(Updated at 4:10 p.m.) With less than three weeks to go before Christmas and Hanukkah upon us, you won’t have a shortage of holiday happenings to keep you busy this week. But there also are some other events you might want to know about.
Here are a few ideas on what to do in the coming days:
Opening Reception for “Designing America: Spain Imprint in the U.S.”
Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain (2801 16th St. NW)
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Be among the first people in D.C. to see an exhibit on how Spain shaped the United States. The exhibit ends Feb. 28.
Jack Rose Beer & Cookie Pairing
Jack Rose Dining Saloon (2007 18th St. NW)
Drink holidays beers from Flying Dog with cookies from Otterbein’s Bakery.
Anxo Cider Club
Colony Club (3118 Georgia Ave. NW)
Try ciders from the District’s first cidery before it opens to drinkers in Truxton Circle.
Janky Sweater: Duplex’s Annual Holiday Party benefiting the Trevor Project
Duplex Diner (2004 18th St. NW)
For $10, you can don an ugly sweater for charity.
Night of Christmas Beers and Gingerbread Houses
Ventnor Sports Cafe (2411 18th St. NW)
Find out if Christmas beers pair well with gingerbread houses.
The Potter’s House Holiday Popup Shop
The Potter’s House (1658 Columbia Road NW)
Noon to 5 p.m.
The cafe and bookstore in Adams Morgan will have goods from local artists for sale.
Location to be determined (check link for updates)
Santas will flood into the District as part of an annual celebration that encourages locals to “dress up in cheap Santa suits, run around town, give gifts, sing songs, have strangers sit on our laps, and decide who is naughty or nice,” according to a Facebook event post.
“One Sweater – One Life” Art Installation
Kalorama Park (Belmont Road and 19th Street NW)
Locals will place dozens of donated sweaters on the ground throughout Kalorama Park as part of an art project to help remember D.C.’s homicide victims.
“An Irish Carol”
Keegan Theatre (1742 Church St. NW)
Keegan Theatre’s original Christmas play returns to the Dupont playhouse. Tickets are $30-$40.
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