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WEDNESDAY 12

The Charlotte Rep production of The Last Night of Ballyhoo will continue (through Sunday) in Booth Playhouse of the Performing Arts Center. Showtimes are Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday nights at 7:30pm, Friday and Saturday night at 8pm, and Sunday matinees at 2pm. Tickets range from $19-$26.50. For more information, call 704-372-1000 or visit online at www.charlotterep.org.

Christmas Town USA, the McAdenville light spectacular, is back and backing up traffic for miles on I-85. Hours for the light viewing are Monday through Friday, 5:30-9:30pm and Saturday and Sunday, 5:30-11pm. You can get to McAdenville from I-85 by taking the Lowell/McAdenville Exit. For more information contact the McAdenville Town Hall at 704-824-3190 or visit online at http://users.vnet.net/srankin/.

THURSDAY 13

The Littlest Angel, based on the children's classic by Charles Tazewell, will be presented by the Children's Theatre continuing tonight and running through December 21. There are a variety of showtimes. Tickets are $9 for center seats and $6 for side seats. For more information, call 704-333-8983 or visit online at www.ctcharlotte.org.

The Charlotte Hornets take on Vince Carter and the Toronto Raptors tonight at 7pm at the Charlotte Coliseum. Tickets are $9-$39, available by calling 704-522-6500.

Love Letters, the touching story of a relationship as told through the letters that are written during its course, continues at Off-Tryon Theatre tonight through Sunday. Showtime is 8pm Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors, students and starving artists. For more information or to reserve your ticket call 704-375-2826.

FRIDAY 14

The big one is back, as NC Dance Theatre gets set to present their gorgeous production of Nutcracker starting tonight and running through December 23 in the Performing Arts Center. Showtimes are multiple and many to suit busy holiday schedules. Tickets range from $15-$50. For more information, call 704-372-1000 or visit online at www.ncdance.org.

The Charlotte Film Society's 2nd Week Film Series begins its next installment this evening at the Manor Theatre. This month's films are Divided We Fall (Musime si pomahat), a black comedy about how fear and necessity can turn common people into heroes; Himalaya (L'enfance D'un Chef), the story of a village and its winter journey to trade goods; Shadow Magic (Xi yang jing), an intriguing, culturally fraught moment in the early history of cinema; and director Billy Wilder's Some Like It Hot, perhaps the greatest comedy film ever, starring Marilyn Monroe as well as Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, largely in drag. For additional information, call 704-414-2355 or visit online at www.charlottefilmsociety.com.

The Afro-American Children's Theatre will start their season with a presentation of Black Nativity by Langston Hughes. The production will run tonight through Sunday at the Great Aunt Stella Center (showtimes are tonight at 7:30pm, 4pm and 7:30pm tomorrow, and 4pm and 7pm Sunday). Tickets are $8 for children and $10 for adults. For more information, call 704-374-7410.

WEND, 106.5 on your radio dial, presents their annual Not-So-Acoustic Christmas, a knockoff of a similar Los Angeles holiday radio tradition, tonight at the Grady Cole Center. Featured acts are Ben Folds, Train, Remy Zero, and Pete Yorn. For times and ticket information, call 704-522-6500.

The musical progenitor of today's smooth R&B crooners, Luther Vandross, will appear tonight at 7:30pm at Ovens Auditorium. Tickets for the show are $60.50 and $65.50, available by calling 704-522-6500 or 704-335-3100.

SATURDAY 15

The Carolina Voices Festival Singers will present a Holiday concert, Wolcum, Yole tonight at Belmont Abbey at 8pm. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. For more information, call 704-374-1564 or visit online at www.carolinavoices.org.

The Charlotte Hornets take on Paul Pierce, Antoine Walker, and the rest of the improving Boston Celtics tonight at 7:30pm at the Charlotte Coliseum. Tickets are $9-$39, available by calling 704-522-6500.

The Charlotte Checkers take on the Greensboro Generals tonight at 7:30pm at Cricket Arena. Tickets are $6-$19, available by calling 704-522-6500.

TUESDAY 18

The Carolina Voices Festival Singers will present an encore performance of their Holiday concert, Wolcum, Yole tonight at St. Peter's Parish Hall at 8pm. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. For more information, call 704-374-1564 or visit online at www.carolinavoices.org.

The Charlotte Hornets hit the court against Latrell Sprewell and the New York Knicks tonight at 7pm at the Charlotte Coliseum. Tickets are $9-$39, available by calling 704-522-6500.

The Charlotte Checkers take on the Columbia Inferno tonight at 7pm at Cricket Arena. Tickets are $6-$19, available by calling 704-522-6500.

WEDNESDAY 19

The Charlotte Symphony Specials will present Handel's Messiah tonight at 7:30pm at the First United Methodist Church, 500 N. Tryon St. Tickets are $18. For more information, call 704-972-2000 or visit online at www.charlottesymphony.org.

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