Sep
1
Sat
Small Mouth Sounds @ Round House Theatre
Sep 1 – Sep 23 all-day
Small Mouth Sounds @ Round House Theatre | Silver Spring | Maryland | United States

Six people sit in silence, escaping city noises and distractions in favor of necessary self-reflection. Cell phones? Not allowed. But then again, the retreat is led by a guru who can’t quite stick to the rules. Small Mouth Sounds serves adult-sized The Breakfast Club with a minimal set and sound. As you put your phone on silent and immerse yourself in the story, you might be surprised by your own self-reflection.

Sep
3
Mon
Gloria @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
Sep 3 – Sep 30 all-day
Gloria @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

As a journalist, writing about the lives of others becomes second nature. But when tragedy strikes a New York-based magazine, who gets to tell the story? After stories from iconic newsrooms have hit the big screen (Spotlight, The Post), Gloria acts out a contemporary journalism story – especially in light of the recent horror faced by staffers at the Capital Gazette.

Sep
6
Thu
Drink Company’s Gwar Pub @ Gwar Pub
Sep 6 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 1 @ 12:30 am
Drink Company's Gwar Pub @ Gwar Pub | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

GWAR PUB is coming to DC thanks to the super fans at Drink Company. Derek Brown is leading the charge to bring one of his favorite musical acts to the brand’s viral pop-up bar experience, aka PUB.  Beginning Thursday, September 6, the iconic Richmond-based heavy metal band, which calls DC its home away from home, will take over one of the spaces at the rotating pop-up in Shaw. GWAR PUB will feature a 34-year retrospective of the band’s signature stage props and costumes, including a 20-foot World Maggot that has swallowed Jerry Springer (and was featured in 90s cult classic Empire Records) and an intergalactic battle scene between late band leader Oderus Urungus (Dave Brockie) and Mr. Perfect. Other highlights include band members’ classic costumes, a hall of blood with an Instagrammable blood suit and a mobile of GWAR’s interplanetary journey. The PUB will also feature a limited-edition Oderus Eternal Tiki mug and a merch store where T-shirts and GWAR-related memorabilia will be for sale. For more details and the cocktail menu, visit https://popupbardc.com/

Turn Me Loose @ Arena Stage
Sep 6 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 14 @ 7:30 pm
Turn Me Loose @ Arena Stage | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

This intimate and no-holds barred drama chronicles Dick Gregory’s rise as the first Black comedian to expose audiences to racial comedy. His comedy spared no one including politicians celebrities and the white supremacists who were part of his regular audience. In confronting bigotry head-on with biting humor and charm, Gregory turned his activism into an art form, risking his own safety at each performance. “Scorchingly funny and brilliant” (The New York Times), Turn Me Loose is an exuberant and raw tribute to Gregory’s life as a civil rights activist, comic genius and unapologetic provocateur.

Sep
18
Tue
Heisenberg @ Signature Theatre
Sep 18 – Nov 11 all-day
Heisenberg @ Signature Theatre | Arlington | Virginia | United States

When 75-year-old Alex gets a surprise smooch from a comparatively younger stranger named Georgie, it’s not exactly what he expected when boarding the train on this average day. Even less expected was her finding him at his butcher shop sometime after the encounter. Georgie is confusing. Alex is confused. And so is the audience – left in suspense as the play’s runtime begins to unravel her true intentions. This unlikely duo with romantic relations is just another experiment conducted by Tony Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens. He’s just letting the audience in on his conclusive results.

Sep
21
Fri
Born Yesterday @ Ford’s Theatre
Sep 21 – Oct 21 all-day
Born Yesterday @ Ford’s Theatre | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

For DC natives, Born Yesterday may seem like an all-too-familiar story about gaining political power in the hub of the power hungry. But this satire set in the 1940s is more of a comedic retreat from the current stressful affairs, and the winnings don’t go to a who but to a what: the truth. Ford’s Theatre calls this production directed by Aaron Posner “political satire meets romantic comedy,” but all good stories are grounded in reality. Watch this for an entertaining mashup of unlikely allies and girl power to fight corruption.

Sep
22
Sat
Passion @ Signature Theatre
Sep 22 all-day
Passion @ Signature Theatre | Arlington | Virginia | United States

After their (yes, passionate) love is deterred by military duty, Giorgio and Clara’s relationship must survive through solely letters during the mid-1800s in Italy. Of course, the handsome soldier can’t avoid admiration even away at camp – his colonel’s cousin, Fosca, stays there too. While longing for Clara, Giorgio befriends Fosca, who suffers from seizures and spends her time solitary, living through the characters in novels. You’ll quickly learn that this isn’t a story about two young people destined to be together. The feeling of passion is a shifting force that can border obsession. This musical explores love and sickness – sometimes to the point that there is no difference. Tickets are $40-$89.

Urbana Hosts Feast of San Gennaro Celebration @ Urbana
Sep 22 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 23 @ 1:30 am
Urbana Hosts Feast of San Gennaro Celebration @ Urbana | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

In celebration of the Feast of San Gennaro, Urbana is giving Washingtonians an evening full of Italian-American classics, Frank Sinatra favorites, and wine and Peroni specials. September also brings a new format for Executive Chef Ethan McKee’s “Cicchetti at Urbana” tasting menu and a new pre-theater (pre-teatro) menu. 5 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. Reservations encouraged.

Sep
23
Sun
Passion @ Signature Theatre
Sep 23 all-day
Passion @ Signature Theatre | Arlington | Virginia | United States

After their (yes, passionate) love is deterred by military duty, Giorgio and Clara’s relationship must survive through solely letters during the mid-1800s in Italy. Of course, the handsome soldier can’t avoid admiration even away at camp – his colonel’s cousin, Fosca, stays there too. While longing for Clara, Giorgio befriends Fosca, who suffers from seizures and spends her time solitary, living through the characters in novels. You’ll quickly learn that this isn’t a story about two young people destined to be together. The feeling of passion is a shifting force that can border obsession. This musical explores love and sickness – sometimes to the point that there is no difference. Tickets are $40-$89.

Fall Open House at VY Reston Heights @ VY Reston Heights
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Fall Open House at VY Reston Heights @ VY Reston Heights | Reston | Virginia | United States

Discover brand new Reston apartments at VY / Reston Heights! Join us for festive fall specials all weekend long from Friday, September 21st to Sunday, September 23rd. 

Lease your apartment during our Open House and receive up to two months free rent, a $500 AmEx gift card, and a waived amenity fee (a $500 value)!*