Weekly Ticket

Published Mon, Dec 02, 2013 08:52 AM
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"How the Grinch Stole Christmas" plays at DPAC this week. Courtesy of grinchmusical.com

Submitted by Melissa Howsam — Correspondent

HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS: Seats are disappearing fast (much like all those toys that grimey grinch stole) to the hottest holiday musical ticket in town—oh, the Who-manity. Word is, Maxx the dog narrates as Cindy Lou Who helps the two-sizes-too-small-hearted Grinch find some love. Where: DPAC, Durham. When: Tue. to Sun., times vary. Starting at $35 | More info

20th JINGLE BALL: Jingle Bell time is a swell time to rock the night away at the 20th annual Jingle Ball to benefit the Salvation Army Christmas Cheer Program. Where: Marbles, Raleigh. When: Thursday, 6:30 p.m Jingle Jump Pass, $30 + a toy; VIP $75; GA, bring a toy worth $20. | More info

WRECK THE HALLS: Why deck em when you can wreck em? Or something. Get hopped up for the “holidaze” with a night of Green Flash, with the tapping of four of their hoppiest brews (Green Bullet (10.1%), Hop Head Red (7%), and two crafts from Hop Odyssey lineup: Symposium (7%) and Cedar Plank (6.3%)). All $5. Aww, a holiday treat for the hop heads. Where: Woody’s City Market, Raleigh. When: Fri., 6 p.m. | More info

REPEAL DAY: While you’re being thankful, toast the end of Prohibition (Dec. 3, 1933). Ah, four score and however many years ago ... booze flowed freely after a 13-year drought. Salut! Party includes post-Prohibition menu ($6 each) and Champagne (of course), plus snacks. Al Strong to play from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Super festive partygoers up the ante with period-appropriate attire and get a special treat from the ‘tenders. Where: C. Grace, Raleigh. When: Thu., 8 p.m. | More info

2013 CELEBRITY BARTENDER BLACK-TIE GALA: ’Tis the season to give—and to imbibe. Where better to merge the two than a bartender gala? Commemorating Zinda’s yearlong “Celebrity Bartender Event Series” to raise awareness funds for local nonprofits, the gala is your chance to dress to the nines and raise a toast to all the philanthroping-peeps and nonprofits in the series. Event to include silent auction, live painting for auction and music by Side Car Social Club. 2013 partners included Hope for Haiti, ALS Association, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Raleigh City Farm, Caring Community Foundation, Easter Seals UCP, The V Foundation for, Cancer Research, Pretty in Pink Foundation, Tammy Lynn Center and Band Together. Where: Zinda, Raleigh. When: Sun., 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. VIP & Table Sponsor Champagne Welcome Hour; 7:30-10p main event. $50-$500. | Tickets and more info

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