Monday, December 22
GIVE: ’Tis the season to think of others: Positive Force DC is hosting a coat drive at Black Cat, featuring two deejays spinning music from local indie label Cricket Cemetery. It’s the perfect place to take your out-of-town friends to prove to them DC still has a thriving music scene. Free. 8 PM.
Tuesday, December 23
SHOP: In a perfect world, you would have had all of you shopping done already. But you probably don’t. Run out to Waterfront Station for Fashion Trucks, which are just like food trucks except they sell clothes, jewelry, and other trinkets that generally make better Christmas gifts than mac and cheese or lobster rolls. There’ll also be music, face painters, balloon twisters, and more. Free. 11 AM to 7 PM.
Wednesday, December 24
DANCE: I don’t normally think of falafel as driving people to party, but what do I know? The Howard Theatre hosts Falafel Frenzy, a dance night featuring deejays, drink specials, and, well, falafel. Proceeds benefit charities that help Holocaust survivors who are living below the poverty line. Tickets ($30) are available online. 9 PM.
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