This week, we launch into the spirit of the season with a free noontime holiday concert, a comedy live from London, the whimsy of Winnie the Pooh, the wonder of Willy Wonka, and the speed of Formula One.
VentiCordi holiday concert (45 minutes)
VentiCordi (Winds and Strings) is a musical collaboration between oboist Kathleen McNerney and violinist Dean Stein, combining their love of chamber music with innovative programming that blends wind and string instruments. Joined by cellist Eliza Meyer, they invite you to relax and join them for a holiday concert on Thursday, Dec. 7 at noon. This is a free event.
National Theatre Live: ‘Young Marx’ (2 hours, 20 minutes)
A new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman, directed by Nicholas Hytner, that reunites the creators of Broadway and West End hit comedy “One Man, Two Guvnors” – this is the premiere production. It is 1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless, and horny, the 32-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy. Plays at 2 and 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec 7.
‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’ (PG; 1 hour, 47 minutes)
“Goodbye Christopher Robin” gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children’s author A. A. Milne and his son, Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother, Daphne, and his nanny, Olive, Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books, the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after World War I. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family? Plays Friday, Dec. 8 at 2 and 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 10 at 2 and 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. (with open captions) and 7 p.m.; and Thursday, Dec. 14 at 2 and 7 p.m.
‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’ (G; 1 hour, 38 minutes)
Enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka (played by Gene Wilder) stages a contest by hiding five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. This is the last of four Stories to Screen: Roald Dahl series screenings. Plays Saturday, Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. This is a free event. Next up: Talking Animals!
‘Ferrari 312B: Where the Revolution Begins’ (NR; 1 hour, 25 minutes)
The sensational story of one of the most groundbreaking, beautiful Ferraris ever made, in celebration of the company’s 70th anniversary. Featuring contributions from some of the most legendary drivers in the sport’s history, including Niki Lauda, Jacky Ickx, Jackie Stewart, Gerhard Berger, and Damon Hill, as they pay tribute to a unique car that changed the landscape of Formula 1 forever — the iconic 312B. Plays Saturday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m.
‘The Florida Project’ (R) opens Friday, Dec. 15
‘Lady Bird’ (R) opens Friday, Dec. 22
‘Murder on the Orient Express’ (PG-13) opens Friday, Dec. 29
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