* Holiday Classic--Glendale Centre Theatre's 35th annual production of "A Christmas Carol" opens Friday. In Charles Dickens' 1843 classic, Scrooge undergoes a miraculous conversion on Christmas Eve after seeing the ghosts of Christmases past, present and future. Show times: Monday-Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 3 and 8 p.m. Through Dec. 23. $15.50-$18. (818) 244-8481.
* Polished Pop--Dawn Hummer and Don Connor will perform Saturday at Coffee Junction in Tarzana. The two have been working together for more than 20 years, and it shows. They deliver polished performances of country-flavored originals and some well-chosen cover tunes. Hours: 8-11 p.m. The shop is at 19221 Ventura Blvd. No cover. (818) 342-3405.