On Dec. 27, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., bring the entire family to the Anacostia Community Museum’s annual Kwanzaa celebration at THEARC, 1901 Mississippi Ave. SE. Enjoy energetic and interactive introduction to Kwanzaa with the Melvin Deal African Heritage Dancers & Drummers. The audience participatory program includes dancers, singers, music, colorful costumes and lively characters designed for young children and adults alike. During the performance and afterwards, kids can also enjoy making Kwanzaa-inspired arts and crafts from a variety of materials. Art workshops will be led by artists Brian Barber and Alma Robinson. Free fun for the entire family in THEARC Auditorium. RSVP at anacostia.si.edu.
On Dec. 14, 7 p.m. and Dec. 15, 3 p.m., enjoy Dance Place’s annual Kwanzaa Celebration. Gather family and friends to join Coyaba Academy, Coyaba Dance Theater and special guests to celebrate the seven principles of Kwanzaa. At Sunday’s performance, get one free ticket for a child 12 and under with a paying adult. Tickets are $30 for adults; $15, college students and children 17 and under. Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. danceplace.org.