1. Beer choir
When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27
Where: Norsemen Brewing Company, 830 N. Kansas Ave.
Warm up those pipes! Topeka’s Beer Choir chapter will be meeting for the second time this week, singing some holiday songs. No experience is required, but there is a booklet available for download if you would like to practice. For information, bit.ly/2hDD0q1.
2. The Soul Visionaries
When: 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24
Where: The Granada Theater, 1020 Massachusetts St., Lawrence
Cost: Advance: $10/Day of show: $15
Celebrate Christmas Eve with the band that brought you Stevie vs. Marvin, The Soul Visionaries perform classic funk and soul. Songs by Charles Bradley, Thundercat, Stevie Wonder, D’Angelo, Chaka Khan and more. For information, bit.ly/2zhThXH.
3. Tim Strathman and Blacktop Road
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29
Where: The Wheel Barrel, 925 N. Kansas Ave.
An early party before the new year, Tim Strathman and his band are bringing some of their red dirt music to North Topeka. The band is made up of Kansas musicians performing country and Americana tunes that are easy to tap your foot to. For information, bit.ly/2pgBbWv.
4. Christmas Canvas Celebrations
When: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27
Where: Straight Upp Creative Studio, 1223 Moro St., Manhattan
Bring your favorite bottle of wine or beverage, invite your friends, and enjoy step-by-step instruction with our experienced and enthusiastic artist. You’ll leave with a one-of-a-kind creation and a new found talent you’ll want to explore. Online registration and payment is required. For information, bit.ly/2kHxjJz.
5. Family Fun Night
When: 4 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 27
Where: Trampo Lazer Rock Ball Park, 2134 SW Westport Dr.
Every Wednesday Trampo Lazer is hosting a family-fun discount night, with unlimited trampolines, rock walls and zip lines. There will also be a discount at the snack counter, $1 hot dogs! For information, bit.ly/2BzJVg6.
6. Ladies Pool Tournament
When: 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30
Where: Breaker’s Sports Bar & Grill, 8249 S.W. 10th Ave.
Join the ladies of the American Poolplayers Association for their annual Christmas tournament. It’s an 8-ball game, with 100 percent payback using APA rules and handicap. Trophies will be awarded for first, second and third place. For information, bit.ly/2C1Ak16.
7. Winter Games
When: Tuesday, Dec. 26 - Friday, Dec. 29
Where: Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, 4400 S.W. 10th Ave.
Cost: General admission or membership
Games for all ages, including physical challenges, mental puzzles and all kinds of fun. Challenges include getting a cookie from your forehead to your mouth without using your hands, a jingle bell toss, and snowball dance are just a few of the fun activities planned. For information, bit.ly/2kGJshQ.
8. Final Friday
When: 5 to 9 p.m., Friday, Dec. 29
Where: Downtown Lawrence and the Lawrence Arts District
Support local business for the last Friday of the year, shopping at local art galleries, restaurants and shops full of unique treasures. Final Fridays include activities for kids, exhibitions designed to challenge adults, music, dance and theater for all ages. For information, bit.ly/2xs0arK.
9. Art Guild Members Show
When: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29
Where: Cider Gallery, 810 Pennsylvania Ave., Lawrence
Enjoy the work of nearly 60 Lawrence Art Guild members displaying their works in an annual all-members show running through Jan. 19. The Cider Gallery will be open for viewing for Final Friday. For information, cidergallery.com.
10. Ladies Night
When: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27
Where: Godfrey’s Indoor Shooting and Archery Ranges, 920 N. Washington St., Junction City
Want to try something different before the year ends? How’s your aim? Wednesday nights Godfrey’s offers discounts for ladies at both the shooting and archery range. For information, bit.ly/2BlLRVk.