Weekend Ahead: December 18-21

When you hear famed pop singer and guitarist Colbie Caillat’s fresh voice and sweet lyrics at Amos’ Southend on Friday night. Fingers crossed she’ll be feeling a little bit Christmassy and perform her song “Mistletoe”—it’s not your typical holiday tune, but being not so typical is what makes Caillat so much fun. The event begins at 8:30 p.m. and costs $22 to $25. 1423 South Tryon Street, www.amossouthend.com.

And win prizes for it! Finally, the opportunity has arrived for you to wear that ridiculous sweater your great-aunt gave you last year. You know the one with the reindeer whose nose will in fact light up if squeezed? Now, obviously we don’t endorse any clothing of this sort at any other public occasion so this is your chance. The party starts at 9 tonight at Cans and there’s no cover, so start digging through your closet now. 500 West Fifth Street, www.cansbar.com.

Ok, by this point, chances are you’ve already had to deal with some cheek pinching, excessive turkey consumption, and the occasional “so you’re still single?” No? That’s just Sarah? Ok, well, whatever. Our point is this time of year we could all use a few drink specials. Which, incidentally, is exactly what Black Finn is providing tonight. As well as passed hors d’oeuvres, hit music, and a silent auction. The event, which includes a $5 donation, benefits the American Red Cross. So see, you’re giving and receiving. And that’s what the holidays are all about, right? 210 East Trade Street, Suite B-120, www.blackfinncharlotte.com.

In case you haven’t actually left your house for the last few weeks, let us fill you in on something: just about every shop in town is having some kind of sale right now. And, while this may not bode well for our current economy, it certainly helps a bit when it comes to making our list and checking it twice. A few top spots we think you need to hit? Capitol has all of their fall merchandise marked 60% off. That means that top designers just came down to prices that suddenly make their dresses very feasible choices for things like that New Years Eve bash you have coming up. The Bee Man is relocating and everything in his current South End store is 20 to 50% off— looks like you should put a few candles on that list of gifts this year. On Saturday J.T. Posh is hosting an exclusive jewelry party with jewelry from a local designer—plus they’re offering great holiday sales. The last time we popped in we saw designers like Theory, Ella Moss, and Marc Jacobs, all at prices that will leave you with spending money left for those last minute gifts. www.jtposh.com

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