Community handbell ensemble Three Rivers Ringers will perform "Silver Bells," a holiday-themed concert, at 6 p.m. at Wallace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1146 Greentree Road, Green Tree. Tickets are $10, available at www.showclix.com or 1-888-71-TICKETS. There will be additional performances on Friday, Saturday and next Sunday at various times and locations, and the Saturday concert is free. More at www.threeriversringers.org.
A Smooth Jazz Holiday featuring nationally renowned saxophonists Elan Trotman and Marcus Anderson at Latitude 40, 200 Quinn Drive, North Fayette, at 6 p.m. Mr. Trotman is one of contemporary jazz's most thrilling and emotive performers with several Top 10 smooth jazz singles. Mr. Anderson is a dynamic saxophonist in his own right, currently touring with Prince. The Shady Side Academy Jazz Band and the South Fayette Jazz Ensemble open the show and perform with the featured artists. For tickets, $40, www.brownpapertickets.com, www.nmotionent.com or 412-567-2804. Doors open at 5 p.m.
George Saunders discusses his book of short stories, "Tenth of December," as part of the Literary Evenings, Monday Night Lecture Series at Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, at 7:30 p.m. The New York Times Magazine called it "the best book you'll read this year." Tickets: $15-$35, www.pittsburghlectures.org or 412-622-8866.
Pianist Andrew Tyson will play works by Chopin at Rodef Shalom Congregation at 8 p.m. Mr. Tyson has gathered hardware at several piano competitions, including the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in 2011 and the Queen Elisabeth International Piano Competition of Belgium in 2013. The concert is free, open to the public and followed by a light reception.
Nellie McKay returns to the Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky St., North Side, at 8 p.m. as part of the museum's Sound Series. Her intimate solo performance on piano and ukulele will span the range of her material. Tickets are $20; $18 members and students; www.warhol.org or 412-237-8300. Free parking in the Warhol lot.
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Comedian and actor Charlie Murphy will perform at the Pittsburgh Improv, 166 E. Bridge St., The Stacks at the Waterfront in Homestead. Mr. Murphy did Emmy-nominated work on "Chappelle's Show," where he created "Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories." Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursday; 8 and 10 p.m. Friday; and 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $27; www.improv.com or 412-462-5233.