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.
Join Charlotte’s JazzArts Initiative (JAI) for a special holiday show - The Music of Vince Guaraldi. The show is sponsored by Concentrated and part of JAI’s acclaimed monthly series—The Jazz Room @ The Stage Door Theater and includes a catered pre-reception and a silent auction from 5:30-6:30PM to support the JAI Jazz Academy and Performance-based programs. Vince Guaraldi is perhaps best known for his beloved piano score to the immensely popular Charlie Brown/Peanuts TV specials and movies including the seasonal favorite “Merry Christmas Charlie Brown.” $20 per person (VIP tickets can be purchased for $50)http://www.thejazzarts.org
Since the ’60s, gifted and intuitive multi-instrumentalist David Bromberg has blurred stylistic lines, effortlessly blending rock, folk, blues and country. Learning guitar from blues titan Reverend Gary Davis, Bromberg hopped on the tail end of the Greenwich Village folk boom, became the “go to” session ace for Doug Sahm, Dylan and others, and launched a solo career characterized by his matter-of-fact baritone, class clown humor and otherworldly incandescence on guitar, fiddle, dobro and mandolin. A musician’s musician on the cusp of fame, Bromberg walked away from the business in 1980, devoting himself to violin-making. After a decades-long sabbatical, the former George Harrison and Grateful Dead collaborator returned with his incendiary flat-picking and warm sense of humor intact. Nowadays touring with a “fuzzy math” quartet that frequently spills over into six or seven members, Bromberg has released the new LP Only Slightly Mad, which channels the laid back eclecticism of his best ’70s efforts. Critics charge that he hasn’t changed his act since those halcyon days, but why should he? Bromberg’s been so ahead of the genre-bending curve that the rest of the world is still trying to catch up. (Pat Moran)
An evening of Jazz Age fun at the Mint with 1920's tunes inspired by the streamlined forms and bold designs of the Art Deco period in Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World's Fairs 1851-1939. Free
Treat Yo Self! Holiday Treats & Desserts Hands-On Cooking Class from Chef Alyssa's Kitchen. Menu Sweet Potato Gingerbread Candied Pecans Pear Crisp with Caramel Sauce Chocolate-Peppermint Bark $55http://holidaytreats1211.eventzilla.net