Must List: Culture Curve

By Matthew Reed Baker | Boston Magazine |
- Most Profane - 

Worship with the Wu-Tang Clan at the Shaolin Temple — a.k.a. the Wilbur Theatre. 12/28

All sorts of packages are on display during the Santas in Speedos charity run. 12/10

Boston’s most authentic crime story gets a curtain call when The Friends of Eddie Coyle opens at Oberon. 12/8

In a role that’s a long way from the sultry Body Heat or caustic War of the Roses, Kathleen Turner plays a nun whose faith is tested in High, at the Cutler Majestic. 12/6–12/11

Click on for the secular middle ground
- Secular Middle - 

Stuff your stockings with “Craft Under $100” items at CraftBoston’s holiday show at the BCA. 12/9–12/11

Last chance to see the Boston Ballet’s familiar Nutcracker at the Opera House. After 16 years, the show’s getting overhauled for next year — Sugar Plum Fairies and all. Through 12/31

See next page for the downright sacred

- Most Sacred -

(St. Luke’s gospel + Langston Hughes’s poetry) x (Christmas carols + gospel music) = Black Nativity at Roxbury Community College. 12/17–12/19

Rock out with your gartel out at Klezmer Conquest, a battle of the bands at Needham’s Temple Aliyah. 12/11

The Handel and Haydn Society doubles down on the holy with the Messiah at Symphony Hall and A Bach Christmas at Jordan Hall. 12/2–12/4; 12/15–12/18


Photographs: Denis Balibouse/Landov (Wu-Tang Clan); Jeff Mayes (Nativity)

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