Have a cocktail, then belt some show tunes at the Jefferson Hotel. Pianist Glenn Pearson and guests from the Washington stage are playing Broadway favorites at the classy Quill Bar. 7 PM; no cover.
Spencer Finch will discuss his thoughts on “Art and Inspiration” at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. His work, including his current exhibit “My Business, With the Cloud,” tries to recreate specific experiences or sensations. A reception follows the program. Tickets ($20) are available here. 7 PM.
The Capitol Riverfront is hosting a gift market featuring jewelry, photography, pottery, and more, and there’s live music every day from 12:30 to 1:30. Through Friday, December 17, from 10 to 7, and Saturday, December 18, from 10 to 3; no cover.