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POST,GAZETtE, NOVEMBER 29, 2013 Page 11 NOW PLAYING UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN FREE EVENTS [It $I11itllitlt1151 Don't miss the Boston Common Tree Lighting on December 5tht Check the CHRISTMAS SECTION for more information. THEATER CHRISTMAS MUSIC TD GARDEN 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 617-624-1050 www.TDGarden.com ROD STEWARD -- December 4th. Rod Stewart has announced plans to launch his eagerly anticipated Live the Life Tour with a TD Garden stop. Stewart will be joined by legendary artist, Steve Winwood for an unstop- pable evening of hits from two of rock music's most seminal artists. PINK -- December 5th. P!nk, a Grammy@ Award winning singer- songwriter and pop culture,icon, will tour North America for the first time in four years in support of her new album, The Truth About Love. Since her debut in 2000, Pink (Alecia Moore) has released 7 albums (Can't Take Me Home, M!ssundaztood, Try This, l'm Not Dead, Funhouse, Greatest Hits So Fall!!, The Truth About Love), sold over 40 million albums, 65 million singles (nearly 20 million digital tracks), over 1 million DVDs world- wide and has had 12 singles in the top l0 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. BEYONCE -- December 20th. The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour starring Beyoncd is extending its successful global run with additional dates, in- cluding another stop at TD Garden. The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour is the biggest tour of 2013, with its explosive special effects and intricate, strobe-laden light show, is an artistic triumph and the entertainer's most ambitious undertaking to date. It is bigger in scope than any of her previ- ous shows, fittingly designed for the vastness of arenas and stadiums. TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA -- December 22nd. Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) will celebrate their first 15 years of touring with an en- core and final performance of their multi-platinum rock opera, The Lost Christmas Eve. TSO's 2013 winter tour will begin on November 13th, playing over 100 shows in 67 cities across North America, presented by Hallmark Channel. Live Nation is proud to welcome TSO when they return to Boston for two spectacular shows at the TD Garden. TSO, whose phenomena has grown year after year, has played over 1,500 shows for more than 10 million fans in the past 15 years andquietly became one of the world's biggest arena rock acts. The unprecedented fan driven growth is a testament to TSO founder Paul O'Neill's vision of "Rock Theater," the perfect amalgamation of Broadway storytelling with the spectacle of rock. JAY Z -- January 18th. JAY Z an- nounced the confirmed dates for the North American leg of his "Magna Carter World Tour." The new dates, which follow the tour's international run, will begin on Saturday, Novem- ber 30th and will include a stop at the TD Garden in Boston. JAY Z recently released the now double platinum "Magna Carta ... Holy Grail," and just wrapped up the sold out "Legends Of The Summer" stadium tour with Justin Timberlake. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE -- Febru- ary 27th. The Emmy and Grammy award winning musician will bring his captivating live show to fans with a worldwide tour that kicked off on October 31, 2013 in Montreal, QC with scheduled dates in South America, Europe, Australia and North America through 2014. The 20/20 Experience World Tour is promoted worldwide by Live Nation Global Tour- ing. The musical journey that started with The 20/20 Experience contin- ued with the worldwide release of The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2 on September 30, 2013. AGGANIS ARENA 925 Commonwealth Ave., Boston 617-358-7000 www.BU.EDU/Agannis/ QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE -- December 13th. The undisputed best rock record of the year ... Like Clock- work was produced by founder Joshua deHomme and Queens of the Stone Age, recorded by Mark Rankin with additional engineering by Alain Johannes and Justin Smith, at Josh's studio, Pink Duck, in Burbank, CA .... Like Clockwork is the sixth QOTSA album and the band's first U.S. #1 ITALIAN RADIO PROGRAMS "The Sicilian Corner" i0:00 am to 12 Noon every Friday with hosts Tom Zappala and Mike Lomazzo and "The Italian Show" with Nunzio DiMarca every Sunday from 10:00 am-l:00 Stpm. Go to www.111Owccmam.com. "Italia Oggi" Sundays I:00 pm to 2:00 pm with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM www.1460WXBR.corrc "Dolce Vita Radio" DJ RocGardarco Mesiti i i:00 am-l:00 pm Sundays 90.7 FM or online www.djrocco.com. "The Nick Franciosa Show" Sundays from 12 Noon to 3:00 pm on WLYN 1360 AM and WAZN 1470 AM. "Guido Oliva Italian Hour" 8:00 am-9:00 am Sundays on WSRO 650 AM and online at www.wsro.com. "Radio Italia Unita" - Thursdays 2:00 pm-3:00 pm on www.zumix.org/ radio or Runes, college radio click on Zumix. For more information, log onto ww w.italiaunita, org. "Tony's Place" on MnsicAmerica WPLM FM 99.1 - Sundays 9:00 pm- i0:00 pm on MusicAmerica. Host Ron Della Chiesa presents Tony's Place. Visit www.MusicNotNoise.com. album. Rightfully hailed in Rolling Stone as one of The 50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now, QOTSA, comprised of Homme and cohorts Troy Van Leeuwen, Dean Fertita, Michael Shuman and Jon Theodore, is deliv- ering the world's premiere live rock show nightly and will be stopping in Boston. ARCTIC MONKEYS -- February 6th. With special guest Deerhunter. The meteoric rise of the Arctic Monkeys began in 2005, when they drew a sold- out crowd to the London Astoria, us- ing little more than a self-released EP. Several months later, Whatever People Say I Am That's What I'm Not became the fastest-selling debut album in British history. 2013 has been a monu- mental year for the Arctic Monkeys with their triumphant return to the headlining spot at Glastonbury. MARINER'S HOUSE 11 North Square, Boston 508-292-5258 Maxine@ReikiByTheSea.com FREE REIKI CLINIC/SHARE Thursday, December 12th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. All participants will re- ceive a 10-15 minute Reiki session as well as instruction in relaxation and self-healing techniques. Reiki has been found to help with pain control, stress reduction and with self-heal- ing of all kinds. COLONIAL THEATER 106 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 617-482-9393 www.Boston-Theater.com I LOVE LUCY December 3rd- 22nd. I Love Lucy Live on Stage is the brand-new hit stage show adapted from the most beloved program in television history! It's 1952 and you are a member of the Desilu Playhouse studio audience awaiting the filming of two hilarious and oh-so-familiar I Love Lucy episodes. A charming host entertains and enlightens you to the behind-the-scenes filming process of this brand new thing called "television," the Crystaltone Singers perform advertising jingles in perfect '50s style harmony and the side-splitting antics of America's favorite foursome -- Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel are presented live on stage and in color for the very first time! It's a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience TV Guide's William Keck calls "the most entertaining stage production I've seen in years including Broadway!" The truth is in the title -- whether young or old, everybody really does love Lucy! This show is a Season Special and is not part of the Season Package. 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL January 7 and 8, 2014. The hilarious parody of the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon, will premiere at the Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre for two nights only. A sexy, hysterical musi- cal romp, 50 Shades! The Musical is a laugh out loud night of fun that you won't want to miss! A resounding hit in Chicago and New York, and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 50 Shades! The Musical opens with a ladies book club deciding to read Fifty Shades of Grey. Through their interpretation of the novel, the audience is lead on an uproarious rollercoaster ride of this unlikely bestseller. The show is full of dance numbers and original songs delivered by an outrageous cast with a live, on-stage band. For more information call 866-348-9738. ONCE January 7th- 19th. Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/ musicians who play their own instru- ments onstage. ONCE tells the en- chanting tale of a Dublin street musi- cian who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunt- ing love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights ... but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally capti- vating and theatrically breathtaking, ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It's an unfor- gettable story about going for your dreams ... not living in fear ... and the power of music to connect all of us. AMERICAN REPERTORY THEATER Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Harvard Sq., Cambridge, MA THE DONKEY SHOW - Ongoing. Bringing the ultimate disco experi- ence to Boston, this crazy circus of bell will toll when the tree is mirror balls, feathered divas, roller illuminated with lights provided by skaters and hustle queens tells the Boston Properties. Refreshments will story of A Midsummer Night's Dream be provided by local businesses through great '70s anthems you know and Fairmont Copley Plaza will by heart, host a family reception immediately BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW following. JACKSON -- December 5th, 6th and 8th. An exhilarating and irreverent BOSTON COMMON look at one of the nation's founding Boston, MA rock stars, Bloody Bloody Andrew BOSTON COMMON TREE Jackson re-imagines the life of LIGHTING- December 5th. Annual America's seventh president, from Christmas Tree lighting event on Bos- his humble beginnings on the Ten- ton Common. Holiday music, cultural nessee frontier to his kick-ass exchanges and other entertainment. days as Commander-in-Chief. Set in The tree is a gift from Nova Scotia in OBERON's uniquely immersive 4D gratitude for Boston's aid after the environment, this in-your-face rock tragic Halifax Explosion of 1917. The musical will ignite the populist spirit celebration is hosted by the Boston that continues to transform our Parks and Recreation Department, nation's political landscape, title sponsor the Province of Nova THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD -- Scotia, lead sponsor TripAdvisor's December 11, 2013- January 19, tripadvisor.com/careers, and present- 2014. In this spectacular rendition of ing sponsors Distrigas/GDF SUEZ and the English legend, the notorious Stop and Shop. WCVB TV's Anthony Robin Hood and his band of merry Everett and JC Monahan will host men steal from the rich, but refuse to Channel 5's live broadcast. share with the oppressed peasantry. As the wicked Prince John threatens RUGGERIO FAMILY MEMORIAL all of England, it is down to Marion to HOME boldly protect the poor and convert 971 Saratoga Street, Robin Hood from outlaw to hero. First Orient Heights, East Boston seen at the Royal Shakespeare Com- EAST BOSTON CHAMBER AN- pany in 2011, this new production is NUAL HOLIDAY PARADE -- Satur- filled with high adventure, epic ro- day December 7th, beginning at mance, amazing fight choreography, 4:00 pm in front of the Ruggerio Fam- and an original score inspired by con- ily Memorial Home and ending at temporary British folk music.Written Orient Heights Square with the light- by David Farr, directed by Gisli Orn ing of a tree! Refreshments including Gardarsson, and original music by Stu hot chocolate will be served and Barker. Single tickets on sale now. entertainment provided. SACRED HEART CHURCH North Square, North End, Boston The Consulate General of Italy, the Friends of the Italian Cultural Center of Boston and the Boston Conserva- tory present THE SECOND ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT -- Thurs- day, December 5th from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Free and open to the public. R.S.V.P. segreteria.boston@esteri.it or call 617-722-9302. REAGLE MUSIC THEATRE 617 Lexington St., Waltham, MA 781-891-5600 www.ReagleMnsicTheatre.org CHRISTMASTIME -- December 6th through 15th. The one Boston Christmas spectacle guaranteed to warm any heart! Children of all ages are enchanted by Santa's Workshop, Teddy Bears' Nutcracker, Parade of the Wooden Soldiers, Victorian Christ- mas, precision dancers and The Living Nativity. Our cast of 200 comes gift wrapped in fabulous holiday sets and costumes -- all backed by a full live orchestra. NORTH SHORE MUSIC THEATRE 62 Dunham Road, Beverly, MA www.NSMT.org A CHRISTMAS CAROL -- Decem- ber 6th-22nd. Based on the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol tells the tale of curmudgeonly miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who is visited by the ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future hoping to change his destiny and save his soul. This brilliant musical, an original adapta- tion written for NSMT audiences, fol- lows Scrooge through a series of strange and magical journeys, where he ultimately discovers the true spirit of the holiday season. FIRST NIGHT BOSTON Boston FIRST NIGHT BOSTON -- First Night takes place on December 31st, New Year's Eve. Attendees purchase an official button, which is the equiva- lent of a ticket, for indoor events. Outdoor events are free. The button is also a discount pass, with busi- nesses offering benefits both before and after New Year's. First Night in- COPLEY SQUARE eludes numerous indoor and outdoor Boston, ~ activities, exhibits, and performances, COPLEY SQUARE TREE LIGHT- for people of all ages. ING -- December 2nd. Mayor Thomas Menino, the Boston Parks and Recre- RITZ CARLTON ation Department, and the Friends of I0 Avery Street, Boston MA Copley Square will celebrate the holi- HOT COCOA BAR -- Baby it's cold days with the annual Copley Square outside ... escape the winter chill at Holiday Tree Lighting from 5:30 pm to Avery Bar, sit by the fireplace and 6:30 pm. The free event will feature warm up with a cup of hot cocoa. appearances by Mayor Menino, South Choose from white, milk or dark End resident and Emmy-Award win- chocolate then top your cocoa with a ning producer and TV host Jenny selection of candies, cookies and Johnson, Santa Claus, and Rudolph creams, served with scrumptious holi- along with life entertainment includ- day sweets and pastries. The hotel's ing Copley Singers, Stars over Boston pastry chefs will offer festive tips for winner Nola Hood, Boston Police of- children who will delight in decorat- ricer Stephen McNulty and a holiday ing their own gingerbread men. sing-along. The Old South Church For reservations call (617) 574-7184. 013 ANNO CULTURA I A YEAR OF ITALIAN CULTURE BOSTON - PROVIDENCE PROGRAM As of September 24, 2013 For more information and updates call 61Z 722.9302 or visit unvw.consboston.esteri.it or www.ITALYin o7 I I D DEC 6 I MIT, Cambridge "5th Sense Project" Seminar organized by the Bocelli Foundation and MIT. CAMBRIDGE J,