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Hot Tickets: Boston

December 01, 2011 9:00 AM
Every Thursday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the Boston area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

Friday, December 2 I LOVE IN STOCKHOLM - A surprise show! Showcasing new material!  Representing five states and seven instruments among them, this rock 'n soul band has called Boston home since their formation in September of 2006. Raised in the house parties and dive bars of Allston, the band even has a song that bears the namesake of the town they love. They soon gained a reputation for their wild live performances, complete with blasting horns and frontman Charlie Rockwell's guttural wail. Their newest release, "A King's Ransom," the band's first full-length record, pays homage to classic rock greats like Joe Cocker, The Band, and Sly and the Family Stone. The entirely fan-funded record marks a turning point for the group, who came back to Boston after a 20+ date, multi-city tour all over the Northeast to release the record for a packed house at Boston's legendary Harpers Ferry (now the Brighton Music Hall).

Friday, December 2 I Raices Habaneras  Led by award-winning guitarist David Oquendo  this world-class ensemble of practitioner musicians and dancers celebrate and share the original cultural roots of Cuban music. RaĆ­ces Habaneras' artistic truth and quality have been witnessed by many on film in HBO's "OZ" series, the PBS Documentary "The Cuban Americans," Ivan Acosta's film, "How to Create a Rumba," which received accolades at the Lincoln Center Film Festival and the Austin "Las Americas Film Festival." In 2005 Raices Habaneras' CD was nominated to the Grammys. Do not miss this exciting Boston premiere.

Starting Saturday, December 3 I Mrs. Grinchley's Christmas Carol  Ryan Landry and the Gold Dust Orphans in "Mrs. Grinchley's Christmas Carol." The raunchiest, most vile Chrismas gift you will ever receive! In 1995 the now legendary Gold Dust Orphans began. In fact it was right here in Boston where they staged their very first play, a little yuletide fable entitled "How Mrs. Grinchley Swiped Christmas". That show marked the beginning of what would prove to be, (much to the local theater community's rather uptight shegrin) one of Boston's most infamous theatrical success stories. In 2010 the beloved characters returned to star in the award winning "Mrs. Grinchley's Christmas Carol." Now, after last years SOLD OUT SMASHAROO, "Mrs. Grinchley's Christmas Carol" is BACK and better than ever!  "Mrs. Grinchley's Chistmas Carol" is a fun loving, fast paced fuitcake full of all things "holiday". Based on Dicken's "Christmas Carol", our villain, the old boozehound Mrs. Grinchley, steps into Mr. Scrooge's legendary seal skin slippers and reluctantly travels via Spirits, through her grotesquely checkered past, her absolutely rancid present and finally deep within the depths of her violently putrid future.

Saturday, December 3 I Nowell Sing We Clear  The Folk Song Society of Greater Boston is proud to again present John Roberts and Tony Barrand in "Nowell Sing We Clear," a pageant of mid-winter traditional songs and celebrations. John and Tony, accompanied by Fred Breunig and Andy Davis, perform ancient mid-winter and Christmas folk carols and dances of Western Europe. In a colorful and often humorous fashion, "Nowell Sing We Clear" shows that current Christmas holiday traditions and music have developed from ancient customs. The program includes a Mummer's play, clog dancing, narration, and a variety of other folk music and dance. There are lots of opportunities for audience participation, and its lively and varied nature make the concert especially well-suited for families. "Nowell Sing We Clear" is a holiday event not to be missed.

Saturday, December 3 I OnStage Dance Company - Season Two Performance  Join OnStage Dance Company for their Season Two Performance! The show will feature 60 talented dancers from the Boston area, performing original works in a variety of styles including: Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Uyghur, Contemporary Tango and MORE!  The performances will be held in the beautiful Charles Mosesian Theater at The Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown, MA.

Know of any other events happening in the Boston area this week? Post them in the comments section.

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