Monday, Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m.
Sprout Spaghetti Dinner on the theme of “voyages, vacations and death” at Sprout, 339R Summer St., Somerville, Massachusetts. Presentations include Beth Nixon with a suitcase show contemplating the death of her father and dentist, Sara Peattie performing a toy theater show entitled “Ithaca,” short, 3-slide travelogues by spaghetti dinner attendees, and the The Spaghetti Dinner Funeral Band! Suggested donation $10.
Saturday, Dec. 15, 4:30 to 9:15 p.m.
The Somerville Arts Council presents its annual “Illuminations” trolley tours of spectacular holiday displays around the city. Tours begin and end at City Hall, 93 Highland Ave., Somerville, Massachusetts. $10. (Pictured at top, photo by The New England Journal of Aesthetic Research.)