For this weekend’s Scout Picks, we hunted down some Hanukkah happenings, Christmas classics and nondenominational events around Cambridge. Get your holiday on!
Hanukkah Blue Plate Special
5 p.m., No cover
450 Mass Ave.
Get in the Hanukkah spirit with vegan potato latkes from Veggie Galaxy! Available on VG’s dinner menu, these delicious fried potato concoctions are also served with vegan sour cream and Grandma Willi’s plum applesauce. BYO dreidel!
“It’s a Wonderful Life”
1 p.m. – 9:45 p.m., $8 matinee, $10 evening
40 Brattle St.
Easily the most festive Christmas film to begin with a man contemplating suicide, “It’s a Wonderful Life” is a beautiful tale of love, family and redemption. You can catch this classic Christmas story on the big screen all weekend at the Brattle Theatre, where they’ll be screening it through Sunday night. Don’t forget the tissues.
United Minds Meditation Hour
6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Free
Inner Space Meditation Center and Gallery
1110 Mass Ave.
Clear the holiday stress from your mind with this free hour of meditation at Inner Space Meditation Center. This guided session uses video accompaniment, music and silence to join the group in group meditation. People of every faith and religious background (or lack thereof) are welcome.