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December Entertainment Guide 2018

Which events should you circle on your calendar this December in the D.C. area?

December Entertainment Guide

Nov. 29-Dec. 30: “A Christmas Carol” at Ford’s Theatre

Nov. 29-Dec. 1: Alexandria Nutcracker

Nov. 29-Dec. 16: “Cry It Out” at Studio Theatre

Nov. 29-Dec. 23: “Anything Goes” at Arena Stage 

Nov. 29-Dec. 30: “Beautiful: Carole King Musical” at National Theatre

Nov. 29-Jan. 6: “Elf: The Musical” at Olney Theatre Center

Nov. 29-Jan. 6: “Billy Elliot” at Signature Theatre

Nov. 30: Brian Setzer Orchestra at The Anthem

Nov. 30-Dec. 28: Washington Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” at Warner Theatre

Dec. 1: “It’s a Wonderful Walk” in Frederick, MD

Dec. 1: Wolf Trap Holiday Sing-a-Long

Dec. 1: Esperanza Spalding at Lincoln Theatre

Dec. 2: Manheim Steamroller Christmas at Strathmore

Dec. 2: Emmylou Harris at Hamilton Live

Dec. 2: Paula Abdul at MGM National Harbor

Dec. 2: Kennedy Center Honors

Dec. 2-3: Pentatonix at The Anthem

Dec. 3: The Byrds at Strathmore

Dec. 3-Jan. 6: “She the People” at Woolly Mammoth Theatre

Dec. 4: Kenny G at Strathmore

Dec. 4: Bastille at The Anthem

Dec. 4-31: “Love Factually” at Kennedy Center

Dec. 6: Jewel at Lincoln Theater

Dec. 6: Marcus King at 9:30 Club 

Dec. 6: 98 Degrees at The Fillmore

Dec. 6-9: Freddy Cole at Blues Alley 

Dec. 7: “Schindler’s List” 25th anniversary in movie theaters

Dec. 7: DJ Snoopadelic at Echostage

Dec. 7: Donny & Marie at MGM National Harbor

Dec. 7: National Philharmonic’s Holiday Pops at Strathmore

Dec. 7-22: The Washington Chorus’ “Candlelight Christmas”

Dec. 8: Sara Evans “At Christmas” at The Birchmere

Dec. 8: Rufus Wainwright at Strathmore

Dec. 8: Craig Ferguson at MGM National Harbor

Dec. 9: Regina Belle at Bethesda Blues & Jazz

Dec. 10: Beach Boys at Strathmore

Dec. 12: NSO’s Holidays at The Anthem

Dec. 12: Ingrid Michaelson Trio at Lincoln Theatre

Dec. 12-Jan. 13: “Miss Saigon” at Kennedy Center 

Dec. 13: Penn & Teller at MGM National Harbor 

Dec. 13-15: Thievery Corporation at 9:30 Club

Dec. 13-31: “An Irish Carol” at Keegan Theatre 

Dec. 14: “The Mule” in movie theaters

Dec. 14-16: Washington National Opera’s “The Lion, The Unicorn and Me” 

Dec. 15: O.A.R. at The Anthem

Dec. 15: Turnpike Troubadours at The Fillmore

Dec. 15: Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes at The Birchmere

Dec. 15: Chelsey Green at Blues Alley

Dec. 15-16: Amy Schumer at MGM National Harbor 

Dec. 18-19: Judy Collins “Holidays & Hits” at The Birchmere

Dec. 18-19: “The Hip Hop Nutcracker” at Strathmore

Dec. 19: “Mary Poppins Returns” in movie theaters

Dec. 20: “A John Waters Christmas” at The Birchmere

Dec. 20-23: NSO’s “Messiah” at Kennedy Center

Dec. 21: “Aquaman” in movie theaters 

Dec. 21: Macy Gray at Bethesda Blues & Jazz 

Dec. 21: Eric B. & Rakim at Howard Theatre

Dec. 25: “If Beale Street Could Talk” in movie theaters 

Dec. 25: “Vice” in movie theaters 

Dec. 26-29: Anita Baker at MGM National Harbor 

Dec. 27: Ben Williams “Holiday Extravaganza” at Hamilton Live

Dec. 28: The Roots at The Fillmore

Dec. 28: NRBQ at Hamilton Live

Dec. 31: Trombone Shorty at The Anthem

Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Ball at Black Cat


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