DOLLAR DAYS: Spread the fun, spirit, love this holiday season

The Grinch who stole Christmas, though not the animated version, obviously, will be paying a visit to Theatre 99.

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The next several days are bringing opportunities to enjoy some shopping, theater and fundraisers on a budget.

Christmas comedy

Theatre 99, Charleston's improv comedy club, will help get you in the Christmas spirit Friday night.

Beginning at 10 p.m., Andy Livengood will present his one-man show "The Christmas Will be Televised." The show is a fast-paced smorgasbord of Christmas television specials and movies such as "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and "A Christmas Story."

Tickets are $7, and beer, wine and other refreshments are available for purchase. The show will be performed again Dec. 15 and 23. "The Christmas Will be Televised" is not recommended for children.

The theater is at 280-B Meeting Street. Visit

Shop 'til you drop

Head out to Irvin-House Vineyards on Saturday for shopping, wine and music.

The vineyard will host a Holiday Open House 1- 5 p.m. featuring local vendors selling gift items. Those age 21 and up will receive a complimentary cup of house-made mulled wine to sip on while listening to music by The Gullah Singers.

Guests may participate in wine ($4) and Firefly vodka ($6) tastings.

A second open house will be 1-5 p.m. Dec. 17 and will include music by The Plantation Singers.

Irvin-House is at 6775 Bears Bluff Road, Wadmalaw Island. Visit

Love Fest

Artists, poets, designers and musicians are coming together Sunday for Dellz Love Fest, an event to support Maudell "Dell" Grayson, owner of downtown Charleston restaurant Dellz Deli.

Dell was stabbed in October, and the incident has taken a financial toll.

Hosted by Torch Velvet Lounge, 545 King St., the Love Fest begins at 2 p.m. and will include music by Quentin Baxter and spoken word poetry by Marcus Amaker. Tickets are available at for $5 plus $1.27 in fees. A suggested donation of $5 will be accepted at the door. Call 723-9333.

Stop hatin'

Tuesday is the third anniversary of the beginning of the NOH8 Campaign, a nonprofit organization supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.

To raise funds for the campaign, Takeover Charleston and Get Real Charleston are teaming up to present Charleston's NOH8 Party 6-11 p.m. at Social Wine Bar, 188 E. Bay St. The red carpet event will include an unveiling of local photographer Laura Olsen's NOH8 images featuring Lowcountry residents. Tickets are $4.50 plus $1.24 in fees in advance and $10 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at www.

Call 577-5665.