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Thursday, April 29, 2010


Posted By on Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 4:50 PM

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

Friday, April 30

Mysticism, Apparitions, Dreams..MAD?

DOMA Gallery

DOMA Gallery's latest exhibition, Mysticism, Apparitions, Dreams..MAD? – which, opens tonight – is traveling deep into the hidden realm of the psyche. Featuring photography by Andrea Brown, Igor Malijevsky and Raymond Grubb, this exhibition of photos is sharp and sleek with multiple viewing possibilities.

Music The Charlotte Symphony soars during its Belk Theater performance tonight. The show, Charlotte Symphony Pops: Cirque De La Symphonie, will feature the symphony orchestra - playing classical masterpieces of contemporary music - and acrobats performing a set of skilled moves. more...

Special Event Starting today and continuing through the weekend, the Official Twilight Convention makes a stop in the Q.C. Die-hard fans of the saga – whether their for Team Edward or Jacob – unite for panels, themed parties, autographs and photo opportunities with select stars from the film, live music performances and more. more...

Saturday, May 1

Welcome To The Monkey House

Carolina Actors Studio Theatre

Carolina Actors Studio Theatre goes bananas for its latest theatrical adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's satirical classic, Welcome To The Monkey House. The book –published in 1968 – features drastic and intertwining short stories about human nature and society. You can expect CAST's stage to become a zoo of exciting extremes during this performance.

Festival Midwood Maynia continues today with its community gathering of neighborhood home and garden tours, live music – provided by a stream of local bands, including Chris Holder, Greg Lilley and Company, Loose Lug Nuts, Broken Napoleons and Truckstop Preachers – and more.


Sports Prepare for wheel spinning roller derby action, as the Q.C.’s Charlotte Roller Girls All-Stars take on the Baltimore-based Charm City Roller Girls Night Terrors this evening at Grady Cole Center. more...

Sunday, May 2


Uptown Charlotte

Held in "The White Big Top" tent (next to Bank of America Stadium), the enchanting show Cavalia captures the relationship between horse and man, while featuring acrobats, aerialists, dancers and actors, musicians and, of course, bountiful breeds of horses.

Food The Blue Taj offers a whimsical dining atmosphere and features a menu with a finely honed roundup of Asian-inspired dishes. The food is well prepared and innovatively pleasing. more...

Festival Head to McAlpine Creek Park for a Cinco de Mayo celebration, featuring music, traditional foods, folkloric dances, a Latino marketplace, exhibitors, interactive games and more. more...

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