Spend up to four hours conquering all 32 elements of Terrapin's Adventure Center. See how many ways you can traverse the High Ropes Challenge Course, scream with delight as you glide on a 330-foot zip line, and try to master all the routes up and down on the Terrapin Tower as well as Heebie Jeebie, Islands in the Sky and Raider Bridge. Then catch your breath as you experience two Gs of force on the Giant Swing. Your adventure is led by a trained guide who will teach you new skills as you enjoy the thrills. Take the four-hour Terrapin Challenge!
This world-renowned production tells the story of a nutcracker who comes to life, taking its owner, Clara, on a fantastical journey through a magical world populated by the rose queen, sugar plum fairies and an army of evil rats. The enchanting tale is performed by companies large and small during the holiday season, as a beloved tradition. The spectacular dances and incomparable score by Tchaikovsky have cemented themselves in the hearts and imaginations of popular culture, enduring for decades as a classic.
Round House Theatre BethesdaDecember 22, 2014 7:30 PM
4545 East West Highway
Bethesda, MD 20814
This fresh theatrical interpretation of "The Nutcracker" reinvents E.T.A. Hoffmann's original holiday tale with lots of humor and heart -- and no ballet. After the loss of her brother in the Marines, young Clara sets out on a journey to save her grieving family, with the help of a remarkable nutcracker. Full of magic, hope and fun, this contemporary retelling weaves together a delightful original score and dialogue and amazing puppetry, and shines a light on the healing power of the imagination. Please see the full event description for details on talkbacks and other audience events.
Atlas Performing Arts CenterDecember 22, 2014 7:30 PM
1333 H Street, Northeast
Washington, DC 20002
Step Afrika!, the first professional company devoted to stepping, presents its holiday show at Washington, D.C.'s Atlas Performing Arts Center. Come make music with Step Afrika!, DJ Frosty the Snowman and their furry friends from the animal kingdom in this special seasonal performance. Equally inspired by African and modern dance, stepping combines kicks, stomps, claps and chants into an overwhelming, high-energy experience of movement and sound. The Washington company has achieved worldwide renown for its mastery of the art and electrifying live shows, and this festive celebration of the season promises to be no exception.
Judith Hill is a multi-talented Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter who can sing in English and Japanese. Beginning her career as a backup singer for the noted French musician Michel Polnareff, in 2009 Hill would go on to prepare to serve as a duet partner for Michael Jackson's This Is It production. Unfortunately, Jackson's death nixed those plans.After appearing on, but not winning, the fourth season of the musical competition television show The Voice in 2013, Hill was noticed and signed by Sony Music.