Do you want to feel and hear the heat of inked poetry on a mic? Come witness, judge, or participate as poets throw their pens up during three rounds of competition; where randomly selected judges decide which poets get the cash prize. Adult Content. Competing poets should pre-register online. Bring a friend or two or more! This is a fundraiser to help support Respect Da Mic's ongoing community programs. Bring a friend or two or more! FREE writing workshop at NOON prior to slam for ALL ages and writing levels! $7-10
Thanks to writer, Evangeline Billy the Beattie's Ford Road Branch Library now offer a Writer’s Workshop. No fees or dues. Open to scripters of all genres’, an arena to hone skills, get critiques and be among other script creators. Read your written and spoken word to an audience, learn how to critique, update punctuation skills, prepare, plan, complete your works, and create new ones. The Beatties Ford Writers Workshop is all about that ink. Monthly meeting every 2nd Saturday from 2 to 4 pm. NO FEES OR DUEShttp://cmlibrary.org
One unforgettable night of hilarious, improvised comedy skits performed by the best improvisers in the Carolinas! 100% made up on the spot from audience suggestions, this unscripted show will have you in stiches. Audiences and critics alike are raving! Come see what all the fuss is about! $10 in advance, $15 cash at the doorhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/impov-vikings-invade-noda-tickets-18694817703
We gave our stable of comedians 56 topics over the course of 6 shows and limited time to prepare. And they were hilarious!! Can you just imagine how funny they'd be if they had months to polish material on the same topics? I promise after show each comedian woke up the next morning saying, "oh, that would have been perfect to say, had I only thought of it." After each show, the comedians report back that they developed new material that they fold into their normal stand-up sets sparked from their Funny on the Fly appearance. Funny on the Retry, is a recap of the best of topics from each comedian after they had time to polish their season gems. $15
Screening: Big Hero 6. Movie begins approximately 8:30 p.m.
It's a night of rapid-fire comedy. We invited 10 comedians to perform 7 minutes each while maintaining an 8 Laugh-Per-Minute average or higher. Said a different way, each comedian who takes the stage will make you laugh at least 56 times! $15
Support the Carolinas Chapter of Autism Speaks by joining us for a hilarious night of comedy complete with silent auctions, raffles, and other surprises. Autism now affects 1 in 68 children and 1 in 54 boys, so please help us make a difference! This evening will help fund autism research, provide services for families, and much more… “Laugh It Up Blue” on Wednesday August 17th for this amazing cause! Reception and Silent Auction 7:00 to 8:00. LIVE Auction and stand up comedy to follow! $25
Gary Owen has been entertaining America for more than a decade with his side-splitting comedy. Having performed to sold-out audiences in all the major comedy clubs and theaters across the country, Owen is one of America’s most loved comedians. $25-$28
Featuring Charlotte’s own two time national championship team of spoken word poetry (2007 & 2008), this monthly poetry slam aims to increase community camaraderie, poetic growth, and performance skills. Bluz, the current Slammaster, is ranked 13th individual poet in the world. 10
Couples Night Out in August- Friday August 19, 7-8:30ish. Looking for a new date night idea? Create two individual paintings that when hung together will form a heart…for the romantic in all of us! Pre-registration required, sure to be a sell-out! Refreshments provided. 21+ only. $80.00/per couple includes all supplies.http://www.charlottefineart.com/
OTC presents its annual Back to School improv show. It's time to make us relive those cool, weird, and awkward moments such as driver’s ed, getting your braces off or whatever comes to your imagination. Come join us at our temporary location (Think of the place like the trailers they have at schools that are overcrowded…that way you won’t be shocked)!!
The Dog Days of Summer Comedy Improv Musical Variety Extravaganza Starring the Chuckleheads will be unscripted improvisational comedy games (ala Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Improv-a-ganza, and the Second City,) musical games and activities, game show elements, and the heavy-duty audience participation that are staples of the eight-year-old Chuckleheads’ improv comedy troupe’s shows. And it’s all made up on the spot. $10/$15http://www.planetimprov.com