* METROPOLITAN BELLS City's premiere handbell ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. today at Christ United Methodist Church, 8645 East Brainerd Road. Free. 899-3543.
* SAN JOSE TAIKO Japanese drumming ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. today at Athens City Middle School, 200 Keith Lane, Athens, Tenn. $20 adults, $10 students. 423-745-8781.
* SANTA PAWS Pet photos with Santa 6-9 p.m. today at Hamilton Place, 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd. Enter through food court; pets must be crated or leashed. 894-7177.
* THEATER SCENES First-year Professional Actor Training Program students perform scenes from American life at 7:30 p.m. today in C.C. Bond Humanities Building at Chattanooga State Community College, 4501 Amnicola Highway. Free. 697-3246.