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Alexandria/Mount Vernon Calendar Nov. 29-Dec. 6

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<b>Friday/Nov. 30

</b> Artists Holiday Reception. The Del Ray Artisans' Fine Art & Crafts Holiday Market will have a free reception from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Call 703-838-4827 for more.

Mount Vernon By Candlelight. Tour Mount Vernon Estate from 5-8 p.m. and see the Third floor, where visitors can see the garret chamber. There will be caroling, cider, cake and cookies. $15/adult; $10/children under 12. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT for tickets. Visit www.mountvernon.org for information.

Lunch Bunch. Bring your lunch and join us for stories. Noon at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. To register call 703-971-0010.

Holiday Dinner Theater. Alexandria Harmonizers Chorus presents "A Very Merry Musical" at 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 2932 King St. $15/adult; children ages 6-12 are $7; age 5 and under free. Enjoy favorite songs and a family meal with Santa. Reserved table seating. Visit www.harmonizers.org or 240-206-9626 for tickets.

Holiday Market. 7-9:30 p.m. at Del Ray Artisans, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. Browse a variety of arts and crafts by 18 artists. Free. Visit www.delrayartisans.org or 703-838-4827.

Time For 2s. 10 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Free. Children ages 24-36 months with adult can participate. Registration required, 703-519-5900 ext. 4.

Scottish Christmas Walk Marketplace. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive. Shop for a variety of holiday items, visit a café and buy heather and greens. Visit www.scottishchristmaswalk.com or 703-549-0111.

Santa Train. Departs Union Station at 1:20 p.m. and travels to Manassas, returning at 3:30 p.m. with Santa and his elves on board. Souvenirs, activities and more. $15/person available only at Whistle Stop Hobbies, 130 S. Royal St. 703-549-4912.

Theatre Performance. T.C. Williams High School, 3330 King St., presents "Romeo and Juliet" at 7:30 p.m. $7/adult; $5/student, senior. 703-824-6800.

Tree Sale. The Alexandria Police department Christmas tree sale begins at the Alexandria Union Station parking lot (110 Callahan Drive). The official lot hours are: Monday-Thursday, 3-9 p.m.; Friday, 3-10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. This year's tree selection includes Scotch Pines, Douglas Firs, Fraser Firs, and Concolor Firs. They will range in size from 4 1/2 feet to 10 feet tall. Proceeds benefit the Alexandria Police Youth Camp.

Holiday Pottery Show and Sale. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. at The Art League in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Free. Purchase a variety of items by residents ranging from $5-$100. Visit www.theartleague.org or 703-683-5358.

Children’s Concert. 10-11 a.m. at Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive. $5/person. Enjoy music by Al "Mr. Al" Rasso. Visit www.campagnacenter.org or www.scottishchristmaswalk.com.

<b>Saturday/Dec. 1

</b>Mount Vernon By Candlelight. Tour Mount Vernon Estate from 5-8 p.m. and see the Third floor, where visitors can see the garret chamber. There will be caroling, cider, cake and cookies. $15/adult; $10/children under 12. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT for tickets. Visit www.mountvernon.org for information.

Garden Sprouts. Children ages 3-5 can learn about plants and nature through stories, lessons, activities and more. From 10-11 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Call 703-642-5173 to register.

Holiday Dinner Theater. Alexandria Harmonizers Chorus presents "A Very Merry Musical" at 12:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 2932 King St. $15/adult; children ages 6-12 are $7; age 5 and under free. Enjoy favorite songs and a family meal with Santa. Reserved table seating. Visit www.harmonizers.org or 240-206-9626 for tickets.

Craft Sale. Heritage Presbyterian Church is holding a craft sale "Made by the Bell" from 9 a.m.-noon at the church, 8503 Fort Hunt Road. One hundred percent of the proceeds go to support Heritage Presbyterian Women’s outreach programs for children and women. Call Jenny Kennedy at 703-360-9546 or visit www.heritagechurchva.org for more information.

Art & Crafts Holiday Market. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Search through gifts created by more than 20 artist members and enjoy baked goods. Call 703-838-4827 for more.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church Holiday Bazaar. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at 1608 Russell road. Free. There will be a silent auction, vendors, variety of items, children’s activities and more. 703-683-0798.

Holiday Pottery Show and Sale. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. at The Art League in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Free. Purchase a variety of items by residents ranging from $5-$100. Visit www.theartleague.org or 703-683-5358.

Scottish Parade. 10:30 a.m. throughout Old Town. Free. See dogs, history units and more. Visit www.scottishchristmaswalk.com or 703-549-0111.

Home Tour. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. throughout Old Town. Tour six homes decorated for the holidays. $25/advance; $30/at door. Visit www.scottishchristmaswalk.com or 703-549-0111.

Scottish Christmas Walk Marketplace. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive. Shop for a variety of holiday items, visit a café and buy heather and greens. Visit www.scottishchristmaswalk.com or 703-549-0111.

Ornament Decorating Workshop. 1-4 p.m. at Alexandria Archeology Museum in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Decorate artifact shaped ornaments. Free. Visit www.alexandriaarcheology.org or 703-838-4399.

Kwanzaa Craft Workshop. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St. Learn about the holiday and how to make Kwanzaa gifts. Free. Visit www.alexblackhistory.org or 703-838-4356.

A Soldier’s Christmas. Noon-4 p.m. at Carlyle House, 121 N. Fairfax St. The First Virginia Regiment will highlight the life of a soldier during the American Revolutionary War. Includes demonstrations, music, gaming and more. The Regimental surgeon will discuss medicine and show 18th century surgical instruments. Admission is a suggested $5 donation per person. Visit www.carlylehouse.org or 703-548-2997.

Holiday Open House. Noon-4 p.m. at Whole Foods Market on Duke Street. Sample a variety of holiday foods and more. Find copies of "Your Holiday Best" and more. Free. Visit www.wholefoodsmarket.com for more.

Theatre Performance. T.C. Williams High School, 3330 King St., presents "Romeo and Juliet" at 7:30 p.m. $7/adult; $5/student, senior. 703-824-6800.

Holiday Boat Parade of Lights. Begins at 3 p.m. with a holiday review featuring local school groups performing. Santa will arrive via boat dockside at the gazebo. Pets are welcome for photos as well. Boat parade starts at 5:30 p.m. Free. Visit www.funside.com for more.

Lights of Love. The Inova Mount Vernon Hospital Auxiliary will present the 25th annual Lights of Love program at 5 p.m. in the hospital's main lobby. Entertainment includes the "Festival of Music" by the West Potomac High School Soundsations and songs by Dr. Cleve Francis, Inova MVH cardiologist and renowned vocalist. A reception in the hospital cafeteria will follow the program. The hospital is located at 2501 Parker's Lane. For any questions contact the Volunteer Services Office at 703-664-7260.

Tree Lighting and Luminaria Display. 5:30 p.m. on Mount Vernon Avenue, followed by a tree lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. near the Mount Vernon Rec Center, located at Commonwealth and Mount Vernon avenues. Free. Visit www.pwba.org, www,funside.com or 703-683-2570.

High School Christmas Concert. Bishop Ireton Christmas Concert featuring students playing in the Concert Band, Choir, and Wind Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. in the Garwood Whaley Auditorium, 201 Cambridge Road, Alexandria. $5/adult; $3/student/senior. 703-212-5183.

Children’s Concert. 3-4 p.m. at Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive. $5/person. Enjoy music by Al "Mr. Al" Rasso. Visit www.campagnacenter.org or www.scottishchristmaswalk.com.

Massed Band Concert. 1-1:30 p.m. at King and Royal streets, in front of City Hall at Market Square, 301 King St. Free. Hear a variety of songs after the parade route.

Wreaths with Individuality. 2-4 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. $45/ Learn how to make a wreath and take it home. 703-941-7987.

<b>Sunday/Dec. 2

</b> Mount Vernon By Candlelight. Tour Mount Vernon Estate from 5-8 p.m. and see the Third floor, where visitors can see the garret chamber. There will be caroling, cider, cake and cookies. $15/adult; $10/children under 12. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT for tickets. Visit www.mountvernon.org for information.

Holiday Market. Noon-4 p.m. at Del Ray Artisans, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. Browse a variety of arts and crafts by 18 artists. Free. Visit www.delrayartisans.org or 703-838-4827.

Holiday Concert. 7:30 p.m. at The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. Performance by the Brass of Peace. Free. 703-549-1421.

Holiday Shopping Spectacular. The Alexandria Commission for Women is holding an art and shopping spectacular from 3-6 p.m. at the Durant Center, 1605 Cameron St. Purchase arts and crafts, jewelry, handbags and more from emerging women artists. Free. 703-838-5030.

Drama Christmas Show. 2 p.m. at Bishop Ireton High School, 201 Cambridge Road. See "A Broadway Christmas" and have a visit from Santa. Free. 703-212-5183.

Music Performance. The Washington Philharmonic and NOVA Community Chorus presents "Gloria" at 5 p.m. at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 3001 N. Beauregard St. $20/adult. 18 and under, and first responders and their immediate families, free. Call 703-799-8229, or visit www.wmpa.us.

Holiday Tea at Woodlawn. Enjoy a special blend of tea and period confections while learning about tea customs of the early 19th century and then take a tour of the house. Noon and 2 p.m. $25/tea or $30/including tour. Reservations required. Private teas available for groups. Visit www.woodlawn1805.org or call 703-780-4000 ext. 27.

Toys for Tots Benefit Dance. 1-5 p.m. at Lee Center Exhibit Hall, 1108 Jefferson St. Features performances by the Capital Squares Demonstration Team. Recommended contribution is a new, unopened toy or $10 minimum/couple. Call the City’s Special Events Hotline at 703-883-4686 or the Special Events Office at 703-838-4844.

<b>Monday/Dec. 3

</b> Holiday Concert. The New Dominion Choraliers of Prince William County will be presenting their Holiday Concert at 7:30 p.m. at St. James’ Episcopal Church, 5614 Old Mill Road. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall, and a goodwill offering will be collected. Free. 703-590-3995 or visit www.newdominionchoraliers.org.

Art & Crafts Holiday Market. Noon-4 p.m. at the Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Search through gifts created by more than 20 artist members and enjoy baked goods. Call 703-838-4827 for more.

<b>Tuesday/Dec. 4

</b> Book Fair. Sandburg Middle School, 8428 Fort Hunt Road, is holding a book fair from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Proceeds benefit the library. Free.

Music Performance. Opens at 6:30 p.m. with a showing of "The Booth," an exhibition of photo photography. The Winter Concert, with choirs from St. Andrew’s School from Deleware and Episcopal, starts at 7:30 p.m. at Episcopal High School, 3900 West Braddock Road. Free. 703-933-4135.

<b>Wednesday/Dec. 5

</b> Watch and Discuss. 6:30 p.m. at the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. Watch David Halberstam’s "The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War." Free. Visit www.outofthebookfilms.com or 703-684-0077.

Book Fair. Sandburg Middle School, 8428 Fort Hunt Road, is holding a book fair from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and from 6-9 p.m. Proceeds benefit the library. Free.

Art Presentation. 7 p.m. at the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Tesshin Sasaki and Kazue Sasaki will demonstrate Sumi-e and calligraphy. Visit www.torpedofactory.org for more.

Music Concert. 12:05 p.m. at Old Presbyterian Meeting House, 323 S. Fairfax ST. Enjoy a Christmas concert featuring Douglas Beck and Caroline Shaul. Followed by a light lunch. Free concert, $5/lunch.

<cal1>Thursday/Dec. 6

<cal2> Benefit Shopping. Ten Thousand Villages, 915 King St., will donate 20 percent of the sales to United Students for Fair Trade, Mid-Atlantic chapter from 7-9 p.m. Visit www.villagesofalexandria.com or 703-684-1435.

Celebration of Giving and Sharing. 5-7:30 p.m. at Mount Eagle Elementary, 6116 North Kings Highway. Children will receive backpacks full of books and toys and then hear about the importance of sharing and giving back. Free. Visit www.volunteerfaifax.org or 703-246-3826.

Book Fair. Sandburg Middle School, 8428 Fort Hunt Road, is holding a book fair from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and from 6-9 p.m. Proceeds benefit the library. Free.

Holiday Tree Lighting. 5-7 p.m. at Hoffman Town Center. Free. The Alexandria Harmonizers will provide entertainment. Free. Gift card donations will be requested to help the wounded and their families at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. There will be raffles, free food and more.

Wreath-A-Round. 9:30-10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.-noon at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Children ages 3-5 can create small wreaths with natural and recycled materials to give as gifts or to decorate. $5. 703-642-5173 to register.

Music Performance. Noon-12:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 228 S. Pitt St. Listen to organ music by Carolyn Booth. Donation at the door. 703-549-3312.

<b>Friday/Dec. 7

</b> Mount Vernon By Candlelight. Tour Mount Vernon Estate from 5-8 p.m. and see the Third floor, where visitors can see the garret chamber. There will be caroling, cider, cake and cookies. $15/adult; $10/children under 12. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT for tickets. Visit www.mountvernon.org for information.

Celebration of Giving and Sharing. 7:30-10 a.m. at Mount Eagle Elementary, 6116 North Kings Highway. Children will receive backpacks full of books and toys and then hear about the importance of sharing and giving back. Free. Visit www.volunteerfaifax.org or 703-246-3826.

Book Fair. Sandburg Middle School, 8428 Fort Hunt Road, is holding a book fair from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Proceeds benefit the library. Free.

Holiday Concert. 8 p.m. at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, 3001 N. Beauregard St. Free. Hear music by the Alexandria Band. Donations requested. Visit www.nvcc.edu for more.

Plantation Christmas. 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road. Take candlelight mansion tours, horse-drawn carriage rides, music and food samples. $14/adult; $7/children. 703-550-9220. Visit www.GunstonHall.org.

Holiday Dinner. Seatings available at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road. Holiday dinner includes the traditional fare. $39.95/adult and children ages 11 and up. $19.95/children ages 6-10. Price includes admission to "Plantation Christmas." Reservations required, 703-550-9220. Visit www.GunstonHall.org.

Music Performance. The Rick Whitehead Jazz Trio will perform at 9 p.m. at 219 Restaurant, 219 King St. $5/person. 703-549-1141.

Music Performance. The Washington Balalaika Society Orchestra will perform "Balalaika Music from Russia" at 7:30 p.m. at The Lyceum, 201S. Washington St. $20/advance; $25/door. Visit www.balalaika.org or 703-549-0760.

<b>Saturday/Dec. 8

</b> Mount Vernon By Candlelight. Tour Mount Vernon Estate from 5-8 p.m. and see the Third floor, where visitors can see the garret chamber. There will be caroling, cider, cake and cookies. $15/adult; $10/children under 12. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT for tickets. Visit www.mountvernon.org for information.

Reception. 6-9 p.m., Gallery West presents "Small Works and Holiday Show and Silent Auction" through Dec. 24 at 1213 King St. Features a variety of art work by members in every size. Silent auction ends Dec. 8. Visit www.gallery-west.com or call 703-549-6006.

Christmas in Camp. Noon-4 p.m. at Fort Ward, 4301 W. Braddock Road. Learn how Christmas was observed during the Civil War. Features living history interpreters, Christmas tree, period music and more. Donation of $2/adult; $1/child suggested. Visit www.fortward.org or 703-838-4848.

Historic Candlelight Tours. 5-9 p.m., tour Old Town’s historic buildings by candlelight and enjoy decorations, entertainment and more. $20/adult; $15/senior and $5/child. Reservations recommended, 703-838-4242.

Book Fair. Sandburg Middle School, 8428 Fort Hunt Road, is holding a book fair from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Proceeds benefit the library. Free.

Benefit Concert. 6 p.m. at the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. Rick DellaRatta will perform, with proceeds benefiting the Holiday Project and music in public schools. $35/person. For more information, visit http://www.holidayproject.org, or call 703-370-0370.

The Christmas Revels. Alexandria residents Kat Cole, Christina Robinson and Charlie Sullivan will perform at George Washington’s Lisner Auditorium, 21st and H streets, N.W., Washington, D.C. Tickets range between #12-$40. Visit www.revelsdc.org or 1-800-595-4849 for tickets and times.

Craft Sale. Heritage Presbyterian Church is holding a craft sale "Made by the Bell" from 9 a.m.-noon at the church, 8503 Fort Hunt Road. One hundred percent of the proceeds go to support Heritage Presbyterian Women’s outreach programs for children and women. Call Jenny Kennedy at 703-360-9420 for more information.

Annual Christmas Bazaar. The American Indian Society of Washington, D.C. will host their annual Christmas crafts bazaar from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Church of Saint Clement, 1701 North Quaker Lane, Alexandria. American Indian arts, Christmas crafts and fresh baked goods will be sold as well as raffle tickets for a Pendleton Blanket and a Buffalo Sculpture (metal with wood base) by Native American artist, Pete Yazzie. You need not be present to win. Visit www.aisdc.org.

Plantation Christmas. 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road. Take candlelight mansion tours, horse-drawn carriage rides, music and food samples. $14/adult; $7/children. 703-550-9220. Visit www.GunstonHall.org.

Holiday Dinner. Seatings available at 4:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road. Holiday dinner includes the traditional fare. $39.95/adult and children ages 11 and up. $19.95/children ages 6-10. Price includes admission to "Plantation Christmas." Reservations required, 703-550-9220. Visit www.GunstonHall.org.

Holiday Open House. Noon-3 p.m. at The Hermitage, 5000 Fairbanks Ave. Celebrate the holidays with tree trimming, caroling, special entertainment and refreshments. RSVP by Dec. 4. 703-797-3815.

Fall Preview. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Full Cup, 218 Lee St., Suite 206. Meet the designer. Enjoy personal fittings, style help and more. Vsiit www.SPENDALLA.com for more.

Holiday Open House. Noon-4 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Free. Enjoy music, refreshments, and shop. 703-941-7987.

Wreath-A-Round. 10 a.m.-noon at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Children ages 3-5 can create small wreaths with natural and recycled materials to give as gifts or to decorate. $5. 703-642-5173 to register.

Music Performance. 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 228 S. Pitt St. Listen to Ars Choralis and Douglas Beck’s rendition of Handel’s "Messiah." $10. 703-549-3312.

Drumming Workshop. Healing drummer Toby Christensen will lead a holiday stress release workshop from 3-5 p.m. at Mount Vernon Unitarian Church, 1909 Windmill Lane. $25/person.

<b>Sunday/Dec. 9

</b> Mount Vernon By Candlelight. Tour Mount Vernon Estate from 5-8 p.m. and see the Third floor, where visitors can see the garret chamber. There will be caroling, cider, cake and cookies. $15/adult; $10/children under 12. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT for tickets. Visit www.mountvernon.org for information.

Opening Reception. 2-4 p.m., The Art League gallery presents "Dark Matters" from Dec. 6-Jan. 7, 2008 at the gallery, 105 N. Union St. See Frank Fierstein’s "Introspective Black and White Photography Exhibition." Free. Visit www.theartleague.org or 703-683-1780.

Book Fair. Sandburg Middle School, 8428 Fort Hunt Road, is holding a book fair from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Proceeds benefit the library. Free.

The Christmas Revels. Alexandria residents Kat Cole, Christina Robinson and Charlie Sullivan will perform at George Washington’s Lisner Auditorium, 21st and H streets, N.W., Washington, D.C. Tickets range between #12-$40. Visit www.revelsdc.org or 1-800-595-4849 for tickets and times.

Music Performance. 4 p.m. at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, 3001 N. Beauregard St. New Dominion Chorale and Orchestra presents Handel’s "Messiah." Tickets are $25/adult; $20/senior, $5/students. Purchase tickets at www.newdominion.org or 703-442-9404.

Tree Lighting. 6:15 p.m. at the King Street Garden Park, across from the King Street metro. Enjoy a tree lighting, caroling, hot cider, cookies and a special guest. Free.

Holiday Tea at Woodlawn. Enjoy a special blend of tea and period confections while learning about tea customs of the early 19th century and then take a tour of the house. Noon and 2 p.m. $25/tea or $30/including tour. Reservations required. Private teas available for groups. Visit

www.woodlawn1805.org or call 703-780-4000 ext. 27.

Music Performance. Siobhan Quinn and Michael Bowers will perform "Dreamers, Lovers & Outlaws" at 7 p.m. at Church of the Resurrection, 2280 N. Beauregard St. $15/non-members and $12/members. Visit www.dreamersloversandoutlaws.com or 703-380-3151.

<b>Monday/Dec. 10

</b> Book Fair. Sandburg Middle School, 8428 Fort Hunt Road, is holding a book fair from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Proceeds benefit the library. Free.

<b>Tuesday/Dec. 11

</b> Book Fair. Sandburg Middle School, 8428 Fort Hunt Road, is holding a book fair from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and from 6-9 p.m. Proceeds benefit the library. Free.

<b>Wednesday/Dec. 12

</b> Book Fair. Sandburg Middle School, 8428 Fort Hunt Road, is holding a book fair from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Proceeds benefit the library. Free.

Music Concert. 12:05 p.m. at Old Presbyterian Meeting House, 323 S. Fairfax ST. Enjoy a Christmas concert featuring Timothy Howe. Followed by a light lunch. Free concert, $5/lunch.

<b>Thursday/Dec. 13

</b> Benefit Shopping. Ten Thousand Villages, 915 King St., will donate 20 percent of the sales to ALIVE! from 7-9 p.m. Visit www.villagesofalexandria.com or 703-684-1435.

Second Thursday: Decadent December. 6-9 p.m., Multiple Exposures Gallery will be part of the event. Meet the photographers of "New Visions" and more. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org or 703-683-2205.

Reception. 6-9 p.m., Gallery West presents "Small Works and Holiday Show and Silent Auction" through Dec. 24 at 1213 King St. Features a variety of art work by members in every size. Silent auction ends Dec. 8. Visit www.gallery-west.com or call 703-549-6006.

Music Performance. Noon-12:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 228 S. Pitt St. Listen to organ music by Carol Martin. Donation at the door. 703-549-3312.

<b>Friday/Dec. 14

</b> The Christmas Revels. Alexandria residents Kat Cole, Christina Robinson and Charlie Sullivan will perform at George Washington’s Lisner Auditorium, 21st and H streets, N.W., Washington, D.C. Tickets range between $12-$40. Visit www.revelsdc.org or 1-800-595-4849 for tickets and times.

Theatre Performance. The Ballet Arts Ensemble of Fairfax presents "Nutcracker in a Nutshell" at 7:30 p.m. at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, 3001 N. Beauregard St. Tickets required, www.thecenterforballetarts.com or 703-352-9672.

<b>Saturday/Dec. 15

</b> The Christmas Revels. Alexandria residents Kat Cole, Christina Robinson and Charlie Sullivan will perform at George Washington’s Lisner Auditorium, 21st and H streets, N.W., Washington, D.C. Tickets range between #12-$40. Visit www.revelsdc.org or 1-800-595-4849 for tickets and times.

Theatre Performance. The Ballet Arts Ensemble of Fairfax presents "Nutcracker in a Nutshell" at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, 3001 N. Beauregard St. Tickets required, www.thecenterforballetarts.com or 703-352-9672.

Holiday Concert. 7-8:30 p.m. at River Farm, 7931 E. Boulevard Drive. Features music by Jody Marshall, Andrea Hoag and Paul Nahay. $10/member or $15/nonmember. Space is limited. Visit www.ahs.org or 703-768-5700 ext. 125.

<b>Sunday/Dec. 16

</b> Movie Night. Del Ray United Methodist Church presents "A Very Merry Muppet Christmas" at 100 E. Windsor Ave. Families, dates, friends encouraged. Free. Free popcorn and lemonade. Call 703-549-2088 for time.

Opening Reception. 2-4 p.m., Multiple Exposures Gallery presents "New Members’ Show: New Visions" from Dec. 4 through Jan. 7 at the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. See photography from four new members. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org or 703-683-2205.

Holiday Performance. The Asaph Ensemble will be performing their Christmas performance at 4 p.m. at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 3001 N. Beauregard St. in Alexandria. The Company will be premiering a new work, "Petite Suite," to music by Claude Debussy. The highlight of the evening will be the restaged and newly costumed "Clara's Christmas." Tickets $15/adult; $10/children and seniors. For more information call 703-368-1812.

Holiday Music Performance. From 3-5 p.m. enjoy music by "The Colonial Ringers and the Canterbury Ringers" at the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. Free. Visitors will also be able to give a try with the music bells. Call Bob Schurk at 703-838-4994.

Holiday Performance. The Alexandria Choral Society will perform at 4 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2701 Cameron Mills Road. Features music by the adult and children’s choir and more. $20/adult; $15/senior and children. Visit www.alexchoralsociety.org or 703-548-4734 ext. 2.

The Christmas Revels. Alexandria residents Kat Cole, Christina Robinson and Charlie Sullivan will perform at George Washington’s Lisner Auditorium, 21st and H streets, N.W., Washington, D.C. Tickets range between #12-$40. Visit www.revelsdc.org or 1-800-595-4849 for tickets and times.

Family Tea. Children ages 6 and up can enjoy tea from 1-3 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Enjoy food, music, gift-giving and more. $25. 703-941-7987 to register.

<b>Monday/Dec. 17

</b>Children's Program. 11 a.m. at Gadsby's Tavern, 134 N. Royal St. Children ages 1-3 and adults can learn all about colors. $15 for a family group (one adult, up to two children) and $3/additional child or adult. Reservations required, 703-838-4242 or visit www.gadsbystavern.org.

Holiday Concert. 7:30 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. Over 150 singers will perform holiday favorites including chorals from Goodwin House. Free. Visit http://encorecreativity.org or 571-215-6118.