The Boston Ballet performs The Nutcracker – A 45 year old tradition! At The Boston Opera House from November 27th – December 31st
Let Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker capture your imagination and transport you to a magical world of brave toy soldiers and dancing candy canes. Follow Clara as she embarks on her journey filled with colorful characters, breathtaking costumes, and majestic scenery. From the captivating dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy to the iconic snow scene, this enchanting holiday classic – set to the beloved music of Tchaikovsky – continues to enthrall audiences of all ages. Whether you’re seeing it for the first time or it’s an annual treat, kick off your holiday season in grand style making memories to cherish with the ones you love.
Or if you’d rather a more modern approach to the classic – check out the Tony Williams Ballet Co. performing The Urban Nutcracker – now in it’s 15th year! At the Back Bay Events Center (John Hancock Hall) – December 11th – December 27th
Urban Nutcracker puts a modern spin on the classic 19th Century fairy tale and transports the audience to an enchanted world not unlike their own in the world of the Urban Nutcracker. Strains of Duke Ellington dovetails with the buzz of neon driven by the heartbeat of Tchaikovsky. One could say it is a fusion of modern, multicultural and classical dance…but it’s more! An organic interpretation brought about by a unifying of cultures – this is how classic ballet, urban tap, hip hop, swing, flamenco, step and jazz blend into a unique and special holiday event.
Celebrate Hanukkah by exploring 8 Nights, 8 Windows – Boston’s first juried seasonal Jewish public art project on display Sunday, December 6th – Monday, December 14th. These 8 chosen pieces, carefully selected by a jury of notable curators and community arts leaders and practitioners, can be viewed in the windows at the following locations across downtown Boston:
• Downtown Crossing Roche Bros. Supermarket – 8 Summer Street.
• Pavement Coffee House – 44 Gainsborough Street
• United South End Settlements – 566 Columbus Avenue
• The West End Museum – 150 Staniford Street
• Boomerang’s Special Edition – 1407 Washington Street
• Milk Street Café – 50 Milk Street
• Boston Center for the Arts’ Artist Studio Building – 539 Tremont Street
• Cambridge Trust bank – 565 Tremont Street
Christmas break may be upon us but you can still keep your mind active and engaged at the MIT Museum during the MIT’s MoSAIC Festival ( Math of Science, Art, Industry & Culture) – a weekend of free activities – Friday December 11th & Saturday December 12th
Events and Activities include:
• Viewing MIT Museum art exhibitions
• Screening Math related video shorts
• Discussions and conversations regarding math in art and culture and the gender gap in mathematics
• Presentations and workshoprs with respected MIT professors and faculty including Meena Bopanna, Erik Demaine, George Hart, and Robert Lang
• Slide ruler demos, Rubik’s cube challenges, knot-tying, origami, and other mathematical challengers
• Creating M.C. Escher-like tessellations
• Mathematical sculpture’s with drinking straws
Please see The MIT Museum website for more information.