Off island holiday concerts and performances
• Island Moving Company’s Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff opens Friday, Nov. 27, with performances continuing through Dec. 4. Visit www.islandmovingco.org or call 847-4470.
• An acoustic benefit concert for Lucy’s Hearth and the McKinney Shelter will be held Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. at Channing Memorial Church, 135 Pelham St., Newport. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 (children are free with an adult); call 849-4250 or email Mgorman20@cox.net. Tickets will be available at the door, but seating is limited.