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
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.