Exhibition and party at Soap Gallery
The SOAP Gallery, 117 S. Champion St., downtown, will open “December Showcase,” an exhibition of new work from area artists, featuring works in a variety of styles, media and formats. The exhibition features 18 artists and opens Friday at 6 p.m., in conjunction with the gallery’s annual holiday party. The event will feature live music and is free and open to the public.
‘Best Pageant Ever’ at Main Street Theater
Crown Theater Productions will present “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” at Main Street Theater, 5 N. Main St., with performances this weekend and next. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets may be purchased at crowntheaterproductions.org or by calling 800-838-3006.
West Branch offers ‘Classical Showcase’
West Branch Local Schools is presenting “A Classical Showcase: Of Mice and Mozart, and The Nutcracker,” featuring more than 100 students in grades 2-8. Performances will take place Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. in WBHS auditorium. Tickets are $8 ($6 for students and seniors) at the door.
Dweezil Zappa to play Kent Stage
Dweezil Zappa is continuing his mission to unlock the mysteries held within the music of his late father, Frank Zappa. He will perform May 1 at Kent Stage, 175 E. Main St.
Tickets are $65, $38 and $33 and go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at thekentstage.com and by phone at 877-987-6487.
Seasonal selections at St. Patrick Church
The choir of St. Patrick Church, 1410 Oak Hill Ave., will perform Advent and Christmas music Sunday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Offerings will be accepted. There also will be a spaghetti dinner ($8, $5 for children) in the social hall from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.