May entertainment guide 2022

WTOP's Jason Fraley previews May entertainment (Part 1)

Are you looking for things to do around the D.C. area this month?

Here’s a roundup of fun local events in our May Entertainment Guide.

 

May Entertainment Guide

May 2-8: “It’s Not a Trip, It’s a Journey” at Round House Theatre

May 2-8: “I Declare You a Terrorist” at Round House Theatre

May 2-14: “Grace” at Ford’s Theatre

May 2-22: Prologue Theatre’s “The Revolutionists” at Atlas Performing Arts Center

May 2-June 5: “John Proctor is the Villain” at Studio Theatre

May 2-June 5: “Rocky: The Musical” at Toby’s Dinner Theatre

May 2-June 12: “The Upstairs Department” at Signature Theatre

May 2-Oct. 2: “Shear Madness” at Kennedy Center

May 3: Jacob Collier at 9:30 Club

May 4: Olivia Rodrigo at The Anthem

May 4: “Pun DMV” at DC Improv

May 4-29: Mosaic Theater’s “Marys Seacole” at Atlas Performing Arts Center

May 5: Trey Kennedy at Lincoln Theatre

May 5-7: Kevin Nealon at DC Comedy Loft

May 5-June 5: “On Your Feet” at GALA Hispanic Theatre

May 6: Jeff Goldblum at Strathmore

May 6: “Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” in movie theaters

May 6: “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live” at Capital One Hall

May 6-7: Lewis Black at Warner Theatre

May 6-7: NSO Pops: “Disney Princess” at Kennedy Center

May 6-8: Broccoli City Music Fest at RFK Stadium

May 6-8: M3 Rock Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion

May 6-8: “Sesame Street Live” at EagleBank Arena

May 7: Michael Carbonaro at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races

May 7: “Def Comedy Jam Reunion” at Weinberg Center

May 7: National Philharmonic’s “Symphony of Sorrowful Songs” at Strathmore

May 7: The Legwarmers at State Theatre

May 8: Tori Amos at MGM National Harbor

May 8: Gavin DeGraw at The Birchmere

May 9: Lucius at 9:30 Club

May 9: Anita King at Blues Alley

May 9-June 5: “There’s Always the Hudson” at Woolly Mammoth Theatre

May 10: Interpol at The Anthem

May 10: Journey at Capital One Arena

May 10-15: “Freestyle Love Supreme” at Kennedy Center

May 10-15: “Hairspray” at National Theatre

May 11-June 12: “The Joy That Carries You” at Olney Theatre Center

May 12-22: JxJ: Jewish Film, Music & Art Festival

May 12-June 11: “Our Town” at Shakespeare Theatre

May 13: Dionne Warwick at Warner Theatre

May 13: Vanessa Martin at Lincoln Theatre

May 13: “Firestarter” on Peacock

May 13: Sevendust at Rams Head Baltimore

May 13-14: HAIM at The Anthem

May 13-14: Kandace Springs at Blues Alley

May 13-Oct. 14: Union Market Drive-In

May 13-15: “An Officer and a Gentleman” at Capital One Hall

May 13-22: “The Boiler Room Series” at Keegan Theatre

May 13-29: “Show Way: The Musical” at Kennedy Center

May 14: Questlove’s “Music is History” at Kennedy Center

May 14: Wynonna at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races

May 14: Rare Essence at MGM National Harbor

May 14: Buckcherry at Tally Ho Theater

May 14-28: “Carmen” at Kennedy Center

May 15: Books in Bloom Festival in Columbia

May 15: After 7 at The Birchmere

May 16: Carol Burnett receives Sondheim Award at Signature Theatre

May 17: David Foster & Katharine McPhee at The Birchmere

May 17: The Deftones at The Anthem

May 18: Nick Youssef at DC Comedy Loft

May 18-19: KT Tunstall at Rams Head Annapolis

May 19-22: Tony Baker at DC Improv

May 20: “Chip & Dale: Rescue Rangers” in movie theaters

May 20: Rodney Crowell at The Birchmere

May 20: Whitney Cummings at Capital One Hall

May 20: Marc Maron at Kennedy Center

May 20: “Deal or No Deal Live” at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races

May 20-22: Manassas Ballet’s “Cinderella” at Hylton Center

May 20-29: “Teen Twelfth Night” at Synetic Theater

May 21: Kathy Mattea & Suzy Bogguss at The Birchmere

May 21: Story District at Kennedy Center

May 22: Bilal at The Birchmere

May 23: The Who at Capital One Arena

May 24: Anais Mitchell at 9:30 Club

May 24: The Wallflowers at Rams Head Annapolis

May 25: The Lumineers at Merriweather Post Pavilion

May 25-26: Joni Mitchell Tribute at Kennedy Center

May 25-June 12: “A Monster Calls” at Kennedy Center

May 26: Nelly at MGM National Harbor

May 27: “RuPaul’s Drag Race” at Warner Theatre

May 27: Washington Ballet’s “Celebrate Dance Showcase” at THEARC

May 27-28: Ohio Players at The Birchmere

May 28: Tim McGraw at Jiffy Lube Live

May 28: Nick Cannon’s ‘Wild N Out Live’ at Merriweather Post Pavilion

May 28: Big Tony & Trouble Funk at Wolf Trap

May 28-29: “Matilda: The Musical” at Hylton Center

May 29: National Memorial Day Concert

May 30: Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters at Rams Head Annapolis

May 31-June 26: “Drumfolk” at Arena Stage

WTOP's Jason Fraley previews May entertainment (Part 2)

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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