Submitted by Melissa Howsam — Correspondent
SANTALAND DIARIES: It may not be hometown story-sage David Sedaris giving his sidesplitting spiel live, but its a close secondas the production tells the self-penned tale of Sedaris days as a Christmas elf at the Manhattan Macys helping load kids on Santas 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 Shakespeares 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 latters new album, Away From the World, which incidentally debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Looks like theyre 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 Moores 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 requiredbut if youre not feelin the Santa or his Mrs., drummer boys/girls, wise men, rabbis, 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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