G. Love & Special Sauce is performing for Greenlife Rock for Charity, hosted by Mike Green of the Washington Capitals at the 9:30 Club. Billy Woodward and the Senders are the evening’s opening act. Proceeds benefit the Arlington Food Assistance Center and So Kids Can for Kaboom. 8 PM. Tickets ($50 to $500) are available here.
Tuesday, December 14
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific opens tonight at the Kennedy Center following its Tony Award-winning run on Broadway. It plays through January 16. Tickets ($39 to $150) are available here.
Wednesday, December 15
Start your holiday drinking at Rustico restaurant’s Festivus Glassware Giveway. The Del Ray and Ballston beer-and-pizza joints are serving seasonal brews like Tröegs Mad Elf—a ruby-red beer made with cherries and honey—and giving away glasses from the participating breweries. No cover; beers are $6 to $9 per glass. Both Rustico locations (Alexandria and Ballston; 4075 Wilson Blvd.). 6 to 9.
Thursday, December 16
Catch Paul Morella’s one-man interpretation of A Christmas Carol, starting tonight. It’s a more somber and less sentimental version of the classic, and the production aims to let Dickens’s words take center stage. Through January 1 at the Olney Theatre Center. Tickets ($26) are available here.