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Entertainment planner: Dec. 7-20

December 7, 2017 GMT

DEC. 7

Theatre Factory’s “A Christmas Story,” Dec. 7-17, Trafford. 412-374-9200 or thetheatrefactory.org

DEC. 8

Steel City Con with Richard Dreyfus and John Cusack, Dec. 8-10, Monroeville Convention Center. steelcitycon.com

“A John Waters’ Christmas: Holier and Dirtier,” Carnegie Lecture Hall, Oakland. warhol.org

Kris Allen’s “Something About Christmas” tour, Club Cafe, Pittsburgh’s South Side. clubcafelive.com

Pittsburgh Symphony’s Highmark Holiday Pops, Dec. 8-17, Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh. 412-392-4900 or pittsburghsymphony.org

“Nathan James: Growing Pains,” Dec. 8-9, August Wilson Center, Pittsburgh. 412-456-6666 or trustarts.org

Greensburg Civic Theatre’s ” ’Twas the Night Before Christmas,” Dec. 8-9, Greensburg Garden & Civic Center. gctheatre.org

“A Musical Christmas Carol,” Dec. 8-23, Byham Theater, Pittsburgh. 412-456-6666 or trustarts.org

Irwin Cookie Tour. downtownirwin.com/upcoming-events

Stage Right’s “A Christmas Story,” Dec. 8-10, Lamp Theatre, Irwin. 724-367-4000 or lamptheatre.org

“Dark Matter: Paintings by Kenneth Nicholson,” Dec. 8-Feb. 4, 2018, The Westmoreland Museum of American Art. thewestmoreland.org

DEC. 9

Stacy Kent and Benny Benack III, Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, Pittsburgh’s North Side. 412-322-0800 or mcgjazz.org

Laurel Ballet’s “Nutcracker,” Nov. 9-10, Palace Theatre, Greensburg. 724-836-8000 or thepalacetheatre.org

Colonial Christmas Party, Bushy Run Battlefield, Harrison City. 724-744-4193 or bushrunbattlefield.com

DEC. 12

Celtic Thunder with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh. 412-392-4900 or pittsburghsymphony.org

Straight No Chaser, Dec. 12-13, Benedum Center, Pittsburgh. 412-456-6666 or trustarts.org

Chanukah Festival and Menorah Parade, with Jewish rock band 8th Day, the Waterfront, Homestead. Details on Facebook

DEC. 13

Melissa Etheridge’s “Merry Christmas, Baby,” Palace Theatre, Greensburg. 724-836-8000 or thepalacetheatre.org

Kevin McManus & The Bone Forum, part of the Great American Music Series, The Westmoreland Museum of American Art. thewestmoreland.org

DEC. 14

Ken Gargaro’s “A Lyrical Christmas Carol,” presented by Pittsburgh Musical Theater, Dec. 14-17, New Hazlett Theater, Pittsburgh’s North Side. 412-539-0900 or pittsburghmusicals.com

Pittsburgh Symphony’s “Legend of Zelda,” Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh. 412-392-4900 or pittsburghsymphony.org

Jeffrey Osbourne, August Wilson Center, Pittsburgh. 412-456-6666 or trustarts.org

“It’s a Wonderful Life,” Dec. 14-16, Geyer Performing Arts Center, Scottdale. geyerpac.com

DEC. 15

Plastic Boom performing “Water on Mars,” part of the EQT Bridge Theater Series, Dec. 15-16, August Wilson Center, Pittsburgh. 412-456-6666 or trustarts.org

The Skivvies “Sleigh My Name,” Dec. 15-16, City Theatre, Pittsburgh’s South Side. 412-431-2489 or citytheatrecompany.org

Casting Crowns, PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh. 800-745-3000 or ppgpaintsarena.com

Latshaw Pops Christmas Show, Dec. 15 at Greensburg’s Palace Theatre (724-836-8000, thepalacetheatre.org) and Dec. 17, Irwin’s Lamp Theater (724-367-4000 or lamptheatre.org)

Split Stage’s “That Time of Year,” Dec. 15-16, Lamp Theater, Irwin. 724-367-4000 or lamptheatre.org

DEC. 16

Norman Brown’s Joyous Christmas with Bobby Caldwell and Marion Meadows, Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, Pittsburgh’s North Side. mcgjazz.org

Westmoreland Symphony’s “Home for the Holidays,” Palace Theatre, Greensburg. 724-837-1850 or westmorelandsymphony.org

DEC. 17

Family Christmas Party featuring Gabby Barrett, Antonelli Event Center, Irwin. antonellieventcenter.com

Aimee Mann, Carnegie Lecture Hall, Oakland. 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com

DEC. 18

The Tenors’ “Christmas Together,” Palace Theatre, Greensburg. 724-836-8000 or thepalacetheatre.org

DEC. 20

“Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical,” part of PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh, Dec. 20-24, Heinz Hall. 412-392-4900 or heinzhall.org

Home for the Holidays, with a variety of local musicians, Benedum Center, Pittsburgh. 412-456-6666 or trustarts.org