Holidays at the Atlas!

Step Afrika! presents Magical Musical Holiday Step Show
12/14 – 12/30 | TIX  
Step Afrika!’s Magical Musical Holiday Step Show is the most vibrant holiday celebration in town! This fun, family-friendly performance will have you stomping your feet and clapping your hands to energetic beats from Step Afrika! and special guest, DJ Frosty the Snowman. Over the last seven years, this internationally-renowned percussive dance company has created a contemporary holiday tradition at the Atlas, featuring friendly, furry characters, pre-show instrument-making workshops, photo ops, and even a dance party. Why celebrate the holidays sitting still when you can step with Step Afrika!

About Step Afrika!
Step Afrika! is the first professional company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping! We promote an appreciation for stepping and its use as an educational, motivational and healthy tool for young people. We accomplish this mission through arts education activities, international cultural exchange programs and performances world-wide.


Arts on the Horizon presents, Adventures with Mr. Bear
12/19 – 12/22 | ages 2-5 | TIX  One cozy winter afternoon, a young girl and her favorite stuffed animal, Mr. Bear, play a game of hide and seek which evolves into a series of exciting adventures.

About Arts on the Horizon
Arts on the Horizon was founded as a professional, non-profit theatre company with a specific focus of providing high-quality performances and education programs for an audience of young people ages 0 to 6 years old and their families.


Atlas Signature Event Family Pajama Party
12/8 | TIX  
Grab your flannels and footies and come to the theater! We’re celebrating family in our jammies. Bring your favorite stuffed animals and enjoy live music, snacks, and holiday cheer. 

Arts for Young Audiences is an important part of our family programming at the Atlas. Shows are dramatically unique. This fall the Atlas will feature bilingual showspuppets, and Shakespeare. Generally, performances are designed for children ages 2-10 and are specified for each show. All patrons age 1 and above require a ticket. From The Tiniest Tempest to holiday themed shows like Adventures with Mr. Bear, the fall season for young audiences will educate, inspire, and delight.


Jazz at the Atlas presents A Bohemian Christmas with D.C.’s Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra
12/17 | Coming Soon  
The Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra was founded in 2010, maintaining residence at the historic Bohemian Caverns each Monday night until its closing in March 2016.  During that time, the band featured the District’s finest musicians in presenting a wide repertoire of music and guest artists including Oliver Lake, Warren Wolf, Miho Hazama, Elliott Hughes, Nathan Parker Smith, and others.  The BCJO received numerous awards including annual recognition from the Washington City Paper and the 2012 Mayor’s Arts Award. Currently, the band plays at Milkboy Arthouse in College Park and Levine Music in Silver Spring. In 2018, BCJO released two volumes of pianist Dan Roberts’ music, titled “Bohemiana”.  The band is directed by Brad Linde and Joe Herrera.

The Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra (BCJO) is a 17-piece big band founded by baritone saxophonist Brad Linde. The BCJO, directed by Linde and trumpeter Joe Herrera, presents a variety of music from big band literature and features some of the District’s best musicians on Monday nights at the historic Bohemian Caverns. Music from Ellington, Basie, Strayhorn, Thad Jones, Oliver Nelson, Maria Schneider and originals by band members embrace and challenge the tradition of big band repertoire. In April 2014, the BCJO celebrated 4 years of Monday nights and over 220 performance since its inception on April 19, 2010.

Recipient of the 2012 DC Mayor’s Arts Award for Outstanding Emerging Artist

Washington Area Music Association Award Winner (WAMMIE) for Big Band 2013, 2014, 2015

“JAZZIES”: Best of DC Jazz 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 for Best Large Ensemble
-Washington City Paper

“Monarchs of Monday night”

A “gem for the District…”
-Washington City Paper

“This group is something special.”
-Michael J. West, City Paper

“an essential force for D.C. jazz”
– Washington City Paper