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5 Things to Do Around Winchester This Week

"A Small Good Thing" comes to Winchester on December 7th. 

Now What? Building Community after the Election Dec. 1, 7 to 9 p.m. Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road. Winchester. Winchester MultiCultural Network and True Story Theater host a free workshop teaching skills to build understanding, empathy and rapport to engage in bridge-building conversations post election. Free.

Faculty concert Dec 2, 7:30 p.m. Winchester Community Music School, 407 Highland Avenue, Winchester. Winchester Community Music School faculty members will present a free concert, titled “Under the Hood,” to explore one of Shostakovich’s works. Performers include Karen Oosterbaan on violin, Anne Bennett on cello and Rieko Tanaka on piano. Oosterbaan will lead an exploration of the musical structure of this piece to reveal its various artistic expressions. She’ll also examine how the life of Shostakovich and that of his artistic contemporaries affected his compositions.The concert will conclude with a full performance of the work. Pre-concert cocktails will be offered at 7 p.m. For information: 781-721-2950; winchestermusic.org.

"The Nutcracker" Dec. 3, 1 to 2:30 Winchester Ballet Conservatory, 458 Main St. The Winchester Ballet Conservatory presents "The Nutcracker." Tickets: $28 in advance, $30 at the door. Information: 617-645-7145.

The Christmas Concert Dec. 4, 3 p.m. Crawford Memorial United Methodist Church, 34 Dix St., Winchester. The Mishawum Choral Society will perform “The Christmas Concert,” featuring Director Brian Gilbertie and accompanist Sarah Lafontaine. Tickets: $15; $10 for seniors and students, and will be available at the door. For information: mishawumchoral.org.

“A Small Good Thing” screening Dec. 7, 7 p.m. Winchester High School Auditorium, 80 Skillings Road. Organizers of the Rotary Creative Technology Center Lecture Series will host filmmaker Pamela Tanner Boll for a showing of her documentary, “A Small Good Thing.” Shot in Massachusetts, the documentary follows six people struggling to find their own definitions of happiness and success. Boll will host a Q&A session after the screening.

This article originally appeared in the Winchester Starhttp://winchester.wickedlocal.com/news/20161201/5-things-to-around-winchester-this-week


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