Marcus King Band
Singer and guitarist Marcus King is only 22, but he’s already become a fixture on the festival circuit, touring hard and sitting in with anyone who invites him onstage. Last month, he added some blue-eyed soul and Southern guitar riffs to funk act Lettuce’s show at The Anthem. In October, King and his band released “Carolina Confessions,” which was produced by Dave Cobb (Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton), and features a co-write from The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach. 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW; Thu., 7 p.m., $20.
Jewel brings her family out on the road for her second “Handmade Holiday” tour. The singer-songwriter will perform her beloved hits alongside holiday classics with help from her father, Atz Kilcher, and brothers, Atz Lee and Nikos Kilcher, of Discovery’s reality series “Alaska: The Last Frontier.” Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW; Thu., 8 p.m., $55-$75.
Winter in Washington
You don’t have to travel to the Mall to see D.C.’s iconic monuments: Winter in Washington brings those sights to CityCenterDC — sort of. The Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial are among the landmarks that will be carved out of 50,000 pounds of ice for a gigantic sculpture on display this weekend. The Park at CityCenter, 1098 New York Ave. NW; Fri., 4-9 p.m., Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. & 4-9 p.m., free.
After touring as headliners in the spring, playing festivals in the summer, and opening for Leon Bridges in the fall, funky trio Khruangbin is rounding out a busy year with a victory lap. The band is still flying high supporting this year’s Middle Eastern-inspired sophomore album, “Con Todo El Mundo,” but Khruangbin has added a new song to live show: a timely cover of the classic “Christmas Time Is Here,” done in the group’s distinctive, groovy style. On Friday, Khruangbin lands at a sold-out 9:30 Club. 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW; Fri., 8 p.m., sold out.
Air and Space’s Holiday Family Day
The National Air and Space Museum is opening its doors for a family-friendly holiday party featuring a slew of activities and performances. The day includes a planetarium show highlighting constellations viewable in the winter, a “Zoo in the Sky” story time, a scavenger hunt, a concert by the United States Air Force Brass Quintet and the chance to do some solar observing. National Air and Space Museum, Independence Avenue at Sixth Street SW; Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m., free.
Women Who Rock: A Tribute to the 90s
ProjectHERA, which supports female musicians in D.C., is behind this fundraiser for the nonprofit. As the title suggests, a diverse array of women from the D.C. music scene — Lauren Calve, Gina Sobel, Dior Ashley Brown, Rachel Levitin and many more — will cover some of their favorite songs from the ’90s. Pearl Street Warehouse, 33 Pearl St. SW; Sun., 8 p.m., $12.
Hot 99.5’s Jingle Ball
The annual Jingle Ball holiday concert brings several power players from the world of pop music to Capital One Arena. Headlining this year’s show are singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes, right, DJ duo The Chainsmokers, rapper G-Eazy and singer Meghan Trainor. Bebe Rexha, Sabrina Carpenter, Bazzi and NF round out the lineup. Capital One Arena, 601 F St. NW; Mon., 7:30 p.m., $60-$200.
Indie rocker Phosphorescent, aka Matthew Houck, returned from a five-year gap between studio albums with October’s “C’est La Vie.” Houck became a dad and moved to Nashville in the interim, yet the album has a laid-back, almost world-music vibe at times. Houck writes about fatherhood and life, maintaining a sly, conversational style. Sample lyric: “ ‘C’est la vie,’ she says/ But I don’t know what she means.” 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW; Tue., 7 p.m., $25.
National Symphony Orchestra: Holidays at The Anthem
The National Symphony Orchestra’s annual holiday show can help you get into the holiday spirit with performances of “Here Comes Santa Claus,” songs from “The Nutcracker” and more seasonal classics. Ugly sweaters are welcome, but optional. The Anthem, 901 Wharf St. SW; Wed., 8 p.m., $15-$35.