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Upcoming Events

Christmas Revels on stage

The Christmas Revels 2018

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 2:00pm to Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 8:00pm

Join this cast of over 100, ages 8-88, for a journey into the Winter world of Queen Elizabeth I and Will Kemp, Shakespeare’s favorite Fool! This boisterous blend of art and folk features the glorious music and dance of Renaissance England, delightful children’s songs and games, seasonal sing-alongs, and a few lines of Shakespeare for thespians and Rude Mechanicals alike. Welcome Yule!

Click here for the 2018 performance schedule.

Congo Stories

Politics and Prose & GW Present John Prendergrast, Fidel Bafilemba, Ryan Gosling, Chou Chou Namegabe

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 7:00pm

In CONGO STORIES, John Prendergast and Fidel Bafilemba reveal how the people of Congo are fighting back against a tidal wave of international exploitation and governmental oppression. The book contains stunning photographs taken by actor Ryan Gosling, Bafilemba's profiles of heroic Congolese activists, and Prendergast's narratives of the extraordinary history and evolving social movements that directly link the Congo with the United States and Europe.

Alexander Rozenbaum portrait

ArbatArena presents Alexander Rozenbaum

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 8:00pm

For the first time in many years, Alexander Rozenbaum and his band will perform in Washington, DC. A well-renowned singer and songwriter, also known as the "Russian Bob Dylan," he will present a new show – "Neformat." This will be a can't miss concert experience!

Male in foreground with black shirt, with woman behind his left shoulder.  "Secrets & Illusions" is in script lettering

Ivan Amodei presents Secrets and Illusions

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:00pm

Join master illusionist and Winner of Penn & Teller FOOL US Ivan Amodei on an epic journey to discover the secrets of life in his brand new stage show SECRETS & ILLUSIONS.  Boston Globe boasts ”Magic with a Message.” It's a 90-minute spectacular show which displays Ivan’s signature style of thought-provoking vignettes, audience participation, and storytelling. Paired with his remarkable approach to illusion, it will ultimately inspire, encourage and motivate you to discover your purpose and your destiny.

Konstanin Raikin - portrait in black and white

Konstantin Raikin: Heaven Above the Chaos

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 8:00pm

Legendary Russian film and theatre actor and award-winning director, Konstantin Raikin, presents his captivating one-man show "Heaven Above the Chaos." A nostalgic and humorous tale told through music and poetry, this show becomes a true theatrical masterpiece when told in Raikin's irreplicable performance style. Konstantin Raikin is the director and star actor of Moscow's Satirikon theatre, a People's Artist of Russia, a four-time winner of the Golden Mask theatrical award, winner of the Stanislavsky Foundation prize, the Crystal Turandot, Seagull, Idol and Triumph national prizes.

Alvaro Torres Smiling

Alvaro Torres en Concierto

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 8:00pm

Singer/songwriter Alvaro Torres used to dream about becoming a music star when he was a child from a poor family from El Salvador. Listening to Latin pop acts such as Sandro & Camilo Sesto singing just for pleasure of getting recognition from his relatives, Torres wanted to make his dream come true. After moving to Guatemala, the talented singer decided to start a solo career releasing his first album, Algo Especial, followed by Acariciame, both with arrangements by Bob Porter. Alvaro had his breakthrough starting with the release of Nada Se Compara Contigo later becoming BMI's songwriter of the year.

Pianist Peter Bence - portrait

An Evening with Peter Bence

Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 8:00pm

Peter Bence is an internationally acclaimed virtuoso pianist, recording artist, composer, & producer holding the Guinness World Record for being the “Fastest Piano Player.” He’s taken the Internet by storm with his piano arrangements of Michael Jackson, Queen, & Sia collecting over 500 million hits and a huge online following. He’s achieved success with his edgy, percussive & expressive playing style taking piano to a whole new level, inspiring both younger and older generations of musicians and music lovers.