Holiday concert with Dianne Reeves — Usher in the holidays with one of the greatest living jazz and R&B vocalists, who dazzles audiences worldwide with her virtuosity and remarkable improvisation. The Grammy-winning singer Dianne Reeves celebrates the joy and warmth of the season with a concert of holiday favorites; 7:30 p.m., Macky Auditorium, 1595 Pleasant St., Boulder; starting at $20; facebook.com.
Timberline Handbell Ensemble — Ring in the holiday season with a concert for all ages. No reservations required. Sponsored by the Boulder Library Foundation; 11 a.m., George Reynolds Branch Library, 3595 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder; and 2 p.m., Meadows Branch Library, 4800 Baseline Road, Boulder; free; 303-441-3100, boulderlibrary.org.
Boulder Chorale: All Things Bright & Beautiful — Let our singers ages 8-85 remind you of "All Things Bright and Beautiful" this holiday season; 4 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1421 Spruce St., Boulder; $5-$25; 303-554-7692, boulderchorale.org/concerts/2017-18-season/all-things-bright-and-beautiful.
eTown Presents: John Craigie and Covenhoven — If John Prine and Mitch Hedberg had a baby, the resulting product would resemble something very close to Portland, Ore., singer-songwriter John Craigie. Musically comparable to Prine, with the humor and wit of Hedberg, the humble, gracious, and hilarious Craigie is one of the best storytellers of our time; 7 p.m., eTown, 1535 Spruce St., Boulder; $15; 303-443-8696, etown.org/events/etown-presents-john-craigie-covenhoven.
Boulder Chamber Orchestra Presents "A Gift of Music" — Boulder Chamber Orchestra presents "A Gift of Music" featuring guest artists Chaconne Klaverenga (guitar) and Cobus Du Toit (flute) performing music from Rodrigo's "Guitar Concerto," De Frumerie's "Pastoral Suite," Elgar's "Sospiri, Op. 70" and Schubert's "Symphony No. 5"; 7:30 p.m., Boulder Adventist Church, 345 Mapleton Ave., Boulder; 303-583-1278, boulderchamberorchestra.org.
Gasoline Lollipops Vinyl Release Party — Gasoline Lollipops with Bella Duro and Foxfeather will perform, featuring "Soul Mine," the GasPops' first-ever vinyl release; 8:30 p.m., The Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder; facebook.com/events/229112064265538.
Two New Exhibitions at Naropa University — Two new exhibitions at Naropa University feature work by artists Michael A. Franklin and David Alcantar; 10 a.m. Sunday, Naropa University Nalanda, 2130 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder; free.
Stand Up for Truth and Reality — Taking seriously the imminent threat that "post-truth" and "alternative reality" pose to our democracy, a series of four presentations with discussion will be given by Rev. Keith Thompson. Four handouts, one for each session, can be found on the church website one week prior to each session; noon Sunday, First United Methodist Church, 1421 Spruce St., Boulder; free; 303-442-3770, fumcboulder.org.
Carmen Sandim Septet — Brazilian Award-winning pianist and composer Carmen Sandim and her septet will perform her latest set of works. Her bandmates are Shane Endsley (trumpet), Bruce Williamson (reeds), Alex Heitlinger (trombone), Khabu Carter (guitar), Bill McCrossen (bass), and Dru Heller (drums); 7 p.m. Sunday, Grace Lutheran Church, 1001 13th St., Boulder; $15; eventbrite.com.
Theater: Every Christmas Story Ever Told — A flurry of Christmas characters will grace the stage in BETC's version of the satirical yet celebratory holiday tale, "Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some!)" The play presents three characters that simply can't suffer through another performance of A Christmas Carol and set out to explore the world of holiday stories; 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, The Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder; betc.org/event/xmas.