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The Flaming Lips

Thu., March 30, 8 p.m.

It seems like several lifetimes ago when the Flaming Lips were a spikey acid punk band debuting at an Oklahoma trans club. The Lips catapulted to fame in the late ‘90s when they shed mind-warping discord for euphoric symphonic pop and founder Wayne Coyne’s increasingly personal – yet still psych-tinged – lyrics. They’ve also collaborated with Miley Cyrus and recorded a stripped down remake of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. Credit them with staying weird despite success. $42.40-$49.15

The Fillmore Charlotte (map)
820 Hamilton St.
Uptown
phone 704-916-8970
The Flaming Lips

John Darnielle

Thu., March 30, 8 p.m.

Darnielle’s band, The Mountain Goats, have gone through various iterations from ferocious folk punk to literate layered compositions which border on jazz. Darnielle’s ominous yet empathetic outlook carries over to his other career as a writer. His first novel, Wolf in White Van, was a New York Times bestseller and a National Book Award nominee. He will be reading from his newest, Universal Harvester, which makes small town Iowa seem creepy as hell. $5-7.

McColl Center for Art + Innovation (map)
721 N. Tryon St.
Uptown
phone 704-332-5535
John Darnielle

The Nile Project

Fri., March 31, 8 p.m.
phone 704-233-8300
l.kratt@wingate.edu
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One of the tightest cross-cultural collaborations in history, the Nile Project concert brings together musicians from the 11 Nile basin countries, representing over 400 million people, to make music that combines the rich diversity of its ancient cultures and peoples. Using music to spark cultural curiosity, the Nile Project engages musicians and audiences, challenging them to connect to the world’s longest river and explore new approaches to its social, cultural, and environmental problems. $25 Adult, $15 Student

http://battecenter.org/event-details/?_eid=100
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A Raisin in the Sun

Thu., March 30, 7:30 p.m. and Fri., March 31, 8 p.m.

$27

Theatre Charlotte (map)
501 Queens Road
Myers Park
phone 704-376-3777

Charlotte Black Film Festival

March 31-April 1, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
phone 704-777-5898
cbff_films@gmail.com

The Mission of the Charlotte Black Film Festival is to create economic empowerment for, heighten awareness of, promote the significance and need for African American cinema as an art form, and to be a voice for independent filmmakers of color. Varies per event

http://charlotteblackfilmfestival.com/
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Charlotte Convention Center (map)
501 S. College St.
Uptown
phone 704-339-6000
Charlotte Black Film Festival

Dollar Signs, Mall Goth, Almost People, Normal Dennis

Sat., April 1

In case you just read this rag for the Top 10 and the pictures, we want to introduce you to the band we featured last week, the angst-ridden local four-piece Dollar Signs. The pop-punk group is releasing their new EP, Life is Ruff, with the help of Mall Goth, Almost People and Normal Dennis. Judging by band names alone, this may be one of the most socially awkward shows in decades. $8-10

Milestone (map)
3400 Tuckaseegee Road
FreeMore West
phone 704-398-4072

Miles & Coltrane: Blue (.)

Thu., March 30, 7:30 p.m., Fri., March 31, 8 p.m. and Sat., April 1, 2 & 8 p.m.

$28-40

Duke Energy Theater (map)
345 N. College St.
Uptown
phone 704-372-1000
Visulite Theatre (map)
1615 Elizabeth Ave.
Elizabeth
phone 704-358-9200
Grown Up Avenger Stuff, Beitthemeans, Pröwess

Joshua Powell and The Great Train Robbery, Caleb Caudle

Sat., April 1, 8 p.m.

One of the earliest cheerleaders for Winston-Salem singer-songwriter Caleb Caudle was not a promoter or club owner — it was the proprietor of an art shop, Teresa Hernandez, whose Pura Vida Worldly Art played host to some of Caudle’s first jaw-dropping gigs in Charlotte. That seems like a million years ago now that Caudle’s become a critically acclaimed national artist. Last March, Rolling Stone premiered Caudle’s breezy “Carolina Ghost.” $10-12

The Evening Muse (map)
3227 N Davidson St.
General Charlotte Area
phone 704-376-3737
Joshua Powell and The Great Train Robbery, Caleb Caudle

Funny on the Fly

Sun., April 2, 6 p.m.

In a new comedy format invented right here in our own Comedy Zone, 10 area comedians will be given 30 minutes to write a stand-up routine about seven topics on the spot. It’s like a freestyle cypher but for comedy. Local funnymen (and woman) competing include Johnny Millwater, JD Colwell, Terrance Miller, Evan Pittfield, Tyrone Burston, Julie J and Jason King. Come see how these folks do when they don’t have all day to sit and think about things to make fun of. $10-15

The Comedy Zone Charlotte at AvidXchange Music Factory (map)
900 N.C. Music Factory Blvd., Suite B3
Uptown
phone 980-321-4702

Jordan Casteel: Harlem Notes

Through July 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Spend Saturday with Jordan Casteel’s “Harlem Notes,” an exhibit of the New Yorker’s massive paintings that are colorful and fantastical, but also moody. Her detailed studies celebrate the everyday people of a Harlem that is becoming increasingly obscured by gentrification. Casteel captures, in photographic detail, the people and settings that she sees outside of her upper Manhattan studio. Free - $9

http://www.ganttcenter.org/exhibitions/jordan-casteel-harlem-notes/

Guided Shamanic Meditation

Mon., April 3, 7:15-8:30 p.m.

Everybody just needs to chill the hell out, and perhaps that’s why meditation has become so popular as of late. This event takes it to another level, sending participants on a journey during which they can meet spirit guides, animal guides and teachers while visiting spirits of the land. Don’t worry, there will also be a guide there in person to help you better understand the journey before setting off. $30

Okra Charlotte (map)
1912 Commonwealth Ave.
General Charlotte Area
phone 704-266-1443

Find Your Muse Open Mic

Mondays, 7 p.m.

It's Find Your Muse open mic night at The Evening Muse this and every Monday. Musicians, grab up your music gear and head over to perform one of your own creations in front of a crowd. No one can guarantee they'll be liked, but constructive criticism is always helpful! Get there early to snag a performance spot. And, if you don't play, come out to watch. You never know who might show up. $3

Evening Muse (map)
3227 N. Davidson St.
NoDa
phone 704-376-3737
Find Your Muse Open Mic

1984 National Screening Day

Tue., April 4, 7-10 p.m.

John Hurt, who played Winston Smith in the film adaptation of 1984, sadly passed away last month, perhaps done away by the realization that the famous George Orwell novel was beginning to come true. On the date the fictional Smith began rebelled against an oppressive government by starting a diary, more than 160 art house theaters nationwide will screen 1984 in unity against a real-life government proposing cuts to arts funding. $5

C3 Lab (map)
2525 Distribution St.
South End
phone (980) 349-5803
1984 National Screening Day

Beer Ed

First Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m.

Brew enthusiasts can expand their knowledge — rather than just their bellies! During Growler's buzz-worthy talks, hosted by brewers and distributors, you'll learn the art of craft brewing. Free admission

Growlers Pourhouse (map)
3120 N. Davidson St.
NoDa
phone 704-910-6566
Beer Ed
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