With its rousing melody and powerful lyrics, there’s no question that the song “Amazing Grace” is an uplifting, spiritual classic. And it comes as no surprise that the road towards its creation would be paved with romance, rebellion and redemption. Now, you can discover the inspiring true story behind one of the world’s most beloved songs with the all-new musical, Amazing Grace. Follow John Newton, a willful and musically talented Englishman who finds himself torn between following in the footsteps of his slave trader father or embracing the more compassionate views of his childhood sweetheart. Accompanied by his slave Thomas, John embarks on a harrowing journey that not only leads to a transformative moment of self-reckoning, but a blazing anthem of hope and freedom. Experience this soaring, musical saga at Museum of the Bible World Stage Theater in Washington, D.C.
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / 2:00pm (Museum Admission at Noon)Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / 7:00pm (Museum Admission at 3:00pm)Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 2:00pm (Museum Admission at Noon)Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 7:00pm (Museum Admission at 3:00pm)Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 2:00pm (Museum Admission at Noon)Friday, Jun 28, 2019 / 2:00pm (Museum Admission at Noon)Friday, Jun 28, 2019 / 7:00pm (Museum Admission at 3:00pm)Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 / 2:00pm (Museum Admission at Noon)
A big-top spectacle of global proportions featuring the best artists from around the world, the 2019 production of UniverSoul Circus takes fans of all ages on an unforgettable journey of light, sound and soul. Get ready for electrifying, edge-of-your-seat performances, including extreme motorsports, mind-bending acrobatics, back-flipping canines, free-flying aerial acts and much, much more. It’s hailed as the most interactive circus in the world, and now you can catch this spectacular show in National Harbor.
Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 10:30amFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / NoonSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 12:30pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 6:30pmTuesday, Jun 25, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jun 26, 2019 / 7:00pm
Take a second and picture your perfect summer escape from the hustle and bustle of D.C. Now, we’re not mind readers, but it’s probably a fair guess that your summer fantasy included cold beer, barbecue and an afternoon of lazy shenanigans on a major body of water. And if that’s the case, you’re in luck — because that fantasy can become a reality on the River Tubing and Brewery Tour. On the day of the trip, your only responsibility is meeting the bus at one of the pickup locations — and after that, all you’ve got to do is take it easy. The bus will whisk you away to a three-hour river tubing experience where you — and your floating cooler, if you want to bring one — will drift down the beautiful Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers. Once you’ve had your fill, hop out of the river for a hearty BBQ lunch, followed by a quick drive over to the award winning Vanish Farmhouse Brewery.
Experience the DC Comedy Showcase in Adams Morgan, D.C. at Comedy Club DC. The showroom and tavern will have you feeling fresh and ready to kick back for the best laughs. Laugh Buzz Comedy hosts nationally touring comedians and showcases the hottest local comedians. Talent from HBO, Showtime and Comedy Central are known to drop in on any given night. Bask in the cool atmosphere, enjoy friendly and attentive staff, and listen to famous comedy in a range of styles. It’s the perfect idea for D.C. date night, meeting new people, or just a fun night on the town.
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / 9:15pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 9:15pmFriday, Jun 28, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Jun 28, 2019 / 9:15pmSaturday, Jun 29, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 / 9:15pm
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.
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 8:00pmTuesday, Jun 25, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jun 27, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 29, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 30, 2019 / 8:00pm
From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they’ve ever met. But what will mom find when she gets home…? Find out in this fun, family friendly stage adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ beloved The Cat in the Hat at Adventure Theatre MTC at Glen Echo Park.
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jun 29, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jun 29, 2019 / 4:30pmSunday, Jun 30, 2019 / 4:30pm
The Old Time Music Hall arrives this June to celebrate 55 years of The British Players, featuring a selection of songs and dances that have brought joy, laughter, and even tears to our audiences throughout the years. Performed by breath-taking Bow Belles, enchanting Edwardians, spectacular soloists, and our very own Cheeky Chappie, Albert Coia, all kept in line by the mischievous Mr. Chairman, Malcolm Edwards, it’s a show you don’t want to miss!
Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm )Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm )Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm )
The hit musical Hamilton made history on Broadway and now it’s time to discover the Ten Dollar Founding Father’s connections to the nation’s capital. On this Washington Walk, you’ll see sites associated with the historic moments depicted in the musical, and learn about “the Lancelot of the revolutionary set,” Marquis de Lafayette and D.C.‘s own association with the “Ten Duel Commandments.” Fittingly enough, you’ll finish the political and musical journey close to The Hamilton restaurant and bar, where you can quench your thirst with a Hamilton Mule and the toast the orphan immigrant-turned-legendary historical figure.
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 10:00amSaturday, Jun 29, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, Jun 30, 2019 / 10:00am
From ice cream to kung fu movies to laughing so hard you shoot milk out of your nose, in Every Brilliant Thing, a young boy attempts to ease his mother’s depression by creating a list of all the best things in the world. Through adulthood, as the list of things worth living for grows, he learns the deep significance it has on his own life. This interactive one-man show, created by acclaimed playwright Duncan MacMillan (1984) and comedian Jonny Donahoe, has become a worldwide hit for its poignant but funny celebration of the little things that matter in life. You might just be inspired to start your own list after seeing it at the Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 7:00pmTuesday, Jun 25, 2019 / 8:00pm
Those popular singles “swiping” apps come to life at this speed-dating party, where you’ll spend a few minutes chatting with each guy or gal to get an instant impression, before it’s on to the next. Plus, there’s nothing like face-to-face interaction to see if there’s really a spark. A relaxed mix-and-mingle with a cash bar follows the event in Old Town Alexandria, then, 48 hours later, the hosts will email you a link to the online system, where you can message your favorite people from the party, without anyone’s personal contact info being revealed. It’s a fun, safe way to meet tons of new people in the shortest time possible.
Nathalie Stutzmann continues the National Symphony Orchestra’s celebration of Mozart in a stirring concert that opens with the dramatic Overture to Don Giovanni. The program will also contain Mozart’s Symphonies No. 25 and 40, as well as his Horn Concerto No. 4, featuring NSO Principal Horn Abel Pereira. Enjoy this celebration of a true maestro at The Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall in Washington, DC.
Take a quirky tour of one of the most historic — and underrated —buildings and museums in Washington, D.C. with Smithsonian American Art Adventures. You’ll dive into American history through art while your guide regales you with amazing tales of the power players who shaped the country. At the same time, you’ll be taking in one of the world’s largest collections of art.
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 / 5:00pm Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / 5:00pm Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 5:00pm Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / 5:00pm Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 5:00pm Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 5:00pm Monday, Jun 24, 2019 / 5:00pm Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019 / 5:00pm
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.
A walk through Washington’s tony Georgetown neighborhood is truly a trip through time — of 200-year-old mansions and their eccentric owners, of fortunes in trade won and lost, of marvelous architecture from Federal to Victorian. In the 1950s, John and Jackie Kennedy almost single-handedly turned the neighborhood into the city’s politically fashionable place to live. Throughout this two-hour, two-mile tour, you’ll see the houses of the city’s movers and shakers and a remarkable historic property that’s open to the public.
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / 10:00amFriday, Jun 28, 2019 / 10:00am
From sweet to savory, to locally sourced and all things artisan, this Georgetown food tour reveals where to find the best locally-produced bites in a neighbourhood that’s gone corporate. As you taste your way through one of the most historic areas in DC your local guide will regale you with tales of the neighborhood, how it has changed through the years, and where it will go in the future.
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / 10:30amThursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 10:30amFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 10:30amSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 10:30amSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 10:30amMonday, Jun 24, 2019 / 10:30amTuesday, Jun 25, 2019 / 10:30amWednesday, Jun 26, 2019 / 10:30am
Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award-winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with irresistible songs like “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.” The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children’s Theater in Hagerstown invites you and your family on this magical journey that includes dinner before the show!
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / Dinner at 6:00pm (Show Starts at 7:45pm)Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / Dinner at 6:00pm (Show Starts at 7:45pm)Friday, Jun 28, 2019 / Dinner at 6:00pm (Show Starts at 7:45pm)Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 / Dinner at 6:00pm (Show Starts at 7:45pm)
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.
Both a fun hobby and unique art form, scrapbooking is more than just a photo album — it’s a handy way to capture cherished memories while expressing your own creativity. Whether you’re an experienced pro (you’ve got the glue gun battle scars to prove it) or a beginner, the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo has all the inspiration you need for your next project. During this year’s expo, you’ll be able to try out new tools, shop around for the latest products, learn exciting techniques at make-and-take workshops, and create some new memories with other crafty people. Plus, there’ll be door prizes and other opportunities to win special gifts throughout the day. Be prepared to get your craft on at Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly.
Comedy legends The Second City return to the Kennedy Center with America; It’s Complicated! an all-new, all-hilarious show that reaches way, way across the aisle for non-stop equal opportunity laughs. From searing social satire to poking fun at pop culture, you won’t want to miss Second City’s hallmark mashup of sketch comedy, world famous improv and original music. No two shows are ever the same!
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 8:00pmTuesday, Jun 25, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jun 26, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jun 27, 2019 / 8:00pmMonday, Jul 1, 2019 / 8:00pmTuesday, Jul 2, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jul 3, 2019 / 8:00pm
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!
Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 6:30pm (Doors open at 6:00pm/Drinks available for purchase)
The suburb of Brookland is often referred to as Little Rome, thanks to the large number of Catholic institutions that call it home. Washington Walks takes you on a two-hour tour through various sights of this lovely neighborhood, including the Jesuit and Augustinian colleges, the Franciscan Monastery gardens and the art-deco Franciscan College, as well as some local neighborhood joints. You’ll be in awe of how many beautiful buildings are tucked inside the former farm of Colonel Jehial Brooks.
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 11:00am
A cultural historian and certified tour guide leads this two-hour walking tour of the murals and historic sites in the Greater U Street Historic District. Once called a “city within a city,” this neighborhood became a hub of commercial, intellectual and cultural life for African Americans at the turn of the 20th century. You’ll visit sites where important black leaders in the civil-rights movement, education, law and music made history, and you’ll see the murals that artists painted in remembrance of that heritage. You’ll also learn about those artists, the stories they tell about the neighborhood and the DC organizations who work to facilitate the creation and placement of these beautiful works of art.
A brisk, biting comedy about a cynic who thinks insincerity is a sin. But the joke’s on him when he falls for an ingenue who’s more than his match. Matt Minnicino’s A Misanthrope distills Molière’s best-known farce into quippy rhyming couplets. And it pokes social flattery with a hot take on the absurdity of modern hot airs. Hypocrisy has never been more hilarious. If we got snarky tweets from 17th-century France, they would sound something like this.
Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 2:00pm
How to Get Away With Murder’s Jack Falahee stars in this new Kennedy Center production of playwright Evan Linder’s uncompromising exploration of race, family and betrayal in the American South, which won Chicago’s prestigious Jefferson Award in 2016 for Best New Work. Jim and Laurel Parker are about to become new parents. They’re broke. They’re loud. They’re proud Southerners. When Laurel gives birth to their long overdue child, she and Jim are faced with the biggest challenge of their lives. Byhalia, Mississippi explores a couple in the midst of turmoil — and a town with a racially charged past that finds its way into the present. Find out for yourself why the Chicago Tribune says “we need this story of interracial friendship even more now.” This incredible production is directed by Kimberly Senior, director of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Disgraced on Broadway.
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 2:00pmTuesday, Jun 25, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Jun 26, 2019 / 7:30pm
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.
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.
The NSO concludes its Mozart Forever series with this program led by Nathalie Stutzmann that includes the glorious “Jupiter” symphony and the famous Overture to The Magic Flute. The concert will also feature Principal Musicians Aaron Goldman and Adriana Horne in the Concerto for Flute and Harp. Enjoy this enchanting performance at The Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall in Washington, DC.
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 8:00pm
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.
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.
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 / 3:00pm Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / 3:00pm Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 3:00pm Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / 3:00pm Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 3:00pm Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 3:00pm Monday, Jun 24, 2019 / 3:00pm Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019 / 3:00pm
With jokes aimed at both ends of the political spectrum — and pretty much all of the middle, too — musical-comedy group The Capitol Steps has been eliciting laughs at democracy’s expense since 1981. If you’ve ever wanted to see Barack Obama sing a show tune, Donald Trump sing a rock song and Vladimir Putin dance shirtless, this is the show for you. The Steps’ stage show features numerous song parodies and skits, and the cast even includes some former Congressional staffers, whose firsthand experience helps make the jokes zing that much more. This legendary troupe’s recorded more than 30 albums, and their radio specials are featured on NPR stations nationwide four times a year, but there’s nothing like experiencing their cutting-edge comedy live at DC’s Ronald Reagan Building.
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 28, 2019 / 7:30pm
Danceability has always been an engine of pop music, but which decade — the ‘80s or the ’90s — had the songs that can still make modern feet move? That very question will be answered in one night at The Fillmore as Biz Markie and top cover bands curate a stream of hits from both glorious eras. Markie, a beatboxer and rapper known for his 1989 Top 10 song “Just a Friend,” plays host and DJ while ’80s and ’90s cover bands Here’s to the Night and The New Romance perform expert renditions of your favorite dance-worthy songs.
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:30pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)
Set sail for an afternoon of swashbuckling fun as you and your little mateys search for adventure and booty. This family cruise takes place aboard the Boomerang Pirate Ship, which holds the city’s treasure. But the keys to the chest have been stolen by rascally scallywags, and your job is to recover them. You’ll search the waterways of the Potomac, armed with water cannons and pirate bravado while having fun playing games, dancing and getting your face painted. Little buccaneers and their parents will love this creative cruise idea, complete with on-board snacks and drinks for purchase, and will be sent home with treasure and souvenirs after enjoying an afternoon on the water seeing the sights in a whole new way.
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, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Jun 28, 2019 / 8:00pm
Stories of the world come alive at the Newseum, where you can go behind the scenes to experience how and why news is made. See some of the final photographs of the only journalist who died covering the 9/11 attacks, witness the epic struggle of the civil rights movement in the ‘60s, marvel at a comprehensive collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs and hear never-before-told stories from the journalists and photographers who stood on the front lines of history. This high-tech museum features seven levels of galleries and exhibits, including the Berlin Wall Gallery, which features eight 12-foot-high sections of the actual wall and a three-story East German guard tower. There are also theaters, retail spaces and visitor services where you can explore electronic news, unique artifacts, photojournalism, news history and world news. And, since there’s so much to see, your ticket is good for two consecutive days. Take your time and see half the first day, then return the next day to catch what you missed.
Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 10:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Monday, Jun 24, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)
Fire In My Eyes is a new dramatic play inspired by the pain the playwright has observed in wives, mothers, and grandmothers who have launched causes to bring about change for some of the senseless deaths of their love ones. The writer describes the steps a grandmother takes to seek justice for her grandson who was accidentally killed by police. The play tackles the larger issue of justice for black citizens in the context of national values regarding systemic police violence against black men. The story explores the painful conflicts within a community, between police, politicians, and African Americans engaged in finding solutions to complex socioeconomic and education issues in the community, and it reveals how the incident affects the lives of everyone i.e., the families of the victim, policemen, and society.
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 4:00pm (Doors open at 3:00pm)Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 4:00pm (Doors open at 3:00pm)Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 / 4:00pm (Doors open at 3:00pm)Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 / 4:00pm (Doors open at 3:00pm)Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 / 4:00pm (Doors open at 3:00pm)Sunday, Jul 7, 2019 / 4:00pm (Doors open at 3:00pm)Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 / 4:00pm (Doors open at 3:00pm)Sunday, Jul 14, 2019 / 4:00pm (Doors open at 3:00pm)
The DC Comedy Loft’s official weekly showcase! A free comedy show featuring some of the DMV’s funniest comics. Along with the comedy show, you can order dinner and drinks from our renowned beer selection! Come enjoy the show!
Each year, Annapolis Shakespeare Company produces a show in the outdoor courtyard of Reynolds Tavern. This year’s production is the very fun and very funny Tartuffe (directed by Sally Boyett), written by Moliere. The ASC has designed a bawdy and fun romp wonderfully acted by a team of talented comedic actors — an evening that’s perfectly enjoyed with a cocktail and friends. Enjoy an evening on the town watching a very talented cast recreate 18th century France under the stars.
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 / 7:30pm (Courtyard seating begins at 6:00pm)Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019 / 7:30pm (Courtyard seating begins at 6:00pm)
Based on three short stories of Zora Neale Hurston (Their Eyes Were Watching God) and adapted by Jelly’s Last Jam writer George C. Wolfe, Spunk sets the human ability to endure to the strums of a guitar in a stirring musical fable. An unearthly Guitar Man and Blues Speak Woman tantalizingly interweave three tales of the early 20th century African American experience, from the fierce determination of a resilient washerwoman, to the zoot suit struts of 1940s Harlem, to the bittersweet innocence of young married love. Glowing with wit, humor and energy, resonating with evocative staging and soulful music, three tales of survival are told in the key of the blues.
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pm
The world premiere of a new play written for the DC theatre company Nu Sass Productions. This raw, powerful play demands satisfaction from artist and audience alike, urging you to look beyond the facades of meaning to the deeper truths of love, art and cats. The imagined meeting of three very real people: Gwen John, Ida Lupino and Jack Warner. Gwen John (Aubri O’Connor) is a well regarded but little known artist from Wales who lived a dizzying life between the UK and France, as a mistress to Rodin and a reclusive cat lady, as an open bisexual and a faithful Catholic, as a wandering bohemian and a child of society. Gwen is matched by the brilliant actress Rebecca Ellis, who portrays the fierce, powerful, and disregarded Ida Lupino – a tour de force actor/writer/director/producer in the early to mid 1900s. She demanded room at the table in a time no one believed a woman belonged in the rooms where it happens. The cast is rounded out by Matty Griffiths, who delights as a confounded Jack Warner, equal parts commanding and complacent as events outside his control unravel. Only 30 audience members can attend any performance, as this show is presented as part of the Small Batch Audience Series. You will hear every word, see every tear, and feel every minute of tension as you share a uniquely intimate experience at Caos on F.
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 2:00pmWednesday, Jun 26, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jun 27, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 28, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 29, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jun 29, 2019 / 8:00pm
In 2008, Gregory’s talents were highlighted on NBC’s Last Comic Standing as Dick Dynamo, an intense personal trainer with a love for spandex, and delusions of grandeur. His outlandish character and sketch work landed him on the show’s top ten best of the worst episode. Ranking in at number ten, his status as the worst-best-of-the-worst comic was solidified. Today, Jonathan Gregory’s one of a kind “creepy” comedy has audiences howling wherever he goes. A cross between Steven Wright and Sam Kinison, Jonathan has over 8 million hits on YouTube, and has been seen on the Comedy Time Network and the CW’s Jokesters TV.
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 9:45pm
A charmingly madcap adventure about love, life, and man’s eternal love affair with … golf. Ludwig’s play will take you on a hilarious romp that pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors and romantic missteps, this furious paced comedy recalls the best of the Marx Bothers’ classics.
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jun 26, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jun 27, 2019 / 8:00pm
There’s only one thing that can save the earth from the clutches of evil and darkness: unscripted theater. Improv Saves the World is a medley of improv that includes performances by WIT’s company ensembles and special guests. Each show is headlined by a WIT ensemble like the ferocious ladies of Hellcat, proud weirdos of Nox!, and outlandish antics of Madeline. iMusical provides escape into the world of musical theater. Many curtains feature a performance of WIT’s interplanetary adventure Starship Odyssey, which will give audiences a dose of sci-fi. The crew of Starship Odyssey must travel 500 years in the past, to the year 2019, in an attempt to save the future. Starship Odyssey is a live summer blockbuster that spans centuries and star systems; that explores what it means to be human. Each night a new mission, that starts with your suggestion, but no one knows how it ends. Shows are held at Source, right in the heart of 14th St. NW.
Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 9:30pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 27, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 28, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 28, 2019 / 9:30pm
Rorschach Theatre presents Klecksography 2019. One wild challenge. 30 artist brains. Eight days to solve it. Drawing from the inkblot test for which Rorschach Theatre was named, all participating artists will be shown a single, distinctive piece of visual art. Under the aesthetic mentorship of different theater companies, each team of director, playwright and actors have just one week to create, develop and stage a performance based on that work of art. On Saturday, June 22nd this single image explodes into six wildly different visions that showcase the aesthetics of six of DC’s best small theaters.
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 5:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 9:00pm
An American mother and a Tibetan father must make a life-altering choice that will test their strength, their marriage and their hearts. Two Tibetan monks want the couple’s three-year-old son. The boy, according to them, is the reincarnation of a revered Buddhist lama, and the monks propose to take the child away for a life of spiritual training in India. See this moving story when it comes to Spooky Action Theater in DC.
Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 3:00pmThursday, Jun 27, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 28, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 29, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 30, 2019 / 3:00pm
Unite the whole family with Matilda, a musical with a cast as diverse as its audience. Young and old alike will connect — by memories or current struggles — to Matilda’s journey through school, childhood and the desire to be accepted. Armed with a vivid imagination, a sharp mind and a hint of magic, Matilda faces many opponents and obstacles in Roald Dahl’s visionary world.
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jun 26, 2019 / 2:00pmWednesday, Jun 26, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 28, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 / 2:00pm Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 30, 2019 / 2:00pm
Learn about LGBT history and civil rights. Join Ella, a certified tour guide and gay rights activist, on a special tour focusing on LGBT history and civil rights. This tour will engage and explore how Washington, DC has been a pivotal location for the struggle for equal rights and learn how people, places and events shaped an accepting environment leading to the Marriage Equality landmark Supreme Court decision. Discover how the nation’s hearts and minds have changed through the decades-long struggle for equality in our nation’s capital. This two-hour walking tour will begin at Lafayette Square Park, head north on 17th Street through downtown DC into the vibrant historically gay neighborhood ending at Dupont Circle — DC’s most beloved park. It is recommended that you bring a cooling beverage, a camera and your curiosity. The goal of this tour is to learn how the gay community evolved from subversive culture to political activists to inclusive family, friends and neighbors. Adventures for Creative Tourists is delighted to launch this Rainbow Washington tour with Ella Schiralli, an activist and longtime DC resident with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the struggle for equal rights. This tour, as with all tours presented by Adventures for Creative Tourists, will engage you and stimulate your curiosity. We dive into the topics with both knowledge and entertainment.
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / 5:30pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 10:30amThursday, Jun 27, 2019 / 5:30pmFriday, Jun 28, 2019 / 5:30pmSaturday, Jun 29, 2019 / 10:30am
Arturo Ui is a tale of the meteoric rise of a small-time Brooklyn hoodlum who takes over the cauliflower racket in 1930s Chicago. Ui ruthlessly disposes of his competitors to enrich himself and gain power. Both entertaining and provocative, this play is a powerful parable to Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in Germany. It also elicits comparisons to members of our government who aim to seize more power and control over us. Don’t miss this spellbinding play, which depicts evil fascism on the march while portraying the dark sides of human nature. This story reminds us how those who lust for power and expand the grips of government often lead us to tyranny. Arturo Ui at D.C.’s Atlas Performing Arts Center is fourth play by Bertolt Brecht that Scena Theatre has produced in its 32-year history. It contains some scenes depicting violence. It’s suitable for patrons ages 14 and older and parental discretion is advised.
Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 3:00pmMonday, Jun 24, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jun 27, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 28, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 29, 2019 / 8:00pm
Frances McDormand took home a Tony and Nicole Kidman was nominated for an Oscar for starring in the dramatic works of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire (Good People, Rabbit Hole). But it turns out he’s equally adept at writing great comedic roles for women, like in his latest, Ripcord, now receiving its regional premiere at the Keegan in DC’s hip and happening Dupont Circle.
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 3:00pmThursday, Jun 27, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 28, 2019 / 8:00pm
Enjoy a lively, all-you-care-to-eat buffet with Disney & Sesame Street Friends in a bright, happy space. As you soak up the expansive views and overlook the newly renovated District Wharf, your child’s favorite Disney & Sesame Characters will mingle with Guests for photos and autographs and periodically lead diners in song and dance. We’ll have festive fun activities for all ages ranges such as face painters, balloon artist and much more.
Kick back, relax, order a drink, chill out to some music and enjoy the enticing views of the nation’s capital on this one-hour Potomac River cruise. You can stroll the outdoor decks or take in the sights from the climate-controlled interior cabins on one of two afternoon day trips. Perfect for a weekend gathering with friends, an outing with the kids or an intimate date, this cruise offers smooth sailing as you glide past the famous historic landmarks of our nation’s capital. There’s a full on-board bar with snacks and drinks for purchase, and the ship departs from and returns to the Washington Marina on the Southwest Waterfront, a short walk from The Wharf and the Tidal Basin.
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 1:00pm Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 5:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 6:30pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 1:00pm Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 / 1:00pm Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 / 5:00pmSaturday, Jun 29, 2019 / 6:30pmSunday, Jun 30, 2019 / 1:00pm
World premieres by acclaimed choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Prufrock, a collaboration by Diane Coburn Bruning and stage director Matt Torney on T.S. Eliot’s poetic masterwork. Washington Premiere of an evocative duet from Extremely Close set in a sea of feathers by renowned choreographer, Alejandro Cerrudo. Repertory favorites returning the 2017 hit songs by Cole, with our live jazz trio in Cole Porter songs, and the intimately poignant journey. All performances with live music!
Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 8:00pm
Donny Hathaway was an American jazz, blues, soul and gospel artist whose Grammy-winning work made him a major force on the music scene. But Hathaway was a troubled genius — a man who often refused to take the prescribed medication that was meant to help control the debilitating symptoms of his paranoid schizophrenia. Now, Mosaic Theater Company’s production of Twisted Melodies offers a fictionalized journey through that tortured and brilliant mind, giving you a glimpse into the life of a man lost in space and time as he battles a truly insidious mental illness. A theatrical experience that aims to captivate with its penetrating exploration of the psychology of a musical legend, Twisted Melodies at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C. is also designed to open up conversation about the ways mental illness is treated in our society.
Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 3:00pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Jun 26, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jun 27, 2019 / 11:00am
Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley stars in Hello, Dolly! at Washington DC’s Kennedy Center — the universally acclaimed smash hit that NPR calls “the best show of the year!” Winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, director Jerry Zaks’ “gorgeous” new production (Vogue) is “making people crazy happy!” (The Washington Post). See the show that broke box office records and received unanimous raves on Broadway. This Hello, Dolly! revival pays tribute to the original work of legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion — hailed both then and now as one of the greatest stagings in musical theater history. Rolling Stone calls it “a must-see event. A musical comedy dream. If you’re lucky enough to score a ticket, you’ll be seeing something historic. Wow, wow, wow, indeed!”
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 1:30pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 1:30pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 7:30pmTuesday, Jun 25, 2019 / 7:30pm
Fresh off its Tony-nominated Broadway revival, Falsettos arrives at the Kennedy Center in DC as “an exceptional production of a perfect musical” (The New York Times). The story revolves around a charming, intelligent, neurotic gay man named Marvin, his wife, his lover, his about-to-be-Bar-Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door. At times both hilarious and achingly poignant, Falsettos shines an ahead-of-its-time spotlight on the infinite possibilities that make up a modern family … and a beautiful reminder that love can tell a million stories. A hit when it premiered on Broadway in 1992, this ever-relevant show won Tony Awards for its book by James Lapine and William Finn (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) and its score, also by Finn.
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 8:00pm
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.
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 / 5:00pmWednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / 5:00pmThursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 5:00pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 5:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 5:00pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 5:00pmMonday, Jun 24, 2019 / 5:00pmTuesday, Jun 25, 2019 / 5:00pm
Raise a pint to the interwoven history of the District of Columbia and American beer on this guided walking tour, which kicks off with an exploration of the stately homes of Dupont Circle’s Embassy Row. You’ll sample craft brews at multiple bars and pay homage to the trailblazer of DC beer, Christian Heurich. His home, Heurich House aka The Brewmaster’s Castle, provides the perfect backdrop for the fascinating story of the decline and recent revival of American beer, thanks to local breweries. Your friendly and knowledgeable guide will escort you back to the nearest Metro station and bid farewell … or stick around for another beer if the party continues.
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 / 4:00pmWednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / 4:00pmThursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 4:00pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 4:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 4:00pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 4:00pmMonday, Jun 24, 2019 / 4:00pmTuesday, Jun 25, 2019 / 4:00pm
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.
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / 10:45pm Friday, Jun 28, 2019 / 10:45pm
In 1920, Russian Jewish writer Isaac Babel starts a diary while wandering the countryside with the Red Cavalry. In 2010, after the crash of an aircraft carrying the Polish president, his diary is discovered among the wreckage. What did Babel write, and why does it matter so much to one ruthless KGB agent destined to become one of the most powerful figures in the world? Describe the Night uncovers the mystery by tracing the stories of seven lost souls connected across decades by history, fiction, lies and blood. Pulitzer Prize-finalist Rajiv Joseph returns to Woolly after hit productions of Guards at the Taj and Gruesome Playground Injuries. This new piece has been described as a “work of major ambition” (The New York Times) that will feel both timeless and tuned in to the age of #FakeNews.
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 7:00pm
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. 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.
Well ahead of its time for its depiction of Nora, a wife and mother whose search for self-worth leads her to leave her unhappy marriage, Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House signaled a move toward realism and feminism in theater. Now in Part 2, we’ll witness what happens 15 years later when Nora shows up on that same doorstep, courtesy of up-and-coming playwright Lucas Hnath (Obie-winning The Christians, Red Speedo). Called “explosively funny” by the Hollywood Reporter, the play earned eight 2017 Tony nominations, along with raves from The New York Times as “the best play of the year.” See the hit Broadway sequel to Ibsen’s groundbreaking 19th-century drama, presented by Round House Theatre, directed by Nicole A. Watson, when it comes to the Lansburgh Theatre in Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 2:00pmWednesday, Jun 26, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 27, 2019 / 7:30pm
Award-winning magicians Brian Curry and Barry Wood will help make your weekend outrageously fun with this show, loaded with laughs and audience participation. Kids will be entertained and parents will be amazed at this entertaining hour-long magic show at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC.
Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 / NoonSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 3:00pmSunday, Jun 30, 2019 / NoonSunday, Jun 30, 2019 / 3:00pmSunday, Jul 28, 2019 / NoonSunday, Jul 28, 2019 / 3:00pmSunday, Aug 4, 2019 / NoonSunday, Aug 4, 2019 / 3:00pm
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.
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / 8:00pm (Got My Own Sound Band)Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 8:00pm (Joey Landreth)Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019 / 7:30pm (The Woggles w/ The Stents)Friday, Jun 28, 2019 / 8:00pm (Dan Baird & Homemade Sin)Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 / 8:00pm (Terisa Griffin)
For more than two and a half decades, The Barbecue Battle has been cooking up lots of great food, music and fun on America’s Main Street, Pennsylvania Avenue. This tasty event offers Washington, D.C. area residents and visitors alike a two-day lineup of everything from tempting BBQ and grilled food samples to cooking demonstrations, interactive exhibits and nonstop live entertainment on three music stages. With 30 bands, including Spin Doctors, Everlast, Aubrie Sellers, EU Featuring Suger Bear, Back Yard Band, Stone Driver, The Reagan Years, See-I with members of Thievery Corporation, Vybe Band, Trouble Funk, Dr Bacon and Jah Works (to name a few), free food samples and microbrew and wine tastings, The Barbecue Battle has all the ingredients you need for a perfect summer day in the District.
Shi-Queeta Lee and her Divas of Illusion serve you fierce impersonations of singing legends like Mary J. Blige, Whitney Houston, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Tina Turner, Jill Scott, Cardi B., Lauren Hill, Sza, Marvin Gaye and the list goes on. As they slay the stage at D.C.’s Chateau Inc., you can enjoy a bunch buffet featuring a waffle station, eggs, bacon, turkey sausage, mac & cheese, cheesy grits, fried whiting fish, chicken stir fry & Mexican rice, salads, fresh seasonal fruit, some vegan options, and desserts. Plus, your first mimosa or Bloody Mary is free.
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 11:00amSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Jun 29, 2019 / 11:00amSunday, Jun 30, 2019 / 11:00am
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.
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 / 7:30pm Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / 7:30pm Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 7:30pm Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / 7:30pm Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 7:30pm Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 7:30pm Monday, Jun 24, 2019 / 7:30pm Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019 / 7:30pm
Not only does H Street have rich, cultural history, but it’s also blossomed into one of the most diverse culinary scenes of the Capitol. Grab a little mix of everything, from Italian to Middle Eastern and American, on this Washington, D.C. food tour. A local guide will give you the inside scoop on the cuisines, the Corridor’s sites, the juicy gossip of H Street and beyond. The fun begins at Union Station’s Main Lobby.
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / 10:00am Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 10:00am Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / 10:00am Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 10:00am Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 10:00am Monday, Jun 24, 2019 / 10:00am Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019 / 10:00am Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 / 10:00am
This isn’t your mom’s comedy show, so leave your feelings at home and be prepared to laugh. Franqi French and Drafthouse DC are bringing some of the funniest ladies from here and across the nation to the Drafthouse Comedy Theater in Washington D.C. A nationally appreciated talent, Franqi’s coast to coast appearances include The DC Improv, as well as The World Famous Comedy Store on Sunset Strip, Stand Up NY & DC Drafthouse. An award-winning comic, Franqi has shared the stage with Todd Glass, Donnell Rawlings, Fortune Feimster, Judy Gold and more.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 / 10:00pm (Gunhild Carling "Sweden's Queen of Swing" (Trombone/Trumpet/Bagpipes/Tap/Vocals & More))Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / 10:00pm (Tamara Wellons (Vocals) featuring Kinard Cherry)Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 10:00pm (Integriti Reeves - Vocals)Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 10:00pm (Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. - Award Winning Vocalist)Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019 / 10:00pm (Eric Scott (Bass/Vocals/Soul/Pop) "Album Release Party")Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 / 10:00pm (Robert Mwamba (Guitar) featuring Cynda Williams)Monday, Jul 1, 2019 / 10:00pm (Paul Carr - Adam Larson Quintet - Saxes)Tuesday, Jul 2, 2019 / 10:00pm (Memphis Gold "Otis Redding Tribute" - Guitar - Featuring Sir Chili Bill Rankins)
If a full day of walking the National Mall and visiting the D.C. monuments sounds exhausting, skip the crowded sidewalks and cruise around in a slick electric roadster. You’ll get to visit all the sites on your list while getting first-class treatment as your Urban Adventures tour guide shuttles you between the Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Abraham Lincoln memorials, while providing the inside scoop on the White House, Capitol Building and Smithsonian Museum. During your guided tour of just over two hours, you’ll also get great tips on other things to see in D.C., plus suggestions for the best places to eat and drink in the capital.
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 10:00am Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 10:30am Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 10:00am Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / 10:30am Friday, Jun 21, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 10:00am