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    Boston-area to do list

    Museum of Science


    Heads up

    Pick your Museum of Science Hayden Planetarium adventure. If you’re a Sesame Street fan, we recommend “Big Bird’s Adventure: One World, One Sky” where Big Bird, Elmo, and their friend Hu Hu Zhu escort you around the night sky (10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.). Another option is the solar system adventure “Moons: Worlds of Mystery” with volcanoes, geysers, and ice-covered oceans (11:30 a.m., 2:30, and 5:30 p.m.). Thursday shows from 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (ongoing). $10, $9 seniors, $8 ages 3-11. Museum of Science,
    1 Museum of Science Driveway, Boston. 617-723-2500.


    The hull of it

    Lucy Cobos spent two years wandering around Massachusetts photographing boat hulls. The Cambridge artist usually works as a commercial portrait photographer, but for “Impressions of the Voyageur” she experimented with abstract images she discovered within the hulls. Mon-Fri from 10:30 a.m.-
    6 p.m. (through April 5; Jan. 17 reception from 6-8 p.m.). Free. Multicultural Arts Center, 41 2nd St.,
    Cambridge. 617-577-1400. www.multiculturalarts

    Renaissance love

    What was love like during the Renaissance? Did folks deal with who pays, who works, who cleans? Check it out in Shakespeare’s romantic comedy “Two Gentlemen of Verona,” an Actors Shakespeare Project production. 7:30 p.m. (through Jan. 6; post-show talks Dec. 30 and Jan. 6). $28-$50. Davis Square Theatre, 255 Elm St., Somerville. 866-811-4111.

    Hanging around

    Today’s word is chromolithograph. In the 19th century, these complex prints were found in homes, businesses, hotels, railroad depots, art galleries, books, picture albums, and on sheet music covers. Learn about Boston’s key role in the development of this art form at “Chromo-Mania!” The Art of Chromolithography in Boston, 1840-1910.” Thursday hours are 9 a.m.-5:15 p.m. (through Jan. 12). $5. Boston
    Athenaeum, 10½ Beacon St., Boston. 617-227-0270.


    Trash talk


    He was born Thomas Olsen but uses the professional name of Tommy Trash. The London-based, Australian-born, DJ, record producer, and remixer has a new single titled “The End” and he is sure to perform it at Umbria Prime. Dec. 28 at 10 p.m. $40. 21+. Umbria Prime, 295 Franklin St., Boston. 617-338-1000.


    Pop goes the cork

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    Christmas is so yesterday (actually, the day before yesterday), so it’s time to move on to New Year’s Eve. What’s your beverage of choice for the end of the year? At “Champagnes & Sparklers,” the folks at the Wine ConneXtion will pour a variety of wines for your sipping pleasure. Dec. 29 from noon-
    5 p.m. Free. 21+. The Wine ConneXtion, 117 Main St., North Andover. 877-469-5025. www.wineconnextion

    Not just a gigolo

    He’s a gigolo, and we’re not talking about Richard Gere. We mean Rob Schneider, the forner “SNL “player who co-wrote and starred in “Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo” and “Deuce
    Bigalow: Male Gigolo.” In the fall, the Emmy-nominated actor released “The Chosen,” a drama he co-wrote,
    directed, and starred in. Dec. 29 at 7 p.m. $27-$37. The Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston. 800-745-3000.