Weekend Happenings in the DMV – 12.7-12.9
Posted on December 07, 2012

This time of year is always busy with running around to parties, getting shopping done and getting your house ready for the holidays! Hopefully you will have time to enjoy some of the great events going on in Maryland, DC and Virginia this weekend!


Washington, DC Events

Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Shakespeare Theatre Company – Lansburgh Theatre

450 Seventh St. NW

Time: 8pm Friday, 2pm and 8pm Saturday, 2pm and 7:30pm Sunday

Price:  $60-$81

John Malkovich directs Paris’s Theatre de l’Atelier in a play about scandals in the French aristocracy, based on the 1782 Choderlos de Laclos novel.

Virginia Ballet Company

National Theatre

1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

Time: 9:30am and 11am Saturday

Price: Free

The company and its students perform pieces of the holiday ballet, “The Nutcracker”. Best for age 4 and older.

Till Von Sein

The House of Secrets

507 T St. NW

Time: 9pm Saturday

Price: $15-$18 in advance, more at the door

If you’ve been around D.C. long enough, you may have heard references to the mysterious (and slightly sketchy) after-hours venue called the House of Secrets. Though it has been officially closed for years, this LeDroit-Park-house-turned-club is back and legal, at least for one night. The reason for this is an appearance by Berlin’s Till Van Sein, who specializes in the kind of warm, deep house beats that keep people on the dance floor for hours. (Locals Chris Burns and Sarah Myers, who travel the same path, open the night.) Look for separate rooms featuring DJs from D.C.’s Future Times label and, for early arrivals, Kid Congo Powers of the Cramps and the Gun Club rocking the decks during an open bar. (9 to 10:30 p.m.)

The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

2700 F St. NW

Time: 11am, 1:30pm and 5pm Saturday, 1:30pm and 4pm Sunday

Price: $18

In this new play, an orphan journeys into Civil War battles to save his brother.

Washington Revels present the Christmas Revels

George Washington University- Lisner Auditorium

730 21st St. NW

Time: 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, 2pm Sunday

Price: $18-$45, $12-$27 age 18 and younger

The 30th annual celebration of the Winter Solstice features singalongs, a madcap “Twelve Days of Christmas,” new music of the season, lively country and Morris dancing the Abbots Bromley Horn Dance, a Mummer’s play and a special evocation of Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol.”

12 Beers of Christmas

Black Squirrel

2427 18th St. NW

Time: 12pm-3am Friday and Saturday

Price: Free

The Black Squirrel’s 12 Beers of Christmas festival stretches over two days, featuring such holiday favorites as Great Lakes Christmas Ale, Bell’s Christmas Ale, Blue Mountain Barrel House Blitzen and Delirium Noel. Doors open at noon both days, and there will be free Christmas cookies for snacking.

Judah Friedlander with Louis Katz

Sixth and I Historic Synagogue

600 I St. NW

Time: 8pm Saturday

Price: $30, $25 in advance

The “30 Rock” actor brings his world champion act to Washington.

Mark de Clive-Lowe


2001 11th St. NW

Time: 7:30pm Sunday

Price: $10

There are only a handful of artists who perform like Mark de Clive-Lowe. Combining jazz, soul, electronic music and DJing, MdCL, as he is known, improvises a whole show with keyboards, a sequencer, effects units and a drum machine, weaving in special guest vocalists to walk the improv tightrope with him. The first set is usually more traditional, then the second set goes off into experimental territory. Dubbed “Church,” this show makes its first D.C. appearance at Liv.

Virginia Events

Drumming With Dishes: The Holiday Edition

Workhouse Arts Center

9601 Ox Rd. Lorton, VA

Time: 10:30am Friday, 9:45am and 11:15am Saturday, 11am Sunday

Price: $8, 12 months and younger free

In this Arts on the Horizon production, a child introduces her imaginary friend to the holiday season.

Mister G

Jammin’ Java

227 Maple Avenue East Vienna, VA

Time: 10:30am Saturday

Price: $8

The kid-friendly bilingual rock star will perform holiday songs and music from “Chocolalala,” his new CD.

Skippyjon Jones

Alden Theatre

1234 Ingleside Ave. McLean, VA

Time: 2pm Saturday

Price: $15

In Theatreworks USA’s musical, a small kitten lives out his big dreams by posing as a fearless dog who sword fights. Best for age 4 and older.

Holiday Celebrations in Leesburg

Historic Downtown Leesburg

West Market and King Streets Leesburg, VA

Time: Friday 6pm through the weekend

Price: Free

Picturesque Historic Leesburg be illuminated for a menorah and Christmas tree lighting on Friday, Dec. 7th at 6pm on the town green. On Saturday at 10am the annual holiday parade will march down King Street, and is followed by a series of holiday singalongs at 11:30am, 2:30pm and 8pm.

Maryland Events

A Charlie Brown Christmas

BlackRock Center for the Arts

12901 Town Commons Dr. Germantown, MD

Time: 1pm Saturday

Price: $14

The Eric Byrd Trio performs the soundtrack as the 1965 holiday classic screens.

Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade

Eastport Yacht Club

317 First St. Annapolis, MD

Time: 6pm-8pm Saturday

Price: Free

There’s no shortage of majestic light displays to choose from this holiday season, but why settle for a land-locked show when you have the chance to catch the reflection of twinkling lights on the water? This annual parade illuminates Annapolis Harbor as a procession of yachts and sailboats, decked out in twinkling holiday lights and baubles, float past jolly, cheering onlookers.

Rock Bottom 16th Anniversary Ale Tapping

Rock Bottom Brewery

7900 Norfolk Ave. Bethesda, MD

Time: 12pm Sunday

Price: Free

Rock Bottom Brewery is celebrating its 16th anniversary in Bethesda by tapping its 16th Anniversary Ale. Brewer Geoff Lively will do the honors at noon, and then samples of the Belgian strong golden ale are free as long as the keg lasts.

Movies, Musicals and Mistletoe: A Holiday Cabaret with Kevin James Logan

300 S. High St. Baltimore, MD

Time: 7pm Sunday

Price: $10

Holiday music will be performed by Kevin James Logan, Todd Harrison Twining and other guest stars.

The Polar Express 4-D Experience

National Aquarium in Baltimore

501 E. Pratt St. Baltimore, MD

Time: Various

Price: $4 in addition to admission

A 3-D screening of The Polar Express, the popular children’s story about a young boy who rides a train to the North Pole and rediscovers his belief in Christmas. The theater offers multi-sensory treats that kick things up a dimension.

Sports at a Glance

Contact your concierge for pricing and availability!

 Baltimore Ravens vs. Redskins, Sunday at 1:00pm, FedEx Field

Terrapins vs. South Carolina State, Saturday at 2:00pm, Comcast Center

Wizards vs. Golden State Warriors, Saturday at 7:00pm, Verizon Center

Hot Upcoming Shows

Tickets Available Friday 10am

Contact your concierge for pricing and availability!

2 Chainz: Sat, Jan 19 at The Fillmore Silver Spring

The Fab Four: Sat, Feb 9 at Warner Theatre

Allstar Weekend with Tiffany Alvord & more: Thu, Feb 14 at The Fillmore Silver Spring

Rascal Flatts with The Band Perry: Sat, Feb 16 at John Paul Jones Arena

Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth: Apr 26 – 27 at Warner Theatre