Head to Lion’s Tail for the release of Virginia Distillery Co.’s limited edition Tiki Mug with signature Tiki cocktails on Dec. 12.
Dec12 THRU Dec 18
YOTEL Boston introduces rooftop Meditation Mondays with Andy Kelley, the Boston Buddha, through Dec. 18.
Join The Boston Buddha, Andy Kelley, at YOTEL Boston for Meditation Mondays on the rooftop of YOTEL Boston. The sessions will be held on Sky Lounge’s outdoor terrace while Kelley guides locals and guests through a 30-minute guided meditation.
Dec12 THRU Dec 22
Yvonne’s serves a holiday lunch with a new twist on Locke-Ober classics on Fridays in December.
Culinary director Tom Berry and executive chef Juan Pedrosa curate this century-old tradition, with a lunch menu featuring lobster a la stroganoff, veal Parmesan and more on Fridays through Dec. 22.
Photo: Lisa Richov
Dec12 THRU Dec 30
In exhibit Bright, Cool and Hot, Rose Olson’s abstract paintings explore colors’ relationship to the natural elements using layered paint on wood canvases. Through Dec. 30.
Things are looking bright at Kingston Gallery, where Rose Olson uses colors and shapes inspired by natural elements in her latest abstract series, Bright, Cool and Hot, on display in the Main Gallery. The Tufts grad creates each piece by layering paint on wooden panels, allowing the grain texture to shine through, such as in diptych Up Around the Sun, seen above, which showcases contrasting warm and cool tones. The South End artist also shows off her work alongside two family members in the Center Gallery’s 3 Views, featuring Bradford Olson’s works of plastic medium poly-lactic acid and Elizabeth Olson’s photography. Come feel the heat through Dec. 30. / Julia Aparicio
Photo: Will Howcroft
Dec12 THRU Dec 31
Boston Winter’s holiday market returns to City Hall Plaza Nov. 24 through Dec. 31.
Prefer to do your shopping outdoors? Boston Winter’s holiday market opened in late November and runs through New Year’s Eve on City Hall Plaza, with more than 85 purveyors selling their wares, including Grace Oliver, LovePop Cards and Abnormal Creations. A reconfigured skating path, a Bavarian village and Christmas tree maze all add to the holiday spirit this year.
City Hall Plaza
1 City Hall Square
Boston, MA 02109 United States
Dec12 THRU Jan 8
- $25; $21, seniors; $20, ages 3-11; free, members
Gridiron Glory gathers more than 200 Hall of Fame artifacts, photographs and NFL Films archival footage to highlight the sport’s pioneers, coaches and star athletes. Oct. 7-Jan. 8.
It’s not quite February yet, but the Vince Lombardi Trophy is making another appearance in Boston on Oct. 8, when Gridiron Glory touches down at the Museum of Science. The Pro Football Hall of Fame brings more than 200 photographs, artifacts and archival footage from its headquarters in Canton, Ohio. Hop into an instant replay booth or check out the accounting ledger from an 1892 game that marked the sport’s first pro player. And New England fans get up close with cleats, gloves and jerseys worn during milestone games, plus 1980s AstroTurf from Foxboro Stadium’s predecessor, and even the draft card for 2000’s 199th pick, Tom Brady. Rush to the Museum of Science through Jan. 7. / Sarah Hagman
1 Science Park, Boston (617-723-2500) mos.org. MBTA: Green Line to Science Park. Sat.-Thu., 9 am-7 pm; Fri., 9 am-9 pm. $25; $21, seniors; $20, ages 3-11; free, members.
Dec12 THRU Jan 14
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“Save your ‘Hamilton’ dollars and go see it.” — Ira Glass
Eric Tucker’s exuberant, inventive staging of Jane Austen’s classic novel follows the adventures (and misadventures) of the Dashwood sisters—sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne—after their sudden loss of fortune. Bursting with humor, emotion, and bold theatricality, Bedlam’s Sense & Sensibility asks: when reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart?
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Loeb Drama Center
64 Brattle St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
Dec12 THRU Jan 21
Henry James and American Painting explores the novelist’s relationships with artists such as John La Forge and James McNeill Whistler through more than 50 works, including paintings, photographs, manuscripts and letters borrowed from museums across the U.S. and Great Britain. Through Jan. 21.
Often described as a “painterly novelist,” Henry James was greatly influenced by his friendships with American artists. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum explores just how impactful the expatriate’s relationships were in the Henry James and American
Painting exhibit, which features nearly 50 canvases, manuscripts and letters from Lilla Cabot Perry, John Singer Sargent and other members of James’ circle. Museumgoers peek into the creative exchanges that took place in the artists’
studios, particularly during the 30-year friendship between Gardner and James. Join the party through Jan. 21. / Brenna Donovan
Photo: National Portrait Gallery, London
Dec12 THRU Mar 3
Old Schwamb Mill celebrates Stan Edelson’s nearly 70 year career through March 3 with For Crying Out Loud.
Artist, theater director and playwright Stan Edelson presents For Crying Out Loud: We Are One, a collection of woodcuts and drawings depicting themes of urban life and social justice. Through March 3.
Photo: Wes Nickerson
Dec12 THRU Mar 11
Remold expectations at the Fuller Craft Museum’s latest exhibition, Gender Bend: Women in Wood, Men at the Loom.
Expectations are remolded with the Fuller Craft Museum’s latest exhibition, Gender Bend: Women in Wood, Men at the Loom, which weaves its way open on Oct. 21. The multimedia show gives space to artists traditionally underrepresented in their craft by featuring work by female wood turners and male weavers, including retired doctor turned tapestry artist Klaus Anselm’s “New York New York,” a woven tribute to the glow and geometry of America’s most populous city. Bend your perceptions at the Fuller Craft Museum through March 11. / Hannah McKennett
Photo: Stacey Evans
Dec12 THRU Apr 22
- $20; $18, seniors; $12, students; free, members, visitors under 16 and residents of Salem
Experience the future in a digital sensory experience ‘XYZT: A Journey in 4 Dimensions’ at Peabody Essex Museum through April 22.
Art, math and science collide in a digital sensory experience at XYZT: A Journey in 4 Dimensions. Created by French artists and computer scientists Adrien Mondot and Claire Bardainne, this interactive exhibit features nature-inspired holographic landscapes that imagine four dimensions: horizontal (X), vertical (Y), depth (Z) and time (T). Blur the line between physical and virtual as you step into a darkened gallery and manipulate beams of light with nothing more than the movement of your body. Experience the future at Peabody Essex Museum through April 22. / Brenna Donovan
Photo: Adrien M & Claire B
Martín Espada, Jill McDonough, Rebecca Morgan and Frank Citizen present ‘Bullets into Bells,’ a poetry collection focusing on gun violence in America that includes responses from individuals connected to the incidents detailed in the poems.
Horrific gun-related tragedies too often grabbed the headlines in 2017. In the wake of more than a decade of horrific mass shootings, Bullets into Bells features a collection of poems meant to serve as a rallying cry to end all gun violence in America. The foreword is written by former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly—who have been outspoken gun-control advocates since the 2011 assassination attempt that left Giffords severely wounded. Each poem is followed by commentary from activists, concerned citizens and political figures, including Samaria Rice and Lucy McBath, mothers of children lost to gun violence. Listen up when the Boston Public Library hosts editors Brian Clements, Alexandra Teague and Dean Rader on Dec. 13. / Brenna Donovan
The big kids are out to play when the Boston Children’s Museum hosts its adults-only Ugly Sweater Party on Dec. 13.
Guests don ugly sweaters and channel their inner child with a night of sock skating, macaroni wreath-making, fort-building and exploring interactive exhibits, while enjoying a cash bar.
Photo: Lex Piccione
Dec14 THRU Dec 17
The 12th annual CraftBoston Holiday shopping event comes to the Hynes Convention Center on Dec. 14-17.
The Society of Arts + Crafts is headed back to its old ’hood for the 12th annual CraftBoston Holiday. Browse the lively shopping event and juried exhibition at the Hynes Convention Center, which boasts contemporary crafts from more than 175 artists working in mediums from ceramics to fiber and glass. There’ll be 57 jewelers on hand, including Somerville-based designer Lauren Blais’ Victorian era-inspired bling, metalsmith and sculptor Donna Veverka’s sterling silver rings and cuffs and local Kimberly Huestis of Porcelain and Stone, whose ceramic goods are seen at right. Be the first to mingle with the master crafters during a Holiday & Highballs preview party on Dec. 14, where guests enjoy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and handmade tumblers. And get your holiday shopping haul at the Hynes Convention Center on Dec. 15-17. / Julia Aparicio
CraftBoston Holiday comes to the Hynes Convention Center on Dec. 14-17, $15-$150. See website for complete details. societyofcrafts.org/craftboston
Dec15 THRU Dec 28
Tony Williams Dance Center presents the Boston holiday classic, Anthony Williams’ Urban Nutcracker from Dec. 15 through 28.
Follow this modern holiday classic re-imagined by local legend Tony Williams who celebrates multicultural Boston through a range of dance styles.
Dec15 THRU Dec 18
With performances at Harvard Dance Center, Oberon and Loeb Drama Center, American Modern Opera Company members—including singers, dancers and musicians—collaborate on three pieces on Dec. 15-18.
The Run AMOC! Festival from the new American Modern Opera Company (AMOC, as in “amuck”—to behave disruptively) hopes to shatter the horned-helmet cliches of opera past with collaborative works that are unexpected and wild. The four-day festival features three interdisciplinary pezrformances, including a dialogue between dancer Bobbi Jene Smith (the subject of Bobbi Jene, which snagged the Best Documentary award at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival) and violin virtuoso Keir GoGwilt in A Study on Effort as well as an abstract music-theater memorial to victims of recent police brutality in Were You There. Get wild when the festival hits Harvard Square on Dec. 15-18. / Nathan Tavares
Photo: Alex Apt
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Find your inner peace as you walk along a candlelit labyrinth in Armenian Heritage Park on Dec. 17.
Participants walk the winding path to tie a ribbon on the Wishing Tree, and then enjoy hot chocolate and cookies from the Bostonian Hotel and an a cappella performance by Wellesley High School’s Ladies First.
Photo: Matt Conti
Randy Orton leads a group of WWE superstars competing in the Clash of the Champions at TD Garden on Dec. 17.
Randy Orton, Jinder Mahal, Natalya Neidhart, Trinity “Naomi” Fatu and other wrestling superstars face off in Boston for the first time in five years.
Join City Winery Boston as Grammy-nominated Brazilian singer Bebel Gilberto performs on Dec. 17.
On Dec. 17, City Winery Boston hosts Grammy-nominated Brazilian singer, Bebel Gilberto. For more information, visit: http://www.citywinery.com/boston/tickets/bebel-gilberto-12-17.html
Dec18 THRU Dec 24
Il Molo serves a holiday feast of seven traditional fish dishes from Dec. 18 through Christmas Eve.
During the week leading up to Christmas, chef Pino Maffeo brings this Italian tradition to the North End seafood restaurant with a festive à la carte menu featuring lobster fra diavlo, clams oreganata and more.
Boston Camerata's Carols at Midnight: French Christmas Music 1500-1700
Boston Camerata presents Carols at Midnight: French Christmas Music 1500-1700 at the First Church Congregational in Cambridge.
This Boston Camerata Chirstmas program offers a candlelit performance of Charpentier’s Messe de Minuit among other French holiday music.
Sashay into the holidays with some of the iconic ladies from ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ during Christmas Queens at Royale on Dec. 19.
Michelle Visage hosts this holiday-themed drag show featuring favorites from RuPaul’s Drag Race such as Thorgy Thor, Jinkx Monsoon, Peppermint and Sharon Needles.
Dec21 THRU Dec 22
Prolific rock guitarists, GE Smith of Roger Waters Band, Bob Dylan and SNL Band, Jim Weider of The Band and Levon Helm Band and Jon Herington of Steely Dan, will be taking the stage at to City Winery on Dec. 22 for an historic night of blues and roots rock ‘n’ roll.
- Tickets start at $62; all ages
The Roots come to House of Blues on Dec. 26.
The legendary Roots crew is trading laughs for the spotlight this December when they step out of Studio 6B—where they plant themselves onstage as the house band on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon—and into the House of Blues. Four Grammys and 30 years after first forming, high school friends Questlove and Black Thought are nowhere close to pulling the plug. The now eight-man band is once again gifting its jazzy riffs and hip-hop rhythms to live audiences with the 2017 Holiday Tour. No thank-you notes are required when the Roots head to the House of Blues on Dec. 26. / Hannah McKennett
Photo: Mark Seliger
Dec31 THRU Jan 1
City Winery Boston presents Wine 101, an introduction to wine from their Beverage Directory to help you taste and learn about wine. $60 general admission or purchase the City Winery Wine Class Series (all three classes for $165).
Jan11 THRU Jan 12
Soaring Wings: Journey of the Crested Ibis
Watch ‘Soaring Wings’ which tells the story of the rare crested ibis bird and its reemergence after man-made urbanization at the Boch Shubert Theatre. Tickets are $30-$100, and available online at bochcenter.org by calling 866-348-9738.
Soaring Wings: Journey of the Crested Ibis tells the tale of the nearly extinct crested ibis from mad-made urbanization. The performance aims to raise awareness of environmental protection and the interdependence between humans and nature.
- Tickets start at $30
Award-winning playwright and screenwriter Tony Kushner and bestselling author Sarah Vowell examine Abraham Lincoln’s life work and legacy at Sanders Theatre on Jan. 20.
- Tickets start at $35
Jeremy Denk joins with Stefan Jackiw to perform Charles Ives’ complete sonatas for violin and piano at NEC’s Jordan Hall on Jan. 26.
Fresh and re-imaged, Jeremy Denk joins with Stefan Jackiw to perform Charles Ives’ complete sonatas.
City Winery Boston presents Wine 102 to help you take a closer look at the three major styles of wine, still, sparkling, and sweet. $60 general admission or purchase the City Winery Wine Class Series (all three classes for $165).
City Winery Boston presents Wine 103 to help you create the magic behind wine and food pairings for your next dinner party. $60 general admission or purchase the City Winery Wine Class Series (all three classes for $165).
Join City Winery Boston as two-time Grammy winning Riders In The Sky perform on March 22.
On March 22, City Winery Boston hosts two-time Grammy winning Riders In The Sky. For more information, visit: http://www.citywinery.com/boston/tickets/howie-day-1-25-18.html
Aug14 THRU Aug 26
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