A week of events in Cambridge and Somerville: Holiday shopping fairs, A.R.T.’s Day of Giving
The Jubilate Chamber Choir at 8 p.m. at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church, 15 Sellers St., Riverside near Central Square. The seven-voice choir out of Marblehead plan to perform Requiem in E flat major by Josef Rheinberger, “There Is a Balm in Gilead” by Nicholas White and “My Soul, There Is a Country” by H.H. Parry.Tickets are $20 at the door. Information is here.
The Shane Allessio Band from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at Lilypad, 1353 Cambridge St., Inman Square. Tickets are $10. Original jazz from Shane Allessio on bass, Bill Jones on tenor sax, Chris Brown on guitar and Tom Arey on drums. Information is here.
American Repertory Theater Day of Giving from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. online. Free. Black Friday has spawned a whole calendar that ends with this day of encouraging charitable donations. In the A.R.T.’s version, there’s a daylong auction that includes prizes such as a virtual coffee with director Diane Paulus, Broadway tickets and a “Waitress” playbill signed by Sara Bareilles. Entertainment includes: a “Lunch Room” talk show with Tony Award nominee Elizabeth Stanley and “Jagged Little Pill” castmate Heidi Blickenstaff at noon; a “The Show Must Go Sean” team trivia contest at 4 p.m.; and a talk with the “Dragon Baby” team of Sara Porkalob, composer Brian Quijada and director Andrew Russell at 7:30 p.m. The goal for the day is to raise $100,000. Information is here.
Menorah lighting at 4:15 p.m. at the steps of Harvard Yard’s Widener Library, Harvard Square. Free. Hot latkes, jelly doughnuts and chocolate gelt are the perks of joining Harvard’s Chabad organization and provost Alan Garber for the annual Hanukkah event. Information is here.
Sing, with openers The Christman Collective and Lisa Bello at 8 p.m. at The Burren, 247 Elm St., Davis Square, Somerville. Tickets are $20 at the event or $13 in advance using the promo code “24hour.” Boston-based R&B and pop band Ahmir had amassed more than 100 million views on YouTube and an appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” before Berklee-educated Sing left to go solo in 2018. Sing, whose bio includes writing for Boyz II Men and the K-pop band Oh My Girl, puts on a powerful show – what he calls “chocolate rock.” Information is here.
Canal District Winter Market from noon to 9 p.m. in Termeer Square, 675 W. Kendall St., Kendall Square. Free. BioMed Realty brings back the market it introduced in 2019 with music, food, craft workshops, ice sculptures, skating and holiday shopping from a dozen stalls selling everything from Albertine Press printed goods to knitting, bags, soap and art. Information is here.
14th Annual “Everyone Loves Latkes” Tasting Event from 2 to 3 p.m. on Brattle Plaza (in front of the Bluestone Lane coffee shop), Harvard Square. Free. El Jefe’s Taqueria, Mary-Catherine Deibel of the Cambridge Center for Adult Education and Suzanna Krmzian of Lamacchia Realty join Harvard Square Business Association staff to prepare and cook, and fresh jelly doughnuts will be provided by the square’s Dunkin Donuts, known as the Eliot Street Café. Joe Kessler and his Klezmer band the Klezwoods will entertain with traditional songs of the season. Information is here.
Canal District Winter Market from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. in Termeer Square, 675 W. Kendall St., Kendall Square. Free. Pause your skating, shopping and eating to hear the Tempo International Rhythm & Steel performance at 4 p.m. Information is here.
Canal District Winter Market from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Termeer Square, 675 W. Kendall St., Kendall Square. Free. Pause your skating, shopping and eating to hear the Cambridge Youth Steel Orchestra performance at 4 p.m. Information is here.
Adam Cowie-Haskell contributed to this report.