Nov
1
Fri
Disney’s Newsies @ Arena Stage
Nov 1 – Dec 22 all-day
Disney’s Newsies @ Arena Stage

Based on the true story of New York City’s newsboys going on strike in the summer of 1899, Newsies was a hit movie before going on to Broadway in 1992, capturing a Tony Award for best score. With songs like “Carrying the Banner,” “King of New York” and “Seize the Day,” it’s easy to understand why. The musical boasts music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman and a book by Harvey Fierstein. For Arena’s production, Edward Gero plays Joseph Pulitzer and Erin Weaver plays Katherine.

Nov
2
Sat
A Chorus Line @ Signature Theatre
Nov 2 2019 – Jan 7 2020 all-day
A Chorus Line @ Signature Theatre

Signature Theatre is known for bringing big, dazzling musicals to the DMV and this production is no exception. A Chorus Line is the story of the talent and passion it takes to make it in the world of professional dancing. Step inside the audition room as 17 hopeful dancers put their dreams on the line through elaborate displays of jazz, ballet and tap. Featuring classics such as “What I Did for Love” and “At the Ballet. Various dates and times. Tickets $66-$115. Signature Theatre: 4200 Campbell Ave. Arlington, VA; www.sigtheatre.org

Disney’s Newsies @ Arena Stage
Nov 2 – Dec 22 all-day
Disney’s Newsies @ Arena Stage

Seize the day and see Newsies at Arena Stage. The musical, based on the popular Disney film, follows the charismatic Jack Kelly and his fellow newsboys. When newspaper tycoon Joesph Pulitzer decides to raise the price of papers, Jack and the newsies decide to go on strike. Teaming up with enthusiastic reporter Katherine, this ragtag group shows standing up for what you believe in can prove victorious. Various dates and times. Tickets $66-$115. Arena Stage: 1101 Sixth St. SW, DC; www.arenastage.org

Nov
5
Tue
Amadeus @ Folger Shakespeare Library
Nov 5 – Nov 22 all-day
Amadeus @ Folger Shakespeare Library

How does friendship between two esteemed composers end in murder? In Peter Schaffer’s Amadeus, Antonio Salieri cannot let the young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart outshine him. Because of this internal drive, Salieri’s mission in life becomes ruining Mozart’s career. Now in 1823 Italy, Salieri tells the tale of how he murdered Mozart 32 years prior. Various dates and times. Tickets $27-$85. Folger Shakespeare Library: 201 E. Capitol St. SE, DC; www.folger.edu       

Nov
8
Fri
Airness @ Keegan Theatre
Nov 8 – Nov 30 all-day
Airness @ Keegan Theatre

You don’t need an instrument to be a rock star. For instance, Nina intends to become one by entering an air guitar contest. After meeting a group of nerdy air guitar enthusiasts, she realizes this childish activity may not be as easy as it seems. Does Nina have what it takes to rock the competition? Find out in the 2017 Humana Festival favorite, Airness. Various dates and times. Tickets $41-$51. Keegan Theatre: 1742 Church St. NW, DC; www.keegantheatre.com

Nov
18
Mon
The Comedy Shuffle @ The Bier Baron Tavern and DC Comedy Loft
Nov 18 @ 7:30 pm
The Comedy Shuffle @ The Bier Baron Tavern and DC Comedy Loft

Mondays suck, and this is the anti-Monday show. It’s craziness. It’s hilarious. It’s chaos. This is a free-for-all comedy show open to anyone who wants to sign up. To keep these comics honest, they’ll also have a seasoned comic interrupting them. It’s a way to make sure comics bring it and a way to give you an incredibly enjoyable and unique entertainment experience. Multiple dates. Free to attend. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. The Bier Baron Tavern and DC Comedy Loft: 1523 22nd Street NW, DC; www.inlovewithbier.com

Nov
19
Tue
Sharks: A Virtual Reality Exploration @ National Geographic Museum
Nov 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Sharks: A Virtual Reality Exploration @ National Geographic Museum

Take an awe-inspiring 3D journey to the world’s shark hotspots in Costa Rica, Mexico and the Bahamas with National Geographic Explorer and Emmy-winning director of photography Filipe DeAndrade. Get daringly close to these important apex predators – and experience the unnerving contrast between flourishing habitats where they’re present and unhealthy ecosystems where they’re not. 7:30-9 p.m. Tickets $40. National Geographic Museum: 1145 17 St. NW, DC; www.nationalgeographic.org

Nov
20
Wed
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time @ Round House Theatre
Nov 20 – Dec 22 all-day
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time @ Round House Theatre

Step inside the mind of Christopher John Francis Booth. Christopher is a 15-year-old boy who sees the world in math and puzzles. He might have some “behavior problems” but his brilliant mind is just what’s needed to solve a neighborhood mystery. Playwright Simon Stephens brings the awarding-winning book by Mark Haddon to life with stunning visuals and projections. Various dates and times. Tickets $32-$73. Round House Theatre: 4545 East-West Hwy. Bethesda, MD; www.roundhousetheatre.org 

Pun DMV @ The DC Improv Comedy Club
Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Pun DMV @ The DC Improv Comedy Club

Come out and wordplay: You’re invited to watch or compete in Pun DMV, DC Improv’s pun contest. The night features two events based on the O. Henry Pun-Off World Championship. In the freestyle, contestants register in advance and prepare short pun-filled speeches. In the tournament, people sign up the night of the show for an on-the-spot pun battle. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tickets $6. The DC Improv Comedy Club: 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW, DC; www.dcimprov.com

Nov
21
Thu
John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons @ The National Theatre
Nov 21 – Nov 23 all-day
John Leguizamo's Latin History for Morons @ The National Theatre

If you’ve noticed the lack of diversity in American history textbooks, you’re not alone. If you’ve created a one man show about Latin History for morons, you’re probably John Leguizamo. Prepare to get educated in the most entertaining way. This performance was Tony-nominated for Best Play in 2018, Leguizamo will hilariously take you through Latin History all the way from the Mayans to Pitbull. Various Times. Tickets $59-$129. The National Theatre: 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, DC; www.thenationaldc.com