Wrapping Up 2012 and Ringing In 2013

It’s hard to believe that 2012 is nearly over. Washington, DC has quite a few holiday events and fun things to do to help you wind down this year and ring in the next. Check out which events are happening close to outstanding DC luxury condos.

Washington, DC Performances

Just moments from superb Foggy Bottom condos, the Kennedy Center will feature Million Dollar Quartet now through January 6 at The Eisenhower Theater. This popular Broadway musical tells the story of when Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lewis and Carl Perkins recorded together under the direction of Sam Phillips. Tickets are on sale now.

The Shakespeare Theatre Company will be having the production of C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters from December 19 until December 30. Residents of Clara Barton are only a short walk away from seeing the play in the Lansburgh Theatre. This sharp-edged, satirical play illustrates the way in which devils view humanity, showing their subtle influence on our daily lives.

Residents of Cooper Lewis condominiums need only to cross the street to catch some of Studio Theater’s amazing productions. Homer’s epic The Iliad will be coming to the Studio Theater stage on December 21 through January as An Iliad, adapted by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare. The essence of traditional storytelling is encompassed in this performance that examines the tragedy of The Trojan War and connects to a contemporary audience.

The Pajama Men are at The Woolly Mammoth Theater, located less than half a mile from The Pennsylvania, until January 6 for the performance In the Middle of No One. The duo’s off-the-wall comedy about aliens, strange people and love has gained international acclaim for their inventive sketches.

 Holiday Things to Do in Washington, DC

Thinking of eating out on December 25? Residents of The Oronco need only to travel about ten minutes to visit the National Harbor and enjoy the holiday menus of the following National Harbor restaurants:

• Bond 45

• Public House

• Grace’s Mandarin

• McCormick & Schmick’s

• Harrington’s Pub and Kitchen

• Thai Pavilion

• Sauceity

Explore the winter gardens of Hillwood Estate Museum, about ten minutes from amazing Adams Morgan condominiums. See the festive decorations throughout the mansion and enjoy a cup of tea during Serene Sunday on December 30. To enjoy this holiday experience, you’ll have to purchase a ticket.

If you’re planning to go out for New Year’s Eve, The Kennedy Center has two performances lined up to help you celebrate. Jazz fans will want to check out Freddy Cole and The Dizzy Gillespie All Star Big Band at The Terrace Theater at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. The Concert Hall will feature Broadway star Cheyenne Jackson and music of the Mad Men era at 8:30 p.m.

Washington DC Happenings in 2013

From January 2 through January 27, the Studio Theater will also present Contractions by Mike Bartlett. The issues of relationships and privacy in the work environment are examined in this dark, political satire.  Check here for information on tickets and scheduling.

Folksinger Ari Hest will perform at the Wolf Trap Center’s The Barns, about fifteen minutes from Turnberry Tower, on January 5 at 7:30 p.m. Hest has earned critical acclaim for his insightful songwriting and calming vocals.

The American Indian Museum, about five minutes from Residences at Market Square, will be holding the exhibit A Century Ago… “They Came As Sovereign Leaders” on January 15. It takes a look at Roosevelt’s 1905 inaugural parade, and the issues brought up by the Native American chiefs invited to attend.

Washington DC’s Free Events

• Visit the Holiday Market on December 22 and 23 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.   Stroll along the National Harbor and enjoy the holiday decorations, food and crafts.

• The Beltway Brass Quintet will be playing jazz-influenced holiday songs on December 24 at 12 p.m. at the Kennedy Center’s Millenium Stage.

• Did you know that hand dancing, a variation of swing dance, actually started here in DC? Learn how to hand dance on December 28 at 5 p.m. at the Millenium Stage.

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