Art and Architecture Tour @Copley Library
The Boston Public Library offers free tours highlighting the architecture of Charles Follen McKim and Philip Johnson, as well as the many works of famed sculptors and painters. The tours last about an hour. They are led by volunteers and begin at the Dartmouth Street entrance of the Central Library in Copley Square. No appointment is necessary.
The full schedule of Art & Architecture tours is Mondays at 2:30 p.m., Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m., Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.; and Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
Copley Square Holiday Tree Lighting
Tuesday, November 29, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The free event will feature appearances by Back Bay resident and WHDH-TV anchor Janet Wu, Santa Claus, Rudolph, and the Bear from Boston Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” along with live entertainment including the Trinity Church Choristers, Boston Children’s Chorus, and a holiday sing-along.
Boston’s Official Christmas Tree lighting
6-8 p.m. Boston Common
New Kid on the Block Joey McIntyre, American Idol finalist Siobhan Magnus, the Radio City Rockettes, Rockapella, the Boston Ballet, the Boston Children’s Choir, MAGIC 106.7’s Nancy Quill and Mike Addams, and saxophonist Grace Kelly.
As an added element to the City of Boston’s annual tree lighting ceremony, The Skating Club of Boston will present a spectacular skating show at the Boston Common Frog Pond featuring a dynamic and exciting assortment of local skating stars in all the various disciplines of ice-skating.
Winter Holiday Party @Jamaica Plain Library
Thursday, December 8
Join us for our annual Winter Holiday Party! We'll begin the night with holiday crafts and food from 6-7 p.m. At 7 p.m. the Boston Typewriter Orchestra will perform.
Book Reading @Mattapan LibraryTuesday, December 13, 2011, 6 p.m.
Local author Paul J. Williams reads from his book "I Witness." Paul J. Williams grew up in Dorchester, Massachusetts and attended Boston Public Schools. Paul studied at Northeastern University and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Management degree. He serves as a Deacon at Greater Vision Tabernacle Church of Randolph, Massachusetts.
Book Reading @Harvard Book StoreHenry Louis Gates, Jr.
Tuesday December 6, 2011 7:00 PM
Life Upon These Shores: Looking at African American History, 1513-2008
Alfred Hitchcock Film Festival @West End LibraryPsycho (Wednesday, November 30th 3pm)