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, Jan 18, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Jan 18, 2019 / 9:15pmSaturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 9:15pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 9:15pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Jan 26, 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 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 / 5:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 5:00pm
Established 50 years before Washington, D.C. itself, Georgetown originated as a gritty port city on the banks of the Potomac River. Despite its modest beginnings, Georgetown eventually came to play host to some of the most expensive and desirable property in the District. Home to palatial mansions, elegant cemeteries, stately churches, and a world-class university, join DC Design Tours to explore the highlights of D.C.'s most exclusive neighborhood, with a focus on architecture and urban planning.
Sunday, Feb 17, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, Mar 3, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, Mar 10, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, Mar 17, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, Mar 24, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, Mar 31, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, Apr 7, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, Apr 14, 2019 / 10:00am
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, 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
Megan Gailey has performed on The Conan O'Brien Show, @Midnight and has a Comedy Central half hour special premiering in 2018. Megan was part of the 2015 New Faces show at the Just For Laughs Festival and was a featured performer at SXSW, Bridgetown Comedy Festival and a writer for the 2017 ESPYS. She can currently be seen touring all over the country and in a national commercial for Blue Diamond Almonds. She has finally performed alongside enough famous people that her older brothers no longer hate her. This show at Drafthouse Comedy in Washington DC is co-produced by Underground Comedy.
Friday, Feb 15, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Feb 15, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 9:00pm
Explore Washington's most iconic landmarks through an architectural lens on a two hour walking tour of the National Mall. Take in the towering Washington Monument, sobering Vietnam Wall and awe-inspiring Lincoln Memorial while learning fro your expert guide about the designers and politicians that helped shape this monumental core of the nation's capital. Hear stories of the history, heroes and hopes of the United States on a stroll through the heart of D.C. You'll also see the White House, the WWII Memorial, and the Korean War Veterans Memorial on this informative walk.
Friday, Feb 15, 2019 / 5:00pmFriday, Mar 1, 2019 / 5:00pmFriday, Mar 15, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Mar 29, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Apr 12, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Apr 26, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, May 24, 2019 / 7:00pm
As a prelude to Valentine's Day, Folger Consort offers The Food of Love, a magnificent buffet of romance and poetry with chansons and madrigals on food, drink and passionate love by French and Italian Renaissance composers such as Janequin and Marenzio. Canoodle and swoon as you take in enchanting "table music" for strings, including selections from Schein's Banchetto Musicale (Musical Banquet), composed as dinner music for the sophisticated courts of Germany. This Washington National Cathedral performance features vocal ensemble Les Canards Chantants and viol consort Arcadia Viols.
Friday, Feb 8, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 8:00pm
Inaugural Dance Place Artist-in-Residence Sarah Beth Oppenheim brings her one-woman show to the stage and to the max. Snake Telegram explores the pitfalls and pratfalls of modern femininity, including what it means to don a pair. Get ready for a bombastic night of all the requisite not-for-kids warnings, plus a serenade of presidential profanity at Joe's Movement Emporium in Mt. Rainier.
Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 10, 2019 / 4:00pm
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, Jan 18, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 8, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 15, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 22, 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.
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 10:30pm
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
Join the StageCoach Bandits monthly for Third Friday Improv at StageCoach Theatre Company in Ashburn! Just like Whose Line Is It Anyway?, the Bandits perform short-form improv using suggestions from the audience. Shows are completely interactive. No show or game is ever the same twice!
Friday, Jan 18, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 15, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar 15, 2019 / 7:30pm
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 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 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 5:00pmSaturday, Feb 23, 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.
Sunday, Jan 27, 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, Jan 18, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Feb 8, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Feb 15, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Feb 22, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Mar 1, 2019 / 7:00pm
Make plans to see Highwood's Improv Comedy Night and get ready to laugh your tush off. Named one of the top ten comedy shows in the D.C. area by DC Thrillist, the show gathers Washington, D.C.'s best improv groups for a night of spontaneous fun at Silver Spring's The Highwood Theatre. You never know what these comedians will throw at you when they transform audience suggestions into hilarious and original sketches. Whether you're an improv newbie or veteran, these funny folks will have everything to suit your comedy palate, including political humor, pop reference jabs and silly songs.
Friday, Jan 18, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 8, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 15, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 22, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 1, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 8, 2019 / 8:00pm
Some say that D.C. is America's Paris -- with similar urban layouts, the Capitol's streets were actually designed by French-born American architect Pierre Charles L'Enfant. Experience this architecture, along with grandiose mansions and embassies, on a walking tour of Embassy Row and Dupont Circle. On this two-hour adventure, you'll gaze at some of the most pristine properties in D.C. ranging in styles from Neoclassical to Beaux-Arts. At the same time, you'll learn how the events that took place inside these places contributed to the nation's development. Discussed sites include the Spanish Steps, the Woodrow Wilson House, the Sheridan Circle, Brewmaster's Castle and plenty more.
Saturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Mar 2, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Mar 9, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Mar 30, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Apr 6, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Apr 13, 2019 / 11:00am
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 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 / 1:00pmSaturday, Mar 9, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 1:00pm
Three Sistahs is an intimate musical that exposes the souls of three strong, independent women as they gather together in the family home one last time. They reflect on the past, present and their hope for the future with powerful music and insights about their lives and relationships. A musical tapestry of gospel, rhythm and blues, bebop and funk, it is a hauntingly beautiful score by William Hubbard with lyrics by Thomas W. Jones II. A smoldering family drama inspired by Chekhov’s masterpiece and set at the height of the civil rights and anti-war movements of 1969, it is iconic and unforgettable. See Three Sistahs at MetroStage in Alexandria.
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 3:00pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 3:00pmSunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 3:00pmSunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Feb 7, 2019 / 8:00pm
Pete Lee was the first stand-up comedian to get a standing ovation on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. This happened after Jimmy personally attended one of Pete’s live shows in NYC and immediately invited him on the show. Pete’s joyful humor comes from his Midwestern roots. Raised in Janesville, WI by divorced parents and a 19-inch television, he was destined to pursue a career in entertainment. A semi-finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Pete was also a cast member and writer for VH1’s Best Week Ever, and has been seen on NFL Rush, TruTV’s Comedy Knockout and Comedy Central’s Roast Battle. See him perform at Drafthouse Comedy Theater in Washington, D.C.
Friday, Feb 1, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 9:00pm
Imagine a Muslim political party with Islamist and patriarchal values winning the 2022 France Presidential election with the support of Europe’s socialist party. The Submission at the Atlas Performing Arts Center explores this possible reality and its consequences. Based on Michel Houellebecq’s best-selling novel in France, Germany and Italy, it will engage and provoke your mind and heart.
Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 3:00pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 3:00pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 8:00pm
This Tony Award-nominated show is an intoxicating musical fable filled with humor, heart and the extraordinary music of three-time Grammy award winner Keb’Mo’. In a small Alabama town, a mysterious blues guitar-playing stranger named Marvell Thunder arrives at the door of the Dupree family and brings a challenge for the offspring of late Jaguar Dupree, the only man who ever outplayed him in a "cutting contest." Thunder offers Glory Dupree, Jaguar’s blind daughter, a Faustian bargain: if he wins the contest he gets Jaguar’s guitar, and if she wins she gets her sight back. In 2013, Thunder Knocking at the Door brought the house down at every performance. Creative Cauldron couldn’t resist the urge to turn the cauldron into a “juke joint” once again and bring this crowd-pleasing musical back to life for its 10th anniversary.
Thursday, Feb 14, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 15, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Feb 17, 2019 / 7:00pm Thursday, Feb 21, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Feb 24, 2019 / 7:00pm Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Mar 3, 2019 / 7:00pm Thursday, Mar 7, 2019 / 7:30pm
Encore Stage & Studio’s “Theatre by Kids for Kids” approach aims to instill in young people a lifelong appreciation of all things theatre. In their production of Robin Hood, Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham are cruel and unfair to their citizens. Robin Hood and his merry men are on a mission to help by taking from the rich and giving back to the poor. To arms! When the Sheriff and Lady Merle hatch a plan to stop him, Robin Hood must save Maid Marian, defeat the awful sheriff and secure Nottingham for the true king’s return. This production, recommended for ages 6 and older, can be enjoyed at Arlington’s Gunston Arts Center.
Friday, Feb 22, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 3:00pmFriday, Mar 1, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar 2, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Mar 2, 2019 / 3:00pm
The eye patch is legit, courtesy of a glass shard that flew into Slick Rick's eye when he was an infant. And the British accent is genuine too, having been born across the pond. A rapper who has influenced generations of MCs -- from the Notorious B.I.G. to Kanye West (who proclaimed himself "the new Slick Rick") -- the British-born Rick came to prominence in the U.S. as part of Doug E. Fresh's Get Fresh Crew, where he was featured on singles like "La Di Da Di." His 1988 solo record, The Great Adventures of Slick Rick, cemented his status as a heavy-hitter, dropping such classics as "Children's Story" and "Hey Young World." Now part of the older and wiser OG elite, he remains an active force in hip-hop, continuing to provide inspiration for current hit-makers. Experience this larger-than-life hip-hop pioneer when he takes over the stage at the Howard Theatre in D.C. -- with a special set by guest artist Intelligenz.
Get ready to feel the love and the fear as Bennett’s Curse Haunted House opens its doors this Valentine’s day. This Baltimore staple has been bringing nightmares to life for almost 20 years, and is consistently named one the country's scariest Halloween haunts. Hearts will be racing as you encounter a slew of terrifying characters in their latest attraction, Valentine Fear Experience. Among the ghouls lies The Matchmaker, a malevolent spirit who has hidden Cupid's rotting corpse somewhere inside the house. Find the body and you'll win a special prize. Whether you have a Valentine or not, you’re sure to have a bloody good time!
Visions of Love is a stage adaptation of Charlie Chaplin's iconic film City Lights. Using puppets and movement, the ensemble of performers takes the audience on a journey of innocent love, self-discovery, and human kindness. The Tramp and the Blind Woman -- two individuals who have been pushed to the fringes of society -- embark on a love story filled with obstacles and plot twists. The Helen Hayes-nominated creative team that produced Pointless' critically-acclaimed Doctor Caligari brings another stage adaptation of a classic American film to DC's Dance Loft on 14 using their signature blend of puppetry, theater, dance, music and design.
Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pm
Award-winning soprano Rosa Lamoreaux, guitarist Michael Bard and pianist Andrew E. Simpson join forces for a special Valentine's Day program, Feast of Love. This concert at the Historic Dumbarton Church in Washington, D.C., features everything from courtly songs of the Elizabethan era to delights from the Great American Songbook. Bring that special someone and enjoy a night of romantic music.
Enter the world of Disney magic LIVE ON ICE with four of your favorite stories at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment! See Lightning McQueen, Mater and the Disney*Pixar's Cars race across the ice. Dive into undersea fun with Ariel in The Little Mermaid's kingdom. Experience the adventures of Buzz, Woody and the Disney*Pixar Toy Story gang as they race for home. Join Anna, Elsa, Olaf and Kristoff from Disney's Frozen as they learn true love comes from within. Get warmed up for the show at Mickey's Dance-Along Pre-Show. From wheels to waves, icy wonderlands to infinity and beyond, your family's beloved Disney moments will come to life at the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
Friday, Feb 15, 2019 / 10:30amFriday, Feb 15, 2019 / 7:30pmMonday, Feb 18, 2019 / 4:30pm
JC Currais' outrageously quirky material and larger-than-life stage persona have made him a comic you definitely want to keep your eye on. Now you can catch a full-length set by the rising comedian, who's appeared on Conan, HBO and Last Call with Carson Daly, when he takes the stage at The Bier Baron Tavern in D.C. JC's also the writer and star of the online sitcom Bar Flys and made his film debut in the Sundance Film Festival film New Low. You never know where the show will end up when this hilarious jokester is the ring master.
Friday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 10:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 10:00pm
Forced into exile for political reasons, Spain’s renowned philosopher Miguel de Unamuno confronts a young fisherman, a general, and a journalist about their beliefs regarding freedom, reason and faith while he plans his escape from the island of Fuerteventura. Based on historic events, this new play explores conflicting loyalties to one’s country and one’s morality in the battle for a just society. Given the rise of nationalism in the world today, questions of truth, freedom of speech and political liberty have greater resonance. This world premiere by Irma Correa is presented in Spanish with English surtitles at the GALA Hispanic Theatre in DC.
Friday, Feb 8, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 10, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Feb 14, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 15, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Feb 21, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 22, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Feb 28, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 1, 2019 / 8:00pm
The Sweet Spot is the first ever high-energy, heart-pounding, fist-pumping, laugh-out-loud "Pop Erotica" burlesque show in the world. Up and running in over 30 cities so far, this sensational theatrical production takes you on a lively adventure that celebrates the sexier side of life. Get ready to experience the world's best performance poets, live body art models, sultry burlesque dancers, live music, fashion, comedy and the most electrified host you have ever seen — all set to today's top 40 hits. Bring a special someone to this “Level Up” Valentine’s edition at Washington, D.C.’s Howard Theatre.
Long before Game of Thrones, Shakespeare was cooking up his bloody tales of intrigue and power, and in Richard the Third, he served us one of his most deliciously evil villains: Richard of Gloucester. A man without conscience, he’s set his sights on ruling and will stop at nothing to achieve his aims. Director David Muse returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company after his hit production of King Charles III with this stylish, incisive take on one of Shakespeare’s most timely plays. Don’t miss Matthew Rauch (Broadway's Junk) as he embodies the ruthless Richard at Sidney Harman Hall in Washington, D.C.
Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Feb 6, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Feb 7, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 8, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 10, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Feb 13, 2019 / 7:30pm
Experience the magic of the great lion Aslan, the evil White Witch and the unforgettable adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into another land called Narnia. This dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe can be experienced on the stage of the Children’s Theatre of Annapolis.
Friday, Feb 1, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 10:00amSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 4:00pmFriday, Feb 8, 2019 / 7:00pm
She walked into his life and stole his love. Now Johnny Heart, the Paranormal Private Eye, is on the case trying to get it back. Tick tock, tick tock, Johnny … time is running out. Theatre, comedy, improv and magic combine in this fast-paced, one-man noir that you can enjoy at the StageCoach Theatre Company in Ashburn.
Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 6:30pmFriday, Feb 8, 2019 / 7:30pm
Violinist Chee-Yun's flawless technique, dazzling tone and compelling artistry have enraptured audiences on five continents. Charming, charismatic, and deeply passionate about her art, Chee-Yun continues to carve a unique place for herself in the ever-evolving world of classical music. This program includes Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto, Hebrides Overture, and Schumann's Symphony No. 2. Gramophone praises her, stating "Chee-Yun's Mendelssohn, full of sparkle and imagination, goes readily to the top of the list of recommended versions. Her tone is sweet and full, her playing wonderfully polished, her feeling for Mendelssohn's line and phrase quite extraordinarily sure … utterly magical." Experience Chee-Yun live at George Mason University's Center for the Arts in Fairfax.
If millions of people hadn't already seen it on YouTube, nobody would believe Christina Bianco's cover of "Let it Go." Indeed, it's hard to believe one performer could impersonate Idina Menzel, not to mention Bernadette Peters, Demi Lovato, Britney Spears, Alanis Morissette, Celine Dion, Kristin Chenoweth, Adele, Julie Andrews, Barbra Streisand, Kelly Clarkson and Liza Minnelli, without dropping a note or breaking character. But Bianco can, as she proved on Ellen when she brought the studio audience to their feet with an equally rousing (and varied) rendition of "Total Eclipse of the Heart." Now, Bianco, two-time Drama Desk Award nominee with an incredible voice all her own, takes center stage at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda with Jack Everly conducting the BSO SuperPops.
What if Shakespeare hadn't written Macbeth in 1605 and instead wrote about the foiled Gunpowder Plot, where conspirators attempted to blow up the King and Parliament? Bill Cain's playful and witty comedy poses the question and explores the moral obligation of artists to resist the manipulations of those in power. The sovereign has commissioned a play on the plot, but as Shakespeare and the King's Men acting troupe investigate the story they discover that the King’s version might, in fact, be a cover-up. Do they speak truth to power -- and perhaps lose their heads? Or take the money and lie? Or a third option -- equivocation? Find out at the Silver Spring Stage.
Friday, Jan 18, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 8:00pm
Jon Dore is one of the fastest up-and-rising comedians in the nation, who has starred in his own shows IFC channel and ABC, and is currently starring in Comedy Central's Big Questions, Huge Answers. Now he's coming to The State Theatre in Falls Church.
Is there a more goosebump-raising romantic song than Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova's "Falling Slowly?" You might say yes, but then you might have to come to blows to defend that position against the song's legion of devotees. It did, after all, inspire an Oscar-winning movie, Once, (also starring the real-life musical duo) and a multiple-Tony-winning Broadway musical. Once the musical is a poignant ode to love, longing and the power of art, and now it comes to the stage at Olney Theatre Center. A talented cast of actor-musicians play their own instruments as they bring to life Hansard and Irglova's bittersweet songs, and the beautiful story they inspired.
Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Feb 7, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 8, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 10, 2019 / 2:00pmWednesday, Feb 13, 2019 / 2:00pmWednesday, Feb 13, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Feb 14, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 15, 2019 / 8:00pm
The Daily Show Writers Stand-Up Show features the comics behind the jokes that make you laugh every night on Comedy Central's premiere late-night show. These comedians tour the country performing their own material that doesn't make it onto The Daily Show. From making fun of their failed dating lives, being a cat owner, or talking Trump, this show has something for everyone. The talented lineup for this show at Arlington Cinema 'N" Drafthouse includes current Daily Show writers David Angelo, Matt Koff, Joseph Opio and Kat Radley.
Friday, Feb 1, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 10:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 9:30pm
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
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 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 / 6:30amSaturday, Feb 23, 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 world’s greatest detective is on the brink of retirement when a case comes up that's just too tempting to ignore. The King of Bohemia is being threatened with blackmail by a compromising photograph, and the woman at the heart of the crime is the famous opera singer, Irene Adler. With Doctor Watson at his side, Sherlock Holmes pursues the case, which leads to the lair of a longtime adversary.
Friday, Feb 8, 2019 / 8:15pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 8:15pmSunday, Feb 10, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Feb 15, 2019 / 8:15pmSaturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 8:15pmSunday, Feb 17, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Feb 22, 2019 / 8:15pmSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 8:15pm
Established in 1995, Joe’s Movement Emporium is a cultural arts hub that acts as a catalyst for creativity and economic opportunity. Based in Mount Rainier, Maryland in the Prince George’s Gateway Arts District, Joe’s serves more than 70,000 visitors annually. Joe’s has five arts-based youth programs that bridge the creative divide between under-resourced families and those with means. Through programs and productions in education, performing arts, and work readiness, Joe’s integrates progressive education, creativity, and youth development.
Thursday, Feb 14, 2019 / 7:00pm (NextLOOK: A Letter to My Ex)
You've heard of Christian Grey -- now meet Christian Black, an expert in the ways of love who'll guide you through 50 ways to please your lover. Experience music, poetry and seduction in this interactive night of erotic education at Dance Lot on 14 in D.C. Be sure to bring an open mind for this intimate evening featuring kinky demonstrations, seductive dance and a few sexy surprises. Foreplay doesn't start in the bedroom -- it starts with Christian Black!
This deliciously subversive adaptation of Bulgakov’s classic Russian novel invites you to surrender to a fantastical world of Faustian romance, political satire and religious inquiry. When the Devil and his cohort arrive in Moscow, death, destruction and phantasmagorical events sweep through the city. Only the Master, a writer incarcerated in a mental institution for speaking the truth, and Margarita, his passionate and courageous lover, can hope to end the diabolical extravaganza. See this moving performance at Source in Washington D.C.
Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 7:30pm (Preview)Thursday, Feb 7, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 10, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Feb 14, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 15, 2019 / 8:00pm
After a bad health scare, Octavia decides to put off her troubles and blow off some serious steam with her friends June and Imani. Will one last epic night on the town -- a true test of their friendship full of outrageous, absurd encounters -- lead to epiphany or disaster? BLKS is a “raw, blistering, hilarious, and engaging” (Chicago Sun-Times) new work that responds to a number of cultural icons, from Lena Dunham to Jerry Seinfeld to August Wilson. Poet and playwright Aziza Barnes’ new play paints a miraculous portrait of a day in the life of three 20-something black women wrestling with love, uncomfortable truths, and the anguish of adulting in New York City.
Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Feb 7, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 10, 2019 / 7:00pm
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
See how Peter became Pan in the hit musical Finding Neverland, which Vogue raved was "a must-see you'll remember for years to come." Directed by visionary Tony winner Diane Paulus and based on the Academy Award-winning film starring Johnny Depp, Finding Neverland tells the incredible story behind one of the world's most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys' enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound his audience. With a bit of pixie dust and a whole lot of faith, Barrie takes a monumental leap, leaving the real world behind for Neverland, where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever. See this magical production at the National Theatre in DC.
Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Feb 27, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Feb 28, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar 1, 2019 / 8:00pm
Ivan Amodei of Intimate Illusions invites you to his brand-new show, taking you on a wild ride of mind games, danger and surprise as he journeys through the deserted streets of Paris to the darkened Louvre Museum. Here, an enchanting musical muse awaits to help peel back the paint of the Old Masters to discover the secrets to life … one breathtaking illusion at a time. See Amodei in Secrets and Illusions at George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium in Washington, D.C.
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.
Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 18, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 3:00pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 3:00pm
Trevor Wallace is a stand-up comedian, writer, improvisor and actor based in Los Angeles. Wallace can be seen just about everywhere on the internet and has collectively built a digital thumbprint of over 100 million views. He can attribute most of those views from his viral series “Life As A Zumiez Employee” on Facebook. Wallace has also been featured on All Def Digital, Buzzfeed, Unilad, Funny or Die, Super Deluxe, Fusion TV, Worldstar Hip Hop & MTV2. Even so, his biggest accomplishment is being told he has “beautiful hair” by Todd Glass. Come see him and his hair at The Bier Baron Tavern in Washington, D.C.
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, 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
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
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, Jan 25, 2019 / 10:00am (Angelina Ballerina)Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 1:00pm (Angelina Ballerina)Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 4:00pm (Angelina Ballerina)Friday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pm (Broadway Gold: Tracy Lynn Olivera)Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 8:00pm (Tali Rubinstein)Friday, Feb 8, 2019 / 8:00pm (Christian Sands)Friday, Feb 8, 2019 / 8:00pm (Ivy League of Comedy: Battle of the Relationship)Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 8:00pm (Love Canon)
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, Jan 19, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Mar 2, 2019 / 7:00pm
Find out what's really in the mind of Mencia when popular comedian and entertainer Carlos Mencia performs at Arlington Cinema 'N' Drafthouse. His hit Comedy Central series was one of the highest rated programs on the channel, second only to South Park. He's had his own TV specials and was featured in a Super Bowl commercial for Bud Light. His career has seen its share of ups and downs, and he's emerged from it all a leaner (but not meaner) entertainer. Undoubtedly one of today's most popular entertainers and comics, Mencia demonstrates an extraordinary ability to connect with a wide and diverse audience, whether it's man-on-the-street interviews, studio comedy, commercial parodies, nationwide sold-out tours or films.
Thursday, Feb 21, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 22, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 22, 2019 / 10:00pmSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 9:30pm
Beloved pets take center stage as the topic of upcoming children's performances by Jane Franklin Dance at Theatre on the Run in Arlington. In The Big Meow, an ever-hopeful fluffball who desperately wants to belong to the band of neighborhood cats is ostracized for a "loud as a lion's roar" meow. This charming tale is told through the experiences of Little Cat, with the lesson that potential weaknesses can turn into unique strengths. Complete Dogness incorporates spoken word, movement and music to tell the story of a new puppy named Barky. The little gal has some bad habits, but with the patience of her family and friends, Barky discovers her ability to learn new tricks. At under an hour, these fun performances are perfect for the youngest dance fans.
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 4:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 4:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 4:00pm
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Big Apple Circus, where you can "ooh!" and "ahh!" at some of the world's most celebrated circus acts in the most intimate setting. You'll be sitting ringside with your eyes trained on the skies as 10-time world record holder Nik Wallenda launches into his signature daring feats. Hailed as "The King of the High Wire," he'll lead his Fabulous Wallendas through unforgettable aerial stunts like the seven-man pyramid. Trapeze artists will leave you gulping and clowns will keep you laughing when this Big Top bonanza comes to the Washington, D.C. area. Like seeing real-life superheroes in action, Big Apple Circus' latest show brings together some of the world's top circus acts and sets them lose in an intimate one-ring setting. What in the world could the impossible-sounding horizontal juggling be? Find out when Victor Moiseev debuts the dazzling feat for American audiences at National Harbor. What would it look like if Superman and Wonder Woman danced? Maybe something like the poetic aerial choreography of Desire in Flight. Is it possible for a person to pull off four somersaults midair and time it so perfectly that another guy dangling upside down on a swing can catch him? Just watch the Flying Tunizianis. Throw in beautiful horses, trick-performing dogs and hilarious clowns, and you've got one jaw-dropping, fun-filled show for the whole family.
Thursday, Feb 14, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Feb 15, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, Feb 17, 2019 / 4:00pmSunday, Feb 17, 2019 / 7:00pmMonday, Feb 18, 2019 / Noon
Whether it's bringing to life the journey of a sweater-eating dog or using movement to reminisce about VHS tapes, Jane Franklin Dance always takes an inventive approach in its performances, making dance fun for a wide range of audiences. The company frequently collaborates across communities, incorporating everything from skateboarders to kinetic sculptures to parking lots in its work. Maybe you're a dance aficionado, or maybe you're looking for an entry point into the inspiring art of movement; either way, you'll find something to love in Jane Franklin Dance's performances at Theatre on the Run in Arlington.
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 7:30pm (Beauty and The Beat)Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 4:00pm (Beauty and The Beat)Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 7:30pm (Picture This)Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 7:30pm (Picture This)
Treat your Valentine to a romantic tour of the National Gallery of Art and see what renowned artists through the ages thought about beauty, vanity, chastity, youth, love, sex and lust. Professional museum tour guide Stephen Mead takes you through the museum'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 UK National Arts Collection Fund. Since moving to DC he's combined his love of museums with his professional storytelling skills, making his tours both educational and enjoyable. Mead is a Washington, DC certified tour guide and part of the team at Adventures for Creative Tourists, which specializes in private tours of arts, culture and historically-inspired sites.
Saturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 1:00pmSunday, Feb 17, 2019 / 2:00pm