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From The Crown & Crow (1317 14th Street, NW):

“Guinness Ugly Sweater Christmas Party (12/20): The Guinness team is hosting an Ugly Sweater Christmas party with all night drink specials, complimentary swag, and its special selfie-producing Ripples machine from 8-10pm. With Ripple’s 3D technology, guests are invited get into the holiday spirit by customizing their pints with edible foam selfies for a personalized touch. Drink specials include $5 Guinness, $5 Jameson Caskmates, and specialty Irish Coffees, while the best ugly sweaters will be also be awarded gift cards to The Crown & Crow at 10pm.”

From Red Derby (14th and Quincy Street, NW):

“We’re hosting a Nochebuena Christmas Eve Party on Tuesday December 24th! Our Spanglish Nochebuena Party will honor both Latin and American cultures. We’ll be serving up homemade Eggnog and yummy Christmas cookies and treats. We’ll also be curating a playlist that honors both cultures – with plenty of salsa, merengue and reggaeton! Come by, grab a drink, and rock in Christmas with a whole lotta fun!”

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From an email:

“For the 8th year in a row, we are hosting our massive Holiday Extravaganza at the brewery, this year on December 15th from 1- 6 pm. [6400 Chillum Place NW]

As always, we will have a ton of rare and limited releases on draft, specialty can offerings, and a few surprises. Also joining the festivities will be food trucks, DJs, live performances, and much more.

General Admission tickets are $15 and include admission, custom glass, and your first drink ticket. Read More

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courtesy CityCenterDC

From a press release:

“Joy is in the air this holiday season and CityCenterDC is thrilled to once again present a delightful experience for the entire community. After the success of the life-sized igloo in 2017 and the Winter in Washington exhibit in 2018, which featured ice replicas of iconic national monuments up to 12 feet tall, CityCenterDC continues its tradition of immersive large-scale ice installations by creating the largest clear ice maze in the United States. From December 13th-15th guests will have the opportunity to get lost in a frozen labyrinth with towering 7-feet-tall walls, constructed with more than 110,000 pounds of clear ice. Read More

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From a press release:

“Curious folk dancers from all over the country will converge on Dupont Circle on January 4 and 5 for Bal DC, the United States’ first festival for bal folk, French traditional dancing. The American bal folk scene has been underground for decades, so the announcement has brought musicians and dancers from as far as Texas, Washington State, and Scotland.

Bal folk festivals in Western Europe draw crowds of thousands. You might think you’re at a pop music festival except for the instruments: bands rev up dancers with bagpipes, accordions, and hurdy-gurdies, buzzing string instruments played by turning a crank. Nights feature a mix of dances, including partner dances, circles, and chains. Bal DC will be more intimate than European festivals, but will combine the same thrilling music with simple, satisfying dances. Read More

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3400 Georgia Avenue, NW

From an email:

Join us for the inaugural Park View Pinewood Derby. A Pinewood Derby is a racing event for unpowered, unmanned, handmade miniature cars. Traditionally just for kids, this is a Pinewood Derby for all ages – young and young at heart! Buy a kit, design and craft your car, and bring it to compete on our race track! We’ll have prizes for the fastest cars as well as People’s Choice awards for most the most creative design.

All proceeds will benefit NCAC Scouts in DC. Read More

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3655 Georgia Ave, NW

From an email:

“We’re producing a comedy show every other Sunday at 6pm at Reliable Tavern. It’s called Long Story Short and the idea is to give the city’s local comics the opportunity and audience to work on developing their comedic story telling skill. It’s a different set of muscles from just telling jokes and we don’t have a show in town that encourages it.”

From this Sunday’s Eventbrite:

“Long Story Short is the Sunday comedy show you’ve been waiting for and it’s at Reliable Tavern so you don’t even need to leave the neighborhood and you can be back at home by dinner. Read More

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe Flood

From an email:

“Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets presents the 10th Annual 17th Street Festival, featuring a wide variety of vendors, including artists, makers, entrepreneurs, nonprofits, politicians, and kids activities. The community event is free and will take place on Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 12:00-6:00 p.m. in the 1500-1600 blocks of 17th Street, NW. Read More

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