To celebrate the grand opening of Jet's Pizza's new Concord location, the store will give away free slices of its signature deep dish pizza from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. (Offer valid at this location only. One free slice per person.) FREE
The circus is not succeeding. No wonder the clown won’t smile! But a boy on crutches, wearing a funny hat with a green feather in it, has a solution to the problem. The book teaches readers to place value on being different.
LakeNormanMommies and the EnergyExplorium at McGuire Nuclear Station present a Family Carnival Saturday, May 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This family-friendly event features activities, bounce houses, food, games, performances, prizes and touch-a-truck. Attractions include appearances and performances by Twist the Balloon Man, Cold Blooded Encounters, Rocket Ryan, Carolina Renaissance Festival, Burn Bootcamp, Cheer Explosion, Expressions Dance Studio, Grand Central Academy of the Performing Arts, and Rock University. DJ and MC services are provided by Little Dreamer Productions. Free
Gears, Beers, and BBQ is a celebration of all 3 to support the 24 Hours of Booty bike race to raise money for cancer research A special Booty Brew will be available, as well as all of the fine beers of Birdsong. Queen City Q will be providing the BBQ, and music, prizes, and a lot of fun is on tap $30.00
http://mccollcenter.org/activate-your-creativity/open-studio-saturdays Meet the current residents during Open Studio Saturday to learn about each artist’s unique creative process directly from the source. Roaming room-to-room, you will encounter artists at work and see examples of their art representing a broad range of media from sculpture and painting to photography and encaustics. Free docent-led tours begin at 11:30 AM and 2:30 PM. All ages welcome. Admission and parking are free. Free
Gift basket giveaways, practitoners of various skill sets ready to introduce you to new modalities, plenty to snack on with our local and national food vendors bringing out the best and entertainment? We'll have something for everyone in the family, so make sure you stop by any one of our locations during the 1-4pm time and enjoy - it's YOUR day! All Locations: •South End: 2707 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28209 •Independence: 5410 E. Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28212 •Davidson: 261 Griffith St, Davidson, NC 28036 •Galleria: 1816 Galleria Blvd Suite G, Charlotte, NC 28270 FREE!
What if you had so much to do that 2 hands were not enough? Would you invite all of your friends over to help? Would you bribe your brother or sister to do it for you? Would you wish that Mom and Dad would just say you didn't have to do it? Well, Lauryn Marie Burks knows what to do. She would have her 100 Hands do it for her. Follow along with Lauryn's fun-filled imagination, as she describes how to put her little helping hands to work and make life easier.
Introduction to Family Search, Gaston County Public Library, and local genealogical research resources appropriate for all interested adults and high school students. Free public event presented by Family Search, Gaston County Public Library, and Gaston-Lincoln Genealogical Society. No reservations required. Information: 704-868-2164 / Dial 4. Free
The boldest sounds are based on the world's biggest stories! Join Charlotte's only LGBT and affirming concert band for an afternoon of great music inspired by the most epic stories ever! Tickets are $13 each and are available at www.charlotteprideband.org, Paper Skyscraper, White Rabbit, and Sir Speedy Printing (Caswell). $13
A free, fun and informational arts connection event where artist will learn more about the Latin American arts initiative ArtSí Charlotte (www.artsicharlotte.org). Artists will meet other artists and art supporters, learn about funding and educational opportunities from experts, find out more about upcoming exhibitions, and much more. Dance performance by "Alma de la Luna". Light refreshments will be served. FREE
The KOOL KIDS Open Mic Night is the only place in Charlotte where the kids truly come first! Please join us in getting the word out about this FREE event for kids. We strongly believe in providing children with new experiences that will help shape them into well-rounded individuals. Please help us in this mission by sharing this information with your friends, family, and the community. FREE
Inspired by the mania of Elvis Presley and his hysterical teenage fans, Bye Bye Birdie is the story of how one lucky town gets a visit from the biggest rock ‘n roll star in America. Conrad Birdie is being drafted into the Army and high-schooler Kim MacAfee from Sweet Apple, Ohio was chosen to get one last kiss before he goes. This high-energy musical will take you back in time for some good old-fashioned fun! Recommended for 3rd grade students and up. 8
The 4th Annual Red Rose Festival promises something for everyone. Artisans and crafters will be selling collectibles, hand-crafted items such as art, jewelry, children’s clothing and crafts. Kids will enjoy the Kids Zone where they can scale the rock-climbing wall, slide down an 18-foot slide, bounce around, and relax on the carousel. Food vendors will be selling delicious funnel cakes, hot dogs, barbeque, and fun southern food.
The Charles Walker Band will be performing at Beef'O'Brady's in Fort Mill, May 18, 7:30pm on the patio. Beef'O'Brady's is located just off I-77. free admission