Here are some fun events to dive into this weekend.
1. An unexpected tragedy inspired BJ Barham’s solo album, “Rockingham.”
He and his band American Aquarium were in Belgium Nov. 13, 2015, less than two hours from Paris. Barham and his bandmates received word that terrorists killed more than 100 people in the city. Stirred up inside, the attack motivated Barham to finish “Rockingham” two days later.
The North Carolina-based singer-songwriter began piecing together memories of people over the years who’d had a major impact on him. The shock of the terrorist attacks gave him a crucial perspective on the moments that shaped him.
The singer-songwriter will share his tunes upstairs at the World Cafe Live at The Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington at 8 p.m., Friday. COST $12 advance; $14 door plus fees. INFO worldcafelive.com or call 994-1400.
2. The Cartoon Christmas Trio interprets classic holiday cartoon music with a jazzy twist.
The trio performs the soundtrack of “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” one of the all-time best-selling Christmas recordings, in its entirety. Aside from “Peanuts” music, the trio draws from “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Frosty the Snowman” and many others.
They will jazz-up holiday cheer at the Milton Theater, 110 Union St., Milton at 7 p.m., Sunday. COST $15 to $25 INFO pcade.com or call 684-3038.
3. The Kent Chamber Choir will give audiences a chance to revel in holiday favorites both old and new in their winter program.
It offers a range of works, from traditional composers like Felix Mendelssohn and Francis Poulenc to contemporary tunes such as ‘‘The Christmas Song’’ and ‘‘Christmas Time is Here.’’
Kent Chamber Choir will grace the stage at the Smyrna Opera House, 7 W. South St., Smyrna at 7:30 p.m., Friday. COST $16 general admission; $14 for members, senior citizens and military;$8 children younger than 12. INFO smyrnaoperahouse.org or call 653-4236.