SNOW IN LOS ANGELES: Nope, it isn't some wacky meteorological prediction, unless you call an evening of alt-y tuneage an event of meteorological proportions. The Mae Shi, Daedelus, Rumspringa, and Bus Driver are all on the bill of the festive festival (plus anyone of any age is welcome to attend -- now that's the holiday spirit). Sunday, December 21, 5PM-midnight. $10. The Echoplex, 1154 Glendale Boulevard, Los Angeles. 213-413-8200
THE AMERICANA LIGHTS THE MENORAH: Hanukkah starts at sundown on December 21; in anticipation, the Americana at Brand celebrates with a traditional lighting, plus to-dos tailored to younger attendees (and their parents). Sunday, December 21, 3-5PM. The Americana at Brand, 889 Americana Way, Glendale. 818-637-8982
UNSILENT NIGHT: Think sound, heard outdoors on a December evening, always equals caroling? Au contraire. Artist Phil Kline incorporates audio through a variety of sources, including boomboxes, and the curious and adventurous are invited to join the experiment. Plus, it's free, which is always fascinating... Sunday, December 21, 6:45-8PM. Pan-Pacific Park, 7600 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles.