Dance Place first leapt onto the scene more than three decades ago as an educational and performing arts company that toured local schools. In the years since, it has grown into a multi-faceted operation and source of both entertainment and instruction.
Every weekend, Dance Place dazzles crowds with performances in modern dance, African Dance, performance art, and spoken word. Rather than hiring a sketch artist to doodle each dance step into a flipbook, spectators can learn the moves they see on stage by enrolling in one of Dance Place's programs, or by dropping into an adult or children's class. Dance Place has remained true to its roots through its continued support of local schools, and to this day organizes family-friendly performances, workshops, and school assemblies.
It is a truth generally known that theater people are odd birds. At times, the colorful, loud, and oftentimes naked presence of these wild creatures might throw one off their guard. There was a time (ahem, the seventies and eighties) when theater was less of an experiment of story-telling and more of a parade of power chords (ahem, Andrew Lloyd Webber). At Wooly Mammoth Theater Company they have sought to change all that and to let the beast out of the cage! Buy a ticket to an enchanting and fantastically entertaining season at Wooly Mammoth. Here, they explore the new, the innovative, the odd, the bold, and the terrifying! They do it all with reckless abandon at a black box theater in Washington, DC. This is a place to share ideas and to let the imagination roam.
Did you know that one branding agency is responsible for naming more than three thousand letter-and-number-based entities? This branding agency is unlike any other because it only specializes in strategic letter-and-number arranging. Previous clients include: R2D2 (Star Wars), CB4 (Chris Rock biopic), PS142 (NY public school), and A1 (sauce). If you’re interested in checking out its latest success, keep reading about a great deal at DC9 Nightclub (business has increased 117% since adding DC9 to the name).
The young Italian tenor trio Il Volo impresses audiences with pitch-leaping vocal performances rich in three-part harmonies. Performing renditions of classic Italian songs as well as material penned by contemporary songwriters, the teenage opera singers showcase budding international appeal and the promise of a bright future that consists of crooning crowds and autographing customs slips at airports. Opening act Ethan Bortnick, a 10-year-old piano prodigy known as the youngest entertainer to headline his own concert tour and attempt to purchase a monster truck, starts out the night with original piano compositions as well as recognizable classics.
The Lincoln Theatre has been a fixture of the U Street music scene since 1922. The stage regularly attracted performers such as Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald, and FDR celebrated many a birthday here. Much of the original décor still shines, though the calendar now features a more modern rotation of dance, theater, and comedy.
Tasty food, cheap beer, and karaoke fun nights are the headlines of Solly’s U-Street Tavern. Located on the corner of N T St and N U St, they are one of the most hospitable and interesting dive bars in DC. The downstairs lounge is the perfect place to kick back and relax with friends while enjoying Solly’s extensive selection of local craft beers and delicious finger food. Mouthwatering eateries here include the cheesy poutine, hand-cut French fries, and Baltimore style pit beef sandwich. Thursdays are Kostume Karaoke nights at Solly’s, where patrons are encouraged to dress up as their favorite characters as they pick and sing songs from the vast collection that Solly’s karaoke machine offers. The upstairs lounge offers a quiet sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the bottom floor, perfect for a heart-to-heart conversation.