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11 things to do on the weekend of 23rd to 25th November in the D.C.

A scene from last year's Downtown Holiday Market, which returns on Friday. (Melina Mara / The Washington Post)

Friday, November 23rd

ZooLights at the National Zoo: In a season of bright and festive light effects, the National Zoo has turned its eleven-year-old ZooLights into one of the region's premier attractions, especially for families. (Part of the call: Admission is free.) More than 500,000 eco-friendly LED lights are used to create animated animals, including hummingbirds and red pandas, and to hold trees along the zoo's main paths while playing Christmas music in the background. Choir groups and bands perform every night, and there are special attractions and attractions for the youngest visitors. Until 1 January from 17 to 21 clock Free.

Downtown Holiday Market on Eighth and F Streets NW: The annual Christmas Market, located outside the National Portrait Gallery, returns for the 14th time. If you have not had the opportunity to pass by, a block of F Street NW becomes a small holiday village with white tents filled by local manufacturers selling their goods next to the food and beverage outlets near Washington. The market is designed for a month, so that both those who want to shop on holiday, as well as last-minute snoopers are supplied. Until 23rd of December until 20 o'clock

Barrelless Black Friday at the Old Ox Brewery: Sure, you could elbow the day after Thanksgiving at your local mall, or you could dodge the hordes of shoppers and sit back with a draft of bourbon barrels. Ashburn's Old Ox Brewery debuts in four variants of its Imperial Starch – Original, Mocha, Cinnamon Vanilla, and Chocolate Orange – available only to ticket holders. There is live music throughout the day and you can also buy food. However, you are welcome to bring your own turkey picnic. 11 am $ 14.

Christmas pop-up bars on 1843 Seventh St. NW and archipelago: The everlasting pop-up bar "Miracle on Seventh Street" is returning to Shaw this weekend, and this year's Christmas party will feature a panda theme. In addition to holiday cocktails called Santa Bei Bei and the Hebrew Hammer, there are four nicely decorated bars with a mistletoe photo booth and a giant New Year's Eve ball. This year, however, there are some competitions, courtesy of the U Street Tiki Bar Archipelago, which turns into the Surf Shack of Sippin Santa until December 23rd. Look for tropical lights and decor alongside thematic cocktails in special cups. Hours vary Free; Food and drinks individually.

Saturday, November 24th

DC Brew Holiday MarketplaceThere are Christmas markets throughout the D.C. area at this time of the year, but DC Brown's rash Holiday Marketplace is one of the few places where you can look for presents with a cold drink in hand. (Whether that's good or bad is up to you.) More than 40 local businesses sell jewelry, stationery, pottery, T-shirts, rompers, and food and drink, while bands and food trucks provide a refreshment. As a special bonus, DC Brau will be releasing a new Russian Imperial Stout on the festival day that could be perfect for the craft beer fan in your life. 14 to 18 o'clock free. VIP entry at 1pm Includes a DC brewing tote bag. $ 10.

Mount Vernon by candlelight: Would you like to know how one of the founding fathers could have celebrated the holidays? George Washington's Mount Vernon will give some insight into some of the 18th-century holiday traditions. The condominium staff will conduct a candlelight in-character tour of the estate, followed by traditional dance of the era, snacks, refreshments, Christmas carols and an opportunity to see Aladdin the Christmas camel (which Washington is said to have brought a camel) House to entertain guests). Until December 16 (dates vary). $ 25 for ages 12 and older, $ 17 for ages 6 to 11, and free for children under 5.

The 24-hour show in the rhizome: If you've heard of Rhizome, you probably know that some of D.C.'s most experimental events. take place in this art space of Takoma. Rhizome organizes a 24-hour show from midnight onwards. on Saturday, when the Baltimore Ensemble Myelin Nation orchestrates a joint performance. This means that you can enter your own musical instrument or other artistic object and participate at any time during the 24 hours. Until Sunday at 13 clock 10 € donation proposal.

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RDGLDGRN on Union Stage: For their debut album, the local band RDGLDGRN worked with two heavy industry heavyweights from different corners of the musical spectrum – the natives of Virginia, Pharrell Williams and Dave Grohl. The partnership seemed uncommon at first sight, but it is a testament to the trio's far-reaching sound effects and the deep worship of the DC section, which permeates its overbearing music. On each track, RDGLDGRN lashes out with lively go-go percussion and growling guitar solos that evoke the local punk ancestors Dag Nasty and Government Issue. 8 pm $ 20.

Christmas lights in the city center: If you can not come to National Christmas Tree Lighting on Wednesday, you should be one step ahead this weekend with the lighting of the 75-foot tree placed in the middle of CityCenter. The Saturday's ceremony for the fifth anniversary of the Luxury Tree Holiday Tree will include a performance by the Washington Chorus and other family activities such as balloonists and face painters. 6 o'clock free.

Sunday, November 25th

Cider dinner in the City Winery: Two new additions to the DC drinking scene will attend one evening to show off what they have to offer. In addition to the obvious wine offer, the City Winery is a full-service restaurant – and a venue for music – and will showcase its food selection on Sunday, while Supreme Core, one of the newest cideries in Washington, will take over drinks for the night. Supreme Core, which recently opened a facility in the northeast, will showcase three of its experimental ciders at the winery. 6:30 in the evening. $ 45.

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Rock & Roll's Happy Hour at Dodge CityIf you're looking for a drinking hole in the U Street Corridor, it can be easy to overlook Dodge City, which lacks the glamor and glamor of its neighbors, but there's a reliable beer list. As of this weekend, the bar will be handed over to the local Drag Queen and the singer of the outstanding punk outfit Homosuperior, Donna Slash, on the last Sunday of each month. Plenty of hard-talking over the loudspeaker and $ 6 Miller High Life and rye shot combo is promised, with happy hour until 8pm. and sausages from Meats & Foods. 2 pm Free; Food and drinks individually.

– Hau Chu, Fritz Hahn and Stephanie Williams


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