Nov. 28 - 10:00 AM
NW, DC. This awe-inspiring staging of The Nutcracker is a great way to welcome the Holiday season. The production boasts vivid Victorian-American scenery and costumes -- of course Tchaikovsky’s beautiful music and we get to enjoy the magic of the heroic toy soldiers, the sword-fighting mice and my favorite, the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.Information
NW, DC. This market runs up until Dec. 23 and features over a 150 regional artisans, crafters and boutique businesses. This is another a great way to shop local with plenty of local art, clothing, crafts, jewelry and more. You can also enjoy live performances with different bands playing every day, plus and snacks and treats like Empanada’s, doughnuts and coffee.Information
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD. Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town and celebrating its 45th anniversary. Fun for all, ICE! makes you feel like you're a kid again. A walk-through holiday attraction and retelling of the television movie Santa Claus is Comin' to Town, the exhibition features seven rooms depicting the famous story. The attraction also features two million pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures, kept at a temperature of nine degrees and features five ice slides. ICE runs through Jan. 3Information
NW, DC. Thanksgiving is a time to reflect with friends and loved ones on the things and people you are most grateful for. But the weekend after that Thursday is for straight up face-melting bluegrass. Thanksforgrassgiving is just that.More Information
NW, DC. Didn't He Ramble, the second solo outing from acclaimed singer songwriter Glen Hansard, will be released September 18 via Anti- Records. The new album is his first in over three years and follows 2012's solo debut Rhythm & Repose, which Billboard hailed as "Hansard at his most engaging," while The Wall Street Journal furthered, "Hansard's distinguishing trait as a songwriter is a heavy-handed earnestness." The critically acclaimed singer-songwriter comes to Constitution Hall in November. Tickets: $40 // #HansardDARTickets
GEORGETOWN, DC. Gypsy Sally's is pleased to present our Funktastic Funksgiving Night featuring Ron Holloway Band, Footwerk and ROAR! (formally Yojimbo) on Saturday, November 28th! Ron Holloway is one of the busiest tenor saxophonists on today's music scene in any genre! Recently, Ron toured extensively with The Warren Haynes Band, in support of two critically-acclaimed releases on the Stax Records label. Holloway is a frequent guest of Gov't Mule, Tedeschi Trucks Band and The Allman Brothers Band.Information
VIENNA, VA. Experience a thrilling tribute to two of rock ’n’ roll’s best-loved albums, made famous by Van Morrison and Bruce Springsteen, as they’re performed in their entirety by some of the finest musicians and vocalists in the DC area. Tickets: $25-$30.tickets
Throughout October and into November, DC's own East River Jazz Festival has been celebrating the life, music, and legacy of William "Sweet Pea" Strayhorn. Billy is regarded by those in the know, mostly fellow musicians and jazz scholars, as one of the greatest composers of the twentieth century, and spent most of his life working with DC's own Duke of Music: Duke Ellington. The centennial celebrations wrap up on the 29th, Billy's birthday, with a huge presentation of music that features modern DC luminaries like Mark G. Meadows and Freddie Dunn.
Allen Toussaint has defined the sound of New Orleans more than any other musician next to Louis Armstrong. The 77 year-old songwriter, composer, and producer has shaped the sound of post-war New Orleans, and has worked with everyone from the Neville Brothers and Dr. John to Etta James and Elvis Costello. The chance to see him in an intimate, personal setting like this is an uncommon treat.