Irving Fine Centennial Festival The Library of Congress hosts a series of concerts, screenings and lectures in honor of the composer’s 100th birthday, including performances by “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band, the Chiara String Quartet with Simone Dinnerstein and the Choir of Clare College. Through Saturday. Multiple locations at the Library of Congress. 101 Independence Ave. SE. 202-707-5000. www.loc.gov. Free.
Magic Miracles Benefit WAMU 88.5 talk show host Kojo Nnamdi acts as master of ceremonies for the seventh annual cocktail reception with foods from local restaurants, live music, a silent auction and video presentation. Proceeds benefit Ready, Willing and Working, a nonprofit trying to end homelessness, welfare dependency and criminal recidivism. 6-9 p.m. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. 202-842-3333. www.rwwdc.org. $65 individual; $100 for two tickets.
“Seasonal Disorder” Washington Improv Theater hosts holiday-themed shows, including the headlining romantic comedy, “Improv, Actually.” Canned food donations will be accepted on behalf of Martha’s Table. Opens Thursday at 8 p.m., continues Friday-Saturday at 8 and 10 p.m. Through Dec. 27. Source, 1835 14th St. NW. www.witdc.org. $12-$30.
“Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea” An exhibition exploring the Virgin Mary’s many facets features works from the Renaissance and Baroque eras. Opens Friday with a curator talk by Timothy Verdon noon-1 p.m. Through April 12. National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. 202-783-5000. www.nmwa.org. $10, age 65 and older and students $8, age 18 and younger free.
Yo La Tengo The Hoboken, N.J., indie trio celebrates its 30th year. With Lambchop (the Nashville alt-country band, not the puppet). 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. 202-265-0930. www.930.com. $30.
Glen Echo Potters Holiday Show and Sale More than 2,500 porcelain, raku, stoneware and soda- and wood-fired works by local potters are displayed in the 25th annual show. Saturday at 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday at 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Lab School of Washington, 4759 Reservoir Rd. NW. 301-229-5585. www.glenechopottery.com. Free.
Holiday open house and Christkindlmarkt The Heurich House Museum transforms its garden into a public German-style Christmas market with local vendors and German treats such as Gluhwein and sausages. Visitors may also take a self-guided tour through the historic mansion, create ornaments for the museum’s tree, listen to musical performances in the conservatory and bid on traditional nutcrackers during a silent auction. New and gently used children’s books will be accepted for a book drive. Saturday-Sunday noon-6 p.m. Heurich House Museum, 1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202-429-1894. www.heurichhouse.org/christkindlmarkt. Open house and market $15, children younger than 10 $5; market only $5.
Hoppy Holidays Beer Festival Drink the District presents an indoor beer festival with more than 50 brews, unlimited pours, live music, food trucks and games. Noon-3, 4:30-7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.-midnight. Union Market, Dock 5, 1309 Fifth St. NE. 202-618-3663. www.drinkthedistrict.com/hoppy.holidays. $40-$50.
Washington Revels In celebration of the winter solstice, the choral group presents “The Christmas Revels,” a holiday program with a cast of more than 100, featuring music from 19th-century Ireland, Irish dancing and a mummers play. Opens Saturday with shows at 2 and 7:30 p.m., continues Sunday at 2 p.m. Through Dec. 14. George Washington University, Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. 301-587-3835. www.revelsdc.org. $18-$50, youth $12-$32.
A Jazz Take on Arab Songs: The Tarek Yamani Trio The pianist, winner of the 2010 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, presents his arrangements of mid-20th-century works by Middle Eastern composers in connection with the Sackler’s “Unearthing Arabia: The Archaeological Adventures of Wendell Phillips” exhibition. 7:30 p.m. Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium, Jefferson Drive and 12th Street SW. 202-633-1000. asia.si.edu. Free.
Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, D.C. Two hundred-twenty singers will participate in the program “Rockin’ the Holidays,” featuring holiday songs, dancers and Santa. Opens Saturday with doors at 6:30 p.m., concert at 8 p.m. Through Dec. 14. Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW. www.gmcw.org. $25-$59.
Smithsonian Holiday Festival The Smithsonian museums on the Mall host musical performances, book signings, crafts and more. Complimentary gift-wrapping will be available at the National Museum of American History and special Smithsonian shuttles will be on hand to transport visitors around the Mall. Visit the Web site for a complete list of activities. Saturday and Sunday. 202-633-1000. www.si.edu. Free.
Indie Arcade MAGFest and American University’s Game Lab transform the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s courtyard into an arcade, offering free classic arcade games such as Asteroids, Pac-Man, Tron, Star Wars, Arkanoid, Donkey Kong and more. Play old favorites, learn how to build games and discover new games created by local chapters of the International Game Developers Association. 1-7 p.m. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Kogod Courtyard, Eighth and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. americanart.si.edu. Free.
Logan Circle Holiday House Tour The Logan Circle Community Association hosts its 36th annual tour of decorated homes, featuring a variety of musicians and singers roaming the neighborhood, concluding with a wassail reception at Studio Theatre. 1-5 p.m. Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW. 267-254-4962. www.logancircle.org. $30.
Donny Marie: Christmas at the National The Osmond siblings perform holiday-themed song and dance numbers and hits from their careers, such as “A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock ’n Roll,” “Paper Roses,” “Puppy Love” and “It Takes Two.” Continues Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., closes Sunday at 4 p.m. National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-628-6161. www.thenationaldc.com. $53-$108.
“A Collection of Funny True Holiday Stories” Story League presents eight storytellers reminiscing about inappropriate gifts. This program contains mature themes and strong language. 6 p.m. Kennedy Center, Theater Lab, 2700 F St. NW. 800-444-1324. www.kennedy-center.org. Free tickets distributed at 5:30 p.m., limit two per person.
Kenya The smooth soul singer is a Howard University alumna. 8 and 10 p.m. Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW (rear). 202-337-4141. www.bluesalley.com. $20.
“Childhood Beliefs: Stories About Magical Thinking, Family Myths, and Things We Once Thought Were True” SpeakeasyDC hosts eight to ten storytellers. Outside food is welcome, but no drinks. 8 p.m. Town Danceboutique, 2009 Eighth St. NW. 202-234-8696. www.speakeasydc.com. $15.
Merry TubaChristmas Hundreds of tuba, sousaphone and euphonium players share the stage. 6 p.m. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. www.kennedy-center.org. Free.
“Famous Puppet Death Scenes” Canada’s Old Trout Puppet Workshop portrays 22 famous scenes of death. Opens Wednesday at 8 p.m. Through Jan. 4. Woolly Mammoth Theatre, 641 D St. NW. 202-393-3939. www.woollymammoth.net. $35-$68.
Hot Tuna Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady from Jefferson Airplane play acoustic and electric blues. 8 p.m. Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 202-408-3100. www.sixthandi.org. $35 in advance, $38 day of the show.
K. Michelle The singer-songwriter is set to release her second album, “Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart?,” the day before this concert. Her first album, “Rebellious Soul,” debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. 8 p.m. The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. 202-803-2899. www.thehowardtheatre.com. $35 in advance, $40 day of concert.
— Compiled by Carrie Donovan
from staff reports