Emporiyum returns to Union Market's Dock 5 on Friday. (Rey Lopez)


Emporiyum is a sprawling marketplace where you can sample products from nearly 100 food and drink vendors (including locals Maketto, Colada Shop and Call Your Mother) and buy specialty gifts for the holidays. The best way to beat the weekend crowd is by attending Friday’s preview party, which will offer priority access to the Emporiyum plus free drinks and other perks for an all-inclusive price. Dock 5 at Union Market, 1309 Fifth St. NE; Fri., 6-8 p.m., sold out, Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $15-$25 per day ($80 for all-access pass).

National Veterans Day ceremony

Honor those who have served in the U.S. armed forces with the Veterans Day observance at Arlington National Cemetery. Sunday’s solemn event begins with a prelude from the United States Marine Band, followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier conducted by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington. It concludes with a program hosted by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Arlington National Ceremony, 1 Memorial Ave., Arlington; Sun., 10:30 a.m., free.


Low’s latest album, “Double Negative,” isn’t just a testament to the sonic evolution of the band. It’s also a soundtrack to the hopelessness and anguish the indie rock trio felt after the 2016 election. There’s an unnerving energy that imbues the record, which delivers bleak and chilling soundscapes that cohesively live together. “Double Negative” imposes a sense of unrest that leaves a long-lasting impression. U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW; Mon., 7 p.m., $20.

‘Cry It Out’

Having a child presents a wave of challenges and complex emotions that are explored through the perspectives of four new parents from Long Island in “Cry It Out.” Despite their socioeconomic differences, the central characters form an unexpected friendship as they find solace in their struggles of juggling parenthood while maintaining a sense of identity. Molly Smith Metzler’s play aims to balance realism with a lighthearted dose of comedy. Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW; Wed. through Dec. 16, $20-$104.