After a long, cold winter, it's always great to celebrate spring once it's officially sprung. Step aboard one of National Ferry Fleet's luxurious vessels, and set sail on the Potomac, taking in the capital's glorious landmarks and the gorgeous cherry trees -- which, if you're lucky, will be in full bloom. You've only got a limited window of time to soak in the beauty of the blossoms and capture panoramic photos commemorating the occasion, so don't miss this unique way to view one of D.C.'s most popular annual events. During your hour on board, let the wind blow through your hair on an outdoor deck, or relax in the climate-controlled interior cabin, and enjoy snacks and refreshments available for purchase from two onboard bars.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 1:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 1:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 1:00pmMonday, Mar. 26, 2018 / 1:00pmTuesday, Mar. 27, 2018 / 1:00pmWednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 1:00pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 1:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 1:00pm
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, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)
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 Olney Theatre Center.
Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 7:45pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 7:45pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 1:45pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 7:45pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 1:45pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 7:45pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 7:45pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 1:45pm
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.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 9:00am-7:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 4:00pm-8:00pm (Last Entry at 7:00pm)Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 4:00pm-8:00pm (Last Entry at 7:00pm)Monday, Mar. 26, 2018 / 4:00pm-8:00pm (Last Entry at 7:00pm)Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2018 / 4:00pm-8:00pm (Last Entry at 7:00pm)Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 4:00pm-8:00pm (Last Entry at 7:00pm)Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 4:00pm-8:00pm (Last Entry at 7:00pm)Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 4:00pm-8:00pm (Last Entry at 7:00pm)
Known as the "Sergeant of Comedy," Tony Roberts spent 10 years in the Army before embarking on a career in stand-up. He's been seen on his own Showtime comedy special, Wired!, and on HBO's Def Comedy Jam, BET's ComicView, as well as the syndicated hits Showtime at the Apollo and Mr. Box Office. When he's not cracking audiences up across the nation and beyond, Roberts has also appeared in a number of films and toured the country with the stage plays If These Hips Could Talk and Ain't Nothing Like Family. Catch his captivating comedy when he appears at the Baltimore Comedy Factory.
Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 10:30pm Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 7:00pm Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 9:30pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 11:30pm
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.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 10:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Monday, Mar. 26, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)
Frankenstein is the world's longest nightmare. It started on a cold, wet night in 1816, when Mary Shelley first dreamed of a "hideous phantasm," a man patched together from the parts of other men. And for 200 years, that same Creature has continued to lurch and lumber through countless more night-terrors, not to mention books, plays and movies, his bone-chilling step never halting in two centuries. Now that "phantasm" -- and the monster who created him -- mounts the stage in a brilliant theatrical adaptation at the Bowie Playhouse. Much more than a monster story, Frankenstein is a passionate romance and a brilliant tragedy about what it means to be (and *not* to be) human. This play blends moments of brooding terror and sudden shock with questions of morality and the dangers of unrestraind scientific inquiry.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:00pm
Winner of the 2008 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play, this acclaimed English-language version of a 1960s French farce follows the romantic adventures of self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancées, each a beautiful flight attendant with frequent layovers. He keeps "one up, one down, and one pending" until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris, and to Bernard's apartment, at the same time. Enjoy a buffet dinner with this raucous comedy at the Washington County Playhouse in Hagerstown.
Who said you can't have your dinner and eat it too....with a side of murder! Join Sleuth Ink as they serve you up an unforgettable evening of mystery and laughs. A Royal Affair is definitely unlike any other show you've attended. The production is highly interactive. Who knows, you may become the star of the show at the Oxon Hill Volunteer Fire Department.
Prepare to be shocked by uncanny mental feats and otherworldly occurrences at Willard & Wood: An Evening of Impossibilities, hosted by two of the Washington, DC area's top magicians. In this intended-for-adults show at The Grand, Willard Royal and Peter Wood blend magic, mentalism and a healthy dose of clean comedy for an intimate and up-close performance that harkens back to the private parlor magic shows that dazzled high society crowds more than a century ago. Come dressed in your finest cocktail attire for this extraordinarily enchanting performance, now in its third year.
Enjoy a cruise on the luxurious vessel Odyssey, with unparalleled views of the nation's greatest landmarks from the Potomac River, as you delight in a delicious brunch, lunch or four-course dinner (with vegetarian and gluten-free options) in the spacious glass atrium dining room. Later, dance to a wide array of music provided by a live band in the decorated interior room with its enticing dance floors. This sophisticated getaway excursion offers something for everyone, whether you're looking forward to fresh and creative food prepared by a master chef, listening to music and dancing or simply relaxing with a special someone while watching the beautiful view.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:00pm)Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 5:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:00pm)Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:00pm)
Make plans to see Highwood's Improv Comedy Night and get ready to laugh your tush off. Named one of the top ten comedy shows in the D.C. area by DC Thrillist, the show gathers Washington, D.C.'s best improv groups for a night of spontaneous fun at Silver Spring's The Highwood Theatre. You never know what these comedians will throw at you when they transform audience suggestions into hilarious and original sketches. Whether you're an improv newbie or veteran, these funny folks will have everything to suit your comedy palate, including political humor, pop reference jabs and silly songs.
Guest conductor Peter Oundjian leads the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra on an evocative sojourn that starts with a trip to Rachmaninoff's dramatic Isle of the Dead, then heads off to Weber's Concerto No. 2, with Principal Clarinet YaoGuang Zhai. A piece that covers the map in terms of tone, it's notoriously difficult to play, but impressive to see and hear live. Your musical journey concludes with Tchaikovsky's joyful "Little Russian" Symphony. After the show, Zhai is set to give a bonus post-concert performance in the Meyerhoff lobby.
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.
Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:00pm
Support the Children's Theatre of Annapolis at its fourth annual Comedy Night, featuring food, fun and hula-rious comedy! The evening will feature comedy from Annapolis' own Free Range Improv, as well as hula lessons, silent auctions and a crowd favorite -- mystery boxes!
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pm (Reception at 6:30pm)