SPECIAL EVENT: Learn more about the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester at its Open House today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Open to members and non-members. There will be a presentation at 12:15 p.m. highlighting the benefits of membership. 277 N. Goodman St. For questions, call David Semple at 473-4000 ext. 206.
MUSIC: If you are a fan of Tom Waits, Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC Student Center, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua) has quite the event for you tonight: its third annual Tom Waits tribute concert. This year's entry, titled "Frank's Wild Years Revisited," will take place on Stage 14 on the second floor of the FLCC Student Center at 7 p.m. The concert is free for FLCC student, $2 for GA.
MUSIC: Choo-choo! Time to jump on that holiday train, and what better way than to check out the great Trans-Siberian Orchestra tonight at the Blue Cross Arena (1 War Memorial Square, bluecrossarena.com), which will be performing its multi-platinum rock opera, "The Lost Christmas Eve." Tickets run $32.75-$60.75, the holiday cheer starts at 7:30 p.m.
LIT: Rochester's Central Public Library (115 South Ave.) will host its annual Holiday Fiction Used Book Sale Mondays-Fridays through December 31. The sale kicks off today, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and admission is free. For more information, call 428-8322 or visit libraryweb.org.
MUSIC: If holiday music on the classical, and brassy, side of life is what you are looking for, don't miss this week's Live from Hochstein (50 N. Plymouth Ave., hochstein.org) concert showcasing holiday music for horns. The free lunchtime concert starts at 12:10 p.m. and wraps by 12:50 p.m., giving you that perfect window to hit it during your lunch break.
MUSIC: Need a little more synth-based pop music in your life? Of course you do, so head on down to see Kaskha at the Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave., bugjar.com) tonight at 9 p.m., cover running $6-$8. Rochester musicians Seth Faergolzia, A Victory for Upfish, and Ben Morey open up the night.