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Art Dash

The Beacon Gallery, 524 Harrison Ave. presents “Art Dash: One Night of Original Art” on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. with a Preview from noon to 6 p.m.

Party, buy art, and support the artists. This juried exhibition of small works will be priced at $100 and exhibiting artists will receive 100% of the proceeds.

Visit becongallery.com for other information, including the artists and jurors.

Two solo exhibitions

Two solo exhibitions, Jeffu Warmouth’s “Urgent Blowout” and John Christian Anderson’s “Dancing in The Bardo” will be on view through Jan. 26 at the Boston Sculptors Gallery, 486 Harrison Ave.

An opening reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14. A SoWa First Friday reception will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 3. An Artists’ Talk will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11.

New winter gallery hours are from 11 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday through Sunday.

These events are free and open to the public.

Visit bostonsculptors.com to learn more about the artworks and the artists.

Titus Sparrow Park Winter Party

Ring in the coolest season with neighbors at the Titus Sparrow Park Winter Party, which will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15.

There will be refreshments, caroling, a “snowman,” favors for the kids and neighborly good cheer.

The party is being hosted by the Friends of Titus Sparrow Park. The park is located at 200 West Newton St. in the South End.

‘Marriage, Mentiras, and Mantras’

Escena Latina Teatro will present “Marriage, Mentiras, and Mantras” through Dec. 15 at the Plaza Theatre at Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont St.

From an early age, Elena never wanted to be like some of the women in her family. During her youth, as her social circle expanded, she distanced herself more and more from her roots. Yet, after an abrupt separation from her husband, Elena’s family said “presente” and accepted her back. Seeking comfort in her family’s religious ways but still questioning the faith behind their prayers sets the tone for Elena’s spiritual journey. This bilingual drama explores themes of divorce, identity, alcoholism and feminism.

Visit bcaonline.org for tickets and show times.

WBUR’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ fundraiser

WBUR will celebrate the 17th anniversary of its reading of the Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 16. Join your favorite WBUR personalities at the Omni Parker House, 60 School St., the site of Dickens first reading on Dec. 2, 1867, as they bring this timeless tale to life.

Tickets are $75 and all proceeds will benefit Rosie’s Place. Holiday cookies and hot cocoa will be provided during intermission. Visit rosiesplace.org for more information and tickets.

Holiday gift drive

The Mary Baker Eddy Library, alongside The Mother Church Sunday School and The Christian Science Publishing Society, will be collecting items from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Dec. 17 on behalf of selected Boston area charitable organizations that support individuals in need.

You can drop off new, unwrapped items in the Library Gallery at 200 Massachusetts Ave. or visit the Mapparium on Sunday, Dec. 8 and donate your admission to a representative from one of these organizations: School on Wheels Massachusetts, Casa Myrna, the Home for Little Wanderers, Project R.I.G.H.T. and Toys for Tots MA.

For more information about this program and the selected organizations, visit marybakereddylibrary.org.

‘See | Be Seen’

The theatrical performance of “See | Be Seen” will be presented at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20 and at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont St.

“See | Be Seen” is an evening-length dance inside a crystalline inflatable, witnessed from the outside. Using physicality, dynamic lighting, and shadows, female-identified performers build worlds by following their curiosity. In this power shift, “See | Be Seen” offers new possibilities for what the female body can be in performance.

Please note: this production includes nudity and strobe lights.

Visit bcaonline.org for tickets.

Annual Drawing Show exhibition

The 26th annual Drawing Show exhibition, “Field Notes: Lovers, Teachers and the Consciousness in Between,” curated by Chanel Thervil is taking place through Dec. 22 at the Mills Gallery at Boston Center for the Arts, 55l Tremont St.

For more information, visit vcaonline.org.

‘Winter Works’ holiday sale

 “Winter Works” juried exhibition featuring artwork by New England artists will be on view through Dec. 22 at the Bromfield Gallery, 450 Harrison Ave.

 A wide array of media, ranging from painting and mixed media to collage and print will be on sale with prices starting at $100.

Visit bromfieldgallery.com for gallery hours and other information.

‘Parade’

Moonbox Productions will present “Parade” through Dec. 28 at the Calderwood Pavilion at Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont St.

Based on the true story of a trial that captivated the nation, “Parade” is the tale of Leo Frank, a Jewish factory-owner transplanted to Georgia and married to a Southerner. When a young girl in his employ is found murdered, Leo’s life is swept up by the intense forces of anti-Semitism and sensationalistic journalism in early 20thcentury Atlanta. Leo’s struggle to maintain his identity in the face of extreme prejudice, his wife Lucille’s arc from privileged housewife to empowered crusader for truth and justice, and a region grappling with the complexities of its history, come urgently to life in Tony-winning composer Jason Robert Brown and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Alfred Uhry’s modern musical classic.

A timeless romance. A gripping legal drama. A story for our tumultuous modern moment, ripped from the headlines of a century ago. “Parade” offers audiences a chilling and urgent reminder of bigotry’s dire consequences.

Visit bcaonline.org for tickets and show times.

‘Cabaret’

The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus will present “Cabaret” at Club Café, 209 Columbus Ave. from Feb. 21 through Feb. 23.

Ticket Sales (for 21+) are now on sale for these fun, festive – and always a little risqué – fabulous nights out. Visit bgmc.org for show times, other details and tickets.

‘Born This Way’

The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus will present the world premiere of “A Peacock Amongst Pigeons” at the New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St. from Mar. 14 and Mar. 15.

With vibrant costumes, animation and an original score from a Broadway composer, the award-winning story teaches the importance of celebrating our differences and learning to love the feathers we live in. The second act showcases music and stories that rejoice in how we are “Born This Way.”

Ticket Sales (for 21+) are now on sale for these fun, festive – and always a little risqué – fabulous nights out. Visit bgmc.org for show times, other details and tickets.

‘Caring For Your Soul’

The “Caring for Your Soul” group will meet on the first Thursday of the month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, 1400 Washington St.

No one should feel alone in their struggle with any physical or emotional illness, in their own lives or the lives of their loved ones. Sharing each other’s stories can be liberating and a welcome break in the silence that often surrounds emotional illness.

This is the place to speak out and be heard in a safe confidential and non-judgmental environment, where isolation and stigma dissipate as supportive community is created.

All are welcome. Refreshments will be offered.

Meetings are held in Rosa Hall (lower level of the church). The entrance is on Union Park Street.

For more information, visit holycrossboston.com.