Holiday Variety Show
Saturday, 2 p.m., Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown
The Confederation Centre of the Arts’ Holiday Variety Show presents the very best in Island artists and community players. Artistic director Adam Brazier and Patty Sullivan host a variety show where audiences can expect entertainment ranging from an all-female barbershop quartet to step dancers. Special performances by the Popalopalots, Ava and Lily Rashed, Roberts Academy of Dance, Mi'kmaq Confederacy of P.E.I., Maria Campbell, Justin Simard and more.
Christmas lights and music show
Saturday, 5:30 p.m., 19 Campbell Rd., Johnstons River
It’s the fifth season for Gary’s light show, and he says it’s bigger and better than ever — new songs, new lights and even singing trees. Sit back in your car, tune your radio to 90.1 FM and listen and watch the show. Runs nightly until Dec. 31, Sunday to Thursday 5:30-10 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays 5:30-11 p.m. Donations in aid of Santa’s Angels, a volunteer-based group that provides a surprise Christmas morning to families in the Charlottetown area that are not able, for one reason or another, to provide Christmas gifts and food for their children. More details: https://www.facebook.com/Garyslightshow.
Elimination Draw and Ugly Sweater Dance
Saturday, 10 p.m., Three Rivers Sportsplex, Georgetown
Enjoy an evening of Christmas cheer while sporting an ugly Christmas sweater. Blair A. Dewar will be the entertainment Admission $5 per person or present your elimination ticket at the door and get free entry to the dance. The elimination draw takes place during the dance.
Elephant Skeletons, Math Class and Buzzcat
Saturday, 11 p.m., Baba’s Lounge, Charlottetown
Elephant Skeletons returns to P.E.I. with Math Class and Buzzcat. Elephant Skeletons (www.elephantskeletons.bandcamp.com) sounds like a crew of bohemian rockers threw a disco dance marathon — driving beats melded with mysterious sounds and symbols. Math Class (https://soundcloud.com/mathclasssj) is a four-piece instrumental dance-punk band from Saint John, N.B., while Buzzcat (https://soundcloud.com/buzzcatmusic) chips in with dance floor beats.
Sunday, 2:30 p.m., Charlottetown Curling Complex
The P.E.I. curling clubs are opening their doors to offer a free on-ice introduction to curling session for both children and their parents/guardians. This year's Curling 101 sessions at the Charlottetown Curling Club run from 2:30 to 4 p.m. All you will need to bring a clean pair of running shoes to wear on the ice, a warm sweater or jacket, plus gloves or mitts and a helmet designed for ice sports for all family members going on the ice.