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  • Man of La Mancha

    April 1 AT 8:00 PM - Shakespeare Theatre

    NW, DC. A story of hope and idealism rises from the darkness and despair of a prison cell in Man of La Mancha, carried aloft by some of the most familiar and moving songs of the American theatre. As Miguel de Cervantes presents his tale of knight errant Don Quixote, his journey comes alive in a play-within-the-play, featuring loyal friends, troubled maidens, giant monsters and brave knights.

  • Ladies Night on Stage

    April 2 AT 8:00 PM - The Tortoise and Hare Bar and Grill

    ARLINGTON, VA. The Tortoise & Hare Bar and Grill hosts Ladies Night on Stage every Thursday night. The night is hosted by Cathy DiToro and Connie Chen, and focuses on female musicians playing. Sometimes the shows are single female performers, and other times a female fronted band. Specials for drinks only sweeten the deal with $4 Angry Orchard and Blue Moon drafts, $4 house wine and $5 rail drinks. Check out the Ladies Night on Stage Facebook page for updates on the weekly show.

  • Line Dancing Lessons and Karaoke

    April 3 AT 7:45 PM - Nick's Night Club

    ALEXANDRIA, VA. Nick’s Night Club offers country line dancing lessons every Tuesday for free, and every Friday and Saturday for $5.00 per person at 7:45 p.m. This dance style is fun, upbeat, and doesn't require a dance partner, making it perfect for girls night out. After your lesson, feel free to stick around for karaoke in the back room, and show off your new dancing skills.

  • Rose Jaffe's Women in Color

    April 4 AT 6:00 PM - The Fridge

    SE, DC. Celebrate DC-native Rose Jaffe all through the month of April at The Fridge in DC with Women in Color. Jaffe’s art focuses on themes of social justice and women’s empowerment, and uses colors in unexpected ways. Jaffe says “This show aims to redefine color away from our skin tone. I look into our bodies, our energy, our movements, emotion and thoughts.” The opening reception is Saturday, April 4 from 6-10 p.m. There will be an artist talk with Jaffe on Saturday, April 11 from 2-3 p.m., and the closing reception is Sunday, April 26 from 3-6 p.m.

  • Murder Ballad

    April 15 AT 8:00 PM

    NW, DC. Sara’s life is perfect—Upper West Side husband, daughter, and life—until her irresistible past blows back into her life in the form of an old flame, a dangerous passion, and a love triangle headed for ignition. Staged cabaret-style in Stage 4 with full bar service before and after the performance, Murder Ballad puts the audience in the middle of its action for a full immersive experience.

  • Film Fest DC

    April 16 AT 12:00 PM - Washington, DC

    VARIOUS LOCATIONS, DC. As Washington’s oldest and largest film festival, Filmfest DC will showcase a diverse range of entertaining and thought-provoking films from around the globe, representing a variety of voices and perspectives. This year, the festival will assemble an exceptional program of films including features, documentaries, comedies, shorts and award winners for Washington residents and visitors.

  • Bluegrass, Brew & BBQ Fest

    April 18 AT 11:00 AM - Mount Airy, MD

    Mount Airy, MD. Sample 2 of the featured Red Shedman Beers and try and buy beers from four other local breweries. Listen to live music from six different local bands.

  • SneakerCon

    April 18 AT 12:00 PM - DC Armory

    SE, DC. Are you ready for Sneaker Con? The world’s biggest sneaker show is making its way back to the DC, Maryland Virginia area for another massive gathering of sneakers and sneakerheads. Over 200 of the top sneaker, apparel and accessories vendors will be in place for the show. So mark it off on your calendar and start planning for the largest selection of kicks available under one roof.

  • Celebrate Earth Day with Great Lakes and Casey Trees!

    April 18 AT 1:00 PM - Bier Baron

    NW, DC: This April and May, Great Lakes Brewing Co. is partnering with non-profit environmental organizations to get their hands dirty and do their part in spreading good vibes. Join Great Lakes and Casey Trees for a special tree planting project in historic Dumbarton Oaks Park. Celebrate the park’s 75th anniversary by helping plant 75 trees then enjoy lunch, Live music and GLBC beers at a special after party from 1-4pm at Bier Baron.

  • Martin Sexton

    April 18 AT 6:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. Martin Sexton's newest album Mix Tape of the Open Road is, as the name suggests, perfect for road trips. Rolling Stone has said that Sexton's voice is "soul marinated". He will be playing hits from this new album, as well as old favorites.

  • The Mowgli's

    April 18 AT 7:00 PM - U Street Music Hall

    NW, DC. The Mowgli's with Fences and Hippo Campus is coming to U Street Music Hall on Saturday, April 18th. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $17. #MowglisUHall

  • Randy Rogers Band

    April 18 AT 10:30 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC Randy Rogers Band is a country music band with singles such as "Trouble Knows my Name" and "In my Arms Instead". Doors open at 10:30 p.m. and tickets are $30.

  • Boil on the Bayou with Abita

    April 19 AT 12:00 PM - Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

    NW, DC: Join Abita at Pearl Dive for the Boil on the Bayou. A traditional crawfish boil with crawfish hushpuppies, pork rolls, suckling pig, oysters and dessert. $90 gets you all you can eat + all you can drink Abita, wine & hurricanes. 12-5pm, $55 for all you can eat, $90 for all you can eat and drink.

  • Austrian Takeover Night

    April 19 AT 5:00 PM - Trummer's on Main

    CLIFTON, VA. Join us as Austria takes over the restaurant for a unique and fun evening of fabulous wine, food and Gemütlichkeit (a state of warmth and friendliness)! Get your "Passport" stamped at all regions of Austria to get a discount on any wine bottles purchased that evening. Passed hors d'oeuvres will be served while you meet with the winemakers during the cocktail party. Head to the dining room afterwards for a Five-Course Austrian Dinner paired with Austrian wines. Cocktail party - $45; with dinner- $135

  • Rick Springfield

    April 19 AT 6:30 PM - The Lincoln Theatre

    NW, DC. For all of his accomplishments as an actor, best-selling author, and documentary subject, Rick Springfield’s first love has always been music, a passion he’s harbored since first picking up the guitar at the age of 12 in his native Australia. With 25 million records sold, 17 top-40 hits, including Don’t Talk to Strangers, An Affair of the Heart, I've Done Everything for You, Love Somebody and Human Touch, as well as a 1981 Grammy® for Best Male Rock Vocal for his No. 1 hit single “Jessie’s Girl,” Springfield shows no signs of slowing down. His "Stripped Down" tour is causing a stir all over the globe.

  • Manic Street Preachers

    April 20 AT 7:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. Manic Street Preachers are a Welsh alternative rock band, formed in 1986 in Blackwood and consisting of James Dean Bradfield (lead vocals, lead guitar), Nicky Wire (bass guitar, lyrics) and Sean Moore (drums). 7:00pm Doors $25 #ManicSP930

  • Widespread Panic Pre Game & Post Game with Starr Hill & Filibuster Distillery

    April 21 AT 3:00 PM - Chef Geoff’s DC

    NW, DC: Head to Chef Geoff’s to celebrate the arrival of Widespread Panic in DC! Starr Hill will be doing a pregame and postgame for both the Tuesday and Wednesday shows. They will be joined by Filibuster Bourbon, so come grab drink specials featuring the Grateful Pale Ale and Filibuster’s delicious bourbon. 3pm-showtime, end of show-1am. No cover.

  • Hurray For The Riff Raff

    April 21 AT 7:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC Hurray for the Riff Raff released the newest album Small Town Heroes in February of 2014 and delves into American Folk music like never before. Tickets are $20.

  • Wine Class

    April 21 AT 7:00 PM - Vinoteca

    NW, DC. Vinoteca’s Spring Wine Class Series will take place in the restaurant's cozy upstairs lounge. Each class costs $45 and will explore and pour 5 to 6 different wines, and also include food pairings from Executive Chef Lonnie Zoeller as well as a $5 Vinoteca gift card. This class will feature The Softer Side of Red Part 2 of their "Season of Transition" wine class, Vinoteca will showcase red wines that won't overwhelm the palate as the temperatures rise.

  • Trampled By Turtles

    April 22 AT 7:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. All Good Presents…Trampled by Turtles w/ Web of Sunsets. Trampled By Turtles formed in 2003 in Duluth, Minnesota. From their beginnings on the Midwestern festival circuit, they have reached new heights with each album. The release of 2012’s Stars And Satellites saw the band play to more fans than ever, sell close to 100,000 albums, make their first national television appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman, and have their first concert feature, Live at First Avenue, broadcast on Palladia. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Tickets are only $28. #TBT930

  • The Canopy Awards

    April 23 AT 6:30 PM - Dock 5 @ Union Market

    NE, DC. The Canopy Awards is Casey Trees’ annual extravaganza, held every Arbor Day Eve, where we pay tribute to the accomplishments of those working to boost and protect D.C.’s tree canopy and raise awareness of the importance of trees. It’s also about having fun and saying thanks. Tickets are $50.

  • Footwerk

    April 23 AT 7:00 PM - U Street Music Hall

    NW, DC. Footwerk is a high-intensity band that delivers energy-filled performaces, within a combination of rock, soul, hip hop, and R&B. 7:00pm Doors $15 #FootwerkUHall

  • Kodaline

    April 23 AT 7:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC Out of Dublin Ireland, the rock band Kodaline is coming to the DC area. They are currently working on their new album "Coming Up for Air". Tickets are $25.

  • The Huntertones

    April 23 AT 7:00 PM - Bayou

    NW, DC. The Brooklyn-based band, Huntertones, is a unique voice in the world of genre-defying music. What started in 2010 as a six-piece instrumental group in Columbus, Ohio (DW6) has become an innovative ensemble propelled by the original music and adventurous arranging of Chris Ott, Dan White, and Jon Lampley. Their heavy horn-driven compositions meld jazz, funk, soul, hip hop, gospel, R&B, and rock to produce a signature sound that resonates with all types of audiences. The band’s mission is simple: create live music on real instruments that will often make you think and always make you move.

  • Bard in the Yards

    April 24 AT 7:30 PM - Yards Park

    SE, DC. The Capitol Riverfront BID and Folger Shakespeare Library celebrate Shakespeare's 450th Birthday with three of Hollywood's best takes on his plays. Friday enjoy Much Ado About Nothing, Saturday, Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet and Sunday The Taming of the Shrew. Films begin at sundown, between 7:30 and 8:00 pm each night, featuring players from the Folger Shakespeare troupe in special pre-show performances!

  • They Might Be Giants

    April 24 AT 8:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. Formed in 1982, They Might Be Giants are themselves giants of a sort in the pantheon of alternative-indie-college rock (or whatever you wanna call it). Emerging out of NYC’s East Village performance scene with a singular take on art-pop, the dynamic duo of John Flansburgh and John Linnell would break big at the dawn of the 1990’s with their platinum LP Flood, one of the most beloved “alternative rock” albums of all time. 8:00pm Doors $30 #TMBG930  *This event is ages 14+

  • MS Walk 2015

    April 25 AT 7:00 AM - The Yards Park

    SE, DC. Walk MS is a 5K walk that connects people living with MS and those who care about them. When you participate in this community event, the funds you raise give hope to the more than 2.3 million people living with MS worldwide. We’ve been walking since 1988 and to date have raised more than $870 million to support life changing programs and cutting-edge research.

  • Great Grapes Food and Wine Festival

    April 25 AT 12:00 PM

    TYSONS, VA Great Grapes! is Northern Virginia’s premier casual wine tasting with HUNDREDS of wines available for sampling. Take your souvenir tasting glass as you enter the festival and stroll from tent to tent and table to table tasting and sampling the rich Heritage of Virginia vines. As you sip and savor the afternoon, relax in the beautiful setting of the Lerner Town Square at Tysons II.

  • Tysons Wine and Food Festival

    April 25 AT 12:00 PM - Lerner Town Square of Tysons

    TYSONS, VA. Enjoy premier casual wine tasting with hundreds of wines available for sampling. Take your souvenir tasting glass as you enter the festival and stroll from tent to tent and table to table tasting and sampling the rich Heritage of Virginia vines. As you sip and savor the afternoon, relax in the beautiful setting and enjoy some good food.

  • Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival Benefiting Living Classrooms Foundation

    April 25 AT 12:36 PM - Kingman Island Located on the Anacostia River

    The Sixth Annual Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival features two main stages of bluegrass and Americana music with co-headliners Cabinet and Larry Keel Experience and more. The festival will celebrate local music, food, and culture as well as the revitalization of the Anacostia River, while supporting hands-on education programming provided by Living Classrooms on Kingman Island.

  • Hunt DC 2015

    April 25 AT 1:00 PM

    NW, DC Scurry around our Nations Capital on a hunt for forgotten places, off the wall items, and little known facts!

  • Iration

    April 25 AT 5:30 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. Iration , Stick Figure, and Hours Eastly will be performing their most recent hits, along with several favorites. Doors 5:30pm (early show) $25 #Iration930

  • Julie Andrews at Strathmore Gala

    April 25 AT 5:30 PM - Strathmore Theatre

    NORTH BETHESDA, MD. Gala guests will begin the evening with cocktails, followed by a sumptuous dinner, program with Julie Andrews and an after party with Big Ray and the Kool Kats. An Evening with Julie Andrews will include a Q&A with the audience and discussion moderated by Washington Post Theater Critic Peter Marks. Tickets for the concert are $65-$175, tickets for the dinner package start at $600.

  • Smallpools

    April 25 AT 6:00 PM - U Street Music Hall

    NW, DC. Right now things are moving quickly for Smallpools. After "Dreaming" was unleashed on the Internet, the band was happily shocked to see the song shoot to #1 on Hype Machine and rack up over 100k in streams (and a small avalanche of blog attention) less than seven days after the song was released. Just eight months after they first experimented with making music together, the foursome behind Smallpools found themselves signing a major record deal with RCA, abandoning their day jobs and preparing to hit the road—the novelty of which is not lost on any of them.

  • Duke Dumont

    April 25 AT 10:30 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. Come out and see Duke Dumont and Will Eastman for the late show. Tickets are $20. #DukeD930

  • Capitol City Brewing Spring Beer Festival

    April 26 AT 12:00 PM - The Village at Shirlington

    Arlington, VA: Cap City is gearing up for its 2nd Annual Mid-Atlantic Spring Beer Festival! There will be 35+ local breweries, local food vendors and live DJs. A $30 ticket includes entry, a tasting glass and 10 drink tickets. Additional drink tickets are $1 each and the event is free to non-drinkers and children. 12-7pm, rain or shine, $30/free.

  • Houndmouth

    April 26 AT 7:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC Houndmouth's songs emerge with a loose swing, anchored by a sturdy rhythm and a cagey melodic sensibility. It's fun and dark at the same time. Tickets are $20.

  • 20 Beers for 20 Years of Heavy Seas!

    April 29 AT 6:00 PM - Churchkey

    NW, DC: Join the Heavy Seas crew at Churchkey for a special tap & cask event in celebration of their 20th year of brewing. 20 different Heavy Seas beers will be featured including f5 casks and multiple limited release brews. 6-11pm, free admission.

  • Purity Ring

    April 29 AT 6:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. The first show sold out, so Purity Ring added a second show along with Braids and Born Gold.Tickets are $25. #PurityRing930

  • Toro Y Moi

    April 29 AT 7:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. Chaz Bundick has proven himself to be not just a prolific musician, but a diverse one as well, letting each successive release broaden the scope of the Toro Y Moi oeuvre. The funky psych-pop of 2011’s Underneath the Pine evinced an artist who could create similar atmospheres even without the aid of source material and drum machines. His Freaking Out EP, a handful of singles and remixes, and a retrospective box-set plot points all along the producer/songwriter spectrum in which he’s worked since his debut, and Anything In Return is another exciting offering that shows he’s still not ready to settle into any one genre. 7:00pm Doors $25 #ToroYM930

  • The Wombats

    April 30 AT 7:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. Within the butterfly-breaking cogs of the music industry, big numbers can bring big problems. And The Wombats’ numbers got big, fast. A platinum album with their 2007 debut ‘Guide To Love, Loss And Desperation’. Over 300,000 combined sales of their indie dancefloor smashes ‘Kill The Director’, ‘Let’s Dance To Joy Division’ (winner of the 2008 NME Award for Best Dancefloor Filler), ‘Backfire At The... Disco’ and ‘Moving To New York’. A two year tour during which Liverpool’s biggest exports in a decade played to well over a million people, culminating in a massive homecoming Liverpool Arena show for 10,000 ecstatic local fans of their dark yet exuberant and infectious alt.pop. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Tickets are only $20. #Wombats930

  • Shy Girls

    April 30 AT 7:00 PM - U Street Music Hall

    NW, DC Shy Girls is coming to DC with Young Ejecta for a night of powerful vocals and a dark edge. Tickets are $15.