Washington Performing Arts opens its 50th season this Friday, September 30th at the UDC Theater of Arts and throughout the season, neighborhood restaurants are encouraging you to make a night of it. Concertgoers get a 10% discount at Laliguras, Acacia Bistro and Thai Pad. All you have to do is show your tickets to your server.
WPA’s 2016-2017 season begins with the debut of a new and expanded production of Step Afrika!’s signature work, The Migration, based on American painter Jacob Lawrence’s iconic series.
With performances through Sunday, October 2nd, Step Afrika! blends body percussion, dance, spoken word, projected images of Lawrence’s paintings, and live and recorded music to chart the story of African-American migrants moving from the South to the North in the early 1900s. The program features members of the Men and Women of the Gospel Choir. Tickets are $45. Purchase them here (You might find the system works best if you select the “Select Your Own” seats instead of “Best Available.”) or call the box office at 202-785-9727.
We hope to see lots of neighbors attending the season of concerts presented to us by Washington Performing Arts, Vocal Arts, and Young Concert Artists. See what is coming up and purchase tickets here. And check out the UDC JAZZAlive concerts, free and open to the public, on our events calendar.
And if you are looking for a more intimate and informal venue or greater variety of music, our events calendar includes the music at our neighborhood restaurants, the Levine School and the Jazz @ VN events brought to you by Van Ness Main Street (the next Jazz @ VN event is Thursday, September 29th at Tesoro). So if you are looking for something to do, look here first!