Five Reasons to Leave the House This Weekend
Looking for something to watch now that all your favorite shows are breaking for the winter? Don’t miss this adaptation of Sarah Waters’ best-selling novel. Follow pickpocket Sue Trinder as she tries to help a con man cheat a gullible young heiress out of her fortune in an enthralling mystery through London streets and madhouses. And if you’re a big fan of adaptations, you can also check out the new Korean film The Handmaiden, which is adapted from the same novel.
$25+, December 4-January 8, Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge, americanrepertorytheater.org.
It’s finally time for one of New England’s most beloved holiday traditions—the Holiday Pops. Gear up for the holiday season with conductor Keith Lockhart, the Boston Pops, and special guest Santa Claus. Hear all your favorite holiday songs, and put in a good word for yourself with Mr. Claus while you’re at it.
$39+, through December 24, Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, bso.org.
He’s cooked in kitchens all over the world. He’s been featured in magazines across the nation. And he’s made Boston home. Island Creek Oyster Bar and Row 34 Chef Jeremy Sewall will join the Institute of Contemporary Art for a signing of the chef’s two books Oysters: A Celebration in the Raw and The New England Kitchen this week. Come hungry and be sure to enjoy a pop-up raw bar and free shucking demonstrations from Island Creek Oysters.
Free, Thursday, December 1, 6 p.m., Institute of Contemporary Art, 25 Harbor Shore Dr., Boston, icaboston.org.
Tedeschi Trucks Band
The Grammy Award-winning blues rock group, Tedeschi Trucks Band, is in Boston for three night stand this weekend. 12 different members make up the musical elements of a band that aims to blend rock, blues, and soul music. Put off your holiday shopping a little bit longer and catch them at any of their local shows.
$33.50+, December 1-3, Orpheum Theater, 1 Hamilton Pl., Boston, ticketmaster.com.
North End Holiday Shopping Stroll
Looking for that perfect gift? The North End has you covered. Local shops will stay open late and offer holiday refreshments as you explore the neighborhood’s trendy shops (and, let’s be honest, stop for a cannoli somewhere along the way). If you make it all 15 participating shops, you can enter to win a gift package. Don’t forget to check out the sparkling tree at Hanover and Cross St. Check the site for a list of participating locations.
Free, Friday, December 2, 6 p.m., the North End, North End Holiday Shopping Stroll.