Entertainment

Music and dance to brighten the season

Music

Today: Charlotte Civic Orchestra. Northlake Assembly of God, 2632 Sunset Road, Charlotte. $12-$35.

charlottecivicorchestra.org.

Today: Charlotte Symphony's Magic of Christmas, with Oratorio Singers of Charlotte and others. 2:30 p.m. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $20.50-$70.50. 704-972-2000;

www.charlottesymphony.org.

Tuesday: "Sing We Nowell," Charlotte Chamber Music. 12:10 and 5:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 130 N. Tryon St. Donations accepted. 704-335-0009; www.charlottechambermusic.org.

Friday: "A Swingin' Holiday with the John Brown Big Band": 8 p.m. McGlohon Theater, Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. $20. 704-372-1000;

blumenthalarts.org.

Friday and Saturday: Choirs from Choir School at St. Peter's. 7:30 p.m. St. Peter's Episcopal Church, North Tryon and Seventh streets. $15 adults, $5 under age 12. 704-749-6146;

www.thechoirschool.org.

Saturday: Charlotte Children's Choir and Youth Chorale. 7 p.m. St. John's Baptist Church, 300 Hawthorne Lane. $10-$12. 704-372-1000;

www.carolinatix.org.

Saturday and next Sunday: Carolina Voices' Singing Christmas Tree. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. next Sunday. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $19-$31. Performances for children at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday; $18 adults, $10 for age 10 and under. 704-372-1000; www.carolinatix.org.

Next Sunday: Charlotte Folk Society's Holiday Jam and Potluck. 4 p.m. Langford Hall, Dilworth United Methodist Church, 605 East Blvd. $5 or bring a dish to share. 704-563-7080; www.folksociety.org.

Dec. 14: "Messiah," Charlotte Symphony and Oratorio Singers of Charlotte. 7:30 p.m. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $24-$58. 704-972-2000; www.charlottesymphony.org.

Dec. 15: Carolina Harp Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. Chapel, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 14542 Choate Circle. Free. 704-808-4301.

Dec. 17: Carolina Pro Musica, "Christmas at St. Mary's." 7 and 8:30 p.m. St. Mary's Chapel, 1129 E. Third St. $15 general; $7.50 students and seniors. 704-334-3468;

carolinapromusica.org.

Dec. 17: "Songs of the Season," Charlotte Children's Choir. 11 a.m. Park Road Baptist Church, 3900 Park Road. $8. 704-372-1000;

www.carolinatix.org.

Dec. 17: "Christmas in the City," Renaissance choral group. 8 p.m. St. Peter's Episcopal Church, North Tryon and Seventh streets. In advance: $12 general, $8 seniors, $6 students. At the door: $15 general, $12 seniors, $8 students. 704-333-3698; www.singers-renaissance.org.

Dec. 17: "A Charlie Brown Christmas" with jazz pianist David Benoit. 8 p.m. Halton Theater, Central Piedmont Community College. $35-$46. 704-330-6534; tix.cpcc.edu.

Dec. 18: Jim Brickman's A Christmas Celebration: 3 p.m. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. $44.50-$75. 704-372-1000; blumenthalarts.org.

Dance

Today: "Nutcracker," Charlotte Youth Ballet. 2:30 p.m. Halton Theater, CPCC. $12-$25. 704-330-6534; tix.cpcc.edu.

Friday-Dec. 18: "Nutcracker," N.C. Dance Theatre and Charlotte Symphony. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Dec. 16; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, next Sunday and Dec. 17 and 18. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $25-$79. 704-372-1000; www.ncdance.org.

Friday-Dec.18: "Nutcracker," Piedmont Dance Theatre. 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday at Kannapolis Performing Arts Center, 415 E. First St., Kannapolis; $17 general, $12 students. Also 6:30 p.m. Dec. 17 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 18 with Salisbury Symphony at Keppel Auditorium, West Innes Street, Salisbury. $25 general, $12 students. 888-718-4253; www.piedmont dancetheatre.com .

Friday-Next Sunday: "Christmas Oratorio," choreographed by Charles Weidman, by CPCC Dance Theatre. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. next Sunday. Pease Auditorium, Central Piedmont Community College. $5-$10. 704-330-6534;

tix.cpcc.edu.

Dec. 10: "Happy Holidays" by Jami Masters School of Dance. 11 a.m., 3 p.m. Halton Theater, Central Piedmont Community College. $8-$18. 704-330-6534; tix.cpcc.edu.

  Comments