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Christopher McKenzie

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Sam wants to get home for Christmas but is barraged by Dianne Sawyer, Naomi Campbell’s assistant, East Side socialites, and suspected mafioso who want to get into the four-star Manhattan eaterie where he handles reservations. In Becky Mode’s comedy, “Fully Committed,” Gabriel Kuttner plays all of the quirky characters. Presented by New Repertory Theatre . Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m. (through Dec. 30). $36, $20 students, $3 senior discount. Black Box Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal St., Watertown. 617-923-8487. www.newrep.org

TUESDAY

It’s smoken’ While you fill your tummy with fabulous cornbread and barbecue, fill your ears at Eddie Scheer’s Tuesday Night All-Stars Holiday Party with Jose Ramos, Noe Socha, and Mario Perrett. It’s a fab holiday gift that won’t be returned or regifted.
7:30 p.m. No cover. Smoken Joe’s BBQ, 351 Washington St., Brighton. 617-254-5227. www.smokenjoesbbq.com

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Checking in Harbor Hotel Provincetown provides more than a place to stay. Its Artbeat series checked in last summer and is around all year showcasing rotating exhibits. Up now is “Winter in Provincetown” with works by Nancy Whorf and Paul Resika, including the former’s “Welcome to Provincetown.” Daily from
9 a.m.-9 p.m. through Feb. 14. Free. Harbor Hotel Provincetown, 698 Commercial St., Provincetown. 855-447-8696. www.harborhotelptown.com

Join in If you can read music, great. If you can’t, great. Either way, you and your voice can join Libana for an evening of holiday carols. Artistic director Susan Robbins will accompany you on the piano, and your security blanket will be a music book and light refreshments. 7-9 p.m. $20 (reservations recommended; shopping from 6-7 p.m.). Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square, Somerville. 617-331-4883. www.brownpapertickets
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Show time Despite 35 years as an artist and teacher, Chris Gustin has never had a solo museum exhibition — until now. “Chris Gustin: Masterworks in Clay” is a chronological retrospective which includes etchings and monoprints never before shown. The University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth professor emeritus specializes in the Anagama wood-firing tradition. Tues-Sun
10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Feb. 24. $8, $5 students and seniors, free under 13 and for everyone Thursdays 5-
9 p.m. Fuller Craft Museum, 455 Oak St., Brockton. 508-588-6000. www.fullercraft.org

WEDNESDAY

Up close You’ll have a good seat at “Music for the Holly Days,” close to Waltham’s very own Moody Street String Band playing traditional tunes of the season and dance songs from Ireland, Scotland, England, and New England. Maybe you’ll find a dance partner. Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m. $5. Gore Place, 52 Gore St., Waltham.
781-894-2798. www.goreplace.org

Riding and singing Dreams do come true and have for Jamey Johnson who has said: “All I ever wanted was to get to just ride around and sing country music.” The Alabama-born singer-songwriter copenned “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” for Trace Adkins and the George Strait hit “Give It Away.” Dec. 19 doors at 8 p.m. $30, $32 day of show. 18+. Royale, 279 Tremont St., Boston. 800-745-3000. www.ticketmaster.com

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