Logan Circle, U Street & Columbia Heights entertainment

Top Choice Live Music in Logan Circle, U Street & Columbia Heights

Black Cat

The Black Cat is the go-to venue for music that's loud and grungy with a punk edge. The White Stripes, Arcade Fire and Foo Fighters have all thrashed here. The big action takes place on the Mainstage. The legendary …
Theater in Logan Circle, U Street & Columbia Heights

Howard Theatre

Built in 1910, Howard Theatre was the top address when U St was known as 'Black Broadway.' Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and other famed names lit the marquee. Now big-name comedians and blues, gospel and jazz act…
Live Music in Logan Circle, U Street & Columbia Heights

9:30 Club

The 9:30, which can pack 1200 people into a surprisingly compact venue, is the granddaddy of the live-music scene in DC. Pretty much every big name that comes through town ends up on this stage at some point. Headli…
Live Music in Logan Circle, U Street & Columbia Heights

DC9

DC9 is as intimate as DC’s live music venues get, and about as divey as well. Not that we’re complaining; there’s always a good edge on in this spot. Up-and-coming local bands, with an emphasis on indie rockers, pla…
Dance in Logan Circle, U Street & Columbia Heights

Dance Place

The only truly cutting-edge dance space in the capital is tucked away in Brookland. It’s run by four resident dance companies offering a year-round calendar of new work that features African dance, modern dance, ste…
Jazz in Logan Circle, U Street & Columbia Heights

Twins Jazz

Twin sisters own this long, narrow, red-walled club, and they've been staging hot jazz acts here for some 20 years. It's a jazz enthusiasts', keep-your-voice-down kind of scene, awash in cool atmosphere. Shows begin…
Theater in Logan Circle, U Street & Columbia Heights

Studio Theatre

This contemporary four-theater complex has been staging Pulitzer Prize–winning and premiere plays for more than 35 years. It cultivates a lot of local actors.
Theater in Logan Circle, U Street & Columbia Heights

Gala Hispanic Theatre

Set in a converted 1920s movie palace, the Gala stages Spanish and Latin American plays. Most performances are in Spanish with English subtitles. The theater also hosts dance, music and films from Latin countries.
Theater in Logan Circle, U Street & Columbia Heights

Lincoln Theatre

Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday are among the many African American luminaries who performed in this 1922 ballroom. The city renovated it in the 1990s to host music and theater. It’s classy, but i…
Live Music in Logan Circle, U Street & Columbia Heights

Velvet Lounge

Velvet is tiny, red and scruffy. It’s a true hole in the wall, but that doesn’t stop a steady stream of rock and hip-hop artists from taking the stage upstairs. Good DJs spin house, funk and R&B in the downstair…