The Aulos Ensemble, a pre-eminent quintet of musicians who use authentic Baroque instruments, ushers in the holidays with a concert of chamber music by Vivaldi, Bach, Handel and more. Concerts International brings this New York group to the Clark Opera Memphis Center, far from the foot of the Christmas tree in the Metropolitan Museum of Art where they have been a holiday staple for years. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Clark Opera Memphis Center, 6745 Wolf River Blvd. Tickets are $40. Call 901-527-3067.
‘BARRYMORE’ ON SCREEN
In 1997, Christopher Plummer earned a Tony Award for the title role in playwright William Luce’s “Barrymore,” an essentially one-man play set in 1942 about the dying alcoholic John Barrymore, known as “The Great Profile,” who in his heyday was regarded as perhaps the greatest actor in the history of stage and screen. A new filmed version of the play, spiced with flashbacks and other cinematic devices, screens for one night only at the Malco Paradiso. 7:30 p.m., 584 S. Mendenhall. Tickets: $20. Visit malco.com.
Baltimore synth-pop band Future Islands performs at the Hi-Tone Café alongside Brooklyn noise-rock duo Talk Normal and Memphis’ Ilya Twins. 8 p.m. 1913 Poplar. Tickets: $10, available at the door an in advance online at hitonememphis.com. For more information, call 901-278-8663. Latin artist Alex Cuba plays Wednesday night at the hard Rock Café.
Neo-soul singer Marsha Ambrosius plays the Cannon Center on Saturday night.