Featuring: Rick Speitzer - PJ Brunson - Freddie Wilson held in the round upstairs in the intimate listening room Free
Written by noted humorist David Sedaris, THE SANTALAND DIARIES is a brilliant evocation of what it's like to work as an elf in Macy's. This hilarious one-man, one-act play is the perfect antidote to the overwhelming sugary sweetness of the holiday season. Presented by Three Bone Theatre Directed by Robin Tynes Starring Scott Miller $20
3rd Annual Lunch with Santa. Come bring the kids to enjoy lunch with Santa from 11am-2pm! Event includes 2 slices of Pizza or 2 hot dogs, 1 fountain drink, 10 arcade tokens and a photo with Santa! Space is limited so call 704-552-7888 today or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make your reservations. $6.99/child
The public is invited to Bite of the Apple-Art Educator's Art Exhibit which showcases artwork created by local area North Carolina and South Carolina art teachers. The annual exhibit hosted by the Civic & Cultural Arts Center of Pineville in its main gallery located at 316 Main Street, Pineville, NC 28134 is free to the general public and was created to encourage art teachers to create artwork outside of the classroom in a friendly juried competition. Light refreshments and live music by Lucinda Lucas on opening night beginning at 6:30 p.m. on November 8, 2013. FREE
BLT Steak Charlotte invites guests to join them in giving back to the local community this holiday season and in turn, BLT Steak will gift you with something sweet. Guests are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to BLT Steak now through December 20th. Those who purchase an entrée and donate a toy to the Toys For Tots campaign will be rewarded with one of BLT Steak’s signature desserts. Does the sticky toffee pudding capture your attention? Is the peanut butter chocolate mousse calling your name?
Starving Artist Productions flagship show. Now in our eighth season. A reflective and modern thematic one-act that combines live original music, monologues for a one-of-a-kind holiday experience. Nominated for two years as "theatre event of the year." Based on the writings of Frederick Buechner. Various times Dec. 12 - 21, with special event nights. $15-35
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.
Charlotte Fine Art Gallery presents "Small Works for Gift-Giving," December 3-21, 2013. CFA represents nearly 25 award-winning artists from across the country--from Charlotte to California. The December exhibit will feature their diverse work: paintings, photography, woodturning, silk, jewelry, pottery, sculpture and more. Special emphasis on small works for holiday gift-giving. Free gift wrapping. Meet the artists at the exhibit's opening reception on Friday, December 6, 6-9 p.m. CFA is open Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Check website for holiday hours. FREE
Join us for a truly unique shopping experience. Purchase one of a kind handcrafted gifts made by local and regional artisans. Pottery Table Runners Jewelry Ornaments Organic Soaps & Lotions Greeting & Note Cards Aprons Pillow Cases Handbags Baskets Small Paintings Wood work Cakes, Salsa and Jams Wreaths
To help customers ease into the gift-giving frenzy, Pike Nurseries offers a variety of garden-inspired gift ideas. From the grill master to the first-time gardener – Pike Nurseries has the perfect present for everyone on the holiday list! Ideas include poinsettias, garden tools, bird houses, LED glass garden grt, grill accessories , gift baskets, garden apparel and Pike Nurseries gift cards. For more ideas and inspiration, visit http://www.pikenursery.com/.
Volunteers from Orphans to Ambassadors and Girl Scouts Hornets Nest Council will offer holiday gift-wrapping. Proceeds will benefit Orphans to Ambassadors, Girl Scouts Hornets Nest Council and Simon Youth Foundation. Dates: November 30-December 1; December 7-8; December 14-24 (Food Court) For hours and additional details, visit www.simon.com
Eager children and their families can once again experience the magic of the holiday season with a visit to the Simon® Santa Photo Experience at SouthPark. Children can be photographed with Santa through December 24 in Center Court. Hours and photo package pricing available at www.simon.com.
We know what happens to Scrooge, but what about his old business partner Marley? Is he truly past redemption, or does every person deserve a chance to change, to do better? In this funny and touching holiday play, see Jacob Marley’s heroic efforts to save Scrooge’s soul – and in the process, save his own. $16-$18
Ride the Rotary Express through a winter wonderland of twinkling lights. New in 2013 - come see The 12 Days of Christmas Light Display! Enjoy Singing Bears, model trains, s’mores, hot cocoa and more. While you’re at the park, be sure to visit the interactive model train display Dec. 5 – 8; Dec. 11 – 15 and Dec. 18 – 23 $2.00 for train; Free to walk through park!
Join Community Blood Center of the Carolinas for the Ninth Annual Puppies for Patients program running now through Dec. 31, 2013. Donors who give blood during this time will be able to sign a tag that will then be attached to a stuffed toy puppy and delivered to children in area hospitals and care facilities during the holidays. Give blood at a community blood drive or at one of CBCC’s donor centers in Charlotte, Concord, Gastonia or Hickory. To sign up, visit www.carolinadonor.org or call 704-972-4700. nonehttp://www.cbcc.us