Performing Arts, Christmas

BandTogether Holiday Concert

When: Sat., Dec. 19, 8 p.m. 2015

Christmas often makes people lonely. It's the forced merriment, mostly — if you're on your own in the world, being constantly told that this is the season of joy and togetherness comes with the reminder, "but not for you, singleton." But there is an antidote: BandTogether's annual holiday show. St. Louis' LGBTA concert band is an all-volunteer musical force that plays everything from classical music to standards. This year's theme is "My Favorite Things," and the program includes "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," "O Holy Night" and music from A Charlie Brown Christmas. It's free, it's fun and there's always a jolly crowd for you to join. The show takes place at 8 p.m. tonight at the 560 Music Building (560 Trinity Avenue, University City; www.bandtogetherstl.com).

Paul Friswold

Price: free admission