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He bares his soul
Excessive repetition and “durational performances” could describe a legislative session, but we’re talking about Ragnar Kjartansson. The Icelandic musician and artist is in town Thursday for a performance of “An die Musik” in conjunction with his exhibit “Ragnar Kjartansson: Song.” You’ll get four hours of Franz Schubert’s ode to art — again and again and again and again — with help from Davíð Þór Jónsson and Boston-area singers and pianists. The exhibit of song-filled videos span Iceland to American blues and explore reality vs. fiction. Dec. 12 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (through April 7). $15, $13 seniors, $10 students, free for 17 and under (free Dec. 13 from 5-9 p.m. in conjunction with free concert). Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., Boston. 617-478-3103. www.icaboston.org
Welcome back Roxbury Latin welcomes two alum back to the fold for a concert of Stravinsky, Brahms, Liszt, and Strauss. Violinist Stefan Jackiw (’03) and pianist Gilles Vonsattel (’99) first performed together at RL in 1999 with Yo-Yo Ma. 7:30 p.m. $25, $15 students and seniors. Roxbury Latin School Rousmaniere Hall, 101 St. Theresa Ave., West Roxbury. 617-325-4920. www.roxburylatin.org
Sweet “Christmas Boogie” gets the party started on the Sweetback Sisters’ Country Christmas Singalong Spectacular, the new release by the country band (see CD review, Page 8). Emily Miller and Zara Bode aren’t kin, but their harmonies make them pretty darn close. The band looks forward to singing for you and with you (no worries, you’ll get lyric sheets). 8 p.m. $15. Club Passim, 47 Palmer St., Cambridge. 617-492-7679. www.clubpassim.org
Cahoon’s angels Which kind of cherub do you prefer, a mischievous angel called Cupid or the kind who take care of you? At the group exhibition “Cherubs: From Imps to Angels” you’ll see a variety of the cuties whose history dates back to Hellenistic times. Tuesday hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (through Dec. 30). $8, $7 seniors, $6 students, free under 12. Cahoon Museum of American Art, 4676 Falmouth Road, Cotuit. 508-428-7581. www.cahoonmuseum.org
Copley place “I Wonder as I Wander” is the new CD by the Copley Singers who will wander through the venue welcoming you to sing with them at the Copley Singers CD Release Concert. Brian Jones conducts the ensemble in a program of traditional and new carols from American, English, West Indian, and Australian traditions.
7 p.m. $20, $10 students and seniors, free for kids. St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 18 Belvidere St., Boston. 617-536-4548. www.copley
Cookie monsters You can give store-bought cookies, but why not make and bake your own. At Holiday Cookie Class With Buttercream Blondie & how2heroes you’ll make Spiked Mint Milanos, Walnut Kisses, and Gingersnap & Eggnog Cream Sandwiches with the help of Buttercream Blondie (a.k.a. Cambridge cookie maker and blogger Meghan McGarry). 6:15-9 p.m. $35 (reservations recommended). How2heroes Kitchen Studio, 1385 Cambridge St., Inman Sq., Cambridge. 617-494-8899. www.h2hholidaycookieclass.
Can’t take your eyes off of them These former “Jersey Boys” have moved from the lights of Broadway to Under the Streetlamp as a vocal quartet. Michael Cunio, Michael Ingersoll, Christopher Kale Jones, and Shonn Wiley harmonize the heck out of doo-wop, Motown, and rock ’n’ roll hits from the Drifters, the Beach Boys, the Beatles, and the Four Seasons. Dec. 12 at 8 p.m. $29.50-$49.50. The Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston. 800-745-3000. www.thewilbur.com