Weekend Round Up December 15, 2016

**Caroling on Wisconsin Avenue**
DECEMBER 15TH, 2016 AT 07:30 PM | FREE | TEL: 202-256-9942 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://dcetudes.com)

Holiday songsters are invited to assemble at Études Piano Studio and sing their way down Wisconsin Avenue from Book Hill to the Georgetown waterfront.

Études Piano Studio, 1616 Wisconsin Ave. NW, second floor

**Wreath Workshop: Offsite Boxwood**
DECEMBER 16TH, 2016 AT 10:00 AM | 45-55 | EDUCATION@TUDORPLACE.ORG | TEL: 202-580-7326 | [EVENT WEBSITE](https://www.tudorplace.org/programs/49/wreath-workshop-offsite-boxwood/)

Tudor Place offers its traditional boxwood wreath workshops at Georgetown Presbyterian Church. Participants will use boxwood trimmings from across the District to sculpt wreaths and add some wintry final touches to create an eye-catching holiday centerpiece.

Georgetown Presbyterian Church, 3115 P St. NW

**Procrastinator’s Holiday Market**
DECEMBER 16TH, 2016 AT 05:00 PM | FREE WITH RSVP | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://riamainstreet.org)

This one-stop shop for last-minute holiday purchases features local gift and food vendors, live entertainment and a winter-themed drink bar. Also Saturday 12/17 and Sunday 12/18 at noon.

Rhode Island Avenue Shopping Center, 680 Rhode Island Ave. NE

**Shakespeare Theatre Garden Party**
DECEMBER 17TH, 2016 AT 11:00 AM | $10 | TEL: 202-547-5688 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://www.shakespearetheatre.org/events/garden-party/)

This family-friendly garden party aims to preserve the joy of spring in the cold of winter. Attendees can make their own bug hotels, play hopscotch, plant flower bulbs, get their faces painted or decorate flowerpots. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW

**Writer’s Center Birthday Bash and Book Fair**
DECEMBER 17TH, 2016 AT 12:00 PM | FREE | TEL: 301-654-8664 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://www.writer.org)

On this day 40 years ago, the Writer’s Center first opened its doors. This holiday birthday bash includes special programming, readings, a book fair, cake and holiday cheer. Workshop leaders and staff will be on hand to offer advice and help attendees select gifts for all of the readers in their life.

The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda, Maryland

**Choral Arts’ ‘A Family Christmas’**
DECEMBER 17TH, 2016 AT 01:00 PM | TICKETS $20 AND UP | CHORALARTS@CHORALARTS.ORG | TEL: 202-244-3669 | [EVENT WEBSITE](https://choralarts.org/events/a-family-christmas/)

“A Family Christmas,” for ages 5 and up, features songs of Santa, Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. This one-hour, highly participatory concert is a holiday treat for the whole family.

Kennedy Center Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW

**’Archie’s Betty: Celebrating a Pop Icon at 75’**
DECEMBER 17TH, 2016 AT 03:30 PM | FREE | TEL: 202-737-4215 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/calendar/film-programs/fall16/betty.html)

Film critic Gerald Peary, who will be on hand, and producer Shaun Clancy started a journey years ago in search of the real personalities behind cartoonist Bob Montana’s iconic Archie Comics characters — Betty, Veronica, Jughead, Reggie, Moose, Miss Grundy and, of course, Archie himself. Their investigation yielded a vast array of photos, drawings, home movies and personal remembrances, assembled here into a tongue-in-cheek cinémemoir and revealing portrait of one of America’s midcentury graphic icons.

East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 150 4th St. NW

**The Christmas Revels**
DECEMBER 18TH, 2016 AT 01:00 PM | $18 TO $60 | TEL: 800-595-4849 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://revelsdc.org/shows-events/christmas-revels/)

On this journey into the wonders of Nordic winter traditions, “A Nordic Celebration of the Winter Solstice,” attendees will discover mythic drama from Finland, spirited Icelandic dance, a magical Swedish “bringing of the light” procession, the spectacular leaps of Norwegian dance, a beloved Norwegian fairy tale and Danish toasts and carols. The cast of more than 100 ranges in age from 8 to 85. Also Friday 12/16 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday 12/17 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 12/18 at 5 p.m.

GW Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW

**’It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play’**
DECEMBER 18TH, 2016 AT 02:30 PM | $25 TO $60 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://stageguild.org/performances/)

The scenario: In the late 1940s, a group of voice actors team up in the studio with the ever-inventive sound effects man to tell the heartwarming story of George Bailey and his guardian angel, Clarence, for a nationwide audience. This much-requested revival of last season’s Helen Hayes Award-nominated hit, adapted by Joe Landry complete with period ads, is a new holiday tradition. Also Thursday 12/15 at 7:30 p.m., Friday 12/16 at 8 p.m. and Saturday 12/17 at 2:30 and 8 p.m.

Undercroft Theatre, 900 Massachusetts Ave. NW

DECEMBER 18TH, 2016 AT 02:30 PM | $15 TO $25 | TEL: 202-204-7763 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://inseries.org/goyesquitas/)

With this family opera, a child-friendly edition of ‘Goyescas,’ music lovers of all ages will be transported to Spain on the wings of beloved songs and traditional dances. Also Saturday 12/18 at 2:30 p.m.

GALA Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW

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