HOLIDAY CHEER David Sedaris' play about his time as a not-so-jolly department-store elf, The Santaland Diaries, comes to CenterStage (700 N. Calvert St.,  332-0033, centerstage.org) Dec. 8-20. Fells Point Corner Theatre (251 S. Ann St.  276-7837, fpct.org) gets all old-timey with It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play Dec. 10-20.
Maryland Institute College of Art is feeling the holiday spirit with Inspecting Carol Dec. 10-20 at the BBox (1601 W. Mount Royal Ave.,  669-9200, mica.edu). Proceeds go to the Maryland Food Bank.
Opera Vivente holds a fundraiser called All I Want for Christmas Is . . . Dec. 11 at the Great Hall of Emmanuel Episcopal Church (811 Cathedral St.,  547-7997, operavivente.org) with holiday tunes sung by your favorite Opera Vivente sopranos, altos, tenors, and baritones.