Monday

bullet-gray-small “Bombshell” screening with Karina Longworth from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Harvard Square. General admission is $12. Jean Harlow plays a movie star desperate to escape her sexpot image in this raucous 1933 comedy introduced and discussed by Karina Longworth, host of the “You Must Remember This” podcast and author of the new “Seduction: Sex, Lies and Stardom in Howard Hughes’ Hollywood.” Information is here.

bullet-gray-small Massmouth Story Slam on “Sticky Situations” from 7 to 9 p.m. at Club Passim, 47 Palmer St., Harvard Square. General admission is $12. Five-minute, true short stories about facing fears. Information is here.


Tuesday

bullet-gray-small Robyn Perkins’ “Mating Selection” at Story Space from 6:45 to 9 p.m. at Havurat Shalom, 113 College Ave., Powder House Square, Somerville. There is a $5 requested donation. Perkins tells about her most uncomfortable moment ever on stage – being on a live dating show – and looks at the social constructs of present-day dating with a scientific twist. Information is here.

bullet-gray-small Singer-Songwriter Night VI from 8 to 11 p.m. at ZuZu, 474 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. Admission is $7, contributing to the artist payout at this 21-plus show. Four local acts perform 35-minute sets: Liam Anastasia-Murphy, Jake Swamp and The Pine; Leisure (Ben Parinello); and Ian Sutherland. Information is here.


Wednesday

bullet-gray-small “Drone” art at nightLIGHTS installations at 6 p.m. at Union Square Plaza, 90 Union Square, Somerville. Free. One of the light installations going up throughout the city – inspired by Somerville families’ decorations for the holidays – and staying up through Jan. 31. This one is by Wen Yu and includes artist comments, hot tea with honey and a drone performance. Information is here.

bullet-gray-small “Elf” movie night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Somerville Public Library, 79 Highland Ave., in the Winter Hill neighborhood. Free. Hot cocoa and popcorn is provided for the watching of this classic holiday movie, and the Somerville Media Center invites people to come an hour beforehand to record a holiday greeting for cable access television. Information is here.

bullet-gray-small Astrology Team Slam at the Boston Poetry Slam, 7:15 p.m. to midnight at The Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. There’s a $3 cover for this 18-plus show. Teams representing fire, earth, air and water battle for poetic supremacy with M LE Taylor as guest host. Information is here.

bullet-gray-small 8 O’Clock at 730: Home For The Holidays Edition from 8 to 10 p.m. at 730 Tavern, 730 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. Free. Hosts Rob Crean and Liam McGurk sing the classics, or something, and bring comics Sam Ike, Carolyn Riley, Arty Przychodzki, LeMaire Lee, Dennis Hurley, Oprah Keys (pictured) and Chris Post to the stage. Information is here.


Thursday

bullet-gray-small Zebbler Studios’ “Iluminaciones” and Lam Partners’ “door²” art at nightLIGHTS installations at 6 p.m. at the Cedar Street entrance to the bike path in Somerville. Free. More of the light installations going up throughout the city – inspired by Somerville families’ decorations for the holidays – and staying up through Jan. 31. Get hot cider at 6:20 p.m. and amble down the bike path to Davis Square Plaza for 6:35 p.m. artist comments, followed by an informal gathering at the Burren. Information is here.

bullet-gray-small Weird Local Film Festival #7 from 7 to 11 p.m. at Warehouse XI, 11 Sanborn Court, Union Square, Somerville. Free, with a suggested donation of $5 for this 18-plus event. Expect 19 short films (with intermission) with titles ranging from “Penii” to the “Home Physician Video Series.” Information is here.

bullet-gray-small Slumbrew Cookie Swap from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Somerville Brewing, 15 Ward St., East Somerville. Free – but order one ticket for every dozen cookies. Sample and trade cookies (ideally homemade) at this event for people 5 and older taking place in time for the holidays, with every participant getting a small gift from Slumbrew and prizes awarded for prettiest cookie, most creative cookie and most cookies brought. Information is here.

bullet-gray-small Party Cruise Comedy: Yikes! 2018 in Review from 8 to 10 p.m. at The Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville. There’s a suggested donation of $5 to $20. Hosts Katie McCarthy and Nick Ortolani bring in headliner Bethany Van Delft and fellow comics Nathan Burke, Mark Gallagher, Brett Johnson and Angela Sawyer. Information is here. 


Friday

bullet-gray-small Christmas song from 15th century France and Burgundy from 8 to 10 p.m. at First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St., Harvard Square. General admission is free to $35, depending on ability to pay; reserved seating is from $49 to $75. Blue Heron, winners of the year’s Gramophone Classical Music Award for Early Music, perform songs merry and mystical by the greatest French and Flemish musicians of the 15th century – Guillaume Du Fay, Johannes Regis, Josquin Desprez, Jacob Obrecht, Antoine Brumel and others. Information is here.

bullet-gray-small “The Christmas Revels: A Nordic Celebration of the Winter Solstice” at 3 or 7:30 p.m. at Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy St., near Harvard Square. Tickets start at $12 for obstructed view seats and range all the way up to $92 for premium seating. A 100-member ensemble uses song, music, dance and puppetry for this 48th annual Christmas Revels – this year celebrates the traditions and musical culture of Nordic nations including Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Always stunning. Information is here.

bullet-gray-small “The Slutcracker” at 8 p.m. (and playing through Dec. 31) at the Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square. General admission is $30. This burlesque event and its sex-positive (to put it mildly) message has been gyrating around The Somerville Theatre since 2008, selling out shows and winning rave reviews throughout. Information is here.

bullet-gray-small Somerville nightLIGHTS art installations. Visit four free works by three designers or design teams upon through Jan. 31: Wen Yu’s  “Drone” at Union Square Plaza, 90 Union Square; Zebbler Studios’ “Illuminaciones,” at the Cedar Street entrance to the bike path; and Lam Partners, “door2” on Davis Square Plaza and at the East Somerville Library, 115 Broadway. Information is here.


Saturday

bullet-gray-small “The Emperor’s New Clothes” from 10 to 11 a.m. (and repeating through Dec. 31) at The A.R.T. at Harvard University, 64 Brattle St., Harvard Square. Tickets are $10 to $15. Newly adapted for children – with disco, for some reason, and other “surprising new elements” – this production features original music and an ensemble of Harvard undergrads. Information is here.

bullet-gray-small Christmas song by Blue Heron from 15th century France and Burgundy at 2:30 and 8 p.m. at First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St., Harvard Square. General admission is free to $35, depending on ability to pay; reserved seating is from $49 to $75. Information is here.

bullet-gray-small “The Christmas Revels: A Nordic Celebration of the Winter Solstice” at 3 or 7:30 p.m. at Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy St., near Harvard Square. Tickets start at $12 for obstructed view seats and range all the way up to $92 for premium seating. Information is here.

bullet-gray-small Somerville nightLIGHTS art installations. Visit four free works by three designers or design teams upon through Jan. 31: Wen Yu’s  “Drone” at Union Square Plaza, 90 Union Square; Zebbler Studios’ “Illuminaciones,” at the Cedar Street entrance to the bike path; and Lam Partners, “door2” on Davis Square Plaza and at the East Somerville Library, 115 Broadway. Information is here.

bullet-gray-small “The Slutcracker” at 8 p.m. (and playing through Dec. 31) at the Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square. General admission is $30. This burlesque event and its sex-positive (to put it mildly) message has been gyrating around The Somerville Theatre since 2008, selling out shows and winning rave reviews throughout. Information is here.


Sunday

bullet-gray-small Winter Solstice Walk: A Farewell to Fall from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. starting at the Water Department facility at 250 Fresh Pond Parkway, in West Cambridge at Fresh Pond. A park ranger leads a guided loop walk around Fresh Pond to explore and discuss solstice traditions of nature and culture. Information is here. 

bullet-gray-small Klezmer Christmas at 7:30 and 9 p.m. at Atwood’s Tavern, 877 Cambridge St., East Cambridge. There’s a suggested donation of $10. Holiday favorites and klezmer classics as well as traditional Eastern-European songs, Arabic music and a blend of original compositions in this local alternate holiday tradition. Information is here.

bullet-gray-small “The Emperor’s New Clothes” from 10 to 11 a.m. (and repeating through Dec. 31) at The A.R.T. at Harvard University, 64 Brattle St., Harvard Square. Tickets are $10 to $15. Information is here.

bullet-gray-small “The Christmas Revels: A Nordic Celebration of the Winter Solstice” at 1 or 5:30 p.m. at Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy St., near Harvard Square. Tickets start at $12 for obstructed view seats and range all the way up to $92 for premium seating. Information is here.

bullet-gray-small Christmas song by Blue Heron from 15th century France and Burgundy at 4 p.m. at First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St., Harvard Square. General admission is free to $35, depending on ability to pay; reserved seating is from $49 to $75. Information is here.

bullet-gray-small Somerville nightLIGHTS art installations. Visit four free works by three designers or design teams upon through Jan. 31: Wen Yu’s  “Drone” at Union Square Plaza, 90 Union Square; Zebbler Studios’ “Illuminaciones,” at the Cedar Street entrance to the bike path; and Lam Partners, “door2” on Davis Square Plaza and at the East Somerville Library, 115 Broadway. Information is here.

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