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Check out these events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area this weekend— as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.

Friday, Dec. 4

Grease

Ovens Auditorium

In his second go-round American Idol winner Taylor Hicks stars as Teen Angel in Grease performances at Ovens Auditorium. Expect to leave the show singing "O, O, Oo!" like a broken record.

Art Elder Gallery’s newest exhibition, – which, opens tonight - titled Impressionism, Then and Now, includes paintings completed in the style of French impressionists. The exhibition will also include works by Tom Perkinson, Daniel Bayless, Michael Strang, and the Leon A. Makielski collection. more...

Special Event Get into the holiday spirit during Christmas in Davidson, which offers a variety of vendors and entertainment, including a live nativity, music performances, and more. more...

Saturday, Dec. 5

10th Annual Santa Bar Crawl

Uptown

Get your drink on during the 10th Annual Santa Bar Crawl, which begins at Dixie's Tavern and continues on with a hop through a variety of Uptown bars. Dress up too, as prizes will be awarded for "The Sexiest," and "The Funniest" costumes. Proceeds benefit the 2nd Harvest Food Bank.

Theater Davidson Community Players takes on It’s A Wonderful Life at Armour Street Theatre. This holiday classic follows the saga of George Bailey of Bedford Falls, who after sinking into deep despair, is visited by an angel. more...

Special Event In its third year, the Charlotte Black Expo at Charlotte Convention Center will feature appearances by celebrity guests Boris Kodjoe, Buffie the Body, and Lance Gross. more...

Sunday, Dec. 6

A Tuna Christmas

McGlohon Theatre

Carolina Actors Studio Theatre presents performances of A Tuna Christmas at McGlohon Theatre. The comedic play follows a series of holiday chaos resulting from gone-wrong performances of A Christmas Carol, a sabotaged Christmas yard decorating contest, and the invasion of aliens.

Music Charlotte Symphony Pops’ latest show at Belk Theater, titled Magic Of Christmas will star conductor Albert-George Schram and special guests, like the Oratorio Singers and more. more...

Music Rock trio Nico Vega will bring its indie vibes into Milestone tonight. more...

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