Raleigh, N.C. — Music and fundraisers help highlight this week before Christmas in the Triangle. Some of our picks:
Monday: R&B artist KEM brings his "What Christmas Means" tour to the DPAC. Tickets start at $45.
Tuesday: Singer-songwriter Chris Isaak plays Christmas classics at Carolina Theatre of Durham. Tickets are $35.
Wednesday: Hard Knocks, a new high-tech laser tag joint in north Raleigh, hosts the Combat Christmas benefit for military children. Just bring a new, unwrapped toy and battle alongside real Army Rangers and combat Marines. Beer, wine and food will be available.
Thursday: The London Bridge Pub hosts Pints 4 Paws, a charity event for Cause for Paws of North Carolina. Get your dog's photo taken with Santa, enjoy free food, raffles, contests and more form 6-10 p.m. Admission is free but they are collecting donations.
Check back on Thursday for our official picks for the weekend!