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
Cheer on the Washington Redskins from the best seats in the house with Dream Seats and Club Level Seating at FedEx Field. Catch all the on-field action from the first three rows with Dream Seats. With complimentary hot dogs, popcorn, peanuts, soda and water on hand, you'll never be hungry or thirsty, and you'll enjoy exclusive access to the Club Level Concourse's leather chairs, HDTVs, four separate bars and Hooters restaurant. With Club Level seats, you can enjoy elite views in the 300 Level while feasting on food options like Ben's Chili Bowl and Phillips Seafood. Or, step away to dine at sit-down eateries like MGM National Harbor Club. With big-screen TVs hanging everywhere, you'll never miss a minute of the action.
Sunday October 29, 2017 / 4:25pm (vs. Dallas Cowboys)Sunday November 12, 2017 / 1:00pm (vs. Minnesota Vikings)Thursday November 23, 2017 / 8:30pm (vs. New York Giants)Sunday December 17, 2017 / 1:00pm (vs. Arizona Cardinals)Sunday December 24, 2017 / 1:00pm (vs. Denver Broncos)
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)
The Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys don't just have one of the greatest rivalries in football. It's one of the greatest rivalries in all of sports. When these two teams battle it out, the game always counts for a lot, no matter what the standings say. This year, their first match-up comes smack in the middle of the season, and could be a turning point for both teams as they look to hit the second-half run to the playoffs with some momentum. Watch the battle unfold in the cool, crisp air at FedEx Field.
Sunday October 29, 2017 / 4:25pm (vs. Dallas Cowboys)
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)
An underrated gem, Baltimore is bursting with sophisticated nightlife. Check out the bar scene and get a few good drink specials out of it on this Halloween pub crawl through Charm City. You'll drink your way through the Fells Point, Canton, and Federal Hill neighborhoods and be decked out in costume too.
Dutch Wonderland has been voted one of the Top 5 Best Kid's Parks in the World by Amusement Today magazine, with over 30 fun-filled rides and live entertainment. This month, they're rolling out three weekends of spook-tacular fun, featuring themed rides, special entertainment, tasty treats and the Trick-or-Treat Trail on Exploration Island: a safe, interactive trick-or-treating experience included in your admission. From wiggle racers to roller coasters, Dutch Wonderland has rides and attractions for all ages. Find out why Dutch Wonderland has consistently been recognized as one of the Philadelphia area's premier family theme parks.
October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 or 29 During 2017 Season
The Tony Award winner for Best Play of 2013, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Christopher Durang's hit Broadway satire, skewers the classic dramas of Anton Chekhov through an absurdist tale of family dysfunction -- but you don't have to be a student of Russian literature to appreciate this zany farce. Siblings Vanya and Sonia live a quiet life in the Bucks County farmhouse where they grew up. But when their movie star sister Masha returns home unannounced with Spike, her 20-something boy toy, an unforgettable weekend ensues. See this tale of sibling rivalry, regret and raucousness in this hilarious production at the Highwood Theatre in Silver Spring.
Friday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 2:00pm
Poe takes a fascinating look at the legendary figure of Edgar Allen Poe, exploring his poetry and the muse that inspired his prolific writing. The Annapolis Shakespeare Company presents this original play by Tony Tsendeas -- starring Brian Keith MacDonald -- for four performances only this Halloween season.
Wednesday October 25, 2017 / 7:30pmMonday October 30, 2017 / 7:30pmWednesday November 1, 2017 / 7:30pm
Mischief and merriment await in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, the original battle of the sexes. This witty romantic comedy shows how love brings out the best and worst in all of us. Fun-loving bachelor Benedick returns from a victory at war only to find himself caught up in another battle: a war of wits and words with the acid-tongued, headstrong Beatrice. Though they've each sworn off romance, their "merry war" of clever insults reveals the growing attraction between them. Meanwhile, Benedick's fellow soldier, Claudio, is head over heels for Hero, the governor's daughter. They will soon be wed ... if the treacherous Don John doesn't ruin everything first. Passionate and blindingly funny, Much Ado About Nothing is filled with some of the most brilliant comedic repartee ever written, and now you can see it at the Annapolis Shakespeare Company's Main Stage.
Friday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 3:00pm
Has there ever been a show that more perfectly captures the verve and vitality of queer theatre than The Rocky Horror Show? What started as a cult film with an obsessive fanbase has since blossomed into this live stage musical, which invites you into the mysterious old castle of transvestite scientist Dr. Frank N Furter, alongside way-out-of-their-element sweethearts Brad and Janet, for a ridiculously fun series of elaborate dances and rock songs. There's already something inherently spellbinding about the communal experience of live entertainment, but throw in call-and-response, cascading toilet paper and a slew of audience participation props and you know you're in for an unforgettable experience. "Time Warp" over to the Motor House and lose yourself to the gothic, kinky sci-fi thrills of The Rocky Horror Show -- a beloved Baltimore Halloween season tradition that raises money for Baltimore's Moveable Feast and the Iron Crow Theatre Sustainability Fund.
Thursday October 26, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 11:59pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 11:59pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 5:30pmMonday October 30, 2017 / 8:00pmTuesday October 31, 2017 / 8:00pm
Everyone's favorite creepy clan The Addams Family hits the stage with a macabre musical that's so hilarious it's scary. Gather around the family mansion and watch Morticia and Gomez wrestle with a nightmarish turn of events. Their daughter, the ever-precocious Wednesday, has done the scariest thing imaginable -- she's fallen in love with an average, run-of-the-mill boy. What's worse, she wants her freaky family to pretend to be "normal" for one night to impress her new boyfriend's parents. Watch what happens when Pugsley, Grandmama, Uncle Fester and Lurch put their own horrific spin on hospitality. Inspired by Charles Addams' iconic comic strip and featuring a script written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice (Jersey Boys), this family-friendly production of the Tony-nominated musical lurks into the Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater. Your ticket includes salad bar, hot buffet dinner and dessert.
Friday October 27, 2017 / 6:00 PM (Doors do not open until 6:00 PM)Saturday October 28, 2017 / 6:00 PM (Doors do not open until 6:00 PM)Sunday October 29, 2017 / 1:00pm (Doors do not open until 1:00pm)
The Fish meet the Birds at M&T Bank Stadium in this Week 8 match-up between two AFC Division teams. The Dolphins have a new look under center, with Jay Cutler coming out of retirement to lead the Fish alongside running back Jay Ajayi. Meanwhile, Baltimore's looking to land a trip to the postseason behind versatile veteran quarterback Joe Flacco and a receiving corps that includes Jeremy Maclin and Breshad Perriman. Join the flock, enjoy all the live NFL action and cheer the Ravens on to victory.
Thursday October 26, 2017 / 8:25pm (vs. Miami Dolphins)
When intimated, a porcupine spikes its quills, a cobra flicks its tongue ... and comedian Dan Soder? Well, his defense mechanism is to affect a Russian accent (because "Russians are the scariest white people"). His hilarious sets are full of such pro-tips and off-center insights, all illustrated with amazing impressions of oddballs, old people and toddlers-who-are-way-too-good-with-iPads. Soder's first stand-up special, Not Special, recently premiered on Comedy Central, and he's been seen on Showtime's Billions and heard co-hosting Sirius XM's The Bonfire alongside Big Jay Oakerson. You can catch him live at Magooby's Joke House in Lutherville.
Thursday October 26, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 9:45pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 9:45pm
Young Will Shakespeare has writer's block, at least until he finds his muse: Viola. This beautiful young woman is Will's greatest admirer and will stop at nothing to appear in his next play. In a classic case of mistaken identity and backstage theatrics, Will's love for Viola quickly blossoms, inspiring him to write his first masterpiece. This charming adaptation of the Academy Award-winning screenplay offers a smattering of allusions that will delight anyone familiar with the Bard--or simply the English language. Enjoy Shakespeare in Love at Center Stage's Head Theater in Baltimore.
Friday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmWednesday November 15, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday November 16, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday November 17, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday November 18, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday November 18, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday November 19, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday November 19, 2017 / 7:30pm
Prepare to be shocked by uncanny mental feats and otherworldly occurrences at Willard & Wood: An Evening of Impossibilities, hosted by two of the Washington, D.C. area's top magicians. In this show at the Hyatt Place Baltimore Inner Harbour, 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.
Saturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday November 25, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday December 30, 2017 / 8:00pm
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.
Friday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday November 3, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday November 10, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday November 17, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday December 1, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday December 8, 2017 / 8:00pm
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.
Tuesday October 24, 2017 / 10:00amTuesday October 24, 2017 / 2:00pmWednesday October 25, 2017 / 10:00amWednesday October 25, 2017 / 2:00pmThursday October 26, 2017 / 10:00amThursday October 26, 2017 / 2:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 10:00amFriday October 27, 2017 / 2:00pm
One cold, clear Friday night in the middle of winter, while the northern lights hover in the sky, Almost, Maine's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest of ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. Love is lost, found and confounded. And life for the people of Almost, Maine will never be the same. The Children's Playhouse of Maryland takes you on a magical journey to the fictional town of Almost, Maine, where a cast of talented young performers brings to life one of the most frequently produced plays of the past decade.
Saturday October 28, 2017 / 1:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 1:00pmSaturday November 4, 2017 / 1:00pmSunday November 5, 2017 / 1:00pm