This Weekend: High School Improv Friday, Christmas Events Saturday, Concerts Sunday

• The Performing Arts Company of Belmont High School is holding its Improv Night, an evening of hilarious, made-up, on-the-spot theater on Friday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. in the school’s Little Theater.

• A reception will be held on Saturday, Dec. 13 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for Belmont Art Association artists Jane Wentzell and Christine Chang, who are currently being featured at unCOMMONfinds at 432 Common St. in Cushing Square from Dec. 8 through Jan. 5. The reception is being held in conjunction with a wine tasting at The Spirited Gourmet, 448 Common St. A coupon for dessert (with 2 entrees purchased) at Savino’s Grill, 449 Common St., will be available at reception, (valid for that evening).

• Since it’s sold out, this is a reminder to those with tickets for the Holly Jolly Trolley Tour that the event takes place this Saturday, Dec. 13 in front of the Belmont Savings Bank in Belmont Center starting at 4 p.m.

Family caroling at the Belmont Center Christmas tree on Leonard Street beginning at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13. 

• The winter sports season gets underway on Saturday, Dec. 13 as wrestling travels to Cape Ann to participate in the Triton Quad Meet at Triton Regional High School while Watertown/Belmont high schools Girls’ Ice Hockey combined team will open its season at Duxbury, the defending state champions which knocked off W/B in the quarterfinals in last year’s playoffs and also defeated Belmont in the Div. 2 semifinals in 2012.

• A hidden treasurer from right here in Belmont, the Massachusetts Youth Symphony Project based at the Powers Music School, is giving its Winter Concert sponsored by Belmont Savings Bank on Sunday, Dec. 14 at 4 p.m. at The Fenn School, 516 Monument St. in nearby Concord. The senior, junior and sting orchestras will perform. 

• The Belmont Historical Society presents mezzo-soprano and pianist Vanessa Schukis in an afternoon of holiday music on Sunday, Dec. 14 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Belmont Public Library’s Assembly Room. Schukis, who teaches voice and is on the faculty of the Powers Music School, has been a soloist/section leader for the historic Old North Church in Boston for 26 years and a soloist/cantor for 15 years at St. Paul’s Church in Wellesley, and continues to perform in theater, opera and concert engagements throughout the United States. She has sung the National Anthem and ‘God Bless America’ at a Boston Red Sox game. The concert is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Contact the Belmont Historical Society for more information at 617-993-2878.

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