December 5, 2021

#MUSTDO

Today
  • SoWa Winter Festival 2021 | Fri., Dec. 3-Sun., Dec. 12 | Times vary | SoWa Power Station | Monday-Thursday, free; Friday-Sunday $5+ | Explore this winter wonderland with 105 local art + food vendors.
  • Luke Combs | Fri., Dec. 3 | 7 p.m. | TD Garden | $25+ | Tickets will be honored for this rescheduled tour to see the “Beautiful Crazy” artist. 🎵
Saturday
  • Pieces From the Hole | Sat., Dec. 4 | 6:30-7:30 + 8-9 p.m. | Mass Motion Dance, 100 Holton St., Brighton | $15+ | Have a sneak peek at the work in progress by Project31.
Sunday
  • Taproom Yoga at Night Shift Brewing | Sun., Dec. 5 | 11 a.m. | Night Shift Brewing | $15 | Admission includes the yoga class + one beer.
  • Straight No Chaser | Sun., Dec. 5 | 7 p.m. | Wang Theatre | $51+ | The sensational a cappella group brings their musical talent + humor to Boston. 🎤
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NEWS NOTES

Weather
  • 41º | Sunny | 0% chance of rain
Tide
  • High: 9:41 a.m. + 10:19 p.m.
  • Low: 3:30 a.m. + 4:08 p.m.
Civic
  • Boston city councilors have voted to extend the free fare pilot program to include routes 23, 28, and 29 for two years. Starting early next year, MBTA riders in Dorchester, Mattapan and Roxbury can take part in the program. 🚍 (7News)
Sports
  • Former outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. is returning to the Boston Red Sox after a late night trade announcement. Minor league infielders Alex Binelas and David Hamilton will also join the team + Hunter Renfroe will join the Milwaukee Brewers. ⚾ (WCVB 5)
Number
  • $100 billion. That’s the amount of the pension fund’s balance, according to The Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management Board. This is the first time that the balance has reached that amount. (7News)
Coronavirus
  • An indoor mask ordinance is now in effect for Chelsea beginning at 5 a.m. today. The updated mandate applies to indoor public spaces + private businesses, including restaurants, venues, retail shops, places of worship, gyms, and municipal buildings. (NBC 10)
Holiday
  • Country Living shared their list of the best Christmas towns across the country — two you might recognize have made the top of the list. Stockbridge earned the No. 1 spot and Cape Cod was named No. 11.
Award
  • Twelve local + Massachusetts police officers have been recognized during the 37th and 38th Annual Trooper George L. Hanna Memorial Awards for Bravery. These awards are given for acts of courage and excellence.🏆 (WCVB 5)
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