Performance by Triptych Collective artists, beer provided by Benford Brewing Co. and special guests Andy the Doorbum and Ghost Trees. $10 (cash only)
One of three tracks on this relatively new Charlotte quintet’s Bandcamp page is a cover of Buffalo Springfield’s “Mr. Soul.” That should give at least a bit of a hint where this band’s mindset is. Its fuzzed-out psychedelic rock comes across as far more mature and “together” than what you’d expect from a band that formed in January. Sure, two of the three demos posted online are covers (the other is by Sun Ra), but the original, “Ghost Town,” shows plenty of promise. (Jeff Hahne)
Whether it’s slide played on a cigar-box guitar or it’s riffs plucked out on an electric, Samantha Fish has no fear in showing off her chops. She’s one of those blues-driven performers who lets her guitar do the talking — and she’s not a bad singer either. She quickly loses herself in a solo and lets the strings and notes bend their way through the air, while her vocals can conjure up heartache and sass all at once. (Jeff Hahne)
In its 13th year, CPCC’s Dances of India offers up traditional Indian dances, led by performer and choreographer Dr. Maha Gingrich. The event showcases dances specific to a variety of regions in India, as well as those commonly performed at religious ceremonies. The performance also features a piece called “Unity in Diversity,” incorporating international dance styles set to live music from an orchestra. For more information, visit http://tix.cpcc.edu. $5-$10
This is one of your last chances to see local drag queen Delighted Tobehere (formerly known as Roxy C. Moorecox) perform with the Gay Men’s Chorus of Charlotte before a big move to NYC. The roster of songs is meant to be reflective of the LGBTQ movement and will include happy numbers like “Tutti Fruitti” and Queen’s anthemic “We Will Rock You.” $10-$35
Those who attended the recent Barefoot Studio Crawl got a taste of some of Moving Poets’ latest dances. In this next showcase, there will be even more to see — six 15-minute pieces. Starring MP dancers from Charlotte and Berlin, the show also features guests including members of Wilmington’s Alban Elved, Hardin Minor of Omimeo, Jacqueline Miller White of Open Door Studios and more. For more information, visit www.movingpoetscharlotte.org. $15-$30
This bacon-focused culinary event features local food vendors, food trucks, confectionaries and more who will be preparing foods with bacon. There will also be live music, comedians, eating competitions, games and cooking demos. For more information, visit www.americalovesbacon.com.