Carols and More

Get the sounds of the season stuck in your head at one of the many holiday concerts happening this week.
• A Spectacular Christmas opens tonight at 8 at the Off Center Theatre in Crown Center (2450 Grand, 816-842-9999). See mthkc.com for additional showtimes and information.
• The Heartland Men’s Chorus will serve Fruitcake tomorrow through Sunday at the Folly Theater (300 West 12th Street). Call 816-931-3338 or see hmckc.org.
• Friday at noon, the Kansas City Symphony presents TubaChristmas for free at the Lyric Theatre (1029 Central); tickets are $10 when the KC Symphony Chamber Players offer A Tchaikovsky Holiday at 8 p.m. Friday at Visitation Church (5141 Main). Call 816-471-0400 or see kcsymphony.org.
• The KU School of Music celebrates the 85th year of its Vespers tradition with a free (but tickets required) 7:30 p.m. concert Friday at the Carlsen Center (12345 College Boulevard in Overland Park, 913-469-4445). Or see the Vespers at 2:30 or 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Lied Center (1600 Stewart Drive in Lawrence, 785-864-2787) for $10 to $12.50.
• The Heart of America Barbershop Chorus and the Kansas City Chorus of Sweet Adelines present their Holiday Harmony Spectacular at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday at Unity Village (1901 Northwest Blue Parkway in Lee’s Summit). Tickets are $12 to $22. Call 816-326-8413 or see hoachorus.com.
• The New Sigmund Romberg Orchestra and Vocal Soloists present “A Viennese Christmas” at Yardley Hall (12345 College Boulevard in Overland Park) at 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $15 to $25. Call 913-469-4445 or see jccc.edu/TheSeries.
• Sunday at 4 p.m., hear some of KC’s best jazz musicians during “Jazz Community Carol Fest” at Community Christian Church (4601 Main). Tickets are $15. Call 816-561-6531.

Dec. 3-9, 2009