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Molly Smith on How to Get Great Theater Tickets on the Day of the Show

Arena Stage , the stunning theater-in-the-round complex in the Southwest Waterfront neighborhood, is an ideal venue to see compelling theater. Visitors can purchase tickets to see great American theater even on the day they visit. Molly Smith, who leads the Tony Award-winning theater complex,...

Arena Stage Moby Dick performance
100 Free & Almost Free Things to Do: Theater & Performing Arts

Washington, DC is a cultural hub with a thriving performing arts scene and live music. We want to expose some of the District’s creative side, without requiring you to pay Broadway prices. Make good on these free (or affordable) ways to enjoy the arts in DC.

The Washington Ballet performance
13 Theaters to See a Show in Washington, DC

Washington, DC is a theater town. With theaters big (think the Kennedy Center) and intimate (Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company), a range of performances are offered up for every taste.

Warner Theatre Washington DC
5 Jazz Venues In DC That Are The Bee’s Knees

The online etymology dictionary credits jazz sax player Lester Young with coining the use of “cool” as an adjective to describe jazz, which helped give rise to the now oft-used descriptor. Young used to flash his sax chops in Washington, DC—sometimes at Olivia Davis’ Patio Lounge. Unlike that jazz...

Howard Theatre
Must-See Fall Arts & Culture Events in Washington, DC

With museum openings, theater season debuts and neighborhood festivals, this fall is one of the most action-packed times to experience the cultural side of the capital city. Check out the following rundown of openings, events, festivals, museum exhibits and performing arts. Historic Openings Grand...

All Things Go Fall Classic - Washington, DC
15 Things to See & Do in Southwest Waterfront

A renaissance is underway along this 47-acre riverfront community, and the new development is called The Wharf . Despite big changes, this historic neighborhood maintains many important remnants of its past including its historic seafood market, world-class theater, leisure cruise boat pier and...

40+ Things to Do This January in Washington, DC

Events ‘RAGNARÖCK: A Hirshhorn Late Night’ – Jan. 7 Celebrate the final days of the Hirshhorn ’s Ragnar Kjartansson exhibit with this 21-and-over party at the museum. Among the features: an open bar, specialty cocktails from Maketto and Republic, DJ sets, live music performances, a screening of...

56th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, DC
100 Free & Almost Free Things to Do: Arts & Culture

Home of the Kennedy Center , 75+ museums and a thriving theater scene, Washington, DC is brimming with cultural possibilities at every turn. The best part: many are free of charge. Check out all of these free and almost free arts and culture-related things to do.

Phillips Collection museum
10 Distinctly DC Music Venues You Have to Experience

When it comes to DC’s music legends, the landscape is as diverse as the city itself: Duke Ellington, Chuck Brown, Marvin Gaye, Ian MacKaye, Dave Grohl and Wale all share space atop the District’s musical Rushmore. Each artist has influenced the local landscape for years, but what’s the scene like...

Amazing Live Music Venues - Washington, DC
13 Holiday-Themed Performances & Shows in Washington, DC

As the calendar turns to December, Christmas music blares from stereos, holiday displays and lights populate houses and storefronts and, most importantly, you need ways to let your seasonal spirit flourish. The nation’s capital has plenty of options, so get that ugly sweater ready for a month’s...

The Washington Ballet's Nutcracker - Holiday Performances in Washington, DC