Fri., Dec. 6, 7 p.m.
EpiCentre - Uptown
Price: Free EPICENTRE welcomes the ACC Football Championship fans with a pep rally harboring a street festival atmosphere, featuring a DJ, live performances by the ACC mascots, and information about Charlotte. The team pep bands, cheerleaders and mascots will be performing as well. Make it an epic beginning to the ACC Football Championship weekend. Located in the center of Uptown, EPICENTRE is home to many restaurants, cafes and plenty of nightlife spots. We welcome all ACC Coastal and ACC Atlantic to the Commons area to celebrate the upcoming game.
Ongoing, 5 p.m., Ongoing, 5 p.m. and Ongoing, 1 p.m.
Fourth Ward - Uptown
Price: $25.00 The 36th Annual Fourth Ward Holiday Home Tour showcases the elegant Victorians, urban condominiums, cultural institutions and historic places for which Fourth Ward is famous – all dressed in their holiday best. This walkable tour includes admission to 8 private uptown homes, along with NCDT and 7th Street Public Market. North Carolina Dance Theatre will offer sneak peak rehearsals of The Nutcracker and tour-goers will enjoy seasonal music on the porches of neighborhood homes, free horse and carriage rides, beer tastings from Olde Mecklenburg Brewery and food samples (while they last) from selected center city restaurants.
Sat., Dec. 7, 8 p.m.
Actor's Theatre of Charlotte - Uptown
Price: 10.00 in advance; 12.00 at the door Please join us on Saturday, December 7th, at 8pm, at the Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte for a holiday show that playfully pokes fun at Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and my personal favorite: Boxing Day in Canada. I’m guessing Boxing Day honors great Canadian Heavyweight fighters. And much like Santa, they are fat, white, and imaginary.
Sun., Dec. 8, 7 p.m.
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art - Uptown
Price: $4.00 An American writer attempts to uncover French political dealings with an underground fascist organization. The movie’s plot parallels a political upheaval that rocked France in May of 1968. Never commercially released in the USA, this will be the first time House of Cards has been shown in Charlotte since 1968. Presented as part of the Bechtler's series 'Films of 1968: Style, Revolution and The Future.'
Tue., Dec. 10, 6:30 p.m.
Booth Playhouse - Uptown
Price: $20 per person (VIP tickets can be purchased for $50) Join Charlotte’s JazzArts Initiative (JAI) for a special holiday show - The Music of Vince Guaraldi. The show is sponsored by Concentrated and part of JAI’s acclaimed monthly series—The Jazz Room @ The Stage Door Theater and includes a catered pre-reception and a silent auction from 5:30-6:30PM to support the JAI Jazz Academy and Performance-based programs. Vince Guaraldi is perhaps best known for his beloved piano score to the immensely popular Charlie Brown/Peanuts TV specials and movies including the seasonal favorite “Merry Christmas Charlie Brown.”
Thu., Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Dec. 13, 8 p.m., Sat., Dec. 14, 8 p.m., Wed., Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m., Thu., Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Dec. 20, 8 & 11 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 21, 2 & 8 p.m.
Duke Energy Theater - Uptown
Price: $15-35 Starving Artist Productions flagship show. Now in our eighth season. A reflective and modern thematic one-act that combines live original music, monologues for a one-of-a-kind holiday experience. Nominated for two years as "theatre event of the year." Based on the writings of Frederick Buechner. Various times Dec. 12 - 21, with special event nights.
Sat., Dec. 14, 7 & 8:30 p.m.
historic St. Mary's Chapel - Uptown
Price: $7.50-$15.00 Hear the story of the birth of Jesus from the anticipation through the visit of the wisemen and more. This year’s program features medieval and Renaissance music. Bob Sweeten (Max on the nationally syndicated Bob and Sheri radio show) returns to tell the story.The ensemble appears in Renaissance attire. Music includes melodies from a 1582 publication Piae Cantiones familiar to us today and arrangements by Michael Praetorius. Everyone gets a chance to join in singing. We even practice a little ahead of time!
Sat., Dec. 14, 8 p.m.
Tilt on Trade - Uptown
Price: Free Entry Grab your tackiest Christmas sweater and come out for Bec & Becker's 2nd Annual Tacky Sweater Bar Crawl. December 14th starting at 8pm at Tilt on Trade. Wear your craziest sweater! Prizes for the TACKIEST will be awarded at Tilt. $100 Cash Prize to the craziest/ sexiest sweater $2 Beers $4 Shots Live Music by Five on Sundays
Sun., Dec. 15, 7 p.m.
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art - Uptown
Price: $4.00 The series concludes with this Kubrick classic. Its release just a year before man set foot on the moon reflected a wide range of issues of the day, from nuclear war to the role of technology in man's evolution to 1960’s commercial air travel. However, perhaps its greatest contribution to the social revolution of which it was a part is its desire to awaken the personal and subconscious feelings of humanity within the viewers. Presented as part of the Bechtler's series 'Films of 1968: Style, Revolution and The Future.'
Fri., Dec. 20, 7 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 21, 2 & 7 p.m.
Booth Playhouse - Uptown
Price: Adults: $45 Students/Seniors: $35 Clara LeBlanc trips at a holiday party and is whisked off to the hospital to learn that her ankle is broken. That night her friends and get-well gifts swirl in her dreams. This show is the perfect family event during the holiday season.
Dec. 20-21, 8 p.m.
Knight Theater - Uptown
Price: Begin at $54.50 Don’t miss the Colors of Christmas featuring four superstar performers in one amazing holiday show! Peabo Bryson (“A Whole New World”), CeCe Winans (“Everlasting Love”), Ruben Studdard (American Idol Winner) and Melissa Manchester (“Midnight Blue” & “Lovers After All”) share the Knight Theater spotlight for two unforgettable nights! Performing their classic, chart-topping hits, as well as holiday favorites, these incredible talents bring the most magical show of the season center stage!
Thu., Dec. 26, 10 a.m.
NASCAR Hall of Fame - Uptown
Price: General Admission After St. Nick has come and gone on Dec. 26, be sure to stop by to help "UnDeck the Hall." Choosing from a display of festive Christmas trees, each guest can take home one NASCAR-themed item until all are gone. The HALLiday trees in the High Octane Theater Lobby are decorated with NASCAR-themed items including autographed souvenirs and memorabilia, NASCAR-themed ornaments, die cast cars, secret surprises and more.
Fri., Dec. 27, 7 p.m.
EpiCentre - Uptown
Price: Free Belk Bowl FanFest offers the perfect combination of family fun, great food, entertainment with live music, interactive games, face-painting, and official Belk Bowl and school merchandise. Cheerleaders and marching bands will stir school spirit. The EpiCentre will be THE place to be the night before the game. In addition to the restaurants, bars, and other attractions that call EpiCentre home, the EpiCentre Commons area will be ready to host fans. With cheerleaders, marching bands, and mascots, the EpiCentre is sure to get fans ready for the big game.
Tue., Dec. 31, 8 p.m.
Time Warner Cable Arena - Uptown
Price: $39.50-$59.50 Join The Avett Brothers as they return to Charlotte to bring in the new year at the Time Warner Cable Arena!
Tuesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m. Continues through Jan. 1
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture - Uptown
Price: $8-Adults, $6-Seniors, Educators, Students, Military; $5-Groups of 10 or more; FREE-Members & Children 5 years of age and under Question Bridge: Black Males utilizes new media to incite meaningful discourse regarding the African American male community. Prior to expanding the project, 10 individuals were asked to express their sentiments on an assortment of topics in front of a video camera. African-American Art Since 1950:Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center seeks to bring forth a new insight into the meaning of African-American art as it continues to highlight the social, cultural, and political visions of a growing creative community. New Mythologies:William Villalongo is a multimedia exhibition hoping to challenge traditional values and concepts found in Western art and history.