**Holiday Ceramics Sale**
DECEMBER 2ND, 2016 AT 12:00 PM | FREE | [EVENT WEBSITE](https://www.theartleague.org/content/holiday_ceramics_sale)
The Art League’s popular Holiday Ceramics Sale features hundreds of one-of-a-kind ceramic pieces created by the students and associates of the Art League. Pieces range from functional to sculptural in purpose and from classical to whimsical in style. On Friday, the sale runs until 9 p.m. Also Saturday 12/3 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 12/4 noon to 5 p.m.
The Art League Annex, 305 Madison St., Alexandria, Virginia
DECEMBER 2ND, 2016 AT 08:00 PM | $35 TO $80 | TEL: 301-581-5100 | [EVENT WEBSITE](https://www.strathmore.org/events-and-tickets/the-mavericks)
The Mavericks fuse old-time rock ’n’ roll with the narrative power of country music, the twang of surf music and the grooves of Cuban and Latin music. Led by Raul Malo, the band brings an eclectic mix of bluesy country roots rock that gets crowds on their feet.
Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, Maryland
**Christmas Craft Show in Middleburg**
DECEMBER 3RD, 2016 AT 09:00 AM | FREE | TEL: 540-687-6373 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://www.christmasinmiddleburg.org/index.php/events#.WECV_xSNSlI)
Over 30 juried vendors will offer photographs, oil and acrylic paintings, jewelry, natural-based products, textiles, candles and themed gifts.
Middleburg Community Center, 300 West Washington St., Middleburg, Virginia
**Smithsonian Holiday Festival**
DECEMBER 3RD, 2016 AT 10:00 AM
The festival will feature special holiday screenings of “The Muppet Christmas Carol” and “The Polar Express,” plus a musical performance by the U.S. Air Force Band High Flight. The holiday festival also offers Mars chocolate demonstrations, a “Muppets and Puppets” exhibit showcasing the evolution of puppetry, astronaut food sampling, family holiday photo opportunities and a variety of seasonal drinks and treats including gourmet marshmallows.
Smithsonian Castle, 1000 Jefferson Drive SW
**Deck the Halls at Tudor Place**
DECEMBER 3RD, 2016 AT 01:00 PM | $10 FOR CHILDREN UNDER 12, $5 FOR 12 AND OLDER | TEL: 202-965-0400 | [EVENT WEBSITE](https://www.tudorplace.org/programs/35/deck-the-halls-a-family-at-christmas/)
Tudor Place invites young visitors to explore the historic mansion as a history detective, nibble on cookies, write a letter to Santa, sing with carolers, make yuletide crafts and enjoy refreshments during a festive afternoon. The event is for families with children of all ages.
1644 31st St. NW
**’A Celtic Christmas’**
DECEMBER 3RD, 2016 AT 04:00 PM | $30 – $35 | OFFICE@DUMBARTONCONCERTS.ORG | TEL: 202-965-2000 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://www.dumbartonconcerts.org/celtic-christmas/)
The Barnes & Hampton Celtic Consort marks the beginning of the holiday season in the candlelit hall of Dumbarton Church with a music performance complete with Celtic harp, lute and guitar, as well as winds by Joseph Cunliffe, percussion by Steven Bloom and readings by Robert Aubry Davis, including “A Child’s Christmas in Wales.”
Dumbarton Concerts, 3133 Dumbarton St. NW
**Jackson Art Center Open Studios**
DECEMBER 4TH, 2016 AT 12:00 PM | FREE | NANCYSMURPHY@AOL.COM | TEL: 240-601-7185 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://www.jacksonartcenter.com/the_jackson_art_center/open_studios.html)
Visitors to the 30 active art studios in the historic Jackson School can view and purchase paintings, pottery, textiles and metalwork, plus donated art by Jackson artists. The event benefits the D.C. Homeless Children’s Playtime Project. Assemblage art and paintings by D.C. children will also be on view.
Jackson Art Center, 3050 R St. NW
**’Rhapsody in Blue’**
DECEMBER 4TH, 2016 AT 03:00 PM | FREE | [EVENT WEBSITE](https://performingarts.georgetown.edu/Rhapsody-in-Blue)
Angel Gil-Ordoñez conducts a free, family-friendly performance by the Georgetown University Orchestra of George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” with pianist Burnett Thompson and narration by award-winning children’s book author and GU music professor Anna Celenza. Also on the program is Leonard Bernstein’s “Symphonic Dances from West Side Story.”
Gaston Hall, Georgetown University, 37th and O Streets NW
**A Bohemian Christmas**
DECEMBER 4TH, 2016 AT 05:00 PM | $20 TO $28 | TEL: 202-399-7993 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://www.atlasarts.org/event/2016-12-05/)
The Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra, a 17-piece big band, plays holiday classics from the library of Stan Kenton, Claude Thornhill, and the entire Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn adaptation of the “Nutcracker Suite.” In addition, the band will feature original arrangements of carols and a recitation of “Twas The Night Before Christmas.” Second performance at 7:30 p.m.
Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE
**David Phelps Classic Christmas**
DECEMBER 4TH, 2016 AT 06:00 PM | $20 ADVANCE GENERAL ADMISSION | TEL: 855-484-1991 | [EVENT WEBSITE](https://www.premierproductions.com/tour/david-phelps-classic-christmas-tour/ashburn-va)
A leading voice in contemporary Christian music, Grammy-winning recording artist David Phelps has performed at numerous prestigious venues across the globe, including the White House, Carnegie Hall and the Sydney Opera House. His electrifying voice has moved audiences from all walks of life, crossing generational and stylistic barriers.
Christian Fellowship Church, 21673 Beaumeade Circle, Ashburn, Virginia