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Events for December 12, 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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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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$49 to $169.

Come From Away

December 10, 2019 at 8:00 pm - January 5, 2020 at 11:59 pm
Kennedy Center, 2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566 United States

The Broadway cast of the Tony-winning musical Come From Away stopped in DC this fall to perform a handful of tunes for one of NPR’s Tiny Desk concerts. Now you can check out the full-length musical (which had a successful pre-Broadway production at Ford’s Theatre in 2016). The show tells the true story of how […]

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Eureka Day
$20-65

Eureka Day

December 12 at 11:00 am - 1:00 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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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 12 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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$65

BrewLights at ZooLights

December 12 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Smithsonian’s National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008 United States

See the lights and get lit! Whether you’re toasting to celebrate the holidays or drinking to get through them, the zoo rings in the season with unlimited pours of craft beer and microbrews to go with its animal-inspired light display.

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Sushi & Jazz at Fyve Restaurant Lounge
Starting at $12 sushi rolls

Sushi & Jazz at Fyve Restaurant Lounge

December 12 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City, 1250 S. Hayes Street
Arlington, VA 22202 United States

Join us for Sushi Thursday’s! Discover live jazz performances and traditional Japanese Sushi cuisine, whiskeys, signature cocktails, fine wines, champagne and sake every Thursday evening from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. (excluding holidays), in fyve, The Ritz Carlton, Pentagon City’s signature restaurant.

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$39 to $129.

Taylor Mac’s Holiday Sauce

December 12 at 7:30 pm - 11:59 pm
Kennedy Center, 2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566 United States

The playwright and performer makes the naughty list look fun by donning ornate costumes—or foregoing clothes altogether—in this revue featuring reworked versions of old Christmas songs.

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Eureka Day
$20-65

Eureka Day

December 12 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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