Nightlife in Wheaton

MattyB – Up to 53% Off Pop Concert

MattyB

The Fillmore Silver Spring

$32 $15

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Internet rap sensation, who happens to be 11 years old, floors audiences with G-rated swagger and age-defying skills

Up to 50% Off Sandwiches and Pub Grub at Big Play Sports Grill

Big Play Sports Grill

Old Town

$22 $11

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Smoked ribs, crab cake sliders, roast chicken, and other hearty pub grub served in a dining room outfitted with 16 big-screen TVs

Up to 52% Off Wine Tasting at The Winery at Olney

The Winery at Olney

Olney

$37 $18

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Sample five locally vinted wines and take home stemless wineglasses

Miss Black USA Pageant – Up to 52% Off

Miss Black USA Pageant

University of the District of Columbia, Performing Arts Theatre

$41.99 $20

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Annual pageant celebrates social advocacy in the black community, and develops leadership skills while awarding a scholarship to the winner

Trillectro Music Festival – Up to 49% Off

Trillectro Music Festival

RFK Stadium Lot 8

$80.10 $41

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Third annual hip-hop & electronic music festival features EDM DJs, indie rockers, hip-hop's new wave of trendsetters, and headliner Big Sean

Arcade Fire – Up to 45% Off Concert

Arcade Fire

Verizon Center

$42.10 $25

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Grammy-winning indie-rockers celebrate their new album, which adds dance beats and Haitian Carnival music to their epic pop

Lil' Boosie – Up to 30% Off Hip-Hop Concert

Lil' Boosie

Echostage

$92.80 $65

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Lil' Boosie prepares for his next album release with a new outlook on life and new hit "Show Da World"

Twins Jazz – Up to 53% Off Show

Twins Jazz

Twins Jazz

$24 $13

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Jazz lounge hosts virtuoso musicians such as vocalist Danielle Wertz & veteran pianist Larry Brown as patrons sip beer, wine & cocktails

Up to 50% Off Casino Transportation via Party Bus

Party Geek Transport

Tacoma Metro Station

$99 $50

A party bus safely transports passengers from DC to the Maryland Live! Casino in Arundel Mills mall and delivers them back to the city later

Up to 57% Off Wine or Whiskey Tasting

Custom Wine Tasting

Brentwood - Langdon

$699.99 $299

Skilled wine and whiskey experts bring their best bottles to customers' homes, providing tastings as well as cheese or chocolate pairings

Up to 55% Off VIP Bottle Service at Mova Lounge DC

Mova Lounge DC

Logan Circle - Shaw

$30 $15

Hand-crafted drinks made with popular liquors are served to VIPs in an upscale lounge with live DJs

50% Off Speed Dating

Professionals in the City

On Location

$30 $15

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Singles seeking connections attend small or large events at DC hot spots; online system links mutual crushes afterward

Up to 50% Off Lunch or Dinner at Sign of the Whale

Sign of the Whale

Dupont Circle

$30 $15

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Inventive pub food, from eggrolls filled with jerk chicken to burgers dipped in marinara sauce, served in a legendary bar amid 16 TVs

Cafe Citron – Up to 50% Latin Food or Rum Tasting

Cafe Citron

Dupont Circle

$35 $19

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Bolivian chicken stew and Peruvian beef explore the flavors of Latin America; four premium rums include Bacardi and Pampero

Up to 57% Off a Master Gourmet Wine Seminar

Little Washington Winery

Washington

$80 $39

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Winery with top rankings in Virginia Wine Lover uses seminars to educate attendees on specific wine-related topics

Up to 47% Off Ivan Amodei Magic Show

Ivan Amodei

The Historic Mayflower Hotel

$85 $45

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An award-winning magician dazzles with carefully wrought illusions and witty banter, accompanied by a live cellist

Drink the District - Up to 40% Off American Beer & Wine Festival

Drink the District

Washington

$50 $30

Afternoon or evening of unlimited tastings of 100+ American-made wines & beers, along with lawn games & live music at Pre-4th-of-July party

Up to 50% Off Standup Comedy

Shvendy's Comedy Club at Chief Ike’s Mambo Room

Chief Ike's Mambo Room

$20 $10

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New York comedian performs with fellow standups in a monthly D.C. performance

Billy Currington and Jerrod Niemann – Up to 25% Off Concert

A Night at the Park feat. Billy Currington and Jerrod Niemann

Nationals Park

$178.90 $135

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Stars behind hits such as "Pretty Good at Drinkin' Beer" and "Lover, Lover" fill the ballpark with country tunes during charity event

Kyle Grooms & Calise Hawkins – Up to 52% Off Standup

Kyle Grooms and Calise Hawkins

Look Lounge

$25 $12

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Kyle Grooms, seen on his own Comedy Central special, draws laughs with Calise Hawkins, seen on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Anna Vissi Live – Up to 56% Off Pop Concert

Anna Vissi Live

Echostage

$110.20 $49

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Iconic Greek singer shares highlights from a repertoire that includes pop tunes, dance numbers, and powerhouse ballads

59% Off Wine at Crush Kitchen and Slate Wine Bar + Bistro

Crush Kitchen & Winehouse and Slate Wine Bar + Bistro

Multiple Locations

$120 $55

Themed evenings invite guests to sample six different wines, with accompanying cheese and charcuterie

Up to 59% Off Standup-Comedy Show

The Comedy Zone DC 2012

Windows Over Washington at the DoubleTree

$120 $49

Nationally touring comedians lob jokes over meals, drinks, and panoramic city views

"Behind Closed Doors" – Up to 62% Off Biblical Play

"Behind Closed Doors"

Evangel Cathedral

$65 $25

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Dramatic play tells the Biblical story of King David and his rebellious son, Absalom

International Arts and Jerk Festival – Up to 55% Off

International Arts and Jerk Festival

The Baysox Stadium

$40 $18

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Celebration of Caribbean culture and cuisine with jerk delicacies, reggae and steel bands, and wine samplings

Up to 29% Off Women's Christian Event

"Unwrap the Bible: A One-Day Bible Study Event"

Patriot Center

$41 $29

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Powerhouse Christian personalities join together to share their faith, cultivate inspiration, and bring women together

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At the The Royal Mile Pub, servers and regulars alike greet guests with a hearty "Cead mile failte!" It's Gaelic for "a hundred thousand welcomes," and the sentiment permeates every brew, stew, and show. Juxtaposing the local with the far-flung, Royal Mile cultivates a communal mood while maintaining a Scottish identity. To wit, the menu spotlights haggis, Orkney Scotch eggs, and traditional British-style breakfasts.

Spotlighting Scotland is a trend that also permeates the eatery's decor. Colorful tartans hang from the rafters, some of which match the kilts of live performers. The pub even takes its name from the region: Between Scotland's Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse, there's a 1-mile series of streets traditionally traveled by Scottish royalty. The Royal Mile Pub is named for this thoroughfare, and its staff has welcomed its guests as it would kings and queens since it opened in 1981.

2407 Price Ave
Silver Spring,
MD
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Robbies Billiards has specialized in game-room layout and furniture for more than 50 years, carrying brands such as Brunswick, Olhausen, and Legacy. Robbies supplies straight shooters with sturdy pool-room playthings, including pool tables with durable slate surfaces, which are less likely to warp or stretch with age than tables made out of cardboard. Swedish Fish stashes can be concealed in the hidden bucket pockets of Destroyer 7-foot pool tables ($1,499), which encase gummy guppies in sleek, modern PVC laminate. Billiard boppers can also sink eight balls into leather shield pockets in Radley 8-foot pool tables ($1,699), which are available in four finishes and feature solid-hardwood feet decorated with ram's-head carvings that stay stubbornly still even in the face of barking sheepdogs.

5268 Nicholson Lane
Kensington,
MD
US

Now in its 21st year, the AFI Latin American Film Festival celebrates hitting the drinking age by hosting an array of cinematic achievements by Latin American filmmakers, with this year’s slate of films extending to motion pictures from Spain and Portugal. The 2010 lineup includes Revolution, a collection of short films from 10 Mexican moviemakers, including actors Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna, that explores the themes of the Mexican Revolution on its 100th anniversary. Those with an off-kilter sense of humor or an unhealthy love for con-artistry can check out Uruguay’s Bad Day to Go Fishing, which follows a wrestler and his manager as they navigate through South America, putting on fake exhibitions of strength. Venezuela’s Story of a Day enthralls its viewers by poetically chronicling the numerous parties, feasts, and chores in a Venezuelan village, and Honduras’s Love and Beans comically details marital mysteries and draws attention to the plight of beans everywhere. Check the full lineup to see how the festival's schedule of silver-screen offerings matches up to your own sci-fi screenplay about the 1993 Buffalo Bills.

8633 Colesville Rd
Silver Spring,
MD
US

At Montgomery Royal Theater, six screens beam larger-than-life stars into the eyes of moviegoers during showings of recently released flicks and Hollywood blockbusters. Viewers can sink into the theater's plush, cushioned seats to absorb action-packed reels that showcase the twists of budding romance or the dire consequences of resurrecting an extinct flower’s DNA. The theater’s concession stand outfits viewers with buckets of popcorn and cups brimming with soda, providing the appropriate rations to accompany treks into the fantastical worlds of first-run films.

11006 Veirs Mill Rd
Silver Spring,
MD
US

Since 1971, Maryland Youth Ballet's team of trained instructors has helped both amateur dancers and aspiring Baryshnikovs hone their skills with a range of comprehensive classes. True beginners can begin their swan transformations during the introductory series, which covers fundamental barre exercises and promotes proper alignment, molting, and musicality. More experienced students can drop into one of the studio's ongoing sessions that range from jazz- and Broadway-style routines to Horton-based modern movement. Adult classes are open to ages 13 and older, and all participants must bring their own ballet flats or oversize bunny slippers.

926 Ellsworth Dr
Silver Spring,
MD
US

Deftly blending New American and Spanish culinary propensities, Nicaro's menu changes daily to accommodate fresh flavors and culinary innovations. Recent offerings include bold, seafaring starters such as the shrimp bruschetta and the blackened, grilled, or barbecued salmon bites (each $9). The blackened chicken sandwich ($12) is served with steak fries and chipotle aioli, and the tossed house salad ($4.50 for a small and $8 for a large) unites julienne peppers, mushrooms, croutons, and bruschetta tomatoes in the perennial battle against boringly bagged grocery-store salads. The fettuccine with Alfredo sauce and basil pesto ($24) and the grilled vegetable platter ($15) both come stamped with the chef's recommendation.

8229 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring,
MD
US