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Friday, December 13

Choir Concert

Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue, btwn 68th and 69th streets

7:30 p.m., $13; $5 children, students, seniors

The Hunter College Choir, under the direction of Paul F. Mueller and Matthew Rupcich, will present Handel’s stirring Foundling Hospital Anthem and Finzi’s evocative In Terra Pax, as well as Vivaldi’s energetic Dixit Dominums. To conclude, the concert will include short works by Benjamin Britten to honor the 100th anniversary of his birth.

212-772-4448

E.T.A. Hoffman’s The Nutcracker

Talent Unlimited High School of the Performing Arts, 317 East 67th Street

3:30/7 p.m., $8 advance; $10 at door

Talent Unlimited High School of the Performing Arts is presenting its 19th Annual Performing Arts Celebration of the Holidays featuring performances from the vocal, instrumental, dance, drama and musical theatre studios.

gortmann@earthlink.net; 212-737-1530

Sounds of the Season

The Unforgettables Chorus

The Atrium, 601 Lexington Avenue, btwn East 53rd Street and East 54th Street

1 p.m., Free

The first chorus of its kind for people with dementia and their family members and friends Conductors & Directors: Tania Papayannopoulou and Dale Lamb.

eastmidtown.org/soundsoftheseason

Saturday, December 14

Winter Bash / Ages 40-5

92y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street

7:30 p.m., $35

Start the new year right by sticking to an important resolution–meeting new people. Refreshments are included.

92y.org

Saturday Night Swing Dance

92y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street

$20/$16 students/advance

Join for a fun-filled night of swing dancing to live music from the 30s, 40s and 50s, hosted by Myrna Caceres. No experience or partner necessary. Wine and sangria cash bar available.

7 p.m. Class / 8 p.m.-1 a.m. open dancing

92y.org

Sunday, December 15

marionette_optSalzburg Marionette Theatre: The Ring Cycle and Alice in Wonderland

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue

12 and 3 p.m.

$60 adults/$30 children

Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland comes to life with a production featuring the March Hare, the Mock Turtle, the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, and, the Queen and King of Hearts, all brought to life through a creative set design and newly recorded score, taken from period dance music.

Christmas Caroling with Boomers & Beyond and Ignatian 40s

Lott Assisted Living Residence, 5th Avenue, btwn 107th and 108th streets

1:30 p.m., Free

Calling all Boomers & Beyonders and Ignatian 40s. You don’t have to be a super soprano or terrific tenor, just someone who wants to join with us in sharing some Christmas joy through song, and perhaps stop at a local spot for a snack and drink afterward.

stignatiusloyola.org

Monday, December 16

201306-omag-mccann-284_optColum McCann and Norman Rush

92y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

8 p.m., $27

Colum McCann’s new novel is Transatlantic. “This novel is beautifully hypnotic in its movements, from the grand (between two continents, across three centuries) to the most subtle,” wrote Emma Donaghue. Norman Rush’s new novel is Subtle Bodies. He thrills “literary readers with his extraordinary prose, which could only be American, and which, like Bellow’s language, combines high and low registers in greatly unstable compounds,” wrote James Wood.

92y.org

Dan Lauria in Conversation with Peter Filichia

Society of Illustrators, 128 East 63rd Street, btwn Park and Lexington avenues.

5:30 p.m., Free

lauria book_optActor Dan Lauria (“The Wonder Years,” Lombardi, A Christmas Story, the musical) will discuss his career and his new children’s book, “The Blue Hair Club”. Peter Filichia, theater critic emeritus for the Star-Ledger, will be the moderator. Dan will discuss the anti-bullying themes in the book and in A Christmas Story and will share his plans for getting kids motivated about creating their own stories. Book sales benefit a charity that assists single moms and families in crisis. RSVP required.

BookeventRSVP@cox.net

Tuesday, December 17

Community Board 8 Housing Committee Meeting

Celebrity Center, 65 East 82nd Street, btwn Madion & Park avenues

6:30 p.m., Free

212-758-4340; cb8m.com

What’s inside that PC? A Computer Buying Guide

96th Street Library 112, East 96th Street, btwn Park & Lexington avenues

2-3 p.m., Free

Learn about computer technology, and what you should know before you make that big purchase. In this class we will dissect a desktop and a laptop computer to learn about the hardware inside. RSVP required

212- 289-0908; nypl.org

Wednesday, December 18

Sound of the Seaon: Lighthouse Vocal Ensemble

Filomen M. D’Agostino Greenberg Music School, 150 East 58th Street, btwn Lexington and Third avenues

1 p.m., Free

The nation’s only music school dedicated to helping people pursue their interest in music while overcoming the challenges of vision loss. Students include children and young people enrolled in public and private schools, colleges and universities; professional musicians — and anyone interested in enrichment through lifelong musical learning.

lighthouse.org

Community Board 8 Full Board

Meeting

New York Blood Center, 310 East 67th Street, Auditorium

6:30 p.m., Free

212-758-4340; cb8m.com

Thursday, December 19

Community Board 8 Public Safety Committee Meeting

Brick Presbyterian Church,62 East 92nd Street, Watson Hall

6:30 p.m.

Free

Safety Presentation by representatives of the FDNY’s Fire Safety Education Division. Q&A to follow.

212-758-4340; cb8m.com

‘Tis The Season – Films with Holiday Scenes

96th Street Library 112, East 96th Street, btwn Park & Lexington avenues

2-4 p.m., Free

“Holiday,” Starring Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Doris Nolan. Directed by George Cukor, 1938, b&w, 95 minutes. A young man falls in love with a girl from a rich family. His unorthodox plan to go on holiday for the early years of his life is met with skepticism by everyone except for his fiancée’s eccentric sister and long suffering brother.

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