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What’s Hot in the City Dec. 15th

Colette Greenstein
Colette Greenstein has been a contributing arts & entertainment writer for the Banner since 2009. VIEW BIO
What’s Hot in the City Dec. 15th

The winter season is upon us and the city is abuzz with a host of live performances from art shows and plays to concerts and festivals. Here’s a look at what’s hot this week!

Tonight, it’s the annual Boston Holiday Pops celebration at Symphony Hall beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets: $30-$97. To purchase go to,

On Tuesday, Dec. 17 see the brand-new hit stage show “I Love Lucy” Live on Stage at the Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $24-$99. For more information, go to

Lauryn Hill performs at Royale on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. Tickets: General Admission, $75. It’s an 18+ show. To order, go online at

The Jose Mateo Ballet Theater presents the timeless and classic holiday show “The Nutcracker” this Thursday, Dec. 19 at the Strand Theatre at 7 p.m. For more information, visit

The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour starring Beyoncé is back at the TD Garden on Friday, Dec. 20. For tickets, go to

The ICA presents a screening of “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” this Friday at 7 p.m. with a pre-reception screening and conversation with the film’s producer Anant Singh and actor Riaad Moosa at 6 p.m. Tickets: $65 for members and $75 for nonmembers.

This Saturday, Dec. 21 “Black Nativity” wraps its final weekend at Blackman Auditorium at Northeastern University at 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit

If you’re into blues music, check out the Open Blues Jam on Sunday, Dec. 22 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Johnny D’s Uptown Restaurant & Music Club in Somerville.