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.
Sunday, Feb 17, 2019 / 12:00pmSunday, Feb 17, 2019 / 4:00pmMonday, Feb 18, 2019 / NoonMonday, Feb 18, 2019 / 4:00pmWednesday, Feb 20, 2019 / 7:00pm (Complimentary)Thursday, Feb 21, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Feb 22, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 3:00pm
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
This isn't your mom's comedy show, so leave your feelings at home and be prepared to laugh!! Franqi French and Drafthouse DC are bringing some of the funniest ladies from here and across the nation to the Drafthouse Comedy Theater in Washington D.C. A nationally appreciated talent, Franqi's coast to coast appearances include The DC Improv, as well as The World Famous Comedy Store on Sunset Strip, Stand Up NY & DC Drafthouse. An award-winning comic, Franqi has shared the stage with Todd Glass, Donnell Rawlings, Fortune Feimster, Judy Gold and more.
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.
Sunday, Feb 17, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Feb 17, 2019 / 7:00pmTuesday, Feb 19, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Feb 20, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Feb 21, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 22, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 8:00pm
You've saved the money for a down payment on your first home, but now what? This fun, educational class provides an overview of current market conditions and the home-buying process from a unique partnership of top professionals in the D.C. mortgage, real estate and settlement industries. During the two-hour presentation, you'll learn whether you're ready to make the leap from renter to buyer, plus all you need to know to enter the market, including mortgage and financing basics, how to navigate the short sale and foreclosure market, how to choose an agent, how to write a winning offer and make it successfully through closing. The real estate market is more competitive than ever, but these seasoned pros will help you jump in and successfully close the deal on your first home.
Stories of the world come alive at the Newseum, where you can go behind the scenes to experience how and why news is made. See some of the final photographs of the only journalist who died covering the 9/11 attacks, witness the epic struggle of the civil rights movement in the '60s, marvel at a comprehensive collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs and hear never-before-told stories from the journalists and photographers who stood on the front lines of history. This high-tech museum features seven levels of galleries and exhibits, including the Berlin Wall Gallery, which features eight 12-foot-high sections of the actual wall and a three-story East German guard tower. There are also theaters, retail spaces and visitor services where you can explore electronic news, unique artifacts, photojournalism, news history and world news. And, since there's so much to see, your ticket is good for two consecutive days. Take your time and see half the first day, then return the next day to catch what you missed.
Monday, Feb 18, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Thursday, Feb 21, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Friday, Feb 22, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Sunday, Feb 24, 2019 / 10:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Monday, Feb 25, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)
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.
Sunday, Feb 17, 2019 / 2:00pmWednesday, Feb 20, 2019 / 8:00pm (Audio-Described Performance)Thursday, Feb 21, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 22, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Feb 27, 2019 / 2:00pmWednesday, Feb 27, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Feb 28, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 1, 2019 / 8:00pm
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.
Sunday, Feb 17, 2019 / 3:00pmSunday, Feb 17, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Feb 21, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 22, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 24, 2019 / 3:00pm
Hailed as the greatest flamenco dancer of the century by The New York Times, this powerhouse performer is heir to the most renowned Gypsy flamenco dynasty in Spain. With a Broadway debut at age 4 and his own show in London at 15, Farruquito captivates audiences with his mastery of the art form and infectious charisma, not to mention the looks that made him one of the World’s 50 Most Beautiful People in People Magazine. This flamenco royal hits the stage at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda with his theatrical flair and incredible fusion of guitar, singing and dance that's delighted audiences around the world.
Puffs, or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic was written by Matt Cox. For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs... who just happened to be there too. A tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world.
Friday, Feb 22, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 10:00pm
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 23, 2019 / 11:30amSaturday, Mar 2, 2019 / 11:30amSaturday, Mar 9, 2019 / 11:30amSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 11:30am
DC By Foot presents a walking tour featuring the Ghosts of Georgetown. Among the historic streets, manicured gardens and Victorian row houses of one of Washington, D.C.'s finest neighborhoods lie deep, dark secrets about a forgotten past. Come along to hear about the ghosts and spirits that still haunt the nation's capital ... if you dare. You'll hear a historian's take on all of the curses, eerie coincidences and hauntings that make up the darker side of days gone by in this pre-Revolutionary town.
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Mar 2, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Mar 7, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Mar 10, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Mar 14, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Mar 17, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Mar 21, 2019 / 7:30pm
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, Feb 22, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 1, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 8, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 15, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 22, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 29, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Apr 5, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Apr 12, 2019 / 8:00pm
Silver Spring Stage entices audiences with Sarah Ruhl's Tony Award nominated comedy of marriage, intimacy, and electricity. Set in the 1880's, a proper scientist has innocently invented a new vibrator device for treating “hysteria” in women. His young wife wonders what is happening in the next room after a new patient arrives, which prompts the couple to examine the nature of their own marriage, and what it truly means to love someone.
Friday, Feb 22, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 2, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 3, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Mar 8, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 9, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 10, 2019 / 2:00pm
It’s a raging Bridezilla versus a Groom who doesn’t seem to care. But there’s more than wedding jitters afoot as the couple prepares for the rehearsal dinner and a murder occurs. Someone is lying. The event planner needs your help to solve a mystery that threatens to turn the rehearsal dinner venue into a morgue with a room full of suspects. To keep the dearly beloved from becoming the dearly departed, speak now … or forever hold your peace!
Friday, Feb 22, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar 2, 2019 / 6:30pm
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, 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
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, Feb 23, 2019 / 6:30amSaturday, Mar 2, 2019 / 6:30amSaturday, Mar 9, 2019 / 6:30am
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, Feb 23, 2019 / 5:00pmSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 5:00pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 30, 2019 / 5:00pmSaturday, Mar 30, 2019 / 8:00pm
Live out your rock n’ roll fantasies at Spoons, Toons & Booze Rocks! at Arlington Cinema 'N' Drafthouse. They've got your favorite Saturday morning and weekday afternoon cartoons on the big screen plus a special menu of episodes featuring rock stars, band breakups, musical numbers, band parodies, battles of the bands, some bodacious shredding from an animated Bill & Ted and maybe something that’s truly, truly, truly outrageous. Hosted by SecretFormula's cartoon and cereal experts Michael Austin and Nell Casey. There'll be over 100 cartoon series from the 1940s through the early 2000s and you get to choose what to watch! Enjoy a free all-you-can-eat cereal bar filled with all the sugary, marshmallowy, fruity, chocolaty cereal you crave! Soy and regular milk available. There'll be a brunch cocktail menu including “The Sonny," a White Russian topped with Cocoa Puffs, cereal shots and more. Drop a shot of Baileys or Kahlua in to booze up your cereal bowl! Compete in contests to choose which cartoons we watch and win cartoon- and cereal-themed prizes.
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 / NoonSunday, Feb 24, 2019 / Noon
This tour takes visitors through the political core of Washington, D.C. -- from the original L'Enfant city plan to the tumultuous construction of the Capitol and grounds, the rise of the magnificent Beaux Arts Library of Congress and imposing Supreme Court, and into the present day. Prolific designers like Thomas Jefferson, Robert Mills, Frederick Law Olmsted and Daniel Burnham will feature prominently. Controversy, chaos and red tape abound in this walking tour from DC Design Tours, a treat for architecture and history enthusiasts.
Monday, Feb 18, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar 2, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Mar 8, 2019 / 11:00amMonday, Mar 11, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Mar 22, 2019 / 11:00amMonday, Mar 25, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Mar 30, 2019 / 2:00pm
You voted for Artistic Director Dianna Cuatto to create this new retelling of the famous Brothers Grimm fairy tale for Ballet Theatre of Maryland’s 40th anniversary season. Complete with a magical mirror, poisoned apple, wicked queen and stepmother, seven dwarves, a prince and more, this ballet will take you on a journey through this beloved tale with unexpected twists and turns that are sure to delight with magic, beauty and suspense before the happily-ever-after. Experience Snow White at Maryland Hall in Annapolis.
Friday, Feb 22, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 7:00pm
Ney Mello and Elizabeth Louie will engage the audience in an engaging interactive performance on guitar and piano, where they will improvise music with audience participation and demystify the art of improvisation.
Comedians Andie Basto and Gigi Modrich present Jokes That Give Back, a monthly stand-up comedy show dedicated to supporting charities in the DMV and beyond. This month's charity is City Dogs Rescue & City Kitties, which rescues dogs and cats from overcrowded and high-kill shelters, where resources are severely limited. This show at Drafthouse Comedy Theater in D.C. features Abby Mello, Allan Sidley, Anna Phillips and Plain Ol' DLo.
He's shared his witty observations on everything from too-human-sounding automated robot voices to his creepily close relationship with his mother. He's gone viral with his video clips skewering everyone from the president to the Kardashians and Bill Maher. Now comedian Kyle Dunnigan brings his brilliant musings to Drafthouse Comedy Theater in Washington, DC. The down-to-earth comedy star has steadily gained a sizable online presence, with over six million views and counting on his YouTube channel (where he often appears as demented alter-ego Craig of Reno 911! infamy) and success with his hit Earwolf Network podcast Professor Blastoff with fellow comedian Tig Notaro. A co-star and writer for Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer, Dunnigan also earned an Emmy nom for Outstanding Music and Lyrics for the song "Girl You Don't Need Makeup."
Thursday, Feb 21, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Feb 22, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Feb 22, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 9:00pm
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, 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
Three separate time periods collide in a small hotel room in Korea. Mediated by a shape-shifting Jesus who first shows up as a bellboy. Three characters have to come to terms with their stories. Ana is a Korean American who travels to Seoul in 1975 to retrieve her recently deceased father’s ashes. Luke is a young American soldier fighting in the jungles of Burma in 1944. Number Four is the name of a Korean comfort woman camping out on a bridge in Seoul in 1950, waiting for the return of the young American soldier who fathered her daughter.
Sunday, Feb 17, 2019 / 3:00pmThursday, Feb 21, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 22, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 24, 2019 / 3:00pmSunday, Feb 24, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Feb 28, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 2, 2019 / 8:00pm
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, Feb 22, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Mar 1, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Mar 8, 2019 / 8:00pmTuesday, Mar 12, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 15, 2019 / 8:00pmTuesday, Mar 19, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 22, 2019 / 8:00pmTuesday, Mar 26, 2019 / 8:00pm
With jokes aimed at both ends of the political spectrum -- and pretty much all of the middle, too -- musical-comedy group The Capitol Steps has been eliciting laughs at democracy's expense since 1981. If you've ever wanted to see Barack Obama sing a show tune, Donald Trump sing a rock song and Vladimir Putin dance shirtless, this is the show for you. The Steps' stage show features numerous song parodies and skits, and the cast even includes some former Congressional staffers, whose firsthand experience helps make the jokes zing that much more. This legendary troupe's recorded more than 30 albums, and their radio specials are featured on NPR stations nationwide four times a year, but there's nothing like experiencing their cutting-edge comedy live at DC's Ronald Reagan Building.
Friday, Feb 22, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar 2, 2019 / 7:30pm
Drafthouse Comedy Presents Attack of the Comics: DC's longest running Stand-up Open Mic. We showcase the real. Seasoned Comics need to work things out. Young Comics need to work things out. Sometimes these Comics collide on the same stage. Come to our new show, on Friday Night's, and get this work! Attack or The Comics, Join the Rebellion, and do something different.
Individuals describe career, racial, gender or ethnic barriers. The sound score incorporates first-person interviews with some new to this country, TASSC clients (Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition), and Americans marginalized by circumstance.
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.
Thursday, Feb 21, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 22, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Feb 28, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 1, 2019 / 8:00pm
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
Grand Saline, Texas, a town east of Dallas, has a history of racism, a history the community doesn’t talk about. This shroud of secrecy ended when one man self-immolated to protest their racism in 2014, shining a spotlight on the town’s dark past. Man on Fire untangles the pieces of this protest and questions the racism in Grand Saline today. See it at Atlas Performing Arts Center in DC.
On November 14, 1943, Leonard Bernstein, a young and inexperienced assistant to the mighty Bruno Walter, took to the stage on very short notice to replace the suddenly ill maestro and to conduct the New York Philharmonic in a demanding program that included three warhorses of Western music and a contemporary orchestral piece. Bernstein recalled his debut in one of his last interviews: “There was no rehearsal … I strode out and I don’t remember a thing from that moment, until the sound of people standing and cheering and clapping.” Come hear the program that catapulted Leonard Bernstein into the spotlight as the National Philharmonic, cellist Zuill Bailey, violist Roberto Diaz and conductor Piotr Gajewski present The Debut at Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda.
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, Feb 22, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 1, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Mar 8, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Mar 15, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Mar 22, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Mar 29, 2019 / 8:00pm
Each one of us holds a unique story on how we crossed paths with bomba. Come to the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C. to see Semilla Cultural perform Bomba Pathways -- then write your own story.
No matter how many Hamlets you've seen, you have never seen it like this: two women, armed with nothing but a fake skull, a real shovel, and a lot of imagination, perform Shakespeare's classic play. Sounds far-fetched? The Washington Post called it, "ingenious...a production whose approach is all about turning limits into opportunity." DC Metro Theater Arts called it, "hilariously entertaining...something I'd not imagined was possible to do." This is a weekend-long encore of the Capital Fringe hit.
Friday, Feb 22, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Feb 24, 2019 / 2:00pm
Enjoy a potpourri of dances with authentic cultural roots, incorporating modern aesthetics, conveying a message that the best values of traditional cultures can blend in today's world with concepts of freedom, equality, and self-actualization.
Seun Kuti -- the youngest son of acclaimed, late Nigerian Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti -- brings the funky, driving rhythms of the genre his dad helped pioneer to the Howard Theatre. A noted vocalist and saxophone player in his own right, Seun has long helmed his father's former band, Egypt 80. With its punchy horn section, layered percussion, call-and-response chorus, keyboards, guitars and more, the 18-piece group continues to evolve, bridging late-period Fela stylings with nods at modern movements such as hip-hop. Similarly, Seun Kuti + Egypt 80's live shows typically feature a mix of vibrant new compositions and cherished Fela classics.
Let Me Entertain You...Let Me Make You Smile. Gypsy is regarded by theatre professionals as the greatest musical ever created. It is the ultimate tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters' success while secretly yearning for her own. Set in the 1920's while Vaudeville was dying and Burlesque was born!
Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019 / 6:00pm (Show Starts at 8:00pm)
Milo the Magnificent, an aspiring magician – and huge cutout puppet – will charm kids and adults. And, as The New York Times notes, "while his tricks and experiments rarely work out as planned, children will still find them magical.” The recipient of the Jim Henson Foundation Grant, this show by Alex & Olmstead comes to River Road Unitarian in Bethesda, and is followed by a meet and greet with the artists.
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 10:30amSunday, Feb 24, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Feb 24, 2019 / 4:00pm
The Jazz Age comes to swingin’ life as Signature Theatre takes you on a trip back to the Harlem Renaissance in the three-time Tony Award-winning musical revue Ain't Misbehavin'. You’ll be jitterbugging in your seat as the jazz standards of stride piano legend Thomas “Fats” Waller fill the theater. A talented cast of Signature Theatre favorites lights up the stage with beloved songs like “The Joint is Jumpin’,” “Honeysuckle Rose,” “Handful of Keys” and more. Don’t miss this vibrant celebration of Waller and the big band era.
Sunday, Feb 17, 2019 / 7:00pmTuesday, Feb 19, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Feb 20, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Feb 21, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 22, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 24, 2019 / 7:00pmTuesday, Feb 26, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Feb 27, 2019 / 7:30pm
When a black student disrupts the status quo at her high school by occupying space typically reserved for white students, her community erupts in hate speech, violence and chaos. Inspired by the Jena Six case, which roiled tensions in Louisiana in 2006, Dominique Morisseau’s play scrutinizes the intrinsic links between justice, bias and identity. Moving, lyrical and bold, Blood at the Root probes the complexities of race, individual freedoms and what justice means when biases have been normalized. Watch it unfold at the Anacostia Playhouse in Washington, DC.
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 24, 2019 / 2:00pmTuesday, Feb 26, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Feb 27, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Feb 28, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 3, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Mar 7, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 8, 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 on 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.
Sunday, 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
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.
Bill and Sherri are the white, progressive-and-proud headmaster and dean of admissions at Hillcrest, a mid-tier New Hampshire boarding school. Over the last fifteen years, they’ve worked to diversify the school’s mostly white population. But when their high-achieving son Charlie’s Ivy League dreams are jeopardized, the family's reaction blasts open a deep rift between their public values and private decisions. A no-holds-barred look at privilege, power and the perils of whiteness from the author of Bad Jews, Admissions comes to the Studio Theatre's Mead Theatre in Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Feb 21, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 24, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Feb 27, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Feb 28, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 3, 2019 / 7:00pm
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.
Sunday, Feb 17, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Feb 22, 2019 / 8:15pmSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 8:15pmSunday, Feb 24, 2019 / 2:00pm
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.
Sunday, Feb 17, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Feb 17, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Feb 20, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Feb 21, 2019 / 8:00pm
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.
Friday, Feb 22, 2019 / 6:00pmFriday, Mar 1, 2019 / 6:00pm
City Winery strives to deliver the best culinary and cultural experience to D.C. denizens who are passionate about wine, food and music. Combining a fully functioning winery with intimate concerts, food and wine classes, and beyond, City Winery has created a compelling mix for its sophisticated clientele of foodies, and active cultural patrons -- bringing the wine country experience to the middle of a large city.
Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019 / 8:00pm (Noam Pikelny & Stuart Duncan)Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019 / 8:00pm (Men At Large, The Rude Boys)Thursday, Feb 21, 2019 / 8:30pm (Charlie Mars)Sunday, Feb 24, 2019 / 8:00pm (Ms. Anita Wilson)Monday, Feb 25, 2019 / 7:30pm (Crush Your Craft Featuring Lori Hall of TV ONE in The Wine Garden)Monday, Feb 25, 2019 / 8:00pm (OSOG)Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019 / 8:00pm (Son Little with Christopher Paul Stelling)Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 / 8:00pm (C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band)
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.
Thursday, Feb 21, 2019 / 7:30pm (Victoria Vox)Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 / 8:00pm (Téada)Friday, Mar 8, 2019 / 8:00pm (IVY League: Fabulously Funny Females)Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 / 8:00pm (Blue Highway)Friday, Mar 15, 2019 / 8:00pm (Celtic Angels)Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 8:00pm (Mwenso and the Shakes JTN)Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 8:00pm (The Rat Pack of Opera)Sunday, Mar 17, 2019 / 3:00pm (Pinkalicious)
Experience the DC Comedy Showcase in Adams Morgan, D.C. at Comedy Club DC. The showroom and tavern will have you feeling fresh and ready to kick back for the best laughs. Laugh Buzz Comedy hosts nationally touring comedians and showcases the hottest local comedians. Talent from HBO, Showtime and Comedy Central are known to drop in on any given night. Bask in the cool atmosphere, enjoy friendly and attentive staff, and listen to famous comedy in a range of styles. It's the perfect idea for D.C. date night, meeting new people, or just a fun night on the town.
Friday, Feb 22, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Feb 22, 2019 / 9:15pm Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 9:15pm Friday, Mar 1, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Mar 1, 2019 / 9:15pm Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 / 9:15pm
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, Feb 23, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Mar 2, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Mar 9, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Mar 30, 2019 / 1:00pm
Those popular singles "swiping" apps come to life at this speed-dating party at Hilton Garden Inn, where you'll spend a few minutes chatting with each guy or gal to get an instant impression before it's on to the next. Plus, there's nothing like face-to-face interaction to see if there's really a spark. A relaxed mix-and-mingle with a cash bar follows the event, then, 48 hours later, the hosts will email you a link to the online system, where you can message your favorite people from the party, without anyone's personal contact info being revealed. Geared towards singles age 35 and older, this event is a fun, safe way to quickly meet tons of new people in Old Town Alexandria.
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, 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 / 5:00pmSunday, May 19, 2019 / 5:00pmSunday, Jun 2, 2019 / 5:00pm
Founded in 1965, Blues Alley is the nation's oldest operating jazz supper club, having showcased such internationally renowned artists as Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, Grover Washington Jr., Ramsey Lewis, Charlie Byrd, Maynard Ferguson and Eva Cassidy. Located in the heart of historic Georgetown in an 18th century red brick carriage house, Blues Alley offers a unique and intimate ambiance, reminiscent of the jazz clubs of the 1920s and '30s. Go for just the music and drinks, or make it an evening and choose from authentic Creole cuisine, steak and seafood dishes.
Monday, Feb 18, 2019 / 10:00pm (Susan Jones Quartet [Violin])Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019 / 10:00pm (David Binney's Angelino Quartet)Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019 / 10:00pm (Kayla Waters [Keys/Smooth])Monday, Feb 25, 2019 / 10:00pm (KW Big Band Co-Directed by Michael Kramer & Tim Whalen)Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019 / 10:00pm (E-Foot & Friends [Jazz/Funk/Soul])Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 / 10:00pm (Willie Jones III Quintet [Drums] & Eddie Henderson [Trumpet])Monday, Mar 4, 2019 / 10:00pm (PJ Morgan (Vocals/Keys))Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019 / 10:00pm (John Lamkin "Favorites" Quintet (Trumpet) )
Set in a local hair salon and with lines as up-to-date as the morning's news, Shear Madness is a hilarious whodunit with you as a central character. When the salon's landlady is murdered at the outset, a blend of mystery and improvisational theater ensues. Audience members are called upon to match wits with the suspects and try to catch the killer at this wildly popular comedy where "shrieks of laughter night after night" can be heard at the Kennedy Center, according to the Washington Post.
Friday, Feb 22, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 9:00pmSunday, Feb 24, 2019 / 3:00pm