'AMAHL' PERFORMANCE

A performance of Gian Carlo Menotti's "Amahl and the Night Visitors" will begin at 4 p.m. today at Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, 1 Chevy Chase Circle NW. An offering will be accepted. 202-363-2202.

CHRISTMAS CANTATA

A performance of Glenn Burleigh's "Born to Die" will begin at 6 tonight at Shiloh Baptist Church, 1500 Ninth St. NW. An offering will be accepted. 202-265-4305.

SACRED DANCE PERFORMANCE

A sacred dance performance featuring Erika Thimey Dance and Theater Company and the Potomac Chapter of the Sacred Dance Guild will begin at 7 tonight at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Rd., Columbia. Admission is $10, $5 for seniors and children 17 and under. 877-422-8678.

HOLIDAY MUSIC

A performance by the Starfire Artists will begin at 7 tonight at Bon Secours Spiritual Center, 1525 Marriottsville Rd., Marriottsville. Admission by donation. 410-442-1320.

LIVE NATIVITY SCENE

"The Greccio Experience," a live nativity scene, will begin at 7 tonight and tomorrow at Shrine of St. Anthony, 12290 Folly Quarter Rd., Ellicott City. 410-531-2800.

LECTURE BY RABBI

"End of Life Issues From a Jewish Perspective," a lecture sponsored by Columbia Jewish Congregation featuring Rabbi Avram Reisner and lawyer Jack Schwartz, will begin at 9:15 a.m. tomorrow at Oakland Mills High School, 9410 Kilimanjaro Rd., Columbia. Admission is $54. 410-730-6044.

CONCERT IN NORTHWEST

A concert featuring soprano Colleen Daly, tenor Marvin Scott and pianist Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez will begin at 3 p.m. tomorrow at Immaculate Conception Church, 1315 Eighth St. NW. Admission is $15. 301-633-9861.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

A free performance featuring the Bay Street Brassworks will begin at 3 p.m. tomorrow at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3604 Chatham Rd., Ellicott City. 410-465-2977.

CHOIR PERFORMANCE

A concert featuring local choirs will begin at 4 p.m. tomorrow at St. Nicholas Cathedral, 3500 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Admission is $15. 703-978-0648.

VOICES OF CHRISTMAS

A performance of Joseph M. Martin's "The Voices of Christmas" will begin at 4 p.m. tomorrow at Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 12430 Scaggsville Rd., Highland. 301-854-2324.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

"That's Why He Came on Christmas Day," a performance featuring vocalists Detra Battle and Twanda Rhinehart-Godard, will begin at 5 p.m. tomorrow at Greater Mount Nebo AME Church, 1001 Old Mitchellville Rd., Bowie. 301-249-7545.

IMMIGRATION DISCUSSION

"The New Diaspora: A Discussion on Immigration Policy," a free panel discussion on immigration, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Adas Israel Congregation, 2850 Quebec St. NW. 202-466-9661.

DISCUSSION OF VIOLENCE

"Teen Violence and Restorative Justice," a free panel discussion about violence in the United States, will begin at noon Friday at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1313 New York Ave. NW. 202-393-3700.

NATIVITY EXHIBIT

A free exhibit of nativity sets will begin at 7 p.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4100 St. Johns Lane, Ellicott City. 240-461-3466.

-- Timothy Wilson

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The Erika Thimey Dance and Theater Company and another group will perform sacred dance tonight at Christ Episcopal Church in Columbia.