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Published Fri, Dec 13, 2013 09:14 AM
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Singer Kem.

Submitted by Melissa Howsam — Correspondent

KEM: American R&B and soulful singer, songwriter, and producer KEM returns to DPAC December 16 with friends as part of a special “What Christmas Means” tour featuring hits and holiday classics. Where: DPAC, Durham. When: Monday, 7:30 p.m. $45 to $100 | More info

RALEIGH RINGERS: It’s not really Christmas season until bells ring. Cop a squat for the Raleigh Ringers globally acclaimed handbell ensemble for their must-see holiday concert. Where: Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh. When: Mon., 7:30 p.m. $17-$21. | More info

THE NUTCRACKER: If you missed The Carolina Ballet’s quintessential show in the bull city, it’s not too late to catch their famed version of The Nutcracker—think toys personified, children materializing out of thin air, dancers floating… so, sugarplums really can dance in your head—or at least onstage. Pirouette over to the playhouse for the must-see performance of the season. Where: Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh. When: Through Dec. 29, times vary, $34.50-$100. | More info

FRUITCAKE ... THE BEER ... THE RELEASE PARTY: Steer your sleight to Fullsteam for a lil “fruity and nutty holiday gathering.” Featuring the official release of Fruitcake (the beer), a 10% ABV yummy blend of local roasted chestnuts and grilled figs (it’s like Christmas in a bottle, for real) and then aged in a bourbon barrel (of course) for a month-ish. Tis the season. Oh, and when you order, you actually get a free piece of delish local fruitcake form Southern Supreme Fruitcake & Gourmet Specialties. Nom-nom. Where: Fullsteam Brewery, Durham. When: Sat., 6 p.m. | More info

PINTS 4 PAWS: Fido wants to be part of the festivities too. Knock back a few pints to save some paws (you should def relish any opp where imbibing gets you on the “nice” list), and get the opp for you and the pooch to pretty up for the camera (Lindsay Aikman Photography—Santa pics are $15 with half proceeds to charity; you get 4x6 framed pic and 20% off photo packages. Aww). This third installment benefits Cause for Paws of North Carolina, with free food, music, raffles, contests and more. Score! Where: London Bridge, Raleigh. When: Thu., 6 p.m. | More info

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