Five Reasons to Leave the House this Weekend

Celebrate the holiday weekend with Urban Nutcracker, Disney on Ice, and more.

Photo courtesy of Anthony Williams

Urban Nutcracker

Tony Williams Dance Center brings you their take on the holiday classic. It’s classic ballet, urban tap, hip-hop, swing, flamenco, step, and jazz, inspired by Tchaikovsky and mixed with Duke Ellington. It’s a synthesis of dance and culture, showcasing the diversity of our city using Clarice’s tale as the backdrop—with all-new sets and costumes this year.

$25+, Saturday, December 26, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., Sunday, December 27, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., Back Bay Events Center, 180 Berkeley St., Boston,


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The Art of Alfred Hitchcock

A retrospective on one of the most renowned and influential filmmakers, “The Art of Alfred Hitchcock” plays a different flick each day. See ten of the best works by the master of suspense, all screened on 35mm film.

$9 for members, $11 for non-members (doesn’t include MFA admission), Saturday, December 26, and Sunday, December 27, times and films vary, Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston,

Disney on Ice

A skating spectacle featuring all the Disney characters you love. Meet Rapunzel, Simba, and Peter Pan—just don’t be late for your very important date with Alice, the Mad Hatter, and the Queen of Hearts. Watch all your favorite animated movies come to life in a show you’ll never forget.

$10-100, Saturday, December 26, 11.a.m. and 3 p.m., Sunday, December 27, 12 p.m. and 4 p.m., Agganis Arena, 925 Commonwealth Ave., Boston,

Free Brewery Tour at Slumbrew

Take a peek behind the scenes of the Somerville brewery with cofounders and co-owners Jeff Leiter and Caitlin Jewell. The 15-minute tour includes a sample of the beer, so stop by and see how it’s all made.

Free, Saturday, December 26, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., Somerville Brewing Co., 15 Ward St., Somerville,


Photo by Glenn Berger

Brookline Winter Farmers’ Market

Four years ago, a group of vendors from the Brookline Summer Farmers’ Market decided that winter shouldn’t be the end of their season. “People just love good food and will make an extra effort to seek out flavors and quality that can be found only at the farmers’ market,” says Glenn Berger, who has been doing their marketing. The winter market now has 16 vendors every Sunday operating out of the Arcade building in Coolidge Corner. Specialty vendors switch off, so each week you might find something different. Get all the local produce, meats, and artisan pasta of your dreams—and more. Don’t let the cold keep you away.

Free, Sunday, December 27, 11 a.m.–3 p.m., Arcade Building, 314-320A Brookline,