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Entertainment & Events in Washington, Washington D.C.

Special Events

  • Cater Barron Amphitheater
    4850 Colorado Avenue Northwest
    Washington, DC 20007
    202-619-7222
    This 4,000 seat outdoor theatre hosts numerous special events, theatrical performances, dances, and concerts throughout the year.

Night Life

  • Now This!
    6950 Oregon Avenue Northwest
    Washington, DC 20015
    202-364-8292
    Audiences of all ages and interests will enjoy this improv comedy team that performs totally improvised spoofs of every style from opera and folk ballads to Shakespeare and soaps. more

  • Shear Madness
    2700 F Street Northwest
    Washington, DC 20007
    202-467-4600
    This record-breaking comedy whodunit is set in a hairstyling salon and lets the audience play armchair detective in a hilarious whodunit where the audience gets to solve the crime. more

  • Ultrabar
    911 F Street Northwest
    Washington, DC 20007
    202-638-4663
    Nestled in a 100,000 square foot, turn-of-the-century bank, this exclusive night spot features five different levels, five bars, and four DJ's spinning the latest hot music.  more

  • Gate 54
    1847 14th Street, Northwest
    Washington, DC 20009
    Located at Café Saint-Ex
    202-265-STEX
    Hip DJs from around the area get the party started each night by spinning such genres as downtempo electronica, classic jazz, bossa, French-flavored mod-lounge, Brit-pop, and 70s soul-funk. more

  • Madam's Organ Blues Bar & Soul Food Restaurant
    2461 18th Street, Northwest
    Washington, DC 20009
    Located in Adams Morgan
    202-667-5370
    Madam’s Organ features live music seven nights a week and a menu filled with soul food favorites. more

  • Bar Louie
    701 Seventh Street Northwest
    Washington, DC 20001
    Located in Chinatown
    202-638-2463
    Located in the heart of bustling Chinatown, Bar Louie is a convenient choice to enjoy lunch or dinner while shopping, sight seeing, or working. Just next to the Verizon Center, DC's number one sports and concert venue, Bar Louie is the perfect place to grab a bite before or after the concert or big game. Bar Louie also offers an upscale but casual background for large events and parties. Guests may choose to host their party in one of several seating areas throughout the main dining room, their 900 sq/ft private dining room which includes private bar and LCD TV, or the unique indoor patio.

  • Riot Act Comedy Theater
    801 E Street Northwest
    Washington, DC 20004
    Located in Penn Quarter
    202-697-4900
    A hot spot for comedy featuring national and local headliners. State of the art showroom also doubles as event facility. Riot Act offers comedy tours and a variety of comedy classes. Every Tuesday is "Open Mic Night."  more

  • Huxley DC
    1730 M Street Northwest
    Washington, DC 20036
    202-737-3783
    The newest standard in DC nightlife, The Huxley is a premiere Washington lounge, nightclub, and event space located just south of Dupont Circle. more

  • A Bar
    2500 Pennsylvania Avenue
    Washington, DC 20037
    202-464-5610
    A sophisticated Washington, DC, bar and lounge. The A Bar offers stylish surroundings, top shelf beverages, creative small plate cuisine, and outdoor patio seating in the heart of Washington, DC. more

  • 2 Birds 1 Stone
    1800 14th Street Northwest
    Washington, DC 20009
    Lower Level of Doi Moi
    A 60-seat cocktail bar. more

Concerts & Performances

  • Dance Place
    3225 Eighth Street Northeast
    Washington, DC 20017
    202-269-1600
    A combination theater, school, and community resource which is one of the nation’s premiere community arts centers that hosts a wide variety of dance and theatrical performances throughout their season. more

  • Washington Ballet, The
    3515 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest
    Washington, DC 20016
    202-362-3606
    Providing over 60 years of contemporary and classical ballet performances, this ballet company is committed to quality programming, artistic excellence, and many varied education, outreach, and community arts programs aimed at enriching the lives of the people in the Washington area. more

  • Washington Performing Arts Society
    2000 L Street Northwest, Suite 510
    Washington, DC 20036
    202-833-9800
    One of the nation's leading nonprofit multi-disciplinary presenting organizations, this performing arts society presents over 80 performances on 11 subscription series such as orchestral, modern dance, jazz, gospel, world music and dance, Latino music and theatre, and contemporary performance work. They also offer artist residencies, workshops and master classes, 500 free performances in more than 300 area public, charter, and parochial schools, and affordable family programming. more

Plays & Productions

  • Discovery Theater
    1100 Jefferson Drive Southwest
    Washington, DC 20024
    The S. Dillon Ripley Center, 3rd Sublevel
    202-633-8700
    This theater present over 400 performances of 25 different programs, such as musicals, storytelling, puppetry, interactive events, media-based performances, and original live dramas. All shows are designed to educate, enlighten, and entertain young audiences from ages two to eighteen. Shows are generally scheduled weekdays at 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. more

  • Ford's Theatre
    511 Tenth Street Northwest
    Washington, DC 20004
    202-347-4833
    A living tribute to Abraham Lincoln's love of the performing arts, this theatre presents multi-cultural plays and musicals, which highlight the eclectic character of American life, from September through June. more

  • Gala Hispanic Theater
    2437 Fifteenth Street Northwest
    Washington, DC 20009
    202-234-7174
    An intriguing theatre that performs classic, contemporary, and experimental performing arts of Spain, Latin America, and the Latino arts community of the United States. more

  • John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
    2700 F Street Northwest
    Washington, DC 20566
    202-467-4600
    An independent, privately supported national performing arts center which presents the best in music, dance, theatre, international performances, and children's programs in six magnificent theatres. more

  • National Theatre
    1321 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
    Washington, DC 20004
    202-628-6161
    One of America's oldest continually operating theatres, this theatre has operated at the same location since 1835 and they present top quality live stage performances, as well as national tours of Broadway favorites and American premieres. more

  • Studio Theatre
    1333 P Street Northwest
    Washington, DC 20005
    202-332-3300
    Specializing in bold contemporary plays and innovative revivals, this award-winning theatre performs in two intimate, 200 seat theatres and they also provide opportunities for emerging artists. more

  • Shakespeare Theatre, The
    450 Seventh Street Northwest
    Washington, DC 20004
    202-547-1122
    One of the nation's leading theatre companies which produces and preserves classic theatre, this theatre is the foremost Shakespeare company and they present works by Shakespeare, as well as other exciting classics, in an intimate, 449 seat theatre. more

  • Warner Theatre
    1299 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
    Washington, DC 20004
    202-628-1818
    Opened in 1924, this magnificent theatre features a spectacular marble and gold leaf lobby and a large auditorium complete with gold leaf ceilings and chandeliers. The theatre host a variety of Broadway productions, comedy, dances, films, and music concerts.  more

  • Arena Stage
    1215 U Street Northwest
    Washington, DC 20009
    Lincoln Theatre
    202-554-9066
    The largest of the Washington, D.C., area's not-for-profit producing theaters, this nationally acclaimed multi-theater complex presents an entertaining mix of American classics, comedies, musicals, premieres of new plays, and contemporary stories.  more

  • Theater J
    1529 Sixteenth Street Northwest
    Washington, DC 20036
    Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater
    202-777-3210
    Theater J produces thought-provoking, publicly engaged, personal, passionate and entertaining plays and musicals that celebrate the distinctive urban voice and social vision that are part of the Jewish cultural legacy. Acclaimed as one of the nation's premiere playwrights' theaters, Theater J presents cutting edge contemporary work alongside spirited revivals and is a nurturing home for the development and production of new work by major writers and emerging artists exploring many of the pressing moral and political issues of our time. more

Arts & Crafts Shows

  • Washington Craft Show
    Located at the Washington Convention Center
    202-877-6558
    One of the nation’s premier juried craft shows of American contemporary crafts, this three day show features approximately 180 exhibitors showcasing crafts in a variety of media such as metal, leather, basketry, jewelry, ceramics, and glass. more

Sporting Events

  • Washington Wizards
    601 F Street Northwest
    Washington, DC 20005
    Located at the MCI Center
    202-661-5050
    You will see NBA action at its best while watching this professional basketball team play 41 home games at the MCI Center during their season which runs from November through April. more

  • Washington Freedom
    2400 East Capitol Street Southeast
    Washington, DC 20003
    Located at RFK Stadium
    202-547-3137
    Join Mia Hamm and the Washington Freedom professional soccer team as they play fast paced soccer games at RFK Stadium from April through August. more

  • MCI Center
    601 F Street Northwest
    Washington, DC 20005
    202-628-3200
    An interactive mix of sports entertainment, sports history, and sports retail, this entertaining center is the home of the NBA's Washington Wizards, the NHL's Washington Capitals, the WNBA's Washington Mystics, and the Georgetown Hoyas.  more

  • Washington Capitals
    401 Ninth Street Northwest, Suite 750
    Washington, DC 20004
    202-266-2277
    Enjoy NHL action at its finest while watching this professional hockey team play hard hitting, exciting games from October through April. more

  

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