PICK OF THE DAY
Rolling in fun
No words and no music are the claim to fame for 40-year-old Mummenschanz
. The Switzerland-based physical theater troupe is known for its creative use of ordinary items like wires, tubes, boxes, and fabric. Approximately 30 sketches featuring abstract and colorful shapes and fantastical characters deliver a message about human relationships. 7:30 p.m. (through Dec. 9). $30 and up (recommended for ages 6 and older). Citi Shubert Theatre,
270 Tremont St., Boston. 866-348-9738. www.celebrityseries.org
Grub for the game
How’s your trash talk? Your tailgate grub? Chef Steve “Nookie” Postal comes to the rescue at Trash Talkin’ Tailgate Grub. The Boston Red Sox executive chef and finalist on Bravo’s “Around the World in 80 Plates” will prepare game-day dishes you can impress folks with at Pats games. 6-9 p.m. $70 ($15 materials; registration required). Boston Center for Adult Education, 122 Arlington St., Boston. 617-267-4430. www.bcae.org
A moving experience
Travel isn’t just about plunking yourself into a seat and getting to your destination. At “Getting There: Design for Travel in the Modern Age” you’ll travel to the past, present, and future of travel through images, artifacts, and the design process. 24/7 for approximately one year. Free. Logan Airport Terminal E, 500 Terminal Road, East Boston. www.designmuseumboston.org
This month marks the third time Catie Curtis has been invited to the White House to perform holiday songs. “These White House shows generated a spirit of anticipation and magic and reminded me why I love this time of year. For me the holidays are not just about the sacred or the secular — it’s about the feeling of love and possibility.” Before she heads to D.C., her Catie Curtis Holiday Show stops in Cambridge. 8 p.m. $25. Club Passim,
47 Palmer St., Cambridge. 617-492-7679. www.passim.org
If you add 3-D imagery to this classic tale about strength and the power of amour, you get Lemieux Pilon 4D Art’s “La Belle et la Bête (Beauty and the Beast).” Described as “masters of osmosis,” the characters blur and blend real and virtual worlds through theater, film, dance, poetry, visual arts, music, and sound.
7 p.m. (through Dec. 9). $25-$79 (recommended for ages 14 and older). Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont St., Boston. 617-824-8400. www.artsemerson.org
Got a light?
Art and light displays should help your winter blahs thanks to Winter Lights, on the Greenway. Wednesday’s “Lightwaves” art installations opens at the Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion (6-7 p.m. between State Street and Atlantic Avenue). Thursday’s “Northern Lights” at North End Parks (6-7 p.m. between New Sudbury and Hanover streets) features the lighting of the Great Elm and pergola plus bell ringing at the North End Music and Performing Arts Center. Through March 30. Free. Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston. 617-292-0020. www.rosekennedygreenway.org
While supplies last
Scoop up a free cup made by students at the Ceramics Program Holiday Show and Sale. They’re being given away on opening day while supplies last. The Office for the Arts at Harvard presents this annual showcase. Dec. 6 from 3-8 p.m. (Dec. 7-9 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.). Prices start at $5. 219 Western Ave., Allston.