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Holiday Pops Kids Matinee

The Holiday Pops Kids Matinee is being at 11 a.m. on Dec. 14, 15, 21, 22, 23 and 24 at Boston Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave.

These shorter, special holiday concerts will include a children’s sing-a-long and post-concert photos with Santa.

Visit for more information, including tickets.

Powerful prints

Beyond the Spectrum Teen Studio will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 14 at the Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave.

Printmaking is an art form that allows artists to easily make multiple copies of an image and to experiment with color, composition and layering.

The group will see examples of visually and emotionally powerful prints and carve and print their own linoleum block.

All materials and Museum admission is included in the $9 per student fee.

For more information and to register, visit, e-mail or call 617-369-4027.

‘Loved by Many’

“Loved by Many: The Musical Memorial Project” will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14 at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way.

Honoring loved ones lost to homicide and their families, this event is a performance/memorial/dialogue collaboration of composer Shaw Pong Liu, homicide survivors, Boston Arts Academy teen dancers, guest artists, and members of the Boston Police Department. The Courtyard Processional will begin at 1 p.m. and the Calderwood Hall performance/memorial/dialogue will take place from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Visit for more information and to reserve a complementary ticket.

BGMC Xmas concert

The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus will present “A Super Gay Christmas” on select dates and times from Dec. 15 through Dec. 22 at the New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St.

Twinkling lights. Stocking stuffers. Disco Santa. 100 Boston Gay Men’s Chorus members singing traditional favorites and modern classics. Come out and see how the BGMC puts the Merry (and gay) into Christmas.

Visit for show times and tickets.

NEC Mosaic Concert

The New England Conservatory’s EM Nova Fellows will present Mosaic! from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15 at the New England Conservatory, Plimpton Shattuck Blackbox Theater, 244 Saint Botolph St.

Collaborators from a wide spectrum of artistic disciplines come together to unite classical music, jazz, contemporary improvisation, visual art, spoken word and dance all while pushing the boundaries of the expected performer/audience relationship.

The event will take place in two parts. During the first part, concert-goers will travel to three rooms to view the different disciplines interacting within independent, small groups; the second part of the afternoon will bring together all performers, creating and performing as one to make a MOSAIC of artistry.

There will be light refreshments and interactive projects for all.

Visit for required complementary tickets and additional information.


‘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 for more information and tickets.

Hanukkah at MFA

Come together for an evening of art, music and activities in celebration of Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, from 4:30 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at the Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave.

Immerse yourself in history and tradition with a tour of the MFA’s Judaica collection, catch an array of musical performances by artists from around the world, and view a one-of-a-kind menorah created by a local artist before participating in a community candle lighting.

Hanukkah treats will be available for purchase.

Free admission begins at 4 p.m.

Visit for other information.

Family fun

The Fenway Community Center, 1282 Boylston St., #123 (entrance on Jersey Street) will be hosting the following children’s’ groups:

The free drop-in “Play Group” is being held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Mondays; “Mother Goose on the Loose,” an award-winning early learning program for babies and toddlers, is held from 10 to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays through Dec. 17; and “KidZone” drop-in playtime will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on the second Saturday of the month.

For more information, visit

Afro Flow Yoga

Afro Flow Yoga will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 18 at Northeastern Crossing, 1175 Tremont St.

Afro Flow Yoga promotes healing, balance, peace and the elevation of all humanity through the practices of yoga, dance, rhythms, spirituality and cultural values of the African diaspora.

Open to all levels. A limited number of yoga mats will be available.

To reserve a spot, visit

‘A Baroque Christmas’

The Handel + Haydn Society will present “A Baroque Christmas” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19 and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 22 at Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St.

Torelli’s ethereal “Christmas Concerto” and Biber’s joyful “Mystery Sonata,” performed on the instruments the composers intended, celebrating the birth of Jesus are jubilant music to brighten a wintery day and nourish your spirit all year long.

Musically Speaking, a lively discussion about the music and composers on the program, will take place at 6:30 p.m.

For tickets and other information, visit


Holiday spirit of Boston sitcom? Either way, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way has the perfect cocktail of heart-warming activities during this holiday season.

Set an intention for 2020, decorate an edible treat, and catch some laughs with family and friends at Third Thursdays: Cheers from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 19.

Visit for more information and tickets ($10-$15), which also includes admission to the Museum.

Winter Solstice Party

Begin the longest night of the year with neighbors and friends at the Fenway Community Center’s Winter Solstice Party from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20.

Enjoy refreshments, music and art at this free event.

The center is located on Jersey Street at Boylston Street.

For more information, visit

Millennium Gospel Choir

Celebrate the holidays with renowned members of the Boston gospel community with a performance that is always “palpable” and “riveting” at the Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave. from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20 and from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21.

Visit for tickets and other information.

Disney on Ice: ‘Worlds of Enchantment’

The Disney on Ice will present “Worlds of Enchantment” from Dec. 20 through Dec. 29 at the Agganis Arena at Boston University, 925 Commonwealth Ave.

From wheels to waves, icy wonderlands to infinity and beyond, watch all the family-favorite Disney moments come to life.

For more information, including show times and tickets, visit