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Christmas cheer and a look into history

The troupe Cirque Dream—inspired by Cirque du Soleil—is putting on Holidaze, a high-energy combination of acrobatic tricks, live gingerbread men, Christmas music, and more at the Kennedy Center through December 12. Tickets ($31 to $82) are available here.

To commemorate the 69th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor, there’s a wreath-laying ceremony and remembrances from survivors at the US Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Museum. Free; 1 PM.

Virginia Mecklenburg, senior curator of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, presents a talk called “Normal Rockwell and the Movies.” Her research on the artist, his iconic American images, and the relationship between Rockwell and Hollywood complements the museum’s current exhibition. Free; 7 PM. RSVP here.

Another lecture tonight is at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Judge Thomas Buergenthal, a Holocaust survivor and expert on international law, discusses how his survival of the Auschwitz concentration camp and other wartime experiences influenced his career in international justice. 7 PM. Free; register here.

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