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ADRIFT | A Medieval Wayward Folly at Baltimore Theater Project

02/22/2024 to 03/03/2024

45 W Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201

A ship of fools adrift at sea. They ask, “What do we do now?” After an apocalypse, the search begins. Characters from the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch and archetypes from the tarot are brought to life in this ingeniously staged production of theatrical alchemy using live music, physical comedy, puppetry, and so much more. This pod of eccentrics will drift into the world to bring delight, share hopes and fears, and find a way forward. A dynamic medieval tapestry of pure theater…and it wouldn’t be the Middle Ages without a hellmouth, demons, and angels. “Transcendent and provocative…Happenstance provides immeasurable entertainment with its comedy, music, and artistry…A characteristically compelling, intelligent, and thought-provoking hour of unique, outstanding, must-see theater.” – DC Theater Arts. “ADRIFT is full of wonders! Part Samuel Beckett, part Monty Python, part Lewis Carroll, part opium dream, and part Hieronymus Bosch…Highly entertaining.” – Talkin’ Broadway. “Charming and beautifully crafted…Its multiskilled ensemble, both as performers and craftspeople, raise the bar and transform a sketch comedy act into something far stranger and more beautiful…Skillfully performed and stylistically integrated, this eclectic pastiche of medieval symbols are a splendid homage to the source materials.” – The Observer. Featuring Gwen Grastorf, Mark Jaster, Sabrina Mandell, Sarah Olmsted Thomas, & Alex Vernon. Shows are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, with Saturday Matinees at 2pm and Sunday Matinees at 4pm. TICKETS: https://theatreproject.ticketspice.com/adrift

American Ballet Theatre presents Swan Lake at Kennedy Center

02/23/2024 to 02/23/2024

2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

American Ballet Theatre’s quintessential production of SWAN LAKE returns to pull D.C. audiences back under its spell February 21-25, 2024. Journey to the enchanted lake with Kevin McKenzie’s magnificent production set to Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky’s classic score—a glorious fable of dreamlike transformation, evil trickery, and ill-fated passion. Beyond the cinematic spectacle and captivating storytelling, what keeps bringing ballet aficionados back and drawing new audiences in is the opportunity to see ABT’s world-renowned roster of stars performing challenging classical repertoire. Prepare to be transported to a land of wonder, featuring the unforgettable corps de ballet moving in magical unison as the majestic, glimmering swans. Complete with soaring choreography, hauntingly beautiful music, and extravagant sets and costumes, this spellbinding classic continues to inspire and enchant audiences. Odette/Odile: Isabella Boylston. Prince Siegfried: Daniel Camargo. Casting subject to change. For more information and to buy tickets, visit ABT's website at: https://www.abt.org/events/swan-lake-dc/

American Ballet Theatre presents Swan Lake at Kennedy Center

02/23/2024 to 02/23/2024

2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

American Ballet Theatre’s quintessential production of SWAN LAKE returns to pull D.C. audiences back under its spell February 21-25, 2024. Journey to the enchanted lake with Kevin McKenzie’s magnificent production set to Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky’s classic score—a glorious fable of dreamlike transformation, evil trickery, and ill-fated passion. Beyond the cinematic spectacle and captivating storytelling, what keeps bringing ballet aficionados back and drawing new audiences in is the opportunity to see ABT’s world-renowned roster of stars performing challenging classical repertoire. Prepare to be transported to a land of wonder, featuring the unforgettable corps de ballet moving in magical unison as the majestic, glimmering swans. Complete with soaring choreography, hauntingly beautiful music, and extravagant sets and costumes, this spellbinding classic continues to inspire and enchant audiences. Odette/Odile: Isabella Boylston. Prince Siegfried: Daniel Camargo. Casting subject to change. For more information and to buy tickets, visit ABT's website at: https://www.abt.org/events/swan-lake-dc/

Giraffes Can’t Dance

02/24/2024 to 02/24/2024

10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA 20110

Saturday, February 24 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.* Gerald the Giraffe loves to dance, but his long legs make him clumsy, and the other animals in the jungle laugh at him. What’s a giraffe to do? Enlist the help of a violin-playing cricket, of course, until he finds a tune he can groove to with joyful abandon! The beloved storybook Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees celebrates its 20th anniversary with this richly imaginative musical adaptation told with puppets, African rhythms, and of course—dancing! Brought to life by Wishing Star Productions, Giraffes Can’t Dance encourages Gerald, and audience members of all ages, to dance to the beat of their own drums. With a resounding message of the power of self-acceptance, Giraffes Can’t Dance will have everyone in the audience on their feet, confidently showing off their moves. (Recommended for ages 3 to 8). *The 2 p.m. performance will be sensory friendly. These performances are designed to create a welcoming and comfortable arts experience for people with autism, sensory sensitivities, or other social, learning or cognitive disabilities.

Tray Wellington Band

02/24/2024 to 02/24/2024

10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA 20110

Saturday, February 24 at 5 and 8 p.m. Banjo virtuoso, two-time International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Award winner, and 2019 Momentum Instrumentalist of the Year, Tray Wellington leads the high-energy acoustic Newgrass sensation the Tray Wellington Band. The quartet, which includes Josiah Nelson (mandolin and fiddle), Nick Weizenfeld (guitar), and Katelynn Lowe (bass), pushes the boundaries of Bluegrass music, incorporating Bossa nova, jazz, and blues elements to create an exciting new sound that also honors traditional Bluegrass roots. They have opened for several leading Bluegrass artists, including Dan Tyminski and Joe Mullins, and have performed at premier festivals, including the IBMA World of Bluegrass Street Fest in 2021.

American Ballet Theatre presents Swan Lake at Kennedy Center

02/24/2024 to 02/24/2024

2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

American Ballet Theatre’s quintessential production of SWAN LAKE returns to pull D.C. audiences back under its spell February 21-25, 2024. Journey to the enchanted lake with Kevin McKenzie’s magnificent production set to Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky’s classic score—a glorious fable of dreamlike transformation, evil trickery, and ill-fated passion. Beyond the cinematic spectacle and captivating storytelling, what keeps bringing ballet aficionados back and drawing new audiences in is the opportunity to see ABT’s world-renowned roster of stars performing challenging classical repertoire. Prepare to be transported to a land of wonder, featuring the unforgettable corps de ballet moving in magical unison as the majestic, glimmering swans. Complete with soaring choreography, hauntingly beautiful music, and extravagant sets and costumes, this spellbinding classic continues to inspire and enchant audiences. Odette/Odile: Isabella Boylston. Prince Siegfried: Daniel Camargo. Casting subject to change. For more information and to buy tickets, visit ABT's website at: https://www.abt.org/events/swan-lake-dc/