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
Get your Irish on at the biggest St. Patrick's Day festival in the country, with bands and DJs rocking multiple stages, plus carnival rides, Irish dancers, bagpipers, vendors, games and food and drink galore -- and plenty of beer to wet your whistle, of course. Irish punk band The Mahones ("100 Bucks," "Rise Again") headlines the show and just released their 13th studio album, Love + Death + Redemption. Also on the bill are the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Andrew W.K., DJ Kool, the Fighting Jamesons and many more.
Find your next travel destination, plus get the latest tips and tricks on saving big from well-known industry stars and thousands of travel experts. Famous speakers include Samantha Brown, Patricia Schultz, Rudy Maxa and more, who have plenty of advice to give on seeing the world in the best way possible. With cuisine tastings from the Taste of Travel Theater, cultural performances and hands-on activities, attending the Washington DC Travel & Adventure Show at the Washington Convention Center feels like its own little getaway.
The premier shopping and animal entertainment extravaganza on the East Coast romps its way into the D.C. area. Attendees and their well-behaved, leashed pets can shop for the latest cool products, be entertained and learn great care and training tips. Super Pet Expo also promotes responsible pet ownership, drawing much-needed attention to abandoned pets available for adoption. This fun-filled family event features more than 150 pet-related exhibitors along with unique entertainment, including Marvelous Mutts, rabbit jumping, exotic bird show, best dressed pet competition, dog agility demonstrations and more.
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
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
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
In 1960s New York City, a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he'd love to be in A Bronx Tale, coming to the National Theatre in DC. Bursting with high-energy dance numbers and original doo-wop tunes from legendary composer Alan Menken, this "Jersey Boys meets West Side Story" musical is a Broadway smash with loads of behind-the-scenes talent, including Oscar winner Robert DeNiro, Tony winner Jerry Zaks and Oscar nominee Chazz Palminteri. This unforgettable story of loyalty and family is "the kind of tale that makes you laugh and cry" (The New York Times) and is bringing 10 alumni from the Broadway production on this national tour.
Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Mar 27, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Mar 28, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar 29, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 30, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar 30, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 31, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Mar 31, 2019 / 7:30pm
The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival has the perfect handcrafted find for everyone, whatever your taste. This event at the Dulles Expo Center features over 300 artisans, a free painting class, live art demos, kids' theater, specialty food samples and live music. Whether you're looking for jewelry, ceramics, glass or metal arts, chances are you'll find it at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Chantilly.
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
With an exciting young roster and a season under his belt, Georgetown legend Patrick Ewing returns for his second season as the coach of the Hoyas. With a reloaded squad featuring high-flying guard Mac McClung and veteran big man Jesse Govan leading the way, the Hoyas are ready to make some noise in the Big East. With the pep band blasting and the students whooping it up, there's nothing more exciting than college basketball, and the Hoyas are one of the sport's most consistently fierce teams. So lock in your tickets now and cheer them on at CapitalOne Arena in Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 / 7:00pm (vs. DePaul Blue Demons)Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 / 6:30pm (vs. Seton Hall Pirates)
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
The Emerson String Quartet stands apart in the history of string quartets with an unparalleled list of achievements over three decades, including more than 30 acclaimed recordings, nine Grammys (including two for Best Classical Album), three Gramophone Awards, and the Avery Fisher Prize.
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
Fluid is an evening work inspired by physical theater, Afro-modern dance, presented through contemporary ballet. Fluid is performed to the music of Ezio Bosso and is centered around a cast of strangers, examining human emotion through the life trials of trust, lost, betrayal and love.
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
It's Art Basel, Miami's weeklong party for the rich and famous, where socialite darling Julie reigns over the blowout her real-estate mogul father is throwing at his South Beach hotel. But when her fiancé dumps her in front of the crowd, Julie hides from her humiliation (and her father) in the hotel’s barely used storage kitchen. Her companions are Christine, a cocktail waitress who recently fled conflict-torn Venezuela, and Christine’s fiancé John, an Uber driver from the Miami slums. This explosive elixir of power, class and immigration status is a bold and contemporary take on Strindberg’s Miss Julie by vibrant rising voice Hilary Bettis (The Americans). Enjoy Queen of Basel at the Studio Theatre in Washington, DC.
Wednesday, Mar 6, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Mar 7, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 9, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 10, 2019 / 2:00pmTuesday, Mar 12, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Mar 13, 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, Feb 23, 2019 / 6:30amSaturday, Mar 2, 2019 / 6:30amSaturday, Mar 9, 2019 / 6:30am
The Doyle and Debbie Show by Bruce Arntson is a sublime parody, simultaneously lampooning and idolizing country music's tradition of iconic duos and their subsequent battle of the sexes. The production is directed by John Sadowsky (Gutenberg! The Musical!) and features Landless familiars Andrew Lloyd Baughman (Sweeney Todd) and Karissa Swanigan-Upchurch (High Fidelity).
Friday, Mar 15, 2019 / 10:00pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 10:00pmFriday, Mar 22, 2019 / 10:00pmFriday, Mar 29, 2019 / 10:00pm
Two of the capitol's most incredible illusionists battle for the title of Washington D.C.'s Favorite Magician in Catch Me: A Magic Duel. Witness professional magic masters Brian Curry and Mark Phillips as they go head-to-head in a contest where the audience will select which styles of magic are performed. The crowd also gets to judge the performance and decide who will go home with the coveted Golden Wand Award. Staged at the historic Mayflower Renaissance Washington, DC, this fun, awe-inspiring event is not a children's magic show and is intended for those age 15 or older.
Saturday, 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
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
Solas Nua - Silent is the touching and challenging story of homeless McGoldrig, who once had splendid things. But he has lost it all -- including his mind. He now dives into the wonderful wounds of his past through the romantic world of Rudolph Valentino. Dare to laugh at despair and gasp at redemption in this brave, beautiful production for which Fishamble and Pat Kinevane won an Olivier Award in 2016. See it at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C.
Thursday, Mar 7, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 8, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Mar 13, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Mar 14, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Mar 20, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Mar 21, 2019 / 8:00pm
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!
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, Mar 16, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Apr 13, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 1:00pm
DC’s only all-original award-winning political satirical musical comedy revue is returning with a brand-new show for its 64th year: Romp in the Swamp! At an unspecified time in the future, climate change has (re)turned DC into a literal swamp, and an archaeological dig in this swamp reveals artifacts from DC's past. The archaeologists wonder what those items were for, making way for songs and skits that humorously explore current American politics and culture.
Friday, Mar 15, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors open 45 minutes prior to show)Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors open 45 minutes prior to show)Friday, Mar 22, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors open 45 minutes prior to show)Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors open 45 minutes prior to show)Friday, Mar 29, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors open 45 minutes prior to show)Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors open 45 minutes prior to show)Friday, Apr 5, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors open 45 minutes prior to show)Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors open 45 minutes prior to show)
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, Mar 1, 2019 / 5:00pmFriday, Mar 15, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Mar 29, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Apr 12, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Apr 19, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Apr 26, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 7:00pm
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
Move over, Thelma and Louise! When Lana Mae Hopkins, owner and proprietress of the Wishy Washy Washateria, hires Katie to help out in the laundromat, they soon find themselves up to their elbows in soap, suds and cheatin’ hearts. Watch these two country angels join forces to turn their good ol’ laundromat into a bootscootin’ honky-tonk, exacting a touch of revenge against those that done ‘em wrong, all while guaranteeing every customer a good, clean time! Take a ride to Nashville heaven in this new musical from Roger Bean (The Marvelous Wonderettes, Life Could Be A Dream), featuring the music of Carrie Underwood, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Sara Evans, Dixie Chicks, Chely Wright, Dolly Parton, Pam Tillis, Gretchen Wilson, Terri Cark, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn and Patsy Cline. Your ticket at The Washington County Playhouse in Hagerstown includes dinner.
Friday, Mar 22, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 6:00pm
Take your family on an interactive journey through Duke Ellington’s DC! From U Street and the Howard Theatre to Anacostia -- kids groove along with singers and a live jazz trio to discover how a local hero influenced the Harlem Renaissance, helped shape the cultural history of D.C., and became an international star.
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
Two of the biggest figures in contemporary Dominican theatre, María Castillo and Manuel Chapuseaux, in an incomparable acting duel, in a dramatic comedy of the highest quality. Castillo defines the play as an emotional striptease between a man and a woman who meet at a park and slowly explore their innermost profound feelings.
Whether you know him best as the former host of E!'s Talk Soup, the boyish Michael on Showtime's Queer as Folk or as the bubble-wrap wearing cult leader desperately seeking the "continuum transfunctioner" in Dude, Where's My Car?, comic actor Hal Sparks has been cracking up film and television viewers since his feature debut in the 1989 cult classic Chopper Chicks in Zombietown. Sparks began his professional career as a teenager in Chicago. As a member of the famed Second City, his quick wit and affable personality quickly gained him recognition and acclaim. In 1987 he was named the "Funniest Teenager In Chicago." After a successful run with Second City, Sparks moved to Los Angeles and immediately began performing at numerous comedy clubs. Catch this gifted comic at the Arlington Cinema 'N' Drafthouse.
Friday, Mar 1, 2019 / 10:00pmSaturday, Mar 2, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Mar 2, 2019 / 9:30pm
Northern Virginia native Sandra Beasley has authored three poetry collections: Count the Waves, I Was the Jukebox and Theories of Falling. Her memoir, Don't Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life, engages living with disability. A Georgia native, poet Sean Hill is the author of Dangerous Goods, awarded the Minnesota Book Award in Poetry, and Blood Ties & Brown Liquor. He is a consulting editor at Broadsided Press and an assistant professor in the Creative Writing Program at UA-Fairbanks. Atsuro Riley's work vividly paints the blooms of rural South Carolina. His first book, Romey's Order, received the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, The Believer Poetry Award, and a Witter Bynner Award. These three come together to share poetry of food and culture at Washington, D.C.'s Folger Theatre.
Instastory explores how youth discover identity and purpose in a society obsessed with "likes" and "followers." During this full length showcase, students will share personal stories of struggle and triumph which reveal that the most defining "like" is the one they give themselves.
It’s the Roaring Twenties. A mobster and madam meet at a local speakeasy to discuss moonshine and money. Despite a planned evening of comedy and music, someone put MURDER on the menu. Help the chief of police find answers before an all-out gang war breaks out. The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre would look like a pillow fight compared to what will happen if he fails!
Head to the "Shed" at spectacular Main Street Station in downtown Richmond's historic Shockoe Bottom for a premier tasting of a well-curated assortment of premium Virginia, Chilean, Central Coast, Santa Cruz Mountains and Southern California wines, plus Virginia spirits, ciders, artisan foods and specialty products. This is the most popular portion of the 2019 Virginia Wine Expo Presented by Publix, offering a top-level tasting experience at a beautiful, world-class venue. This VIP session gets you into the tasting an hour earlier than the General Admission ticket, and gives you special access to premium wines.
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 / 7:00pm-10:00pm (VIP Entry at 6:00pm)
Established 50 years before Washington, D.C. itself, Georgetown originated as a gritty port city on the banks of the Potomac River. Despite its modest beginnings, Georgetown eventually came to play host to some of the most expensive and desirable property in the District. Home to palatial mansions, elegant cemeteries, stately churches, and a world-class university, join DC Design Tours to explore the highlights of D.C.'s most exclusive neighborhood, with a focus on architecture and urban planning.
Sunday, Mar 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 / 10:00amSunday, Apr 21, 2019 / 10:00am
A cultural historian and certified tour guide leads this two-hour walking tour of the murals and historic sites in the Greater U Street Historic District. Once called a "city within a city," this neighborhood became a hub of commercial, intellectual and cultural life for African Americans at the turn of the 20th century. You'll visit sites where important black leaders in the civil-rights movement, education, law and music made history, and you'll see the murals that artists painted in remembrance of that heritage. You'll also learn about those artists, the stories they tell about the neighborhood and the DC organizations who work to facilitate the creation and placement of these beautiful works of art.
Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Mar 30, 2019 / 1:00pm
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.
Thursday, Feb 21, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 22, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Feb 28, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 1, 2019 / 8:00pm
The extraordinary clarinetist Ismail Lumanovski is a musical force of passion and dynamic virtuosity. Already of international distinction, Lumanovski has been called a “brilliant, fearless young clarinetist” by the New York Times. Blending the fiery spirit of folk music with the discipline of classical music, he has launched a major career as a soloist in both classical and Balkan styles as his performances throughout the world have received uproarious critical acclaim. Combine the fluid grace of the Bowen McCauley Dance Company, hailed by the Washington Post as “Metro DC’s premier contemporary dance company,” and the kinetic energy of composer Erberk Eryilmaz’s music and you get an unforgettable evening of sounds and sights.
The Women of Lockerbie takes place seven years after the 1988 disaster in which an American airliner was destroyed over Lockerbie, Scotland, apparently by a terrorist bomb. The Livingstons have come to Lockerbie for a memorial service that is being held for the families of the victims. They meet the women of Lockerbie who are determined to convert an act of hatred into an act of love by washing and returning the clothes to the victims' families. The Women of Lockerbie, playing at the Bowie Playhouse, is a powerful and moving poetic drama, an affirmation about how the human spirit triumphs over evil.
Friday, Mar 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 2, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 3, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Mar 8, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 9, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar 9, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 10, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Mar 15, 2019 / 8:00pm
Big Hollywood blockbusters can be fun, but when you're looking for a little more substance in your movies, you usually have to go the indie route. And there's nothing like that special thrill of being one of the first to catch future award winners before they hit theaters. You can do just that, plus attend filmmaking seminars, socialize with the filmmakers and more at the DC Independent Film Festival. From features to shorts to documentaries, dramas to comedies to animation, the festival brings together films from all over the world to the Carnegie Institution for Science. Attend seminars, where you can learn everything from acting to entertainment law, hit up the awards party and more. And with two drink tickets included with every pass, this is a movie lover's paradise.
Pianist Efi Hackmey and cellist Carrie Bean Stute came together as Chiarina Chamber Players in 2015, impressing Capitol Hill music lovers with their innovative and accessible classical concerts. The co-artistic directors welcome talented guest musicians to join them at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in DC to revel in the space's great acoustics and to explore everything from baroque and classical to 20th-century chamber music.
Sunday, Mar 17, 2019 / 7:30pm (Transcendence)Sunday, May 5, 2019 / 7:30pm (Impressions)
Enjoy an evening of misdirection, magic and deceit with master magician Mark Phillips and mentalist Brian Curry in A Gentleman and a Liar. This exclusive show gives you an up close and personal chance to catch two of DC’s most sought after performers in the act. Hot after the success of DC’s most popular magic show -- The Magic Duel -- Phillips and Curry are bringing their magic to the small stage of The Mayflower Hotel. This show will leave you breathless.
Friday, Mar 15, 2019 / 6:30pmFriday, Mar 15, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 4:00pmSaturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 6:30pmSaturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 9:00pmFriday, Mar 29, 2019 / 6:30pmFriday, Mar 29, 2019 / 9:00pm
With hilarious impressions of his New Yorker family members, Chris Distefano — star of the MTV and MTV2 shows Girl Code and Guy Code — is a regular at all the top NYC clubs, including Caroline's, The Comic Strip and Gotham Comedy Club. Distefano has appeared on The Late Show, been heard on Sirius XM radio, had his half-hour special featured on Comedy Central, and been featured in multiple national Nike commercials alongside JB Smoove. Now you can catch him live when he headlines the Drafthouse Comedy Theater in Washington, DC.
Friday, Mar 8, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Mar 8, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Mar 9, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Mar 9, 2019 / 9:00pm
Join Meghan Hanson, certified international tour director, for an insider private tour of the Impressionism Collection at Washington, D.C.'s National Gallery of Art. She'll walk you through over 30 paintings, hitting museum highlights, historical show stoppers, and fan favorites of Impressionist painting. Behind each piece you will get a back story that will bring you more insight into the why these pieces have been chosen to represent Impressionism.
Sunday, Mar 17, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Apr 7, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 2:00pm
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, 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 / 11:00amSaturday, Apr 20, 2019 / 11:00am
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
Richard Wright's iconic novel about oppression, freedom, and justice comes to life on stage in this ground-breaking adaptation. Suffocating in rat-infested poverty on the South Side of Chicago in the 1930s, 20-year-old Bigger Thomas struggles to find a place for himself in a world whose prejudice has shut him out. After taking a job in a wealthy white man's house, Bigger unwittingly unleashes a series of events that violently and irrevocably seal his fate. Adapted with theatrical ingenuity by Chicago's own Nambi E. Kelley, this Native Son captures the power of Richard Wright's novel for a whole new generation.
Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Mar 28, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 29, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 30, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 31, 2019 / 3:00pmWednesday, Apr 3, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Apr 4, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Apr 5, 2019 / 8:00pm
From ragtime, blues, stride and swing, to bebop, hard bop, bossa nova and cool, come experience a century of music and dance that is a uniquely American invention: Jazz! Congressional Chorus's 90 singers and dancers, backed up by a hot seven-piece band, are putting new twists and riffs on an eclectic line-up of iconic jazz numbers. Immerse yourself in the legendary genius of Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, "Fats" Waller, Dave Brubeck and Billie Holiday as we heat up your cold winter blues with a shot of Jazz Hot!
Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 24, 2019 / 4:30pm
A refreshing, contemporary telling of the classic story. Stern Marilla and her warm-hearted brother Matthew hoped to adopt a boy to work on their farm. But the orphanage sends young, befreckled Anne by mistake, and their lives will never be the same. Her warmth and wit affect everyone around her -- even, eventually, the cold Marilla. We follow Anne through her rebellious years, her transformation into a young woman, and her romantic pairing with Gilbert. This play has been charming audiences around the world.
Friday, Mar 8, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 9, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 10, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Mar 15, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 17, 2019 / 2:00pm
The Tony-nominated Hands on a Hardbody features a catchy combination of blues, R&B and country songs co-written by Amanda Green and Phish frontman Trey Anastasio, highlighting the story of 10 hard-luck Texans for whom a new lease on life is so close they can touch it. Under a scorching sun for days on end, armed with nothing but hope, humor and ambition, they’ll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it. In the hilarious, hard-fought contest that is Hands on a Hardbody, only one winner can drive away with the American Dream. Watch it all unfold on the stage of the Keegan Theatre in Washington, DC.
Sunday, Mar 10, 2019 / 3:00pmTuesday, Mar 12, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Mar 14, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 15, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 17, 2019 / 3:00pmThursday, Mar 21, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 22, 2019 / 8:00pm
Dress-Up Day: The Musical celebrates creativity and personal expression. When a spunky first-grader discovers that all her friends have the same plans for their school's dress-up day, she goes on a quest to discover who she truly is. Catch a workshop of this still-developing Monumental Theatre production at Ainslie Arts Center in Alexandria.
Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 10:00amSaturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 2:00pm
Scharoun Ensemble, an octet comprised of members of the Berlin Philharmonic, Statskapelle Berlin, and international soloists, comes to the intimate Dumbarton Concerts hall with a repertoire spanning the classical and modern. The program includes: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Quintet in A Major for Clarinet and Strings, K. 581, Sean Shepherd's Octet, and Franz Schubert's Octet in F Major, D. 803.
Whether he's recounting the drunken antics he witnessed as a bartender, describing his surprisingly stressful victory at Bingo or explaining why single men can sometimes be SO creepy, comedian Matt Braunger knows how to mine his stories for lots of laughs. Braunger has appeared on shows like Chelsea Lately, Maron and MADtv, where he impersonated everyone from Andy Griffith to Nick Jonas. He's also performed on The Tonight Show, Conan and The Late Show, and was named one of Variety's "Top 10 Comics to Watch." Now you can catch him at Drafthouse Comedy Theater in Washington.
Friday, Mar 15, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Mar 15, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 9:00pm
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
Traveling, both near and far, is a common theme in choral music, and what better way to take you on a virtual road trip than to share some of our best traveling music with you? From the Vaughan Williams Songs of Travel to folksongs from the U.S. and around the world, you won’t want to miss the Camerata’s travelin’ men as they bring you the world in song. And who knows? You might even get a little Willie Nelson! Don't miss it at Church of the Epiphany in Washington, D.C.
Oil -- there’s no escaping the fact that it’s at the heart of modern life, powering the world to previously unimaginable heights. But one day that will end. Called “scorchingly ambitious,” (The Guardian), the innovative drama Oil traces the life of this transformative resource, from its first boom in 1889 to its inevitable demise in the not-too-distant-future -- all seen through the eyes of a single mother and her daughter. Across five separate but connected playlets, the duo spans the globe and decades, struggling to survive by any means necessary. Ella Hickson, a young playwright making waves in the U.K., tackles big ideas of feminism, imperialism and environmentalism in this genre-busting tale that makes its American premiere at Olney Theatre Center.
Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 / 7:45pmThursday, Feb 28, 2019 / 7:45pmSunday, Mar 3, 2019 / 1:45pmWednesday, Mar 6, 2019 / 1:45pmThursday, Mar 7, 2019 / 7:45pmFriday, Mar 8, 2019 / 7:45pmSaturday, Mar 9, 2019 / 1:45pmSaturday, Mar 9, 2019 / 7:45pm
In this colorful adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's satire of 19th-century British society, the wiley and scheming antiheroines Becky Sharp and Amelia Sedley are recast as complex, vibrant characters who the New York Times called "a gift to actors." Becky and Amelia scramble up social ladders and hurdle over whims of fate in this farcial comedy about trying to get what you want out of life, no matter the cost. Acclaimed playwright Kate Hamill (Sense and Sensibility) brings her signature quick wit and distinctly unfussy retelling of classic work to one of literature’s most celebrated novels in this production at the Lansburgh Theatre in Washington, D.C.
Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Feb 27, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Feb 28, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 2, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar 2, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 3, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Mar 7, 2019 / 7:30pm
Sasheer Zamata has wowed audiences with her impressions of Michelle Obama, Rihanna and Solange Knowles and her recurring character Janelle, a naïve teenager with a dance vlog. Zamata's web series Pursuit of Sexiness was named one of Variety's Top 10 Web Series in 2013, while Cosmopolitan named her one of "14 Funny Women to Watch" in 2014. Zamata is a stand-up comedian and performs live all over the world. She appeared in the movies I Feel Pretty and Deidra and Laney Rob a Train and TV shows like Transparent and BoJack Horseman. She also serves as ACLU's Celebrity Ambassador for Women's Rights. See her live at Drafthouse Comedy Theater in Washington, D.C.
Friday, Mar 1, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Mar 1, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Mar 2, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Mar 2, 2019 / 9:00pm
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
A bold, independent heroine for the ages, Mirele Efros -- often called "the Jewish Queen Lear" -- stands at the center of this epic, gripping story of power, pride and maternal sacrifice. A wealthy widow and savvy businesswoman who wants to find a good wife for her son, Mirele suffers a fall of Shakespearean proportions when her children turn against her. Wildly successful in its time, this 1898 masterpiece of Yiddish theater shines in a scintillating new English translation produced in partnership with the Georgetown University Theater and Performance Studies Program.
Friday, Mar 15, 2019 / 8:00pm (Preview)Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 8:00pm (Preview)Sunday, Mar 17, 2019 / 7:30pm (Preview)Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Mar 21, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 24, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Mar 24, 2019 / 7:30pm
Charenee Wade’s current album, Offering: The Music of Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson, is a powerful re-interpretation of the poet’s musical library. Jazz Wise Magazine has called the album “an emotional engagement with the material that renders every word believable.” Wade gives ample evidence on this remarkable recording to why she is one of the most exciting, distinctive and bold musical talents on the rise today.
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
The Men in Motion bring their Magic Mike-style moves to the DC Speakeasy in Rockville. 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 -- Valentine's, birthday, bachelorette, divorce party -- or no occasion at all, this show is specially designed to provide you and your girlfriends with a perfect night out.
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
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 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 2, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar 2, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 3, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Mar 3, 2019 / 7:30pm
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
Emma's Revolution is the dynamic, award-winning activist duo of Pat Humphries and Sandy O, whose songs have been sung for the Dalai Lama, praised by Pete Seeger and covered by Holly Near. With beautiful harmonies and genre-defying eclecticism, Emma's Revolution delivers the energy and strength of their convictions, in an uprising of truth and hope for these tumultuous times. Experience the music The New York Times called "fervent and heartfelt" in concert at Joe's Movement Emporium in Mt. Rainier.
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
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) )