Up & Coming
The Berrette Family Foundation Official Launch and Keystone Dinner The Berrette Family Foundation announces its first cohort this winter with a fundraiser-launch event. The inaugural theme, “The Beginning of a Community Staple,” showcases the desire to inspire and transform the communities in which we live. Co-hosted by ABC7’s Jummy Olabanji and poet and entrepreneur Beny Blaq, the fundraiser will include a performance by Grammy-nominated songwriter Kyonte Vincent. Tickets are $45 per person. Visit bfflaunch.brownpapertickets.com. Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St., NW.
40th Annual Landon Greens Sale & Holiday Boutique Celebrate the holiday season at the 40th Annual Greens Sale and Holiday Boutique at Landon School on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 6 and 7, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shopping features specialty wreaths, artful greens and boxwood, as well as the Holiday Boutique with 40-plus vendors. Stop by the bake sale and café and visit the historic Landon Farmhouse. Proceeds benefit financial aid and faculty enrichment. Landon School, 6101 Wilson Boulevard, Bethesda, Md. 20817.
Cuba + World Holiday Poster Sale This is an annual holiday sale on Saturday Dec. 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., offering more than 100 silk-screen movie posters from Cuba and more than 100 cultural and social cause posters from the U.S., Asia, Middle East & Latin America. Cubans design a silk-screen poster for every movie shown on the island, whether it is from the United States, Europe, Japan or Latin America. These beautiful 20-by-30-inch posters are highly collectible and make fabulous holiday gifts. For more information, email CubanPosterGallery@msn.com. 3319 O St., NW.
Toys for Tots Drive at Rhino Make a donation to Toys for Tots and have your holiday gifts wrapped by Rhino elves. Get your photo taken with Santa and sample sweet treats from Sweet Events Design. Rhino Bar & Pumphouse, 3295 M Street, NW. For more information, visit www.rhinobardc.com. Rhino Bar & Pumphouse, 3295 M Street, NW.
DECEMBER 9 Handel’s ‘Messiah’ Concert Music at National presents: “King of Kings: Our Coming Savior” in “Messiah” by G.F. Handel, featuring The National Presbyterian Church Festival Choir & Orchestra. No tickets required; ample free parking available. Located a short walk from the Tenleytown stop on the Metro red line. The event is free to the public. Visit www.nationalpres.org/messiah for more information. The National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Ave., NW.
Bowen McCauley Dance Holiday Concert Come see the BMD dancers perform on the Millennium Stage. Rounding out the program are guest performances by Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company, BMD’s Dance for PD participants, and a holiday musical finale culminating in an audience sing-and-dance-along. Join us at Rivers at the Watergate restaurant for a celebration immediately following the performance. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.bmdc.org/upcoming. 2700 F St., NW.
Hurricane Sandy Relief Toy Drive The celebrity chefs of the District Hogs motorcycle gang David Guas, R.J. Cooper and Robert Wiedmaier will be collecting toys to support the children in New Jersey on behalf of Wiedmaier’s employees of Mussel Bar & Grille at Revel, Atlantic City, and others displaced by Hurricane Sandy. Drop off an unwrapped gift to the motorcycle-paper covered box at any of the restaurants below on Wednesday and received a free chocolate treat.
Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery- Arlington, Va. Rouge 24, Washington, D.C. Mussel Bar & Grille, Bethesda, Md. Mussel Bar & Grille- Atlantic City, N.J.
Georgetown Lutheran Church Sing-along The Georgetown Lutheran Church is hosting a community Christmas sing-along with organ accompaniment on Saturday, Dec. 15, 5 p.m. The event is free and welcome to all. For more information, call 202-333-3642. Georgetown Lutheran Church, 1556 Wisconsin Ave., NW.
GBA Yoga Fundraiser and Reception Join the Georgetown Business Association in raising money for the Georgetown Senior Center by taking a Restorative Yoga class at Georgetown Yoga on Dec. 16, 4 p.m., followed by a wine reception at 5:30 p.m. All donations will go to Georgetown Senior Center with GBA matching funds up to $500. Suggested minimum donation $10 for the class and reception. Not sure you are ready for yoga? You are welcome to attend the reception from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Georgetown Yoga, 2603 P St., NW.