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.
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)
Evolve Medical Associates December Open House will feature several demos and presentations. We will be offering incredible pricing on all of our services as well as fantastic giveaways. Free
*********ATTENTION ALL ARTIST*********** 50FIFTY PRODUCTIONS, SKYWAY PRODUCTIONS & UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP ARE GIVING AWAY A **DISTRIBUTION DEAL** TO THE BEST SOLO ARTIST OR GROUP PERFORMERS ON THURSDAY DECEMBER 5TH @ MYNT RESTAURANT & LOUNGE LOCATED @ 1508 S. MINT ST., CHARLOTTE, NC ADMISSION $65.00 SOLO ARTIST AND $75.00 GROUP https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8157379943 $10.00 GEN.ADMISSION
Mamu is the Nepalese word for “mother,” and Waiting for Mamu is the true story of Pushpa Basnet, a social worker who has spent close to a decade serving as a maternal figure to over 200 children whose own parents have been locked up behind bars. As a 20-year-old university student in Kathmandu, Pushpa witnessed firsthand how kids were often jailed alongside their parents simply because there were no guardians or other responsible adults around. Spurred to action, she founded the Early Childhood Development Center and began to look after these children, feeding them, sending them to school and basically allowing them to be kids. Pushpa’s actions earned her a 2012 CNN citation as “Hero of the Year” and inspired Charlotte filmmaker Thomas Morgan to create a documentary short honoring her efforts. With Susan Sarandon serving as executive producer, Waiting for Mamu has already played in select cities and is now landing in Morgan’s hometown. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Morgan. Held in Queens University’s EH Little Fine Arts Center, 2319 Wellesley Ave. For more information, visit www.waitingformamu.com. (Matt Brunson) $10
Join the growing art scene in Charlotte's Southend and shop local this holiday season by supporting community artists at our First Friday Holiday Arts Market. Lots of good cheer, original art, culinary delights, fine crafts, pottery, soap, jewelry and more. Featuring specialty drinks from Not Just Coffee, Triple C Brewery and Roots Food Truck. Friday, December 6th, 4 to 8pm. 2104 South Blvd, Atherton Mill and Market behind Icehouse and beside of Luna's Living Kitchen. Free
Classical chamber group trio SkyeProMusica will be performing works by Reinecke, Martinu, Rachmaninoff, and a world premiere of a work called Skye Boat Fantasie, transcribed for SkyeProMusica by the composer, Elaine Fine. Performances will be on December 6th at 7:00pm at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church on Rea Rd in Union County, and December 8th at 2:00pm at St. John's Episcopal Church on Carmel Rd in Charlotte. $10 adults $5 children/studentshttp://www.facebook.com/SkyeProMusica
Theatre Charlotte presents the classic holiday tale adapted by John Jakes from the original novel by Charles Dickens for the seventh consecutive year!
Acoustic duo performing covers of all genres and originals free
Rock Hill piano and violin duo, PJ Brunson and Laurie Neal, celebrate the release of their Christmas CD, “Comfort and Joy”, with a concert at the Artistic Cafe at Wedgewood Church Friday December 6th at 8:00 PM. The duo performs instrumental Celtic-Classical-New Age fusion under the name “Ananda". CDs will be available for purchase. A portion of the CD sales will benefit Hospice. For more information, visit: www.anandaduo.com. Free admission. Love offering accepted.http://www.wedgewoodchurch.com
The community comes together for this Musical Comedy twist on the beloved classic, A Christmas Carol. Cast members aged 10 to (we're not telling!) present their own adaptation of the classic story for Audiences of all ages! December 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th @ 7p December 8th & 15th @ 2p Tickets: onstagecharlotte.webconnex.com/scrooge Group rates upon request $12/$15 Student/Adult, Children under 5 freehttp://onstagecharlotte.webconnex.com/scrooge
The exhibit features works by Walter Arnold, an artist who is frequently inspired by abandoned buildings, vehicles, penitentiaries and closed businesses.