Arts & Entertainment on the Hill

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop  (CHAW)
545 7th Street, SE

“Founded in 1972, the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW), a nonprofit arts organization, was created to instruct in visual arts, dance and music. Through its multi-disciplinary arts programs taught by teaching artists with a passion to share their disciplines, CHAW has fostered a safe and nurturing environment for people of all ages and artistic abilities to build community while discovering the arts, experiencing the artistic process, and expanding appreciation of the arts.”

Capitol Hill Art League:  A program of CHAW –  with members drawn from our neighborhood, the city and the region – that promotes the visual arts in the Capitol Hill community and beyond.

CHAW beyond the walls blog:  “CHAW is a physical building at 545 7th Street SE in Washington, DC. But CHAW reaches out into the community in so many ways, it can no longer be contained by mere bricks and mortar. This blog will give you insights and information about the people and projects of CHAW out in the community–CHAW beyond the walls.”

Capitol Hill Chorale
Performance location varies

“Founded by longtime Capitol Hill resident Parker Jayne, the Chorale is a 100-member ensemble attracting singers from Capitol Hill and the entire metropolitan area. It is characterized by camaraderie, community spirit, and commitment to musical excellence.”

Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church (CHPC)
201 4th St., SE (4th and Independence SE)

Movie nights open to all. For schedule, check the Calendar on their website.

Capitol Movement Studio
Capitol Hill Sport & Health, 315 G St., SE

“Offering classes in hip-hop, contemporary, jazz, and lyrical, the Capitol Movement Studio is a hub for dance activity in Washington, DC. In addition to weekly classes, the studio is home to all CMI workshops, auditions, and master classes. We work to bring the best in the world to DC so you can enjoy the highly sought after, remarkable talents of national and international choreographers such as Andre Fuentes, Eddie Garcia, Laura Edwards, Luam, Adam Parson, Brice Mousset, and many more.”

Corner Store Arts
900 South Carolina Ave., SE

“The Corner Store incorporated as a nonprofit arts center in 2002, where the work of actors, playwrights, musicians, filmmakers, artists, poets and chefs are regularly showcased.”

DC Youth Orchestra Program
1700 East Capitol St., NE

“DCYOP offers group lessons and ensemble training on all orchestral instruments for students ages 4 ½ to 18. More than 500 students participate in group classes, ensemble rehearsals, and performances each semester through DCYOP’s main-site programming at Eastern High School as well as DCYOP’s school partnerships. All concerts are free and open to the public.”

Ebenezers Coffeehouse
201 F St., NE

Ebenezers hosts live music and other public events on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Folger Shakespeare Theatre
201 East Capitol St., SE

“Each year, Folger Theatre produces a three-play season of innovative productions, designed to forge strong connections with modern audiences while continuing the lively legacy of Shakespearean stagecraft. While Shakespeare is central to its mission, the Theatre has produced a variety of other classical works, as well as new plays related to or inspired by Shakespeare.”

The Fridge DC
516 1/2 8th St., SE (rear alley between E & G Streets)

“The Fridge is primarily an art gallery focusing on street art from emerging and established artists, but our space is designed to be flexible for all artistic disciplines, and, as such, we host performers, musicians, dancers and more. We’re invested in showing a wide range of creative disciplines – The Fridge has presented magicians, performance artists, hip hop, blues folk and rock concerts, comedians, acrobatics and sideshows. We’re invested in the success of DC’s slam poetry and storytelling communities, and are home to the DC Beltway Poetry Slam Team, a group that performs here the last Tuesday of each month.”

Hill Center Arts & Performances
Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
921 Pennsylvania Ave., SE

The Hill Center has an active arts and performances calendar — all supported by state-of-the-art video, audio, and lighting technology.

Hill Center Galleries
Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
921 Pennsylvania Ave., SE

“Hill Center Galleries consists of six distinct exhibition spaces. The galleries are enhanced by 14-foot ceilings and natural light that streams in through eight-foot windows. Hill Center presents a year-round schedule of rotating exhibits highlighting contemporary works by emerging and established regional artists. All artwork is available for purchase. Artists interested in exhibiting work at Hill Center Galleries are invited to Submit for Exhibition.”

Miracle Theatre
535 8th St., SE

A second-run movie theatre and live performance venue.

Mr. Henry’s (Upstairs)
601 Pennsylvania Ave., SE

“We host the Capitol Hill Jazz Jam every Wednesday, a Bluegrass & Americana series on Thursday nights, a series of featured jazz artists on Friday, and a showcase of leading jazz women in the Ladies of Jazz series on Saturday nights! We frequently have special events and shows on Sunday evenings and have gotten underway with Tuesday Karaoke!”

Momentum Dance Theatre
534 8th St., SE 

“From our home base in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, DC Momentum performs, teaches, works with schools and conducts outreach into communities to present jazz, hip hop, Latin jazz, modern jazz and thoughtprovoking dance based theater to celebrate diversity, entertain, educate and widen the audience for dance.”

“Our teen and adult program, through open classes at our studio, Momentum Dance & Fitness, provide training in Classic Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Barre (momentumBARRE©), Bollywood, Heels and Salsa. Adults can drop in to any class at any level. We also have performing opportunities for adults through Momentum & Friends, our annual cabaret, as well as community performances.”

Music on the Hill
801 D St., NE

Music lessons, Bluegrass jams, rent-to-own instrument rentals and summer camp.

St. Mark’s Dance Studio
301 A St., SE

“St. Mark’s Episcopal Church has been the home of St. Mark’s Dance Studio for over 40 years. Founded by the late Mary Craighill, St. Mark’s offers classical ballet, jazz and a variety of dancing for Pre-Schoolers to Adults. St. Mark’s Dancers have toured abroad in Russia and the Czech Republic, as well as being recognized throughout the Washington metropolitan area.”

St. Mark’s Players
301 A St., SE

“St. Mark’s Players is a participatory community theater striving to bring growth, engagement, entertainment & excellence to its members & community.”