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What to Do Tonight: December 13

Signature Theatre’s annual cabaret celebration, McFadden’s ugly sweater party, and the Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” at George Mason University.

A. Elagina and A. Ustimov in Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker. Photograph courtesy of the Moscow Ballet

Tuesday, December 13
Don’t miss opening night of Signature Theatre’s annual cabaret event, “ Holiday Follies.” Guests can sip eggnog while watching performances by Florrie Bagel, Priscilla Cuellar, Jake Odmark, Alan Wiggins, and Weslie Woodley. Tickets ($41) can be purchased through the theater’s Web site. 7:30 PM. The show runs through December 23. And if you haven’t already, be sure to check out our roundup of holiday concerts and shows.

DRINKS: ’Tis the season for ugly sweater parties. McFadden’s is hosting its own shearling shindig with $1 cans of beer, $2 domestic drafts, and a chance to win $100 cash prize. Admission is free; 5 PM.

BALLET: The Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is coming to George Mason University’s Center for the Arts. Tickets ($28 to $88) can be purchased through the university’s Web site. 7:30 PM. The show runs through December 14.

SIGNING: Journalist and MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews will be signing copies of his new book, Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero, at the National Archives. The biography captures JFK’s true feelings about the issues of his presidency—from civil rights and the Peace Corps to nuclear arms testing and putting a man on the moon. Free. Noon.