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Six13

In celebration of Hanukkah, the New York-based vocal band brings its unique style of Jewish music to the stage, featuring thumping beatbox, intricate arrangements, and soulful harmonies.

Sun., Dec. 1, 2013, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program

Members of the Young Artist Program present a preview of musical highlights from the world premiere of the holiday family opera The Lion, the Unicorn, and Me.

Mon., Dec. 2, 2013, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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The Carol Ringers and the Peace Ringers

Choirs of 15 high school-aged youth and 15 adults perform holiday music on hand bells.

Thu., Dec. 5, 2013, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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U.S. Army Chorus

The vocal ensemble presents a program of cheerful holiday music.

Fri., Dec. 6, 2013, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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Raya Brass Band

This group celebrates Hanukkah with songs from their new album This Train Is Now, incorporating Eastern European carnival traditions and their musical pasts of New Orleans brass, punk, and jazz. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery at approximately 5 p.m., up to 2 tickets per person, subject to availability.

Sun., Dec. 8, 2013, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance in the Theater Lab

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The LeeVees

Adam Gardner of Guster and Dave Schneider of The Zambonis bring their new group to the stage with a lineup of festive, rocking Hanukkah songs from the group’s album Hanukkah Rocks. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to 2 tickets per person, subject to availability.

Mon., Dec. 9, 2013, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance in the Theater Lab

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Cantor Yaakov Lemmer and the N.Y. Klezmer Allstars, featuring Michael Winograd and Frank London

Master Klezmer musicians trumpeter Frank London, clarinetist Michael Winograd, and vocalist Yanky Lemmer offer a concert celebrating Hanukkah.

Tue., Dec. 10, 2013, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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Coral Cantigas

D.C.’s premier Latino chorus performs seasonal songs from Latin America, Spain, and the U.S.

Fri., Dec. 13, 2013, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own”

This group presents a festive program called A Stan Kenton Christmas, highlighting the music of the famous pianist, composer, and orchestra leader.

Mon., Dec. 16, 2013, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS!

This year marks the 40th anniversary of this holiday tradition founded by Harvey Phillips in which 300 local tuba, sousaphone, and euphonium players perform traditional Christmas music. Grab your instrument and arrive for rehearsal at 3 p.m.

Wed., Dec. 18, 2013, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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Listen Local First D.C. presents its Holiday Nine Showcase

An evening of songs from nine different local musicians.

Thu., Dec. 19, 2013, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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Sweet Heaven Kings

This acclaimed 16-member gospel brass and percussion band from Anacostia’s United House of Prayer performs a joyful holiday program.

Sat., Dec. 21, 2013, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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Last Train Home

This favorite of the D.C. roots-rock scene performs original holiday tunes and interpretations of yuletide classics.

Sun., Dec. 22, 2013, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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Encore Chorale

Singers over the age of 55 make up this dynamic ensemble performing crowd-pleasing holiday music.

Mon., Dec. 23, 2013, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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Beltway Brass Quintet

Zack Smith leads this group in a performance of jazzy and cheerful arrangements of holiday favorites.

Tue., Dec. 24, 2013, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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All-Star Christmas Day Jazz Jam

Host Chuck Redd leads this festive annual tradition, now in its 15th year, featuring D. C. favorites drummer Lenny Robinson, trumpeter Tom Williams, bassist James King, and vocalist Delores Williams.

Wed., Dec. 25, 2013, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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A Celtic Holiday

Zan McLeod and Friends play traditional Irish music with stepdancing by the Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance.

Thu., Dec. 26, 2013, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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Holiday Vaudeville

This show blends holiday music and non-stop laughter with Cajun cellist Sean Grissom and modern-Klezmer quartet the Alexandria Kleztet.

Fri., Dec. 27, 2013, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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Target Family Night: Holiday Vaudeville

This show blends holiday music and non-stop laughter with Cajun cellist Sean Grissom and modern-Klezmer quartet the Alexandria Kleztet.

Sat., Dec. 28, 2013, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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A Holiday Hand Dance

National Hand Dance Association dancers take the stage for a program featuring the art of hand dancing, a form of swing dance that first originated in Washington, DC, and high energy Freestyle dances of the 1960s and today.

Tue., Dec. 31, 2013, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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