For all the holiday shows full of cynicism (which we can still get into, especially this close to the holidays and a number of phone calls to coordinate presents later), it’s still nice to see and hear a feel-good Christmas show. Sounds of Blackness mixes R&B, hip-hop, jazz, blues and gospel all into one great show at the Guthrie to get you in the holiday mood. 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35.50, $33.50, and $17.50.

Guthrie Theater, 818 S. 2nd St., Mpls., 612-377-2224,