Your weekly curated guide to activities in and around Boston.
By Kim Foley MacKinnon
Friday-Sunday, December 17-19
Cultural Survival Bazaar
It may seem odd to have native artisans and fair trade companies from around the world showcasing their work in a mall, but you can combine big name shopping with unique finds. There will be art, jewelry, clothing and crafts, plus cultural performances including live music, storytelling and drumming. Shops at Prudential Center, Belvidere Arcade, 800 Boylston St.Visit the website for the full schedule.
Friday, December 17
Fine Dining ‘Family Style’
Aura’s family evening offers a holiday themed movie, arts and crafts and a visit from Santa! Both kids and adults can have a great night out with a special kids’ menu and play area while parents can enjoy a grown-up dinner, all in the same place.
Aura Restaurant, Seaport Hotel, One Seaport Lane. Starts at 5:30 p.m. Visit the website for the full schedule.
Saturday, December 18
Alexander, King of Jesters
From sight gags to stunts to juggling to speaking a gibberish language, Alex the Jester keeps audiences riveted with his unusual performances. Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington. At 10 a.m. Visit the website for the full schedule.
Totally Tall Tales
Gather around for a film shorts program made up of a collection of Greek myths, African fables, Mexican and Brazilian legends, Hungarian folk tales, Irish yarns, plus new fantasy tales. Paramount Center, 559 Washington St., 2 p.m. Visit the website for the full schedule.