Theater & Shows in Washington, D. C.

"Ghost Brothers of Darkland County" at Warner Theatre on Saturday, November 15, at 8 p.m.

"Ghost Brothers of Darkland County"

Warner Theatre

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Supernatural gothic musical from Stephen King, John Mellencamp, and T-Bone Burnett stirs audiences with a haunting story and rootsy score

$53 $31.60

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"Africa Umoja" at National Theatre, November 6–8 (Up to 52% Off)

"Africa Umoja"

National Theatre

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Globe-trotting revue celebrates South African culture with both centuries-old traditions and more recent dance styles

$103 $49

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Metro Cooking: The Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show with Spirits Tasting on November 8 or 9 (Up to 40% Off)

Metro Cooking: The Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show featuring Bobby Flay and Guy Fieri

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

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Pick up tips, food, and kitchenware at a festival with 250+ exhibitors and cooking demos from James Beard chefs

$53 $32

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"The Great Love Debate" at Arena Stage on Wednesday, October 1 (Up to 40% Off)

The Great Love Debate

Arena Stage

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Town Hall-style dating event pairs 7 love experts with 400 singles for an evening of advice, fun, and flirting

$41.99 $25

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"Forgiving BUT NOT Forgetting" at Anacostia Theatre, December 5–6 (Up to 50% Off)

"Forgiving BUT NOT Forgetting"

Anacostia Theatre

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Family drama touches on the conflicts between a woman, her mother, and her fiance that surface during the holidays

$90.93 $46

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"Tango Lovers Company Show" at The Lincoln Theatre on October 16 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 52% Off)

"Tango Lovers Company Show"

The Lincoln Theatre

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A celebration of the world’s cultural heritage showcases staccato footwork and spirited music

$41.50 $20

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Converted from a historic 1930s art-deco theater, the modern iteration of the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse is a combination restaurant, movie theater, and performance space. Besides screening blockbusters, the venue also hosts regular comedy shows featuring standups who have shared their skills on The Tonight Show, David Letterman, and Conan O'Brien. Between laughs, audience members can take bites from a complete menu or sips of selections from a full-service bar.

610 F St NW
Washington,
DC
US

To showcase the work of its young scribes, once a year Young Playwrights’ Theater hosts its New Play Festival, providing an opportunity for budding playwrights to see the fruits of their creative labor flourish on stage. Watching their work as it's performed for an appreciative audience may be a student's first taste of artistic accomplishment, substantiating in them a desire to expand their horizons academically and creatively. The students collaborate with professional actors, dramaturges, and directors to produce 15 student-written plays during three nights. In addition to its benefits to the writers as individuals, the festival—which audiences attend free of charge—enhances public regard for young artists and fosters a dialogue regarding matters of vital importance to the community.

2437 15th St NW
Washington,
DC
US

ArtSmash, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop’s annual gala, promises to present a lively evening of food, drinks, arts, and entertainment, with proceeds benefitting CHAW’s tuition assistance, outreach, and education programs. Admittance to the celebration gets gala-goers a potable philanthropic portion of delectable food, palate-pleasing wine and beer, and a signature cocktail. During the three-hour festivities, a spirited assortment of performers will entertain attendees, from a-capella collective Not What You Think to the casts of CHAWbaret and The Mikado. Take home work from local artists or the Capitol Hill Art League members in a silent auction, participate in invigorating dance lessons, or learn how to paint like the Renaissance masters, all skills and resources which can be later incorporated into lobbying for federally funded anarchist-hardcore day camps.

545 7th St SE
Washington,
DC
US

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.

1776 D St NW
Washington,
DC
US

Studio Theatre began as an acting conservatory, and its four theaters are so intimate, it may as well still be one. The difference: gone are the raw rehearsals, replaced by intellectually-stimulating works from luminaries such as August Wilson and Caryl Churchill.

1501 14th St NW
Washington,
DC
US

This Groupon saws the price of a magic show ticket in slightly more than half—magically, without breaking the skin, harming the vital organs, or causing paper-blood. See Glenn Gary's Parlor Magic, a spectacular evening of "cabaret magic," an intimate, close-up type of abracadabra performed for small crowds with audience participation (shows are limited to 40 guests). Magic is used to delight the young and young at heart with a humorously narrated card trick. Magick is used to keep that blowhard Erasmus Stodgewell from acquiring the Orb of Osiris.

1400 M Street Northwest
Washington,
DC
US