NOVEMBER

24: Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers: Hits & Christmas, 7:30 p.m., Des Moines Civic Center, 221 Walnut St., Des Moines; $35 to $55, Civic Center Box Office, (515) 246-2300 or Desmoinesperformingarts.org

24 to Dec. 3: Holiday Cabaret, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Grandon Studio, Theatre Cedar Rapids, 102 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids; $21 to $25, TCR Box Office, (319) 366-8591 or Theatrecr.org

24 to Dec. 16: Jim McDonough Holiday Grande tour, various dates and sites; Pianofavorites.com/performances.asp

25: Holiday Ramble, a Crisis Center benefit, 8 p.m., The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa City; $10, Icmill.com

27: Cedar Valley Christmas, 7:30 p.m., Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, 8392 University Ave., Cedar Falls; singalong with Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony’s brass section $5, Gbpac.com

30 to Dec. 3: Christmas at Luther: “The Tree of Life My Soul Hath Seen,” various times, Main Hall, Center for Faith and Life, 700 College Dr., Luther College, Decorah; tickets available for Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, $25 to $35, Luther.edu/christmas-at-luther/


DECEMBER

1: Sing-Along “Messiah,” 7:30 p.m., Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 Fifth St.; $8 to $12, center box office, (319) 248-9370 or Coralvillearts.org; bring music

1 & 2: RHCR Theatre presents “A Christmas Night of Song,” 7:30 p.m., Whipple Auditorium, Cedar Rapids Public Library, 450 Fifth Ave. SE; $15 to $25, Rhcrtheatre.wixsite.com/rhcrtheatre

1 & 2: UNI Varsity Men’s Glee Club Christmas Variety Show, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, 8392 University Ave., Cedar Falls; $16.50, (319) 273-4TIX or Music.uni.edu/uni-varsity-men’s-glee-club-christmas-variety-show-7

2: Merry TubaChristmas, 2 p.m., Cedar Rapids Public Library, 450 Fifth Ave. SE; free admission; $10 participation fee, details: Crtubachristmas.com

2: “Make a Joyful Noise,” orchestra, choir and organ concert, 7:30 p.m., King Chapel, Cornell College, 600 First St. SW, Mount Vernon; free

2: “Star of Wonder,” Joe and the Encore Singers & Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 Fifth St.; $20 to $25, center box office, (319) 248-9370 or Coralvillearts.org

2: Barefoot Christmas, 8 p.m., CSPS Hall, 1103 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids; $22 advance, $27 door, CSPS Box Office, (319) 364-1580 or Legionarts.org

2 & 3: UI Old Gold Cocoa and Carols, 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Hawkeye Room, ground floor, Iowa Memorial Union, 125 N. Madison St., Iowa City; free, Imu.uiowa.edu/about/holidays/

3 & 4: Chorale Midwest: “Sounds of the Season,” 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Monday, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 120 Fifth St. NW, Cedar Rapids; $15, door or Choralemidwest.org/purchase-tickets/

5: Lindsey Stirling: Warmer in the Winter Christmas Tour, 8 p.m. Dec. 5, U.S. Cellular Center, 370 First Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids; $39.50 to $69.50, center box office, 1-(800) 745-3000 or Uscellularcenter.com

5: Celebrate Christmas at Coe: Christmas Convocation, 11 a.m., Christmas Vespers, 7:30 p.m., Sinclair Auditorium, 1220 First Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids; free

6: Tribute: The Final Year, 7 p.m., Paramount Theatre, 123 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids; $33 to $38, Paramount Ticket Office, (319) 366-8203 or Paramounttheatrecr.com

8: Holiday Tubas, 12:30 p.m., outdoors on Old Capitol Museum steps, 21 N. Clinton St., Iowa City; free, donations of new, unwrapped toys accepted; cider and cookies served indoors afterward         

8: A Million Dollar Christmas — Presley, Perkins, Lewis & Cash, 8 p.m., Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel, 1504 305th St., Tama; $20 to $25 plus tax, Meskwaki.com/live-entertainment/buy-tickets/

8: SOLD OUT: Straight No Chaser, 7:30 p.m., Hancher Auditorium, 131 E. Park Rd., Iowa City; Hancher.uiowa.edu/2017-18/ StraightNoChaser; also SOLD OUT Dec. 3 at Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center in Cedar Falls

9: Cedar Rapids Concert Chorale, 7:30 p.m., First Lutheran Church, 1000 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids; $12 advance, $15 door, Crchorale.org/tickets.html

9: Eastern Iowa Brass Band: “The Spirit of Christmas,” 7:30 p.m., Mount Vernon Middle School Auditorium, 525 Palisades Rd., Mount Vernon; $10, Easterniowabrassband.com

9: Revival Theatre Company: A Broadway Christmas, 7:30 p.m., National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Place SW, Cedar Rapids; $40, Revivaltheatrecompany.com

9: Tony Orlando, 3 and 7 p.m., Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino, 301 Bell St., Dubuque; $25 to $45, Moonbarrocks.com/events

9: SOLD OUT: Jewel’s Handmade Holiday Tour, 8 p.m. Riverside Casino Event Center, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside; Riversidecasinoandresort.com

10: Eastern Iowa Brass Band, 3 p.m., Hanson Auditorium, 701 New St., Manchester; free to $10, (563) 927-3515 or Hansonauditorium.com

10: “The Snowman,” Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony, 4 p.m., Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, 8392 University Ave., Cedar Falls; also selections from “The Nutcracker,” kids’ activities in the lobby; $7.75 to $42.75, (319) 273-7469 or Gbpac.com

10: Home for the Holidays, an Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity Women Build Benefit, 2:30 p.m., The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa City; $15, Icmill.com

13: Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy: “A Celtic Family Christmas,” 7:30 p.m., Hancher Auditorium, 131 E. Park Rd., Iowa City; $10 to $50, Hancher Box Office, (319) 335-1160, 1-(800) HANCHER or Hancher.uiowa.edu/2017-18/MacMasterLeahy

14 to 16: Lynne Rothrock’s Christmas Cabaret, 7:30 p.m., Whipple Auditorium, Cedar Rapids Public Library, 450 Fifth Ave. SE; $29, Lynnerothrock.com/home.html or Eventbrite.com

15: Irish Christmas in America, 8 p.m., CSPS Hall, 1103 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids; $30 advance, $35 door, CSPS Box Office, (319) 364-1580 or Legionarts.org

15 & 16: Amy Friedel Stoner: Wrapped in Red, a Christmas Cabaret, 7:30 p.m., Eastbank Venue & Lounge, 97 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids; $35, (319) 366-8203 or Artsiowa.com/tickets/concerts/amy-stoner/

16: Christmas with the Celts, 8 p.m., Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino, 301 Bell St., Dubuque; $15 to $25, Moonbarrocks.com/events

16 & 17: Orchestra Iowa Holiday Spectacular, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Paramount Theatre, 123 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids; $18 to $54; $10 youth/student at (319) 366-8203; Paramount Ticket Office, (319) 366-8203 or Paramounttheatrecr.com

17: Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy: “A Celtic Family Christmas,” 2 p.m., Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, 8392 University Ave., Cedar Falls; $17.75 to $40.75, 319-273-7469 or Gbpac.com

19: A Christmas Concert with Simon Estes & Friends, 7 p.m., Des Moines Civic Center, 221 Walnut St., Des Moines; $25, Civic Center Box Office, (515) 246-2300 or Desmoinesperformingarts.org

22: Euforquestra’s Home for the Holidays, with Goosetown, 8 p.m., Englert Theatre, 221 E. Washington St., Iowa City; $17 advance, $22 show day, general admission, Englert Box Office, (319) 688-2653 or Englert.org

30: New Year’s Eve Eve with Bob Dorr & The Blue Band, 7 p.m., CSPS Hall, 1103 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids; $50 advance, $60 door, CSPS Box Office, (319) 364-1580 or Legionarts.org