It’s being billed as the ultimate Charlotte geek fest, but we’re not here to call names. The 5th annual Hackathon will be at Discovery Place Science in Uptown. The real magic will take place in the early morning hours, but museum visitors can cheer on participants the next morning as they wrap up an overnight coding marathon, aimed at solving a business problem for a local nonprofit. Spectating free with admission.
From The Bomb Squad to The Warlocks to The LOX to D-Block and back to The LOX again, this trio has had things on lock from the jump no matter what they were calling themselves. They were perhaps at their hottest as The LOX, however, when the entire DMX-led Ruff Ryders team was at its prime, so their return to Charlotte under that moniker is only right. Come see the greatest group to ever come out of Yonkers on their Filthy America... It’s Beautiful Tour. $25
In the tradition of village idiots and Ken Kesey’s Merry Pranksters, street performer and viral video star Matthew Silver confounds public expectations by acting like a lunatic. He’s the weird bearded guy who runs around in his underwear banging a drum and yelling, “Love is the answer,” and “Stop buying stuff.” By tweaking taboos, Silver parodies excessive seriousness. His mission is to breach people’s armor and open a portal for imagination. Maybe he’s not that crazy after all. $8