Weekend Round Up December 22, 2016

**Open Studio Friday**
DECEMBER 23RD, 2016 AT 01:00 PM | FREE | TEL: 202-633-8300 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://npg.si.edu/whats-on/events?trumbaEmbed=eventid%3D121177775%26view%3Devent%26-childview%3D#/?i=2)

Young participants in the National Portrait Gallery’s Open Studio Fridays work with a different art material each week or explore the museum with a Portrait Discovery Kit.

National Portrait Gallery, Eighth and F Streets NW

**Mindfulness Meditation Retreat**
DECEMBER 23RD, 2016 AT 06:00 PM | MDORHOI@GMAIL.COM | TEL: 202-603-9888 | [EVENT WEBSITE](https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mindfulness-meditation-classes-tickets-24115795995)

The World Bank/IMF Staff Meditation Club invites the public to a Mindfulness Meditation Retreat led by Monica Dorhoi, PhD, MA, BA. No prior experience with meditation needed. All levels welcome. No one will be turned away because of lack of funds.

Courtyard Marriott, 900 F St. NW

**Messiah Sing-Along**
DECEMBER 23RD, 2016 AT 06:00 PM | FREE | TEL: 800-444-1324 | [EVENT WEBSITE](https://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/event/MRHFM)

Guest conductor Nancia Dalimonte leads the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, a 200-voice choir, professional soloists and a very enthusiastic audience in Handel’s masterpiece.

Kennedy Center Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW

**’The Nutcracker’**
DECEMBER 24TH, 2016 AT 11:00 AM | $35 TO $120 | TEL: 202-362-3606 | [EVENT WEBSITE](https://www.washingtonballet.org/performance/2016-2017-season/nutcracker)

These are the final 2016 performances of the Washington Ballet’s celebrated production, set in historic Georgetown and guest-starring George Washington and King George III. Also 3:30 p.m.

Warner Theatre, 513 13th St. NW

**A Choral Arts Christmas**
DECEMBER 24TH, 2016 AT 01:00 PM | TICKETS $15 AND UP | CHORALARTS@CHORALARTS.ORG | TEL: 202-244-3669 | [EVENT WEBSITE](https://choralarts.org/events/a-choral-arts-christmas/)

A Choral Arts Christmas, with gospel singer Ralph Alan Herndon, celebrates the holidays with a magical mix of seasonal classics, favorite sing-alongs and popular Christmas standards.

Kennedy Center Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW

**Matzo Ball**
DECEMBER 24TH, 2016 AT 09:00 PM | $30 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://matzoball.org/our_events/matzoball-washington-d-c/)

The 30th annual Matzo Ball is a multi-city party for Jewish singles.

Decades, 1219 Connecticut Ave. NW

**’Ice!’ at National Harbor**
DECEMBER 25TH, 2016 AT 10:00 AM | $36 AGE 12 AND OLDER, $29 AGE 11 AND YOUNGER | TEL: 301-965-4000 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://www.marriott.com/hotel-info/wasgn-gaylord-national-resort-and-convention-center/christmas-on-the-potomac/xyjvxiz/ice.mi)

On the theme of Christmas around the world, this year’s “Ice!” experience, with more than two million pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures and two-story ice slides (all kept at nine degrees), celebrates different cultures through holiday scenes. Visitors can also travel to the North Pole to see Santa and his elves. Through Jan. 1.

Gaylord National Resort, 201 Waterfront St., National Harbor, Maryland

**Skating at the Washington Harbour**
DECEMBER 25TH, 2016 AT 12:00 PM | $10 ADULTS, $9 CHILDREN AND SENIORS (NOT INCLUDING $6 SKATE RENTAL) | TEL: 202-706-7666 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://www.thewashingtonharbour.com/ice-skating)

At 11,800 square feet, the Washington Harbour ice rink is D.C.’s largest outdoor ice skating venue. In addition to skating alongside the Potomac River, visitors can purchase a hot beverage from one of the rink-side restaurants. Open daily through March.

The Washington Harbour, 3050 K St. NW

**National Menorah Lighting**
DECEMBER 25TH, 2016 AT 04:00 PM | FREE BUT TICKET REQUIRED | [EVENT WEBSITE](https://nationalmenorah.org)

This celebration of Chanukah features an appearance by Dreidelman and the Macabees and a performance by the National Menorah Orchestra and the Three Cantors. Attendees will receive dreidels and menorah kits. Hot latkes and doughnuts will be provided.

The Ellipse, between 15th and 17th Streets NW, south of the White House

**All-Star Christmas Day Jazz jam**
DECEMBER 25TH, 2016 AT 06:00 PM | FREE | TEL: 800-444-1324 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://www.kennedy-center.org/Artist/B14929)

Appearing at the 18th annual All-Star Christmas Day Jazz Jam will be vibraphonist Chuck Redd, drummer Lenny Robinson, trumpeters Robert Redd and Tom Williams, bassist James King and vocalist Delores Williams.

Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW


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