Washington Improv Theatre: Road Show: Wintry Mix
January 11 – February 4, 2018

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Washington Improv Theatre Presents:
Wintry Mix

January 11 – February 4, 2018
Thursday at 7:30pm
Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm & 9:30pm
Sunday at 7:30pm

Online Pre-Sale: $12 General / $10 DCAC Members
Door: $15 General / $10 DCAC Members

As DC’s premier company for longform improv, WIT’s ensembles make up the most experienced and skilled improvisers in the city. Spurred by a single audience suggestion, these creative performers spontaneously build entire worlds populated by colorful characters and situations. In addition, Wintry Mix features several performances by Improv Actually, an improvised romantic comedy inspired by the movie Love Actually.

Tickets available here.

Naked Girls Reading: Neil Gaiman
July 14, 2017

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Naked Girls Reading Presents
Neil Gaiman

July 14, 2017
Friday at 10 pm
$27 General / $22 DCAC Members and Pre-sale

Sandman, Neverwhere, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Norse Mythology. Do those words bring excitement to your very being? Then this is the show for you! Don’t know those titles yet? Then come and find out about this amazing literary and film sensation. We can never get enough of Neil Gaiman so Naked Girls Reading dedicates the month of July to the winner of a multitude of literary awards, our Erudite hearts and one of our Favorite Author’s, Neil Gaiman!

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3024574

Chinese Menu
July 10, 2017

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Chinese Menu
July 10, 2017
Monday at 7:30 pm
$12 General / $10 DCAC Members

The shows we had last year with our guests from the Second City gave us some of the best work and most memorable moments of the year. Including our current cover and event page photo!! They are back! We are waiting on confirmation for how many Chicago friends will be joining us. Once we know we will get those tickets available. Unlike last year it looks like we will only get ONE SHOW with them. You know it will be good.

Tickets: http://cmcsc3.bpt.me/

Steampunked Stories
June 24, 2017

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Steampunked Stories

June 24, 2017
$8 General / $6 DCAC Members

This riotous performance of the wildly inventive Steampunked Stories by Tom Howell, including an imaginative slide show, punctuated throughout with eruptions from his time machine. It’s full steam ahead as Tom and his film crew activate the sparks and white lightning from the dome of his creation. Audience will be filmed, a portion of the proceeds to be donated to Autism Speaks. This event is family friendly, and will offer free kazoos!

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/steampunked-stories-tickets-35429874709?aff=utm_source%3Deb_email%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3Dnew_event_email&utm_term=eventurl_text

Naked Girls Reading: Nerdettes
June 23, 2017

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Naked Girls Reading Presents:
Nerdettes

June 23, 2017
At the door: $27 General/ $22 DCAC Members and Presale
*Presale tickets (only available online) end at midnight the night before the event*

Are you in possession of a TARDIS key, Sorting Hat, and your very own Precious? Then do we have a show for you! On the heels of Awesome Con, DC’s official Naked Girls are here to definitively prove Nerds can be Sexy. Naked Girls Reading Presents Nerdettes will showcase tales of Hobbits, Mutants, and The Doctor. Join the Nerdalicious Cherokee Rose, GiGi Holliday, Cherie Sweetbottom, and Alice Darling at the DC Arts Center on June 23rd at 10 pm. Dress in your best nerdy/cosplay outfit to enter our Nerdettes Costume Contest.

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2988902

In Your Ear
May 21, 2017

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In Your Ear

May 21, 2017
$5 General / FREE for DCAC Members

Each month In Your Ear features reading and performances by different sets of poets who draw on an avant-garde tradition. This month features readings by Toby Altman, Lauren Hunter, and Justin Sirois. Curated by Meg Ronan, Tony Mancus, and Mike Walsh.

Tickets: http://www.dcpoetry.com/iye

In Your Ear poetry series is generously sponsored by Bridge Street Books.

Washington Improv Theatre: Road Show
May 4 – June 18, 2017

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Washington Improv Theater presents Improv Actually at the District of Columbia Arts Center in Washington, DC on Saturday, February 11, 2017.
Washington Improv Theatre Presents:
Road Show

May 4 – June 18, 2017
Thursdays – Sundays at 7:30 pm
Fridays & Saturdays at 9:30 pm
Online Pre-Sale: $12 General / $10 DCAC Members
Door: $15 General / $10 DCAC Members

What will happen at the WIT Road Show? Your guess is as good as ours! WIT’s company ensembles and special guests take over DC Arts Center in Adams Morgan with our thrilling, unpredictable, performances! Each show’s line-up is unique and every show is one-of-a-kind!

Tickets: witdc.org

Chinese Menu
April 29, 2017

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Chinese Menu

April 29, 2017
$12 General/ $10 DCAC Members

Keisha Zollar​ is coming to town and we are putting some fun people on stage with her.
Mark your calendars and get your tickets. Chinese Menu shows have been called “The Ramones” of the improv scene. Why? Because they are bare bones and a kick ass rock and roll good time. No real kitsch. No gimmicks. No real hook other than the best in town having a great time.

Tickets: http://april2017.bpt.me/

Macho – The Mask of Masculinity, curated by Rebecca Cross
April 28 – May 28

Macho – The Mask of Masculinity
DCAC’s Curatorial Initiative
Curated by Rebecca Cross
Apprentice Curator: Sarah Burford

Exhibition Dates: April 28 – May 28, 2017

Opening Reception: April 28, 7-9pm
Closing Reception and Artist Talk: May 12, 5pm

Damon Arhos, Michael Corigliano, Hector Emanuel, Timothy Johnson, Mark Newport, Joseph Daniel Robert OLeary, Kate Warren, and Dawn Whitmore

Definition from the Oxford English Dictionary:
macho
/ˈmäCHō/
noun
1. a man who is aggressively proud of his masculinity.

“Macho” takes as its point of departure recent debates about the role of men in contemporary society. As we began exploring ideas for this exhibition, we continuously came across examples of work showcasing people who were “projecting” an air of strength and masculinity rather than openly revealing their authentic male selves. These remarkable artists all react, in their own ways, to the promulgated notion that “masculinity” itself is not a trait that simply exists, but rather one that needs to be worn like a mask. Masks of real and imaginary uniforms, physical poses and symbolic props, aid the figures in projecting this shroud of self-aggrandizement. The concept reaches far beyond the limits of a single exhibition, but we present this provocative group of artists making engaging, surprising and challenging art around this subject as a means of furthering the existing dialogue, exposing both the disturbing and comical evocations of our title to engage with the conflicting realities of post-modern manhood.

IMAGE: Michael Corigliano, Stumbling Forward, 2015, Photographs, 84″ x 96″

Naked Girls Presents: Fairytales
April 28, 2017

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Naked Girls Reading Presents:
Fairytales

April 28, 2017
At the door: $27 General / $22 DCAC Members and Pre-Sale
*Pre-Sale tickets (only available online) end at midnight the night before the event*

Once upon a time, there were four beautiful erudite girls who wanted nothing more than to share their tales of Faerie with an enraptured audience. Wanna Watch? DC’s official Naked Girls return to show why fairytales aren’t just for children. Naked Girls Reading Presents FairyTales will showcase stories of great evils, mermaid’s tails, and crimson hoods. Cherokee Rose, is delighted to return to the DC Arts Center with the enchanting Alice Darling, GiGi Holliday and magical
special guest on April 28 th at 10pm.

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2911924

In Your Ear
April 16, 2017

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In Your Ear

April 16, 2017
$5 General / FREE DCAC Members

Each month In Your Ear features reading and performances by different sets of poets who draw on an avant-garde tradition. This month features readings by Aaron Angello, Anne Cecelia Holmes, & Nicole Steinberg.
Curated by Meg Ronan, Tony Mancus, and Mike Walsh.

More information at: ​dcpoetry.com/iye

In Your Ear poetry series is generously sponsored by Bridge Street Books.

Chinese Menu
March 31, 2017

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Chinese Menu
Welcomes Back a Friend

March 31, 2017
$12 General / $10 DCAC Members

It is nice when folks leave and hit it big but then come back and want to play with old friends. Rory Scovel started his comedy career here in DC. He has since to move on to appearances on (among others) Conan, The Tonight Show, Crag Ferguson, @Midnight, The Eric and Andre show as well as starring in the TBS comedy, Ground Floor. Rory has also put out two stand up comedy albums. Dilation (2011) and Rory Shovel Live at Third Man Records ( 2013). He also was a stud at Washington Improv Theater before leaving town. He was on some great teams, most notably Dr. Fantastic.

Now he is back to his roots and will be joining some old (and new) friends that happen to be some of the most fun improvisers in town for some long form fun.

(He will not be doing stand up)

Tickets: http://cmcmarch.bpt.me/

Art Tasting
March 24 – April 23

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Art Tasting
Curated by Martina Dodd, Jarvis Dubois, J. W. Mahoney, Blair Murphy, and Joe Orzal

March 24 – April 23, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, March 24, 7-9pm
Happy Hour Discussion: Wednesday, April 12, 6pm
Artists’ Talk & Closing Reception: Sunday, April 23, 5pm

James Bernard Cole, Chanel Compton, Ricky Day, Emory Douglass, Kristen Hayes, Robert Labandeira, Zofie Lang, Nora Maccoby, Muse, Betsy Packard, Azadeh Sahraeian, Julie Wills, Khadijah Wilson, Fabiola Alvarez Yurcisin

Wine tastings offer people a chance to taste different products and discover its history, composition,
pairing with food, how it’s made and so forth. With a mind to offer a similar experience for people who
would like to hone their knowledge of art, DCAC presents its first Art Tasting. Fifteen distinctly
different pieces of art selected by five distinctly different curators will be offered with accompanying explanations of why it’s considered art, if it is part of a historical trend, how it’s made, and why they chose it.

Naked Girls Reading: Science Fiction
March 24, 2017

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Naked Girls Reading Presents:
Science Fiction

March 24, 2017
$27 General / $22 DCAC Members and Pre-Sale

By Grabthar’s Hammer, through time and space, in a galaxy far far away, to boldly go where no Naked Girl has gone before, join us for Naked Girls Reading presents SciFi Fantasy. Will we be the Mothers of Dragons, The Queens of Fairy, or ruler of a realm both Muggle and Wizard alike? Join us, faithful squires, through journeys far and wide starting at our home, the DC Arts Center, on an epic the Bards will sing for ages to come. Cherokee Rose returns to the shire with Alice Darling, Cherie Sweetbottom and GiGi Holliday at the DC Arts Center on March 24th at 10 pm. So say we all!

Tickets: https://nakedgirlsreading.com/

Richard II
March 24 – April 1, 2017

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The Rude Mechanicals Present:
Richard II

March 24 – April 1, 2017
$20 General/ $15 DCAC Members, Military, Students, & Seniors

Richard rules England. His kingship is accepted as Divine Right. All powerful, he is nonetheless increasingly beset by his own foibles. Misguided and arrogant, his rocky reign dissolves as a once competent monarch’s vainglory divides the nobility and sets into motion a dynastic division that unalterably leads to a century of war

Tickets: rudemechanicals.com

In Your Ear
March 19, 2017

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In Your Ear

March 19, 2017
$5 General / FREE DCAC Members

Each month In Your Ear features reading and performances by different sets of poets who draw on an avant-garde tradition. This month features readings by Desiree Bailey, Jennifer Kronovet, & Taryn Schwilling.

Curated by Meg Ronan, Tony Mancus, and Mike Walsh.

More information at: dcpoetry.com/iye

In Your Ear poetry series is generously sponsored by Bridge Street Books.

Ominous Marimba
March 11, 2017

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Ominous Marimba

March 11, 2017
$8 General / $6 DCAC Members

Ominous Marimba (Kabeer Parwani, Alan Carroll) is a long-form two-man improv group that has been performing in the DC area for more than four years. and will be joined by receSs, GW’s oldest comedy group, and Johnson & Joshson (Mikael Johnson, Josh Kudlestein) for a night of great improv comedy.

Reservations: Call 202-462-7833 or email info@dcartscenter.org to reserve your spot. Box office is cash only.

Chinese Menu
March 11, 2017

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Chinese Menu

March 11, 2017
$12 General / $10 DCAC Members

Who is ready for some good ole fashioned, super fun, super smart, sometimes raunchy, always great improvisational comedy? Chinese Menu shows have been called “The Ramones” of the improv scene. Why? Because they are bare bones and a kick ass rock and roll good time. No real kitsch. No gimmicks. No real hook other than the best in town having a great time.

Tickets: http://marchmenu2017.bpt.me/

The Book of Liz
March 5, 2017

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The Klunch Presents:
The Book of Liz

March 5, 2017
Pre-sale: $20 General / $15 DCAC Members
Door: $35 General / $15 DCAC Members
Supporter Level Contribution: $75

A benefit performance, followed by a reception, and a game of Pounce – a Mormon family card game that has become a tradition with Klunch company members. Drinks, music, and other forms of gaiety, all to support the Klunch’s 2017 programming. Go to ​ theklunch.com for more info.

Despite her truly horrible perspiration problem, Sister Elizabeth Donderstock is living a happy life in the Sqeamish community of Cluster Haven. She did, after all, invent the world famous cheese ball recipe that put the religious order on the cheese ball map. But then, one dark day, Brother Brightbee shows up to unseat Liz as queen of cheese – demoting her to harvesting chives! Overwhelmed and ashamed, she flees the sect, forging bravely into the outside world. Back in Cluster Haven, though, the famous cheese balls aren’t selling well at all since their famous flavor seems to have disappeared with Sister Donderstock.

Tickets & More Info: ​theklunch.com