ArtScience @ Le Lab: Max Rheiner
We all have passions and that natural urge to talk about them, but there’s a time and place for everything. Le Laboratoire is hosting ArtScience, a seminar series for the general public with the goal of discussing all sorts of passions and the creativity and culture that goes into them. You can be an artist, a chef, a scientist, an engineer—it doesn’t matter; so long as you feel passionate about what you do, you’ll have an opportunity to rave about it here.
Le Laboratoire Cambridge. 650 East Kendall St., Cambridge. 6:30-8:30pm/all ages/FREE. lelaboratoirecambridge.com
Intro to Zen Meditation at Cambridge Zen Center
There are few better ways to clear the mind than with meditation. Meditation can be tricky, though, and life is stressful, so how could you possibly sit down and meditate peacefully? Well, here’s your opportunity to learn how. The Cambridge Zen Center is holding a free orientation class for anyone interested in getting into Zen meditation. You’ll learn the basics of meditation and hopefully take a thing or two away from the experience. A little peace of mind never hurt anyone.
Cambridge Zen Center. 199 Auburn St., Cambridge. 7-7:30pm/all ages/FREE. cambridgezen.com
The Condescendants @ Sally O’Brien’s
Somerville’s very own Condescendants will be rocking out at Sally O’Brien’s this Friday, and if jamming out’s your thing, you’re in for a pretty good night. Featuring songs from the Who, Paul McCartney, the Cars, and more, the Condescendants will be rocking the stage all night. Feel free to grab a drink, chat it up with the locals, or just lounge back and enjoy some classic music. It’s Friday night: You’ve earned some rock and relaxation.
Sally O’Brien’s. 335 Somerville Ave., Somerville. 10pm-1am/21+/$5 cover. facebook.com/events/1045384422175218/
SantaCon Boston 2015
You’re making a list, you’re checking it twice, you’re going to SantaCon to assert your dominance as the true inheritor of Kris Kringle’s dynasty. That’s right, folks, SantaCon is back. It’s time to bust out the suit and drink like it’s Dec 26th. Bar crawl from noon to whenever Mrs. Claus calls you back home. Bond with your fellow Santas in Fenway, Boylston, and Faneuil Hall bars like Cask ’n Flagon, Whiskey’s, and Wild Rover. ’Tis the season, after all.
Cask ’n Flagon. 62 Brookline Ave., Boston. Noon-7pm/21+/FREE. facebook.com/events/916759555062691/
Grammy award-winning trumpeter and composer Chris Botti is coming into town to serenade you with some of the smoothest jazz you’ll ever hear. Having recorded and performed with the likes of Sting, Josh Groban, Yo-Yo Ma, Paul Simon, Andrea Bocelli, Barbra Streisand, and even Frank Sinatra, Botti’s got quite the track record for quality. If innovative jazz is your thing, head on down to the Wilbur Theatre on Sunday night and let yourself relax. If you miss him on Sunday night, he’ll be there Monday and Tuesday nights as well.
The Wilbur Theatre. 246 Tremont St., Boston. 7:30-9:30pm/all ages/$50-$65. thewilbur.com
Return of the Winemaker: An Irish Christmas Comedy
The age-old question is finally being answered: What if Jesus was born in Ireland? Instead of being a carpenter, this Irish incarnation of Christ supplies local bars with free wine to sell. Disaster strikes, however, when God asks Jesus to come back to heaven. Can the village convince God to let Jesus stay? Can Jesus make more than just wine? Will you go see this Sunday afternoon? All these questions and more will be answered at Tir Na Productions’ Return of the Winemaker.
Davis Square Theatre. 255 Elm St., 3-5:30pm/all ages/$25. winemaker.brownpapertickets.com/