Conspirare Christmas with Ruthie Foster at Long Center. For the second year in a row, Grammy-nominated singer Foster serves up a shot full of soul with artistic director Craig Hella Johnson’s acclaimed vocal ensemble in a broad-based program that blends holiday standards with pop and classical selections. $10-$80. 8 p.m. 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org. — P.B.
Also: Red dirt country act Wade Bowen stops by Cactus Cafe for a rare acoustic performance. … Monday nights with local acts on the Mohawk’s indoor stage can be a chance-taking grab-bag, but purely from a band-name standpoint, a triple bill with Satalights, Wonderbitch and Violinda sounds intriguing.