NEW "PEANUTS" CHRISTMAS MUSIC? Indie jazz act Tribe of Vibe is headed south from Baltimore to Twins Jazz (1344 U St. N.W.). Need a preview? Check out their mood-lifting five-song EP here. 8 and 10 p.m.; $10.
HELP FOR HOMES: The A-SPAN Help-the-Homeless Gala at the Artisphere (1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington) features a silent auction, live music from BMT and a performance by BalletNova. Food comes from Lebanese Taverna, Santa Fe Café and SushiRock. 6-9:30 p.m.: $100 ($75 tax-deductible).
CHRISTMASTIME IS HERE: Oh, that wacky Ritz-Carlton, always with the classy events. Head to the West End location (1150 22nd St. N.W.) for Christmas carols performed by local choirs, and stories by the fire. 5:30-7:30 p.m.; free.
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