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Donald’s weekend picks

You might have to dig a little harder for cultural events this pre-Christmas weekend — but you can still find some great possibilities.

1. ENJOY A ‘MIRACLE’
The Good Company Players production of “Dad’s Christmas Miracle” at the 2nd Space Theatre has just four performances left: 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. This nostalgic comedy is about a boy who has to convince his family and teacher he’s worthy of a visit from Santa. Another theater option for the weekend is the first-rate “Beehive,” which continues at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater. [Details]

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Don’t miss this ‘Splash’

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The moment you walked into Corridor 2122 last night at ArtHop you could feel it: there was a buzz in the air, an electricity, a crackle of excitement. The fifth annual edition of the summer show “Splash” was here, and it was clear that curator William Raines had once again whipped together a lively, provocative, sophisticated show that he subtitles “Altered Narratives.”

One thing that sets this annual event apart is its brevity. Rather than being on display for a month, as is traditional for most galleries, “Splash” is a brisk affair. In fact, that’s one of the connotations of the title — a splash lasts but for a moment. The show opened for ArtHop and is only on view Saturday and Sunday. (Hours are noon-4 p.m.)

Though some artists participating in past “Splash” shows have taken the title more literally, including various interesting depictions of actual water, this year Raines assured a more eclectic reaction by asking artists to focus on presenting narrative through collage.

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