1) Looking for a great mix of comedy and rock ‘n’ roll to get you on a downhill glide to Christmas? Then look no further than Randy Baumann and the DVE Morning Show Christmas Show at Diesel Club Lounge. Some of Pittsburgh’s best rock ‘n’ rollers will perform Christmas songs along with several of the Morning Show’s funniest Christmas comedy routines. Scheduled to perform are: Donnie Iris, Joe Grushecky, Scott Blasey and Rob James (from The Clarks), Jim Donovan and The Sun King Warriors, The Commonheart, Wreckloose, Paul Luc, Meeting of Important People (Josh Verbanits), Gene the Werewolf, Bastard Bearded Irishmen, and Jimmy Adler. A great lineup! The event is free but register for tickets before they’re all gone. 1601 E. Carson St., South Side.
2) The centuries have seen countless stage versions of the Christmas tale by Charles Dickens, and a longtime standard here in Pittsburgh is Ken and Jane Gargaro’s A Lyrical Christmas Carol. Ken Gargaro was founding director of the Pittsburgh Musical Theater school and performance center. He wrote A Lyrical Christmas Carol with wife Jane and premiered the show in 1991. It has been delighting local audiences ever since. As always, the cast includes accomplished adult performers along with outstanding younger folks from the PMT school. Also, as always, the show features some song-and-dance numbers that’ll send you home from the New Hazlett Theater in a supercharged holiday spirit. 7:30 p.m. Ends Sunday. 6 Allegheny Square East, North Side.
3) Mario’s East Side hosts Team Trivia Night every Thursday. Win, place, or show and your team will earn Mario’s gift certificates. Play against the Miller Lite Girls, and you could even win Miller Lite trinkets and giveaways! Feed your brain some chewy trivia and your stomach some delicious Mario’s food. 8 p.m. 5442 Walnut St., Shadyside.