1. MUSIC: "Messiah," 4 p.m. Sunday, First-Plymouth Church, 20th and D streets.
Raise your “Hallelujahs” with a free community-wide sing-along of George Frideric Handel’s timeless and treasured masterpiece. Presenting organization Abendmusik has partnered with the Food Bank of Lincoln, which will be on hand to collect food and monetary donations.
2. MUSIC: University of Nebraska Brass Quintet, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Kimball Recital Hall, 11th and R streets.
The ensemble will present "Roll Over Beethoven, Tell Tchaikovsky the News," a free program of classic rock songs such as "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," "Live and Let Die" and "Don't Stop Believing" arranged specifically for brass instruments.
3. FILM: "Coco," various theaters.
This year's Pixar movie for the holiday season is a true gem about an Mexican boy who wants to be a musician and has traverse the skeleton-filled land of the Day of the Dead.
4. THEATER: “A Christmas Carol,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, McDonald Theatre, 51st Street and Huntington Avenue.
NWU Theatre’s tradition continues with miserly Scrooge, a trio of frightening and enlightening ghosts and a whole lot of good cheer in the Charles Dickens’s classic. Performances continue through Dec. 10.
5. FILM: "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," opens Friday, Ross Media Arts Center, 13th and R streets.
Frances McDormand is a distraught mother upset over the lack of investigation of her daughter's murder who puts up billboards to spur law enforcement in this dark comedy that's one of the best movies of the year.