Yuri Gorbachev exhibit Yuri Gorbachev’s oil and enamel paintings reflect the Russian culture of his boyhood, including folk celebrations, street fairs, circuses, snowy winter landscapes, czars of the Romanov dynasty and the ancient tradition of Russian Orthodox icon painting. Through Dec. 30. Byrne Gallery, 7 W. Washington St., Middleburg. 540-687-6986. www.byrnegallery.com. Free.
“Can’t Stop Singing” In this Sesame Street Live show, the street’s residents can’t stop singing after Elmo uses Abby Cadabby’s magic wand. Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., Sunday at 1 and 4:30 p.m. George Mason University, Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Cir., Fairfax. 202-397-7328. 703-993-3000. www.patriotcenter.com. $15-$45.
“A Stan Kenton Christmas” The U.S. Army All-Brass Big Band will perform this annual holiday concert featuring Stan Kenton’s music. 7:30 p.m. Fort Myer, Brucker Hall, 400 McNair Rd., Arlington. 703-696-3399. www.usarmyband.com. Free.
Tiffany Thompson This is a CD release show of the pop, Americana and jazz music on Thompson’s about-to-be released album, “One Voice.” With Gideon Grove. 8:30 p.m. Iota Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-522-8340. www.iotaclubandcafe.com. $10.
Del Ray Artisans Fine Art & Fine Craft Holiday Market This is the final weekend of the Holiday Market featuring handmade items from local artists, including pottery, ceramics, photography, jewelry, cloth, paper crafts and glass. There will also be a bake sale and a special area for kids to shop on their own. Friday 6-9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday noon-4 p.m. Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-501-1736. www.thedelrayartisans.org. Free.
“A Catie Curtis Christmas” This singer-songwriter from Boston has performed holiday shows at the White House. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566. www.jamminjava.com. $20.
Four Bitchin’ Babes Sally Fingerett, Deirdre Flint and locals Debi Smith and Marcy Marxer are all accomplished and seasoned musician-actress-comediennes who bring their humor and harmonies to their holiday show, “Jingle Babes!” Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500. www.birchmere.com. $35.
“The Nutcracker” Loudoun Ballet Company will perform its 23rd annual full-length holiday favorite. Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 1:30 and 5:30 p.m., Sunday at 4:30 p.m. Potomac Falls High School, 46400 Algonkian Pkwy., Sterling. 571-442-4238. www.loudounballet.org. $25, seniors and age 12 and younger $17.
Manassas Ballet Theatre The seasonal favorite “The Nutcracker” is performed by this professional ballet company. Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 3 p.m. Through Dec. 23. Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. 703-993-7759. www.hyltoncenter.org. $35-$55.