Come play with the Tommy Show this weekend at Reston Town Center and Georgetown’s 12 Days of Merriment, stalk some celebrities, lay wreaths at Arlington, New Year’s Eve and The Sitter hit theaters, and see the trailer for the new What to Expect When Your Expecting.
ON THE TOWN:
Random Act of Christmas: The Tommy Show is surprising shoppers at Reston Town Center on Sunday at 1pm with a random act of Christmas. We are bringing the Pride of Herndon marching band, giveaways and a little holiday cheer.
Wreath laying at Arlington - Join our neighbors as we place wreaths at the headstones of the fallen soldiers in Arlington National Cemetery. The Opening Ceremony starts at 8:30am at the Memorial Amphitheater near the Tomb of the Unknowns. This event is designed to remember our fallen heroes, honoring those who serve, and teaching future generations about the sacrifices made by veterans and their families to preserve our freedoms. More info.
12 Days of Merriment - Starts today but Kelly Collis will be kicking things off with a community holiday party next Saturday, December 10th from 1-4 p.m. with a fruitcake eating contest, holiday karaoke, an ugly Christmas sweater party, and hot cocoa tastings. Free pedicab rides will be available for attendees that afternoon from the Dupont Circle and Foggy Bottom-GWU metro stations to Georgetown from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. More info.
TNT Holiday Special: Justin Bieber, Cee Lo Green, Jennifer Hudson, Victoria Justice and The Band Perry are set to come together in the nation’s capital for TNT’s annual Christmas in Washington special. Hosted this year by Conan O’Brien, the star-studded concert will premiere Friday, Dec. 16 8/7c, but it’s being filmed at the National Building Museum Sunday night.
BOOK SIGNING: Jose Andres holds a cookbook signing at Jaleo Bethesda. Books for sale and tapas and drink specials available. 7271 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda.
The Greatest Holiday Party of All: BYT (Brightest Young Things) and the Kennedy Center team up for a night with Those Funny Little People, from America’s Got Talent, and live music by the bands Niche, The Dance Party, Wrath of Borgnine, and DJ Soul Call Paul, kicks off at 10 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for sale throughout the night.$5 advanced tickets / $10 at the door Fri., Dec. 9 at, 9:30 p.m. More info
ON STAGE: Power-pop legends [lastfm link_type=""]Cheap Trick[/lastfm] at The Fillmore Silver Spring, performing their hits like “Surrender” and “I Want You to Want Me.” Midnight Hike opens. $45. 8 p.m.
ON TV: Boss with Kelsey Grammer season finale (Starz 10pm Friday), [lastfm link_type=""]Aretha Franklin[/lastfm] guest stars on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (Friday) and Lady Gaga on the Ellen DeGeneres Show (Friday 4pm, NBC)
ON THE BIG SCREEN: The star-studded New Year’s Eve with Ashton Kutcher, Zac Efron and Jessica Biel; Young Adult with Charlize Theron; The Sitter with Jonah Hill; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier for the kids; and the Madonna produced and directed film, WE
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