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Arlington: Less than a week after her last show touring the United States and Europe for four months with guitar legend Steve Vai, harpist Deborah Henson-Conant is bringing it back home in a special solo show, “Solstice Celebration,” combining blues, flamenco, jazz, and world music with theater and an instrument invented just for her, the electric body-harp, Friday, 8 p.m., at the Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St. Tickets: $25, $22 advance; students and seniors, $16; VIP $75. 781-646-4849, www.regenttheatre.com.
Arlington: The staff at Artbeat will lead a last-minute holiday gift-making workshop on Sunday, noon to 8 p.m., at 212 Mass. Ave. 781-646-2200, www.artbeatonline.com.
Newton: “Hanukkah Happens XXIII: King David and Jerusalem, the City of David” features the Zamir Chorale of Boston performing the oratorio “King David” (“Le Roi David”) by Arthur Honegger, as well as other familiar songs about Jerusalem, with orchestral accompaniment and featuring cantor Elias Rosemberg and guest conductor Amy Lieberman at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward St. $15 to $30. 617-558-8100, www.templeemanuel.com.