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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Weekender

Posted By on Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 6:17 PM

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

Friday, Nov. 6

Paranormal Investigators Convention

Ramada Airport South

Things will get spooky during the Paranormal Investigators Convention, a three-day event which stops in Charlotte Nov. 6-8, and features a variety of seminars and workshops on paranormal activity and ghost-hunting led by experts in the field. This includes celebrities like Steve Gonsalves, Dave Tango, and Tiffany Johnson of Ghosthunters, and more.

Art Drop by Lark & Key Gallery tonight – during NoDa’s Gallery Crawl – for the opening reception of Revisit: A Group Exhibition. It features works by Duy Huynh, Charlotte Foust, Angie Renfro, Flora Bowley, Jen Swearington, Linda Plaisted and Sofia Barao. more...

Music Charlotte music act, Eyes of the Elders, will celebrate the release of its new CD with a party tonight at Snug Harbor. Get out and support local music! more...

Saturday, Nov. 7

Emergence

Twenty-Two

Head to Plaza-Midwood tonight for the opening of a new art gallery called Twenty-Two. Its first exhibition is titled Emergence. It features funky abstract creations by artists Mike Watson and Nick Bloomberg.

Festival Don't get the wrong idea. Though there is a "Viking Village" at the 6th Annual ScanFest of the Carolinas, it's not filled with ruthless brutes. Check out cultural displays on Scandinavian countries (that's Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Finland), dance performances, authentic cuisine, arts and crafts and more during this fest. more...

Special Event The Pig Pickin’ Oyster Roast at Common House will feature more than just barbeque, including live music, a cornhole tournament, and beer. more...

Sunday, Nov. 8

Runway for the Ballet

Booth Playhouse

Runway for the Ballet is a little like Project Runway meets So You Think You Can Dance, and it’s for a good cause. This fashion and dance affair benefits North Carolina Dance Theatre and will exclusively feature fashions from a variety of boutiques on the runway. NC Dance Theatre's Innovative Works, will also be showcased.

Theater Matthews Playhouse of Performing Arts presents performances of E. B. White's classic tale, - about a pig named Wilbur and his friendship with a spider named Charlotte - Charlotte's Web. more...

Benefit It’s good to laugh, and even better to be doing some good in the process. Charlotte improv group, The Chuckleheads will perform this special show at Sandtrap Bar & Billiards to raise funds Victoria Martinsen, a 6-year-old child with cancer. more...

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