Correction: An earlier version of this guide misidentified the actor who plays the title role in “Pippin” at the National Theatre. Kyle Dean Massey, not Josh Kaufman, stars as Pippin in this national tour. Kaufman, a winner of “The Voice,” is not in the production. The listing also misstated the range of ticket prices. Tickets range from $48 to $153, not from $37 to $352.


Handout photo: R&B singer Chante Moore. (Courtesy of Chante Moore)
THU 01

Bottomless pajama brunch The drinks, not the pajamas, will be bottomless at this New Year’s Day event featuring a full brunch menu. Prizes will be awarded for Best Pajama Matching Family and Most Creative. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Medium Rare (both locations), 3500 Connecticut Ave. NW and 515 Eighth St. SE. www.mediumrarerestaurant.com. Reservations suggested by phone or at Open Table.

“A Christmas Carol” Edward Gero returns to play Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens’s classic tale. Closes Thursday at 2 p.m. Ford’s Theatre, 511 10th St. NW. 202-347-4833. www.fordstheatre.org. $32-$91.

ZooLights More than 500,000 bulbs are used on light-up elephants, twinkling floral displays and more. There will also be performances by local artists, food, gifts for sale, trackless train rides and snowless snow tubing on the final day of this event. 5-9 p.m. National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-633-4888. nationalzoo.si.edu. Free, $3 per train or tubing ride.

FRI 02

Sheryl Underwood The comedian has appeared on BET’s “Comic View,” CBS’s “The Talk” and Comedy Central. Friday-Saturday at 7, 9 and 11 p.m. (Saturday 7 and 9 p.m. sold out). DC Improv, 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-296-7008. www.dcimprov.com. $30.

Chante Moore The Grammy-nominated R&B vocalist performs material from her new album, “Love the Woman.” Doors open at 6 p.m., concert at 8 p.m. The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. 202-803-2899. www.thehowardtheatre.com. $37.50-$55.

Visitors to the National Zoo walk next to Christmas lights depicting a panda on December 8, 2014 in Washington, DC. "ZooLights", when the zoo is illuminated by over 500,000 LED lights, will run from November 28 to January 1, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ MANDEL NGANMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Dark Star Orchestra The Grateful Dead cover band performs two shows. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m. 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. 202-265-0930. www.930.com. $29.

Dub City Renegades The eight-piece D.C. reggae band plays and releases a new CD. With Higher Hands and Higher Education. For age 21 and older. Doors open at 7 p.m., concert at 9 p.m. Gypsy Sally’s, 3401 K St. NW. 202-333-7700. www.gypsysallys.com. $12 in advance, $15 day of the show.

January exhibitions at Touchstone Gallery This month, Touchstone Gallery presents “Win-Win Situation,” a show by 45 member artists applauding the end of an election cycle; “Hidden Things Revealed,” new watercolors by Patricia Williams; and “Oh Life!,” mixed-media assemblages by Gail Vogels. Opens Friday. Through Feb. 1. Touchstone, 901 New York Ave. NW. 202-347-2787. www.touchstonegallery.com. Free.

SAT 03

Selections from Oberhausen Three programs offer highlights from the 2014 International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, one of the world’s top short-film fests, with introductions by artist and programmer Sylvia Schedelbauer. Saturday at 2 and 3:30 p.m. Through Jan. 10. National Gallery of Art, Ground Floor Lecture Hall, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. 202-842-6941. www.nga.gov. Free.

“A Very Pointless Holiday Spectacular” Pointless Theatre Company presents a winter cabaret for adults with comic improv by Santa and his elves and “a funky reindeer band.” Thursday-Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m. Closes Saturday. Flashpoint, 916 G St. NW. 202-315-1305. www.pointlesstheatre.com. $20-$25, seniors and students $15-$18.

“Showstoppers: Best of D.C. Architecture” This juried exhibition features 30 projects in interiors, historic, architecture and master planning/urban design. Through Saturday. District Architecture Center, Sigal Gallery, 421 Seventh St. NW. 202-347-9403. www.aiadac.com. Free.

SUN 04

Three Kings Day Festival This year’s festivities include performances by Honduran singer María Isolina, Mexican dance company Los Quetzalitos and the Bolivian dance troupe Alma Boliviana. 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Gala Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW. 202-234-7174. www.galatheatre.org. Free.

Free Community Day View the museum’s collection and current exhibitions at no cost. Noon-5 p.m. National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. 202-783-5000. www.nmwa.org. Free.

New Year’s Dance The Arlington House Victorian Dance Society and Fort Washington Guard will give lessons in Civil War dance, etiquette and courting customs (Civil War attire optional). Learn the Virginia Reel or just listen to the live music. All ages may attend; age 12 and older can participate. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Fort Washington Park, 13551 Fort Washington Rd., Fort Washington. 301-763-4600. www.nps.gov/fowa. Free.

“Black Nativity” Langston Hughes’s version of the Christmas story is staged by Theater Alliance. Thursday-Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., closes Sunday at 3 p.m. Anacostia Playhouse, 2020 Shannon Pl. SE. 202-290-2328. www.anacostiaplayhouse.com. www.theateralliance.com. $10-$50.

“The Great Divorce” New York-based troupe Fellowship for the Performing Arts mounts the theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis’s theological fantasy in which a group of lost souls travels from hell to the outskirts of heaven and must decide where they prefer to stay. Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 4 and 8 p.m., closes Sunday at 3 p.m. Lansburgh Theatre, 450 Seventh St. NW. 202-547-1122. 877-487-8849. www.shakespearetheatre.org. www.cslewisonstage.com. $29-$89, students $25.

“Bad Jews” Three cousins at different points on the religious spectrum fight over their grandfather’s heirloom. Thursday-Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., closes Sunday at 7 p.m. Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW. 202-332-3300. www.studiotheatre.org. $20-$78.

“Pippin” Kyle Dean Massey and Sasha Allen star in the musical featuring acrobatics and magic. Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Closes Sunday. National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-628-6161. www.thenationaldc.com. $48-$153.

Abigail Mitchell Joined by pianist Casey Robards, the soprano and 2013 Washington International Competition prize winner performs works by Debussy, Ravel, Rimsky-Korsakov and Richard Strauss. 4 p.m. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. www.phillipscollection.org. $30, students $15.

“In the Moment” In celebration of the center’s 25th anniversary, the D.C. Arts Center and Black Artists of D.C. present an exhibition featuring works by artists younger than 25. Closes Sunday with an artist talk and reception at 5 p.m. D.C. Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. 202-462-7833. www.dcartscenter.org. Free.

“Famous Puppet Death Scenes” Canada’s Old Trout Puppet Workshop portrays 22 famous scenes of death. Thursday-Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m. Closes Sunday. Woolly Mammoth Theatre, 641 D St. NW. 202-393-3939. www.woollymammoth.net. $35-$68.

“A Tribute to Anita Reiner” The Washington art collector is remembered with an exhibition of 13 works from her contemporary art collection, including a recent gift, Anselm Kiefer’s “Dein Blondes Haar, Margerethe” (1981), and works by Yayoi Kusama, Robert Mapplethorpe and El Anatsui. Closes Sunday. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. 202-387-2151. www.phillipscollection.org. Tuesday-Friday free; Saturday-Sunday $12, students and age 62 and older $10, age 18 and younger free.

MON 05

“Indelible: The Platinum Photographs of Larry McNeil and Will Wilson” An exhibition of works that challenge the idea that North American Indians are a “vanishing race.” Closes Monday. National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW. 202-633-1000. nmai.si.edu. Free.

“Making Their Mark” A display of signatures by such figures as Jacqueline Kennedy, Michelle Obama and Johnny Cash. The exhibition also features an invention patented by Michael Jackson. Closes Monday. National Archives, Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery, Constitution Avenue and Ninth Street NW. 202-357-5000. www.archives.gov. Free.

TUE 06

“A Place in Heaven” A father-son relationship is the basis of Yossi Madmony’s Israeli epic drama. In Hebrew with English subtitles. 7:30 p.m. D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. 202-777-3247. www.washingtondcjcc.org. $11.

History Repeated John Stabb, formerly of Government Issue, sings in this D.C. post-punk band. 8 p.m. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. www.blackcatdc.com. $10.

WED 07

RAWDC presents “Visionary” The monthly local art showcase includes a film screening, musical performance, fashion show, art gallery, performance art and a featured hairstylist and makeup artist. Cocktail attire suggested. 7 p.m. The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. 202-803-2899. www.thehowardtheatre.com. $15-$20.

“Choir Boy” In Tarell Alvin McCraney’s musical, a student at an elite black prep school is told to ignore a gay slur if he wants to lead the gospel choir. Opens Wednesday at 8 p.m. Through Feb. 22. Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW. 202-332-3300. www.studiotheatre.org. $44-$78, seniors $39-$73, students $20.

— Compiled by Carrie Donovan from staff reports