December 1–22 HOLIDAY FISHES. Or Fishman. The extensive exhibit of explosive Abstract Expressionist works, Louise Fishman: A Retrospective, ends its run on the exhibit’s only tour of the South. Weatherspoon Art Museum, 500 Tate St., Greensboro. Info: (336) 334-5770 or weatherspoon.uncg.edu.
December 1– January 7, 2018 NOT A CREATURE WAS STIRRING . . . Except for a mouse! Make that several mice made of felt and dressed in gay, holiday apparel for visitors to find on a Great Moutastical Mouse Hunt at Greensboro History Museum, 130 Summit Ave., Greensboro. (336) 373-2043 or greensborohistory.org.
December 1–31 HISTORIC HOLIDAYS. Step back in time for a simpler Christmas experience, with candlelight tours, historic demonstrations, arts, crafts, visits with St. Nicholas and more at Holidays in Salem. Old Salem Museum and Gardens, 900 Old Salem Road, Winston-Salem. Info: oldsalem.org.
December 1–24 SPIRITED PERFORMANCE. The holiday season would be incomplete without it: A Christmas Carol, Triad Stage’s Twin City production based on Charles Dickens’s classic, beloved novel. Performance times vary. Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 N. Spruce St., Winston-Salem. Tickets: (336) 272-0160 or triadstage.org.
December 5–31 STELLAR PERFORMANCE. See Triad Stage’s twist on The Nativity story set in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity. Performance times vary. Pyrle Theater, 232, South Elm St., Greensboro. Tickets: (336) 272-0160 or triadstage.org.
December 8–17 NUT JOB. As in the lush production of Tchaikovsky’s ballet, The Nutcracker, courtesy UNC-School of the Arts. Performance times vary. Stevens Center, 405 W. Fourth St., Winston-Salem. Tickets: (336) 721-1945 or uncsa.edu.
December 13–19 SPLASH MOB. Nearly 150 of the country’s top divers take the plunge at the 2017 USA Diving Winter National Championships. Competition times vary. Greensboro Aquatic Center, 1921 West Gate City Blvd., Greensboro. Info: (336) 315-8498 or greensboroaquaticcenter.com.
December 14–17 SCROOGY. High Point Community Theatre presents A Christmas Carol: The Musical. Performance times vary. High Point Theatre, 220 E. Commerce St., High Point. Tickets: (336) 887-3001 or highpointtheatre.com.
December 16 THE VOX AND THE SOUNDS, PART DEUX. 3 p.m. Bel Canto Company offers up sounds the kiddies can enjoy with “Don We Now — Family Matinee.” Children, high school–age, and younger are admitted for free. Page High School, 201 Alma Pinnix Drive, Greensboro. Tickets: (336) 333-2220 or belcantocompany.com.
December 17 MERRY (CHRISTMAS) PRANKSTERS. 4 p.m. That would be Don Morgan and crew, the twisted minds behind the comedic, irreverent Piedmont SongBag. Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro. Tickets: (336) 333-3605 or carolinatheatre.com.
December 19 AUTHOR, AUTHOR. 7 p.m. Meet Dave K, author of The Bong-Ripping Brides of Count Drogado. Scuppernong Books, 304 S. Elm St., Greensboro. Info: (336) 763-1919 or scuppernongbooks.com.
December 20 MAZEL TOV! 7:30 p.m. Contrary Christmas in the Crown winds up with The Hebrew Hammer (see page 20) The Crown, Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro. Tickets: (336) 333-3605 or carolinatheatre.com.
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