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.
Wednesday October 25, 2017 / 8:00pm (B.J. Jansen & Common Ground Feat: Delfeayo Marsalis and Duane Eubanks)Wednesday November 1, 2017 / 7:30pm (Gabrielle Stravelli)Sunday November 5, 2017 / 7:30pm (Selina Albright & Steve Cole)Wednesday November 8, 2017 / 8:00pm (Buddy Rich Birthday Celebration)Thursday November 9, 2017 / 8:00pm (Jeanette Harris & CeCe Peniston)
Comic Donnell Rawlings is a national headlining stand-up with dozens of TV appearances, including BET's Comic View, HBO's Def Comedy Jam and Comedy Central's Reality Bites Back. But he may be best known for his work on Chappelle's Show, in which he played such classic characters as Ashy Larry and the Jheri-curled hater Beautiful, and served as the third season's co-host. Rawlings, who had a recurring role on HBO's The Wire, can also be seen regularly on E!'s hit show Chelsea Lately and as a judge on MTV's Guy Court, and he has his own Comedy Central special, From Ashy to Classy. Don't miss him when he headlines the Baltimore Comedy Factory.
Thursday October 26, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 10:30pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 9:30pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 11:30pm
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.
Thursday October 26, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 3:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 3:00pmThursday November 2, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday November 3, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday November 4, 2017 / 3:00pm
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.
Wednesday October 25, 2017 / 1:45pmWednesday October 25, 2017 / 7:45pmThursday October 26, 2017 / 7:45pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 7:45pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 1:45pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 7:45pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 1:45pmWednesday November 1, 2017 / 7:45pm
Get ready to break out the lederhosen and celebrate Oktoberfest the D.C. way, with a cold beer in hand and breathtaking views of a scenic waterfront. Aboard this 90-minute cruise on the Potomac River, you'll get to witness D.C.'s most famous monuments against the stunning backdrop of autumn foliage. As you soak in the sights, you'll also get to savor all things fall, with special sweets and treats, local ciders, pumpkin beers and signature seasonal cocktails available for purchase.
Saturday October 28, 2017 / 6:15pm (Boarding Begins at 6:00pm)
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.
Friday November 3, 2017 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:00pm)Friday December 1, 2017 / 8:00pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)
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.
Wednesday October 25, 2017 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:00pm)Thursday October 26, 2017 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:00pm)Friday October 27, 2017 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:00pm)Saturday October 28, 2017 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:00pm)Sunday October 29, 2017 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:00pm)Monday October 30, 2017 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:00pm)Tuesday October 31, 2017 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:00pm)Wednesday November 1, 2017 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:00pm)
Step aboard the Spirit ship for unparalleled cruising fun on the Potomac River. Dine on a delicious buffet meal, dance to Top 40, country and R&B hits from the DJ, and catch breathtaking views of the Potomac River and the historic sights of our nation's capital. Soak in the fresh air, sip on delicious cocktails and see the spectacular monuments of DC by day or illuminated by night on this special three-hour excursion. Keep an eye out for special holiday cruises as well.
Sunday November 5, 2017 / 7:00pm (Boarding starts at 6:00pm)Friday December 8, 2017 / 8:00pm (Boarding starts at 7:00pm)