The Washington Center for the Performing Arts continues the 21-22 Season with International Guitar Night XXII, Comedy Underground, Black Box Jazz and Pink Martini featuring China Forbes.
January 18 at 7:30pm The incredible longevity of International Guitar Night continues with its 22nd Anniversary North American Tour, featuring Italian acoustic rock sensation Luca Stricagnoli, progressive fingerstyle guitarist Thu Le from Vietnam, Hawaiian Slack Key master Jim Kimo West and Germany’s Latin Swing master Lulo Reinhardt. The sound of four exceptionally gifted guitarists on one stage will leave audiences feeling lifted and inspired. An experience of sound!
January 20 at 7:30pm Need a good laugh? Our signature comedy series means good times with friends or a unique date night. This month’s Comedy Underground features Sterling Scott with Jaren George and Emcee Amanda Arnold! The stand-up you love, in the intimacy of the Black Box! Recommended for ages 18+
January 21 at 8:00pm From the charm of the cha-cha-cha to the depth of AfroCuban rhythms, Clave Gringa presents a broad spectrum of Cuban music; original engaging compositions by Ann Reynolds as well as Cuban classics. Our Black Box Jazz Series offers intimate cabaret-style evenings featuring talented musicians from around the region. Jazz lovers will enjoy the diverse sounds and styles showcasing all original compositions.
January 24 at 7:30pm “Pink Martini is a rollicking around-the-world musical adventure… if the United Nations had a house band in 1962, hopefully we’d be that band.” — Thomas Lauderdale, bandleader/pianist Pink Martini’s “little orchestra” draws inspiration from the romantic Hollywood musicals of the 1940s and ’50s and crosses genres to make an eclectic, modern sound. Their arrangements of Latin music, jazz, cabaret and cinema scores come together in a sound that defies categorization, but is guaranteed to get the audience up out of their seats and dancing in the aisles. This concert will include popular favorites from the band’s 25 year career as well as songs from their latest release, Je dis oui!, taking the audience on a musical trip around the world from France to Iran, Armenia to South Africa and more.