Over 11 million individuals in the U.S. are undocumented and live in the shadows. Out of the Shadows: Undocumented and Unafraid reveals how art can be a deliberative and imaginative forum for exploring complex issues about immigrant labor, education, and legal status. Participants in this show belong to United 4 the Dream or Immigrant Youth Forum. These groups share a commitment to equality for all immigrant youth, regardless of their legal status, and derive their names from the national Dream Act legislation being considered in Congress. $0-$8
There’s a certain mystery to gender code and it’s one of those things that — as much as we wish — isn’t always crackable. That’s why the reality TV series Guy Code was created. It addressed problems that guys could relate to in the company of their bros. The spinoff, Girl Code, seems fitting as we women seem to have more catfights than ... well ... cats. Now, what will happen when you put both shows’ most outspoken stars together for a comedy show? We can bet it’ll be a side-splitting gender bout. But see for yourself when one guy (Chris Distefano) and two gals (Carly Aquilino and Jessimae Peluso) from the MTV series hop on stage at The Comedy Zone. Ladies, make amends with those backstabbing best friends, and gents, forget about the bro who out-benched you at the gym. This is worth uniting the sexes. (Anita Overcash) $20-$22.50
Blumenthal Performing Arts presents a musical produced by the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Contains explicit language. Winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical.
In a fast-paced 90-minute performance, The Complete History of America (abridged) gives audiences an extreme CliffsNotes-style version of U.S. history. It takes characters whom we all know — or should, anyway — and humorously marks their place in the textbooks. George Washington, Daniel Boone, Uncle Sam and the Statue of Liberty are just some of the many represented in this show, taken on by Stephen Seay Production at UpStage in NoDa. Starring Tania Kelly, Christopher Jones, Chris Herring, Robert Brafford, Jay Russell and Stephen Seay, we get a satirical and very condensed view of America’s past. For history buffs and those who snoozed their way through history class alike. (Anita Overcash) $12
Charlotte’s premier sketch comedy group performs their monthly show at Upstage in NoDa. Its hilarious, live and it does use some colorful language so you should assume it is R-Rated. Come for the comedy, stay for Upstage’s full bar and food. See facebook.com/robotjohnson for further details and humorous cat pictures. Doors open at 9:00, show starts at 9:30. $7
THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF AMERICA (abridged) Written by Adam Long, Reed Martin & Austin Tichenor Starring: Rob Brafford, Chris Herring, Christopher Jones, Tania Kelly, Jay Russell & Stephen Seay 6 actors will take you on a hilarious journey through American history. This fast-paced comedy hits everything from discovery of America to Obama Care. "History of America (abridged)" will be the perfect way to spend some time with your family this holiday season ... or the perfect excuse to get away from them ... $12 advance online. $17 at the door
The Chuckleheads present its "The What’d Santa Bring Ya Comedy Improv Musical Variety Extravaganza." Includes holiday-themed improv games (similar to Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Improv-a-ganza, and Second City) and the heavy-duty audience participation. Family-friendly show at 6 p.m.; Adult show at 8 p.m. For more information or to purchase advanced tickets, call 704-301-1564 or visit www.planetimprov.com. $10 in advance; $15 at the door
It’s a holiday themed family friendly (suitable for all ages) comedy improv musical variety extravaganza. If you like the television show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” and/or have ever seen an improv show (Second City, the Groundlings, Upright Citizen Brigade, etc.) and/or like to smile, laugh, and have a good time you will enjoy your evening with the Chuckleheads. Be prepared for heavy-duty audience participation. $10/$15http://www.planetimprov.com
It’s a holiday themed comedy improv musical variety extravaganza. If you like the television show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” and/or have ever seen an improv show (Second City, the Groundlings, Upright Citizen Brigade, etc.) and/or like to smile, laugh, and have a good time you will enjoy your evening with the Chuckleheads. Be prepared for heavy-duty audience participation. $10/$15http://www.planetimprov.com
CCT is Charlotte's longest running professional improv ensemble. Shows are high energy, interactive, improv comedy that rated this amazing ensemble "Best in Charlotte". Audiences are encouraged to shout out suggestions which the talented cast turns into comedic genius. 21 and over, rated R for content. $10http://www.charlottecomedytheater.com
The exhibit features works by Walter Arnold, an artist who is frequently inspired by abandoned buildings, vehicles, penitentiaries and closed businesses.
A holiday exhibit featuring arts and crafts. Opening reception Nov. 1, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
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
A clever take on the fabled story of Scrooge's holiday redemption done in the Commedia dell'arte style. Tickets start at $14
This exhibition features approximately 40 different decorative tiles.