December 2017

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Shows in December

An American in Paris

Kennedy Center Opera House Dec 12, 2017 - Jan 7, 2018

This Tony-winning smash re-imagines Gershwin for the modern age

An American in Paris, Kennedy Center Opera House, Washington
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating
tony award

Winner of 4 Tony Awards

Based on the Oscar-winning Gene Kelly movie, An American in Paris follows the fortunes of American expat Jerry Mulligan as he soaks in the romantic atmosphere of post-war Paris. Stunningly adapted by Christopher...

Prices from: $80

Les Miserables

National Theater Dec 20, 2017 - Jan 7, 2018

A cinematic new production of the iconic musical

Les Miserables, National Theater, Washington
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

One of the greatest musicals of all time, Les Miserables returns in a cinematic new production that wowed Broadway audiences and earned three Tony nominations. Produced by Cameron Mackintosh, and based...

Prices from: $105

Mean Girls: The Musical

National Theater Until Dec 3, 2017

A brand new musical adaptation of the hit movie by Tina Fey!

Mean Girls The Musical, National Theater, Washington

Announced, fittingly, on October 3rd (aka "Mean Girls Day"), a new musical stage adaptation of the hit movie by Tina Fey will premiere in Fall 2017. With a talented creative team on board including Legally...

Prices from: $125

A Christmas Carol

Fords Theater Until Dec 31, 2017

A must-see holiday tradition starring Craig Wallace as Scrooge!

A Christmas Carol, Fords Theater, Washington

Penny pinching and bad tempered old miser Ebenezer Scrooge goes on the adventure of his life, from his past to his present and beyond and learns that the value of gold will never equal that of genuine...

Prices from: $40

Twelfth Night

Sidney Harman Hall Until Dec 20, 2017

Shakespeare's mischievous romantic comedy!

Twelfth Night, Sidney Harman Hall, Washington

Mischief abounds in Shakespeare's beloved romantic comedy set on the shores of distant Illyria. Desperate to find her twin brother Sebastian after a shipwreck separates them, canny Viola disguises herself...

Prices from: $145

A Holiday Pops featuring Megan Hilty

Kennedy Center Concert Hall Dec 9, 2017

Megan Hilty Goes Beyond Daffy, to Sweetness, Even Regret

A Holiday Pops featuring Megan Hilty, Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington

Broadway starlet, breakout star of SMASH! and the darling of musical theatre on both sides of the Pond, Megan Hilty is a triple threat when it comes to her talents. Nominated for a Tony in comedy Noises...

Prices from: $85

The Washington Ballet: The Nutcracker

Warner Theater Nov 30 - Dec 24, 2017

This is a patriotic holiday tradition that cannot be missed - now in its 12th year!

The Washington Ballet The Nutcracker, Warner Theater, Washington
4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating

Septime Webre's The Nutcracker returns to the Warner Theatre to offer a historical twist on this family favorite. Set in our nation's capital and filled with hints of Americana, this production features...

Prices from: $60

Andrea Bocelli

Verizon Center Dec 10, 2017

The biggest selling artist in classical music

Andrea Bocelli, Verizon Center, Washington
4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating

A disciple of Luciano Pavarotti and Zucchero Fornaciari, the blind, Tuscany-born vocalist has emerged as one of the most exciting voices in contemporary opera.

Prices from: $110

The Pajama Game

Arena Stage Until Dec 24, 2017

What's going on down at the Sleep-Tite Pajama factory...?

The Pajama Game, Arena Stage, Washington

Usually a tiptop model of efficiency, there's something odd going on at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory. Based on the book "7 1/2 Cents" by Richard Bissell "The Pajama Game" got its first adaption for the...

Prices from: $135

Damien Escobar

Lisner Auditorium Dec 19, 2017

The world renowned violinist is back from retirement!

Damien Escobar, Lisner Auditorium, Washington

Emmy award-winning violinist Damien Escobar is back. After officially coming out of retirement Escobar has embarked on the Heart and Soul World Tour. After starting out as a duo with his older brother...

Prices from: $90

Bruno Mars

The Theater at MGM National Harbor Dec 20 - 21, 2017

Bruno is pure 24K magic - on tour right now!

Bruno Mars, The Theater at MGM National Harbor, Washington

Bruno Mars is on top of the world right now. Still basking in the success of his Mark Ronson collaboration 'Uptown Funk', he followed it up with another fierce of glittering pop funk, '24K Magic', the...

Prices from: $260

Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve

Verizon Center Dec 14, 2017

An exciting classic from the purveyors of Christmas rock opera!

Trans Siberian Orchestra The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve, Verizon Center, Washington
4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating

This exciting Trans-Siberian Orchestra show has to be seen to be believed! The story is about a runaway girl who takes refuge in an abandoned theater on Christmas Eve, and meets the Ghosts of Christmas,...

Prices from: $70

Cirque Dreams: Holidaze

The Theater at MGM National Harbor Dec 6 - 9, 2017

A delicious confection of charm, sparkle and talent by the sleigh load!

Cirque Dreams Holidaze, The Theater at MGM National Harbor, Washington
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Ornaments come to life when Cirque Dream: Holidaze's costumed characters perform astonishing feats that celebrate the holiday season with spectacle, imagination and whimsical dreams. Marvel at gingerbread...

Prices from: $30

Bon Iver

The Anthem Dec 1, 2017

Look who's back!

Bon Iver, The Anthem, Washington

Formed in 2007, Vernon wrote most of their first record whilst recuperating from an illness. He spent three months ensconced in a cabin in Wisconsin to emerge with the bones of 'For Emma, Forever Ago'....

Prices from: $165

Darlene Love

Howard Theatre Dec 8, 2017

Introducing one of the biggest voices of the 60s, Darlene Love!

Darlene Love, Howard Theatre, Washington

As one of the biggest voices of the 60s, Darlene Love lent her pipes to everyone from Dionne Warwick to The Beach Boys and featured on some of the decades most unforgettable songs. Even when she wasn't...

Prices from: $70

Fantasia Barrino

The Anthem Dec 9, 2017

The Color Purple star tours her first Holiday album!

Fantasia Barrino, The Anthem, Washington

The winner of American Idol in 2004 and star of Broadway musical The Color Purple is one of the most popular RnB artists around after hit albums and smash hit singles like 'When I See U'. Now the star...

Prices from: $120

Matt Bellassai

9:30 Club Dec 7, 2017

The self-confessed nerd is on tour!

Matt Bellassai, 930 Club, Washington

Matt Bellassai certainly doesn't take himself seriously, a self-professed nerd Bellassai has captured the hearts of the US public with his unique style of comedy. Starting off as one of BuzzFeed's comedy...

Prices from: $70

The Piano Guys

National Theater Dec 13 - 16, 2017

A unique blend of classical and pop music from internet sensation, The Piano Guys

The Piano Guys, National Theater, Washington

The Piano Guys first made waves on the internet with their self-made music videos showing off their unique blend of classical and pop music. In 2012, the group released their first studio album which included...

Prices from: $90

Gary Numan

9:30 Club Dec 9, 2017

A pioneer in commercial electronic music!

Gary Numan, 930 Club, Washington

A pioneer in commercial electronic music, English-born New Wave star Numan very much still enjoys a loyal following in the new millennium. Famous for his hits "Are 'Friends' Electric?" and "Cars", Numan...

Prices from: $50

Jake Bugg

Sixth & I Synagogue Dec 10, 2017

The English singer songwriter tours his brand new album, Hearts That Strain.

Jake Bugg, Sixth I Synagogue, Washington

English singer songwriter brings his eclectic fourth album 'Hearts That Strain' to North America on his latest tour. Emerging at the age of just 17 with his eponymous debut record, Bugg has established...

Prices from: $50

Lil Uzi Vert with Playboi Carti

The Anthem Dec 15, 2017

Get down with two of the brightest names on the scene.

Lil Uzi Vert with Playboi Carti, The Anthem, Washington

Lil Uzi Vert is heading out across the US with his brand new tour 16*29, joining him is fellow Hip-Hop and Trap star Playboi Carti. These two artists are quickly climbing the ranks of the Hip-Hop and Trap...

Prices from: $70

Seven Lions

Echostage Dec 9, 2017

The electronica producer hits the road on his brand new tour!

Seven Lions, Echostage, Washington

Jeff Montalvo a.k.a Seven Lions is renowned for transcending musical boundaries with his mixes of various styles creating his diverse and compelling sound. First finding recognition for his Dubstep infused...

Prices from: $40

The National

The Anthem Dec 5, 2017

The National tour new record Sleep Well Beast

The National, The Anthem, Washington

If you've been waiting patiently (or not so patiently) for The National's follow-up to their highly acclaimed 2013 release, Trouble Will Find Me, you don't have to wait much longer! Brand new studio album...

Prices from: $180

Victor Wooten

9:30 Club Dec 16, 2017

The man with pure talent who educates others.

Victor Wooten, 930 Club, Washington

A "unique human-being", Victor Wooten has been touring since the tender age of six, Wooten and his brothers have played alongside legendary soul artist; Curtis Mayfield. From eight years old he was known...

Prices from: $60

Angel Olsen

9:30 Club Dec 14 - 15, 2017

Angel Olsen, 930 Club, Washington

While her first couple of albums were folky, sparse affairs, Angel Olsen now stands as one of indie rock's most acclaimed artists, with tracks like 'Shut Up Kiss Me' and 'Hi-Five' to her name.

Prices from: $60

Robert Earl Keen

Lincoln Theater Dec 7, 2017

Keen re-confirms his place among the Lone Star State's great storytellers...

Robert Earl Keen, Lincoln Theater, Washington

Keen's 1993 release, A Bigger Piece Of Sky, gained wider acclaim, both amongst fans and critics. Over the next ten years, Keen would continue to write, record, perform and tour. Today, Keen is popular...

Prices from: $100

Steve Earle

Birchmere Music Hall Dec 6, 2017

The bluesy rock and country legend is back on tour

Steve Earle, Birchmere Music Hall, Washington

The three-time Grammy Award winning rock, country and folk singer-songwriter is once again hitting the road again! Having written songs for the likes of Johnny Cash, Travis Tritt and Emmylou Harris, he...

Prices from: $95

Blood, Sweat And Tears

Birchmere Music Hall Dec 3, 2017

American Idol runner-up Bo Bice fronts the iconic jazz-rockers

Blood Sweat And Tears, Birchmere Music Hall, Washington

Blood Sweat and Tears have been together, in one form or another, since 1967. Melding together rock n' roll, jazz and soul, they first rose to prominence within New York's counter-culture movement and...

Prices from: $80

Dark Star Orchestra

The Anthem Dec 2, 2017

The definitive Grateful Dead tribute band

Dark Star Orchestra, The Anthem, Washington

The Grateful Dead have been resurrected in the form of Dark Star Orchestra. Formed in 1997, this tribute band came up with the novel idea of recreating complete sets from The Grateful Dead's gigantic list...

Prices from: $60

Hot Tuna

Birchmere Music Hall Dec 5, 2017

Casady and Kaukonen keep on rockin...

Hot Tuna, Birchmere Music Hall, Washington

Hot Tuna (also the name of an Ozzie surf brand randomly) is made up of co-founders and continuing core members Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, a duo with a unique combination of blues, jazz, bluegrass...

Prices from: $80

Pentatonix

The Anthem Dec 17, 2017

Vocal acrobatics form the world's coolest a capella group

Pentatonix, The Anthem, Washington

Pentatonix, a five-piece who found success through NBC's The Sing-Off, have been at the forefront of the recent a capella revival. Following on from the record breaking success of their festive album It's...

Prices from: $335

An Irish Christmas

Eisenhower Theater Dec 13, 2017

A ceilidh style Christmas celebration of Irish song and dance!

An Irish Christmas, Eisenhower Theater, Washington

Join the Kerry Dance Troupe at this festive Irish celebration that combines music-making, storytelling, dance & laughter to make up an unforgettable Irish Christmas. With Riverdance stars, the glorious...

Prices from: $110

Up and Vanished Live

9:30 Club Dec 18, 2017

Payne Lindsay's investigative podcast phenomenon goes live!

Up and Vanished Live, 930 Club, Washington

In 2005, when independent film and podcast maker Payne Lindsay set out to discover the truth about the disappearance of Georgia beauty queen and high school teacher Tara Grinstead, he never suspected for...

Prices from: $55

Carbon Leaf

Birchmere Music Hall Dec 14 - 15, 2017

Don't miss the DIY indie-folk pioneers as they hit the road on tour

Carbon Leaf, Birchmere Music Hall, Washington

When a band sets out to re-record the albums that have defined them, you know they've reached a milestone. Ever popular folk rock quintet Carbon Leaf first turned heads and ears with their heady mix of...

Prices from: $65

Emily Haines

Sixth & I Synagogue Dec 2, 2017

The Metric Frontwoman revives her solo project The Soft Skeleton

Emily Haines, Sixth I Synagogue, Washington

Perhaps best known as the frontwoman of indie pop juggernaut Metric, Emily Haines returns to the stage under the guise of The Soft Skeleton. Reawakening the dormant project after a decade, Haines released...

Prices from: $50

Kip Moore

Lincoln Theater Dec 13, 2017

Get ready to party with country heart-throb Kip Moore!

Kip Moore, Lincoln Theater, Washington

Fresh off the success of last year's Wild Ones album and accompanying tour, Kip Moore is back on the road with more headline dates for the new year. The country crooner is a relative newcomer on the Nashville...

Prices from: $80

Needtobreathe

Lincoln Theater Dec 2, 2017

Needtobreathe and their aptly named tour; All The Feels!

Needtobreathe, Lincoln Theater, Washington

Following a huge success with their tour, Tour De Compadres. This seems the band are looking at another huge hit! All The Feels tour will takes part in three different legs; Under the Stars, Electric Nights,...

Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes

Birchmere Music Hall Dec 16, 2017

Simmering soul from the New Jersey bar rock legends

Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes, Birchmere Music Hall, Washington

It's Soultime! Southside Johnny, aka the grandfather of the New Jersey sound, is hitting the road with his ragtag group the Asbury Dukes, bringing the brass-heavy soul of the Jersy Shore along with them....

Prices from: $75

Capitol Steps

Ronald Reagan Building And International Trade Center Open Run

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

The Illusionists

Eisenhower Theater Dec 27, 2017 - Jan 7, 2018

High-tech wizardry and death defying stunts - this is modern magic's dream team!

The Illusionists, Eisenhower Theater, Washington
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Witness magic on a scale unlike anything you've ever seen before. Led by The Anti-Conjurer, The Illusionists are a troupe of magicians who bring the art of illusion right up to date with their high-tech...

Prices from: $95

Spoon

9:30 Club Dec 30 - 31, 2017

Spoon hit the road to tour their brand new album, Hot Thoughts

Spoon, 930 Club, Washington

For the oft critically acclaimed Spoon, it's all about the song. For over 18 years, they have quietly topped reviewer's record and song of the year lists, whilst retaining their control over their independent...

Prices from: $80

Thievery Corporation

The Anthem Dec 31, 2017

Thievery Corporation plays live in Washington!

Thievery Corporation, The Anthem, Washington

It's now been 20 years since Rob Garza and Eric Hilton first met, and their band Thievery Corporation is now recognised as one of the most experimental and reliably consistent acts in world music. They've...

Prices from: $105

Zedd

Echostage Dec 28, 2017

EDM's rising star on his Echo Tour.

Zedd, Echostage, Washington

EDM Superstar Zedd hits the road in support of his latest tour 'Echo'. Following his success of 'Stay' with Alessia Cara, Zedd has announced his new tour which kicks off late September. Selena Gomez provided...

Prices from: $70

Michael Carbonaro

DAR Constitution Hall Dec 31, 2017

The prankster magician live

Michael Carbonaro, DAR Constitution Hall, Washington

Prepare to be amazed by Michael Carbonaro! The Carbonaro Effect star is heading out on tour, giving audiences a chance to see his mixture of sleight of hand, performance art and illusions up close. One...

Prices from: $30

A John Waters Christmas

Birchmere Music Hall Dec 21, 2017

The Pope of Trash waxes lyrical on all things Yuletide in a darkly hilarious one man show.

A John Waters Christmas, Birchmere Music Hall, Washington

Prices from: $90

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Jingle Ball

Verizon Center Dec 11, 2017

Featuring some of the biggest names in music!

Jingle Ball, Verizon Center, Washington

Prices from: $70

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SonReal

Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House Dec 1, 2017

Prices from: $45

Samantha Bee

Kennedy Center Concert Hall Dec 1, 2017

Prices from: $72

Pokey Lafarge

Black Cat Dec 1, 2017

Prices from: $32

The Priests

9:30 Club Dec 1, 2017

Prices from: $59

Gente de Zona (18+ Event)

Echostage Dec 1, 2017

Prices from: $38

Medicine is Praise & Laughter

Howard Theatre - DC Dec 2, 2017

Prices from: $50

NPR Music's 10th Anniversary Concert and Party

9:30 Club Dec 2, 2017

Prices from: $189

Camille Brown

Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater Dec 1, 2017 - Dec 2, 2017

Prices from: $37

National Symphony Orchestra - Noseda conducts The Artist Abroad

Kennedy Center Concert Hall Dec 1, 2017 - Dec 2, 2017

Prices from: $49

Jacob Banks

Rock and Roll Hotel - DC Dec 2, 2017

Prices from: $97

Tchami

Echostage Dec 2, 2017

Prices from: $45

The Barr Brothers

Sixth & I Synagogue Dec 3, 2017

Prices from: $60

Reverend Horton Heat

9:30 Club Dec 3, 2017

Prices from: $92

Michael Smerconish

Sixth & I Synagogue Dec 4, 2017

Prices from: $39

Jungle

9:30 Club Dec 4, 2017

Prices from: $40

Yann Tiersen

Lincoln Theatre DC Dec 5, 2017

Pinegrove

Black Cat Dec 5, 2017

Prices from: $50

Hadag Nahash

9:30 Club Dec 6, 2017

Prices from: $129

Cantus

Kennedy Center Terrace Theater Dec 6, 2017

Prices from: $71

David Rawlings

Lincoln Theatre DC Dec 6, 2017

Prices from: $61

Wolf Alice

9:30 Club Dec 8, 2017

Prices from: $36

Mason Bates

Kennedy Center Terrace Theater Dec 8, 2017

Prices from: $48

National Symphony Orchestra - Megan Hilty

Kennedy Center Concert Hall Dec 8, 2017

Prices from: $80

The Interrupters

Black Cat Dec 8, 2017

Prices from: $24

Rico Nasty

U Street Music Hall Dec 8, 2017

Prices from: $69

NPR's A Jazz Piano Christmas

Kennedy Center Terrace Theater Dec 9, 2017

Prices from: $260

Suzanne Farrell Ballet

Kennedy Center Opera House Dec 7, 2017 - Dec 9, 2017

Prices from: $53

DJ Sneak (21+ Event)

Flash Dec 9, 2017

Prices from: $191

Private Confessions

Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater Dec 6, 2017 - Dec 9, 2017

Prices from: $26

Matt Pond PA

DC9 Nightclub Dec 9, 2017

Prices from: $191

Bear Grillz

9:30 Club Dec 9, 2017

Prices from: $40

Utopia - Indulgence In Yoga

Echostage Dec 10, 2017

Prices from: $61

Mogwai

9:30 Club Dec 10, 2017

Prices from: $48

Emmylou Harris

The Hamilton Live Dec 10, 2017

Prices from: $288

Michl

DC9 Nightclub Dec 10, 2017

Prices from: $185

Hiss Golden Messenger

9:30 Club Dec 11, 2017

Prices from: $58

Jingle Ball feat Fall Out Boy, Kesha, Halsey, Zedd

Capital One Arena Dec 11, 2017

Prices from: $65

Converge

Rock and Roll Hotel - DC Dec 12, 2017

Prices from: $45

The White Buffalo

9:30 Club Dec 13, 2017

Prices from: $39

Okey Dokey

DC9 Nightclub Dec 13, 2017

Prices from: $191

Washington National Opera

Kennedy Center Terrace Theater Dec 14, 2017

Prices from: $78

Chris Fleming

Black Cat Dec 14, 2017

Prices from: $191

Alone and Together

Sixth & I Synagogue Dec 14, 2017

Prices from: $29

New Madrid

DC9 Nightclub Dec 14, 2017

Prices from: $191

Dopapod (21+ Event)

Gypsy Sally's Dec 14, 2017

Prices from: $47

Sean Rowe

DC9 Nightclub Dec 15, 2017

Prices from: $191

Shamir

U Street Music Hall Dec 15, 2017

Prices from: $191

Trophy Eyes

DC9 Nightclub Dec 16, 2017

Prices from: $96

OAR

The Anthem Dec 16, 2017

Prices from: $61

National Symphony Orchestra - Handels Messiah

Kennedy Center Concert Hall Dec 14, 2017 - Dec 17, 2017

Prices from: $62

Bela Dona

Howard Theatre - DC Dec 17, 2017

Prices from: $62

The Gay Mens Chorus

Lincoln Theatre DC Dec 9, 2017 - Dec 17, 2017

Prices from: $183

Municipal Waste

9:30 Club Dec 17, 2017

Prices from: $48

National Symphony Orchestra

Kennedy Center Concert Hall Dec 20, 2017

Prices from: $53

Samantha Fish (21+ Event)

Gypsy Sally's Dec 20, 2017

Prices from: $191

Washington Chorus

Kennedy Center Concert Hall Dec 10, 2017 - Dec 22, 2017

Prices from: $41

Yellow Dubmarine

The Hamilton Live Dec 22, 2017

Prices from: $191

Ookay

9:30 Club Dec 22, 2017

Prices from: $46

Reggae Fest

Howard Theatre - DC Dec 22, 2017

Prices from: $36

Virginia Coalition (18+ Event)

The Hamilton Live Dec 23, 2017

Prices from: $191

Next Up II

9:30 Club Dec 23, 2017

Prices from: $65

Swift Technique (21+ Event)

Gypsy Sally's Dec 23, 2017

Prices from: $191

Choral Arts Society Of Washington

Kennedy Center Concert Hall Dec 16, 2017 - Dec 24, 2017

Prices from: $35

Moby Dick

Arena Stage - DC Dec 1, 2017 - Dec 24, 2017

Prices from: $196

Ace Hood

Howard Theatre - DC Dec 27, 2017

Prices from: $44

Elle Varner

Howard Theatre - DC Dec 28, 2017

Prices from: $54

Flosstradamus

9:30 Club Dec 28, 2017

Prices from: $45

Angerfist (18+ Event)

U Street Music Hall Dec 28, 2017

Prices from: $37

Soja

The Anthem Dec 29, 2017

Prices from: $60

The David Wax Museum

The Hamilton Live Dec 29, 2017

Prices from: $191

Rakim

Lincoln Theatre DC Dec 29, 2017

Charlie Wilson

DAR Constitution Hall Dec 30, 2017

Prices from: $100

Ex Hex

Black Cat Dec 30, 2017

Prices from: $94

Armin Van Buuren (18+ Event)

Echostage Dec 30, 2017

Prices from: $63

Second City - Twist Your Dickens

Kennedy Center Theater Lab Dec 5, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017

Prices from: $74

Eric Prydz

Echostage Dec 31, 2017

Prices from: $54

Dee Dee Bridgewater

Kennedy Center Terrace Theater Dec 31, 2017

Prices from: $225

White Ford Bronco

Lincoln Theatre DC Dec 31, 2017

Prices from: $191

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