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Born Yesterday

Fords Theater Until Oct 21, 2018

Garson Kanin's 1946 play is as relevant as ever

Born Yesterday, Fords Theater, Washington

A New York entrepreneur heads to D.C for a spot of bribery in support of his business interests alongside his trophy mistress and former showgirl Billie Dawn. When he decides it is Billie's, not his, ignorance...

Prices from: $135

Little Shop of Horrors

Eisenhower Theater Oct 24 - 28, 2018

Josh Radnor, James Monroe Iglehart and Megan Hilty all star!

Little Shop of Horrors, Eisenhower Theater, Washington

Enshrined in both Off-Broadway and silver screen legend, cult-classic musical Little Shop Of Horrors fuses black comedy with Alan Menken's musical genius, drawing audiences into a deliciously twisted universe...

Prices from: $155

Anastasia

Kennedy Center Opera House Oct 30 - Nov 25, 2018

Don't miss the brand new Broadway classic Anastasia, based on the beloved animated film

Anastasia, Kennedy Center Opera House, Washington
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Take an incredible journey to the past as the critically acclaimed, Tony-winning Broadway production Anastasia heads on tour for a strictly limited engagement as part of the brand new 2018/19 theater...

Prices from: $75

Beetlejuice

National Theater Until Nov 18, 2018

The iconic cult classic is coming back... as a musical!

Beetlejuice, National Theater, Washington

Fans of cult classic Beetlejuice rejoice! The hit 80s movie is returning this year as a brand new stage musical! Directed Alex Timbers, the new stage adaptation will receive a brand new book by Anthony...

Prices from: $45

The Comedy of Errors

Lansburgh Theatre Until Oct 28, 2018

The frothy, farcical favorite returns!

The Comedy of Errors, Lansburgh Theatre, Washington

A firm favorite of Shakespeare's oeuvre, The Comedy of Errors is a colorful confection of chaos full of witty wordplay, frothy farce, and irresistible anarchy. Returning courtesy of the Shakespeare Theatre...

Prices from: $145

Capitol Steps

Ronald Reagan Building And International Trade Center Until Nov 30, 2018

Putting the MOCK into democracy since 1981!

Capitol Steps, Ronald Reagan Building And International Trade Center, Washington

Another audience favorite, Capitol Steps is a troupe of current and former Congressional staffers who perform a political musical satire and keep you laughing about events and personalities on Capitol...

Prices from: $55

National Symphony Orchestra - Andrew Bird

Kennedy Center Concert Hall Oct 26, 2018

Andrew Bird performs with the National Symphony Orchestra as part of his latest tour

National Symphony Orchestra Andrew Bird, Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington

In an age of auto-tune and trend chasing, few artists break defy convention and march to the beat of their own drum (quite literally). Andrew Bird is a rare ornithological specimen in that case, having...

Prices from: $50

San Francisco Ballet - Works By Liang, Marston, and Peck

Kennedy Center Opera House Oct 25 - 27, 2018

The west coast premiere of a trio of Unbound Festival works by Edwaard Liang, Cathy Marston and Justin Peck

San Francisco Ballet Works By Liang Marston and Peck, Kennedy Center Opera House, Washington

The world renowned San Francisco Ballet brings two dynamic west coast premieres to the Kennedy Center Opera House this fall, showcasing the work of choreographers on the frontlines of groundbreaking modern...

Prices from: $45

San Francisco Ballet - Works By Mcintyre, Wheeldon, and Dawson

Kennedy Center Opera House Oct 23 - 28, 2018

The west coast premiere of a trio of Unbound Festival works by Trey McIntyre, Christopher Wheeldon and David Dawson

San Francisco Ballet Works By Mcintyre Wheeldon and Dawson, Kennedy Center Opera House, Washington

Joining forces with the Kenned Center Opera House Orchestra, the San Francisco Ballet showcases two new west coast premieres at the Opera House this fall, showcasing the work of boundary pushing choreographers...

Prices from: $50

Washington National Opera - La Traviata

Kennedy Center Opera House Until Oct 21, 2018

Verdi's tragic masterpiece kicks off the Washington National Operas 2018/19 season

Washington National Opera La Traviata, Kennedy Center Opera House, Washington

The Washington National Opera inaugurates their 2018/19 season with the soul-stirring, well known arias and passionate tragedy of Verdi's most popular opera, La Traviata. First performed in Venice in 1853,...

Prices from: $140

Twenty One Pilots

Verizon Center Oct 31, 2018

Twenty One Pilots head out on their Bandito Tour!

Twenty One Pilots, Verizon Center, Washington

Twenty One Pilots are the Ohio duo Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun who formed whilst at college and began to put out their own records before being signed by Pete Wentz' Fueled By Ramen label in 2013. Since...

Prices from: $70

Trevor Noah

DAR Constitution Hall Until Oct 27, 2018

The irrepressible charmer heads back on tour for 2019!

Trevor Noah, DAR Constitution Hall, Washington
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Trevor Noah is back for 2019 with a brand new tour, Loud & Clear. Expect his usual sharp wit and intelligent commentary interlaced with his unmistakable charm. Covering a range of topics from politics...

Prices from: $70

Ebi

Warner Theater Oct 20, 2018

Ebi sets off on his final tour: 50 Ebi World Tour!

Ebi, Warner Theater, Washington

The legendary Ebrahim Hamedi, best know as Ebi to his millions of fans across the world, is returning for his final tour called '50 Ebi World Tour'. This could be your last chance to see Ebi live so make...

Prices from: $90

Jake Shears

9:30 Club Oct 31, 2018

Scissor Sisters frontman, Jake Shears heads out on his debut solo tour!

Jake Shears, 930 Club, Washington

After recently kicking off his Kinky Boots from Broadway, former Scissor Sisters main man Jake Shears is hitting the road with his self-titled debut solo album! Still keeping the disco sound we all fell...

Prices from: $35

Lindsey Buckingham

Warner Theater Until Oct 19, 2018

Lindsey Buckingham hits the road solo, with his Solo Anthology - The Best of Lindsey Buckingham

Lindsey Buckingham, Warner Theater, Washington

Buckingham is arguably the principal creative force behind Fleetwood Mac. Rolling Stone magazine has described Lindsey Buckingham as one of the most undervalued visionaries in rock. This year sees him...

Prices from: $10

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds

The Anthem Oct 25, 2018

One of indie-rock's most interesting, continually unique groups returns to North America.

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, The Anthem, Washington

With style that would make the devil jealous, the compelling Nick Cave is one of indie rock's most unique front-men. As the leader of The Bad Seeds, he cuts the figure of a doomed romantic anti-hero, delivering...

Prices from: $60

Tori Kelly

Warner Theater Oct 28, 2018

Tori Kelly heads out on her Hiding Place Tour

Tori Kelly, Warner Theater, Washington

One of the new Youtube generation of pop stars, Tori Kelly first made a name for herself by uploading original and cover songs online at the tender age of 14. At 16, she auditioned for American Idol but...

Prices from: $45

Garbage

Lincoln Theater Oct 21 - 22, 2018

Transatlantic alternative rockers Garbage live!

Garbage, Lincoln Theater, Washington

The transatlantic alternative rockers have been going strong since 1993 when they formed in Wisconsin. Comprising Scottish lead singer Shirley Manson and US-native musicians Duke Erikson, Steve Marker...

Prices from: $55

Renee Fleming

Kennedy Center Concert Hall Oct 30, 2018

The iconic soprano live!

Renee Fleming, Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington

One of the most beloved and enchanting sopranos to rule the American opera houses, Renee Fleming is a multi-talented performer whose repertoire spans across Barber, Handel, French opera, jazz and even...

Prices from: $55

Keith Sweat

The Theater at MGM National Harbor Oct 27, 2018

Multi-talented, AMA winner Keith Sweat is live

Keith Sweat, The Theater at MGM National Harbor, Washington

Multi-talented, AMA winner Keith Sweat is a man with many professions - he's a producer, an actor, a radio-show host, a singer, and a doting dad to three girls! Don't miss him when he takes time out from...

Prices from: $95

The Fab Faux

The Hamilton Oct 26 - 27, 2018

Without a doubt the most musically satisfying Beatles tribute band on the scene today!

The Fab Faux, The Hamilton, Washington

The Fab Faux are without a doubt the most musically satisfying Beatles tribute band on the scene today. The band have created a buzz among Beatles fans committing to performing live what they feel would...

Prices from: $70

Delbert McClinton

Birchmere Music Hall Oct 26, 2018

Multi-talented blues musician and songwriter

Delbert McClinton, Birchmere Music Hall, Washington

Delbert McClinton is a multi-talented American blues musician and songwriter, whose instrumental repertoire includes the guitar, piano, and harmonica. McClinton began his solo career in the 1970s and has...

Prices from: $70

Andrew Bird

Kennedy Center Concert Hall Oct 27, 2018

Catch the talented singer and violinist as he performs solo on tour

Andrew Bird, Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington

Chicagoan singer and violinist Bird embarks on a solo tour throughout the States. Taking influence from Scottish folk music bluegrass and classical music, his sound samples a myriad of different genres...

Prices from: $50

Joe Russo's Almost Dead

The Anthem Oct 20, 2018

Furthur drummer Joe Russo's ultimate Grateful Dead tribute act

Joe Russos Almost Dead, The Anthem, Washington

After the death of Jerry Garcia in 1995, a deluge of Grateful Dead cover bands rose to pay tribute to their legacy. Considering their cult status amongst fans, its easy to see why such outfits flourish,...

Prices from: $45

John Hiatt

City Winery DC Oct 24, 2018

John Hiatt & The Goners featuring Sonny Landreth!

John Hiatt, City Winery DC, Washington

John Hiatt's legacy reaches far and wide across the Great American Songwriter's landscape. The Indiana native has long been respected as one of the most respected and gifted songwriters of our time, yet...

Prices from: $145

Lauren Daigle

The Anthem Until Oct 19, 2018

The praise & worship superstar heads out on the Look Up Child Tour

Lauren Daigle, The Anthem, Washington

Born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana, Hillsong alumnus Lauren Daigle grew up absorbing the gospel, blues and cajun music of her upbringing and wound up fusing her own music with the eclectic blend of...

Prices from: $65

Tig Notaro

Lincoln Theater Oct 28, 2018

Laid back and very dry comedy from Transparent's Tig

Tig Notaro, Lincoln Theater, Washington

First gaining national recognition for her 2012 recorded album, Live, Tig is one of America's greatest Comedians. Her landmark comedy album, which was recorded a handful of days after she was diagnosed...

Prices from: $50

RuPaul's Drag Race

Lincoln Theater Oct 23, 2018

The Queens Werg the World!

RuPauls Drag Race, Lincoln Theater, Washington

Hold on to your 6-inch heels girls and boys, because the all-star queens of RuPaul's Drag Race are coming! This 2018 Queens Werq the World is their biggest yet. With Michelle Visage at the helm, this concert,...

Prices from: $85

Rupi Kaur

Lincoln Theater Oct 29 - 30, 2018

Poet Rupi Kaur Goes On Tour

Rupi Kaur, Lincoln Theater, Washington

Rupi Kaur is a modern poet with a big impact. She made her massive poetry debut with her book Milk and Honey which went on to be an epic New York Times number one bestseller. Her work beautifully explores...

Prices from: $60

Shear Madness

Kennedy Center Theater Lab Until Nov 25, 2018

Going strong for three decades

Shear Madness, Kennedy Center Theater Lab, Washington

An American theatre institution, Shear Madness is the longest running non-musical show in American history. It's been running in Boston at the Charles Playhouse for over 30 years, and has enjoyed hugely...

Prices from: $70

Billy Elliot the Musical

Signature Theater Oct 30, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019

Electric... seductive, smashingly realized.

Billy Elliot the Musical, Signature Theater, Washington

Emmylou Harris

Warner Theater Oct 25, 2018

See this living legend on tour!

Emmylou Harris, Warner Theater, Washington

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Birchmere Music Hall Oct 30, 2018

An acoustic tour from the legendary country songwriter

Mary Chapin Carpenter, Birchmere Music Hall, Washington

Smart Funny and Black

Lincoln Theater Oct 26, 2018

Amanda Seales is a lot of things: comedian, intellect, actress, opinionated Instagram commentator, among many other labels. But did you know she's also the host of one of the best game shows the world has ever seen?

Smart Funny and Black, Lincoln Theater, Washington

Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back In Concert

Kennedy Center Concert Hall Oct 23 - 25, 2018

The superior Star Wars sequel, accompanied by a live score

Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back In Concert, Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington

Prices from: $95

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The Handmaid's Tale: The Musical

Terrace Theater Oct 27, 2018

A musical parody of Atwood's classic

The Handmaids Tale The Musical, Terrace Theater, Washington

Tank and The Bangas

9:30 Club Oct 18, 2018 - Oct 19, 2018

Prices from: $65

Twatsnot

Black Cat Oct 19, 2018

Prices from: $41

Brownout

Howard Theatre - DC Oct 19, 2018

Prices from: $39

Carl Palmers ELP Legacy

City Winery - Washington DC Oct 19, 2018

Prices from: $93

Glorietta

Rock and Roll Hotel - DC Oct 19, 2018

Prices from: $39

Guided by Voices

Black Cat Oct 19, 2018

Prices from: $43

DJ Pauly D (18+ Event)

Echostage Oct 19, 2018

Prices from: $44

Jonathan Richman

9:30 Club Oct 20, 2018

Prices from: $47

Mike Yung

DC9 Nightclub Oct 20, 2018

Prices from: $23

Lyrics From Lockdown

Kennedy Center Terrace Theater Oct 20, 2018

Prices from: $52

The Damned

Black Cat Oct 20, 2018

Prices from: $21

Azealia Banks

Howard Theatre - DC Oct 20, 2018

Prices from: $46

Dog Without Feathers

Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater Oct 20, 2018

Prices from: $51

Black Tiger Sex Machine

9:30 Club Oct 20, 2018

Prices from: $34

Big Thief

9:30 Club Oct 21, 2018

Prices from: $41

Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

Kennedy Center Concert Hall Oct 21, 2018

Prices from: $165

Fat Nick

Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House Oct 22, 2018

Prices from: $25

Mountain Man

Sixth & I Synagogue Oct 22, 2018

Prices from: $41

Parsonsfield

City Winery - Washington DC Oct 22, 2018

Prices from: $59

We Were Promised Jetpacks

9:30 Club Oct 23, 2018

Prices from: $33

Kikagaku Moyo

Black Cat Oct 23, 2018

Prices from: $27

Fortas Chamber Music

Kennedy Center Terrace Theater Oct 23, 2018

Prices from: $78

Pokey LaFarge

City Winery - Washington DC Oct 23, 2018

Prices from: $64

Jeremy Zucker

U Street Music Hall Oct 24, 2018

Prices from: $10

Hippo Campus

9:30 Club Oct 24, 2018

Prices from: $71

Take Me To the River - Dirty Dozen Brass Band

The Hamilton Live Oct 24, 2018

Prices from: $60

Particle (21+ Event)

Gypsy Sally's Oct 24, 2018

Prices from: $26

G Herbo

Howard Theatre - DC Oct 24, 2018

Prices from: $42

Phoebe Robinson

Lincoln Theatre DC Oct 25, 2018

Prices from: $67

National Symphony Orchestra - Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back In Concert

Kennedy Center Concert Hall Oct 23, 2018 - Oct 25, 2018

Prices from: $92

KYS Fest - HER, Ella Mai, Jacquees, Queen Naija (18+ Event)

Echostage Oct 25, 2018

Prices from: $87

Big Data

Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House Oct 25, 2018

Prices from: $25

Wavves and Beach Fossils

Black Cat Oct 24, 2018 - Oct 25, 2018

Prices from: $63

Vocal Arts DC - Hyesang Park

Kennedy Center Terrace Theater Oct 25, 2018

Prices from: $80

Conway

Howard Theatre - DC Oct 25, 2018

Prices from: $35

Richard Marx

City Winery - Washington DC Oct 25, 2018

Prices from: $131

Amanda Seales

Lincoln Theatre DC Oct 25, 2018

Prices from: $52

Michelle Buteau and Jordan Carlos

Lincoln Theatre DC Oct 26, 2018

Prices from: $38

Dusse Palooza (21+ Event)

Echostage Oct 26, 2018

Prices from: $101

Reese Witherspoon Book Tour (Rescheduled from 9/22)

The Anthem Oct 26, 2018

Prices from: $70

Cassy - Navbox (21+ Event)

Flash Oct 26, 2018

Prices from: $25

Dermot Kennedy

Black Cat Oct 26, 2018

Prices from: $137

Lee Scratch Perry

Rock and Roll Hotel - DC Oct 26, 2018

Prices from: $40

Nate Staniforth

Black Cat Oct 26, 2018

Prices from: $27

Bass Physics (21+ Event)

Gypsy Sally's Oct 26, 2018

Prices from: $27

Dancehall Palooza (21+ Event)

Howard Theatre - DC Oct 26, 2018

Prices from: $69

Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness - Podcast

Lincoln Theatre DC Oct 27, 2018

Prices from: $156

Phantoms (21+ Event)

Flash Oct 27, 2018

Prices from: $27

Cameron Esposito

Lincoln Theatre DC Oct 27, 2018

Prices from: $31

Three Headed Monster (21+ Event)

Gypsy Sally's Oct 27, 2018

Prices from: $26

Petit Biscuit (18+ Event)

Echostage Oct 27, 2018

Prices from: $37

Eighties Mayhem Halloween Dance Party

Black Cat Oct 27, 2018

Prices from: $27

Julius Jetson (21+ Event)

Flash Oct 27, 2018

Prices from: $27

Twiddle

9:30 Club Oct 26, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018

Prices from: $33

Reggae Fest

Howard Theatre - DC Oct 27, 2018

Prices from: $69

Long Way Down

Kennedy Center Family Theater Oct 27, 2018 - Oct 28, 2018

Prices from: $39

Jonathan Van Ness

Lincoln Theatre DC Oct 28, 2018

Prices from: $51

National Symphony Orchestra

Kennedy Center Concert Hall Oct 28, 2018

Prices from: $25

Moon Taxi

9:30 Club Oct 27, 2018 - Oct 28, 2018

Prices from: $42

Throwback Costume Party with Trina (21+ Event)

Howard Theatre - DC Oct 28, 2018

Prices from: $105

Opera Lafayette - Cerere Placata

Kennedy Center Terrace Theater Oct 28, 2018

Prices from: $101

Roky Erickson

Black Cat Oct 28, 2018

Prices from: $40

Sonny Landreth

The Hamilton Live Oct 28, 2018

Prices from: $31

6ix9ine

Echostage Oct 28, 2018

Prices from: $53

John Sebastian

City Winery - Washington DC Oct 28, 2018

Prices from: $74

Jain

9:30 Club Oct 29, 2018

Prices from: $35

Gus Dapperton

U Street Music Hall Oct 29, 2018

Prices from: $70

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Kennedy Center Concert Hall Oct 29, 2018

Prices from: $99

Acoustic Alchemy

City Winery - Washington DC Oct 29, 2018

Prices from: $68

Mom Jeans

DC9 Nightclub Oct 30, 2018

Prices from: $33

Sara Curtin

Black Cat Oct 30, 2018

Prices from: $27

Korean Culture Show

Kennedy Center Terrace Theater Oct 30, 2018

Prices from: $62

Kandace Springs

The Hamilton Live Oct 30, 2018

Prices from: $38

Call Your Girlfriend

Sixth & I Synagogue Oct 30, 2018

Prices from: $49

Levar Burton

Lincoln Theatre DC Oct 31, 2018

Prices from: $77

YNW Melly

Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House Oct 31, 2018

Prices from: $74

Chase Atlantic

U Street Music Hall Oct 31, 2018

Prices from: $47

Wilson

Rock and Roll Hotel - DC Oct 31, 2018

Prices from: $27

George Clinton

Howard Theatre - DC Oct 31, 2018

Prices from: $76

Slander (18+ Event)

Echostage Oct 31, 2018

Prices from: $46

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