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    Board game fans will want to rush to Faneuil Hall Marketplace for the 10th annual Candy Land Tournament. Benefiting Pitching in for Kids, attendees play for prizes, as well as enjoy surprises from vendors, including food tastings, art and crafts, and much more. Stick around for the Holiday Blink! launch at 2 p.m. and the tree lighting from 8-9 p.m. $20 family, $5 individual. Nov. 22 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 2d floor of Quincy Market. 617-635-3105.


    100 reasons to celebrate The Guild of Boston Artists is hosting an evening of art, music, food, and notable guests as they commemorate 100 years. Listen to live jazz performed by Berklee College of Music musicians, feast on hors d’oeuvres from some Boston locales, and rub shoulders with notable arts figures. All guests will be entered to win an original oil painting by Guild president Jean Lightman. Nov. 20 from 6-9 p.m. $100. The Guild for Boston Artists, 162 Newbury St. 617-536-7660.

    Let’s get glitzy It’s never too early to get a jump on your holiday shopping. The Shops at Prudential Center’s Gifts & Glam event offers seasonal decor, festive outfits, and plenty of gift ideas. Get exclusive discounts, tips and tricks, sips and snacks, and enjoy entertainment. Nov. 20 from 5-8 p.m. Shops at Prudential Center, 800 Boylston St. 617-236-3100.


    It’s ‘1984’ in Rockport The ETHEL quartet will perform “1984,” featuring the works of Don Byron, Arvo Part, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and others at the Rockport Music Shalin Liu Performance Center. Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. Free. 37 Main St., Rockport. 978-546-7391.

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    Winging it Based on a 12th-century poem by Farid Attar, the Conference of the Birds tells the epic story of the birds of the world going on a quest to find their king to set the world straight. Filled with riddles, parables, spiritual reflections, and fickle temptations, the production is under the guest direction of Hafiz Karmali with the Brandeis Theater Company. Nov. 20-23. Tickets: $5-$20. 415 South St., Waltham. 781-736-3400.


    Revel in the Christmas spirit Enjoy a night of cockney and seaside songs. Performers Harry Champion, Marie Lloyd, and Florrie Ford, under the artistic direction of Patrick “Paddy” Swanson, will help get you in a festive mood. Nov. 21 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. $25. Commander’s Mansion. 440 Talcott Ave., Watertown. 617-972-8300.

    An epic unveiling Artists Ross Miller and Nate Swain have created a 150-foot mural adorned with 2,000 lights for “Light up the Holidays.” The mural unveiling will be accompanied by a performance by Cirque de Light, New Orleans jazz band Hot Tamales, free hot cocoa, and a visit from the Whoo(pie) Wagon food truck. Nov. 21 from 6:30-8 p.m. Free. The Arsenal Project, 485 Arsenal St., Watertown. 617-923-9944.

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