“Country Girls Shake It” features mechanical bull riding, dancing and live country music by Glitter Rose, Sean McNabb and others who form the band Hot Country, at The Rose, 245 E. Green St., Pasadena. Doors open and 6 p.m. and the music starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $19.50. Call (888) 645-5006 or visit roseconcerts.com.
Bitchface Comedy Night hosted by comics Rachel Mac and Amy Silverberg features Maria Bamford, Tamer Kattan, Matty Chymbor, Nick Aragon, Jackie Kashian and Harry Moroz at Jones Coffee Roasters, 693 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Live music by Matthew Griffo starts at 8 p.m. and the comedy starts at 8:30 p.m. Admission is $5. Beer, wine and pizza are available for purchase. Visit facebook.com/groups/bfacecomedy.
The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra performs the complete cycle of Bach’s “Brandenburg” concertos, led by Concertmaster Margaret Batjer, featuring special guest star, harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani at 8 p.m. at Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium, Michigan Avenue south of Del Mar Boulevard, Pasadena. The performance includes LACO Principal Flute Joachim Becerra Thomsen and Principal Oboe Claire Brazeau. Tickets are $27 and up. Call (213) 622-7001 or visit laco.org.
The Los Angeles Ballet presents its production of “The Nutcracker” at 2 p.m. at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Tickets are $31 to $99. Call (818) 243-2539 or visit alextheatre.org.
At 7:30 p.m., the Sierra Madre Playhouse presents a free staged reading of William Inge’s “Bus Stop,” the story of a bus that pulls up at a roadside diner during a snow storm, as Cherie, a passenger and nightclub singer, tries to evade a 21-year-old cowboy who’s trying to kidnap her. Call (626) 355-4318 or visit sierramadreplayhouse.org.
An old-fashioned wreath making class runs from 10 a.m. to noon at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia (arboretum.org). Guests use traditional and unusual greens, including some from the LA Flower Mart, to make the wreaths. All materials are included. Guests should bring their own gardening gloves, clippers and any decorations they wish to use. Cost is $45, $35 for members. Call (626) 821-4623 to pre-register (required).
Brad Colerick’s weekly singer-songwriter series features Ted Russell Kamp, Lauren Adams w/Nick Kirgo and special guest Erik Stuckey at 7 p.m. at Arroyo Seco Golf Course, 1055 Lohman Lane, South Pasadena. Tickets are $10 general admission, $15 for table seating, available at wineandsong.com.
Lythgoe Family Panto’s “Beauty and the Beast — A Christmas Rose” premieres at 7:30 p.m. at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, 300 E. Green St., Pasadena, continuing through Dec. 24. Directed by Sheldon Epps and choreographed by Mandy Moore, the production stars Jonah Platt, Jared Gertner and John Tartaglia. Visit beautyandthebeastpanto.com or call (800) 982-2787.