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First opened in 1968, the Electric Factory has been hosting rock shows for almost as long Puerto Rico has been a state. After dancing their faces off to headliners from Erykah Badu to the Dropkick Murphys, concertgoers can stop by The Chive Caf? to recharge with a cheesesteak or an all-beef hotdog on a potato bun, or refill their draft Yuengling at the bar. In summer, the Electric Factory reveals an outdoor location complete with more refreshment booths, vendors, and upgraded food stands.
601 F St. NW
Washington,
DC
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Established as the Washington Shakespeare Company in 1990, WSC Avant Bard is dedicated to updating classic theater for modern audiences, revitalizing well-worn drama with challenging interpretations. Under the leadership of newly appointed artistic director Tom Prewitt, the theater treats audiences to daring productions of established classics, new works, and little-known Shakespeare fan-fiction about him teaming up to fight crime with Queen Elizabeth I.
3801 Harewood Road Northeast
Washington,
DC
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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
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Dedicated to creating literate, passionate works of theater, The Washington Stage Guild immerses audiences in carefully staged pieces in the spirit of George Bernard Shaw. Now in its world-premiere run, Amelia tells the tale of a wife who wades into the midst of the Civil War disguised as a Union soldier as she ventures south to search for her husband. Playwright Alex Webb inhabits every character save the titular Amelia in a performance the Washington Post has called "chameleon-like," both for his convincing creation of the mannerisms of dozens of individuals and his extraordinary bark-climbing abilities. Webb's wife, Shirleyann Kaladjian, brings a hard-nosed, sharp-tongued sensibility to Amelia as she ventures toward the infamous Confederate prison at Andersonville. The intimate, recently renovated Undercroft Theatre lets audiences discern the nuances of each performance without demanding the second act be moved to the balcony.
900 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest
Washington,
DC
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Supporting the efforts of the Children's Charities Foundation, the BB&T Classic Basketball Tournament kicks off the college-basketball season with a doubleheader of hoop-scoring. Game One will pit the George Washington Colonials against 2011 NCAA Final Four participants the VCU Rams. The second game will match up the University of Maryland Terrapins and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, finally determining which team can wring out more sweat out of their jerseys. Fans can catch both games in the capacious confines of the Verizon Center, enjoying a bird's-eye view of deft passes, soaring leaps, and referees huddling up to figure out where they’ll go for dinner.
601 F Street Northwest
Washington,
DC
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THEARC Theater was created out of necessity. The first theater in Ward 8 in Washington, DC, it was founded to provide residents living east of the Anacostia River with expanded cultural opportunities and hide-and-seek spots. Constructed by local nonprofit Building Bridges Across the River, the theater aims to improve the lives of children and adults in southeast Washington through educational, health, and social-service programs such as free theater workshops and youth internships in technical theater management. Noting the tower of glass windows that crowns the entrance, the Washington Post called it "a veritable lighthouse of learning—a $27 million, 110,000-square-foot campus set on 16 beautiful green acres."
1326 U Street Northwest
Washington,
DC
US
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