Weekend Happenings December 9-11
Posted on December 07, 2016

You worked hard this week, and deserve a break! Test your culinary skills with cooking class or enjoy the spectacular holiday lights and merry music that only come this time of year!

Winter window view

Winter window view into old cottage interior


Feast of Seven Fishes Cooking Class
Urbana DC
2121 P St. NW, DC
Time: Saturday, 4pm
Cost: $55

Learn the Italian Christmas tradition from Executive Chef Ethan McKee as he showcases handmade pastas and Italian classics.  Attendees will also enjoy exclusive recipes, bites, pairings and takeaways!

Washington Nationals Winterfest
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Pl. NW, DC
Time: Saturday & Sunday, 11:30am-4:00pm
Cost: $33 for adults, $22 for kids

Join the Washington Nationals for their annual Winterfest!  Players and coaches will be on hand for baseball clinics, baseball stories and autographs.

Holiday Cookie Decorating with Chef Lynette
1 Dillon Ripley Center, Room 3037
100 Jefferson Dr. SW, DC
Time: Sunday 1pm-3pm
Cost: $75-90

Learn techniques on decorating sugar cookies, make “cookie in a jar” gifts, and get packaging ideas for your handmade treats. Holiday refreshments will be provided. All materials and supplies are included.


Candlelight Tour and Holiday Boutique
The Lock House Museum
817 Conesto St., Havre de Grace
Time: Holiday Boutique- Saturday, 9-5pm; Sunday, 12-5pm; Candlelight Tour- Saturday, 4-8pm
Cost: $20 

View one of Maryland’s coziest towns by candlelight and browse through a unique collection of holiday gifts and treats!

34th Annual Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade
Annapolis Harbor and Spa Creek
Time: Saturday, 6-8pm
Cost: FREE

Come see magic happen right before your eyes! Watch a plethora of boats decorated for the holidays as they light up the water.

Lord Baltimore Hotel’s New World Couture Tea
Lord Baltimore Hotel
20 W Baltimore St., Baltimore
Time: Sunday, 1:30-4pm
Cost: $29.50

Experience a new kind of tea time! Dine on a new menu in the French Kitchen, featuring early American colonial cuisine.


American Festival Pops Orchestra: Songs of the Season
Hylton Performing Arts Center
10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas
Time: Friday, 8pm
Cost: $33-55

This annual concert decks the halls with festive holiday favorites. An audience sing along to classic carols is sure to get you in the spirit.

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival
Dulles Expo Center
4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly

Time: Friday & Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 10am-5pm
Cost: $8-10 (buy tickets online)

Over 300 top artisans will be displaying and selling their unique creations in pottery, sculpture, glass, jewelry, fashion, home décor, furniture and home accessories, items for the garden, and photography.

Burke Lake Winter Wonderland
Burke Lake Park
7315 Ox Rd., Fairfax Station
Time: Saturday & Sunday, 10am-4pm
Cost: $15-20

Take a train ride on the Holiday Express, cruise on the U.S.S. Rudolph, ride on the Carolers Carousel, experience the Snowman’s Wagon Ride, play Gingerbread Man Golf or warm yourself by the fire and cook s’mores.

Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

  • Swingin’ Nutcracker a la Ellington feature Step Afrika!, BSO & Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Friday – Sunday
  • Music Box: Snowflakes on Parade, BSO & Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Saturday
  • A Christmas Story: The Musical, Hippodrome Theatre, Friday – Sunday
  • Into the Woods, Kennedy Center, Friday – Sunday
  • NSO Pops A Holiday Pops!, Kennedy Center, Friday – Saturday
  • The Washington Chorus presents A Candlelight Christmas, Kennedy Center, Sunday
  • Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic, Lyric Opera House, Friday – Saturday
  • Kacey Musgraves: A Very Kacey Christmas Tour, National Theatre, Saturday
  • this has been cancelledPiedmont Blues, Strathmore, Saturday
  • Manheim Steamroller Christmas, Strathmore, Sunday
  • Washington Ballet’s Nutcracker, Warner Theatre, Friday – Sunday
  • Baltimore Blast VS. Florida Tropics, Royal Farms Arena, Saturday
  • Washington Redskins VS. Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday
  • Washington Capitals VS. Buffalo Sabres, Friday
  • Washington Capitals VS. Vancouver Canucks, Sunday
  • Washington Wizards VS. Milwaukee Bucks, Saturday



miss sloane.pngMiss Sloane
Duration:  132 Minutes
Genre:  Drama/Suspense/Thriller
In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane is the most sought after and formidable lobbyist in DC. But when taking on the most powerful opponent of her career, she finds winning may come at too high a price.
Starring: Jessica Chastain, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mark Strong, Allison Pill, Michael Stuhlbarg, John Lithgow, Jake Lacy



nocturnal.pngNocturnal Animals
Duration:  106 Minutes
Genre:  Drama/Suspense/Thriller
A writer, asks his ex-wife to read a manuscript of his dark new novel.
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher, Karl Glusman



office.pngOffice Christmas Party
Duration:  105 Minutes
Genre:  Comedy
Two co-workers throw an epic Christmas party to close a sale and save their job
Starring: Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn, T.J. Miller, Jennifer Aniston, Kate McKinney, Courtney Vance, Jillian Bell, Randall Park