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Events for December 7, 2019

“Cuba Va!”
$10 to $12.

“Cuba Va!”

October 10, 2019 at 12:00 am - January 12, 2020 at 11:59 pm
The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st Street NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States

The genre-bending Cuban political artist collective Los Carpinteros formally dissolved in 2018, but its impact continues. This show, the group’s first post-breakup museum exhibit, is a nuanced exploration of post-revolutionary Cuba using LED portraits (right) plus two wrenching videos—one about lightning-rod poet Heberto Padilla, the other a peek into the private lives of Cubans via […]

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$19.99 to $33.99.

Enchant Christmas

November 22 at 8:00 am - December 29 at 10:00 pm
Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol Street SE
Washington, DC United States

After a Cinderella story of a baseball season, it’s only fitting that the Nats’ home would transform into a fairytale winter wonderland, complete with a giant ice rink and a 90,000-square-foot maze of lights.

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$20

Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive the Bus! (The Musical!)

November 23, 2019 at 1:30 pm - January 4, 2020 at 11:59 pm
Terrace Theater, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20566 United States

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus: The Musical is the most exciting thing to happen to the DC toddler set in years.

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$35 to $120

Peter Pan

December 3, 2019 at 7:30 pm - January 12, 2020 at 11:59 pm
Shakespeare Theatre Company, Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004 United States

Playwright Lauren Gunderson’s take on Peter Pan retains all of the beloved tale’s magic but ditches the bits of the J.M. Barrie classic that she thinks haven’t aged well. The world premiere of her adaptation deemphasizes the antics of Peter and his Lost Boy bros, catapults Wendy Darling into the limelight as a young scientist […]

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Gingertown DC
Free

Gingertown DC

December 4 at 9:00 am - December 11 at 5:00 pm
1500 K Street, 1500 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States

Gingerbread houses are a fun seasonal staple for pretty much everyone—except architects, who must suffer through all sorts of under-engineered amateur constructions with phony good cheer. But now DC’s building professionals finally have their own outlet: Gingertown DC.

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 Annual Holiday Card Workshop


 Annual Holiday Card Workshop


December 7 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Smithsonian National Postal Museum, 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20002 United States

Searching for a unique and meaningful way to bond with your family this holiday season? The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum’s Annual Holiday Card Workshop may be just what you’re looking for! Perfect for visitors of all ages, this free open-house event will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on both Saturday, December 7th, […]

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AURORA: The Spirit of Northern Lights
$8-$20

AURORA: The Spirit of Northern Lights

December 7, 2019 at 10:00 am - January 5, 2020 at 11:00 pm
ARTECHOUSE, 1238 Maryland Ave, SW
Washington, DC 20024 United States

This winter, discover the magic of aurora as you journey to the Northern Lights with ARTECHOUSE. An ice cavern, frosted forests and dancing skies await those that brave the winter. Step into an immersive and interactive world with art installations that allow you to shape frost and move light as you quest to discover your […]

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Del Ray Artisans 24th Annual Fine Arts and Fine Crafts Holiday Market

Del Ray Artisans 24th Annual Fine Arts and Fine Crafts Holiday Market

December 7 at 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Del Ray Artisans Gallery in the Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue VA 22301 United States

Del Ray Artisans 24th Annual Holiday Market offers unique handcrafted fine arts and crafts from local artists. As always, the artists are presenting a variety of media, including botanical drawings, fiber/textiles, glass, jewelry, mixed media, mosaics, painting, paper crafting, photography, pottery/ceramics, sculpture, watercolor, wood turning, and more! Different artists are featured each weekend! This year’s […]

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Adult advance $28 ($31 door), Child/Student/Senior advance $24 ($27 door), group discounts available.

31st Annual Season of The Nutcracker

December 7 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee Street
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

Metropolitan Ballet Theatre has been presenting the full-length traditional staging of The Nutcracker since 1989.  Year after year audiences are enchanted by MBT's performances, which feature student and professional dancers, fabulous costumes, and beautiful scenery including a Christmas tree that seemingly grows forever, magical dancing dolls, marching toy soldiers, giant mice, a dazzling blizzard with […]

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Holiday Tea
Tea Royal $55 per person | Teddy Bear Tea $25 per child | Table fyve by Veuve Clicquot $62 per person; $150 table fee

Holiday Tea

December 7 at 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City, 1250 S. Hayes Street
Arlington, VA 22202 United States

Celebrate the coziest time of the year with friends, family and loved ones at The Ritz Carlton, Pentagon City. Enjoy festive experiences, including a special Sleigh Belles event with gingerbread decorating and cocktails for the ladies, two warm breakfast with Santa events, and a delightful gingerbread workshop that the whole family can enjoy. Please call […]

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Adult advance $28 ($31 door), Child/Student/Senior advance $24 ($27 door), group discounts available.

31st Annual Season of The Nutcracker

December 7 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee Street
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

Metropolitan Ballet Theatre has been presenting the full-length traditional staging of The Nutcracker since 1989.  Year after year audiences are enchanted by MBT's performances, which feature student and professional dancers, fabulous costumes, and beautiful scenery including a Christmas tree that seemingly grows forever, magical dancing dolls, marching toy soldiers, giant mice, a dazzling blizzard with […]

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DaBaby
$39.50 to $69.50.

DaBaby

December 7 at 7:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Echo Stage, 2135 Queens Chapel Rd NE
Washington, DC 20018 United States

As if we weren’t already excited for the endlessly clever Charlotte, North Carolina, rapper to come here: He celebrated the debut of his hard-hitting album Kirk at number one by dancing through the streets of Northwest DC—he was in town for a performance at Howard’s homecoming—and buying out some local kids’ entire supply of Girl […]

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$40 to $80

Brian McKnight

December 7 at 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Hollywood Casino, 750 Hollywood Dr
Charles Town, WV 25414 United States
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The Holiday Show
$25 to $65

The Holiday Show

December 7 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U Street
Washington, DC 20009 United States

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC’s annual holiday extravaganza returns with an all-new show, bigger and better than ever! Featuring disco dancers, a 7-foot Christmas tree in heels, falling snowflakes, soaring vocals, a special visit from Santa Claus, and much more. Come see what the Chorus has in store this year as they ring […]

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Eureka Day
$20-65

Eureka Day

December 7 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE
Washington, DC 20002 United States

At Eureka Day School, all decisions are made by consensus. Diversity and inclusion are valued, and vaccinations are a personal matter. But when a mumps outbreak hits the school, they must confront the question: how do you find consensus when you can’t agree on the facts? A comedy for our moment!

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Lucy Dacus
$25

Lucy Dacus

December 7 at 10:00 pm - 11:59 pm
9:30 Club, 815 V St., NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States

After dropping unexpected cover tracks all year—an Edith Piaf tune for Valentine’s Day, a Phil Collins rendition for Halloween—the Richmond-based musician compiled them into an EP, November’s 2019. Alongside three originals, Dacus, who’s also part of the band Boygenius, makes classic tunes her own with the soulful vocals she’s known for as well as moody […]

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