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Published Mon, Dec 10, 2012 09:21 AM
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"The Santaland Diaries" is this week at Theatre In The Park. File photo

Submitted by Melissa Howsam — Correspondent

SANTALAND DIARIES: It may not be hometown story-sage David Sedaris giving his sidesplitting spiel live, but it’s a close second—as the production tells the self-penned tale of Sedaris’ days as a Christmas elf at the Manhattan Macy’s helping load kids on Santa’s lap, via the story that launched his career. The only thing better would be seeing Sedaris deliver the tale himself. In the elf costume. Where: Theatre in the Park, Raleigh. When: Wed.-Sun., times vary. $15-$20. | More info

AS YOU LIKE IT: “The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man know himself to be a fool,” parlays the wisdom of Shakespeare’s famed fool, Touchstone, in the comedic romp, set to stage at Burning Coal, that follows Rosalind out of the court and into the forest — where all sorts of fools are waiting to steal her heart. Where: Burning Coal Theatre Main Stage, Raleigh. When: Thursday to Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. $25 regular; $20 senior; $15 student, active military or per-person group; $10 Thursdays; $5 student rush. | More info

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND WITH THE LUMINEERS: Ho Hey ... The Lumineers are coming to stage with ’90s-fave DMB, on the heels of the latter’s new album, “Away From the World,” which incidentally debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Looks like they’re making a run at being a 2010s band, too. Hmm. Maybe “Boy Meets World” will also have a comeback. Oh, wait... Where: PNC ARENA, Raleigh. When: Wednesday, 7 p.m. $39.50-$75. | More info

TRAILER PARK CHRISTMAS: Color your season with a lil more ‘red’ as the mobile-home staged Dodson/Hussy family whirl through crazy neighbors, ghosts, fruitcakes and a ‘festive’ tornado in local filmmaker Jeffrey Moore’s beloved annual interactive holiday production. Where: Common Ground Theatre, Durham. When: Thu.-Sun, times vary. Returning Dec. 20-23. $15-$17. | More info

SANTA PUB CRAWL: Suit up in your red-and-white and go jolly ole elf all over this town with the 10th annual Raleigh Santa Pub Crawl. Claus-ish clothes are required—but if you’re not feelin’ the Santa or his Mrs., drummer boys/girls, wise men, rabbi’s, popes, nutcrackers, gingerbread men and so on are also welcome. Where: Downtown Raleigh. When: Saturday, 9 p.m. Tir na nog, 10 p.m. Oxford, 11 p.m. Raleigh Times, midnight Zinda. No fees or cover charges with an MJG Wristband. Donation-based wristband funds go to brain cancer research. Click here for full info on stops, etc.

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