The Christmas season is all about family and tradition, so what a nice time for a homecoming appearance. As your usual fearless cultural tour guide, Thom Mariner, soaks up tropical sunshine this week, I’m happy to step in to help you sort through the offerings on tap this week. As you’d expect for mid-December, there’s plenty to choose from. And I mean “plenty” in the “there certainly are plenty of cookies around this time of year” sense. Here are some of the tastiest options.
It used to be that major acts passed us by. No longer. Check out this list, with local treasures too, and take advantage of what is a formidable collection of unique opportunities. We have definitely hit the big time.
Opening night features a newly commissioned suite of music. Later performances include vocalist Mandy Gaines’s favorites, trumpet powerhouse Ingrid Jensen, a tribute to rock legends Steely Dan, and an homage to Chick Corea and McCoy Tyner.
It’s not officially spring for another month, but you won’t be able to convince the daffodils. Their leaves already have sprouted several inches. It seems that some of our arts organizations are following the same schedule…