April Entertainment Guide 2017

Introduction It’s hard to believe April is already here! Time for our (W)TOP of the Month Entertainment Guide. Click through the gallery for fun events around town. Find the full list below. (WTOP collage via AP)
December 1, 2023 | WTOP's Jason Fraley previews April entertainment (Jason Fraley)

April Entertainment Guide

April 3: Opening Day at Nationals Park

April 3: Christopher Jackson in “DEMO” at Kennedy Center

April 3-9: “Mnemonic” at Anacostia Playhouse

April 3-15: “Parade” at Keegan Theatre

April 3-23: “King Lear” at Atlas Performing Arts Center

April 3-23: “Pike St.” at Woolly Mammoth Theatre

April 3-30: “Midwestern Gothic” at Signature Theatre

April 3-May 5: “A Raisin in the Sun” at Arena Stage

April 3-May 20: “Ragtime” at Ford’s Theatre

April 4-12: Brandy in “Chicago” at Kennedy Center

April 5: “Grammys on the Hill” honors Keith Urban at Hamilton Live

April 5: Merle Haggard Tribute at Bethesda Blues & Jazz

April 5: Amy Grant at The Birchmere

April 5: Blues Brothers Tribute at Howard Theatre

April 6: John Mayer at Verizon Center

April 6: Dan Novarro at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville

April 7: “Gifted” hits movie theaters

April 7: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction

April 7: Don McLean at The Birchmere

April 7: Billy Currington at The Fillmore

April 7-8: Frankie Valli at Warner Theatre

April 7-9: “Blazing Saddles” at AFI Silver Theatre

April 8: National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade

April 8: Fashion for Paws benefit for Human Rescue Alliance

April 8: Willie Nile at Hamilton Live

April 8: Big Sean at The Fillmore

April 8: Lisa Lampanelli at Lincoln Theatre

April 8: “Ladies Sing the Blues” at Strathmore

April 8-9: “Cuisine & Confessions” in Fairfax

April 10: Refugee Orchestra Project & Gourmet Symphony at The Fillmore

April 12: Library of Congress kicks off Disco Series

April 12: Red Hot Chili Peppers at Verizon Center

April 12-May 7: “Or,” at Round House Theatre

April 14: The Weight at Hamilton Live

April 14: Tribute to Charlie Byrd at AMP by Strathmore

April 14: “Fate of the Furious” hits movie theaters

April 14-May 21: “Smart People” at Arena Stage

April 15: Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival

April 15: Maz Jobrani at Kennedy Center

April 15: Pete Seeger tribute at Kennedy Center

April 15: “Broadway Sings Beyonce & Bruno” at Sixth & I

April 16: Harold Melvin’s Bluenotes at Bethesda Blues & Jazz

April 17-23: Misty Copeland & Justin Peck at Kennedy Center

April 18-May 13: “Fun Home” at National Theatre

April 20: John McCutcheon at Wolf Trap

April 20-21: Bill Nye at Weinberg Center

April 20-30: Filmfest D.C.

April 21: Chris Brown w/ Fabolous at Verizon Center

April 21: “Unforgettable” hits movie theaters

April 21: Lizz Wright at Howard Theatre

April 21-22: Average White Band at The Birchmere

April 21-22: Drive-By Truckers at 9:30 Club

April 21-22: Katt Williams at DAR Constitution Hall

April 22: Sarah Silverman at MGM National Harbor

April 22: Caroline Rhea at Comfort Cases Gala in Silver Spring

April 22: Cage the Elephant at Lincoln Theatre

April 23: Brandy Clark & Charlie Worsham at Hamilton Live

April 23-26: Fathom Events: “The Graduate” 50th anniversary

April 25: Blues Alley celebrates “Ella Fitzgerald at 100”

April 25-May 28: “Macbeth” at Shakespeare Theatre

April 26: Tower of Power at The Birchmere

April 28: “The Circle” hits movie theaters

April 28: LeAnn Rimes with NSO Pops at Kennedy Center

April 28: Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp at Strathmore

April 28-29: M3 Rock Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion

April 28-29: The New Pornographers at 9:30 Club

April 29: Rita Moreno at Kennedy Center

April 29: Marty Stuart at The Birchmere

April 30: Billy Crystal at MGM National Harbor

April 30: Lynyrd Skynyrd at Merriweather Post Pavilion

April 30: “High Noon” & Hollywood Blacklist at The Avalon

April 30: John Tesh at The Birchmere

Jason Fraley

Hailed by The Washington Post for “his savantlike ability to name every Best Picture winner in history," Jason Fraley began at WTOP as Morning Drive Writer in 2008, film critic in 2011 and Entertainment Editor in 2014, providing daily arts coverage on-air and online.

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