It's December, did you say "Rabbit Rabbit?" There are many fun things to do this weekend to kick off the month. Short on ideas? No worries. See Nicole Cammorata, Milva DiDomizio, and June Wulff's picks for the top things to do around the Hub this weekend. Now get out and go to it!
TRASH TALK: ANTHROPOLOGY OF WASTE: Can you say “Products, Plastics, Putrefaction, and Power” five times fast? Maybe it will be easier after Samantha MacBride’s lecture, subtitled “Rethinking How We Manage Materials to Achieve Just Sustainability.” The latest installment in the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology’s lecture series is followed by a reception. Dec. 1, 5:30 p.m. Free. Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge. Post-talk reception at Peabody Museum, 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge. 617-496-1027, www.peabody.harvard.edu
PRETTY THINGS 3RD BIRTHDAY PARTY: The folks behind local brewery Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project are throwing themselves a birthday bash to celebrate three years in business. Catch live music by Viva Viva and No Way Jose -- as well as the musical stylings of DJ John Funke -- while sipping limited edition brews 1901 KK and 1855 EIP and fan favorites, such as Jack D’Or and Baby Tree, on draft. Dec. 1, 8 p.m. Tickets: $5 suggested donation. 21+ Precinct. 617-623-9211, www.precinctbar.com.
PLAYING THE DEVIL:Step into the world of His Abysmal Sublimity Screwtape, psychiatrist in service of the devil himself. Max McLean plays Satan’s shrink in Fellowship for the Performing Arts’s stage version of C.S. Lewis’s “The Screwtape Letters.’’ Dec. 2, 8 p.m. Dec. 3, 4 and 8 p.m. $29-$59. Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont St., Boston. 617-824-8000, www.screwtapeonstage.com
MFA FIRST FRIDAYS: On the first Friday of each month, the Museum of Fine Arts hosts an evening for art lovers looking to mingle. There will be cocktails, munchies, and music in the Koch Gallery with entertainment by local swing band Back Bay Rhythm Makers. Dec. 2, 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Free with museum admission; $22, $20 for students and seniors. 21+ Museum of Fine Arts. 617-267-9300, www.mfa.org
UGLY HOLIDAY SWEATER PARTY: ‘Tis the season to mock mom and dad’s awful holiday fashion choices from years gone by. So raid their closets -- or swing by the local thrift store -- for the corniest, most colorful get-up you can find. A $100 cash prize will go to the man and woman with the worst (and by “worst,” we think they mean “best”) sweaters at this annual bash hosted by Social Boston Sports. Dec. 2, 9 p.m. Tickets: $15. 21+ Bleacher Bar. 617-262-2424, www.socialbostonsports.com
STAND UP AND BE COUNTED: Drag yourself out of bed to help break the Guinness World Record for the largest group of carolers gathered in the same place at the same time. To beat the current recordholders from Australia, more than 9,100 carolers have to show up and sing continuously for 15 minutes at the Holiday Sing-along. Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus want you. Dec. 3 at noon. Free. Christian Science Plaza along Huntington Avenue between Massachusetts Avenue and Belvidere Street, Boston. 617-266-1492. www.bostonpops.org
BIG PICTURES: You can’t miss Nancy Ellen Craig’s paintings in “Of Face and Body.’’ The 10-feet by 8-feet works depict action-packed scenes drawn from history, mythology, and the Bible. Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Through Jan. 22. $8, free 18 and under. Cape Cod Museum of Art, 60 Hope Lane, Dennis. 508-385-4477, www.ccmoa.org
BARK PLACE HOLIDAY CELEBRATION: Your canine baby gets primped, pampered, and photographed with Santa by photographer Jann Tenenbaum while you hunt for deals on pet paraphernalia, nosh on goodies, and pick up a free pet pouch. Dec. 3, noon-3 p.m. $25, portion of proceeds to Animal Rescue League of Boston. Bark Place, 1721 Washington St., Boston. 857-362-7494, www.barkplacesouthend.com
A GALAXY OF THREE: Gov’t Mule’s drummer Matt Abts and bassist Jorgen Carlsson, plus guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist T-Bone Andersson are Planet of the Abts. POA welcomes the Peacheaters and their ABB (Allman Brothers Band) experience. Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. $25. Blue Ocean Music Hall, 4 Oceanfront North, Salisbury Beach. 978-462-5888. www.blueoceanhall.com
MANGIA: Cross all digits and you might be one of four lucky audience members to be invited on stage to eat from Lidia’s table at “Lidia’s Italy in America Live!” Chef, author, and restaurateur, Lidia Bastianich, will cook up a four-course Italian storm and participate in a Q&A. Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. $28-$36. Lowell Memorial Auditorium, 50 East Merrimack St., Lowell. 978-454-2299. www.lowellauditorium.com
Stephanie Callahan is a native Bostonian who loves cooking, traveling, spa treatments, and being on the ocean.
Milva DiDomizio is a New England native who's fond of cooking, singing, and Boston's arts and culture scene.
Swati G. Sharma is a Somerville resident and is a fan of city living, exploring Bostons nightlife, and dancing.
Emily Sweeney is a Boston native who goes out all over, from Irish pubs in Southie to the roller rink in Dorchester.