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It’s the 10th anniversary of “A Christmas Celtic Sojourn With Brian O’Donovan” and WGBH-FM (89.7) celebrates by broadcasting live on Dec. 16 from 6-8 p.m. Radio listeners and live audiences will be treated to traditional Celtic music, dance, and storytelling including Seamus Egan and Solas, harpist Catriona McKay, fiddler Chris Stout, Scottish singer Alyth McCormack, Navan, and dancers Jon and Nathan Pilatzke. Dec. 16 at 1 and 6 p.m. (limited 1 p.m. tickets; through Dec. 22 at several venues). $25-$75.
Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont St., Boston. 800-233-3123. www.wgbh.org/celtic
Tradition When these four friends get together every winter, audiences are treated to a multicultural holiday extravaganza that includes tunes sung in Hebrew,
Tibetan, and German. Singer-songwriters Antje
Duvekot, Anne Heaton, Meg Hutchinson, and Natalia Zukerman are Winterbloom. 7 and 10 p.m. $25-$35. Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Cambridge. 617-547-8300. www.cluboberon.com
Buon Natale This Christmas concert travels back to old Naples to tell the story of Christmas through folk music of Southern Italy. You can expect traditional folk prayers, songs from the Renaissance, tarantellas, historical instruments, and musical influences from Africa, the Middle East, and ancient Greece. Newpoli celebrates the release of its new CD, “Musica di Natale:
A Traditional Italian Christmas.” 8 p.m. $20. YMCA
Theatre, 820 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge.
Holiday moves Don’t tell anyone, but we counted 13 performers at “12 Dancers Dancing . . . A Christmas in Cambridge.” Consider it a dancer’s dozen from Rainbow Tribe, Kelley Donovan, Sydni Lockeby, Cambridge Dance Company, Brookline Academy of Dance, Bside, Disco Brats, Contemporarily Out of Order, Shawn Paulling, Dance’n Feet, Boston Community Dance
Project, Embrace, and Steffani Bennett. 8 p.m. (Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. ). $18, $12 seniors and children, $1 discount when you bring a new toy for charity. The Dance Complex, 536 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 617-547-9363. www.honeyblonderdance.com
Hallelujah All we’ll say is: go to www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5v24Q7i0EE. If the Freres de St. Francis de la Sissies clip is not enough of a pitch for the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus “Hallelujah!” concert, the men will celebrate the season with tunes from Hanukkah, the Native American solstice, and Christmas. Dec. 14, 15, 17 at 8 p.m. $16-$46. Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St., Boston. 617-542-7464. www.bgmc.org
Get cooking In an hour and a half you’ll become an “expert” at making Davio’s famous homemade gnocchi Bolognese.
“Taste of the NFL” cooking class led by chefs Rodney Murillo and Steve Brown begins with fresh-brewed Fazenda coffee and homemade biscotti, and ends with a tasting of your masterpiece and complimentary glass of vino. Dec. 15 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (second class 1-2:30 p.m.). $100 (RSVP to
firstname.lastname@example.org; benefit for Greater Boston Food Bank). Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, 75 Arlington St., Boston. 617-357-4810. www.davios.com
Somerville shines Get inspired at the annual Illuminations Tour when Somerville residents make their houses twinkle. Trolley guides fill you in with local trivia and stories about some of the participating families. Dec. 15 (snow date Dec. 16). Trolleys depart at 4:30, 5, 5:45, 6:15, 7, 7:30, 8:15, 8:45, and 9:15 p.m. $10, $5 seniors and ages 12 and under (self-guided tour maps are $3). Tours begin and end at Somerville City Hall,
93 Highland Ave., Somerville. 617-625-6600.