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"Big Fish": Tim Burton Film Adapted into Whimsical Musical

at Keegan Theatre, Washington
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FULL PRICE: $55
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Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, "Big Fish" follows the enchanting story of a teller of tall tales and his son, who wants to know who his ... [more+]

Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, "Big Fish" follows the enchanting story of a teller of tall tales and his son, who wants to know who his father really is. After a lifetime of spinning yarns about his epic adventures, Edward Bloom has entered his final chapter, compelling his grown son to embark on an adventure of his own -- to unravel his real dad from the myths he's created. With music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, and a funny, heartwarming book by John August, "Big Fish" overflows with heart and humor. Catch the musical's D.C. premiere at Keegan Theatre. [less-]

"My Fair Lady": A "Perfect" Broadway Musical

at Olney Theatre Center - Mainstage, Olney
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Thu, July 27
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Based on George Bernard Shaw's play "Pygmalion", this witty battle of the sexes follows self-absorbed, misogynistic linguist Henry Higgins as he attempts to train Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower gir... [more+]

Based on George Bernard Shaw's play "Pygmalion", this witty battle of the sexes follows self-absorbed, misogynistic linguist Henry Higgins as he attempts to train Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl plucked from the street, how to speak properly -- though she's much smarter than he realizes. With a feisty leading lady and a score full of instantly recognizable songs like "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?" and "I Could Have Danced All Night," it's no wonder "My Fair Lady" became a huge Broadway hit and, in 1964, was turned into an Oscar-winning film starring Audrey Hepburn. Don't miss the Olney Theatre Center's intimate reimagining of this classic musical. [less-]

Architect Frank Lloyd Wright's Affair Explored Through Modern Opera

at Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington
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FULL PRICE: $42
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Celebrity architect Frank Lloyd Wright made his mark on the design world with over 1,000 designed structures, many of which remain as preserved, highly regarded homes in Los Angeles. Does cheating dis... [more+]

Celebrity architect Frank Lloyd Wright made his mark on the design world with over 1,000 designed structures, many of which remain as preserved, highly regarded homes in Los Angeles. Does cheating dismiss the work of this genius? "Shining Brow" explores the steamy affair between Wright and Mamah Borthwick Cheney, a high-spirited feminist who was, at the time, a client's very attractive wife. While both parties left their spouses, the couple was under constant public ridicule until Cheney's murder by fire. This opera from Daron Hagen takes a psychological look into one of America's greatest minds at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C. [less-]

Contradiction Dance Theatre's "Forgiveness: Love More Wildly"

at Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington
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Sat, October 21
Sun, October 22
FULL PRICE: $20
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"Forgiveness: Love More Wildly" is a dance theater performance that unpacks the stages of letting go and moving on. In this Atlas Performing Arts Center performance, D.C.'s Contradiction Dance present... [more+]

"Forgiveness: Love More Wildly" is a dance theater performance that unpacks the stages of letting go and moving on. In this Atlas Performing Arts Center performance, D.C.'s Contradiction Dance presents scenes taken from life, history and an imagined future, interwoven with original dance and music. The words of acclaimed poet, Miki Devivo thread through the production, providing a poignant, cohesive literary context. You'll hear an original score by performer Jessica Denson and see choreography by the troupe's artistic director, Kelly King, in collaboration with veteran company member Erica Chamblee. [less-]

7 Short Plays About Witches, Each Written & Staged in Just 7 Days

at Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington
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Sat, October 28
Sat, October 28
FULL PRICE: $20
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Just in time for Halloween, a witch's brew of wicked short plays comes to Atlas Performing Arts Center. "Klecksography: Toil and Trouble" is an evening of seven short plays, each written and staged in... [more+]

Just in time for Halloween, a witch's brew of wicked short plays comes to Atlas Performing Arts Center. "Klecksography: Toil and Trouble" is an evening of seven short plays, each written and staged in just seven days, each telling a tale of witches past and present. Produced by the daring D.C. company Rorschach Theatre, this mini-festival of boldly brilliant new works, freshly created by a diverse group of talented playwrights, will make you laugh, touch your heart, and maybe even haunt your dreams. [less-]

Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club: The Best Live Music & More

at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, Bethesda
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Thanks to a recent $8 million renovation, the gorgeous art-deco Bethesda Theatre is now Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, a hot spot for live music, dining and drinking. The club offers great enterta... [more+]

Thanks to a recent $8 million renovation, the gorgeous art-deco Bethesda Theatre is now Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, a hot spot for live music, dining and drinking. The club offers great entertainment from top national blues and jazz artists, plus the best talent from the mid-Atlantic region, in an intimate setting with excellent acoustics. Enjoy a great dinner served up with a heaping side of blues and jazz -- Executive Chef William Pack Jr. has created a Creole/Cajun-inspired menu with a bevy of mouthwatering choices, including delicious desserts. [less-]

"Jokes & Jazz 7": One-Year Anniversary Mixes Music & Comedy

at Pepco Edison Place Gallery , Washington
OFFER DATES:
Thu, September 14
FULL PRICE: $50 - $70
OFFER PRICE: $25 - $35

"Jokes & Jazz 7" offers up an evening of exceptional live jazz paired with sets from comedians who've hit stages across the nation. In honor of this recurring event's one-year anniversary, there will ... [more+]

"Jokes & Jazz 7" offers up an evening of exceptional live jazz paired with sets from comedians who've hit stages across the nation. In honor of this recurring event's one-year anniversary, there will be an all-star lineup of special performers and surprise guests who've been featured on HBO, Comedy Central, Showtime and beyond. You'll also hear youth jazz artists come together with some seasoned special guests to form a live jazz ensemble. And they'll all share their talents for a good cause. This fundraising event at D.C.'s Pepco Edison Place Gallery benefits youth education initiative CTE Vision Foundation, Inc., which helps give underprivileged and at-risk youth a leg up in pursuing careers in entertainment and the arts. VIP ticket includes hors d'oeuvres and champagne and wine. [less-]

"The Fillmore Flashback": '80s vs. '90s Dance Party Hosted by Biz Markie

at The Fillmore Silver Spring, Silver Spring
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Fri, September 29
FULL PRICE: $15.50
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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... [more+]

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. [less-]

"Mean Girls" -- See the Musical's Pre-Broadway World Premiere

at The National Theatre, Washington
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Tue, October 31
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FULL PRICE: $73 - $178
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Tony winner Casey Nicholaw ("Aladdin", "The Book of Mormon") directs "Mean Girls", a new musical featuring a book by nine-time Emmy winner Tina Fey. Produced by Lorne Michaels and Stuart Thompson, the... [more+]

Tony winner Casey Nicholaw ("Aladdin", "The Book of Mormon") directs "Mean Girls", a new musical featuring a book by nine-time Emmy winner Tina Fey. Produced by Lorne Michaels and Stuart Thompson, the production includes original music by three-time Emmy winner Jeff Richmond ("30 Rock", "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt") and lyrics by Tony nominee Nell Benjamin ("Legally Blonde"). Full of razor-sharp wit and remarkable insight, "Mean Girls" looks at friendship -- and human nature -- through a ferociously funny lens. Be the first to see this world premiere at the National Theatre in D.C. [less-]

International Spy Museum: Enter the World of Secret Agents

at International Spy Museum, Washington
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Sun, July 23
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From real-life spy gadgets to the stories behind the coolest secret agents in movies, the International Spy Museum is the first and only public museum in the United States dedicated solely to the worl... [more+]

From real-life spy gadgets to the stories behind the coolest secret agents in movies, the International Spy Museum is the first and only public museum in the United States dedicated solely to the world of espionage. Upon arrival, you'll be given a secret identity, which you'll use to test your spy skills throughout the experience. Then, you'll explore a series of themed rooms, where you'll hear historic tales, examine artifacts and participate in activities. Get ready for exhibits like "Spies Among Us", which focuses on WWII-era German and Russian spy rings, and "Exquisitely Evil", a tribute to the villains of cinema's most famous spy -- James Bond. "Exquisitely Evil" features more than 100 film artifacts from both old and new Bond movies, plus interactive exhibits that allow you to take over the controls of a villain's lair, brave the depths of a virtual shark tank, play spy vs. spy with other visitors, disarm a missile before time runs out and more. [less-]

"Xanadu Jr.": Broadway Hit Gets a Kid-Sized Reboot

at Hylton Performing Arts Center, Manassas
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Sat, August 12
Sat, August 12
FULL PRICE: $30
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Feather your hair and lace up those skates because "Xanadu Jr.", a kid-friendly version of Olivia Newton-John's 1980 cult film, is rolling into Manassas's Hylton Performing Arts Center. The musical co... [more+]

Feather your hair and lace up those skates because "Xanadu Jr.", a kid-friendly version of Olivia Newton-John's 1980 cult film, is rolling into Manassas's Hylton Performing Arts Center. The musical comedy production is a revamped version of the Tony-nominated Broadway show, which opened in 2007. Kids who've never seen leg-warmers before and have no concept of the '80s will still get a kick out of this story of a beautiful Greek muse who descends from the heavens of Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach. She sets out on a quest to inspire a struggling artist to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time -- the first roller disco. Your family is sure to leave this kitschy blast from the past crooning the infectious title track, "Magic" and all of "Xanadu Jr."'s other retro hits. [less-]

Asian Youth Orchestra With Violinist Sarah Chang

at Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts, Vienna
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Wed, August 09
FULL PRICE: $38 - $58
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Comprised of budding young musicians from several East Asia countries, the Asian Youth Orchestra is a highly coveted pre-professional orchestra that has performed for the likes of Yo-Yo Ma (a former m... [more+]

Comprised of budding young musicians from several East Asia countries, the Asian Youth Orchestra is a highly coveted pre-professional orchestra that has performed for the likes of Yo-Yo Ma (a former member himself), the Hollywood Bowl, New York's Avery Fisher Hall, the Sydney Opera House and many more. For this evening at Wolf Trap, they'll be joined by violinist Sarah Chang, who "The New York Times" hails as "one of the most consistently satisfying violinists currently active." Known worldwide as one of the most remarkable prodigies of any generation, Chang has grown from a promising talent (who made her musical debut with the New York Philharmonic at the age of 8) into a mature artist of the highest order. Hear these two classical sensations inspire and delight together on stage under the stars in Vienna. [less-]

"Off the Rails!!" -- Free Happy Hour Show Mixes Comedy & Storytelling

at Drafthouse Comedy Theater, Washington
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Fri, July 28
FULL PRICE: COMP
OFFER PRICE: FREE

Every second and fourth Friday, comedian Katherine Jessup hosts "Off the Rails!!", a unique happy hour and storytelling show. You'll hear local favorites making up stories on the spot, with a differen... [more+]

Every second and fourth Friday, comedian Katherine Jessup hosts "Off the Rails!!", a unique happy hour and storytelling show. You'll hear local favorites making up stories on the spot, with a different theme for each show. Every one of their tales start off rooted in reality ... until it gets interrupted by Jessup, a champion digresser and tangent-maker. Watch as seasoned performers are thrown wonderfully off balance and left telling stories they'd never imagined. Don't forget to take advantage of the happy hour drink specials at these free comedy shows. [less-]

Sun Dogs Pay Tribute to Rock Royalty Rush

at The State Theatre, Falls Church
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Fri, September 08
FULL PRICE: $12
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With Mark Schenker of KIX on bass, vocals and all things Geddy, Sun Dogs have established themselves as the premier local Rush tribute band. The group also features two founding members of Rush tribut... [more+]

With Mark Schenker of KIX on bass, vocals and all things Geddy, Sun Dogs have established themselves as the premier local Rush tribute band. The group also features two founding members of Rush tribute act Blame Canada -- drummer Vince Tricarico and guitarist Andy Rabin. Catch the Fairfax-based trio when they head to the State Theatre in Falls Church to crank out covers of "Tom Sawyer," "Limelight" and many more musical odes to their prog rock idols. [less-]

"Saved by the '90s": Fresh Concert & Dance Party With Tribute Band Bayside Tigers

at The State Theatre, Falls Church
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Sat, September 09
FULL PRICE: $17
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Pile on the scrunchies, zip up those Bugle Boys and get jiggy with the hit songs that were "all that" in the '90s. New York City's own "Saved by the Bell"-inspired party band The Bayside Tigers hits u... [more+]

Pile on the scrunchies, zip up those Bugle Boys and get jiggy with the hit songs that were "all that" in the '90s. New York City's own "Saved by the Bell"-inspired party band The Bayside Tigers hits up The State Theatre to revive your favorite tracks, whether you danced to C+C Music Factory, or Raged Against the Machine. There will be glow sticks, makeup and games for all, and a DJ will be on hand after the concert to keep the beats spinning late into the night. Whether playing the best of the boy bands, head-banging to some grunge gems or raising the roof with the flyest hip-hop tracks, this time machine ride will transport you right back to the Clinton era -- flannel shirts, "Boy Meets World" and all. [less-]

"An Octoroon": Sharp Satire of an Antebellum Melodrama

at Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Washington
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Sat, July 22
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"An Octoroon" is Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' Obie-winning riff on a 19th-century antebellum melodrama. At a plantation on the brink of foreclosure, a young man takes a fancy to the part-black daughter of ... [more+]

"An Octoroon" is Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' Obie-winning riff on a 19th-century antebellum melodrama. At a plantation on the brink of foreclosure, a young man takes a fancy to the part-black daughter of the estate's owner, while an evil swindler schemes to buy the girl for himself, while the slaves try to keep things sane. Billed as "part period satire, part meta-theatrical middle finger," this incendiary adaptation by Jacobs-Jenkins, a recent MacArthur "Genius Grant"-winner, was lauded by the "Washington Post" for handling "hot-button topics with wit and wisdom." Don't miss this reprise run when "An Octoroon" returns to D.C.'s Woolly Mammoth Theatre. [less-]

Blues Alley: D.C.'s Premier Jazz & Supper Club

at Blues Alley, Washington
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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 Washingto... [more+]

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. [less-]

"Lady Day" Matinee Fundraiser at "The Do Dive Inn"

at Anacostia Playhouse, Washington
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Sun, July 30
FULL PRICE: $80
OFFER PRICE: $40

Catch a matinee performance of the hit show "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill", starring Anya Nebel and Levar Betts, and then stay tuned as the Anacostia Playhouse turns itself into "The Do Dive In... [more+]

Catch a matinee performance of the hit show "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill", starring Anya Nebel and Levar Betts, and then stay tuned as the Anacostia Playhouse turns itself into "The Do Dive Inn" for an after-show party and fundraiser, complete with hors d'oeuvres served buffet-style and a selection of wine, beer and soft drinks. You'll be helping this DC institution expand their arts offerings for both kids and adults while enjoying live music, dancing, food and drink, guest performances, a silent auction and more. [less-]

Shakespeare's "Hamlet" Unfolds in a Teenage Girl's Mind in "to tell my story"

at Silver Spring Black Box Theatre, Silver Spring
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Sun, July 23
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Living in a time, as we do, when "Teen Vogue" is helping to lead the progressive movement and political backstabbing plays out on social media, "to tell my story: a hamlet fanfic" is the perfect reima... [more+]

Living in a time, as we do, when "Teen Vogue" is helping to lead the progressive movement and political backstabbing plays out on social media, "to tell my story: a hamlet fanfic" is the perfect reimagining of Shakespeare's Danish detective for our current climate. After Elsie receives a message suggesting her father may have been murdered by her new stepfather, she embarks on a high-stakes quest into the wild world of online fanfiction. As she seeks confirmation of her suspicions by retelling her story in increasingly outlandish ways, her friend Horatio can only look on in horror, wondering where it will all end. Catch the world premiere of this comic tragedy -- from the clever mind of satirist and playwright Alexandra Petri -- at the Silver Spring Black Box Theatre. [less-]

ImportExpo: Hot Cars & Beautiful Models at Annual Auto Show

at Washington Convention Center, Washington
OFFER DATES:
Sun, July 23
FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $12

You'll think you've died and gone to race car heaven at ImportExpo 2017, an annual auto show that brings together the coolest, fastest and most souped-up rides from the world's top manufacturers. Fans... [more+]

You'll think you've died and gone to race car heaven at ImportExpo 2017, an annual auto show that brings together the coolest, fastest and most souped-up rides from the world's top manufacturers. Fans of "Need for Speed" and the "Fast & Furious" films (or just fast, shiny things) will have plenty to drool over at this popular race car exhibition at Washington Convention Center. Cars will compete in a variety of categories, including Best Engine, Best Wrap and Best in Class, and will all be gunning for the coveted Overall Competition trophy. And in the tradition of car magazine covers and auto shows around the globe, ImportExpo will feature its fair share of gorgeous models, who'll be showing off these world-class driving machines. [less-]

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