Cater Barron Amphitheater
4850 Colorado Avenue Northwest • Washington, DC 20007
This 4,000 seat outdoor theatre hosts numerous special events, theatrical performances, dances, and concerts throughout the year.
International Gem & Jewelry Show
201 Waterfront Street • National Harbor, MD 20745
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
Founded in 1967, in the Washington, D.C. area by Herbert A. Duke Sr., the renowned International Gem & Jewelry Show features exhibitors selling the highest quality loose gems, gold, silver, estate jewelry, beads, accessories and much more all at the best possible prices. This International Gem & Jewelry Show will take place April 15-17, 2011. more...
Taste of DC
Located on Historic Pennsylvania Avenue
The largest outdoor food and music festival on the Eastern seaboard, this three day event is one of Washington's most highly anticipated annual events. With over 40 of Washington's diverse restaurants on hand, as well as music and arts on three entertainment stages, it offers plenty of fun for the whole family. more...
National Capital Barbecue Battle
Located on Pennsylvania Avenue
Enjoy great barbecue from local restaurants, as well as restaurants from around the country, during this two day event which also features cooking demonstrations, free food samples, interactive cooking displays, children's activities. Top barbecue chefs also compete to win over $15,000 in cash and prizes and a chance to represent the Mid-Atlantic United States at the Barbecue World Championship. more...
Women Thrive Worldwide's Tenth Anniversary
101 Constitution Avenue Northwest • Washington, DC 20001
Join Women Thrive Worldwide, the nation’s leading non-profit advocating for policies to help women around the world escape poverty, for a night of celebration. At their September 10th Tenth Anniversary Awards Celebration, they will recognize some of the brightest stars in women’s economic empowerment and will be celebrating ten years of real change for women around the world. The event takes place Wednesday, September 10, 2008 with a 6:00 p.m. reception and 7:30 p.m. dinner and presentation. more...
United Inaugural Gala ,The
14900 Pennsylvania Avenue • Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Located 19.1 miles in Upper Marlboro
In both preparation and the celebration for the Inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of The United States of America, EVI Global Network is presenting The United Inaugural Gala to celebrate the unity of all. These events include a variety of live celebrity multi-cultural performances, open bar, hors d'oeuvres and dancing. Tickets on sale at www.ticketmaster.com January 19 - January 20, 2009. more...
701 Seventh Street Northwest • Washington, DC 20001
Located in Chinatown
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
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...
Washington Ballet, The
3515 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest • Washington, DC 20016
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
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...
La Grande Fête de la Francophonie
4101 Reservoir Drive • Washington, DC 20007
The festival kicks off on Friday, March 5, with the Grande Fête, an exciting night of delicious food and live music from the French speaking world. More than 35 Washington embassies, governments and associations will present their culinary specialties for you to taste. Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys from Louisiana will get you moving to authentic Cajun French rhythms. Singer/songwriter Nikolas Metaxas of Cyprus opens the concert. During the evening you will be able to purchase raffle tickets to win roundtrip tickets to Tahiti. All proceeds will go to the reconstruction efforts in Haiti. more...
1100 Jefferson Drive Southwest • Washington, DC 20024
The S. Dillon Ripley Center, 3rd Sublevel
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...
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street Northwest • Washington, DC 20566
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...
1321 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest • Washington, DC 20004
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...
Shakespeare Theatre, The
450 Seventh Street Northwest • Washington, DC 20004
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...
1299 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest • Washington, DC 20004
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...
1215 U Street Northwest • Washington, DC 20009
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...
1529 Sixteenth Street Northwest • Washington, DC 20036
Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater
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...
Renascence 07 New Media Exhibition
2700 F Street, Northwest • Washington, DC202-628-2800
VSA arts’ Renascence 07, an international juried new media exhibition by artists with disabilities, showcases installations, net.art, video, and interactive sculpture that combine visual art and technology to convey personal experience in innovative ways. The exhibition will be on display at the Terrace Gallery of the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts from June 1-28. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. more...
Washington Craft Show
Located at the Washington Convention Center
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...
Washington International Film Festival
Located at Eleven Different Venues
This twelve day film festival takes filmgoers on a cinematic journey around the world and brings outstanding world cinema to Washington, D.C., with more than 100 features, documentaries, short films, and special programs available. more...
Start with the Arts Family Festival
40 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast • Washington, DCUnion Station
Vibrant music and stage performances, art workshops with award-winning teaching artists, a children’s book fair, and a celebrity story hour, will enliven Union Station on Friday, June 8, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children and their parents will have the opportunity to enjoy the arts together through art workshops including: mask-making with Emily Shepardson, scarf-painting with Cindy Brandt and apron-painting led by Sarah Demas. The children’s book fair will offer more than a 100 titles that discuss differences. more...
Duke Ellington Jazz Festival
2604 Mozart Place, NW • Washington, DC 20009
The Duke Ellington Jazz Festival is an annual celebration named in honor of musical genius and native Washingtonian Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington. Each year, thousands of music lovers come together in the nation's capital to share in the city's rich jazz history, to see local and world-renowned jazz artists and to pay tribute to legendary jazz greats. more...
National Cherry Blossom Festival
Located on Constitution Avenue & Twelfth Street
Celebrate the coming of spring during this two week festival which commemorates the giving of 3,000 cherry trees from Tokyo mayor, Yukio Ozaki, to the United States in 1912. It includes many cultural, sporting, and culinary events, as well as a parade, a kite festival, and over 80 organizations highlighting Japanese performances, arts, crafts, and food. more...
Marine Corps Marathon
Located at the Iwo Jima Monument
Aptly nicknamed the "Marathon of the Monuments Race," this 26 mile, 385 yard, USATF certified course passes many of the area's attractions and winds through Arlington, Georgetown, and the District of Columbia. The race starts at 8:30 a.m. more...
Susan G. Komen National Race for the Cure
Susan G. Komen for the Cure will host the Susan G. Komen National Race for the Cure® in Washington, D.C. More than 50,000 participants from across the country, including more than 3,000 breast cancer survivors, will join together at the 5K event as a living testament to the power of one person making a difference. Funds raised through the Komen National Race are invested in breast cancer research and community-based outreach programs serving the breast health needs of millions. more...
601 F Street Northwest • Washington, DC 20005
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...
Legg Mason Tennis Classic
Located at William H.G. Fitzgerald Tennis Center
Tennis greats such as Stefan Edberg, Andre Agassi, and Andy Roddick are featured during this premier, prestigious tennis event which is held at a top-flight professional facility and helps to further the mission of the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation. The event lasts for nine days. more...
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