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What’s Hot in the City this week — Dec. 2

Colette Greenstein
Colette Greenstein has been a contributing arts & entertainment writer for the Banner since 2009. VIEW BIO
What’s Hot in the City this week — Dec. 2

The winter season is upon us and the city is abuzz with a host of live performances from art shows and plays to concerts and festivals. Here’s a look at what’s hot this week!

This Tuesday, Dec. 3, Lupe Fiasco with Stalley and Boy Illinois perform at the House of Blues at 8 p.m. Tickets: $35 General Admission Standing; $49.50 VIP Box. It’s an all-ages show. To purchase, go to

Also on Tuesday, R&B singer K. Michelle performs at The Wilbur at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $25.00 to $35.00. To purchase, visit

On Wednesday, Dec. 4, Rod Stewart’s “Live the Life” Tour comes to the TD Garden with special guest Steve Winwood at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $49.50; $92.00 and $152.00.

The French Cultural Center presents a photography exhibit by Joseph Taylor called “Les Nuits de Noël: An American Flâneur in Paris” beginning on Dec. 4 and running thru Jan. 6, 2014. For gallery hours, visit

This Thursday, Dec. 5, Scullers Jazz Club presents the “Elan Trotman Christmas Special” at 8 p.m. Show: $25; Dinner/Show: $65. For tickets, go to

Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre presents “The Nutcracker” from Dec. 5 to Dec. 15 at the Sanctuary Theatre in Harvard Square. Tickets: $38 and $50. For tickets, call 617-354-7167 or go to

Also on Thursday is “P!nk: The Truth About Love Tour,” featuring The Hives at the TD Garden beginning at 7:30 p.m. Limited tickets are available. Go to

Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds headline The Sinclair this Friday, Dec. 6. Doors open at 8 p.m. and show time: 8:45 p.m. Tickets: $15. Purchase at

It’s an evening of Pop-Up Performances, Holiday Karoake, an Ugly Sweater Contest, live music and more at the ICA’s “First Fridays: Snow Ball” this Friday beginning at 5 p.m. For more info, go to

Legendary band Blood, Sweat & Tears with Bo Bice perform on Sunday, Dec. 8 at the Berklee Performance Center at 7 p.m. Reserved seating: $25, $37 and $48. Purchase tickets at; by phone at 617-747-2261 or visit the BPC box office at 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.