It wouldn’t be the season without Handel's “Messiah.” The NSO performs the holiday classic starting Thursday.

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The best things to see, eat, drink and do in December

This month includes everything from fancy cocktail parties, such as the Repeal Day Ball, to festive holiday sing-alongs.

Going shopping? Here’s where to eat near Washington’s retail hubs.

Don't let the holiday rush get you down: These restaurants offer a place to eat up and rest your feet.

5 falafel shops you’ve been overlooking in D.C.

Already tried Amsterdam Falafelshop? Here are a few new and lesser-known spots to sample.

The singer, 76, is bringing her beloved holiday earworm to the Howard Theatre in D.C.

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Ring in 2018 at one of these festive — and affordable — parties across Washington.

The new Capitol Hill spot, from the same team behind Rose's Luxury and Pineapple and Pearls, opens Dec. 16.

HOT 99.5’s Jingle Ball; Jagged Edge; Angel Olsen; Fat Trel.

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The local indie-rock octet celebrates the release of a new recording at Songbyrd.

Wendy Whelan, one of the most exquisite and daring ballerinas of recent years, teams up with contemporary choreographer and dancer Brian Brooks in “Some of a Thousand Words” at the Clarice on Saturday.

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We've got a plan for showing them around the city, including lesser-known gems and tried-and-true sights.

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The 12 invasive species, whose portraits are in colored pencil, are changing our environment for the worse.

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“I find myself telling stories that I’ve never told before when I’m doing these kind of things,” Moore says.

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Hub Theatre presents a comic holiday premiere from Anne M. McCaw.

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Three families share their holiday arts traditions: "A Christmas Carol" at Ford's Theatre, The Washington Ballet's "The Nutcracker" and "Merry TubaChristmas," at the Kennedy Center.

The 6,200-square-foot project will feature Poki District as well as two Taiwanese newcomers, Gong Cha and Cheers Cut.

Rasa, opening Wednesday in Navy Yard, offers noodle and grain bowls with such playful names as Tikka Chance on Me and Aloo Need is Love.

The East London-inspired bar and restaurant will open in late 2018.

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