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Cheer up your coming week with these festive event picks.

By Mary Eileen Barber

Events this week range from art installations, like this one by Matthew Malone, to holiday-themed flash mobs. (Photo courtesy of Matthew Malone)

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?

Fa-la-la-la-Flash Mobbing

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.

Play-ing Around

Catch a matinee performance of “An Ideal Husband” on Sunday. (Photo courtesy of Picnic Theatre Company)

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
Primi Piatti
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.

Tea Time

Enjoy tea the Washington- as in Martha and George- way at Tudor House. (Photo courtesy of Tudor Place Historic House and Garden)

Holiday Tea
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.


In his series “Hot Pink” Matthew Malone sought locations here you would least expect party balloons. (Photo courtesy of Matthew Malone)

Hot Pink
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.

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