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Metro Theater Company presents “It’s a Wonderful Life” at the Grandel Theatre in the Grand Center Arts District, Nov. 17 to Dec. 15. The American holiday classic takes to the stage in an adaptation by St. Louis playwright John Wolbers.

The Women’s Hope Chorale opens its 25th season on Sunday, Nov. 10, with a 3 p.m. concert entitled “Illumination,” performed at First Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood, 100 E. Adams Ave.