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Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Weekender

Posted By on Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 2:17 PM

Check out these events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area this weekend— as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 21

Saved By The Beat

Suite at the EpiCentre

Remember Screech from Saved By The Bell? Well, it was Dustin Diamond who played the geeky character. And he’ll be in town tonight for Saved By The Beat, a '90s flashback party at Suite.

Music Counting Crows’ fifth studio album Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings features rock and country-styled songs. You can catch them perform both the newbie songs and older hits from their music catalog at Uptown Amphitheatre. more...

Music Local hip hop act Eyes of the Elders will have its CD release party at Neighborhood Theatre tonight. And even better, the show is free. more...

SATURDAY, AUGUST 22

Battle Slam Jam

Grayson SkatePark

Go to Grayson SkatePark this weekend for Battle Slam Jam, an outdoor showcase of urban artists, athletes and performers. From skateboarding contests to graffiti writing, DJs to live music, there’s plenty to do at this annual event.

Festival Want to know more about those marvelous little creatures known as hummingbirds? The Hummingbird Festival at Reedy Creek Nature Preserve will enlighten you. more...

Comedy Take in some laughs tonight, as comedian Jared Stern performs at Alive. more...

SUNDAY, AUGUST 23

Vietnam Grille

5615 South Blvd.

Try a variety of delicacies, including the grape leaf appetizer and the broken rice house special, at Vietnam Grille: Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine.

Theater Become a detective in a murder investigation during performances of Shear Madness at Stage Door Theater. more...

Music Tremont Music Hall is poppin’ tonight with music from electro-funk rockers Cobra Starship. more...

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