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Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 12/09/2011

Weekend update: The upper crust

In today’s Weekend section, it’s Pizza Day. As boutique pizzerias have raised the bar for local pies over the past decade, we slice our way through the area’s pizza joints and pick 24 top spots.

We’ve rounded up a list of the best events going on this weekend, including the Army-Navy game, the Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade and the Black Cat’s annual Rock-n-Shop holiday sale.

Moira E. McLaughlin profiles Mexican pop singer Ximena Sarinana, a former child actor turned impressive singer-songwriter, whose new album is her first in English. She performs a matinee show at Rams Head Tavern on Saturday.

Also see record reviews of local upstart Chelsea Lee, country star Rodney Atkins, banjo hotshot Noam Pikelny, local indie rock stalwarts the Jet Age and British blues-rock veterans Savoy Brown.

Exercise your brainpower for free at Marbles in Montgomery Mall, which hosts a monthly game night where board game enthusiasts get together and try out new games.

Looking for warm drinks this winter? Here are some superlative cocktails that will hit the spot.

Andy Holtin: A Theatre of Objects” at Flashpoint is an exhibition that features three sculptural video works including, “Glance,” in which the two images on LCD displays periodically glance sidelong at each other or pivot and turn away.

In Union Bridge, Md., Clemsonville Christmas Tree Farm is an experience rivaling the vision of Santa’s workshop in a 7-year-old’s dreams, with meticulous detail that keeps generations of families returning every year. Trees up to 14 feet tall are $20, and you might even get some apple pie from inside the farmhouse.

Imperfect Dancers, an Italian-based dance company, makes its D.C. debut this weekend at the Lansburgh, introducing Washington-area audiences to a brand of movement that’s both slippery as silk and steely in its muscular attack.

And if you were planning on seeing “New Year’s Eve,” Ann Hornaday’s one-star review should convince you otherwise.

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