This annual German-style Christmas market at Old Mecklenburg Brewery kicks off the weekend of Dec. 2-3. Go check out an assortment of local vendors selling gifts and edibles. While you’re there, don’t forget to get a glass of Gluhwein — a hot, spiced red wine — or try one of the brewery’s two seasonal beers, including the Dunkel and Yule Bock.
This three-day, Fourth Ward holiday home tour can be filed under “something different” to do this season. The event features Victorian homes and chic condominiums alongside cultural spots all decorated for the holidays. There are also food, beer and cocktail samples along the way, caroling performances and horse-drawn carriage rides. www.fofw.org. $30
Sure, playing gigs with The Rolling Stones and Lenny Kravitz has its obvious perks, but being a sideman isn’t the same as unleashing your inner creative demons. Saxophonist Karl Denson’s toured with fine musicians, but his own project is where he gets to stretch his wings. With guitarist Jimmy Herring (Widespread Panic) on the bill, one can only hope for some stellar collaborations. $25-$28.
Here’s your local bite of twangy, folk-layered Americana at its finest. The duo, featuring Perry Fowler (vocals, guitar, harmonica) and Mark Baran (bass, vocals, kick drum and banjo), released a debut album in 2013 and will release a sophomore effort in early 2017. That being said, they’re ready to give listeners a sample of the rootsy, foot-stomping vibes. With Greensboro-based Rinaldi Flying Circus and Carolina Gator Gumbo. $8
Now in his early 30s, blues guitar slinger Jarekus Singleton is one of those child prodigies who got started at an early age and has grown by leaps and bounds beyond his years. He started off playing gospel in a church, was influenced by blues greats like B.B. King and Stevie Ray Vaughn, listened to hip-hop and it’s now all been fused together in his own style as he puts his stamp on the genre.
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