Meet Stifel & Capra's December visiting artist, enjoy Creative Cauldron's holiday production of The Christmas Cabin of Carnaween, stop by an alternative holiday craft show, rock out to Starryville at Public House No.7 and take your little ones to the Nutcracker Tea.
Visiting Artist at Stifel & Capra: Sandra Hill: In the Alcove Gallery on Stifel & Capra’s second floor this month is Sandra Hill, an award-winning artist working primarily in watercolors and acrylics. Recently she has been creating abstract collages and has won several awards for her work in this genre. Sandra teaches watercolor through the Arlington Artists Academy. Stop by and see Sandra's artwork.
Friday, Dec. 14, 10 a.m. - Sunday, Dec. 30, 5 p.m.; Free
260 West Broad St.; (703) 533-3557
The Christmas Cabin of Carnaween: Don't miss Creative Cauldron's signature holiday production! This delightful Irish folktale follows the journey of a tinker's child who longs for one day having a home of her own. The years go by and her dream would go unfulfilled were it not for the wee people who come to her aid on a beautiful snowy night on a hillside in Carnaween. Click here to buy tickets.
Friday, Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m. - Sunday, Dec. 23, 4 p.m.; $12-$15
410 South Maple Ave.; (571) 239-5288
Grump: Don't miss the best alternative holiday craft show around featuring handmade goods by 40 local indie designers including weird plush toys, kids' clothing made from recycled materials and zombie-themed T-shirts. Other highlights include drinks, a tacky-sweater photo booth and a DJ!
Saturday, Dec. 15, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Free
Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA; (703) 875-1100
Starryville: Head to Public House No.7 for an evening of live music from local rockers Starryville. Hailing from France and Virginia, this eclectic band performs everything from retro rock 'n' roll to modern alt-rock. Singer-songwriter Karen Jonas will open for the band at 9 p.m. and Starryville will go on at 10 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 15, 9 p.m.; No cover
6315 Leesburg Pike; (703) 942-6383
Nutcracker Tea: Come dressed in your holiday best for a very special treat for you and your little ones. Enjoy high tea followed by a mini-performance of "The Nutcracker" and even get a picture taken with the Sugar Plum Fairy.
Sunday, Dec. 16, 10:30 a.m.; $58 for adults; $38 for ages 4 to 12; $18 for ages 3 and younger
The Westin Arlington Gateway, 801 N. Glebe Rd. Arlington, VA; (703) 778-3008