Charlotte-area events for the week ahead


‘The Music of Vince Guaraldi’

Tue 12.9 6:30 p.m. Booth Playhouse, 130 N. Tryon St. $20. www.blumenthalarts.org.

Pianists pay tribute to the composer of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” in a fundraiser for Jazz Arts Initiative.


Nick Jonas

Tue 12.9 7 p.m. The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $38.73. www.livenation.com.

There was always something about the youngest Jonas Brother that suggested he had the chops and brains to break big. Now he’s a solo artist, an actor (starring in DirecTV’s “Kingdom”), and co-headliner of the annual Kissmas Concert with British pop sensation Jessie J.


The Black Keys

Fri 12.12 8 p.m. Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St. $48.25-$91.95. 800-745-3000.

The rock duo of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney brings its fall North American tour to Charlotte in support of its 2014 album, “Turn Blue.”


‘The Story of the Little Gentleman’

Sat 12.13 11 a.m. (and through Dec. 28). Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, ImaginOn, 300 E. Seventh St. $14. 704-973-2828.

This play, taken from Barbro Lindren’s short novel about a lonely man who finds a friend, embodies the spirit of the season.


The Singing Christmas Tree

Sat 12.13 7:30 p.m. (also 3 p.m. Dec. 14). Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $34.07-$50.65. www.carolinavoices.org.

Carolina Voices Mainstage Choir does its 60th holiday gig atop a 32-foot tree, abetted by puppets, soloists, aerial and contemporary dancers. A kids-specific show – also starring the Grey Seal Puppets – will be performed at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.