Your Week Ahead

5 things to do in Boston Dec. 1-7

Holiday Pops, Christmas Vespers, Black Nativity, and the Northeast Comic Con.

Your Week Ahead December 1-7


TUESDAY, December 2

What happens when you put four Broadway divas on one stage for a holiday revue? Perfect harmony, we can only hope. 4 Girls 4: A Christmas Together features Andrea McArdle (the original Annie), Maureen McGovern (Little Women), Donna McKechnie (A Chorus Line), and Faith Prince (Guys and Dolls). Tickets start at $50. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Wilbur Theatre. 617-248-9700;


Starting Wednesday, December 3

It wouldn’t be December without the BSO’s traditional Holiday Pops at Symphony Hall, led by conductor Keith Lockhart and full of yuletide cheer, singalongs, and a visit from Santa. For squirmier tots, try the intermission-free Kids Matinees offered on weekends, which bribes them for their best behavior with sweets and even a photo op with jolly St. Nick. Running through Christmas Eve, tickets start at $30. 888-266-1200;


Starting Friday, December 5

The longest-running production of Langston Hughes’s Black Nativity, here in Boston, marks its 44th season in a new location, at Emerson College’s Paramount Center. The message of joy and wonder remains the same. Tickets for the 12 performances start at $32. 617-824-8400;


Saturday-Sunday, December 6-7


Costume contests, pop culture panels, and video game tournaments are among the enticements at next weekend’s Northeast Comic Con at the Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington. Attend a celebrity roast of voice-actor and former WBCN radio comic Billy West (Futurama, Ren & Stimpy), or strike a picture-perfect pose with drummer Marky Ramone of The Ramones. Tickets start at $15 purchased ahead of time.


Sunday, December 7

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Immerse yourself in an ethereal night of candlelight, music, readings, and carols when the Wellesley College Choir and Chamber Singers present the traditional Christmas Vespers in stately Houghton Memorial Chapel. This year’s inclusion of a string and percussion ensemble adds drama to the candlelight processional “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence.” The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. December 7 and is free to the public.

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