The Light Factory is partnering with Hodges Taylor Art Consultancy for this one-day photography sale that features photographers who have been influenced by or actively involved with The Light Factory throughout its 40-year history. Featured artists include Byron Baldwin, Carl Bergman, Diana Bloomfield, Carolyn DeMeritt, and more. All art under $500. www.hodgestaylor.com or www.lightfactory.org for more info.
This Pink Social-hosted event consists of more than 60 local, female-owned businesses that pop up for one day to make for the ultimate girl’s day out. Shop from your choice of fashion boutiques, jewelry designers, calligraphers, artists, makers and up-and-coming brands. This year’s holiday edition includes local brews, boy band holiday music, a fun photo booth, discounts and delicious snacks. $5
Alpine folklore was certainly less cheery when it comes to being naughty or nice for the holiday season. Hence, Krampusen, St. Nick’s monster-like partner in gift giving and scaring the living daylights out of the kids who didn’t behave. In 2015, a major motion picture was released about this dark alternative to Christmas. Dress up in your scariest and roam with others for this special crawl. Held at North Davidson Street at 36th Street. For more information, visit www.nodakrampuskrawl.com.
Have a comic book nerd in the family? Or, are you the one with comic wants and needs? Vendors gather to sell and trade new and vintage comic books and comic book-related items. Looking for a special toy or action figure to add to the bookshelf? You’ll find all kinds of things here. And, don’t forget to dress up. Clubs created around Star Wars, Star Trek and Ghostbusters will be there, too. For more information, visit www.charlottecomicon.com. $5; free for kids 12 and under.
This is the second solo exhibition featuring works by Argentinian artist Leandro Manzo at LaCa Projects. A figurative expressionist whose work spans over 30 years, Manzo uses thick brushstrokes and vibrant color to create striking landscape paintings. His new body of work will also feature portraits and black and white images. Opening reception on Nov. 18, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Free admission
Lake Norman’s Davidson Community Players are sprucing things up this year with Holly and Tinsel. When two families end up stranded at a diner due to a snow storm, they meet a waitress and a cook who remind them of the true meaning of Christmas. This new work was written exclusively for DCP audiences. Sounds like greasiness and gratitude all in one. For more information, visit www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org.
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.
It's Find Your Muse open mic night at The Evening Muse this and every Monday. Musicians, grab up your music gear and head over to perform one of your own creations in front of a crowd. No one can guarantee they'll be liked, but constructive criticism is always helpful! Get there early to snag a performance spot. And, if you don't play, come out to watch. You never know who might show up. $3
Brew enthusiasts can expand their knowledge — rather than just their bellies! During Growler's buzz-worthy talks, hosted by brewers and distributors, you'll learn the art of craft brewing. Free admission
The first Tuesday of each month is your chance to talk dirty. This open mic gives folks the chance to share stories about sex, desire and romance. If you've got the nerve to jump on stage, you'll get seven minutes to tell your tale, whether it has a happy ending or not, to a room full of strangers looking for a new guilty pleasure. Free admission
RESCHEDULED: Following up on last year’s “Comedy Camisado Tour” in Charlotte, Hannibal Burress is back with the “Hannibal Montanabel Experience.” The comic started to get shine as Ilana’s sort-of boyfriend on Broad City, but he’s built his own name up and become one of the nation’s most popular stand-up acts since. He’s come a long way from sleeping on the train in Chicago between stand-up gigs during his come-up. $25 and up