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Rock & pop TODAY China Crisis Christmas Show, supported by Thomas McConnell.

The Cavern, Mathew Street 0151 236 1965, www.cavernclub.

org Cold Shoulder Supported by Bad Pennys. Eric''s, Mathew Street, 0151 236 9994, www.ericslive.

com Idle Frets Supported by Raise the Youth, Broken English, Electronic People, The Sons. 02 Academy, Hotham Street, 0844 477 2000, www.o2academyliverpool.co.uk The Overtones Blending the sounds of yesteryear with present-day British pop. Philharmonic Hall, Hope Street, 0151 709 3789, www.liverpoolphil.com ABBA Tribute Performance from ABBA tribute band, plus Ricky Sheehan. The Greenroom, Duke Street, 0870 787 1866, www.thegreenroomliverpool.com TOMORROW Ian McNabb The Liverpool singer/songwriter McNabb performs his final gig of the year with support from Cold Shoulder. The Kazimier, 4-5 Wolstenholme Square, www.thekazimier.co.uk Ultimate Blondie Blondie tribute with classic Debbie Harry hits. Eric''s, Mathew Street, 0151 236 9994, www.ericslive.com Echo & The Bunnymen Liverpool's legendary post-punk outfit. 02 Academy, Hotham Street, 0844 477 2000, www.o2academyliverpool.co.uk Young Tines The Chester band performs. 02 Academy, Hotham Street, 0844 477 2000, www.o2academyliverpool.co.uk SUNDAY Dan Baird With Homemade Sin.

Eric''s, Mathew Street, 0151 236 9994, www.ericslive.com The Christians On the road again. Royal Court, Roe Street 0870 787 1866, www.royal courtliverpool.

co.uk TUESDAY Cancer Bats Metal, hardcore and punk rock as the band marks the release of its fourth album. 02 Academy, Hotham Street, 0844 477 2000, www.o2academyliverpool.

co.uk THURSDAY Sleigh the UK 2011 With The Wonder Stuff, Pop Will Eat Itself, Jesus Jones. 02 Academy, Hotham Street, 0844 477 2000, www.o2academyliverpool.co.uk Connie Lush's Christmas Cracker With special guests Keri Stanistreet, Krissy Mathews, Brian Nash and more. The Cavern, Mathew Street 0151 236 1965, www.cavernclub.org Jazz & roots SUNDAY Ricky's Christmas Country Special Join Ricky Tomlinson for some country music. The Greenroom, Duke Street, 0870 787 1866, www.thegreenroom liverpool.

com TUESDAY Parrjazz Christmas Party with The Bobby Swing Band. Studio2, Parr Street, 0151 707 3727, www.parrjazz.

co.uk Classical SATURDAY Wonderful Christmastime Carl Davis conducts a seasonal family show, hosted by West End stars Earl Carpenter and Katy Treharne.

Philharmonic Hall, Hope Street, 0151 709 3789, www.liverpoolphil.com Crosby Capriol Singers' Nativity Concert Featuring works from Handel''s Messiah alongside other festive favourites. Christ Church, Waterloo, 0151 931 2346, www.crosbycapriol singers.

co.uk SUNDAY Ring Out Christmas Bells Traditional carols and handbells. Philharmonic Hall, Hope Street, 0151 709 3789, www.liverpoolphil.com A Christmas Lunchtime Wirral Symphony Orchestra performs music including the Hansel and Gretel Overture and Walking in the Air from The Snowman. New Brighton Floral Pavilion Theatre, Marine Promenade, New Brighton, 0151 666 0000, www.floralpavilion.com Sunday Christmas Concert A traditional family concert of popular Christmas music with the Liverpool String Quartet. The Bluecoat, School Lane, 0151 702 5324, www.thebluecoat.org.uk TUESDAY Spirit of Christmas Traditional carol concert, with classic carols, seasonal readings from host John Suchet and tenor Jesus Leon joining the festivities. Philharmonic Hall, Hope Street, 0151 709 3789, www.liverpoolphil.com THURSDAY Jazz it Up! A concert packed with classic Yuletide tunes such as Winter Wonderland, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas and Let It Snow. Philharmonic Hall, Hope Street, 0151 709 3789, www.liverpoolphil.com Spirit of Christmas The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra's traditional carol concert, with classic carols, seasonal readings from host John Suchet and tenor Jesus Leon joining the festivities.

Also Saturday and Sunday.

Philharmonic Hall, Hope Street, 0151 709 3789, www.liverpoolphil.

com Comedy TODAY Comedy Central Stand up night, tonight, tomorrow & Saturday. Baby Blue, Albert Dock. 0151 702 5834, www.liverpoolcomedycentral.

com Mrs Brown Rides Again Mrs Brown is back with a new tour, written by and starring Brendan O'Carroll, until December 15. ECHO Arena, Kings Dock 0844 800 3680, www.echoarena.com Excess Baggage Comedy returns to Liverpool following sell out performances at Edinburgh Fringe 2011. Also Friday. The Lantern Theatre, Blundell Street, 0151 703 0000, www.thelanterntheatre.

co.uk Terry Titter''s Spaced Out Christmas Go into orbit this year with Captain Terry Titter and his cosmic comedy themed festive silly super-nova, until December 22. The Unity, Hope Place, 0844 873 2888, www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk Hot Water Comedy Club Also tomorrow and Sunday. Upstairs, The Crown Hotel, Lime Street, 0777 211 2344, www.hotwatercomedy.co.uk Laughterhouse Comedy MC Chris Cairns introduces Neil Fitzmaurice along with Silky and Keith Carter as Nige. Also tomorrow.

Same acts at Slug and Lettuce, North John Street tonight and tomorrow with MC Ste Porter. The Slaughterhouse, Fenwick Street, 0151 227 5946, www.laughterhousecomedy.com Laughterhouse Comedy MC R David introduces Neil Fitzmaurice along with Rob Heeney and Keith Carter as Nige. Cafe Sports Express, Liverpool One, 0151 706 7440, www.cafesportsexpress.com. THURSDAY Comedy Central Stand up night, tonight, tomorrow & Saturday. Baby Blue, Albert Dock. 0151 702 5834, www.liverpoolcomedycentral.

com Laughterhouse Comedy MC Chris Cairns introduces Neil Fitzmaurice along with Ste Porter and Keith Carter as Nige. Same MC tomorrow with Neil Fitzmaurice, Silky and Keith Carter as Nige. The Slaughterhouse, Fenwick Street, 0151 227 5946, www.laughterhousecomedy.

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