SING-ALONG “MESSIAH”: 7 p.m. Monday at Washington St. United Methodist Church, 1401 Washington St. Under the direction of Lillian Quackenbush, a professional orchestra and a core choir from local churches and choral groups will lead the audience in singing the Christmas section of Handel’s “Messiah.” Scores will be provided. Admission is free but donations are encouraged.
WINTERFEST : Various activities at the State Museum, including visits from Santa and the “Polar Express 4D Experience” for the kids; wine and food tastings Monday and Tuesday; and a Tuesday evening showing of “Mannheim Steamroller Christmas” in the planetarium. WinterFest continues until Sunday, Jan. 4. 301 Gervais St. http://scmuseum.org
COMEDIAN SPANKY BROWN: Friday through Dec. 28 at the Comedy House, 2768 Decker Blvd. The former host of “Barbershop Critics” on The Black Family Channel, he currently hosts a sports comedy talk show on the Internet. Tickets are $10. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday; 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday; 7 p.m. Dec. 28. (803) 798-9898; http://comedyhouse.us
ACOUSTIC OPEN STAGE AND JAM: 6 p.m.-midnight Friday at Bill’s Music Shop and Pickin’ Parlor, 710 Meeting St., West Columbia. The weekly gathering continues at its non-smoking, non-alcohol venue. $5 admission. (803) 796-6477; http://billsmusicshop.com