Priority list includes a sleighful of holiday events

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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


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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