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

at Blues Alley, Washington
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FULL PRICE: $20 - $27.50
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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-]

Portrait of Female Genius La Marquise du Châtelet

at Gunston Arts Center, Arlington
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Thu, October 19
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La Marquise du Châtelet was a woman born in the wrong era. A brilliant mathematician and physicist, she was the toast of the Enlightenment. Nevertheless, she's not a very well known historical figure... [more+]

La Marquise du Châtelet was a woman born in the wrong era. A brilliant mathematician and physicist, she was the toast of the Enlightenment. Nevertheless, she's not a very well known historical figure. Voltaire got it right when he said du Châtelet was "a great man whose only fault was being a woman." Now Lauren Gunderson's play "Emilie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight" resurrects this fascinating personality. Emilie finds herself back in the world of the living, patting her body in surprise and wondering at the reason for her return. She soon becomes desperate to find out whether her challenge to one of Isaac Newton's equations was correct. "I died thinking: Was I right?" she explains. "Shortly followed by: Was I loved? Shortly followed by: Does either one really matter in the end?" This smart, surprising and sexy portrait of a true genius is onstage at the Gunston Arts Center in Arlington. [less-]

Langston Hughes Takes on McCarthy & His Own Demons

at MetroStage, Alexandria
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Thu, October 19
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FULL PRICE: $55 - $60
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"Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?" It was the question that rattled the nation in 1954. Convinced that Communists and Soviet spies and sympathizers had infiltrated th... [more+]

"Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?" It was the question that rattled the nation in 1954. Convinced that Communists and Soviet spies and sympathizers had infiltrated the U.S., Senator Joseph McCarthy called a total of 395 witnesses to testify against themselves and others. Among them were just two African-Americans: political activist Eslanda Robeson and poet and playwright Langston Hughes. Presented at MetroStage in Alexandria, "Are You Now or Have You Ever Been" is a fictional account of the demons and dilemmas faced by Hughes on the eve of his appearance before McCarthy's infamous subcommittee, performed against a backdrop of searing blues and the haunting words of one of America's greatest writers. [less-]

Black Circus Actors Fight to Perform in Jim Crow America

at Anacostia Playhouse, Washington
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Thu, October 19
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Playwright Steven A. Butler, Jr., author of acclaimed play "Chocolate Covered Ants", returns to the Anacostia Playhouse in Washington, D.C. with a new story of love, loss and family. "The Very Last Da... [more+]

Playwright Steven A. Butler, Jr., author of acclaimed play "Chocolate Covered Ants", returns to the Anacostia Playhouse in Washington, D.C. with a new story of love, loss and family. "The Very Last Days of the First Colored Circus" is set in rural Maryland in 1927, focusing on a group of black circus performers who struggle to be respected both as artists and as human beings. Featuring authentic vaudeville-inspired performances from the 1920s, this new musical pays tribute to a group of brave actors seeking the freedom to pursue their craft. [less-]

"Our Town": Pulitzer-Winning Drama With Puppet Townsfolk

at Olney Theatre Center - Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab, Olney
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Thu, October 19
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FULL PRICE: $64 - $74
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Proclaimed "the greatest American play ever written," Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" looks at the power of life and death even in the brightest and most unassuming of settings. Winning the Pulitzer Priz... [more+]

Proclaimed "the greatest American play ever written," Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" looks at the power of life and death even in the brightest and most unassuming of settings. Winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1938, this hard-hitting drama has been performed on Broadway and beyond. Now, a small cast of just seven characters play what is traditionally a play with over 20 characters. Narrated by the nameless Stage Manager (played by "Angels in America"'s Jon Hudson Odom), the actors often break the fourth wall to address the audience directly. Director Aaron Posner ("Stupid F*cking Bird", "District Merchants") also deploys an ensemble of Bunraku-style puppets to portray the other townspeople beyond the seven central characters. This is "Our Town" like you've never seen it. Don't miss this quietly heartbreaking show at the Olney Theatre Center. [less-]

Romantic Historical Drama "Sotto Voce"

at Theater J at the Edlavitch DCJCC, Washington
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Thu, October 19
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From Pulitzer-winning playwright Nilo Cruz ("Anna in the Tropics") comes "Sotto Voce", a story of the resiliency of true love and the enduring power of memory presented at the Edlavitch DCJCC's Theate... [more+]

From Pulitzer-winning playwright Nilo Cruz ("Anna in the Tropics") comes "Sotto Voce", a story of the resiliency of true love and the enduring power of memory presented at the Edlavitch DCJCC's Theater J in Washington, D.C. German-born novelist Bemadette Kahn lost the love of her life during World War II when he fled Nazi Germany on the S.S. St. Louis, a ship carrying nearly a thousand Jewish refugees seeking haven in North America. Both Cuba and the U.S. turned the ship away, forcing many of the passengers to return to Europe and perish in Nazi concentration camps. Kahn's past resurfaces when a young Jewish-Cuban writer contacts her to research the ship's tragic voyage, forging a relationship deepened by memories of her great lost love. [less-]

Relive History on the Lincoln Assassination Walking Tour

at St. John's Episcopal Church, Washington
OFFER DATES:
Thu, October 19
Thu, October 26
FULL PRICE: $29
OFFER PRICE: $14.50

It was a night that changed the history of a nation forever. Journey back in time with your guide to learn about the three-pronged attack designed to decapitate the U.S. government. Shrouded in myster... [more+]

It was a night that changed the history of a nation forever. Journey back in time with your guide to learn about the three-pronged attack designed to decapitate the U.S. government. Shrouded in mystery, intrigue and conspiracy, the assassination of Abraham Lincoln has long fascinated Americans. Gather at St. John's Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. for this family-friendly tour to meet the characters, walk the streets and see the buildings where this great drama played out. [less-]

"Antony and Cleopatra": Passion, Politics and Romance Collide

at Folger Theatre, Washington
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Thu, October 19
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FULL PRICE: $53 - $79
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Journey to ancient Egypt from the comfort of D.C.'s historic Folger Shakespeare Library, which will be transformed to present the play in-the-round. Directed by Robert Richmond ("Othello", "Timon of A... [more+]

Journey to ancient Egypt from the comfort of D.C.'s historic Folger Shakespeare Library, which will be transformed to present the play in-the-round. Directed by Robert Richmond ("Othello", "Timon of Athens", "Henry V"), Folger Theatre presents "Antony and Cleopatra", the story of one of the most famous couples in history and their tempestuous, doomed love affair. They were two of the greatest lovers to ever walk the earth, but they were also political figures, and the pressures and the demands of their public life eventually tore them apart. Cleopatra is one of Shakespeare's most complex female roles, all too human underneath the tragic grandeur. Allow the Queen of Egypt to rule your heart for an evening. [less-]

Nina's Dandy Lunch and Brunch Cruises With National Monument Views

at Nina's Dandy, Alexandria
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Thu, October 19
Sat, October 21
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FULL PRICE: $50 - $60
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Cruise from historic old town Alexandria, Virginia, past the stunning national monuments and museums, to Georgetown and back on this relaxing midday 2 1/2-hour sail on the Potomac. Soak up the sights ... [more+]

Cruise from historic old town Alexandria, Virginia, past the stunning national monuments and museums, to Georgetown and back on this relaxing midday 2 1/2-hour sail on the Potomac. Soak up the sights on this narrated tour, including Washington's famous cherry blossom trees -- a gift from Japan in 1912 -- and the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials. Along the way, enjoy a three-course lunch with salad, entree and dessert served at your table. Or, set out for a champagne brunch cruise on Sunday, and you'll find a buffet filled with a variety of breakfast and lunch treats. [less-]

Professional Wild Man Steve-O Live

at Arlington Cinema 'N' Drafthouse, Arlington
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Thu, October 19
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FULL PRICE: $25
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One of the masters of I-can't-believe-he-just-did-that humor, Steve O (aka Stephen Glover) became a household name for his crazy antics on both "Jackass" and "Wildboyz". The London-born stunt performe... [more+]

One of the masters of I-can't-believe-he-just-did-that humor, Steve O (aka Stephen Glover) became a household name for his crazy antics on both "Jackass" and "Wildboyz". The London-born stunt performer began recording dangerous skateboarding stunts when he was 15 and eventually graduated from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Clown College before landing on MTV. He is a citizen of three countries and has performed in 38 countries worldwide. Now clean and sober, Steve-O has turned to stand-up, so catch this anything-goes performer at the Arlington Cinema 'N' Drafthouse. [less-]

"Widowers' Houses": Shaw's 19th Century Comedy

at Undercroft Theatre, Washington
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Thu, October 19
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FULL PRICE: $50 - $60
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Watch a trailblazing 1893 comedy continue to make waves when the Washington Stage Guild brings "Widowers' Houses" to Undercroft Theatre. An ambitious young doctor falls in love with the daughter of a ... [more+]

Watch a trailblazing 1893 comedy continue to make waves when the Washington Stage Guild brings "Widowers' Houses" to Undercroft Theatre. An ambitious young doctor falls in love with the daughter of a predatory real-estate speculator, but while her wealth is appealing, he balks at its source. Her refusal to live on his income alone spells trouble, until the facts about his own family finances are revealed. George Bernard Shaw's first play sparkles as it fences with some unpleasant truths. [less-]

Politics & Pints Capitol Hill Walking Tour

at US Capitol Building, Washington
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Thu, October 19
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FULL PRICE: $30
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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 le... [more+]

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. [less-]

"Sister Act": Musical Comedy Based on Whoopi Goldberg Film

at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Washington
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Thu, October 19
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Based on the beloved 1992 Whoopi Goldberg film, the five-time Tony-nominated Broadway musical "Sister Act" tells the hilarious and uplifting tale of a '70s Vegas disco diva whose life is turned upside... [more+]

Based on the beloved 1992 Whoopi Goldberg film, the five-time Tony-nominated Broadway musical "Sister Act" tells the hilarious and uplifting tale of a '70s Vegas disco diva whose life is turned upside down when she witnesses a crime and is put into hiding in a convent. As this free-spirited soul singer shakes things up under the watchful eye of Mother Superior, teaching her fellow sisters to sing, she rediscovers her own voice in the process. Featuring original music by Tony and eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken ("Beauty and the Beast"), outrageous dancing and a moving story, this production of "Sister Act" brings the spirit of the original to the St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Washington, DC. [less-]

Drama "Love and Information"

at Silver Spring Black Box Theatre, Silver Spring
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Thu, October 19
Fri, October 20
Sat, October 21
FULL PRICE: $30 - $35
OFFER PRICE: $15 - $17.50

A fast-moving kaleidoscope of more than 100 characters trying to make sense of what they know, "Love and Information" is a drama filled with philosophical exchanges and life-changing revelations. This... [more+]

A fast-moving kaleidoscope of more than 100 characters trying to make sense of what they know, "Love and Information" is a drama filled with philosophical exchanges and life-changing revelations. This powerful work at the Silver Spring Black Box Theatre, written by acclaimed playwright Caryl Churchill, explores human connection and how the sharing of information -- particularly through technology -- affects how we think and feel about each other. [less-]

A Timely, Searing Portrait of Detroit

at Studio Theatre - Mead Theatre, Washington
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Thu, October 19
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Playwright Dominique Morisseau's ferocious hometown pride inspired her to write "The Detroit Project", a trilogy of dramas set at three distinct periods in the city's history. "Skeleton Crew" centers ... [more+]

Playwright Dominique Morisseau's ferocious hometown pride inspired her to write "The Detroit Project", a trilogy of dramas set at three distinct periods in the city's history. "Skeleton Crew" centers on Detroit during the 2008 recession. Faye has spent her career at one of the last auto-stamping plants in Detroit, Shanita is pregnant, Dez has a whole future to plan, and their manager Reggie owes a nearly un-payable debt to his work family. As rumors of a plant shutdown begin to spread, these tight-knit workers face what they're willing to sacrifice to survive. Find out for yourself why "The New York Times" hailed the show as "a deeply moral and deeply American play," when it comes to the stage of the Studio Theatre. [less-]

Ghosts of Georgetown Walking Tour -- A Haunted Trek Through DC

at The Old Stone House, Washington
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Thu, October 19
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FULL PRICE: $20
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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... [more+]

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. [less-]

High-Energy Rock 'n' Roll Comedy 'I'll Get You Back Again'

at Round House Theatre - Bethesda, Bethesda
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Thu, October 19
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FULL PRICE: $56
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High-energy rock 'n' roll comedy ensues when a struggling stand-up comedian sets aside her joke-telling aspirations to sit in for her deceased father as the bassist for his seminal psychedelic rock ba... [more+]

High-energy rock 'n' roll comedy ensues when a struggling stand-up comedian sets aside her joke-telling aspirations to sit in for her deceased father as the bassist for his seminal psychedelic rock band. It's not long before old tensions rise and Chloe finds herself navigating memory and history as the group's ancient past begins to bubble up. Through it all, the band plays on in a fun, poignant show packed with live music and lessons from the '60s at Round House Theatre in Bethesda. [less-]

Alice in Chains Tribute Band Aces in Chains

at The State Theatre, Falls Church
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Thu, October 19
FULL PRICE: $12
OFFER PRICE: COMP

Aces in Chains pay homage to '90s alt-rockers Alice in Chains, playing tracks from albums like "Jar of Flies", "Dirt " and the legendary MTV Unplugged release. The reproduction artists hit the State T... [more+]

Aces in Chains pay homage to '90s alt-rockers Alice in Chains, playing tracks from albums like "Jar of Flies", "Dirt " and the legendary MTV Unplugged release. The reproduction artists hit the State Theatre in Falls Church to rock out in honor of Layne Staley and his crew of trailblazing modern rockers. [less-]

Haunted Georgetown Walking Tour Unearths the Neighborhood's Scary Stories

at Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, Washington
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Thu, October 19
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Fri, October 20
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FULL PRICE: $20
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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-]

"American Spirit": Classic Songs Live

at Carlyle Club, Alexandria
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Thu, October 19
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Thu, October 26
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FULL PRICE: $38
OFFER PRICE: $19

Travel back in time to three groundbreaking concerts in "American Spirit", a unique tribute concert that showcases the best music of the 1960s and a spirit of unity that helped forge our country. You'... [more+]

Travel back in time to three groundbreaking concerts in "American Spirit", a unique tribute concert that showcases the best music of the 1960s and a spirit of unity that helped forge our country. You'll be transported to 1963 New York for the Motortown Revue at the Apollo Theatre; swinging Vegas for Frank Sinatra and Count Basie's "Concert of the Century" in 1966; and Detroit's Fox Theatre for Motown's Final Revue in 1968. This show at the Carlyle Club in Alexandria will make you sing, laugh, cry and remember. [less-]

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