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  • DC Shorts Film Festival

    September 18 AT 12:00 PM

    September 11 - 21. With its recent dubbing as “Coolest Short Film Festival” by MovieMaker Magazine, and recognition as one of the largest short film events on the East Coast, DC Shorts Film Festival heads into its 11th year with intent on becoming an industry player. Out of the 1400 submissions, the event will screen 135 films from 25 countries, all selected by 100 volunteer reviewers. The 11-day event will include film screenings, Q&As, filmmaker workshops and parties in five different locations throughout DC and Fairfax, VA, as well as online, through the DC Shorts Online Film Festival (Powered by Vimeo).

  • Cirque Du Soleil: Amaluna

    September 18 AT 7:00 PM - National Harbor

    NATIONAL HARBOR, MD. Sept 4 - 21. Amaluna invites you to a mysterious island ruled by goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. Their queen, Prospera, directs her daughter's coming-of-age ceremony in a rite that honours femininity, renewal, rebirth and balance which marks the passing of these insights and values from one generation to the next. In the wake of a storm caused by Prospera, a group of young men seek refuge on the island, triggering an epic, emotional story of love between Prospera's daughter and a brave young suitor.

  • Belleville

    September 18 AT 7:00 PM - Studio Theatre

    NW, DC. Sept. 3 - Oct. 12. Belleville unmasks the seemingly perfect marriage and Parisian life of expats Abby and Zack, anatomizing the consequences of deceptions small and large and the terrifying, profound unknowability of our closest relationships.

  • The Shoplifters

    September 18 AT 7:00 PM - Arena Stage

    SW, DC. Sept. 5 - Oct. 19. Meet Alma, a career shoplifter who prefers the “five-finger discount” over some lousy senior citizen deal, whose elaborate life of petty crime is halted by an overzealous rookie security guard and his affable mentor who's seen it all.

  • Metamorphosis

    September 18 AT 7:00 PM - Woolly Mammoth

    NW, DC. Sept. 10 - 21. New Music-Theatre presents a dark and comical interpretation of Franz Kafka's iconic work through the lens of this season's theme, The Outsider's Outsider. Kafka, the son of a German-speaking, Jewish family living as outsiders in Czech-speaking Prague, imaginatively creates an alter-ego figure, Gregor, also the son of a dogmatic father and otherwise claustrophobic family, who inexplicably wakes up to find himself transformed into a giant insect, and is further ostracized as an outsider living in the midst of his family.

  • Local Brews Local Grooves

    September 19 AT 6:30 PM

    SILVER SPRING, MD The Fillmore Silver Spring is teaming up with On Tap Magazine to present Local Brews Local Grooves on Friday, September 19th, 2014. This event will feature upwards of 20 beer tastings from 9 area breweries including Baying Hound Ales, Brewer's Art, DC Brau, Old Dominion, Flying Dog, Fordham, Port City, Pub Dog and Union Craft. Music will be provided by local bands PASADENA, Bumpin' Uglies, Billy Lyve, Mr. Mighty I, Knolly Moles, Higher Education and more.

  • Memphis The Musical

    September 19 AT 7:00 PM - Toby’s Dinner Theater

    COLUMBIA. MD. Sept. 5 - Nov. 9. From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes a hot new Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, MEMPHIS is about a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. Filled with laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock 'n' roll!

  • Fool For Love

    September 19 AT 7:00 PM - Round House Theatre

    BETHESDA, MD. Sept 3 - 27. From Sam Shepard, one of America’s most renowned playwrights, comes this explosive tale of love, hate, and the dying myths of the Old West. May’s hiding out at a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert when Eddie, her longtime on-again/off-again lover, shows up. Dark secrets are revealed during a night of gripping jealousy, brutal betrayal, and the deepest kind of love. Producing Artistic Director Ryan Rilette directs a powerhouse cast in this revival of one of the great American plays of the 20th century.

  • The Wailin' Jennys

    September 19 AT 7:30 PM - The Birchmere

    It may be easy to think of The Wailin' Jennys as a Canadian incarnation of Pistol Annies; brunettes with less sass, but all the fire and spirit. The bluegrass/country vocal trio has been burning up American airwaves thanks to multiple appearances on A Prairie Home Companion, bringing a mixture of heavenly harmonies and fiery personalities. Take any chance you get to see these bluegrass balladeers in person.

  • Jane Monheit

    September 19 AT 8:00 PM - Blues Alley

    As a celebrated voice in the Jazz world, Jane Monheit is using her talents to spotlight the works of one of early Jazz and film's iconic voices; Judy Garland. While we all know "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Ms. Monheit wants to share with audiences what happens beyond the rainbow, as she showcases the best of Ms. Garland's work in her musical program "Hello Bluebird: The Jazz of Judy Garland."

  • Arlington Festival of the Arts

    September 20 AT 10:00 AM

    CLARENDON, VA. More than 150 of the finest artists in country will converge upon Highland Street in Clarendon for a two-day juried outdoor gallery style art exhibit. A wide variety of original artwork will be on display and for sale with prices set to suit all budgets.

  • District Oktoberfest

    September 20 AT 12:00 PM

    NW, DC Take the metro to Chinatown and end up in Germany1 Enjoy 8 different Oktoberfest beers at 8 different venues in Chinatown.. Each beer is a 12-ounce serving size. You also receive: - special prices on food and liquor pairings - no cover at any venue - the most fun you can legally have in one day!

  • H Street Festival

    September 20 AT 12:00 PM

    NE, DC The H Street Festival is expanding again this year with more restaurants, vendors, music, and fun! The annual street festival showcases the unique qualities of this vibrant Washington, DC community.

  • Wiener 500 Dachshund Dash

    September 20 AT 1:00 PM

    Don't miss DC's one-of-a-kind Oktoberfest celebration! See the pint size racers take to the track and witness history in the making & and enjoy beer, food & music! The event is FREE to attend, but racers must register with a $20 donation.

  • Beer, Bourbon, BBQ Festival

    September 20 AT 4:46 PM

    TYSONS CORNER, VA Join us at the festival for a great day of beer sippin', bourbon tastin', music listenin', cigar smokin', and barbeque eatin'. Your admission buys you a sampling glass so you can enjoy an ALL-YOU-CARE –TO-TASTE sampling of beer and bourbon. Some of the best barbeque vendors are on-site if you get hungry all while enjoying seminars in the tasting theater and LIVE music all day.

  • Brad Paisley

    September 20 AT 7:00 PM - Jiffy Lube Live

    Brad Paisley has been producing Country chart toppers and touring American relentlessly for over 15 years and doesn't plan on stopping. With his tenth album Moonshine in the Trunk just released he'll have a plethora of songs old and new to bring a little southern class to Jiffy Lube Live. Help say goodbye to summer with is mix of cowboy sing-along and honky-tonk hootenanny.

  • Chris D’Elia

    September 20 AT 7:30 PM - Lisner Auditorium

    NW, DC. Chris D'Elia is becoming one of the most sought after young comedians and actors in the comedy world. Recently named one of Variety's "Top 10 Comics to Watch," D'Elia can be seen in NBC's multi-camera comedy "Whitney" opposite Whitney Cummings. He plays Alex, an easy going, smart guy who sold his internet company and is happily unmarried to his longtime girlfriend.

  • Game Day Block Party

    September 21 AT 11:00 AM

    Join us for a Game Day Watch Party at Rhode Island Row. We’ll watch as the Redskins take on their division rivals the Eagles on a 16ft outdoor screen. Enjoy beer, wine and food from Carolina Kitchen while cheering on our team! Play tailgate games, stop by for face painting and balloon twisting and enjoy some good ole football fun! Win some Redskin swag! Raffle tickets are available for purchase, benefitting the Redskins Charitable Foundation.

  • The Festical at the Fairgrounds

    September 21 AT 11:02 AM

    Come one, come all - step right up and have a ball (literally). Ladies and gentlemen, spectators of all drinking ages...behold the Festicle. Prepare to be shocked and amazed, mystified and spellbound, entranced and bewitched by an array of outrageously peculiar entertainment! We invite you to enjoy the bounty of our cup, the excess and abnormality of our culinary offerings, and musical and visual spectacles of epic proportions! This will be the launch of Spike Mendelsohn's Spike'd Events, serving elevated carnival food to the masses. Spike will also be competing against Maple Ave's Tim Ma and Toki Underground's Erik Bruner-Yang in a testicle cook off.

  • Coheed & Cambria

    September 23 AT 8:00 PM - The Fillmore Silver Spring

    Coheed and Cambria is one of the most visionary and imaginative bands in music today. The prog rock band combine flavors of metal, indie rock, funk, and acoustic rock into their melodic tunes and uses their lyrics to tell their own science fiction epic. With seven albums under their belts, Coheed and Cambira have proved their staying power in rock. Recommended for those looking for a great change of musical pace, and for some incredible and imaginative storytelling.

  • District Improv

    September 24 AT 5:00 PM

    DC. Sept. 24 - 27. This festival will feature an exciting array of workshops taught by experienced instructors from participating troupes. This year, the festival will feature a headlining performance by the premier improv duo in the country: TJ and Dave.

  • The Black Keys

    September 25 AT 8:00 PM - Verizon Center

    The Black Keys is one of the biggest bands on the planet right now. The duo's latest LP, Turn Blue, saw the Ohio born Auerbach and Carney give their thundering blues/garage rock a psychedelic flair, bringing their music to new, mind-altering heights. With Cage the Elephant opening, it will be a night of foot-stomping blues and full-force rock and roll.

  • Hard Swimmin' Fish

    September 26 AT 7:00 PM - New Deal Cafe

    Hard Swimmin' Fish is a blues quartet that has been honing their unique sound for over twenty years. These dudes play a range of styles covering the country blues of Mississippi and The Piedmont, the urban blues of Chicago, and funk infused varieties with roots in New Orleans' second line.

  • Das Best Oktoberfest

    September 27 AT 12:00 PM

    SE, DC The annual Das Best Oktoberfest is back with a new location at the DC Armory. all-you-care-to-taste, over 150 beers, wines, schnapps, live music stage with oompah bands and more!

  • Cady’s Alley Oktoberfest

    September 27 AT 12:00 PM

    NW, DC. Following a tradition that started in the early 1880s in Munich, Germany, Georgetown proprietors EastBanc, Inc and Jamestown are embracing back-to-school fall festivities by spearheading a weekend-long Oktoberfest celebration in Cady’s Alley. On Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28 from 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m., the Cady’s Alley corridor will transform itself into a bona fide German Oktoberfest funfair with Bavarian food provided by Kafe Leopold, a soft pretzel cart, a two-story Central Beer Hall featuring authentic seasonal German brews, Alpine music and a Fun Zone filled with games and attractions.

  • Aziz Ansari: Modern Romance

    September 27 AT 8:00 PM - Verizon Center

    NW, DC. Ansari has a knack for reading his audiences and tailoring his bits accordingly, making every night on tour a unique experience that's as full of surprises as it is laughs. For the Modern Romance Tour 2014 Ansari has set his sights on the state of dating in the digital age, taking aim at everything from texting to Twitter in a hilarious send-up fans won't want to miss.

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  • Lane 8

    September 27 AT 10:00 PM - U Street Music Hall

    Lane 8, a young house DJ originally from Leipzig, has been blowing up Soundcloud with his atmospheric, colorful remixes and compositions. Lane 8 brings an effervescent touch to his strikingly dynamic numbers; light and darkness fight a constant war of domination across his work. At U Street, his DJ will bring the floor to new heights and this young artist all the more acclaim.

  • Clarendon Day 2014

    September 27 AT 11:00 PM

    ARLINGTON, VA The 17th Annual Clarendon Day has a more of everything in 2014! In the morning, runners of all ages can participate in the Pacer’s 10k/5k/Kids Dash. When the Clarendon Festival starts at 11am, Music and Dance Lovers can listen to great bands all day for free on our Five Stages each with its own Headline Artists and supporting local cast of bands and troupes!