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Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club

Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club

Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club

Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
7719 Wisconsin Avenue Bethesda MD 20814

Live Music at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club

Buy Tickets Sold Out n/a

Thanks to a recent $8 million renovation, the gorgeous art-deco Bethesda Theatre is now Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, a hot spot for live music, dining and drinking. The club offers great entertainment from top national blues and jazz artists, plus the best talent from the mid-Atlantic region, in an intimate setting with excellent acoustics. Enjoy a great dinner served up with a heaping side of blues and jazz -- Executive Chef William Pack Jr. has created a Creole/Cajun-inspired menu with a bevy of mouthwatering choices, including delicious desserts.

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 / 7:30pm (Classic Soul Christmas Tour Featuring The Intruders & Friends) Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 / 8:00pm (Frank McComb, Kenya & Deborah Bond Soul & Jazz Holiday Show)

Septime Webre's "The Nutcracker"
Warner Theatre

Septime Webre's "The Nutcracker"

Warner Theatre
513 13th Street, N.W. Washington DC 20004

The Washington Ballet's DC-Inspired Nutcracker

Buy Tickets $39 - $74.50 $78.50 - $124.50

The Washington Ballet's ingenious take on The Nutcracker is back for another year of local holiday fun at the Warner Theatre. Septime Webre's version of the timeless ballet is set in the wintry, historic DC of old, where snowflakes swirl through the air, King George III is cast as the menacing Rat King and none other than George Washington becomes the heroic nutcracker. Set to Tchaikovsky's enchanting score and staged with magnificent sets and costumes, there are waltzing cherry blossoms, dancing sugar plums and other clever adaptations to enchant young and old.

Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 / 7:00pm Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 / 7:00pm Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 2:00pm Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 7:00pm

"Nothing to Lose (But Our Chains)"
Woolly Mammoth Theatre

"Nothing to Lose (But Our Chains)"

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

Felonious Munk's Journey From Prison to Primetime

Buy Tickets $24.60 - $41.40 $41 - $69

It's tough to break into comedy -- and even tougher when you're starting out as an ex-drug dealer fresh off a six-year stint in state prison. Against all odds, in a country where the deck is more often than not stacked against a black man trying to get ahead, Felonious Munk did just that, first earning a six-figure position in corporate America before turning his attentions to comedy and landing a recurring guest spot on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. In Nothing to Lose (But Our Chains), Munk takes to the stage at Washington, D.C.'s Woolly Mammoth Theatre with a cast of Chicago's sharpest comics to tell the harrowing and hilarious story of his story of breaking away from the street and into comedy.

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 3:00pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 8:00pm Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 2:00pm Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 7:00pm Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 / 8:00pm Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 / 8:00pm Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 / 8:00pm Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 8:00pm

"Annie"
Olney Theatre Center - Mainstage

"Annie"

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

Leapin' Lizards! Annie Comes to Town

Buy Tickets $23.50 - $45 $47 - $90

You can bet your bottom dollar that there'll be plenty of fun when Annie takes over Onley Theatre Center for the holidays. Now celebrating the 40th anniversary of its Broadway debut, the musical sensation that started out life as a comic strip and then grew into a huge hit on stage and on the big screen shows no sign of outgrowing its iconic red dress and curls. The beloved story of a plucky young orphan who never gives up her dreams of finding a family, Annie brings back all the great characters you know and love, including the adorable scamp herself, the lovable Daddy Warbucks, his faithful assistant Grace and the wicked Miss Hannigan. Featuring unforgettable numbers like "It's the Hard-Knock Life," "Easy Street," "I Don't Need Anything But You" and the ever-optimistic "Tomorrow," this production, directed by Jason King Jones (Mary Poppins), will leave you with a spring in your step and a song in your heart.

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 8:00pm Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 / 8:00pm Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 / 8:00pm Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 8:00pm Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 8:00pm Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017 / 8:00pm Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 / 8:00pm Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 / 8:00pm

Georgetown Men's Basketball
Capital One Arena

Georgetown Men's Basketball

Capital One Arena
601 F St. NW Washington DC 20004

Patrick Ewing Coaches Georgetown Men's Basketball

Buy Tickets COMP - $68 $22.65 - $68

A legend returns home as NBA great and Georgetown alum Patrick Ewing takes over as head coach for the Hoyas men's team. After a disappointing finish last season, the Hoyas under coach Ewing are going to be coming out of the gates strong as they look to battle their way back to the top of the Big East and return to March Madness glory. With the pep band blasting and the students whooping it up, there's nothing more exciting than college basketball, and the Hoyas are one of the sport's most consistently fierce teams. So lock in your tickets now and cheer them on at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 / 7:00pm (vs. North Texas Mean Green) Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 12:00pm (vs. Alabama A&M Bulldogs) Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017 / 6:30pm (vs. Butler Bulldogs) Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 / 12:00pm (vs. Creighton Bluejays)

"The Santaland Diaries"
Drafthouse Comedy Theater

"The Santaland Diaries"

Drafthouse Comedy Theater
1100 13th Street NW Washington DC 20005

David Sedaris' Hilarious Anti-Holiday Favorite

Buy Tickets $5 - $10 $20

Craving a little splash of vodka in your Christmas cheer? Prefer watching Bad Santa over It's a Wonderful Life? Think naughty > nice? David Sedaris sympathizes. In 1992, the now-famous humorist wrote an autobiographical essay about being broke and working as an elf at the massive Macy's department store in New York. The essay was adapted into a one-man show, and it's now the funniest, most irreverent anti-holiday classic. If you need a break from a crazy family, mall madness or cloying carols, Cameron Folmar dons the candy-cane tights for a heaping dose of (anti)holiday hilarity in The Santaland Diaries at Drafthouse Comedy Theater in Washington, DC.

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 7:00pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 9:15pm Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 7:00pm Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 / 7:30pm Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 / 7:30pm Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 7:00pm Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 9:15pm Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 7:00pm

"The Book of Will"
Round House Theatre - Bethesda

"The Book of Will"

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

True Story of the Rush to Save Shakespeare's Canon

Buy Tickets $22.40 - $28 $56

It's hard to imagine a world without Hamlet, Falstaff, Romeo, Juliet or any of the indelible characters and stories created by William Shakespeare -- but were it not for the diligent work of a few of The Bard's friends and contemporaries, we'd be living in that world today. Set just after Shakespeare's death in the early 17th century, The Book of Will is the story of two of his actors rushing to gather and publish all of his works before they're lost to time. But with the original scripts scattered all over London, collecting them all is going to be a caper that's Shakespearean in scope. This heartfelt and hilarious play, inspired by the true story behind Shakespeare's First Folio, comes to the Round House Theatre in Bethesda.

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 2:00pm Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 / 7:30pm Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 / 7:30pm Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 8:00pm Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 2:00pm Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017 / 7:30pm Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 / 7:30pm Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 / 8:00pm

Blues Alley
Blues Alley

Blues Alley

Blues Alley

Blues Alley
1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW Washington DC 20007

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

Buy Tickets $10 - $13.75 $20 - $27.50

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, Dec. 18, 2017 / 10:00pm (Dave Detwiler & The White House Band - "Tis the Season") Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 / 10:00pm (Tim Reynolds - Solo Guitar) Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 / 10:00pm (Tim Reynolds - Solo Guitar) Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 / 10:00pm (Dwayne Adell Trio - Piano/Bass/Drums) Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 / 10:00pm (Mystical Waters featuring Saleem Waters & Friends - Multi-instrumeltalist) Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 / 10:00pm (Jaguar Wright & Gerald Veasley "I Got Life: The Music of Nina Simone" - Vocals/Bass) Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 / 10:00pm (Unit 3 Deep David Dyson - Bass, Patrick Cooper - Keys, & Duane Thomas - Drums) Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 / 10:00pm (Veronneau "National CD Relase Party" featuring DAVE KLINE - Violin Virtuoso)

"The Last Night of Ballyhoo"
Theater J at the Edlavitch DCJCC

"The Last Night of Ballyhoo"

Theater J at the Edlavitch DCJCC
1529 Sixteenth Street, NW Washington DC 20036

Alfred Uhry's Comedy-Drama The Last Night of Ballyhoo

Buy Tickets $26 - $42 $52 - $69

Playwright Alfred Uhry brilliantly mined his Atlanta Jewish upbringing for his Pulitzer and Oscar-winning Driving Miss Daisy, and he digs into it again for The Last Night of Ballyhoo, resulting in the same successful mix of thought-provoking drama and laughter, with a touch of romance. Now coming to the Edlavitch DCJCC's Theater J, the Tony-winning play takes you back to December 1939, as Atlanta hosts the Gone With the Wind premiere and Hitler invades Poland. But the biggest concern of the Freitag family is Ballyhoo, a lavish ball for the southern Jewish elite. When Uncle Adolph brings Joe -- his new, very eligible assistant -- home for dinner, sparks fly between his niece and the Brooklyn native, whose presence lights a fuse on a family dispute over long-held beliefs and prejudices.

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 2:00pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 8:00pm Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 2:00pm Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 7:30pm Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 / 7:30pm Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 / 7:30pm Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 8:00pm Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 2:00pm

The Gershwins' and Ken Ludwig's "Crazy For You"
Signature Theatre

The Gershwins' and Ken Ludwig's "Crazy For You"

Signature Theatre
4200 Campbell Avenue Arlington VA 22206

Classic Gershwin Musical Crazy For You

Buy Tickets $52.40 - $75.60 $65 - $94

With its Gershwin score and book by Tony-nominee Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor), Crazy For You has been a crowd-pleaser since its acclaimed Broadway debut in 1992. It's the story of a wealthy 1930s playboy who's determined to become a professional dancer. And no one -- not even his mother -- is going to keep him from pursuing his dream. Along the way, there's plenty of comedy, romance, mistaken identities and plot twists in the mix. Featuring a score that includes such Ira and George Gershwin classics as "I Got Rhythm," "Embraceable You," "Someone to Watch Over Me" and many more, Crazy For You earned three Tony Awards, including Best Musical, for its original New York run. Now you can enjoy Signature Theatre's production when it tap dances into Arlington.

Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 7:00pm Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 / 7:30pm Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 / 7:30pm Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 / 8:00pm Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017 / 5:00pm

"A Christmas Carol"
Olney Theatre Center - Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab

"A Christmas Carol"

A Christmas Carol

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

Paul Morella Puts a Solo Spin on a Holiday Classic

Buy Tickets $20 $40

Veteran D.C.-area actor Paul Morella (The Pelican Brief, The District, The Wire) presents a fresh spin on Charles Dickens' beloved holiday tale in his one-man stage adaptation of A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas. Adapted from Dickens' original novella and reading tour, Morella's solo version transports you back to Victorian England and into the heart of this classic morality tale. Experience the unforgettable characters and vivid imagery as Charles Dickens originally intended -- in his own words -- and rediscover this timeless classic presented as a masterful solo performance. This critically acclaimed production at Olney Theatre Center has become a holiday must-see.

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 3:00pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 7:45pm Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 3:00pm Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 / 3:00pm Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 / 7:45pm Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 / 7:45pm Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 3:00pm Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 7:45pm

"Twelfth Night"
Sidney Harman Hall

"Twelfth Night"

Sidney Harman Hall
610 F Street NW Washington DC 20004

Twelfth Night: Shakespeare's Gender-Bending Comedy

Buy Tickets $46 $92

If you ever find yourself in a sinking ship, just pray that you're as lucky as Viola, the heroine of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. When she washes ashore in a mysterious land called Illyria after a shipwreck, rather than scavenging for food and struggling to survive she finds herself dressing up as a man, falling in love and getting drawn into a gender-bending maze of mistaken identity and mismatched passions. While disguised as a man, Viola falls in love with Duke Orsinio, who himself is in love with Countess Olivia, who in turn falls in love with Viola, who she mistakes for a man. Filled with juicy comedic characters and beloved scoundrels, Twelfth Night features some of Shakespeare's wittiest wordplay -- and now it's coming to Washington, D.C.'s Sidney Harman Hall.

Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 / 2:00pm Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 / 2:00pm

Manassas Ballet Theatre: "The Nutcracker"
Hylton Performing Arts Center

Manassas Ballet Theatre: "The Nutcracker"

Hylton Performing Arts Center
10960 George Mason Circle Manassas VA 20110

The Nutcracker: Manassas Ballet Theatre With Orchestra

Buy Tickets COMP - $37.50 $45 - $75

The Manassas Ballet Theatre is back with their unforgettable annual production of the holiday season's must-see show: The Nutcracker. In this performance, featuring an international cast of dancers and accompanied by the Manassas Ballet Theatre Orchestra, you'll be transported to a magical place filled with Christmas spirits, dancing children, toy soldiers that come alive, a glowing Christmas tree, magical creatures and exquisite dancing. Whether a family tradition or a once-in-a-lifetime event, this beloved classic at the Hylton Performing Arts Center is bound to create lasting memories for audiences young and old.

Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 / 7:30pm Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 / 7:30pm Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 / 7:30pm Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 3:00pm Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 7:30pm Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 3:00pm

Olney Ballet Theatre's "The Nutcracker"
Olney Theatre Center - Historic Stage

Olney Ballet Theatre's "The Nutcracker"

Olney Theatre Center - Historic Stage
2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd. Olney MD 20832

Olney Ballet Theatre Brings The Nutcracker to Life

Buy Tickets $21.10 $42.20

Starring talented young pre-professional ballerinas, along with professional guest dancers, the Olney Ballet Theatre's Nutcracker has been a holiday tradition in the Washington area for decades. You'll be transported to a magical place filled with Christmas spirits, dancing children, toy soldiers that come alive, a glowing Christmas tree, magical creatures, the Land of Sweets and exquisite dancing. Whether a longstanding family tradition or a once-in-a-lifetime event, this beloved classic is bound to create lasting memories for audiences young and old.

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 7:30pm Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 / 7:30pm Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 7:30pm

"Curve of Departure"
Studio Theatre

"Curve of Departure"

Studio Theatre
1501 14th Street, NW Washington DC 20005

Family & Funerals in Curve of Departure

Buy Tickets $20 - $40 $52 - $69

The night before a funeral, family members gather in a single hotel room in New Mexico, shuffling sleeping arrangements, dealing with absent family members and preparing for their uncertain futures. Billed as a warm and funny family drama, Curve of Departure hones in on the moments when you decide how much you're willing to give of yourself. Straight from its world premiere production at South Coast Rep, Curve of Departure returns playwright Rachel Bonds and director Mike Donahue to D.C.'s Studio Theatre.

Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 / 8:00pm Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 / 8:00pm Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 8:00pm Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 2:00pm Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 8:00pm Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017 / 8:00pm Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017 / 8:00pm

The Capitol Steps
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

The Capitol Steps

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

The Capitol Steps: Songs & Skits Skewer DC Politics

Buy Tickets $26 $36

With jokes aimed at both ends of the political spectrum -- and pretty much all of the middle, too -- musical-comedy group The Capitol Steps has been eliciting laughs at democracy's expense since 1981. If you've ever wanted to see Barack Obama sing a show tune, Donald Trump sing a rock song and Vladimir Putin dance shirtless, this is the show for you. The Steps' stage show features numerous song parodies and skits, and the cast even includes some former Congressional staffers, whose firsthand experience helps make the jokes zing that much more. This legendary troupe's recorded more than 30 albums, and their radio specials are featured on NPR stations nationwide four times a year, but there's nothing like experiencing their cutting-edge comedy live at DC's Ronald Reagan Building.

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 7:30pm

Cathedral Choral Society: "Joy of Christmas"
Washington National Cathedral

Cathedral Choral Society: "Joy of Christmas"

Washington National Cathedral
3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW Washington DC 20016

Cathedral Choral Society's Joy of Christmas Concert

Buy Tickets Sold Out n/a

A well-loved Washington, D.C. holiday tradition, this concert includes Christmas favorites and a festive carol sing-along. The program will feature a newly commissioned carol by popular British composer Paul Mealor, plus Christmas favorites including "O Come, All Ye Faithful," "Lo, How a Rose," "Joy to the World," "In the Bleak Midwinter," "Silent Night" and more. Celebrate the warm spirit of the season in a majestic setting, at Washington National Cathedral.

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 2:00pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 7:00pm Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 4:00pm

"An Irish Carol"
Keegan Theatre

"An Irish Carol"

Keegan Theatre
1742 Church Street, NW Washington DC 20036

An Irish Carol: Twist on Charles Dickens' Classic

Buy Tickets $25 $45

Dubbed both "sweet and cheerfully profane" by The Washington Post, An Irish Carol returns to the Keegan Theatre for its much-anticipated annual holiday visit. Written by Emerald Isle native and Keegan company member Matthew J. Keenan, the play follows one evening in the life of David, a wealthy Dublin pub owner who's lost touch with his own humanity in the interest of self-protection and material success. But this Christmas Eve, David's life may change forever when he's challenged by a voice from the past, provoked by those in the present and faced with the reality of a lonely future. A modern fable told with all the biting humor and incisive candor of its Irish playwright, this gritty twist on Dickens' classic is a D.C. tradition that has played to sold-out audiences for years.

Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 / 8:00pm Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 / 8:00pm Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017 / 8:00pm Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017 / 8:00pm Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 / 8:00pm Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017 / 3:00pm

Step Afrika!: "Magical Musical Holiday Step Show"
Atlas Performing Arts Center

Step Afrika!: "Magical Musical Holiday Step Show"

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

Step Afrika!'s Magical Musical Holiday Step Show

Buy Tickets Sold Out $22.50 - $45

Step Afrika!, the first professional company devoted to stepping, brings their annual holiday show back to D.C.'s Atlas Performing Arts Center. Come make merry with the internationally-known percussive dance company, as well as DJ Frosty the Snowman and their furry friends from the animal kingdom in this special seasonal performance. Equally inspired by African and modern dance, stepping combines kicks, stomps, claps and chants into an overwhelming, high-energy experience of movement and sound. The company has achieved worldwide renown for its mastery of the art and its electrifying live shows, and this festive celebration promises to be no exception.

Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 4:00pm Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 / 7:30pm Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 7:30pm Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 2:00pm Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017 / 11:30am Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017 / 7:30pm Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 / 7:30pm Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 / 11:30am

"Mosaic Theater Company Presents The Real Americans"
Atlas Performing Arts Center

"Mosaic Theater Company Presents The Real Americans"

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

Acclaimed One-Man Odyssey Through America

Buy Tickets $15 - $20 $45 - $50

Inspired by 100 days traveling in a van through small-town America, actor-journalist Dan Hoyle enacts a multi-character encounter with the people at ground zero of our country's growing economic inequality and polarized politics. Hoyle's quest to "break the liberal bubble" sends him on an unforgettable journey into the lives of the real Americans: union coal miners, rural drug dealers, anti-war Veterans and closeted gay creation theory experts, to name just a few. Find out why The Huffington Post hailed The Real Americans as "nothing short of brilliant: unsettling, poignant, and hilarious," when Mosaic Theater Company presents it at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, DC.

Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 7:30pm (Open Captions) Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 / 8:00pm Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 / 8:00pm Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 8:00pm (Open Captions)

"Madeline's Christmas"
Creative Cauldron

"Madeline's Christmas"

Creative Cauldron
410 S. Maple Avenue Falls Church VA 22046

Madeline's Christmas: A Magical Holiday Musical Adventure

Buy Tickets Sold Out n/a

It's Christmas Eve in Paris in this festive musical adapted from the beloved book by Ludwig Bemelmans. Orphaned Madeline is feeling fine, but all her classmates at boarding school are ill with the flu. While her pals are sick in their beds and saddened about being unable to go home for the holidays, Madeline answers a knock at the door, where she encounters a merchant selling magical rugs. Thanks to his promise that the rugs will restore the girls to health and fly them home to their families, Madeline's magical holiday adventure truly takes off.

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 2:00pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 7:30pm

International Spy Museum: The Permanent Exhibit
International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum: The Permanent Exhibit

International Spy Museum
800 F Street, NW Washington DC 20004

International Spy Museum: Enter the World of Secret Agents

Buy Tickets $14 $23.21

From real-life spy gadgets to the stories behind the coolest secret agents in movies, the International Spy Museum is the first and only public museum in the United States dedicated solely to the world of espionage. Upon arrival, you'll be given a secret identity, which you'll use to test your spy skills throughout the experience. Then, you'll explore a series of themed rooms, where you'll hear historic tales, examine artifacts and participate in activities. Get ready for exhibits like Spies Among Us, which focuses on WWII-era German and Russian spy rings, and Exquisitely Evil, a tribute to the villains of cinema's most famous spy -- James Bond. Exquisitely Evil features more than 100 film artifacts from both old and new Bond movies, plus interactive exhibits that allow you to take over the controls of a villain's lair, brave the depths of a virtual shark tank, play spy vs. spy with other visitors, disarm a missile before time runs out and more.

Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:00pm) Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:00pm) Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:00pm) Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:00pm) Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:00pm) Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:00pm) Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:00pm) Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017 / 10:00am-3:00pm (Last Entry at 2:00pm)

"Christmas at the Old Bull and Bush"
MetroStage

"Christmas at the Old Bull and Bush"

MetroStage
1201 North Royal Street Alexandria VA 22314

British Music Hall for the Holidays

Buy Tickets $40 - $45 $55 - $60

Christmas at the Old Bull and Bush transports you to London, circa 1912, where you'll be treated to a holiday-themed variety show in the classic style of the famed British music hall. Mistress of Ceremonies Florrie Forde brings the mirth and mayhem via a sleighful of Christmas carols, comedy sketches, sing-alongs and more. A staple at the Old Vat Room at Arena Stage for years, this seasonal extravaganza now comes to MetroStage in Alexandria, where you can raise a pint and feast on traditional mince pies while enjoying the on-stage antics of Mr. Bertie Ramsbottom, Mr. Charles Archibald Potts and company.

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 8:00pm Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 7:00pm

Indianapolis Colts vs. Baltimore Ravens
M&T Bank Stadium

Indianapolis Colts vs. Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore Ravens

M&T Bank Stadium
1101 Russell Street Baltimore MD 21230

Ravens vs. Colts: Christmas Week

Buy Tickets $51 - $116 $90.35 - $162.70

Kick off your holiday by joining the Flock to cheer on the Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium the weekend before Christmas. This late-season AFC match-up between Baltimore and the Indianapolis Colts is bound to have playoff implications for both teams, who closed out the 2016 season with identical 8-8 records, and who're itching to make another run at the postseason. The Colts' stars include exciting wide receiver T.Y. Hilton and running back Frank Gore, while versatile veteran QB Joe Flacco continues to lead the home team for head coach John Harbaugh.

Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 4:30pm (vs. Indianapolis Colts)

"Seasonal Disorder"
Source

"Seasonal Disorder"

Source
1835 14th Street, NW Washington DC 20009

Improv Medley at Seasonal Disorder

Buy Tickets COMP - $15 $12 - $30

At Washington Improv Theater's unscripted show, Seasonal Disorder, you never know what wacky gifts the talented performers will unwrap. It's a medley of shows that features a little bit of everything, from chilling mysteries to holiday hilarity and performances by improv duo GIRLish. In addition to performances by WIT's amazing company ensembles, WIT is proud to present Citizens' Watch -- an original, interactive production based on the TV series Broadchurch in which an audience member determines the murderer with a roll of the dice. Directed by Mike Hendrix, the show features members of King Bee and Nox!, as well as new faces to the WIT stage. Bring your family, friends or your whole office to Source to meet WIT's improvisors and enjoy what the Washington Post has called "some of the most exciting live entertainment in Washington."

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 9:30pm Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 7:30pm Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 / 7:30pm Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 9:30pm Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 7:30pm Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 9:30pm Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 / 7:30pm Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 / 7:30pm

"How To Catch a Leprechaun"
Keegan Theatre

"How To Catch a Leprechaun"

Keegan Theatre
1742 Church Street, NW Washington DC 20036

The Return of How To Catch a Leprechaun

Buy Tickets $7.50 $15

Based on the familiar Irish legend, the family tale How To Catch a Leprechaun follows the comical adventures of a wistful minstrel who really wants to catch this trickiest of tricksters. Riley has everything he needs for his trap: a pair of sharp eyes, a good Irish folk song in his heart and, most importantly, an irresistible pitcher of green lemonade. And the wee leprechaun seems more than willing to give up his pot of gold -- but is his offer a leprechaun trick or a leprechaun treat? The Keegan Theatre presents the delightful children's musical for all ages.

Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 11:00am Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 11:00am Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 11:00am Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017 / 11:00am Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017 / 11:00am Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017 / 11:00am

"Mosaic Theater Presents Draw the Circle"
Atlas Performing Arts Center

"Mosaic Theater Presents Draw the Circle"

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

Gender Transition Dramedy: Draw the Circle

Buy Tickets $18 - $25 $45 - $65

Revealing an alternate gender identity to your loved ones is tough enough, but when your family is conservative Muslim, the level of difficulty shoots sky high. In this solo show based on his own experiences, award-winning performer-playwright Mashuq Mushtaq Deen tells his story of going from female-to-male from the point of view of his friends and family, resulting in a heartfelt and humorous production at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in DC. Draw the Circle comes to the stage as part of the series Transformational Journeys: Inspired Singular Explorations.

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 8:00pm Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 3:00pm Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 / 8:00pm Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 3:00pm Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 8:00pm

Damien Escobar --  "The Heart & Soul" Tour
Lisner Auditorium

Damien Escobar -- "The Heart & Soul" Tour

Damien Escobar

Lisner Auditorium
George Washington University Washington DC 20052

Damien Escobar Makes Violin Sexy on Heart & Soul Tour

Buy Tickets $22.50 - $32.50 $45 - $65

When you think of violin music, do you think laced-up classical and tuxedos? Then you're in for a big surprise when the lights go up and Damien Escobar, known to fans as Dame Esco, strolls out and starts playing. Clad in athletic shoes, fashionable casual wear that always just happens to show off his toned and tatted biceps, and a hat, Escobar starts with a classical base and then blends in R&B, jazz, pop and hip-hop. It's passionate, it's high-energy and it's intimate, with Escobar chatting amiably between numbers. Raised on the streets of Queens, Escobar began playing at the age of 8 and graduated from the Juilliard School of Music at just 13. He's come a long way from playing for change in the NYC subways. Check him out on YouTube and then get yourself a ticket to see this fast-rising star in concert at Lisner Auditorium when he swings through D.C. on his Heart & Soul Tour.

Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 / 8:00pm

"A Circus Carol"
Atlas Performing Arts Center

"A Circus Carol"

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

A Circus Carol Puts a Spin on Holiday Shows

Buy Tickets $12.50 $25

It's holiday pageant time at W.T. Dickens High School! Chaos reigns supreme throughout the school halls as teachers, administrators and students try to get it together in time for their annual holiday production. As the circus atmosphere comes to life, incredible aerial performances dazzle and bring our characters together to rise above (literally!) the holiday madness. Don't miss A Circus Carol at Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C.

Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 6:00pm

"Peekaboo! A Nativity Play"
The Hub Theatre - The New School of Northern Virginia

"Peekaboo! A Nativity Play"

The Hub Theatre - The New School of Northern Virginia
9431 Silver King Court Fairfax VA 22031

The Nativity Play Comically Meets the 21st Century

Buy Tickets $16 $32

Jesus, Mary and Joeseph -- you know the story that spawned a million ugly Christmas sweaters, but imagine if in the middle of drinking your latte an angel popped up and informed you and your partner that NBD, you are going to be parents of the savior of the world. Phew -- that isn't happening to you, but it is hilariously taking the naive couple in this play by surprise. This modern take on the nativity story is a wild comedy of errors between BFF angels, a politician's evil minions, a stalking child drummer, the innkeeper's union, farm animals and the daunting hopes of the world. In between laughs, Peekaboo! A Nativity Play brings you a woman trying to do right by her child, her dreams and the love of her life at The Hub Theatre at The New School of Northern Virginia in Fairfax.

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 2:00pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 8:00pm Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 2:00pm Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 8:00pm Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 2:00pm Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 8:00pm Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017 / 2:00pm

Maryland Men's Basketball
Xfinity Center

Maryland Men's Basketball

Xfinity Center
8500 Paint Branch Dr College Park MD 20740

Maryland Terrapins Men's Basketball

Buy Tickets $5 - $70 $16.50 - $77

Don't miss a second of the action as the Maryland Terrapins take the court for another action-packed season of NCAA hoops at the Xfinity Center in College Park. The Terps are looking to make another trip to the NCAA tournament, and they'll face off against tough nonconference foes and bitter Big Ten rivals on their way to a postseason berth. Coach Mark Turgeon returns with a trio of talented sophomores in guards Anthony Cowan and Kevin Huerter, and forward Justin Jackson. Xfinity Center is one of the loudest venues in the Big Ten, so join the fun and cheer the Terps on to victory.

Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 / 7:00pm (vs. Fairleigh Dickinson Knights) Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 / 8:00pm (vs. UMBC Retrievers) Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. Penn State Nittany Lions) Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 / 8:00pm (vs. Iowa Hawkeyes)

Private Tour of National Gallery of Art
National Gallery of Art

Private Tour of National Gallery of Art

National Gallery of Art
Constitution Avenue, NW Washington DC 20565

National Gallery of Art Guided Tour

Buy Tickets $15 - $20 $60

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 over the course of two hours. 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, Dec. 16, 2017 / 1:00pm Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 / 1:00pm Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 / 1:00pm Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 / 1:00pm Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 / 1:00pm Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 / 1:00pm Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 / 1:00pm Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 / 1:00pm

"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever"
Silver Spring Stage

"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever"

Silver Spring Stage
10145 Colesville Road Silver Spring MD 20901

Holiday Classic The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Buy Tickets $12.50 $25

This hilarious and heartwarming comedy, based on the popular young-adult series, follows the adventures of the six "worst kids in the world," aka the delinquent Herdman children, who attend church for the first time because they're told there will be snacks. Over the rest of the town's objections, the ne'er-do-wells are cast in the Christmas play -- a sure-fire recipe for disaster. A celebration of the holiday season's transformative power, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever offers a fun, festive time at the Silver Spring Stage for all ages.

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 2:00pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 8:00pm Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 2:00pm

Nina's Dandy Brunch & Lunch Cruise
Nina's Dandy

Nina's Dandy Brunch & Lunch Cruise

Cherry Blossom Season Nina's Dandy

Nina's Dandy
Zero Prince St. Alexandria VA 22314

Nina's Dandy Lunch and Brunch Cruises With National Monument Views

Buy Tickets $36 - $43 $50 - $60

Cruise from historic old town Alexandria, Virginia, past the stunning national monuments and museums, to Georgetown and back on this relaxing midday 2 1/2-hour sail on the Potomac. Soak up the sights on this narrated tour, including Washington's famous cherry blossom trees -- a gift from Japan in 1912 -- and the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials. Along the way, enjoy a three-course lunch with salad, entree and dessert served at your table. Or, set out for a champagne brunch cruise on Sunday, and you'll find a buffet filled with a variety of breakfast and lunch treats.

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / Noon Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 12:00pm (Sunday Champagne Brunch) Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 / Noon Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017 / 12:00pm (Sunday Champagne Brunch) Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 / Noon Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017 / Noon Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 / Noon Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 / Noon

"A Child's Christmas in Wales & Other Stories"
Undercroft Theatre

"A Child's Christmas in Wales & Other Stories"

Undercroft Theatre
900 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington DC 20001

A Child's Christmas in Wales

Buy Tickets $30 $50 - $60

Holiday memories are treasured, but not always reliably reported. That's the theme of A Child's Christmas in Wales & Other Stories, an evening of works adapted from Dylan Thomas, Charles Dickens, AA Milne, Louisa May Alcott and others, now receiving its world premiere in a warm and nostalgic production courtesy of the Washington Stage Guild at the Undercroft Theatre in DC.

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 2:30pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 8:00pm Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 2:30pm

"The Ugly One"
Caos on F

"The Ugly One"

Caos on F
923 F St. NW Washington DC 20004

Satirical Play The Ugly One

Buy Tickets $15 $30

Lette is... unspeakably ugly. Which is probably why no one has told him before now. When the truth finally comes out, he books it to the plastic surgeon. With the help of some electric knives and bone millers, Lette is suddenly the most beautiful man in the room. What comes next was more than anyone could have imagined. Marius von Mayenburg's lightning fast satire comes to Washington, DC's Caos on F in the Small Batch Audience Series.

Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 3:00pm

"A Christmas Carol"
Annapolis Shakespeare Company's  Main Stage

"A Christmas Carol"

Annapolis Shakespeare Company's Main Stage
1804 West Street Annapolis Maryland 21401

A Christmas Carol -- A Holiday Classic

Buy Tickets $38 $48

Join the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come as they lead the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of transformation and redemption in A Christmas Carol. Annapolis Shakespeare Company captures the magic and joy of Charles Dickens' Yuletide classic with its signature flair, presenting this must-see holiday tradition on their Main Stage.

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 2:00pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 8:00pm Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 3:00pm Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 8:00pm Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 2:00pm Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 8:00pm Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017 / 3:00pm Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 / 8:00pm

"A Bohemian Christmas"
Atlas Performing Arts Center

"A Bohemian Christmas"

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

A Bohemian Christmas: A Jazzy Holiday Set

Buy Tickets $14 $28

Celebrate the holidays in style with the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra. The 17-piece big band will pack into D.C.'s Atlas Performing Arts Center, where they'll perform jazz classics by Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Stan Kenton and Glenn Miller, with new arrangements by band members. You'll also hear a string of beloved carols, as well as a recitation of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 / 7:30pm

"Frosty the Snowman"
The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children's Theater

"Frosty the Snowman"

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

Family Holiday Classic Frosty the Snowman

Buy Tickets Sold Out $18

The family holiday classic Frosty the Snowman comes to life on the stage at the Washington County Playhouse in Hagerstown. Frosty the Snowman makes a triumphant return and gets everyone in the holiday spirit! The hourlong musical is preceded by a snack lunch featuring your choice of a slice of oven baked cheese pizza or an all beef hot dog.

Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 11:30am

Ghosts of Georgetown Walking Tour
The Old Stone House

Ghosts of Georgetown Walking Tour

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

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

Buy Tickets $10 $20

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

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 7:00pm Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 / 7:00pm Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 7:00pm Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 / 7:00pm Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017 / 7:00pm Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 / 7:00pm Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 / 7:00pm Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 / 7:00pm

"A Coffin in Egypt"
Writer's Center

"A Coffin in Egypt"

Writer's Center
4508 Walsh Street Bethesda MD 20815

One-Woman Play A Coffin in Egypt

Buy Tickets $15 $30

Academy Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Horton Foote's A Coffin in Egypt recounts the dramatic life of an elderly Texas widow, played by acclaimed local actress Jane Squier Bruns. Jack Sbarbori directs this one-woman play at Writer's Center in Bethesda.

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 8:00pm

Dueling Piano Show
Bobby McKey's Dueling Piano Bar

Dueling Piano Show

Dueling Piano Show

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

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

Buy Tickets $8.50 $15

Just try and stump the talented singer-piano duo on stage each night at Bobby McKey's. Whether it's Beyoncé or Beethoven, Jay Z or ZZ Top, Meatloaf or Mozart, these guys are sure to have it covered. DC's only dueling piano bar hosts these entertaining and interactive shows, where the wait staff has been known to jump on stage to perform choreographed dance routines and where you and your friends are encouraged to get in on the action as well. Plus, Bobby McKey's boasts a full bar with specialty drinks, beer on tap and plenty of snacks and sandwiches to order.

Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 8:00pm Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 / 8:00pm

"St. Nicholas"
Writer's Center

"St. Nicholas"

Writer's Center
4508 Walsh Street Bethesda MD 20815

An Obsession Scares Up Vampires in St. Nicholas

Buy Tickets $15 $30

Now coming to the stage at the Writer's Center in Bethesda, this critically acclaimed one-man show asks the audience to question whether a Dublin theater critic really did run into vampires while chasing a young actress in London. St. Nicholas springs from the brilliant mind of Irish playwright Conor McPherson (The Weir, The Night Alive) and stars master McPherson interpreter Steve Beall.

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 2:00pm

"Saved by the '90s": A Party With The Bayside Tigers
The State Theatre

"Saved by the '90s": A Party With The Bayside Tigers

The Bayside Tigers

The State Theatre
220 N. Washington Street Falls Church VA 22046

Saved by the '90s: Fresh Concert & Dance Party With Tribute Band Bayside Tigers

Buy Tickets $6 $17

Pile on the scrunchies, zip up those Bugle Boys and get jiggy with the hit songs that were "all that" in the '90s. New York City's own Saved by the Bell-inspired party band The Bayside Tigers hits up The State Theatre to revive your favorite tracks, whether you danced to C+C Music Factory, or Raged Against the Machine. There will be glow sticks, makeup and games for all, and a DJ will be on hand after the concert to keep the beats spinning late into the night. Whether playing the best of the boy bands, head-banging to some grunge gems or raising the roof with the flyest hip-hop tracks, this time machine ride will transport you right back to the Clinton era -- flannel shirts, Boy Meets World and all.

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 8:00pm

"On My Mind/In My Heart"
Theater J at the Edlavitch DCJCC

"On My Mind/In My Heart"

Theater J at the Edlavitch DCJCC
1529 Sixteenth Street, NW Washington DC 20036

The Voices of Women in Public Housing

Buy Tickets $5 $10

Experience the lives of six women, their real thoughts and experiences while living in public housing in Washington, DC. Playwright Caleen Sinnette Jennings developed On My Mind/In My Heart from the true stories of the performers, featuring themes of housing justice, disability, loss and what it means to be a leader in your community. A musical soundtrack spun by DJ RBI accompanies the piece at Theater J at the Edlavitch DCJCC, followed by a talk-back and discussion with the audience. Tickets support EmpowerDC and their efforts to increase affordable housing in DC.

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 / 7:30pm

Ballet Theatre of Maryland: "The Nutcracker"
Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric

Ballet Theatre of Maryland: "The Nutcracker"

Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric
140 West Mount Royal Avenue Baltimore MD 21201

The Nutcracker: Magical Holiday Favorite

Buy Tickets $27 - $59 $63.70 - $74

With stunning costumes, stirring choreography and live music from the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, the Ballet Theatre of Maryland's annual production of The Nutcracker always brings the magic. This holiday favorite tells the story of a young girl named Clara who receives an enchanted nutcracker doll one Christmas Eve and sets out on a wondrous journey to the Land of the Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets. With sets that take advantage of its vast proscenium, the Lyric is the perfect place to experience this much-beloved ballet that always dazzles with its battling mice, dancing snowflakes, waltzing flowers and the delightful Sugar Plum Fairy. See it just two days before Christmas.

Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 1:00pm Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 5:00pm

Holiday Concert of Early German Music
Folger Theatre

Holiday Concert of Early German Music

Folger Theatre
201 East Capitol Street, SE Washington DC 20003

Holiday Concert of Early German Music

Buy Tickets Sold Out n/a

The musicians of Folger Consort celebrate the season -- as well as the 500th anniversary of the Reformation -- with evocative Advent and holiday music from Germany, ranging from the medieval majesty of the 15th-century Glogauer Liederbuch to the flower of the 17th-century German Baroque. Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming at Folger's festively decorated Elizabethan theater in DC features the music of Praetorius, Schütz, Schein and Scheidt, along with festive dances and canzonas, as performed by viol consort Arcadia Viols and vocal ensemble Cathedra.

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 4:00pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 8:00pm Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 2:00pm Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 5:00pm Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 / 7:30pm Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 / 7:30pm Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 / 7:30pm Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 8:00pm

"A Christmas Chaos"
Hylton Performing Arts Center

"A Christmas Chaos"

Hylton Performing Arts Center
10960 George Mason Circle Manassas VA 20110

A Christmas Chaos Goes Behind the Scenes of Dicken's Classic

Buy Tickets Sold Out $20

What's the Prince William Little Theatre to do when the Royal Shakespeare Company doesn't show up to perform their stirring rendition of A Christmas Carol? Well, they pull up their boot straps and attempt to put on a show for you folks with their fearless band of hapless actors and technicians as they pull together their own production in less than seven hours! Have you ever heard rumors of backstage mayhem? Well, you'll have yourself a delightful, comedy-filled taste! Chaos comes crashing down as two actors fight over who will play Tiny Tim, a confused actor thinks they are in another show, and another actor attempts to play both Bob and Mrs. Cratchit at the same time. With an out-of-control director, this extremely fast-paced, physical comedy proves that sometimes everything that CAN go wrong WILL go wrong! See this fun twist on the Dicken's classic at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas.

Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 2:00pm

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

Museum of American History Through Music: Guided Tour

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

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

Buy Tickets $15 $30

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

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 1:00pm Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 1:00pm Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 / 1:00pm Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 / 1:00pm Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 / 1:00pm Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 / 1:00pm Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 1:00pm Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 1:00pm

"WoolWonders"
The St. Gregory Hotel

"WoolWonders"

The St. Gregory Hotel
2033 M Street NW Washington DC 20036

WoolWonders: A Winter Fashion Show

Buy Tickets $10 $20

Eco-fashion designer Irena Levkovich sends her WoolWonders collection down the runway at D.C.'s newly-renovated St. Gregory Hotel. This haute couture winter fashion show also features a cocktail reception, live performances and an art show.

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 8:30pm

Washington Symphonic Brass Quintet
Historic Dumbarton Church

Washington Symphonic Brass Quintet

Washington Symphonic Brass

Historic Dumbarton Church
3133 Dumbarton St, NW Washington DC 20007

Holidays With the Washington Symphonic Brass

Buy Tickets $21 $42

The halls will be decked and the signature candles will be glowing at Historic Dumbarton Church for this sure-to-be jolly holiday concert by the Washington Symphonic Brass. These talented pros will no doubt blow you away with their selection of yuletide favorites, set to include "I Wonder as I Wander," "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," Come O Come Emmanuel," "Go Tell It on the Mountain," "This Little Babe," "In the Bleak Midwinter" and "Trepak" from The Nutcracker

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 4:00pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 8:00pm

Nina's Dandy Dinner Cruise
Nina's Dandy

Nina's Dandy Dinner Cruise

Cherry Blossom Season

Nina's Dandy
Zero Prince St. Alexandria VA 22314

Cruise Past the National Monuments: Candlelight Dinner & Dancing

Buy Tickets $66 - $76 $98 - $108

Cruise from historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, past the stunning national monuments and museums of DC, to Georgetown and back to Alexandria on Nina's Dandy Dinner Cruise. Soak in the sights, including Washington's famous cherry blossom trees -- a gift from Japan in 1912 -- and the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials while enjoying a three-course meal by candlelight, served tableside, followed by dancing on the ship's elegant marble dance floor or under the stars on the upper deck. Live music welcomes you aboard and accompanies the dining experience.

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm) Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm) Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm) Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm) Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm) Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)

"Foolish Fairytales"
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

"Foolish Fairytales"

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
545 7th Street, SE Washington DC 20003

Faction of Fools' Foolish Fairytales

Buy Tickets $5 - $10 $10 - $20

What better way to spend the holidays than with the Faction of Fools, as they put their trademark spin on everyone's favorite classics? In Foolish Fairytales, four actors bring an entire fairy tale world to life in a physical flurry of bears, pigs, witches, slippers and more. Join Dottore as he guides you through a 60-minute whirlwind ride. Will you recognize these fairytales when he's done with them? Only time will tell. Faction returns to Capitol Hill Arts Workshop for another holiday season full of warmth, good cheer and fun for the entire family. Led by the same creative team behind Faction's Helen Hayes-nominated production of Pinocchio, Foolish Fairytales is one show your family won't want to miss!

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 1:00pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 3:00pm Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 6:30pm Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 1:00pm Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 3:00pm

Holiday Hooligans
StageCoach Theatre Company

Holiday Hooligans

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

Villains Celebrate Christmas Behind Bars

Buy Tickets $6 $12

Looks like it's going to be a gloomy Christmas for the Big Bad Wolf. He's been locked up for huffing and puffing and blowing a house down. But the old rogue's spirits rise when he learns he'll be joined for the holidays by some fellow desperadoes -- the Wicked Witch, Troll, Genie and Golem. Come spend an afternoon learning how villains celebrate Christmas in Holiday Hooligans at StageCoach Theatre Company in Ashburn. Can they overcome their mistrust, wickedness and holiday humbug to find a way into Santa's heart?

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 11:00am Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 2:00pm Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 2:00pm

Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Concerts at Church of the Ephiphany
Church of the Epiphany

Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Concerts at Church of the Ephiphany

Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic

Church of the Epiphany
1317 G Street, NW Washington DC 20005

Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic: Eclectic Concerts for DC Music Lovers

Buy Tickets $10 $20

By offering masterworks by famous names like Brahms, Britten, Copland, Sibelius and even Duke Ellington, as well as exciting new pieces by contemporary composers, The Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic has earned a stellar reputation for producing powerful and adventurous concerts. Under the leadership of award-winning music director and conductor Ulysses S. James, the symphonic orchestra of around 65 musicians also collaborates with acclaimed soloists and vocal ensembles each season for a series of performances at DC's Church of the Epiphany.

Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 3:00pm (Vaughan Williams, Respighi, and More!)

Haunted Georgetown Walking Tour
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

Haunted Georgetown Walking Tour

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

Haunted Georgetown Walking Tour Unearths the Neighborhood's Scary Stories

Buy Tickets $10 $20

Did you know that behind the history, architecture and genteel ambiance of one of D.C.'s finest neighborhoods lie deep, dark secrets about a forgotten past? DC By Foot's Haunted Georgetown Walking Tour takes you on an evening stroll through the historic streets of Georgetown, where you'll learn true tales of crime, tragedy, romance and lore. Throughout your 90-minute tour, you'll hear a historian's take on all the curses, eerie coincidences and creepy occurrences that make up the darker side of days gone by. The houses, churches and cemeteries of this now-tony neighborhood are still haunted by their past. Come find out why.

Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 7:00pm Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 / 7:00pm Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 / 7:00pm

Odyssey's Luxury Brunch & Dinner Cruises
Odyssey Cruise Ship

Odyssey's Luxury Brunch & Dinner Cruises

Cherry Blossom Season

Odyssey Cruise Ship
600 Water Street, SW Washington DC 20024

Odyssey's Brunch & Dinner Cruises: See the Monuments, Dine & Dance

Buy Tickets $102.07 $170.11

Enjoy a cruise on the luxurious vessel Odyssey, with unparalleled views of the nation's greatest landmarks from the Potomac River, as you delight in a delicious brunch, lunch or four-course dinner (with vegetarian and gluten-free options) in the spacious glass atrium dining room. Later, dance to a wide array of music provided by a live band in the decorated interior room with its enticing dance floors. This sophisticated getaway excursion offers something for everyone, whether you're looking forward to fresh and creative food prepared by a master chef, listening to music and dancing or simply relaxing with a special someone while watching the beautiful view.

Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 8:00pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)

"Men in Motion": Male Revue
The Brambly Inn

"Men in Motion": Male Revue

The Brambly Inn
23153 Pleasant Lane Bushwood MD 20618

Men in Motion: Seductive Striptease

Buy Tickets $10 - $15 $20 - $30

The Men in Motion bring their Magic Mike-style moves to the Brambly Inn in Bushwood. Designed to fuel your fantasies and feed your desires, this talented troupe of hard-bodied dancers is ready to heat things up with thumping music, swiveling hips and seductive theatrics. Whatever your special occasion -- birthday, bachelorette, divorce party -- or no occasion at all, this show is specially designed to provide you with the perfect girls' night out. VIP tickets guarantee you a seat closer to the action.

Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 8:00pm