ConcordMainstage: The Old Courthouse Theatre will perform “The Last Night of Ballyhoo,” by Alfred Uhry. Performances are Nov. 29-Dec. 16 as part of its mainstage season. Performances will be at 8 p.m. Nov. 29 and 30; 8 p.m. Dec. 1, 7, 8, 14 and 15; and at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 2, 9 and 16. All performances are at the Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, Concord. Tickets are $15 ages 13-59; $12 for senior adults (60 and older) and students with ID; and $10 for ages 12 and younger. For tickets, call 704-788-2405. Festival of Trees: The Mariam Hayes Society will present the eighth annual Festival of Trees. This event is Concord’s favorite holiday tradition and generates much needed funds each year for the Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County. Beginning Nov. 30 and continuing through Dec. 2, the hotel ballroom will be filled with beautifully decorated trees sponsored by individuals and companies. Tickets for the gala are $75 per adult. Details: 704-721-2582 ext.110 or visit the website, www.bgclubcab.org. Author talk: The Concord Friends of the Library Inc. invite you to kick off the holday season with author, Amy Clipston. Amy is the author of the bestselling Kauffman Amish Bakery novels.The event is Dec. 2, 1 p.m., at the Concord Branch of the Cabarrus County Library. This event is free and open to the public. Pancake breakfast: On Dec. 1, Boy Scout Troop 222 will have an all-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast with Santa at Harrisburg United Methodist Church. The breakfast is 7:30 a.m.-noon. The church is on N.C. 49 across from Lowes Foods.Charlotte MLK award nominations: The city is asking for nominations for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Medallion Award. Nominations are due by Dec. 5. It is the city’s highest recognition to honor the Martin Luther King holiday. The winner will be chosen for promoting Kings’ ideals. Submit an online form at crc.charmeck.org, or get more information from Terry Bradley at 704-336-5271. UNC Charlotte Fundred Dollar Bill Project: Hear artist Mel Chin 12:30 p.m. Nov. 29 present a talk, “For a Few Dollars More.” He is currently collecting 3 million “fundreds,” or hand-drawn interpretations of a $100 bill, to raise awareness about the cost of treating New Orleans’ contaminated soil. Cone University Center, McKnight Hall. Free; “fundred” donation requested.