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Five things to do, Dec. 11-17

Georgia O’Keeffe at the Peabody Essex Museum, CraftBoston Holiday , Nicholas Nixon at the ICA, and more.

Tony Vaccaro
Tony Vaccaro, Georgia O’Keeffe With “Pelvis Series, Red With Yellow” and the Desert, 1960


Opening Wednesday, December 13

Nicholas Nixon: Persistence of Vision centers on the Brookline-based photographer’s ongoing project The Brown Sisters, a series of portraits of his wife and her sisters taken over four-plus decades. Other prints from the same year accompany each image. At the Institute of Contemporary Art through April 22. $15, free for children under 18.


Friday-Sunday, December 15-17

One of New England’s highest-profile juried craft shows, CraftBoston Holiday, takes over the Hynes Convention Center. Gift-giving procrastinators and connoisseurs alike will find the work of 190-plus artists. Keep an eye out for participants in the Society of Arts and Crafts’ Mentor Program, local up-and-comers incubated by the nonprofit behind the event. 11 a.m. Friday and Sunday, 10 a.m. Saturday. $15.


Opening Saturday, December 16

Perhaps best known for her abstract florals and landscapes, Georgia O’Keeffe was also a fashion visionary, creating and commissioning a wardrobe as distinctive as her paintings. The Peabody Essex Museum exhibition Georgia O’Keeffe: Art, Image, Style explores her aesthetic choices through her work; photographs by her husband, Alfred Stieglitz; and garments owned by O’Keeffe. Through April 1. $20, free for children under 17.


Sunday, December 17


Northeastern University’s Music for Food Concert, part of a national hunger-relief effort, supports the Women’s Lunch Place while filling the Fenway Center with award-winning sounds by volunteer musicians. The program features works by Schubert and local composers Kathryn Salfelder and Elena Ruehr. 7:30 p.m. Free; $25 suggested donation.


Sunday, December 17

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The Boston Civic Symphony’s Family Holiday Pops, featuring Ciaran Nagle of the Three Irish Tenors, brings a slate of seasonal favorites to Regis College in Weston. Berklee professor Francisco Noya conducts. 1 p.m. and 3:30 pm. $25 adults, $10 children under 18.

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