The Weekend Guide

Shiny, happy people.

Snag last-minute gems at a jewelry pop-up coordinated by fashion-forward blogger Morgan Hungerford West and showcasing favorite local adorners (GiantLion, Saint Clair Jewelry, Young Frankk, and more).
Why: The Brookland spot is no ordinary store — it’s a shoppable wall installation.
When: Thru Dec. 22. Thurs., 5-9 p.m.; Fri., 4-7 p.m.; Sat., 1-6 p.m.; Sun., 1-7 p.m.
Where: Wild Hand Workspace, at Monroe Street Market, 716 Monroe St. NE, std. 8.

The Download
What: Random, wonderful finds across the Interwebs.
Why: Poopy Cat Dolls, The Mambo Kings goes digital, and Love Actually gets a sequel.
When: You’re too pooped to do any real work.
Where: At dailycandy.com.

Elf the Musical
What: Feel the reason for the season as Buddy the Elf searches for his human daddy and the real Santa in the most terrifying of snowscapes — New York City.
Why: The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.
When: Thru Jan. 5. Thurs. & Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 1:30 & 7:30 p.m.
Where: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F St. NW, at Virginia Ave. (202-467-4600).

The Dying Gaul
Impress out-of-town visitors with a free trip to Rome — one of the greatest works of antiquity is on display outside Italy for the first time in more than two centuries.
Why: So full of pathos, the marble masterpiece of a fallen warrior’s final moments moves us to tears.
When: Thru Mar. 16. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: National Gallery of Art, 6th St. NW, at Constitution Ave. (202-737-4215).

Feast of the Seven Fishes
Chef Mike Isabella takes on the Italian tradition of a meatless, multicourse Christmas dinner in the dining room that serves as his takeout sandwich spot by day.
Why: Palate dazzlers such as roasted oyster with bottarga butter and snow crab arrabbiata.
When: Thurs.-Mon., 6-10 p.m. (Also Dec. 26-28).
Where: G by Mike Isabella, 2201 14th St. NW, at W St. (202-234-5015). Five-course prix fixe, $65; with wine pairings, $100.

Right Proper Brewing Company
Hit the brewpub next to The Howard Theatre before your resolution for a dry January kicks in. The space was once a pool hall where Duke Ellington is rumored to have played as a kid. Hop on a stool, watch the masters work on the suds, and decode the chalk mural.
Why: Jazz-inspired, Belgian-style beers such as The Duke and Ornette, plus upscale American snacks like pimiento cheese and a fried chicken sandwich.
When: Tues.-Thurs., 5-11 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 5-midnight; Sun., 5-10 p.m.
Where: 624 T St. NW, at 7th St. (202-607-2337).

Photo: Courtesy of Giant Lion

624 T St NW
@ 7th St
Washington, DC 20001
Monroe Street Market
716 Monroe St NE
above the Brookland Metro station
Washington, DC 20017
2201 14th St NW
@ W St
Washington, DC 20009
6th St NW
@ Constitution Ave
Washington, DC 20565
2700 F St NW
@ Virginia Ave
Washington, DC 20037