The Going Out Guide recommends free things to do for every day of the week.


This week, the Art League hosts its annual Artfete, an event featuring a holiday party, ceramics sale, jewelry sale and more. Pictured above, Art League instructor Nancy McIntyre gives a silk screen demonstration at the 2013 Artfete. (Courtesy of the Art League)

MONDAY

Scott Coulter

Fans of musicals won't want to miss this show at the Kennedy Center featuring cabaret singer Scott Coulter, who will be performing songs from beloved Broadway shows including "For Good" from "Wicked," "Tomorrow" from "Annie" and more.

6 p.m. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. www.kennedy-center.org.

TUESDAY

DMV Roast of Christmas

The Capital City Showcase presents a holiday-themed show featuring comedian Jamel Johnson as Santa Claus. The program pokes fun at area sports teams, public figures and current events.

8 p.m. The Brixton, 901 U St. NW. capitalcityshowcase.com.

WEDNESDAY

When Dreams Emerge: Building an Equitable Food System

The folks at Dream Out Loud, Inc. are hosting an event to raise funds for the organization and celebrate their work to promote an equitable food system. There will be live music, a complimentary wine bar, raffle items and an appearance from guest speaker and Busboys and Poets founder Andy Shallal, who will be honored during the program.

6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Pepco Edison Place Gallery, 702 8th St. NW. www.dreamingoutloud.org. Donations are welcomed.

THURSDAY

HOLIDAZE

The opening party for the Fenton Street Market's holiday marketplace features music by jazz artist Nicole Saphos. On select days through Dec. 23, visitors can visit the pop-up shop for parties, a tote bag stenciling workshop, a terrarium class and more.

Noon to 8 p.m. Upstairs gallery space at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, 8320 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. www.fentonstreetmarket.com.

FRIDAY

Artfête

Immerse yourself in the arts at this annual event presented by the Art League, during which visitors can view demonstrations, exhibits and a fashion show. There will be music by Redline Graffiti, food and drinks and the unveiling of a 60th anniversary community canvas.

6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Art League, Madison Annex, 305 Madison St., Alexandria. www.theartleague.org.

SATURDAY

Holiday Book Fair

Find some goodies for the bookworm in your life during the Writer's Center's holiday book fair, which features workshop leaders and staff, editors from local literary journals and small presses. Some participating companies include Bacon Press, the Washington Writers' Publishing House and the Maryland Writers' Association.

Noon to 4 p.m. The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St. Bethesda. 301-654-8664. www.writer.org.

SUNDAY

Indie Arcade

The American Art Museum is partnering with MAGFest and American University's Game Lab to transform the Kogod Courtyard into an arcade complete with such classic arcade games as Pac-Man, Tron, Star Wars, Donkey Kong, in addition to indie games from local chapters of the International Game Developers Association. Adults and children can play games and make games with ArtLab+.

1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Kogod Courtyard, 8th and G Street NW. 202-633-7970. americanart.si.edu.

 

Correction: An earlier version of this story provided an incorrect address for the Art League. This version has been updated.