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Where & When: What to Do Tonight

A football player opens a gallery and a museum throws a festive party

Grab a ticket to the Newseum’s first All Access Holiday Party and spend your night enjoying cocktails and treats from Wolfgang Puck Catering, access to all the Newseum’s exhibits, and the unveiling of Brightest Young Thing’s photo installation featuring portraits of cool Washingtonians. 8 to 11; buy tickets ($20) here or at the door.

Who says you can’t have it all? Redskins tight end Chris Cooley is opening an art gallery in downtown Leesburg (12 S. King St.). The Cooley Gallery will feature pottery and paintings by its namesake—who was an art major at Utah State­–as well as works by other artists. Free; call 703-220-2944 for more information. The opening starts at 6.

JC Brooks, Poor But Sexy, and Dirty Bomb—celebrating the release of their CD—are all playing tonight at the Velvet Lounge. The show starts at 10, and tickets are $10.

Check out the smooth stylings of the all-male a capella group, or just relive your love for Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego, with Rockapella’s Christmas tour. The act is a combination of holiday hits and comedy. At the Hylton Performing Arts Center at 7. Buy tickets ($28 to $44) here.

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