Belmont Christmas Parade
Main Street and Catawba Street, Belmont
Tuesday, 4 p.m.: Thousands are expected to line the streets to see floats, bands and other entries for the City of Belmont. More information at www.cityofbelmont.org/HolidayEvents2015.
Davidson Holiday Gala
Duke Family Performance Hall, 205 Faculty Dr., Davidson
Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.: The annual Holiday Gala features college choirs, symphony orchestra, jazz band – more than 100 Davidson students – with community ensembles that includes Davidson Community Players, Dance Davidson and Young Voices of the Carolinas. Tickets $18.65. For information, call 704-894-2848 or see davidson.edu/music.
NoDa Brewing North End, 2921 N. Tryon St.
Thursday, 6 p.m..: The final monthly networking event of the year is a free gathering to enjoy beer and conversation.
Magic and Mystery
Duke Energy Theater and Spirit Square, 345 N. College St.
Friday, 8 p.m.: “Astonishment Artist” Mat LaVore presents his unique mystery entertainment show in which he swallows needles, hypnotizes audience members, predicts the lottery and more. Tickets $35, blumenthalarts.org.
Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St.
Saturday, 8 p.m.: The “Piano Man” singer-songwriter brings his tour to town. Tickets $79 and up. www.ticketmaster.com.