Weekend Round Up December 29, 2016


**’Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art’**
DECEMBER 30TH, 2016 AT 12:30 PM | FREE | TEL: 202-737-4215 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/calendar/film-programs/fall16/troublemakers.html)

This 2015 film by James Crump highlights the work of Robert Smithson, Walter De Maria, Michael Heizer and other rebel land artists who in the late 1960s began to appropriate vast and remote American topographies to use as their sculptural material. The screening is in conjunction with the exhibition “Los Angeles to New York: Dwan Gallery, 1959–1971.”

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

**Step Afrika!’s Magical Musical Holiday Step Show**
DECEMBER 30TH, 2016 AT 07:30 PM | $18 TO $40 | TEL: 202-399-7993 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://www.stepafrika.org/performances/washington-dc/)

D.C.’s internationally known percussive dance company celebrates the holidays with clapping, stomping and all-around fun for all ages. The show features furry friends from the animal kingdom and a special dance party with DJ Frosty the Snowman. Also Thursday 12/29 at 7:30 p.m.

Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE

**’Silver Belles’**
DECEMBER 30TH, 2016 AT 08:00 PM | $60 TO $89 | TEL: 703-820-9771 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://www.sigtheatre.org/events/2016-17/silver-belles/)

D.C.’s finest leading ladies — Donna Migliaccio, Nova Y. Payton, Ilona Dulaski, Naomi Jacobson and Sandy Bainum — star in this hilarious world-premiere musical for the holiday season. When Oralene, the longtime director of small town Sylva Ridge’s Christmas Pageant, suddenly passes away, the Silver Belles must come to the rescue. With the spirit of Oralene looking on, the sterling-hued vixens band together, discover their talents and pull out all the stops to keep the beloved pageant alive. Also Thursday 12/29 at 8 p.m. and Saturday 12/31 at 4 and 8 p.m.

Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington, Virginia

**’Noon Year’s Eve’**
DECEMBER 31ST, 2016 AT 11:30 AM | $8 PER CHILD (FREE ADMISSION FOR ADULTS) | TEL: 202-965-0400 | [EVENT WEBSITE](https://www.tudorplace.org/programs/36/weekend-tudor-tots-noon-years-eve/)

This weekend edition of Tudor Tots will feature a festive counting-themed storytime followed by a countdown to noon. Participants will celebrate the “noon-year” with noisemakers, confetti, a sparkling craft and an apple-juice toast.

Tudor Place, 1644 31st St. NW

**Feast of St. Sylvester**
DECEMBER 31ST, 2016 AT 05:30 PM | $89 | IRICCHIEVENTS@GMAIL.COM | TEL: 202-835-0459 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://iricchidc.com/try-out-an-italian-tradition-for-new-years-eve/)

Ristorante i Ricchi invites Washington residents to celebrate New Year’s Eve in the Italian tradition with Cenone di San Silvestro: the Feast of St. Sylvester. The night before a new year, Italians believe a person should eat lentils, a symbol of wealth, and pork, a symbol of life’s fullness.

Ristorante i Ricchi, 1220 19th St. NW

**Destination Venice at Flavio**
DECEMBER 31ST, 2016 AT 09:00 PM | $35 – $60 | CONTACT@360NIGHTLIFE.COM | TEL: 202-594-1824 | [EVENT WEBSITE](https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-destination-venice-new-years-eve-at-flavio-georgetown-tickets-29941159815)

Guests will be transported to Venice at this Venetian New Year’s Eve Gala at the brand-new Flavio in Georgetown, featuring a one-hour open bar and Italian appetizers, one of D.C.’s top DJs, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight.

Flavio Restaurant DC, 1073 31st St. NW

**Roaring Twenties Bash**
DECEMBER 31ST, 2016 AT 09:00 PM | $90 TO $120 | TEL: 202-751-2111 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://rirapub.com/georgetown/whats-on/new-years-eve-roaring-twenties-bash/)

Rí Rá’s Whiskey Room will turn into a speakeasy of the jazz age on New Year’s Eve, where guests — dressed as gangsters, flappers and stars of the silent screen — can indulge, imbibe and dance all night to the sounds of the Gatsby Gang Jazz Band.

Rí Rá, 3125 M St. NW

**JP’s in your PJs**
JANUARY 1ST, 2017 AT 10:00 AM | TEL: 202-333-3450 | [EVENT WEBSITE](http://jpaulsdc.com)

J. Paul’s asks: “What can be better than hanging out in your favorite Georgetown saloon in your PJ’s on New Year’s Day?” Bottomless mimosas and bottomless raw bar will be in effect from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

J. Paul’s, 3218 M St. NW

**Tribute to Yasiin Bey**
JANUARY 1ST, 2017 AT 05:30 PM | FREE | TEL: 800-444-1324 | [EVENT WEBSITE](https://www.kennedy-center.org/Video/Upcoming)

D.C. musician and WPFW-FM programmer Jamal Gray curates a tribute performance honoring lyrical artist Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) on his retirement from the music business, which coincides with his three-night farewell concert event at the Kennedy Center through Jan. 2. The show features experimental jazz outfit Nag Champa Art Ensemble, Oshun, The Cornel West Theory, DJ Underdog and other special guests.

Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW

**The Second City’s ‘Black Side of the Moon’**
JANUARY 1ST, 2017 AT 07:00 PM | $20 TO $93 | TEL: 202-393-3939 | [EVENT WEBSITE](https://www.woollymammoth.net/event/second-city)

The Second City renews its long-running, hugely successful partnership with Woolly Mammoth by turning its satirical lens toward Black America. A cast of Chicago’s funniest and edgiest African American sketch and standup artists — the first of its kind ever assembled by the troupe — delivers the street satire and cultural cosmologies of a city on the brink. Also Thursday 12/29 and Friday 12/30 at 8 p.m. and Saturday 12/31 at 5 and 9:30 p.m.

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, 641 D St. NW

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