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Priority list includes a sleighful of holiday events

November 22, 2015

Doubling up this time because of the Thanksgiving stay-home-with-your-family time. Here’s what’s happening through Dec. 6

“Festival of Carols”

It’s the 25th anniversary of the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir’s popular holiday program. The Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and a guy in a red suit help make the season bright. Dec. 6 Scottish Rite Cathedral and Dec. 18-20 Palladium  Details

“Tiny IV: A Really Big Show”

Over 100 central Indiana artists contribute work to this annual show with everything 6x6x6 or smaller. It’s touted as a great opportunity to start your own art collection. Dec. 4-Jan. 8 Gallery 924  Details

“Silent Night”

The sound of silence is explored in this second annual IMA alternative to post-Thanksgiving craziness. Personal headphone concerts, a reading room, massage and meditation spaces, and more are in the hushed mix. Nov. 28 Indianapolis Museum of Art  Details

Also

Jazz pianist Pat Martino plays the Jazz Kitchen Dec. 2.

A new collection of songs and sketches are featured in “A Very Phoenix Xmas X:  O Come Let Us Adore Us” Nov. 27-Dec. 20 at the Phoenix Theatre.

The play “Freetown Village Celebrates Christmas,” Dec. 4 at the Basie Opera Center, focuses on a town divided as to how to celebrate the holiday.

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s Yuletide Celebration marks its 30th anniversary Dec. 4-23. Sandi Patty hosts at Hilbert Circle Theatre.

Motus Dance performs “Maze,” Dec. 5 at the JCC.

Kristen Chenowethperforms with the ISO Nov. 24 at Hilbert Circle Theatre.

Asante Children’s Theatre offers “A Superfly Christmas,” which includes a tribute to Curtis Mayfield, Dec. 4-5 at the Schrott Center.

Shadow puppets team with live actors for the Brothers Grimm adaptation “The Elves and the Shoemaker,” Nov. 29-Dec. 31 at IndyFringe.

Butler Ballet dances “The Nutcracker” Dec. 3-6 at Clowes Halll. Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre offers its version Dec. 4-6 at Pike Performing Arts Center.

Published writers, including John Alexander Thom, Philip Gulley, and IBJ’s own Mickey. Maurer sign books at the annual Holiday Author Fair, Dec. 5 at the Indiana Historical Society.

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