Start your holiday gift-shopping this weekend at the Museum Shop Holiday Market and the Washington Guild of Goldsmiths show. Musical options include Duke Ellington School vocal ensembles, John Lloyd Young, Chris Botti, the City Choir and Trio Karénine. Sunday is the National Veterans Day Observance in Arlington and the NSO will perform at the Air and Space Museum’s Chantilly, Virginia, branch on Veterans Day Monday. For more November events, visit The Georgetowner’s online calendar.
Museum Shop Holiday Market
Museum Shop Holiday Market gathers the area’s top museum and cultural shops under one roof at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike in North Bethesda, Maryland. Hours are: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov 8; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, and Saturday, Nov. 10; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11. Tickets are $10. For details, visit strathmore.org or call 301-581-5100.
Washington Guild of Goldsmiths Show
On Friday, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m., Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East-West Highway in Bethesda, Maryland, will host a free opening reception for the 19th biennial juried show of the Washington Guild of Goldsmiths. Displaying hollowware, sculpture and jewelry, the show runs from Nov. 7 to 30. Hours are Wednesday to Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. For details, visit waverlystreetgallery.com.
John Lloyd Young at Wolf Trap
Winner of a Tony Award for originating the role of Frankie Valli in “Jersey Boys” on Broadway, actor and singer John Lloyd Young will perform classic hits of the 1950s and ’60s at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road in Vienna, Virginia, on Friday, Nov. 9, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 and $45. For details, visit wolftrap.org or call 703-255-1868.
Duke Ellington School Vocal Concert
Also on Friday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m., this fall concert at Duke Ellington School of the Arts, 3500 R St. NW, will feature the Chorale, the Concert Choir and three smaller ensembles, ranging from a half-dozen voices to more than 80. Tickets are $25 ($15 for students). For details, visit ellingtonschool.org or call 202-282-0123.
Cambodian Dance Drama at the Freer
On Saturday, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m., the Freer Gallery of Art, Independence Avenue at 12th Street SW, will present “Buddha Overcomes All Obstacles,” a dramatic retelling of the Buddha’s determined search for enlightenment, featuring classical Cambodian music, dance and costumes. There will be a pre-concert gallery talk at 1 p.m. Reserved seats are $6 in advance, with the remaining seats free at the door. For details, visit freersackler.si.edu or call 202-633-1000
Flicks4Change at Halcyon
Session Two of Flicks4Change, a nonprofit film festival with a social conscience, will take place on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Halcyon, 3400 Prospect St. NW. Flicks4Change screens unique programs of short films from around the globe, followed by town hall-style discussions among filmmakers, activists and audience members. There are also live musical performances, light hors d’oeuvres and interactive exhibits by nonprofit partners. Tickets are $50. For details, visit flicks4change.org.
Trio Karénine at Dumbarton Church
Also on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 8 p.m., the award-winning Trio Karénine, named for Tolstoy’s heroine Anna Karenina, will perform an all-French program — with works by Fauré, Hersant, Ravel and Taileferre — for the group’s Washington, D.C., debut at Dumbarton United Methodist Church, 3133 Dumbarton St. NW. Tickets are $42. For details, visit dumbartonconcerts.org or call 202-965-2000.
Veterans Day Ceremony at Arlington
The National Veterans Day Observance to honor all veterans who served and continue to serve will be held on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. at Arlington National Cemetery, State Highway 110 and Memorial Drive in Arlington, Virginia. Attendees should plan to be in place at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier or seated in the Memorial Amphitheater no later than 9:30 a.m. A prelude by “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band will begin in the amphitheater at 10:30 a.m., followed by a wreath-laying at the tomb and a program in the amphitheater. For details, visit arlingtoncemetery.mil or call 877-907-8585.
City Choir: ‘Farewell to Arms’
On Sunday, Nov. 11, at 4:30 p.m., the City Choir of Washington will present “A Farewell to Arms: A World War I Centennial Concert” at the National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW. Gretchen Kuhrmann will guest-conduct a program of music by composers affected by the Great War, including Hubert Parry, Gerald Finzi and Ralph Vaughan Williams, whose cantata “Dona nobis pacem (Grant us peace)” was written in the turbulent time between the World Wars. Tickets are $15 to $59. For details, visit the citychoirofwashington.org or call 571-206-8525.
Chris Botti at the Birchmere
Grammy-winning trumpeter Chris Botti, who has recorded with stars from Joni Mitchell to Yo-Yo Ma, will perform at the Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. in Alexandria, Virginia, on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m. (the Saturday show is sold-out). Tickets are $105. For details, visit birchmere.com or call 703-549-7500.
Holiday Mini-Camp and Play in a Day
On Monday, Nov. 12, starting at 9 a.m., students in kindergarten, first grade and second grade will participate in theatre games, crafts, creative activities and storytelling, while third-, fourth- and fifth-graders create a brand-new play, performed at the end of the day for family and friends at Encore Stage & Studio, 4000 Lorcom Lane in Arlington, Virginia. For details, visit encorestageva.org or call 703-548-1154.
NSO Veterans Day Concert
The National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Steven Reineke, will pay tribute to men and women in the U.S. military with a free Veterans Day concert on Monday, Nov. 12, at 1 p.m. at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. Joined by guest vocalist Nikki Renée Danielson, the orchestra will perform space-related works and American favorites. For details, visit airandspace.si.edu.