Directed by Aaron Posner and starring 2019 Helen Hayes Award winner Regina Aquino and theater veteran Brian Mani, the Bard’s comedy is a story of marriage, jealousy, wealth and lies. The plot follows Falstaff, whose dubious plan to woo Windsor’s wealthy housewives is met with hilarious retaliation when the women devise a plot to teach him a lesson. Come experience the reason this show is often described as William Shakespeare’s more satirical. Tickets $27-$85. Folger Theatre: 201 E. Capitol St. SE, DC; www.folger.edu
One day every year, Mess Hall allows guests to enter beyond its 2,000 square feet of event space and venture into its private kitchens. That day is Ramen World. February 29 marks the sixth incarnation of this historically sold out event. Attendees immerse themselves in the action as dishes are made-to-order and fired hot and fresh in front of them. The unique format and venue make for a highly interactive – and boozy – experience, enabling event-goers to slurp noodle dishes prepared by DC’s favorite Asian food concepts. Ramen World showcases a breadth of unique Ramen dishes by bringing together chefs who choose to feature traditional iterations, and others who combine other worldly influences to innovate the craft. Each chef selects his or her preferred noodle style to complement the design of each dish several weeks in advance. Sun Noodle then produces the noodles fresh for each respective chef and delivers the truckload of carbs before the event begins. Click here for this year’s #RamenWorld lineup, including Miso Honey, Hatoba, Som Tam and more. A vintage phone booth filled with instant ramen packages gives guests the chance to raise money for Capital Area Food Bank. Whomever comes closest to “gumball guessing” the actual number of bowls contained, wins a Ramen-tastic prize pack. Get tickets for round one, noon-2 p.m., or round two which is 3-5 p.m.
A portion of the proceeds along with donations collected during this event will go to Ramen World’s charitable partner Capital Area Food Bank.
The Bluejacket Tasting Tour includes a full tour of the brewery with five tasting pours offered throughout the tour. The ticket price includes the tour ($22), as well as the tax and gratuity ($7).
For Tour FAQs, please visit our tours page on our website. We kindly ask that any guests going on brewery tours wear closed-toe, comfortable shoes for your safety.
Please note that if you do not see a specific date available from the drop-down menu for tour tickets, this means that the tour for that date is either sold out or otherwise currently unavailable.
This sensual grand opera tells the story of Samson, who has everything it takes to free the enslaved Hebrews from the Philistines. But when the bewitching Delilah seduces Samson into revealing the source of his physical power, his faith is tested. With music by Camille Saint-Saëns and libretto by Ferdinand Lemaire, the story is told in French with projected English titles. Directed by Peter Kazaras, the show stars J’Nai Bridges as Delilah and Roberto Aronica as Samson. Tickets are $45-$299. Kennedy Center: 2700 F St. NW, DC; www.kennedy-center.org
Spend Sunday Funday at the 2020 Sports Pub Challenge & Charity Fundraiser at Crystal City Sports Pub. On Feb. 23 and March 1, two-person teams will compete in the Sports Challenge, seven pub-style games such as the cornhole challenge, bulls eye dart challenge, sand pong challenge & more! The highest weekly bid winner in the Charity Fundraiser Challenge automatically advances to the finals. Lots of raffle prizes, great auction packages and good times, all to benefit S.C.A.N. (Stop Child Abuse Now) and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The top two scoring teams from each week compete in the finals on Sunday, March 8 for cash, prizes and the ultimate bragging rights.
Americans are way too into debates. No, not the ones held at schools and universities between teams of intellectuals. I’m talking about the hot take, punditry BS that is so rampant in society and pop culture that the people famous for these pseudo acts of discourse are more parody than their parodies. In 1968 liberal Gore Vidal and conservative William F. Buckley met for a series of televised debates which wet society’s appetite for debate, conflict and arguments. Playwright Alexandra Petri is set to reprise the infamous debate, with satire and guest appearances from past and present. Times vary. Tickets $20-$65. Atlas Performing Arts Center: 1333 H St. NE, DC; www.atlasarts.org
In this Woolly Mammoth production, revenge is a dish best served on time, especially when you have a pact. Sexual abuse survivors Lola and T are running up against the clock, as their deadline for getting revenge on everyone who’s ever “f–ked with them” fast approaches. Unwilling to let the truce between them fall to the wayside, these two escalate their respective plots for retribution by unleashing the pent up anger on a fearless adventure. Tickets are $20 to $64. Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: 641 D St. NW, DC; www.woollymammoth.net
What’s real and what’s not? Is destiny a thing or do we control our own narratives and fate? These questions have been at the forefront of human consciousness since, well, forever, and likely always will be. Stories that tap into these existential questions have stood the test of time, and Pedro Calderón de la Barca’s Life Is a Dream is no exception, making the rounds internationally for almost 400 years. The latest adaptation comes to the DMV by way of Synetic Theatre, as the company is set to offer a gritty look at Prince Segismundo and his father’s tale of destiny, prophecy and free will. Times vary. Tickets go on sale in early 2020. Synetic Theater: 1800 South Bell St. Arlington, VA; www.synetictheater.com
Created by Ted Swindley and based on a true story about the legendary country singer’s odd friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, the musical offers plenty of humor, great music and even a bit of audience participation. More than two dozen Cline favorites are part of the score, including “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces” and “Walking After Midnight.” With songs like those, it’s no surprise that this is one of the most produced musicals in the U.S. today. Creative Cauldron: 410 S. Maple Ave. Falls Church, VA; www.creativecauldron.org