Fri., Dec. 6, 8 p.m.-12 a.m.
Silver Hammer Studios - General Charlotte Area
Price: $20 with an unwrapped toy; $40 with no toy; $100 for VIP The party features food, drinks and entertainment, including live music from Black & Blue Experience and DJ Breez. For more information, visit http://secondstringsanta.org.
Nov. 22-Jan. 3
UNC Charlotte Center City - General Charlotte Area
Price: Free admission An exhibit of surreal paintings by Guyanese artist Stanley Greaves that depict the life of the shadow. Opening reception on Nov. 2, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Held in Projective Eye Gallery.