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Shows in December

The Washington Ballet - The Nutcracker

Warner Theater Until Dec 28, 2018

This is a patriotic holiday tradition that cannot be missed!

The Washington Ballet The Nutcracker, Warner Theater, Washington
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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: $50

A Christmas Carol

Fords Theater Until Dec 30, 2018

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: $180

Miss Saigon

Kennedy Center Opera House Until Jan 13, 2019

The award-winning musical begins its country wide tour

Miss Saigon, Kennedy Center Opera House, Washington
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Fresh from Broadway! Heartbreaking musical epic Miss Saigon begins its country wide tour this fall in Rhode Island. A musical by Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil and based on Puccini's famous...

Prices from: $50

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

National Theater Until Dec 30, 2018

The Broadway smash hit brings the story of Carole King to life

Beautiful The Carole King Musical, National Theater, Washington
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Winner of 2 Tony Awards

Tracing the career of Carole King, and endorsed by the beloved Grammy winner herself, Beautiful was the feel-good hit of 2014, scoring two 2014 Tony Awards. Described by The New York Times as 'A complex,...

Prices from: $100

The Play That Goes Wrong

Eisenhower Theater Until Jan 6, 2019

The hit Broadway play is going on tour!

The Play That Goes Wrong, Eisenhower Theater, Washington
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Welcome to the opening night of 'The Murder at Haversham Manor' where students of the Cornley University Drama Society are attempting to stage this 1920s production. However, everything that can go wrong...

Prices from: $125

National Symphony Orchestra: Handel's Messiah

Kennedy Center Concert Hall Dec 21 - 23, 2018

Experience the majestic masterpiece live!

National Symphony Orchestra Handels Messiah, Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington

Undoubtedly one of the Western world's most popular oratorios, Handel's triumphant and moving 'Messiah' is considered the definitive live Christmas concert experience. As with past years the National Symphony...

Prices from: $55

Choral Arts Society Of Washington - Songs Of The Season

Kennedy Center Concert Hall Until Dec 24, 2018

It's the most wonderful time of the year with the Choral Arts Society Of Washington!

Choral Arts Society Of Washington Songs Of The Season, Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington

There's nothing quite like a Christmas carol, full of joy our favorite festive songs can really get us in the mood to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year! Join the Choral Arts Society Of Washington...

Prices from: $25

An Inspector Calls

Sidney Harman Hall Until Dec 23, 2018

The seminal staging of this theatrical masterpiece!

An Inspector Calls, Sidney Harman Hall, Washington
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Often referred to as the definitive staging of JB Priestley's drawing room drama, this production from London's National Theatre makes its US Touring premiere - bringing the masterpiece to you. Debuting...

Prices from: $160

Capitol Steps

Ronald Reagan Building And International Trade Center Until Feb 23, 2019

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: $60

Indecent

Kreeger Theatre Until Dec 30, 2018

Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel's powerful Tony-winning drama comes to Washington

Indecent, Kreeger Theatre, Washington

As part of its groundbreaking 2018/19 season programming of diverse, award-winning playwrights and modern landmark works tackling themes of power, politics and pleasure, Arena Stage and artistic director...

Prices from: $155

The TSO are back celebrating 20 years as top purveyors of Christmas spectacle!

Trans Siberian Orchestra The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve, Verizon Center, Washington
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The Tran-Siberian Orchestra hit the road with an exciting new production of their beloved classic, celebrating 20 years as top purveyors of Christmas spectacle! Including Ghosts of Christmas Eve alongside...

Prices from: $65

Anita Baker

The Theater at MGM National Harbor Dec 28 - 30, 2018

The legendary Anita Baker returns to the stage one last time!

Anita Baker, The Theater at MGM National Harbor, Washington

Superstar Anita Baker returns to the stage one last time, having garnered 8 Grammy Awards, and has hit the top of the charts with a string of award-winning classics including "Sweet Love," "Angel," "Body...

Prices from: $140

Cirque Dreams Holidaze

The Theater at MGM National Harbor Dec 20 - 23, 2018

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

Cirque Dreams Holidaze, The Theater at MGM National Harbor, Washington
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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: $55

The Harlem Globetrotters

Verizon Center Dec 26, 2018

The greatest exhibition basketball team in the world!

The Harlem Globetrotters, Verizon Center, Washington

The Harlem Globetrotters are an exhibition basketball team that combine athleticism, theatre, and comedy. They also claim to have the longest running streak in the sport's history, which isn't too surprising...

Prices from: $35

Trombone Shorty And Orleans Avenue

The Anthem Dec 31, 2018

Trombone Shorty and his band are one of the funkiest live acts around

Trombone Shorty And Orleans Avenue, The Anthem, Washington

Trombone Shorty's 2013 Say That to Say This was, to the delight of many fans, a return to his New Orleans roots with a full-on funk record. As ever, Shorty is backed by his band Orleans Avenue on tour,...

Prices from: $115

Charlie Wilson

The Theater at MGM National Harbor Dec 19, 2018

The soul legend brings decades of hits on his latest solo tour

Charlie Wilson, The Theater at MGM National Harbor, Washington

When going through the list of the greatest R&B and funk frontmen of all time, Charlie Wilson will always lead the pack. The charismatic crooner rose to prominence fronting The Gap Band in the 70s and...

Prices from: $70

Judy Collins

Birchmere Music Hall Until Dec 19, 2018

An American treasure

Judy Collins, Birchmere Music Hall, Washington

Even after 50 years as a major recording artist, Grammy award-winner Judy Collin's wonderful voice still shines brightly through her stunning back catalogue. An important part of the 1960s folk revival,...

Prices from: $90

Los Lobos

City Winery DC Dec 21 - 22, 2018

The genre-bending living legends hit the road on tour

Los Lobos, City Winery DC, Washington

Fusing good old fashioned rock and roll with brown-eyed soul, cumbia, boleros and norteno, Tex-Mex outfit Los Lobos (which translates to The Wolves) first gained commercial success and an international...

Prices from: $140

Margo Price

9:30 Club Dec 27, 2018

Country music's next big thing returns home to play the historic Ryman Auditorium

Margo Price, 930 Club, Washington

From unknown underdog to Country music's next big thing, Margo Price enjoyed an incredible career breakthrough in 2016. Following her signing to Jack White's Third Man Records in March 2016, Price solidified...

Prices from: $30

A John Waters Christmas

Birchmere Music Hall Dec 20, 2018

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

Everett Bradley's Holidelic

The Hamilton Dec 19, 2018

Funk up your festive season

Everett Bradleys Holidelic, The Hamilton, Washington

Second City

Kennedy Center Theater Lab Dec 26, 2018

They've given us Bill Murray, Tina Fey and Joan Rivers - who's next?

Second City, Kennedy Center Theater Lab, Washington

Prices from: $80

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The Panties, The Partner and The Profit

Lansburgh Theatre Until Jan 6, 2019

The Panties The Partner and The Profit, Lansburgh Theatre, Washington

Prices from: $170

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The Washington Chorus - A Candlelight Christmas

Kennedy Center Concert Hall Until Dec 22, 2018

Celebrate the season with the Washington Chorus

The Washington Chorus A Candlelight Christmas, Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington

PJ Morgan

City Winery - Washington DC Dec 18, 2018

Prices from: $60

Hammered Hulls

Black Cat Dec 19, 2018

Prices from: $70

The Oh Hellos

9:30 Club Dec 19, 2018

Prices from: $45

National Symphony Orchestra - Handel's Messiah

Kennedy Center Concert Hall Dec 20, 2018

Prices from: $55

Hiss Golden Messenger

9:30 Club Dec 20, 2018

Prices from: $95

Wanted Man

Black Cat Dec 20, 2018

Prices from: $45

Lynne Fiddmont

City Winery - Washington DC Dec 20, 2018

Prices from: $65

Max Levine Ensemble

Black Cat Dec 21, 2018

Prices from: $55

Snail Mail

9:30 Club Dec 21, 2018

Prices from: $70

Eric B and Rakim

Howard Theatre - DC Dec 21, 2018

Prices from: $70

NGHTMRE (18+ Event)

Echostage Dec 21, 2018

Prices from: $60

Big Something

9:30 Club Dec 22, 2018

Prices from: $40

Lil Louis (21+ Event)

Flash Dec 22, 2018

Prices from: $35

Yellow Dubmarine

The Hamilton Live Dec 22, 2018

Prices from: $35

Color Palette

Black Cat Dec 22, 2018

Prices from: $25

Sophistafunk (21+ Event)

Gypsy Sally's Dec 22, 2018

Prices from: $30

State Property

Howard Theatre - DC Dec 22, 2018

Prices from: $60

Messthetics

Black Cat Dec 23, 2018

Prices from: $30

Amateur on Plastic

Black Cat Dec 26, 2018

Prices from: $25

Live at the Fillmore - Tribute to the Allman Brothers

The Hamilton Live Dec 26, 2018

Prices from: $80

Tiesto (18+ Event)

Echostage Dec 26, 2018

Prices from: $60

Poppy Patica

Black Cat Dec 27, 2018

Prices from: $25

Holiday Extravaganza

The Hamilton Live Dec 27, 2018

Prices from: $40

Zedd (18+ Event)

Echostage Dec 27, 2018

Prices from: $90

Holiday Praise Celebration

DAR Constitution Hall Dec 28, 2018

Prices from: $60

Bilal

City Winery - Washington DC Dec 27, 2018 - Dec 28, 2018

Prices from: $95

NRBQ

The Hamilton Live Dec 28, 2018

Prices from: $45

The Pietasters

9:30 Club Dec 28, 2018

Prices from: $35

Church Night Holiday Spectacular (21+ Event)

Black Cat Dec 28, 2018

Prices from: $35

The Everyone Orchestra (21+ Event)

Gypsy Sally's Dec 28, 2018

Prices from: $40

National Symphony Orchestra - Timbaloo

Kennedy Center Concert Hall Dec 29, 2018

Prices from: $50

Gwar

9:30 Club Dec 29, 2018

Prices from: $50

Start Making Sense - Talking Heads Tribute

The Hamilton Live Dec 29, 2018

Prices from: $35

Tamar Braxton

Howard Theatre - DC Dec 29, 2018

Prices from: $85

We Are One - Tribute Band

City Winery - Washington DC Dec 29, 2018

Prices from: $65

John Digweed (21+ Event)

Flash Dec 29, 2018

Prices from: $65

Hackensaw Boys (21+ Event)

Gypsy Sally's Dec 29, 2018

Prices from: $35

Makeup Girl

DC9 Nightclub Dec 29, 2018

Prices from: $25

Above and Beyond (18+ Event)

Echostage Dec 29, 2018

Prices from: $85

New Years Comedy Jam - Nephew Tommy, Lil Duval, Earthquake

DAR Constitution Hall Dec 29, 2018

Prices from: $95

White Ford Bronco

9:30 Club Dec 30, 2018

Prices from: $50

Nah. (21+ Event)

Gypsy Sally's Dec 30, 2018

Prices from: $25

David Guetta (18+ Event)

Echostage Dec 30, 2018

Prices from: $80

NSO Music for Young Audiences

Kennedy Center Family Theater Dec 26, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018

Prices from: $50

New Years Eve (21+ Event)

Black Cat Dec 31, 2018

Prices from: $55

Second City: Love Factually

Kennedy Center Theater Lab Dec 18, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018

Prices from: $265

The Bridge (18+ Event)

The Hamilton Live Dec 30, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018

Prices from: $70

Raheem Devaughn

Kennedy Center Concert Hall Dec 20, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018

Prices from: $85

Steel Pulse

Lincoln Theatre DC Dec 31, 2018

Prices from: $85

Patti Austin

Kennedy Center Terrace Theater Dec 31, 2018

Prices from: $180

All Black Affair

Howard Theatre - DC Dec 31, 2018

Prices from: $55

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