Entertainment has holiday flair

Holiday entertainment this weekend offers area residents the chance to make their own ornaments in a turn-of-the-century Christmas, explore a living Nativity performance and rollick at 98.9 The Rock's Twisted X-Mas.

Today

  • "Little House," 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., The Coterie Theatre, Level One of Crown Center, 2540 Grand Blvd., Suite 144, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Festival of Nativities, noon-4 p.m., Centenary United Methodist Church, Fourth and Elm streets.
  • A Country School Christmas, a turn-of-the-century Christmas, make your own ornament, 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Historic Lanesfield School, 18745 S. Dillie Road, Edgerton.
  • "Cricket on the Hearth," 2 p.m., Theatre for Young America, 4881 Johnson Drive, Mission.
  • 22nd annual "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens, 2 p.m., 8 p.m., Spencer Theatre, UMKC Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
  • "One Mic, Two Rhythms and Poetic Pieces," jazz poetry workshop, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., The American Jazz Museum, 18th and Vine streets, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Americana Music Academy community acoustic jam, 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Aimee's Coffee House, 1025-A Mass.
  • 98.9 The Rock's Twisted X-Mas, featuring Chicago metal trio Disturbed, Chevelle, StereoMud, Stone Sour, 6 p.m., Memorial Hall, 600 N. Seventh St., Kansas City, Kan.
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    Connie Hadl, a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church, 245 N. Fourth St., helps set up the annual Festival of Nativities display in this photo from earlier this month. The display, which has more than 250 Nativity scenes, runs from noon to 4 p.m. today and Sunday at the church.

  • Living Nativity: Annual live performance in a country setting, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Vinland.
  • Cordelia Brown at the piano, 7 p.m., The Lodge, 502 Ames, Baldwin.
  • John Jervis, classically trained guitarist, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Paradise Cafe, 725 Mass.
  • Afghanijam, Mac Lethal, The Uprights, The Stink, Culture Camp, Fingfangfoom, Learning Disorder, 7 p.m., El Torreon, 3101 Gillham Road, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Live jazz, featuring Mr. Van's Jazz Band, 7 p.m.-10:30 p.m., Bichelmeyer's Steakhouse Restaurant, 427 E. Fourth St., Tonganoxie.
  • Branson-style country music, 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m., Glen's Opry, Fourth and Main streets, Tonganoxie.
  • Winter Solstice Concert: Light Up the Night featuring Gerald Trimble Ensemble, David Basse and the New Point Trio, Rev. Karen Bradley, Bird Fleming, Barry Bernstein and Dean A. Ottinger, 7:30 p.m., Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W. 47th St., Kansas City, Mo.
  • "Bat Boy: The Musical," 8 p.m., Unicorn Theatre, 3823 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.
  • Lisa Henry Quartet with Logan Walker, 8:30 p.m. The Blue Room, 18th and Vine streets, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Ricky Dean Sinatra, 9 p.m., The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.
  • Blue 88, 9 p.m., Stu's Midtown Tavern, 925 Iowa.
  • Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets, featuring Sam Myers, 9 p.m., Grand Emporium, 3832 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.
  • TJ Dovebelly, DJ Joc Maxx, 9 p.m., Davey's Uptown, 3402 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.
  • Christmas formal with 20-piece Jazzhaus Big Band, 10 p.m., Jazzhaus, 926 1/2 Mass.

Sunday

  • Americana Music Academy benefit, featuring The Midday Ramblers, The Faris Family, Tartan, noon, Liberty Hall, 642 Mass.
  • Festival of Nativities, noon-4 p.m., Centenary United Methodist Church, Fourth and Elm streets.
  • A Country School Christmas, a turn-of-the-century Christmas, make your own ornament, 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Historic Lanesfield School, 18745 S. Dillie Road, Edgerton.
  • "Little House," 2 p.m., The Coterie Theatre, Level One of Crown Center, 2540 Grand Blvd., Suite 144, Kansas City, Mo.
  • "Cricket on the Hearth," 2 p.m., Theatre for Young America, 4881 Johnson Drive, Mission.
  • "Bat Boy: The Musical," 3 p.m., Unicorn Theatre, 3823 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.
  • Living Nativity: Annual live performance in a country setting, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Vinland.
  • Indian Hills Neighborhood Assn.'s annual luminaria display, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. The association covers the area from Louisiana Street to Naismith Park and from 25th Street to 29th Street.
  • Lonnie Ray, 8 p.m.-11 p.m., Teller's, 746 Mass.
  • Famous FM, Dreamer, 9 p.m., The Hurricane, 4048 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Billy Ebeling, 10 p.m., Harbour Lights, 1031 Mass.
  • Don Mumford and Friends, 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Eighth Street Tap Room, Eighth and New Hampshire streets.

Ongoing

  • Mini train and carousel, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, Topeka Zoo, 635 S.W. Gage Blvd., Topeka.
  • "Ansel Adams Photographs from the Collection," through Dec. 29, Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art, KU.
  • "Corinthian Hall: An American Palace on Gladstone," through Dec. 31, Kansas City Museum, 3218 Gladstone Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.
  • Longview Lake Christmas in the Park, through Dec. 31, Longview Lake Campground, Raytown Road, Lee's Summit, Mo.
  • Crayola Christmas Land, Crown Center, through Dec. 31, 2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.
  • Christmas Card Lane, through Dec. 31, north of 151st Street, west of Ridgeview Road, Olathe.
  • Mayor's Christmas Tree, Crown Center, through Jan. 1, 2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.
  • "Robotics," through Jan. 1, Union Station-Science City, Pershing Road and Main Street, Kansas City, Mo.
  • A Photographic Narrative: The Indians of Kansas," through Jan. 4, Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.
  • "Cirque du Soleil," on Extreme Screen, through Jan. 5, Union Station-Science City, Pershing Road and Main Street, Kansas City, Mo.
  • "Circus Magicus," through Jan. 5, Union Station-Science City, Pershing Road and Main Street, Kansas City, Mo.
  • "Fairfield Porter: Familiar Spaces," through Jan. 5, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.
  • Country Club Plaza Season of Lights, through Jan. 19, Country Club Plaza, 46th Street and JC Nichols Parkway, Kansas City, Mo.
  • "Haunted Castle," in 3-D, through Feb. 8, Union Station-Science City, Pershing Road and Main Street, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Ice Terrace, Crown Center, through March 23, 2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.
  • "Art of the Lega: Meaning and Metaphor in Central Africa," through May 4, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, Kansas City, Mo.
  • "Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West," on Extreme Screen, through May 30, Union Station-Science City, Pershing Road and Main Street, Kansas City, Mo.

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