The best defense is a good offense. Join Kung Fu San Soo black belt certified instructor, Don Petty, to learn personal awareness, safety, and fighting skills to feel confident every day! Registration required. FREE Information Session on Wed, 10/23/2013 at 7pm (YWCA on Park Road) *no sign-ups required for info session. Member Series Rate: $120 (all classes), Non-Member Series Rate: $130 (all classes), $30 Per Class Drop In Fee.
Local bakeries and candy shops donate sweets for the sale, businesses donate gift cards and other items and the community also provides baked goods (cookies, cakes, pies and other confections. Proceeds go to pediatric cancer research. For more information, visit www.cookiesforkidscancer.org.
THE Pottery Central ANNUAL HOLIDAY KILN OPENING AND PARTY!!! ALL INVITED AND FREE! Please join us for the Pottery Central holiday festivities. This year we are incorporating a kiln opening, raku demonstration, live music, silent auction, refreshments, and a student sale. Here is a break down of the event: +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Saturday, December 7th 6:30PM until 11:00PM 6:30 Refreshments available & silent auction 7:00 Acoustic music 7:45 Kiln Opening 9:00 Raku Demonstration +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Sunday, December 8th 10:00AM until 3:00PM 10:00 Coffee & Doughnuts!!! Student Sale starts & Silent Auction continues. 3:00 Student Sale & Silent Auction ends. ABSOLUTELY FREE
TEGAN AND SARA
Throughout their 15-year career, twin sisters Tegan and Sara have transitioned from edgy folk-rock to punchy-yet-atmospheric indie-pop, all the while maintaining a lyrical balance between ache and fulfillment, a yearning to connect with the promise of transformation. With their latest LP, the ’80s New-Wavey Heartthrob, the twins take the pop star plunge, ditching the rocky guitars for smooth-as-Katy Perry dance grooves. Tegan and Sara have always been deft with a well-turned tune, so this shift to sparkly princess pop is not unprecedented. Still, it’s odd that their current tour finds this passionate-yet-pensive act opening for mindless boy band du jour The Wanted. In the past, an intriguing schizoid tension pitted Sara’s artsy nuance against Tegan’s simpler, more direct song-craft. That’s been traded for a perky-yet-samey-sounding synth lacquer that sands off the spikes and shards of T&S’s sound for a rough approximation of Cyndi Lauper or early Madonna. It’s not a bad place to be, and Tegan and Sara’s transcendent message remains. Yet their current dance-floor sheen threatens to surround their sharp songs with an impenetrable candy-coated shell. (Pat Moran)
Godspell portrays hippie holiness at its best. That is, John-Michael Tebelak’s ‘70s Broadway musical is a far-out retelling of the Gospel According to Matthew — with Jesus’ teachings, betrayal and crucifixion — paired with Stephen Schwartz’s rock music, colorful costumes and jittery dances. That’s not to say that upcoming performances at Knight Theater will make you a believer, but they might send you rejoicing out onto Tryon Street upon exit. Just have a little faith and see for yourself. (Anita Overcash) $20 and up
Announcing the Tremont Music Hub and Carolina Music Collectors Show, December 8 2013 at the Tremont Music Hall, 400 W. Tremont Avenue in Charlotte NC, 10am-4pm. This special event is our last one of the year, so come in to see music dealers from all over the Southeast, to buy-sell-trade vintage vinyl LPs and 45s plus CDs, DVDs and memorabilia. Greg Neal Charlotte NC 704-996-9945 $3.00http://www.facebook.com/GregNealShows
Old Town in Rock Hill will have horse drawn carriage rides, historic tours, carolers, art, theater, dance, music,a gingerbread house contest, ice skating rink, 20 tons of real snow and more during the three day festival. Free to attend.
Join Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC) for the Ninth Annual ‘Puppies for Patients’ program running through Dec. 31, 2013. Donors who give blood during this time will be able to sign a tag that will then be attached to a stuffed toy puppy and delivered to children in area hospitals and care facilities during the holidays. More public drives can be found at Community Blood Center of the Carolinas’ web site www.cbcc.us. CBCC has donation centers in Charlotte, Concord, Gastonia, Hickory, and Union County (http://www.cbcc.us/about/donor-center-hours.php for center hours). none
Space is limited; reservations required Savannah’s Tea Room of Fort Mill is back by popular demand. Make your reservations early for this special afternoon of tea tasting and scrumptious snacks. Gift baskets and other tea-oriented items will be available for purchase. Members and children under 4 are free; adults, $12; seniors 60+, $10; and children 4-12, $6.
Enjoy a delicious high tea and boutique shopping at The Duke Mansion. At 2 pm, shop from top boutique stores for memorable holiday gifts. At 3 pm, savor high tea in the living room with tea sandwiches, canapes, scones, and sweets. Reservations by December 3 at 704/714-4445 or email@example.com. $35 per adult; $15 per child ages 5 to 12. Shops include blis Uptown, The Buttercup, Fancy Pants, Stella & Dot, Jeffre Scott Apothecary, Charlotte Local Honey, Tiers of Joy Vintage Cake Stands $35 per adult, $15 per child ages 5 to 12http://www.dukemansion.org
Screening as part of the Gantt's "Classic International Black Cinema Series". Free with museum admission.