Cheer up your coming week with these festive event picks.
By Mary Eileen Barber
Holiday flash mobbing, a play, tea, a feast of fish, and a fun balloon exhibit – what else would you need on your agenda to make for a great week?
“Holiday Sing a Long for a Cause”
Sat., December 15, 11am-1pm
Pentagon City Mall
1100 S. Hayes Street, Ste 3074, Arlington, VA
Ever seen those Youtube videos of holiday flashmobbing in mall food courts? Well here’s your chance to be a part of one. A $10 donation to The American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy relief is requeste. In addition, the mall is sponsoring a coat drive for the Salvation Army, so bring a new or gently used coat along too if you’re willing to donate. The Christmas carol flashmob will start in the mall around 12:15pm, and the group is meeting at the nearby Harris Teeter at 11am to go over details. All ages are welcome, festive holiday dress is highly encouraged and jingle bells will be distributed.
Oscar Wilde’s “An Ideal Husband”
Sun., December 16, Doors open at 1
Dumbarton House in the Belle Vue ballroom
2715 Q Street NW
Enjoy a cozy Sunday matinee performance of the author’s 1895 dramatic comedy put on by the Picnic Theatre Company.
Wine and Dine
“Celebrate the Feast of the Seven Fishes”
Mon., December 17, 6:30pm
2013 I Street NW
Sponsored by the American Institute of Wine and Food, partake in a nod to this Italian Christmas celebration with a feast of select wines and delectable fish, from Mussel salad to Pompano filet, and five dishes in between.
Tues., December 18, 1-3pm
Dower Townhouse at Tudor Place
1644 31st Street NW
Take delight in a traditional Victorian tea, with historic blends, scones, tea sandwiches and desserts and then go on a guided tour through the 1816 National Historic Landmark mansion.
Through Fri., December 21
Hillyer Art Space
9 Hillyer Court NW
See photographic images by Matthew Malone of his cool installations using hot pink balloons in different environmental settings.