‘Cirque Dreams Holidaze’
7:30 p.m. (also various times through Dec. 23). Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. $59.50-$124.50. www.carolinatix.org.
Described as “gingerbread men flipping mid-air, toy soldiers marching on thin wires, icemen powerfully sculpting, penguins spinning, puppets dancing and reindeer soaring high.”
7:30 p.m. (also various times through Jan. 5). Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, 650 E. Stonewall St. $31 ($17 for previews Dec. 14-15). www.actorstheatrecharlotte.org.
In a follow-up to “The Marvelous Wonderettes,” a female quartet rocks the halls of Harper’s Hardware with a holiday party featuring carols and pop tunes.
Jimmie ‘J.J.’ Walker
8 p.m. (also various times through Dec. 22). Charlotte Comedy Zone, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. $15-$18. 980-321-4702.
He got his start as a stand-up comedian before landing his career-making gig on the TV series “Good Times.” Now 65, he is back on stage telling “Dy-no-mite!” jokes.
‘The Guilt Trip’
In the new Paramount Pictures comedy, Andy Brewster (Seth Rogan) is guilted into bringing his overbearing mother, Joyce (Barbra Streisand), on the road trip of a lifetime. Over 3,000 miles, his aggravation develops into a realization that their lives have more in common than he thought. Details: www.guilttripmovie.com.
WIN TICKETS! “The Guilt Trip” opens Wednesday … but the Charlotte Observer is giving away a limited number of pairs of passes to an advance screening of the film scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday in south Charlotte. Email CLT@charlotteobserver.com and write “Guilt Trip” in the subject line, along with your name and age. Winners will be selected at random. Deadline is 3 p.m. Friday.