The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles presents the Cool Yule holiday spectacular with traditional holiday classics, favorite childhood songs and a few surprises at 8 p.m. tonight, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Tickets are $20 to $90. Call (818) 243-2539 or visit alextheatre.org.
Low Leaf & the Ascension Orchestra perform a combination of various genres using electric harp, piano, guitar and beat-making in a record release show for their new album, “Palm Psalm: A Light to Resolve All Darkness,” at 8 p.m. at Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, 2225 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock. Tickets are $12 and $15. Call (323) 561-3044 or visit cfaer.org.
Pasadena Symphony Holiday Candlelight Concert features holiday performed by candlelight at 4 and 7 p.m. at All Saints Church, 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena. The orchestra is joined by featured vocalist Sarah Uriarte Berry, the Donald Brinegar Singers, the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus and the LA Bronze Handbell Ensemble. Grant Cooper conducts. Tickets are $20 and up. Call (626) 793-7172 or visit pasadenasymphony-pops.org.
The Sierra Madre Playhouse presents “A Classical Christmas” with Alma Nova performing works by Piazzolla, Imamovic, Leoncavallo, Tarréga and Abéniz at 7 p.m. at 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. Tickets are $20 for adults, $12 for youth. Call (626) 355-4318 or visit sierramadreplayhouse.org.
The vocal ensemble Vox Feminae sings sacred and secular holiday music from the Medieval and Renaissance era at 1 p.m. at the Huntington, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. Free. Call (626) 405-2100 or visit huntington.org.
Pop Secret Gallery hosts a stand-up comedy show featuring Laurie Kilmartin, Chris Garcia, Steve Hernandez, Leah Kayajanian and Felicia Folkes at 8:30 p.m. at 5119 Eagle Rock Blvd., Eagle Rock. Admission is $5. Visit facebook.com/popsecretgallery.
Brad Colerick’s weekly Wine and Song Music Series features Aireene Espiritu and Preston Smith at 7 p.m. at Arroyo Seco Golf Course, 1055 Lohman Lane, South Pasadena. Tickets are $10 general admission, $15 for table seating, available at wineandsong.com.
A Noise Within performs free, staged readings of rarely seen Dickens classics, including “Prince Bull,” “The Child’s Story” and “A Christmas Tree,” adapted by Jonathan Josephson, at 7 p.m. at the Pasadena Public Library’s Central Branch, 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena. Visit anoisewithin.org.