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First ever sip and shop at Nest (today!), a union of three musical forces for a special concert, and the high school craft fair


The NCJO Big Band, Northport Chorale and Northport Community Band Play at Northport Middle School this Saturday at 8pm. Photo courtesy Don Sherman.

TODAY!
Sip and Shop Event at Nest
Thursdays, December 8 and 22
Nest on Main, 135 Main Street
Get in the spirit at Nest’s very first Holiday Sip and Shop event, hosted by Nesters Keri (@loopsbykeri) and Toni (@the_artistic_bent), and enjoy personalized after-hours shopping and refreshments. Come meet the makers and pop-up vendors and grab some holiday treats while you shop the store’s extended hours – Nest is open until 8pm! Gift wrapping and raffles are just some of the perks. The next Sip and Shop will take place on December 22.

FEATURED
The Ultimate Holiday Concert
Saturday, December 10, 8pm
Northport Middle School, Middleville Road
The NCJO Big Band, Northport Chorale and Northport Community Band are joining forces to present this year’s special holiday concert. The Big Band will kick off the festivities with seasonal swing including the Brian Setzer Nutcracker Suite. The Chorale follows, conducted by Matthew Ho, with favorites such as It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year and Silent Night. Don Sherman and the Community Band will perform the festive Skaters’ Waltz and traditional Sleigh Ride, and a spectacular finale combining all three groups will feature familiar carols and other seasonal surprises.

Tickets are $15 at the door and, as always, audience members are asked to “Bring a Can to the Concert” (other non-perishable food donations accepted) for Long Island Cares. The concert will be livestreamed here.

THIS WEEK
Annual Northport Holiday Craft Fair
Saturday and Sunday, December 10 and 11, 10am-4pm
Northport High School, 154 Laurel Hill Road
Come shop over 200 exhibitors featuring fine art, crafts, gifts and gourmet food at this annual winter craft fair.

ONGOING
A Christmas Story, The Musical
Through December 31
Engeman Theater, 250 Main Street, Northport
Nine-year-old Ralphie Parker only wants one thing for Christmas – an official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun. Based on the beloved movie, A Christmas Story, The Musical is the perfect holiday gift for the entire family.

Performances are as follows: Thursdays and Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm. Some Wednesday and Sunday evenings are available. Tickets are $85 for Saturday evenings and $80 for all other performances and may be purchased by calling 631-261-2900, going online at www.engemantheater.com, or by visiting the Engeman Theater Box Office.