday, Nov 22, 2019 / 10:30pm
With The Royale, Emmy-nominated playwright Marco Ramirez (Orange Is the New Black, Sons of Anarchy) takes the real-life story of Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight boxing champion, and puts it through his own powerful fictionalized lens, resulting in a “stylized, blazingly theatrical triumph.” (Miami Herald)
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 1:45pm (Doors open at 1:15pm)Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 7:45pm (Doors open at 7:15pm)Sunday, Oct 27, 2019 / 1:45pm (Doors open at 1:15pm)
The O.B. Hardison Poetry Series conjures up an intriguing Halloween week event, featuring a pair of female poets — Annie Finch, whose books include Spells: New and Selected Poems, and Kiki Petrosino, author of Witch Wife. Before the reading, check out a display of rare books on witches and magic from the Folger collection, and enjoy a wine reception and book signing afterwards … if you dare.
If you spent your whole summer waiting and wishing for fall to get here, this D.C. river cruise is the perfect way to celebrate the arrival of your favorite season. Enjoy the sweater weather on deck while taking in the fall colors along the Potomac — and taking in a pumpkin beer from the bar.
Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 5:00pmSaturday, Nov 9, 2019 / 5:00pm
Conor McPherson’s Port Authority premiered in the DC area when QTC produced it in 2009. It has not been staged locally in the 10 years since … Don’t miss this rare chance to see this masterpiece by one of Ireland’s greatest playwrights, whose works include The Weir, The Seafarer and The Girl from the North Country.Port Authority is a tale of the lost loves and missed opportunities of three generations of Dublin men. Per New York Times’ Ben Brantley, the play “is a haunting fugue on passive lives and loves that might have been… As in Mr. McPherson’s best work, this play is steeped in deeper symmetry, rooted in the ineffable within the everyday.” DC Theatre Scene’s Ben Demers praised QTC’s 2009 production of Port Authority as “well worth a trip to The Writer’s Center in Bethesda for its stellar writing and three strong, complex performances… This story of love, loss, and the life unlived is theater at its most captivating.” QTC’s 2019 production of Port Authority will be directed by QTC Artistic Director Jack Sbarbori and feature Chris Stinson (Kevin), Matthew Vaky (Dermot), and Joseph Palka (Jo).
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Oct 27, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Nov 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Nov 3, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Nov 8, 2019 / 8:00pm
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, Nov 2, 2019 / 5:00pmSaturday, Nov 2, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 16, 2019 / 5:00pmSaturday, Nov 16, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 5:00pm Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Jan 4, 2020 / 5:00pm Saturday, Jan 4, 2020 / 8:00pm
Do you miss your childhood Saturday mornings of waking up early to gorge on cereal and cartoons? If so, SecretFormula has the ultimate brunch for the kid in you — Spoons, Toons & Booze! We’ve got all your favorite Saturday morning cartoons, delicious cocktails and a free all-you-can-eat sugar cereal bar, not to mention Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse’s excellent food menu. Hosted by SecretFormula’s Michael Austin and Nell Casey. Lock your doors and turn off the lights because in the full moon of October we’re turning into Spoons, Toons & Boo! with a special menu of Halloween-themed episodes of all your favorite Saturday morning (and weekday afternoon) cartoon series featuring witches, monsters, ghosts, trick or treating, werewolves and vampires, haunted houses, candy and more spooky fun. Even our cereal bar is haunted with special Halloween themed cereals! Plus… over 100 cartoon series from the 1940s through the early 2000s and you get to choose what we watch! Dress up in your Halloween costume for the costume contest! Extra points if you’re dressed as a cartoon or cereal character. Free all you can eat cereal bar filled with all the sugary, marshmallowy, fruity, chocolaty cereal you crave. Soy and regular milk available. Compete in contests to choose which cartoons we watch and win cartoon- and cereal-themed prizes.
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 / NoonSunday, Oct 27, 2019 / Noon
When Angels and Devils visit us, where can we find them? Follow Stephen Mead down this dark and dreary path at the National Gallery of Art just in time for Halloween season. You’ll see the Gallery’s highlights, historical showstoppers and fan favorites — enough to fill your Halloween bucket as Mead stops to discuss each piece’s symbols, stories and background. Having 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, Mead now calls D.C. home and has combined his love of museums with his professional storytelling skills, making his tours both educational and enjoyable.
Gritty bank heist drama Set It Off comes blasting onto the stage when playwright-director Je’Caryous Johnson puts his twist on the mid- ‘90s cinematic hit. Frankie, T.T., Stoney and Cleo are back in the driver’s seat, bringing the action-packed, adrenaline-fueled crime spree to the Warner Theatre in Washington D.C. For this theatrical adaptation, multi-platinum selling rapper Da Brat steps in as Cleo, the role played by Queen Latifah in the original. She’s joined by former Destiny’s Child member LeToya Luckett, singer-actress Demetria McKinney and small-screen veteran Kyla Pratt. Watch more money lead to more problems for this tenacious crew of women willing to risk it all.
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 3:00pm Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, Oct 27, 2019 / 3:00pm
Before the Great Depression hit, Washington DC’s Embassy Row was a playground for the rich. The area’s luxe, lavishly decorated mansions, built in the late 19th century, were home to such events as a $1 million birthday for a dog, a spendthrift who carried the curse of the Hope Diamond, parties boasting two thousand guests, an iconic host whose personal life was grist for the gossip columns and much more. Learn about the high drama, fortunes and misfortunes during Sex, Scandal and Sinners Along Embassy Row. In this informative, 90-minute walking tour, Capital Photo History Tours will share insider information about the scandals, architecture and history of this tony area.