From an email:

Thursday, June 15 at
12:15pm, 1pm, & 1:45pm (30 minute performances)
Connecticut Avenue Overlook Park

Rorschach will disrupt lunches and surprise strangers with an afternoon of KLECKSOGRAPHY*, three original short plays inspired by and performed around HYBYCOZO’s sculpture “The Golden Spike.” KLECKSOGRAPHY @ Connecticut Ave Overlook that will be produced in conjunction with the Golden Triangle Neighborhood BID and Pipkin Creative. Read More

1333 H Street, NE

From an email:

“The cafe at Atlas Performing Arts Center on H Street is opening to the public Wednesdays through Sundays as a cozy coworking space. The hours are usually 10-2 Wednesdays/Thursdays/Sundays and 2-10 Fridays/Saturdays with the exception of performances. 

Atlas Performing Arts Center is a known hub for arts in the district. Our bar and café has been closed since before the pandemic and we’re delighted to announce its reopening to the public. We’re focused on cultivating a friendly community atmosphere where our space is welcoming to anyone looking to hang out, work, or be in an artistic space for a breath of fresh air. Read More


1100 13th St NW, on L Street Between 13th and 14th

“Dear PoPville,

Looks like the old Drafthouse Comedy Theater (closed in 2020) across from Nino’s Bakery is undergoing some changes — both name and interior layout. Anyone know what’s going on with this?”

If February we learned that Sage Theatre would be coming here. Looks like they’re getting close. You can buy tickets for Drunk Shakespeare coming later this month.


photo by Geoff Livingston

Ed. Note: Kennedy Center and Ford’s Theatre will join All Souls and Bedrock Billiards, Suns Cinema, Black Cat and 9:30 Club, ThinkFoodGroup, Showtime, area theatres, The Pug, Public Option, 1310 Kitchen & Bar, Ivy and Coney, Pitchers/ALOHA some fitness studios (including VIDA) and Danny Meyer’s restaurants which previously announced the same or similar.

From a press release:

“The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Ford’s Theatre, both examples of public/private partnerships in the nation’s capital, will be joining performing arts venues in the Washington, D.C. region and around the country, to provide a safer return to full-capacity, indoor performances this fall by requiring that all audience members be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The new policy also includes a vaccine mandate for all artists, staff, ushers, and volunteers. Read More


Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC

Thanks to Nora for passing on from Shakespeare Theatre Company:

“Theatres across the greater Washington, D.C. area have united to provide the highest level of public safety for their audiences, staff, and volunteers by requiring that their audiences provide proof of vaccination to attend all live public performances at their indoor venues.

Shakespeare Theatre Company is partnering in this unprecedented effort with Arena Stage, Atlas Performing Arts Center, Constellation Theatre Company, GALA Hispanic Theatre, The Keegan Theatre, Mosaic Theater Company, Round House Theatre, Signature Theatre, Studio Theatre, Synetic Theater, Theater J, and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. Read More


1321 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Photo by Josh

From a press release:

“Broadway at The National will present an eight-show 2021/2022 season this fall when the celebrated subscription series returns to D.C.’s National Theatre – the nation’s oldest venue still presenting touring Broadway.

The four-show Broadway at The National subscription series kicks off in December of 2021 and is set to include TOOTSIE, PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL, COME FROM AWAY, and HAIRSPRAY. Season specials can be added to any package, including HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS, THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY, ALTON BROWN: BEYOND THE EATS, and RENT – THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY FAREWELL TOUR. Read More


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