A holiday guide for Grinches

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but not to you Scrooges, Grinches and misunderstood holiday sourpusses. Tidings of comfort and joy? They could not be more annoying to you.

(Kyle T. Webster for the Washington Post) (Kyle T. Webster for the Washington Post)

We’re not trying to make your heart grow three sizes after another singalong. In the spirit of the season, we’re here to accommodate your desire for a few places you can go to escape all of this insufferable merriment:

• There’s skating at Mia Feuer’s An Unkindness,” at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, but it’s on a black rink that references environmental destruction by the global oil industry. Instead of a Christmas tree, you’ll skate underneath a jumble of tar-papered, barren trunks and feathered raven wings. Don’t worry about sharing the rink with anyone merry: It’s intended for solo sessions.

• The Christmas movie for people who don’t like Christmas movies, “Die Hard,” is at the E Street Cinema on Friday and Saturday at midnight. Yippie-ki-yay.

• A black comedy about a caustic family facing the death of its patriarch, “The Lyons” delights in bitterness. It’s at the Round House Theatre in Bethesda through Dec. 22.

Skating the black rink at the Corcoran. (Courtesy of Kate Warren)
Skating the black rink at the Corcoran. (Courtesy of Kate Warren)
Maura Judkis covers culture, food, and the arts for the Weekend section and Going Out Guide.



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Maura Judkis · December 13, 2013