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Beer Ed

First Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m.

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

Growlers Pourhouse (map)
3120 N. Davidson St.
NoDa
phone 704-910-6566
Beer Ed

Dave Dondero, Blanket Fort, Chris Thomas (of One Another and Minority Party)

Tue., Dec. 6, 8 p.m.

Dave Dondero has been releasing folk tunes for over a decade, after his stint with Clemson, South Carolina based Sunbrain. His newest release, With Love, is all too familiar for folks who heard 2013’s This Guitar. Released on Nov. 4, the album features the song “Boxer’s Fracture,” written after 2012’s horrific movie theater shootings Aurora, Colorado and in response to gun enthusiasts. With Blanket Fort, Chris Thomas. $8

Milestone (map)
3400 Tuckaseegee Road
FreeMore West
phone 704-398-4072

Find Your Muse Open Mic

Mondays, 7 p.m.

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

Evening Muse (map)
3227 N. Davidson St.
NoDa
phone 704-376-3737
Find Your Muse Open Mic

Foreplay Goes South

First Tuesday of every month, 8 p.m.

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

Hattie's Tap & Tavern (map)
2918 The Plaza
Plaza Midwood
phone 9809386228

Fourth Ward Holiday Home Tour

Fri., Dec. 2, 5-9 p.m., Sat., Dec. 3, 5-9 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 4, 1-5 p.m.

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

Fourth Ward (map)
9th & Poplar Streets
Uptown
phone 704-533-1007
bethwalker@earthlink.net
Fourth Ward Holiday Home Tour

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

Fri., Dec. 2, 8 p.m., Sat., Dec. 3, 2 & 8 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 4, 1:30 & 7 p.m.

This Tony Award-winning musical proves just how complicated murder can be. For aspiring heir Monty Navarro, it doesn’t help that he has to juggle all of his deadly plans with a scheming mistress and a snobby fiancée — both of who come with unpleasant motives and revelations. Despite the scheming, there’s plenty of time to laugh.

Knight Theater (map)
430 S. Tryon St.
Uptown
phone 704-372-1000

Hannibal Buress

Fri., Jan. 20, 8 p.m.

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

Knight Theater (map)
430 S. Tryon St.
Uptown
phone 704-372-1000

Holly and Tinsel

Fri., Dec. 2, 8 p.m., Sat., Dec. 3, 8 p.m. and Through Dec. 18, 2 p.m.

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.

Armour Street Theatre (map)
307 Armour St.
Davidson
phone 704-892-7953

The Hot Sardines: Holiday Stomp

Mon., Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m.

This New York-based jazz band is known for adding its own interesting tinge of sounds — especially when all the extra brass kicks in — to holiday classics. As they state in their website, “Fueled by the belief that classic jazz feeds the heart and soul, the Hot Sardines are on a mission to make old sounds new again and prove that joyful music can bring people together in a disconnected world.” $20 and up

McGlohon Theater (map)
345 N. College St.
Uptown
phone 704-372-1000

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe featuring Jimmy Herring

Fri., Dec. 2, 8 p.m.

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.

Neighborhood Theatre (map)
511 E. 36th St.
NoDa
phone 704-942-7997
Karl Denson's Tiny Universe featuring Jimmy Herring

Leandro Manzo: Mar de Mares

Through Jan. 14, 2017

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

LaCa Projects (map)
1429 Bryant St.
FreeMore West
phone 704-837-1688

Sinners & Saints, Rinaldi Flying Circus, Carolina Gator Gumbo

Fri., Dec. 2, 9 p.m.

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

Petra's (map)
1919 Commonwealth Ave.
Plaza Midwood
phone 704-332-6608

Weihnachtsmarkt

Fri., Dec. 2, 4-9 p.m., Sat., Dec. 3, 4-9 p.m., Sun., Dec. 4, 2-9 p.m., Fri., Dec. 9, 4-9 p.m., Sat., Dec. 10, 4-9 p.m., Sun., Dec. 11, 2-9 p.m., Fri., Dec. 16, 4-9 p.m., Sat., Dec. 17, 4-9 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 18, 2-9 p.m.

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.

Olde Mecklenburg Brewery (map)
4150 Yancey Rd
South Charlotte
phone 704-525-5644
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