Explore and/or buy local art from more than 60 artists who will be showcasing during the All Arts Market. Free to attend.http://www.nodarioty.org
"Local Art + Holiday Season = Charlotte’s Best Unique Gifts" http://nodarioty.org December 6th 6pm – 11pm December 7th 11am – 5pm Neighborhood Theatre (511 E. 36th St. 28205) Free Admission www.facebook.com/events/578596022176396 Freehttp://www.facebook.com/events/578596022176396
70 local artists will be selling original art work. Socialize with artists and fellow art lovers while enjoying a drink at the Neighborhood Theater Bar. Free
Charlotte sketch comedy troupe known for its "good humor by bad people." Doors open at 8 p.m. 21 and up. $7
Om! Playwright Mallery Avidon grew up in an ashram, and in O Guru Guru Guru, or Why I Don’t Want to go to Yoga Class with You, her heroine Lila will thoroughly explain to us why she has strayed from the path. It’s a three-part journey at CAST, including a PowerPoint presentation, a puppet show and a visit to the Eat Pray Love ashram, where we can expect a Julia Roberts sighting. Be prepared to take off your shoes, maybe sit yogi-style on a cushion, and drift off into meditation as Lila — actually the luminous Cody Harding — invites us to see things her way. If you’ve never entertained the notion that spirituality in America is overly commercialized, you will be shocked, shocked by Lila’s attitude in this comedy directed by CAST artistic director Michael R. Simmons. (Perry Tannenbaum) $18-$28
Corny as it is, the folks at Carolina Actors Studio Theatre are bringing back A Tuna Christmas, its favorite (or so we’re guessing, based on numerous past runs — last year was an exception) holiday hell-raiser. Set in the “third smallest town in Texas,” a rambunctious Christmas Eve simmers with the vandalism of Christmas lawn displays, a production of A Christmas Carol that’s threatened by unpaid bills and the arrival of aliens from outer space. Actors Tom Ollis and Jack Utrata portray more than 20 characters (yep — that’s a lot of costume changes), including a duo of radio personalities, snowed in at the station, who report on the town’s chaotic current affairs over the airwaves. (Anita Overcash) $18-$28
CAST brings back the comedy classic "A Tuna Christmas" by Jaston Williams, Ed Howard and Joe Sears with the same zany antics that make audiences roar holiday season after holiday season. Tom Ollis and Jack Utrata play more than 20 characters with 364 costume changes. Expect 1,003 laughs. The directors are Lena Olson and Michael R. Simmons, CAST's Artistic Director. $28 adults; $22 seniors (60+); $18 students.
A holiday exhibit featuring arts and crafts. Opening reception Nov. 1, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Local improv with a global impact. Improv Charlotte performs long form and short form comedic improv games. Proceeds benefit local and international charities. For more information, visit www.improvcharlotte.org. Doors open at 6 p.m. $5