THEATER: Witness the Christmas spirit shine through Tiny Tim’s eyes at Geva Theatre’s rendition of “A Christmas Carol.” 75 Woodbury Blvd. 7 p.m. $25-$42.50. 232-4382. gevatheatre.org.
MUSIC: Who doesn’t love college? Asher Roth sure does, and the platinum-single "I Love College" has launched the rapper into tours with the likes of Kid Cudi and B.o.B, and even Blink-182, and collaborations with Cee-lo Green and Busta Rhymes. If having a good time and partying it up are what you are all about, you don’t want to miss Roth tonight at Water Street Music Hall (204 N. Water St., waterstreetmusic, 9 p.m., $17-$25.
LITERATURE: Cold weather make you want to cozy up with a book? Join the Brownbag Book Discussion “Cutting for Stone” by Abraham Verghese. You’re bound to be riveted by the story about the orphan twin brothers who share a love of medicine. 12 p.m.-1 p.m. Central Library’s Rundel Auditorium, 115 South Ave. 428-8375. www3.libraryweb.org.
MUSIC: Dopapod bends genre boundaries as easily as a toddler with ESP bends cutlery. Like many bands in the “jam” scene, Dopapod’s incessant touring schedule has honed the group’s sound as well as expanded its fan base. Its flurried intensity, deep, concentrated grooves, and a superior technical musicianship has wowed audiences at a number of big festivals including Bonnaroo, Strangecreek, and Camp Bisco, but you’ll be able to check it out yourself tonight at Water Street Music Hall (204 N. Water St., waterstreetmusic.com, 9 p.m., $10).
ART: Celebrate African American heritage while appreciating fine art at the Deborah Ronnen Fine Art’s exhibit, “Contemporary African American Printmakers.” Nazareth College Arts Center Gallery, 4245 East Ave. 12 p.m.-5 p.m. 389-2093, naz.edu.
Special Event: Cinema Theatre (957 S. Clinton Ave.) will host a screening of "Praying with Lior" as part of the Reel Mind Film and Theatre Series tonight at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 and include a Q&A with filmmaker Ilana Trachtman and Lior Liebling via Skype. For more information, visit reelmindfilmfest.com.
Theater: Catch a staging of "The Glass Menagerie" tonight, 8 p.m., at Todd Theatre at the University of Rochester's River Campus. Tickets are $10-$15 and the show continues through May 4. For more information, visit rochester.edu/theatre.
Special Event: The Roc City Ribfest runs today, 5-11 p.m., through Monday, May 27, and includes live music, the YMCA kids zone, food and retail vendors, a variety of cook-off competitions featuring teams from across the nation, and even Canada, and the World Bacon Competition.