City Winery strives to deliver the best culinary and cultural experience to D.C. denizens who are passionate about wine, food and music. Combining a fully functioning winery with intimate concerts, food and wine classes, and beyond, City Winery has created a compelling mix for its sophisticated clientele of foodies, and active cultural patrons — bringing the wine country experience to the middle of a large city.
Monday, Apr 22, 2019 / 7:30pm (Luke James Shaffer with Sydney Franklin)Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019 / 8:00pm (Jane Monheit)Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 / 7:30pm (Aubrey Logan)Friday, Apr 26, 2019 / 8:30pm (Ana Egge & the Sentimentals)Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 / 7:00pm (Sylver Logan Sharp)Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 8:00pm (Graham Parker with Adam Ezra)Friday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pm (La Misa Negra)Tuesday, May 14, 2019 / 8:00pm (The B.B. King Blues Band Featuring Michael Lee)
Founded in 1965, Blues Alley is the nation’s oldest operating jazz supper club, having showcased such internationally renowned artists as Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, Grover Washington Jr., Ramsey Lewis, Charlie Byrd, Maynard Ferguson and Eva Cassidy. Located in the heart of historic Georgetown in an 18th century red brick carriage house, Blues Alley offers a unique and intimate ambiance, reminiscent of the jazz clubs of the 1920s and ’30s. Go for just the music and drinks, or make it an evening and choose from authentic Creole cuisine, steak and seafood dishes.
Monday, Apr 22, 2019 / 10:00pm (The GW Jazz Orchestra (Big Band))Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019 / 10:00pm (Andrew White Quartet (Sax))Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 / 10:00pm (3 Divas Celebrate Ella Featuring DARDEN PURCELL, SARA JONES & ALEXIS COLE)Monday, May 6, 2019 / 10:00pm (Peter Beets Trio - Acclaimed Dutch Pianist)Tuesday, May 7, 2019 / 10:00pm (Brian Simpson - Keys/Smooth)Monday, May 13, 2019 / 10:00pm (The Spell Casters Dave Chappell-Joel Harrison-Anthony Pirog)Tuesday, May 14, 2019 / 10:00pm (Sanjay Mishra - Guitar/World Fusion)Wednesday, May 15, 2019 / 10:00pm (Mike Phillips - Sax/Smooth)
Richard Wright’s iconic novel about oppression, freedom, and justice comes to life on stage in this ground-breaking adaptation. Suffocating in rat-infested poverty on the South Side of Chicago in the 1930s, 20-year-old Bigger Thomas struggles to find a place for himself in a world whose prejudice has shut him out. After taking a job in a wealthy white man’s house, Bigger unwittingly unleashes a series of events that violently and irrevocably seal his fate. Adapted with theatrical ingenuity by Chicago’s own Nambi E. Kelley, this Native Son captures the power of Richard Wright’s novel for a whole new generation.
Stories of the world come alive at the Newseum, where you can go behind the scenes to experience how and why news is made. See some of the final photographs of the only journalist who died covering the 9/11 attacks, witness the epic struggle of the civil rights movement in the ‘60s, marvel at a comprehensive collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs and hear never-before-told stories from the journalists and photographers who stood on the front lines of history. This high-tech museum features seven levels of galleries and exhibits, including the Berlin Wall Gallery, which features eight 12-foot-high sections of the actual wall and a three-story East German guard tower. There are also theaters, retail spaces and visitor services where you can explore electronic news, unique artifacts, photojournalism, news history and world news. And, since there’s so much to see, your ticket is good for two consecutive days. Take your time and see half the first day, then return the next day to catch what you missed.
Monday, Apr 22, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Friday, Apr 26, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 / 10:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Monday, Apr 29, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)
When we think of monumental moments in world history, we usually think of kings, emperors and presidents. But sometimes, against all odds, it’s one of us mere mortals who manages to nudge the world a step in the direction of progress. Oslo, the 2017 Tony winner for Best Play, is the story of one such instance. It’s the story of a Norwegian diplomat and her husband, who, in 1993, assembled a ragtag group of would-be diplomats to attempt the impossible: broker peace between Israel and Palestine. Operating in secret and without any official bargaining power, the group dives headlong into the deadly decades-long conflict. Now this nail-biting true story comes to the Lansburgh Theatre in Washington, D.C., courtesy of Round House Theatre.
The Men in Motion bring their Magic Mike-style moves to the Bier Baron in DC. Designed to fuel your fantasies and feed your desires, this talented troupe of hard-bodied dancers is ready to heat things up with thumping music, swiveling hips and seductive theatrics. Whatever your special occasion — birthday, bachelorette, divorce party — or no occasion at all, this show is specially designed to provide you with the perfect girls’ night out. VIP tickets guarantee you a seat closer to the action.
Enjoy an evening of misdirection, magic and deceit with master magician Mark Phillips and mentalist Brian Curry in A Gentleman and a Liar. This exclusive show gives you an up close and personal chance to catch two of DC’s most sought after performers in the act. Hot after the success of DC’s most popular magic show — The Magic Duel — Phillips and Curry are bringing their magic to the small stage of The Mayflower Hotel. This show will leave you breathless.
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 4:00pmSaturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 6:30pmSaturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 4:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 6:30pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 4:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 6:30pm
Check out the Library of Congress on this two-hour guided tour. You’ll start outside by getting an up-close look at the iconic fountain and the sculptures that adorn the building. Then head inside and up to the top floor of the Jefferson Building to view the Mezzanine Gallery, the Minerva Mosaic, the Great Reading Room and Thomas Jefferson’s Library. Along the way, your knowledgeable guide will tell you about the early history of the Library of Congress and how it’s maintained by Congress. On the second floor, you’ll get a rare glimpse of the Gutenbergand Mainz bibles in the Bible Gallery. Pass by the ornate Great Hall and see the classical architecture and paintings by over 50 famous American artists. Then head back to the ground floor to visit the Bob Hope Gallery, the Gershwin Room, the Graphic Arts Gallery and Library Shop. You’ll be able to view some of Bob Hope’s personal papers, his famous joke file, and other memorabilia donated by one of the most famous entertainers in American history. See the first room dedicated to musicians in the Gershwin Room, where you’ll George’s grand piano and Ira’s typewriter. Before you leave, stop in at the Library of Congress’ Gift Shop.
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, May 19, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, May 25, 2019 / 9:30amSaturday, May 25, 2019 / 1:00pm
A cultural historian and certified tour guide leads this two-hour walking tour of the murals and historic sites in the Greater U Street Historic District. Once called a “city within a city,” this neighborhood became a hub of commercial, intellectual and cultural life for African Americans at the turn of the 20th century. You’ll visit sites where important black leaders in the civil-rights movement, education, law and music made history, and you’ll see the murals that artists painted in remembrance of that heritage. You’ll also learn about those artists, the stories they tell about the neighborhood and the DC organizations who work to facilitate the creation and placement of these beautiful works of art.
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 1:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 1:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 1:00pmSunday, May 19, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Jun 1, 2019 / 1:00pm
Forbidden love, magical transformations and a wild sea battle are all featured in this adventure story that the whole family will enjoy. In this radiant adaptation of an ancient Chinese legend, an enlightened snake spirit turns herself into a woman in order to experience the human world. There, she falls in love with a humble pharmacist’s assistant, but an intolerant monk soon threatens their happiness. Evoking classic folktales like The Little Mermaid, The White Snake is a timeless romance that celebrates the values of loyalty, compassion, and forgiveness.
Friday, Apr 26, 2019 / 8:00pm (Preview)Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 8:00pm (Preview)Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 2:00pmMonday, May 6, 2019 / 7:30pm
The Witch was the fairest one of all first, and she will not be silenced any longer! This updated version of the classic Snow White story unveils the villain’s perspective, from her tragic childhood to her quest for revenge. So how did the story really go? Join all seven quirky dwarves, a tongue-tied prince, a sassy mirror, a dancing chicken, and of course Snow White herself in this Theater For Young Audiences tale about beauty, friendship and happily-ever-afters with a twist. This show at The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children’s Theater includes a kid-approved lunch.
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 11:30amSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 11:30amSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 11:30amSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 11:30amSaturday, May 25, 2019 / 11:30am
If there’s one thing you’ll immediately learn about the hardworking citizens of Washington, D.C., it’s that they love a good happy hour! Urban Adventures helps you sip your way through the Capitol’s vibing craft cocktail scene, where you’ll sample sweet libations at hidden gems and even learn how to make your own drinks. Get a history lesson too on how prohibition shaped D.C., and discover the speakeasies that still thrive here today.
In this haunting love story, novelist Franklin Woolsey dies mid-sentence — but his secretary, Myra, continues to take dictation. Attacked by the skeptical press and Woolsey’s jealous widow, Myra sets out to prove she’s more than just an artful forger. Is she trying to steal Woolsey’s legacy now that she cannot have his love, or might she truly possess a gift the world can’t understand? Enjoy Ghost-writer, directed by Laura Giannarelli (a founding member of the highly acclaimed Washington Stage Guild), at the Writer’s Center in Bethesda.
Set in a local hair salon and with lines as up-to-date as the morning’s news, Shear Madness is a hilarious whodunit with you as a central character. When the salon’s landlady is murdered at the outset, a blend of mystery and improvisational theater ensues. Audience members are called upon to match wits with the suspects and try to catch the killer at this wildly popular comedy where “shrieks of laughter night after night” can be heard at the Kennedy Center, according to the Washington Post.
A trip to an art museum can be overwhelming. What do you focus on? What are the must-see pieces? Professional museum tour guide Stephen Mead takes you through the National Gallery of Art’s highlights, historical showstoppers and fan favorites. He’ll stop to discuss each piece’s symbols, stories and background. Mead lived in London until about six years ago, where he led exhibit tours of the Victoria and Albert Museum and gave talks for the U.K. National Arts Collection Fund. Since moving to D.C., he has combined his love of museums with his professional storytelling skills, making his tours both educational and enjoyable. Mead is a Washington, D.C. certified tour guide and part of the team at Adventures for Creative Tourists, which specializes in private tours of the arts, culture, and historically inspired sites.
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, May 25, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Jun 1, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 1:00pm
Some say that D.C. is America’s Paris — with similar urban layouts, the Capitol’s streets were actually designed by French-born American architect Pierre Charles L’Enfant. Experience this architecture, along with grandiose mansions and embassies, on a walking tour of Embassy Row and Dupont Circle. On this two-hour adventure, you’ll gaze at some of the most pristine properties in D.C. ranging in styles from Neoclassical to Beaux-Arts. At the same time, you’ll learn how the events that took place inside these places contributed to the nation’s development. Discussed sites include the Spanish Steps, the Woodrow Wilson House, the Sheridan Circle, Brewmaster’s Castle and plenty more.
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, May 25, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Jun 1, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 11:00am
Travel through time and explore U.S. history with a musical twist at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. Learn about the origins and controversies of America’s national anthem, discover the evolution of spiritual music into blues, jazz, rock n’ roll, hip-hop and R&B, and live out your dream of becoming a hip-hop DJ by learning a funky beat — all with your local guide by your side!
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.
Come see this African-American male revue at DC Productions Music Hall and Comedy Club in Rockville. Chocolate Fantasy/International Fire Hunks brings you the best male entertainment on the East Coast. Ladies, get ready to experience the hottest and wildest male revue show in the Northeast.
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.
Established 50 years before Washington, D.C. itself, Georgetown originated as a gritty port city on the banks of the Potomac River. Despite its modest beginnings, Georgetown eventually came to play host to some of the most expensive and desirable property in the District. Home to palatial mansions, elegant cemeteries, stately churches, and a world-class university, join DC Design Tours to explore the highlights of D.C.’s most exclusive neighborhood, with a focus on architecture and urban planning.
Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, May 5, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, May 12, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, May 19, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, May 26, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, Jun 2, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, Jun 9, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 10:00am
Explore Washington’s most iconic landmarks through an architectural lens on a two hour walking tour of the National Mall. Take in the towering Washington Monument, sobering Vietnam Wall and awe-inspiring Lincoln Memorial while learning fro your expert guide about the designers and politicians that helped shape this monumental core of the nation’s capital. Hear stories of the history, heroes and hopes of the United States on a stroll through the heart of D.C. You’ll also see the White House, the WWII Memorial, and the Korean War Veterans Memorial on this informative walk.
Friday, Apr 26, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, May 24, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, May 31, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Jun 7, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 7:00pm
The tragedy of Georgetown’s darker side encompasses the oldest neighborhood in D.C. with local legends and true crime events from its past. This is a tour about scandals, murder and tragedy. It is not a ghost tour, though we have a few spooky tales to share. In this evening walking tour, you will stroll the historic streets of Georgetown and hear long ago tales of tragedy, romance and lore. With its architecture, pedigree and ambiance, Georgetown is a lovely place to visit. However, the houses, churches and cemeteries of this tiny neighborhood are still haunted by their past. Come find out why! This tour is for adults only due to mature content.
Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Apr 26, 2019 / 8:00pmTuesday, Apr 30, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmTuesday, May 7, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pmTuesday, May 14, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 8:00pm
Make plans to see Highwood’s Improv Comedy Night and get ready to laugh your tush off. Named one of the top ten comedy shows in the D.C. area by DC Thrillist, the show gathers Washington, D.C.‘s best improv groups for a night of spontaneous fun at Silver Spring’s The Highwood Theatre. You never know what these comedians will throw at you when they transform audience suggestions into hilarious and original sketches. Whether you’re an improv newbie or veteran, these funny folks will have everything to suit your comedy palate, including political humor, pop reference jabs and silly songs.
Friday, Apr 26, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, May 17, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, May 24, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, May 31, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Jun 7, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:00pm
Professional museum tour guide Stephen Mead takes you through the National Gallery of Art’s East Building, where you’ll explore modern and contemporary art during this two-hour tour. He’ll walk you and talk you through the stories of Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keefe, Claude Monet, Henri Matisse, Jackson Pollack, and Andy Warhol. View 40-plus pieces of modern art and learn what the message of each might be and get to know the artists behind them. Mead lived in London for several years, where he led exhibit tours of the Victoria and Albert Museum and gave talks for the UK National Arts Collection Fund. Since moving to DC, he has combined his love of museums with his professional storytelling skills, making his tours both educational and enjoyable.
Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 / 2:00pm Sunday, May 26, 2019 / 2:00pm Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 / 2:00pm
On the Politics & Pints Capitol Hill Tour, you’ll explore the historic Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Discover the birthplace of American government while seeing iconic landmarks and learning fascinating history on this two-hour walking tour. Cap it all off by grabbing a drink in the city’s oldest commercial district.
Celebrating over 25 years in New York and on tour, STOMP never ceases to amaze. Everyday objects — matchboxes, hubcaps, brooms, buckets, garbage cans and pretty much anything else you can think of — become vehicles for brilliant music and unique rhythms, all performed by an energetic troupe that dances and pounds its way across the stage. The show also features comedic moments and lots of audience participation, placing you right in the action. The percussive sounds that will fill Washington, D.C.‘s National Theatre are unlike anything you’ve ever heard, and it’s amazing to think that it’s all coming from everyday found items. Grab these tickets now — but resist the urge to create your own at-home performance, because your neighbors will not be as impressed.
Just try and stump the talented singer-piano duo on stage each night at Bobby McKey’s. Whether it’s Beyoncé or Beethoven, Jay Z or ZZ Top, Meatloaf or Mozart, these guys are sure to have it covered. DC’s only dueling piano bar hosts these entertaining and interactive shows, where the wait staff has been known to jump on stage to perform choreographed dance routines and where you and your friends are encouraged to get in on the action as well. Plus, Bobby McKey’s boasts a full bar with specialty drinks, beer on tap and plenty of snacks and sandwiches to order.
Friday, Apr 26, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, May 17, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, May 24, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, May 31, 2019 / 8:00pm
A new addition to the Mosiac season four lineup from Helen Hayes award-winning director and playwright Psalmayene 24, Les Deux Noirs: Notes On Notes Of A Native Son is set in the legendary Parisian café Les Deux Magots in 1953. This work re-imagines the meeting between Native Son author Richard Wright and essayist/activist James Baldwin. It explores the tension between Baldwin’s searing critiques of the book and Wright’s unbridled indignation in response — a confrontation between two mighty African-American artists, with echoes of a present-day rap battle. Watch these two mighty literary figures face off at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in D.C.
Celebrate Our Spiritual Mystery at the National Gallery of Art, and witness what renowned artists throughout the ages thought about Madonna, the Saints, the Adoration of the Magi and the Crucifixion of Jesus. Professional guides will take you through the museum’s highlights, historical showstoppers and fan favorites over the course of two hours, with stops along the way to discuss each piece’s symbols, stories and background.
Sunday, Apr 21, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Jun 9, 2019 / 2:00pm
Drafthouse Comedy Presents Attack of the Comics: DC’s longest running Stand-up Open Mic. We showcase the real. Seasoned Comics need to work things out. Young Comics need to work things out. Sometimes these Comics collide on the same stage. Come to our new show, on Friday Night’s, and get this work! Attack or The Comics, Join the Rebellion, and do something different.
Rachel is a nationally touring comedian and actress. Huffington Post called her “the only comedian we’ve seen who can go from embodying her grandmother in one breath and a predatory guy on the street in the next and be equally convincing at both.” She has had three Comedy Central specials, including the most recent one hour special Amy Schumer Presents Rachel Feinstein: Only Whores Wear Purple. Rachel recently recurred on the Steven Soderbergh Amazon series Red Oaks and on Judd Apatow’s HBO comedy Crashing. Her past credits include Trainwreck, Top Five, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, co-hosting The View on multiple occasions and several appearances on Inside Schumer. You may also remember Rachel co-hosting alongside Shaq on Upload with Shaquille O’Neal. Feinstein has also lent her voice to Adult Swim’s Venture Brothers and the phenomenally successful Grand Theft Auto video game franchise. See her live at the Arlington Cinema ‘N’ Drafthouse.
Washington, D.C.‘s Georgetown waterfront was originally a bustling tobacco port, a gritty place with busy wharves and rowdy taverns. Eventually, however, the tobacco trade dwindled and Georgetown’s economy required a new driving force. This came in the forms of mills constructed along the waterfront. On this guided two-hour walking tour, you’ll see what has become of them. First, though, stroll past the waterfront’s quant little houses. Lock #3 of the C&O Canal comes next, followed by a panoramic view from the edge of the Potomac River. A tiny neighborhood once called Brickyard Hill now boasts a luxury hotel constructed around a former incinerator. Alley life is revealed with a trek into Cherry Hill. Then peek inside what was once Georgetown’s public market. The tour concludes with a walk through Cady’s Alley, Georgetown’s enclave for swank home design and elegant furnishings.
It is 1928 and Berlin is at the center of a razzle-dazzle world between two wars. At the bustling Grand Hotel a series of eclectic guests and staff, including a fading ballerina, a destitute baron, a wannabe-starlet typist, and an ailing bookkeeper collide in a non-stop musical toast to the high life. Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer reunites the creative team behind last season’s smash hit A Little Night Music to conjure a scintillating musical destination where captivating characters played by Bobby Smith (Titanic, A Little Night Music), Natascia Diaz (Crazy for You), Kevin McAllister (Titanic), Nicki Elledge (A Little Night Music) and more converge with a lavish and lively score to embody the joy, style and decadence of the 1920s. “A showstopper at every turn.” – TheaterMania
The set list for Alan Cumming’s provocative new concert show is as eclectic and idiosyncratic as Cumming himself. Legal Immigrant, a collection of musings on his 10 years as a U.S. citizen, growing older, and what it feels like to be an immigrant in today’s America (regardless of your prefix) is a true, old-fashioned cabaret featuring a smorgasbord of genres. Ever wanted to hear Schubert and Peggy Lee together in one song? You will! Hits by Scottish treasures The Proclaimers also make an appearance, and there might even be a Disney Princess medley sung without a drop of irony.
Come out for a night of laughter with headliner Ty Davis (aka “The Young Boy Whisperer”), featuring Randi Savage, and Ryheem Johnson as your host. Tyana Davis, professionally known as Ty Davis, is a stand up comedian, radio personality, writer, actress and voice-over artist based in Baltimore. As a child, Ty traveled often and had to adapt and make friends quickly. Her bubbly personality helped her to survive and eventually led to a stand-up career. As she continues to gain popularity and master her craft, she’s shares the stage with comedian/actor Guy Torry, Drew Fraser, and Benji Brown. Ty frequently performs and hosts at The Baltimore Comedy Factory, and hosts her own open mic for other up and coming comedians. She’s worked with some of the industry’s top comedians at The Arena Players, one of the oldest historically African-American community theaters in Baltimore. She also has several sketch comedy and promo videos to add to her credits and is the host of The Morning After Show on DTLR Radio.
Have you had any guest in your home more times than Jay Leno? After more than 20 years of bringing his charisma, comedy and charm into American bedrooms and living rooms as host of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the late-night legend returns to his stand-up roots for a night of laughs at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Widely characterized as “the hardest working man in show business,” the comedian, best-selling children’s book author, voice-over artist, car builder and mechanic has received two Emmy Awards (one for the reality show Jay Leno’s Garage), and was inducted into the Television Academy’s Broadcast Hall of Fame. The only thing that could be better than lying in bed watching Leno on TV is seeing him onstage live as he shares his perspective on his star-studded career and the sheer comedy of everyday life. We just don’t recommend wearing your pajamas.
Whether you call it jazz rock, pop rock or yacht rock, it’s beyond dispute that the music of Steely Dan rocks. Tribute group Hey Nineteen perfectly recreates the mellow vibes, smooth instrumentals, delicious harmonies and enigmatic lyrics that propelled Steely Dan to stardom in the 1970s. Hey Nineteen’s high-energy show at the Bethesda Blues and Supper Club will cure your deacon blues with their old school rhythms that’ll have you reelin’ in the years and begging them to do it again.
Mercedes is an outsider. Tara makes sure she knows it. When a high school production of The Crucible forces them together, tensions escalate into acts of bullying–both online and IRL. This area-premiere play explores what happens to a teacher and his students when a classroom conflict turns into an online witch-hunt. Playwright Philip Dawkins and new Hub Artistic Director Matt Bassett team up for their third Hub collaboration (The Happiest Place on Earth,Failure: A Love Story) to open The Hub Theatre’s eleventh season!
Annie Jump is a teenage science genius living in a small town. As if that’s not dorky enough, her dad is obsessed with aliens. One night, a meteor falls and Annie meets Althea. Althea seems like your everyday mean girl, but she’s actually an intergalactic supercomputer, here to help Annie take humanity from the earth to the stars. But being the Chosen One isn’t all glory. What is Althea hiding? And what will Annie have to sacrifice to fulfill her destiny? Rorschach Theatre presents this play about finding your place in the universe and intelligent life in your neighborhood.
Before Lin-Mauel Miranda came along, Stephen Sondheim was Broadway’s rappingest wordsmith. Into the Woods works its considerable magic through his exhilarating rhymes and occasional grim wisdom. The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results. Don’t miss this Helen Hayes Awards recommended production at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C.
T Murph is a comedian who broke out of the Chicago comedy scene and has been rising quickly ever since. In addition to The Next Level, he can be seen in the next season of Epix’s crime dramedy Get Shorty as well as TruTV’s stand-up/storytelling showcase, Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks. His recent TV credits include MTV’s Wild N’Out, Key & Peele, BET’s Comic View and NBC’s Chicago Fire. He has performed at the NBC Diversity Showcase, HBO’s American Black Film Festival, New York Comedy Festival, Just For Laughs, and the Second City Breakout Festival. T Murph will also be seen Kevin Hart’s Just For Laughs show on his Laugh Out Loud streaming service and appears regularly on All Def Digital’s Roast Me. Now see him live at the DC Comedy Loft!
Three grown “adult” sisters are thrust back into living together as a last resort after their various lives have fallen apart. This trio can’t even agree on how to unpack their stuff much less their relationships and pasts. And before they can finish the bottle of vodka they found in the kitchen, everything goes from bad to worse. Can they set aside their grievances long enough to work together and save themselves? Probably not.
Mo Mandel has been on fire on all fronts. Along with making recent appearances on CBS’S hit show, 2 BROKE GIRLS, and COMEDY CENTRAL’S new sitcom, CORPORATE, Mo just released his first hour special on AMAZON to critical acclaim, and the series that he created and executive produces, COMEDY KNOCKOUT, recently premiered it’s 3rd season on truTV. Best know for making over 40 appearances on CHELSEA LATELY and hosting truTV’s BARMAGEDDON, Mo has also made numerous appearances on CONAN, THE LATE LATE SHOW, has a half hour special on COMEDY CENTRAL, and has even been a guest on big podcasts like ADAM COROLLA, THE FIGHTER AND THE KID, and JUICY SCOOP. In the past, Mandel has acted on such hit shows as MODERN FAMILY, CASTLE, HAPPY ENDINGS, and was one of the leads of NBC’S comedy FREE AGENTS, opposite Hank Azaria. Mo is real talent and always takes the audience on a wild ride that leaves them rolling. *This show is co-produced by Underground Comedy
Descend beneath Dupont Circle and discover a whole new (under)world just beneath your feet, where the veil between this life and the next is at its thinnest. In this intimate, hour-long guided theatrical experience, TBD Immersive has created a series of interactive installations that transforms the Dupont Underground into its latest re-purposing — a passageway to the Underworld. Journey from life to death or from death to life — depending on your assigned path — and explore the wonder, pain and beauty of the unknown. Peer into the kaleidoscope of our collective unconscious. Walk the road between worlds. No two journeys are ever alike, and only 10 people are allowed through the experience at once.
Enjoy three short and potent plays by the master of modernism, London’s Harold Pinter. Scena proudly presents One for the Road, an enthralling piece where an interrogator in a fascist state torments a prisoner, his wife and child. In Mountain Language, we see words used as weapons to kill subjects by an occupying force — yet the oppressed are forbidden to speak the Language. And in The New World Order, two state officials routinely torture a bound and gagged prisoner to cleanse the world for democracy. Political, at times, Pinter and director McNamara will provoke your brain and stoke your emotions as we portray terror and its consequences. Don’t miss this riveting show!
Don’t miss a riveting trio of short plays by Ireland’s theatrical giant and Nobel Prize winner, Samuel Beckett. Beckett Trio, Part 2 features several spellbinding classics by the architect of the absurd. His brazen form of black comedy soars as we explore his themes of resistance with D.C.’s top actors. In Ohio Impromptu, we savor the poetic retelling of a lost love and a dream of death by the elusive Mr. Warrilow. In Come and Go, deemed one of Beckett’s most perfect plays, three childhood friends reveal long-buried secrets. The program culminates with Catastrophe, in which a director and his assistant battle for who will direct a lone actor.
Dorian Belle is a big deal. He’s a Canadian pop sweetheart, and he’s ready to be taken seriously. So his people hire his favorite hip-hop artists — Black and Alexand, the “bad boy” rappers of Petty Young Goons — to help him toughen up his image. They’re black, he’s white. They’re from Chicago, he’s from Canada. It’s all going to be broadcast live on reality TV. What could possibly go wrong? Inspired by Shaw’s Pygmalion, this world premiere play is a blistering and entertaining look at cultural and racial appropriation in a fictionalized exchange of ideologies, vernacular and alleged street cred. P.Y.G. or the Mis-Edumacation of Dorian Belle, by Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm, comes to Washington, D.C.’s Studio Theatre.
Explosive, subversive, wily, and remarkable Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ Obie award winning Appropriate bursts on the stage. The dysfunctional American family is reinvented with familiar and surprising dimension in this piercing story of an estranged clan settling a dead father’s estate only to discover an incendiary memento among the junk. With the haunting sound of cicadas, the family unpacks relationships and conflicts in a fury that parallels the contentious national climate of divide.
An off-the-track guidebook author leads this two-hour walking tour of the murals across three neighborhoods. Trek from elegant Woodley Park through multi-cultural Adams Morgan to the outer edge of the former Black Broadway. Woodley Park hosts bustling hotels, long-time residents and a fussy poltergeist. A hub for urban nightlife, Adams Morgan has long been a social, commercial and cultural center for its ethnically diverse residents, and the first integrated neighborhood in DC to host Street Art Murals. As you turn the corner towards Mid-City, you’ll follow the route of the greats of DC’s former jazz alley. Throughout the neighborhoods you will see murals painted in homage to artists’ heritage: significant historic and cultural figures, and to represent the neighborhoods themselves. Embark from Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan Station in Washington, DC to learn about the artists, the stories they tell and the DC organizations that facilitate the creation and placement of these alluring works of art.
Sunday, Apr 21, 2019 / 1:30pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 10:30amSaturday, May 25, 2019 / 9:30am
The theater world has waited 30 years for comic genius Ken Ludwig to deliver this companion piece to his Tony-winning comedy Lend Me a Tenor, the most popular American farce of the 20th century. This time around, we’re in 1930s Paris, with one hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends and a soccer stadium full of screaming fans. The stage is now set for the concert of the century — as long as producer Henry Saunders can keep Italian superstar Tito Merelli and his hot-blooded wife, Maria, from causing runaway chaos. An uproarious ride full of mistaken identities, bedroom hijinks and madcap delight, A Comedy of Tenors comes to the Olney Theatre Center stage in this uproarious production.
Based on The Who’s classic 1969 double album, The Who’s Tommy is an influential rock opera that follows the adventures of Tommy, a “deaf, dumb and blind kid” who transcends the cruelty of the modern world to become a pinball wizard and then a prophet. The original Broadway production ran for nearly 900 performances, earning guitarist-composer Pete Townshend the Tony Award for Best Original Score, for hits like “Amazing Journey,” “See Me, Feel Me,” “Tommy, Can You Hear Me?” and “I’m Free.” Earning high scores from audiences since its debut, The Who’s Tommy has lost none of its power to inspire and amaze. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of this groundbreaking musical with this semi-staged adaptation from Broadway Center Stage at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
Our newest musician this season is exciting young D.C. jazz singer Shacara Rogers. Performing since the age of five, Shacara holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in music from Howard University and is a graduate of the Kennedy Center’s Jazz Ahead program. She has received acclaim and awards throughout her career — now come hear why. Shacara will perform and discuss works she is preparing for her performances with us in Songs by Cole at the Scotch Lounge in Washington, D.C.
The Rainbow Theatre Project brings you a special production of Tennessee Williams’ Clothes for a Summer Hotel. This legendary writer’s evocative “ghost play” is about the tumultuous marriage and creative lives of Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald. The play fuses the past and the present in a theatrical tour-de-force as Zelda and Scott re-visit their youth and the ghosts of characters (including Ernest Hemingway) who helped shape their existence.
Built around Columbia Road and 18th Street NW, Adams Morgan features a vibrant mix of small shops, local hangouts, and even a Michelin Star restaurant. With a local guide by your side, you’ll taste your way around the world while diving into the history of the area, activism, and the entrepreneurial spirit that abounds in the city. From Latin American to Middle Eastern, North American to European and ending with a delicious, buttery sweet treat, this culinary tour of neighborhood favorites meets at the Potter’s House and explores one of the most diverse and exciting areas of Washington, DC.
Move over, Thelma and Louise! When Lana Mae Hopkins, owner and proprietress of the Wishy Washy Washateria, is in need of an employee. When she hires Katie to help out in the laundromat, the two of them quickly find themselves up to their elbows in soap, suds and cheatin’ hearts. Watch these two country angels join forces to turn their good ol’ laundromat into a bootscootin’ honky-tonk, exacting a touch of revenge against those that done ‘em wrong. Even in the heat of battle, they never forget their guarantee to show every customer a good, clean time! Take a ride to Nashville heaven in this new musical from Roger Bean (The Marvelous Wonderettes, Life Could Be A Dream), featuring the music of Carrie Underwood, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Sara Evans, Dixie Chicks, Chely Wright, Dolly Parton, Pam Tillis, Gretchen Wilson, Terri Cark, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn and Patsy Cline. Your ticket to The Washington County Playhouse in Hagerstown includes dinner.
Friday, Apr 26, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 6:00pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 6:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 6:00pmFriday, May 24, 2019 / 6:00pm
She walked into his life and stole his love. Now Johnny Heart, the Paranormal Private Eye, is on the case trying to get it back. Tick tock, tick tock, Johnny … time is running out. Theatre, comedy, improv and magic combine in this fast-paced, one-man noir that you can enjoy at the StageCoach Theatre Company in Ashburn.
Since 2013, Speechless has been selling out shows at comedy clubs and conferences all over the country and the world. Armed only with a laser pointer and a deck of random slides, presenters ranging from stand-up comedians to software engineers and Tony Award winners to TED presenters have put their talents to the test in the ultimate improvisational gauntlet —giving a presentation that they’ve never seen before. Fusing technology with comedy, Speechless is the entertainment experience for the Web 2.0 world. Now it comes to Drafthouse Comedy Theater in Washington, D.C.
BlackRock Center for the Arts, the leading venue for the performing and visual arts in Upper Montgomery County, MD, provides the community with the highest level of quality performances, free gallery exhibitions and arts education classes in a welcoming and intimate setting close to home. Reaching more than 20,000 people per year, BlackRock presents performances featuring top regional, national and international touring talent from the worlds of pop, jazz, roots, rock, blues, folk, world, and classical music, as well as contemporary circus, dance and theater for audiences of all ages.
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 8:00pm (Chavela)Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 / 7:00pm (Tula’s Cabaret)Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pm (Jarlath Henderson)Friday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pm (IVY League: Ladies of Late Night TV)Friday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pm (Theo Croker)Saturday, May 11, 2019 / 8:00pm (The Seldom Scene)
There’s something about bluegrass music — the twang of the banjo, the rippin’ fiddle solos — it all just sounds better outdoors. And what’s better than seeing one bluegrass band tear it up on stage but catching a whole bunch of top-notch groups in one concert. Luckily, you don’t have to fly out to Telluride or up to Grey Fox to experience a first-class bluegrass festival, because the IBMA award-winning Charm City Bluegrass Festival is returning to Baltimore! Leading the terrific lineup of performers is a group of young artists that are paying tribute to tradition while moving bluegrass in exciting new directions. Topping the bill are Jeff Austin Band playing progressive bluegrass, beloved Baltimore jam band The Bridge, blues-inflected alternative rockers Deer Tick, newgrass veterans The Seldom Scene, and Steep Canyon Rangers, renowned for their frequent collaborations with actor/banjo player Steve Martin. Don’t miss them and a ton of other great artists, plus food and craft vendors, and the inevitable jam sessions at Druid Hill Park.
Celebrate the sexier side of life as the traveling “pop-erotica” variety show The Sweet Spot comes to Washington, D.C. with its “Make It Rain” edition. This raucous night of entertainment, set to a Top 40 music mix, features a mashup of spoken word, burlesque dance, body painting, comedy, runway fashion, DJ-spun tunes, live music and more. Now touring to more than 30 cities, The Sweet Spot brings its signature mix of high-energy performances to the Howard Theatre, offering a thrilling show at which adults of all persuasions can enjoy and engage with the erotic arts in a fun, safe and nonjudgmental atmosphere.
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.
The week is over and it’s time to cut loose. You could celebrate happy hour with friends and drink specials on a rooftop watching the sunset… or even better, that rooftop could be sailing along the waters of beautiful Washington, D.C. You’ll feel like you’re on vacation as your weekly worries stay behind on land with the Sunset on the Harbor Cruise, back by popular demand. The full bar, fun music and drink specials available for purchase keep the weekend in full force, whether you’re on a date or kicking back with friends. The party gets going at National Ferry Corporation at the Washington Marina.
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 6:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 6:00pm Saturday, May 25, 2019 / 6:00pm Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 / 6:00pm
After a long, cold winter, it’s always great to celebrate spring once it’s officially sprung. Step aboard one of National Ferry Fleet’s luxurious vessels, and set sail on the Potomac, taking in the capital’s glorious landmarks and the gorgeous cherry trees — which, if you’re lucky, will be in full bloom. You’ve only got a limited window of time to soak in the beauty of the blossoms and capture panoramic photos commemorating the occasion, so don’t miss this unique way to view one of D.C.’s most popular annual events. During your hour on board, let the wind blow through your hair on an outdoor deck, or relax in the climate-controlled interior cabin, and enjoy snacks and refreshments available for purchase from two onboard bars.