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Because I’m a sexist idiot, I assumed an exhibit on quilts might be a touch dull. Wrong! “Workt by Hand: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts” at the National Museum of Women in the Arts offers stunning visuals and a lively history lesson in the form of 35 historical quilts. The exhibit explores ideas of women’s work, the place of decorative arts in museums, and authorship—the women behind most of these masterpieces are unknown to us. Read more >>> The exhibit is on view Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays noon to 5 p.m. to April 27, 2014, at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. $8–$10. (202) 783-5000. nmwa.org. (Jenny Rogers)
DGS Delicatessen is celebrating the time-honored tradition of Jews eating Chinese food for Christmas with a fusion Chinese-Jewish deli food feast of its own. On Dec. 24 only from 5 to 9:30 p.m., the restaurant will offer a $37 dinner with dishes like Reuben egg rolls, pastrami lo mein, matzo ball egg drop soup, and kung pao chicken livers. Add drink pairings for an additional $18. Read more on Young & Hungry. DGS Delicatessen, 1317 Connecticut Ave. NW. (202) 293-4400. dgsdelicatessen.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
R&B crooner Raheem DeVaughn and a gang of friends perform a holiday-themed show at the Howard Theatre. 8 p.m. at 620 T St. NW. $50.
Wynonna Judd and her band, The Big Noise, bring their country twang to Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club. 8 p.m. at 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. $60–$90.
Members of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra and professional soloists lead the audience in a lively sing-along of Handel’s Messiah at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. 8 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.
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