Show Tunes & Cocktails

Monday, September 9

7:00PM to 9:30PM

Beacon Bar & Grill - 1615 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington, DC


A perfect opportunity for artists and audiences to mingle and meet, "Showtunes & Cocktails" is a monthly event hosted by pianist extraordinaire Glenn Pearson. Newbies and regulars gather around the baby grand to belt out classic show tunes, enjoy food from the Beacon Bar & Grill menu, and revel in the talent of special guests who inspire all to new heights.

Confirming your attendance by reserving in advance via the TodayTix app, gets you a reserved table for the best seats! Walk-ins are always welcome too.

This month, spend the evening with Maestro Glenn Pearson at the pianio and Guest Artists Greg Maheu, recently seen in Olney Theatre Center's "Once" and next in their production of "Cabaret," and 3-time Helen Hayes Award nominee Monique Midgette, last seen in Ford's Theatre's hit production of "The Wiz" - next directing "Beehive" the 60s musical revue at NextStop Theatre Company.

DC Playwrights Forum Discussion

Monday, September 9

3:00PM to 4:30PM

River Pavilion at the new REACH Campus at the Kennedy Center, Washington, DC


Observe established and emerging local playwrights in a special DC Playwrights Forum discussion led by two nationally known local favorites and Helen Hayes Award winners: playwright/director Aaron Posner and playwright Karen Zacarias. Among the topics: Is there a distinct identity of a “D.C. playwright”? How can we help grow as artists, and as a theater town? Free timed-entry passes are required for entry and available now along with the festival schedule & FAQs.

Cabaret: Tom Sweitzer “Meatballs and Music”

Friday, September 13, 8pm

Saturday, September 14, 8pm

Creative Cauldron - 410 South Maple Avenue, Falls Church, VA

Meatballs and Music is a one man show starring Music Therapist Tom Sweitzer. He will take us through his unique , colorful, and unsettling childhood. This production is Tom's way to share the message of the power of music, the importance of connection and the importance of forgiveness.


Beltway Barks

Saturday, September 14

Rockville Town Center

Beltway Barks is an annual adoption event by DC Actors for Animals. It was inspired by the Broadway Barks® event, now in its 20th year. There are performances from some of DC’s favorite and award winning theater performers, dozens of nonprofit organizations and retail vendors, and a raffle of theatre tickets to the hottest shows in the DC Metro area, as well as gift baskets and merchandise from local retailers. And of course, the stars of the show are the animals!


Anyone Can Act - Theatre Week Edition

Saturday, September 14, 1:30-3:30pm

The Theatre Lab - 733 8th St. NW

Acting is a craft that anyone can learn at any age. Take two hours on a Saturday and learn some acting fundamentals while having a great time with other people who want to explore different sides of themselves. $35 per person; admission includes a glass of wine.


Conservatory and Open House with Stage Combat Demonstration

Saturday, September 14

The National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts

Prospective students are invited to join us for an open house that will include tours of the Conservatory, opportunities to meet and talk with curent students, alumni and faculty and to sit in on a stage combat demonstration with our advanced students who will be testing for unarmed combat certification that day through the Society of American Fight Directors.


Tour d’ Theaters Bike Ride

Sunday, September 15

9:30AM to 2:00PM


What’s the best way to explore the ever-evolving world of DC theater? By bicycle! Back by popular demand, the TOUR D’ DC THEATERS is going on its third ride to celebrate Theatre Week, and to visit some of the new renovations (and learn more about the upcoming renovations) in the DC theater scene! This is a free, community bike ride led by Theater J Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr that will visit some of the great theaters that have recently renovated—including The Kennedy Center, Theater J, Woolly Mammoth, and the Folger. So strap on your bike helmet and explore the breadth and diversity of the DC theater community. This will be a relaxed-pace, ride with a 9:30am (check-in), going until approximately 2pm. We will begin at Theater J, inside of the renovated Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center. This is a NO DROP RIDE. Please arrive at the ride start location at 9:30am with a helmet and bicycle lock, the ride will depart at 9:45am. We will end the ride with a chance to sit and unwind together at a local bar.

All riders will check-in and sign a waiver. Please note that if you are using a bicycle-share, there will not be opportunities to dock it along the ride—you will need to rent it for the entire ride period.

Participants under 18 years old will need a parent/guardian signature at the time of Check-in.


  • an exclusive tour of the newly renovated Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center, home to Theater J
  • a chance to learn about the upcoming renovation of the Folger Theatre
  • a visit to the newly renovated lobby at Woolly Mammoth Theater
  • a sneak peek of The Reach, the newest set of venues at The Kennedy Center
  • a relaxed pace ride (and flat) ride through the city, led by Theater J Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr

Historic Theatre Walking Tour with Cultural Tourism and NPR’s Bob Mondello

Monday, September 16, 5:30-7pm

Meet at National Theatre - 1321 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Join Cultural Tourism DC and NPR senior arts critic Bob Mondello for an evening outing among the landmarks of downtown Washington. We’ll gather at National Theatre for introductions, then meander through the city’s core, talking along the way about playhouses where local and national theatre history has been made. Count on surprising and maybe even scandalous stories from one of DC’s most beloved cultural commentators. The other stop on the tour is Ford’s Theatre (naturally).


Mosaic 2019-20 Reading Series: Anacostia Flats

Monday, September 16, 7pm

Mosaic Theater Company - 1333 H Street NE

In 1932, a journalism student from Howard University witnesses the struggles of The Bonus Army, a group of 43,000 diverse marchers including almost 20,000 U.S. World War I veterans and their families, who demand the payment of their war bonuses. Squatting along the shores of the Anacostia River, they would fight to survive Depression-era America as well as the violent encroachment of Douglas MacArthur, J. Edgar Hoover, and the U.S. Army.


Borders & Their Shadows - a Festival of Plays on International Themes

September 19-22

Georgetown University Theater & Performance Studies Program

This Festival, curated by Prof. Christine Evans, features free Concert Readings of new plays by women writing across borders, offering imaginative entry points to the cascading human and social consequences of forced migration. Readings involve guest artists from five countries, students, faculty, and alumni. The Borders & Their Shadows Festival is generously funded by the College Dean’s Office for TPST’s Home Season in the Davis Center, Georgetown’s Global Humanities Initiative, and the Swedish Embassy, with co-sponsorship by the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics.


Improv for All Free Workshop

Friday, September 20, 7pm

Saturday, September 21, noon

CentroNia - 1420 Columbia Rd. NW

Washington Improv Theater is dedicated to sharing the ideas and spirit of improv with all of DC. WIT’s free two hour introductory Improv For All workshops are high-fun, low-stress classes designed to show you how improvisers create spontaneous, off-the-cuff theater. Our enthusiastic and friendly instructors work to make sure everyone is able to participate in a playful and trusting atmosphere.


The Lady From the Village of Falling Flowers

Saturday, September 21, 3pm

Spooky Action Theater - Universalist National Memorial Church - 1810 16th Street NW

Kami-shibai workshop production of unpublished Tennessee Williams one-act.


Brews & Banter: 1 Henry IV

Friday, September 27, 6:30pm

Folger Shakespeare Library - 201 E Capitol Street SE

A special evening for the Folger’s young patrons, featuring a conversation about 1 Henry IV with select cast members. Craft brews from Bluejacket Brewery are served at this casual behind-the-scenes conversation, with light fare.