Thursday, December 18
Pop-up Christmas Cat Cafe: Head over to Rock & Roll Hotel for the Washington Humane Society’s pop-up Christmas Cat Cafe. Two VIP rooms will be dedicated to adoptable felines, and there’s a reading room for those who want to read up on cats and the adoption process. The event runs 5 to 8, and 15 percent of sales will go to WHS.
Friday, December 19
Gift wrapping to benefit AWLA: So you’ve finished your holiday shopping but haven’t wrapped a thing yet. You’re in luck: Animal Welfare League of Arlington is hosting a gift-wrapping day from noon to 4. Bring your presents to the League and let their elves do the wrapping for a donation of $3 for a single gift or $10 for four.
Saturday, December 20
Rescue Me: As part of the Del Ray Artisans’ Gallery Without Walls program, the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria is hosting an art exhibit at its Vola Lawson Animal Shelter. Artworks include painting, drawing, collage, photography, and mixed media inspired by rescue animals. Proceeds from each sale go to the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria and the Del Ray Artisans. In addition, donations of clean, used blankets and towels will be accepted for the animals in the shelter. The exhibit runs from noon to 5.
Sunday, December 21
Imagination Stage adoption event: The Washington Animal Rescue League will be at Imagination Stage in Bethesda with plenty of adoptable animals looking for homes for the holidays. Between 2:30 and 4, meet adoptable pets—all of which have been examined by a veterinarian, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, micro-chipped, and evaluated by certified trainers.