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, Dec 21, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Dec 22, 2018 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 5:00pm)Friday, Dec 28, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Dec 29, 2018 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 5:00pm)Friday, Jan 4, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Jan 4, 2019 / 9:15pmSaturday, Jan 5, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Jan 5, 2019 / 9:15pm
Michael Jons is a kind of expert safe-cracker -- but instead of bank vaults, he manages to break inside something far more secure: the human brain. Any doubters need only attend his brilliant new show, Psychic Cabaret. During this lightning-paced performance, Jons astonishes the audience with his Sherlockian style of people-reading, his Svengali-like powers to persuade and, of course, his incredible ability to seemingly read the thoughts of total strangers. But the show's highlight is the dazzling variety of psychic readings that Jons does, instantly and memorably, for lucky spectators. Be there for what NewTimes declared "one of the best date nights of all time."
Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 / 5:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 5:00pmSunday, Feb 10, 2019 / 5:00pmSunday, Feb 24, 2019 / 5:00pmSunday, Mar 10, 2019 / 5:00pmSunday, Mar 24, 2019 / 5:00pmSunday, Apr 7, 2019 / 5:00pmSunday, Apr 21, 2019 / 5:00pm
Join Meghan Hanson, certified international tour director, for an insider private tour of the Impressionism Collection at Washington, D.C.'s National Gallery of Art. She'll walk you through over 30 paintings, hitting museum highlights, historical show stoppers, and fan favorites of Impressionist painting. Behind each piece you will get a back story that will bring you more insight into the why these pieces have been chosen to represent Impressionism.
Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Feb 10, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Mar 17, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Apr 7, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 2:00pm
Have you ever been told you have a great voice? Whether you're looking for a new career or just interested in making some extra money on the side, this workshop gives you a fun, realistic behind-the-scenes look at the voice-over industry. From audiobooks to training material, cartoons, documentaries, commercials and more, you'll learn the ins and outs of this growing field and how to avoid the common mistakes made by newcomers. Hear what a professional voice demo sounds like, discover which vocal types are most in-demand and record a short script under the direction of your instructor. At Creative Colony Spaces in Silver Spring, this class is a great first step for anyone interested in voice acting.
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 21, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Dec 28, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 4, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 11, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 18, 2019 / 8:00pm
The Men in Motion bring their Magic Mike-style moves to the Bier Baron in DC. 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.
Ghana-born professional tour guide Emmanuel Gogo offers new insights into Africa's sons and daughters with his two-hour tour of D.C.'s Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. This small, private tour will transport you to selected countries in Africa, where you'll learn about the continent's civilizations, cultures, and how Africans have been influential in shaping the world's developmental progress. You'll explore African art dating back to the 15th century, then travel all the way up to modern-era masterpieces.
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Apr 13, 2019 / 1:00pm
Professional museum tour guide Stephen Mead takes you through the National Gallery of Art's East Building, where you'll explore modern and contemporary art during this two-hour tour. He'll walk you and talk you through the stories of Pablo Picasso, Georgia O'Keefe, Claude Monet, Henri Matisse, Jackson Pollack, and Andy Warhol. View 40-plus pieces of modern art and learn what the message of each might be and get to know the artists behind them. Mead lived in London for several years, where he led exhibit tours of the Victoria and Albert Museum and gave talks for the UK National Arts Collection Fund. Since moving to DC, he has combined his love of museums with his professional storytelling skills, making his tours both educational and enjoyable.
Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 2:00pm Sunday, Feb 24, 2019 / 2:00pm Sunday, Mar 31, 2019 / 2:00pm Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 / 2:00pm Sunday, May 26, 2019 / 2:00pm Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 / 2:00pm
Two of the capitol's most incredible illusionists battle for the title of Washington D.C.'s Favorite Magician in Catch Me: A Magic Duel. Witness professional magic masters Brian Curry and Mark Phillips as they go head-to-head in a contest where the audience will select which styles of magic are performed. The crowd also gets to judge the performance and decide who will go home with the coveted Golden Wand Award. Staged at the historic Mayflower Renaissance Washington, DC, this fun, awe-inspiring event is not a children's magic show and is intended for those age 15 or older.
Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 / 5:00pm Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 5:00pm Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 5:00pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 5:00pmSaturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 8:00pm
Celebrate Our Spiritual Mystery at the National Gallery of Art, and witness what renowned artists throughout the ages thought about Madonna, the Saints, the Adoration of the Magi and the Crucifixion of Jesus. Professional guides will take you through the museum's highlights, historical showstoppers and fan favorites over the course of two hours, with stops along the way to discuss each piece's symbols, stories and background.
Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 / 1:00pmSunday, Jan 6, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Mar 10, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Apr 21, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Jun 9, 2019 / 2:00pm
The tragedy of Georgetown's darker side encompasses the oldest neighborhood in D.C. with local legends and true crime events from its past. This is a tour about scandals, murder and tragedy. It is not a ghost tour, though we have a few spooky tales to share. In this evening walking tour, you will stroll the historic streets of Georgetown and hear long ago tales of tragedy, romance and lore. With its architecture, pedigree and ambiance, Georgetown is a lovely place to visit. However, the houses, churches and cemeteries of this tiny neighborhood are still haunted by their past. Come find out why! This tour is for adults only due to mature content.
Friday, Dec 21, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Dec 28, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Jan 4, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Jan 11, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Jan 18, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Feb 8, 2019 / 7:00pm
Jordan Raybould is a rising star on the New York comedy scene and now he's hitting the Town Tavern in Washington to share the love. As if that weren't enough reason to make you want to turn off the TV and head out for some real laughs, Jordan's bringing some of his funny New York friends with him. They're people you've seen on Comedy Central, MTV, Netflix and other places. (Yeah, we know those are all on TV. But wouldn't you rather see these performers in person?) Oh, and he's bringing his brother Bret with him, too.
Have you ever been told you have a great voice? Whether you're looking for a new career or just interested in making some extra money on the side, this workshop gives you a fun, realistic behind-the-scenes look at the voice-over industry. From audiobooks to training material, cartoons, documentaries, commercials and more, you'll learn the ins and outs of this growing field and how to avoid the common mistakes made by newcomers. Hear what a professional voice demo sounds like, discover which vocal types are most in-demand and record a short script under the direction of your instructor. At Cue Recording in Falls Church, this class is a great first step for anyone interested in voice acting.
Have you ever been told you've got a great speaking voice? If you're interested in breaking into the growing world of voice acting for documentaries, cartoons, commercials and more, this popular introductory seminar is a great first step. Learn from an experienced professional what a professional voice demo sounds like, how to avoid common mistakes and what types are most in demand. Plus, you'll even get to record your own mock commercial script under the direction of the instructor/producer. Filled with practical advice rather than bogus "get rich quick" secrets, Getting Paid to Talk could be your first step towards an exciting new career, or just a fun and fascinating glimpse inside a unique industry.
A trip to an art museum can be overwhelming. What do you focus on? What are the must-see pieces? Professional museum tour guide Stephen Mead takes you through the National Gallery of Art's highlights, historical showstoppers and fan favorites. He'll stop to discuss each piece's symbols, stories and background. Mead lived in London until about six years ago, where he led exhibit tours of the Victoria and Albert Museum and gave talks for the U.K. National Arts Collection Fund. Since moving to D.C., he has combined his love of museums with his professional storytelling skills, making his tours both educational and enjoyable. Mead is a Washington, D.C. certified tour guide and part of the team at Adventures for Creative Tourists, which specializes in private tours of the arts, culture, and historically inspired sites.
Saturday, Jan 5, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Jan 12, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Mar 2, 2019 / 1:00pm
Ever been told you've got a great speaking voice? If you're interested in breaking into the growing world of voice acting for documentaries, cartoons, commercials and more, this popular introductory seminar is a great first step. Learn from an experienced professional what a professional voice demo sounds like, how to avoid common mistakes and what types are most in demand. Plus, you'll even get to record your own mock commercial script under the direction of the instructor-producer. Filled with practical advice rather than bogus "get rich quick" secrets, Getting Paid to Talk could be your first step towards an exciting new career, or just a fun and fascinating glimpse inside a unique industry.
The world's most famous monster truck and freestyle competition tour rumbles its way into DC's Capitol One Arena for major car-crushing action and one-of-a-kind racing. The Triple Threat series brings Monster Jam Speedsters, ATVs and trucks together for one awesome event, boasting some of the biggest names in the sport: Grave Digger, Wonder Woman, El Toro Loco, Pirate's Curse, Megalodon, Max-D, Monster Mutt Rottweiler, Zombie and Blue Thunder. These 12-foot tall, 10,000-pound beasts are set to tear up the track with breathtaking stunts, adrenaline-pumping action and thunderous sound, making for an unforgettable live experience.
Paris Sashay is a comedienne, actor, writer and producer from Washington, DC, but Currently living in New York. Her command as a seasoned storyteller makes even the mundane experience feel like an adventure. Audiences across the country fall in love with her infectious laugh, wit, and style.
Nothing can stop Paris’ ascension to stardom, unequivocally one of the funniest rising comediennes with highlight performances at Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal as a 'New Faces', BET 50 Central, Comedy Central and 'Unprotected Sets' on EPIX. Also, with performances at The Howard Theatre ,The Kennedy Center, The Comedy Store and Caroline’s on Broadway. She triumphantly debuted at the DC Improv only days after losing several teeth in a brutal attack by a toxic man sexually harassing her on the street. In 2016, Paris launched the #TeethAndTittiesCampaign raising awareness about violence against women.
Paris has featured for Micheal Che, Dick Gregory, Domonique, Jen Kirkman, Jay Chandrasekhar, and Nimesh Patel offering her piercing insight on issues of the day.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 7:00pm
Canadian Comedy Award winner DeAnne Smith has performed at some of the biggest stand-up fests in the world, including Just for Laughs, the New Zealand International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Iceland Comedy Festival (just to name a few...). She's also been on TV all over the darn world, cracking wise about everything from modern dating to the joys of hummus on Last Comic Standing and The Late Late Show. Catch her live at the Drafthouse Comedy Theater in D.C.
Friday, Jan 18, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Jan 18, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 9:00pm
Xuanzang's Pilgrimage, China's first traditional concert drama performed by the China National Traditional Orchestra, comes to The Kennedy Center Opera House in D.C. The piece tells the true-life story of the Buddhist monk Xuanzang (602-664), who travelled the length of the Silk Road across China on a 17-year pilgrimage to India. Xuanzang documented his experiences of the differences within Buddhism that he encountered along the way. His 17-year journey was driven by his desire to discover religious texts that had not yet come from India to China. His story is brought to life with an 80-piece traditional Chinese orchestra, 24 performers and strikingly elaborate costumes. Xuanzang's Pilgrimage is part of Image China, a high-level cultural exchange program presented by China Arts and Entertainment Group that introduces traditional and contemporary Chinese performing arts to audiences around the world.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 1:30pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 1:30pm
The Screwtape Letters is a provocative and "wickedly witty" (Wall Street Journal) theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis' novel about spiritual warfare ... from a demon's point of view. Set in an eerily stylish office in the depths of hell, the show centers on a senior demon named Screwtape -- Satan's top psychiatrist -- who schemes meticulously to capture the soul of an unsuspecting human on earth. Witness a morally inverted universe that reveals unseen spiritual powers and principalities in humorous, vivid and surprising ways at Lansburgh Theatre in Washington, DC.
Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jan 30, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 8:00pm
Stand-up comic Sam Jay is an Emmy-nominated writer most known for her work on Saturday Night Live. 2018 was an incredible year for Jay. She made her Netflix debut on The Comedy Lineup and also released her debut album, Donna’s Daughter. She also wrote for the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards and was recognized as one of Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch. Prior to that, Jay was named to the Comedy Central Comics To Watch list. Jay has performed all over the world at renowned comedy festivals. She recently shot a recurring role on TV Land’s Nobodies and can also be seen as the host of Ricking Morty, the Rick and Morty post-show on Adult Swim. Now, see her live at Drafthouse Comedy Theater in Washington, D.C.
Friday, Jan 11, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Jan 11, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Jan 12, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jan 12, 2019 / 9:00pm
Matteo Lane is a New York-based comedian, originally from Chicago. Matteo is in the new Comedy Central series The Comedy Jam, and has also recently performed on Late Night with Seth Meyers and Comedy Central's Adam Devine's House Party. He can also be seen on MTV's Girl Code, MTV2's Guy Code, and the IFC holiday special At Joe's Pub. See him live at the Drafthouse Comedy Theater in Washington, D.C.
Friday, Jan 4, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Jan 4, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Jan 5, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jan 5, 2019 / 9:00pm
The Emerson String Quartet stands apart in the history of string quartets with an unparalleled list of achievements over three decades, including more than 30 acclaimed recordings, nine Grammys (including two for Best Classical Album), three Gramophone Awards and the Avery Fisher Prize. The Quartet (violinists Eugene Drucker and Philip Setzer, violist Lawrence Dutton, and cellist Paul Watkins) continues its series at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC for its 40th season. This program features Copland’s Lento, Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110 and Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 7 in F Major, Op. 59 No. 1.
Pianist Efi Hackmey and cellist Carrie Bean Stute came together as Chiarina Chamber Players in 2015, impressing Capitol Hill music lovers with their innovative and accessible classical concerts. The co-artistic directors welcome talented guest musicians to join them at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in DC to revel in the space's great acoustics and to explore everything from baroque and classical to 20th-century chamber music.
Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 7:30pm (Odysseys)Sunday, Mar 17, 2019 / 7:30pm (Transcendence)Sunday, May 5, 2019 / 7:30pm (Impressions)
Andrew Santino is best known for his role in The Disaster Artist with James Franco, and for starring in the Showtime series I'm Dying Up Here, produced by Jim Carrey. Previously, Santino was the star of ABC’s Mixology. His Comedy Central half-hour stand-up special was released alongside his debut album, Say No More, on Comedy Central Records. Santino headlined at Montreal’s Just for Laughs Comedy Festival as well as SXSW and numerous clubs across the country. He got his start acting and writing on the final season of Punk'd for MTV and has since guest starred on Arrested Development, The Office and The League. See him live at Arlington Cinema 'N' Drafthouse.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 10:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 9:30pm
Ramy Youssef is a comedian and director from New Jersey. He will appear in a recurring role in the third season of Mr. Robot and just finished filming Gus Van Sant's Don't Worry. Youssef was a series regular on Nick at Nite's See Dad Run with Scott Baio, and was most recently seen in the 20th Century Fox comedy Why Him? His sketch group, Inside Joke Films, has toured internationally and has a large presence on YouTube. Youssef is also the artistic director for the New York Arab American Comedy Festival and the founder of the Middle Eastern sketch group Sketchy Arabs. Now you can see him live when he headlines Arlington Cinema 'N' Drafthouse.
Friday, Jan 11, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 11, 2019 / 10:00pmSaturday, Jan 12, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jan 12, 2019 / 9:30pm
Just because it's winter, it doesn't mean you have to stay indoors! Skiing is a great way to get outside, get some exercise and have a bunch of fun. The only question is how to get there, and Sourced Adventures has you covered. Spend a relaxing day on the slopes at Whitetail Resort with round-trip transport from Union Station, lift tickets and equipment rentals all provided. The only thing you have to worry about is having as much fun as possible. Whitetail boasts some of the best vertical on any mountain south of Vermont, and its state-of-the-art snow guarantees superb conditions on the mountain, even when Mother Nature takes a day off. Whether you're a first-timer who wants to learn, or a seasoned pro ready to hit the black diamond runs, this package has everything you need for a perfect day trip.
Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 / 6:30amSaturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 6:30amSunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 6:30amSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 6:30amSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 6:30amSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 6:30amSaturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 6:30amSunday, Feb 17, 2019 / 6:30am
A humble orange seller from the streets of Drury Lane steps onto the stage and becomes the darling of the Restoration theater. Nell discovers one of her biggest fans is none other than Charles II. Smitten with Nell’s spirit, the king brings her to court as a favorite mistress. Commissioned by Shakespeare's Globe, this sparkling portrait of a rare woman earned accolades in London last season. Now this heartwarming and hilarious look at an amazing woman — a “gloriously funny and touching bio-drama” (Telegraph) that’s “an absolute treat” (The Times) — can be enjoyed at the Folger Theatre in Washington, DC.
Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 2:00pmWednesday, Feb 6, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Feb 7, 2019 / 7:30pm
The No Pulp Comedy monthly showcase features the DMV's best comedic talent. Get to Drafthouse Comedy Theater in Washington DC for a revolving door of who's-who comedians, featured on TV and comedy shows across the country.
Grammy-nominated R&B, gospel and pop singer Ruben Studdard was the winner of American Idol’s second season. He has recorded six studio albums, appears frequently on TV, has toured extensively and has sold over two million albums worldwide. Stoddard recently released Ruben Sings Luther, an homage to his musical hero Luther Vandross. Supporting Ruben Sings Luther during his current 25-city Always and Forever tour, this lifelong Vandross fan shares, “We are not only recreating the beautiful production elements, musicians, background singers, wardrobe and lighting that were ever present when Luther took the stage, but my heart and soul will be in every note I sing as I honor one of the greatest vocalists we’ve ever had.” See Ruben live when he hits the stage at Washington DC’s Howard Theatre.
The Rainbow Theatre Project brings you a special production of Paul Rudnick's romantic comedy Jeffrey. This Obie Award-winning play follows the title character, a gay actor and waiter, who's just given up trying to find love in the treacherous HIV/AIDS landscape of 1990s New York when he meets the man of his dreams. Rudnick is a very successful playwright and screenwriter, having conquered Broadway with The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told and Hollywood with Sister Act and In & Out. Catch Jeffrey at Washington DC’s DC Arts Center.
Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 18, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 3:00pm
When the Blue Wave deposits her in DC, Representative Sydney Milsap begins rocking the boat immediately -- unafraid to stand up to special interests or even her own party. Kate's a whip-smart lobbyist and veteran of the choppy political waters. But when the cynical Kate decides to help Sydney unseat a powerful senator steeped in cronyism, the result is Kings, a "sleek, fast-paced, absorbing and very funny" (Vogue) exploration of money's corrosive effect on politics. Written by Alexandria native Sarah Burgess and directed by Marti Lyons, this of-the-moment comedy comes to Studio Theatre's Stage 4.
Thursday, Dec 20, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Dec 21, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Dec 22, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Dec 23, 2018 / 2:30pmWednesday, Dec 26, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Dec 28, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Dec 30, 2018 / 2:30pmTuesday, Jan 1, 2019 / 7:30pm
As you peruse hundreds of static images on wedding websites and bridal magazines, how do you choose what becomes part of your special day? The Wedding Experience is your opportunity to experience everything up close and in person. Chat with the area's most talented and trustworthy wedding professionals while you taste delicious cakes, see beautiful flowers and find your perfect look in the runway fashion show. Bring your fiance, family and wedding party so that everyone can share this day with you. Treat yourself to a signature cocktail, capture the beauty of your engagement ring in the Ring Selfie Station, add your married name to the New Name Wall, and visit the Flip-Flop Bar where you can create something fun and comfy to wear as you get ready on your big day. You'll be surprised by what you can accomplish in just one day at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.
As you peruse hundreds of static images on wedding websites and bridal magazines, how do you choose what becomes part of your special day? The Wedding Experience is your opportunity to experience everything up close and in person. Chat with the area's most talented and trustworthy wedding professionals while you taste delicious cakes, see beautiful flowers and find your perfect look in the runway fashion show. Bring your fiance, family and wedding party so that everyone can share this day with you. Treat yourself to a signature cocktail, capture the beauty of your engagement ring in the Ring Selfie Station, add your married name to the New Name Wall, and visit the Flip-Flop Bar where you can create something fun and comfy to wear as you get ready on your big day. You'll be surprised by what you can accomplish in just one day at EagleBank Arena in Fairfax.
When he walked on stage in 1962 to conduct what became one of the most controversial concerts in the history of the New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein took the unusual step of making a disclaimer from the podium and calling attention to the unorthodox interpretation of Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 by the soloist for the evening, Glenn Gould. This moment highlighted the conflict between two oversized artistic personalities, two highly individual interpreters who faced each other in a battle of musical titans. Among other things, Bernstein pointed out that, “I have only once before in my life had to submit to a soloist's wholly new and incompatible concept and that was the last time I accompanied Mr. Gould.” The concert was a landmark in the history of the New York Philharmonic, of Glenn Gould’s career, and of Bernstein’s conducting. One month before Tchaikovsky began working on his Symphony No. 5, he outlined in his notebook a psychological scenario for its first movement: "[It is] ... a complete resignation before fate, which is the same as the inscrutable predestination of fate." Symphony No. 5 is a work of great emotional pathos, anguish, and introspection. Bernstein was particularly drawn to music of heightened emotionalism, and in reviewing one of his performances of this symphony, New York Times critic John Rockwell noted: “The very point of this music is that it is breast-beating Romanticism, and nobody beats breasts better than Mr. Bernstein.” Brahms and Tchaikovsky, two of Bernstein’s favorite composers, share the stage in works of enormous emotional breadth and monumental musical scale at Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda.
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 3:00pm
On the eve of her 25th birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions, the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire, and the attentions of Hal — a former student of her father's who hopes to find valuable work in the notebooks that her father left behind. Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father's madness, or genius, did she inherit? Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize, Proof can be enjoyed at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Washington, DC.
Friday, Jan 11, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 12, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jan 17, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 18, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pm
Everything from real-life Facebook messages to telephoned threats went into creating Shame (With Comments From The Populace), a provocative new mashup of theater and documentary that cuts to the heart of the hot-button issue of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Centering on the testimonies of the two actors who worked on the embattled world premiere of The Return in Haifa (which ran at Mosaic in 2017), this follow-up examines the challenges facing Israelis and Palestinians who decide to work together in the face of fierce opposition. Don’t miss this timely production from Mosaic Theater Company at Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 7:30pmTuesday, Feb 5, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Feb 6, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 8, 2019 / 8:00pm
Best known to theater audiences for her Pulitzer Prize-winning play How I Learned to Drive, Paula Vogel's The Baltimore Waltz centers on Anna, an unmarried schoolteacher diagnosed with ATD, Acquired Toilet Disease, a fatal new malady with a high risk factor for elementary school teachers. She and her brother, Carl, fly off to Europe to find a cure... and an adventure. Anna decides she wants to drown herself in the sensuality of food and sex, while Carl becomes involved in a wild espionage scheme to find a cure for his sister. But it becomes clear something's not quite right when Anna shows slides of their trip to Europe where each frame looks exactly like Baltimore. Experience the comedy-drama The Baltimore Waltz at Washington, DC's Keegan Theatre.
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 3:00pmTuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 3:00pmMonday, Jan 28, 2019 / 8:00pm
During the day, A Likely Story looks like any other bookshop, but at night the characters inside the books come alive. Classic characters — including Dorothy Gale, Pollyanna, Heidi, Tom Sawyer and more — long to help Margie, the scatterbrained owner, save her struggling store. When a pair of smugglers comes looking for a stolen necklace hidden inside one of the books, the characters must find a way to rescue the bookshop without being seen. Join Encore Stage & Studio on this magical mission to celebrate the enchantment and joy of reading with The Enchanted Bookshop at Arlington’s Gunston Arts Center.
Friday, Jan 11, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jan 12, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Jan 12, 2019 / 3:00pmFriday, Jan 18, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 3:00pm
Still head-banging on Broadway, School of Rock is ready to raise the roof at The National Theatre in DC. This New York Times Critics' Pick was adapted from the 2003 film that launched Jack Black as a full-blown star, and just happens to feature 14 new songs from the King of the Musical, none other than Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber. All the original tunes from the film are included too, and Entertainment Weekly called this stage version "an inspiring jolt of energy, joy and mad skillz." The show follows Dewey Finn, who was kicked out of his band and is struggling to make ends meet when he finds himself in the most unlikely of jobs -- teaching at a prestigious prep school. When he discovers his students' talent for classical music, he decides to steer them over to rock 'n' roll, turning this class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, mind-blowing, kick-ass band. Awesomeness ensues.
Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jan 17, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 18, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 7:30pmTuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 7:30pm
Enjoy an evening of misdirection, magic and deceit with master magician Mark Phillips and mentalist Brian Curry in A Gentleman and a Liar. This exclusive show gives you an up close and personal chance to catch two of DC’s most sought after performers in the act. Hot after the success of DC’s most popular magic show -- The Magic Duel -- Phillips and Curry are bringing their magic to the small stage of The Mayflower Hotel. This show will leave you breathless.
Friday, Jan 11, 2019 / 6:30pmFriday, Jan 11, 2019 / 9:00pmFriday, Jan 18, 2019 / 6:30pmFriday, Jan 18, 2019 / 9:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 6:30pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 9:00pm
In this witty and touching comedy, Ella, a psychotherapist and single mother of an autistic child, gets a visit from a new, desperate patient: God. Despite His immense power, He fears He’s accrued too much and is now powerless to save the world from itself. Perhaps a global do-over is in order. Meanwhile, Ella is experiencing her own challenges, including her belief in a higher power. How can these two help each other? With a clash of biblical quotes framed by a modern-day wit, Oh, God forces us to confront our own faith, hubris, and the power of humility.
Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Dec 20, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Dec 21, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Dec 22, 2018 / 3:00pmSaturday, Dec 22, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Dec 23, 2018 / 3:00pmWednesday, Dec 26, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Dec 27, 2018 / 8:00pm
Want to rev up your girls' night? Men in Motion XXL Male Revue is a burlesque show for women that's been bewitching audiences up and down the East Coast for 30 years. Come celebrate your birthday, bachelorette or ladies' night at Washington, D.C.'s Bier Baron Tavern. With sexy men and scandalous moves, you and your girls will find yourselves reminiscing about the show until the next time you go!
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 10:30pm
Earth people, prepare to bug out because enigmatic rapper Kool Keith is set to descend onto the D.C. stage ... and with a live band in tow. Known to keep things random, risqué and, occasionally, raunchy, there's no telling which of this rap vet's many alter egos (or hairstyles) you're going to get when he spits his signature oddball lyrics on stage at Howard Theatre. Perhaps he'll deliver some Dr. Octagon, a little Black Elvis, or even some of his more recent cuts with Del, MF Doom or Dan the Automator.
Playwright-performer Keith Hamilton Cobb, directed by Drama Desk nominee Kim Weild, uses his love of language and 30 years of experience in the American theatre to explore Shakespeare, race and America, not necessarily in that order. His 85-minute award-winning play, American Moor, that considers the dilemma of a seasoned African-American thespian auditioning for a role fraught with racial animus, Othello, is an unapologetic peer into a hindering industry irony that stands as metaphor for our most pressing societal condition: a white culture dictating rules of conduct to a non-white one from an often inadvertent place of privilege. Cobb, with a facility for poetry entertains, and with the pathos of a veteran tragedian engages while asking questions that demand answers, and answering questions that too seldom get asked.
Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jan 10, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 11, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 12, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 13, 2019 / 3:00pmThursday, Jan 17, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 18, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 8:00pm
Jourdain Fisher is a New York based comedian who was born and raised in North Carolina. He started doing stand-up comedy at the age of 17 to avoid working for his family’s funeral home. Since then he has found success in clubs and colleges across the country. Jourdain has been a part of various festivals including The New York Comedy Festival, Laughing Skull Festival, and Laugh Your Asheville Off. Jourdain was also a back-to-back winner of The Ultimate Comic Challenge, and a finalist in The Carolina’s Funniest Competition Jourdain was a finalist at this year’s NBC Stand Up Showcase. His smooth demeanor and quick wit are what drives Jourdain’s hilarious takes on everything from his family to social observations. Jourdain is currently a writer and actor on BET’s sketch comedy show 50 Central. He headlines at The Bier Baron Tavern in Washington, D.C.
Friday, Jan 18, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 18, 2019 / 9:45pmSaturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 9:45pm
The Disney Channel original movie High School Musical was such a smash hit that it made the jump from the screen to the stage -- and now the Wildcats are coming to the Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater! Filled with songs, sizzle and plenty of school spirit, this production updates the timeless love story Romeo and Juliet to a modern day high school romance. Athlete Troy Bolton and drama nerd Sharpay Evans sing and dance their way through issues of first love, friends and family with classics like "You Are the Music in Me" and "Bop to the Top." Although Troy plays ball and Gabriella sticks to the books, they find common ground -- and romance -- auditioning for the school musical. Will the couple's alliance allow them to "Stick to the Status Quo?" Find out when High School Musical on Stage! comes to Hagerstown.
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 11:30amSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 11:30amSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 11:30amSaturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 11:30amSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 11:30amSaturday, Mar 2, 2019 / 11:30amSaturday, Mar 9, 2019 / 11:30amSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 11:30am
Grease is the word and the musical you've gotta see when it comes to the Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater in Hagerstown. Always a crowd-pleasing favorite, Grease follows the '50s romance of innocent ingenue Sandy and bad-boy greaser Danny as they enter their senior year of high school. Danny believes their hot summer fling is over ... until Sandy unexpectedly enrolls at Rydell High. The hit 1978 movie starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John quickly became a musical phenomenon with catchy sing-along tunes like "Summer Nights," "You're the One That I Want," "We Go Together" and "Greased Lightning." Join the Pink Ladies, the Burger Palace Boys and the rest of the gang and experience all the fun of this all-American classic on stage, preceded by a delicious buffet dinner.
Take a hilarious hit movie, add in some seriously impressive song-and-dance numbers, and tie a big Broadway bow around it, and you've got the sweet family treat known as Elf The Musical. Fasten your sleigh belts for a fun ride that follows the story of Buddy, who as a little boy mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole, where he's raised as an elf. He grows up unaware that he's an actual human, but his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities eventually force him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy sets off on a journey to New York to find his birth father, discover his true identity and help the city remember the true meaning of Christmas -- and this sparkling holiday show, coming to the stage of the Olney Theatre Center - Mainstage, will no doubt do the same for you and yours.
Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 / 8:00pm Thursday, Dec 20, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Dec 21, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Dec 21, 2018 / 8:00pm Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 / 8:00pmWednesday, Dec 26, 2018 / 8:00pm Thursday, Dec 27, 2018 / 8:00pm Friday, Dec 28, 2018 / 8:00pm
Raleigh and May have been married for years, and his success as a writer has allowed them to move away from Kentucky. But Kentucky, in the form of their families, follows them to Florida, as both mothers have moved in with them. Social changes offer the couple a surprising challenge … and opportunity. Returning in their roles as May and Raleigh in this, the final installment in the Washington Stage Guild’s popular romantic trilogy by Arlene Hutton, are Lexi Langs and Wood Van Meter. Escape to Gulf View Drive at the Undercroft Theatre in Washington, DC.
Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 18, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 2:30pmSaturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 2:30pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 2:30pm
Pay tribute to the life of country music legend Patsy Cline at The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater in Hagerstown, as Kip sings all of her top hits and fan favorites as Dale shares Cline's history. Celebrating Patsy Cline packs the songbird's unforgettable songs into one reverent revue -- from "Sweet Dreams" to "I Fall to Pieces," "Walkin' After Midnight" to "Crazy" and "She's Got You" to "Back In Baby's Arms." Plus, before you settle in for a night of country classics, you can dig into the included dinner.
BlackRock Center for the Arts, the leading venue for the performing and visual arts in Upper Montgomery County, MD, provides the community with the highest level of quality performances, free gallery exhibitions and arts education classes in a welcoming and intimate setting close to home. Reaching more than 20,000 people per year, BlackRock presents performances featuring top regional, national and international touring talent from the worlds of pop, jazz, roots, rock, blues, folk, world, and classical music, as well as contemporary circus, dance and theater for audiences of all ages.
Friday, Dec 21, 2018 / 8:00pm (Dave Keller)Friday, Dec 21, 2018 / 8:00pm (Striking 12)Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 / 8:00pm (Striking 12)Friday, Jan 11, 2019 / 8:00pm (Johnny Rawls)Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 / 8:00pm (Potomac Fever & The Rock Creek Singers of The Gay Man’s Chorus)Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 / 7:30pm (Beth Wood)Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 10:00am (Angelina Ballerina)Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 1:00pm (Angelina Ballerina)
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.
Thursday, Dec 20, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Dec 22, 2018 / 7:00pmTuesday, Dec 25, 2018 / 7:00pmThursday, Dec 27, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Dec 29, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jan 5, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jan 12, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 7:00pm
Precipice veterans Bob Adler, Ric Andersen, Heather Benjamin, Daniel Mont, and Sheila Thibodeau are coming to the stage... completely unprepared. You'll want to be there, though, because what happens starts with you. Audience members will submit topic suggestions, whereby the actors will jump into action, relying on their quick wit and chemical alchemy to improvise, on the spot, a completely new comic play that'll have you rolling in the aisles. It's all happening at Imagination Stage's Reeve Theater in Bethesda.
Friday, Jan 11, 2019 / 8:30pmSaturday, Jan 12, 2019 / 8:30pmFriday, Jan 18, 2019 / 8:30pmSaturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 8:30pm
Founded in 1965, Blues Alley is the nation's oldest operating jazz supper club, having showcased such internationally renowned artists as Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, Grover Washington Jr., Ramsey Lewis, Charlie Byrd, Maynard Ferguson and Eva Cassidy. Located in the heart of historic Georgetown in an 18th century red brick carriage house, Blues Alley offers a unique and intimate ambiance, reminiscent of the jazz clubs of the 1920s and '30s. Go for just the music and drinks, or make it an evening and choose from authentic Creole cuisine, steak and seafood dishes.
Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 / 10:00pm (Lorree Slye-Montgomery "Tis the Season")Thursday, Dec 27, 2018 / 10:00pm (Cyrus Chestnut "Tis the Season" (Award Winning Pianist))Monday, Jan 7, 2019 / 10:00pm (Anita King (Vocals))Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019 / 10:00pm (Jose Andre Trio (Piano Prodigy))Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019 / 10:00pm (Emmet Cohen Trio (Piano))Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 / 10:00pm (M3 - Marcus Mitchell, Marcus Young & Marcus Canty (Sax/Keys/Vocals))Monday, Jan 21, 2019 / 10:00pm (Dave Kline Band (Violin))Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 10:00pm (Electro Magnifique "First Born CD Release" Featuring Chuck Ferrell & Dave Marsh)
With an exciting young roster and a season under his belt, Georgetown legend Patrick Ewing returns for his second season as the coach of the Hoyas. With a reloaded squad featuring high-flying guard Mac McClung and veteran big man Jesse Govan leading the way, the Hoyas are ready to make some noise in the Big East. 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 CapitalOne Arena in Washington, D.C.
Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 / 1:00pm (vs. Little Rock Trojans)Saturday, Dec 29, 2018 / 1:00pm (vs. Howard Bison)Saturday, Jan 5, 2019 / 1:00pm (vs. St. John's Red Storm)Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 / 12:00pm (vs. Providence Friars)Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 / 8:30pm (vs. Marquette Golden Eagles)