August Entertainment Guide 2017

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Introduction

It’s hard to believe it’s already August!

Time for our (W)TOP of the Month Entertainment Guide.

Click through the gallery for video highlights.

Then, check out the full list below.

Aug. 1-6: “An Octoroon” at Woolly Mammoth Theatre

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WTOP's Jason Fraley previews August entertainment (Jason Fraley)

August Entertainment Guide

Aug. 1: Rag’n’Bone Man at 9:30 Club
Aug. 1-6: “Cabaret” at Kennedy Center
Aug. 1-6: “The Originalist” at Arena Stage
Aug. 1-6: “An Octoroon” at Woolly Mammoth Theatre
Aug. 1-20: “The King and I” at Kennedy Center
Aug. 3: Blondie & Garbage at Wolf Trap
Aug. 3: Shaq at Maryland Live! Casino & Hotel
Aug. 4: “Detroit” hits movie theaters
Aug. 4: “La La Land” live w/ NSO at Wolf Trap
Aug. 4: Louis Armstrong Tribute at Bethesda Blues & Jazz
Aug. 4: Michelle Branch at 9:30 Club
Aug. 4: Gordon Lightfoot at The Birchmere
Aug. 4: “The Dark Tower” hits movie theaters
Aug. 4-5: Roger Waters at Verizon Center
Aug. 5: George Lopez at Kennedy Center
Aug. 5: “Jurassic Park” live w/ NSO at Wolf Trap
Aug. 5: Florida Georgia Line & Nelly at Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 5-6: Summer Spirit Festival at Merriweather
Aug. 5-Sept. 2: “Big Fish” at Keegan Theatre
Aug. 6: Little River Band at The Birchmere
Aug. 8: Herbie Hancock at Kennedy Center
Aug. 8: Goo Goo Dolls at Wolf Trap
Aug. 8: J. Cole at Verizon Center
Aug. 8-9: One-Minute Play Festival at Round House Theatre
Aug. 8-9: Little Dragon at 9:30 Club
Aug. 9: Earth, Wind & Fire at Verizon Center
Aug. 9: Maxi Priest at Howard Theatre
Aug. 9: Taj Mahal & Keb Mo at Howard Theatre
Aug. 9: Whitney Houston Tribute at Bethesda Blues & Jazz
Aug. 10: Dashboard Confessional at Wolf Trap
Aug. 11: “The Glass Castle” hits movie theaters
Aug. 11: Lyle Lovett at Wolf Trap
Aug. 11: Jim Morrison Tribute at The Fillmore
Aug. 11: “Wind River” hits movie theaters
Aug. 11: “Annabelle: Creation” hits movie theaters
Aug. 11-12: Stephen Stills & Judy Collins at The Birchmere
Aug. 12: Mary Chapin Carpenter at Wolf Trap
Aug. 13: Lady Antebellum at Merriweather
Aug. 13: Styx & REO Speedwagon at Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 13: Lifehouse & Switchfoot at Wolf Trap
Aug. 14-Sept. 24: Washington National Opera’s “RETNA” at Kennedy Center
Aug. 15-27: “Othello” at Shakespeare Theatre Company
Aug. 15-Oct. 8: “A Little Night Music” at Signature Theatre
Aug. 15: Carlos Santana at Merriweather
Aug. 15: Tesla at The Fillmore
Aug. 16: ABBA Tribute at Bethesda Blues & Jazz
Aug. 18: “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” hits movie theaters
Aug. 19: Shawn Mendes at Verizon Center
Aug. 18: Dru Hill at Howard Theatre
Aug. 20: The Beach Boys at Wolf Trap
Aug. 22: Kenny Loggins at Wolf Trap
Aug. 23: Billy Joel Tribute at Bethesda Blues & Jazz
Aug. 23: WAR & Los Lonely Boys at Wolf Trap
Aug. 23: Deep Purple & Alice Cooper at Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 24: Shanice at Bethesda Blues & Jazz
Aug. 24-26: Xfinity Outdoor Film Festival at Strathmore
Aug. 25: “Polaroid” hits movie theaters
Aug. 25: Prince Tribute at The Fillmore
Aug. 25: Jon B at Howard Theatre
Aug. 25: Chris Isaak at Wolf Trap
Aug. 25: John Mayer at Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 26: Tamar Braxton at Howard Theatre
Aug. 26: Jason Aldean & Chris Young at Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 30: Michael Bolton at Wolf Trap

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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