Friday Night Happy Hour and Comedy Night

Tickets from 8pm – 9:30pm Fridays May 14, 28, June 11, 18, 2021
The Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to announce a Friday Night Happy Hour and Comedy Nights. Comedian Rahmein Mostafavi has hand-picked top-notch stand-up comedians. The comedians have outstanding credits from comedy clubs throughout the DMV and the greater region. This limited engagement event will be one of the first opportunities for audiences to experience the joy of performing arts in person in a safe outdoor environment in a large covered area on the Rizer Pavilion at the Workhouse campus.
Tickets must be purchased in advance at

About Rahmein Mostafavi

Rahmein charms crowds with comic timing and charisma developed during a decade of live performance. He addresses social and political topics with a combination of satirical and observational comedy, leaving audiences with a greater sense of purpose, sex appeal and the occasional leg cramp. Rahmein entered the stand-up world after working as a longtime cast member of “Shear Madness,” the acclaimed Kennedy Center improv/comedy whodunit. His natural joke writing ability, combined with his acting chops, has won him rave reviews in both the Washington area and around the country. He also produces events under the “Cool Cow Comedy” banner, bringing live comedy to venues in Maryland and Virgnia. Rahmein has shared the stage with some of the best comics in the nation, including Dave Attell, Jake Johannsen, Artie Lange, Bert Kreischer, Rich Vos, Jon Lovitz, Tim Meadows, Joe Matarese, Bob Marley, The Sklar Brothers, Jen Kirkman, Red Grant, Godfrey, Joe Torry, Kyle Kinane, Finesse Mitchell, and Maz Jobrani. He has been featured at the Laugh Your Asheville Off comedy festival, The Devil Cup, Red Clay, The Cleveland Comedy Festival, and the Cape May Comedy Festival. Rahmein has been seen on FOX, heard regularly on Sirius XM, was featured in “The Truth About Money” on PBS, and was honored to be a speaker at the world famous TEDx Talks.

Tickets for Friday Night Happy Hour and Comedy Night

Friday, May 14 2021

Friday, May 28 2021

Friday June 11 2021

Friday June 18 2021




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All Workhouse staff and volunteers will be wearing masks during the event.


Q: What is the ticket price?

Tickets are priced at $20 per person.

Q: What is the schedule?

Friday Night Happy Hour and Comedy Nights will run on Fridays from 8pm – 9:30pm, May 14 & 28, June 11 & 18, 2001

Q: Will this be indoors or outdoors?

Outdoors, in a large covered pavilion.

Q: How do I buy tickets?

Tickets are being sold in advance online here. No tickets will be sold at the door. Please bring a printed copy of your ticket – or have it available to show on a mobile device.

Q: Are you offering group ticket sales? 

Yes! Please contact to purchase discounted tickets for 10 or more persons.

Q: What happens if there’s bad weather?

If it is a very light rain, the show will go on as planned. If it is a heavy rain or rain with lots of wind, the show will be postponed or canceled. Weather decisions will be made within a couple of hours from showtime. Ticketholders will be notified via email, and weather notices will be placed on our Facebook page or check the Workhouse website for any inclement weather updates.

Q: What kind of seats will you have?

The seats in the venue are padded folding chairs, similar to what you might find at an outdoor wedding. Guests are welcome to bring their own outdoor seating, if they prefer.

Q: How many seats will there be? 

We are following all guidelines from CDC and Virginia state rules for outdoor events. This includes socially-distanced seating between parties and overall reduced attendance. (Guidance is constantly changing, and we will adjust operations, as appropriate.)

Q: Will there be food and drinks for sale? 

Yep! We will have beer, wine and soft drinks available for sale, along with movie-theatre style snacks for purchase.

Q: May I bring my own beer or wine? 

No, as our ABC license does not permit this. Besides, sales at our concession counter support programming like this, and helps ensure that performers (and bartenders!) are compensated for their time and talent- and we thank you very much for that support.

Q: How about parking? Is there a cost?

Not at all. We have plenty of free parking in our private lots adjacent to the performance venue.

Q: May I bring my kids? Or my dog?

Service animals are always welcome, but pets are not permitted at this event. As for children, this performance is intended for adults, and will very likely contain adult language and humor. While you know your own children best, this performance is recommended for 18 and older only.

Q: I have other questions 

For any questions not answered here please email:

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