This weekend will leave you reeling.
What: Local director C. Karim Chrobog chronicles the story of a former child soldier in Sudan who becomes a hip-hop star promoting peace.
Why: Truth is stranger than fiction.
When: Fri.-Dec. 11.
Where: Landmark’s E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW, at E St. (202-452-7672).
Bethesda’s Winter Wonderland
What: Watch two local sculptors chip, shape, and mold ice into art. Music provided by local schoolchildren.
Why: Ice, ice, baby.
When: Sat., 1-4 p.m.
Where: Veterans Park, Norfolk & Woodmont Aves., Bethesda (301-215-6660).
Beauty Day at Bella Bethesda
What: Gratis pampering including makeup apps, blowouts, and skin consults.
Why: Blowouts, not blown budgets.
When: Fri., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 4733 Elm St., Bethesda (301-718-9111).
CarronSpear Trunk Show
What: Meet the designers and deck yourself in freshwater pearls, gemstones, and precious metals. Champagne and sweets from Hook on Friday night.
Why: Stick your neck out.
When: Fri., 5-8 p.m.; Sat., noon-4 p.m.
Where: Sangaree, 3288 M St. NW, b/t 33rd & Potomac Sts. (202-333-4690).
Old Town Joint Holiday Sale
What: Spend more for better discounts at a progressive sale from Bellacara, Shoe Hive, Hysteria, and Bloomers.
Why: Black Friday bargains were just the beginning.
When: Thurs., 6-9 p.m.
Where: Various locations around Old Town. Info at 703-299-9652.