Jim Brickman’s “A Christmas Celebration”
Brickman has been nominated for Grammy awards and is a platinum-selling artist, but his Christmas show is something to marvel at. Using a solo piano and his strong voice, he presents the audience with old classics and a new-look Christmas show, with visits from several special guests along the way.
When & Where: The Carson Center, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Starting at $25. Visit thecarsoncenter.org.
PAPA Gallery Charity Sale
The PAPA Gallery features art by local artists who don’t have their own gallery or show place, so it is always a good place to get quality art for a lower price. The annual holiday sale, however, takes that philosophy to a new level. All of the pieces go for just $10, and sell out quickly so it is important to get there early.
When & Where: Starting at 10 a.m. at the PAPA Gallery, 124 Broadway.
Paducah School of Art Holiday Sale
The school is creating the artist of the future, and its holiday art sale proves that. The event features art by both professors and students, and includes paintings, sculptures, jewelry and more.
When & Where: From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Clemens Gallery, WKCTC Campus.
WKCTC Community Chorus Holiday Concert
This community college choir is completely unique: it’s filled with people of all ages and backgrounds who simply love singing. The holiday concert is fun to watch simply because you can tell how much they are enjoying the chance to entertain.
When & Where: 3 p.m. at the Clemens Fine Arts Center.
A Christmas Carol
You want Christmas tradition? Look no farther than the Carson Center and its performance of “A Christmas Carol.” The play is a time-honored tradition, a Charles Dickens classic that teaches kids the meaning of the holidays and allows adults to get in the Christmas spirit.
When & Where: 7 p.m. at the Carson Center
Tickets: $18 for adults, $10 for children. Visit out thecarsoncenter.org
The Affordable Art Show
Having amazing artists in town means their art isn’t always something to buy on a whim. This Thursday, however, even the cheapest holiday shoppers can find something they like. The Affordable Art Show features Paducah artists such as BiLan Liao, Bill Renzulli, Char Downs, Freda Fairchild, Harvey Sadow, John Romang, Michael Terra,, Mitch Kimball, Nikki May and Paul Lorenz. Pieces start at only $25.
When & Where: 5-8 p.m., The Philosophy Gallery, 333 N. Ninth St.
Paducah Symphony Orchestra,
“Home For Christmas”
The symphony has a no-holds-barred look at its annual holiday show that brings in every aspect of the symphony, including choirs of all ages, and feature both classics and re-arrangements.
When & Where: 7:30 p.m., The Carson Center.
Tickets: Start at $25. Visit paducahsymphony.org.