The “Parks and Recreation” favorite—and professional carpenter and boat builder–returns for an evening of stand-up. Indiana Offerman trivia: Not only was “Parks and Recreation” set here, but so was “Going All the Way,” the 1997 flick that marked Offerman’s cinamatic debut. Dec. 8 Murat Theatre
Jane Lynch: “A Swingin’ Little Christmas”
The “Glee” star offers her take on holiday music. Joining her: pal Kate Flannery, from TV’s “The Office,” and the Tony Guerrero Quintet. Dec. 8-9 The Cabaret at Indiana Landmarks Center Details
“A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage”
A sign that Christmas time is here: In a show aimed at younger kids—with shows at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.—this stage production takes the classic Emmy-winning TV special, retains the unforgettable Vince Guaraldi score—and peoples it with live actors. Dec. 10 Clowes Memorial Hall Details
Also this week
Katy Perry visits Bankers Life Fieldhouse Dec. 9.
Pianist Ramsey Lewis and guitarist/vocalist John Pizzarelli pay tribute to Nat King Cole, playing his hits and songs from his Christmas album Dec. 8 at the Palladium.
Set in 1870, “Freetown Village Celebrates Christmas,” Dec. 9 at Scott UMC, deals with the reconciliation of the sacred and commercial.
Conner Prairie by Candlelight offers evening strolls into 1836 beginning at 6 p.m. Dec. 8-23.