Pride Open Mic @ Dog Tag Bakery
Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

Pride Open Mic @ Dog Tag Bakery

Overview: The Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) and Dog Tag Inc. are excited to host a Pride-themed open mic, which will include comedy, storytelling, music, and writing. In honor of Pride month, this open mic will highlight the stories and experiences of LGBTQAI veterans, service members, military family members, and caregivers. If you are a veteran, service member, military family member, and/or caregiver interested in performing, please complete this sign-up form.

When & Where: The open mic is set for Thursday, June 14th at Dog Tag Bakery (3206 Grace St NW, Washington, DC 20007). Doors will open at 6:30PM and the event will begin at 7PM sharp. 

Tickets: General admission tickets are $10 online. All of the proceeds from ticket sales will directly support the programming of ASAP and Dog Tag Inc. 

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Veterans Open Mic @ The Virginia Beer Company
Jun
17
8:00 PM20:00

Veterans Open Mic @ The Virginia Beer Company

Overview: The Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) and Virginia Beer Company (VBC) are excited to continue with our open mic series featuring veterans, service members, and military family members from the Greater Richmond and Hampton Roads Areas. This month's open mic will be focused on musical performances and stand up comedy, and will provide a platform for veteran artists to showcase their talents, express themselves, and have their voices heard in front of members of the local community. If you are a veteran, service member, military family member, or caregiver interested in performing, please complete this interest form

When & Where: The open mic is set for Sunday, June 17th at the Virginia Beer Company (401 Second Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185). Doors will open at 7:30PM and the event will begin at 8PM sharp. 

Tickets: General admission tickets are $10 online and $15 at the door. Allof the proceeds from ticket sales will directly support the programming of ASAP.

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Combat to Comedy: A Veterans Comedy Show
Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00
NYC

Combat to Comedy: A Veterans Comedy Show

Overview: The Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) is excited to host Combat to Comedy, our third annual veterans comedy show at NYC's iconic Gotham Comedy Club. The performance will feature Roy Wood Jr., Janeane GarofaloSeth Herzog, and Benari Poulten (Army), as well as Maria Batdorff (Navy), Michael Carrasquillo (Army), and Meg Mitcham (Army) -- all veterans who have graduated from ASAP's Comedy Bootcamp course. The performance culminates with a panel, where comics discuss their military experience and the impact that comedy has had on their lives. The purpose of the event is to afford our comics the opportunity to perform at one of New York’s top comedy clubs, generate awareness of the arts impact on veterans' transition into civilian life, and raise significant funds to support our arts programs for veterans, service members, and their families. 

When & Where: Wednesday, June 20th at 7:00PM at Gotham Comedy Club (208 W. 23rd St., New York, NY). The pre-show reception for VIP Admission ticket holders will begin at 6PM, and doors will open for General Admission ticket holders at 6:30PM.

General Admission Tickets: General Admission tickets are $50, and are available for purchase online and at the door. Please note that ticketed guests are required to purchase a minimum of two drinks at the comedy club. 

VIP Admission Tickets: VIP Admission tickets are $200 and are only available online. These tickets include admission to a pre-show reception with passed hors d'oeuvres and unlimited drinks, as well as unlimited free drinks throughout the show. Proceeds from General and VIP ticket sales will directly benefit ASAP, which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Sponsorship & Client Event Packages: ASAP offers various options for those companies interested in sponsoring the show or making the performance a client event. Please review this deck for more information, and please feel free to contact sam@asapasap.org with questions. 

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Garden of Jokes: A Veterans Comedy Show
Jun
23
8:30 PM20:30

Garden of Jokes: A Veterans Comedy Show

Comedy on a roof? They said it couldn't be done. Well, they were wrong. We did it, and we have the pictures to prove it. But if you missed out, fear not - Up Top Acres and the Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) are joining forces once more to host another special Veterans Comedy Show at one of Up Top's rooftop farms. This performance will feature comedians who have graduated from ASAP's Comedy Bootcamp program, the first stand-up comedy class in the country for veterans. The event will provide a platform for veteran comedians to showcase their talents and tell their hilarious stories in front of members of the DC community. Tickets can be reserved online for $15 and at the door for $20.

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DC Storytelling 101 Graduation Show
May
6
7:00 PM19:00

DC Storytelling 101 Graduation Show

Overview: After weeks of creativity, collaboration, and hard work in ASAP's and Story District's Storytelling 101, our veterans, service members, and military families will take the stage to tell their stories for the first time. Join us for a powerful night exploring the military, veteran, and human experience - all in the words of the individual's who have lived it. 

When & Where: Sunday, May 6th at Drafthouse Comedy Theater. Doors will open at 6:30PM, and the show will begin at 7:00PM sharp. 

Reserve Tickets: Seating is first come, first serve, and general admission tickets are available online for $10 and at the door for $15.

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DC Operation Improv Grad Show
May
4
8:00 PM20:00

DC Operation Improv Grad Show

Overview: The Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) and The Unified Scene Theater are excited for our Spring '18 Operation Improv Graduation Show! Over the past seven weeks, 15 veterans and military family members have been learning the art of improv, expressing themselves, and forming bonds with one another through the program. On Friday, May 4th, we invite you to an evening of laughter, community, and support as our amazing graduates deliver their first short-form improv performance!

When & Where: The graduation show is set for Friday, May 4th at the Unified Scene Theater (80 T Street NW, Washington D.C.). Doors will open at 7:30PM and the event will begin at 8PM sharp. 

Tickets: General admission tickets are free! However, with limited space, we encourage you to reserve them online through the event page linked below. If the show sells out, we will not be able to accommodate walk-ins. 

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Veterans Creative Writing Reading at Dog Tag Bakery
May
1
7:00 PM19:00

Veterans Creative Writing Reading at Dog Tag Bakery

Overview: After weeks of creativity, collaboration, and rigorous writing in ASAP's creative writing course, our veterans, service members, and military families will take the stage at Dog Tag Bakery to share their work for the first time. Join us for a powerful night celebrating the work of our military-affiliated artists. 

When & Where: Tuesday, May 1st at Dog Tag Bakery. Doors will open at 6:30PM, and the reading will begin at 7:00PM sharp. 

Reserve Tickets: Seating is first come, first serve, and general admission tickets are available online for $5 and at the door for $10.

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Hampton Roads Comedy Bootcamp Graduation Show
Apr
28
7:30 PM19:30

Hampton Roads Comedy Bootcamp Graduation Show

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Overview: The Armed Services Arts Partnership invites you to an evening of laughter and community at our Comedy Bootcamp Graduation Show and Benefit. As the culmination of seven weeks of instruction, practice, and constructive feedback, 12 talented veterans, service members, and military family members will show off their newly developed, stand-up comedy skills. 

When & Where: Saturday, April 28th at The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts' Miller Studio Theatre (201 Market St, Virginia Beach, VA 23462). Doors will open at 7:00PM, and the show will begin at 7:30PM sharp. 

Reserve Tickets: Seating is first come, first serve, and general admission tickets are available online for $10 and at the door for $15.

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Veterans Creative Writing Reading at The Muse Writers Center
Apr
28
4:00 PM16:00

Veterans Creative Writing Reading at The Muse Writers Center

Overview: After weeks of creativity, collaboration, and rigorous writing in ASAP's creative writing course, our veterans, service members, and military families will take the stage at The Muse Writers Center to share their work for the first time. Join us for a powerful event celebrating the work of our military-affiliated artists. 

When & Where: Saturday, April 28th at The Muse Writers Center. Doors will open at 3:30PM, and the reading will begin at 4:00PM sharp. 

Reserve Tickets: General admission tickets are free, however we encourage you to reserve your tickets online as space is limited and we will not be able to accommodate anymore audience members once we reach capacity.

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Hampton Roads Operation Improv Grad Show
Apr
27
7:30 PM19:30

Hampton Roads Operation Improv Grad Show

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Overview: The Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) and The Sandler Center are excited for our Spring '18 Operation Improv Graduation Show! Over the past seven weeks, 15 veterans, service members, and military family members have been learning the art of improv, expressing themselves, and forming bonds with one another through the program. On Friday, April 27th, we invite you to an evening of laughter, community, and support as our amazing graduates deliver their first improv performance!

When & Where: The graduation show is set for Friday, April 27th at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts (201 Market Street, Virginia Beach) in the Miller Studio Theatre. Doors will open at 7:00PM and the event will begin at 7:30PM sharp. 

Tickets: General admission tickets are $5 online and $10 at the door. We encourage you to reserve them online through the event page linked below. If the show sells out, we will not be able to accommodate walk-ins. 

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DC Comedy Bootcamp Graduation Show
Apr
25
7:30 PM19:30

DC Comedy Bootcamp Graduation Show

Overview: The Armed Services Arts Partnership invites you to an evening of laughter and community at our Comedy Bootcamp Graduation Show and Benefit. As the culmination of seven weeks of instruction, practice, and constructive feedback, 12 talented veterans, service members, and military family members will show off their newly developed, stand-up comedy skills. 

When & Where: Wednesday, April 25th at The DC Improv Comedy Club (1140 Connecticut Ave NW). Doors will open at 6:30PM, and the show will begin at 7:30PM sharp. 

Reserve Tickets: Seating is first come, first serve. General admission tickets are available online for $20 and at the door for $25. VIP Admission tickets are only available online for $100, and they come with one food item and open bar throughout the show. 

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A Night of Comedy @ Hysteria Brewing Co.
Mar
4
7:30 PM19:30

A Night of Comedy @ Hysteria Brewing Co.

Overview: The Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) and Howard County Veterans Foundation are teaming up to host a special comedy show featuring veterans, service members, and military family members from DC Metro Area. The event will raise funds for the design and construction of the Howard County Veterans Monument, as well as ASAP's programming. Join us for an evening of laughter, brews, and fun in support of two great causes. 

When & Where: The show is set for Sunday, March 4th at Hysteria Brewing Company (9570 Berger Rd Suite J, Columbia, MD). Doors will open at 7:00PM and the event will begin at 7:30PM sharp. 

Tickets: General Admission tickets, which include admission to the show and a brewery tour, are $20. VIP Admission tickets are $50 and include a brewery tour, food ticket, one free beer, and a souvenir pint glass. Proceeds from ticket sales will directly support the Howard County Veterans Foundation and ASAP.

Sponsorships: Sponsorship packages start at $500 and go up to $5,000. If interested in sponsoring the event, please contact Robert Gilette of the Howard County Veterans Foundation (email: info@howardcountyveterans.org; phone: 443-668-1037).

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More than a Uniform: A Veteran Showcase [Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival 2018]
Feb
25
8:30 PM20:30

More than a Uniform: A Veteran Showcase [Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival 2018]

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Overview: Veteran comics and storytellers reflect on the rewards and absurdities of military service and civilian life. The performance features graduates of the Armed Services Arts Partnership’s Comedy Bootcamp and Storytelling 101. This performance will be followed by a panel discussion on humor, narrative, and the military experience.

Content information: Swearing or coarse language – rare or mild, Violence – frequent or intense, Graphic medical imagery – rare or mild. Best suited to ages 18 or older.

 The Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival is about presenting excellent art in all its forms that inspires a community to connect and create a vibrant neighborhood, city, and world. Now in its 9th season, INTERSECTIONS is a key layer in DC’s dynamic arts scene. We invite you to explore the festival through our more than 100 offerings in SoundMovementStory, and Family performances

Where & When: The Theresa and Jane Lang Theatre in The Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002) at 8:30PM on Sunday, February 25th. 

Tickets: Tickets are available online for $25 through the button below.

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Veterans Comedy Show @ Stand Up NY
Feb
21
8:00 PM20:00

Veterans Comedy Show @ Stand Up NY

Join PJ Walsh, Benari Poulten, Mike Yard, Mike Cross, Francis Ellis, Michael Garvey, and Monica Welham for an evening of veteran comedy at Stand Up NY. All who use the discount code ASAP will have their ticket sales donated to the non-profit. Learn more and reserve tickets for a hysterical evening by clicking the button below!

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Veterans Open Mic @ Virginia Beer Company
Feb
18
8:00 PM20:00

Veterans Open Mic @ Virginia Beer Company

Overview: The Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) and Virginia Beer Company (VBC) are excited to continue with our open mic series featuring veterans, service members, and military family members from the Greater Richmond and Hampton Roads Areas. This month's open mic will be focused on musical performances and stand up comedy, and will provide a platform for veteran artists to showcase their talents, express themselves, and have their voices heard in front of members of the local community. This is an opportunity for the civilian and military world to connect through comedy, dispel stereotypes and misnomers, and engage in an honest dialogue about the veteran, military, and human experience.  If you are a veteran, service member, military family member, or caregiver interested in performing, please complete this interest form

When & Where: The open mic is set for Sunday, February 18th at the Virginia Beer Company (401 Second Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185). Doors will open at 7:30PM and the event will begin at 8PM sharp. 

Tickets: General admission tickets are $10 online and $15 at the door. Allof the proceeds from ticket sales will directly support the programming of ASAP. 

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Veterans Open Mic @ Dog Tag Bakery
Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

Veterans Open Mic @ Dog Tag Bakery

Overview: The Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) and Dog Tag Bakery are excited to continue with our first open mic for veterans, service members, and military family members of 2018. This month's open mic will be focused exclusively on storytelling, creative writing, and music. It will provide a platform for veteran artists to showcase their talents, express themselves, and have their voices heard in front of members of the local community. If you are a veteran, service member, military family member, or caregiver interested in performing, please complete this interest form

This is an opportunity for the civilian and military world to connect through the arts, dispel stereotypes and misnomers, and engage in an honest dialogue about the veteran, military, and human experience -- all while enjoying delicious baked goodies and coffee. 

When & Where: The open mic is set for Thursday, February 15th at Dog Tag Bakery (3206 Grace Street Northwest, Washington, DC). Doors will open at 6:30PM and the event will begin at 7PM. 

Tickets: General admission tickets are $10 online. All proceeds from ticket sales will directly support the programming of ASAP and Dog Tag, respectively.  

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Veterans Open Mic @ Zeider's American Dream Theatre
Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

Veterans Open Mic @ Zeider's American Dream Theatre

The Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) and The Z are excited to bring open mic for veterans, service members, and military family members. This open mic will be open to all types of performers – from comics to storytellers to musicians – and it will provide a platform for veteran artists to showcase their talents, express themselves, and have their voices heard in front of members of the local community. We invite all veterans, service members, military families, and caregivers to apply to perform or read their work. For anyone interested in registering to perform, please fill out this form.

For this event, we are suggesting a $5 donation at the door. All proceeds from ticket sales will directly support the programming of ASAP and The Z, respectively.

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Side by Side: An Evening with Veterans & Service Dogs
Jan
20
7:00 PM19:00

Side by Side: An Evening with Veterans & Service Dogs

Overview: Side by Side is a special event to honor the dedication, sacrifice and journey of our nation’s veterans. This evening will recognize the life-changing relationship between veterans and their service dogs as a critical part of service members’ recovery and transition back home. These highly skilled animals have a positive impact not just on those who have served, but also on their families. Four graduates of ASAP's Comedy Bootcamp program - Michael Carrasquillo, Michael Garvey, Maria Batdorff, and Meg Mitcham - will be performing stand-up comedy in support of the event. 

When & Where: National Press Club (529 14th Street Northwest, 13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045) at 7PM on Saturday, January 20th. 

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Veterans Comedy Show @ Fairwinds Brewery
Jan
14
7:00 PM19:00

Veterans Comedy Show @ Fairwinds Brewery

Overview: The Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) and Fairwinds Brewery are excited to host a special comedy show featuring veterans, service members, and military family members from DC Metro Area. The event will provide a platform for veteran artists showcase their talents, express themselves, and have their hilarious voices heard in front of members of the local community.

When & Where: The show is set for Sunday, January 14th at Fairwinds Brewery (7000 Newington Rd K & L, Lorton, VA 22079). Doors will open at 6:30PM and the event will begin at 7:00PM sharp. 

Tickets: General admission tickets are $10 online and at the door. Proceeds from ticket sales will directly support ASAP's programming.

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December Veterans Open Mic @ Dog Tag Bakery
Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

December Veterans Open Mic @ Dog Tag Bakery

Overview: The Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) and Dog Tag Bakery are excited to continue with our monthly open mic for veterans, service members, and military family members. This month's open mic will be open to all types of performers - from comics to storytellers to musicians - and it will provide a platform for veteran artists to showcase their talents, express themselves, and have their voices heard in front of members of the local community. We invite all veterans, service members, military families, and caregivers to apply to perform or read their work. To sign up to perform, please complete this form

When & Where: The open mic is set for Thursday, December 14th at Dog Tag Bakery (3206 Grace Street Northwest, Washington, DC). Doors will open at 6:30PM and the event will begin at 7PM. 

Tickets: General admission tickets are $10 online. All proceeds from ticket sales will directly support the programming of ASAP and Dog Tag, respectively.  

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Comedy Performance @ Torpedo Factory
Nov
18
7:30 PM19:30

Comedy Performance @ Torpedo Factory

Overview: The Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) and Torpedo Factory Art Center are excited to host a special comedy show featuring veterans, service members, and military family members from DC Metro Area. The event will provide a platform for veteran artists showcase their talents, express themselves, and have their voices heard in front of members of the local community. 

When & Where: This show is on Saturday, November 18th @ The Torpedo Factory. The show will begin at 7:30PM.

Tickets: General admissions is $15 and available online or at the door. Proceeds from ticket sales directly benefit the Armed Services Arts Partnership and The Torpedo Factory.

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Storytelling Graduation Show @ Drafthouse Comedy Theater
Nov
12
7:00 PM19:00

Storytelling Graduation Show @ Drafthouse Comedy Theater

Overview: After weeks of creativity, collaboration, and hard work in ASAP and Story District's Veterans Storytelling Class, our veterans will take the stage to tell their stories for the first time. Join us for a powerful night exploring the military, veteran, and human experience - all in the words of the people who have lived it. 

When & Where: The graduation show for our Fall 2017 Veterans Storytelling course is on Sunday, November 12th at Drafthouse Comedy (1100 13th Street NW, Washington, DC). Doors will open at 6:30PM for all guests and the show will begin at 7:00PM.

Tickets: General Admission tickets are $20 and available online or at the door. Proceeds from ticket sales directly benefit the Armed Services Arts Partnership and Story District, which are both 501(c)(3) nonprofits. 

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Stand Up Comedy Night: Veterans Take the Mic
Nov
11
8:00 PM20:00

Stand Up Comedy Night: Veterans Take the Mic

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We're partnering with the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation's American Revolution Museum at Yorktown to deliver a special comedy show as part of their "AfterWARd" series. The performance will feature alumni of Comedy Bootcamp, and will be followed by an interactive panel. To learn more about the "AfterWARd" series and reserve tickets for the show, please click the button below. 

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Comedy Show @ Two Rivers Country Club
Nov
10
7:00 PM19:00

Comedy Show @ Two Rivers Country Club

The Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) will be delivering a special comedy show for the Two Rivers Country Club Annual Veterans Day Golf Tournament. Comedians Isaura Ramirez, Jim King, and Fred Mckinnon will be taking the stage. The performance and panel will occur during the evening reception for the event. To learn more about our performance partnership, please visit asapasap.org.partners.

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Hampton Roads Comedy Bootcamp Grad Show
Nov
5
7:00 PM19:00

Hampton Roads Comedy Bootcamp Grad Show

Overview: The Armed Services Arts Partnership invites you to an evening of laughter and community at our Comedy Bootcamp Graduation Show and Benefit. As the culmination of seven weeks of instruction, practice, and constructive feedback, eight talented veterans and service members will show off their newly developed, stand-up comedy skills. 

When & Where: Sunday, November 5th at Cozzy's Comedy Club & Tavern (9700 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA). Doors will open at 5:30PM, and the show will begin at 7:00PM. 

Registration: Seating is first come, first serve, and general admission tickets are available for online and at the door for $15.

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DC Operation Improv Grad Show @ Unified Scene Theater
Nov
4
8:00 PM20:00

DC Operation Improv Grad Show @ Unified Scene Theater

The Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) is excited for our DC Fall '17 Veterans Operation Improv Graduation Show! Over the past eight weeks, our improv champions have been learning the art of improv, expressing themselves, and forming bonds with one another through the program. On Saturday, November 4th, we invite you to an evening of laughter, community, and support as our amazing graduates deliver their first improv performance!

When & Where: The graduation show is set for Saturday, November 4th at United Scene Theater. Doors will open at 7:30PM and the event will begin at 8PM sharp.

Tickets: General Admission tickets are free, but limited. We encourage you to register online to ensure you reserve a space.

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DC Comedy Bootcamp Grad Show @ DC Improv
Nov
1
7:30 PM19:30

DC Comedy Bootcamp Grad Show @ DC Improv

The Armed Services Arts Partnership invites you to an evening of laughter and community at our Comedy Bootcamp Graduation Show and Benefit. As the culmination of seven weeks of instruction, practice, and constructive feedback, 12 talented veterans and servicemembers will show off their newly developed, stand-up comedy skills. 

When & Where: Wednesday, November 1st at The DC Improv Comedy Club (1140 Connecticut Ave NW). Doors will open at 6:30PM, and the show will begin at 7:30PM sharp. 

Reserve Tickets: Seating is first come, first serve, and general admission tickets are available for online and at the door for $25.

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Hampton Roads Operation Improv Graduation Show
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Hampton Roads Operation Improv Graduation Show

The Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) is excited for our Fall '17 Operation Improv Graduation Show in Hampton Roads! Over the past eight weeks, our improv students have been learning the art of improv, expressing themselves, and forming bonds with one another through the program. On Thursday, October 26th, we invite you to an evening of laughter, community, and support as our amazing graduates deliver their first improv performance!

When & Where: The graduation show is set for Thursday, October 26th at The Venue on 35th. Doors will open at 6:30PM and the event will begin at 7PM sharp.

Tickets: General Admission tickets are free, but limited. We recommend that you still register for a ticket online to reserve your space.

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