Check out the Library of Congress on this two-hour guided tour. You’ll start outside by getting an up-close look at the iconic fountain and the sculptures that adorn the building. Then head inside and up to the top floor of the Jefferson Building to view the Mezzanine Gallery, the Minerva Mosaic, the Great Reading Room and Thomas Jefferson’s Library. Along the way, your knowledgeable guide will tell you about the early history of the Library of Congress and how it’s maintained by Congress. Pass by the ornate Great Hall and see the classical architecture and paintings by over 50 famous American artists. Then head back to the ground floor to visit the Bob Hope Gallery, the Gershwin Room, the Graphic Arts Gallery and Library Shop. You’ll be able to view some of Bob Hope’s personal papers, his famous joke file, and other memorabilia donated by one of the most famous entertainers in American history. See the first room dedicated to musicians in the Gershwin Room, where you’ll George’s grand piano and Ira’s typewriter. Before you leave, stop in at the Library of Congress’ Gift Shop.
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 9:30am Saturday, Mar 7, 2020 / 9:30amSaturday, Mar 14, 2020 / 9:30amSaturday, Mar 21, 2020 / 9:30amSaturday, Mar 28, 2020 / 9:30amSaturday, Apr 4, 2020 / 9:30am Saturday, Apr 11, 2020 / 9:30am Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 / 9:30am
Nationally recognized comedians travel the country tasting local wine and making new fans in this new comedy circuit that brings quality comedy to folks for a fraction of what antiquated comedy clubs demand. Come for the wine and laughs at Hidden Brook Winery in Leesburg.
Friday, Feb 28, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 13, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 27, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Apr 10, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Apr 25, 2020 / 8:00pm
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.
Sunday, Mar 1, 2020 / 10:00amSunday, Mar 8, 2020 / 10:00amSunday, Mar 15, 2020 / 10:00amSunday, Mar 22, 2020 / 10:00amSunday, Mar 29, 2020 / 10:00amSunday, Apr 5, 2020 / 10:00amSunday, Apr 12, 2020 / 10:00amSunday, Apr 19, 2020 / 10:00am
Those popular singles “swiping” apps come to life at this speed-dating party at Hilton Garden Inn, where you’ll spend a few minutes chatting with each guy or gal to get an instant impression before it’s on to the next. Plus, there’s nothing like face-to-face interaction to see if there’s really a spark. A relaxed mix-and-mingle with a cash bar follows the event, then, 48 hours later, the hosts will email you a link to the online system, where you can message your favorite people from the party, without anyone’s personal contact info being revealed. Geared towards singles age 35 and older, this event is a fun, safe way to quickly meet tons of new people in Old Town Alexandria.
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, Feb 29, 2020 / 7:00pmSaturday, Mar 7, 2020 / 7:00pmTuesday, Mar 10, 2020 / 7:30pmThursday, Mar 12, 2020 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar 14, 2020 / 7:30pmTuesday, Mar 17, 2020 / 7:30pmThursday, Mar 19, 2020 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar 21, 2020 / 7:30pm
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, Mar 6, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 13, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 20, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 27, 2020 / 8:00pm
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.
Friday, Feb 28, 2020 / 9:00pmSaturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 9:00pmFriday, Mar 6, 2020 / 9:00pmSaturday, Mar 7, 2020 / 9:00pmFriday, Mar 13, 2020 / 9:00pmSaturday, Mar 14, 2020 / 9:00pmFriday, Mar 20, 2020 / 9:00pmSaturday, Mar 21, 2020 / 9:00pm
A lighthearted antidote to the craziness of Washington, The Capitol Steps are a comedy institution (imagine a kinder, gentler Veep — with songs!). And since they perform in the heart of D.C., you can go for a post-show stroll through the Mall and take in the sights while you relive your favorite jokes.
Not only does H Street have rich, cultural history, but it’s also blossomed into one of the most diverse culinary scenes of the Capitol. Grab a little mix of everything, from Italian to Middle Eastern and American, on this Washington, D.C. food tour. A local guide will give you the inside scoop on the cuisines, the Corridor’s sites, the juicy gossip of H Street and beyond. The fun begins at Union Station’s Main Lobby.
Friday, Feb 28, 2020 / 10:00amSaturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 10:00am
On the Politics & Pints Capitol Hill Tour, you’ll explore the historic Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Discover the birthplace of American government while seeing iconic landmarks and learning fascinating history on this two-hour walking tour. Cap it all off by grabbing a drink in the city’s oldest commercial district.
Friday, Feb 28, 2020 / 3:00pmSaturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 3:00pm
Founded in 1965, Blues Alley is the nation’s oldest operating jazz supper club, having showcased such internationally renowned artists as Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, Grover Washington Jr., Ramsey Lewis, Charlie Byrd, Maynard Ferguson and Eva Cassidy. Located in the heart of historic Georgetown in an 18th century red brick carriage house, Blues Alley offers a unique and intimate ambiance, reminiscent of the jazz clubs of the 1920s and ’30s. Go for just the music and drinks, or make it an evening and choose from authentic Creole cuisine, steak and seafood dishes.
Monday, Mar 2, 2020 / 10:00pm (Levon Mikaelian)Tuesday, Mar 3, 2020 / 10:00pm (Marcus Mitchell, Marcus Young & Marcus Canty)Wednesday, Mar 4, 2020 / 10:00pm (Jessy J)Sunday, Mar 8, 2020 / 10:00pm (Otis Taylor)Monday, Mar 9, 2020 / 10:00pm (Herb Scott)Tuesday, Mar 10, 2020 / 10:00pm (George Burton’s Reciprocity)Wednesday, Mar 11, 2020 / 10:00pm (Marshall Keys & Soulful Path: Tribute to Billy Strayhorn)Monday, Mar 16, 2020 / 10:00pm (Veronneau and The Dave Kline Band)
Tired of dinner and a movie? Magic isn’t for kids anymore. Two first-rate snarkists battle live and onstage, for the title of DC’s Best Magician in The Magic Duel. This show is full of seriously funny magic that will fool you. Badly. Audience members choose the magical challenges for the contest and then vote electronically to determine the winner of the coveted “Golden Wand.” This 5-star rated show has run continuously at the beautiful and historic Mayflower Hotel since 2016. Suggested dress is: Cocktail Attire.
Friday, Mar 6, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 7, 2020 / 5:00pmFriday, Mar 13, 2020 / 8:00pm Saturday, Mar 14, 2020 / 5:00pmFriday, Mar 20, 2020 / 8:00pm
A trip to an art museum can be overwhelming. What do you focus on? What are the must-see pieces? Professional museum tour guide Stephen Mead takes you through the National Gallery of Art’s highlights, historical showstoppers and fan favorites. He’ll stop to discuss each piece’s symbols, stories and background. Mead lived for a time in London, where he led exhibit tours of the Victoria and Albert Museum and gave talks for the U.K. National Arts Collection Fund. Since moving to D.C., he has combined his love of museums with his professional storytelling skills, making his tours both educational and enjoyable. Mead is a Washington, D.C. certified tour guide and part of the team at Adventures for Creative Tourists, which specializes in private tours of the arts, culture, and historically inspired sites.
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 1:00pmSaturday, Mar 7, 2020 / 1:00pmSaturday, Mar 14, 2020 / 1:00pmSaturday, Mar 21, 2020 / 1:00pmSaturday, Mar 28, 2020 / 1:00pmSaturday, Apr 4, 2020 / 1:00pmSaturday, Apr 11, 2020 / 1:00pmSaturday, Apr 18, 2020 / 1:00pm
City Winery strives to deliver the best culinary and cultural experience to D.C. denizens who are passionate about wine, food and music. Combining a fully functioning winery with intimate concerts, food and wine classes, and beyond, City Winery has created a compelling mix for its sophisticated clientele of foodies, and active cultural patrons — bringing the wine country experience to the middle of a large city.
Sunday, Mar 1, 2020 / 7:30pm (“Fame Before The Money” Comedy Tour)Thursday, Mar 5, 2020 / 7:30pm (Wesley Stace ft. Robert Lloyd)Friday, Mar 6, 2020 / 8:30pm (Damn The Torpedoes - Tom Petty Tribute)Saturday, Mar 7, 2020 / 8:00pm (“Love Songs” with Miss Frenchie Davis)Thursday, Mar 12, 2020 / 7:30pm (Dan Tedesco - American Darkness Tour )Friday, Mar 13, 2020 / 8:00pm (Who’s Bad 20/20: The Evolution of Pop)Saturday, Mar 14, 2020 / 8:00pm (Tracy Hamlin)Sunday, Mar 15, 2020 / 7:30pm (A Tribute to Dexy’s Midnight Runners)
A true Broadway sensation, Wicked looks at what happened in the Land of Oz from a very different perspective. Long before Dorothy arrives, another girl is born with emerald-green skin. She’s smart, fiery, misunderstood, and she possesses an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships … until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.” With a thrilling score that includes the hits “Defying Gravity,” “Popular” and “For Good,” Wicked has been hailed by The New York Times as “the defining musical of the decade.” From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, the untold true story of the Witches of Oz transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story. Be sure to take advantage of this special offer so you won’t miss this acclaimed musical at Hippodrome Theatre.
Tuesday, Mar 3, 2020 / 8:00pmWednesday, Mar 4, 2020 / 8:00pmThursday, Mar 5, 2020 / 8:00pm
Eliot Chang has recorded 2 Comedy Central Half Hour specials, and is known for his outrageous videos where he annihilates hecklers. No stranger to TV, he has also been on E!‘s Chelsea Lately, Showtime’s Minority Report, HBO’s Looking, and NBC’s Law & Order: SVU.Eliot has toured his stand-up all over America, Europe, and Asia. His YouTube channel, “EliotChangOfficial,” has millions of views and has spawned multiple viral videos.Based in Los Angeles but originally from New York City, he studied improv at UCB in NY and at the Magnet Theater with the legendary Armando Diaz.
Friday, Mar 6, 2020 / 7:00pmFriday, Mar 6, 2020 / 9:00pmSaturday, Mar 7, 2020 / 7:00pmSaturday, Mar 7, 2020 / 9:00pm
The Bob Sood M.D. Comedy Lounge is back for 2020 with stand up comedian and actress Missy Hall. Missy Grynkiewicz Hall is the Queen of Happy Things! She loves to laugh, believes pants are optional and thinks the world would be better place if dogs were in charge. A seasoned actress/singer, Missy was recently featured in “Road Spill” on TruTV and in the feature film “Days of Power” with Eric Roberts released in 2018. Missy was also a finalist in the professional category of the 2018 Ladies Out Loud competition, a finalist at the 2018 Big Sky Comedy Festival, a headliner at the 2019 San Diego Comedy Festival, and named to “Best of the Fest” in the 2019 Burbank Comedy Festival. Featuring: Jeremy Hall & Migs Rodriguez Hosted by the doctor himself…Bob Sood M.D
Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel welcome guests to the opening of the new Club Babalu. Everyone is having a wonderful time until unscrupulous banker Theodore J. Mooney and his secretary Caroline Appleby show up. When someone is shot, can Lucy solve the mystery? Dinner & Show at The Playhouse!
Friday, Mar 6, 2020 / 6:00pmFriday, Mar 13, 2020 / 6:00pmSunday, Mar 15, 2020 / 1:00pm
It’s Hollywood, 1939. Legendary film producer, David O. Selznick, is five weeks into shooting Gone with the Wind when he realizes the script is awful and the director doesn’t have a clue. He has a few short days to replace them and restart shooting or the production will shut down. Over the course of five days, three writers frantically craft (and act out all of the parts!) one of the most beloved screenplays of all times. Join us for this funny and affectionate comic romp that takes us behind the scenes of an iconic story. Disclaimer: Please note there will be peanuts used on stage for this production.
Wednesday, Mar 4, 2020 / 8:00pmThursday, Mar 5, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 6, 2020 / 8:00pmWednesday, Mar 11, 2020 / 8:00pmThursday, Mar 12, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 13, 2020 / 8:00pm
Catch the hot-buzz comedy showcase live in Wash, DC with fine dining & drinks at Taste of Seoul’s Showroom in DC, we’ve been featured in the Isthmus Paper & work with the Entertainment Biz to provide the top notch talent that has been seen on your favorite shows, movies, and commercials (HBO, Comedy Central, and Showtime) and we showcase only the best favorite locals and feature nationally touring comedians. Every show is a part of famous comedy history unfolding right before your eyes, join in on the fun! It’s a great idea for DC date night, meeting new people, or just a fun night on the town. The good drinks and the #lols will be rolling all night for this time of a life night on DC! A must-see for fun in Washington, DC.
Friday, Feb 28, 2020 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar 6, 2020 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar 7, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar 13, 2020 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar 14, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar 20, 2020 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar 21, 2020 / 7:30pm
Myq Kaplan has performed on The Tonight Show, Conan, The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Late Late Show with James Corden, in his own half-hour Comedy Central Presents special, and in his own one-hour special on Netflix and now Amazon, Small, Dork, and Handsome. He’s been a finalist on Last Comic Standing, and recently appeared on America’s Got Talent. His debut album, Vegan Mind Meld, was one of iTunes’ top 10 comedy albums of the year, and his most recent album, No Kidding, is one of the top billion albums of eternity. Thanks for reading all this. You’re very nice. The Comedians magazine calls him “a comedy machine, in the best possible way. the way that some machines vend soda or prevent other machines from killing future revolutionaries – that’s how Myq Kaplan does comedy: relentlessly, methodically, unblinkingly.” This show is co-produced with Underground Comedy
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 7:00pmSaturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 9:00pm
There’s no other living singer who’s had the cross-genre success Linda Ronstadt has enjoyed — her incredible vocal range covers country, pop, rock, Latin, jazz, Cajun, bluegrass, R&B, traditional Mexican, Great American Songbook and even opera — so it makes sense that it would take five talented female singers to pay proper tribute. Rock out to an afternoon of her greatest hits, after enjoying an included brunch.
Join Improbable Comedy for sweetness, sass and swagger as we celebrate women with this all LADIES lineup. Special giveaways for our audience and laugh out loud comedy is the perfect way to treat yourselves to a great night out.
Michael Ian Black is a multi-media talent who’s starred in numerous films and TV series, written and/or directed two films, is a prolific author and commentator, and regularly tours the country performing his ribald brand of jokes and observations. He most recently starred in TVLand’s The Jim Gaffigan Show and Comedy Central’s Another Period. He also reprised one of his iconic film roles in Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, and previously in Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. His third standup comedy special, Noted Expert, was released on Epix. Don’t miss your chance to catch him in person at the Arlington Cinema ‘N’ Drafthouse.
Friday, Feb 28, 2020 / 7:30pm Friday, Feb 28, 2020 / 10:00pm Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 7:00pm Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 9:30pm
Experience the pageantry and elegance of classical ballet with the Russian National Ballet’s production of The Sleeping Beauty. The whole family will be charmed by this age-old tale of the redemptive power of true love. When the evil fairy Carabosse isn’t invited to the royal christening of Princess Aurora, she attends anyway and casts a spiteful curse upon the baby: on her 16th birthday, she will prick her finger and die. However, the kind fairy Lilac alters the spell causing the princess to sleep for 100 years until awakened by the kiss from a prince. Under the direction of the legendary Bolshoi principal dancer Elena Radchenko, the company brings this well-loved fairytale to life with exquisite skill, lush sets, and opulent costumes.
When we are in grief, the body naturally wants to cave in. There is a heaviness. The body’s desire to curl inward is an evolutionary response to stress and trauma — a way to protect the vital organs. I have come to believe that our impulse to fold in when grieving is a way to keep the pieces of the heart together after it breaks. Yoga helps bring harmony between the mind and body. Yoga helps us loosen the emotional and physical tightness in our bodies caused by grief. Join me for the series at Mind Your Body Oasis Yoga Studio in Arlington.
Grammy winner Patti Austin crosses all musical genres, has made 17 solo albums, and has performed her award-nominated hit songs on the Grammys and the Oscars. As a performer, songwriter and vocalist she has had a star-studded career that began at the age of four, making her one of the most beloved artists the world over and a mainstay on the Billboard Jazz Albums charts. Charlie Rose calls her “the most under-appreciated voice in music today.” She is Patti Austin, whose extraordinary career continues to cross over boundaries and reach new heights.
Friday, Mar 6, 2020 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Yao is a mischievous little girl who loves to play, but hates when her Daddy picks up his briefcase and goes off to work. One day, Yao grabs Daddy’s overcoat and accidentally pulls a thread that leads to the start of a magical world. South Korea’s Brush Theatre uses interactive screen art technology and live music to capture the whimsical adventure that follows. What Yao finds at the end of the thread playfully blurs reality and imagination.
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 1:30pmSaturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 5:00pmSunday, Mar 1, 2020 / 1:30pmSunday, Mar 1, 2020 / 4:00pm
Join the enchanting Jennifer Timberlake and pianist Reenie Codelka for a cabaret evening of songs and stories from Fields’ career featuring hits like: “The Way You Look Tonight,” “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love,” “On The Sunny Side of the Street,” “A Fine Romance,” “If My Friends Could See Me Now,” and others. Dorothy Fields (1905-1974) remains one of the most enduring and frequently performed American songwriters. Inserting herself into a male dominated profession she brought a woman’s perspective to the art of songwriting with splendid humor and an unmatched talent for the timeless lyric. Throughout a nearly five-decade career, she worked with industry giants Jerome Kern, Cy Coleman, Jimmy McHugh, Arthur Schwartz, Sigmund Romberg, Harold Arlen and others. Her work spans Tin Pan Alley, to Broadway, to Hollywood and back again and picking up Tony Awards and Oscars along the way.
Friday, Mar 6, 2020 / 9:30pm (Women Composers Festival Event)
IN Series’ Women Composers Festival opens with a concert celebrating the richness of imagination, ingenuity and brilliance in the music by women composers, those of today and of yesterday. The program combines vocal music by living composers of multiple generations including leading local composers Jessica Krash and Lori Laitman, Mexico’s Gabriela Ortiz and New York’s Kate Soper, first women composer to win the Pulitzer Price Carolyn Shaw and polyglot Emily Lau. This music is vibrantly contextualized and made connective with songs of Louise Thalma, Chiara Margherita Cozzolani and Hildegard von Bingen. Following this concert join performers and composers in a reception to celebrate the opening of the festival and the artistic contribution they have offered. ARTISTS curated by Noelle McMurtry Noelle McMurtry, soprano Julie Bosworth, soprano Camille Crossot, soprano Elizabeth Mondragon, mezzo-soprano Emily Baltzer, piano Jessica Krash, piano Christian Paquette, flute.
Ally Theatre Company’s take on the incendiary play by Joel Drake Johnson takes another look at the ever-topical questions about the prevalence of ingrained racism in America. This tense workplace thriller examines the realities of a so-called “post-racial” workplace where two co-workers — one black, the other white — are driven apart by the machinations of their boss. A chilling power struggle ensues that spins wildly out of control. This incisive and shocking dark comedy will keep you in its claustrophobic grip until the final moment. Ally Founding and Producing Artistic Director, Ty Hallmark, returns to direct her first Ally show since our premiere production, The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington.Miz Washington stars Taunya Ferguson and Jane Petkofsky anchor Rasheeda Speaking as Jaclyn Spaulding and Ileen Van Meter, two co-workers pitted against each other by the manipulations of their boss, Dr. David Williams (Nick DePinto). With only 50 seats per show, Joe’s Black Box Theatre becomes an intimate performance area as the audience is invited to join us in the small waiting room of Dr. Williams’s office where Jaclyn and Ileen battle to keep not only their jobs but their hard-fought dignity as well.
Friday, Mar 6, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 7, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 8, 2020 / 4:00pmThursday, Mar 12, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 13, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 14, 2020 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar 14, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 15, 2020 / 4:00pm
Mozart’s beloved Requiem is interspersed with haunting newer works exploring loss and mortality, yet also bringing a sense of peace in contrast with the powerful and terrifying requiem text. Featuring an orchestra and guest soloists Deborah Sternberg, soprano; Cara Schaefer, mezzo-soprano; Matthew Loyal Smith, tenor; and Stephen Bryant, bass-baritone. Additional works by Victoria Bond, John Tavener, Moses Hogan and Andrew Earle Simpson.
Silver Spring Stage transports audiences back to 1950’s Washington, D.C., for Topher Payne’s award-winning comedy/drama of two ideal “All-American” couples who are actually gay with a perfect arrangement of each other’s spouses. Inspired by the true story of the earliest stirrings of the American gay rights movement during the “Lavender Scare,” Bob and Norma work at the Department of State with the task of outing fellow employees which actually includes them. Madcap classic sitcom-style laughs give way to provocative drama as the two couples are forced to stare down the closet door.
Friday, Feb 28, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 1, 2020 / 2:00pmFriday, Mar 6, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 7, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 8, 2020 / 2:00pmFriday, Mar 13, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 14, 2020 / 8:00pm
In post-WWII Leningrad, two women, Iya and Masha (astonishing newcomers Viktoria Miroshnichenko and Vasilisa Perelygina), intensely bonded after fighting side by side as anti-aircraft gunners, attempt to readjust to a haunted world. As the film begins, Iya, long and slender and towering over everyone — hence the film’s title — works as a nurse in a shell-shocked hospital, presiding over traumatized soldiers. A shocking accident brings them closer and also seals their fates. The 28-year-old Russian director Kantemir Balagov won Un Certain Regard’s Best Director prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for this richly burnished, occasionally harrowing rendering of the persistent scars of war, which you can see at Cafritz Hall in Washington, D.C.
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 5:30pmSunday, Mar 1, 2020 / 3:20pmWednesday, Mar 4, 2020 / 7:00pm
Capitol Tap and District Tap, with special guests Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble, present Sole Beats: Percussive Dances Spanning the Globe! Hear and watch percussive dances from Ireland, Hungary, Canada, the United States, and more as Capitol Tap, District Tap, and Footworks share their common percussive beats in this rousing hour using the soles of their feet, and more!
Get ready for vintage classics and brand new favorites in Hexagon’s 65th annual musical review: One State, Two State, Red State, Blue State! This year, proceeds from all ticket sales will go toward helping SMYAL (Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders), an incredible non-profit that supports and empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region.
Friday, Mar 6, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 7, 2020 / 8:00pm Sunday, Mar 8, 2020 / 2:00pmSunday, Mar 8, 2020 / 8:00pm Thursday, Mar 12, 2020 / 8:00pm Friday, Mar 13, 2020 / 8:00pm Saturday, Mar 14, 2020 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar 14, 2020 / 8:00pm
The nine planets (or nava graha in Sanskrit) are worshipped as deities in Vedic Astrology. In the body, they facilitate the working of individual karma, while in the world, the unraveling of collective karma. Based on the idea that each of us has traits of Navagraha within us, dancers will explore and use the nine energies to connect the Self with the Universe. These planets according to Hinduism are Surya (Sun), Chandra (Moon), Mangala (Mars), Budha (Mercury), Guru/Brihaspati (Jupiter), Shukra (Venus), Shani (Saturn), Rahu & Ketu (North & South Nodes). Jayamangala is a premier Indian arts institution that has served the DMV area for 25+ years through performances, classes, workshops, retreats, and conferences in music, dance, and theater. Jayamangala dancers and musicians have traveled and performed across the USA, Africa, Mexico, Asia, and Europe in a professional capacity to critical acclaim. Part of Intersections Festival 2020 at the Atlas Performing Arts Center.
Building on the themes of community, acceptance, empathy, and self-discovery, Elements Dance Company will premiere The World According to Mister Rogers, an energetic and engaging urban dance production which celebrates the long-running PBS Show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.
Atlas presents an unforgettable evening of Latin jazz with two-time Grammy Award-winning Marlow Rosado and his trio. With over two decades experience in the music industry the pianist, composer and producer has developed a powerful portfolio working with many of the top artists in the Latin recording industry. From salsa to rock, from merengue to hip-hop, from bachata to reggaeton, the versatile Marlow Rosado has had his musical hand in all of it. A native of Puerto Rico, he is a salsero at heart, but has successfully written, played and produced hits in a variety of musical styles for some of the most renowned artists in Latin music. This engagement of Marlow Rosado is made possible through the Jazz Touring Network program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
A simple yet heartfelt story about how we as humans search for and make connections in an increasingly chaotic world. While Claire and Jason struggle to confront a fracture in their relationship, Warren and Deb form a quirky friendship over an unshared love of the Met. Ordinary Days tells the story of four young New Yorkers, whose lives intersect in strange and unexpected ways as they search for love, beauty, and purpose in this big and unforgiving world. The musical asks, is it possible that the smallest acts can have the most profound effects on your life?
Friday, Feb 28, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 2:00pmThursday, Mar 5, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 6, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 8, 2020 / 7:00pmThursday, Mar 12, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 13, 2020 / 8:00pm
In this production, Furia Flamenca goes beyond flamenco’s music, song and dance and explores some of Spain’s many other musical genres, including iconic classical pieces such as “La Boda de Luis Alonso” and “Vida Breve,” and some of Spain’s folk music and dance. The performance will include flamenco guitarists Maestro Torcuato Zamora and Juan L. Romero.
Written by Harrison David Rivers. Directed by Otis Ramsey-Zöe, Jesse (Helen Hayes Award Winner Justin Weaks), an introspective black playwright, finds his lack of activism questioned by his white boyfriend, Neil (Noaf Schaefer), an impassioned member of the Black Lives Matter Movement. Tensions between them continue to grow with each headline announcing another extrajudicial killing. But the human heart can hold complex and often contradictory things, and the two men find themselves at a crossroads. This Bitter Earth explores the quiet revolutions of normalcy, reminding us of the intractable bind between the personal and political and the strength of love in today’s turbulent world.
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 1, 2020 / 2:00pmThursday, Mar 5, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 6, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 7, 2020 / 8:00pm
Artistic Director Simon Godwin makes his directorial debut at the Shakespeare Theatre Company with a re-staging of his recent, acclaimed production of Timon of Athens, featuring Olivier Award-winner Kathryn Hunter in an “astonishing performance” (The Guardian). Timon lives in a golden world of opulence and generosity, throwing wild parties attended by politicians, artists, and the celebrities of Athens. When she loses her wealth and her friends abandon her, Timon takes to the forest, exchanging her luxurious gowns for sackcloth and plotting revenge against the city she loves. Godwin’s daring take on this rarely produced play yields “a parable for our times… and perhaps a nifty touchstone for spiritual renewal” (Daily Telegraph).
Friday, Feb 28, 2020 / 8:00pmTuesday, Mar 3, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar 6, 2020 / 8:00pm
The town is sure to be talking about the latest from the Woolly Mammoth. In what some might call a tragically timely play, two dinner parties take place — one is a gathering of mid-to-upper class liberals who’re struggling to come to terms with the surprising state of the union in 2017, while the other is Donald Trump’s infamous meal with former FBI Director James Comey. Meanwhile, an adoptee from Kenya tries to figure out his place in this strange new world.
Friday, Feb 28, 2020 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 1:30pmSaturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 7:30pmSunday, Mar 1, 2020 / 7:30pmWednesday, Mar 4, 2020 / 7:30pmThursday, Mar 5, 2020 / 7:30pm
In a 1950s storefront church in Harlem, Pastor Margaret Alexander rails at her congregation and her teenaged son for their vices. With a gospel choir singing of redemption in one room and her son bonding with his ailing father over their love of jazz in the next, Margaret must face the music herself when a figure from her own troubled past returns. James Baldwin’s The Amen Corner tackles the role of the church in the Black community in this landmark work, written immediately after his breakthrough novel Go Tell It on the Mountain. Whitney White, winner of the Susan Stroman Director Award, makes her STC directorial debut in this powerful production rich with music, humanity, and Baldwin’s lyrical prose.
Friday, Feb 28, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 2:00pmSaturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 1, 2020 / 2:00pmSunday, Mar 1, 2020 / 7:00pm
The Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet has existed as a Berlin Philharmonic chamber music ensemble since 1985 and unites three permanent members of the Berliner Philharmoniker — violinist Luis Esnaola, violist Matthew Hunter and cellist Knut Weber — with renowned concert pianist Markus Groh. Committed to both standard and undiscovered repertoire of classical, romantic and modern works, the ensemble mines a rich array of programming. On the program at Dumbarton Concerts is a major new work written by film composer Danny Elfman, as well as two exquisite 20th-century pieces by Richard Strauss and Frank Bridge.
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 8:00pm (Concert hall doors open at 7:30pm)
Liv Warfield was hand-selected by Prince to be a part of his backing bands New Power Generation and 3rdEyeGirl. Influenced by Nina Simone, Etta James, Sade, Tina Turner, and Mary J. Blige, the Soul Train Award-winning artist’s style mixes alternative soul with a little bit of rock ’n’ roll.
Kiran Ahluwalia is a modern exponent of the vocal traditions of India and Pakistan. Her original compositions embody Indian, West African blues, contemporary jazz, rock, and R&B influences. She has collaborated with the legendary Malian group Tinariwen as well as fiddler Natalie McMasters and renowned fado masters.
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)
Don´t miss this “exquisite opportunity” to see Nilo Cruz direct his own work! Cruz’s latest play explores matters of the heart — love lost and the need to experience it once more. But to find it again, the past must be addressed. Millie, an opera singer, embarks on a quest to find the recipient of her late husband’s heart. Like the operas she performs, Millie’s journey melds fantasy and fiction, drama and heightened emotion to unleash dark family secrets. Laced with humor and pain, memories of the past are revisited as the family looks to move on. “When I came across stories about heart transplant patients, I was intrigued,” states Cruz. “Does a recipient inherit traits of the donor? Does their taste and other senses change? How does a body react when a new element becomes a part of it? My curiosity inspired me to write this play with an opera singer at the center grappling with the loss of her love and their past. I have worked a lot with classical music, and am inspired by musicians, especially singers,” continues Cruz. On a conceptual level, the play raises questions around our acceptance or rejection of “foreign” elements into the body. Performed in Spanish with English surtitles.
Simone needs a successful follow up for her podcast’s surprisingly successful first season. Andi desperately needs the big win case that will finally launch her legal career. Jude wants to stop waiting and start building the family he’s always wanted. Marina is lost trying to survive a world where she has become viral media’s mythical boogeywoman made manifest. There is no guide for how to navigate the world when justice, family, humanity, and the truth clash. Weep is, at its heart, a look into the lives of those we observe from the outside via modern viral media’s 24/7 critical eye. The journalists, the lawyers, the defendants, their families – no one is left untouched in the wake of the tragedy that precipitates these events.
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 1, 2020 / 2:00pmMonday, Mar 2, 2020 / 8:00pmThursday, Mar 5, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 6, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 7, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 8, 2020 / 2:00pmTuesday, Mar 10, 2020 / 8:00pm
Join The Thirteen as we explore humanity’s search for the divine across time and space. With nearly a millennium of music, featuring the German composer Hildegard von Bingen, Spanish composers Victoria and Lobo, Estonian minimalist Arvo Pärt and contemporary American composer Mason Bates, this concert is not to be missed!
Set in the hothouse of New Orleans’ Garden District, Suddenly Last Summer has all the hallmarks of a Tennessee Williams masterpiece: exotic locales, tortured psyches, glorious, lyrical language, and Williams’ gift for creating vivid, unforgettable characters. An elderly socialite mourns the death of her poet son, who died under mysterious circumstances. Eager to protect her son’s image, she hires a doctor to silence the only witness to the tragic event — but the shattering truth fights its way to the surface, as it always does in Williams’ world.
Friday, Feb 28, 2020 / 7:30pm (Preview Performance)Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 2:00pm (Preview Performance)Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 7:30pm (Preview Performance)Monday, Mar 9, 2020 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar 14, 2020 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar 14, 2020 / 7:30pmThursday, Mar 19, 2020 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar 21, 2020 / 7:30pm
Rorschach Theatre’s first musical follows Melvin Ferd the Third, who is dumped into a vat of radioactive toxic waste, only to reemerge as The Toxic Avenger, a superhero hell-bent on cleaning up America. A seven-foot mutant freak with superhuman strength and a heart as big as Newark, he’s out to end global warming, woo the blind librarian in town, and save the world. Based on the cult classic Troma film, The Toxic Avenger, and directed by Helen Hayes Award winner Tracy Lynn Olivera, this show takes Rorschach’s one-of-a-kind aesthetic and spins it in a whole new direction. Classic B-movie tropes of monsters-run-amok, star-crossed lovers and comically evil politicians collide with an 80’s Hair Band Rock aesthetic to tell a tale that’s both gruesome and glorious. With a set design by Pointless Theatre Company’s Patti Kalil and video design by 9:30 Club VJ and American University professor Kylos Brannon, audiences will be immersed in the sights and sounds of the most polluted town in New Jersey: “If the pollution doesn’t kill you, the aroma will.”
Friday, Feb 28, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 1, 2020 / 3:00pm
Viral superstar Manon Mathews comes to DC to make her weekend headlining debut at the Comedy Loft! Manon Mathews is an American actress and comedienne born and raised in Los Angeles. She was recently selected as a New Face at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. In May, she headlined at Caroline’s on Broadway in the Breakout Artist Series. After doing stand up, she entered the world of Vine stardom (with over 1.6 billion loops & 3 million followers) palling around town with other mega-Viners and having a blast doing it. With all her comedic collaborators in tow, the veteran of The Second City creates ridiculous videos that find the absurdity in everything from first dates to femininity to female celebrities.
In 1920, women gained the power to vote — and in 1926, Martha Graham opened her groundbreaking dance company, where for the first time women weren’t portrayed as goddesses, flowers, or swans, but as flawed, complex and powerful characters like Joan of Arc, Medea, Phaedra and Emily Dickinson. The EVE Project is a tribute to both Graham and 100 years of female empowerment that features work by new female choreographers alongside some of Graham’s iconic heroines and anti-heroines.
Thursday, Mar 5, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 6, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 7, 2020 / 8:00pm
The guy’s played — and slayed — most of the major male musical-theater roles, from Porgy and Harold Hill to Javert and Sweeney Todd. He also happens to be the first African-American actor to portray the Phantom of the Opera on B’way. You’ve seen him in tons of TV and film roles. Now Norm Lewis has been hand-picked by curator Renée Fleming to appear in her acclaimed concert series at the Kennedy Center, where he recently knocked ’em dead as Hill in The Music Man.
Adapted for the stage by Matthew Heap. Based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas. In this story, set in 17th-century France, a poor young nobleman named D’Artagnan leaves home to join the famous Musketeers of the Guard – defenders of the King and masters of the rapier! On his journey, D’Artagnan befriends three famous Musketeers: Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. As the foursome roams the countryside, they encounter a dastardly plot to kidnap the King’s favorite dog… and realize they’ll need the help of three swashbuckling ladies to save the day. We recommend this production for ages 6 and older.
Friday, Feb 28, 2020 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 11:00amSaturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 3:00pmFriday, Mar 6, 2020 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar 7, 2020 / 11:00amSaturday, Mar 7, 2020 / 3:00pm
The culmination of the School of Music’s Wind Conducting Workshop, this concert will feature guest conductor H. Robert Reynolds of the Thornton Wind Ensemble and Director of Bands Emeritus at the University of Michigan. Also featuring School of Music faculty conductors, the program will include Darius Milhaud’s La Création du Monde, Richard Wagner’s Trauermusik, Antonín Dvořák’s Serenade in D minor, Op. 44 and Aaron Copland’s Emblems. Led by Michael Votta, Jr., the UMD Wind Orchestra (UMWO) is a leading voice among collegiate ensembles in premiering new works for winds. This season’s engaging performances will feature faculty soloists and world-premieres of new works and masterworks of the 20th and 21st centuries. UMWO has performed in side-by-side collaborations with major professional ensembles and has performed by invitation at international, national and regional conferences.
2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment. To honor this occasion the UMD Symphony Orchestra will perform a world premiere of Maria Newman’s Our Rights and Nothing Less written in honor of Susan B. Anthony’s 200th birthday. The program will also feature works by close friends and composers Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms. Schumann’s Concerto in A minor for Piano and Orchestra will feature Miko Kominami as piano soloist and the concert will conclude with Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 — his last symphony. Come an hour early and attend the pre-concert discussion. Please note that this performance will no longer feature Phenomenal Women by Valerie Coleman. About the Orchestra: Under the baton of new Music Director David Neely, the UMD Symphony Orchestra (UMSO) showcases the orchestral program with uncompromising attention to musical excellence. Pushing the boundaries of the orchestral experience, UMSO presents innovative and electrifying performances of orchestral repertoire both modern and classic.
There may only be one legitimate question when it comes to the Chicago contemporary music collective Ensemble Dal Niente: What won’t they do? In less than two decades, they’ve built provocative programs and a striking international reputation by rendering unapologetically difficult music—oftentimes, the sort that other so-called new music ensembles will not or cannot try—with unguarded ardor and commitment. To wit, their expansive repertoire ranges from John Adams to John Cage to John Zorn, from Ashley Fure to Arvo Pärt to arrangements of Radiohead, from members of the rock band Deerhoof to members of the vital Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. Capable of shifting from soloists enacting the most exacting extended techniques to a chamber ensemble of two-dozen members in perfect lockstep, Ensemble Dal Niente has played the work of Georg Friedrich Haas in total darkness and pulled more than 100 works from cutting-edge composers into the light of world premieres. They will fling pianos open to play only their innards, scratch slivers of sound from stringed instruments, and weave dramatic vocal techniques and instrumental leaps of faith into audacious multimedia shows. They are, as The Los Angeles Times has rightly noted, “[bringing] hard-core Modernism up to date.” Ensemble Dal Niente does all this with an unbridled and contagious sense of enthusiasm, so that, even if you are prone to the classic portion of classical music, you glean that there must be something there to discover, to consider, to cherish. They rank among the world’s most capable guides.
What else could go wrong? Tensions run high as Lloyd Dallas, the director of this play’s play-within-a-play, struggles to prepare his accident-prone cast for the opening of British bedroom comedy Nothing On. Missed cues, jealous lovers, a lost contact lens and a troublesome plate of sardines all conspire to ruin the performance. Michael Frayn’s award-winning farce details the hilarity that ensues behind the scenes of a theatrical production as characters attempt to untangle the chaos and salvage the play. “The most dexterously realized comedy ever about putting on a comedy. A spectacularly funny, peerless backstage farce. This dizzy, well-known romp is festival of delirium,” The New York Times.
Friday, Feb 28, 2020 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 2:00pm
Hailed by the Washington Post as “…dazzling,” Time for Three — violinist Nicolas (Nick) Kendall, violinist Charles Yang and double-bassist Ranaan Meyer — is a group that defies any traditional genre classification, happily and infectiously. With an uncommon mix of virtuosity and showmanship, the American trio performs music from Bach to Brahms and beyond, giving world-premieres by Pulitzer Prize-winners William Bolcom and Jennifer Higdon as well as playing originals and their own arrangements of everything from bluegrass and folk tunes to ingenious mash-ups of hits by the Beatles, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake and more.
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:30 pm)
Country-Ella re-envisions the classic Cinderella rags-to-riches fairy tale with a clever fish-out-of-water twist. Cinderella is an über-perky city girl who comes to visit her distant country relatives, Uncle Johnny and his wicked wife, Aunt Zilla. When her bratty twin cousins, Hilly and Billie, make her life a chore, an unexpected visit from her Country Godmother allows her to attend the Hoe-Down, where she meets the town’s most eligible deer hunter, Bubba. At midnight, naturally, she departs in haste, dropping her cellphone as she leaves. Bubba desperately searches for her, knowing that only the right person will know the passcode for the phone
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 11:30amSaturday, Mar 7, 2020 / 11:30am
What’s the point of making art when it feels like the world is ending? The question is just as relevant now as it is to this group of actors in the Middle Ages, who’re trying to make a career as traveling performers while staying one step ahead of the Black Plague.
Wednesday, Mar 4, 2020 / 7:45pm (Doors open at 7:15pm)Friday, Mar 6, 2020 / 7:45pm (Doors open at 7:15pm)Sunday, Mar 8, 2020 / 1:45pm (Doors open at 1:15pm)Wednesday, Mar 11, 2020 / 1:45pm (Doors open at 1:15pm)Thursday, Mar 12, 2020 / 7:45pm (Doors open at 7:15pm)Sunday, Mar 15, 2020 / 1:45pm (Doors open at 1:15pm)Wednesday, Mar 25, 2020 / 7:45pm (Doors open at 7:15pm)Thursday, Mar 26, 2020 / 7:45pm (Doors open at 7:15pm)
She’s worked with Lin-Manuel Miranda, writing the book for the game-changing In the Heights, and with this — her latest work — Quiara Alegria Hudes reaches all-new heights. With one finger on the pulse and the rest penning theatrical masterworks, we’re lucky to have talent like hers in our world.
Friday, Feb 28, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 2:00pmSaturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 1, 2020 / 2:00pm
Imagine being the parents of a male infant whose genitals are damaged in a circumcision accident. You consult an expert in the nascent field of gender identity, and are advised to raise your son as a girl. Heart-wrenching complications ensue. This real-life drama comes to the stage as Boy, in the DC premiere of a play Chicago On Stage calls “a poignant and important love story for our era.”
Friday, Feb 28, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 8:00pmThursday, Mar 5, 2020 / 8:00pm
Catch rising opera star J’Nai Bridges in her house and role debut at the WNO as Delilah, part of a breakout season which finds the “plush-voiced mezzo-soprano” (The New York Times) premiering at The Met, starring in Carmen at the Dutch National Opera and appearing in concert with the Boston, San Antonio and New Jersey Symphony Orchestras.
Wednesday, Mar 4, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar 13, 2020 / 7:30pmMonday, Mar 16, 2020 / 7:00pm
In 1945, as America’s soldiers come home to ticker-tape parades and overjoyed families, Private First Class Donny Novitski, singer and songwriter, returns to rebuild his life with only the shirt on his back and a dream in his heart. When NBC announces a national competition to find the nation’s next great musical superstars, Donny joins forces with a motley group of fellow veterans, each an astonishing musician. Together, they form a band unlike any the nation has ever seen. Along the way, they discover the power of music to face the impossible, find their voice and finally feel like they have a place to call home. The Broadway production of Bandstand won a 2017 Tony Award for Best Choreography.
Tuesday, Mar 3, 2020 / 7:30pmWednesday, Mar 4, 2020 / 7:30pmThursday, Mar 5, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar 6, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 7, 2020 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar 7, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 8, 2020 / 2:00pmSunday, Mar 8, 2020 / 7:30pm
Whether you’re looking to learn some Revolutionary history, try the freshest seafood, or explore D.C.’s haunted buildings, DC By Foot will make sure you get the most out of the amazing city around you on their fun and informative tours.
In a world where, to some, Black Lives Matter is a movement and to others Black Lives Matter is nothing more than a simple hashtag, Daniel is a senior in high school whose friend was recently killed by a police officer. To keep Daniel safe, his mother sends him to live with his aunt in the suburbs. Daniel quickly finds out that no matter where he lives, he is still a black male and there are certain things that he cannot do. This moving and informative drama is appropriate for all ages and races.
At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow went from two small-town nobodies in West Texas to America’s most renowned folk heroes and Texas law enforcement’s worst nightmares. Fearless, shameless and alluring, the Tony-nominated Bonnie & Clyde_, from the legendary Frank Wildhorn (_Jekyll & Hyde, Civil War, Dracula) is the electrifying story of love, adventure and crime that captured the attention of an entire country. Show is preceded by a buffet meal. Full service cash bar available.
Friday, Feb 28, 2020 / 6:00pm Dinner (7:45pm Show)Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 6:00pm Dinner (7:45pm Show)
Let’s say you’re a happily married woman and a skeezy loudmouth starts making inappropriate, unwanted advances — how would you respond? If your answer wasn’t, “Spin an elaborate web of lies so the guy dresses in humiliating costumes and gets beaten up by a gang of children,” then you’ve got a lot to learn from these merry wives.
Friday, Feb 28, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 1, 2020 / 7:00pm
Known for its striking imagery and poetic language, Dante’s Divine Comedy is a cornerstone of Western literature and poetry. With their elegant poetry, Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio inspired beautiful music that defied musical norms, giving birth to the lyrical art of Trecento. Hear it come to life with accomplished musicians at St Mark’s Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
Friday, Mar 6, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 7, 2020 / 4:00pmSaturday, Mar 7, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 8, 2020 / 2:00pm
The best classical and jazz instrumentalists from around the world converge on the D.C. area courtesy of the Marlow Guitar Series, including virtuosi from Greece, Croatia, Spain, the U.S. and beyond. These acclaimed guitar heroes include Grammy winners, international competition champions, rising stars and more. Enjoy pre-concert discussions and post-concert receptions with the musicians as well at the Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center in Silver Spring.
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 8:00pm (Bandini-Chiacchiaretta)