Weekend Round Up, Dec. 9 – 12

Can you believe we’re just a few weeks away from 2022? Enjoy the rest of all 2021 has to offer with some weekend events like a family-friendly ice maze, an evening at Foxtrot in Georgetown, a holiday concert, Georgetown basketball, chamber opera and more.   

Skate with Switzerland at Washington Harbour

The Embassy of Switzerland will host a pop-up stand at the Washington Harbour Ice Rink, 2 to 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 10. Skate and stop by the Swiss stand for a cup of complimentary Swiss hot chocolate or hot apple cider, Swiss Christmas cookies, roasted chestnuts and much more, including a Swiss trivia game and contemporary Swiss pop music. Switzerland is here to spread some holiday cheer! Follow the Swiss Embassy’s social media channels for more info: InstagramFacebookTwitter

An Evening with Foxtrot and Carla Lalli Music 

A cozy, peaceful candlelit evening with drinks and bites inspired by a New York Times bestselling cookbook? Sounds great to us! For the first time ever, Foxtrot in Georgetown is closing their doors from 5 – 7 p.m. this evening for cocktails with the culinary phenom Carla Lalli Music. There will be a Q&A with Carla all about her new cookbook “That Sounds So Good.” Guests get their own cookbook and custom tote full of foodie goodies. Proof of vaccination will be required. Tickets are $75 each and can be found here. 

Carla Lalli Music will be at Foxtrot this evening. Courtesy Carla Lalli Music.

Wanna Chill? Check Out the CityCenterDC Ice Maze 

Bundle up in your most stylish winterwear (or wear shorts since the high temperature Saturday will be in the 70s!) to go through an ice maze made of 150,000 pounds of the cold stuff. The Park at CityCenterDC will be the scene of a twisty, turn-y ice maze this weekend on Friday evening, and Saturday and Sunday afternoon and evening. The event is free and open to the public, but visitors are encouraged to make donations to the Children’s National Hospital Foundation. Face masks are suggested. The maze is closed each day from 2 – 4 p.m. for chilling repairs. 

Free2Move Cars are Offering Gifts this Weekend 

The global experience gifting company “Tinggly” is partnering with Free2Move, the flexible car-sharing service, for one final weekend of hiding experience gift boxes in their cars. This is the last weekend you can find Tinggly’s unique gift boxes that offer guided tours, gourmet restaurant dinners and more in certain Free2Move cars. Happy hunting! More on Free2Move here. 

Cheer on Georgetown Men’s Basketball vs. Syracuse 

The Syracuse Orange vs. Georgetown is a classic, longstanding Big East rivalry. The two will play at Capital One Arena Saturday at 12 noon. A good number of seats are still left to watch Patrick Ewing vs. Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim battle it out. More information on tickets can be found here. 

Visit the Mexican Cultural Institute for a Chamber Opera “On the Road to Arivaca” 

Join the Mexican Cultural Institute, along with GALA Hispanic Theatre, for “On the Road to Arivaca,” a bilingual music-theatre work-in-development with composer Rosino Serrano. The work is a chamber opera that humanizes the story of Central American refugees by imagining a series of encounters in the desert, putting us on the road with them. Questions are asked and a dangerous journey is chronicled. The event is free, but registration is required. You can do so here. 

Take in “The Joy of Christmas” at the Washington National Cathedral 

The National Cathedral’s holiday tradition (since 1976!) has returned. This weekend, enjoy brass ensemble Seraph Brass, along with Cathedral organist George Fergus and Maestro Steven Fox with the Cathedral Choral Society. It sure feels nice to be able to surround yourself with comfort and joy and the happiness of singing together once again! Showtimes are Saturday at 2 and 6 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. More information on getting tickets can be found here. 

The Joy of Christmas at the National Cathedral returns this weekend for some festive cheer. Courtesy National Cathedral.





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