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    A Bach Christmas

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    December 18 - December 21, 2014

    Back Bay Chorale Music Director Scott Allen Jarrett takes the Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus on a journey through Christmas past, from medieval plainchant to the 18th century. Corelli's popular Christmas Concerto is one of many highlights in a creative program also featuring J.S. Bach's joyous Cantata 40 and Cantata IV from the Christmas Oratorio.

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    Black Nativity

    Presented by National Center of Afro-American Artists at Paramount Center, Boston

    December 5 - December 21, 2014

    Produced by the National Center of Afro-American Artists, Black Nativity is the joyous account of an historic event that occurred 2,000 years ago. It’s a celebration that tells the...more

    Berklee American Roots Music Series

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    December 22, 2014

     A night of American roots music featuring performers in a wide range of American roots styles—including blues, gospel, folk, early country music, bluegrass, old-time, Cajun, western...more

    A Byzantine Christmas-A Concert of Byzantine Chants and Greek Carols

    Presented by The Greek Institute at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    December 22, 2014

     This is the fifth annual concert of Byzantine virtuosic chants and carols from various regions of Greece with readings of traditional Greek Christmas stories with audience participation....more

    Open Mic

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    December 22, 2014

     Open Mic


    Aine Minogue

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    December 23, 2014

    As traditional Irish music and dance continue to enjoy phenomenal success both here and in Ireland, Áine Minogue is an artist who has long explored its themes and who captures its very...more

    Boston Pops - Holiday Pops

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall, Boston

    December 3 - December 24, 2014

    Join conductor Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops in a performance filled with holiday music favorites, the traditional Pops sing-a-long, and even a visit from jolly old Santa Claus. Don't...more

    JEWMONGOUS

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    December 24, 2014

     JEWMONGOUS, a comedy song concert with occasional guests, is the colicky, uncircumcised brainchild of SEAN ALTMAN: the golden-voiced song-writing wiz and former leader/founder of Rockapella...more

    Boston Pops - Holiday Pops Kids Matinees

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall, Boston

    December 6 - December 24, 2014

    Join conductor Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops in a performance filled with holiday music favorites, the traditional Pops sing-along, and even a visit from jolly old Santa Claus. These special...more

    D.L.Hughley

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    December 26, 2014

    One of the most popular and highly recognized standup comedians on the road today has also made quite an impression in the television, film and radio arenas. D.L.Hughley can currently be...more

    Simply Chico

    Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre, Cambridge

    December 12 - December 26, 2014

    With Ch!co, you never know what you're going to see on stage...hysterical scenes, weird created-on-the-spot games, improvised song parodies, slapstick, wordplay, and combinations of all of...more

    "Pop It Like It's Hot" Pop-Up Shop

    Presented by Revere Hotel at Revere Hotel, Boston

    December 26, 2014

    Pop it like it's hot (chocolate)! The Revere Hotel's gourmet hot chocolate pop-up shop returns! Using hot cocoa mix from Boston’s bean-to-bar chocolate maker, Taza Chocolate,...more

    Mainstage

    Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre, Cambridge

    May 2 - December 27, 2014

    ImprovBoston Mainstage is the cornerstone of comedic talent at ImprovBoston. Showcasing our Freeform style of play, an ever-evolving show, Mainstage is the heart of ImprovBoston. Blending games,...more

    Jen Kirkman

    Presented by Laugh Boston at Laugh Boston, Boston

    December 26 - December 27, 2014

    Jen Kirkman is a stand-up comedian and author of the book I Can Barely Take Care of Myself: Tales From a Happy Life Without Kids, which became an instant New York...more

    Artie Lange

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    December 27, 2014

    One of the most sought after live comedians in the business, Lange is currently the co-host of “The Nick and Artie Show,” a Fox News Radio show he created with fellow comedian Nick Di...more

    Boston Pops - Home Alone

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall, Boston

    December 26 - December 27, 2014

    Experience this true holiday favorite as never before, on the big screen with live orchestral accompaniment! With a charming and delightful score by our own Pops Laureate Conductor and legendary...more

    Stage Time: The Improvised Improv Show for Improvisers

    Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre, Cambridge

    November 8 - December 27, 2014

     You want stage time? This is STAGE TIME, the improvised improv show for improvisers. Everybody gets to see a great show, and upper-level and grad improv students can get up onstage, geek out...more

    The Frisky Disco

    Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre, Cambridge

    December 6 - December 27, 2014

     The first of four completely improvised soap operas to be presented each Saturday at 11pm. The ensemble will bring characters and relationships you would find in a soap opera with all the...more

    The ImprovBoston Holiday Spectacular

    Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre, Cambridge

    November 28 - December 27, 2014

     Boston's best writers and performers come together to present a holiday show that unwraps the funny. Give yourself the gift of this laugh-filled musical and comedy spectacular that...more

    Family FUNdraiser: MGM's film, The Wizard of Oz

    Presented by Wheelock Family Theatre at Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston

    December 26 - December 27, 2014

    Headed to the movies this holiday season? What could be better than the classic film, MGM’s “The Wizard of Oz”? Well, seeing it AND supporting Wheelock Family Theatre,...more

    Melissa Ferrick

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    December 26 - December 27, 2014

    Melissa Ferrick is an indie singer songwriter from Boston MA. She has released 17 albums over the last 20 years. She is currently working on a new EP to be released on he own label, Right On...more

    Jamie Wyeth

    Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston

    July 16 - December 28, 2014

    The first comprehensive retrospective of artist Jamie Wyeth (born 1946) will examine his imaginative approach to realism over the course of six decades, from his earliest childhood drawings...more

    The Christmas Revels

    Presented by Revels at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    December 12 - December 28, 2014

    A holiday tradition returns! The 44th annual Christmas Revels journeys to Victorian England for a joyous theatrical production set in the amazing Crystal Palace originally erected for London's...more

    Urban Nutcracker

    Presented by Tony Williams Dance Center at John Hancock Hall, Boston

    December 12 - December 28, 2014

    Anthony Williams’ Urban Nutcracker, Boston’s original holiday classic, is back for its 13th season and packed with more magic for the whole family. Fusing Tchaikovsky’s...more

    Irving Berlin's White Christmas The Musical

    Presented by Citi Performing Arts Center at Citi Wang Theatre, Boston

    December 16 - December 28, 2014

    This holiday season discover the perfect gift for everyone on your list! Start with a timeless tale of joy and goodwill, fill it with classic Irving Berlin songs, top it off with glorious dancing...more

    Marshall Crenshaw

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    December 28, 2014

     Over 25 years since breaking through to critical and commercial acclaim with his 1982 self-titled debut and its infectious, era-defining pop hit “Someday, Someway,” Marshall...more

    Fire & Ice Festival

    Presented by The Lawn on D at The Lawn on D, Boston

    December 27 - December 28, 2014

    Celebrate the beauty of the holiday season as The Lawn on D is magically transformed into a winter wonderland. The Fire & Ice Festival offers fun daytime activities and attractions that will...more

    Tower of Power: Holiday Jam

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    December 29, 2014

    For almost five decades, Tower of Power has delivered the best in Rhythm and Blues music. With a new member comes a new attitude, and band member Emilio says it’s...more

    Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy

    Presented by Feld Entertainment at Agganis Arena, Boston

    December 19 - December 29, 2014

    Experience a magical Disney fantasy live on ice! Rev up for non-stop fun with four of your favorite Disney stories at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy Presented by Stonyfield YoKids...more

    Open Mic

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    December 29, 2014

     Open Mic


    Alex the Jester at JFK Library

    Presented by JFK Library at John F. Kennedy Presidental Library and Museum, Boston

    December 29, 2014

    Have you ever seen a jester perform? Have a laugh with a colorful trickster who speaks his own language, Grammelot! 

    Take a journey to medieval times and enter the hilarious and...more

    Shear Madness

    Presented by Shear Madness at Charles Playhouse, Boston

    September 19 - December 31, 2014

    Discover for yourself why over 8 million people around the world have seen Shear Madness, the uproarious whodunit where the audience gets to solve the crime. A mixture of improvisation...more

    Storied Walls: Murals of the Americas

    Presented by Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology at Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Cambridge

    August 6, 2012 - December 31, 2014

    Features large-scale drawings, photographs, and actual pieces of murals from the Awatovi, Maya, and Moche cultures. From New Mexico and Guatemala to the desert cities of Peru, the murals provide a...more

    Final Flight: The Extinction of the Passenger Pigeon

    Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History at Harvard Museum of Natural History, Cambridge

    February 22 - December 31, 2014

    Final Flight: The Extinction of the Passenger Pigeon marks the 100th anniversary of the death of the last passenger pigeon, a species that once filled North America’s skies by the billions....more

    Harold Night

    Presented by ImprovBoston at ImprovBoston Theatre, Cambridge

    August 6 - December 31, 2014

    Every Wednesday night starting at 730PM and 9:30PM our resident ImprovBoston Harold teams perform Harold, The classic long form improv format, with occasional special guests. From a single...more

    John Oliver

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    December 30 - December 31, 2014

    John Oliver is an Emmy and Writer’s Guild Award winning writer. His HBO show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, presents a satirical look at the week in news, politics and current...more

    The Nutcracker

    Presented by Boston Ballet at Boston Opera House, Boston

    November 28 - December 31, 2014

    A dazzling holiday tradition for the entire family! This critically-acclaimed production debuted in 2012 with new sets and costumes, and critics called the production "the most magical...more

    Blue Man Group

    Presented by Blue Man Group at Charles Playhouse, Boston

    September 17 - December 31, 2014

    OUR SPACE HAS A NEW FACE. Experience Blue Man Group at the newly renovated Charles Playhouse!

    Blue Man Group's critically acclaimed show has been called "visually...more

    Arabian Nights

    Presented by Central Square Theater at Central Square Theater, Cambridge

    November 28 - December 31, 2014

    The Nora Theatre Company and Underground Railway Theater revive their award-winning production (2012 Independent Reviewers of New England Awards for Best Ensemble, Best Puppetry, Best Costumes,...more

    New Year's Eve Concert - Boston Pops Swing Orchestra

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall, Boston

    December 31, 2014

    Ring in the New Year with the Boston Pops! Dance the night away with the Boston Pops Swing Orchestra and legendary bandleader extraordinaire Bo Winiker! There will be a cash bar and several dining...more

    Ellis Paul

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim, Cambridge

    December 30 - December 31, 2014

     Some artists document their lives through their music. Others chronicle their times. It’s a rare artist who can do both, telling their own story through songs that also encapsulate the...more

    The Donkey Show New Year's Eve

    Presented by American Repertory Theater and at OBERON, Cambridge

    December 31, 2014

    Ring in 2015 with "Boston's Best Dance Party" (Boston Magazine)! Dance the night away at OBERON, Harvard Square's hottest destination for theater and nightlife. Enjoy a...more

    Happy Noon Year

    Presented by Boston Children's Museum at Boston Children's Museum, Boston

    December 31, 2014

    Why wait until midnight to welcome 2014? Start your celebration by making your own party hat and noisemaker and join us as we countdown to the “Noon” year. Enjoy a sparkling New...more

    New Year's Eve at The Landsdowne Pub

    Presented by The Lansdowne Pub at The Lansdowne Pub, Boston

    December 31, 2014

    Ring in the New Year at The Lansdowne! Live Music from the one & only Bearfight!
    •Champagne Toast at Midnight
    •DJ & Live Band 
    •Balloon...more

    New Year's Eve Jamboree! Girls Guns and Glory Tribute to Hank Williams

    Presented by Lizard Lounge at Lizard Lounge, Cambridge

    December 31, 2014

    Boston's own Girls Guns & Glory return to the Lizard Lounge to perform their 5th Annual Tribute to Hank Williams on New Years Eve!
    A dazzling performance featuring the timeless...more

    Epic New Year's Eve

    Presented by House of Blues at House of Blues, Boston

    December 31, 2014

    You haven't experienced a New Year's party until you've experienced this! Join us at House of Blues Boston for an Epic New Year's Eve party. Ring in 2015 with beats by DJ Paulo,...more

    Funkadelic New Year's Eve 2015!

    Presented by The Beehive at The Beehive, Boston

    December 31, 2014

    Break out the bubbly and make a resolution to attend the funkiest New Year's Eve soiree around! The Beehive's, "FUNKADELIC Burlesque New Year's Eve 2015" is an...more

    New Year's Eve Celebration with Dwight & Nicole

    Presented by Regattabar at the Charles Hotel at Regattabar, Cambridge

    December 31, 2014

    Soulful blues and roots act Dwight & Nicole (fronted by recording artists Dwight Ritcher & Nicole Nelson) has been compared to many legends of our time -- Etta James and John Lee Hooker,...more

    New Faneuil Hall Visitor Center

    Presented by National Park Service: U.S. Department of the Interior at Faneuil Hall, Boston

    May 25, 2012 - January 1, 2015

    The National Park Service visitor center at 15 State Street closed its doors on May 21, 2012 and was replaced by a new, state-of-the-art, visitor center in historic Faneuil Hall on Friday, May 25,...more

    THE ICE

    Presented by First Night at Faneuil Hall Marketplace (Quincy Market), Boston

    December 30, 2014 - January 1, 2015

    "THE ICE" features a collection of interactive, family-friendly ice sculptures complemented by live street theater performances.


    New Year's Celebration

    Presented by Boston Baroque at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    December 31, 2014 - January 1, 2015

    Ring in the New Year! Don’t miss this annual celebration featuring some of Boston’s best vocal talent. The celebration is complete with champagne and chocolates during intermission...more

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