MUSIC: It’s always great to see local musicians coming together for a good cause, and tonight you have a chance to give back at X-Fest, a benefit Concert for the victims of the Newtown tragedy at California Brew Haus (402 Ridge Road West). Over ten acts will be there, music starts at 8 p.m. and costs $5, with all proceeds going to the cause.
KIDS: Who are all those critters that crawl around behind your house? Learn more about them with Wegmans’ Zoomobile “Animals in Your Back Yard.” 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Kate Gleason Auditorium, Central Library (115 South Ave.). 428-7300. libraryweb.org.
MUSIC: This Webster native’s voice is as pretty as she is. Having made the coffeehouse scene here in Rochester with No Strings Attached, Kate Lee is now stirring things up in Nashville. With her fiddle as well as her pipes and pulchritude, Lee has shared her talents and the sage with artists like Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, and Vince Gill. Kate Lee performs Thursday, December 27, 8 p.m. at Sticky Lips Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Road. $8-$10. stickylipsbbq.com.
KIDS: Spice up holiday break by talking with local scientists and meeting live animals at the RMSC’s Holiday Science & Technology Days. Fun experiements in engineering, chemistry, and other fields. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $11-$13. 657 East Ave. 271-4320. rmsc.org.
THEATER: Explore a different side of Shakespeare that’s slightly jumbled, but a little easier to interpret at ShakeCo’s “Tales from Shakespeare.” An original tale created from Shakespeare’s works like “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Hamlet,” and “Love’s Labours Lost” catered to a younger audience. $5-$7.50. 7 p.m. Continues through Sunday, December 30. Multi-use Cultural Community Center (142 Atlantic Ave.). muccc.org.
MUSIC: Were you naughty or nice this year? A saint or a sinner? Either way, you should make it down to check out Gary Trainer and the Sin Walkers rocking it out tonight at Tala Vera (155 State St., tala-vera.com). Music starts at 8 p.m., price $5.
COMEDY: Release all that pent up stress from the holidays with the comedic workings of Jamie Lissow. Thursday, December 27 through Saturday, December 29 at The Comedy Club (2235 Empire Blvd.). 7:30 p.m., additional show at 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $9-$12. 671-9080. thecomedyclub.us.