20 Dec 2018


To Do: Weekend of December 20th – 23rd

Arts of the Horizon’s Adventures With Mr. Bear runs at the Atlas this weekend. Photo by DJ Corey Photography

Hey there friends! Are you ready for the whole Christmas/Kwanza/New Year’s shebang? This is the last weekend to shop locally, so get out there and support our small businesses. What else are going to do?

Tonight at the Hill Center, the Artists Group Chorale of Washington performs a Holiday Concert featuring Handel’s Messiah as well as other holiday hymns. The community choir will be performing with a string quartet and a soloist. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and tickets are $18.

Friday, celebrate the Solstice at The Corner Store. The Ocean Celtic Quartet returns with a concert program which will feature British Mummer’s play recitations, traditional English and French carols, Scottish & Irish fiddle tunes, 19th century broadside songs, and original seasonal compositions. Participation is encouraged. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.

Saturday morning, bring the little’s to the Atlas Performing Arts Center for Adventures with Mr. Bear. This sweet show by Arts on the Horizon is meant for audiences aged 2-5. The interactive piece tells the story of a little girl who goes on adventures with her stuffed bear. Performances are at the toddler-friendly hours of 9:30 and 11 a.m. Tickets are available here.

It has been determined that The Best Way to Spread Christmas Cheer is by Singing Loud for All to Hear soooo…..

Go Caroling at the Wharf. From 5 to 7 p.m., there will holiday cheer all over the Wharf with a special performance by the Gay Men’s Chorus. S’mores are available to roast by the bonfire. Santa will be around for photo ops so brush your hair.

Sunday evening, make a trip to Light Yards, sponsored by the Capitol Riverfront BID. The DC region’s premier outdoor public light art installation, returns for its fourth year with two worldwide traveling light installations, The Pool, by New York-based Jen Lewin Studio and Angels of Freedom, by Israel-based OGE Group.

And that’s it. Happy Happy! I am traveling next week so we will meet back here in the New Year. Be patient. Be kind. Stay safe.

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