Some events may require reservations or advance ticket purchases. Call before you visit.

KWANZAA WORKSHOP -- Dec. 10 at 11, a family program about the history of the African American celebration. Free. Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St., Alexandria. 703-838-4356.

COYABA DANCE THEATER -- Dec. 16 at 7, Dec. 17 at 8 and Dec. 18 at 4, "A Kwanzaa Celebration." Dec. 16, $75 with a benefit party; Dec. 17-18, $20, seniors and students $15, ages 17 and younger $7. Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. 202-269-1600.

KWANZAA FAMILY DAY -- Dec. 18 from 1 to 5. Storytelling, traditional dance, art tours. Baltimore Museum of Art, Art Museum Drive and North Charles Street, Baltimore. 410-396-7100.

AFRICAN HERITAGE DANCERS AND DRUMMERS -- Dec. 19 and Dec. 20 at 10:15 and noon. $5. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-277-1711.

AFRICAN HERITAGE DANCERS & DRUMMERS -- Dec. 26, "A Kwanzaa Celebration" (time and ticket price to be announced). Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW. 202-328-6000.

KWANZAA CELEBRATION -- Dec. 27 at 7. County residents $5, others $6. Glenn Dale Community Center, 11901 Glenn Dale Blvd., Glenn Dale. 301-352-8983.

KWANZAA CELEBRATION -- Dec. 28 at 7. Free. Rollingcrest-Chillum Community Center, 6120 Sargent Rd., Chillum. 301-853-2005.

"THE SPIRIT OF KWANZAA" -- Dec. 28 and Dec. 29 at 8. The 10th anniversary production celebrates the African American holiday with music, poetry and dance by Fabian Barnes, the Dance Institute of Washington and the Washington Reflections Dance Company. $12 to $25. Kennedy Center Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

"AN EVENING WITH DEBRA MIMS" -- Dec. 29 at 7, the actress recounts the history of black women in monologues, poetry and song. County residents $2, others $3. Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-203-6040.

KWANZAA CELEBRATION -- Dec. 30 at 7. Residents $8, children $6; others $10, children $7.50. Allentown Fitness and Splash Park, 7210 Allentown Rd., Fort Washington. 301-449-5567.