Fun in Charlotte: Southern Christmas Show, storytelling critiques, lotsa Jazz

Southern Christmas Show

The Park Expo and Conference Center, 2500 E. Independence Blvd.

Now –Nov, 22.: More than 400 merchants make this one of the largest and most popular holiday shows in the country. Tickets $12, $3 children ages 6-12; discounted tickets for $9.50 available at Harris Teeter stores. See southernshows.com/scs for more information.

Charlotte Storytellers

Industry Coworking, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd.

Monday, 7:30 p.m.: The storytelling group meets each Monday to plan storytelling games and critique stories. See facebook.com/groups/charlottestorytellers for more information.

Two Days of Jazz

Bryant Hall, Central Piedmont Community College, 1220 Elizabeth Ave.

Wednesday and Thursday, 12:30 p.m.: Two Days of Jazz features students in the CPCC Music Department Jazz Improvisation, Jazz Big Band and Jazz Vocal class in performance under the direction of Bill Hanna. Admission free. blogs.cpcc.edu/musicdepartment/two-days-of-jazz/

UniverSoul Circus

Metrolina Expo Fairgrounds, 7100 Statesville Road

Wednesday, 7 p.m.: UniverSoul’s “A Big Top Christmas” features limbo dancers from Trinidad and Tobago, trapeze artists from China, contortionists from Ethiopia, motorcycle daredevils from Colombia and a ringmaster from South Africa. Tickets $16-$29, www.universoulcircus.com.

Open Mic Night Hosted by The Instigators

EagleSpeak Coffee House, 3907 South Blvd.

Thursday, 8 p.m.: Perform at the open-mic night while enjoying beer, coffee or other treats. www.eaglespeakcoffee.com.