This weekend, the National Symphony Orchestra will play along with clips from “Frozen” and other Disney Animation favorites. Ending their runs: “Silent Night” and “The Fall.” On Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24, the Georgetown Christmas Tree Farm will open and Capitol Hill and CityCenterDC will light their trees. For more holiday-season events, visit The Georgetowner’s online calendar.
Final Performances: ‘Silent Night’
Washington National Opera presents the Pulitzer-winning opera by composer Kevin Puts and librettist Mark Campbell about a Christmas truce on the Western Front during World War I. Remaining performances in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater are Friday, Nov. 23, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 25, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $35 to $199. For details, visit kennedy-center.org or call 202-467-4600.
Final Performances: ‘The Fall’
Written by seven students as the statue of imperialist Cecil Rhodes was dismantled at the University of Cape Town, “The Fall” charts their experiences as activists grappling with the legacies of race, class, gender, history and power in South Africa. Performances at Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW, are Friday, Nov. 23, and Saturday, Nov. 24, at 7:30pm; and Sunday, Nov. 25, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $55. For details, visit studiotheatre.org or call 202-332-3300.
NSO Pops: Walt Disney Animation Studios
This melodic journey explores Disney Animation’s latest stories through unforgettable clips from “Frozen,” “Moana,” “Zootopia” and other feature films, with excerpts from the scores performed live by the National Symphony Orchestra. Performances are Friday, Nov. 23, and Saturday, Nov. 24, at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 25, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $29 to $79. For details, visit kennedy-center.com or call 202-467-4600.
‘The Migrant Liberation Movement Suite’
On Friday, Nov. 23, at 6 p.m., Afro Yaqui Music Collective presents “The Migrant Liberation Movement Suite” — an epic multicultural jazz opera that unites the music and stories of climate refugees from Mexico, Syria and West Africa — as part of the free Millennium Stage series at the Kennedy Center. For details, visit kennedy-center.org or call 202-467-4600.
Georgetown Christmas Tree Farm
Saturday, Nov. 24, is opening day for the Georgetown Christmas Tree Farm at the Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, 3100 South Street. Offering freshly cut trees from 6 to 7.5 feet tall — along with local products sold at Bees & Trees Farm of Elkwood, Virginia, including jams, butters, teas, wreaths and hand-painted ornaments — the pop-up farm will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Dec. 16. Customers can take advantage of complimentary valet parking, loading assistance and hot chocolate and cider in the Living Room. For details, visit ritzcarlton.com or call 202-912-4100.
Small Business Saturday
Nov. 24 is Small Business Saturday — founded by American Express in 2010 — with more than 30 Georgetown shops and eateries offering discounts, giveaways and tastings. Shoppers will receive a Small Business Saturday bag with their purchase, while supplies last, and up to five of the bags will include a ticket redeemable for a $50 American Express gift card. For details, visit georgetowndc.com.
Also, check out the Wing’s “Shop Small Stations” at Chaia Tacos, 3207 Grace St. NW, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Wing, a network of coworking and community spaces for women, will support entrepreneurs again this Small Business Saturday by hosting a Shop Small Station at Chaia Tacos in D.C. Shoppers can kick off their day with fun amenities and treats at the Shop Small Station and pick up their special Shop Small maps of 10 curated women-owned local businesses. Shoppers who visit three or more stores on the map and receive a punch on their “Loyal & Local” punch card should swing back to the Shop Small Station by 4 p.m. to win a prize.
DC Brau Holiday Market
DC Brau’s fifth annual Holiday Market, presented in partnership with Think Local First DC, returns to the brewery, 3178 Bladensburg Road NE, on Saturday, Nov. 24, from 1 to 6 p.m. In addition to DC Brau beer, the event will feature more than 40 local artists and artisans, live music by Reed Appleseed and DJ Budman, games and activities for all ages and food trucks. Admission is free. For details, visit dcbrau.com or call 202-621-8890.
Capitol Hill Holiday Tree Lighting
On Saturday, Nov. 24, at 5:30 p.m., the 12th annual Capitol Hill Holiday Tree Lighting will take place at the northeast quadrant of Eastern Market Metro Plaza (near 8th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue SE). The “Men in Blue” will serve hot chocolate and doughnuts while local musical groups Joyous Voices, the Washington Youth Choir and Capitol Hill Arts Workshop’s Suzuki Strings perform holiday carols. For details, visit usrcdc.com.
CityCenterDC Tree Lighting
Also on Saturday, Nov. 24, at 6 p.m., the CityCenterDC Tree Lighting, with a countdown emceed by NBC4’s Eun Yang, will feature a performance by the Washington Chorus, balloon artists, face painters and other holiday activities. The event will take place at the Park at CityCenterDC, 1098 New York Ave. NW. For details, visit eventbrite.com.
First Ladies of Tenleytown Walking Tour
On Sunday, Nov. 25, at 1 p.m., as part of Tenleytown WinterFest, Tenleytown Historical Society board member Farleigh Earhart will lead a free 90-minute walking tour of Washington’s second-oldest village, focusing on its “first ladies” — the women pioneers of education, architecture and business who influenced the development of Tenleytown. The tour leaves from the Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. For details, visit eventbrite.com.
‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’
Two screenings of the classic holiday film, “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” will be followed by a live performance of the score by the Eric Byrd Trio on Sunday, Nov. 25, at 3 and 6:30 p.m. at the Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW. Tickets are $14.75 (bar area) and $19.75 (seated). For details, visit ticketfly.com.
‘Jouons’ French Game Night
On Monday, Nov. 26, at 6:30 p.m., the Alliance Française of Washington, D.C., 2142 Wyoming Ave. NW, will host a game night at which participants can practice their French while playing Scrabble, Apples to Apples, Codenames and other games. Admission is free with RSVP. For details, visit francedc.org or call 202-234-7911.