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Absurdist Comedy "The Arsonists"

at Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Washington
OFFER DATES:
Fri, September 22
Sat, September 23
Sun, September 24
+ 7 more dates
Fri, September 22
Sat, September 23
Sun, September 24
Wed, September 27
Thu, September 28
Fri, September 29
Sat, September 30
Sat, September 30
Sun, October 01
Sun, October 01
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FULL PRICE: $51 - $74
OFFER PRICE: $25.50 - $39.20

You probably know the meme of the cartoon dog surrounded by flames and declaring: "This is fine." But you might not know this classic work that may as well have inspired it. Mild-mannered Mr. Biederma... [more+]

You probably know the meme of the cartoon dog surrounded by flames and declaring: "This is fine." But you might not know this classic work that may as well have inspired it. Mild-mannered Mr. Biederman tries to live a blameless life, refusing to acknowledge evil of any kind -- even as the world around him burns. The facade comes crashing down when he allows two smooth-talking guests to move in to his home and they start filling his attic with petrol drums. Part moral fable and part black farce, Alistair Beaton's "The Arsonists" is an elegant, witty translation of Max Frisch's 1958 absurdist comedy "The Firebugs", which was inspired by the Communist takeover of Czechoslovakia in 1948 and satirizes the way in which people can be manipulated into accommodating their own destruction. [less-]

Haunted Georgetown Walking Tour Unearths the Neighborhood's Scary Stories

at Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, Washington
OFFER DATES:
Fri, September 22
Fri, September 29
Fri, October 06
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Fri, September 22
Fri, September 29
Fri, October 06
Sat, October 07
Fri, October 13
Sat, October 14
Fri, October 20
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FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $10

Did you know that behind the history, architecture and genteel ambiance of one of D.C.'s finest neighborhoods lie deep, dark secrets about a forgotten past? DC By Foot's Haunted Georgetown Walking Tou... [more+]

Did you know that behind the history, architecture and genteel ambiance of one of D.C.'s finest neighborhoods lie deep, dark secrets about a forgotten past? DC By Foot's Haunted Georgetown Walking Tour takes you on an evening stroll through the historic streets of Georgetown, where you'll learn true tales of crime, tragedy, romance and lore. Throughout your 90-minute tour, you'll hear a historian's take on all the curses, eerie coincidences and creepy occurrences that make up the darker side of days gone by. The houses, churches and cemeteries of this now-tony neighborhood are still haunted by their past. Come find out why. [less-]

Improv Comedy at The Highwood Theatre

at The Highwood Theatre, Silver Spring
OFFER DATES:
Fri, September 22
Fri, September 29
Fri, October 06
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Fri, September 22
Fri, September 29
Fri, October 06
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Fri, October 20
Fri, October 27
Fri, November 03
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FULL PRICE: $11
OFFER PRICE: $5.50

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 ... [more+]

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. [less-]

Exciting, Politically-Charged Improv Shows: "Rise Up!"

at DC Arts Center, Washington
OFFER DATES:
Fri, September 22
Sat, September 23
Sat, September 23
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Fri, September 22
Sat, September 23
Sat, September 23
Thu, September 28
Fri, September 29
Fri, September 29
Sat, September 30
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Sun, October 01
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FULL PRICE: $12
OFFER PRICE: $6

Part rallying cry, part group hug, "Rise Up!" is an artistic response to the life and times we live in. Over inauguration weekend in 2017, Washington Improv Theater presented a politically-minded barr... [more+]

Part rallying cry, part group hug, "Rise Up!" is an artistic response to the life and times we live in. Over inauguration weekend in 2017, Washington Improv Theater presented a politically-minded barrage of improv shows called "Rise Up!" That cathartic, eye-opening and raw experience stirred up something in DC's improv community, and WIT is thrilled to present this three-week revisitation of politically-inspired performances. "Rise Up!" explores all the ways the personal really is political, and vice versa. Check it out at DC Arts Center. [less-]

Fiery Comedy From "House of Cards" Writer

at Theatre on the Run, Arlington
OFFER DATES:
Fri, September 22
Sat, September 23
Sun, September 24
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Fri, September 22
Sat, September 23
Sun, September 24
Fri, September 29
Sat, September 30
Sun, October 01
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FULL PRICE: $30
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $15

After grad school, Catherine and Gwen chose polar opposite paths. Catherine built a career as a superstar academic, while Gwen built a home with her husband and children. Decades later, unfulfilled in... [more+]

After grad school, Catherine and Gwen chose polar opposite paths. Catherine built a career as a superstar academic, while Gwen built a home with her husband and children. Decades later, unfulfilled in polar opposite ways, each woman covets the other's life. Their burning envy sets off a dangerous game of musical chairs, with Gwen's husband as the prize. With searing insight and trademark wit, this Pulitzer-nominated comedy weaves an intimate tale of contemporary gender politics that illuminates our common struggle to achieve that ever-elusive goal called "happiness." Peter's Alley Theatre Productions presents a bold new production of this sharp look at how women -- and men -- find happiness and conquer disappointment at Arlington's Theatre on the Run. [less-]

Rooftop Silent Disco at The Embassy Row Hotel

at Rooftop at The Embassy Row Hotel, Washington
OFFER DATES:
Fri, September 22
Fri, September 29
FULL PRICE: $16
OFFER PRICE: $8

Avoid sweaty clubs and get your groove on in the open air at Silent Dance Society's Rooftop Silent Disco. Take in the sunset and city views from the Rooftop at the Embassy Row Hotel in the heart of Wa... [more+]

Avoid sweaty clubs and get your groove on in the open air at Silent Dance Society's Rooftop Silent Disco. Take in the sunset and city views from the Rooftop at the Embassy Row Hotel in the heart of Washington, D.C.'s Dupont Circle neighborhood while you hit the dance floor. With a bar, chaise chairs and cabanas with plush seating, a covered lounge and a sparkling pool, the Rooftop is far from any old rooftop; it might just be D.C.'s best-kept secret. Choose from among three live DJs playing electro dance beats, throwback tunes and Top 40 on your wireless headphones. Your selection lights up your headphones in a corresponding color, so you can synch up with others moving to the same music and keep your quiet riot going strong into the night. [less-]

NYC Comedy Invades D.C. With Jordan Raybould

at Town Tavern, Washington
OFFER DATES:
Fri, September 22
Fri, October 27
Fri, November 10
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Fri, September 22
Fri, October 27
Fri, November 10
Fri, January 12
Fri, February 09
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FULL PRICE: $15
OFFER PRICE: $7.50

Jordan Raybould is a rising star on the New York comedy scene and now he's hitting the Town Tavern in Washington to share the love. As if that weren't enough reason to make you want to turn off the TV... [more+]

Jordan Raybould is a rising star on the New York comedy scene and now he's hitting the Town Tavern in Washington to share the love. As if that weren't enough reason to make you want to turn off the TV and head out for some real laughs, Jordan's bringing some of his funny New York friends with him. They're people you've seen on Comedy Central, MTV, Netflix and other places. (Yeah, we know those are all on TV. But wouldn't you rather see these performers in person?) Oh, and he's bringing his brother Bret with him, too. [less-]

Pulitzer-Winning Tale of Friendship

at The Little Theatre of Alexandria, Alexandria
OFFER DATES:
Fri, September 22
Wed, September 27
Thu, September 28
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Fri, September 22
Wed, September 27
Thu, September 28
Fri, September 29
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FULL PRICE: $19
OFFER PRICE: $9.50

This warmhearted, humorous play looks at the unlikely friendship between a fiercely independent Southern white woman and her African-American chauffeur. It's 1948, and after Daisy, an elderly Jewish w... [more+]

This warmhearted, humorous play looks at the unlikely friendship between a fiercely independent Southern white woman and her African-American chauffeur. It's 1948, and after Daisy, an elderly Jewish widow who lives in Atlanta, has an auto accident, her son hires Hoke Colburn, a black man, to be her driver. Initially disdainful, Miss Daisy gradually starts to accept Hoke, an unexpected bond begins to grow between the two. Revisit one of America's most treasured stories of compassion, acceptance and mutual tolerance at The Little Theatre of Alexandria. [less-]

Broadway Favorites & More at Creative Cauldron's Summer Cabaret Series

at Creative Cauldron, Falls Church
OFFER DATES:
Fri, September 22
Sat, September 23
FULL PRICE: $22
OFFER PRICE: $11

Creative Cauldron is a-bubblin' and a-brewin' with the latest edition of its Summer Cabaret Series. This year's adventurous lineup as is as diverse as it is distinguished, featuring the very brightest... [more+]

Creative Cauldron is a-bubblin' and a-brewin' with the latest edition of its Summer Cabaret Series. This year's adventurous lineup as is as diverse as it is distinguished, featuring the very brightest stars of D.C. theater-dom performing the music of (among many, many others) Bette Midler, Marilyn Monroe, plus their own original music and show tune favorites. A few of the many talented performers slated to appear at the intimate and acoustically pleasing ArtSpace Falls Church include Iyona Blake, Katie McManus, Jamie Eaker, Dani Stoller, Kathy Halenda, Sandy Bainum, Jim Van Slyke and Stephen Gregory Smith. Please see the full description for a schedule with performer lineups. [less-]

Bobby McKey's Dueling Piano Show: Hear the Hits in Fun, Interactive Show

at Bobby McKey's Dueling Piano Bar, National Harbor
OFFER DATES:
Fri, September 22
Fri, September 29
Fri, October 06
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Fri, September 22
Fri, September 29
Fri, October 06
Fri, October 13
Fri, October 20
Fri, October 27
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FULL PRICE: $15
OFFER PRICE: $8.50

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. ... [more+]

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. [less-]

Football Heals Heartache in "Any Given Monday"

at Gunston Arts Center, Arlington
OFFER DATES:
Fri, September 22
Sat, September 23
Mon, September 25
+ 1 more dates
Fri, September 22
Sat, September 23
Mon, September 25
Sat, September 30
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FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $15

Lenny is a great guy: a good teacher, an excellent father and a loving husband. So when his wife leaves him for a smooth-talking lothario, his life is shattered. While Lenny consoles himself with pizz... [more+]

Lenny is a great guy: a good teacher, an excellent father and a loving husband. So when his wife leaves him for a smooth-talking lothario, his life is shattered. While Lenny consoles himself with pizza and Monday Night Football, his best friend Mick takes matters into his own hands. How far is too far to get back to happily-ever-after? Find out when dark comedy "Any Given Monday" touches down at Arlington's Gunston Arts Center. [less-]

Stand-Up Comedian Myq Kaplan ("Last Comic Standing")

at Drafthouse Comedy Theater, Washington
OFFER DATES:
Fri, September 22
Sat, September 23
Sat, September 23
FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $10

Self-proclaimed "small, dork and handsome" comedian Myq Kaplan has logged late-night mic time with Letterman, Conan, Fallon and Seth Meyers and has starred in his own Comedy Central and Netflix specia... [more+]

Self-proclaimed "small, dork and handsome" comedian Myq Kaplan has logged late-night mic time with Letterman, Conan, Fallon and Seth Meyers and has starred in his own Comedy Central and Netflix specials. You may have also caught his hilariously nerdy and idiosyncratic material on "Last Comic Standing" (where he was a finalist), or "America's Got Talent". Now, you can hear Kaplan run through clever observations and pithy way-homers with his signature mile-a-minute delivery when he takes the stage at the Drafthouse Comedy Theater in Washington, D.C."" [less-]

"Monuments by Night" Puts D.C. Landmarks on Display

at Smithsonian Metro Station, Washington
OFFER DATES:
Fri, September 22
Sat, September 23
Sun, September 24
+ 35 more dates
Fri, September 22
Sat, September 23
Sun, September 24
Mon, September 25
Tue, September 26
Wed, September 27
Thu, September 28
Fri, September 29
Sat, September 30
Sun, October 01
Mon, October 02
Tue, October 03
Wed, October 04
Fri, October 06
Sat, October 07
Sun, October 08
Mon, October 09
Tue, October 10
Wed, October 11
Thu, October 12
Fri, October 13
Sat, October 14
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Tue, October 24
Wed, October 25
Thu, October 26
Fri, October 27
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FULL PRICE: $56
OFFER PRICE: $33

See the majestic landmarks of Washington in a new light with the "Monuments by Night" tour. You'll get to skip the crowded sidewalks and cruise around town in an electric roadster. And you won't miss ... [more+]

See the majestic landmarks of Washington in a new light with the "Monuments by Night" tour. You'll get to skip the crowded sidewalks and cruise around town in an electric roadster. And you won't miss a thing -- this two-hour tour takes you past all the must-see locations in D.C. You'll check out the FDR, MLK and Lincoln memorials, and get the inside scoop on the White House, Capitol and Smithsonian buildings. You'll also get great tips on dining, drink and other awesome stops in the nation's capital. [less-]

"An English Garden": Songs of the Elizabethan Theater

at Folger Theatre, Washington
OFFER DATES:
Fri, September 22
Sat, September 23
Sat, September 23
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Fri, September 22
Sat, September 23
Sat, September 23
Sun, September 24
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FULL PRICE: $42
OFFER PRICE: $29.50

Theater flourished in England during the time of William Shakespeare, but just as popular were the ballads and art songs that served as a soundtrack to the high dramas and low comedies of the time. "A... [more+]

Theater flourished in England during the time of William Shakespeare, but just as popular were the ballads and art songs that served as a soundtrack to the high dramas and low comedies of the time. "An English Garden" is a fertile mix of Elizabethan era tunes -- some associated with Shakespeare and his company and others from later plays -- paired with lively instrumental pieces fit for nobles and groundlings alike. Soprano Emily Noel and a selection of period instruments including fiddles, lutes and citterns bring the music of Elizabethan theater to life in this concert at the Folger Theatre in Washington, DC. [less-]

"The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith"

at Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington
OFFER DATES:
Fri, September 22
Sat, September 23
Sun, September 24
+ 6 more dates
Fri, September 22
Sat, September 23
Sun, September 24
Wed, September 27
Thu, September 28
Sat, September 30
Sat, September 30
Sun, October 01
Sun, October 01
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FULL PRICE: $45 - $65
OFFER PRICE: $20 - $30

Iconic blues singer Bessie Smith's life was as large and outrageous as her talent. Live it with her as "The Devil's Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith" takes you back to a 1937 Memphis "buffet ... [more+]

Iconic blues singer Bessie Smith's life was as large and outrageous as her talent. Live it with her as "The Devil's Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith" takes you back to a 1937 Memphis "buffet flat" where the partying, laughter and bawdiness reach a crescendo after Bessie and her band are turned away by a whites-only theater. Starring Miche Braden, reprising the role she originated off-Broadway, the musical is packed with a trove of Bessie's all-time hits, including "I Ain't Got Nobody," "St. Louis Blues" and "Tain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do." Get rowdy with a musical legend when Mosaic Theater Company's production of "The Devil's Music" comes to D.C.'s Atlas Performing Arts Center. [less-]

Off-Kilter Drag Star Dina Martina's "Fine Avec Me!"

at Howard Theatre, Washington
OFFER DATES:
Fri, September 22
FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

Self-proclaimed "tragic singer, horrible dancer and surreal raconteur" Dina Martina is back in D.C. with a hilarious new show, "Fine Avec Me!". According to John Waters, the patron saint of all things... [more+]

Self-proclaimed "tragic singer, horrible dancer and surreal raconteur" Dina Martina is back in D.C. with a hilarious new show, "Fine Avec Me!". According to John Waters, the patron saint of all things trash-tastic, Dina "goes way beyond drag into some new kind of twisted art." With her signature shaky voice and even shakier lipstick application, the Seattle-based drag star delights in showing audiences just how good "bad" can truly be. This cult comedy evening at the Howard Theatre promises plenty of addled anecdotes, questionable song choices, dance missteps, unsightly costumes and viral-worthy video. [less-]

Learn the Scandals Behind D.C.'s Lavish Embassy Row on a Walking Tour

at Dupont Circle Fountain, Washington
OFFER DATES:
Sat, September 23
Sat, November 11
FULL PRICE: $50
OFFER PRICE: $25

Before the Great Depression hit, Washington DC's Embassy Row was a playground for the rich. The area's luxe, lavishly decorated mansions, built in the late 19th century, were home to such events as a ... [more+]

Before the Great Depression hit, Washington DC's Embassy Row was a playground for the rich. The area's luxe, lavishly decorated mansions, built in the late 19th century, were home to such events as a $1 million birthday for a dog, a spendthrift who carried the curse of the Hope Diamond, parties boasting two thousand guests, an iconic host whose personal life was grist for the gossip columns and much more. Learn about the high drama, fortunes and misfortunes during "Sex, Scandal and Sinners Along Embassy Row." In this informative, 90-minute walking tour, Capital Photo History Tours will share insider information about the scandals, architecture and history of this tony area. [less-]

"Abraham Lincoln's Washington" Walking Tour

at Downtown DC - adjacent to the White House, Washington
OFFER DATES:
Sat, September 23
Sat, October 14
Sat, November 18
FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $10

Abraham Lincoln was a crucial figure in American history, and many of the key events of his life and presidency took place right here in the heart of Washington, D.C. Although much of the city's chara... [more+]

Abraham Lincoln was a crucial figure in American history, and many of the key events of his life and presidency took place right here in the heart of Washington, D.C. Although much of the city's character from the Civil War era is gone, many sights still evoke Lincoln's life and times -- and one of the expert guides from Washington Walks will show them to you. The busy Washington streets are not that different today than they would have been in the 1860s, when the president himself made his way through them -- except that 21st-century Washingtonians benefit from sidewalks and paved thoroughfares rather than dirt pathways. In Lincoln's day the area would have often been a muddy slog. As you walk on this two-hour guided tour, hear the fascinating story of the first American leader to be assassinated. [less-]

Rooftop Silent Disco in Shaw at the Cambria

at The Rooftop of CAMBRIA Hotels & Suites, Washington
OFFER DATES:
Sat, September 23
FULL PRICE: $16
OFFER PRICE: $8

You may not have heard about the hottest trend in nightlife, mostly since it involves keeping the sounds to yourself. Join in the most unique and memorable dance party in town at Cambria Hotels & Suit... [more+]

You may not have heard about the hottest trend in nightlife, mostly since it involves keeping the sounds to yourself. Join in the most unique and memorable dance party in town at Cambria Hotels & Suites, where you can enjoy spectacular city views while you mingle. While three live DJs each spin a different mix, from electronic dance beats and throwback tunes to Top 40 and more, you can switch between them at will via your free-to-rent wireless headphones. Your selection lights up your headphones in a corresponding color, so you can synch up with others moving to the same music and keep your quiet riot going strong into the night. [less-]

"Julius Caesar": Updated Retelling Mirrors Modern Day

at Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington
OFFER DATES:
Sat, September 23
Sat, September 23
Sun, September 24
FULL PRICE: $40 - $45
OFFER PRICE: $20 - $22.50

Senators Cassius and Brutus are suspicious of Caesar's growing power in the Republic. They fear he'll accept offers to become Emperor. Cassius is jealous, and he convinces Brutus to participate in ass... [more+]

Senators Cassius and Brutus are suspicious of Caesar's growing power in the Republic. They fear he'll accept offers to become Emperor. Cassius is jealous, and he convinces Brutus to participate in assassinating Caesar. The conspirators stab Caesar in a gruesome murder. Yet their troubles have just begun. Citizens unite and rebel. Unrest sweeps Rome. The rebels flee Greece and wage battle against Caesar-loyalist Mark Antony and his troops in a vain attempt to reclaim power. Political aspirations and the fate of Rome hang in the balance during this climactic battle. Scena Theatre's modern interpretation of "Julius Caesar" features an all-star cast from the D.C. area. Revel in this timeless tale as it unfolds on the stage of Atlas Performing Arts Center, and discover the parallels of modern Washington and ancient Rome. [less-]

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