513 13th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004
Originally known as the Earle Theater when it was built in 1924 in Washington DC, its name was changed when it was purchased by Harry Warner (of the famous Warner Brothers), who insisted on naming it after himself. Like most older theaters, after switching to movies, then wide screen (“Cinerama”) and finally falling into disrepair, the Warner needed an upgrade, which it got, starting in 1989 and reopening in 1992. As if it had never closed, the concerts, plays and comedy began again and continue to this day. This season’s lineup includes classical/pop (The Two Piano Guys) to international music (Mohit Chauhan and Mamta Sharma), to international comedy (Maz Jobrani), and back (Brian Regan) combining tried and true with a bit of adventure. As always VIPs can get special perks, including the just-opened Encore Lounge where certain pampered patrons can go for pre- and post- show drinks. Show your VIP pass and it’s all yours.