Things to Do

Things to Do in DC This Week (November 28-30): Downtown Holiday Market, Books for Kids and Adults, and a Led Zeppelin Tribute

The Downtown Holiday Market. Photo courtesy Downtown Holiday Market.


SHOPPING The twelfth annual Downtown Holiday Market officially launched on Black Friday, but those who like to browse might have better luck with crowds during the week. The market, which centers at 8th and F Streets, NW, features a rotating group of vendors through December 23rd, so go back several times to see a wide variety of local and regional craftspeople. Free, 12-8 PM.

SPORTS Several members of the Washington Redskins will be on hand at Ruth’s Chris in Tysons Corner tonight to sign autographs and chat about the season so far. The event also features hors d’oeuvres and a raffle for autographed gear. This is the last of these such events this season. $15, 6:30 PM.


BOOKS Children’s author and illustrator Jan Brett is presenting her newest picture book, Gingerbread Christmas, at Kauffman Auditorium (in the Nannie J. Lee Recreation Center) in Alexandria. The presentation, sponsored by Alexandria store Hooray for Books!, will also feature Hedgie the Hedgehog from Brett’s books The Mitten and The Hat and photo ops with her Gingerbread Christmas tour bus. Free (under 12) or $15 to $25 (over 12), 4 PM.

FILM Death By Design is a film that investigates the environmental and health impact of our electronics. It’s screening at the National Museum of Natural History as part of a three-part series called Stories from a Transforming World, co-presented by the Environmental Film Festival. Free (with registration), 6:30 PM.


MUSIC Jason Bonham has turned his last name into a career. The son of late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, he’s filled in for his dad at Zeppelin reunion shows. He now leads Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience, which is playing a tribute set at the Fillmore Silver Spring. There are zillions of Zep tributes out there, but this is the one that’s genetically closest to one of the band’s original members. $39.50 to $65, 7 PM.

UPDATE, 11/29: Kate Bornstein’s reading at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue on Wednesday has been canceled.