Uptown Menorah Lighting
Corner of Trade and Tryon streets
Wednesday, 5 p.m.: On this fourth night of Hanukkah, celebrate with the lighting of the uptown menorah. Hanukkah music and refreshments will be part of the festivities.
Holiday at the Garden
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Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont
Wednesday, 5-9 p.m.: See the holiday lights display beginning at 5 p.m. Children’s crafts, entertainment, campfire with s’mores, cocoa and more also part of the fun. Admission $14.95 adults, $13.95 seniors 60+, $8.95 children 2-12. www.dsbg.org
Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson
Thursday 8 p.m.: Davidson Community Players performs this play about a church Christmas program that spins hilariously out of control in a Southern farce. Tickets $20 adults, $18 seniors 65+, $12 students; play continues through Dec. 20. www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org
Ugly Sweater Contest
Blackfinn, EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St.
Friday, 9 p.m.: If you wear the ugliest sweater, you can win a $200 gift card to Blackfinn.
Southern Culture on the Skids
Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave.
Friday, 9 p.m.: This Chapel Hill trio has been playing rock ‘n’ roll gospel since 1983. Tickets $15/$18, www.visulite.com.