Anyone who can get a comedy routine out of the abbreviation of U.S. states deserves a shout-out. Look it up. And laugh. The Boston-born comic, a finalist on “Last Comic Standing,” marks his 20th year in stand-up with this tour. Dec. 15-16 Morty’s Comedy Joint Details
Straight No Chaser
In what’s become a holiday tradition, Indiana’s favorite a cappella group settles in for a two-day, four-show stint. The group, founded while original members were students at Indiana University, returned to the Billboard charts in 2017 with its “With a Twist” disc. Dec. 16-17 Murat Theatre Details
Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra
In clubs and concert halls, this ubiquitous big band offers a great chance to see some of the region’s finest musicians in one place. In addition to this afternoon show at the Warren, you can also catch the band Dec. 16 at Ball State. Dec. 17 Warren Performing Arts Center Details
Also this week
The Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra holds its “Messiah Sing-Along” Dec. 11 at Indiana Landmarks Center.
The Ten Tenors bring their Home for the Holidays tour to Clowes Hall Dec. 12. Mannheim Steamroller follows on Dec. 14.
The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir’s “Festival of Carols” fills the Palladium Dec. 15-17.
Central Indiana Dance Ensemble offers its “Nutcracker” Dec. 15-17 at the Zionsville Performing Arts Center while Indiana Ballet Conservatory stages its production Dec. 14-17 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.