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.
Monday, Apr 22, 2019 / 7:30pm (Luke James Shaffer with Sydney Franklin)Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019 / 8:00pm (Jane Monheit)Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 / 7:30pm (Aubrey Logan)Friday, Apr 26, 2019 / 8:30pm (Ana Egge & the Sentimentals)Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 / 7:00pm (Sylver Logan Sharp)Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 8:00pm (Graham Parker with Adam Ezra)Friday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pm (La Misa Negra)Tuesday, May 14, 2019 / 8:00pm (The B.B. King Blues Band Featuring Michael Lee)
In this comical journey to find love, a beautiful young woman named Zoe falls for a smooth-talking bad boy who sweeps her off her feet, but her newfound love is only pretending to be the perfect mate! As the secrets unfold, her zany family takes matters into its own hands and the entertainment never stops! A comedy fit for the whole family, Head Over Heels stars singing diva Tamika Scott (Xscape), Q Parker (Grammy-award winning group 112), R&B singer and TV actress Trina Braxton (Braxton Family Values), TV actor William Jackson (Tyler Perry’s For Better Or Worse), HBO comedian and UniverSoul Circus ringmaster Tony Tone, award-winning actress and jazz great Chandra Currelley and an all-star cast! See Head Over Heels, written by Lolita Snipes, when it returns to Washington DC’s Warner Theatre.
Friday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 3:30pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 8:00pm
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, Apr 22, 2019 / 10:00pm (The GW Jazz Orchestra (Big Band))Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019 / 10:00pm (Andrew White Quartet (Sax))Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 / 10:00pm (3 Divas Celebrate Ella Featuring DARDEN PURCELL, SARA JONES & ALEXIS COLE)Monday, May 6, 2019 / 10:00pm (Peter Beets Trio - Acclaimed Dutch Pianist)Tuesday, May 7, 2019 / 10:00pm (Brian Simpson - Keys/Smooth)Monday, May 13, 2019 / 10:00pm (The Spell Casters Dave Chappell-Joel Harrison-Anthony Pirog)Tuesday, May 14, 2019 / 10:00pm (Sanjay Mishra - Guitar/World Fusion)Wednesday, May 15, 2019 / 10:00pm (Mike Phillips - Sax/Smooth)
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, Apr 22, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Friday, Apr 26, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 / 10:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Monday, Apr 29, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)
When we think of monumental moments in world history, we usually think of kings, emperors and presidents. But sometimes, against all odds, it’s one of us mere mortals who manages to nudge the world a step in the direction of progress. Oslo, the 2017 Tony winner for Best Play, is the story of one such instance. It’s the story of a Norwegian diplomat and her husband, who, in 1993, assembled a ragtag group of would-be diplomats to attempt the impossible: broker peace between Israel and Palestine. Operating in secret and without any official bargaining power, the group dives headlong into the deadly decades-long conflict. Now this nail-biting true story comes to the Lansburgh Theatre in Washington, D.C., courtesy of Round House Theatre.
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.
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 4:00pmSaturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 6:30pmSaturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 4:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 6:30pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 4:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 6:30pm
Check out the Library of Congress on this two-hour guided tour. You’ll start outside by getting an up-close look at the iconic fountain and the sculptures that adorn the building. Then head inside and up to the top floor of the Jefferson Building to view the Mezzanine Gallery, the Minerva Mosaic, the Great Reading Room and Thomas Jefferson’s Library. Along the way, your knowledgeable guide will tell you about the early history of the Library of Congress and how it’s maintained by Congress. On the second floor, you’ll get a rare glimpse of the Gutenbergand Mainz bibles in the Bible Gallery. Pass by the ornate Great Hall and see the classical architecture and paintings by over 50 famous American artists. Then head back to the ground floor to visit the Bob Hope Gallery, the Gershwin Room, the Graphic Arts Gallery and Library Shop. You’ll be able to view some of Bob Hope’s personal papers, his famous joke file, and other memorabilia donated by one of the most famous entertainers in American history. See the first room dedicated to musicians in the Gershwin Room, where you’ll George’s grand piano and Ira’s typewriter. Before you leave, stop in at the Library of Congress’ Gift Shop.
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, May 19, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, May 25, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, May 25, 2019 / 1:00pm
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, May 25, 2019 / 5:00pmSaturday, May 25, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 5:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pm
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, Apr 27, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 1:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 1:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 1:00pmSunday, May 19, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Jun 1, 2019 / 1:00pm
In 1920, Russian Jewish writer Isaac Babel starts a diary while wandering the countryside with the Red Cavalry. In 2010, after the crash of an aircraft carrying the Polish president, his diary is discovered among the wreckage. What did Babel write, and why does it matter so much to one ruthless KGB agent destined to become one of the most powerful figures in the world? Describe the Night uncovers the mystery by tracing the stories of seven lost souls connected across decades by history, fiction, lies and blood. Pulitzer Prize-finalist Rajiv Joseph returns to Woolly after hit productions of Guards at the Taj and Gruesome Playground Injuries. This new piece has been described as a “work of major ambition” (The New York Times) that will feel both timeless and tuned in to the age of #FakeNews.
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, May 30, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Jun 2, 2019 / 7:00pm
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, May 12, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 2:00pm
The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver — an overworked, underfed orphan — moves from a grueling workhouse to become the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Unable to take any more abuse, Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance in a group of petty thieves and pickpockets, led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft he didn’t commit, the victim turns out to be a kindly man who takes Oliver into his home. Fearing that Oliver will rat him out, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back. If they succeed, Oliver may never get the change to discover the love and security of a family.
Friday, May 10, 2019 / 8:15pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 8:15pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 8:15pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 8:15pmSunday, May 19, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, May 24, 2019 / 8:15pmSaturday, May 25, 2019 / 8:15pm
Forbidden love, magical transformations and a wild sea battle are all featured in this adventure story that the whole family will enjoy. In this radiant adaptation of an ancient Chinese legend, an enlightened snake spirit turns herself into a woman in order to experience the human world. There, she falls in love with a humble pharmacist’s assistant, but an intolerant monk soon threatens their happiness. Evoking classic folktales like The Little Mermaid, The White Snake is a timeless romance that celebrates the values of loyalty, compassion, and forgiveness.
Friday, Apr 26, 2019 / 8:00pm (Preview)Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 8:00pm (Preview)Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 2:00pmMonday, May 6, 2019 / 7:30pm
The Witch was the fairest one of all first, and she will not be silenced any longer! This updated version of the classic Snow White story unveils the villain’s perspective, from her tragic childhood to her quest for revenge. So how did the story really go? Join all seven quirky dwarves, a tongue-tied prince, a sassy mirror, a dancing chicken, and of course Snow White herself in this Theater For Young Audiences tale about beauty, friendship and happily-ever-afters with a twist. This show at The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children’s Theater includes a kid-approved lunch.
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 11:30amSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 11:30amSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 11:30amSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 11:30amSaturday, May 25, 2019 / 11:30am
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, Apr 27, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, May 25, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Jun 1, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 1:00pm
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, Apr 27, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, May 25, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Jun 1, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 11:00am
Why did America’s most popular actor assassinate the president? And how did he accomplish it? Capital Photo History Tours takes you into the mind — and the footsteps — of John Wilkes Booth as he stalked President Abraham Lincoln before murdering him at the end of the Civil War. The two-hour tour moves from the White House to Ford’s Theater, stopping at many points in between. Tour guide Rick Snider will have some special insights into this subject … he’s a distant relative both of Booth and of Booth’s co-conspirator Mary Surratt!
Saturday, May 11, 2019 / 10:00amSaturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 10:00am
Rising stars of the New York City comedy scene arrive straight from the city that never sleeps to bring you a night of hilarious stories, jokes, and rants that will rock the room. Catch Daniel Louis Vezza (New York Comedy Festival), Thiago Macklin (Roastmasters), and Santiago Angel (Edinburgh Fringe Festival) at the Colony Club in Washington, D.C.
From standards and pop songs to bossa nova and beyond, saxophonist Chris Mitchell knows how to play it, and he does so with plenty of style. This versatile jazz pro has impressed audiences from coast to coast through appearances in Vegas, L.A., Seattle, Atlanta and elsewhere. Now you can experience Mitchell’s smooth, romantic sounds at the Mayflower Hotel in DC.
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.
Pennsylvania Avenue has been host to inaugurations, protests, and celebrations throughout our nation’s history. But the development of this grand boulevard, connecting the Capitol to the White House, is fraught with conflict and intrigue. Visit the White House front yard, walk Pennsylvania Ave, and learn how downtown Washington went from Murder Bay to America’s Main Street on the Presidental Neighborhood Tour. Tour kicks off at Lafayette Square at the General Rochambeau Statue.
Monday, May 6, 2019 / 10:00amMonday, May 13, 2019 / 10:00amThursday, Jun 6, 2019 / 10:00amMonday, Jun 10, 2019 / 10:00amMonday, Jun 17, 2019 / 10:00am
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, Apr 29, 2019 / 1:00pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 2:00pmMonday, May 20, 2019 / 11:00amMonday, May 27, 2019 / 11:00amFriday, May 31, 2019 / 11:00am
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, May 18, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Aug 17, 2019 / 1:00pm
Nationally recognized comedians travel the country tasting local wine and making new fans in this new comedy circuit that brings quality comedy to folks for a fraction of what antiquated comedy clubs demand. Come for the wine and laughs at Hidden Brook Winery in Leesburg.
Join us for an enjoyable and enlightening walking tour of Embassy Row as we explore the colorful tapestry of stunning architecture, history, eccentric personalities, unbridled ambition, bitter rivalries, curses, scandals and even political assassination that make this neighborhood one of the most fascinating in Washington D.C. Sights we will see from the outside include the embassies of Indonesia, Ireland, Turkey, Greece, South Korea, Japan, Brazil, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. This tour lasts approximately two hours and involves about a mile and a half of walking on sidewalks.
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, Apr 28, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, May 5, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, May 12, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, May 19, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, May 26, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, Jun 2, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, Jun 9, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 10:00am
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, Apr 26, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, May 24, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, May 31, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Jun 7, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 7:00pm
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.
Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Apr 26, 2019 / 8:00pmTuesday, Apr 30, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmTuesday, May 7, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pmTuesday, May 14, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 8:00pm
Make plans to see Highwood’s Improv Comedy Night and get ready to laugh your tush off. Named one of the top ten comedy shows in the D.C. area by DC Thrillist, the show gathers Washington, D.C.‘s best improv groups for a night of spontaneous fun at Silver Spring’s The Highwood Theatre. You never know what these comedians will throw at you when they transform audience suggestions into hilarious and original sketches. Whether you’re an improv newbie or veteran, these funny folks will have everything to suit your comedy palate, including political humor, pop reference jabs and silly songs.
Friday, Apr 26, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, May 17, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, May 24, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, May 31, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Jun 7, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:00pm
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, Apr 28, 2019 / 2:00pm Sunday, May 26, 2019 / 2:00pm Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 / 2:00pm
Washington’s best loved museums line the East side of the National Mall, laid out between the Capitol Building and the Washington Monument. Called the “Nation’s Attic,” the Smithsonian Institution is one of the largest museum complexes in the world, with 30 million annual visitors, 19 museums, and over 150 million items in the collection. Each unique building is an architectural landmark all it’s own. On this tour, explore how the Smithsonian Institution has shaped the fabric of the National Mall since 1855.
Sunday, May 5, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 10:00amSaturday, Jun 1, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 2:00pmMonday, Jun 24, 2019 / 10:00am
You and your buddies are in 6,000 BC. Your group encountered a hostile tribe of cannibal cavemen. They’ve taken you back to their lair where you are being held captive. The tribe is out hunting but will be back before the Sun sets. You have 60 minutes to escape or become caveman chowder. Get to 3283 M St NW in Washington, DC for this test of mettle.
Good for Any Date: December 12th - May 1, 2019 (Reserve in Advance)
Sandbox Percussion, a New York City based percussion quartet, joins the New Orchestra of Washington for the final 2018-2019 season production. The program features Viet Cuong’s percussion concerto, “Re(new)al,” and was commissioned by the Albany Symphony and General Electric (GE) Renewable Energy.
Venture into some of Washington’s most diverse residential areas in this off-the-beaten-path tour of the Columbia Heights and Adams Morgan neighborhoods. From D.C. socialites to civil rights activists, Northwest Washington has been host to castles, embassies, temples, protests and almost the Lincoln Memorial. This walking tour begins at D.C.’s Meridian Hill Park.
Sunday, May 12, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, May 19, 2019 / 2:00pmMonday, May 27, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Jun 2, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Jun 9, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 2:00pm
Join the StageCoach Bandits monthly for Third Friday Improv at StageCoach Theatre Company in Ashburn! Just like Whose Line Is It Anyway?, the Bandits perform short-form improv using suggestions from the audience. Shows are completely interactive. No show or game is ever the same twice!
This annual reading at Folger Theatre in D.C. features a distinguished poet who shares favorite poems by other poets and reads from their own work. Known for compact gems of poetry and a swift and cogent style, Kay Ryan won the Pulitzer Prize for The Best of It: New and Selected Poems. Her other books are Flamingo Watching, The Niagara River and Say Uncle, among others. A former U.S. Poet Laureate, she is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Union League Poetry Prize, the Maurice English Poetry Award and the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. She currently serves as a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. Stay after the reading for a wine reception and book signing.
Drawing from half a millennium of music from Bach and Handel to contemporary masters, The Thirteen’s seventh season, the bonds between, marks a continuation of the vocal choir’s commitment to life-affirming performances, music-making at its finest and a determination to provide a social context for its diverse and moving programs. In their concert series this year at DC’s First Congregational UCC, they’re examining the theme of connection, and how the threads binding us can fray and break — from the union of romantic love to the divide of war.
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.
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, Apr 26, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, May 17, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, May 24, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, May 31, 2019 / 8:00pm
Mix and mingle at RED TiE DC mixer and build business and professional connections. Stroll in with something red, bring a guest new to RED TiE events, and you’ll have a chance to win a fabulous prize from the giveaway! Enjoy free hors d’oeuvres, half-price selected drinks and free valet parking. Grow your business and have fun in the process at Chima Steakhouse in Tysons.
Celebrate Our Spiritual Mystery at the National Gallery of Art, and witness what renowned artists throughout the ages thought about Madonna, the Saints, the Adoration of the Magi and the Crucifixion of Jesus. Professional guides will take you through the museum’s highlights, historical showstoppers and fan favorites over the course of two hours, with stops along the way to discuss each piece’s symbols, stories and background.
Sunday, Apr 21, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Jun 9, 2019 / 2:00pm
Residents of Washington, D.C. may know L’Enfant Plaza as a pedestrian-unfriendly area near the National Mall. But it’s scheduled to become one of the next big things in the near future, with the National Capital Planning Commission refashioning and rebranding the entire area as the SouthwestEco District. On the L’Enfant Plaza and the Southwest EcoDistrict walking tour, you’ll get to discover this little-understood, yet fascinating section of the city, a place where the federal government, Mid-century modern architecture, transportation and historic buildings all come together with ramps, open spaces and pocket parks — and a six-acre memorial to President Dwight D. Eisenhower coming soon.
The 14th Street corridor between Irving Street and Park Road at one time was one of Washington, D.C.’s most thriving shopping and entertainment destinations outside of downtown. Then, in 1968, riots following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. sparked extensive looting and burning of commercial property. For years afterward, boarded-up businesses and empty lots marred the formerly vibrant Columbia Heights area. Now the area is experiencing a cultural and commercial resurgence, making it a hot spot once again. On this fun and informative two-hour Washington Walks tour, hear the history and see the exciting changes that have taken place.
Capitol Hill is best known as the home of the U.S. Congress, but it’s also one of Washington’s oldest neighborhoods. Washington Walks’ tour explores the residential and historical sides of Capitol Hill and Eastern Market, from parks and historic 18th-century buildings to a famous jazz venue and much more. A tour with the guides of Washington Walks is so much more than the usual experience you get walking around and looking at the sights on your own. Let the experts show you the way!
One of Washington D.C.‘s most famous historical events, the assassination of President Lincoln comes to life on the city streets. This History on Foot walking tour is led by an actor in costume, sharing little-known facts and moment-by-moment commentary about the events of April 14 and 15, 1865. Starting outside of Ford’s Theatre, you’ll hear all about the moments leading up to Lincoln’s shooting as he and his wife watched the night’s performance. You’ll then visit a number of historical sites, ending up at the White House. As you walk, a guide portraying the detective who was on duty the night of the crime will give details about the assassination conspiracy, how the crime was carried out, and the simultaneous efforts to save Lincoln’s life and find the person who pulled the trigger.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 / 6:45pm Wednesday, May 8, 2019 / 6:45pm Thursday, May 9, 2019 / 6:45pm Thursday, May 16, 2019 / 6:45pm Wednesday, May 22, 2019 / 6:45pm
In Shakespeare’s famous words from Love’s Labours Lost, love’s month is Ever May. In the words of Sarah Vaughn, Spring can really hang you up the most. Some things never seem to change. Experience what drove all of the Virgin Queen’s court (and her famous Father, Henry VIII) mad with love, jealousy and laughter as Shakespeare Opera Theatre presents the perfect repast for those lovers of the spring. SOT’s home at Historic Grace Episcopal Church in The Plains is the perfect place to be transported to Tudor times! Located in Virginia’s legendary Wine and Horse Country, there is plenty to experience in the area, and most patrons make a day of it in the beautiful northern Piedmont. Gather round the virginal in your favorite doublet and hose for this Mother’s Day treat, featuring an all professional cast of musicians and actors, plus hilarious impersonations and improvisation by members of The Baltimore Improv Group! Weather permitting, enjoy the beautiful courtyard at Grace the Plains, transformed into a Tudor era market square, complete with wandering minstrels and food approved by Henry himself.
Anthony DeVito is a NYC-based comedian. He has appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Adam Devine’s House Party, Gotham Comedy Live, This American Life as well as his own Comedy Central half hour special. He was the winner of Caroline’s March Madness of Comedy in 2015 beating some of the best comics in the country. He has performed the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, the Boston Comedy Festival, Laugh Your Asheville Off, the Limestone Comedy Fest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and SF Sketchfest. In addition to stand-up, he’s the head writer/regular panelist on MSG’s People Talking Sports and Other Stuff, has appeared on TV Land’s The Jim Gaffigan Show, and is a favorite on Sirius XM’s Bennington.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 9:00pm
In this Latinx reimagining of the Broadway Hit, a diverse group of ambitious, young hopefuls dream of stardom as they deal with life, love, and a tragedy at a prestigious high school for the performing arts. A bittersweet, but uplifting show by the creative team of In the Heights En Español at GALA (2018 Helen Hayes Awards winner). Bilingual, with surtitles in English and Spanish.
The Cinco de Mayo bar crawl is back, DC! Expect an all-day fiesta with exclusive drink specials and cover-free admission to all of your favorite bars and taverns in Washington, DC. Whatever your drink of choice is, they’ll keep your glass full and ready for non-stop cheering. There isn’t a better way to celebrate your favorite Mexican holiday than with Joonbug’s Cinco de Mayo bar crawl! Get ready to get twisted with tequila, DC.
It is 1928 and Berlin is at the center of a razzle-dazzle world between two wars. At the bustling Grand Hotel a series of eclectic guests and staff, including a fading ballerina, a destitute baron, a wannabe-starlet typist, and an ailing bookkeeper collide in a non-stop musical toast to the high life. Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer reunites the creative team behind last season’s smash hit A Little Night Music to conjure a scintillating musical destination where captivating characters played by Bobby Smith (Titanic, A Little Night Music), Natascia Diaz (Crazy for You), Kevin McAllister (Titanic), Nicki Elledge (A Little Night Music) and more converge with a lavish and lively score to embody the joy, style and decadence of the 1920s. “A showstopper at every turn.” – TheaterMania
From Slavery to Freedom portrays the story of Soviet ‘Refuseniks’ through the prism of Natan Sharansky’s biography. In 1977, Sharansky, a famous human rights activist, was arrested on charges of spying for the USA, treason, and anti-Soviet agitation. The film takes you back to a Soviet era where there was an overwhelming sense of fear and insecurity in the face of the system. No single person symbolizes the era more than Natan Sharansky, who defied the entire Soviet system in his fight for freedom and national identification. After spending years in prison, he ultimately won the struggle, paving the way for all of Soviet Jewry. This screening will be followed by a conversation with film subject Natan Sharansky and Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer. Moderated by the EDCJCC’s CEO Carole R. Zawatsky.
Twenty years before the spectacle of Donald Trump, Benjamin Netanyahu already understood the political benefits of fomenting an adversarial relationship with the media and taking his message directly to the public. King Bibi explores Netanyahu’s rise to power using archival footage of his media performances over the years: from his days as a popular guest expert on American TV, through his public confession of adultery, and his mastery of social media. Follow Bibi’s maturation as he evolves from Israel’s great political hope to a controversial figure who some perceive as Israel’s savior and others see as a cynical politician clinging to power at all cost. Screenings followed by a conversation with filmmaker Dan Shadur.
When Lady Irene Hatter was a little girl, she remembers strangers running up to her father, Sally Noach, to thank him effusively for saving them during WWII. He’d politely, but firmly, dismiss all comers with a tossed off, “forget about it,” and they’d be on their way. During his post-war life, Noach maintained this stoic demeanor, and kept a tight lid on his truly incredible deeds in the wake of the “Grande Exode,” when he joined some six million refugees fleeing the Nazi advance, eventually finding his way to Lyon, capital of the Resistance. Now, 40 years after his death, Lady Hatter is determined to discover the truth about her father’s wartime heroism. This screening will be followed by a conversation with filmmaker Lucille Smith and Lady Irene Hatter.
The Passengers tells the story of the Ethiopian Jews and the struggle for a final, abandoned community to immigrate to Israel. The film follows the unlikely journey of two young men on a fateful trip to America as representatives of a grassroots advocacy campaign. When the pressure of representing its desperate community builds and an increasingly conservative Israeli government remains uninterested despite pervasive cries of racism, the pair must reconcile with an uncertain and fateful future. This screening will be followed by a conversation with filmmaker Ryan Porush and David Elcott of the Wagner School of Public Service at NYU, and Laura Katz Cutler, Managing Director of the Center for Israel Studies at American University.
Baruch, a rabbi’s son, yearns to become an actor so, against his father’s wishes, leaves his shtetl for the Vienna stage. But success cannot quell Baruch’s guilt and longing for home. A precursor to The Jazz Singer,The Ancient Law is one of the first films to have addressed the subject of assimilation and features visually stunning depictions of shtetl life. This gem of German-Jewish cinema will be shown with an original live score by the extraordinary violinist Alicia Svigals (The Klezmatics, The Yellow Ticket) and pianist Donald Sosin.
Can’t make it to Tel Aviv for the Eurovision Song Contest Finals? No problem! Join JxJ and Eurovision USA for the official DC-area Watch Party — they’ll have the full show broadcast live via satellite feed on the AFI’s giant screen, a pop up bar, Eurovision prizes, trivia, and live musical host Ricky Paul spinning classic Eurovision hits. Come for the revelry, stay for the Eurosong.
Isle of Klezbos and Metropolitan Klezmer plumb the fascinating range of music found in vintage Yiddish film soundtracks, from tango and tragic lullaby to a tenement wedding dance and much more. This multi-media concert — set against archival film clips — has been a national sensation with packed performances at Lincoln Center and the Museum at Eldridge Street. The band plays original arrangements inspired by scenes in celebrated movies and lesser-known cinematic gems ranging from The Dybbuk and Uncle Moses to newsreels from Moscow’s State Yiddish Theater and a host of Molly Picon favorites.
Join Jamie Elman and Eli Batalion, the creators and stars of the award-winning Yiddish-ish web series YidLife Crisis — in the fleisch! The boychiks from Montreal present an evening of comedy, film, and music reflecting their unique take on the modern Jewish experience. The duo also appear at JxJ for the Q&A of their film Chewdaism: A Taste of Jewish Montreal and with the live presentation Global Shtetl Live.
Isle of Klezbos approaches tradition with playful irreverence and deepest respect. Now celebrating two decades together, the soulful, fun-loving powerhouse all-gal klezmer sextet has toured from Vienna to Vancouver since 1998. Band repertoire ranges from rambunctious to entrancing: Neo-traditional folk dance, mystical melodies, Yiddish swing and retro tango, late Soviet-era Jewish drinking songs, re-grooved standards, and genre-defying originals. Twenty years ago, Alicia Svigals released her groundbreaking album Fidl, the first contemporary recording of the deep and ecstatic klezmer fiddle music which had been beloved across Jewish Eastern Europe for hundreds of years. In 2018 she followed up Fidl with Beregovski Suite: a project with Grammy-nominated jazz pianist Uli Geissendoerfer. Together they bring to life long-lost melodies from the early 20th-century fieldwork of Moshe Beregovski, and re-imagine them for the 21st century.
Jewlia Eisenberg (Charming Hostess) and Jeremiah Lockwood (Sway Machinery) draw from the rich biblical commentary of Black and White American traditional music, Yiddish ghost songs, and piyutim (paraliturgical songs) for a mix the BBC describes as, “A wonder of haunted American roots music, taking listeners from Yiddish laments to labor anthems via mystical twists and turns.” Show up early to enjoy dinner with the show.
The two most powerful women of the 16th Century – Queen Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots – are on an explosive collision course in this thrilling drama of sex, power, intrigue and betrayal. Pressured by the men of her court, who desperately want her to marry and ensure the succession, the Protestant Queen Elizabeth I must decide whether to put her cousin, the Catholic Mary Queen of Scots, to death. As she tries to keep her fragile hold on both the realm and her conscience, a country fights to define itself. Artistic Director Jason Loewith adapts Schiller’s classic clash of titans for the #MeToo world with six extraordinary performers and the barest of sets in an intimate performance space at the Olney Theatre Center.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 / 7:45pmThursday, May 16, 2019 / 7:45pmThursday, May 23, 2019 / 7:45pmSunday, Jun 2, 2019 / 1:45pmWednesday, Jun 5, 2019 / 7:45pmThursday, Jun 6, 2019 / 7:45pmFriday, Jun 7, 2019 / 7:45pmSaturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 1:45pm
Join us for a special night of clean comedy as we celebrate mothers with Grandma G, featuring Whooda, and Ryheem Johnson as your host. Howard “G” Gaskins aka Grandma G is well-known for the infamous line “Kiss My Bumper” as well as the Slow Jams CD for Time Life and various other national TV commercials. Internationally known and traveled, Howard has had the honor to perform in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan and Japan for our U.S. troops. He has shared the stage with Martin Lawrence, Jamie Fox, Patti Labelle, Yolanda Adams, Dave Chapelle, The O’jays, Jamie Fox and the Temptations, just to name a few. He’s been on HBO’s The Wire, and has performed on several seasons of BET’s Comic View & HBO’s DEF Comedy JAM. He has written and directed several musical comedy stage plays.
Jamla Records artists Rapsody, GQ, Heather Victoria, Reuben Vincent, Actual Proof and Ian Kelly hit the stage at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater for an album-drop concert celebration presented by Hip Hop Culture Council member 9th Wonder. Jamla Is the Squad, Vol. II involves a colorful mix of storytelling, funk, and R&B tunes backed by production from the label’s seven-man super team, The Soul Council.
In the heart of Washington D.C., Avery, an outwardly confident and whimsical toy designer, finds true meaning and purpose after a supernatural encounter with an angelic messenger. Avery is transported to the Land of Zoe and embarks on a journey filled with mystery and wonder. This moving and suspenseful tale will delight and intrigue audiences, as it unfolds the truth of The Maker’s Love for all and looks at the common misconceptions of Scripture concerning homosexuality. You will be moved by this inspirational and entertaining performance, enjoy a delicious Italian dinner served right to your table, and help support God’s message of love for all people!
Friday, May 17, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 7:00pm
She lives for art. She dies for love. In Puccini’s sure-fire favorite, Tosca, a fiery prima donna struggles to free her true love from the clutches of a wicked police chief. Passionate arias and truly terrific musical moments pepper a rousing score, bringing the opera’s emotional extremes into sharp relief as the story rushes toward its thrilling conclusion. The crackling melodrama grabs hold from the get-go, making Tosca ideal for both newcomers and aficionados alike. With its themes of political intrigue, sexual intimidation and hypocrisy in high places, Puccini’s great masterpiece, performed by the Washington National Opera, comes to The Kennedy Center Opera House in Washington, D.C.
Sunday, May 12, 2019 / 2:00pmTuesday, May 14, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 7:30pmMonday, May 20, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, May 22, 2019 / 7:30pm
The Drum: Heartbeat of Humanity is the ninth annual Princess Mhoon Dance Institute dance concert. Join the award-winning Princess Mhoon Dance Institute for an evening of dance that pays homage to the drum. An instrument that tears down barriers, and bridges gaps between culture, language, gender, age and race.
Explore the music of turn of the century Paris at the Kennedy Center. Be transported by Fauré’s transcendent Requiem performed alongside Schmitt’s triumphant and declamatory setting of Psalm 47’s “O clap your hands all ye people!”, Boulanger’s exuberant Psalm 24 “The earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness” and Camille Saint-Saëns’s Sarabande Op. 93. Fauré’s influence on Schmitt and Boulanger can be heard in their psalm settings and paved the way for future generations of composers.
Mercedes is an outsider. Tara makes sure she knows it. When a high school production of The Crucible forces them together, tensions escalate into acts of bullying–both online and IRL. This area-premiere play explores what happens to a teacher and his students when a classroom conflict turns into an online witch-hunt. Playwright Philip Dawkins and new Hub Artistic Director Matt Bassett team up for their third Hub collaboration (The Happiest Place on Earth,Failure: A Love Story) to open The Hub Theatre’s eleventh season!
Encore Stage & Studio and Kid Pan Alley present the world premiere of The Talented Clementine. Third grader Clementine gets nervous when her teacher announces that her class will be putting on a talent show. She can’t sing or dance or play an instrument like her talented friend Margaret, and what talents she does have would not work on a stage. Clementine must find an act to perform before the night of the big show. With only a few days to do so, can she put it together in time? This musical show at Arlington’s Gunston Arts Center is recommend for ages 6 and older.
Friday, May 31, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 1, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Jun 1, 2019 / 3:00pmFriday, Jun 7, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 3:00pm
For fans of The Who, the announcement of a brand-new tour means only one thing: The world’s most untamable rock band is about to deliver the goods once again. Never ones for nostalgia, singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend will be unleashing the combustible force that is The Who, with syphmonic accompaniment, this summer and fall. The Who’s North American Moving On! Tour will bring their indelible brand of powerhouse rock to 29 cities across North America in anticipation of their first album of new songs in 13 years later this year. On stage, the line-up will be rounded out by familiar Who players featuring guitarist/backup singer Simon Townshend, keyboardist Loren Gold, bassist Jon Button and drummer Zak Starkey, and complemented by some of the best orchestras in the U.S. and Canada. The tour is their first return to the states since their 2017 Las Vegas residency. The Who debuted in 1964 with a trio of anthems: “I Can’t Explain,” “The Kids Are Alright” and “My Generation.” Since then they have delivered to the world hits such as “Baba O’Riley,” “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” “Pinball Wizard,” Who Are You,” and “You Better You Bet.” In 2008, they became the first rock band ever to be awarded the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors. The Who has performed all over the world, including global music events for the Super Bowl XLIV Halftime Show in 2010 and closing the London 2012 Summer Olympics. Don’t miss your chance to see this iconic band live at the Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow.
Saturday, May 11, 2019 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)
In their remote cottage on the British coast, a long-married pair of retired nuclear physicists live a modest life in the aftermath of a natural disaster, giving scrupulous care to energy rationing, their garden and their yoga practice. When former colleague Rose reappears after 38 years, her presence upends the couple’s equilibrium and trust. As the fallout from long-ago decisions comes hurtling into view, Rose unveils a proposal that threatens more than their marriage. A hit in London and New York, Lucy Kirkwood’s latest is a taut and disquieting thriller about responsibility and reparation — about what one generation owes the next. Enjoy The Children at the Studio Theatre in Washington, DC.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, May 2, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 2:00pmTuesday, May 7, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 8:00pm
Two-time Grammy-winning Turtle Island Quartet brings their homage to the visionary brilliance of jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker to Historic Dumbarton Church in Washington, D.C. Hear iconic classics such as KoKo, A Night in Tunisia, and Dewey Square, as well as other thematic pieces from the bebop era.
“To date a girl before, you just had to knock a guy off a horse.” That’s just a small sample of the stream-of-consciousness silliness you can expect from D.C.-bred comedian Hampton Yount when he takes the stage of Arlington Cinema ‘N’ Drafthouse. He was crowned D.C. Improv’s “Funniest Local Comedian” in 2008 and has since made the move to L.A., where he’s appeared on Conan, Last Comic Standing and Mystery Science Theater 3000, and written for such shows as Ridiculousness and Loiter Squad. Yount was named “One to Watch” by L.A. Weekly and a “Top Comedian to Watch” by Esquire.
Friday, May 10, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 10:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 9:30pm
A native of South Carolina, comedian Leonard Ouzts uses his humble upbringing and keen observational humor to deliver hard-hitting laughs. Since his TV debut on Gotham Comedy Live, the IHOP waiter-turned-comic has toured all over the country, as well as appeared on Conan, Adam Devine’s House Party and BET’s Comic View. He also hosts his own web series Camedians and was selected as the New Face at the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. Don’t miss his hilarious set when he comes to D.C.’s Drafthouse Comedy Theater.
Friday, May 10, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 9:00pm
Enjoy the arts of the US Capitol and Library of Congress with this Adventures for Creative Tourists two-hour tour focused on the statues of Emancipation Hall and the murals of the Library of Congress. After passing through security at the US Capitol Visitors Center entrance, Tony will take the small group around to select statues in Emancipation Hall to discuss how each state selected the artist and person of interest to be displayed at the US Capitol. Next, Tony will walk the group over to the Library of Congress to show Mezzanine Gallery, Minerva Mosaic, Great Reading Room, and Thomas Jefferson’s Library. Learn about the early history of the Library of Congress and how the library is maintained by Congress. Next, visit the second floor to get a glimpse of rare Gutenberg and Mainz bibles at the Bible Gallery. Pass by the ornate Great Hall and see the classical architecture and paintings by over 50 famous American artists. Group will meet at 1st Street and Independence Avenue The tour takes about two hours and covers approximately one mile, ending inside the Library of Congress.
Born in New Jersey to Caribbean parents, actress-comedian Michelle Buteau brings her unique perspective and big personality to stage and screen. Michelle has had stand-up specials on Netflix and Comedy Central, as well as an album called Shut Up!,__ which was released on Comedy Central Records. She was also a featured comedian on the 2 Dope Queens special for HBO. Last year, she shot the Netflix feature Always Be My Maybe with Ali Wong and Randall Park, a recurring role on Tales of the City for Netflix, and a leading role in the TV remake of First Wives Club for BET. Her other TV credits include The Tick on Amazon, Broad City and Key & Peele on Comedy Central, and Enlisted on Fox. In the podcast space, she produced and hosted the talk show Late Night Whenever for WNYC. She and Jordan Carlos’s popular live show Adulting will be a podcast for WNYC this year.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 7:15pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 10:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 9:30pm
Lucky Plush Productions is the only dance organization to receive a prestigious MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions — and you’ll see why when they make their Kennedy Center debut with their latest work. Rooming House is an inventive, insightful and surprisingly humorous whodunit that blends the traditions of theater and dance. In a production that marries intimate conversations between friends with the tragic myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, Rooming House ponders what it takes to push an ordinary person to commit an act with shattering and irreparable consequences. The action in this performance at Washington, D.C.’s premiere theater rapidly shifts from dynamic choreography to casual speech and off-the-cuff humor to create a rich dramatic feast for the senses.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:30pm
Grammy, Tony and Emmy-nominated actress and singer Vanessa Williams joins the National Symphony Orchestra Pops for a Broadway-themed program reflecting her wide-ranging career and interest in a variety of genres, including R&B, Pop and musical theater. After the superstar rose to fame in the ‘80s on the strength of tracks like “The Right Stuff” and "Dreamin’," Williams made the leap to acting, with head-turning roles in films such as Soul Food and an Emmy-nominated turn in ABC’s Ugly Betty. Along with her Tony-nominated performance in Into the Woods, Williams lent her powerful pipes to pop hits like “Running Back to You” and the unforgettable slow-dance staple “Save the Best for Last.” Witness the multitalented star with NSO Pops live at The Kennedy Center Concert Hall in Washington, DC.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pm
Two of the world’s leading dance companies, Dancenorth and Lucy Guerin Inc. collaborate with tour-de-force Indonesian music duo Senyawa in this cross-cultural event. Drawing influences from both Indonesian folk ritual idioms and western metal bands, Senyawa’s unusual sound reinvents the Javanese spiritual tradition of entering trance through dance and music by fusing hand-made electric string instruments with operatic melodies, metal vocals and contemporary choreography. Ensemble members will conclude the performance by selecting audience members to co-create an unparalleled shared experience.
Podcaster/comedian Kelsey Cook makes her return to the DC Comedy Loft. In 2018, Kelsey made her late night debut on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, as well as her Comedy Central debut on This is Not Happening . Her other television appearances include AXS TV Presents Gotham Comedy Live, Punchline on FOX, Laughs on FOX, Uproarious on FUSE and Greatest Party Story Ever on MTV. Kelsey has a diverse skill set as a stand-up comedian, beauty blogger and host. Her podcast, Cook’d, is at 150+ episodes and has featured guests like Jim Norton, Bob Saget, Roy Wood Jr., Rory Scovel and many more. She also co-hosts the Self-Helpless podcast with fellow comedians Taylor Tomlinson and Delanie Fischer.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 9:45pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 9:45pm
The classic 1959 musical with music by Jule Syne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurens is loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous striptease artist, and focuses on her mother, Rose, whose name has become synonymous with “the ultimate show business mother.” It follows the dreams and efforts of Rose to raise two daughters to perform onstage and casts an affectionate eye on the hardships of the show business life. The character of Louise is based on Lee, and the character of June is based on Lee’s sister, the actress June Havoc. Featuring classic songs like “Everything’s Coming up Roses,” “Together (Wherever We Go),” “Small World,” “You Gotta Get a Gimmick,” “Let Me Entertain You,” “All I Need Is the Girl,” and “Rose’s Turn,” Gypsy is frequently considered one of the crowning achievements of the mid-20th century’s conventional musical theater art form, often called the “book musical.” St. Mark’s Players perform in the historic and lovely St. Mark’s Episcopal Church of Washington, D.C., across the street from the Library of Congress. Dedicated in 1890, the church features a wealth of gorgeous stained glass window, including an original piece by Charles Tiffany himself.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, May 16, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 2:00pm
Annie Jump is a teenage science genius living in a small town. As if that’s not dorky enough, her dad is obsessed with aliens. One night, a meteor falls and Annie meets Althea. Althea seems like your everyday mean girl, but she’s actually an intergalactic supercomputer, here to help Annie take humanity from the earth to the stars. But being the Chosen One isn’t all glory. What is Althea hiding? And what will Annie have to sacrifice to fulfill her destiny? Rorschach Theatre presents this play about finding your place in the universe and intelligent life in your neighborhood.
Called the father of tragedy, Greek playwright Aeschylus wrote more than 70 plays in his lifetime. Of those, only seven have survived. Lucky for us, among those seven lies his greatest work, The Oresteia, a trilogy of Greek tragedies that brilliantly explores themes of vengeance, justice and the influence of the gods. Through 10 years of war, grief and rage, Queen Clytemnestra lies in wait for her husband Agamemnon’s return, determined to avenge one child, only to doom the others. The Oresteia chronicles a violence that can only be stopped when society peers into its own soul and sees the depths of its complicity. Playwright Ellen McLaughlin, whom Tony Kushner has called “a dramatist of courage, intelligence, wit and lyricism,” has written a new version of the classic, weaving together the works of Aeschylus with stunning poetry and emotional heft. Experience this timeless classic live at Sidney Harman Hall in D.C.
Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, May 1, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, May 2, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 7:30pm
When teenage Lexie helps her reluctant single mother Nora re-enter the dating scene, an unlikely suitor emerges in Griff – the guy at the coffee shop who has inadvertently witnessed Nora’s string of unsuccessful dates. As choices collide with coincidences and longing mixes with reality, each character must face the complications that always arise while trying to balance the search for intimacy with the closeness of family. This captivating world premiere with a metaphysical twist navigates the paths of romance, marriage and parenting while exploring the pains and pleasures of all three. See it at Atlas Performing Arts Center courtesy of the Mosaic Theater Company of DC.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, May 16, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 19, 2019 / 3:00pmWednesday, May 22, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, May 23, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 24, 2019 / 8:00pm
When Violet Sheridan is summoned to meet a retired Sherlock Holmes, she learns some distressing information concerning her birthright. A case of blackmail puts in peril the life of Mr. Holmes, as well as her parents, leaving Violet to deduce and outwit to save Holmes and her parents from danger. This Rockville Little Theatre production was written by K.C. Brown and directed by Laura W. Andruski.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 2:00pm
Descend beneath Dupont Circle and discover a whole new (under)world just beneath your feet, where the veil between this life and the next is at its thinnest. In this intimate, hour-long guided theatrical experience, TBD Immersive has created a series of interactive installations that transforms the Dupont Underground into its latest re-purposing — a passageway to the Underworld. Journey from life to death or from death to life — depending on your assigned path — and explore the wonder, pain and beauty of the unknown. Peer into the kaleidoscope of our collective unconscious. Walk the road between worlds. No two journeys are ever alike, and only 10 people are allowed through the experience at once.
Enjoy three short and potent plays by the master of modernism, London’s Harold Pinter. Scena proudly presents One for the Road, an enthralling piece where an interrogator in a fascist state torments a prisoner, his wife and child. In Mountain Language, we see words used as weapons to kill subjects by an occupying force — yet the oppressed are forbidden to speak the Language. And in The New World Order, two state officials routinely torture a bound and gagged prisoner to cleanse the world for democracy. Political, at times, Pinter and director McNamara will provoke your brain and stoke your emotions as we portray terror and its consequences. Don’t miss this riveting show!
Don’t miss a riveting trio of short plays by Ireland’s theatrical giant and Nobel Prize winner, Samuel Beckett. Beckett Trio, Part 2 features several spellbinding classics by the architect of the absurd. His brazen form of black comedy soars as we explore his themes of resistance with D.C.’s top actors. In Ohio Impromptu, we savor the poetic retelling of a lost love and a dream of death by the elusive Mr. Warrilow. In Come and Go, deemed one of Beckett’s most perfect plays, three childhood friends reveal long-buried secrets. The program culminates with Catastrophe, in which a director and his assistant battle for who will direct a lone actor.
An off-the-track guidebook author leads this two-hour walking tour of the murals across three neighborhoods. Trek from elegant Woodley Park through multi-cultural Adams Morgan to the outer edge of the former Black Broadway. Woodley Park hosts bustling hotels, long-time residents and a fussy poltergeist. A hub for urban nightlife, Adams Morgan has long been a social, commercial and cultural center for its ethnically diverse residents, and the first integrated neighborhood in DC to host Street Art Murals. As you turn the corner towards Mid-City, you’ll follow the route of the greats of DC’s former jazz alley. Throughout the neighborhoods you will see murals painted in homage to artists’ heritage: significant historic and cultural figures, and to represent the neighborhoods themselves. Embark from Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan Station in Washington, DC to learn about the artists, the stories they tell and the DC organizations that facilitate the creation and placement of these alluring works of art.
Sunday, Apr 21, 2019 / 1:30pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 10:30amSaturday, May 25, 2019 / 9:30am
From the secret diary of Anna Gordy Gaye comes the greatest Motown love story never told: Pride & Joy. The untold love story of Anna Gordy Gaye and iconic R&B singer Marvin Gaye comes to the stage at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. as a musical featuring 28 songs from the legendary Motown catalogue, including Marvin Gaye’s greatest hits. Come witness the love, drama and journey behind the man and his music!
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pm
A young king and his three compatriots renounce the company of women in favor of scholarly pursuits. Their pact is immediately jeopardized, however, when the Princess of France and her companions arrive. Will the men stand resolute and keep their monastic vows, or surrender to the charms of the opposite sex? Shakespeare’s delicious comedy is full of lovers and clowns, foolery and the follies of the heart — and there’s nothing quite like seeing it live. Experience Love’s Labor’s Lost Folger Theatre in D.C.
Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, May 1, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, May 2, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 7:00pm
The latest show at The DC Drafthouse in Washington D.C. will feature Lafayette Wright. Wright has shared the stage with several great touring comedians. He also has appeared on Kevin Hart’s Hart of the City on Comedy Central and the Fox 5 Morning Show. Come see him in action. You can catch him, along with many funny folks, at this comedy showcase.
The theater world has waited 30 years for comic genius Ken Ludwig to deliver this companion piece to his Tony-winning comedy Lend Me a Tenor, the most popular American farce of the 20th century. This time around, we’re in 1930s Paris, with one hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends and a soccer stadium full of screaming fans. The stage is now set for the concert of the century — as long as producer Henry Saunders can keep Italian superstar Tito Merelli and his hot-blooded wife, Maria, from causing runaway chaos. An uproarious ride full of mistaken identities, bedroom hijinks and madcap delight, A Comedy of Tenors comes to the Olney Theatre Center stage in this uproarious production.
On Saturday, May the 4th, also known as Star Wars Day, Scorpio Entertainment will transform the historic Reagan National Airport Terminal A lobby into a spaceship-inspired cosmic dance party featuring an open bar, live entertainment, views of planes landing and taking off, glow wear for all guests, a social media projection wall, a galactic light show, and a few other surprises throughout the evening — which may include a real-life “Sharknado moment” above the crowd!
Byron Stripling and Carmen Bradford’s chemistry lights up the stage as they take you on a journey through the most famous duets and solos recorded by two of jazz’s greatest legends. Byron and Carmen are a musical reincarnation of Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald. Featuring hits of the Great American Songbook, they recreate one of the most memorable collaborations in music history while entertaining and capturing everyone’s heart along the way.
In Seussical the Musical, cats wear hats and audiences wear smiles — both two sizes too large. It’s almost impossible not to grin when this all-ages musical adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ stories plunges you into the whimsical world of Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears a Who! and many more classics. The Cat in the Hat links the stories of a young boy who is a “thinker of strange and wonderful thinks,” and Horton the Elephant, who’s out to prove that “a person’s a person, no matter how small.” Seussical’s cast of favorite characters, including the Whos of Whoville, Horton and the Cat himself, brings a sense of wonder and fun to this colorful family fave at the Dr. A. J. Ferlazzo Building in Woodbridge.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 24, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 25, 2019 / 8:00pm
Appearing as part of Renee Fleming’s Voices series, Grammy-nominated mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton shares her radiant vocals at The Kennedy Center’s Family Theater in Washington, D.C., accompanied by pianist Kathleen Kelly. Fleming, whose curated concert series spotlights some of the best singers in the world from a wide array of genres, raves about Barton: “Jamie’s powerful, sumptuously beautiful voice, combined with her personal warmth and artistic intelligence, make her performances unforgettable.” A multiple award-winner, Barton makes her return to the WNO stage after portraying Princess Eboli in Don Carlo in 2018 and Waltraute in Wagner’s Ring Cycle in 2016.
Hear the outstanding quartet musicians, Claudia and Sean, in the intimacy of The Lyceum in Alexandria. They perform works including Zoltan Kodaly’s “Duo for Violin and Cello.” They deconstruct the music in discussion with the audience for deeper hearing and understanding of the music. Claudia, an Eastman School of Music graduate, is in her sixth season with Chamber Dance Project as the first violinist and principal musician. Sean, a Cleveland Institute of Music graduate is in his fourth season with Chamber Dance Project. The evening includes a Q&A and a wine reception with the artists.
God of Carnage, Yasmina Reza’s comedy of (bad) manners, begins with two couples meeting to work things out after a playground altercation between their children. As the evening progresses, their behavior goes from civilized to outrageous as each couple tries to pin the blame on the other for the incident. From cutting dialogue to broad physical comedy, God of Carnage will defy your expectations at every turn, becoming more hilarious with each scene. Find out just how thin the line between civility and brutality is in this Keegan Theatre production.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 3:00pmTuesday, May 7, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, May 16, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 8:00pmMonday, May 20, 2019 / 8:00pm
Want to rev up your girls’ night? Men in Motion XXL Male Revue is a burlesque show for women that’s been bewitching audiences up and down the East Coast for 30 years. Come celebrate your birthday, bachelorette or ladies’ night at DC Productions Music Hall and Comedy Club in Rockville. With sexy men and scandalous moves, you and your girls will find yourselves reminiscing about the show until the next time you go!
Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas. Based on the beloved 1968 film version of Ian Fleming’s children’s book, and featuring an unforgettable score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr. is one family-friendly blockbuster that audiences will find “truly scrumptious.” Join the fun and take a ride at the Children’s Theatre of Annapolis.
Friday, May 10, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 10:00amSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 4:00pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 10:00amSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 4:00pm
This event at the Charles County Fairgrounds is great for wine enthusiasts, with hundreds of varietals to taste and purchase and a souvenir glass to take home. You’ll also enjoy food, art and craft vendors, live music and a Paint & Sip event (for an additional fee) where you can create your own festival keepsake.
Jordan Raybould brings his comedy show to Shenanigan’s Irish Pub in Washington, DC, featuring professional, touring comedians based out of NYC. Jordan and his brother, Bret Raybould are two of the funniest comedians in the city. Together, they have created the popular YouTube channel The Raybould Brothers, which has been featured on Funny or Die, Huffington Post and at the top of all sorts of comedy subreddits. For the past several years, they’ve been touring up and down the East Coast as part of their NYC Comedy Invades series, performing in bars, coffee shops and small theaters — all unconventional independent venues. Their goal is to give you that comedy club side-splitting laughter without the comedy club prices. No matter the venue, they deliver.
Friday, May 10, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jul 12, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Aug 9, 2019 / 9:00pm
Move over, Thelma and Louise! When Lana Mae Hopkins, owner and proprietress of the Wishy Washy Washateria, is in need of an employee. When she hires Katie to help out in the laundromat, the two of them quickly 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. Even in the heat of battle, they never forget their guarantee to show 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 to The Washington County Playhouse in Hagerstown includes dinner.
Friday, Apr 26, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 6:00pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 6:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 6:00pmFriday, May 24, 2019 / 6:00pm
She walked into his life and stole his love. Now Johnny Heart, the Paranormal Private Eye, is on the case trying to get it back. Tick tock, tick tock, Johnny … time is running out. Theatre, comedy, improv and magic combine in this fast-paced, one-man noir that you can enjoy at the StageCoach Theatre Company in Ashburn.
Since 2013, Speechless has been selling out shows at comedy clubs and conferences all over the country and the world. Armed only with a laser pointer and a deck of random slides, presenters ranging from stand-up comedians to software engineers and Tony Award winners to TED presenters have put their talents to the test in the ultimate improvisational gauntlet —giving a presentation that they’ve never seen before. Fusing technology with comedy, Speechless is the entertainment experience for the Web 2.0 world. Now it comes to Drafthouse Comedy Theater in Washington, D.C.
Drawing from half a millennium of music from Bach and Handel to contemporary masters, The Thirteen’s seventh season, the bonds between, marks a continuation of the vocal choir’s commitment to life-affirming performances, music-making at its finest and a determination to provide a social context for its diverse and moving programs. In their concert series this year at Bethesda’s Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, they’re examining the theme of connection, and how the threads binding us can fray and break — from the union of romantic love to the divide of war.
They founded organizations, sponsored legislation, blazed trails and suffered trials. For generations, women living and working in Washington, D.C. have defied expectations and surmounted discrimination to increase equality, freedom and prosperity for their fellow citizens. “Angel of the Battlefield” Clara Barton inspired a world-wide humanitarian movement. Dorothy Height devoted 40 years to supporting African-American women and girls. Frances Perkins not only became the first woman to serve as a cabinet secretary, she was the principal architect of President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal. See the sites downtown and around the U.S. Capitol where they and others made their marks and follow history along Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, where thousands of suffragists first marched for equality on March 3, 1913. The walk will conclude at the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument, home to the National Women’s Party for nearly 90 years and the epicenter of the struggle for women’s rights.
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.
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 8:00pm (Chavela)Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 / 7:00pm (Tula’s Cabaret)Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pm (Jarlath Henderson)Friday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pm (IVY League: Ladies of Late Night TV)Friday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pm (Theo Croker)Saturday, May 11, 2019 / 8:00pm (The Seldom Scene)
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.
If you like the internet, you are going to like this show! The Free Wifi Comedy Show is bringing together some of the Washington, D.C. area’s best and brightest comics and blending them together for a great monthly showcase. Don’t miss this juicy lineup at the Colony Club in the District.
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 / 8:00pm (Keith Correy of Joe Claire's Pretty Good Comedy Show)Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 / 8:00pm Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Aug 28, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Sep 25, 2019 / 8:00pm
The week is over and it’s time to cut loose. You could celebrate happy hour with friends and drink specials on a rooftop watching the sunset… or even better, that rooftop could be sailing along the waters of beautiful Washington, D.C. You’ll feel like you’re on vacation as your weekly worries stay behind on land with the Sunset on the Harbor Cruise, back by popular demand. The full bar, fun music and drink specials available for purchase keep the weekend in full force, whether you’re on a date or kicking back with friends. The party gets going at National Ferry Corporation at the Washington Marina.
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 6:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 6:00pm Saturday, May 25, 2019 / 6:00pm Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 / 6:00pm
Walt Whitman is among the most influential American poets of all time, a pioneer of free verse and fluent in unusual imagery and symbolism. He spent 10 years in Washington, D.C., first as a hospital volunteer to wounded soldiers, then as a federal government clerk. Take a fascinating tour of Whitman-related sites in downtown, led by Garrett Peck, author of Walt Whitman in Washington, D.C.: The Civil War and America’s Great Poet. You’ll see the Smithsonian Art Museum, Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office and Ford’s Theatre, where Whitman’s partner, Peter Doyle, witnessed the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Concluding at the majestic U.S. Treasury Building, Peck will be glad to sign his new book for you, all about the poet’s remarkable life in our nation’s capital.
The prestigious Ballet Across America series is back at the Kennedy Center Opera House for its fifth anniversary with a week-long festival focused on female dance creators — and featuring an exciting world-premiere commission by famed choreographer Pam Tanowitz. Directors Virginia Johnson and Lourdes Lopez are set to showcase their respective companies, Dance Theatre of Harlem and Miami City Ballet, in evening-long programs, then the two troupes will come together on one special night for a shared celebration to debut the dance by Tanowitz, along with a new work by Claudia Schreier.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 / 7:30pm (Dance Theatre of Harlem)Wednesday, May 29, 2019 / 7:30pm (Dance Theatre of Harlem)Thursday, May 30, 2019 / 7:30pm (Dance Theatre of Harlem)Friday, May 31, 2019 / 7:30pm (Shared Celebration Program)Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 / 1:30pm (Miami City Ballet)Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 / 7:30pm (Miami City Ballet)Sunday, Jun 2, 2019 / 7:30pm (Miami City Ballet)
After a long, cold winter, it’s always great to celebrate spring once it’s officially sprung. Step aboard one of National Ferry Fleet’s luxurious vessels, and set sail on the Potomac, taking in the capital’s glorious landmarks and the gorgeous cherry trees — which, if you’re lucky, will be in full bloom. You’ve only got a limited window of time to soak in the beauty of the blossoms and capture panoramic photos commemorating the occasion, so don’t miss this unique way to view one of D.C.’s most popular annual events. During your hour on board, let the wind blow through your hair on an outdoor deck, or relax in the climate-controlled interior cabin, and enjoy snacks and refreshments available for purchase from two onboard bars.
Sunday, Apr 21, 2019 / 4:30pmSaturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 1:00pmSunday, Apr 28, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 1:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 1:00pmSunday, May 12, 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, May 5, 2019 / 5:00pmSunday, May 19, 2019 / 5:00pmSunday, Jun 2, 2019 / 5:00pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 5:00pm
There’s nothing like a jazz festival put together by one of the top musicians in the field, and this year’s Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival at the Kennedy Center offers just that. Terri Lyne Carrington, multiple-Grammy winner and drummer for Herbie Hancock, has curated two nights of fantastic music hosted by NEA Jazz Master Dee Dee Bridgewater. Night one kicks off with a tribute to pianist Geri Allen featuring bassist and NEA Jazz Master Dave Holland, tap dancer Maurice Chestnut, Kennedy Center artistic director for jazz Jason Moran, and more stellar artists. Night two brings you the Renee Rosnes Quartet, NEA Jazz Master Joanne Brackeen, and more to be announced. Don’t miss these world-class artists together at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
Friday, May 10, 2019 / 7:00pm (Feed the Fire: Geri Allen Tribute)Saturday, May 11, 2019 / 7:00pm (Renee Rosnes Quartet and NEA Jazz Master JoAnne Brackeen Quartet)
Before the Great Depression hit, Washington DC’s Embassy Row was a playground for the rich. The area’s luxe, lavishly decorated mansions, built in the late 19th century, were home to such events as a $1 million birthday for a dog, a spendthrift who carried the curse of the Hope Diamond, parties boasting two thousand guests, an iconic host whose personal life was grist for the gossip columns and much more. Learn about the high drama, fortunes and misfortunes during Sex, Scandal and Sinners Along Embassy Row. In this informative, 90-minute walking tour, Capital Photo History Tours will share insider information about the scandals, architecture and history of this tony area.
Saturday, May 11, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 2:00pm