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CLASSICAL: There's other classical music about town tonight besides Chanticleer. The Calder Quartet is the Colburn Conservatory’s first quartet-in-residence, and these new faculty members will show their chops with a program that includes Philip Glass, Quartet No. 2 “Company” by Philip Glass; Quartet in A minor “Rosamunde” by Franz Schubert and Terry Riley's “Cadenza on the Night Plain.”

7:30 pm // The Colburn School: Zipper Hall // 200 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles // $10 and $5 for seniors and students.

THRANCE: When you add theatre and dance together, you get "thrance" -- so says the Outlaw Style Thrance Company. This year, the troupe will give audience members the greatest hits of A Christmas Thrance Cabaret (five years running now). It's a slightly sarcastic look at the highs and lows of the sometimes-stressful holiday season. Music ranges from The Barenaked Ladies to The Mills Brothers to The Jackson Five.

7:30 pm // MBar // 1253 North Vine Street, Hollywood // $10.

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VEGGIES: They say Culver City is the new Silver Lake, and here's one way: The cool kids are going to the Certified Farmer's Market. Get your fresh fruits and vegetables in now, because between now and New Year's you're probably going to be pigging out -- a lot.

3-7 pm // Main Street in Culver City // Free.

POETRY: You're looking for something else to do in Culver City after the farmers market? Check out (Un) Bad Poetry night featuring poetry, spoken-word and original music.

8 pm // 2208 Sawtelle Blvd., Culver City // Free.

THEATRE: Sacred Fools presents the final two performances of Retro Radio Christmas Cavalcade. It's Christmas Eve, 1944. Biz Billingham's Radio Revue tours with the troops through the recently recovered regions of France -- and maybe they're a little too close to enemy lines. VFW and WGA members pay what you can.

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8 pm // Sacred Fools Theater Company 660 N. Heliotrope Dr., Los Angeles // $10.

Photo courtesy of Calder Quartet.