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.
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.
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.
Take an Urban Art Tour featuring the best Street Art of Washington, DC. U Street. This tour blends the African American Mid-Town U Street and Shaw neighborhoods history, culture, and street art. We answer the age-old question; Why are the Street Art Murals Here? And, what do they represent? Join our certified tour guides at the African American Civil War Memorial to kick of the tour. We will start off with a history lesson about our Washington, DC African American community. Then we are walking up U Street to see the first murals. This tour walks into several alley ways to take a closer look at Murals created by international Artists depicting important cultural themes, Jazz Music, and iconic African American artists. Some of the sidewalks are not smooth, and we will be crossing busy streets so please mind your steps.
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.
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 11, 2020 / 11:00amSaturday, Apr 18, 2020 / 11:00amSaturday, Apr 25, 2020 / 11:00amSaturday, May 2, 2020 / 11:00amSaturday, May 9, 2020 / 11:00amSaturday, May 16, 2020 / 11:00amSaturday, May 23, 2020 / 11:00amSaturday, May 30, 2020 / 11:00am
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.
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.
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, Apr 5, 2020 / 2:00pmFriday, Apr 10, 2020 / 10:00amSunday, Apr 19, 2020 / 2:00pmFriday, May 1, 2020 / 10:00amSunday, May 10, 2020 / 2:00pmSunday, May 31, 2020 / 2:00pmSunday, Jun 14, 2020 / 2:00pmFriday, Jun 19, 2020 / 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.
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.
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, Apr 12, 2020 / 2:00pmSunday, May 3, 2020 / 2:00pmSunday, May 17, 2020 / 2:00pmSunday, Jun 7, 2020 / 2:00pmSunday, Jun 21, 2020 / 2:00pm
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.
Meld your love of fine wine with stand-up comedy, and let’s be honest, your need for a break from the re-runs with a virtual comedy show! Professional comedians and a sommelier join forces to share wine knowledge and a barrel of laughs. Break up the monotony of this quarantine with a little vino, jokes and escape from the abnormal norm.
In 2010, On the Boards theater launched OntheBoards.tv, a website that delivers full-length, high quality contemporary performance films to your TV, desktop or mobile device. We are one of the first contemporary performance organizations to begin filming works by top caliber artists with multiple high-definition cameras, collaboratively editing the films with the artists, and delivering feature-length performance films to audiences around the globe. Fans of contemporary performance have better access to artists they want to see regardless of where they live and their busy schedules, at affordable prices. Since then, we have launched 60 performance films, with seven more on the way, by 42 different artists representing the Pacific Northwest, New York, Australia, Germany, France, Poland, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Belgium, Montreal and more. We have filmed performances in our Seattle home at On the Boards theater, in Portland with Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, in Austin with the Fusebox Festival and in New York with Performance Space 122. On the Boards theater is located in Seattle, WA. Founded by artists in 1978, we work to introduce audiences to artistic innovators who are defining the future of dance, theater and music whether on our stage in Seattle or on the global screen. We believe OntheBoards.tv will help encourage people to go see live performances and participate in the ongoing dialogue about exciting new art, technology and ideas.
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The founding member of renowned Bay Area band for kids Octopretzel, Melita has been performing and teaching music to kids for over 15 years. When recent events caused all her regularly scheduled classes and gigs around the San Francisco Bay Area to be cancelled, she decided to bring her classes online in the most engaging and interactive way possible — using Facebook Live. We are excited to offer another series of classes this week for kids seven and under — though the classes are ideally suited for kids three to six, we’ve had many people enjoy these live streamed classes with older or younger kids. These music classes will be as interactive as possible — be prepared to type ideas from your kids into the comments so Melita can weave them into her songs and stories.
Tues, March 31 & Thurs, April 2nd at (11:00am-11:40am PDT)
We showcase a powerful mix of seasoned veterans as well as up-and-coming comedians who you’ve seen on all of the major networks. Your comedy show host: Michael Wirtz a stand-up comedian, motivational speaker and voice talent born in Chicago who grew up in Central Texas. He spends a lot of time on the road and enjoys meeting new people every day.
Do you Love The Office? Here is your opportunity to have some fun playing our live The Office trivia game. You will also get to socialize and make other friends from the safety and comfort of your home. Prize will be a Dundee, Amazon gift card and maybe some others. This event will be held in a Zoom Virtual Room which you would access through your computer and webcam, or via your smart phone/tablet.
In this crazy Coronavirus world, many of us are feeling isolated and need to socialize. We created the Online Friendly Feud event to allow you to do just that, in a fun, safe environment. The in-person Friendly Feud events are some of our most popular and well-attended events. Now we have developed a system where you can enjoy this event from the comfort and safety from your own home.
Take a journey from the Renaissance to Impressionism. Come with Stephen to explore the main collections of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. He gives the stories behind the paintings through explaining forgotten symbols and icons. We will explore the cultural messages surrounding the artists lives, virtues, and vices. On this small group guided, two-hour walking tour you will see exemplary examples of Medieval art, Renaissance art, Sacred art and Impressionism art. Stephen will show you art from the famous Rembrandt, Claude Monet, Leonardo da Vinci and JMW Turner. Along with other artists that you may not have know about, but are equally important to the collections at the museum.
When it opened on Broadway in 2016, The Humans took the critical world by storm, and with its brilliant blend of pulse-pounding anxiety and laugh-out-loud comedy it’s easy to see why. Catch this incredible Pulitzer Prize finalist at the Olney Theatre center.
Catch the hot-buzz comedy showcase live in Wash, DC with fine dining & drinks at Taste of Seoul’s Showroom in DC, we’ve been featured in the Isthmus Paper & work with the Entertainment Biz to provide the top notch talent that has been seen on your favorite shows, movies, and commercials (HBO, Comedy Central, and Showtime) and we showcase only the best favorite locals and feature nationally touring comedians. Every show is a part of famous comedy history unfolding right before your eyes, join in on the fun! It’s a great idea for DC date night, meeting new people, or just a fun night on the town. The good drinks and the #lols will be rolling all night for this time of a life night on DC! A must-see for fun in Washington, DC.
If you thought that your local community art gallery was cutthroat, then you haven’t been introduced to the French Salon of the early 1860s. At a time when politics was as heavy as a layered chiffon skirt, and art was by the numbers, change was ripe to happen. Curiously, the art scene would be met by renegades whom dubbed themselves Impressionist. We will walk you through the rise and fall of this fabulous art scene by looking at several iconic examples created by the likes of Edouard Manet, Eugene Boudin, Mary Cassatt, Paul Cezanne, Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Camille Pissaro, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Claude Monet. Our small group will discover the close friendships, few power brokers, and technical advances that allowed this powder keg of innovation to explode. Our small group two-hour odyssey begins at the lower level Constitution Avenue entrance to the National Gallery of Art. We will begin the tour by taking a look at the iconic sculpture Little Dancer before moving into the National Gallery of Art Impressionism Exhibit Hall where we will find the answer — why was the French Salon ripe for disruption by a few artists.
Have you ever been to a comedy show where the comics really speak their mind and not worry about what others think… Yeah those are few and far between.. We decided to change that.. Welcome to the “I’ma Get In Trouble” Comedy Show. Comics take to the stage and tell their true feelings about any and everything thing. No holds barred, No judgment, NO FILTER. EVERY 2nd Friday at the Wonderland Ballroom, it’s time to be straightforward and honest.. For the Festival. Presented by Broken Diamond Comedy and Eddie Liles
Distinguished by The New York Times as “a leader of contemporary American lyricism,” composer Jonathan Leshnoff is renowned for his music’s striking harmonies and powerful themes. Leshnoff’s Symphony No. 4 is a powerful new work written for the Violins of Hope, a collection of restored instruments that survived the Holocaust. The composer draws inspiration from an ancient Jewish mystical text, Heichalos, to explore spiritual and ethical questions at the heart of the Jewish experience. Beethoven crafted the Ninth Symphony in an epic struggle between despair and transcendence to reach new heights with the words “all men become brothers.” His glorious final symphony celebrates the bonds that unite humankind and has been described as his “great vision of the future.”
Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic is a 65-piece symphony orchestra bringing top-quality musical performances to Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax. Under the leadership of music director and conductor Ulysses S. James, the Philharmonic has earned a reputation for performing high quality, adventurous and interesting musical programs. Its unique and diverse programming celebrates the living, breathing nature of music — music that moves with time, moves its audiences and makes a difference.
“We don’t publish plays.” That’s what The New Yorker told A.R. Gurney when he sent them his novel about the lives of two romantics as told through half a century of their love letters to each other. Gurney took this suggestion to heart and rewrote his novel as a play — which went on to score a Pulitzer Prize nomination and become one of the most beloved theatrical works for both actors and audiences alike.
During one stiflingly hot Mississippi summer in 1955, the world saw for the first time what passed for justice in the Jim Crow South: an all-white, all male jury drinking beer as they acquitted two white men for lynching a 14-year-old black boy. The tension, the drama, the pain, and the catharsis of the trial that fueled the Civil Rights Movement comes to life in this harrowing play based on transcripts from the trial.
Thursday, Apr 30, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, May 1, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 2, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, May 3, 2020 / 7:30pmThursday, May 7, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, May 8, 2020 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 9, 2020 / 3:00pmSaturday, May 9, 2020 / 8:00pm
Whether you’re looking to learn some Revolutionary history, try the freshest seafood, or explore D.C.’s haunted buildings, DC By Foot will make sure you get the most out of the amazing city around you on their fun and informative tours.
Friday, Apr 17, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Apr 24, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, May 1, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, May 8, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, May 15, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, May 22, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, May 29, 2020 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 5, 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, 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 / 8:00pmSunday, Oct 18, 2020 / 8:00pmSunday, Nov 15, 2020 / 8:00pm
Laughs are on tap for this nationwide tour that has already hit 1500 breweries across the U.S. More than a dozen New York and L.A. stand-ups are currently on the road, sampling the local fare, local brews and providing the finest and funniest in comedy entertainment. This stop at Crooked Run Brewery is set to feature a lineup whose credits include top festivals, TV and major club appearances.
Comedy-Ish Productions presents Chocolate City Comedy Show. Comedy-Ish is bringing some of the most talented comedians from all over the U.S. and Canada to Washington, D.C. (Chocolate City Comedy Series). We have a loaded lineup of comedians who give out some amazing jokes so definitely don’t miss it. The show will be hosted by a local D.C. comedian and featuring a four deadly funny comedians. You may have seen some of these comedians on Comedy Central, ComicView, B.E.T., MTV, VH1, Conan and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
Sunday, Apr 19, 2020 / 7:00pmSunday, May 10, 2020 / 7:00pmSunday, May 17, 2020 / 7:00pmSunday, Jun 21, 2020 / 7:00pm
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.
For many poets, inclusion in the annual Best American Poetry anthology is a career high. Terrance Hayes has been featured in no fewer than 10 editions of the anthology over the years. See the MacArthur Fellow and former New York Times Magazine poetry editor as he responds to Riffs and Relations: African American Artists and the European Modernist Tradition, curated by art historian Adrienne L. Childs.
Just as Beethoven is the giant figure presiding over the transition from the Classical to the Romantic, Monteverdi is the great composer standing astride the transition from the Renaissance to the Baroque, the new style dedicated above all to moving the passions of the listener. Heard here are Monteverdi’s madrigals, selections from his operas, as well as his rousing setting of Torquato Tasso’s Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, first performed in Venice in 1624.
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.