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Music

The Singing Christmas Tree

7:30 p.m. (also 3 p.m. Sunday). Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $21-$34. www.ovensauditorium.com.

Carolina Voices Mainstage Choir does its 59th holiday gig atop a 32-foot tree, abetted by puppets, soloists, aerial and contemporary dancers.

Music

Spyro Gyra & The Yellowjackets

8 p.m. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. $42.50-$65.50. 704-372-1000.

For more than three decades, the band has maintained a position at the forefront of modern jazz – resulting in 17 Grammy nominations and two wins. With a 40th anniversary looming, one of jazz-pop’s biggest crossover acts shows little inclination for retirement (its past four albums have received Grammy nominations). With fellow smooth-jazz-fusion institution Yellowjackets.

Holiday

Christmas Candlelight Tours

3-9 p.m. Historic Brattonsville, 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells, S.C. $10; $8 for seniors, $5 for kids 4-17. www.chmuseums.org.

Walk the candlelit paths and experience a Southern-style Christmas in the Carolina backcountry, as costumed interpreters tell the stories of people who lived on the plantation long ago.

Comedy

Shaun Jones

7 and 9:30 p.m. The Comedy Zone, 900 NC Music Factory. $15-$18. 980-321-4702.

The comedian – who has appeared on BET’s “Comic View” and “One Mic Stand” – graces the Comedy Zone’s stage for the third time.

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