’Tis the Season:
Best Entertainment Bets

There is a nip in the air, a droopy pumpkin
on the porch, a pie in the oven, and a concert
in the hall. The season offers a rich array of
performances, both holiday-themed and more
broadly conceived, in the city, towns, and frosty
villages, casting their spells over laser-sync’d
arenas and candle-lit chapels, from locals to
legends, no matter how tired and recycled,
orchestras, bands, duos, soloists, extravaganzas,
classic combis, counterintuitive collaborations,
travelling troupes, raconteurs, franchise films.
Keep a keen eye and ear for these trending tickets.

“The 72 Days of Christmas”:
Trans-Siberian Orchestra
with special guest Caitlyn Jenner

“We Heard the Chimes at Midnight”:
An Evening with the Handbell Choir
of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
(following the Annual Sausage Supper
in the church basement)

“Heidi of the Alps: A Rock Opera”
introduced by Joe Namath

Another American Musical

“I’m So Tired”:
The White Album at Fifty One
with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr,
Julian Lennon and Harrison Ford

“This Could Be The Last Time”:
The Rolling Stones Gathering Moss Tour

“Lowered Expectations”:
Garfunkel and Oates
Sing the B-Sides

Taylor Swift and Kanye West:
¡The Desperate Relevance Tour!

“Songs from the Attic”:
Yo-Yo Ma performs Arrowsmith
with special guest Jim Nabors
in 4D Lenticular Hologram

Sonatina in B-Minor
for vuvuzela and caxirola

“Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad”:
The Three Tenors, featuring
Plácido Domingo, José Carreras, Méatlóaf

Four Latvian Baritones

Five Castrati

Celtic (-identifying-) Woman

Michael Flatley presents The Donner Party

Bill O’Reilly and Dennis Miller:
“Killing Time”

O Solo Mio: Han and Hope
A Star Wars Love Story
(Once More Unto the Franchise)

 Pirates of the Caribbean IX:
“Smoking the Dead Man’s Dope”

“A Very Kardashian Krismas”

“Million Cello March”:
Yo-Yo Ma plays John Philip Sousa
(and premieres the original composition
“I Carry My Own Stool”)


Photo © Matthew Friedman