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.
Dave Wyndorf’s esoteric lyrics bounce around in the stoner metal and space-psych rock of Monster Magnet with his always-pissed dry howl. Wyndorf remains the only original member, although that hasn’t affected the band’s sound at all, and is currently on the road with a new crew for the band’s first North American tour in 10 years. The new album, Last Patrol, is a blazer, taut and raw, with Wyndorf’s snarl and the blast of dual guitars ably unsettling the room with its signature hard rock. Monster Magnet has been rocking its way, the retro aura and trends-be-damned attitude remaining intact, for nearly a quarter century while Wyndorf shows no signs of slacking. (Samir Shukla)
Christmas shopping doesn’t have to be stressful. As learned from the Germans, it can be low-key yet festive, relaxed and beer-tastic. Olde Mecklenburg Brewery’s annual Weihnachtsmarkt features an assortment of booths with locally made arts and crafts. To maintain the holiday spirit, there’s also spiced wine and the brewery’s new drink, an authentic German-style “Weihnachtsbockbier” (Christmas Bock beer). This brew is described as being “a full-bodied, malty, smooth winter lager.” (Anita Overcash)
In his heyday, Public Enemy’s Minister of Information aka Professor Griff (Richard Griffin) was praised for being on the frontlines of a late ‘80s hip-hop revolution, but an anti-semitic statement later and he was ostracized and hated. Oddly enough, it was his words — whether those past controversial ones were taken out of context or not — that would bring him back into the spotlight, where he frequently voices his opinion on hip-hop, black power and other topics. Recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Griff comes to school Charlotte with a lecture and Q&A that covers “the five p’s” — that being, pimps, prostitutes, the pulpit, preachers and the President. He’ll also sign copies of his latest book, A Warrior’s Tapestry. (Anita Overcash) $10-$12
SU CASA’S 3RD ANNUAL WONDERLAND
What do Smokey Robinson’s “Tears of a Clown,” Michael Jackson’s “I Can’t Help It” and Rufus’ “Tell Me Something Good” have in common? They were all written by Stevie Wonder. Sure, he’s got plenty of his own hits, but do you realize how deep the R&B legend’s catalog is? Get an idea at this third annual event paying tribute to Steve Wonder. Su Casa’s Wonderland brings in the familiar with the obscure, and also introduces you to Wonder-filled collaborations and remixes you probably didn’t know existed. As an added bonus, Ida Divine and The Garvey Collective will perform some of Wonder’s and their own songs. (Jeff Hahne)
The women of Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC are hosting their annual Cookie Walk & More!, Saturday, December 7 in Charter Hall. The sale begins at 9:30 a.m. and lasts until everything is sold out. Everyone is invited to take a stroll among tables of goodies and fill boxes with their choice of festive homemade baked goods, both sweet and savory. Fill a box for $8, or two boxes for $15. Specialty baked goods and holiday décor are also available. Proceeds benefit Providence United Methodist Church missions.
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.
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.
Bring the whole family to this paint party. Each person will get a 5x7 inch canvas to paint with your choice of Christmas Theme, Elf shoe, gift or ornament. Choice of colors. Paintings can be hung together or by itself with ribbon or put on small easels to display tabletop. Great addition to your holiday décor. Cost: $12.00* per canvas Refreshments will be served, you are welcome to bring in your own food and beverages to enjoy, too. 12:00-2:00pm 12.00
The Levine Jewish Community Center Department of Visual and Performing Arts is excited to announce our 7th annual musical, Fiddler on the Roof! Shows will be Saturdays December 7th and 14th and 2:00 & 7:00 pm and Sundays December 8th & 15th at 2:00 & 7:00 pm. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. To buys tickets or for more information, go to http://www.charlottejcc.org/fiddler $10 in advance, $15 at the door
Light Up MillBridge is the event of the holiday season for the Waxhaw-area community when rows of luminaries light MillBridge’s one-and-a-half mile main thoroughfare and lead visitors through the illuminated covered mill bridge to the 20-foot evergreen Christmas tree in the center of Community Park, awash with white holiday lights. Guests can enjoy hot cocoa and holiday music while Santa takes notes from happy visiting children at the Community Gazebo. Free
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
Presented by our young artists, Frosty is a guaranteed hit for audiences young and old. Bring the whole family to enjoy this musical adaptation of the classic! 2 Saturday Matinees! December 7th & 14th @ 2p Tickets: onstagecharlotte.webconnex.com/frosty $8/$10 for Students/Adults (Under 3 free)http://onstagecharlotte.webconnex.com/frosty
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