Submitted by Melissa Howsam — Correspondent
A CHRISTMAS CAROL: Its just not Christmas until Ira David Wood III goes Scrooge on stage. A holiday fave since its 1974 debut, the cant-miss always-hilarious holiday rendition has been billed one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast. Nuff said. Where: Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh. When: Tue. to Mon. (Dec. 6-12), times vary. $30-$80. The show will move to DPAC Dec. 15-16. | More info
CINDERELLA: Theres something so fittingly festive about conniving relatives. That, and crafty lil mice. Cop a squat for RLTs oh-so-apt annual holiday event with mice and menacing sisters to spare as Cinderella loses her shoe and finds her prince all over again. If only we all had a Fairy Godmothers to keep our family (and love life) in check. Based on the Charles Perrault fairy tale. Adaptation and lyrics by Jim Eiler. Where: Raleigh Little Theatres Casey V. Sutton Theatre, Raleigh. When: Starts Thursday, runs through Dec. 16. Times vary. All tickets $25. | More info
MARBLES HOLIDAY EVENTS: Make merry and give a little charity at Marbles with the third annual Mingle Holiday Party, where you can mingle with top area communications professionals (hosted by AAF Ral/Dur, Triangle AMA, TIMA and AIGA) and all proceeds benefit the Triangle Spokes Group, pedaling joy to area tykes with new bikes to those in need. Then bring the kids for an event more their size with An Evening with Elves. Dine in the Marbles magical twinkle tent; enjoy a festive dessert; and sing along with the Snowflake Fairy. Christmas just got a tad creepy. Its cool, freak flags are festive, too. Where: Marbles, Raleigh. When: Mingle Party, Tuesday, 6 to 9 p.m.; $15, members; $20, non-members; $30, at the door. Elf Evening, Friday, 6 to 9 p.m.; $25, members; $30 non-members; $50 per person for the pre-event supper and early admission. Find out more on marbleskidsmuseum.org.
FOODIE BOOK SIGNING AND MOVIE SCREENING: If youre in the mood for some edible art, so to speak, channel your inner foodie and head over to Fullsteam for a book signing by Johanna Kramer, author of newly released Food Lovers' Guide to Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. Stay for a screening of Foodie, a dark comedy-horror short by locals Eryk Pruitt and director Christopher G. Moore written up in the Indy as an obsessive, underground sect of foodies who dine on humans in the most gourmet and trendy of manners. Yummy. Where: Fullsteam Brewery, Durham. When: Wednesday. Booksigning, 6:30 p.m. The movie screens at 7:30 p.m. Then stick around for weekly winter movie night at 8 p.m. You can buy the book (cash or credit) or the DVD (cash only). | More info
SANTACON RALEIGH 2012: We know. All this playing nice is so exhausting. So go Bad Santa like Billy Bob on a bender and paint the town red with 100-plus jolly ole elves created in their own self image raiding bars, gifting to strangers, drowning in beer, sitting on laps and singing-songing naughty carols all the night long. Where: Flying Saucer, Raleigh. When: Saturday, 6 p.m., Free. For full info on what to wear, bring and stops, etc. click here.