Get ready to have a ball.
Belly Dancing Classes
What: Georgetown restaurant Neyla launches a new series ($40) of happy hours involving smooth moves taught by trained dancers.
Why: Show up on the second Thursday of each month, sip on a couple of cocktails, and snack on traditional Mediterranean meze.
When: Thurs., 6-8 p.m.
Where: 3206 N St. NW, at Wisconsin Ave. To register, call 202-333-6353.
National Pinball Museum
What: The new gallery wins with exhibits on the artwork and history of the arcade favorite, a gift shop, restoration lab, and party space.
Why: Rack up points on several vintage and modern versions and take in a few short films on all things silver ball related.
When: Thurs.-Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: The Shops at Georgetown Park, 3222 M St. NW, at Wisconsin Ave., street lvl. (202-337-1110). Admission is $14.
Holiday Gifts Inspired by Our Readers
What: We asked our Facebook friends what they want for Christmas (hand-painted shoes, a move to the Big Apple, the perfect night’s sleep), and we’ve been shopping ever since.
Why: Because we care.
When: In two shakes of a reindeer’s tail.
Where: Online at dailycandy.com.
Cheap Art Sale
What: Shop work by local crafters and fine artists, all priced $1-$50 with 50 percent of all proceeds going to support nonprofit music camp Girls Rock DC.
Why: Paintings, screen-printed goods, illustrations, and lots of photography, plus Amani DC wares from East African women.
When: Sat., 1-5 p.m.
Where: La Casa, 3166 Mt. Pleasant St. NW, b/t Kenyon and Kilbourne Sts.
What: Down upscale American classics ($14-$24) like hanger steak, a pesto chicken sandwich, and fish tacos amid multiple TVs, news tickers, and Vegas-style display boards.
Why: Tables with individual draft beer taps (the real reason you pay visits to the media-obsessed Penn Quarter spot).
When: Mon.-Thurs., 4 p.m.-2 a.m.; Fri., 4 p.m.-3 a.m.; Sat., noon-3 a.m.; Sun., noon-2 a.m.
Where: 707 G St. NW, 2nd flr. (202-543-1724).
Photo: Courtesy of Neyla
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