The Clendenin Community Chorus will present its 75th annual performance of Handel's "Messiah" at 3 p.m. Sunday at Clendenin United Methodist Church, 121 Koontz Ave. Admission is free. Call 304-965-0034.
Carol Weakland will perform the one-woman show "Cricket on the Hearth" about a fairy sprite who watches over a family on a particularly rocky Christmas Eve at several Kanawha County Public Libraries. It is based on the Charles Dickens' tale of the same name.
Performances are free at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the St. Albans library, 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Riverside library and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Cross Lanes library. Call each branch or visit www.kanawhalibrary.org.
UC Builders luncheon
This month, the University of Charleston Builders will host its annual Christmas luncheon Wednesday. Held in the Erma Byrd Art Gallery in Riggleman Hall, the program will feature music by the University Singers.
A meet-and-greet begins at 11:30 a.m., with the luncheon at noon. Cost is $18. RSVP to Jamie DeYoung at jamiedeyo...@ucwv.edu or 304-357-4369 by Friday.
Revel in B-movie badness when the RiffTrax crew -- Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett -- take on 1964's "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians" at 8 p.m. Dec. 5 at theaters nationwide, including Regal Nitro Stadium 12 and Cinemark Huntington Mall. As with the Peabody Award winning "Mystery Science Theater 3000" that the crew is best known for, in this one-night-only event, they will heckle the film as the action unfolds on screen.
Tickets at Nitro are $12.50; call 304-769-0405 or visit www.regmovies.com. Tickets at Huntington Mall are $11.50 for adults, $10.50 for students and seniors and $9.50 for children; call 304-733-3984 or visit www.cinemark.com.