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Jeff Antoniuk and the Jazz Update will perform a Thelonious Monk tribute concert this weekend that will include both popular songs and rarely-played tunes.
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Jeff Antoniuk and the Jazz Update will perform a Thelonious Monk tribute concert this weekend that will include both popular songs and rarely-played tunes.

Dec. 14-15: "Monk's Dream"               
You can jazz up your weekend with "Monk's Dream", a concert inspired by the work of bebop pianist Thelonious Monk. For two nights, D.C.-based quartet Jeff Antoniuk and the Jazz Update will showcase a full set of Monk tunes, plus a few holiday favorites to keep with the spirit of the season. Shows start at 9 and 11 p.m. at Twins Jazz Club on U Street Northwest.

Dec. 15: It's a Wonderful Life: Live from WVL Radio Theatre
For a fun twist on a holiday classic, you can head to BlackRock Center for the Arts tomorrow night to see It's a Wonderful Life: Live from WVL Radio Theatre. This unique stage adaptation of the silver screen classic is set in the 1940s in a fictional radio studio. When a blizzard strikes and professional voice actors are unable to reach the studio, a small group of radio employees scramble to do the show themselves.

Dec. 15: "Holiday Cheer: From New Year's Day to New Year's Eve, and all the holiday 'fun' in between"
Storytelling troupe Better Said Than Done brings several true tales of the holidays to Epicure Café in Fairfax tomorrow night. From Chanukah, to Christmas, New Year's Eve and everything in between, there's a situation and story for everyone.

Music: "I Want to Be Happy" by Thelonious Monk

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