THEATER: Experience the heartwarming tale of George Bailey and friends reimagined as a 1940’s live radio broadcast in Blackfriars Theatre’s “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play.” 7:30 p.m. $27. 795 E. Main St. 454-1260. bftix.org.
MUSIC: Sure, sometimes it may feel like Rochester only had two seasons (a snowy and a not snowy one), but if you are looking to experience all four, musically at least, head on down to the RPO tonight (60 Gibbs St., rpo.org) for Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. JoAnn Falletta will be guest conducting and Juliana Athayde will be featured on violin. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m., tickets run $15-$79. And if you can’t make it tonight, the show repeats on Saturday as well.
ART: Combine the art of literature and fine art in one experience at the Memorial Art Gallery’s Art and Story Stroll. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. $5 per adult. 500 University Ave. Call Kerry Donovan at 276-8971. mag.rochester.edu.
MUSIC: As the Americana idiom moves closer and closer to its flamboyant stage — more electricity and speed — it’s nice to have anchors like Brooklyn-based Richard Buckner, who remains on the acoustic side of the street. Comparisons have been made to Townes Van Zandt and the other patron saints of the road-weary, whiskey-soaked, hardcore troubadours. Nick Young fills out the bill. Richard Buckner performs tonight, 8 p.m. at Abilene, 153 Liberty Pole Way. $15-$17. abilenebarandlounge.com.
ART: Liven up your Christmas gifts this year with goods from the Soulstice Artisan Market at 632 N. Winton Rd. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Handcrafted jewelry, paintings, gourmet foods, and more. Continues through Sunday, December 16.370-0076. soulsticeartisanmarket.com.
MUSIC: When guitarist Dani Rabin unleashes a guitar solo, it ranges from the subtlety of Pat Metheny to the raw histrionics of Jimi Hendrix. Rabin is equally matched in his seemingly limitless range by saxophonist Danny Markovitch, with whom he started Marbin in 2007. The power quartet is rounded out by furious drummer Justyn Lawrence and dynamic bassist Jae Gentile. If fusion is your cup of tea, Marbin will pour it on. Marbin performs tonight, 9 p.m. at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St. Free. 325-9127, dinosaurbarbque.com.
SPECIAL EVENT: Forget about the holiday madness for an evening with Roc Brewing Co. at Rocfestivus. Festivities at 6 p.m. and 2nd Annual Municipal Keg Tree Lighting at 8 p.m. 56 S. Union St. 794-9798. rocbrewingco.com.
MUSIC: Waterloo based metal band Divinex will be unleashing its wrath tonight at the good ol’ Mexican cantina Tala Vera (155 State St., tala-vera.com) at 8 p.m., and you’ll only need a $5 to get in.