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    Your Week Ahead

    Five things to do around Boston

    Berklee singers showcase, Nantucket Christmas Stroll, illuminating Hanukkah, and more.

    The children’s choir from Black Nativity.


    Wednesday, December 2

    Sum up your life in six words? Wait, isn’t that even shorter than a tweet? Larry Smith, creator of the Six-Word Memoir project, has spent the last decade challenging people to get right to the point. He’ll be talking — concisely, we assume — about that project and his new book, The Best Advice in Six Words, at Brookline Booksmith at 7 p.m.


    Thursday, December 3

    From Fats Waller and Louis Armstrong to Rihanna and Adele, hear a repertoire that spans a century at Berklee College of Music’s Singers Showcase: 100 Years of Popular Music, featuring some of the school’s best vocalists. The show marks the centennial of the school’s Performance Center, a former movie house built in 1915. It starts at 8 p.m. Tickets $8.


    Friday-Sunday, December 4-6

    How does Santa get to Nantucket? With a lift from the Coast Guard, of course. Greet Santa and Mrs. Claus as they arrive by boat and then ride through town in a horse-drawn carriage. Listen to choirs and Victorian carolers, take a guided tour, or browse shops and craft fairs as part of the weekend-long Nantucket Christmas Stroll. The event is part of Nantucket Noel, a monthlong island celebration.


    Friday, December 4, to December 20


    When the entire cast of Black Nativity makes its entrance down the aisles of the Paramount Center singing “Go Tell It on the Mountain,” you’ll know that you’re in for an uplifting experience. The Langston Hughes song-play tells the story of Christ’s birth through gospel music, traditional carols, Scripture, dance, and poetry. Presented by the National Center of Afro-American Artists, the Boston show is in its 45th year, making it the longest-running production of the play in the world. Tickets start at $32.


    Sunday, Deceber 6, to December 14

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    Eight artists bring the essence of Hanukkah to light in “8 Nights, 8 Windows,” a project that features installations in windows around Boston. Some of these innovative works use projections, found objects, or interactivity to tell their stories. Each is unique. Watch for events with the artists at some of the locations. Free.

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