HOLIDAY: Life of Learning Choir, 7 p.m. Friday, Life of Learning Foundation, 459 Galice Road, Merlin. Free; 541-476-1200.
ALT ROCK: The English Beat, 9 p.m. Friday, Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland. $32; liveatthearmory.com.
A CAPPELLA: Rogue Valley Harmonizers and Southern Oregon Sound, 2 p.m. Saturday, Bethany Presbyterian Church, 741 N.W. Fourth St. $10.
HOLIDAY: Rogue Valley Symphony candlelight concert, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Parkway Christian Center, 229 N.E. Beacon Drive. $15-$32; 541-708-6400.
HOLIDAY: Southern Oregon Repertory Singers, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, SOU Music Recital Hall, 450 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland. $5-$39; 541-552-0900.
ROCK: Zepdrix, 8 p.m. Saturday, Rogue Theatre, 143 S.E. H St.. $20-$25; 541-471-1316.
HOLIDAY: Grants Pass High School Band, Choir and Orchestra, 7 p.m. Tuesday, 4 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Grants Pass High School Performing Arts Center, Eighth and Olive streets. $6-$10.
AFRICAN: African Children's Choir, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Grace Point Fellowship, 213 S. Fir St., Medford. Free; 541-200-2164.
MUSICAL: "A Christmas Carol," 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Randall Theatre, 20 S. Fir St., Medford $22; 541-632-3258.
BALLET: "The Nutcracker Ballet," 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, and next weekend, Grants Pass High School Performing Arts Center, Eighth and Olive streets. $10-$20; 541-476-4641. See page 1B.
IMPROV: The Hamazons' "A Holiday Classic," 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. $15-$18; hamazons.com.
READINGS: "Moonlighting 2018: "Home for the Holidays," 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way, Ashland; $15; 541-646-2971.
HOLIDAY FILM: "Elf," 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Friday, Rogue Theatre, 143 S.E. H St. Free.
HOLIDAY: Celebration of Christmas Past, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Schmidt House and Barn, 508 S.W. Fifth St. Free; 541-479-7827.
BENEFIT: Santa Pub Crawl, 6 p.m. Saturday, Oregon Pour Authority, Seventh and H streets. Pay as you go; bring unwrapped and unopened child's toy for IV Rotary gift give-away.
the decemberists: "Traveling On" (EP)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: "Springsteen on Broadway"
SWIZZ BEATZ: "Poison"
Released this week:
ROBIN COOK: "Pandemic"
JIM DAVIS: "Garfield: Nutty as a Fruitcake"
W.E.B. GRIFFIN: "The Enemy of My Enemy"
SOUTHERN LIVING EDITORS: "Southern Living 2018 Annual Recipes"
"THE EQUALIZER 2": Denzel Washington returns as Robert McCall, who takes on cases of injustice outside the law. This time a loved one needs his help. R
"PEPPERMINT": When her husband and daughter are gunned down, a woman (Jennifer Garner) awakes from a coma and spends a decade training herself for revenge. R
"SMALLFOOT": A bright young yeti discovers the legendary human in this animated feature that turns the bigfoot story upside down. PG
"THE WIFE": Glenn Close earned raves as a devoted wife of 40 years who puts her ambitions aside to support her husband (Jonathan Pryce) a skyrocketing author with secrets. She reaches her breaking point and their lives shift drastically. R
UPCOMING: Due Dec. 18 are "A Simple Favor," "The House with a Clock in Its Walls," "Little Women," "Venom."