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Festive Best Bets

These five holiday shows are slightly off-the-beaten path

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John Waters – Photo: Todd Franson/Metro Weekly

One could easily overindulge on culture this holiday season, with multiple takes on The Nutcracker, Handel’s Messiah and Charles Dickens on offer around town. Slightly off the beaten path, however, there are plenty of holiday shows and concerts worth seeking out, from the high-minded and serious to the lowbrow — or at least low-lying — and comical.

There couldn’t be a more glorious venue for a traditional celebration than the Washington National Cathedral, and the Cathedral Choral Society‘s Advent procession, the “Joy of Christmas,” takes full advantage of the Gothic edifice. J. Reilly Lewis leads the chorus in performances of beloved carols accompanied by the Washington Symphonic Brass as well as organist Todd Fickley. Saturday, Dec. 13, and Sunday, Dec. 14, at 4 p.m., at the Washington National Cathedral. Tickets are $75. Call 202-537-2228.

Every year, the Folger Consort offers a more interesting, scholarly spin on the Christmas tradition, with this year’s program focusing on seasonal music from the imperial courts during the Italian Renaissance. Anna Marsh and Christa Patton join the Consort as guest artists playing the medieval wind instrument called the shawm, as well as the recorder. Mark Rimple also accompanies on lute for the concerts Tuesday, Dec. 16, through Tuesday, Dec. 23, at the Folger Theatre, 201 E. Capitol St. SE. Tickets are $50. Call 202-544-7077.

Few music genres capture the festive Christmas spirit better than jazz, and this year’s brassiest best comes courtesy of The Capitol Bones Big Band. This local, all-brass band stops by Blues Alley for two concerts featuring local jazz vocalist Lena Seikaly performing renditions of Christmas classics first popularized by the late big band jazz pioneer Stan Kenton. Tuesday, Dec. 23, at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., at Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Tickets are $22, plus $10 minimum purchase. Call 202-337-4141.

Of all the theatrical variations on Dickens, MetroStage offers what is no doubt the most entertaining, at least to musical theater queens. Kathy Feininger’s A Broadway Christmas Carol spins its Dickensian tale by adapting lyrics from familiar Broadway tunes, 30 or so in all, including The Music Man, Sweeney Todd and Annie. Peter Boyer is Chief Bah Humbugger in a cast that also includes director and choreographer Michael Sharp as The Man Who Isn’t Scrooge. Now to Sunday, Dec. 28, at MetroStage, 1201 North Royal St., Alexandria. Tickets are $50. Call 800-494-8497.

Last but not least is the Birchmere‘s yuk-fest featuring a certain Baltimore filmmaker. In A John Waters Christmas, the “Pope of Trash” explores the gay and sexual possibilities of the holiday, posing questions you’ve probably never pondered before, such as whether there is a “Santa hag” or a “flue queen.” Monday, Dec. 22, at 7:30 p.m., at the Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Tickets are $49.50. Call 703-549-7500.

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"Wit": The Pulitzer-Winning Play About Dying

at Silver Spring Stage, Silver Spring
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Winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize, Margaret Edson's "Wit" is a remarkable play, both intellectually challenging and emotionally immediate. A renowned professor of English, who's spent years studying a... [more+]

Winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize, Margaret Edson's "Wit" is a remarkable play, both intellectually challenging and emotionally immediate. A renowned professor of English, who's spent years studying and teaching the brilliant and difficult metaphysical sonnets of John Donne, has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. She applies the aggressively probing and intensely rational approach she takes with poetry to her illness and treatment, with a profundity and humor that are transformative both for her and the audience. [less-]

"Imogen" Re-Imagines Shakespeare's "Cymbeline"

at Dance Loft on 14, Washington
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D.C.'s Pointless Theater explores what happens when Princess Imogen's fairy tale narrative doesn't go according to plan. Get ready for a mash-up of the Bards' most classic plot twists -- mixed-up iden... [more+]

D.C.'s Pointless Theater explores what happens when Princess Imogen's fairy tale narrative doesn't go according to plan. Get ready for a mash-up of the Bards' most classic plot twists -- mixed-up identities, an estranged royal family, fantastical forests and a wicked stepmother -- told through stylized movement and shadow puppetry. This new spin on "Cymbeline" plays out at Dance Loft on 14, as part of the Women's Voices Theatre Festival. [less-]

Impressionist Art Tour at National Gallery

at National Gallery of Art, Washington
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Join Meghan Hanson, certified international tour director, for an insider private tour of the Impressionism Collection at Washington, D.C.'s National Gallery of Art. She'll walk you through over 30 paintings, hitting museum highlights, historical show stoppers, and fan favorites of Impressionist painting. Behind each piece you will get a back story that will bring you more insight into the why these pieces have been chosen to represent Impressionism. [less-]

World War II Romantic Drama "See Rock City"

at Undercroft Theatre, Washington
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The Washington Stage Guild offers a warm and touching tale of young love with the Washington area premiere of "See Rock City" by Arlene Hutton. It is the height of World War II, and Raleigh and May, t... [more+]

The Washington Stage Guild offers a warm and touching tale of young love with the Washington area premiere of "See Rock City" by Arlene Hutton. It is the height of World War II, and Raleigh and May, the young couple from last season's uplifting hit "Last Train to Nibroc", have returned home to Kentucky to figure out their lives. Their two very different mothers have plenty of ideas for them, but the war's progression affects them all, and leads to a heartwarming, bittersweet conclusion. Wood Van Meter and Lexi Langs return as Raleigh and May. Joining them are Stage Guild favorites Laura Giannarelli and Lynn Steinmetz as the pair's mothers. Stage Guild artistic director Bill Largess directs "See Rock City" at Undercroft Theatre in D.C. [less-]

"The Way of the World": Sex & Status in the Hamptons

at Folger Theatre, Washington
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Mae is a sweet-natured woman with just a little baggage -- a $600 million inheritance. When her womanizing boyfriend Henry dallies with her protective aunt, the world seems too much for her. Both wome... [more+]

Mae is a sweet-natured woman with just a little baggage -- a $600 million inheritance. When her womanizing boyfriend Henry dallies with her protective aunt, the world seems too much for her. Both women become the object of ridicule and scandal -- but Henry has a plan to win the heiress back. In the lush and opulent land inhabited by the Hamptons' one percent, where money and status determine everything, can love conquer all? Freely adapted by Theresa Rebeck (co-creator of the hit TV show "Smash" and Broadway's "Seminar" and "Mauritius") from William Congreve's classic comedy of manners, "The Way of the World" is a sparklingly witty physical comedy illuminating the foibles of the upper class. See on the stage of Folger Theatre in Washington, D.C. [less-]

Constellation Theatre Company Presents "The Skin of Our Teeth"

at Source, Washington
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Spanning time from the invention of the wheel to modern-day suburbia, "The Skin of Our Teeth" is Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Thornton Wilder at his most delightfully playful and provocative. Con... [more+]

Spanning time from the invention of the wheel to modern-day suburbia, "The Skin of Our Teeth" is Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Thornton Wilder at his most delightfully playful and provocative. Constellation Theatre Company presents this allegorical satire following the Antrobus family of New Jersey, and their melodramatic maid Sabina, as the perpetually befuddled yet indefatigable clan deals with mammoths and dinosaurs in their living room, multiple Ice Ages, biblical floods, and -- horrors upon horrors -- political conventions, persevering in the face of an absurd series of catastrophes. Through it all, "The Skin of Our Teeth" is also the story of the theater company putting on the play, adding yet another layer of meaning as this wildly entertaining production from Constellation Theatre Company takes the stage of the Source in Washington D.C. [less-]

"Monuments by Night" Puts D.C. Landmarks on Display

at Smithsonian Metro Station, Washington
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See the majestic landmarks of Washington in a new light with the "Monuments by Night" tour. You'll get to skip the crowded sidewalks and cruise around town in an electric roadster. And you won't miss ... [more+]

See the majestic landmarks of Washington in a new light with the "Monuments by Night" tour. You'll get to skip the crowded sidewalks and cruise around town in an electric roadster. And you won't miss a thing -- this two-hour tour takes you past all the must-see locations in D.C. You'll check out the FDR, MLK and Lincoln memorials, and get the inside scoop on the White House, Capitol and Smithsonian buildings. You'll also get great tips on dining, drink and other awesome stops in the nation's capital. [less-]

"Hamlet" Starring Michael Urie ("Ugly Betty")

at Sidney Harman Hall, Washington
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Drama Desk winner Michael Urie ("Buyer & Cellar, Ugly Betty") inhabits one of the greatest roles in the English language in Shakespeare Theatre Company's production of "Hamlet", directed by artistic d... [more+]

Drama Desk winner Michael Urie ("Buyer & Cellar, Ugly Betty") inhabits one of the greatest roles in the English language in Shakespeare Theatre Company's production of "Hamlet", directed by artistic director Michael Kahn. Chances are you've read the play or seen one of the movie adaptations; you know some of the immortal lines ("To be or not to be?"), but if you haven't seen Shakespeare's masterpiece live on stage, then you haven't fully experienced this thrilling tale of political intrigue, murder, madness and duels to the death. See why "Hamlet" remains one of the great works of art at this production at Sidney Harman Hall in Washington, D.C. [less-]

"Rabbit Summer": Timely Police Brutality Tragicomedy

at Joe's Movement Emporium, Mt. Rainier
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The world-premiere tragicomedy "Rabbit Summer" examines the fracture point of a marriage and of a friendship. Ruby is married to Wilson, who idealizes his manhood, his marriage and his job as a cop. H... [more+]

The world-premiere tragicomedy "Rabbit Summer" examines the fracture point of a marriage and of a friendship. Ruby is married to Wilson, who idealizes his manhood, his marriage and his job as a cop. He smiles through pain Ruby wishes he'd share with her. When Ruby's childhood friend Claire comes to stay after her black husband is shot and killed by a white officer, the household becomes even more tension-filled as black clashes with blue, gun rights are pitted against police brutality, manhood is measured against fatherhood, and love collides with need. The three battle it out, each trying to live their personal truths in an America built on lies. See this timely drama at Joe's Movement Emporium outside of D.C. [less-]

Politics & Pints Capitol Hill Walking Tour

at US Capitol Building, Washington
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On the Politics & Pints Capitol Hill Tour, you'll explore the historic Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Discover the birthplace of American government while seeing iconic landmarks and le... [more+]

On the Politics & Pints Capitol Hill Tour, you'll explore the historic Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Discover the birthplace of American government while seeing iconic landmarks and learning fascinating history on this two-hour walking tour. Cap it all off by grabbing a drink in the city's oldest commercial district. [less-]

Black Circus Actors Fight to Perform in Jim Crow America

at Anacostia Playhouse, Washington
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Playwright Steven A. Butler, Jr., author of acclaimed play "Chocolate Covered Ants", returns to the Anacostia Playhouse in Washington, D.C. with a Helen Hayes-recommended new musical of love, loss and... [more+]

Playwright Steven A. Butler, Jr., author of acclaimed play "Chocolate Covered Ants", returns to the Anacostia Playhouse in Washington, D.C. with a Helen Hayes-recommended new musical of love, loss and family. "The Very Last Days of the First Colored Circus" is set in rural Maryland in 1927, focusing on a group of black circus performers who struggle to be respected both as artists and as human beings. Featuring authentic 1920s vaudeville-inspired performances, musical direction by Broadway veteran Wilkie Ferguson and new songs by director Courtney Baker-Oliver and Christopher Burnett, this moving production pays tribute to a group of brave actors seeking the freedom to pursue their craft. [less-]

Discover D.C. On a Walking Foodie Tour of H Street

at Union Station - Main Lobby, Washington
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Not only does H Street have rich, cultural history, but it's also blossomed into one of the most diverse culinary scenes of the Capitol. Grab a little mix of everything, from Italian to Middle Eastern... [more+]

Not only does H Street have rich, cultural history, but it's also blossomed into one of the most diverse culinary scenes of the Capitol. Grab a little mix of everything, from Italian to Middle Eastern and American, on this Washington, D.C. food tour. A local guide will give you the inside scoop on the cuisines, the Corridor's sites, the juicy gossip of H Street and beyond. The fun begins at Union Station's Main Lobby. [less-]

Smithsonian American Art Adventures

at Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington
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Take a quirky tour of one of the most historic -- and underrated --buildings and museums in Washington, D.C. with Smithsonian American Art Adventures. You'll dive into American history through art whi... [more+]

Take a quirky tour of one of the most historic -- and underrated --buildings and museums in Washington, D.C. with Smithsonian American Art Adventures. You'll dive into American history through art while your guide regales you with amazing tales of the power players who shaped the country. At the same time, you'll be taking in one of the world's largest collections of art. [less-]

"45 Plays for 45 Presidents"

at NextStop Theatre, Herndon
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It's a fast-paced evening of 45 two-minute plays, one about each of the men who have been president of the United States. These "45 Plays for 45 Presidents", performed by a cast of five women, provide... [more+]

It's a fast-paced evening of 45 two-minute plays, one about each of the men who have been president of the United States. These "45 Plays for 45 Presidents", performed by a cast of five women, provide crowd-pleasing morsels of trivia about the presidents. Audiences will walk away with a new appreciation of American history, in which the presidency was held by the great, the well-intentioned, and even the truly destructive. From an eden-perfect George Washington to a Nixon kick-line, it's a fascinating and entertaining ride at Herndon's NextStop Theatre. [less-]

Cops, Crooks, Mix-Ups & More in Crime Comedy

at Keegan Theatre, Washington
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Two cops, three crooks and eight doors add up to one night full of laughs in "Unnecessary Farce". Filled with doors slamming, clothes flying and bagpipes piping, this award-winning, over-the-top comed... [more+]

Two cops, three crooks and eight doors add up to one night full of laughs in "Unnecessary Farce". Filled with doors slamming, clothes flying and bagpipes piping, this award-winning, over-the-top comedy by Paul Slade Smith centers on two inept police officers assigned to bring down a corrupt mayor in a sting operation. But everything that can go wrong does, leading to mix-ups and mayhem on both sides of the law. With its rapid-fire barrage of bawdy jokes and increasingly ridiculous situations, it would be a crime to miss this production of "Unnecessary Farce" at the Keegan Theatre in Washington, D.C. [less-]

The Search for the True Meaning of Freedom in America

at Ford's Theatre, Washington
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What did our founding fathers mean when they wrote all those high-minded words about freedom? In playwright Timberlake Wertenbaker's "Jefferson's Garden", two characters straddle the line between the ... [more+]

What did our founding fathers mean when they wrote all those high-minded words about freedom? In playwright Timberlake Wertenbaker's "Jefferson's Garden", two characters straddle the line between the founders' good intentions and reality. During the tumultuous founding of the United States, Christian, a Quaker, is desperate to join the revolution and fight for freedom despite his pacifist beliefs. Susannah, a slave, is tempted to fight for the British, who have promised to set her free after the war. When the two cross paths, the contradictions inherent in "a nation conceived in liberty" are brought into harsh light. As Christian and Susannah meet figures like Thomas Jefferson, George Mason and Sally Hemings, they uncover the compromises our founders made, compromises that still echo today. "Jefferson's Garden" is a timely meditation on the realities of freedom of America at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. [less-]

"Washington Wedding Experience" Helps You Plan

at EagleBank Arena, Fairfax
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As you click through wedding websites and flip through bridal magazines, you'll find hundreds of ideas. How will you narrow down the choices to create a wedding day that is perfect for you? "The Weddi... [more+]

As you click through wedding websites and flip through bridal magazines, you'll find hundreds of ideas. How will you narrow down the choices to create a wedding day that is perfect for you? "The Wedding Experience" is your opportunity to see all the options up-close and in person. Chat with the area's most talented and trustworthy wedding professionals while you taste delicious cakes, see beautiful flowers, and find your perfect look in the fashion show. Treat yourself to a signature cocktail, capture the beauty of your engagement ring at the Ring Selfie Station, add your married name to the New Name Wall, and even visit the Flip-Flop Bar to create something fun and comfy to wear as you get ready on the big day. Plus receive extra savings and special offers reserved exclusively for show attendees. A day spent at EagleBank Arena will be your most productive and fun planning day yet. [less-]

"Passport to the World": Jazz, Classical & More

at Creative Cauldron, Falls Church
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The "Passport to the World" concert festival is an eclectic series that celebrates the music and dances of cultures from around the world, featuring traditional musicians, contemporary artists and tho... [more+]

The "Passport to the World" concert festival is an eclectic series that celebrates the music and dances of cultures from around the world, featuring traditional musicians, contemporary artists and those who fuse the two. Every weekend in January, you can catch groups who specialize in everything from bossa nova to classical to Celtic sounds. Expect to see jazz vocalists, samba stars, storytellers and more stopping by Creative Cauldron in Falls Church. [less-]

Tour the Capital Sites on the Washington D.C. Unveiled Electric Roadster Tour

at L'Enfant Plaza, Washington
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If a full day of walking the National Mall and visiting the D.C. monuments sounds exhausting, skip the crowded sidewalks and cruise around in a slick electric roadster. You'll get to visit all the sit... [more+]

If a full day of walking the National Mall and visiting the D.C. monuments sounds exhausting, skip the crowded sidewalks and cruise around in a slick electric roadster. You'll get to visit all the sites on your list while getting first-class treatment as your Urban Adventures tour guide shuttles you between the Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Abraham Lincoln memorials, while providing the inside scoop on the White House, Capitol Building and Smithsonian Museum. During your guided tour of just over two hours, you'll also get great tips on other things to see in D.C., plus suggestions for the best places to eat and drink in the capital. [less-]

"Queens Girl in Africa": A Coming-of-Age Sequel

at Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington
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"The New York Times" showed Caleen Sinnette Jennings' breakout play "Queens Girl in the World" plenty of love when it debuted in 2015. Now, the playwright's back on the theatrical scene with its seque... [more+]

"The New York Times" showed Caleen Sinnette Jennings' breakout play "Queens Girl in the World" plenty of love when it debuted in 2015. Now, the playwright's back on the theatrical scene with its sequel, "Queens Girl in Africa". With local Helen Hayes Award-winning actress Erika Rose in the starring role, the play picks back up with Jacqueline Marie Butler as she and her family sail to Nigeria following the assassination of her father's close friend, Malcolm X. Mosaic Theater Company brings the world premiere of this touching coming-of-age story to the stage at D.C.'s Atlas Performing Arts Center. [less-]

Doug Rule covers the arts, theater, music, food, nightlife and culture as contributing editor for Metro Weekly.