Join Stephen Mead for a two-hour private tour of Modern Art at the National Gallery of Art Modern Art Building, Washington, DC. Our small group will begin at the beginnings of Modern Art when Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Henri Matisse, and Georgia O’Keefe begin to shake things up. Next, your group will then go to the upper level of the Museum to see iconic Modern Art that defined the ’60s and ’70s by viewing Jackson Pollack, Andy Warhol, and more contributions. Our tour includes the sculpture tower where you will find wonderful examples of Modern Art Sculptures. This well-curated tour of Modern Art is comprised of new ideas, materials and techniques, cultural changes, and historic context.
Sunday, Jan 26, 2020 / 2:00pm Sunday, Feb 23, 2020 / 2:00pm
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. 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, Feb 1, 2020 / 9:30am Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 9:30am Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 9:30am Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 / 9:30am Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 9:30am Saturday, Mar 7, 2020 / 9:30amSaturday, Mar 14, 2020 / 9:30amSaturday, Mar 21, 2020 / 9:30am
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.
Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 28, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 13, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 27, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Apr 10, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Apr 25, 2020 / 8:00pm
Some say that D.C. is America’s Paris — with similar urban layouts, the Capitol’s streets were actually designed by French-born American architect Pierre Charles L’Enfant. Experience this architecture, along with grandiose mansions and embassies, on a walking tour of Embassy Row and Dupont Circle. On this two-hour adventure, you’ll gaze at some of the most pristine properties in D.C. ranging in styles from Neoclassical to Beaux-Arts. At the same time, you’ll learn how the events that took place inside these places contributed to the nation’s development. Discussed sites include the Spanish Steps, the Woodrow Wilson House, the Sheridan Circle, Brewmaster’s Castle and plenty more.
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 11:00amSaturday, Mar 7, 2020 / 11:00amSaturday, Mar 14, 2020 / 11:00amSaturday, Mar 21, 2020 / 11:00amSaturday, Mar 28, 2020 / 11:00amSaturday, Apr 4, 2020 / 11:00amSaturday, Apr 11, 2020 / 11:00amSaturday, Apr 18, 2020 / 11:00am
Join the StageCoach Bandits monthly for 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!
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 why these pieces have been chosen to represent Impressionism.
Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 2:00pmSaturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 2:00pmSunday, Feb 16, 2020 / 2:00pm Sunday, Feb 23, 2020 / 2:00pm
Just try and stump the talented singer-piano duo on stage each night at Bobby McKey’s. Whether it’s Beyoncé or Beethoven, Jay Z or ZZ Top, Meatloaf or Mozart, these guys are sure to have it covered. DC’s only dueling piano bar hosts these entertaining and interactive shows, where the wait staff has been known to jump on stage to perform choreographed dance routines and where you and your friends are encouraged to get in on the action as well. Plus, Bobby McKey’s boasts a full bar with specialty drinks, beer on tap and plenty of snacks and sandwiches to order.
Friday, Jan 31, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 7, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 14, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 21, 2020 / 8:00pm
Celebrate Our Spiritual Mystery at the National Gallery of Art, and witness what renowned artists throughout the ages thought about Madonna, the Saints, the Adoration of the Magi and the Crucifixion of Jesus. Professional guides will take you through the museum’s highlights, historical showstoppers and fan favorites over the course of two hours, with stops along the way to discuss each piece’s symbols, stories and background.
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.
Saturday, Jan 25, 2020 / 9:00pmSunday, Jan 26, 2020 / 7:30pmThursday, Jan 30, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 31, 2020 / 9:00pmSaturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 9:00pmFriday, Feb 7, 2020 / 9:00pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 9:00pmFriday, Feb 14, 2020 / 9:00pm
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 3, 2020 / 10:00pm (Steve Abshire Band)Tuesday, Feb 4, 2020 / 10:00pm (Strunz & Farah)Wednesday, Feb 5, 2020 / 10:00pm (Svetlana & the Delancy Five)Thursday, Feb 6, 2020 / 10:00pm (Joel Ross)Monday, Feb 10, 2020 / 10:00pm (George Mason University Jazz Faculty)Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020 / 10:00pm (Integriti Reeves)
Tired of dinner and a movie? Magic isn’t for kids anymore. Two first-rate snarkists battle live and onstage, for the title of DC’s Best Magician in The Magic Duel. This show is full of seriously funny magic that will fool you. Badly. Audience members choose the magical challenges for the contest and then vote electronically to determine the winner of the coveted “Golden Wand.” This 5-star rated show has run continuously at the beautiful and historic Mayflower Hotel since 2016. Suggested dress is: Cocktail Attire.
Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 5:00pmFriday, Feb 14, 2020 / 5:00pm (Valentine's Day Show)Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 5:00pm
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 for a time in London, 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 1, 2020 / 1:00pm Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 1:00pm Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 1:00pm Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 / 1:00pm Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 1:00pmSaturday, Mar 7, 2020 / 1:00pmSaturday, Mar 14, 2020 / 1:00pmSaturday, Mar 21, 2020 / 1:00pm
Jody Watley is a Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum singer/songwriter/producer/independent label owner recognized as a style icon and one of the architects of 21st century Pop/R&B/Dance music. The Chicago native’s eclectic repertoire spanning decades includes R&B, hip-hop, house music, jazz, pop, adult contemporary, chill, smooth jazz and is built on a positive vision and a strong taste for artistic and aesthetic risk. Watley’s repertoire includes 6 Hot 100 Singles, 15 Top 40 Singles, 13 #1 Dance Singles, 2 #1 R&B Singles, Smooth Jazz Top 10; and, as an original member of Shalamar, 1 Top Ten Hot 100 Single (U.S.), 3 Top 10 R&B Singles. From her groundbreaking marriage of rap & R&B (1987’s “Friends,” a collaboration with hip-hop legends Eric B. & Rakim) to her vision-forward marriage of high fashion, street fashion and music in the ‘80s (long before it became the norm), to her fusion of jazz and underground club culture with keen pop instincts, and the ease with which she crossed and still crosses genre, Watley forged the template that is now everybody’s playbook. The Jody Watley concert experience is an energetic thoughtful music journey in any format from the full comprehensive concert, pop freestyle, 80’s, 90’s, intimate evening jazzier love and soul, to disco…there’s something for everyone.
Piotr Gajewski conducts the National Philharmonic in this tribute to Black Composers in Classical Music featuring compositions by Wynton Marsalis, Florence Price, George Walker and William Grant Still. Joining the National Philharmonic is Melissa White, violinist, Sphinx Competition winner and founding member of the Harlem Quartet. Come hear why The Cincinnati Enquirer says that Melissa White is “bringing a new attitude to classical music, one that is fresh, bracing and intelligent.”
Don’t miss this concert of great music from the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Association. Stephen Ellis of Fanfare Magazine calls WMPA Composition Competition winner Anthony Iannaccone’s colorful Third Symphony “stunning” and “one of the supreme American symphonies.” WMP pairs this outstanding work with Beethoven’s great and powerful “Emperor” Piano Concerto, performed by locally renowned pianist John Sutherland Earle.
Back By Popular Demand! A hit at JxJ 2019. During the 1950s, free-spirited, mostly Jewish dancers from New York City fell head over heels for the mambo, a hot dance from Havana, Cuba. Their love for Latin rhythms earned them a nickname: the mamboniks. D.C.-based filmmaker Lex Gillespie tracks their joyous story from the Jewish resorts of the Catskills to Manhattan’s famed Palladium Ballroom, Florida’s Gold Coast Ballroom and of course Havana. Featuring the infectious sounds of Tito Puente, Celia Cruz and Mongo Santamaría, Gillespie explores how Jewish people, Latinos and African-Americans met on the dance floor at a time when America was racially segregated, and anti-Semitism was commonplace.
Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 / 3:00pmTuesday, Feb 18, 2020 / 7:00pm
Official Selection — Tribeca Film Festival. Things are not going according to plan for Scott (Ben Schwartz), a stand-up comedian begrudgingly returning to Long Island after striking out on the Los Angeles comedy scene. He’s humiliated to move back in with his family and haunted by what could have been with Becky (Eloise Mumford), the hometown girlfriend he abruptly left for the West Coast. Wracked with doubt and facing the prospect of a soul-crushing “real” job, Ben finds an unexpected connection with Marty (Billy Crystal), a local dermatologist and charming barfly with a penchant for karaoke. Scott learns that Marty’s larger-than-life personality and alcoholism mask past disappointments of his own. As their unlikely friendship evolves, Marty and Scott find the strength to start confronting their long-simmering regrets. Matt Ratner’s feature debut is a poignant, warmhearted comedy anchored by its leads’ easy rapport and Crystal’s boundless charisma. Nate Corddry and Grace Gummer round out a strong supporting cast in this ode to companionship and facing failure together.
Thursday, Feb 20, 2020 / 7:00pmSunday, Feb 23, 2020 / 2:35pmTuesday, Feb 25, 2020 / 7:00pm
Violinist Simone Porter is the virtuoso soloist in Vivaldi’s dazzlingly imaginative evocation of the sights, sounds and sensations of the Italian seasons. The Four Seasons violin concertos are so richly detailed you can feel the sirocco of summer, hear the dancing villagers of Autumn and slip on the ice of a Venetian winter. The master of the New Tango, Ástor Piazzolla, brought the wild dance of Buenos Aires into the concert hall. There’s an apt nod to Vivaldi in Leonid Desyatnikov’s sensational string arrangements of the Estaciones Porteñas, but they have an atmosphere that’s unique to Buenos Aires — fiercely sensual in summer, hazy and melancholic in winter, all moving to the heartbeat of the tango. Vivaldi’s seasons enfold Piazzolla’s in this dance around the year.
Set in the hothouse of New Orleans’ Garden District, Suddenly Last Summer has all the hallmarks of a Tennessee Williams masterpiece: exotic locales, tortured psyches, glorious, lyrical language, and Williams’ gift for creating vivid, unforgettable characters. An elderly socialite mourns the death of her poet son, who died under mysterious circumstances. Eager to protect her son’s image, she hires a doctor to silence the only witness to the tragic event — but the shattering truth fights its way to the surface, as it always does in Williams’ world.
Thursday, Feb 27, 2020 / 7:30pm (Preview Performance)Friday, Feb 28, 2020 / 7:30pm (Preview Performance)Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 2:00pm (Preview Performance)Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 7:30pm (Preview Performance)Monday, Mar 9, 2020 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar 14, 2020 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar 14, 2020 / 7:30pmThursday, Mar 19, 2020 / 7:30pm
Love Letters is a play by A. R. Gurney that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play centers on two characters, Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III. Using the epistolary form sometimes found in novels, they sit side by side at tables and read the notes, letters and cards — in which over nearly 50 years, they discuss their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, victories and defeats — that have passed between them throughout their separated lives.
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 6:00pmSunday, Feb 16, 2020 / 1:00pmSunday, Mar 22, 2020 / 1:00pmThursday, Mar 26, 2020 / 6:00pm
Join Bekah, our costume designer, and an exhibition of her costumes for Chamber Dance Project. Bekah will talk about her process from concept to execution and also show her work-in-progress for guest choreographer Colin Gee for our June season. Bekah will discuss how she came to wardrobe work for ballet and demonstrate some techniques in building costumes and maybe even have a few audience members model some!
Rorschach Theatre’s first musical follows Melvin Ferd the Third, who is dumped into a vat of radioactive toxic waste, only to reemerge as The Toxic Avenger, a superhero hell-bent on cleaning up America. A seven-foot mutant freak with superhuman strength and a heart as big as Newark, he’s out to end global warming, woo the blind librarian in town, and save the world. Based on the cult classic Troma film, The Toxic Avenger, and directed by Helen Hayes Award winner Tracy Lynn Olivera, this show takes Rorschach’s one-of-a-kind aesthetic and spins it in a whole new direction. Classic B-movie tropes of monsters-run-amok, star-crossed lovers and comically evil politicians collide with an 80’s Hair Band Rock aesthetic to tell a tale that’s both gruesome and glorious. With a set design by Pointless Theatre Company’s Patti Kalil and video design by 9:30 Club VJ and American University professor Kylos Brannon, audiences will be immersed in the sights and sounds of the most polluted town in New Jersey: “If the pollution doesn’t kill you, the aroma will.”
Friday, Jan 31, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 2, 2020 / 3:00pmMonday, Feb 3, 2020 / 8:00pmThursday, Feb 6, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 7, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 9, 2020 / 3:00pm
The Fillmore proudly welcomes back Almost Selena. Almost Selena is a tribute to the Queen of Tejano music, Selena Quintanilla. This show is a vibrant and exciting eruption of the musical talent that was Selena. ANYTHING 4 SELENA opens your hearts and souls to show you the best of Selena Quintanilla backed by an incredible band. This is the show for everyone who feels the rhythm and wants to take part in the sights and sounds of the music that made us all get on our feet. Comprised of the very best musicians, singers and dancers, who extend themselves far beyond the stage to lift the spirits and voices of the audience long after the last bow. They will thrill you and bring your memories to overflow. She will touch your heart with “Dreaming of You" and exhilarate you with “Como La Flor."
Don’t miss this concert of great music from the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Association. Stephen Ellis of Fanfare Magazine calls WMPA Composition Competition winner Anthony Iannaccone’s colorful Third Symphony “stunning” and “one of the supreme American symphonies.” WMP pairs this outstanding work with Beethoven’s great and powerful “Emperor” Piano Concerto, performed by locally renowned pianist John Sutherland Earle.
Bridget Kelly attracts fans with her talent as a singer, songwriter, and TV personality and host with highlights including a Grammy Award, collaborations with Jay Z, Kelly Clarkson and Kendrick Lamar and television gigs on Straight Talk with Steve Harvey and VH1’s Love & Hip Hop Hollywood. From her start singing “Empire State of Mind” at Madison Square Garden, Bridget Kelly has enraptured R&B lovers with her relatable relationship chronicles on her hit “Special Delivery”, the situationship anthem “In the Grey”, and the trap-bass banger “Lucky You”. Following the drop-top summer vibes of The Great Escape EP, Bridget Kelly’s latest release “Single Player Game” (produced by Grammy winning producers, Ayo-n-Keyz), BK uses her signature raspy vocals to deliver her “love ‘em and leave ‘em, don’t keep ‘em” lyrical attitude to expose players not equipped to match her game. Don’t miss her live at the Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C.
Friday, Feb 14, 2020 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Join pianist extraordinaire Brian Ganz as he celebrates the 10th year in his monumental quest to perform the complete works of the great Romantic composer Frédéric Chopin. Ganz explores early waltzes, polonaises, nocturnes and marches to demonstrate the seed of Chopin’s genius, followed by mature examples of the same genres: Chopin’s genius in full bloom. Featured will be masterpieces such as the great Polonaise-Fantaisie, the Funeral March, the brilliant Waltzes, Op. 34 and the gloriously expressive Nocturnes, Op. 27, along with the surprisingly engaging youthful efforts that made them possible.
Viral superstar Manon Mathews comes to DC to make her weekend headlining debut at the Comedy Loft! Manon Mathews is an American actress and comedienne born and raised in Los Angeles. She was recently selected as a New Face at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. In May, she headlined at Caroline’s on Broadway in the Breakout Artist Series. After doing stand up, she entered the world of Vine stardom (with over 1.6 billion loops & 3 million followers) palling around town with other mega-Viners and having a blast doing it. With all her comedic collaborators in tow, the veteran of The Second City creates ridiculous videos that find the absurdity in everything from first dates to femininity to female celebrities.
Thursday, Feb 27, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 28, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 28, 2020 / 9:45pmSaturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 7:00pmSaturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 9:30pm
Critically acclaimed comedian and playwright Felonious Munk makes his Comedy Loft debut! Felonious Munk, best-known as the Blegghead (Black Egghead) on Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, is a stand-up comedian and writer based out of Chicago. His comedy is a fusion of family tales and observations on society.
Thursday, Feb 20, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 21, 2020 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 22, 2020 / 6:30pmSaturday, Feb 22, 2020 / 8:45pm
Pablo Francisco will rock the house with screams of laughter at the Comedy Loft in Washington, DC. Pablo is one of the most popular touring comedians worldwide. He has earned a reputation for his unique talent to weave together his one of a kind arsenal of off the wall characters and spot-on impressions. Francisco draws his audience into his vivid imagination and takes them on a wild ride as they experience his spontaneous outbursts, clever insights and some of the funniest rapid-fire comedy, ever unleashed.
Thursday, Feb 13, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 14, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 14, 2020 / 9:45pmSaturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 7:00pmSaturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 9:30pm
Salutations. I live in Los Angeles, writing and telling jokes. I’ve done a half-hour for Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents and was named one of their Comedy Central’s “Comics to Watch.” I’ve performed stand-up comedy twice on Conan. I’ve also appeared on Netflix’s Cooking on High, Viceland’s Flophouse, and The Top 14 Greatest Valentine’s Day Movies of All Time on the CW. One time, I got a standing ovation for telling a single joke! I’m featured on the Holy F*ck. Live Comedy. album. I’ve been funny at SouthxSouthwest, Moontower Comedy Festival, Funny or Die’s Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, RIOT Festival, and more. A while back I made it on one of those top ten comedy lists.
Friday, Feb 7, 2020 / 7:00pmFriday, Feb 7, 2020 / 9:00pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 7:00pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 9:00pm
The International Shorts Film Festival presents 10 short films selected from more than a thousand submissions from all over the world. You can enjoy these accomplished, eclectic films at The Reeve Theater at Imagination Stage. The show will be followed by an interactive audience Q&A with the festival director.
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 6:00pmSaturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 8:00pm
Join the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum for an engaging program recognizing the achievements of black officers and the legacy of Sheriff Lucius D. Amerson. As the first African American elected sheriff in the deep south since Reconstruction, Amerson was known for enforcing the law fairly and equally among citizens of racially segregated Macon County, Alabama, in 1966. Following a video screening of the life and impact of Sheriff Amerson’s legacy presented by his son, Anthony E. Amerson, will be a panel discussion on the impact of black officers in their community and the swell of recently elected and appointed black sheriffs, police officers, and other law enforcement professionals. After the program, attendees are invited to enjoy the Museum and embark on a guided tour of its collection and exhibitions. Panelists and speakers for this informative discussion are slated to include: Thomas Bowen, Director, Mayor’s Office of Religious Affairs, Washington, DC; Sheriff Paula Dance, First African American Woman Sheriff in North Carolina (Pitt County); Frank Lee, Director, Emergency Management Agency, Macon County, Alabama; Captain Sonia Pruitt, Montgomery County Police Department, Chairperson of the National Black Police Association; Moderator: Anthony E. Amerson, Son of Sheriff Amerson.
Following his acclaimed performance as Harold Hill in last season’s Broadway Center Stage production of The Music Man, Tony® nominee Norm Lewis returns to the Kennedy Center for his own Renée Fleming VOICES concert! Norm Lewis was recently seen in the NBC television special, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert!, alongside John Legend, Sara Bareilles, and Alice Cooper. He recently appeared in the Broadway revival of Once on This Island and as Sweeney Todd in the Off-Broadway production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at the Barrow Street Theatre, receiving the AUDELCO Award for his performance. In May of 2014, he made history as The Phantom of the Opera’s first African American Phantom on Broadway. He has been seen on PBS in the Live From Lincoln Center productions of Show Boat with Vanessa Williams, Norm Lewis: Who Am I?, and New Year’s Eve: A Gershwin Celebration with Diane Reeves, as well as American Voices with Renée Fleming and the PBS Special First You Dream – The Music of Kander & Ebb. He can be seen recurring in the VH1 series Daytime Divas, also alongside Vanessa Williams. His additional television credits include The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Bull, Chicago Med, Gotham, The Blacklist, and Blue Bloods, as well as his recurring role as Senator Edison Davis on the hit drama Scandal.
Adam Newman is a New Hampshire-born, Georgia-schooled, ex-Brooklyn-based, now LA-based comedian who has performed stand-up on The Late Show with David Letterman, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, Gotham Comedy Live, Comedy Central’s The Half Hour, and most recently a one hour special called Fuzzies currently streaming on Amazon. He’s also appeared on Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here, HBO’s Last Week Tonight and Silicon Valley, TruTV’s Adam Ruins Everything, The Tyra Banks Show (weird!), Animal Planet’s We Love Puppies, Comics Unleashed, MTV’s The College Humor Show, and was a regular contestant on Comedy Central’s @midnight. Adam was among Comedy Central’s first class of “Comics to Watch” to perform at the 2011 New York Comedy Festival, and was invited to the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal as a “New Face” in 2013, and again (and again!) in 2014 and 2016 to perform on HBO Canada’s Funny as Hell. Adam has released two critically acclaimed stand-up albums, Not for Horses (2011) and Killed (2015) through Rooftop Comedy Productions.
Friday, Jan 31, 2020 / 7:00pmFriday, Jan 31, 2020 / 9:00pmSaturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 7:00pmSaturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 9:00pm
Bronx Native Joe Hill is a standup comedian, host, producer and writer currently generating buzz on the NYC comedy scene. He’s been selected by multiple festivals including the Harlem Comedy Festival, Oak City Comedy Festival, New York Comedy Festival, and Baltimore Comedy Festival. Joe’s hosting and comedic style is reminiscent of Sinbad, Bill Bellamy, and Robert Townsend. His inspiration comes from iconic legends like Richard Pryor, Robin Harris, and Martin Lawrence. Joe has produced weekly and monthly comedy shows throughout New York City, a web series chronicling artists and comedians across the country, the annual Concourse Comedy Festival in the Bronx, a feature film in production, live music showcases at various music venues around the city and beyond through his “The Come Up 365” platform. Joe’s first television debut came in May of 2019, when he was featured on a stand-up comedy series on Manhattan Neighborhood Network called The Funnies, that can be seen on demand. Joe will be preparing for his hour special slated for Summer 2020 followed by his release of his debut comedy album.
Adapted for the stage by Matthew Heap. Based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas. In this story, set in 17th-century France, a poor young nobleman named D’Artagnan leaves home to join the famous Musketeers of the Guard – defenders of the King and masters of the rapier! On his journey, D’Artagnan befriends three famous Musketeers: Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. As the foursome roams the countryside, they encounter a dastardly plot to kidnap the King’s favorite dog… and realize they’ll need the help of three swashbuckling ladies to save the day. We recommend this production for ages 6 and older.
Friday, Feb 28, 2020 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 11:00amSaturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 3:00pmFriday, Mar 6, 2020 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar 7, 2020 / 11:00amSaturday, Mar 7, 2020 / 3:00pm
Storyland has been turned upside down. Prince Charming finds himself not living happily ever after. The three little pigs destroy their own homes and the Gingerbread Man has gone missing. But never fear, the Big Bad Wolf: Ace Detective is here. With your help, we can restore order to Storyland and find the missing Gingerbread Man – before it’s too late.
Having been married for 15 years, Ella and Avner seem to their friends to be the perfect couple. Avner’s faith in his marriage, however, takes a hit when he accidentally finds out that Ella is having an affair. Instead of confronting her, he starts recording her phone calls, repeatedly listening to them in an attempt to find clues, and possible reasons. The discoveries he makes about the woman he thought he knew and understood shatter his world, and his family. Superbly written, directed and acted, Echo is a suspenseful and stylish psychological thriller playing at Cafritz Hall in Washington, D.C., starring Yael Abecassis and Yoram Toledano (who both starred in the enormously popular Prisoners of War, the Israeli forerunner to Homeland).
Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 6:00pmSunday, Feb 9, 2020 / 5:20pmThursday, Feb 13, 2020 / 7:00pm
It’s Thanksgiving in the town of Bethel, North Carolina, and a family gathers together to celebrate. But underneath the pristine veneer of their lives and the loving counsel of Pastor Viola, two cousins face a crisis that threatens to expose the hidden fissures in the family’s life. Written by Kelly Renee Armstrong, M.F.A. Playwriting Candidate. Directed by Nicole Brewer.
Thursday, Feb 6, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 7, 2020 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 2:00pm Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 7:30pmSunday, Feb 9, 2020 / 2:00pm
A series of musical conversations between two violinists, Paul Huang and Danbi Um. Joined by pianist Orion Weiss, they will navigate the music of Spohr, Wieniawski, Sarasate, and a world premiere by Chris Rogerson.
Friday, Feb 14, 2020 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Come experience the evolving meaning of love this Valentine’s Day weekend! Robert Schumann wrote Dichterliebe (A Poet’s Love) in 1840 for voice and piano. The texts for his songs come from poet Heinrich Heine’s Lyrisches Intermezzo. This song cycle is considered part of the central core of the genre in musical literature. It gets reinterpreted for 21stcentury by composer Christian Jost. Jost’s wife, Mezzo soprano Stella Doufexis had previously recorded Schumann’s Dichterliebe, which was unusual since the piece is traditionally sung by a male voice. Tragically, while Jost was writing his “reimagined” version of Dichterliebe, Stella passed away from an aggressive form of cancer. Charged with the pain of her death, Christian Jost completed his own version of Dichterliebe in 2017 for voice and 9 instruments, raising essential questions about the nature of creativity and the role played by suffering in art. Experience the evolving meaning of love as we journey from Schumann’s original Dichterliebe into the modern, deconstructed and deeply personal version of Jost’s, featuring mezzo-soprano Devony Smith and tenor, Vale Rideout, and directed by Jay Brock.
Friday, Feb 14, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 8:00pm
Comedian, actor, and writer Josh Wolf has become one of the most sought-after personalities in comedy today. From adding his quick-witted commentary on comedy round tables, to becoming a New York Times bestselling author, writing on hit television shows, and headlining stand-up comedy tours across the nation, Wolf has proved time and time again he is one of the most dynamic and multi-faceted comedians in the entertainment business. Wolf was a regular round table guest and writer on the hit E! series Chelsea Lately, and appeared as a performer on the E! series After Lately.
Friday, Feb 14, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 14, 2020 / 10:00pmSaturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 7:00pmSaturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 9:30pmSunday, Feb 16, 2020 / 7:00pm
Duncan Trussell is a comedian and podcaster. His podcast, The Duncan Trussell Family Hour, has been downloaded over 25 million times and has a global following. Duncan co-hosted Syfy’s Joe Rogan Questions Everything and appeared on TBS’s The Pete Holmes Show, Drunk History, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time, and wrote and acted in the MTV series Story Pig. He also voices the regularly occurring character, Ron James, on Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time. He is a regular on The Joe Rogan Experience Podcast and tours the US and internationally performing stand up and/or his podcast in theaters.
Friday, Feb 7, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 7, 2020 / 10:00pm Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 7:00pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 9:30pm
From “Feels Good,” to blues-leaning classics like “The Blues” to their signature love ballads like “Anniversary,” the sound of Tony! Toni! Toné! is soulful, organic, classic, and instantly recognizable. Their ability to create songs that perfectly married the stylings of the soul and funk gods of the ‘70s with the technology and hip-hop infused R&B of the ’90s made them icons of their generation. After their debut album, the trio quickly expanded their roles as singers and musicians to songwriters and producers of their music, leading to their distinctive sound and timeless songs that remain in rotation on radio stations today. The trio’s stats are impressive by any music industry standards, past or present: 14 Billboard-charting R&B singles; including five No. 1 hits, and three Top 10 pop singles, one gold album, two platinum albums and one double platinum album, and over six million albums sold.
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 7:30pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm)
Your favorite Disney stories come to life at Disney On Ice presents Celebrate Memories! Sail along with Moana on her high-seas adventure and dance with Woody, Buzz and all the Toy Story friends. Feel inspired when love wins in Frozen and dreams come true for the Disney Princesses. Share the excitement and make new memories the whole family will treasure forever!
Friday, Feb 14, 2020 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 10:30amMonday, Feb 17, 2020 / 10:30amMonday, Feb 17, 2020 / 2:30pm
The Great Divorce conjures up shades of TV’s The Good Place, with its mix of witty comedy, inventive effects and philosophical explorations of heaven and hell. The Washington Post calls it “a Christian fantasy without the sermonizing,” while Broadway World says this acclaimed touring show will “delight, challenge and entertain all.”
Thursday, Jan 30, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 31, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 2:00pmSaturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 2, 2020 / 3:00pmWednesday, Feb 5, 2020 / 7:30pmThursday, Feb 6, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 7, 2020 / 8:00pm
Riley is the son of veteran singer Jimmy Riley and nurse Lavern Tatham-Riley. He was born in the Bronx and grew up in South Florida. He began his musical career as a deejay working with Busta Rhymes, taking his birth sign as his stage name at his mother’s suggestion (the spelling later changed from Taurus to Tarrus), and recorded his first singles for his father’s Love & Promotion label. He was guided in his early career by Dean Fraser, who also performs in his band and produces much of Riley’s work. Riley has released three albums, Challenges (2004), Parables (2006) and Contagious (2009). Contagious features guest appearances from Damian Marley, Vybz Kartel, Etana, Konshens, Demarco and Duane Stephenson. His commercial breakthrough came in 2006 with the Parables album and the Jamaican number one single “She’s Royal.” Riley was awarded the Reggae Runnins Caribbean Heritage Award at the 2009 HOT 105 FM Caribbean-American Heritage Awards. He was nominated in the Best Reggae category of the 2009 MOBO Awards.
An exciting new generation of ABT’s international stars comes to D.C. for one of the world’s most cherished ballets; the company last performed it in our Opera House nearly 15 years ago. Considered a quintessential tale of unrequited love, heartbreaking loss, and triumphant forgiveness, Giselle remains a timeless favorite.
Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020 / 7:30pmWednesday, Feb 12, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 14, 2020 / 7:30pm
The culmination of the School of Music’s Wind Conducting Workshop, this concert will feature guest conductor H. Robert Reynolds of the Thornton Wind Ensemble and Director of Bands Emeritus at the University of Michigan. Also featuring School of Music faculty conductors, the program will include Darius Milhaud’s La Création du Monde, Richard Wagner’s Trauermusik, Antonín Dvořák’s Serenade in D minor, Op. 44 and Aaron Copland’s Emblems. Led by Michael Votta, Jr., the UMD Wind Orchestra (UMWO) is a leading voice among collegiate ensembles in premiering new works for winds. This season’s engaging performances will feature faculty soloists and world-premieres of new works and masterworks of the 20th and 21st centuries. UMWO has performed in side-by-side collaborations with major professional ensembles and has performed by invitation at international, national and regional conferences.
2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment. To honor this occasion the UMD Symphony Orchestra will perform a world premiere of Maria Newman’s Our Rights and Nothing Less written in honor of Susan B. Anthony’s 200th birthday. The program will also feature works by close friends and composers Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms. Schumann’s Concerto in A minor for Piano and Orchestra will feature Miko Kominami as piano soloist and the concert will conclude with Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 — his last symphony. Come an hour early and attend the pre-concert discussion. Please note that this performance will no longer feature Phenomenal Women by Valerie Coleman. About the Orchestra: Under the baton of new Music Director David Neely, the UMD Symphony Orchestra (UMSO) showcases the orchestral program with uncompromising attention to musical excellence. Pushing the boundaries of the orchestral experience, UMSO presents innovative and electrifying performances of orchestral repertoire both modern and classic.
There may only be one legitimate question when it comes to the Chicago contemporary music collective Ensemble Dal Niente: What won’t they do? In less than two decades, they’ve built provocative programs and a striking international reputation by rendering unapologetically difficult music—oftentimes, the sort that other so-called new music ensembles will not or cannot try—with unguarded ardor and commitment. To wit, their expansive repertoire ranges from John Adams to John Cage to John Zorn, from Ashley Fure to Arvo Pärt to arrangements of Radiohead, from members of the rock band Deerhoof to members of the vital Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. Capable of shifting from soloists enacting the most exacting extended techniques to a chamber ensemble of two-dozen members in perfect lockstep, Ensemble Dal Niente has played the work of Georg Friedrich Haas in total darkness and pulled more than 100 works from cutting-edge composers into the light of world premieres. They will fling pianos open to play only their innards, scratch slivers of sound from stringed instruments, and weave dramatic vocal techniques and instrumental leaps of faith into audacious multimedia shows. They are, as The Los Angeles Times has rightly noted, “[bringing] hard-core Modernism up to date.” Ensemble Dal Niente does all this with an unbridled and contagious sense of enthusiasm, so that, even if you are prone to the classic portion of classical music, you glean that there must be something there to discover, to consider, to cherish. They rank among the world’s most capable guides.
What else could go wrong? Tensions run high as Lloyd Dallas, the director of this play’s play-within-a-play, struggles to prepare his accident-prone cast for the opening of British bedroom comedy Nothing On. Missed cues, jealous lovers, a lost contact lens and a troublesome plate of sardines all conspire to ruin the performance. Michael Frayn’s award-winning farce details the hilarity that ensues behind the scenes of a theatrical production as characters attempt to untangle the chaos and salvage the play. “The most dexterously realized comedy ever about putting on a comedy. A spectacularly funny, peerless backstage farce. This dizzy, well-known romp is festival of delirium,” The New York Times.
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 / 2:00pmSaturday, Feb 22, 2020 / 7:30pmSunday, Feb 23, 2020 / 2:00pmWednesday, Feb 26, 2020 / 7:30pmThursday, Feb 27, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 28, 2020 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 2:00pm
Though born in Brooklyn, the Haitian roots of Nathalie Joachim run deep. As a child, she would spend hours singing with her grandmother, de facto lessons in the rich polyglot traditions of Haitian folk music. Inspired by that pedigree, Joachim—best known as the flutist and co-artistic director of adventurous chamber ensemble eighth blackbird—turned to Haiti for the genesis of “Fanm d’Ayiti,” a mighty reappraisal of the overlooked women who helped shape the sounds and cultural backbone of Haiti. Combining field recordings of her grandmother and Haitian choirs that she captured during an extended family trip there with updates on some of the nation’s anthems, “Fanm d’Ayiti” reimagines the sounds of Joachim’s roots for new ears. But, as Joachim has put it, performing this work alone wouldn’t be very Haitian of her. Joachim performs this stirring and sensitive evening-length work with the Spektral Quartet, a Chicago ensemble whose precise playing and incessant musical curiosity earned a 2017 Grammy nomination. Like Joachim, they are interested in the ways the past interacts with the present, or how what has already happened informs what we now witness. As Joachim sings and samples from the works of her ancestral land, adding flute accents, they offer texture and depth, filling in the emotional spaces of this profound new work about geography and equality, culture and time. This performance is open to all ages! Because MilkBoy ArtHouse is a music venue, restaurant, and bar, ID checks will take place as you enter the venue.
Inspired by Uruguayan writer Mario Benedetti’s short story “La Noche de los Feos,” Chilean theater troupe Teatro y Su Doble tenderly and playfully express the unlikely meeting of two strangers in line at a movie theater. United by the loneliness caused by their physical deformities, the pair quickly realize that they have much in common. Drawing deeply mature emotions, Teatro y Su Doble craft beautiful scenes that touch the soul, despite—or, perhaps, due to—their fundamental strangeness. Chilean theater troupe Teatro y Su Doble is a fiercely creative force. Its multimedia storytelling process borrows techniques from puppetry and animation to create a bold analog to traditional theater. FEOS, which debuted at Chile’s esteemed Santiago a Mil International Festival in 2015, refines this innovative approach. Performed in Spanish with English Supertitles.
Thursday, Feb 13, 2020 / 8:00pm Friday, Feb 14, 2020 / 8:00pm
Performed by an all-female cast, this production of Henrik Ibsen’s classic A Doll House questions the roles that society assigns to men and women. Set in late nineteenth-century Norway, the play follows Nora, a woman who seeks self-fulfillment and slams the door on the dollhouse that is her marriage. This fresh perspective on the classic play encourages audiences to question what has changed since 19th-century Europe through the interpretations of six women actors playing male and female characters. Note: This production uses an alternative translation of the title, A Doll House, rather than the more commonly known title, A Doll’s House.
Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 7:30pmSunday, Feb 9, 2020 / 2:00pmWednesday, Feb 12, 2020 / 7:30pmThursday, Feb 13, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 14, 2020 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 2:00pmSaturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 7:30pm
Clayton LeBouef’s RS/24 makes a return visit to the Playhouse. Since its inception, the mission of the Anacostia Playhouse, nestled in the heart of the historic Anacostia community, has been to focus on producing quality and relevant works that appeal to every generation. Keeping with this tradition, we are proud to announce that kicking off 2020 will be the return of RS/24, the riveting original work of Clayton LeBouef. Recognized for his brilliant performances on TV, film and stage, with roles in NBC’s Homicide Life on the Streets, HBO’s The Wire and Something the Lord Made, Mr. LeBouef’s ethereal drama explores how the lives of characters Hubie, a record shop owner and a distressed Street Worker, collide one night on a chance meeting. Each is unaware of how this encounter will play a significant role in carving out their destinies. In reverence to the African Diaspora, RS/24 also draws upon ancestral wisdom, vintage music and the return of vinyl to show the connection of how African American music has shaped world culture. RS/24 is a must-see.
Saturday, Jan 25, 2020 / 7:30pmSunday, Jan 26, 2020 / 3:00pmWednesday, Jan 29, 2020 / 7:30pmThursday, Jan 30, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 31, 2020 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 2:00pmSaturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 7:30pmSunday, Feb 2, 2020 / 3:00pm
Hailed by the Washington Post as “…dazzling,” Time for Three — violinist Nicolas (Nick) Kendall, violinist Charles Yang and double-bassist Ranaan Meyer — is a group that defies any traditional genre classification, happily and infectiously. With an uncommon mix of virtuosity and showmanship, the American trio performs music from Bach to Brahms and beyond, giving world-premieres by Pulitzer Prize-winners William Bolcom and Jennifer Higdon as well as playing originals and their own arrangements of everything from bluegrass and folk tunes to ingenious mash-ups of hits by the Beatles, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake and more.
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:30 pm)
The brilliant American pianist Andrew Staupe, hailed by the Washington Post as “a fastidious player, whose imagination takes wing when playing,” joins the MSO to perform Edvard Grieg’s treasured Piano Concerto. One of the most enchanting and popular piano concerti ever written, Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor is for many the epitome of nineteenth-century Romanticism, showing the great influence of both Schumann and Liszt, as well as Grieg’s own fascination with Norwegian folk melodies. The performance also features Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture and Gipps’s Song for Orchestra. Schumann’s powerfully luminous Symphony No. 2 concludes the program.
Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 7:30pmSunday, Feb 9, 2020 / 3:00pm
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated / Omicron Lambda Alpha Chapter presents The OLA Film Festival. The OLA Film Festival is a showcase and competition highlighting the work of amateur and student filmmakers across the country. The goal of the festival is to offer support to emerging artists by providing a platform to display their work to the public.
The Internet: LIVE is a live comedy game show where players bring web content to life with a series of hilarious, impossible challenges inspired by memes, viral videos, and internet culture of yore. The Internet: LIVE is the newest co-production from The Arcanists, Inc., creators of the cult, interactive variety show The Tarot Reading (“one of the city’s more unique theatrical offerings”—DCist). It is co-produced and hosted by ScienceAF’s Rachel Pendergrass, creator of the science variety show Solve for X and host of the monthly powerpoint drinking game Nerd Nite DC. It plays for one weekend only in the upstairs bar of The GOAT, across the street from Clarendon Metro. It’s digital comedy一no scrolling required. Hosted by Nerd Nite’s Rachel Pendergrass Featuring Kasha Patel, Shaq Stewart, Britt A. Willis & Taylor Winkleman, with Media Maestro Navid Azeez
Friday, Jan 31, 2020 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 7:30pm
Country-Ella re-envisions the classic Cinderella rags-to-riches fairy tale with a clever fish-out-of-water twist. Cinderella is an über-perky city girl who comes to visit her distant country relatives, Uncle Johnny and his wicked wife, Aunt Zilla. When her bratty twin cousins, Hilly and Billie, make her life a chore, an unexpected visit from her Country Godmother allows her to attend the Hoe-Down, where she meets the town’s most eligible deer hunter, Bubba. At midnight, naturally, she departs in haste, dropping her cellphone as she leaves. Bubba desperately searches for her, knowing that only the right person will know the passcode for the phone
Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 11:30amSaturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 11:30amSaturday, Feb 22, 2020 / 11:30amSaturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 11:30amSaturday, Mar 7, 2020 / 11:30am
If you are looking for a way to beat the winter blues, come see I Hate Hamlet. It’s a comedy that will keep you laughing. Andrew, an out of work actor on a downhill career slide, has the opportunity to play Hamlet in Central Park. The only problem is he hates Hamlet. Enter the pesky ghost of John Barrymore, who is determined to make Andrew accept the role and fulfill his destiny as an actor. The ghost will not take no for an answer.
Saturday, Jan 25, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 31, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 8:00pm
Lost in the fog, a stranger seeks refuge in a nearby house, only to find a man shot dead and his wife standing over him with a smoking gun. But the woman’s dazed confession is anything but convincing, and the unexpected guest decides to help. Remarkably, the police clues point to a man who died two years previously, but as the ghosts of a past wrong begin to emerge, a tangled web of lies reveals family secrets and chilling motives, where the real murderer turns out to be the greatest mystery of all.
Friday, Jan 31, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 8:00pm
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 out for a night of hilarious comedy and great local wines. This comedy tour takes top comedians who you’ve seen on TV and sends them out on the road to perform at wineries throughout the country. Find out which local wines pair best with hysterical laughter when The Winery Comedy Tour comes to Robin Hill Farm and Vineyards in Brandywine.
Friday, Jan 31, 2020 / 7:00pm Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 7:00pm Friday, Mar 27, 2020 / 7:00pm Saturday, Mar 28, 2020 / 7:00pm
If you liked the Oscar-nominated historical biopic Hidden Figures, get ready to fall in love with the theatrical experience of Silent Sky, which tells the long overdue story of Henrietta Levitt — an astronomer who spent her life charting the distant stars in the shadow of her male contemporaries.
Sunday, Jan 26, 2020 / 7:30pmTuesday, Jan 28, 2020 / 7:30pmThursday, Jan 30, 2020 / 7:30pm Friday, Jan 31, 2020 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 2:00pm Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 7:30pm Sunday, Feb 2, 2020 / 2:00pmTuesday, Feb 4, 2020 / 7:30pm
Silver Spring Stage presents the area community theater premiere of Yellow Face by David Henry Hwang. The lines between fact and fiction blur with hilarious and moving results in Hwang’s unreliable memoir, where he calls “himself” DHH. Fresh off his Tony Award win, DHH leads a protest against “yellowface” casting in the original Broadway production of Miss Saigon. At the same time, he mistakenly casts a Caucasian actor in the lead Asian role of his own Broadway-bound play Face Value. Meanwhile, DHH’s father finds himself ensnared in a political scandal rooted in anti-Chinese paranoia. As these stories intertwine, DHH is forced to confront the complex and changing role that “face” plays in American life today.
Sunday, Jan 26, 2020 / 2:00pmFriday, Jan 31, 2020 / 8:00pm Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 8:00pm
Tolkien’s “ring" stories, which began with The Hobbit, stir the imagination and intellect of everyone they touch. Bilbo, one of the most conservative of all Hobbits, is asked to leave his large, roomy and very dry home in the ground in order to set off as chief robber in an attempt to recover an important treasure. It’s the last thing that any sensitive Hobbit would want to do, but great benefit eventually results — not only for Bilbo but for all of the Hobbits who inhabit Middle Earth — and the hearts of those children and adults who continue to enjoy this kind of magic.
Friday, Feb 7, 2020 / 7:00pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 11:00amSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 4:00pmFriday, Feb 14, 2020 / 7:00pmSaturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 11:00amSaturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 4:00pm
The original Broadway director of Next to Normal, Michael Greif helms a star studded cast featuring Tony Award winner Rachel Bay Jones (Dear Evan Hansen, Pippin) and Tony Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon (Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, Shuffle Along) in the latest installment of our hit series Broadway Center Stage. Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards — including Best Original Score — and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Next to Normal takes an unflinching look at a suburban family struggling with the effects of mental illness.
Wednesday, Jan 29, 2020 / 8:00pmThursday, Jan 30, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 31, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 2:00pmSunday, Feb 2, 2020 / 2:00pmSunday, Feb 2, 2020 / 7:00pmMonday, Feb 3, 2020 / 7:00pm
After moving audiences at The Clarice in 2017, trumpeter, composer and comedian Ahamefule J. Oluo returns with Susan, a memoir delivered through wry comedic monologue and live, grand-scale big-band and jazz. This vulnerable theatrical work about his childhood tells the story of how his Midwestern mother was left to raise two bi-racial babies after the sudden departure of her husband, a Nigerian doctoral student. There’s obvious chemistry between Oluo’s singular voice and the grand creation of the music; at times, when the story is too painful for him, the ensemble carries the show. Susan is a category-defying reflection on how race, class, and appearance impact everyone—and how we play the hand that we’re dealt. In 2002, after being selected as Town Hall Seattle’s first-ever artist-in-residence, Oluo realized he wanted to do something different. After years of performing and recording with prominent musicians like John Zorn, Hey Marseilles, Wayne Horvitz and Macklemore, Oluo knew he had his own story to tell—and the diverse set of skills to do it. During his time in residency, he began experimenting with blending big-band, jazz, stand-up and memoir to formulate a new musical and theatrical identity.
Friday, Feb 7, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 8:00pm
Cameron Giles, better known worldwide as the Grammy-nominated, multiplatinum-selling rapper Cam’ron, is one of the few artists in hip-hop who has managed to remain relevant for nearly as long as the music has existed. Born and raised in Harlem, Cam’ron epitomizes the unmatched entrepreneurial spirit of the neighborhood between the 110th and 155th blocks of Upper Manhattan, having successfully tackled the roles of hip-hop artist, director, actor, screenwriter, designer, and entrepreneur with finesse. He is the de facto leader and founding member of The Diplomats, arguably one of the most influential crews in hip-hop, that has left an indelible mark on the style, language, and swagger of both New York City and hip-hop culture. Cam’ron is undoubtedly one of the greatest anti-heroes in hip-hop: He’s the man who spawned a thousand memes, drove an unmistakable “Laffy Taffy” Range Rover, wore head-to-toe pink mink in the 2002 Mercedes Benz NY Fashion Week, told Anderson Cooper he wouldn’t snitch on a hypothetical serial killer neighbor, humiliated Bill O’Reilly on his own show, closed out Mark McNairy’s runway show wearing custom Dipset capes, and whose face unofficially re-appropriated on everything from orthopedic shoes to Valentine’s Day cards. Cam’ron is truly one of a kind, a paradoxical living legend in pop culture whose point of view as hysterical as it is harrowing and accessible as it is absurd. Unapologetic and unstoppable, Killa Cam is back with a vengeance.
Thursday, Feb 20, 2020 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)
Perhaps best known as the comedian who puts the cerebral in Cerebral Palsy, Josh Blue centers much of his self-deprecating act around his disability. He exploded onto the national comedy scene by capturing the attention and endearment of the country as the winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Having already established himself as one of the most sought after comedians on the college circuit, his weekly appearances on Last Comic in the summer of 2006 expanded his fan base exponentially. Josh starred in Comedy Central Presents: Josh Blue, which received rave reviews from fans and critics alike and was named the 11th best special on the network in 2011. Most recently, Josh debuted a one-hour Showtime special, Sticky Change, where he cracks jokes and tells stories about everything from being a white African-American, to dealing with cabbies who think he’ll pay in sticky change. The special is currently available on Netflix. Josh has appeared as a regular guest star on Comedy Central’s Mind of Mencia and his story has been featured on Fox, CBS, ABC, and MSNBC. He was the first comedian to perform stand-up on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, was named Best Winning Reality Show Guest for his appearance on Live with Regis and Kelly, and made a standout guest appearance on Comics Unleashed. He became the first comic to debut a stand-up special on the big screen when 7 More Days in the Tank was shown in theatres across the country. Blue is set to appear in the sports based comedy 108 Stitches.
Friday, Jan 31, 2020 / 7:30pm (Doors at 630PM)Friday, Jan 31, 2020 / 10:00pm (Doors at 930PM)Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 7:00pm (Doors at 6PM)Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 9:30pm (Doors at 9PM)
When murder roars through a small Missouri town, Ruth Hoch begins her own quest to find truth and honesty amid small town jealousies, religion, greed and lies. This tornado of a play propels you through its events like a page-turning mystery.
Friday, Jan 31, 2020 / 8:00pm (Free After-Show Reception)Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 7, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 2:00pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 8:00pmThursday, Feb 13, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 14, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 2:00pm
Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz Jason Moran is famed for his wide range of cross-genre collaborations, including artistic projects with director Ava DuVernay, writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and artist Joan Jonas. But the pianist’s longest and most fruitful partnership has been with his boundary-pushing trio, The Bandwagon. Bassist Tarus Mateen and drummer Nasheet Waits join him for this 20th anniversary concert celebration, along with singer Cassandra Wilson.
Threads of isolation reside alongside the urge for belonging in Border, told through personal stories, movement and visual art. Individuals describe barriers experienced through career, racial, gender or ethnic prejudice. People speak of real-life: a woman working in a male dominated career, an HIV positive young adult, a black woman negotiating cultural assumptions, a Latino delayed by police, disability and employment, biracial marriage, same-sex parenthood, and the lengthy process of legal immigration. Set is by Scenic and Projections Designer for Theater and Opera, Jonathan Dahm Robertson. “Must See” guest companies perform over the three week run: Jan 25 – Forty+ by Carly Johnson Glade Dance Collective; Feb 1 – Forty+ by Emily Crews DanceArtTheater; Feb 8 – Roxann Morgan Rowley Repertory Project Contradiction Dance Theatre.
Saturday, Jan 25, 2020 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 7:30pm
Little Cat is an ever-hopeful fluff ball who desperately wants to belong to the band of neighborhood cats. The Big Meow is a story of a Little Cat’s hope, disappointment, courage and need for belonging. These simple themes are part of every neighborhood, but in this wonderful tale told through the experiences of Little Cat, a potential weakness is a unique strength. The performance incorporates spoken word, movement, music. The Big Meow is adapted from the book by Baltimore author, Elizabeth Spires. Show opens with participatory introduction or performances by local youth groups: January 25, Interactive Participation; February 1, Students from JFD Mini-Camp: “Why Do Cicadas Scream?” February 8, Choreographer’s Collaboration Project.
Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 4:00pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 4:00pm
Amidst the traditionally male-dominated world of classical music, this performance offers you the chance to celebrate Girl Power! It’s a perfect opportunity to bring your daughters, mothers, grandmothers (and, just as importantly, your sons, your fathers, your granddads) to the Kennedy Center for this inspiring concert.
Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 / 2:00pm (Sensory Friendly Show)Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 / 4:00pm
Music Director and Maestro Gianandrea Noseda will be at the baton as the NSO fills the gorgeous Kennedy Center Concert Hall with the sweet sounds of Schubert, who died at 31, but managed to leave a full lifetime’s worth of beautiful works. Enjoy a cocktail before the concert at the Roof Terrace Restaurant or during intermission at the lobby bars.
Thursday, Feb 20, 2020 / 7:00pmFriday, Feb 21, 2020 / 8:00pm
Two multi-talented stars of the stage, screen and music charts—Tony-nominee Megan Hilty (Wicked, 9 to 5, TV’s Smash) and Grammy-nominee Cheyenne Jackson (Xanadu, Aida, TV’s American Horror Story) join forces with conductor and notable actor Damon Gupton and the NSO over Valentine’s Day weekend to celebrate songs from Broadway, film and the American Songbook.
Thursday, Feb 13, 2020 / 7:00pm Friday, Feb 14, 2020 / 8:00pm
Japanese violinist Akiko Suwanai stunned the classical music world when she took home the gold medal at the prestigious International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1990 at the tender age of 18, the youngest ever to win. She’s had a stellar career since then, and in this concert with the NSO, she reprises that prizewinning performance, playing the Russian composer’s notoriously challenging concerto.
A young couple meet on a walking tour of James Joyce’s Dublin, but a misunderstanding keeps them apart. Thirty-five years later, they return to retrace their steps and confront their younger selves about the missed opportunity. The area premiere of this time-bending romance. Starring Megan Anderson as Cait, Steven Carpenter as Robert, Danielle Scott as Caithleen and Josh Adams as Robbie. Directed by Kasi Campbell.
Saturday, Jan 25, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 26, 2020 / 2:30pmThursday, Jan 30, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 31, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 2:30pm Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 2, 2020 / 2:30pmThursday, Feb 6, 2020 / 7:30pm
Teenaged boys get angry — but society’s reaction to that anger changes based on the color of their skin. In Pipeline, a black single mother fights to save her son from a system that has failed countless other boys like him, while trying to understand the source of the anger that threatens his future.
Tuesday, Jan 28, 2020 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jan 29, 2020 / 8:00pmThursday, Jan 30, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 31, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 2:00pmSaturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 8:00pm
It’s hard to eclipse the lasting power of a Hitchcock thriller with a spoof, but the hysterical and lightning-paced The 39 Steps is well on its way to such hallowed ground. Don’t believe us? You will after you see this Constellation Theatre Company production at Source.
Friday, Feb 7, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 9, 2020 / 7:30pmThursday, Feb 13, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 2:00pmSaturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 16, 2020 / 2:00pmFriday, Feb 21, 2020 / 8:00pm
Named one of Paste Magazine/Daytrotter’s Top Ten Soul/R&B artists of 2017, soul sensation Remember Jones brings a 25-piece orchestra to recreate the entire 2008 acclaimed and groundbreaking Kanye West album 808s & Heartbreak, including a choir, string quartet, horn section, guest vocalists, auxiliary instruments, and other special guests. Fronted by “one of the most enthusiastic, fiercely passionate powerhouses in the game” (Live for Live Music), Remember Jones will lead the ensemble through all 12 songs and other surprises, including the hit singles “Heartless,” “Love Lockdown” “Paranoid,” “Amazing,” and more. This one-of-a-kind show is presented by a band that has sold out most previous engagements.
Thursday, Feb 6, 2020 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)
She’s worked with Lin-Manuel Miranda, writing the book for the game-changing In the Heights, and with this — her latest work — Quiara Alegria Hudes reaches all-new heights. With one finger on the pulse and the rest penning theatrical masterworks, we’re lucky to have talent like hers in our world.
Wednesday, Jan 29, 2020 / 8:00pmThursday, Jan 30, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 31, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 2, 2020 / 2:00pmWednesday, Feb 5, 2020 / 2:00pm Wednesday, Feb 5, 2020 / 8:00pm Thursday, Feb 6, 2020 / 8:00pm Friday, Feb 7, 2020 / 8:00pm
Imagine being the parents of a male infant whose genitals are damaged in a circumcision accident. You consult an expert in the nascent field of gender identity, and are advised to raise your son as a girl. Heart-wrenching complications ensue. This real-life drama comes to the stage as Boy, in the DC premiere of a play Chicago On Stage calls “a poignant and important love story for our era.”
Friday, Feb 7, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 9, 2020 / 3:00pmTuesday, Feb 11, 2020 / 8:00pmThursday, Feb 13, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 14, 2020 / 8:00pmThursday, Feb 20, 2020 / 8:00pmThursday, Feb 27, 2020 / 8:00pm
While secretly battling a fatal illness, rock icon David Bowie crafted what would be his final album: the stark yet adventurous Blackstar. The record takes some surprising jazz-fusion turns in the midst of the Starman facing his own mortality. Composer, performer, and MIT professor Ziporyn pays tribute to the late Bowie by transforming Blackstar into a cello concerto for acclaimed avant-garde cellist Beiser, backed by the Ambient Orchestra with musicians from Boston Conservatory at Berklee.
Bereishit Dance Company is a groundbreaking Seoul-based company that approaches Korean traditional culture from a contemporary view. Judo and Balance & Imbalance, two of the company’s acclaimed works, are stunning examples of their style that merges the control and full-body excitement of break dance with sleek artistry and urban cool. Complete with live traditional pansori music, Bereishit Dance Company’s extravagant performance reaches the heights of athletic ability fused with beautiful choreography. Balance & Imbalance is an intensely physical work that features brilliant and fun interplay between five contemporary dancers, a pair of Korean traditional drummers, and one traditional pansori singer. Inspired by the martial art, Judo is a kinetic piece that embodies symbolic meaning of sports through harmonious rhythm and movement.
On a dangerous mission inside a combat zone, Sgt. Davis must work with the perpetrator of her sexual attack to get her squad home safely. Can peace ever be possible? This one-woman show written and performed by Mary Jane Wells is based on the true story of a lesbian soldier in the U.S. Army: an outsider who wouldn’t quit. She loved its challenges and thrived within that rigorous world. At the time she enlisted, before “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was repealed, she was the only woman in her entire company and went on to lead a squad into combat. A survivor of military sexual trauma, she served on the battlefield alongside her assailant. Heroine at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. is an incredible human story about one soldier’s experiences, and what healing and forgiveness really mean.
Wednesday, Feb 12, 2020 / 7:30pmThursday, Feb 13, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 14, 2020 / 7:30pm
Prologue Theatre continues to explore this season’s question “Where do we look to find ourselves?” with Craig Wright’s Recent Tragic Events. It is September 12th, 2001; the setting is the Minneapolis apartment of Waverly, a young advertising executive. Soon to venture on a blind date amidst the television news coverage of the September 11th attacks, Waverly becomes preoccupied when she discovers that her twin sister, Wendy, a student in New York, has not been heard from. Waverly reassures herself that Wendy had no reason to be at the World Trade Center. As the evening unfolds, Waverly and her blind date, Andrew, an airport bookstore manager, realize that they are connected by a succession of bizarre coincidences. As Waverly awaits word on Wendy, the date is complicated by visits from her crazed-musician neighbor, Ron, and his girlfriend, Nancy, and a startling visit from Waverly’s great aunt, Joyce Carol Oates — played by a sock puppet.
Thursday, Jan 30, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 31, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 3:00pmSaturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 2, 2020 / 3:00pm
Nominated for Quebec’s 2016 Critic’s Awards, Huff is a daring solo show by award-winning Cree actor and playwright Cliff Cardinal, one of the most exciting new voices in Canadian theater. In this wrenching, yet darkly comic tale, Wind and his brothers are caught in a torrent of drug abuse and struggling to cope with the death of their mother. Wind’s fantastic dream world bleeds into his haunting reality, as he’s preyed on by the Trickster through the hallways at school, the abandoned motel he loves more than home, and his own fragile psyche. With his signature biting humor and raw, vivid imagery, Cardinal expertly portrays over a dozen characters.
Thursday, Feb 6, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 7, 2020 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 7:30pm
After stand-out performances at the Kennedy Center’s Artes de Cuba festival in 2018, the multi-award-winning Havana Lyceum Orchestra and one of Latin America’s most cutting-edge theater directors, Carlos Diaz, join forces for a Cuban adaptation of Mozart’s opera La Clemenza di Tito. With over 40 musicians performing together, this new production at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. is guaranteed to bring a thrilling, fresh perspective to Mozart’s masterpiece about Rome’s beloved new emperor — and the secret plot to overthrow him at all costs.
Thursday, Feb 13, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 14, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 8:00pm
Grey Rock’s writer and director Amir Nizar Zuabi worked at a theater in Ramallah during the second intifada, and his sketches from that turbulent time ended up taking him to Royal Court, the Young Vic and finally back to the Palestinian National Theatre. His new drama — about a Palestinian man with a quixotic dream — now brings him to The Kennedy Center as part of World Stages.
Thursday, Jan 30, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 31, 2020 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 7:30pm
Experience the long-running, award-winning live comedy of Comedy Club DC at this special showcase in The DC Showroom at Friendship Cafe. The tavern’s signature tasty food & drink will have you feeling fresh and ready to kick back for the best laughs. Comedy Club DC Live! 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 a D.C. date night, meeting new people, or just a fun night on the town.
Friday, Jan 31, 2020 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 7:00pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 7:00pmSaturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 7:00pmSaturday, Feb 22, 2020 / 7:00pmSaturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 7:00pm
In this inspiring true story from Oscar Award-winning writer David Seidler, Great Britain’s reluctant monarch finds a surprising ally in an unexpected place. A generation before the royal family we know today, Queen Elizabeth’s father George VI would ascend the throne, a most unlikely king thrust into the spotlight after his brother David gives up the crown to marry American divorcée Wallis Simpson. Struggling with a chronic stammer, Bertie (as his family knew him) must speak to his nation as it stands on the brink of World War II. Enter an unconventional speech therapist named Lionel Logue, whose methods are anything but common. With Logue’s help Bertie finds his voice, and forever changes the course of history. Portraying these two extraordinary men are Harry Hadden-Paton (Broadway’s My Fair Lady, Downton Abbey, The Crown) and James Frain (The Tudors, True Blood, The White Queen), who lead a stellar cast that brings Seidler’s drama to life on stage — as he first imagined it — in this not-to-be missed North American premiere.
Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020 / 7:30pmWednesday, Feb 12, 2020 / 7:30pmThursday, Feb 13, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 14, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 2:00pmSaturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 16, 2020 / 2:00pmSunday, Feb 16, 2020 / 7:30pm
Have you ever been told you have a great voice? Whether you’re looking for a new career or just interested in making some extra money on the side, this workshop gives you a fun, realistic behind-the-scenes look at the voice-over industry. From audiobooks to training material, cartoons, documentaries, commercials and more, you’ll learn the ins and outs of this growing field and how to avoid the common mistakes made by newcomers. Hear what a professional voice demo sounds like, discover which vocal types are most in-demand and record a short script under the direction of your instructor. At American Inn of Bethesda, this class is a great first step for anyone interested in voice acting.
The Seattle Stranger calls this award-winning cross-cultural rom-com “A Romeo and Juliet story — an Annie Hall story, a West Side Story story — for Americans in the 21st century,” as it follows the twisty road to romance between an Egyptian cab driver and a New York waitress. The Mosaic Theater at The Atlas is conveniently located smack dab in the hip, happening H Street Corridor, with lots of dining and drinking options to consider.
Saturday, Jan 25, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 26, 2020 / 3:00pmSunday, Jan 26, 2020 / 7:30pmWednesday, Jan 29, 2020 / 8:00pmThursday, Jan 30, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 31, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 3:00pmSaturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 8:00pm
Join Host Reid Clark as he takes you through a night of comedy the likes of which the galaxy hath never before seen. Every second Monday of the month at Galaxyhut in the Clarendon neighborhood of Arlington.
Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 15, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Apr 19, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, May 17, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 21, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Jul 19, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Aug 16, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Sep 20, 2020 / 8:00pm
Our professional guide will share the history, culture, and symbolism of some of the most iconic pieces of art within the Smithsonian Institution. At the Freer/Sackler Art Gallery you will see artifacts of art from China, Korea and Islamic cultures. We will also explore how the West related to Asian Arts. Your group will view the following exhibits: The Peacock Room in Blue and White, Ancient Yemen, Taste of Luxury in Ancient Iran, Sacred Dedication: A Korean Buddhist Masterpiece, and the Power of Southeast Asia.
Eliances provides a unique outlet for some of the most influential and intellectual individuals throughout the DMV to foster business relationships. We are not a group, village, networking, mastermind, peer group, peer advisory group, chamber, association, hub or club. Eliances is a destination “Where Entrepreneurs Align™.” The community hosts weekly ROUNDtable meetings enabling entrepreneurs and inventors alike to collaborate and help each other with ventures. The ROUNDtable is one of the puzzle pieces of Eliances where action takes place. A CEO explained that “Eliances moves networking from a passive exercise to active engagement. At its core, Eliances is as much about what can one contribute as what can one receive, and fundamentally it’s that balance between give and get that creates true value.” It brings together a “high-level community of hybrid entrepreneurs with resources, influence, skills, contacts and imagination.” There is no other community structured by the implications and operations that comprise Eliances. Eliances operates on what they refer to as the 3G methodology™: Got, Give and Get. Every week, each attendee is given a 60 second window of time in which to pitch their respective G’s. This high pressure scenario allows Eliances members to analyze and optimize the caliber of attendance each week; because regardless of an individual’s status, there is no guarantee an invite to the next event.
Tuesday, Jan 28, 2020 / 8:30amTuesday, Feb 4, 2020 / 8:30amTuesday, Feb 11, 2020 / 8:30amTuesday, Feb 18, 2020 / 8:30amTuesday, Feb 25, 2020 / 8:30amTuesday, Mar 3, 2020 / 8:30amTuesday, Mar 10, 2020 / 8:30amTuesday, Mar 17, 2020 / 8:30am
At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow went from two small-town nobodies in West Texas to America’s most renowned folk heroes and Texas law enforcement’s worst nightmares. Fearless, shameless and alluring, the Tony-nominated Bonnie & Clyde_, from the legendary Frank Wildhorn (_Jekyll & Hyde, Civil War, Dracula) is the electrifying story of love, adventure and crime that captured the attention of an entire country. Show is preceded by a buffet meal. Full service cash bar available.
Sunday, Jan 26, 2020 / 1:00pm Brunch (2:45pm Show)Friday, Jan 31, 2020 / 6:00pm Dinner (7:45pm Show)Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 6:00pm Dinner (7:45pm Show)Friday, Feb 7, 2020 / 6:00pm Dinner (7:45pm Show)Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 6:00pm Dinner (7:45pm Show)Friday, Feb 14, 2020 / 6:00pm Dinner (7:45pm Show)Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 / 6:00pm Dinner (7:45pm Show)Sunday, Feb 23, 2020 / 1:00pm Brunch (2:45pm Show)
Much has been written about the men lost in the Civil Rights and Black Lives Matter movements. Unexplored, however, are the stories of the women whose lives are affected by these tragedies—the women who wear the “Veils.”
Thursday, Feb 13, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 14, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 3:00pmSaturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 16, 2020 / 3:00pmSunday, Feb 16, 2020 / 8:00pmThursday, Feb 20, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 21, 2020 / 8:00pm
Vanish Brewery presents a night of stand-up comedy from some of the best and funniest comedians from the NYC comedy scene for one night only! This showcase features two professional comedians — The Raybould Brothers — from the New York City comedy scene, who just so happen to be real-life brothers. This show will undoubtably be a night to remember! Based out of NYC, Jordan and Bret Raybould are two of the funniest-comedians in the city. Together, they have created the popular YouTube Channel, the Raybould Brothers, that 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.
Thursday, Feb 20, 2020 / 7:30pmThursday, Mar 12, 2020 / 7:30pmThursday, Apr 16, 2020 / 7:30pm
This angsty musical brilliantly fuses morality, sexuality and “the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade” (Entertainment Weekly), which means you’ll have a lot to discuss after the show. Good news: You can grab a bite or a drink at Round House Theatre’s own stylish and comfortable Fourth Wall Bar & Cafe, where they rotate their regional menu to feature thematic offerings that match the shows.
Saturday, Jan 25, 2020 / 8:00pm Sunday, Jan 26, 2020 / 2:00pmWednesday, Jan 29, 2020 / 7:30pmThursday, Jan 30, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 31, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 2:00pmSaturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 2, 2020 / 2:00pm
It’s tough performing in the town of Scriptless Gulch. These lawless folks have to come up with everything on the spot, while the town’s Sheriff keeps them in line. Don’t miss this bunch of sharp shootin’ buckaroos who take audience suggestions and turn them into comedy gold. Load up your chuck wagon! This is one tall tale of a show and you don’t want to miss it. Featuring “Silver Spurs” Sarah Akers, “Sundance” Star Bobatoon, “Bootsie” Brittani Hall, "Judi “The Outlaw” Lagnga, Scott “Doc” Pafumi, Natasha “The Sheriff” Parnian, and “Dead Eye” David Sturdevant at Grace in The Plains.
Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 6, 2020 / 7:30pmSaturday, Aug 1, 2020 / 7:30pmSaturday, Oct 3, 2020 / 7:30pm
We’re rolling into Barrel Oak Winery for the Calamity Improv Wild West Happy Hour! Grab a drink and join us for an Improv comedy show (like Whose Line is it Anyway?) starting at 6pm in the Tower Room! Wild West costumes encouraged! It’s tough performing in the town of Scriptless Gulch. These lawless folks have to come up with everything on the spot, while the town’s sheriff keeps them in line. Don’t miss this bunch of sharp shootin’ buckaroos take audience suggestions and turn them into gold. Load up your chuck wagon! This is one tall tale of a show and you don’t want to miss it. Featuring “Silver Spurs” Sarah Akers, “Sundance” Star Bobatoon, “Deputy Bootsie” Brittani Hall, Judi “The Outlaw” Laganga, Scott “Doc” Pafumi, Natasha “The Sheriff” Parnian and “Dead Eye” David Sturdevant.
Among these three poets gathering to share hope, good humor and cheer is a former poet laureate of Virginia, an award-winning wordsmith who was once described as “dangerously clever,” and a writer who splits his time between poetry and designing video games.
Commemorating Beethoven’s 250th birthday, Chiarina presents his six trios for violin, cello and piano, in two concerts. These pillars of the piano trio repertoire redefined the genre. The two programs take us on a fascinating journey from the brilliant early works to the depth of the timeless Archduke trio.
Brian Curry has a secret. He’s a mind reader, a human behavior expert, and a LIAR. Come find out why The Good Liar show is DC’s most exciting date night out. “DC’s Most Honest Con Man” Brian will read your mind, predict your future and blow your mind. Simple. Then he will break down some of the techniques used to create these experiences. Our lies often reveal more than the truth. This is a show that will keep you talking long after the curtain closes. You know it can’t all be real, right? Come get lied to at The Good Liar.
Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 5:00pmSaturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 5:00pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 7, 2020 / 5:00pmSaturday, Mar 7, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 21, 2020 / 5:00pmSaturday, Mar 21, 2020 / 8:00pm
Let’s say you’re a happily married woman and a skeezy loudmouth starts making inappropriate, unwanted advances — how would you respond? If your answer wasn’t, “Spin an elaborate web of lies so the guy dresses in humiliating costumes and gets beaten up by a gang of children,” then you’ve got a lot to learn from these merry wives.
Saturday, Jan 25, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 26, 2020 / 2:00pmSunday, Jan 26, 2020 / 7:00pmTuesday, Jan 28, 2020 / 7:30pmWednesday, Jan 29, 2020 / 7:30pmThursday, Jan 30, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 31, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 2:00pm
The great nave of Washington National Cathedral is the perfect setting for the transcendent ars perfecta of Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina and other composers of the late Italian Renaissance. Splendid voices offer sacred motets, instruments perform canzone and dances, and all join forces for the sonorous polychoral works of Andrea Gabrieli and his nephew Giovanni, leading figures in Venetian music of the 17th century. With British vocal ensemble Stile Antico, Renaissance brass instruments, and organ.
Friday, Feb 7, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 8:00pm
It’s tough performing in the town of Scriptless Gulch. These lawless folks have to come up with everything on the spot, while the town’s Sheriff keeps them in line. Don’t miss this bunch of sharp shootin’ buckaroos who take audience suggestions and turn them into comedy gold. Load up your chuck wagon! This is one TALL TALE of a show and you don’t want to miss it. FOR AGES 14 and UP Featuring: “Silver Spurs” Sarah Akers, “Sundance” Star Bobatoon, “Bootsie” Brittani Hall, "Judi “The Outlaw” Lagnga, Scott “Doc” Pafumi, Natasha “The Sheriff” Parnian, and “Dead Eye” David Sturdevant
Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar 14, 2020 / 7:30pmSaturday, Apr 11, 2020 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 13, 2020 / 7:30pm
Performing nationwide, we are the leader in providing good looking men that move on stage like none other. Our focus has been our celebrated and well known Ladies Night Out Male Revue Shows. Tickets to the Men in Motion Male Revue is a perfect way to spend a Bachelorette Party, Birthday or just a fun-filled night with the girls. So ladies, let us fulfill your fantasy and make all your dreams come true with a Revue Show emulating Channing Tatum’s crew on film. See you at the show!
Friday, Feb 14, 2020 / 10:00pmSaturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 10:30pmSaturday, Mar 28, 2020 / 10:30pm
Join Sly as he performs a dynamic stand-up show as well as close-up magic that will have you mesmerized with his tricks. Sly has the experience and talent to keep you asking, “How did he do that?!” Keith Pass and Greg Clements will open the show with more magic and illusions to whet your appetite. Sly is a 30-year professional magician who has performed everything from children’s birthday parties to family gatherings to Fortune 500 company’s corporate events. Based in Ashburn, Virginia, Sly services the greater Washington D.C. area. He is competing for DC Magician of the Year. Employing the use of tricky boxes or props is not something he does. Everything Sly performs uses everyday objects such as cards, money, rings, string, rope, mind reading, etc. Not only will you be totally blown away, but you will laugh and talk about this show for a long time to come. Sly has earned the Order of Merlin award and shared the stage with The Amazing James Randi.
Friday, Feb 7, 2020 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar 13, 2020 / 7:30pm
Join us for a special speed dating event in the heart of Adams Morgan, DC where our goal is for you to be in a comfortable environment and feel open and comfortable with meeting others. We promise to make it the best lovely vibe & experience for you to enjoy & we will be providing fun cute games to spark the vibe of getting to know new possible love connections. You might meet your soul mate or you might meet a new great friend, everyone is welcome! Snacks and Drinks will be available for free.
Thursday, Feb 20, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 20, 2020 / 10:30pm
Get ready to feel the love and the fear as Bennett’s Curse Haunted House opens its doors this Valentine’s day. This Baltimore staple has been bringing nightmares to life for almost 20 years, and is consistently named one the country’s scariest Halloween haunts. Hearts will be racing as you encounter a slew of terrifying characters in their latest attraction, Valentine Fear Experience. Among the ghouls lies The Matchmaker, a malevolent spirit who has hidden Cupid’s rotting corpse somewhere inside the house. Find the body and you’ll win a special prize. Whether you have a Valentine or not, you’re sure to have a bloody good time!
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 1, 2020 / 6:30am (Bus Departure)Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 6:30am (Bus Departure)Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 / 6:30am (Bus Departure)Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 / 6:30am (Bus Departure)Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 / 6:30am (Bus Departure)Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 / 6:30am (Bus Departure)Saturday, Mar 7, 2020 / 6:30am (Bus Departure)
Make your way to Bethesda’s Barking Dog when Jordan Raybould presents a night of stand-up comedy from some of his best and funniest friends from the New York City comedy scene. This monthly showcase features professional, hysterical touring comedians and promises to be a night to remember.
Set in a local hair salon and with lines as up-to-date as the morning’s news, Shear Madness is a hilarious whodunit with you as a central character. In a blend of mystery and improvisational theater, audience members are called upon to match wits with the suspects and try to catch the killer. According to the Washington Post, “shrieks of laughter night after night” can be heard at the Kennedy Center during this wildly popular, long-running comedy.
Tuesday, Jan 28, 2020 / 8:00pmThursday, Jan 30, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 1, 2020 / 9:00pmSunday, Feb 2, 2020 / 7:00pmTuesday, Feb 4, 2020 / 8:00pmThursday, Feb 6, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 7, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 8, 2020 / 9:00pm