Oct
30
Tue
Billy Elliot @ Signature Theatre
Oct 30 2018 – Jan 9 2019 all-day

Ballet. Coal mining. Labor strikes. Following your dreams. An infectious soundtrack, courtesy of Sir Elton John himself. What do all of these things have in common? They’re all part of the iconic tale of the boy who loved to dance, coming to Arlington’s award-winning, intimate space at Signature Theatre. The singalong tale will run through the holidays, providing the perfect opportunity to show DC’s magnificent productions of classic theatre to your houseguests. Or sneak out and enjoy this feel-good, toe-tapping tale on your own.

Nov
1
Thu
Films Across Borders: Stories of Women @ Various locations
Nov 1 – Nov 21 all-day
Films Across Borders: Stories of Women @ Various locations | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

As a frequent moviegoer, even I find it difficult to keep up with foreign films. Unless they are slated to be acknowledged during award season or carry a tremendous amount of hype, they are often lower on my priority list when it comes to choosing which film off the marquee to watch. However, the American University’s Films Across Borders series is an opportunity to head to several venues and appreciate a variety of stories. This year’s theme, Stories of Women, will showcase an assortment of films representing women from diverse backgrounds and represent the importance of “gender-balanced perspectives and parity” in our society. The festival includes screenings, panels and Q&As on a number of topics within the theme. Times, dates and ticket prices vary.

Nov
2
Fri
Anything Goes @ Arena Stage’s Fichandler Stage
Nov 2 – Dec 23 all-day

As the SS American carries away its passengers from London to New York, it also sails a little secret across the ocean. There’s a passionate love stowed away between Billy and the countess Hope Harcourt. She’s meant to get married to the wealthy Lord Evelyn Oakleigh (please pronounce in your snootiest voice – it’s probably an accurate descriptor of the character). Of course, Billy doesn’t have the riches, but he does have determination and that has to count for something, right? He manages to get some fellow passengers on board (ha) with his mission, and the rest is for you to find out. I’ll be rooting for Billy mostly because he’s played by a familiar face, Disney Channel’s own Corbin Bleu.

Nov
3
Sat
As You Like It @ Keegan Theatre
Nov 3 – Dec 2 all-day
As You Like It @ Keegan Theatre | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

After several people are forced from their homes, they escape into the forest of Arden, a place where you get lost in nature while simultaneously finding yourself. However, this is a Shakespeare retelling so the story encompasses themes like families at each other’s throats and lovers forced to feign the opposite. The New York Times declared this Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery musical adaptation as one of the best shows in 2017, and the refugees who form this new community among the trees are all set to blow DC away in its District debut. Various dates, times and ticket prices.

Nov
14
Wed
Cry It Out @ Studio Theatre
Nov 14 – Dec 16 all-day
Cry It Out @ Studio Theatre | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Parenthood is hard, sure, but you know what else is hard? Making friends as an adult. Without the built-in friend finder of school, navigating life as an adult takes up a ton of time, which sort of puts making new acquaintances on the backburner, and when you add children on top of all that – whew, good luck. Essentially this is where the characters in Studio Theatre’s Cry It Out find themselves, as two young couples separated by a few yards between their homes luckily strike up a friendship, bonding over all the tougher aspects of raising children. This comedy is sure to be a relatable story that examines parenthood and class in the U.S. Various dates, times and ticket prices.

Nov
15
Thu
DC Cocktail Week 2018 @ Various DC Area Locations
Nov 15 – Nov 19 all-day
DC Cocktail Week 2018 @ Various DC Area Locations

Happy Hour just got SO MUCH better. Celebrate DC’s booziest week, #DCCocktailWeek, with the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington  through Sunday, Nov. 18. See the full list of participating locations and their cocktail pairing offerings at dccocktailweek.com – you don’t want to miss out on these amazing deals!

Nov
16
Fri
DC Cocktail Week 2018 @ Various DC Area Locations
Nov 16 – Nov 20 all-day
DC Cocktail Week 2018 @ Various DC Area Locations

Happy Hour just got SO MUCH better. Celebrate DC’s booziest week, #DCCocktailWeek, with the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington  through Sunday, Nov. 18. See the full list of participating locations and their cocktail pairing offerings at dccocktailweek.com – you don’t want to miss out on these amazing deals!

Nov
17
Sat
DC Cocktail Week 2018 @ Various DC Area Locations
Nov 17 – Nov 21 all-day
DC Cocktail Week 2018 @ Various DC Area Locations

Happy Hour just got SO MUCH better. Celebrate DC’s booziest week, #DCCocktailWeek, with the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington  through Sunday, Nov. 18. See the full list of participating locations and their cocktail pairing offerings at dccocktailweek.com – you don’t want to miss out on these amazing deals!

Nov
18
Sun
DC Cocktail Week 2018 @ Various DC Area Locations
Nov 18 – Nov 22 all-day
DC Cocktail Week 2018 @ Various DC Area Locations

Happy Hour just got SO MUCH better. Celebrate DC’s booziest week, #DCCocktailWeek, with the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington  through Sunday, Nov. 18. See the full list of participating locations and their cocktail pairing offerings at dccocktailweek.com – you don’t want to miss out on these amazing deals!

Nov
19
Mon
Art Garfunkel @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
Nov 19 @ 8:00 pm