Weekend Round Up December 8, 2016

**Art of Renaissance Venice**
DECEMBER 9TH, 2016 AT 03:30 PM | FREE | TEL: 202-737-4215 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/calendar/lectures/lectures-signings/renaissance-art-in-venice.html)

A book signing of “Renaissance Art in Venice: From Tradition to Individualism” will follow this lecture by Tom Nichols, Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art.

National Gallery of Art, 401 Constitution Ave. NW

**Frédéric Yonnet & Friends**
DECEMBER 9TH, 2016 AT 08:00 PM | $30 – $35 | OFFICE@DUMBARTONCONCERTS.ORG | TEL: 202-965-2000 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://www.dumbartonconcerts.org/frederic-yonnet/)

Harmonica virtuoso Frédéric Yonnet, who has toured with both Stevie Wonder and Prince, is joined by excellent vocalists and instrumentalists. Also Saturday 12/10 at 8 p.m.

Dumbarton Concerts, 3133 Dumbarton St. NW

**Cathedral Choral Society: Joy of Christmas**
DECEMBER 9TH, 2016 AT 08:00 PM | $25-79 | LSHERIDAN@CATHEDRAL.ORG | TEL: 202-537-2228 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://www.cathedralchoralsociety.org/events/joy-christmas-1)

A well-loved Washington, D.C., holiday tradition, this concert, with guest conductor Joseph Flummerfelt, includes Christmas favorites and a festive carol sing-along. The program features a newly commissioned carol by composer Carson Cooman. Also appearing will be the Lyric Brass Quintet, Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School Choir, carillonist Edward Nassor and organist Todd Fickley. Also Sunday 12/11 at 4 p.m.

Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW

**Cookie Decorating at the Watergate Hotel**
DECEMBER 10TH, 2016 AT 11:00 AM | $20 PER CHILD 3 AND UP | DINING@THEWATERGATEHOTEL.COM | TEL: 202-716-9308 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://www.thewatergatehotel.com/dine-and-drink/washington-dc-restaurant-kingbird)

Chef Celia from Kingbird will demonstrate cookie decorating with the kids and then help them decorate cookies of their own. Each child will receive his or her own toque blanche (chef’s hat) and take home a recipe and a professionally decorated cookie.

Watergate Hotel, 2650 Virginia Ave. NW

**Nationals Winterfest**
DECEMBER 10TH, 2016 AT 11:30 AM | $33 ADULTS, $23 CHILDREN UNDER 12 IN ADVANCE | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://m.mlb.com/nationals/tickets/info/winterfest)

The Washington Nationals hosts the annual Winterfest to allow fans to celebrate the team during the off-season with Nationals players, coaches and team personnel. The event offers a fun-filled festival featuring a variety of activities including live batting cages, exclusive Q&A sessions with players and coaches, a Kids Zone and interactive games. D.J. Stylus Chris will spin music throughout the event. Fans are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to benefit the Greater Washington Urban League. Also Sunday, Dec. 11, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW

**Rose Park Holiday Extravaganza**
DECEMBER 10TH, 2016 AT 03:00 PM | FREE | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://www.roseparkdc.org)

This outdoor holiday party will feature pictures with Santa, craft making, train rides, music from the Georgetown Chimes, treats from Sprinkles and Baked & Wired and crafts from Georgetown Parties. Attendees are asked to bring new, unwrapped gifts for Toys for Tots.

Rose Park, 26th and O Streets NW

**Cantata Ebraica: Music of the Italian Jews**
DECEMBER 10TH, 2016 AT 07:00 PM | $25 TO $35 | TEL: 703-537-3000 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://www.jccnv.org/events/2016/12/10/upcoming-events/cultural-arts-film-cantata-ebraica/)

An ensemble of eight musicians under the direction of Hazzan Dr. Ramón Tasat will play Jewish melodies from Italy with an operatic and popular flavor, interwoven with Tasat’s captivating explanations about the songs’ histories. Tasat holds a Ph.D. in voice performance and has authored several Jewish music books.

Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, Virginia

DECEMBER 11TH, 2016 AT 02:00 PM | $4 – $15 | EDUCATION@TUDORPLACE.ORG | TEL: 202-965-0400 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://www.tudorplace.org/programs/33/gingerbreadpalooza/)

This family gingerbread house-crafting event features storytime, a quick guided tour of the festively-decorated historic mansion and the designing of one’s own candy-covered house.

Tudor Place, 1644 31st St. NW

**’The Christians’**
DECEMBER 11TH, 2016 AT 02:00 PM | $27 TO $67 | TEL: 202-777-3210 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://edcjcc.org/center-for-arts/theater-j/on-stage/16-17-season/the-christians/)

Twenty years ago, Pastor Paul’s church was a modest storefront. Now it houses thousands, with a coffee shop in the lobby and a baptismal font as big as a swimming pool. Today should be a day of celebration, but Pastor Paul is about to preach a sermon that will shake the foundation of his congregation’s beliefs. Backed by a live choir, ‘The Christians’ is both an epic and unexpectedly intimate drama. Also Thursday 12/8 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday 12/10 at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7:30 p.m.

Theater J, 1529 16th St. NW

**’Mannheim Steamroller Christmas’**
DECEMBER 11TH, 2016 AT 04:00 PM | $52 TO $108 | TEL: 301-581-5100 | [EVENT WEBSITE](https://www.strathmore.org/events-and-tickets/mannheim-steamroller)

“Mannheim Steamroller Christmas” by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday tradition for more than 30 years. Grammy Award-winner Davis has created a show that features the beloved Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting. Also 8 p.m.

Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, Maryland

**Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols**
DECEMBER 11TH, 2016 AT 05:00 PM | FREE | SAM@STJOHNSGEORGETOWN.ORG | TEL: 202-338-1796 | [EVENT WEBSITE](https://stjohnsgeorgetown.org)

The St. John’s Choir presents this beloved holiday service of readings and music in the tradition of King’s College, Cambridge. Performed in the serene and radiant beauty of candlelight, the program will feature music arranged by Rutter and Willcocks in addition to traditional Christmas carols for all to sing. A holiday reception will follow.

St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3240 O St. NW


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