Om! Playwright Mallery Avidon grew up in an ashram, and in O Guru Guru Guru, or Why I Don’t Want to go to Yoga Class with You, her heroine Lila will thoroughly explain to us why she has strayed from the path. It’s a three-part journey at CAST, including a PowerPoint presentation, a puppet show and a visit to the Eat Pray Love ashram, where we can expect a Julia Roberts sighting. Be prepared to take off your shoes, maybe sit yogi-style on a cushion, and drift off into meditation as Lila — actually the luminous Cody Harding — invites us to see things her way. If you’ve never entertained the notion that spirituality in America is overly commercialized, you will be shocked, shocked by Lila’s attitude in this comedy directed by CAST artistic director Michael R. Simmons. (Perry Tannenbaum) $18-$28
We bring the art, you bring the egg nog! Come join Charlotte's own Dammit Wesley, Selah Says and Josh Henderson as they live paint at the only BYOB art party in Charlotte! Free
Corny as it is, the folks at Carolina Actors Studio Theatre are bringing back A Tuna Christmas, its favorite (or so we’re guessing, based on numerous past runs — last year was an exception) holiday hell-raiser. Set in the “third smallest town in Texas,” a rambunctious Christmas Eve simmers with the vandalism of Christmas lawn displays, a production of A Christmas Carol that’s threatened by unpaid bills and the arrival of aliens from outer space. Actors Tom Ollis and Jack Utrata portray more than 20 characters (yep — that’s a lot of costume changes), including a duo of radio personalities, snowed in at the station, who report on the town’s chaotic current affairs over the airwaves. (Anita Overcash) $18-$28
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.
Comedy that takes audience on a journey back through American history. Presented by Stephen Seay Productions.
A holiday exhibit featuring arts and crafts. Opening reception Nov. 1, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Work on your own craft while enjoying a craft beer from NoDa Brewing Company. Bring your latest lap or table project and get your craft on with Charlotte's group of professional crafters, Crown Town Handmade. Spreading a love of all things craft to the Crown Town! Always the first Wednesday of every month. freehttp://www.crowntownhandmade.com
Touch One Productions' weekly open mic (10:30 p.m.-11 p.m.) with featured acts (11 p.m.) and live music (10 p.m.-10:30 p.m.). The first six people to sign up for the open mic will perform (arrive early to snag a spot). Doors open at 9 p.m. 21 and up. $10
Local improv with a global impact. Improv Charlotte performs long form and short form comedic improv games. Proceeds benefit local and international charities. For more information, visit www.improvcharlotte.org. Doors open at 6 p.m. $5
Doors open for Brunch at 1:00 pm and the Show starts at 2 pm! Come join MC GO! and JamStation 4000 for a learning adventure through music. Your kids will be dancing and singing about veggies, colors, math and more! Tickets are $3 for kids and $1 for adults $3.00 for kids and $1.00 for adults
Charlotte’s monthly creative gathering to inspire your soul.This is an event for any creative expression- WHATEVER that may be (dance, song, yoga, jewelry, live painting, photography, film, poetry, poi, hooping, etc.). Even if you don’t identify as an artist, this is still a space for you if you love to be around creative energy. We love you! NO COVER