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A Mother & Daughter Bid Farewell in Pulitzer-Winning Drama "'Night, Mother"

at The Highwood Theatre, Silver Spring
OFFER DATES:
Sat, October 01
Sun, October 02
Fri, October 07
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FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

Marsha Norman's explosive 1983 drama "'Night, Mother" was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and nominated for four Tony Awards, including Best Play. Now presented at The Highwood Theatre in Silver ... [more+]

Marsha Norman's explosive 1983 drama "'Night, Mother" was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and nominated for four Tony Awards, including Best Play. Now presented at The Highwood Theatre in Silver Spring, this two-person play centers around Jessie, a middle-aged, down-on-her-luck woman who moves back in with her mom. As mother and daughter spend a high-stakes evening together, the ensuing debate -- sometimes quiet, sometimes tempestuous -- ultimately gives rise to some of our deepest, most personal questions about how and why we value life. Because, you see, Jessie has decided that life is no longer worth living. And as she calmly prepares for her own death, her mother will try anything she can to stop her. [less-]

"A Bid to Save the World": Moving Yet Funny Journey Through a Bereaved Mind

at Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington
OFFER DATES:
Sat, October 01
Sun, October 02
FULL PRICE: $30
OFFER PRICE: $15

After suffering the loss of her beloved brother, a young woman journeys into the underworld, where she barters for her sibling's life as Death peels oranges. It's just one of many poetic and profound,... [more+]

After suffering the loss of her beloved brother, a young woman journeys into the underworld, where she barters for her sibling's life as Death peels oranges. It's just one of many poetic and profound, yet surprisingly funny ways in which Rorschach Theatre's "A Bid to Save the World" grapples with the throes of grief. Along the way our nameless protagonist will encounter two best friends who study the fine art of dying in a world where death does not exist, a rich man who seeks to buy world peace itself, and a song of profound sorrow and beauty. See the play DC Theatre Scene said "goes beyond mere greatness" as "A Bid to Save the World" comes to Atlas Performing Arts Center. [less-]

"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof": Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-Winning Drama

at Dr. A. J. Ferlazzo Building, Woodbridge
OFFER DATES:
Sat, October 01
Fri, October 07
Sat, October 08
FULL PRICE: $15
OFFER PRICE: $7.50

"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof", the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by American icon Tennessee Williams ("A Streetcar Named Desire"), still sizzles with all the passion and greed that first made it famous. The t... [more+]

"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof", the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by American icon Tennessee Williams ("A Streetcar Named Desire"), still sizzles with all the passion and greed that first made it famous. The timeless drama unfolds over the course of one sultry evening, as a prominent Southern family is pushed to the brink when tender memories are recalled and life-altering secrets are revealed. Wealthy Southern plantation owner Big Daddy's family has gathered to celebrate his 65th birthday, while sparing him the news that he's dying of cancer. As one son, a former football hero, mysteriously retreats from his desirable but sexually frustrated wife, his money-hungry brother and sister-in-law plot to secure more than their fair share of the family fortune. See this classic now at the Dr. A. J. Ferlazzo Building in Woodbridge. [less-]

Pulitzer-Winning Relationship Comedy "Dinner With Friends"

at Theatre on the Run, Arlington
OFFER DATES:
Sat, October 01
Sun, October 02
FULL PRICE: $30
OFFER PRICE: $15

When one of America's most celebrated playwrights holds a mirror up to modern relationships, are you strong enough to look? This is the challenge issued in Donald Margulies' Pulitzer-winning "Dinner W... [more+]

When one of America's most celebrated playwrights holds a mirror up to modern relationships, are you strong enough to look? This is the challenge issued in Donald Margulies' Pulitzer-winning "Dinner With Friends", now at Theatre on the Run in a production by Peter's Alley. Gabe and Karen, a happily married couple, have been friends for decades with Tom and Beth, also married. Everything changes when Beth reveals that Tom has been unfaithful and their marriage is on the verge of imploding. The story is not the divorce, however, but the shockwave effect it has on Gabe and Karen's relationship. At first they feel forced to pick sides, then they begin to notice the cracks in their own marriage. This "rueful comedy" exposes the insecurities that everyone faces when big changes happen in their lives. The characters are real and relatable: They might be your friends, your family ... they might even be you. [less-]

Comedy Legends Dick Gregory & Paul Mooney at Howard Theatre

at Howard Theatre, Washington
OFFER DATES:
Sat, October 01
FULL PRICE: $49.50
OFFER PRICE: $24.75

Legendary comedic firebrands Dick Gregory and Paul Mooney team up to share a bill at D.C.'s Howard Theatre. The timing couldn't be more ripe for these two to grab the mic with their no-holds-barred br... [more+]

Legendary comedic firebrands Dick Gregory and Paul Mooney team up to share a bill at D.C.'s Howard Theatre. The timing couldn't be more ripe for these two to grab the mic with their no-holds-barred brand of humor and social commentary. Mooney's best known for his groundbreaking collaboration with Richard Pryor, for creating iconic sketch characters on "In Living Color" and "Chappelle's Show" and for his own controversial performances, including the stand-up comedy film "Analyzing White America". Gregory has made an indelible mark on the country as an activist, author and comedian who's been dubbed a "drum major for justice and equality." He's remained on the front lines of social change ever since the Civil Rights era. Hear this fearless duo speak their minds on everything from race to socio-economics to the current run for the White House. [less-]

Stand-Up Comic Joel Kim Booster ("Conan", MTV, Comedy Central)

at Drafthouse Comedy Theater, Washington
OFFER DATES:
Sat, October 01
Sat, October 01
FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

If you love "cats, hot men and insecurity, then you'll love Joel Kim Booster," "Paper Magazine" recently quipped in an article spotlighting the "10 Comedians You Need to Know." Born in South Korea, Jo... [more+]

If you love "cats, hot men and insecurity, then you'll love Joel Kim Booster," "Paper Magazine" recently quipped in an article spotlighting the "10 Comedians You Need to Know." Born in South Korea, Joel Kim Booster was adopted as a child and moved to the southwest suburbs of Chicago (both homeschooled and raised in an evangelical household, he claims to have read the Bible literally dozens of times, but still have "no idea where the state of Oregon is on a map"). Since then, Booster's brought his witty observations to "Conan", MTV and the holy trinity of comedy fests -- Just For Laughs, Funny or Die's Oddball Comedy Festival and Bridgetown Comedy Fest -- and can be seen in the upcoming season of Comedy Central's "The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail". Catch him live at D.C.'s Drafthouse Comedy Theater. [less-]

New Absurdist RomCom "Collective Rage: A Play in Five Boops"

at Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Washington
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Sat, October 01
Sun, October 02
Sun, October 02
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Sun, October 02
Sun, October 02
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FULL PRICE: $44 - $69
OFFER PRICE: $20 - $34.50

The five "Boops" of the title are, in fact, all different women who happened to be named Betty, and they've each got issues, romantic and otherwise, in this world-premiere work by award-winning playwr... [more+]

The five "Boops" of the title are, in fact, all different women who happened to be named Betty, and they've each got issues, romantic and otherwise, in this world-premiere work by award-winning playwright Jen Silverman. Described as an "absurdist romantic comedy," "Collective Rage: A Play in Five Boops" finds our heroines engaged in various pursuits like fixing a truck, staging a play-within-a-play (within this play?), and using a hand mirror to peer into certain heretofore unexamined body parts. It all adds up to the destruction of those pesky cliches about female identity, and it's coming to the stage at DC's Woolly Mammoth. [less-]

Twins Jazz: Great Music From Local and National Artists

at Twins Jazz, Washington
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Sat, October 01
Fri, October 07
Sat, October 08
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Fri, October 07
Sat, October 08
Fri, October 14
Sat, October 15
Fri, October 21
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FULL PRICE: $15
OFFER PRICE: $7.50

For more than two decades, D.C.'s own Twins Jazz has provided a friendly and welcoming venue for music lovers to enjoy the best local and national acts. Located in the heart of the U Street entertainm... [more+]

For more than two decades, D.C.'s own Twins Jazz has provided a friendly and welcoming venue for music lovers to enjoy the best local and national acts. Located in the heart of the U Street entertainment district, the club regularly features the most innovative jazz artists in the region, along with top touring musicians from across the country. Past performers at the club include Stevie Wonder, Shirley Horn, Bobby Sanchez, Amiri Baraka and many more. This warm, intimate space also showcases fine dining, with a menu that includes a combination of American, Ethiopian and Caribbean cuisines. [less-]

Pulitzer Winners Presented in Pulitzer Prize Staged Reading Series

at Olney Theatre Center - Mainstage, Olney
OFFER DATES:
Sat, October 01
Sun, October 02
Sun, October 02
FULL PRICE: $10
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $5

The Pulitzer Prize is one of the most prestigious awards honoring literature and journalism, so you know you'll experience something powerful with the Pulitzer Prize Staged Reading Series. Celebrating... [more+]

The Pulitzer Prize is one of the most prestigious awards honoring literature and journalism, so you know you'll experience something powerful with the Pulitzer Prize Staged Reading Series. Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Prize, an assortment of tremendous, Pulitzer-winning works comes to Olney Theatre Center in the Washington, D.C. area in the form of staged dramatic readings. This event looks to inspire the next generation with the significance of the humanities and the impact of great storytelling. [less-]

Comic Nick Thune ("Tonight Show", "Conan") at the Arlington Drafthouse

at Arlington Cinema 'N' Drafthouse, Arlington
OFFER DATES:
Sat, October 01
Sat, October 01
FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

Known for his deadpan one-liners, which he often performs while accompanying himself on guitar, Nick Thune is a rising star stand-up comic. Nick has been on "The Tonight Show" eight times. His other c... [more+]

Known for his deadpan one-liners, which he often performs while accompanying himself on guitar, Nick Thune is a rising star stand-up comic. Nick has been on "The Tonight Show" eight times. His other credits include "Conan", "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon", and his own half-hour special on Comedy Central. He acted in the films "Knocked Up", "Extract" and "Unaccompanied Minors", and made a guest appearance on "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23". His debut album, "Thick Noon", was named one of 2010's best comedy albums by Amazon. [less-]

Woman Fights Workplace Sexism in "What We're Up Against"

at Keegan Theatre, Washington
OFFER DATES:
Sat, October 01
Sun, October 02
Mon, October 03
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Sun, October 02
Mon, October 03
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Fri, October 07
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FULL PRICE: $45
OFFER PRICE: $22.50

Pulitzer-nominated playwright Theresa Rebeck takes a scathingly funny look at workplace sexism in the regional premiere of her play "What We're Up Against". When a group of architects at a prestigious... [more+]

Pulitzer-nominated playwright Theresa Rebeck takes a scathingly funny look at workplace sexism in the regional premiere of her play "What We're Up Against". When a group of architects at a prestigious and highly-competitive firm are tasked with designing a new mall, tensions flare when the lone woman on the team finds herself and her opinions dismissed by the men around her. What begins as a dispute about where to put the mall's air ducts becomes a ferocious battle of the sexes that plays out across the office. "What We're Up Against" is coming to the Keegan Theatre in Washington, D.C. [less-]

Bittersweet Family Comedy "The Last Schwartz"

at Theater J at Edlavitch DCJCC, Washington
OFFER DATES:
Sat, October 01
FULL PRICE: $64.13
OFFER PRICE: $20

In this poignant comedy from playwright Deborah Zoe Laufer, recipient of the Helen Merrill Playwriting Award, three siblings have gathered in their childhood home for the one-year anniversary of their... [more+]

In this poignant comedy from playwright Deborah Zoe Laufer, recipient of the Helen Merrill Playwriting Award, three siblings have gathered in their childhood home for the one-year anniversary of their father's death. But their return home opens up a doorway to more problems: Norma's got issues with her husband, Herb and Bonnie have baby troubles and Simon wants to be an astronaut. Over the weekend, fireworks, riotous humor and serious drama unfold and a long-held family secret is revealed. Don't miss this funny, surprising and ultimately moving story about family at Theater J at the EDCJCC. [less-]

Haunted DC History on the "Capitol Hauntings Walking Tour"

at U.S. Capitol Grounds, Washington
OFFER DATES:
Sat, October 01
Sat, October 08
Sat, October 15
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Sat, October 08
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Sat, October 29
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FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $10

By day, Capitol Hill is one of Washington, D.C.'s busiest neighborhoods, with locals, tourists and powerbrokers alike strolling the streets of this historic area. But as the sun sets, a different, eer... [more+]

By day, Capitol Hill is one of Washington, D.C.'s busiest neighborhoods, with locals, tourists and powerbrokers alike strolling the streets of this historic area. But as the sun sets, a different, eerier vibe starts to take over. Who is that shadowy sentry in front of the Supreme Court? What's the story behind the "whisper spot" in the Capitol? And why should you never step foot in Statuary Hall on New Year's Eve? You'll find out the answers to these questions and more on this decidedly unnerving -- and historical -- walk. [less-]

"Shear Madness": The Hilarious Whodunit

at The Kennedy Center - Theater Lab, Washington
OFFER DATES:
Sun, October 02
FULL PRICE: $50
OFFER PRICE: $30

Set in a local hair salon and with lines as up-to-date as the morning's news, "Shear Madness" is a hilarious whodunit with "you" as a central character. When the salon's landlady is murdered at the ou... [more+]

Set in a local hair salon and with lines as up-to-date as the morning's news, "Shear Madness" is a hilarious whodunit with "you" as a central character. When the salon's landlady is murdered at the outset, a blend of mystery and improvisational theater ensues. Audience members are called upon to match wits with the suspects and try to catch the killer at this wildly popular comedy where "shrieks of laughter night after night" can be heard at the Kennedy Center, according to the "Washington Post". [less-]

Atlas Performing Arts Center Celebrates 10 Years of Arts, Culture & Connection

at Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington
OFFER DATES:
Sun, October 02
Sat, October 15
FULL PRICE: $28 - $30
OFFER PRICE: $14 - $15

This year, Atlas Performing Arts Center toasts its tenth anniversary of serving D.C. as an historic and cultural anchor. The venue's celebratory lineup of events will transport you across the globe, n... [more+]

This year, Atlas Performing Arts Center toasts its tenth anniversary of serving D.C. as an historic and cultural anchor. The venue's celebratory lineup of events will transport you across the globe, no passport required. To kick off the season, you can take part in the theater's National Hispanic Heritage Month. Shows feature music by renowned Latin-American and Caribbean composers, intimate Latin jazz duets, as well as fiery flamenco dancing. You can also check out musical odes to America's swing era and more. [less-]

Nina's Dandy Lunch and Brunch Cruises With National Monument Views

at Nina's Dandy, Alexandria
OFFER DATES:
Sun, October 02
Fri, October 07
Sun, October 09
FULL PRICE: $50 - $60
OFFER PRICE: $35 - $42

Cruise from historic old town Alexandria, Virginia, past the stunning national monuments and museums, to Georgetown and back on this relaxing midday 2 1/2-hour sail on the Potomac. Soak up the sights ... [more+]

Cruise from historic old town Alexandria, Virginia, past the stunning national monuments and museums, to Georgetown and back on this relaxing midday 2 1/2-hour sail on the Potomac. Soak up the sights on this narrated tour, including Washington's famous cherry blossom trees -- a gift from Japan in 1912 -- and the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials. Along the way, enjoy a three-course lunch with salad, entree and dessert served at your table. Or, set out for a champagne brunch cruise on Sunday, and you'll find a buffet filled with a variety of breakfast and lunch treats. [less-]

Enjoy a Relaxing Daytime Cruise Along the Potomac River

at Washington Marina-National Ferry Corporation , Washington
OFFER DATES:
Sun, October 02
Fri, October 07
Sun, October 09
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Fri, October 07
Sun, October 09
Fri, October 14
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Fri, October 21
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FULL PRICE: $35
OFFER PRICE: $5 - $17.50

National Ferry Corporation provides a 50-minute getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. Enjoy the fresh air and stunning views of Washington, D.C.'s famous monuments from the Potomac River. On... [more+]

National Ferry Corporation provides a 50-minute getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. Enjoy the fresh air and stunning views of Washington, D.C.'s famous monuments from the Potomac River. On this outing, you'll pass the Washington Monument, Roosevelt Hall, Titanic Memorial and more, all accompanied by fun facts about the history of our nation's capitol. And if you find yourself hungry or thirsty, there's a full bar and snacks available for purchase on the climate-controlled interior decks. [less-]

International Spy Museum: Enter the World of Secret Agents

at International Spy Museum, Washington
OFFER DATES:
Sun, October 02
Mon, October 03
Tue, October 04
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FULL PRICE: $23.21
OFFER PRICE: $13

From real-life spy gadgets to the stories behind the coolest secret agents in movies, the International Spy Museum is the first and only public museum in the United States dedicated solely to the worl... [more+]

From real-life spy gadgets to the stories behind the coolest secret agents in movies, the International Spy Museum is the first and only public museum in the United States dedicated solely to the world of espionage. Upon arrival, you'll be given a secret identity, which you'll use to test your spy skills throughout the experience. Then, you'll explore a series of themed rooms, where you'll hear historic tales, examine artifacts and participate in activities. Get ready for exhibits like "Spies Among Us", which focuses on WWII-era German and Russian spy rings, and "Exquisitely Evil", a tribute to the villains of cinema's most famous spy -- James Bond. "Exquisitely Evil" features more than 100 film artifacts from both old and new Bond movies, plus interactive exhibits that allow you to take over the controls of a villain's lair, brave the depths of a virtual shark tank, play spy vs. spy with other visitors, disarm a missile before time runs out and more. [less-]

Staceyann Chin Recalls Her Quest to Become Pregnant in "MotherStruck!"

at Studio Theatre - Milton Theatre, Washington
OFFER DATES:
Sun, October 02
Thu, October 06
Fri, October 07
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Thu, October 06
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FULL PRICE: $49 - $54
OFFER PRICE: $24 - $34

In "MotherStruck!", acclaimed spoken-word poet Staceyann Chin shares her unusual personal journey to motherhood as a single woman, lesbian and activist without health insurance or a "serious, stable f... [more+]

In "MotherStruck!", acclaimed spoken-word poet Staceyann Chin shares her unusual personal journey to motherhood as a single woman, lesbian and activist without health insurance or a "serious, stable financial set-up." Touching and hilarious, this intimate solo show follows Chin who, as a teenager in Jamaica, had wild fears about getting pregnant. Now, as a Brooklyn lesbian in her '30s, she wants nothing more than to have a child of her own. Using her unique poetic voice, Chin explores the ways in which the maternal process changed her life forever. Don't miss her profound performance when "MotherStruck!" comes to D.C.'s Studio Theatre. [less-]

"The Gargoyle Who Ate DC": Tour the National Cathedral's Gargoyles

at Northwest Washington, D.C., Washington
OFFER DATES:
Sun, October 02
Sun, October 02
Sun, October 16
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Sun, October 02
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FULL PRICE: $30
OFFER PRICE: $15

Many of us never take the time to look up at the buildings around us, but if we did, we'd notice that some of them are sporting spectacular gargoyles. Bring your binoculars on this walking tour of Was... [more+]

Many of us never take the time to look up at the buildings around us, but if we did, we'd notice that some of them are sporting spectacular gargoyles. Bring your binoculars on this walking tour of Washington, D.C., where you'll explore the gargoyles that guard and protect the National Cathedral, as well as some of the carvings that decorate the largest church in the Washington area. Tour guide Mark was good friends with Constantine Seferlis, one of the stone carvers who created more than 100 of the monsters, saints, dogs, birds and other creatures featured on the building. One carver's notorious hot temper even led to his likeness being portrayed as a devil whose head explodes in a mushroom cloud. [less-]

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